Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Congrats to Jessica!

Ducky informed that there is a winner for the personal shopping giveaway!!

 Congrats to Jessica from The Spit Up Chronicles!   

I cant wait to put together 2 amazing outfits just for you!

Stacia Lee

How to get your Bachelor and your M.R.S degree at the same time!

Part 1

So when Stacia asked me to post I was super excited! I just started blogging in September and have really enjoyed it. That's also when I got hooked on free to be stacia lee, next thing I know I'm guest posting! So exciting!

Stacia asked if I could post about college fashion so I'll be giving some of our comfortable, yet cute solutions. Now I go to a Christian school in Indiana, so we're a little conservative, not so flashy and we NEVER know what the weather will be like so weather channel is bookmarked that way we know how to dress. I'm still an amateur so my pictures aren't the best, but hey I did what I could. And the girls in them are all girls from my school that I caught on campus! With that said, here we go!

We walk everywhere so foot function is critical! Flats and boots are our best friends right now, meaning everywhere we go, we are in comfortable flat shoes. I love how functional they are. On my blog I dedicated a whole post to boots alone, so we know I could go on and on. But one of my favorite styles of flats right now are oxfords. They look so cute! Also girls here are obsessed with fur lined boots. I.E. Uggs When the snow hits the ground you can bet they will not leave college girls feet, sometime you can even catch boys wearing them. They keep your tootsies super warm and dry for your long walk to class, and they don't look too shabby with a nice sweater or cardigan. Ankle boots were super big for fall. Every girl on campus would wear them with cute vests to walk across campus, but now that it is getting a bit colder they disappear more and more. Yet they look very cute when pulled out of the closet.

Leather boots are my personal favorite right now. (I just got some on Black Friday for Christmas) They add so much to a cute outfit and are really warm and comfortable. One of my favorite things about college is that you get to look at everyone around you's style and pull ideas from them, so needless to say I have seen some super cute boots and got myself a cute pair! Also what's great about school is that you automatically double your wardrobe when you get a roommate, not to mention multiply it by like 30 when you live on an all girls floor. It rocks!

A cute coat is what matters most right now. Personally when I walk to class is when I see the most amount of people therefore the most people see my outfit when I am walking to class. (You know Pythagorean theory.) This is really unfortunate because normally my outfit will be a good one and the only people who see it are those I am in class with. Because of this I have placed my investments into cute coats and so have other girls. By having an out of the box coat people automatically think you look cute. Then when your walking to class you don't feel like everyone is missing out on how much of a fashionista you are.

Another favorite is a headband. These are one of my favorite accessories. That way if I don't feel like I have all the time in the world I can do my hair simple and still make it look good quickly. Big, small, flower, or feather it doesn't matter, they rock!

I like to pair a headband with a cute scarf which is huge everywhere right now, not only cause it is getting cold, but because they are super cute. These are great for if you have early class and want to look cute without getting up with the roosters. I like to pair a patterned scarf with a plain v-neck or button down. Really you can't go wrong with a scarf, but honestly you can't.

Thanks so much to Blair for taking the time out of her busy school schedule to put together this 2 part post! I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did! Its been forever since I have been on a college campus so I needed a refresher myself! She will be back soon to finish the second half!  By the way that's her in the last picture isn't she cute?! Have a wonderful Thursday and Ill be back tomorrow!
Stacia Lee

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

What to Wear: Holiday Girls Night

Are you attending any Holiday parties this year? Of course you are! That's why I'm here! For the next few weeks I will be posting a what to wear series for several different Holiday gatherings.  I'm starting with girls night Holiday get together.  I meet up with my girlfriends Laura & Katie monthly and next week is our Holiday get together at one of our favorite local restaurants.

1. Old Navy vest
2. LC cream top at Kohl's
3. Bow Bracelet at Kohl's
4. Maroon shorts at Kohl's
5. Black tights at Target
6. Black booties at Target
7. Gold ball earrings at Target

If I had some extra funds laying around this is what I would wear. Its cute, stylish and chic.  Swap out the ivory top with a white button down.  You could even wear flat black boots if your legs are long enough with these shorts.  Super adorable and all of the pieces are interchangeable with other events. Let me know what you think! And don't forget I do offer personal shopping services!
Stacia Lee

Monday, November 28, 2011

check it.

I have been eyeing up these boots for a few weeks.

Then I went back to the stores website today and saw that they are $20 off and free shipping.


So here are my new cognac leather boots and they will be arriving in a week or so.

So I may eat mac & cheese with hot dogs for a few meals, but hey isnt it worth it?!! I say yes. So lets mark this one off my list!!

Ill be back tomorrow with a special what to wear holiday edition! Thanks to Anna's suggeston!

Stacia Lee

etsy shop: chaus vintage blouse

Hi friends! I'm back with another new item from my etsy shop: stacialeescloset.  This gorgeous green blouse has a special design with black, magenta and cream detail.  The buttons are fabric covered and the neckline is wonderful.

Blouse: Via Etsy shop, Jeans: Old Navy, Boots: Target from Amanda, Bracelets: Vintage, Necklace: The Limited, Purse: Target

It would look great with a pencil skirt, flare jeans or under a shift dress! You can view this and all of my other vintage items here! Just a reminder the "blackfriday" free shipping code will expire tonight at midnight!
Stacia Lee


I have had a list of wants saved as Microsoft word document on my desktop for a few months. I thought I would share with you the list and the inspiration.

