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Your Guide to Shop the Best Labor Day Sales + My Favorite Picks


If you love shopping unique pieces and designer brands on sale as much as I do, I know you’ll be excited about the Labor Day Sales this weekend! Long gone is the need to hustle among the crowds and wait in ridiculous lines for a fitting room – ahh, online shopping is heavenly. So power up your laptop, pour a glass of wine, settle in with some delish snacks and catch up on your favorite tv – here is your guide to shop the best Labor Day sales…

Oh and don’t forget, it’s a great time to stock-up on gifts for the holiday season – it’s not far away (less than 20 Friday’s until Christmas!) and you’ll be so glad you’re organized this year.

Stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, GiGi New York, Lulu & Georgia, Stella & Dot, Sephora, BaubleBar, C.Wonder, Anthropologie and of course, J.Crew (and J.Crew Factory) are all great places to find presents people love to receive (and why not get them on sale! “One gift for you, one gift for me…”, you know how it goes).

 

Your Guide To Shop The Best Labor Day Sales:

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off  a huge range (including clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, home and gifts!)

Bloomingdale’s: 20 – 60% off. I never miss this sale – it’s a great one!

Macy’s: Extra 25% off, plus use code: DEALS  for further savings

GiGi New York: Free monogram personalization and free shipping. I’m in love with my fuchsia clutch – and monogram wallets are the best gift idea!

ASOS: Up to 75% off, plus get an extra 10% off!  Use code: HAVE10

Baublebar:   Jewelry Styles Starting at 50% Off! On now until 9/1

Tory Burch: Up to 30% off, use code: LABORDAY14

Sephora:  Summer Sendoff Sale! Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites.

Nasty Gal: Pretty much the only good thing about summer ending… get 30% off, 50% off and 60% off!

The Dreslyn:  Take 15% Off Site-wide.  Use code: WHITE

Tibi:  20% off a curated edit of fall styles. Use code: HELLOFALL   (until 9/2 at 11pm EST)

French Connection:  All sale dresses are now $69.99.  Orders $150+ receive free US ground shipping. Use code: W14SHIP

LOFT:  50% off select full price styles and 50% off sale styles (valid until 9/1 11:59pm EST)

Too Faced Cosmetics: Up to 70% off Too Faced cosmetics! (valid until 9/3)

Boohoo: Get Free Shipping on all US Orders! Use code: LABORDAY14  (offer ends 9/1)

Joe’s Jeans:  30% off entire purchase. Use code: LABORDAY

James Jeans: 30% off site-wide.  Use code: JJLABOR14  (valid until 9/1)

Lord & Taylor: Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card.  Use code: LABORDAY  (valid until 9/2)

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off all sale items (valid until  9/2 at 11:59pm EST)

Anthropologie: Extra 20% off sale items! Over 600 styles added (valid until 9/1)

J.Crew Factory: 40 – 60% off everything (valid until 9/1)

J.Crew: 40% off Final Sale with free shipping on orders over $100. Free shipping on all orders on Labor Day (valid until 8/31)

Old Navy: 40% off entire store! (valid until 9/1)

Target: Save up to 25% off selected Home, Outdoor and more!  (valid 8/31 – 9/1)

Fossil: Free 2-Day Shipping on All Orders over $100 (valid until 9/04)

C.Wonder: Get prepped for Fall with 30% Off Full Price items and an additional 50% off sale!

Furbish Studio: 15% off everything!  Use code: ENDOFSUMMER  (valid until 9/1)

Lulu & Georgia: 25% off! Use code: LABORDAY25

 

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Fab Favorites Link Up: My Workout Wear + Win My Fave Training Shoes


Happy Friday, Happy Labor Day Weekend and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! The fashion lover and bargain hunter in me has to admit, I’m super excited about all the sales this weekend. Have you got some things on your wish list? I’ve put together your ultimate Labor Day Sales Guide, it has details of all the fabulous stores you need to know about – plus the coupon codes.

I’ve also shared a few of my top picks, I hope you like them! Oh and aside from indulging in a little shopping for ourselves, with the holidays fast approaching it’s a perfect time to start buying gifts… you’ll thank yourself when everyone else is rushing around and you’re all organized in advance this year!

I don’t think I’ve mentioned yet, but over the last month I have decided to really get back into a strong fitness regime. It can be hard juggling everything and when life gets busy, I must admit I can be bad at letting exercise be the first to go… do you ever find this? A few weeks ago I made a commitment to myself that I would do something at least three times each week, whether that’s going for a bike ride, long walk or hot yoga class. For me personally, it’s not just about toning up – it’s about how exercise makes me feel. Taking time to just be, to think things through or to think about absolutely nothing… it’s wonderful.

As a little extra motivation to get started on my journey and for the days when I need a push, I have to tell you… there is nothing quite like cute workout clothes to get you moving! Girls, do you agree?

