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In FASHION on
June 14, 2016

tropical crocodile

summer style

I received this fun and fabulous skirt from a dear friend of mine and it holds a special place in my heart. I don’t pull it out so often because it is definitely an item that shouldn’t over worn and saved for a hot summer day where the wind is not present.

Every time I do decide to pull out this favourite skirt of mine, it is always a conversation piece among many. As soon as I step out my door I am counting down the moments until the first comment and I can’t help but to smile a little.

This is one of my favourite parts of having unique statement pieces in my wardrobe and what keeps me always on the lookout for more.A beautiful garment is art and I think it’s a super exciting thought to be able to wear art…. when the time is right.

summer style

summer style

summer style

summer style

Do you have a piece of your own that you like to bring out from time to time that always seems to strike up a conversation? Does the item hold a special place in your heart as well?

You know I love to hear from you! 

xx Bella 

In FASHION on
June 9, 2016

casual funk

This week has been unseasonably chilly and it most definitely caught me off guard. Considering last weeks posts had me blabbing on about the hot temperatures we have been experiencing here in Montreal. With this said, I am not going to reflect on the negative but think about the positive; the upcoming warm temperatures this weekend.

Having fun with my style on the weekend is something I look forward to and when the sun is out and the weather is hot I feel even more open to explore my style. Playing around with outfit ideas for the upcoming week and my blog posts really ignites a fire within my soul but I know it’s easier said than done. I understand that pairing bold patterns and bright colours doesn’t always file under “comfort zone” for everyone but if you are curious about having fun with some outfits of your own I recommend trying it out with casual weekend fashion first.

As the weekend is quickly rolling in, I’ll leave you with a casual yet funky take on my weekend wear. Funky and bold patterned top, ripped boyfriend jeans and the staple shoe of the season; a white simple white sneaker.

ripped boyfriend jeans

ripped boyfriend jeans

ripped boyfriend jeans

ripped boyfriend jeans

ripped boyfriend jeans

OUTFIT DETAILS // 

Top: Zara // Boyfriend Jeans: Zara // Sneakers: Sam Edelman Circus

xx Bella

In FASHION on
June 7, 2016

in the garden

simple summer dress

There’s something about the way I feel when I toss on a simple summer dress. It’s light material and relaxed structure makes me feel free and ready to embrace the summer heat.

A dainty pairing of a summer dress and sandals also makes me reminisce of the days when I was a child and my mother would put me in dresses that my grandmother made me. I would dance around in the yard as happy as can be.

One time my mother had gotten me dressed and left me to play. She was busy in the kitchen, taking her eye away from me for just a short moment. She then realized I was no longer in her sight and she was looking all over for me. Her last thought was to look outside, there I was in a dress my grandmother made me, playing in the long grass and dandelions. This is a picture that has remained on my parents fridge since the day it was printed.

I was born in a small town surrounded by nature and all things green. I truly count myself lucky to be able to have had these kinds of moments as a child. Now a days I have such an appreciation for all the little moments from my past and I will cherish them forever.

To this day… I still love to put on a simple summer dress and frolic outside… sometimes even playing with a dandelion or two.

simple summer dress

simple summer dress

simple summer dress

simple summer dress

 

What’s one of your favourite childhood memories that you will cherish forever? Share them with me if you’d like! I love to hear from you.

 

xx Bella

In LIFESTYLE on
June 2, 2016

may favourites// beauty addition + Nu Skin GIVEAWAY

Nu Skin Beauty

It’s been awhile since I last shared with you a wrap up of my monthly favourite items so I am talking a break today from the regular outfit posts to share with you a couple of my favourite beauty products I had the chance of testing out during the month of May.

For pretty much all of my life I have struggled with problems with my teeth. During the past few years I was fortunate enough to be able to complete a few dental procedures to fix many of the cosmetic aspects of my teeth. One of the procedures happened to be professional teeth whitening; a process that was painful but left my teeth stunningly white. Unfortunately after a short period of time, my teeth started to fade away from the pristine white colour they once were and getting teeth whitening done again just wasn’t in the budget. I started trying out different kinds of whitening tooth pastes and although I can say that I did see slight results, they weren’t as great as I had hoped. Recently I started testing out Nu Skins AP Gorgeous Bright Fluoride Whitening Toothpaste  and was thrilled with the results. Within the first couple of uses I started to see my teeth really becoming noticeably whiter, even on certain problem areas on my teeth where plaque can build up. I will keep you updated with this teeth whitening journey and provide you a final outcome when I have finished the paste. Until then, if you are interested in trying out the product you can by it here.

Nu Skin AP Whitening Fluoride Tooth Paste

Another product I have currently been loving from Nu Skin is their Replenishing Lipstick in shade Berry Glaze. I thought this shade would be the perfect addition to my collection for summer. I will admit that when I received the product the shade looked much darker than I expected but once on your lips that isn’t the case at all. I ended up loving the colour and it really is a great shade for summer to switch up from my regular nude and pink lipsticks. I was really impressed with how long-lasting the lipstick was. I literally can go the majority of the day without a reapplication.  It also feels amazing on my lips with a smooth application that dried in a matte like finish.
Nu Skin Replenishing Lipstick in Berry Glaze

Nu Colour Replenishing Lipstick
Nu Colour Replenishing Lipstick

Because I am so excited about these two new beauty finds I’ve partnered up with Isabel Beauty from Nu Skin to provide you with the chance to win BOTH of these products.

The contest rules are as follows: 

  1. Follow me @lovefrombella AND @isabeldebeauty on Instagram
  2. Like the Nu Skin giveaway photo on my Instagram

The contest will run until June 6th at 11:59 PM and be drawn the following day. The winner will be notified through Instagram.

If you aren’t successful in this giveaway- Isabel Beauty is offering all her products at wholesale price  on her site if you are interested in trying them out.

This post has been sponsored by Nu Skin & Isabel Beauty. All opinions shared are my own.

In FASHION on
May 10, 2016

like a boss

business casual look

There’s something about a good pair of fancy pants. You know, the ones that you put on and automatically make you feel 10 times more professional? For me, when I put on my fancy pants I immediately feel like a boss- ready to tackle that day. 

I personally believe that it’s better to over dress than under dress and always dress the part. Even in a more casual work environment where there is no need for a complete suit and heals, I find myself feeling more alert and ready to get things accomplished that day if I am dressing the part- wearing my fancy pants.

For those reading that work in a casual atmosphere and are not sure how comfortable they are with dressing more formally for work, do not stress- I promise it is simple. When stressing, think of the words mix and match. What I mean by this is mix a casual piece with a more formal piece. I dressed down my fancy pants with a casual white t-shirt along with some more edgy heals. Another suggestion is pairing a dress with lace up flats like these or a trendier pair of sneakers like these.

business casual look

like a boss

business casual look

business casual look

business casual look

OUTFIT DETAILS- 

Pants: Cynthia Rowley from Winners // Top: Marshalls Canada // Shoes: Kenneth Cole // Shades: Fossil

How do you feel about these styling suggestions? Do you think that you are now ready to dress the part and feel like a boss? 😀

love from bella