What I Got For My 21st Birthday! (8/14/2018)

Hey everyone! I’m finally three days into 21 and I’m feeling great. Also, I thankfully survived the night of my 21st Birthday with no hangover in the morning. I had tons of fun on my birthday and wanted to share what I got on my birthday!

I got tons of really cool and cute stuff! I’m thankful that I have such good people in my life and I am thankful for all of the gifts I got! I had not only gotten physical gifts but I was given a few gifts of experiences as well which I will get into after I show you all what I got physical gifts wise!

To start off I got:

• A Pair Of Nine West Loafers

• A Rose Gold Watch

• A Pair Of S & R Shot Glasses

• Mango Pineapple Svedka

• Deluxe Size Sample Of Brazilian Bum Bum Cream

• ABH Norvina Palette

• Cambridge Card Holder

• Viniq Galaxy/Glitter Vodka Moscato

• Beautiful The Carole King Musical Merchandise

• Working Nine To Wine Tumbler Cup

• This Calls For Drinks Drink Book

• Cotton Candy Rainbow

• Sephora Gift Card

• JCPenny Inside Sephora Gift Card

• 2 Sephora Face Masks

• It’s My Birthday Tumbler Cup

• 2 MAC Lipsticks

• Stress Relief Eucalyptus Mint Candle

• Old As S— Shot Glass

• Pura Vida Bracelets (Not A Gift But I Was Rewarded As A Rep On My Birthday)

• Coco Mademoiselle Chanel Perfume

• Elf Luxe Lashes

• Lush Bath Bomb

• Felt Letter Board

• Sephora Gift Card

• Nordstrom Gift Card

• Birthday Girl Sash

• LEH Soap Company Bath Fizzie

• Lush Body Wash Slivers

• Italia Roscato Rosé

• Key Chains

• Caposaldo Moscato

• Belief Moisture Eye Bomb

• Complete Fifty Shades Movie Series

• Makeup Remover Wipes (I desperately needed these)

• Joy And Beauty Stemless Wine Glasses

• Tatcha The Water Cream Sample

• Ideas And Such Rose Gold Journal

• Rose Gold Accented Pens

My big gifts:

I am so thankful that my parents got me a fully loaded 2019 Jeep Cherokee for my birthday! I love this truck so much and so couldn’t be happier with my one big gift this year.

Big Gift #2:

Ryan had brought me to my first ever professional football game! We got to see the Jets play against the Falcons. It was a great game and he got us amazing seats right near the field! I am so thankful to have gotten this as a gift as well! I had such an amazing experience and fun time.

My Big Gift #3

Ryan bought me tickets to see Beautiful The Carole King Musical on Broadway in New York City! My parents had tagged along with us and we saw the show together which was such a great experience (out of the 15 Broadway shows I’ve seen this ranks at #2 in my favorites)! We spent the whole day at NYC and then went to my favorite burger place to eat afterwards The Shake Shack. After we got home we had ice cream cake for my birthday!

Big Gift #4

My parents and friends paid for me to go out to a club with my best girlfriends for my 21st Birthday! I had such an amazing time with them and it was definitely a night to remember!

Big Gift #5

I am excited to share that my family and Ryan are bringing me to Disney to celebrate my 21st Birthday in all parks! We are specifically going to celebrate with drinks when we Drink Around The World in Epcot. I am elated as well as super excited and thankful!

I am in love with everything I got and I am so thankful to have gotten so many amazing gifts as well as experiences as gifts. Thank you to everyone who helped make my birthday extra special! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below what you thought about my gifts!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Hand-Me-Downs Try On 2 (8/2/2018)

Hey everyone! It’s time for another hand-me-downs Try On post. Like I’ve said in my first hand-me-down try on post, I am in no way trying to be insensitive to those who rely on hand-me-downs to get clothing. I completely understand that this is a reality that many people face because they cannot afford to purchase their own clothes. I have been there myself as well as know people that have been there as well, and I can empathize with those who go through this. In light of this terrible reality, I always make sure to donate any clothes/shoes I don’t use, or fit into anymore. I wanted to write a post on hand-me-down clothes to show the items I got, purely out of excitement for the great items I received.

I am the youngest girl in my family, and I was the youngest of three sisters so most of my life I wore mainly hand-me-down clothes. I still receive them from friends, family, neighbors, my boyfriends family, or even friends of friends. This is mostly because I am the first person they think of when handing down their clothes or they are handed down from person to person and it eventually trickles down to me. I love getting hand-me-downs and I make sure to donate whatever I don’t use/take. I got these hand-me-downs from my best friend’s sister’s best friend. Confusing right? But either way I am very thankful for every item I got!

The first item is a pair of medium wash denim jeans from Hollister. I loved these because they fit me well and I needed a pair of medium wash jeans that don’t have rips in them.

The second item I got was a pair of dark wash jeans also from Hollister. You can never have enough dark wash jeans (especially if you hate doing laundry as much as I do)!

