Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide


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It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

It’s not all ruffles: Meet me and my day job

I realized recently that a lot of ya’ll who are new to SSD don’t know me, so I wanted to take a minute to tell you about me, my job, and why I started this blog. My name’s Ivana, and I work for AL.com— the […]

Current full face makeup routine

Current full face makeup routine

I realized I haven’t updated ya’ll recently on my full face makeup routine! If you don’t know, I love makeup. I don’t wear makeup every day, and most days to work I wear a CC cream instead of foundation. I love that the CC cream […]

Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is upon us, and it can be downright daunting to have to pick the perfect gift for mama. First of all, I have to say I am truly blessed to have such strong women in my life. I have a mother I absolutely […]

Where to buy statement earrings for spring/summer

Where to buy statement earrings for spring/summer

One of my favorite fashion “things” is easily a good pair of statement earrings. Big, eye-catching earrings are literally the easiest way to change up an outfit you wear often, or to jazz up an otherwise simple jeans and white tee combo. While I wear […]

How I manage my time and conquer that to-do list

How I manage my time and conquer that to-do list

They say you can’t do it all, but with a little time management and a whole lot of hustle, I think you can. I work full-time, go to the gym 3-4 times a week, and run the Southern Style Diaries… all while trying to maintain […]

5 products to skip at the drugstore

5 products to skip at the drugstore

Ya’ll know I’m a drugstore girl at heart. While I have some pricey-er items in my makeup collection, the majority of it is from the drugstore! There’s so many great, affordable options, that it doesn’t make sense to shell out your hard-earned money for things […]

Round straw purses for summer

Round straw purses for summer

I am not usually a person that wakes up and says, “I need a new purse.” But I did that the other day, and it came in the form of a round, straw purse. Normally, I typically carry big purses that can fit literally everything […]

His and hers: 2 watches to wear this spring

His and hers: 2 watches to wear this spring

It’s no secret that a watch is one of the best pieces of arm candy you can have during the warmer months! When you’re most likely wearing short sleeves (or no sleeves!) all eyes are on your accessories, namely jewelry. Here’s where a good watch […]

Spring cleaning your closet

Spring cleaning your closet

Spring is here, and nothing gets me more in the mood for warm weather than cute tanks, shorts, and swim suits. The problem is when you have accumulated so much junk in your closet that you can’t even see what you own! To me, getting […]

Spring fashion wish list

Spring fashion wish list

Spring is quickly approaching, and I couldn’t be happier! The season brings some of my favorite clothes, and it feels like such a good time to shop for warm weather items, without being already worn down from the Alabama heat! I often get asked about […]