Thursday, December 1, 2011

Frill Photo Shoot ~ Sneak Peak

As some of you may know, Sharon Bui (@ShaBuii) and I are in the process of starting a clothing line for sororities called Frill.
The concept is simple:

We custom design skirts, tops and dresses for recruitment and give a portion of our proceeds to charity!

Here's how it works:
1) Pick a style or describe what you are looking for and we will custom design it
2) Pick a fabric and color
3) Tell us what philanthropy you support

And we will give you the products you designed + a check to your philanthropy!!

Our website is coming soon, but here's a sneak peak from the shoot we did of the "Kate Dress."
Follow @DesignsbyFrill to stay posted on our line!!

(Model: Emily Stroud Photographer: Tucker Adams)

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mr. New York

While I was in NYC the other weekend, I had the pleasure of getting dinner with one of my closest friends, Jerid Gooding, who recently moved to the city. Decked out in J.Crew and sporting the newest iPhone, I'm not gonna lie, he kind of put me to shame.
His style is based on the classics, but has a twist of modern with his color and pattern choices.

Always stylish, hyped on all things NY and a recent noticed by GQ, Jerid is definitely one to watch.
(Follow @JeridGooding because this is one New Yorker everyone should know!)

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tights v. Leggings

Ok, so this may not be a topic that you all want to hear, but since it's getting colder, I think it's time that it's addressed:

People, there is a HUGE difference between tights and leggings!

Tights are thin. They are good to wear under dresses (that are long enough to cover more than just your butt cheeks).

(Example: So horrible!!)

Leggings are thicker. They may be worn as pants in the appropriate situation. (Aka: When you are working out or have a long shirt.)

DO NOT get the two confused. Tights should not be worn as pants, that is tacky. Even with this being the case, leggings are not for everyone. When you are wearing leggings as pants, make sure your junk is not hanging out, that is tacky too.
Not meant at all to be mean, just trying to help a fellow fashionista out.

Stay warm and classy!

Sara Kate Styling

Thursday, October 20, 2011

A Hippie Twist

I have always been a huge fan of short skirts, chunky heels, and anything turquoise, so when I pulled this look, I couldn’t help but love it! I added a touch of fall with this gold leaf necklace and pulled the look together with a gold throw-over.

My favorite part? The gold, Nanette Lepore vest! It is the perfect accent to any outfit…It is delicate, simple, has that vintage feel, and catches the light perfectly!

Monday, October 10, 2011


Completely J.Crewed out! Totally unintentional, but I kind of love it.
Dress, belt, earrings, bracelet, clutch and shoes are all J.Crew. Kind of like a
lookbook outfit, huh?

One of the problems I face as a petite fashionista is finding a tunic-style
dress that does not completely swallow me. My solution: Find a tunic made of soft, flowing fabric, like the one shown above (made of washed silk) and belt it! Its quick, simple
and helps add shape.

My favorite part about this look? The clutch! Made in a burnt orange color,
highlighted with gold trim and finished with bold clasp, this item
adds the perfect pop of color to any outfit!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Backyard Cookout

There is nothing better than finishing off the summer with a backyard get-together!

A couple tips:
1) Pick some great colors or set a theme to make the day even more fun.
2) A simple flower arrangement can make the perfect center piece.
3) Don't be afraid to try some new recipes!

To help plan your next backyard event, check out the recipes below.

Homemade Salsa
(Country Living Magazine)

1 Pot of salted water
3 Large Tomatoes
1 Large Lime
1 Small Jalapeño (finely chopped)
1/2 Small Red Onion (finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro

-Bring pot of water to a boil
-Slit the bottom of each of the tomatoes in
the shape of an "x"
-Place tomatoes in boiling water until skin
splits (about 20 secs)
-Remove tomatoes from boiling water and
immediately place in a tub of ice
-Once cooled, carefully peal back the skin
-Cut tomatoes in half
-Squeeze out seeds
-Chop the tomatoes and place in bowl
-From the lime, create 1/2 teaspoon of peel
and squeeze 1 tablespoon of juice and
add both to the chopped tomatoes
-Add chopped jalapeño to bowl
-Add chopped onion
-Add fresh cilantro
-Mix and let cool for at least an hour

Homemade Guacamole
(Country Living Magazine)

2 Large Avocados
1 Large Tomato (finely chopped)
2 Tablespoons Onion (minced)
2 Tablespoons Fresh Cilantro (minced)
1 Lime (juiced)
2 Jalapeños (seeded and minced)

-Remove pit and scoop "meat" from avocado (place in bowl)
-Add all other ingredients
-Add salt and pepper to taste
-Blend with a potato masher

Rose Punch
(Food Network)

1 Cup Fresh Strawberries (Halved)
1 Cup Fresh Peaches (sliced)

Alcoholic Version:
2 Bottles of your favorite Rose Wine
1 Bottle Sparkling Water
1 Cup Granulated Sugar

Nonalcoholic Version:
1 (2 L) bottle of Canada Dry Raspberry Ginger Ale

-Pour your choice of liquids into a pitcher
-Top with fruit

Friday, September 23, 2011

Welcome to Sara Kate Styling - a fashion & lifestyle blog created by clothing designer, Kate Steadman.

Steadman began her career in fashion as only a senior in high school by taking advanced classes in pattern-making and clothing construction. Through these studies, Steadman learned to pay close attention to both the detail and the fit required to create a pleasing and cohesive look.

Summer after high school, Steadman revived her love of fashion through an internship with women's clothing designer, Austin Jade. During her internship, Steadman was immersed in all aspects of the fashion industry, gaining experience in marketing, public relations, event coordinating, production, and designing. Working her way up the company, Steadman was eventually promoted as Head Creative Director. During the time in which she held this position, Steadman served as Austin Jade's go-to stylist for both lookook & runway ensembles. (See the "Client" section for portfolio pictures.)

Seeking out her fashion dreams, Steadman eventually left Austin Jade and started her own clothing company, Frill, with long-time friend, Sharon Bui. Specializing in the creation of custom recruitment dresses, the pair finds joy in the fact that they can create one-of-a-kind pieces and give back to philanthropies. Steadman's major roles in Frill include, designing, picking out materials, managing production and styling looks photo shoots.  

In the little bit of spare time that Steadman has, she enjoys blogging about all things fashion. Through this site, Steadman hopes to share her fashion related secrets, daily outfits and much more!
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Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Innocence

This look describes everything that I love about summer fashion: A little, white, vintage dress, chunky gold jewelry, and strappy, cutout heels.

My favorite part about this look? The combination of textures and details. Although some may think pairing eyelet fabric, chiffon accents, and gold statement jewelry is a bit much, I absolutely love it! Outfits like this create excitement and keep the eye moving, which is an essential element of every good outfit.


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