Looking “Y’allsome” in New York

I am constantly running around the city, especially on the weekends. This weekend I decided to go out and about in a more casual look. I absolutely love rocking our Cori sweatshirt with the faux, python-printed leather detail.  It so comfortable and not too heavy! As the temperature starts to drop, our Cori sweatshirt is the perfect piece to stay warm, yet stylish, in. This comfy sweatshirt I am constantly throwing on with jeans or in this case our Oliver Skirt. I adore our Oliver skirt because it is so easy to dress up or dress down, and it can be worn all year around. While I decided to rock it with our Cori sweatshirt, I love the way Lola Boutique just paired it with a simple white tee. The Oliver skirt is so versatile and has become such an essential basic in my wardrobe! Whether you are going to work, out to grab drinks with friends, or just bopping around the city like me, the Oliver skirt is absolutely perfect to throw on!
This weekend got pretty windy; my Y’allsome baseball cap was the perfect way to keep my hair out of my face, while also dressing down my look. The cap brings a casual, sporty look to my outfit, and it also supports a great cause. Y’allsome was started by my incredible cousin Craig. Craig is from the South (like me) but has spent the past 9 years in New York and now LA. While in LA, he had this fabulous idea to create a clothing company that allowed him to give back to his home, the South. Y’allsome products are created by businesses in the South, and 15% of sales is donated to their partner, Adoption Discovery, in Atlanta. The t-shirts and hats are absolutely yallsome and supporting an incredible cause with each purchase is even more yallsome! So proud of my cousin!!
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photographed by: Robert Clyde Grima 

Outfit Details: Top: Hunter Bell Cori Sweatshirt | Shoes: Prada (no longer available) | Handbag: Alexander Wang | Skirt: Hunter Bell Oliver Skirt | Hat: Y’allsome 

This Oliver skirt can be found at the following stores:
Randy’s Closet
Two Fifty Two Boutique: http://twofiftytwoboutique.com
The Cori sweatshirt can be found at the following stores:

Kicking Off Fall w/ Our Keller Skirt

It’s an amazing time to be in New York City and my favorite time of year. The leaves on the trees are changing; the weather starts cooling down, and all of the department stores start working on unveiling their festive, holiday window displays. Last weekend, I cabbed it over to Brooklyn to hang out with my favorite photographer Robert Clyde Grima. I’m shy in front of the camera, but Rob manages to make me feel confident, which I need! One of my favorite Fall HB pieces, the Keller skirt, can be found at the following stores: Filling’s Ladies Shop; Studio Soho, Elle, Wardrobe, Aria, Effie’s, Kane, Lukka, Lola, Companions, Me Too.

I decided to be a little casual, yet put together for running around Brooklyn with Rob. I paired the skirt with our Fall Taite Top and my new, favorite shoes from Freda Salvador. Our Taite Top, seen here, is piped at the neckline with black leather; the front is solid silk with jersey sleeves with a flowy back. In my opinion, the Taite Top is a perfect update to a casual t-shirt. Visit the following stores to pick up the Taite: ShopBuru and French Cuff 

I accessorized with my J. Crew hat I bought to rock in Paris this month…I’ll be flying to Europe for an inspiration trip in a few weeks. XOXO HB

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photographed by: Robert Clyde Grima 

Outfit Details: Top: Hunter Bell Taite Top | Shoes: Freda Salvador | Handbag: Alexander Wang | Bracelet: Hermes | Skirt: Hunter Bell Keller Skirt | Hat: J.Crew

A White Skirt Never Hurt Nobody…

Oh!! the Rena Skirt, yup – everyone in my office is sick of seeing me wear it. Why do I obsess over a long simple white skirt so much and feel the need to always pull this out of my closet? It’s simple, this goes with JUST about everything: it’s chic, sophisticated, on trend, cool, can be dressed up or down, and I admit…I really don’t like my legs so this little number covers that up.  The Rena Skirt was first introduced last year for our Holiday 2013 collection in electric neon pink. We sold this version so well that my team and I decided to bring the skirt back for our new Holiday 2014 collection, which once again has been a best seller.  Running around the city back and forth between meetings all day, I decided to be dressed up a bit but also comfortable, pairing my skirt with our Eve Tank. This tank is a basic for our line and we love offering throw on pieces such as this that are simply a no-brainer. The Eve Tank is a luxe jersey combined with leather, so the only downside is a dry-clean only option for keeping this “basic” in good shape.  I’m a believer in dry cleaning most of my clothes…my older sister is a mother of 3 and a real estate agent in Charlotte, NC…she wants to kill me for always designing clothes that are dry clean only, oops…who knows, maybe I’ll have a family of my own one day that inspire me to design digs that are stylish and machine washable …do I hear a  second calling? Maybe not at the moment, but I’m a believer that anything is possible:) XO, Hunter Bell

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photographed by: Robert Clyde Grima 

Outfit Details: Top: Hunter Bell Eve Tank | Shoes: Pixie Market (No longer Available) | Handbag: GUCCI | Earrings: Lionette | Necklace: David Yurman | Bracelet: DANNIJO | Skirt: Hunter Bell Rena Skirt | Sunglasses: RayBan | Watch: J-Crew

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A White Top = Closet Staple

My Candice Tank is about to fall apart! I wear this top too much that my dry cleaners across the street laughs at me for bringing this in just about every week to be cleaned. Everyone needs an awesome white top in their closet. I’m just shocked I haven’t designed MORE white tops. For a rooftop party in Manhattan I decided to pair this Candice Tank which can be easily dressed up or dressed down. For this occasion I opted for a more casual look with denim shorts. I’ve had these shorts since college, thank goodness I still fit into these babies. SHOCKED! Pair this top with with just about anything in your closet and wear year round! XO, Hunter Bell

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photographed by: Robert Clyde Grima 

Outfit Details: Top: Hunter Bell Candice Tank  | Shoes: TOPSHOP (No longer Available) | Handbag: GUCCI | Earrings: Deepa Gurnani | Bracelet: David Yurman | Bracelet: DANNIJO | Shorts: Levis (No longer Available) | Sunglasses: RayBan

Romp Around Town….

When I started designing my Summer 14 collection I knew I wanted a strapless ROMPER to wear around the city! Paul and I travel a lot and there is nothing better than packing an easy romper or jumpsuit to dress up or dress down. We named our romper “Leah” after our good friend Leah Norwood owner of the insanely cool boutique Mosaic. Mosaic is one of the best kept secrets in South Carolina and I’m proud to say our line is hanging next to brands such as Derek Lam, Malene Birger and Elizabeth and James. I decided to dress up my “little Leah” for a date night pairing the black and white stripes with a classic black blazer, edgy heels and a cool earring! As I was running out the door I grabbed a little black belt to accentuate the waist. See ladies…short girls CAN wear anything! Thank you Leah for being such an inspiration to us at Hunter Bell! We LOVE your store and so happy to include you in our Summer 2014 collection! Hugs to you! XO Hunter

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photographed by: Robert Clyde Grima 

Outfit Details: Leah Romper by Hunter Bell | Shoes: PRADA (no longer available)  | Handbag: Alexander Wang | Earrings: Deepa Gurnani | Belt: J.Crew  | Watch: J.Crew | Blazer: Zara (one similar) | Lipstick: MAC (Lady Danger is the color)