Hello & Good morning!

I'm so sorry for my lack of pictures. Things have just been getting sort of hectic around here and I keep pushing the blog off to the end. I promise that I'm going to get some pictures up within the next couple of hours. Besides, I think my earrings might be coming in today! :)

Anyway, I wanted to give you all my prediction for the top four of the World Cup. I think it will be:

1. Argentina
2. The Netherlands
3. Spain
4. Uruguay

What do you guys think?

Anyway, I have to go to work now! I will chat and put some more stuff up later!

xoxo, Bella

PS - did you notice the "time travel" section in the sidebar? I'm going to start posting some of that stuff this week to! Hope you will enjoy it!




They'll most definitely advance to the semi finals because, no offense, Paraguay does not stand a chance! I am so happy!!!



I just wanted to share this trailer for the movie Never Let Me Go with you guys.  I think it looks absolutely fantastic and I can't wait to see it! I want to read the book first, though. It's starring Carey Mulligan, Keira Knightley, the guy who played Fred Weasley and the teenager from Lions for Lambs (I don't know their names, sorry).

And, it must be said, that the little girl in this movie is absolutely stunning!


Oh, this has been quite a morning!  I started off with my usual coffee (cappuchino this time, not a latte) and watched the soccer game, England versus Germany.  I was rooting for Germany and, after a splendid game, they won 4-1, making this the biggest loss England has ever experienced in World Cup history.  England was, unfortunately, robbed of one goal, but it wouldn't have made any difference.  It is sort of sad to see England go home so early, though.  Both these teams are very good teams, and they are teams you would expect to see in the quarter/semifinals.  I suppose this has just been a WC of embarassments: Australia, North Korea, France, Italy, and now England.  A lot of the usual powerhouses are going home early.  I didn't expect England to win, but it would have been nice to see them advance a little further.  It was just unfortunate that these two teams had to meet early in the competition.  But alas!  I am happy that Germany won and congratulations to them!  I have a feeling they will be winning the WC this year and if they do, it will undoubtedly be deserved.

Argentina will be playing Mexico in a little bit, and I have no doubts that Argentina will win.

But enough about soccer (I'm a big soccer enthusiast, if you couldn't tell ;)).  I finally got an idea for what to do with my shirt that my mom accidentally ripped while ironing.  It's going to be a suprise, though, and I have to hit up a fabric store ASAP.  All I know is that it's going to look great!  I can't wait to show you guys.

In other news, my mom has okayed me buying a dress form for my room.  I'm really excited for that and I'll probably order it later in the week.  Also, I have a picture of a new pair of shoes my mom gave me to show you.  I'll have that up in a bit!

xoxo, Bella

PS - I have new features for this blog currently in the works.  They'll be up within the next week or so, so just give me some time.  I'm spicing up the blog for you guys :D


i never should have asked for black leather

I just got these from Urban Outfitters.  The bag was $ 68.00, which isn't bad considering it's very versatile and I'll get a lot of use out of it year round.  The jacket was originally $ 138.00 but I got it on sale for $10!!!  I couldn't believe my luck!  I've been looking for the perfect leather jacket for ages.  I don't know if you know this, but it's actually really hard to find a good leather jacket.  But I finally found mine.  It's good quality and it was dirt cheap (this is why I love the sale rack)!  I like how to sleeves are half leather and half cotton.  It makes the jacket even more interesting than it already is.  The great thing about this jacket is that you can really dress it up or just wear it casual.  I mean, how great would it look over a white lace dress (which I found online, by the way, and I am waiting for it to become available in my size.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!).  On the flip side, you can totally wear this everyday over jeans or leggings.  It's honestly perfect.  I'm really so happy with my jacket and bag!  And you can never have enough leather, right? ;)



They will now play Portugal on Tuesday at 2:00!  So excited and happy!!!


God morgon!

Some Swedish for you there :)  Today's the big day!  Spain vs. Chile everyone at 8:30 South African Time (that's 2:30 for me, over here on the East Coast).  Will you be watching?  I sure will!  I'm confident that Spain will move on though, so no worries there :D

I was thinking, though, and I think I really want to purchase a dress form for my room, this way I can take pictures of all the things I have been wasting my money on.  I've always wanted one anyway.  What do you think?  I mean, as the blog gets more followers, I'll obviously start posting pictures of myself, but it's kind of pointless to do that now because no one is following yet.  BUT PATIENCE!  I'm sure they will come.  :)

I have pictures for you guys to!  I want to show you some of the things I recently bought.  I hope you'll like them as much as I do.

