The Right FRAME of Mind

Throughout the decades, some of the most iconic looks and styles have been centered around eye wear…particularly sunglasses. Here are a few of my favorite memorable looks.

Iconic Sunglasses

Whether a character in a movie or a real life individual, these people have made an eternal impression with their choice of glasses, making them superstars.

These days you can be a superstar in any pair of glasses that strike your fancy…as long as you choose the right frame. I’m sure you’ve been in the situation where you find the perfect pair of shades that you are certain will make you look as hot as you feel. You try them on only to find that you can’t take them off fast enough. They look horrible! This is because there is a science to choosing the correct frames for your face. By understanding this simple science and getting in the right FRAME of mind, you can find a fun, year-round accessory that will compliment your face and wardrobe. The only thing you need to know is the shape of your face.

Face Shape Diagram

The major thing to remember is choose a frame that contrasts your face shape. The goal of your glasses is to offset your face shape in order to give you balance.

Square Face Shape: Since your face already has a strong shape, avoid sharp, angular frames as they may look too hard. Rather, opt for rounded/slightly curved frames to counterbalance your strong lines and angles. Look for oval, round, aviator, or cat eye styles for the best result.

Rounded Frames

Round Face Shape: Your face lacks angles, so to add definition go for aviators or square, angular frames, like wayfarers. Your best looks will come from rectangle, square, shield, wayfarer, and wrap styles.

Wayfarer Aviator Frames

Oval Face Shape: Lucky you! You can wear just about any style. The only thing to keep in mind is choose a frame that is as wide as your face at its widest point. You will have ultimate appeal by choosing rectangle, rimless, semi-rimless, oval, round, aviator, shield, square, wayfarer, or wrap styles.

Wide Set Glasses

Diamond Face Shape: Like your oval face friends, you are not restricted to one particular style of frames, however, you should avoid extremes and stray away from particularly rounded or angular frames. Lenses that are deeper than they are wide will work best for you.

Deeper than wide Frames

Heart Shape Face: With a wider forehead, you should avoid styles that draw attention upwards. Instead, look for bottom heavy frames that will add width to your lower face. Get the biggest bang by going with cat eye, aviator, rimless, round, semi-rimless, and square styles.

heart face frames

Sunglasses are the year-round accessory. There are tons of styles and colors available that can add a finishing touch to your wardrobe. Regardless your face shape, you can rock the perfect look for you! Just like with all other pieces of your wardrobe, you must feel confident and comfortable in your sunglasses since they add to your individual style. So whether you have one staple pair or ten varying styles, choose wisely and enjoy the iconic accessory that will help you stay stylish!




Don We Now…our Stylish Steed Apparel 

Mother Nature has brought in the heat and it’s not leaving anytime soon. Always making the best of any situation, I am so excited to offer you a stylish way the combat that summer sizzle. I am proud to announce the launch of The Stylish Steed Signature T-Shirt!

With these Comfort Color crew neck tees, you’ll be ready for any summer shindig. I have thoughtfully selected three great summer colors that will have you popping and on point! You can purchase yours today for only $15 and you’ll be sure to stay stylish ALL summer long! 

Here’s to a fantastic summer with sweet tea mornings and lemonade afternoons.  

JUMP into a Summer Evening

Summer is always a bustling time filled with events and activities. The warmer weather always brings these weddings, parties, and social events outdoors. With all these festivities planned (and the oftentimes unbearable heat) it’s difficult for a gal to look her best. Fret not, though, because this year is the perfect time for you to jump into a summer evening. Put that LBD (Little Black Dress) away and reach for the jumpsuit. Summer 2015 brings about the jumpsuit as the new cocktail dress. This is an awesome throwback item that is attractive on most all body types.

There are so many styles and options that it’s easy for you to find the perfect fit. I’ve gathered a few looks together in four different categories to help you get a jump on your shopping. All of the looks in the photos come from H&M, Zara, and Forever 21.

Jumpsuit 3

Going for a simple look with a dramatic flair? These sleek and sleeved options bring boldness with their solid color, but remain streamlined and sexy while keeping your arms covered.

