Small Girl, Big World

My mind never seems to rest with all the ideas and plans that swirl in my head. So much to do, so much to explore…where do I start? It seems daunting to be my age and trying to decide where to take my life. I am not fitting the cookie cutter example of what I should probably be doing, but I don’t care because I am what I am.  ❤

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

The things I know so far are that:

  • I like to explore new places and see familiar sights through new eyes with friends.
  • I deeply value family, friendships and above all I value myself.
  • I am okay with working long days doing what I enjoy.
  • I love to try new things even though I am probably not going to be good at it. I am very good at laughing at myself.
  • I find comfort in cooking….and eating. ❤
  • University was not for me so I dropped out…at least for now.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

I am excited to be able to take all the time I need to find out who I am and what I want to be. I know I am going to enjoy this journey. Thanks for being a part of it.

The world is too big to stay in one place and life is too short to just do one thing.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

I was elated when Links of London asked me to share their iconic Sweetie Bracelet! The Sweetie Bracelet can be customized to be perfect for “you” with fun charms. I chose three charms that meant something to me:

Tea Pot Charm: I have loved tea my whole life. I have a whole drawer at home dedicated to all my varieties of teas. Tea is my comfort drink. It seems only fitting that I get a tea pot charm for my bracelet.

Suitcase Charm: I have so many places that I want to explore, so I hope there will be a lot of packing and unpacking suitcases in my future. Each suitcase I pack will bring fun, adventures, places to explore, new friends and countless memories.

I Love New York Charm: This past summer I went on a trip with my mom to New York City and Chicago. We had the most amazing time and I will forever remember my first trip to the Big Apple.  I am certain it won’t be my last trip there.

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

A special shout-out to Braedin Toth for the amazing photos. Thanks for taking me along on your adventures.  🙂

Blogger Bella Bucchiotti of xoxoBella is sharing about her Links of London Sweetie Story bracelet and charms. #MySweetieStory

Happy Friday, friends! I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

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floral border 4Thank you to Shopping Links and Links of London for sponsoring this post. #MySweetieStory









  • Carrie Colbert

    I’m convinced your mind and energy never stop! 🙂


  • Candy Kage

    You have a get up and go attitude which shows through your work. Always impressed.

  • Kelsey H

    Such a great idea for a post! Also I LOVE the photos, sooo dang cute!

    xo Kelsey |

  • Katie Schubert

    I think it’s okay to not have everything figured out all at once. That’s what makes life interesting – figuring things out and creating your own path. You’ve got this 🙂

    Xo, Katie
    Willow + White

  • Ashley Hargrove

    Aww, I love this post so much! Such great shots too!!

  • Shelby

    These photos are so cute! I love that beanie!


  • What beautiful photos! I love this pretty peach top!

    By Lauren M​

  • Nicole Leffew

    You’re so cute Bella! Love these outdoor photos xo

  • Ruthie Ridley

    Bella, I cannot get over these images………. AMAZING!!!!

  • What beautiful photos! Your posts are always stunning!

  • Nina Rand

    Such gorgeous photos!

    xx Nina

  • Anna English

    You are the cutest. Love your mindset!

  • Oh I love your sweetie bracelet! Especially the suitcase charm, since I travel all the time. All of the charms are adorable!

  • Greta Hollar

    Such a cute bracelet! And I love this pretty sweater!

    Greta |

  • Great post! I love the story and meaning behind each charm!

    xoxo Madeline |

  • Love these photos! And such great thoughts!

  • You’re so cute, Bella. I love the meaning behind each charm on your bracelet.

  • I love the little teapot- so cute!!

    xo, Kristina

    Medicine & Manicures

  • Good for you! I wish I could go rewind back to 18 and have more wisdom! Such a beautiful website and photography!


    I love this post.It’s so hard to find the time to do everything you love. I totally understand you.

  • What a beautiful post babe! XX, Donna

  • such beautiful photography <3

  • Erin Elizabeth Beaupre

    I think you are doing GREAT for your age! Your blog is beautiful and your sense of self is gorgeous too! <3 -Erin at

  • Mollie Sheperdson

    These photos are absolutely stunning! Love that bracelet too.

    xx Mollie

  • That bracelet is cute!! I love the charms and what they mean 🙂

  • gorgeous photos, love the romantic outfit and pretty color!

  • Living the cookie cutter life is something I strayed from too. Right about college age too, I was a sophomore who dropped out, married my best friend, had a baby, and started our own business. Now 15 years later, 5 kids, 3 successful businesses under my belt and a new travel writing gig and I can honestly say I am living a life well beyond what I ever dared to dream of. So, rock on with your bad self and stay true to who you are. There will be naysayers but if you honestly follow your passions and listen to your heart, your inner compass will guide you to greatness!!!

  • Amanda K

    Love this post! Everyone moves at their own pace in life so why not enjoy what you love doing while you can? 🙂

    Amanda ||

  • Nicole Kestenbaum

    What an amazing setting for photos! Love your charm beacelet and the significant charms you chose. And don’t worry about not knowing what to do since it can lead u through a more exciting path!

  • Steph K

    Your photos are so amazing! Love the setting & cute bracelet!

    xO – Steph

  • I love exploring as well!! And cooking/eating is a great stress reliever for me .. baking esp!

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  • Lacey Anne

    OMG these photos are gorgeous! Seriously! Great post Bella!



  • Love to read and learn more about you Bella, second photo is just like from the fairytale xoxo

  • Ashwini Ambre

    Hello Bella! I know this post is not about the clothes but the charms! But could you please post more about the beautiful top? xoxo