How To Style

Cute And Easy Work Hairstyle (8/20/2019)

Hey beauties! Today I’m here with obviously a cute and easy work hairstyle but obviously this can be used for school, when you’re in a rush to get anywhere and to do anything. I usually do this hair style for work when I seriously dont even have time to blow dry my hair. I just allow my hair to air dry and then I deal with it from there.

Here is the super cute and super fun hairstyle:

 

Step 1: Let your hair air dry. Obviously my hair is wavy/curly so each person’s hair is going to look different

Step 2: Section your hair off and basically only take the hair that sits at the top of your head.

Step 3: Make sure your hair-part makes a U shape and that it is sectioned off evenly.

Step 4: Hold the hair that is sectioned off at the top of your head and make a top knot or messy bun at the back of your head and in the middle of your head. Make sure it is in the middle otherwise it may look odd and off-center.

Step 5: Pull a loose piece or two to shape your face and viola! You have the half up half down top knot!

I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to be notified when I post new content and make sure you comment below what you do with your hair when you have no time to get ready!

-Stay Chic,

How To: Busy Day Hairstyle and More (5/23/2019)

Hey beauties! I wanted to share a little post about my busy day and the hairstyle I chose to go with as well as how to style your hair the same way. Everyone has had that busy day where it seems like you can’t even spend time on getting yourself ready for the day. This type of day constitutes for a ponytail, leggings and some of your favorite comfy shoes. Right? Well I wanted to show you that it is so possible to look chic without the crazy amount of time it takes to get ready.

Today, I had been so busy running errands and I ended up realizing as I was about to throw on this hair up in a small ponytail (because my hair is short) I was meeting up with friends for a lunch date. Once I remembered, I realized I couldn’t walk in looking like I just got off my couch after binging all 8 seasons of Game of Thrones. As a result, I decided to try a wrap knot on the top of my head which is basically my version of the top knot and do some light makeup which all-in-all took me 10 minutes.

How to style your hair this way:

Step 1: Gather your hair like you would a ponytail

Step 2: Put your hair in a ponytail with a clear or hair colored hair tie

Step 3: With another clear or hair colored hair tie around your wrist, put your index finger on top of the ponytail and wrap your hair around your finger and the hair tie that is holding your ponytail

Step 4: After wrapping your hair in a bun like shape, pull your finger out but hold the hair in place with your hand

Step 5: Maneuver pieces to the top of the bun and then wrap the bun in a hair tie

Once you get used to the motions of this hairstyle it will be easier and faster as you continue to do it and practice. So now that you have the hair down pat, what about the makeup? I did a fast makeup look by using just 5 products. I put on some BB cream because it doesn’t need to be seamless when applying quickly, after I used the Fenty Beauty contour sticks and only used the concealer and cream contour sticks to contour my face. Then I used the highlighter stick for my eyelids and my highlight. I set the look with a finishing powder and threw on some mascara.

For my outfit I still wanted to look on-fleek but without the effort. I chose a comfy casual sweater, my favorite pair of mom jeans because they are soft and loose fitting and then I threw on a pair of fashion sneakers. I use this whole look when I know I have a busy day ahead of me. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for emails to get notified when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what you like to do for a busy day!

-Stay Chic,

My Graduation Pictures (5/8/2019)

Hi everyone, I finally got my proofs in from my graduation pictures and sadly I am not buying them but I wanted to share the pictures with you! I am so excited to graduate from college in the next two days and I also wanted to share my gown as I am setting it up. I sadly wont be purchasing my photos because I actually didn’t like how they came out.

Lucky for me, it rained every time I re-took my graduation pictures (yes I’m being sarcastic and yes I took them multiple times). It was just not meant to be and all of the re-takes looked just as bad. I found one photo that I actually do semi-like even though my hair’s curls had basically fallen out due to the humidity and rain.

When I saw this picture I actually was really happy I had at least one I was happy to pick for the yearbook. I even cried when I got it over email because I am just so proud of all that I have accomplished and out of all the cards that were against me I was still successful. For my casual outfit in my graduation pictures I wore a tan lightweight sweater, some dark jeans and a pair of faux leather flats. For my professional graduation picture I wore the same outfit but added a bright red blazer to my outfit. The picture I like the most is my cap and gown outfit:

I feel so official in this photo and it really stuck out to me because it makes everything so much more real. I hope you enjoyed this blog post and remember to subscribe to get notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below what you wore in your graduation photos!

-Stay Chic,

 

How To Wake Up With Perfect Curls (5/5/2019)

Hey beauties! I wanted to write a post on how I wake up with perfect curls. Of course as you may already know, I already have naturally curly hair. But I’m not talking about natural curls, I’m talking about loose curls that are done perfectly without any heat.

It’s sometimes extremely hard to find ways to do your hair at night and wake up in the morning with a perfect head of hair. With the exception of braiding your hair how else can you go to sleep and wake up with your hair done with perfect loose curls? I have the perfect answer.

Wet your hair and use thick and wide leave in curlers. Heatless hair rollers are the best for waking up with nearly perfect hair. They don’t damage the hair like curling irons and straighteners do. Plus they’re easy to use and easy to take out.

I recommend using the mega self grip rollers from Conair. These work the best for getting that loose curl. Remember, when it comes to rollers– the smaller size you get the tighter the curl is. So if you want super tight curls then a smaller roller will be better. Also, remember that the tighter the curl, the closer it is to your head. For example, if you use a super small roller the curl will coil up closer to your head making your hair appear shorter.

I love using heatless hair rollers because they’ve always been a great way to just wake up and have my hair already done. I hope you enjoyed this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content. Make sure to comment down below if you’d use hair rollers.

