15+ Carry-On Essentials

Spring break will be here before you know it so I came up with a list of carry-on essentials to make your flight more enjoyable. Let me know if there’s anything not on this list you would include!

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1) Travel Tote: Obviously the most important item on this list is a nice sized bag you can fit everything in. I loved the bright color of the one I picked out, and it easily attaches to a suitcase for convenient transportation.

2) Makeup Bag: If you’re carrying any makeup (I would carry a little even if you don’t plan to wear any on the flight in case your other luggage gets lost or delayed) a cosmetics case is essential to keep it from spilling. In the makeup case I would carry oil blotters, lipbalm, concealer, and facial towelettes if it’s overnight for actually using while you’re on the plane. I would also include foundation, eyeliner, mascara, and one lipstick for a backup as I stated earlier. Continue Reading

Glee Inspired Outfits

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In honor of Naya Rivera’s birthday yesterday and the final season of Glee here is how you can recreate Rachel, Quinn, and Santana’s look!

Rachel Berry

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"Glee Inspired Outfits: Rachel Berry" by styledbysteph96 on Polyvore

White Tank, Black Coat,Luxury Divas Black Over The Knee Knitted Socks,Hot Kiss Juniors Flounce Houndstooth Knit Skirt, Bow Flats

If you look on the Fashion of Glee Blog, they find the exact items each character wears in every episode. The only downside is that most of the items are designer and therefore very expensive.

Rachel has worn hounds tooth printed pieces many times on the show including the pilot, and almost always is wearing knee highs and flats.

Quinn Fabray

quinn fabray outfit ideas, glee outfits, glee fashion, dianna agron, styledbystephAlmost all of Quinn’s clothes are from Anthropologie, but again Mod Cloth is a much more affordable alternative. Quinn is definitely a girly-girl; she is almost always wearing a skirt or dress, and it’s usually in a quirky print or muted colors with a bright jacket over it.

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Zeagoo Women’s Folding Sleeve Office Blazer
, Black Heart Handbag, Oxford Heels, Lace-Trim Socks, Heart Print Top Skater Skirt

Maybe I’m biased, but I love this outfit so much! 😉 The top is actually a heart print, but from a distance it looks like polka dots which Quinn wears pretty often. I don’t normally like socks and heels but I added some with a tiny lace ruffle because I saw her wearing similar ones in multiple outfits and loved it. I would stick to a small ruffle though so it doesn’t look like kid’s socks.

Santana Lopez

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Santana’s outfits are too revealing for school in my opinion, but they are perfect for a night out! Charlotte Russe and Macys both carry a ton of body-con dresses.

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Do you watch Glee? If so, which character do you think has the best style?

Keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway coming soon! :)

-Steph

Winter Beauty Essentials

Hey guys!

Winter can be so harsh on your hair, skin, and nails so I found five-star beauty products that will help you survive the cold weather.

Also, I want to post a lot more in the Class Act section, where I post pictures of people’s outfits and recreate them, so email me your OOTDs for a chance to be featured on my blog! You can reach me at: styledbysteph@aol.com and make sure to include a link to your blog if you want me to feature it, your first name, and any other information you would like me to include in the post (e.g, the college you attend or your job). I can’t wait to see what y’all send me!

1) The Body Shop Vitamin E Intense Moisturizer

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Dry skin is probably the most common complaint in the winter. This will

2) Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

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3) L’oreal Oleo Therapy Deep Recovery Mask

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4) Nailtiques Oil Therapy

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Many people forget to take care of their nail in the winter, oil therapy and cuticle cream will keep your nail from getting brittle. Continue Reading

The Versatile Blogger Award

Thank you Daily Gee, Really Sophia, Courtenay’s Beauty Box and  Frenchtouchincebu (for the very inspiring blog nomination which has same rules) for the nomination! Make sure to check out their blogs!

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The rules:

1. Show the award on your blog.
2. Thank the person that has nominated you.
3. Share 7 different facts about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 blogs of your choice
5. Link your nominees & let them know of your nomination.

Seven Facts About Me:

1. I am currently a freshman at the University of Georgia. Go Dawgs!

2. I am majoring in General Management and minoring in Fashion Merchandising because I want to start my own online clothing store.

