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

BREAK THE RULES(Dinner wear)

Good morning ,
How are you doing? I am doing well.First of all I would like to thank everyone for the birthday wishes.I sincerely appreciate.Thank you more for the gifts, I am grateful.

Being a Wednesday Style2.o brings you yet another stylish installment.I must warn you this was a daring one!
Lately Jackie(FASHION FABLED) and I have been doing matchy-matchy kind of wear,and to be honest I am starting to like it.

The dresses we have been going for, of late, are the ones I have always considered “out of my league”.Do you have such clothes? that are “a no go zone”? Well I have serious limitations when it comes to dresses and skirts.
This one is one of them!

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By just looking at the photos,I can admit,it is all in the mind! It turned out great-If I do say so myself.
There are some clothes,we restrict ourselves to wearing yet they are not that bad.Let me make this clear,I am a firm believer of “dress your body type” but I just realized the rules can be broken once in a while.

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I have tried to find the specific name to this fabric but😭 I haven’t.Does anyone of you know what it is called? Do let me/us know.

While styling this look I wanted a simple dinner-date kind of look.What are your thoughts about this?

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Thanks for stopping by and remember,break the fashion rules you have set for your self every once in a while.It might just turn out to be greater than you imagine.
Follow me on Instagram @bella.t.c.b for more updates.

PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
DRESS;STELLINE COLLECTIONS
SHOES: BACKYARD SHOES.

Lots of love💗
Bella.

FIERY ♈ ARIES

Hey lovers,

How are you? I am well and Lord knows I am still gaping at how time flies.It is the 31st of March 2016 already????😱😱😱.I honestly feel like time is passing by a little too fast.

I am an Aries,proudly an Aries(Zodiac sign).Aries are known to be extroverts, and they like to be their own master.The Aries personality is FIERY AND PASSIONATE with and urge to act NOW.Do the other Aries agree with this?

It is about 2 days to my birthday! I must confess I love birthdays. I love the cake,the friends,the food and majorly the new hope that comes with birthdays.My friends(the few I have) know this for sure,I must have a cake for my birthday.
However,this time round I do not have a cake let alone a well cut out plan.I do believe we grow out of some things.Apart from that,there are other few reasons for this that I will discuss later on.Later being after I have actually celebrated my birthday.
Did you think I was just going to skip it like that?ha!Not Bella! I’ll simply postpone it to a date my friend(s) and I shall be comfortable with.

I must admit the older you grow, the more you know about life. For me 3rd of April 2016 will not be big on Cake and friends, however it will be:-
1-Looking into the goals I had previously set.
2-Trying to find new ways to better my ongoing plans of achieving future goals.
3-Donating the rest of my clothes/shoes(I already did in December)
4-Setting better standards for my life,my personal space,my circle of friends and working and looking into new ways of maintaining healthy relations.
5-Recharge and maximize on what I have currently as I work on what I need.
6-Finding other means of managing my finances.SERIOUSLY😇

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I feel this outfit would be perfect for a birthday dinner.what do you think?
What do you do on your birthday that you never used to do before? Share with me/us on the comment section.

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Happy Birthday to me in advance. A year older,a year sharper and wiser.I know I’ll be more intentional and very focused on balancing things out for the better.
Lots of love.I am accepting cakes,trips,dinners and other gifts.😂😂😂😂

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By the way my photographer is the very best.Don’t you agree???Thanks Isaac.You are amazing.

PHOTOGRAPHY:-PERIXEL
SHOES:BACKYARD SHOES
CLUTCH: ANNIES-SECRET

Do follow me on IG: @bella.t.c.b

Lots of love.
HAPPY NEW MONTH IN ADVANCE.

BELLA.
XX

How to spice up-Office wear

Hey beautiful people,
Its a new week!Thank God.I love the beauty,energy and hope that comes with the beginning of the week.
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Last week I did a post on how to incorporate color into an official look.I must admit, that such bold color blocking is not for everyone.This may be for several reasons.Some ladies are just not color lovers and some of “us” have a strict dress code.
When I speak of “us” I mean the advocates of the High Court  and others who have a strict dress code.
Am glad to out it to you that,this post is for you.

Let me put it to you that black and white(Grey,navy,blue,brown and the likes) must not be boring.It is indeed possible to dress up in this colors and look fabulous as well.
Here are a few tips on how to do this:-
1.Break the monotony by accesorising.
2.A colored shoe revamps a dark and dull ensemble.A red shoe is well known for this.However,feel free to wear any other color.
3.Look into investing in scarfs.Scarfs are well known for switching any outfit several notches higher.
4.If you can,throw in some prints.Maybe a stripped blazer,a printed scarf, or any small detail that may add some life to a rather dull ensemble.
5.Be creative.There are no rules to play by.Come up with any small way(or big😂😂😂) of bringing life to a rather “uniform” look.You need to stand out so do it for you.

