"Style is very personal. It has nothing to do with fashion. Fashion goes away. Style is forever."
- Ralph Lauren

Friday, December 28, 2012

The Brilliant Button Down

I have to apologize yet again for my lack of posting. I'm trying to write at least two posts a month if not more. Happy Holidays! I hope you all are enjoying your time with family and friends. I know I am enjoying my vacation by resting, spending time with family, and soaking up some of the latest and greatest fashion trends. By reading these, I have come to notice that button-down shirts never went out of style. From the day it was invented, the button down was never not seen somewhere or on someone. I have incorporated the button down in my wardrobe lately. Below are a few easy ways to dress the button down up or down.

Behold the Brilliant Button Down.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Master Your Style

So I have to confess, I had a bit of an obsession with Teen Nick's Hollywood Heights over the summer. I loved the music, the story line, and the characters. One character's style in particular really caught my eye. This character is Adriana Masters played by Hunter King. Adriana was the mean girl on the show, sort of like a Regina George. Her style was very girly,(I'm sure she wore pink on Wednesdays), but she always had one piece to edge up the look.
Her Everyday Style

Adriana always wore a dress or a skirt and edged it up with a leather jacket in a pastel color.

She also wore white jeans and floral, flowy shirts with pumps or a sandal.

Recreate Her Look

 Master Your Style.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

"I'm Thankful for..This Outfit!"

It's one of my favorite times of year..Thanksgiving! Family, the Macy's Parade, food galore..what's not to love? Well, that Thanksgiving dinner outfit choosing process may be difficult. It's true, this holiday can be a little hard to dress for. You want to dress up because it's a holiday, but you also want to be comfortable throughout the whole day. Here are a few outfit options that will help you to choose your Thanksgiving Day look.

from Urban Outfitters
1) Dressy Denim: Dress up denim with a lace tank under a cardigan with ballet flats.
from H&M
from Target
from Modcloth
from American Eagle 
from Kohls
2) Fall-like and Formal Nothing says fall like a cinnamon lace dress just add knit tights and oxford wedges!
from Forever 21 

3) Comfy and Cute A skater skirt with a sweater,knit tights, and riding boots is a great way to be cute and comfy.
from Forever 21
from Charlotte Russe
From Tory Burch

I hope these tips help so  you can be thankful for your outfit on Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Chill in Style

Aaah November! The weather is getting colder meaning winter is approaching. It's time to layer up in coats, scarves, and hats. No one says that you can't chill in style though! You can still look chic in your cold weather layers. Here are some very fashionable winter-weather accessories I incorporate in my wardrobe for those days when Jack Frost is nipping at your nose! (corny winter phrase)

Gloves: Try sticking to neutral colors so that they will match your coat. I like the metallic look of these gloves.
Juicy Couture Merino Gloves
Scarves: There's never a time when scarves aren't fashionable, but in wintery weather you want to stick with a warmer material like this cashmere scarf
I personally love this soft pattern in pretty plaid patterns
Hats: Yes, I know the fear of hat-hair, but it's very important to keep your head warm during these cold weather months. Go for a hat that is stylish and looks good on you. That way you want to wear it more!
I love knit berets because they are warm but look adorable in the  fall/winter months.
I hope these tips help you to chill in style!
Style 4 Awhile

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Get Inspired: Kylie Jenner

I have to admit, I always go to celebrities for style influence. The Kardashians are well known fashion dare-devils. We all know Kim, Kourtney, and Khloe, but the Jenner sisters are getting into the spotlight now. And I am in love with Kylie Jenner's fashion sense. Kylie's style is girly to the max but she also incorporates menswear pieces to edge up the look.

Collared Shirts
Flowy/pleated skirts
 Her style stables include:
Colored Blazers (Kardashian must-have)

So get inspired and Style 4 Awhile

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Wedge into the World

Some days women are just in a heel mood. Other days, we're in a flats mood. Then there are the inbetween days. What saves the day? Wedges! I recently noticed that many of this fall's booties have a nice wedge to them. Some are higher than others, but all are a more comfortable solution than heels. Wedges give a nice boost to your day and are very stylish in booties. I've recently found this pair of sueded bow wedge ankle boots at Charlotte Russe and I am planning on purchasing them. So why don't we put away those stilettos and flats and wedge into the world?
Style 4 Awhile

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fall Fashion

I sincerely apologize for my lack of posting these past couple weeks. I've been very busy with school, my job, and family. So to make up for it, I want to share with you a video of my back to school/ fall outfits from my first week of school. I hope you enjoy and remember to style 4 awhile!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Little Dark Riding Boots

