Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Category: Lifestyle

Taking time for yourself, even when you’re busy

Taking time for yourself, even when you’re busy

With all the hustle and bustle of the world, it can be easy to get drained. You know the feeling, when you’re so over your day job, but too tired to even enjoy your hobbies. By the time you feel recharged, its Monday all over […]

A grateful heart is always in style

A grateful heart is always in style

This is something that’s hard for me to put into words, but I’m going to try. I love new makeup, and a good pair of shoes, and my fancy KitchenAid mixer, but I think we’ve all started taking these things for granted and started giving […]

My health and fitness journey

My health and fitness journey

I know I don’t usually talk about my health on my blog, but I think it’s important and I wanted to tell you about my health and fitness journey, and how happy I’ve become with my body and overall health over the past year. I’ve […]

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 […]

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 […]

Favorite podcasts

Favorite podcasts

I love podcasts. I love turning on a podcast when I’m doing my makeup, or getting dressed, because it’s the perfect time to completely zone into a show without sacrificing time I already have trouble finding. Also, I love listening to podcasts in the car […]

Wedding planning 101

Wedding planning 101

If you’re planning a wedding, I feel you. It’s hard work, and it’s stressful…but, it’s also the most fun thing in the world! I’m planning my own wedding, with the help of amazing family and friends. I have done SO much research about topics from […]

How to eat well during the holidays

How to eat well during the holidays

It can be so challenging to eat well during the holidays. I know when I am with my family and off my daily schedule, I want to eat like a trash can. And sometimes I do, but I wanted to give ya’ll 10 quick tips […]

Engagement photos are in!

Engagement photos are in!

We recently did our engagement photos, and we had SO much fun! I’ve had so many requests to share them, I figured this was the perfect platform to do that. I definitely didn’t want our pictures to look staged or stuffy, and I really trusted […]

15 things you may not know about me

15 things you may not know about me

Hi ya’ll! To celebrate my new “lifestyle” section on SSD, I wanted to share 15 things about myself you may not know. You may know some of these, but hopefully there’s some you don’t! I hope you are as excited for this new section as […]