From straw bags to Bardot blouses and plenty of Louboutin pumps, fashion blogger Stephanie Hill is injecting South Florida’s sartorial scene with her own blend of coastal cool. At 19, the Houston native moved to West Palm Beach to perform with Ballet Florida and later attended Palm Beach Atlantic University, earning degrees in communications and dance. After graduating, she segued into public relations and launched her personal blog, The Style Bungalow, in 2014. Today, she has more than 100,000 Instagram followers and a dedicated readership that adores her style advice, travel stories, and endless stream of chic ensembles photographed on the streets of Palm Beach, New York, and Houston.
FAVORITE FASHION DESIGNERS: Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia, co-designers for Monse and co-creative directors at Oscar de la Renta
ACCESSORY ESSENTIAL: A Hermès silk twilly scarf
RECENT COVETED PURCHASE: A Saint Laurent Sac De Jour bag in blush pink
PALM BEACH HAUNT: Pizza Al Fresco
CRAVABLE BITE: Steak tartare at Buccan
STAYS HOME TO WATCH: The Real Housewives of New York City and Grace and Frankie
MUST-HAVE GADGET: A portable iPhone charger. I keep two in my purse at all times.
NOW READING: Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth
FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTIST: Alessia Cara
WORTH THE SPLURGE: Vintage Chanel costume jewelry and fresh peonies
HIDDEN TALENT: I’m a mean tap dancer.
STRESS RELIEVER: Hip hop classes at Sean’s Dance Factory in West Palm Beach
A FUN SATURDAY NIGHT: Dinner with friends and drinks at HMF
PALM BEACH OBSESSION: Vintage shopping at any of the island’s consignment stores
FAVORITE PALM BEACH ACTIVITY: Beach days at The Breakers
PERSONAL PASSIONS: The arts. They not only foster creativity, but also bring others together regardless of ethnicity, religion, or age.
WISH LIST: Hermès white Oran sandals and a Gucci embellished printed cotton T-shirt
FAVORITE ESCAPE: San Juan, Puerto Rico. Growing up, we visited a couple times a year, and I have so many happy childhood memories there.
ROLE MODELS: Mother Teresa and Margot Fonteyn, a former prima ballerina at the Royal Ballet
MOST TREASURED POSSESSION: My grandmother’s favorite clutch. It’s encrusted with real pearls and sealed with a beautiful gold clasp.
IN HER CARRY-ON: A Smythson leather notebook
FAVORITE FICTIONAL HERO: Pride and Prejudice’s Elizabeth Bennet
BUCKET LIST ITEM: Write a book
NEXT GOAL: Expand The Style Bungalow into something greater than a blog
HOSTESS OFFERING: Diptyque’s Tomas Maier Palm Beach scented candle