-Stay Chic,

How To Style A Sunhat (7/21/2018)

Hey fashionistas! Since I will be leaving for vacation today I wanted to do a post on how to style a sunhat. Ultimately, this is my advice on how to do this but if you like to do it differently then you totally can do it whatever way works for you! This post isn’t to tell you how you are doing it wrong but to show you different ways you can style a sunhat!

1. Wear with summery and tropical outfit

A sunhat always goes great with a summery outfit! They are a match made in heaven and should never be separated.

  • 2. Wear with hair down
  • Wearing a sunhat with your hair up doesn’t look bad but it definitely can be uncomfortable! So go for comfort and wear your hair down with your sunhat!
  • 3. Still use Chanel’s golden rule— take one accessory off before leaving the house.
  • Since a hat is technically an accessory, you don’t want to end up over accessorizing. Just think less is more! So if you want to wear jewelry and carry a purse, it might be best to leave the hat at home!
  • These are my sunhat style tips! I hope you enjoyed reading this post and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content! Comment down below Ways you like to style a sunhat.
  • -Stay Chic,
  • Stephanie Russell
  • Styling My Oldest Wardrobe Piece (7/9/2018)

    Hey fashionistas! Today I was going through my closet and realized I had a couple of articles of clothing that are pretty old. I wanted to do a post today on styling my oldest wardrobe piece which would be an article of clothing that I’ve had the longest.

    I found this gem in the closet. A New York Jean, jean jacket with sparkles on the front. I always loved this jean jacket so I’ve kept it for forever. This jacket was actually given to me by my eldest sister who had it since she was in middle school. Since my build is pretty petite I still fit into it today. So how did I style this very cute (but very old) jean jacket?

    I wore it with a black and white t-Shirt dress I got from Forever 21 which was in my most recent post Shopping Haul. It was a super easy outfit to throw on and I paired this with a pair of jean mules from ALDOs Shoes which were also in the Shopping Haul post! I really wanted to pair this with a t-Shirt dress because it looks cute wearing it but if I get too hot I can still incorporate the jacket into the outfit by tying it around my waist.

    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 oldest wardrobe piece is!

    -Stay Chic,

    Stephanie Russell

    How To Style A Hair Wrap (6/7/2018)

    Hair wraps are all the rave right now and I am loving the trend! There are so many ways to style a hair wrap and I’m here to show you some ways I’ve learned to wear this really cute accessory!

    You can tie your hair wrap to your purse and this will give an outfit and the purse really cute contrasting look.

    Of course you can tie it in your hair, as a headband, to spruce up a simple bun or ponytail look when you are feeling lazy that day.

    You can tie one on the loop of your pants to give some contrast to an outfit that seems plain or needs an extra something!

    You can tie it to your actual bun or ponytail and let the extra hang down. This is a trend that I’ve been seeing in street fashion and I’m totally here for it.

    You can tie it around your wide brim fedora. This gives the fedora a cute whimsical look and doing so can make it look like a completely different hat.

    You can tie it around your neck which is a trend that I’ve been seeing a lot lately. This look is really cute with a plain white t-shirt that is crewneck.

    These are such cute ways to style a hair wrap! I hope you enjoyed these looks and reading this post also don’t forget to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

    -Stay Chic,

    Stephanie Russell

    How To Style Mom Jeans (5/26/2018)

    Mom jeans are in and I couldn’t be happier or comfier. They are so cute and I just can’t stop wearing my Calvin Klein vintage mom jeans. But how can you Style mom jeans? I say to each their own but there are definitely some outfits that will look super cute with these jeans!

    1. Style the jeans with a tight shirt or tank top.

    Its a simple yet super cute look and gives shape to your body. I definitely recommend getting mom jeans that fit your body and shape well because you don’t want them to look too baggy on you.

    2. Wear it with a lace corset or a bralette

    As long as the occasion is right then you can wear this with a lace corset or bralette. This is a very attractive look and really makes the outfit pop.

    3. Wear a sweater

    This is such a cute and comfortable look! Definitely great when you want to just hang back and relax.

    4. Wear an oversized t-shirt

    I love this outfit together, there is definitely an 80s/90s feel to it. I’ve been seeing a lot of oversized t-shirts with high waisted mom jeans!

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

    -Stay Chic,

    Stephanie Russell

    How To: Cuff Jeans (4/29/2018)

    Cuffing jeans takes some practice and work. It’s almost like learning to ride a bike, once you learn how to do it you will never forget. Someone needs to teach you first! Luckily, I am here with a step by step on how to do it. You want to make sure you have a pair of skinny jeans or straight legged jeans and throw them on!

    First, is step 1 where you start off with the jeans being uncuffed and loose. Step 2 is figuring out how high you would like the jeans to be cuffed and bring the seam of the jeans to that height.

    A huge misconception is that people stop at step 2. You can wear this step 2 look if that is your preference but you can take it a step further with step 3. Step 3 you roll up the end of the jeans to make another cuff and you have the end result looking like the picture above. You can style the cuffed jean look with a pair of booties, heels flats and even sneakers!

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

    -Stay Chic,

    Stephanie Russell

    How To Stage Outfits/ Products For Pictures (4/28/2018)

    There’s a method to staging outfits and products for pictures. Having nicely staged outfits can help increase traffic to your website or blog, increase purchases, all because of an aesthetically pleasing product photo. I have some tips that will help you take great products pictures.

    Product Picture Tips:

    • Take pictures of products in good lighting

    • Stage the object by including other objects that bring texture and contrast to the photo. It also brings scale to the photo.

    • Explore all angles to take the photo, this will help you when choosing what frame to use.

    • Take steady photos and make sure to edit them.

    I hope this helps and remember to subscribe for email notifications for when I post new content!

    -Stay Chic,

    Stephanie Russell