DSW Style Squad: Meet The Crew

This week has been one for the books. A few weeks ago, I signed on with DSW Designer Shoe Warehouse as a part of the new DSW Style Squad. I couldn't be more excited! For the next 6 months, I (along with 4 other fabulous ladies) will be sharing the latest styles and showing you how to incorporate them into your daily routine. 

I've looked at the trend forecast for fall and it is smoking hot with so many shoe trends. I have a full content calendar planned for this DSW launch and I know you're going to love it and be inspired. 

I will do another blog post in a few weeks sharing the styles that you must try for the upcoming season, but in the meantime, let me introduce you to the squad! Fun fact: these ladies are actually all my sweet friends, which makes this deal so much sweeter. When I lived in Houston, I had the opportunity to connect with so many incredibly strong women and entrepreneurs. It is my hope that we will inspire not only your closets but also challenge you to fight for your dreams! After all, this opportunity is a dream come true for all of us, and I feel blessed to be able to share it with each of you. 

Without further delay, here is your new DSW Style Squad: 



Roselyn Weaver @roselynweaver

Dawn P. Darnell @dawnpdarnell

Sarah Adam Hafez @sarahadamhafez

Shay Sweeney @shaymone

Follow each one of these ladies to see how we style the latest collections from DSW. I am personally so excited to show you my take on the western trend - I mean, I am from Texas and all. It's only fitting! 

What are some trends you are excited to see this season? Sound off in the comments below or shoot me an email and I just might style it for you on the blog! 

As always, thank you so much for reading. I so appreciate you guys! 

XO - Steph

How To Keep Your Skin Glowing With Advanced Clinicals

Today’s beauty post is brought to you in partnership with Advanced Clinicals. All thoughts and views are my own.

Every month, I reassess my beauty regimen and test products out that I want to add to my routine. I was introduced to Advanced Clinicals last month and I am happy to announce that they’ve passed the test and I’m officially a fan. So what do I need my skincare products to do in order for them to stick around in my cabinet?

  1. It has to be highly effective, I love to be able to feel the product working while it’s on my face but the true test is when I can see the results after consistent use.

  2. The ingredients need to be top notch. Some of the ingredients in the Advanced Clinicals products include Argan Oil, Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Coconut Oil … basically, all the good things that our skin craves and needs.

  3. I need to be able to afford it and not dread replenishing it when I run out! I was so impressed to see that all of Advanced Clinicals products are $25 and under. Powerful skincare and an attainable price point … SOLD!

I have been using the Activated Charcoal Peel-off Mask, followed by one of two creams I have (Manuka Honey Cream for Dry Skin or Bulgarian Rose Anti-Aging Rescue Cream) twice a week. My skin just keeps getting softer and softer PLUS my pores are tightening, my face is refreshed and the blackheads on my nose are slowly getting the memo that I hate them and they can’t live here anymore! Ha!

The first time I used the mask, I don’t think I applied enough product because it took me forever to peel it off and it was coming off in small pieces. The second time I used it though, I made sure to apply a solid amount of product and it came off so easy. I figured out the perfect amount of product to get great results without overdoing it. I’m sitting here rubbing my face because I just took off yet another mask and my skin feels amazing.

I followed up the mask with the creams mentioned above. I rotate between the Manuka Honey and the Bulgarian Rose product depending on my mood, but I love both. Both are exactly what my skin needs on a daily basis - hydrate me, make me look younger and make me feel pretty! And while I only use the mask 1-2 times a week, I use the creams every day.

I’m so excited to keep using the products and maybe even add in a few more favorites from the Advanced Clinicals website! There’s this stretch mark cream that I’ve been dying to try - stay tuned.

You guys know I love makeup and a great glam session, so making sure that my skin underneath is healthy and beautiful is so important to me!

Have you tried Advanced Clinicals? Sound off in the comments below. Thank you so much for reading. You can shop the brand via the links throughout this post and shoot me an email if you have questions!

XO - Steph