Styling Tips

Pumpkin spice lattes, plaid everything, the crunch of crisp fall leaves … wait, what? It’s only August—and 90 degrees out!

This pretty much sums up my current state of mind, absorbed in everything autumn but conflicted because it’s still summer. So here are a couple of outfit ideas to help you transition from summer to fall and get excited for the upcoming season.

Outfit #1

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I think this is a pretty good balance of summer and fall. The denim skirt adds an autumnal touch, but it’s still very summery with its A-line cut.

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Plus the colors in this top remind me of falling autumn leaves. Just remember to keep cool with lighter fabrics when wearing deep fall colors.

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End-of-Summer OOTD

Just because the season is coming to an end doesn’t mean you have to stop wearing all your favorite summer clothes at once. In fact, I’d say you should wear them as long as you can—soon enough it will be time to start layering for the cold.

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Tees | Shorts | Platform sandals

Clare (pictured here) and I are all about sticking to a neutral aesthetic when it comes to a go-to outfit. The weather this day was just warm enough for shorts but not too hot for a comfy tee. Plus, her chunky sandals are both fashionable and comfortable for walking around town.

Mahal,

Bella

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Back-to-School Outfit Ideas

One of the things, actually the only thing, that helps me get excited for going back to school is picking out outfits to work while strutting down the halls.

I know that picking out what to wear in the morning can be a bit stressful and sometimes downright impossible. Hopefully I can inspire y’all with these back-to-school outfit ideas!

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Here Clare shows you how to transform a simple outfit just by changing the shoes. For starters, Clare is wearing just a basic white and light denim outfit. Her shoes dress her simplistic style down for a more everyday, casual look.

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Clare loves herself a good pair of metallic oxfords. In fact, I’m pretty sure she has two or three pairs of them. Just by switching up her shoes to metallic oxfords with a funky pointed toe, this outfit instantly gets a boost of quirkiness.

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Contrary to what you might think, metallic shoes are not hard to style. In fact, they’re almost easier to style because you can use them as a statement neutral. Just throw them on and a simple outfit looks put together.

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Mahal,
Bella

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Hot-Weather Leather

I don’t know about you guys, but the weather has been ridiculously hot lately, especially for us Oregonians who are used to rain and temps varying from 50 to 70 degrees in the summer! Lately we’ve had a hot streak of 80- to 100-degree temperatures, but after 39 days with no rain, Portland finally got some summer showers that lowered things down to between 70 and 80.

So after I’d finally gotten used to the hot weather … I got cold and ended up wearing a leather jacket at night.

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Get the look:

Ted Baker London moto jacket | BP. tank | Floral joggers | Mules

Mahal,
Bella

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I am in love with the color white for summer, so when I found out that Nordstrom has distressed white jeans in their Topshop department, I was all over it.

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I tend to lean more towards black over white, so to keep the look in line with my style, I paired the jeans with a muscle tank, a statement necklace and a wrap bracelet.

Huge thanks to Will Nielsen for his amazing photography skills.

Mahal,

Bella

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Summer Outfits Inspiration


Today I’m going to be showing y’all some of my favorite outfits for the summertime. Hopefully they can help to inspire you a bit if you’re ever in a fashion rut. Enjoy!

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Red Shorts | Striped Tee | White Lace Dress | Kimonos | Reflective Sunnies

Yours Truly,

Caroline

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Early afternoons are pretty hot, but in the evening as the sun starts to set, it’s the perfect temperature. Jeans and a T-shirt are all I need.

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Ripped jeans can often look too casual, but when paired with a clean-cut white T-shirt, a laid-back outfit can look very put together. Keeping to two colors helps to achieve the coordinated look I was going for.

Shout-out to Will Nielsen for always being my fav camera man.

Mahal,

Bella

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This week has been full of graduation festivities, which includes Senior Awards Ceremony, Baccalaureate Mass and, finally, graduation. As my education at a Catholic school comes to a close, it is a tradition in the church to celebrate the graduating class with a Baccalaureate mass. For those of you who are not Catholic, a Baccalaureate mass is a celebration of the graduating class, praying for them as they take on the next journey of their lives, and usually involves not only the priest, but the bishop of the area.

Since the Senior Awards Ceremony and Baccalaureate Mass were on the same day, I just wore the same outfit to both because one was in the morning and the other was in the evening.

I wanted to show you guys what I wore, since a lot of my friends that don’t go to Catholic school ask me how they should dress for a mass.

HEROMules | Floral Dresses | Moto Jackets

I stayed true to my style and kept my look edgy by accessorizing a formal dress with a black leather moto jacket, black heeled mules and silver hoop earrings.

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Mahal,

Bella

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White + Denim: Look 2


Hey, hey, hey! For my second White + Denim look, I kept things super casual.

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Top | Shorts | Chucks

I think this outfit screams summer, especially because of the light denim cutoffs and high-tops. It’s the perfect look to wear from any sunny day into a late summer night.

xo ॐ – Amber

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