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29 Jan

We wish we could say we’ve moved to the Upper East Side,

but this is pretty dang close.

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Winter Solutions

27 Jan

I tried to look up a poem for this post about all the bad things winter brings, but all I found was “big and bright” and “full of sun.”

First of all, where are these people living? And second, why don’t I live there?

So instead, here is a poem I’ve written. It is titled Winter.

W is for Wet snow ruining your leather boots.
I is for Ice–perfect for falling.
N is for Nothing will cure your dry skin.
T is for Tame my static hair, please!
E is for Expecting heartache and gloom.
R is for Really hate going out in the cold.

Cheer up, Charlie Brown, because if this describes your January, I’ve got the solutions to kick out your winter blues:
W–Remember to weatherproof your boots every few weeks with protectant. You can get it at Walmart for way cheap and it will help your boots last for more than one season.
I–Plan out your outfits accordingly so you wear the right shoes to school. I have certain boots that I cannot wear when it is icy because they have no traction. However sad and depressing that may be, look at it as an opportunity to buy new boots, switch up your closet, or resole your shoes.
N–My hands crack and bleed during the winter. The only way I can heal them is with a touch of neosporin (the gel not the cream) and a whole lot of petroleum jelly at night. Rub it into all the cracks and then either wear gloves to bed (I can never do that) or wash your hands with a mild soap right after. Do that daily and you’ll be surprised at the difference it makes.
T–This may sound weird, but carry a dryer sheet with you in your purse and run it through your hair when it gets static-y. By the end of the day, your hair gets a little oily, but it’s the price you have to pay for normal hair in the winter.
E–More people are depressed during the winter months than any other time of the year, so make sure you eat healthy and go to the gym, as well as take care of yourself mentally and spiritually, so you don’t get gloomy and glum.
R–Lastly, I’ve found that if I wear knee length socks under my skinny jeans, I feel so much warmer. Don’t forget mittens. And don’t be embarrassed to wear a hood. In elementary school it was nerdy, but hoods/hats are appropriate for the winter if worn correctly.

Hope these tips help! If you have any additional suggestions and cures for common winter symptoms, let us know and we’ll post about it!

xo xo


It’s the good advice that you just can’t take.

27 Jan

I apologize that all I do on this blog is complain. But there are so many styles that annoy me when they are worn incorrectly.

This includes grunge. I’m all about shopping at thrift stores, being comfortable, and looking like a hipster.

Well, I’m not all about it, but I believe some people can pull it off.

Some people can’t.

And I’ll tell you why.

  1. They try to dress like someone they’re not.
  2. They try to match other people’s styles and fail.
  3. They go too far with the idea.

If I can take this one step further, and I will, my word of advice for you is:

Don’t find your style. Let your style find you. This goes for all fashion styles. When you try too hard, it shows. So just let the look come naturally and don’t overdue it.

xo xo


Sweet, Sweeter, Sweetest

26 Jan

Loretta Young.

If you don’t know who she is, google her.

Loretta is a symbol even today for “beauty, serenity, and grace.” Her glamour and stardom did not stop at the surface. She was also known to be dedicated to her faith and family (not to mention, anyone romantically involved with Clark Gable goes down in my book of awesome).

Through elegance, Loretta’s exquisite style encompassed her.

My favorite quote from Loretta is,

Fashion should not be expected to serve in the stead of courage or character.

All we talk about is style on this site. The newest boots. The best nail polish. But you might as well throw all of those away without a respectable character.

You are not stylish if you wear timeless Seychelles but act moronic on your on your Friday night date.

You are not a fashionista if you’re rocking black skinny jeans but are senseless when it comes to what you post on Facebook.

It’s not just about the trends. That is second when it comes to style. First, it’s about disposition.

Simply said, don’t act like an idiot.

{Danica’s Sidebar}

I got this directly from a Hallmark Card. Well, that’s a lie. But it does sound cliched enough to be on one.


When you know who you are and love it, it impacts every sphere of your life. Find out who you are, who you want to be, and then use style, fashion, what-have-you, to create that. But in the end, Katie’s right. Fashion is nothing without character.


