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What To Pack For A Beach Vacation


I am so excited, it’s less than two weeks until I go on my cruise vacation to New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for lots of sandy beach and crystal clear blue water pics! One of the hardest things is figuring out what to pack for a beach vacation, so today I’m breaking down my must-haves.

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But before we get into that, I just had to quickly mention Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album… have you listened to it yet? I’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, but plan to dive right in over the weekend. From what I have heard, wow… intense… and also utterly amazing. The lyrics are powerful. I must admit, it’s kept me quite entertained this week as everyone’s been really getting into the debate of who “Becky with the good hair” is?

If you’ve seen and heard Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album, what did you think? Please share, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

beyonce lemonade album

So, back to talking vacay style… I’ve been madly hunting for the perfect vacation wardrobe and wanted to share my finds. Hopefully if you’ve got some fun trips planned, or just want to get some new spring and summer looks, this round up of my fave finds helps you. I wanted to give a special mention to this white lace fit and flare dress, I think it’s an essential… it also has over 300 five-star reviews and comes in tons of colors! I also looove this white long sleeve dress.

What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

What to pack for a beach vacation eugenia kim do not disturb hat white lace dress

What to Pack for a Beach Vacation:  1.  Chanel Soleil Tan Cream Bronzer Makeup  (the best, just wear on it’s own for a gorgeous natural look)    |    2. Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators (currently on sale)    |    3.  Lace Fit and Flare Dress (comes in lots of colors, has over 300 five-star reviews!)   |    4. Eugenia Kim ‘Do Not Disturb’ Straw Hat   |   5. Sole Society Odette Sandals    |    6. Straw Studios ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Sun’ Tote

 

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Style Sessions – Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants


A floral blazer has been my go-to statement piece for years. Winter, spring, summer or fall, it’s a style staple that transcends seasons and instantly elevates your outfit.

Pair it with a classic white, grey or black tee and your fave skinny jeans. Black tailored shorts or a pencil skirt also work beautifully! Choosing a floral blazer with a black or navy color base toughens up the feminine floral, creating the ultimate in effortless fashion (this Banana Republic Floral Blazer is my fave this season).

In addition to my floral blazer, you’ll also find me living in this perfect tee, these Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses and these Michael Kors Flex pumps. A fabulous pair of leather pants are essential in every girls wardrobe and now is the perfect time to snap them up on sale. These Missoni leather pants were $1,295 now they’re just $419! For a finishing touch, this bright YSL Lipstick is stunning. I’m wearing #13 Le Orange, which is also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color.

I’d love to hear what you think of this look, leave a comment and share your thoughts! Do you currently own a floral blazer? Is it a style you would wear?

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

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Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants…

 

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

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Friday Faves – Mothers Day Gift Ideas


I’m excited to share these beautiful Mothers Day Gift Ideas with you. I even impressed myself this week by buying my moms gift, so organized! Sometimes I put things off until right before (and then need to pay for express shipping, which nobody wants), so I’m feeling great to be all ready for Mothers Day on Sunday, May 8.

Rose gold, blush, pearl and neutrals are all stunning color options and really embody that warm, soft, happy feeling when I think of my mom. I adore this ‘One In A Million’ Pearl Necklace, it makes such a beautiful gift. This Cashmere and Silk Scarf is gorgeous in the seasons most wanted hue, a ‘Sparkling Champagne’ colored Swell Water Bottle would make any momma smile and this ‘You Make Mom Jeans Look Good’ jewelry dish is fun.

Of course you can never go wrong with a new phone case (so you’re always with her), or a pretty scarf. You’ll find more great Mothers Day gift ideas here too!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

 

Mothers Day Gift Ideas swell water bottle longchamp bag rose gold candle dogeared necklace sonix iphone case

Mothers Day Gift Ideas: 1.  Hammered Copper Candle    |    2. Sonix Clementine iPhone Case    |    3. Cashmere and Silk Scarf     |    4.  Mom Jeans Jewelry Dish    |    5. Stud Earrings (only $12)    |    6. Dogeared ‘One In A Million’ Keshi Pearl Necklace     |   7. ‘Sparkling Champagne’ Swell Stainless Steel Water Bottle    |    8.  Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (lots of colors)

 

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Shoe of the Week – Gladiator Sandals


Gladiator sandals are major this season! They’re perfect to wear with shorts, skirts, dresses and even your fave skinny jeans (choose white, it’s stunning for spring).

This week I’m rounding up the very best and this pair from Gentle Souls are divine (and almost sold out). They are sublimely comfy too. I also adore these Michael Kors Sofia Gladiators, tall lace up sandals will instantly give your outfit the ‘it girl’ factor.

Last, but definitely not least, these Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiators are a classic summer style staple. The tan color matches everything (seriously, I mean everything) and looks incredible with whites and brights. I love tan sandals because they make any outfit look effortlessly stylish (and not like you’re trying too hard).

Did you see the Bloomingdale’s private sale is on? Take $25 off every $100 you spend! So if you spend $200, you get $50 off. Just use code ‘SHOP25’ at checkout… happy shopping gals!

Shoe of the Week – Gladiator Sandals

 

Gentle Souls Lace Up Gladiator Sandals in Break My Heart

Gentle Souls Lace Up Gladiator Sandals in Break My Heart (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $25 off)

Michael Kors Sofia Gladiator Sandals

Michael Kors Sofia Gladiator Sandals (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $50 off this pair!). I absolutely love tall lace up sandals, they add instant cool to shorts, dresses and skirts. Opt for a nude color, they create an effortless vibe and match anything.

Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiator Sandals

Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiator Sandals (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $25 off). These are the ultimate classics! Every woman needs a pair of sandals like this, they’ll be shoes you wear on the daily (and will never go out of style).

Are you gals in love with gladiators too? Is it a style you want to wear this season?

Don’t forget to check out the Bloomingdale’s private sale! Take $25 off every $100 you spend. Just use code ‘SHOP25’ at checkout and pick up some beautiful new season fashion on sale, yay!

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Style Sessions – Stripe Pencil Skirt and Pink DVF Jacket


I believe every girl needs an amazing stripe pencil skirt in her wardrobe! It’s the ultimate style staple and super versatile. Dress it up or down, this classic piece will take you from desk to dinner date, weekend brunch with the girls and of course, effortless dressing on fab vacations.

For an extra flattering option to slim your hips, look for a skirt with asymmetrical stripes – this stripe skirt is absolutely perfect and it’s currently on sale for $28!

A great look for spring is pairing classic navy or black stripes with a crisp white top. Add a fun twist with a bright burst of your favorite color, I adore fuchsia and think my DVF jacket works so well with this color mix.

I’m always living in these Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses and these Michael Kors Flex pumps.  A gorgeous handbag and earrings that match everything are also a must-have.

I’d love to hear what you think of this look, leave a comment and share your thoughts! If you added a pop of color to your look, which hue would you choose?

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels Stripe Pencil Skirt and Pink DVF Jacket:  Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Stripe Pencil Skirt    |    DVF Jacket    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Kenneth Jay Lane Floating Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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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The Perfect Stripe Pencil Skirt and Pink DVF Blazer…

 

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels Stripe Pencil Skirt and Pink DVF Jacket:  Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Stripe Pencil Skirt    |    DVF Jacket    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Kenneth Jay Lane Floating Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick

 

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels

pink dvf jacket blazer stripe pencil skirt birkin style elixir blog lauren slade walk in heels Stripe Pencil Skirt and Pink DVF Jacket:  Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Stripe Pencil Skirt    |    DVF Jacket    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Kenneth Jay Lane Floating Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick

 

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