Jumpsuit 2

Kicking it up a notch from the monochromatic look, these cut-out and sheer details add another level of sass. A tasteful appearance of skin add appropriate sex appeal for any age, but still allows you to be a lady.

Jumpsuit 4

If the thought of a jumpsuit isn’t completely jumping out at you, consider one of these options with full legs. You have the look of a maxi dress, but the comfort and style of the jumpsuit. The flowing legs will definitely add a flirty detail to those summer evenings.

Jumpsuit 1

If you are wanting to make the ultimate summer impact, take a huge leap and try your hand at a printed jumpsuit. With a multitude of prints and patterns, you can find the perfect look that fits your personality.

Whether you have a casual evening with friends for a patio party or a swanky cocktail hour at the yacht club, jump full speed ahead and make a splash with this hot summer must have. You can rock it as is or even layer your look with a cardigan or blazer for a completely different look. Also remember that hemlines can easily be altered. If you aren’t six foot tall and a size 2, who cares…have yours hemmed to give the illusion of height. Make it work to fit your style and boy type.

Regardless of how you jump into it, this sizzling piece will definitely keep your summer appearances hopping as you beat the heat to stay stylish!




A SUCKER for the Season

With the celebration of freedom during Memorial Day weekend, we also welcome the warmth of summer. I know that the first official day of summer isn’t until June 21, but something about Memorial Day just brings the image of summertime. As the daylight hours get longer, the lemonade gets colder, and outdoor adventures get more frequent, summer is such a fun time of the year…it’s kinda like Christmas, with a tan!

As you are attending all your fun festivities of the season, you want to make sure that you find yourself in the Kings Court of the Season…The House of SEERSUCKER! Not just for slow talkin’, southern politicians anymore, seersucker is available in a variety of pieces that make it easy to incorporate it into your warm weather wardrobe. Not to leave you hanging, I have come up with some inspiration pieces to get you started.

Ladies, you have tons of opportunities to bring the King into your looks.

TSS Women's Seersucker

From dresses to jackets and anything in between, you can effortlessly embody the traditional southern image.

  • Look fun and flirty in a great strapless number from Old Navy. Paired with a white denim jacket, this is the perfect casual and classy look that would have you ready for any evening shindig.
  • Straying away from the traditional blue seersucker, a tan print cropped pant is an essential summer item to pair with anything from a t-shirt to a gauzy top.
  • For a completely casual look, pair a utility style jacket with a pair of shorts in a pop of color like green or coral.
  • A seersucker skirt with an eyelet overlay gives a dramatic look of texture and pattern without being too fussy.
  • A classic cut long sleeve button up in a colored seersucker is cool and casual and compliments anything from white, denim, or a bold color.
  • For a dressier look, don a more structured blazer with a simple top and a great chino. This look is even suitable for summer casual wear to the office.

Gentlemen, I haven’t forgotten about you either! The quintessential fabric of any southern gentleman, seersucker is the denim of the summer. Pair it with anything, and dress it up or down.

TSS Men's Seersucker

Cool and breathable, you’ll definitely be a dapper dandy by incorporating any of these great items into your looks.

  • Attending a wedding? A dressier summer soiree? Or just want to turn up for cocktails and dinner? A seersucker blazer has you covered. If you’re feeling froggy, go ahead and buy an entire seersucker suit so you can mix and match all season long.
  • Fun and festive, these two color seersucker shorts are the perfect piece for summer outings. Pair with a t-shirt for a casual look, or a white button up for a more classic feel.
  • Found in a variety of color options, this slim fit long sleeve button up could easily become a weekend go-to. Whether you join it with shorts, chinos, or denim, this shirt can take you from morning adventures to evening outings.
  • Every girl’s crazy ’bout a sharp dressed man! This suit vest is a sleek and polished look for an alternative dressier look. A simple white button up and almost any color chino will complete this outfit with ease. Throw on a bow tie and you’ll be the beau of the ball.
  • Summer is the perfect time to experiment with more graphic looks like these seersucker pants with embroidered details. I mean, what goes better with seersucker than glasses of lemonade.
  • Tie one on this summer with a slim cut seersucker tie. A perfect addition to your favorite jeans and a button up, add a touch of southern prep to an otherwise simple outfit.