Main Fab Favorites Link Up: My Workout Wear + Win My Fave Training Shoes My Workout Wear: Rykä Flextra training shoes   |   Ray-Ban Sunglasses   |   Graced by Grit sports bra, tank and tights

Today I wanted to share some of my workout wear that I’ve been living in lately… these tights, this sports bra and this seamless tank from one of my new favorite brands Graced by Grit. The collection has such fun, bright colors – and they aren’t just super cute, you can feel they are high quality and wonderfully functional (I adore the pockets inside the tights – so great for putting some cash or keys, you can see it in the photo below).

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There’s nothing better than feeling comfortable when you work out, you don’t want to be adjusting this or fixing that and of course it has to be flattering! I want to wear an outfit from the bike to brunch – cute, unique designs and tights that make you look good in all the right places are a must… and I have to tell you, my tights are simply gorgeous. For my fellow fashion lovers, there is something ever so fun about wearing bright tights, matching them with a simple black tank is an easy way to style up your fitness wear.

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I’m also a huge fan of these new Rykä Flextra training shoes. At first I just loved the look of them (how cute are they!), but I’ve since discovered they are seriously sooo cushioned and comfy. They feel different to other trainers I’ve worn, normally I’m in my Nike’s – but when I tried these on, I instantly noticed how supported my foot felt and how light they were. I know it’s a no-no with new shoes, but the first day I wore them we went to Disneyland… hours on my feet and tons of walking… but they felt amazing the entire time. I knew then I was onto something brilliant!

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To help you on your own fitness journey, I’d love to give one lucky reader a pair of my fave Rykä Flextra training shoes! Entry is so simple, just complete the Rafflecopter below.

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Four Summer Outfits, You Vote


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! It’s the last Tuesday of yet another month – can you believe it’s almost September?  I heard someone say it’s only 20 Friday’s until Christmas… does anyone else find that as disturbing (and exciting) as I do? Oh and just a little reminder, if you haven’t had a chance to complete the Style Elixir Reader Survey, it would mean so SO much to me if you could please take a quick moment to answer the questions! I want to mix things up and add some fresh new features, but before I do anything, I want to know your thoughts!

At the end of each month, it’s fun to do a little flashback… so here are four summer outfits, you vote on which look you liked most – I always find it so interesting to learn which is your favorite! (P.S Can you tell I’m clearly obsessed with these heels). Leave a comment or vote below, I can’t wait to hear your thoughts…

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am PST. It’s all about sharing what we’ve been wearing, or if you’re on a budget, a virtual outfit you’d love to wear! Every week I also select someone to showcase as ‘Head Stylist’ in the next edition – it’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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Four Summer Outfits, You Vote…

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Tatiana from We Shop In Heels. I adore this glam summer day look, the hi-low skirt is perfection…

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STYLE Q&A WITH TATIANA:

How would you describe your style?  I am a person who loves changes! I like to have fun with my outfits, so stick to a certain style is not for me. I always tend to change my hair style or make-up. Fashion is all about having fun and being creative!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I definitely love the black and white trend for summer. Also, I can’t get enough of the floral trend that is so feminine and classic.

What inspired you to start your blog?   All bloggers have inspired me. I consider blogging as a way to express ourselves and have fun while we inspire each other.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I love trying out new beauty products. I have been obsessed with Armani beauty products lately.  1. I wear a CC cream for the summer time;Georgio Armani Luminessence CC’ Color Control Bright Moisturizer SPF35 (the CC cream with the highest SPF)   2. Mascara;  Georgio Armani “eyes to kill” (length & volume)3. A bright lipstick (I feel naked without it) Georgio Armani ‘RougeEcstasy’ Lipstick # 400, it’s the perfect red inspired in a rose petal.

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is to focus on my assets. I pay special attention to my eyes and hair. I take care of them daily with good products and enhance my features with a flattering make-up and different hair styles.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? A city, town or country that I have never been before is my favorite destination. I enjoy nature and animals, so I’d love to travel to a safari destination in Africa (yeah, that far)!

Tell us something not many people know about you? I am an accountant, but I always wanted to work in beauty and fashion. After many years working in business, I changed my career to work in the beauty field and I am so happy I did!

To discover more about Tatiana, We Shop In Heels!

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Mani Monday: How to – Bright and Gold with Simple Nail Art


I’ve been trying more at-home manicures lately and wanted to share my latest one with you! I’m certainly not perfect at them… but as the saying goes, practice makes perfect. This mani uses one of my new favorite OPI colors, My Chihuahua Bites. To add a little nail art, I did a simple metallic gold stripe down the middle of each nail (it’s so easy using the special long, thin brush that comes with the gold nail polish). To finish, I used of my favorite top coats called RapiDry, I hate waiting for my nails to dry and this seriously gets them done fast!