Mustard Cardigan
Cognac riding boots
Skinny jeans  (purchased last weekend)
Solid scarf in a pink color
Gold chunky watch
Cape or Poncho
Fitted pull over grey hoodie  (purchased last weekend)
Nerd fake glasses

You can view all of my pins and sources on pinterest & if you are in need of a invite please comment on this post with your email and I will send you an invite!

If I happen to get Christmas $ this year I would definitely invest it into a pair of riding boots and a mustard sweater.  Its nice having a list of wants and understanding that they are just that. So many times I have confused my wants and needs and understanding the difference has made my life so much easier.  I have learned my needs are a warm home, gas and food. Wants are just items that are icing on top of the cake if allowed in the budget. :)

I hope you had a great weekend and the home series will resume next week!
Don't forget to enter the personal shopping giveaway!
Stacia Lee

Saturday, November 26, 2011

quick hello

A quick weekend hello! Just wanted to share this adorable photo of my sister, lady lee.

Notice that cute belted watermelon skirt and brown polka dot blouse?! Yep its from my shop! I'm offering free shipping until 11.28.11 with code "blackfriday". 
Don't forget to enter the personal shopping giveaway that ends soon!
Happy weekend!
Stacia Lee

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Hi friends! Happy Thanksgiving from the turkeys and me!

( I don't know if those are suppose to be dinner rolls or chef hats, but lets assume chef hats)

This year I am thankful for:
Jesus Christ (Grace)
A warm apartment
My loving family
My supportive church family
 Great friends old and new
A job that I love
A hobby that I enjoy
Anderson & Josephina
Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University
My first Etsy customer
you for allowing me to bring you daily insight into my life, community and closet.
Thank you for your support!
Happy Thanksgiving!
Stacia Lee

P.S Ill be back Monday!

Black Friday: stacialeescloset

Are you looking for a unique one of a kind vintage item this Holiday season?! I have just added a few new listings to my online clothing shop and am offering a special discount just for FTBSL readers! These items would be a great gift or something special for you to wear to a Holiday party.

With the coupon code "blackfriday" you will receive free shipping! That's a savings of up to 10 dollars! This code will expire 11.28.11 so RUN to my etsy shop now!
Stacia Lee

shop local: Lalah V's

I love shopping local stores.  Its better for our economy and you can usually find one of a kind items.  I have lived in Rossford for majority of my life and am so happy that there is finally a store right up my alley.  Lalah V's is right on the main street in Rossford Ohio right next to the new Chinese restaurant.  The prices are right and the selection is awesome.

So if you are in the Northwest Ohio and are looking for something unique for you or as a gift go check out the adorable shop!

Stacia Lee

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

mustard + black

I love finding empty buildings. This beauty is completely missing its roof.  It was beautiful to see the sky popping out of the building.

Black Sweater: Gap, Mustard top: Old Navy, Scarf: Gap, Jeans: F21, Boots: Old Navy, Earrings: The Limited
When: November 19th 2011

This past weekend I picked up some new things from a surprise gift card I received.  A trip to The Gap outlet was totally worth it.  I picked up 2 skirts, this black sweater, black scarf and leather sandals for $32! The bonus part was the antique/fireworks store next store to The Gap.  I picked up a vintage shoe advertisement for myself and a vintage TV tray for West.  It was fun to go spend some $ and not leave feeling guilty for it! Ill be back tomorrow with a special shop local post on Lalah V's.
Have a great Tuesday!
Stacia Lee

Monday, November 21, 2011

Etsy shop: Cobalt Blue Vintage Dress

Are you looking for a great Holiday dress to wear to all of those parties that you have been invited to?! I just added a real beauty to my etsy shop.  This dress is cobalt blue with a button up detail on the shoulder and is belted.  Its marked for a very affordable price at $12 and it can be shipped to you as soon as payment is received!

Go check it out now, before someone else does!
Thanks to my very beautiful sister for modeling my etsy shop over the weekend!
Stacia Lee

big style tiny apartment: dream bedroom

Hi friends! Before I show you my tiny tiny bedroom, I wanted to share with you my dream bedroom.  One day when I have my debt paid off and a bigger home I will put my dreams to reality. Until then dreaming is fun.

1. My Don Draper look alike bed. Love the curve of the bed and the color.
2. Matching white shabby chic nightstands
3. Elegant end of the bed bench.

That's just the basics. Next week you will see my bedroom and all of the decor that I would transfer from my current bedroom to my dream bedroom.  I hope you had a great weekend!
Stacia Lee

Saturday, November 19, 2011

100 years of style

So I failed for sure on yesterdays Friday video. I just didn't get around to it. So I thought I would share one of my favorite videos.  You may have seen it, its been around for a few months.  I absolutely love it.

Have a great weekend!
Stacia Lee

Thursday, November 17, 2011

short days

I'm not use to the short days yet.  It seems like by the time I get home from work its dark outside.  As soon as the sun goes down all I want to do is put my pajamas on and stay home.  Since this is my first fall/winter blogging I was shocked the first few days since time change when I went to take my photos after work and there is just a tiny bit of sun left. 

When: Tuesday November 8th 2011
Top: TJ Maxx $6!!, Skirt: Shabby Apple, Necklace: Lucky Brand, Bracelets: Thrifted, Tights: JCPenny, Boots: Gift from Amanda (Target)

So I really should just take my outfit photos at lunch. But I prefer quiet buildings like this church with no cars in the parking lot. That way I don't have an audience of people assuming I'm really into myself.
I promise I'm not.
Ill be back tomorrow with a Friday video! Have a great day!
Stacia Lee
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