The Best Part of Blogging!

If you are thinking about starting a blog, you totally should! I have been blogging consistently for a year now and I love it. Personally, for me blogging is my creative outlet, I get to create content and tell my story in fact, any story I want.

Why You Should Start a Blog This Year!

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Why I love blogging

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If you don’t know my day job is I’m a casting director at Good Faith Casting in Arizona and LA. A casting director’s job is to find the right talent for auditions and present the best actors to the director or client. What most people don’t know is that casting directors don’t get the final say on who should be cast. While I love casting I don’t get to make those creative decisions and that was a big reason why I wanted to create my own blog.

Like I said blogging became my creative outlet. It was something that I could do and control, yes I know I’m totally a control freak and probably why I could never be an actor! Blogging is more than taking pretty photos, it’s about telling a story. That story can be used to help others or just a place to vent.

Also blogging is a great way to meet new people and make new friendships. I think we can all agree as an adult making friends is so hard so it’s nice that the blogging community has been really welcoming to me.

Finally, the best part of blogging is you can blog ANYWHERE. Not many jobs or hobbies allow this kind of flexibility. I have had some great collaborations while I travel too. I am able to pitch to companies all across the US, which is really exciting.

Blogging is what you make of it. If you put in the work you can really grow your blog fast or it can be the escape people are looking for. Again if you have ever thought of starting a blog or youtube channel, just start! I really wish I had started sooner, not only is it fun but you make friends and have a creative outlet.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

 

Bloopers of 2019 – Fashion Blogger Edition

Social media, especially Instagram has become a highlight reel. This means people not only will post the most perfect photos but a lot of work goes into creating these “sets” or “allusions”.

I’m not here judging anyone, trust me I get it and I’m 100% guilty of staging or taking a million photos just to get the perfect shot. But I want to stay humble and show the reality of some photos and that life isn’t always picture perfect. So enjoy some of my blog bloopers of 2019!

  1. Hangry blogger. The running joke between my sister and I, is that she won’t feed me “the blogger” till we get the shot. Once I eat I get sleepy so we will shoot a ton of content then eat once it’s all done.

2. When the background doesn’t always go as planned.

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-this photo was a hard one to get the shoot because it was crazy humid in a black leather dress plus we had to wait for the crosswalk say walk then run into the middle of the street take a few photos and then run back!

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-Had the idea to take cute farmhouse winery photos only to realize the outhouse was literally pointing at me!

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3. Half the photos I take my eyes are always closed!

4. Having long hair and dealing with crazy Arizona heat or Washington DC humidity is always a mess.

5. Forgot to smile for the camera

Here are a few more random bloopers from the year!

Bella Hibbs Fashion blogger bloopers

Bella Hibbs food blogger bloopers

-Not allowed to eat the food till after we get the photo!

Bella Hibbs Fashion blogger blooper looks

Funny blogger bloopers

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– Tried to take a blogger “fall leaf photo”, defiantly was a fail!

Blogger dog fail photo

Last but not least, my favorite photo with Marley! He does not like taking photos or videos. I swear as soon as he see’s a camera he turns his head but instead he gave us a very sassy look for this photo!

I love going through and seeing all the bloopers, and it’s a good reminder that life is not picture perfect. But I guess the more photos you take the better chances you will get just the right shot. I hope you all enjoy the rest of 2019 and I will see you in 2020.

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

 

Easy Thanksgiving Outfits For Women 2019

Well, Halloween is officially over and in my mind, that means the holidays begin! Thanksgiving is very late this year, November 28th which means after Thanksgiving it will be less than 30 days before Christmas. I’m sharing 5 Thanksgiving outfits for women with a mix of casual and dressy options for your upcoming family dinners. As always I try to find outfits that are very affordable from places like Target, Amazon, Shein, and Walmart! Comment down below your favorite outfit.

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Fall fashion outfit for thanksgiving dinner

Outfit #2

Fall outfit for women

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Outfit #4 

Thanksgiving womens outfit fashion for the fall dess

Outfit #5

What to wear to thanksgiving dinner for women fashion fall

Here are a couple bonus outfits! HM has lots of sweaters that can be paired with mini skirts or skinny jeans to add a chic look this Thanksgiving!