I hope you enjoy this basic, fun, simple mani and it gives you a little inspiration for trying your own at home…

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Mani Must-Haves:

Base – OPI Start-to-Finish  (it’s a base coat, top coat and strengthener all in one)
Main Color – My Chihuahua Bites  (a gorgeous coralish, pinky-red… it’s perfect!)
Gold Nail Art – Stripe Rite Art Polish in Gold
Finish – OPI RapiDry Quick Drying Top Coat (this is seriously the best!)

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Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up: Shopping Haul – What I Bought This Week


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! I’ve got quite a few things I’m excited to share with you today, first is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time – a reader survey. I can’t even begin to tell you how truly blessed and lucky I feel to have each of you part of my life and the Style Elixir community, so it is beyond important to me that you enjoy being here and we create a fun space full of fabulous content!

I’ve had a few ideas on different things I would like to do, but I want to know what YOU think!  If you could please, pretty please, take a few moments to complete these questions it would mean the world to me – I am excited to learn what you think and can’t wait to start some fresh new features very soon!

I have to admit, over the last week I’ve been wandering the stores day-after-day and shopping like it’s my job. I go through stages, where I looove to walk around and try on absolutely everything in sight, then times (more often than not) when I just shop online, because let’s face it – it’s just so much easier! Plus, you can easily return anything and everything. I’ll often see things in person, but then wait to go home and buy them online… weird? Maybe. But I just like shopping in my own space… in front my fave tv shows… with ice cream.

Today I wanted to share with you my shopping haul – what I bought this week. I spent aaages looking in every store known to woman, comparing, trying and testing everything. I am really particular, so the pieces I settled on are the creme de la creme in my opinion… stylish, great quality and sublimely affordable. These heels are everything!

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Shopping Haul – What I Bought This Week:

Navy Leopard Scarf – I adore this, a perfect neutral to match with so many things! Currently on sale, use code SHOPNOW.
Heels – major love at first sight! I am obsessed. The leather is so soft, the heel height is perfect (and easy) to walk in and they are impossibly chic! Fab with jeans and dresses… if you get one new pair of heels, trust me – these are it.
Nars Blush in Deep Throat – an amazing peachy pink color, my absolute new favorite!
White Jeans – as many of you know I’ve been hunting for a new pair that aren’t see-through! I was ecstatic to find these.
O.P.I Nail Polish in My Chihuahua Bites – a fabulous vibrant coralish, pinky-red color!
J.Crew Chambray Shirt – it’s the perfect blue color and currently on sale! (use code SHOPNOW, I was a size 2).
X Bling Ring – When I had dinner with Nicholl recently she was wearing this and I had to have it, it’s gorgeous.
Kate Spade Wallet – I am addicted to gold, because it works with everything and adds the perfect touch of glam!

 

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Daily Beauty Must-Do + Win a Simple Skincare Survival Kit And Target Gift Card


After a long day, it’s so tempting to just hit the sheets. When it comes to your skin, however, not removing make-up is a surefire way to cause irritation, dullness, sensitivity and breakouts. That’s why Simple Skincare is encouraging women to rethink their beauty routine – by making sure we correctly wash make-up away before climbing into bed and therefore, allowing us to start the next day with a glowing skin base!

For years I have been incredibly particular about thoroughly removing my makeup before bed, no matter how late it is or how tired I am, I never ever go to bed without cleansing my skin. Even on long-haul flights, as soon as I’m on the plane I head to the bathroom with my makeup remover wipes! I must admit, when I was younger I wasn’t always so good about doing it, but now I literally would not be able to go to sleep without cleansing my skin – as exhausted as you are, when your skin turns bad in retaliation a few days later, you realize it just isn’t worth it.

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Simple believes in a holistic approach to caring for your skin, their products contain no dyes, artificial perfumes, or harsh irritants that can upset skin – giving skin the kindness it deserves.

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Win a Simple Skincare Survival Kit and $50 Target Gift Card!
I’ve teamed up with Simple and Target to help you look and feel your best, because Simple is a fantastic way to be kind to your skin and Target has everything you need to help you throughout your busy day-to-day!

All you have to do is Tweet or Instagram me tagging @stylelixir, use the hashtag #SimpleSkinSaver and share a photo of what your skin is facing each day… it could be a long commute, air-conditioned office, busy city streets, late nights or early morning starts with a gorgeous little one. I’m excited to see a peek into your day-to-day life!

I’ll then choose a winner at random to receive an exclusive Simple Skincare Survival Kit and a $50 Target Gift Card!

You can also enjoy $1 off participating Simple products at Target using the coupon code.

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*This post was sponsored by Lunchbox, however all opinions and thoughts are my own.


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