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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
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

In FASHION on
March 29, 2016

how to: culottes

how to wear culottes

For all of you reading this post that live and breath fashion like I, I am sure you are also following this super retro trend that has been taking over city streets and your current Instagram feed.  The trend that is telling us to wear our pants completely opposite to what we have known before. This fashion trend I am talking about is culottes. For those of you who are not yet currently in the know, fear no more.

Culottes are not a totally new trend.  As we experience multiple seasons in the fashion world’s cycle, we have seen it take over the past fall, winter and now this spring season’s trends. This trend has been revived from the 70’s and is totally taking over and I believe that it will continue to do so for quite a bit longer.

how to wear culottes

While many are unsure of this current trend, I am very certain about my feelings. I normally am the first person to vouch for the over sized slouchy look versus something super fitting and tailored. When culottes started to appear more and more in my favourite stores I couldn’t help my attraction to them.

I understand that the style can scare a few people away, being one that is far from what we have been used to for many years in the past (skinny leg, tailored and form fitting). Some may think that they don’t feel as feminine or sexy in the style and don’t know how to style the trend with what they currently have. If this is the case, don’t fret; I am here to save the day.

how to wear culottes

I was unsure how to style the trend when I purchased my first pair as well. Spending much more time in front of the mirror then I am used to, analyzing the outfit I was wearing. It took me multiple swaps of shirts and blouses to finally find a match.

In order to wear the culotte trend while still feeling feminine and sexy one must be willing to wear a more fitted shirt or blouse. In this look I paired my culottes with a go to figure fitting piece, the wrap blouse. A wrap blouse works perfectly with these culottes because they don’t accentuate much of my bottom half, where this blouse shows every single bump and curve from the top half of my body. I think the figure fitting top half paired with the oversized bottom half is the perfect combination of sassy and classy.

how to wear culottes

I paired this pant with a heel because I wanted to show how this style could still make you look feminine and feel sexy. Adding the heels to this outfit lengthened the look of the leg, and made the whole look become put together and clean. Putting on a pair of heels always makes me feel empowered and a bit sexier!

I can’t wait to add a few more culotte styles to my spring/ summer wardrobe. I am thinking about adding a pair of culotte shorts this season like these or these (crazy deals) along with a pair of culotte inspired denim like these. All of these items would pair so well with a simple white blouse or a simple t shirt and I know I would get so much wear from them all!

how to wear culottes

how to wear culottes

how to wear culottes

What do you think of the culotte trend? How do you like to wear it best… sexy or simple? Let me know below! You know I love to hear from you 🙂

xx Bella

OUTFIT DETAILS:

Culottes: Do + Be // Wrap Blouse: Zara  // Shoes: Primark // Sunglasses: Fossil // Hand Bag: Boutique find in Florence, Italy

In FASHION on
March 21, 2016

the first day of spring

spring outfit ideas

I unfortunately am one of those people who count down the days till warmer weather and have not yet learned to live in the moment, and fully take advantage of everything winter has to offer. With the first day of Spring happening over the weekend, I immediately pulled out of storage more of my neutral pieces to replace the ridiculous amount of black items in my wardrobe.
spring outfit ideas

If you read my last post, you have heard about my slight obsession with white things, so you can only imagine how excited I am to start wearing a lot more white than I did in winter, along with neutral shades, now that Spring has arrived. Since it is only the beginning of Spring, I am slowly transitioning my wardrobe to this new season- pairing white boyfriend jeans with a neutral grey and white stripped blouse was a great way to achieve this. The slight grey tones in the blouse break up the look from being completely white and the long bell sleeve is a great contrast amongst my ripped denim.

spring outfit ideas

With the weather taking baby steps towards continuous temperatures above 0 degrees, I paired this look with a cream trench style coat to add some warmth yet still keeping the outfit fresh and spring like due to its light tone. I think having a neutral tone coat for Spring traditions is key to a wardrobe, it automatically lightens up your look and it is so easy to match with any outfit.

spring outfit ideas

With Easter right around the corner, the sound of birds chirping in the streets, and longer sunny days- I cannot wait to start wearing fresher looks and neutral shades.

spring outfit ideas

 

spring outfit ideas

spring outfit ideas

How are you transitioning into Spring? Do you have a warm weather outfit you are counting down the days to wear?

OUTFIT DETAILS-

Jeans: Zara (similar here) // Blouse: Zara // Trench Coat: Old from Old Navy (my current favourite spring coats here and here) // Shoes: Zara (this seasons here)

xx Bella 

In FASHION on
March 16, 2016

white sneakers are here to stay

white adidas sneakers

With Spring just around the corner, I wanted to showcase a stye trend that I currently love and cannot wait to indulge in more myself. Not only do I love the white sneaker trend because I have a crazy love for the colour white, but also because this trend is so practical. I mean, who doesn’t want to be flaunting their #ootd in extreme comfort and style?

Below I picked out a selection of my current favourite styles, ranging in prices and where you can buy them. I really think these are some of the best white sneakers out there. The classic converse is perfect to wear with ripped jeans and a great t-shirt or even tossed on with a casual summer dress. I really love the lace up espadrilles inspired sneaker because its mixing two of my favourite summer styles in one (I may have a slight espadrille obsession). I could totally see myself wearing these over and over again this spring summer, with multiple outfits.

I love this trend because it encourages you to toss on a clean, white sneaker no matter what you’re wearing. There really aren’t any rules, and for me- those are the trends I love the most. It is a trend to have fun with, potentially putting you out of your comfort zone- all white?? sneakers and skirts?? Yes! Do it all.

If you are wanting to try out this trend, feel free to get inspired by some of my favourites below!

White Sneaker Trend

 

Do you have any other white sneaker styles that you are totally loving? Share with me below… I may have to add them to my shopping list 🙂

xx Bella