• Color clothing tricks

    Dressing Your Body Shape With Color

    I used to have an eating disorder – well, actually two. In high school, I strived to maintain model-like proportions and became anorexic. In college, I developed bulimia, mainly because I couldn’t continue starving myself although I felt the need to keep my hips and butt in check. Happy to say that I am presently […] Read more…

  • essential holiday swimwear

    Essential Holiday Swimwear

    While planning summer vacation with my husband this year, I decided that I would not leave you, dear reader, without something new and fun at theSTYLetti.com. And so I asked Adele of Adele Lydia to contribute a guest post – she’s captivated me with her awesome writing – and she agreed! On her blog, Adele shares her aspiration to become the Carrie Bradshaw of Dublin (minus […] Read more…

Street style

  • Summer street style

    Hot Weather Chic Because Summer Isn’t Over Yet!

    I know, you’ve hit the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (or did other pre-fall shopping), and you can’t wait to start wearing your favorite fall trends. But summer’s not over yet! Here’s some style inspiration I’ve brought you fresh from the streets of Manhattan for those still yet-to-come hot days in the city. Upon arriving to Penn Station on Saturday […] Read more…

  • theSTYLetti street style roundup, 2016

    Roundup of Fave Street Style in 2016 (So Far)

    Happy middle-of-the-week! You might remember that a couple of weeks ago I put together a collection of favorite outfits in 2016 shared by Liliya, Julia, and yours truly. Since the STYLetti is also about all the stylish people we encounter on the streets – real people, not celebrities! – I thought it would be fun to feature a roundup of […] Read more…


  • Liliya in floral and pink

    #OOTD – Pink Tee with Floral Pants

    What do you wear in Texas in the middle of summer? Liliya has already given us some great ideas in her last couple of posts (with an adorable pink/yellow tank and “southern belle” look for an evening out). This time, she shares another awesome #OOTD. Liliya reports that it is “super hot in Texas, but there is […] Read more…

  • Liliya's southern belle look

    #OOTN – My Southern Belle Look

    I’d guess that Scarlett O’Hara might be the first thing that pops up into your mind when you hear the expression “southern belle.” I loved Gone with the Wind when I read it at age 10 or 11, and I love the movie – always enjoy watching it. I adore the gowns girls wore back in those days, especially the one Scarlett wore […] Read more…

Glimpses (Street photos)

  • East vs west coast style

    East vs. West Coast Style

    It’s always fun to contrast styles of dress from different regions, and at theSTYLetti, we have plenty of opportunities to observe style differences on the east coast of the U.S. versus the west. Liliya and I live on different sides of the country and frequently travel to each other’s. (Of course, Liliya gets around even more, recently sharing a “southern belle” […] Read more…

  • Summer scarf

    A Stylish Way to Slow Down Aging

    Vogue magazine has recently joined in the buzz around maintaining a beautiful neckline in an article about “the new wrinkle you haven’t seen yet,” mentioning a needle procedure along with serums and other treatments. The last time I wandered around New York, I noticed an a much easier (preventative!) method on the streets this summer: the scarf. Now I’m not actually sure that […] Read more…


  • Sun worship

    Is Your Sunscreen Safe?

    Is your sunscreen safe? I had to ask myself that a while back. I came across information regarding studies by the Environmental Working Group on sunscreens, and I realized that the famous brand I was using was not only toxic, but it also offered pretty shady (pun intended!) protection from the sun. My father died of cancer […] Read more…

  • Rio Van Zant interview

    Rio Van Zant on Modeling, Beauty, and Taking Great Shots

    At the STYLetti, we love showing the unique styles and beauty of real people, focusing on (mostly) women of varying backgrounds, ages, and shapes. Hence, our tagline “Real People With Real Style.” This doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t also get inspired by celebrities and models on occasion. In fact, I believe that those are the people with a duty to let the rest of […] Read more…