Pink Sweater

Green Sweater

White Sweater

Sweaters

Fall sweater and boot flat lay for the fall

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

I hope you all have an amazing time on Thanksgiving! Enjoy lots of food and family time.

XoXo

Bella Hibbs

Express Fall Try-On Haul 2019

Fall is just around the corner well at least everywhere except Arizona. Arizona is still 110 degrees outside but hopefully, soon the weather will cool down. Express already has so many great fall clothes that you can stock up on! I am very ready for sweaters, over the knee boots and fall colors! Check out 6 women’s fall outfits from Express.

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Outfit #1

Fall fashion outfit from Express sweater with mini skirt

Outfit #2

Fall work outfit from Express, workwear

Outfit #3

Fall fashion outfit from Express sweater with mini skirt

Outfit #4

Fall mini skirt outfit from Express with hunter green mini skirt

Outfit #5

Fall bodysuit tucked into jeans from Express

Outfit #6

Fall rust orange sweater from Express 2019

Halloween Couple Costume Ideas 2019

Have you started thinking about what you are going to be for Halloween? Well, it’s never to early to start. Halloween is just right around the corner and this holiday is my jam! Every year my husband and I dress up and enjoy fun Halloween festivities.  So I thought I would share some of the fun couples costumes ideas that we have done in the past. Hopefully, some of these costumes will give you an idea of what you want to be this year.

I had to dig up some old photos (we have been together 9 years and some of these photos are old so please forgive the quality).

  1. 50’s Couple Costume

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2. Fred and Daphane from Scooby-Doo

 

3. Kissing the War Goodbye- Sailor and Nurse costume

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4. Dentist and Tooth Fairy Costume

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5. Dalmatian and Firefighter Costume.

I was supposed to be a dalmatian and Rob was a firefighter but a lot of people thought I was a cow!

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6. Vampire

I am a big fan of True Blood and Vampire Diaries so we had to do a simple vampire costume, I mean come on it’s a classic.

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Now the real question is what should Rob and I be for Halloween this year? Comment down below with any ideas.

SUMMER OUTFIT: Off The Shoulder Women’s Fashion Outfit + White Jeans

White jeans fashion outfit

Womens summer fashion style

Summer blue off the shoulder top

Off the shoulder Summer fashion top

Full summer fashion outfit off the shoulder top

Summer casual outfti off the shoulder top with white jeans

Even though it’s August it’s still 105 degrees in Arizona so no fall outfits yet.  I’m still in full summer fashion mood. I am loving off the shoulder tops this summer! They are still causal for work but can be dressed up to go out with friends. When shopping for outfits I’m always looking for tops is that are lightweight material. Arizona is too hot for heavy or thick fabrics. I can’t wait for the weather to cool down but Arizona will be pretty hot for another month or so.

Comment down below if you like off the shoulder tops?

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

 

Hornblower Champagne Brunch Cruise

Looking for something fun and unique to do in Newport Beach California? Then this blog post is for you! This past weekend I was in California for a wedding and we decided to stay an extra day to explore Newport Beach area. My sister found the Hornblower Cruise and they have a Champagne brunch cruise on Saturdays! First off I love brunch, and champagne so I was already in love with this idea. You do have to get tickets online in advance. Your ticket includes a 2-hour cruise around the harbor, unlimited champagne, live solo jazz player, brunch buffet and amazing views.

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You are first greeted onto the ship with your choice of a glass of champagne or apple cider. They then will take your party to your table. Most of the tables are near a window so you get a beautiful view of the bay area. Once boarding is completed and everyone has found their tables brunch is promptly served.

Champagne brunch cruise review by travel blogger bella hibbs Hornblower Newport beach

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Hornblower cruise brunch food

The brunch spread was beautiful and delicious. Hornblower brunch cruise offered a huge selection of freshly cooked food.  The breakfast hot entrees were in warming dishes, that ranged from scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, and french toast.  They also have some lunch items, like salad, pasta salad, shrimp and carved turkey or ham. Plus they have fresh fruit and lots of delicious treats. I was so impressed with the quality of the food, everything really tasted amazing. During the whole cruise experience, you will listen to live light jazz music that really sets the ambiance.

