The Best (of Bella Styles) 2013


With the end of the year closing tomorrow comes a self reflection of the past 12 months of fashion for me in 2013. I have shared many top trends, fashion advice and celeb re-creations. I personally feel that I came up with some great outfit posts this year and after flipping through many of my blogs, below are the top ones that stood out to me. Under each pic I’m including that particular blog link highlighted in pink so that the clothing info can be found there:


I started 2013 by appearing on CBS “Virginia This Morning” to host a segment on “New Years Eve Fashion”


Later in January myself and other curvy bloggers did a style-off using the black & white graphic print trend dress by Asos


Me and Fantasia wearing the same dress


Myself and singers Ashanti, Kandi Burress and reality star Brooke wearing the Check Print Dress Trend


Kelly Price wearing the same IGIGI dress on the “R & B Divas Reunion Show” as I wore to New York Fashion Week


Me showing how to replicate the Stella McCartney Illusion Dress Look for plus-sizes101_6072

Me rocking this beautiful number from Chic and Curvy Boutique at the Bloomingdales Event in NYC for Full Figured Fashion Week


My feature in the June issue of Richmond Magazine


Wearing IGIGI for a photoshoot in Baltimore back in July


Wearing a Chic and Curvy Boutique gown similar to LaLa’s to host an event


Showing style versatility in the Phillip Lim for Target Boom Sweatshirt


Rocking Just My Size for their Fashion Fridays Campaign


Debuting my bob haircut last month in the faux leather shorts trend


I cut my hair even shorter mid-November and had a Transformation Tuesday in a Chic and Curvy Faux-Leather Ruffle Dress


Last but not least, I got yall ready for the holidays in the color of the moment, a burgundy faux-leather peplum dress also from Chic and Curvy Boutique


October 18, 2013- Announced as the Fall 2013 Guest Stylist for Just My Size

September 3, 2013-  Guest on CBS “Virginia This Morning” for a segment on ‘Back To School Fashion’. Interviewed by Jessica Noll

  • September 1, 2013- Interviewed celeb nail tech, Naja Rickette, of WeTv’s reality show, “LA Hair” and styled her for “Plus Night Out”

July 25, 2013- Featured in the “Blogger Picks” section on the Posh Shoppe website

July 20, 2013- Judge/Panelist for the Plus Night Out Model Search at Ashley Stewart in Bowie, Maryland

June/July 2013- Worked with the Vivica Fox Hair Company reviewing their Brazilian and Remi Hair Weaves

  • June 7, 2013- Announced as a member of the 2013 Fashion Front for Full Figured Fashion Week®
  • June 2013- Featured in a spotlight article on Plus-Size Fashion for Richmond Magazine
  • May 26, 2013- Announced as a special guest panelist for the Curves Rock Fashion Weekend in July 2013 alongside MTV’s Tionna Smalls, Liris Crosse, Shanda Freeman and many more.
  • May 20, 2013- Featured in Lane Bryant’s Fashion Style Off for Full Figured Fashion Week
  • May 11, 2013- Featured by Ashley Stewart to style a dress for Mother’s Day
  • April 20, 2013- Interviewed (in-person) the BET  “Sunday Best” Winner and cast member of the stageplay, “Love Lies”, Crystal  Aikin
  • April 1, 2013- Nominated by Fashion Awards MD as a Media Member (Blogger/Journalist) of the Year
  • March 30, 2013- Spotlight feature on RVA Fashion Bloggers Website
  • February 7, 2013-Upon invitation, I attended the Tadashi Shoji Fall 2013 Runway Show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York City at Lincoln Center
  • January 4, 2013- Interviewed on CBS “Virginia This Morning” by Cheryl Miller for a segment on “New Year, New You Fashions”. Styled four models in Spring 2013 trends and wedding attire

FFFW 2013 Fashion Collage

Color Coded 2013 Collage

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