Welcome to Style Your Occasion, the site with style inspiration for all of your occasions. Whether you are looking for outfit inspiration for an event or activity, party decor ideas, what clothes to pack for your next trip, or how to style a specific item, SYO is your go-to.
The Style Your Occasion Team consists of a variety of fashion writers, editors, beauty experts, and style enthusiasts. Read more about us below!
Christal Sczebel: Editor-in-Chief, Author, Fashion Enthusiast
Christal is a mom, wife, entrepreneur, published author, and content creator. Over the past 10+ years she has worked in the digital media field building successful websites for both food and fashion. She is an enthusiast of timeless fashion, and can often be seen in a classic crewneck sweater and vintage Levi’s.
Christal is known for creating approachable outfits with a minimal and neutral aesthetic, and has years of experience creating and utilizing capsule wardrobes. She was recently interviewed by Organized With Kids on her creation process of an effortless Fall Capsule Wardrobe.
Here at Style Your Occasion, she is the Editor-in-chief and brain behind the aesthetic. She hopes you love the this space and the inspiration you’ll find!
Nicole: Fashion Writer & Styling Assistant
As an ever so opinionated child, especially when it came to the way people dressed, it made only sense that she would follow a path of words and style. After completing a postgraduate degree in Fashion & Lifestyle Journalism, Nicole has worked as a fashion PR assistant, as writer for Vogue Portugal and a styling assistant for Net-a-Porter.
Today, she helps create fashion content on Style Your Occasion and other media outlets, and helps others define their wardrobes.
Ardelle Carlisle: Beauty & Fashion Writer
After earning a degree in Psychology from Eastern Florida State University, Ardelle realized she wanted a career that allowed her to be creative. She began freelance writing and have since written for various websites and clients across different niches including fashion and beauty.
As someone with a love for all things creative, fashion quickly became her favorite topic to write about, and she now focuses mainly on creating fashion and beauty-related content including current nail trends.
Through her writing, she aims to inspire and empower individuals to express their unique style!
Vanessa Gibson: Fashion Writer
Vanessa is a full-time freelance writer with over three years of experience in beauty, lifestyle, commerce, and fashion editorial. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in English with a concentration in writing and philosophy from Indiana University.
She’s written for prominent brands such as IMAGE Skincare, C.O. Bigelow, and Jupiter. Through her work, Vanessa aims to inspire, educate, and empower (and give readers the latest news on skincare and hot fashion trends!).
Sarah Henderson: Fashion Writer & Assistant Editor
Sarah is a writer, content creator, and digital media expert. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi and her master’s degree in communications from Texas Tech University.
Currently, she serves as the marketing coordinator for a boutique travel publishing company in Franklin, Tennessee. You can find her works at The Daily Mississippian, The Oxford Eagle and AgriLife Today.
When she isn’t building websites or researching social media trends, you can find Sarah snuggled up on the couch with her Golden Retriever, Ellie, or scouring the internet for the latest fashion trends.
Courtney Roman: Beauty Writer & Licensed Cosmetologist
Cadence Feeley: Professional Photographer
Cadence is a professional family and maternity photographer in Hawai’i showcasing the beauty of intimate moments and genuine connection. She has been photographing families in Hawai’i for 10+ years, and resides up on the slopes of Mauna Loa in an off-grid cabin with her family of four.
Cora Gold: Beauty & Skincare Editor
Cora Gold is the beauty and skincare editor of Revivalist magazine. She has over six years of experience writing about all things beauty for publications including InStyle, Skin Inc. Magazine and CafeMom. Connect with Cora on LinkedIn, Twitter and Pinterest.
Article Contributions: 24+ Red and White Christmas Nails
Kim Lansdell: Riding Instructor
Kim Lansdell is a professional horseback riding instructor from Alberta, Canada. She holds her Level 4 CHA and Level 2 Centered Riding Instructor Certifications and has been teaching riding lessons for over 20 years. Kim enjoys teaching a variety of students from young to old, novice to competitive.
She is also a fine artist and enjoys creating art that reflects her love for nature and animals. You can follow Kim on Instagram @the_red_barn_loft.
Article Contributions: What To Wear Horseback Riding
Jamie Cornish: Professional Photographer
Jamie’s portfolio covers all kinds of photo genres. From family to newborn sessions to branding, she’s done it all. She knows the importance of ensuring the small details are planned and prepared for your photoshoot. Everything from choosing outfits to posing and directing, ensuring you feel your best AND have FUN during your session is #1!
Tracey Jazmin: Professional Photographer
Tracey Jazmin began her career as a photographer in 2012 after attending school for photojournalism. She started her photography business primarily as a family photographer focusing on capturing genuine, authentic and candid moments. As her love for photography grew, she shifted to specialize in wedding photography, documenting the most precious and intimate moments for couples and their families.
Years later as her life and priorities began to shift, Tracey stepped into working with other women in business to help them grow their businesses by way of branding photography. It was in the final stages of her career that she discovered the perfect combination of her love of fashion, capturing someone’s most authentic self and all things aesthetic. Connect with her on IG @tracey.jazmin.