Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

Where a love for beauty, style, and home collide

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My obsession with affordable rugs

My obsession with affordable rugs

One thing my wedding registry— and my house— is full of is rugs. Lots of colorful, interesting rugs always makes a house feel like a home to me. My parents’ house is absolutely packed with Turkish and Persian rugs. I grew up going to flea […]

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 […]

New makeup hits

New makeup hits

I’ve recently picked up some new makeup, both from Walgreens and Ulta, that I am absolutely loving for summer! Here are some of my top new (and just new to me) makeup picks for the season. 1. L’Oreal True Match Lumi foundation No lie, I […]

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 […]