So whether you’re headed to the pier for a day of sunshine or rubbing elbows with old money at an evening event, these affordable seersucker options will definitely keep you in the KINGS court during the heated season. Take this warm weather time to add some classic seersucker to your wardrobe. Even in the humid heat of summer, being a SUCKER for the season is a sure way for you to stay stylish!

Bring Home The MOTHERload!

She’s the first person to ever love you, while also being the person who can push your buttons the most. Moms are a great blessing to have in our lives and we should celebrate them for all they’ve done for us over the years.

Chad and Tam

The original Stylish Steed! My mom is always so supportive of me and all my endeavors.

To help you out as you prepare for Mother’s Day weekend, here is a MOTHERload of gift ideas that will bring a smile to the face of your mom!

Mothers Day Gift Items

Just remember this little acronym…all about MOTHER’S DAY!

M is for MUAH! for all the kisses she has given you over the years. Give mom a fresh and vibrant look with Mary Kay’s True Dimensions Lipstick in Wild About Pink. This bold color is a great pop for spring and summer, but can also be muted down for the more demure damsels.

O is for the OUT STRETCHED ARMS that were always ready to embrace you. Adorn those loving arms with a beautiful bracelet from Off The Cuff. This collection uses natural fresh water pearls to create charming pieces for any occasion.

T is for all the things she has TOTED for you. Moms have a heavy load to carry, so why not make it easier for her with a versatile, yet stylish Double-Handled Printed Tote from Talbots. A spacious tote with a colorful print is just what mommy dearest needs to complete her warm weather wardrobe.

H is for the HARD HEADED woman that doesn’t give an inch. There is no winning in an argument with mom! Give that hard head some protection from the summer sun with an iconic Striped Straw Spectator Hat. Whether mom is headed to the beach, working in the yard, or just making a fashion statement in town, this straw topper from Land’s End is a must have for any woman.

E is for EVERY STEP SHE’S WALKED BESIDE YOU. Mom has journeyed with you for many miles. Help her take care of her tootsies in style with these fashionable Espadrilles from DSW. With just enough lift to be interesting, while still functional, this classic footwear is a perfect match for any mother with style.

R is for REMEMBERING THE LOVE. Mom has given a lot of loving times for us to remember. Give her a new scent of love with Mary Kay’s Limited Edition Thinking of Love parfum. This subtle collection of floral scents is sure to please mom and help her remember the love you have for her.

S is for the times she SWADDLED you close to her. Have your mom wrapped up again in this festive and colorful Paisley Summer Scarf from Land’s End. This accessory is both stylish and versatile, allowing mom to use it in a multitude of ways.

D is for the DRAMA QUEEN that she can be. Give mom even more of a dramatic flair with this Turquoise Stone Statement Necklace from Sam Moon. Mom can pair this with everything from a LBD (little black dress) to jeans and a white button up. She’ll be more dramatic than ever in this eye catching piece.

A is for the AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS she always had prepared for you. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich was nice, but it doesn’t hold a candle to these Assorted Macarons from ‘Lette Macarons. These tasty treats come in a variety of packages and can ship directly to mom. You will definitely help her satisfy a sweet tooth with this special gift.

Y is for YEARS OF GOLDEN TIME you’ve shared together. Those golden years together are time that you will always remember. Show mom how golden she really is with a set of Burnish Gold Midi Rings. The newest trend in rings, these aged gold rings are worn on the digits of the fingers and create a unique look to accentuate your other jewelry pieces.

Take this time to celebrate mom and let her know how much you appreciate and love her. May 10 is quickly approaching. Get out there and bring home the MOTHERload for that special lady you call mom! Showing love to our mothers is the best way to stay stylish!