One of fall's biggest trends is boots. I am always so excited to buy another fashionable and comfy pair of boots for school and the fall. So what are 2012's latest boot fashions? Well, there are always the ankle length and UGGS, but this year it's different. This year it's all about the riding boot. Tall, sleek, and incredibly chic. These boots can take a casual approach with a pair of skinny jeans and a warm sweater or cardigan. They can take a polished look with skinny jeans and a blazer or even a dressy look with your favorite fall dress. So whether you're wearing Tory Burch or Target's Mossimo, try being Little Dark Riding Boots this fall.
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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Can you pass the Mustard?

So I can tell by the cooler nights that fall is approaching. It's a big excitement to us fashion junkies to see the newest trends of the season. One thing I am interested in the most is "What is this seasons "It color." I was somewhat to see that jewel-tones have taken the cake this fall. One of these jewel-like shades being a mustard yellow. I wasn't much of a fan, honestly..until now! The color really warms up an outfit and completes it in a new and unique way. No one really expects that mustard yellow. The color is growing on many people and is being seen more and more in clothing stores. So the question is: Can you pass the Mustard?

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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Loving the Moto

Am I the only one here that is absolutely loving the moto jacket trend? I find the moto jacket to be one of this fall's essentials. Whether you go for a rebel look or a sweet polished look, the moto jacket can be your jacket. It comes in various styles, colors, and materials that can accommodate anyone's look. I find the best variety of moto jackets is found at Charlotte Russe, but that's just me. So be a style dare devil and try this jacket!
Moto's the new motto.
Style 4 Awhile

Sheer crochet moto jacket: Charlotte Russe

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The New Channel

Hi everyone! This post is to inform you that I have made a youtube channel for this blog. The reason behind this being that I wanted you to be able to visually experience my blog through videos dedicated to fashion, style, and beauty. This channel is going to give style, makeup, and hair tutorials to help my viewers discover new ways to enhance they're style and fashion. The channel is called pleasestyle4awhile. I will post a link to my first video on my blog once it is made. I hope you all will benefit from this channel and continue to Style 4 Awhile!

Friday, August 10, 2012

When in Doubt, Belt it Out

Recently I've been loving the effect belts have been giving on clothing. You can use them to slim or highlight your waist, or to jazz up an outfit. I've seen belts commonly on dresses, shirts and blazers, but a new way to use this accessory just recently caught my eye: belting cardigans! This look is super cute and you can use it in many ways.

Belted over a dress: cozy up a dress with a cardi and belt it to keep the look together

How I'd Wear It: 
Belt an oversized cardi and wear it over leggings with cute ankle boots instant casual comfort

So when in doubt, belt it out! 
Please Style 4 Awhile

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Fall Florals

Yes you have read the title of this post right: Florals are in for fall. This springy pattern is perfect for the brisk weather of this season when it has a darker colored background. Prints are very popular this fall and were seen on many of the runway shows for this season. One of those prints being floral. So put some color into your wardrobe this school year and bring your florals with you to fall. Try it in scarves, dresses, shirts, anything that uses falls deeper toned colors.
 And never underestimate the power of the flower.
floral dress,floral infinity scarf -Aeropostale

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Saturday, August 4, 2012

Fondue at the Melting Pot

Ahh there is nothing like closing the week with a dinner at the Melting Pot with my friend Tina and my aunt and uncle. The food was spectacular and the staff were great. The dinner was a treat (for my recent eighth grade graduation) from my aunt and uncle. It was overall an evening well spent.

Cheers to new hope in high school!

Friday, August 3, 2012


I just had the biggest fashion dilemma. I love my navy blue lace skirt paired with a simple white cami, but I wanted to jazz it up a bit! So, I pulled out of my closet a bright blue blazer and a denim shirt. I tried both on and could not decide which one to put on!! Want to help me? Comment below and tell me which one would be perfect for a dinner at the Melting Pot tomorrow.

Help me style 4 awhile!
Hayley <3 
Option 1 Denim Shirt with skirt

Option 2 Blue Blazer with skirt

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Camping Trip

My lack of posting this weekend was due to the fact that I had no wifi at the campground I was at this weekend. To make up for no posts, I thought I'd share with you some of my tourist-looking pictures I took on my trip. Enjoy and remember to Style 4 Awhile,even while camping!

Me by the fire. shoes: Vans