3. I want to study abroad at Oxford next summer. :) Continue Reading

Cute Workout Outfit Ideas

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I have my own domain now: styledbysteph96.com! I figured working out would be a popular New Year’s resolution and cute outfits will motivate you to work out more.

Let me know if you have any ideas for articles you want me to write!

Yoga

What to Avoid:

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  • loose or short shorts: You want to be able to do any position without worrying about flashing people, so stick to leggings/pants that are full length or cropped at the knee
  • thin yoga pants and/or underwear that isn’t seamless: Stick to dark yoga pants that are made of thicker materials and seamless underwear
  • v-necks, t-shirts, or too-short tops: Do some yoga poses in the dressing room or home before you go to class to make sure your shirt doesn’t ride up or show too much skin when you move around

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OOTD: Winter Beach Trip with Friends

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I just got back from a beach trip with friends and decided to share some pictures that you could use for inspiration for spring break! Make sure to check out my friend Dani’s blog here.

navy and white swim top (exact)

navy and white swim bottom (exact)

green button down (similar)

gold necklace (exact)

multi colored swim top (similar

black bikini bottom (similar)

denim top (similar)

What do you think of our swimsuits and pictures?

Make sure to leave requests for future articles below!

Winter Outfits for Your Shape: Boyish

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What is a boyish figure?

A girl with a boyish figure typically has narrow hips, a small bust, and potentially broad shoulders. Keira Knightly is a perfect example so I used her for the what to wear and what to avoid photos so you can compare.

What to Wear:

  • Dresses and skirts that are fit and flare or have a ruffle or other feminine embellishments
  • Outfits that are belted or draw attention to the waist to give an hourglass shape

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The white top and skater skirt combo will give your curvier hips and the draped top is flattering on flat-chested girls.

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Fit and Flare dresses are always flattering on boyish figures but this one has a sweet-heart neckline which looks better than a boat of off the shoulder neckline. Illusion dresses can do wonders for your body, this particular one draws attention to the waist and bust.

What to Avoid:

  • Menswear inspired clothes
  • Strapless clothes (they can make you shoulder look wider and can be annoying to wear if you don’t have much to keep the top up)
  • Boxy Clothes

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Leave requests for future articles and let me know what you think of this one!

-Steph

OOTD: The Perfect Christmas Dress

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Happy Holidays!

Here’s a quick ootd that is perfect for any holiday parties you might be attending.

Christmas OOTD, bodycon dress, styledbysteph96, outfit ideasHow cute is that dog? I owe a big thank you to my Nana for letting me use her house for these pictures!

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My dress is from Kohls and the heels are from Macys. They are both out of stock, but you can find a similar dress here and heels here.

Tweet me a picture of your holiday outfits @styledbysteph96 (or use the handy twitter widget on my sidebar) and let me know what you think of my outfit!

Leave requests for future articles below!

-Steph

All That Glitter Giveaway Winner

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Congratulations Cath from Twenty Something Style Selfie! Make sure to check out her blog! Please send my your address in a email to styledbysteph@aol.com. If you didn’t win don’t be discouraged, I’ll have more giveaways soon!

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Fashion and Beauty New Year’s Resolutions to up Your Style Game

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Here are my top fashion and beauty resolutions! Leave requests for future articles below and let me know if you are going to try any of these.

My giveaway ends Wednesday so check it out!

1) Clean Out and Organize Your Closet so You can Make the Most of What You Have

My Top Product Picks:

1) Hanger Holder

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All of my spare hangers always end up in a jumbled mess so this would be very convenient!

2) Scarf Organizer

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High Fashion Home, $14.99

This is just too cute and adds will add a  little sass and personality to your closet.

3) Multi- Tier Skirt/Pants Hanger

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Amazon,$5.89

As a college student making the most of space is crucial. I love these to hang up all of my skirts and pants; they save so much room!

If you are a pack-rat like me and have a hard time deciding what items you should keep and which ones you should get rid of try turning all of your hangers the wrong direction and whenever you wear an item turn it the right direction. After a year (or whatever time period you choose) get rid of any items that are still facing backwards.

Also, a lot of clothes don’t fit me right so I end up with a lot of items I like but that need altering so now is the perfect time to get that done! I’m going to try to avoid buying clothes that need altering this year unless they are for a special event but that is easier said than done since I am so petite. Continue Reading