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Style Sessions Link Up – My New Tory Burch Robinson Bag


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! Today I’m so thrilled to share a favorite new Spring wardrobe addition… my new Tory Burch Robinson bag! I absolutely love the soft rose blush color, surprisingly it’s a perfect neutral and just works with everything (I’ve been wearing it non-stop). This mini version is fabulous too and I had trouble deciding between this ‘Dome’ version and this ‘Frances’ version. They are all sooo gorgeous!

For this beautiful time of year, I’m also a big fan of white-on-white and this floral lace top is under $20! These white jeans are currently 30% off too, I searched high and low for over a year for a pair of non see-through white jeans and these are amazing. Oh and for something that will elevate your outfit any time of year, my go-to classic Prada sunglasses are on sale!

Don’t forget – I am giving one reader a full-size Instant Light Lip Perfector. Yay! You’ll love it, it’s so pretty. To enter, simply visit this post and leave a comment on which makeup routine you like best.

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans White on White + My New Tory Burch Robinson Bag:  Floral Top (under $20!)    |    Jeans (on sale!)    |    Tory Burch Robinson Bag (also in a mini version and a rounded version)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Get Mod’  (the perfect white color!) and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Gloss stain in Love Always (these are my favorite)

 

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!

 

Style Elixir

 

White on White + My New Tory Burch Robinson Bag…

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans White on White + My New Tory Burch Robinson Bag:  Floral Top (under $20!)    |    Jeans (on sale!)    |    Tory Burch Robinson Bag (also in a mini version and a rounded version)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Get Mod’  (the perfect white color!) and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Gloss stain in Love Always (these are my favorite)

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans Tory Burch Robinson Bag (also in a mini version and a rounded version)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

 

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tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans

tory burch robinson handbag blush color lauren slade new york fashion blogger style elixir blog www.stylelixir.com prada sunglasses j crew white jeans White on White + My New Tory Burch Robinson Bag:  Floral Top (under $20!)    |    Jeans (on sale!)    |    Tory Burch Robinson Bag (also in a mini version and a rounded version)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Get Mod’  (the perfect white color!) and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Gloss stain in Love Always (these are my favorite)

 

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Katie from Hello Katie Girl. How gorgeous is this spring outfit she recently styled? It’s perfection!

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STYLE Q&A WITH KATIE:

How would you describe your style? It’s hard to pinpoint my style, because I can be fickle and therefore my style changes with my moods. However, if I had to define it, I would say it’s preppy, classic chic with a quirky, colorful twist. I love fun, whimsical prints and lots of color. In fact, those two things seem to unify my wardrobe more than anything!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? I am a big fan of the retro 50s and 60s vibe that is going on right now with all of the full midi length skirts, fit and flare dresses, and floral prints. Plus, I love pastel colors that look straight out of Palm Springs or Palm Beach circa these two decades.

What inspired you to start your blog? A few years ago I started following a few bloggers who I met on The Purse Forum. I loved learning from their style and reviews. It made me think, “I should give this a try!” Plus, I wanted to do something that wasn’t just about fashion, but about other interests of mine such as cooking, exploring Los Angeles, and raising a puppy. I was hesitant to go through with blogging because technology has never been my strong suit, but I found that setting up a blog was a cinch and thus Hello Katie Girl was born.

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: My first would be Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation. I have been a loyal Lancome user since high school. My second would be Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. While my husband and dog both have incredibly long eyelashes, I need a little help in that department. Last, would be Neutrogena Healthy Skin Face Lotion. It has SPF 15 built into it so it’s perfect for sunny Los Angeles days.

What is your best beauty trick? Honestly, getting enough sleep! It makes a world of difference. My other “trick” would be putting on a good moisturizer right before applying foundation.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Although I have been to both France and Italy I would love to go back to both places to explore more of the rural countryside. Also, I have a greater appreciation for food now than when I originally visited these countries, so I’d love to go and focus on the cuisine.

Tell us something not many people know about you? I am not sure if everyone knows that I am an English teacher because I don’t talk that much about it on my blog. My greatest fear is that my students will discover I have a blog because they sometimes Google my clothing and shoes!

To discover more about Katie, visit Hello Katie Girl!

 

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Fab Favorites Link Up – Summer Sandals


Happy Friday! I just thought I’d mention in case you didn’t see it, yesterday I shared my 5, 10 and 15 minute makeup routines and I am giving one reader a full-size Instant Light Lip Perfector. Yay! You’ll love it, it’s so pretty. To enter, simply visit this post and leave a comment on which makeup routine you like best.

With the warm weather finally upon us, one of my must-have new season wardrobe additions is always cute summer sandals. I’m sure you’re also on the hunt for some too, so today I’m sharing my top picks… which pair is your favorite?

