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Best Dressed – Your Holiday Season Style Guide


I truly can’t believe I’m saying this… but the holiday season is upon us. Where did the year go? I feel like it only just started! With November only a week away, I’ve started the hunt for fabulous dresses to wear at all the events coming up… from cocktail parties, to family dinners, a fun night out with the girls, or of course, it’s never too early to secure the perfect New Years Eve look!

Here is my shortlist of the most fab and affordable holiday outfits – some are on their way to my mail box as we speak… I’d love to know, which pieces are your favorite? Is there a dress that you’d like to wear these holidays?

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Best Dressed – Your Holiday Season Style Guide:

1.  Burgundy Embellished Dress
2.  Crystal Collar Dress
3.  Red Dress
4.  Black Dress  (so versatile, dress up or down)
5.  Fit and Flare Dress  (perfect for all body shapes)
6.  Faux Fur Bolero
7.  Statement Necklace
8.  Sequin Leopard Heels
9.  Leopard Jacket

 
 

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Leopard and Chambray


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I’m sharing one of my go-to outfits lately, you can never go wrong with leopard and chambray. How fun is this leopard skirt, I often wear it with my classic chambray shirt (everyone needs this, it’s so versatile and the perfect blue). Oh and this belt is amazing – how cute is the gold bow (and it’s under $15!). You may have noticed I’m also in these heels again, they just work perfectly with every outfit.

What I love about this look is it’s glam and polished, but feels effortless – fabulous for a weekend lunch with the girls…

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Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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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Leopard and Chambray…

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Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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91 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Leopard and Chambray Leopard and Chambray:  Sheinside Skirt   |   Shirt   |   Heels   |   Belt   |   Clutch   |   Initial Necklace   |   Celine Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Shannon from Upbeat Soles. This girl has fabulous style! I adored the tartan and leather outfit she shared recently…

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STYLE Q&A WITH SHANNON:

How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as very versatile! I love so many different styles so I just dress for how I am feeling for the day, but I definitely lean towards more of a boho chic look!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  The trend that I am currently loving right now are over the knee boots! I love how you can wear them flat or heeled and they instantly turn any look to super chic!

What inspired you to start your blog? I have been a huge fashion blog reader forever and I had always dreamt of having my own blog one day! Working in the medical field I wear scrubs most of the week, which is not an ideal situation for a shopaholic! I had so many clothes in my closet that I never got to wear and I so many outfit combinations always flowing through my mind! So I finally decided that starting a blog would be the perfect way to let my fashion juices out and put my shopping addiction to good use! It definitely has been one of the best decisions I have made!

Name a couple of beauty products you couldn’t live without:  The beauty products that I couldn’t live with out are, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara. I have tried many different mascaras and none ever compare to this one! It makes my lashes so long with out ever clumping! Secondly, Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation. I have extremely oily skin and this foundation helps keep my shine under control! It also goes on like butter!

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is a natural glow! I apply Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Tanner Lotion once a week to give my skin a nice year round glow. No other sunless tanners compare!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Hmm that’s a tough one since I want to go to so many places! I would have to say a tour through Europe! There is so much history and beautiful architecture I would just want to see it all!

Tell us something not many people know about you? Something that not many people don’t know about me is that I used to be ballerina up until college. Dancing was my life and I miss it terribly!

To discover more about Shannon, visit Upbeat Soles!

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Count Down: My 30th Birthday Bucket List


So tomorrow marks only six weeks until my 30th birthday and I would be lying if I didn’t admit to having a mild panic about this. Yes, “age is just a number” as they say – but seriously, I can’t believe I’m here. Over the weekend it hit me, I have just six weeks to complete my 30th birthday bucket list! I started thinking of all these things I never realized I wanted to do until now… like take singing lessons and discover, unbeknownst to me, that all this time I had a voice to rival Beyonce… or move to Paris… or start my own jewelry line.

I’m trying to come up with my 30th birthday bucket list and find a couple of things I really want to do in these final weeks before the big 3-0. Do you have one? I’d absolutely love to know what is (or was) on your 30th birthday bucket list… I need some great ideas to add to mine!

