She's Got Layers: How To Wear Layers For Fall

Hi Bella’s! Its Cate here - the fall Intern!

It’s fall time here in Michigan which means pumpkin everything, colorful leaves, and sunshine right?! Calling this beautiful place home has so many perks… however, one thing that avid fashion lovers like myself resent about this Midwestern state is the wacky weather! Waking up to 40 degree’s in the morning and walking outside at 2 pm to 80 degrees seems to be an unfortunate norm. Snow to sleet to fog, Michigan covers all the bases!

That being said, I am here to combat these unfortunate weather patterns with a style guide focused on how to dress for any sort of conditions. Each outfit is centered around the sole purpose of being able to work in any sort of weather mother nature decides to throw at us!

Between jackets, sweaters, and tee’s, we are showing YOU how to dress in layers!

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Layering a skirt

Fall into fall with this cute but casual brown suede jacket and teal skirt!

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Featured: Brown suede jacket, graphic tee, teal skirt, brown booties

Accessories: Gold Hoops

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Layering a jumpsuit

Too cold to sport your favorite jumpsuit? Toss a leather jacket over top to rock the edgy yet sophisticated look!

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Featured: Apricot colored lacy bralette, floral jump suit, black leather jacket, black heeled booties

Accessories: Gold hoops & maroon shoulder bag

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Layering a dress

Furry and floral.. this dynamic duo is ready for any fall day!

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Featured: Black tie dress with floral print, furry white sweater jacket, and brown booties

Accessories: Green floppy hat, cream suede tie necklace, gold stick earrings & tan shoulder bag

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Layering Jeans

Lean back and relax with this easily layered white-T complimented with a flannel and grey zip-up jacket!

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Featured: White cut-out tee-shirt, black and white plaid flannel, grey zip-up jacket, dark skinny jean, black heeled booty

Accessories: Gold stick earrings & long stone necklace


That’s a wrap Bella’s! Thank you for staying tune on how our Bella’s are layering these classic fall looks! 50-80 degrees we are ready for it all… and are making sure you are too!

Come in and say hi to find all the looks featured above!

Big shout out for my beautiful model Isabella Kakish- Follow her- @bella_kakish

XOXO

Cate

Introducing: Emma, Our Newest Bella!

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Emma is twenty three years old and working on her last few classes to complete her major in Community Health and minor in Women and Gender studies. Emma is wholeheartedly dedicated to health education and your emotional well being (check out her wellness Instagram: Wellbeing with Emma D).

Passionate, Creative, Driven.. These are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing our newest Bella, Emma. We picked her brain this week and found out that this self-care queen is both a dedicated advocate for womens health and equality and all around kind-hearted spirit, making her an amazing asset to our team and us all!

Seeing people impact the lives of others in small but meaningful ways in the lives of others can make such a big difference in the longrun!
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A longtime Bella Mia customer, when it comes to her personal style it is no surprise that she gravitates toward the casual bohemian. Free People, Billabong, and Articles of Society pieces top her wardrobe picks. When it comes to fashion, she’s drawn to the creative aspect of dressing herself and showing the world her current mood and inspiration.

I love how different and unique {Bella Mia’s} pieces are and how different and unique the Bellas are!

Her favorite quote "Do small things with great love" provides a road map for how she wants to live her life. Of the strong females that have come to light this past year, Emma has drawn much strength and vision from the ranks of Tarana Burkes, Christine Blasey, and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. We think Emma is living out her inspiration by making a difference in the local community and being her most genuine self (a Bella Mia core value!)

Three more fun facts about Miss Emma D. We thought you might like:

  1. She likes to listens to chill acoustic or electronic music.

2. Her dream pet is a mini Australian shepherd

3. Timothee Chalamet is her biggest celeb crush

9 Reasons We Love Z Supply

Z Supply is one of our tried and true brands that always leave us wanting more! Their design is based on comfort and chicness with only the highest quality and love. We decided to sit down and give them the recognition they deserve with 9 reasons the Bella Mia team loves Z Supply:

  1. They provide quality basics in EVERY color!

  2. Their chic design allows you to transition from work to play.

  3. They have perfected their cotton-polyester blend for their signature burnout tee.

  4. Their t-shirts get softer with every wear. (Preserve longevity by avoiding the dryer!)

  5. They have the best pocket tee known to man!

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6.Have you seen their line for dogs? You can match your pup!