BYUStyle Girls

Let’s Get Down to Business

24 Jan

To start off this post, I want to tell you all how disappointed I am in each one of you. We had a giveaway for some awesome eye concealer and the number of participants was (get ready for it)… below one. You all missed out. And be warned, if I spot you on campus with dark and puffy eyes, I might have to write a “frightful” post about you.

Okay, I probably won’t do such a thing because I can talk the talk but not always walk the walk. But I sure hope next time we have a giveaway, you’re a part of it. It’s easy. It’s free. And it’ll boost your style and confidence.

Next order of business on this Sunday evening is about shoes. Not my shoes. Not your shoes (assuming that you’re a girl). But your crush’s/ boyfriend’s/ husband’s/ lover’s shoes.

Today at church and this week on campus, I have seen a suspicious and horrifying amount of unpleasant shoes. This includes white chunky sneakers and pretend dress shoes that have a twist of gym shoes to them. You know what I’m talking about, the ones that are brown leather but then have a tennis shoe bottom and shoe strings.

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It’s time to take action and tell your significant other that there is much more out there for them. Take them to Macy’s. Take them to Shoe Carnival. Take them to D.I. I really couldn’t care less–just get them something else to wear.

It’s your responsibility. I’m counting on you. Please and thank you.

xo xo




Follow Friday: Married Life

14 Jan

Today we are highlighting one of our newest contributors to this blog:

Karly Barker.

Karly’s blog is filled with photographs that flatter

her and her hubby’s impeccable style.

Check out her blog, The Married Life and

be watching for her first post on BYU Style coming soon.

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Poorly Dressed Chart

13 Jan

Gimme Gimme Gimme

31 Dec

Tell BYU Style why YOU deserve/covet/yearn for
Clinique’s All About Eyes Concealer.

Leave a comment with your stories and thoughts for a chance to win our first giveaway here on BYU Style.

Only the best will win.

You have till January 14th.


I’ve got my eye on you.

31 Dec

Hey, guys! I hope you all are enjoying your Christmas break and getting excited for the new year!

I thought I would share a makeup tip/personal story with you all since you are probably getting all glammed and glittered for the evening.

A few months ago, my hubby, bless his heart, asked how I had gotten a black eye. He sincerely looked worried and was only trying to be a concerned husband. But I’m an emotional woman, so clearly I got offended.

(I didn’t have a black eye.)

I eventually got over it and took his question as a word of advice instead.

Problem: It’s winter. I’m pale. I’m anemic. I’m a student.

Solution: More sleep. More water. And if all else fails, because usually it all does, Clinique’s All About Eyes Concealer.

Okay, I know it’s a bit on the pricy side. But I swear by this concealer. I buy all of my makeup at the grocery store. I wait until my Almay brand goes on sale and then stock up. But this concealer far surpasses any concealer I’ve ever used. Think of it as an… investment? Yes. An investment in your beauty and well-being? A stretch, maybe. But I do love love this stuff. It really livens and lightens up my eyes. Plus, bonus: I haven’t had any black eye concerns since I’ve started using the product.

Go to Macy’s now. Pick up some for tonight so you look great wherever you are on this New Years Eve!

Can’t wait to see you all soon next week on campus, adorned in your new clothes and showing me the newest trends!


xo xo



Modesty’s the Best Policy

17 Dec

Well, here’s another pet peeve of mine. It’s a particular style that I do not like, I’m sorry if you disagree. But I know Danica agrees, so that’s enough for me to post about it.

Strappy heals.

There are so many other beautiful pairs of shoes out there. The wedge, the pump, the peep toe. But the strappy heal? It’s like a time machine back to 9th grade’s homecoming dance.

Yeah, I know… but yours are cute…. Or yours just work well with a certain outfit.

The shoe itself may be cute. I can believe that. But I personally do not believe they are the shoes for you. And I will tell you why.

Strappy heals show all of your toes. No one really ever wants to see all ten of them just hanging out. If we’re at the beach, that’s one thing. But to church, to a party, especially in the winter, it’s just not appropriate.

You say you want to show off your fresh pedicure? No problem. That’s why peep toes were made. They show enough but not too much. But please, say no to strappy and cover your toes.