The third item I got was a pair of medium wash ripped jeans from JJ Yak. I’ve never had jeans from this company before but they are my favorite pair thus far. I am also surprised that these still have tags on them and haven’t been worn because they are super cute!

The fourth item I received was a pair of dark wash American Eagle denim shorts. I needed a new pair of denim shorts so it worked out that I got a new pair from hand-me-downs! They fit great and save me from having to spend money on a new pair.

The fifth item I got was a pair of black jeans from H&M. I have a pair like these already but mine are super washed out so it worked out perfectly that these were like new.

The sixth item is a pair of light wash jeans from Hollister that have small rips on them. They fit perfectly and I used to have these same jeans but since my hips have gotten wider with age, I no longer fit in them. So it’s almost like the jeans replenished themselves.

The seventh item I got was a super cute long sleeve shirt that had huge cut outs. It’s a navy blue with a polka dot design. I definitely loved this shirt just to wear to run errands or for a causal look.

The eighth and final item is a super cute long sleeve mauve pink shirt. I am obsessed with this shirt, this is definitely a favorite item I received and I will probably be wearing this a ton!

I am very happy and thankful for everything I got. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below what your thoughts are on these hand-me-down items!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Target Purchase Haul (8/2/2018)

Hey fashionistas! If you were wondering, I am still on vacation but I am trying to take a break from writing vacation related posts. I will be home in two days, which I am excited about because I miss my puppies and my bed. I also have a bunch of goodies to unbox with you all when I get back. For today’s post, I will be discussing my most recent Target purchase!

I went to Target to help my best friend find a bathing suit. She always brings me shopping with her because she likes to have my input on items she buys. Anyway, we were going through the clearance section and we both found some cute stuff! My bestie got a cutoff sweatshirt (we also found her a super cute bathing suit) and I got a skirt for very cheap.

I found a very pretty ruffle bottom midi skirt. I was obsessed with it once I saw it mostly because of the gingham pattern, but I loved the style of the skirt as well. I was super surprised to find this skirt on clearance and especially for such an affordable price. I didn’t think twice and I didn’t even try it on, my best friend and I just ran to the register. I couldn’t even believe I got this skirt for $4 and change, what a deal!

I was super happy with the fit of this skirt as well. It was a thinner material but it wasn’t cheap feeling. The only problem with this skirt is that the slip underneath comes out from the bottom and is visible. It was an easy fix with a cut and hem, you can’t beat it for $4! It was a comfortable wear and I love that I could dress this up or down depending on what look I’m going for. I am very happy with this purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below a crazy great deal you remember getting at Target!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

JCPenny Purchase Haul (8/1/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I recently made a purchase from JCPenny and I wanted to share what I got as well as my experience. This purchase was in a recent post of mine that I had uploaded, Vacation Brunch Outfit. I wanted to finally post the haul for this purchase and take a break from vacation related posts!

Let me just start off with the story behind this purchase. About a month ago I went to JCPenny with Ryan so he could purchase a pair of cloth flip-flops. I, of course, wandered over to the women’s shoes section to see what they had. I noticed a very pretty pair of mules that were in a hot pink color and I immediately fell in love. I restrained myself from purchasing them because I recently bought a few pairs of shoes already and I didn’t need them.

Well, about a month since I realized that I didn’t have any shoes to match a pink rose, embroidered denim skirt I wanted to bring on vacation with me. I immediately remembered the very cute pair of pink mules from JCPenny. I searched online to pick the shoes up at the store and it said that the JCPenny by me was out of stock in those shoes. Me, being my untrusting self, I called to see if the store had them the following day and I was told they were sold out. Again, being my untrusting self, I went to the JCPenny store to look with my own eyes. Without fail, I found the shoes on my own and at this time JCPenny was having a huge sale. I ended up getting these shoes for only $16 and change. It was a huge steal!

The shoes themselves are very cute and I love the bow style of them. I got them in the pink suede and I’m happy I restrained myself from buying them at first because later on I got them for about 60% off. These mules are super comfortable and I love that I can pair them with a causal outfit and even a dressy outfit. I’m very happy with this purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below if you take a stores word for it if they say something is out of stock/ don’t have it, or if you have to check it out yourself.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Freebie Weekend: What Did I Get (7/29/2018)

Hey beauties! This weekend was the weekend of freebies. Sephora was running a free mask promotion all weekend with no purchase necessary. MAC Cosmetics was also running a promotion for National Lipstick Day today, and they gave out free lipsticks until supplies lasted. I am still currently on vacation and luckily my best friend and her cousin were generous enough to stand in line for me both days to get these products since I couldn’t get there.

Sephora was giving away free masks from the 27th until the 29th (today)! They were only giving away the pearl and rose face masks. I was able to get both because, like I said, my best friend and her cousin stood in line for me. They were completely free with no purchase necessary. This was only an in-store promotion but it was really neat that Sephora gave away free masks.

Just like last year, MAC Cosmetics ran a huge giveaway today for National Lipstick Day. They gave away lipsticks for completely free until supplies lasted. My best friend and her cousin were first in line and were able to get me the two lipsticks I wanted most out of all the options.