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Champagne brunch cruise on Hornblower reviewed by travel blogger bella hibbs on the top deck with friends

Go up early to the top deck and enjoy the amazing views while everyone else is still eating, you will get the whole deck to yourself. The Hornblower champagne brunch offers unlimited champagne but if you want to order mixed drinks or wine there is a bar you can order from.  Also if you knock on the captions door you can ask to get a photo in the captions seat and chat with the caption. Being on the top desk is so much fun! It’s nice to enjoy the beautiful California weather, sip on champagne and be with family.

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A few things you should bring with you on your cruise is sunscreen especially when you’re on the top deck. A light jacket, it can get chilly with the wind, along with sunglasses, even if it’s cloudy it can be very bright. I went in June and even though there is June gloom, around noon the clouds disappear.

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Overall I would highly recommend doing the Hornblower’s Champagne brunch cruise. I will defiantly be going back to try the dinner cruise. If you are not a local to Newport Beach, CA don’t worry Hornblower Cruises have eight locations ranging from San Diego, San Fransico to New York, check out all eight locations! Be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram to see upcoming events. They offer a lot of fun holiday events that look like a blast. It’s perfect for a group of friends or a romantic couple. I can’t express how much fun this cruise is plus how unique this experience was!

Photography by Jordan Hibbs Photography

The Hornblower Cruises graciously hosted us, but as always, opinions expressed on Hibbs Life & Style are independent and comprehensive. Bella Hibbs is the founder and CEO of Hibbs Life & Style and holds a degree in Hospitality and Tourism with a specialization in hotel management.

Resort Wear Romper For the Summer

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Tropical summer romper for women 2019

Well, it’s officially summer, schools out and the temps are starting to rise! I’m going to California in a couple of weeks and started shopping for fun beach/resort wear. I found this tropical print romper at Nordstrom. So I’ll be honest I have a love-hate relationship with rompers. Ladies you all know what I’m talking about because while it’s nice to have the freedom of shorts to move around without being exposed, but then when you go to the bathroom you have to basically take the whole outfit off to use the restroom.

But this romper was so cute and such a fun print I still went for it! It’s a great material, not very thick that you will not sweat and it has pockets! This looks like a dress because of the frill at the bottom but I promise it’s a romper.

I have rounded up some other fun rompers and resort style dresses that you can check out for all your summer vacation needs! I hope you all have a great summer comment below if you have any vacation plans.

Old Navy Summer Try-On Haul

Old Navy has definitely stepped up their game! They have the cutest summer arrivals that I can’t wait to share with you all. I won’t list exact prices for each item because Old Navy is always running some kind of promotion so most times you get a discount no matter what.

If you follow me on Instagram you know I love wearing bright colors so a lot of the items I picked are bright fun patterns that will look great for summer! Since I live in Arizona I also look for clothes that are a nice light material that won’t cause a lot of sweating. Arizona summers are no joke.

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Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session shorts

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Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session red dress

Outfit #5

Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session resort dress

Outfit #6

Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session white jeanst

Outfit #7

Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session graphic tee with Jeanst

Outfit #8 – This swimsuit comes in a total of 4 colors. I do size up in one pieces, I have a long torso so I went for Medium.

Outfit #9

Old Navy Summer 2019 try on session workout clothes

Outfit #10– This Leggings look just like Outdoor Voices but are only $35!

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5 Easter Outfit Ideas for Women

Check out 5 inspiring Easter outfits with dresses and casual outfits for women!

Dressy Easter Outfit #1

Floral spring or Easter Dress

Trendy Easter floral dress

 

Dressy Easter Outfit #2

Strip Easter or spring dress

Dessy Easter or spring dress 2019

 

Casual Easter Look #1

Casual easter outfit that is stylish and affordable

Casual Easter Outfit for the family

 

Casual Easter Look #2

Easter or Spring Dress for Women

Yellow Spring Wrap Dress! Great for Easter

Exact Dress

 

Dressy Easter Outfit #3- Bonus this dress comes in lots of different colors!

Spring pruple dress great for Easter

Lavender Spring Dress Under $100

 

No matter how you celebrate Easter you will look stunning in any of these 5 Easter looks! As you can see I’m really feeling the lavender color this spring/Easter season and it’s a big hit. Also, all these dresses are under $100! Comment below your favorite spring colors.