Aesthetics

Vacation Aesthetic (7/5/2019)

Hey y’all! Today I wanted to quickly come on here and share an aesthetics post because we haven’t talked about aesthetics in a while! Obviously, I am going to be doing an aesthetics post on vacation because I am currently on a business trip. It definitely is not a vacation because I am working most of the time but the pictures I’m sharing will look vacation-esque! 

I hope you enjoyed this aesthetics post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content! Make sure you comment down below your thoughts on this aesthetic and tell me where you are planning your next vacation!
-Stay Chic,
Happy First Day Of Summer (6/21/2019)

Hey y’all! I wanted to pop in today and wish everyone a very happy first day of summer! Summer is such a beautiful season and I am excited because my birthday is in the summer (August 11th to be exact). To celebrate the beginning of summer I wanted to share what I am doing today but I also want to know how you are spending your first day of summer! 

Today I had gotten my nails done in a nude shade because I thought it would be perfect for the wedding I am attending tomorrow. 
I also went to work today and did some awesome stuff for my job!
Now I am spending some time at my sisters house to see my nieces and nephews to celebrate some summer with them! 
I hope you all are having an amazing first day of summer and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content! Make sure you comment down below what you are doing to celebrate summer today!
-Stay Chic,

Avengers: Infinity Series Review (4/29/2019)

Hey everyone! So let me seriously warn you now THERE ARE TONS OF SPOILERS IN THIS POST SO IF YOU AREN’T CAUGHT UP ON AVENGERS THEN PLEASE READ AT YOUR OWN RISK. With this being said in February/March I told Ryan that I was never really into super hero movies but in reality I just never gave them a chance. Ryan told me that I would really love them so he ended up making me watch every single Avengers/Iron Man/ Thor etc. in order. We watched them ALL within two months. I am now a die hard Marvel fan. I even saw Captain Marvel and End Game in theaters when they came out.

–THE SPOILERS START HERE–

I wanted to review these movies separately but I figured that since a lot of them were from 2009 and on it would be pointless. So I am reviewing the whole entire Infinity Series. I’m not going to go in depth with every single movie but all I will say is that every movie was amazing and I recommend watching these movies in order because it really puts everything into perspective.

I will be going a little bit in depth about End Game specifically. I’ve actually been in a sort of depressed state because my favorite character Tony Stark dies in the movie. He saves the rest of the world by getting the Infinity gauntlet and snaps his fingers. The power is too much and it kills him. Before he snapped his fingers his last words were his iconic statement “I am Iron Man”. I was so saddened by Tony Stark dying in this movie because the Avengers or any Marvel movie for that matter won’t be the same without his character, Captain America, Thor and Black Widow.

I think End Game did a great job tying everything together by the end of the series. They even had a lot of references to the old movies. Like the reference of Toni Stark liking cheeseburgers from the first movie resurfaced when his daughter said that she wanted a cheeseburger. Overall the movie was amazing but I am mostly upset about who died in the movie.

-Stay Chic,

My Girls Night Halloween Costumes (10/31/2018)

Hey everyone! I wanted to hop on here and share the costumes I have for girls night Halloween. I think the group costumes we have are so fun and cute and honestly I think they were super unique. I was very happy with them and we had so much fun during our girls night Halloween. We are all generally from the same town so our actual Halloween was on the 30th. We took this opportunity to go to one of the girls colleges and hang out there for Halloween and visit a local bar and fun costume party!

We were super cute Taco Bell sauces! I thought we all looked adorable and still pretty chic and fashionable. I was so happy with how cute we were tonight! These were super cheap to buy $20 on Amazon but I actually had mine made by my boyfriends sister (thank you Danielle) and she said it was pretty easy to make! So this isn’t only a cute group costume but also affordable considering I only spend $3 on the shirt and $7 on materials for Danielle to make it for me. Overall, it was a great night! I hope you enjoyed this quick post on our adorable costumes!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Hilarious Memes Aesthetic (10/13/2018)

Hey everyone! I really wanted to write a short and lighthearted post today to lighten my mood but also to put some sunshine into everyone’s day. So, today I just wanted to share some memes will you guys that had me laughing up a storm recently! Enjoy!

I DO NOT OWN AND DID NOT MAKE ANY OF THESE MEMES WHICH IS WHY I KEPT THE NAMES OF THOSE WHO MADE THEM OR SHARED THEM INITIALLY. I GIVE FULL CREDIT TO THOSE WHO MADE THESE MEMES AND/OR WHERE I INITIALLY FOUND THEM. IF YOU ENJOYED THESE MEMES YOU COULD FOLLOW THEIR ACCOUNTS! These just made me laugh and I really appreciate those people who make these. I hope you enjoyed this lighthearted and short post. Make sure to comment down below what your favorite meme is.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Weekend Drinks And Outfit (9/16/2018)

Hey everyone! I was debating on what I should write for today’s post and really wanted to write a lifestyle post today. I decided that since I had a pretty busy day today, I would share what I did with you all. I was lucky enough to to have a very relaxing weekend after a hectic week.

