The Kinney Venice Beach Hotel in Venice, California

The Kinney Venice Beach Hotel in Venice, California

Welcome back, friends! Summer is no doubt my favorite time of the year, and while the season is ending soon, I'm eager to share every bit of fun that happened over the last few months. During the summer season, there's usually the occasional opportunity to travel, and this year, I lucked out with the chance to take a quick trip to Venice, California. The Kinney Venice Beach kindly hosted my stay, and it was an incredibly comfortable and fun place to crash at the end of a jam-packed schedule. With easy access to popular sites like Venice Beach, Abbot Kinney Boulevard, Santa Monica Beach, and Marina del Rey, the colorful rooms, and the fun amenities, it's safe to say I fell in love with the place pretty quickly. Scroll below to see more about this hotel!

An Inside Look at Sarah's Sweet 21st Birthday Party

the balloon bar 21st birthday party

Wow, what a crazy, fun few months it has been! How has time passed this quickly?! It's been one busy summer of interning and traveling, but it's also been way too long being away from all of you wonderful friends. Now that I'm finally easing into a new school year schedule, it's time to get The Bella Insider up and running again! It is a joy being up on the site, and it only seemed right to come back by sharing one of the most fun experiences I had this summer: a sweet 21st Birthday Party at Kellie's Baking Co. for a watercolor cookie decorating party! 

How To Get Beachy Waves on Medium Length Hair

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easy messy beach waves on medium length hair

Shorter hair has been quite the experience for me! There are some days where I just love it, and there are other days where I wish I could hide it in a ponytail! After experimenting for the past couple months, I discovered that messy, beachy waves are my favorite way to style my new medium length hair. Fortunately, it also doesn't take very long either! With just fifteen minutes and the help of some great hair products and tools from ProBeautyBuys.com, I'm left with easy, beachy waves, and the style lasts for up to three days with a few tricks! Let's get started!

My Favorite Way to Wear a Statement Midi Skirt


There are some pieces of clothing I come across that are just..."out there". Pieces that seem just so fun for one-time wear (probably for some kind of themed costume event), then never show up to see the light of day again. Exhibit A: this flamingo printed skirt. At first glance, it seemed a bit too costume-y and flamboyant, but when I thought about it some more, my heart just told me I had to have it. I love the challenge of making a fun, "out there" piece feel more wearable for the every day gal like myself. Here's how I did it with this skirt!

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Flouncy Floral Dress at Grizzelda's


The end of the school year is here, and for many, that means lots of festivities, including graduation parties, weddings, and end-of-the-year get-togethers. There are few dresses that make me really feel like "me", but boy, this one sure does it! Flouncy and feminine, this $45 floral printed dress is exactly what I've been looking for in a go-to dress for all the upcoming celebrations this season.

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