Category Archives: Links I Love

Friday Faves: October 13th, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and lifestyle blog; Iris van Herpen exhibit opening at the Cincinnati Art Museum

FriYaY here we are, yet again. I’m pretty excited for this weekend.. we have a friend staying with us and I hopefully get to have my favorite tex-mex AND we’re carving pumpkins tonight with our good friends, which is one of my most favorite fall traditions.

On the blog: I partnered with Gabes to share some seriously good boots and booties for fall. This week, I shared a pair of grey booties with studded detail. Last week, it was all about these velvet glitter booties.

Shopping: I love the Sephora lip kits. I have two already, and I’m feeling like I NEED the ‘Give me some more’ kit they just released. Full post coming soon, but I am a big fan of Tula skincare. I just repurchased this kit. It’s also worth noting that Target is killing the sweater game this season. I popped in earlier this week and saw this and this and I want them SO badly.

Cincy-ing: If you follow along on Insta, you may have seen that on Wednesday, a few Cincy blogger babes and I were invited to the Cincinnati Art Museum for the opening of the Iris Van Herpen: Transforming Fashion exhibit. It was really really cool. She’s designed pieces for Lady Gaga, Beyonce and Solange to name a few. I cannot recommend enough that you check this exhibit out. It’s here until January 7th, and you can purchase tickets here.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and lifestyle blog; Iris van Herpen exhibit opening at the Cincinnati Art Museum

Cincy-ing II: Blink is happening in Cincy this weekend and I cannot wait to check it out. Think large scale murals, light shows, performances, etc., all bringing the buildings of Cincinnati to life.

Wearing: I am absolutely obsessed with this blouse and these split booties from H&M and Steve Madden, respectively. This outfit (maybe I’ll do a full outfit post on it soon?) might be my new go-to!

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and lifestyle blog; bell sleeve blouse and booties for fall

Eating: Do you guys remember when I shared this black mean mash recipe? It’s still one of my most favorite things to meal prep for the week, so check it out!

Traveling: Toward the end of next week, Seth and I are heading to Asheville for a week of hiking, drinking and relaxing. Remember this post from last year? I told you we had to go back! Be sure to follow along on Insta + Snap!

Have a great weekend, style accordingly! 

Friday Faves: September 22, 2017

Success on Stilettos; a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; fall boots on a budget with Gabes

Friday, we meet again! For some reason, this week has seemed to drag by. Even though I’m working a good portion of the weekend, I’m looking forward to a relaxing Sunday of hot yoga + a manicure. Anyway, here’s what I’ve been reading this week:

on SoS: 

  • A classic LBD that I’m transitioning to Fall with a cardi or field jacket.
  • How to layer for cool mornings + hot afternoons.


on the interwebs: 

in the blogosphere: 

Style accordingly, 

Friday Faves: September 8, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; faux leather pleated mini skirt; fall style

Original post here

I cannot believe that it’s the first week of September and it’s in the 40s overnight and upper 60s/low 70s during the day already. WTF.

On blogs and social, everyone is like ‘Yaaay fall, yay PSLs!’ so I keep feeling I’m the only one who is begging for just a few more weeks of Summertime. Agree? Disagree? 

Now, let’s get to why you’re really here, Friday Faves!

On the blog: This week, I shared a few final Summer lewks!

  • This bright blouse is perfect for the final days of Summer.
  • A midi dress that can totally be transitioned to fall, and how I’d do it.

Around the Interwebs: 

  • REALLY excited for Gaga’s documentary on Netflix to debut.
  • Things you probably didn’t know about What Not to Wear. I honestly had totally forgotten about that show, but I really liked it!
  • Can you believe it’s been 10 years since Gossip Girl!? I read the books in high school, and honestly loved them.
  • The royal family must travel with an all-black outfit. Here’s why.

In the blogosphere: 

  • Wishing I was in Italy, thanks to Krista’s posts.
  • Really liked Hallie’s post about how sh*t going on in your personal life can effect your friendships, especially those close to you.



  • Old Navy is killing the game when it comes to pretty fall dresses (ya’ll know I hate pants…). I ordered this, this, and this.
  • These neutral loafers are proving to be the perfect addition to my fall wardrobe.

Friday Faves: September 1, 2017

Success on Stilettos; a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; 24 Hours in San Francisco

Another Friday, another month in 2017 gone by. This year has without a doubt flown by faster than any yet. I guess that’s what happens when you get older…

Looking forward to a few days off this weekend, hanging at a new brewery in town and spending some QT with my sweet hubs.

Aaaaanyway, let’s get to why you really came here, some link love:

First, here is a great list of ways you can help the victims of Hurricane Harvey.

On the blog: 

  • Hard to believe this time last week I was exploring San Francisco. Check out the full post here.
  • This red maxi dress is giving me alllll the salsa dancer emoji vibes.