Today, Ryan and I went to a lighthouse in Sea Girt, New Jersey. This is something that both Ryan and I love to do. Lighthouses are extremely interesting and usually have unique historic stories behind them. This lighthouse was right on a major beach and the area has a gorgeous surrounding community. We took a stroll around the beautiful neighborhoods of Sea Girt, went on the beach and then toured the lighthouse.

Today, I wore the pair of cropped light wash, flared jeans I got from Gap. I also wore a casual pink boyfriend t-shirt from H&M and an olive green sweater from Target. For shoes, I wore a pair of slip-on canvas Airwalks that had a colorful tribal design on them.

We went to a local bar for dinner and drinks. I am not much of a drinker but I decided to keep track of drinks I do like. So far, my favorite is a Bay Breeze (the orange drink) and I also like the Blue Hawaiian as well (the blue drink). For food I got a buffalo chicken wrap which I later realized didn’t pair well with a fruity drink but I dealt with it. I had a ton of fun at the local bar listening to live music and having great conversation.

I hope you enjoyed this synopsis of my day today. Please remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your favorite drinks are so I can try them out!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

How To Successfully Meal Plan/Prep (9/13/2018)

Hey everyone! I have an interesting topic for y’all today. I have recently become a commuter to the college I go to. If you’ve followed my blog for quite some time you knew that I lived on campus for the past 3 years and needed a break. So my last year I had decided to commute. This of course comes with pros and cons but in a way I feel the need for meal prep for commuters is a pro. Let’s discuss:

Being a commuter I don’t get to take out a meal plan with the school. This means I have to pay out of pocket for any food I purchase there. If you’ve seen college food prices, you know that it’s way overpriced and not worth it. So, I think of this as a pro mostly because it saves money in the long run. I also think of this as a pro because you can force yourself to eat healthier! I feel a lot of times when someone hears meal prep they run the opposite direction screaming. But it’s easy if you follow some of my tips on How To Successfully Meal Plan:

Tip 1:

Get yourself food that you know you’ll like and that you will definitely eat. For example, don’t assume you’ll like kale if you’ve never had it before. Bring dishes you know you’ll enjoy.

Tip 2:

Make sure you bring food in a lunchbox with an ice pack or only bring food that won’t go/taste bad after sitting out. I suggest getting a good size lunchbox that you can put your food in as well as an ice pack to keep it cool. If you can’t, don’t bring foods that will go bad like salad, anything with dairy or cream.

Tip 3:

Make sure if you are bringing hot food– also bring in a microwaveable container. You don’t want to be stuck eating cold food that’s meant to be hot because you forgot to bring one. Side note: don’t bring hot food if your school doesn’t have a microwave for you to use at your leisure.

Tip 4:

Bring everything you need in reusable form. Repurchasing containers, utensils and water bottles will get pricy. Bring ones you can just wash and reuse without hassle. Also– HUGE ADVICE– make sure you actually clean out the containers.

Tip 5:

My last tip is to make sure you cook almost every night. All of your food should be cooked for the week on one designated day. Also, make sure to pack your meals the night before so you aren’t rushing. You don’t want to rush and forget to grab your lunch or you just don’t have enough time to make the food and you fall into purchasing overpriced food.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I know it’s different from what I usually do. Let me know if you want to see more posts like this. Please remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your thoughts are on meal prep.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

25 Things I Love: Told With Pictures (9/12/2018)

Hey everyone! I wanted to do a really fun post today about things that I love. I will be using my own pictures for each thing that I love.

1. My Family

My family has grown bigger since this picture but this is one of my favorite pictures with my family.

2. My boyfriend

He absolutely has my heart.

3. Being an aunt

Being an aunt is so fulfilling and I love my niece and nephew so much.

4. My best friends

I honestly believe that I was blessed with the most amazing best friends on the earth. They are so amazing.

5. My puppies

I love my puppies, they are always make me smile.

6. Disney

Honestly, there is no other place I love more than Disney. It makes me so happy when I’m there and I feel like a kid again. I can’t wait to go back.

7. School

As much as school is stressful, I do love it. Knowledge is power.

8. Going On Dates With Ryan

I absolutely love spending quality time with my boyfriend. Living life together is the best thing in this world.

9. Blogging

This is probably one of my favorite hobbies ever and blogging has honestly helped open so many new doors for me. It’s helped with my self confidence and finding a passion in writing.

10. Vlogging

I am fairly new to the vlogging community on YouTube but it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. I really enjoy it.