One thing I did decide and have the perfect amount of time to do is really overhaul my fitness and health.

I want to move into my thirties in a really positive way, so this week I’m starting boxing training and over the next six weeks will really be focusing on toning up and improving my cardio. You might have also seen over the weekend on Instagram that I’ve started getting back into juicing in a big way! Every morning for the last week and a half, I have made a large bottle of super green juice… my favorite mix right now is kale, spinach, carrot, apple and lemon.  Juicing is so easy and I truly love the way it makes me feel.

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Of course moving into this six week health kick, some fabulous new workout clothes are perfect motivation! I’ll be starting off my week (and first boxing class!) in these gorgeous leggings from Fabletics, how fun is the print? They are so comfy too.

My favorite thing right now are these ahhhmazing Nike running shoes, I’m obsessed with the bright color – they just make you want to move! They are from huge global store JD Sports, I wanted a unique color mix and they have so many limited edition collections and exclusives – plus, the shipping was seriously quick and the customer service flawless. It’s fun having a pair of unique kicks that not everyone has!

As I’ve been browsing a lot of fitness sites lately, I noticed so many girls have a huge running shoe wardrobe with lots of colors and prints, one for every day of the week! So I’ve decided I want to do just that (and this is a good place to start!).

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I’d love to hear from you… what do you do to keep fit? There’s so many different workouts and new things to try, it’s important to have fun while you exercise. I also really want to know about your 30th birthday bucket list – it will give me some great ideas on things to do over the next six weeks!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Must Shop – Kate Spade Sale


Happy Friday!! I’m looking forward to the weekend – not because there is a lot on, but because it’s a relaxing one without a lot planned… aren’t those just so wonderful sometimes?

Luckily, it will also give me time to shop the Kate Spade sale! This is their biggest family and friends sale ever – with 30% off everything, including all the gorgeous new season arrivals. Just use the promo code F14FFUS and enter it at checkout for 30% off your entire purchase. I’m sharing some of my favorites below… oh how I adore Kate Spade! Plus, Kate Spade Saturday has the same sale offer too.

Isn’t this puffer coat with bow collar amazing? I’m obsessed with winter coats that have unique details, I am sure with this beauty you’d constantly be asked “where is that from?”. Don’t even get me started on the stationery and books… such perfect note cards and my favorite coffee table book (plus, Kate Spade just released a brand new travel book this week). They make the best gifts (for you or someone else!).

I’m excited to buy a few fabulous pieces for the upcoming holiday season, how stunning is this red dress – no one does glamour and sparkle like Kate Spade!

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Use the promo code F14FFUS at checkout for 30% off your entire purchase.

 
 

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Currently Covet: Winter Coats Under $200


Now is absolutely the time to be investing in a gorgeous new season winter coat… by the time the weather cools right down and you really need one, all the best coats are long gone! However, it doesn’t mean you need to spend a fortune – here is a selection of my top picks and they won’t break the bank, including a few fab picks from Bloggers Closet

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Shopping Alert: Shopbop Sale


As mentioned yesterday, I’m suuuper excited about the Shopbop sale! They have everything a fashion lover could want, all the best brands, celeb favorite style and free express global shipping. Until midnight EST tomorrow (Thursday) night, Shopbop have 25% off site-wide… so don’t miss out! Use coupon code FAMILY25 at checkout.

If you need a gift for the man in your life, their brother site East Dane also has 25% off site-wide – get in now for Christmas while it’s on sale! Again, use coupon code FAMILY25 at checkout.

There’s always a sale on somewhere, but I have to tell you this is one people the world over run to. A few years ago I wanted this Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag so badly, but no where had it on sale… then I found out the Shopbop sale was on and I snapped one up! You’ve seen it here a million times, I have worn it every single day for three years – it’ll always be in style.

Today I wanted to share a few things I’ve bought in this latest Shopbop sale and some I think you’d love too. To view the item, just click the corresponding number below…

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Thank you so much for joining me here today and being part of the Style Elixir community! Have a beautiful Wednesday Xx

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