Stephanie's Christmas Wish List

I have some products I've been eyeballing that have definitely graduated to my Official Christmas List. I always think of Christmas as setting up for a solid new year. You gotta start strong, right?

Instead of staring at my pores for an hour every night wonderying why they aren't smaller and cleaner, here begins some product experimentation. After some research, I pulled up Perricone MD Vitamin C Serum, Pore Minimizer and Treatment to help me achieve brighter, cleaner, more refined skin.

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Victoria's Holiday Wishlist

via Tis Is Style

I'm curious—do you still make a holiday wishlist? I have great memories of making a list with my two older sisters to send to Santa when I was younger. We would always ask for the most ridiculous presents, partially to tease my parents and partially because we had the smallest hope that we might find that gift under the tree.

I still make wishlists, not because I send them to my family or friends but because it's always helpful to have a few ideas. I know that it's always helpful when my roommate or sister know exactly what they need or want, whether it's the holiday season or their birthday. 

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12 Cute Travel Items For The Holidays

via The Bag House

Getting ready for the long journey home has always been one of my favorite parts of the fall semester. The anticipation of seeing my friends and family, eating good food and sleeping in my comfy queen-size bed all seem that much closer as I gear up for a nine-hour bus ride home. Yet, this year as I start to pack up and fold my things into my bag, I have to admit that I am a little disheartened by the state of my luggage. My blasé black duffle bag couldn't look any sadder or less stylish with its monotoned design. That is why this post is ode to cute duffle bags, passport cases and luggage tags... 

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Style Crush: Annabelle of VivaLuxury

Having such a busy schedule it is hard to go and just search for the perfect outfit for your occasion, so I lately I have turned to style/lifestyle blogs to do the work for me. Right now, I am style-crushing on Annabelle of VivaLuxury. A big reason why I follow her is that she links to everything she is wearing, from the outfits to the jewelry to the shoes. There are so many style bloggers out there and everybody has their own preference but let me convince you that VivaLuxury is a must read!

via VivaLuxury


Imagine trendy, classy and edgy all in one. What I really like about Annabelle is that all her outfits are cohesive from the outfit to the jewelry to the makeup. Oh and not to mention that she recently got to collaborate with Diane Von Furstenburg to create a wrap dress (shown below)!

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Stylish Winter Coats To Keep You Warm This Season

As we all try to brave this arctic weather and stay safe, a sturdy and stylish winter coat is a complete necessity. Here are some coats to consider in the coldest of months.

P U F F E R  C O A T

A puffer coat is the right type of coat to be wearing in the cold. To make a down puffer coat stylish, always make sure it fits you well! Proportion is very important for these types of coats. A dark, long coat like this one from Happily Grey is not only fitted, has a bit of shine for a cool spin. Remember to invest in a good puffer coat! The price tag is there for a reason, and staying warm is of utmost importance.

via Happily Grey

via Jet Set Justine

W O O L / P E A  C O A T

Because it’s so cold, I always prefer a looser, cape style coat so I can layer underneath. Try a bell-shaped or cocoon coat for a feminine and flattering alternative and take it up a notch with an animal print coat.

via To Vogue Or Bust

via Atlantic-Pacific

via Stella Wants To Die

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Fall Flannel Style Inspiration

via With Love From Kat

Pumpkins, leaves falling and changing colors are what come to mind when I think of fall but a trend that always seems to pop up are flannels! One of my favorite things about fall is being able to wear flannels! They're super cozy and comfortable but also stylish. In addition, they are very versatile. Whether you're wearing them with a vest, leather jacket, pairing it with a t-shirt... there are so many ways to style them. 

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4 Jewelry Designers To Check Out Now

Accessories can turn up the volume on any outfit. You can go from simple to chic in a matter of seconds with the right necklace, layered arm candy, and stacks of rings. With that in mind, here are some jewelry designers that are creating great outfits with their statement jewelry designs. Get ready to accessorize!

Laura Lombardi  Jewelry

Gold Rectangle Necklace via Etsy

Laura has both an Etsy and Big Cartel shop. Structured and a bit industrial can describe her aesthetic. She focuses on geometric and fluid jewelry design. I am a big fan of delicate jewelry and these pieces provide that look but with very sturdy metals. Each piece is handmade in her Chicago studio using mostly repurposed and vintage materials. I would pair the rectangle necklace with an oversized sweater and riding boots.  The brass bar earring with hair up in a messy bun is a great combination as well.

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