7. They’re packaging is environmentally friendly!

8. They continuously make a difference in the community to empower woman to believe in love and self acceptance.

9. They actively are raising awareness and fighting human trafficking on a local and global scale.

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Find Your Perfect Pair of Denim

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There are three things that every girl wants from her denim:

  1. Comfort (duh!!) 
  2. Make my butt look AMAZING
  3. Pairs well with everything

We all know the infamous struggle of needing a new pair of jeans and not wanting to go through the ~process~ of trying on that dreaded stack to no avail. We're here to nix your worries and help you narrow down your options before you hit the fitting room! 

    Find Your Rise:

    • Low Rise
    • Mid Rise
    • High Rise

    Find Your Wash:

    • Light Wash
    • Mid Wash
    • Dark Wash
    • Distressing

    Find Your Style

    Skinny

     A tried and true style that hugs your curves in all the right ways. These jeans will go with everything including your cozy oversized sweater! 

    Flare

    These trendy jeans are coming back in a dramatic way.  Whether slightly cropped or full length, anyone can rock them with a heel or bootie and look stylish and relaxed. 

    Boyfriend

    You already have your boyfriend's sweatshirt so why not take his jean style too? Be comfy and cute with these relaxed fitting jeans! Bring them up high waisted and cinch with a belt for an extra dose of adorable.

    Cropped

    Sometimes jeans are too long and sometimes you simply want to show off your high top sneaks-- which is why cropped jeans will be your new BFF. This abbreviated length can be fitted skinny, boyfriend, or flared so be on the lookout for a shorter version of your favorite style.

    Raw Hem

    Add a bohemian flare to your denim with a raw hem! You can determine how distressed you want your look to be by choosing between a few loose threads or a full frayed hem. 

    The easiest way to find which style your prefer is to try them and with our denim experts' help, we guarantee you'll be able to go home with a new pair! Drop in or give us a call ahead of time so we can start pulling options to be ready for you when you arrive!

    BONUS: For the month of September, we're giving you 20% off* all jeans including an additional 20% off sale jeans! 

     

    *Denim discounts apply to denim jeans bottoms only. Discount only valid September 1st through September 30th. Discount cannot be used retroactively. Discount cannot be combined with other sales and coupons.

    Bella Mia's Internship Experience Written by Jenna Boulter

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    Hi, I'm Jenna! I am a senior at Central Michigan University majoring in Fashion Merchandising and minoring in Journalism. I got the amazing opportunity to have my summer internship at Bella Mia.

    Bella Mia is an amazing company to work for where they truly help you learn and pick up on what your strengths are and further develop those strengths. The entire staff was friendly, welcoming and helpful to me throughout my time as an intern. For my summer internship I had to complete 10 different learning objectives where I worked closely with Bella Mia’s social media manager, Emily, learning the ins and outs of all things social media.

    Emily really helped me learn what it takes and the time and effort needed to create a brands image online. I got to do things such as create and execute weekly Instagram posts for both stores, execute multiple Instagram stories, create blog ideas and help with the execution of Bella Mia’s blog. Some of my favorite things I had the opportunity to do at Bella Mia is assisting with two Bella Mia photoshoots, Summer 2018 lookbook and Fall 2018 back to school. I was able to be a co-photographer in these two shoots.

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    Another favorite experience was working with both Sarah and Arlette and helping with their tasks of window displays and store merchandising. It was so beneficial to me to learn from them and be able to have hands on experience merchandising Bella Mia and Dressed-up. Getting to work at Bella Mia’s events and help prepare for them throughout the summer was also a favorite of mine. Everyday at Bella Mia is fun and upbeat, I truly enjoyed coming each day I was there.

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    I am so grateful I had the opportunity to learn from amazing and strong women at Bella Mia. The memories and lessons I have from my internship there I will carry with me to school and in my future.