With that said,here is my ensemble for today-Featuring the amazing RED HEELS.

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What are your thoughts on this ensemble?Drop me a comment below and let me know.
How do you spice up your office wear?Share with me/us your tips.

HAVE A BEAUTIFUL WEEK AHEAD.LOTS OF LOVE.XX

PHOTOGRAPHY: PERIXEL
SHOES:BACKYARD
HAIR:PRINCESS HAIR COLLECTIONS

FAB TWINNING

“I want to grow. I want to be better. You Grow. We all grow. We’re made to grow.You either evolve or you disappear.”
― Tupac Shakur

 

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Good-morning,

Being a Wednesday morning on this side of the sun dictates that style.2o serves you all with another style installment. Here it is.

The other day I remembered how growing up our parents made us wear matching clothes with our siblings . As for my case, the scenario was worse since my sisters and I didn’t quite love it. We resisted up until we realized it was a battle we were losing. I can remember how much I cried anytime we wore matching clothes. It is funny how while coming up with this post I loved how matchy-matchy Jackie and I were-we do grow up lol.

Jackie and I thought of doing something matchy-matchy and just see how it goes. On my part this went well. Majorly because I got to try on a trumpet hem dress I never thought would look good on me. The trumpet hem dress has never been one of my very best picks whenever I am opting for dresses, so this was just a test for me and I sincerely loved it.

 

“We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world”
― Helen Keller

 
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Jackie opted for the hot pink version of the dress and I went for black.

 

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What are your thoughts on this?

 

Thanks for stopping by.

PHOTOGRAPHY; PERIXEL

DRESS;STELLINE FASHION COLLECTIONS

SHOES;BACKYARD SHOES

HAIR;PRINCESS HAIR COLLECTIONS

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Bella.xx

HOW TO COLOR BLOCK(OFFICIAL WEAR)

Hey Berries,

“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

I hope you are doing well,I am doing fine.It has been an eventful weekend(positively) and I cant wait to kick start this week.

One thing I know for sure is that ladies love to look good,not only on the weekend but even during the week.This is majorly for the 9-5pm ladies,I know you can relate.It honestly gets boring wearing the blacks and whites to work.However,one of these fine days take a leap of faith and embrace some color. I will give you a few tips on how to wear color without looking like a “walking Christmas tree”

Tips;-

1.Any color among-st the primary colors,in my opinion is safe to be worn.Not only primary,but basically any color without prints.Prints tend to require more styling.

2.Do not be afraid to color block as long as it is something you are confident about.

3.The shoes do not have to always be black. Color also applies to shoes,even yellow is allowed!

4. In-case you need some toning down to do black does the magic. Accessorize with any black item,be it a scarf or any other accessory.

5.DO NOT BE AFRAID OF COLORS.

Here is an example of this.

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For this ensemble i paired this rich blue dress with the red heels.This is a safe-option of color blocking if you asked me.To tone it all down the black handbag was incorporated.

 

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What are your thoughts on this ensemble?

Drop ,me a comment and let me know.Thanks for stopping by.

PHOTOGRAPHY;PERIXEL

BAG;ANNYS-SECRET

DRESS;STELLINE FASHION HOUSE

SHOES;BACKYARDSHOES

See you on my next post.

Lots of love.

Bella.xx

 

 

 

BLACK AND WHITE BECAUSE MONAE

Janelle Monae is one woman I love,just to state the bottom line upfront.

Hey Berries,

I hope everyone is doing well.Being a Wednesday,you are assured that style2.o will serve you something in the fashion and style docket.Well here it is.

Black and White are by far the most versatile colors I know. Unless and until someone comes up with a “new colour” these shall remain my most cherised colours.
Speaking of black and White,Janelle Monae is an ardent lover of black and white.One thing I love about Janelle Monae is the fact that she majorly does monochromatic ensembles that have never been a miss! From the suits to the her other ensembles,she simply confirms that there are a thousand fresh ways to wear black and white.
Amongst these a thousand ways,here is one of them by style2.o.
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We had a pop of color,Jackie went for the blue heels and I opted for the mustard.With Jackie’s dress having both white and black many would play it safe and wear a red shoe! But no,Jackie isn’t one to play it safe,so Blue it was.
With the all black skater dress I was spoilt for choice when it came to shoes.It was love at first sight with the mustard lace heels.

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What are your thoughts on our looks?

SIDE NOTE:-This is for anyone(me included) who feels like their journey of becoming is taking too long.No its not! And No you are not impatient! Everyone says a calm sea never made a skillful sailor,but how about some calm sea after you have sharpened your skills? I mean we can’t experience storms all our lives…..I pray for peace,I pray for prosperity,I pray for patience during the journey of becoming and above all I pray for life.

Many thanks for stopping by.
Lots of love.xx

PHOTOGRAPHY: PERIXEL
DRESS:STELLINE FASHION HOUSE
SHOES:BACKYARD SHOES