MAXI FLARE

Hey beautiful people,

I hope you are all well.I am doing well.As you will notice in the coming weeks,I’ll not be able to post as much since exam preparation is slowly catching up with me.However,I will do my utmost best to put up some posts whenever I can.

My lovely friends -JACKIE and LEX – and I have been doing a maxi-dress edit of some sort this is the very last one and I just love it.
⚠-Photo Heavy post.

On today’s agenda I wanted to write a little bit about friendship.Where do I start?….My dad has always told me,”Chose friends who will be there for you in good and bad times.Get friends who will call you out on your wrongs.Find friends and keep them for who they are and not what they have.This is the only luxury of choice when it comes to family that God privileged you with”-my dad.
I couldn’t agree more.

Looking back I think I was a good and bad friend,just like most of us are.It is our human nature to fail at times.Lately mother nature has brought such beautiful souls in my life that I can confidently say “I HAVE GOOD FRIENDS,FRIENDS I CAN COUNT ON”.I am convinced that mother nature has finally conspired to have me fully backed up.
Do you have a friend or two you can count on? Are you doing your best to be a great friend?
Well,that was just juice,here is the thing, today is LEX’S BIRTHDAY.The heart of the matter is you are a year older and wiser today.HAPPY BIRTHDAY LEX💟👭🌹

“MAGAZINE”-DRESS

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“COLOUR POP”-DRESS

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DRESSES:-ANNY’S SECRET.
PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL

How to style denim pants*Bloggers Vibes

THANK God its Friday.
Let me start with the fashion bit of all this.Note:-Jackie,Elle and Aime made me do this! A while back these beautiful bloggers did some amazing denim fashion-posts and I was inspired.
I decided to give it a try,so I pulled out the deep blue denim and decided to play safe with the blacks and the whites.

The beauty of denim pants is that you can be as creative as your mind allows.
Thoughts on this outfit?
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Listen up people, FASHION/STYLE BLOGGING IS A FULL TIME JOB.I know of people who make a decent living out of fashion blogging-I am not one of them,but oh well*sips water*.

Here is the thing,Creating just one single fashion post is not a joke.There is alot that goes into it,I might just not be able to capture it all.From location hunting,to creating an ensemble,to doing the shoot,choosing the photos, editing(someone edits for you) writing and then posting-All this is so hectic.
Trust me,I haven’t even told you about the mind-block fashion bloggers face and the lack of inspiration.It is not just what people think.

It is even trickier when you are trying to juggle a career,building a career and blogging-on a student budget! Ask me,not for the faint hearted lest it ossifies to a “dead hobby” of sorts.

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I threw the jacket on,just in case.No “freeze-and-shine” does not apply to all of us.

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PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
SHOES:-BACKYARD SHOES

Love and more love
Bella.Xx

FRINGE BENEFITS

Hey beautiful people,
HAPPY NEW MONTH FAM.ITS ALREADY JUNE.
Its a holiday today(for those on this part of the world) and trust me I needed this mid-week break.

Let’s talk about this fringe trend! I have seen a couple of celebrities rocking it and I loved it instantly.From the jackets,to the skirts to the dresses!,the shoes are simply another love of mine.

I am very alive to the fact that some of these trends are not very forgiving when it comes to us who don’t work out and eat clean consistently,but oh well.I wasn’t going to miss out on this because of “the pooch”😂😂😂🙈.I’ll work on that as I rock the dress.

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Jackie went for the cream dress and I settled for the Greg one.

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What are your thoughts on this outfit?

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I wish you and amazing month ahead.I am deeply grateful that I have successfully made it to the sixth month of the year.I thank God.
I am looking toward to the rest of the year as a beautiful period of transformation,personal growth and all things fabulous.
SHOES:-BACKYARD SHOES
PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
DRESS:-ANNY’S SECRET
LOCATION:-THAYU FARM HOTEL

thank you so much for stopping by.
Enjoy the rest of your week.
Xx

Bella.

MALISHA-J MAXI SKIRT

Good morning beautiful people,
I hope you are doing well.
Sometime back I did several posts and I was serving legs…..endless legs.

Lately,I am into maxis I must admit.Maxis are so comfy,versatile and appropriate for almost all functions.
I was so happy when I got this skirt from Sharize of Malisha-J.The moment I saw it I felt the sun on my skin.I knew I would rock it on the good,beautiful sunny days.

Now that the sun is out, the maxi skirt came to play.
I love the splash of colours its bears….

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I  wanted to wear this skirt in a very simple yet chic way and the bustier came in handy.

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Look out for Malisha-J on Instagram.

PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
LOCATION:-THAYU FARM HOTEL
SKIRT:-MALISHA-J

Love and Love.
Enjoy your week.
Bella.x

MAXI DEMURE

Good morning beautiful people,
Is it Wednesday already😨😨😨,time is literally “flying”.No! I am not complaining, I’m hoping the pace lessens when we get into the weekend😁.

Style 2.o has been away for a while,but today we are back! We are back in style featuring ANNY’S SECRET.We are back with some maxi-demure,and no we are not boring or shy as the words suggest!

When I first saw these dresses,I felt a bit thrown off.I felt it would be too much,but honey, I was so wrong.When I tried mine on I knew it was going to be good.
The fabric feels amazing on the body and the fit is simply perfect. What I loved most about these dresses was the fact that they are long-sleeved yet maxi at the same time.In my opinion this is enough, you really do not need to accesorize. Furthermore,the dresses are not restrictive when it comes to shoes,heels or Sandals,they all work just fine.