Around the Interwebs:

In the blogosphere:


Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion and beauty blog; red Zara maxi dress and DSW woven sandals

Friday Faves: August 18, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cifncinnati fashion blog; floral midi dress and Steve Madden sandals

Happy Friday, yet again! I’m currently OOO and am laying by the pool at Lake Norris for the weekend.

Wearing: This floral midi/maxi has been my most worn piece this Summer so far. Also, these are my favorite primers and setting sprays that make my makeup stay all day.

Eating: I absolutely love the everything bagel seasoning from Trader Joe’s. I’ve been making avocado toast with a fried egg and adding the seasoning. It’s delicious. Also, Seth and I had dinner at Flip Side at Liberty Town Center for the first time this week, and HOLY MOLY. Definitely a northern Cincy-must try.

Watching: We finished Ozark this week. If you liked Breaking Bad, you’ll LOVE this show. I cannot wait for season 2!

Traveling: Heading for a lake trip with friends this weekend. Check out my what to pack for a beach trip post.

Reading: Starting Into the Water this weekend by the pool. I can’t wait to start it, as I mentioned

Wanting: How basic of me is it to say that I wish I had this prosecco pong for the lake trip?

Have a great weekend!


Friday Faves: August 10, 2017

What to do in Cincinnati; Mad Tree Brewery

Happy Friday! I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty excited it’s finally the weekend. Tomorrow, I’m heading to the Union Center Food Truck Festival, and Saturday I’m heading to fellow blogger babe, Molly’s wedding.

I wanted to share some link love and what I’m loving lately:

Shopping: I don’t know why, but I’m all about these rose gold birkenstocks. Probably super basic of me, but I think they’ll be perfect with skinny jeans and a blouse. I recently saw a girl wearing a pair and she looked super chic, and knew I had to had to have them.

Wearing:The theme this week seems to be old favorites. You may remember this SheIn dress from last Summer, but I still love it. (Catch that post here.) I’ve also had my favorite cutoff shorts (last seen here) on repeat too.

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; SheIn little red dress with a denim jacket

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; how to wear cutoff shorts

Reading: Did you catch this post on books you should add to your reading list? I’m also going to be scooping up the latest from Ruth Ware, The Lying Game soon.

Watching: I started Ozark last night and am literally watching it as I write this. Jason Bateman is per usual, amazing and the premise is so. good. Start watching now! (Side note: the trailer for the new season of The Crown is out, and I cannot WAIT til’ December).

Cincy-ing: One of my favorite things about this city is all the local breweries and restaurants. I love being able to get a delicious meal and unique craft brew while also supporting local business. Some friends and I hit up Mad Tree (pictured above) over last weekend, and it was so fun just hanging around talking.

Eating: I can’t recommend Nation Bar & Kitchen in downtown Cincy enough. In my opinion, they have the best burgers in the city (plus a really cool backstory).

Loving: Kopari Coconut Rose toner. I’ve been spraying this on my fave after washing and it’s SO good you guys. The smell is amazing, it comes in an easy spray bottle AND it tightens pores without drying my skin. FINALLY.

Trying: Sunday Riley U.F.O. ultra-clarifying face oil. I’ve heard great things about all their products, so something that claims to clear pores without overdrying? Sign me up!

Style accordingly, 


Friday Faves: July 28, 2017

Yaaaas! We’ve made it to another weekend, ya’ll. Since I didn’t share one last week, I wanted to make sure to share some good link love this week. Here we go:

On SoS: 

In the blogosphere: 

On the interwebs: HGTV-themed this week.. but honestly I watch a LOT of that channel: 



  • Nike just created an entire line themed around ‘millennial pink‘ – I want all the shoes.
  • I have the Summer version of the Sephora nude lip collection, but I think the fall version needs to make its way to me, too.

Style accordingly, 

Friday Faves: July 14th, 2017

Friday, we meet again! Here’s what I’m loving this week:

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; silk shorts and a classic tee

On the blog: 


  • These shorts are on sale and I am loving them. Casual enough to be worn with sandals or heels.
  • This skirt is also on sale, and I’ve already decided on 3+ ways I’m going to be wearing it the rest of the Summer.
  • Lusted over this blouse forever, and it’s finally in my closet!

In the blogosphere:

Around the interwebs: 


Shop the post:

Style accordingly,

Friday faves: July 7, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati style blog; Brunch at Incline Public House

As always, Happy Friday. Something about holiday weeks always seem to drag on, don’t you think?

Last weekend and this week were spent exploring Cincy and hanging out with friends. Anyway, let’s get to it:

Around the Interwebs: 

In the blogosphere: 




Friday Faves: June 29, 2017

Success on Stilettos, a Cincinnati fashion blog; 4th of July outfit inspiration, gingham shorts

Happy Friday! Sorry for the lack of Friday Faves around here the last few weeks, but I’m SUPER excited to be back this week to share what I’m loving/reading/shopping…

On SoS: 

Around the blogosphere:

On the interwebs:


Style accordingly,