Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pregnancy Chic

Hello Bellas,

This last week I had the pleasure of spending some
severely needed quality time with my sister.

Due to multiple requests and having my beautiful
 [7 month pregnant] sister on hand
I was inspired to do a

'How To'
{{ Pregnancy Chic}}

The how to's for the every-day-fashionista who happens to
be pregnant. You may be on your first or you may be juggling
another munchkin similar to this one

{This is Weston}
My 1 & 1/2 year old nephew and joy of my life.

{This is Selena}
This beautiful bella is my sister.

Not only have I had the joy of helping my sister in finding
flattering looks during her pregnancy...

I have also consulted numerous pregnant women that have
visited a local boutique that I work at.

During these experiences I have picked up a few

{How To's}

1. long hair is best.
Many woman would like to cut their hair because it's easier
but truth be told, most woman become rounder in the face
and long hair compliments this face shape best.
Also, use moisturizing treatments, your hormones
may cause some dryness to the hair.

2. Choose a fitted top that outlines the growing bump.
By accentuating the bump you are proclaiming that you
are pregnant, not frumpy and that you ARE pregnant.

3. Choose a loose fitting jacket.
This will create a slender look for the arms and even
if the arms have grown it will appear that they are smaller.

4. Choose nicely fitting jeans.
These jeans don't need to be skinny but they should
show that your legs are smaller than your top half.

5. Take care of your skin.
Even if you don't prefer makeup, try a light foundation,
concealer, blush, and mascara. And don't forget to MOISTURIZE-
your skin is stretching around the belly so invest in quality Shea butter.

6. Lastly, accessorize.
Don't worry so much about accumulating piles of maternity clothing.
You will need a few basics that create a flattering appearance.

However, simple is best when you can accessorize. Long
necklaces are a great find because they split the middle line of the
body and breakup a wider appearance.

These tips should help in giving the appearance of a slim
and fit mom that is taking care of herself and her baby on the way.

 {My sister and I}

{The Borne Family}

I hope this helps you now or in the future bella!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wish List...

Happy weekend Bellas!

                                        We are enjoying a beautiful day in Oregon today and I hope
wherever you are it is sunny as well.

On a sunny day like today I feel especially fortunate to have the day
[off work]

I like to go for a little workout, relax, walk outside
and everyone once and a while...create a


Today my list is all about:

 TRAVEL/comfort/relaxation, fashion, and food.

And lucky for me my hubbs is planning a trip for our
one year anniversary (end of June) here:

{{Puerto Vallarta}}

What's inspiring your wishlist Bella?

Thursday, March 3, 2011


Hello Bella,
Have you ever been 

You know...Those decadent delights--people, desserts, smells, anything.
 Well... I have a few things that I am currently obsessing over.



Oh Kim... While the media may love to hate her at times...
 there is no denying, she is a

{Beautiful Bella}

I adore everything from her fashion sense to her makeup.

Bella, if you are at a loss of inspiration... look to Kim.


My clothing/accessory Obsessions

Thigh high socks (I am dying to grab a pair)

Strappy/Ankle boots

Tying belts (you can do this with any belt that's a little longer)

Jackets/cardigans with draping lapels

Layer upon layers of bracelets

Mini dresses w/ tights and layered thigh highs over top

Dramatically long feather earrings

Bow hair pieces
[this is especially cute with a little knot bun on top of the head
that Whitney Port wears so well]

I hope this gives you a few things to


over for now...

What are some of your current obsessions Bella??

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Olivia Rose

Hello Bella,

Along with many of my blog themes I would like to incorporate the

{bellas of my life}

The first one is something special...

This posting is a tribute to one of the lovely women who continually inspires me.

{Olivia Rose}

The outfit posted bellow is inspired by Olivia
 and infused with some of my own flair.

In the years I have known this bella, it would not be unusual for her to


throw on something like this...

Olivia Rose

Her fashion sense is uniquely characterized by
 a sort of  European--relaxed & natural look.

This bella (daily) carries herself in such a way that one would assume
 she were on a stroll through Paris.

I aspire to be like this bella...

Mostly in the way she

{lives and loves}

Meet, Ms. Olivia Rose

Olivia Rose by Helena.Albanese featuring Inspired by my lovely and oh, so chic friend {Olivia Rose}