We had this shoot done at Thayu Farm Hotel -Tigoni.As we were shooting we kept thinking “someone should just have a wedding,these dresses would work really well for bridesmaids”.Don’t you think so?

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In all honesty,this has got to be the best shoot I have had in a long time.We had so much fun doing this,I’ll tell you more about that on my next style 2.o post.
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Jackie and I👭
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PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
DRESSES:-ANNY’S SECRET
LOCATION:-THAYU FARM HOTEL

Follow me on Instagram @bella.t.c.b
Love and love.
Bella.xx

Beauty from the inside out!

Hey Berries,
I hope you are well.
PROCEED WITH CAUTION:-WORDY POST AHEAD!
I have not done a personal post in a minute and I just want to dive right in.

In my utmost sincererity this is not a fashion related post.Well, the pictures are there, but this is  because I want to send out a message.A powerful message,I believe .That “you create your reality”.Both from the inside and the outside.

Let me break it down.You can dress up and have your face beat for the gods but  if you are not “okay” on the inside,it will definitely ” come out”.I am alive to the fact that you cannot not sprinkle sugar on a concrete mixture and call it a cupcake.

Well here is the thing,I studied a pattern in my life.I realized that there is a certain time of the year I cry about the very same things, year in year out. I realised that there are certain times I don’t post,I don’t do anything productive in all the areas of my life and I simply stick to routines.Why is this happening?

Now wait a minute! In one of my torpid mornings last week it hit me,I have been making excuses all along.Iv been a weakling.I have not been “ruthless in pursuing my dreams”.I did not even want to think of it.I pulled out my diary and simply wrote in bold- “BELLA CUT OUT THE B*LLSH*T! CUT IT,JUST CUT IT!

I was blank for a moment.I’m not sure what I was feeling at this point,but whatever it was I was willing to face it.(story for another day).
Well,I finally got to write it all out.
These are some of the things I highlighted:-
1.No one owes you anything.You are on your own.
2.Anyone can change their life if they change the stories they tell themselves/others about themselves.
3.Your pain and past is meaningless to the world, let it go.
4.Its a cruel world out here,you have to toughen up! This is not a park for the meek*weak.
5.Attitude and gratitude is EVERYTHING.
6.Work smart…and hard where need be.
7.Everyone has a story.However, many have done really well for themselves.Do not go  through your days against the backdrop of “my story” it gets you nowhere.
8.Be very slow to judge.You just never know the other side of the story.
9.You can only pretend for so long.The earlier you know yourself and be that THE BETTER.
10.MATURITY IS ABOUT DROPPING THE EXCUSES,PUTTING ON SOME BIG GIRL BOOTS AND GOING FOR IT.
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I sincerely feel bad for anyone who has been around me during “those” times.If only I could apologize.Truth be told,it must be draining to be around anyone who is like this…However,we don’t cry over spilt milk yes? Since we don’t I decided to reconstruct! To rebuild. Before I get a perfect highlighter for my face,I’m going to make sure that the light is high on the inside,who knows, I might just not need the highlighter!(did u see what I did there?;))

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Look through your patterns. What is it that you can call yourself out on? Note that! Is it procrastination? Overeating😂😂? Oversleeping? Etc write it down.
How are you going to let this go? Write it down!
Have you tracked any improvement? If yes keep on.If NO-replan and try again.

We are human.We are prone to mistakes.We are also able to rebrand and become who we ideally have to be.
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So if you met me last month, I’m afraid you dont know me well,allow me to re-introduce myself.
I am Bella the coffee berry (I.N.O)-Version(2)😂😂😂.

Drop a comment.
What are your thoughts on this?
What do you think of the outfit?

LOCATION:-THAYU RESTAURANT
SHOES:-BACKYARD SHOES
BAG & DRESS-ANNY’S SECRET
PHOTOGRAPHY-PERIXEL.

Love and more love.
Catch you on the next post.xx
Bella.

NAJALI CAMPAIGNS_Ke

Good morning beautiful people,
I hope you are well,I am doing fine.

“Behind every successful woman, is an army of women that pushed, supported and encouraged her”-Bella.

This is for us-To power, success,support, respect,love,peace,career-growth,motherhood,education, leadership,strength and all things prosperity.

Imagine this 👇👇👇 group of women walking right behind you. Wouldnt you win? Trust me you would.
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Last week,I introduced my fellow beautiful and talented fashion bloggers that are part of the Najali Campaigns_Ke.(In case you missed that,kindly look at my previous post).

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The ladies that are part of this group juggle both fashion/Style blogging and careers,some still furthering their education.It is not a walk in the park to juggle this I must state that upfront.
This is the case for so many other women and in the same vein we set out a few objectives.
We hope to:-
1-Blog for a Purpose.
2-Generate productive and informative yet fashinable posts.
3-Create a forum for women(ladies, girls) to share with each other,mentor and assist(if need be).
4-Create a platform for helpful and meaningful yet productive discussions.
5-Build a solid network of women in support of each other.
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Our Vision is to create a forum where women fully support each other,as regards the contemporary issues being faced by many of us.

Our mission is to inspire,encourage and support women one fashinable blog post at a time.

It is sad to think that some women dont support each other as much as we should.

Gone are the days we badmouthed and tore each other down.I feel it is about time we supported each other as much as we support and defended celebrities we dont even know!

We are looking foward to a fruitful venture! We look forward to creating an army of women for women! We look forward to more fashionable,educative,encouraging and inspiring days (Campaigns).

Look out for more.
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PHOTOGRAPHY:-Perixel
MY SHOES-:-Backyard Shoes.

Love and more live.
Bella.xx