Farewell, Cookie Tea

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit Tonight was a somber evening. I had to say goodbye. As I brewed and drank my last cup of Cookie Dough tea from David’s Tea, I knew that things would never be the same. The loose white tea, which was a splurge purchase during a trip to San Francisco, was one ofContinue reading “Farewell, Cookie Tea”

YOUTHBERRY WILD ORANGE BLOSSOM TEA BLEND

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit After sampling it a few dozen times as I walked by the store, I finally broke down and invested in Teavana’s most popular tea combination, Youthberry White Tea and Wild Orange Blossom Herbal Tea. And I have to say, I am happy with my purchase. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the store’s exchangeContinue reading “YOUTHBERRY WILD ORANGE BLOSSOM TEA BLEND”

TRANSITION INTO THE NEXT SEASON WITH A FEW FALL ESSENTIALS

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit The weather is getting cooler, the wind is picking up and the days are getting shorter. Summer is on its way out—which means it is time for fall fashion. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Sweater weather is amazing – really, who doesn’t enjoy cuddling upContinue reading “TRANSITION INTO THE NEXT SEASON WITH A FEW FALL ESSENTIALS”

Groovy Tie-Dye Flashback Friday

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit Tie-dye has been around for a long time. Recently making a comeback, the look has been popular around the world for a long time, and started being seen in the United States in the 1950s. In the mid to late 60s, more people started sporting the style, standing up against theContinue reading “Groovy Tie-Dye Flashback Friday”

Lacey Looks

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit StyliTips recommends lace for this spring! The trend can be classic and vintage, or flirtatious and sexy, depending on how itis worn, but it is always feminine and fun. 1. One per look: To wear lace during the day, add one lacy material item to your outfit. A peplum top with a subtle brown lace-printed pant creates a cuteContinue reading “Lacey Looks”

Mix it up

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit Looking for a chic way to dress up a simple summer outfit? Turn a plain tank and shorts into a more stylish ensemble by adding a blazer to the look. Blazers are a cute and easy way to update any outfit, and are available in a variety of materials, patterns and colors. Cotton blazers are great for summer, becauseContinue reading “Mix it up”

Cut it out: An update on the sophisticated classic

Stephanie Sokol for Stylit There’s nothing like a black evening gown. It’s classy, retro and very versatile. It can be worn simply, with diamond earrings and a bracelet, or with more accessories for a playful look. While Coco Chanel created the first “little black dress” in 1926, being the first one published in Vogue, Audrey Hepburn brought theContinue reading “Cut it out: An update on the sophisticated classic”

Minty Sweet Denim

Stephanie Sokol for STYLIT Want to stand out in the crowd? Get yourself some green jeans! Colored denim continues to be a hot trend this year. The bold look is fun and playful, when done correctly. When styling colored denim, make the pants the focus piece of the outfit. Be cautious with colorblocking—choose items that are complimentary colors to your vibrant denim. MintContinue reading “Minty Sweet Denim”

SPRING INTO SKIRTS!

stephanie sokol for Stylit This spring is all about vibrant shades and patterns. When wearing a bright-hued item, it is good to compliment it with a neutral piece, to make a statement without clashing or being distracting. Stripes are a fabulous way to add interest to an outfit. Simple yet chic, the pattern is veryContinue reading “SPRING INTO SKIRTS!”

“The Great Gatsby”: elaborate, yet accurate

Stephanie Sokol for The Pit A literary classic was brought back into theaters last week with the premiere of Baz Luhrmann’s  adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” In Luhrmann tradition, like his past works Moulin Rouge! and Romeo + Juliet, the film was elaborately done, though in a tasteful way. Gatsby’s parties were spot on, brought to life the way F. Scott Fitzgerald intended them inContinue reading ““The Great Gatsby”: elaborate, yet accurate”