Summer Sandals

Summer Sandals:   One    |    Two    |    Three   |    Four (on sale!)    |    Five (under $90)

 

 

 

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I’m excited to introduce Megan from The Fashionista Momma as this weeks Co-Host. Be sure to head over and visit her blog, say a big hello and introduce yourself! The friendships you make through blogging really are wonderful. Remember… you can share anything in the link up – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details.

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Clarins Makeup Review – 15 Minutes to Fabulous


I’m delighted to share a Clarins makeup review with you today… it’s all about the new 5, 10 and 15 minute makeup routines.  We all want to look our best, but sometimes we just don’t have the time to do full glam. I love finding products that are simple, easy to use and just give you naturally stunning results – these well and truly delivered!

I will break it all down and show you the products I used to create three different looks. The first only took five minutes! It is perfect for running errands, relaxed weekends, or those days when you hit the snooze button a few too many times. The second further builds on this and in ten minutes you’ll have seriously smooth, glowing skin. Finally, in just 15 minutes you can create a totally glam look – from lips, to eyes, to skin that stays flawless all day.

To help you on your way to get instantly glam, I am giving one reader a full-size Instant Light Lip Perfector. Yay! You’ll love it, it’s so pretty. To enter, simply:

1.  Follow Style Elixir on Instagram

2.  Visit Clarins and leave a comment below to tell me which of these three makeup routines is your favorite?

Clarins makeup review 5 10 15 minute makeup beauty blogger 5 MINUTES TO NATURAL:

Achieving a natural glam look in only five minutes has never been easier! Sometimes you don’t quite know what products to use or how to create a really quick and simple routine. Well gals, here is is. Everything you need for effortless beauty and a more radiant you in just four steps…

Step 1:  Apply the Skin Illusion Natural Radiance Light Reflecting Foundation to a clean face.  This has SPF 10, so it’s wonderful for everyday use. Warm the foundation between your hands and smooth over your face and neck using outward sweeping motions.

Step 2:  Sweep the Multi-Blush Cream Blush onto the apples of your cheeks.  I often smile in the mirror when doing my blush and it helps me find just the right spot (when you smile, it’s the fullest part of your cheeks). You can also use your fingertips to pat this onto your cheeks.

Step 3:  Enhance your eyes with a few coats of the Be Long Mascara. I personally always do two – three coats, I love a good lash!

Step 4:  Finally, coat your lips with the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.  It adds the perfect shine and gives your lips a perfect pop.

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10 MINUTES TO POLISHED:

Clarins makeup review 5 10 15 minute makeup Building on the products used in our five minute routine, you can enhance your glam even further!

Step 1:  Before you start your whole look, apply Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch.  This will give you an amazing base for the rest of the makeup.

Step 2:  Swap the foundation used above with this Extra-Firming Foundation. It contains SPF 15, so important for protecting your skin.

Step 3:  Use the Ombre Matte Eyeshadow Cream to Powder, it will add a beautiful dimension to your eyes and is long lasting. Apply this with your fingertip from your lash line to the crease, no brush needed!

Repeat the final steps from your 5 minute makeup routine…

Step 4:  Sweep the  Multi-Blush Cream Blush onto the apples of your cheeks.  I often smile in the mirror when doing my blush and it helps me find just the right spot (when you smile, it’s the fullest part of your cheeks).

Step 5:  Enhance your eyes with a few coats of the Be Long Mascara. I personally always do two – three coats, I love a good lash!

Step 6:  Finally, coat your lips with the Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector.  It adds the perfect shine and gives your lips a perfect pop.

15 MINUTES TO FABULOUS:

Clarins makeup review 5 10 15 minute makeup Now for the ultimate glam in unbelievably minimal time. Create a full flawless makeup look in only 15 minutes! Follow steps from the 5 and 10 minute makeup routines, adding just a few extra elements…

Step 1:  Before you start your whole look, apply Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch.  This will give you an amazing base for the rest of the makeup.

Step 2:  Swap the foundation used previously with this Everlasting Foundation (it contains SPF 15).

Step 3:  Use the Ombre Matte Eyeshadow Cream to Powder, it will add a beautiful dimension to your eyes and is long lasting.

Step 4:  Sweep the Multi-Blush Cream Blush onto the apples of your cheeks.  I often smile in the mirror when doing my blush and it helps me find just the right spot (when you smile, it’s the fullest part of your cheeks).

Step 5:  Enhance your eyes with a few coats of the Be Long Mascara. I personally always do two – three coats, I love a good lash!

Step 6:  Apply the 3-Dot Liner. I always apply eye liner after my first coat of mascara, it makes it so much easier as your lashes are firmer and act as a guide to rest against. I then follow by adding a few more coats of mascara.

Step 7:  Any glam girls know, the pièce de résistance is lipstick! Apply the Rouge Eclat Lipstick Satin Finish, Age-Defying Lipstick. The color is so luxe and feels so silky… oh and the scent, I really don’t think I’ve smelt a more divine lipstick!

