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

NAJALI CAMPAIGNS_Ke

Good morning,

Its a Friday on this side of the sun,yaay or nay? Yaay of course! Don’t get me wrong,I love all days but this is a special Friday. Let me tell you why.

This Friday my fellow bloggers(to be introduced below) and I bring to you the Najali Campaigns_Ke.

Let me expound on this.
There has been a new crop of fashion bloggers in the recent past and I love it.However,I am alive to the fact that there is more to life than just the glamorous clothes and shoes.

There are issues that affect people at different levels.Just in case you forgot,even the beautiful and admirable bloggers do face hardships and the everyday struggles.

From this 6 bloggers have come together in a bid to blog for a purpose.This is the birth of Najali Campaigns Ke.
Najali is a Swahili word meaning I CARE.
More details on this will be given in the next post.
For today meet the bloggers(in no particular order)…

Jackie-FASHION FABLED
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Elle-PROUDLY ELLED
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Linda-LINDA’S WORLD OF STYLE
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Esther-EESOME
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Aime-AIME’S CLOSET CLASSIFIED
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Yours truly BELLA
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US….We came to slay for a purpose.
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What do you think if this? Feel free to share with us.
Do make a point of passing by the other blogs as well.
Lots of love.

BELLA.XX
LOVE AND MORE LOVE

Ekke

ROYALTY

Hey Lovers,
It has been a bit longer than I expected but forgive my silence.
School has me a bit tied down, this will happen more often, but rest assured I will get time to post something.

As I was drafting this post I remembered what the bestie-Waceke told me,”that dress would make anyone look like royalty”.I could not agree more.

It is funny how people think when you cover up you don’t pass as stylish/sexy or whatever they call it.
I do not subscribe to that school of thought. Dress whichever way you like,long/maxi or short/micro and just slay!Simple.

More so,many women tend to stick to one color! I am guilty of that.I am always comfortable with the reds and the maroons but lately someone would mistake me for a “purple-lover”.I wouldn’t say I am but I am simply trying to kill the monotony.Purple then does that for me.

What are your thoughts on this dress? Color? Thanks Lexie(Anny’s Secret) for dressing me up for this shoot.

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Tips for the Week;-
1-Pray.Pray.It works -I promise.
2-Take care of yourself,its okay to.You come first.
3-More planning.Less procrastination.
4-Enjoy life, it is short.Find time to laugh,it helps.
5-Go for it,whatever it is.Just go for it.

DRESS BY:-ANNY’S SECRET
PHOTOGRAPHY;-PERIXEL
Follow me on IG @bella.t.c.b for more

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Lots of love.
Bella.xx

Get up,Dress up!

Good morning beautiful people,

I hope you are all doing well.Truth be told my take-off point today might not be the very best.I’m currently undergoing what I refer to as a “mind-block”.

It happens to me majorly when I have several deadlines both in school and other areas and just having life happening-really.
Thanks to this,I am not able to write much about this outfit well,my apologies in advance .However,I have severally styled this thigh-high slit Ankara skirt before,feel free to go through the blog for that.
I had also written about the beautiful Point Zero Coffee Shop before,so feel free to refer to that.
My apologies for the said state,disconnected days are real people.They are very real,you wake up one day and all you have to do is work,work,work! A disconnected day doesn’t mean one is sad,hurt,mourning or anything melancholic,well,it might be part of it. At times its simple exhaustion or boredom from a daily routine. Even then,DRESS UP! Kindly dress up even more on these days,at times it works as a mood booster, it does for me.how about you?
Even in those days we still Slay,yes?
OF OURSE.
Enjoy the photography… As Jackie calls it “optical nutrition”.

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PHOTOGRAPHY: PERIXEL
I will write soon,catch you then.
Love.
Bella.xx