Monday, April 2, 2012


So, since I have been gone there has been a passionate love affair
 that we have yet to discuss...


...And while it's been around for a bit, I think it's worth revisiting
and I hope it's one that will stick around

Here are a few examples of some color blocking with my girlfriends and I
while we were out for my besties birthday (blue)

Each of these beautiful ladies blog too:
nestingblissfully and thewhimwhamlife, check them out!

Mmhhmm...Love it! I hope this will inspire you to play with what's already in your closet Bella...
It may surprise you what you already have!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Spring Forward: DIY shorts

Hello Bella!

It's not even spring yet and I am already obsessed with shorts!

And I don't think I am alone...

Look at these adorable DIY




Eyelet Hem

...Of course the original Levi Jean cutoff/rolled hem 
worn in Dirty Dancing (my all time favorite) by Baby

Bella, any of these adorable do-it yourself shorts (originally Levi
or Wrangler brands and preferably high waisted fit) can be found at
any local used clothing store (ex: Value Village or Goodwill) and any
additional craft materials can be found at any local fabric or craft store.

 ...And here are a few more of my must haves!

That's all for now Bella...What are you just itching for come spring time??

Thursday, April 21, 2011

To the MAX

Hello Bella,
So here is what I am on the hunt for...


Maxi skirts, to be exact but I am loving on maxi-dresses as well.

Something like these perhaps...

I think the flow is key...
It needs to be ultra flowy.

Almost, over sized.
To create this beautifully feminine look.

Bella, have you spotted these lately??
Tell me where!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

How to Choose: Your Hairstyle

Hello Bella,

Some of you may know that my mother is a fashionista
and very talented hairdresser/salon owner.

In all my years of sitting in her salon
(since I can remember)
and after all the years of her mentoring....

I have picked up a few tips on

{How to Choose}

The best style or haircut for you.

Step #1 is defining your personal face shape.

This can be classified by geometrical shapes
[ie. heart, circle, oval, triangle or square]

Pay attention to the silhouette of the face

Emma Watson's face is heart shaped.

The heart shaped face can wear almost any hairstyle.
However, the most flattering looks are those that show the silhouette.
Therefore, it is best if the person with this face shape does not choose
a long hairstyle unless the hair is very full and stays off the face. If the
hair is too close to the face it can overrun the petite facial features.

Mila Kunis' face is a circle.

The circular face is complimented by those hairstyles that are
full and cut into the circular appearance. Her long hair and swooped
bangs are a perfect example.
Pay attention to how they cut into the circular shape.

Eva Longoria's face shape is oval.

Oval shape faces are complimented by a full figured top. The height
draws the eyes upward and keeps the face from looking long and
drawn out. Shorter hair is perfect for this face shape because it easier
to keep texture and a full figure toward the top. However, if you
are set on long hair, just make sure to tease and keep the top full. 

Kim Kardashian's face shape is a triangle.

Kim is the perfect example of a triangular shape. However, you can
hardly recognize the corners of her face because she has
covered the edges by letting her bangs swoop into her face shape.
She also has a lot of body in her hair and therefore can keep it long.
If you have thin hair you can do a shorter cut and texture around the face.

Reece Witherspoon's face is a square shape.

The square face shape needs to have a soft appearance
in order to smooth the edges of the face. Swooping
soft bangs are a great look for a square face shape.
The square shape is also complimented by long
and soft hair (curls are ideal).

My face is Heart shaped...

And this is what my mom and I came up with.


What's your face shape Bella?
If you would like to send me a picture for some advice on
 hair styles for you, I would be happy to help!
My e-mail is


Monday, April 11, 2011

Baby Doll

Hello Bella,
I adore being called

{Baby Doll}

There is something so sweet and endearing about this nickname.

I also love all the sweet things that pertain to baby dolls...

[especially these baby doll shorts]

I need a pair of these sweet shorts.

What's your favorite nickname bella? 

Friday, April 8, 2011

Blast to The Past: Cozy Chic

Hello bella,
As you know, I have been pining for spring to come...
The result has been a push of the envelope.

[ie. wearing skirts, sandals and light blouses in 45-55 degree weather]

However, this weekend my husband and I
[as well as our friends in Pharmacy school with my husband]
will be heading to the winter weather in Sunriver.

I am pleasantly surprised that I will be having a

{Blast to The Past}

Back to Winter Wonderland we go!

I am very excited to play with layers and

{Cozy Chic}


I think this may be a bitter sweet moment...
Goodbye to winter and hello to Spring.

Bella, do you have any happy or sad fairwells to winter?

Or perhaps,

just joyous hello's to Spring!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Guest Post at:

Hello Bella,

A good friend from highschool recently asked me to create
a guest post for his blog (his blog pertains to building your own personal brand).

I chose a 'How-To' in proffessional suiting.

How do you dress in a way that sets you up to make
the best first impression?

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