Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Category: Lifestyle

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 […]

Note to all my readers

Note to all my readers

Sometimes in blogging, you only see the glam side of things. I say this because I recently realized that I do it too– I see bloggers that I love posting on social media and on their sites about all the amazing things they do, how […]