Saturday, December 31, 2011

Party Like It's 2011!

Party Like it's 2011!

Crew neck top
Old navy skirt
Nine West high heels

gold clutch
pearl stud earrings

Well, it's time to say good-bye to 2011 so let's do it in style, ladies!  Did you notice how I mixed the neutrals in this outfit to create a very luxe, chic statement? 

I wish you all a safe, healthy and stylish new year!  2011 has been a great one for the Steenwyks and we're looking forward to all God has in store for 2012. 

So, what is your new year's resolution?  If your resolution is to amp up your style, update your wardrobe or clean out your closet, pop me an email at, I'd love to help!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Casual New Year's - Plus Size

Casual New Year's - Plus Size

Old Navy dolman sleeve top
Black fur jacket
lace up booties
beaded earrings

As promised here's another look for New Year's.  This is a great outfit for a casual get together with friends.  I have to say that I love this coat and the flare it adds to this causal outfit! Adding the unexpected is what makes you stand out from the crowd.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

New Year's Eve

Three Days & Counting

Crop top
Old Navy ballerina flat shoes

If you haven't decided what to wear for New Year's Eve yet, here is a great pants look, appropriate for pretty much any party, casual or dressy.  Stay tuned for a couple more ideas to come yet this week.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Ski Lodge Chic

Ski Lodge Chic

If you're heading to the slopes here's a great look for hanging out in the lodge around the fire or for doing a little after Christmas shopping.  The nice long sweater will help camoflage the few extra pounds from Christmas. =)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Well, It's the eve of Christmas Eve and I can't wait!  Christmas is my favorite time of year, I love everything about it - the music, movies, traditions, parties, shopping, and most of all what we celebrate - the gift of Emmanuel!

I hope you feel great, look great and that your weekend will be filled with lots of love and joy!

Thanks to all of you for your support of  Real Life. Real Style this past year.  I'm having a blast and look forward to what God has in store for 2012!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Casual Christmas

Casual Christmas

Old Navy pocket tank

Steve madden shoes

If you're looking for a casual, yet festive look for Christmas, look no further!  Here is a great way to look festive, without looking cheesy.  Your friends and family will know you are chic and sophisticated when you show up in this lovely color combo.  You just might find me in something like this during the next week of marathon parties!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Winter White

Winter White

ASOS mesh top
Current/Elliott jeans
ALDO Heels

Here's a sure way to glam up Christmas or New Year's!  I love the winter white skinny jeans, versus the normal black pant, it's a great way to mix things up. When you have a statement top like this one keep everything else simple, and let the top be the focal piece.

 I hope everyone will enjoy this week leading up to Christmas and is able to take time to reflect and celebrate the greatest gift of all this season, the birth of Jesus Christ.  Joy to the World, the Lord is come!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Merry & Bright!

Merry & Bright!

Old Navy pleated satin dress
Long sleeve top
Suede high heels
Croc handbag
Metal belt

Every one who knows me is aware that I love color, and lucky for me bright colors are in for winter and the holidays!  So, don't be afraid of a little color, folks.  Add some cheer to your day with a bright and fun holiday outfit!  Now all we need is a little snow.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Lovely in Lace for the Holidays

Lovely in Lace for the Holidays

Lace top
Old Navy velvet shoes

Patent leather handbag

First let me start by saying that for some reason words in the my posts are becoming links, and I can't figure out why.  So, don't click on them, and if anyone is wiser than I when it comes to these things please let me know how to fix it!

If sequins aren't your thing how about a little romantic lace for the holidays?  You can't help but feel pretty in this outfit, and bonus, it's comfy too!  Heels or boots would also work well, but I love the softness and ease of the ballet flats. They compliment the outfit beautifully without looking like you're trying too hard. 

Don't forget, it's not too late to purchase a Real Life. Real Style gift certificate for Christmas!  Simply email me at and I'll take care of the rest!

Monday, December 12, 2011

Sequins for Plus Size

Sequins In Plus Size

Old navy shirt
Leather jacket
A.N.A pocket jeans

As promised, here is the same Old Navy sequin tank that was in last Friday's post, but in plus size.  The tank looks fabulous layered under this beautiful structured faux leather jacket, don't ya think?!  A nice wide leg, dark wash trouser and heeled boots are the perfect finishing touches.  So classy!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Casual Sequins

Casual Sequins

Lauren Ralph Lauren pocket t shirt
Old Navy sequin tank top
boot cut jeans

Ballet shoes
Crossbody handbag

This is a great way to incorporate sequins into your casual wear, during the holidays, or everyday.  Simply layer a sequin tank over a long sleeve t-shirt or even a button up shirt.  With the sequins being the focal point you can keep the rest of the outfit pretty simple, but I do love the pop of color in the red patent ballet flats. 

Stay tuned for my next post which will show you how to use this same tank in a plus size outfit for the holidays.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

A Sea of Sequins

A Sea of Sequins

Long shirt
If you've been in the stores lately I'm sure you've realized that sequins are big for the holidays, and not just for the holidays, but for all occasions!  Here are a few different ways to sport some sequins, whether you prefer a little or a lot.  I will be posting more sequin looks in the next days and weeks.  It's time to get your bling on!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Christmas Shopping

Christmas Shopping

J Crew striped shirt
Long sleeve sweater

Slouchy boots
Hand bag

Here's a little style inspiration to get you out of your bathrobe and out the door to tackle that Christmas shopping!  This bright and cheery outfit will help you hold on to that Christmas spirit while you're waiting in line and running to and fro!

I'm getting close to being done with my shopping, but just when I think I'm finished I remember one more thing I need to buy, so it seems there are always those last minute gifts to purchase.  But that's okay, I don't mind.  It IS the most wonderful time of year!  Happy shopping!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little Black Dress for the Holidays

Little Black Dress for the Holidays

long sleeve shift dress

White House Black Market evening clutch handbag

Man, I love this LBD for the holidays, and beyond!  So chic, yet classic and it works for multiple age ranges.  If you need something to wear to an upcoming Christmas party or New Year's bash you can't go wrong with this look (perfect for a winter wedding too)! 

If you need help picking out just the right outfit for your special holiday occasion contact me at  If you're too busy to shop I have just the service for you - virtual outfits!  Find out more by clicking on the "Interested in Hiring Me" button on the right hand side of the page.