I got the shades Dare You (right) which is a bright red shade. This lipstick is their Retro Matte finish. I also got the shade Mixed Media which is a dark burgundy shade. This lipstick is their Creamsheen finish.

I love everything I got and can’t wait to come home and try all of the products out! I want to thank my best friend and her cousin for waiting in line for me to get these products. I’m elated about them and I hope you guys were able to snag a freebie this weekend! I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below if you got a freebie this weekend, if so, what did you get?

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

PacSun Purchase And Outfit (7/19/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I have another haul for you guys today. I’m super excited about it! I recently made a purchase from PacSun and wanted to share what I got! Once I got this in the mail I was overly ecstatic to try it on and show you all!

I got a pair of ripped mom jeans in a blush pink color! These jeans honestly remind me of strawberry ice cream. I thought they were super cute online and since I’m desperately trying to grow my jean collection I really felt as if I needed them.

I was a tad bit nervous at first because I was afraid they would be too big on me since they looked big when you hold them up. But I tried them on and they fit perfectly. They are actual PacSun brand and they feel like amazing quality jeans. I decided to go with the ice cream look and I wore a white shirt. I paired it with some pink fashion sneakers! The outfit is super cute and I am utterly obsessed. I’m very happy with this purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and comment below what your thoughts are on these jeans. Remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Forever 21 Purchase And Try-On (7/18/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I’m so excited to share this haul with you all. I recently got a Forever 21 Gift Card as an early birthday gift so I went online and made some purchases. I decided to get clothes because even though I have way too many clothes, I still feel as if I don’t have enough.

I got this super cute long sleeve red striped dress that ties in the front. I love this so much and probably has to be my favorite piece from this purchase.

I also got some super cute stretchy tan dress pants. They are high waisted, ankle cropped and flowy. Definitely a comfortable yet fashionable pair of pants!

The last thing I got was this super cute button down blush pink dress. It’s flowy and has a loose fit but is definitely fashionable especially with its low cut V for the neckline. I loved everything I got and am thankful for the gift card!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what your thoughts are on these items I purchased!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

Lulus Purchase Haul (7/17/2018)

Hey fashionistas! This is the second haul in one day! I’m honestly on a roll with these. Like I’ve said in previous posts, I love doing hauls because personally I like to watch other people unbox and try things on! It’s a ton of fun to write these posts and there are going to be more of these to come. This haul is on a Lulus purchase I made recently.

Lulus was having a huge sale and I am always tempted to purchase things from this online store. A huge sale was a good excuse to make a purchase! I got these super cute pink suede heels that have clear acrylic backs! I thought these were super cool and innovative, I needed them in my shoe cool! Plus side, I got these for about $15!

I tried them on and walked around in them. They are not only fashionable, they are also very comfortable. I had to rough up the bottoms to make the grip less slippery but this wasn’t a big deal for me. Especially for the price, I cannot complain. I was super happy with this purchase!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content and comment down below what your thoughts are on these heels!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

ASOS Purchase And Try-On (7/17/2018)

Hey fashionistas! I’m on here with yet another haul post. I ended up having the urge to get a skirt or pair of jeans that had embroidered flowers on them! So I decided to search the web for some of these bottoms and I found a really cute skirt from ASOS that I was obsessed with.

Its a waist high skirt with pink embroidered roses on it. The skirt is quality denim and fits perfectly. I love the detailed fringing on the bottom and around the rips in the material. I decided on getting the skirt because I’d get more use out of a skirt than I would pants since it’s summer.

I paired this skirt with a plain cotton tank top from Forever 21 and I threw on some hot pink mules from JCPenny (not pictured)! I am overly obsessed with this casual outfit and I think this could also be dressed up with a different top!

I hope you enjoyed this post. Make sure to remember to follow and subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below what you think about this outfit.

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell

TOBI Purchase Haul (7/16/2018)

Hey fashionistas! This is another one of my many, many purchase hauls. I’ve been doing a lot of these recently because I think they are a ton of fun to write about. Also, I really enjoy showing you all what I purchased recently. Like I’ve said in my other haul posts, there are more hauls to come, so keep an eye out for those posts! Today I’m doing a haul on my most recent purchase from TOBI.

I promised to write a post on this purchase after I showed it as the outfit I wore to Warped Tour. I actually had this purchase for less than a day when I decided to wear it to Warped Tour. I had nothing else to wear so I ended up wearing the purchase before I got a chance to write a haul on the purchase. So, here is the haul as promised!

As you may have seen in my Warped Tour Concert Outfit post, I got a chambray romper from TOBI. It is one of TOBI’s best sellers and I just needed to add this piece to my wardrobe. It’s very chic, unique and definitely something easy to just throw on for the day and/or night! The romper is made of quality material and looks fashionable on. I would pair this romper with some sandal heels and colorful accessories! I got this for a total of $38 because TOBI was having a 50% off sale, so this was a steal! I am super happy with this purchase.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Comment down below your thoughts on this haul!

-Stay Chic,

Stephanie Russell