11. Helping Those In Need

I helped save a cat that was dumped by their owners. The cat was very malnourished and I took her in and found her a forever home. I will be the first in line to help someone or something in need.

12. Music

Music has always been a part of my life since a very young age. I love watching live music, listening to music on the radio or through iTunes, or even making my own music.

13. Being Pampered

One thing that I really enjoy is being pampered. I am very much high maintenance so I love to go to the hair salon to get my hair done, I love to get my nails done, I love doing my makeup, getting facials and the list goes on. Anything that has to do with being pampered is 100% my cup of tea.

14. Decorating A Room

When it comes to decorating my or any room for that matter, I can’t get enough. I love turning something from drab to fab.

15. The Beach

I will always love the beach. This is where I am completely relaxed. Listening to the waves, soaking up the sun rays and laying in the sand is one of my favorite places to be.

16. Sweets

I am a sucker for sweets, I have such a sweet tooth. I love all sweets like candy, cake, cookies, brownies, pie, ice cream, whipped cream, Cinnabons etc. I can’t resist sweets.

17. Halloween

One of my favorite holidays ever. I’ve always loved Halloween, I love getting dressed up and going trick-or-treating, going to Halloween parties and doing spooky stuff like going to a haunted house.

18. Easter

Easter is definitely another favorite holiday of mine. I used to just love waking up and finding that the easter bunny left us baskets. We would eat candy for breakfast, draw with our new chalk all morning, and get dressed up for our family to come over. Now that I’m older, my niece and nephew give me a whole new reason to love easter!

19. Fashion

Something I am very passionate about is fashion. I love putting together new outfits, creating fun and innovative looks.

20. Quality Time With The Besties

There is nothing better than spending time with your besties! I love making memories with all of them.

21. My Boyfriends Family

I absolutely love my boyfriend’s family. They have always made me feel welcome.

22. Makeup

Makeup is another passion that I have. I love doing my makeup, giving makeovers to others and collecting makeup.

23. Golfing

This is a sport I’ve always enjoyed playing and I have beautiful memories of playing this game with my grandpa, my father, my sister, my best friend, my cousins and even Ryan.

24. Shopping

If I didn’t like to shop I wouldn’t have to many haul posts! But this is something that I love to do and it honestly is like therapy for me.

25. Myself

Not in a narcissistic way but after a really long time of others telling me that I’m not worth it, or that I’m ugly I started to believe them. It took a long time for me to be comfortable with myself and to love the skin I’m in. Self-care and self-love is very important.

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

My 21st Birthday Aesthetic (8/14/2018)

Hey everyone! I wanted to share an aesthetic post about my 21st Birthday! I’m not that big into partying and drinking but I obviously couldn’t get a virgin pina colada and sit by the pool for my 21st (as much as I wanted to)! I went out to a night club with my best friends and we went to dance and enjoy ourselves.

We started the night off with Polaroid pictures. I’m just such a huge picture person this was something that was a must for my birthday! We all took pictures and laughed so hard while doing it.

I really loved the outfit I got for my 21st which was from TOBI and the shoes were from Lulus! I got the Birthday Girl sash and 21st Birthday tiara from a gift from my best friend! They were both hot pink and sparkly which encapsulates my style perfectly.

I was able to have my first legal drink and honestly the rest of the night we were just dancing and having a good time. I just wanted to enjoy my time and remember it, which was important to me. It was definitely a successful night with no drama or shenanigans happening (which is very rare for a 21st Birthday I hear)!

And the one really fun thing we did was have a picture scavenger hunt at the club! So I met a bunch of really cool people and just asked them to take a picture with me! It was equally cool and funny. My 21st Birthday was a success and I was happy to have a chill night with my best friends (another plus side to not being a big drinker, no hangovers)!

I hope you enjoyed this aesthetic and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below what you did on your 21st or what you plan on doing when you turn 21!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

August Photo Challenge Completed (8/13/2018)

Hey everyone! So, a very short while back I had posted a very fun photo challenge for this month of August. I explained how the photo challenge worked which was to take pictures or use pictures you have from the month of August and throw them together to make an August Aesthetic in itself! You could have done this by taking one photo a day or if you are adventurous you could take all of the photos in one day! The rules were not strict. Here were the photo requirements:

All I asked was to be given credit by linking my blog, @ing me, and hash tagging #NotTooShabbyChicFashion #AugustShabbyPhotoChallenge! I made this photo challenge myself so I am super excited to share with you all my Completed photo challenge! I’ve never done this on my blog before so here it is:

1-15

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25-31

I hope you enjoyed this photo challenge and make sure to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Since I’ve never done a photo challenge aesthetic before let me know if you want to see more of these in the comments down below!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell