Modest Swimwear


Hello lovely,

Do you detest putting on a swimsuit as much as I do? Being a Christian, and a role model for my teenaged niece, makes finding  modest swim wear a challenge. I know I am not the only woman out there who feels this way.

So where do we begin the search? I went to my old reliable friend Pinterest and found some really pretty suits that give you great coverage.


This first suit is a one piece that is slightly ruched  in the mid section  which helps camoflauge. This beautiful Lake Blue beauty can be found here Rosegal


This next suit is actually a one piece. I truly love the deep red wrapped tie top that floats away from the body.  You can see more here Liligal


You didn’t think I could post without one boho item did you? Digging the higher waist on the bottoms on this two piece bikini and that fabulous print. Shop here Vivimarks


This gorgeous lily printed suit with fluttery sleeves is spot on for the trendy girl.  And you thought one piece suits were for ” little old ladies”. Grab yours here Iyasson


Vintage meets modern in this beautiful scallope trimmed black and white confection. Dreamy! Find it here Iyasson


Glammed up tiers on a one piece. You could wear a long flowy skirt and sandals with this and be ready for a dinner date  and romantic walk on a moonlit beach. So elegant.  Find your treasured pearl here Island Trends


Dainty floral tankini that’s flirty but never vulgar.  This top could be paired with your favorite jeans and worn to shop as well.  More bang for your buck! Check out here Mob Fashion Boutique

As you can see you don’t have to be afraid to go to the beach or the pool anymore. There are so many nice choices in modest swimwear. Find your style today!


All photos were found on Pinterest.




Hello there beautiful!!

A new post is coming soon, but in the meantime here are some lovely things to dream about.


Just looking at beach waves soothes my soul. I can feel their ebb and flow. And hear their crashes and whispers.


I love shades of blue. All of them are so soothing. Blue reminds me of the ocean.


This gorgeous dress above belongs to my dear friend Janice at Racked Vintage


Mermaid hair above found on Style Craze.


Sadly I can’t remember where I found this lovely photo. The details of this Victorian style blouse are stunning.

Check out this gorgeous embellished gown worn by Angela from Runway Done My Way. Have you seen her wonderful videos?! No?! Runway Done My Way


Justa Google search for the very fine images of the beach and ocean.

I hope this post gives you comfort. I enjoyed putting together a little vacation for the mind.

Blessings lovelies! 💋

Photo sources: Google, Pinterest,  and Instagram.

Words to live by

Hey dolls,

I am encourager by nature. I am also an optimist. In a word, I am an eternal “cheerleader”. But if I am honest sometimes even a cheerleader needs something or someone to lift her spirits. I hope you find inspiration in these quotes I found on Pinterest.
















The photos above are from Pinterest with the exception of Princess Sassy Pants which is copyrighted and owned exclusively by PSP & Company and Jane Lee Logan. You can see more of her inspiring works of art here Princess Sassy Pants


Blessings darlings!









The Lisbon Collection from OPI

Hello beautiful!

I am so happy to share the latest nail polish colors from OPI inspired by the beautiful city of Lisbon.

OPI Lisbon Collection

From the amazing architecture to the bold colors of the city come an enchanted assemblage of nail lacquers that fill one with hope.

The limited edition consists of 12 colors that come in three variations : Infinite Shine , Nail Lacquer, and GelColor.


The colors above row by row include…

Row 1: Made It to the Seventh Heaven, Lisbon Wants Moor OPI, You’ve Got Nata On Me, Tagus in That Selfie.

Row 2: No Turning Back From Pink Street, A Red-Vival City, Now Museum, Now You Don’t,  We Seafood and We Eat It.

Row 3: Sun, Sea and Sand In My Pants, Closer Than You Might Belem, Tile Art to Warm Your Heart, Suzi Chases Portugeese.

What I love about these colors is their versatility.  You can add the bold  mosaic inspired shade of Tile Art to Warm Your Heart or metalic red Now Museum, Now You Don’t to a modern bohemian look like the one I created below.


The classic look below calls for understated nails. The soft golden rose of Made it To the Seventh Hill, neutral Suzi Chases Portugeese or the  pale peach of Lisbon Wants Moor OPI would be meet these needs.


Overall I find this collection very wearable. In exciting colors to compliment all skin shades, there is no guessing games. You can try on here. OPI Try On Studio

My favorite color in this collection is the rose gold Made It to The Seventh Heaven which is a MUST HAVE for Spring 2018.

All photos and links owned by OPI with the exception of the style boards created by me on Polyvore.

One Year Anni!

Hello everyone!!

I am so excited to share my one year anniversary of Stylewise By Debra on WordPress.


This past year was a learning year.  I not only learned more about blogging,  but I learned how to have more faith and courage.  And I continue to do so as I embrace new experiences.


Along the way I have met some wonderful women through social media as well as other bloggers who I now call dear friends. We chat regularly, pray and encourage one another.


I have learned that it’s not about competing with other fashion bloggers but rather about making myself happy. I don’t necessarily have an audience in mind anymore. I just want to share what I love.


I have decided this is going to be a good year and one that I will allow God to lead me. Am I scared? A little bit. New things are always scary at first. But I know and trust my Lord. And I am confident in  Him.


This year Stylewise may go in new directions. I would like to incorporate more home decor,  DIYs, and faith posts. But don’t worry.  Stylewise by Debra will always be about fashion as well.

Let’s make this another beautiful year together!


Photo sources:Pinterest and Instagram



How to Wear Ultra Violet

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Wearing this bold color need not be daunting. Add the 2018 color of the year by mixing it with neutrals such as blacks and greys or with prints such as houndstooth.

The above style set shows how you can add ultra violet to your work wardrobe. Adding touches of black by way of shoes, a belt and  a necklace keeps it lowkey. The cape adds a pop of color on a grey winter day to keep you warm.


This second set was created to share how you can use ultra violet in a print. Draw out the other colors of the print (in this case the pink and cream) by using other clothing items and accessories. This will highlight the violet in your outfit.

Playing with color should not be frightening. I hope these sets inspire you to step outside your comfort zone and try this beautiful color.

Photo source: Polyvore

*All of the above sets were created  by Stylewise by Debra. Feel free to print any of my sets for  style inspiration or ask me how to get a set made especially for you. I am always happy to help.

Statement Coats

I believe a coat should be functional as well as a fashion statement. More than that, it should say something about the individual wearing it.  Here’s a fun way to choose your new outer wear.

Personality types & coats….

The Realist….something structured and classic keep in her stylish and warm. Military style suits her well.



The Dreamer… she’s mooning for her Prince Charming as she steps out in a pretty  princess cut coat.


The Rocker…moto jackets and animal prints are a MUST HAVE.


The Bohemian…. this girl’s a free spirit.  She’s not afraid of the cold. Fun faux fur caresses her.


Preppy… think collegiate. Plaids rule!


Artsy….she’s creative so what better way to express herself than a cape. Better yet when she adds a brooch for flair!


Sporty….Winter sports are calling her.  Grabbing a puffer jacket & matching gloves and hat & she’s off to the slopes!


These are just a few of my favorites this winter.  Don’t see your favorite? Comment below!

Photo source: Pinterest