Don’t forget to enter the giveaway for your very own instant glam! I am giving one reader a full-size Instant Light Lip Perfector. To enter, simply:

1.  Follow Style Elixir on Instagram

2.  Visit Clarins and leave a comment below to tell me which of these three makeup routines is your favorite?

I hope you enjoyed my Clarins makeup review, I adored using all the products in the new 5, 10 and 15 minute routines!

 

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Style Sessions Link Up – My New Clare V Leopard Clutch


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This past week felt like spring finally arrived in New York… so out came the skirts! It’s still a little chilly, so I love this leather pencil skirt (it comes in the most beautiful blush pink for spring!) and mixing it with my favorite chambray shirt and my new Clare V leopard clutch made for the perfect early spring outfit.

Oh and I haaave to tell you about my nail polish! I picked up the new Miracle Gel by Sally Hansen to try and it is amazing… it is a gel polish, but you don’t need a lamp. I chose this coral color called ‘Redgy’ and you just use this top coat with it. Voila! It lasts perfectly for at least 7 days and stays so shiny. I also got this white color called ‘Get Mod’, I can highly recommend these new polishes!

What’s the weather like where you live right now? Are you already in full spring mode?

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My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

 

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!

 

Style Elixir

 

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch…

  Clare v leopard clutch new york city street style fashion blogger leather skirt chambray shirt style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

Clare V Leopard Clutch     |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)

 

Clare v leopard clutch new york city street style fashion blogger leather skirt chambray shirt style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

 

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Jordan from Petite Modern!

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STYLE Q&A WITH JORDAN:

How would you describe your style? I am an interior designer by day, and blogger of petiteMODERN by night. While my job and my blog are two completely different things, I like to think that my style is an excellent example of the Interior Spaces I create. I love bold colors, simple lines / graphics and clothes with great form or architectural elements. I would say that I am mostly drawn to pieces that are somewhat unexpected, or that have a unique construction. Neutrals are my best friend, but I love a good element of surprise!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? Stripes and a good lip color! It’s classic, but it is such an essential look for me. It works well with a silky stripe top and trousers with a nude lipstick for the office, with Jeans, a striped cotton Tee and a soft pink or coral balm on the weekends, or with an amazing skirt and bold fuchsia lip for date night! You really can’t go wrong!

What inspired you to start your blog? While I was in college, I found blogging was a great way to show others what I was working on without spending every minute of my free time on the phone/staying in touch. Now that I have graduated and have a really great career, I wanted to continue to share what exciting things I am trying, loving and wearing! My family is really supportive and they have loved following along, keeping up to date and I think their excitement is really inspiring, especially when I am homesick! I also love how many amazing women I have met because of blogging, not just in my city, but all over the world!

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: I can’t go a day without my Kiehl’s BB Cream! It contains SPF, anti aging properties and has a nice subtle coverage and dewy finish. I also love sporting a little cat eye thanks to my Tarte Felt Tip Eyeliner, that’s a must on must weekdays! I also swear by a great bit of petroleum based lip balm and a good hand/foot creme before bed every night. I wake up and my skin feels super hydrated!

What is your best beauty trick? I have these little gel packs that you freeze and apply to your under-eye area after a long night or a good cry! I start with those and follow it up with Kiehl’s Eye Depuffer which gives off a cooling effect and then follow by repeatedly tapping the area under my eyes gently with my fingertips. This really wakes up my face and my under eye bags are gone in minutes!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? I was born and raised in Florida, but growing up there, the novelty of going to the beach every day wears off fast. Now that I have moved to Virginia, I am always dying to be home in the 80 degree weather, with my toes in the sand. If I had to get exotic, I would say the beaches of Santorini or traveling through Greece would be stunning! White buildings on the mountainside, with a view of the bluest water… I’ll take it!

Tell us something not many people know about you? I wear glasses! Even prescription sunglasses! My eyesight isn’t horrible, but It isn’t perfect either! I love using my frames as an accessory to polish off any outfit, but I am in the market for a new pair and can’t wait to find the one!

To discover more about Jordan, visit Petite Modern!

 

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Fab Favorites Link Up: My New Tory Burch Robinson Handbag


Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a beautiful week and some lovely warm weather – I’m so excited it’s Spring!  I was taking my morning walk in Central Park yesterday and came across the most beautiful Cherry Blossom tree – it’s such a wonderful time of year.

I thought I’d share this with you, along with my brand new bag! I was so delighted to snap up this Tory Burch Robinson handbag yesterday – it’s beyond perfect and such a gorgeous color! If you’re looking for a new season bag, this one is everything

Cherry Blossom Spring New York Central Park I love my morning walks through Central Park. Spring has officially arrived in New York!

Tory Burch Pink Robinson handbag Welcome to the family, Tory! I’m so in love with my new Tory Burch Robinson handbag, it’s such a beautiful color.

 

 

 Remember… you can share anything in the link up – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details.

Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up:
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