Anyway, I am off to work!  Casual Friday, so I am wearing jeans and the most fabulous vest ever (I'll post a picture up later).

Tootles, cats!



Hey, guys!

Final post of the night, I promise.

Tomorrow, I'm going to start posting my fashion stuff (there are a few things I want to show you guys).  I would have posted them today, but between work, my mood, and my mother's birthday, I was kind of busy.

So, stay tuned!  I'm excited to show you guys haha so hopefully you are as excited as I am!


Bella is signing off.

PS - don't forget to follow me on twitter!  link is in the sidebar!


I need it to be tomorrow right now.


Uffa, what a day!

I'll start from the beginning.  My mother woke me up at 8:15 for work, even though work doesn't start at 10:00.  My mother, you see, has very specific tactics for getting a person out of bed.  Her methods?  Scream.  Loudly.  Normally, I wake up at 8:30/8:45ish.  I understand that complaining about fifteen minutes makes me sound like a complete and utter bitch, but, hey, fifteen minutes is sometimes necessary.  This is coming from someone who woke up at 5:30 everyday to go to school, so I've paid my dues and I've earned those fifteen minutes.

Anyway, my day.

Alright, so I'm up.  Make a latte.  Read a little.  Get dressed.  Off to work.

Work has to be the biggest pain in the ass ever.  It sucks that I get paid well, otherwise I would have no reason to drag myself to the office everyday and slave around for everyone else.  I can't even say I hate work because it gives me an excuse to get out of the house.  There is nothing I hate more than being stuck inside the house for more than an hour.  My tasks at work are fairly simple but extremely annoying.  I make appointments, file papers, write letters, make wills/powers of attorneys/other legal documents, send mail, get coffee, answer the phone, etc.  Lately, some tax thing came up and my boss wants to inform all his clients about it.  This is murder in some form, I assure you.  I have to make letters and envelopes for every single one of my boss' clients and, trust me, there are a shitload.  Today's total: 68 letters.  I thought I was going to kill myself, I kid you not.  Not to mention, I'm also retarded because only I can manage to cut my lip licking an envelope.  But that's not even the worst part about letters.  After you make the letter, you have to file a copy.  Filing is balls.  It's torture.  For any of you who have filed papers at some point in your life, I'm sure you feel my pain.

The worst part, however, came when I realized that I couldn't watch the soccer game because of work.  Thank God for twitter is all I can say!  Lucky for me, I get updates straight to my phone, although, I might have been better off not getting anything because Italy lost.  Really, Italy?  Champions of the world and you can't even make it past the first round.  World class my ass.  I'm honestly really pissed off about that.  No offense to Paraguay or anything, but how the hell did they manage to move on?!  And Slovakia?  Goddamn.  Do they even have soccer stadiums in these countries?  Okay, that was mean, but you get my frustration!  Italy played like crap, in all honesty, and they honestly don't deserve to move on.  I really hope the Italians throw tomatoes at them when they get home.  It really is so embarassing.  And, not to mention, I'm sh*tting bullets for the Spain game tomorrow!  Spain has my heart as far as soccer goes and, even though I think they have the potential to beat Chile, Chile has been doing really well while Spain has only been doing okay.  It's so nervewracking and I really don't want to wait to see the game.  I want to know now!  I'm literally going to be dying at work as I wait for 2:30 to roll around.  Do I think Spain will win the World Cup?  Honestly, no.  I'd love it if they did, but I think either Argentina, Germany, or Brazil (ew) are going to claim the gold this year.

Today is also my mother's birthday.  I won't reveal her age though (hehe).  I got her a bottle of Bulgari perfume (it's called Blue II, I think) and a bracelet.  I told my dad to bring home some cake and pastries for her, and he said he would.  I have yet to give her her gift though.  As far as she's concerned, she didn't get anything.  Sneaky, sneaky me.  :)  Of course, she's know using her birthday as an excuse for me to iron the clothes and clean the house.  This would be, according to her, a "birthday gift."  Pfffffffft.  Yeah, okay, mom.  I'll do it this time, just because I'm feeling extra sugery nice today (that's a lie, by the way; I'm really not). 

On the plus side, my jeans feel like a canoe on me.  They are super loose!  Hoorah!  That's always good news...to me, anyway.

Anyway, I am off to slave around the house!  And I'm curious to know: are you World Cup fans?  Who are you rooting for?

au revoir for now,