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Style Sessions: Weekly Link Up

Welcome to Style Sessions! It’s lovely to see you again. I had the most amazing time looking at 125 of your beautiful outfits last week – it’s honestly so difficult to choose a Head Stylist, you are all beyond gorgeous!!

If you’re new here, I believe we all have an inner Rachel Zoe and the opportunity to share this shouldn’t just be reserved for those who have a show on Bravo. Whether Vogue is your religion and WhoWhatWear your bible, or you’re just a girl who likes to be confident in how you dress, this link-up is for you!

Join us every Tuesday from 4pm PST and share anything outfit or fashion related. If you coerced your spouse into doing a fashion shoot, took a couple of ‘selfies’, or are on a budget and would like to create a ‘virtual outfit’, we’d love to see it!

Be Featured As Head Stylist!
Each week, I will select one person to be featured as Head Stylist in the next Style Sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to really showcase your style to everyone!

Be Inspired!
My vision is for this to be like one giant girls night in (or a shopaholics anonymous meeting), where we share our own unique style, favorite outfits, latest fashion loves and hopefully be inspired with new ideas!

To join Style Sessions, I ask that you please, pretty please follow my blog (via GFC, Email, Twitter, Bloglovin’ or Facebook) and simply provide a link to this in your post or add the button to your blog. And because this is new, I’d be so appreciative of any tweets to spread the word!

STYLELIXIR Style Sessions

And The Fairy Godmother Said, 
You Shall Go To The Ball…

Over the last few months, you may have noticed I love getting dressed up! I adore anything girly… so if there’s an excuse to indulge in makeup, clothes and sparkle, I’m in my element. Right from when I was a little girl, I always thought Cinderella was so lucky to go to that Ball! There’s just something magical about the word, it conjures up all sorts of wonderful thoughts about stunning gowns, handsome men, beautiful dancing and amazing food. So I was thrilled when Chris and I had the opportunity to attend a Ball recently. 

Finding the perfect outfit can be tricky when you don’t go to something like this everyday (although I wish there were more opportunities to wear a ball gown, what’s so wrong with rocking a gown on a weeknight? I’ve said a few times to my friends, I’d love us to host a formal dinner every now and then. Anyway, I invested in a black BCBG Max Azria gown last year for another ball we went to and although I would have loved a sequin number, I thought the great thing about this dress is I can completely change the look with accessories. 

This time, I kept it simple but added some sparkle with turquoise earrings, a bow ring and shimmery bow clutch. I love the high-low bubble hem on this dress, pleat detail on the bust and long bow tie at the back…

Meet Our Head Stylist…

If you haven’t met the gorgeous Annelise from Aunie Sauce – you’re in for a treat today! Her nickname is Aunie (ah-nee) and I came across her blog not long after I first started and instantly fell in love with her warmth, humor and down-to-earth style. I think she’d be the kind of girl you meet and instantly know you’ll be great friends. A lover of all things beauty and style, Aunie’s also really open about sharing her life and her thoughts. Her honesty is as magical as her photoshoots – and the amazing hairstyles she creates…


What is your favorite wardrobe piece?  I love scarves! I have a ton of them and they are always my go-to piece for jazzing up any outfit. I don’t love accessories, arm parties or big bling, so this is my way of making an outfit pop without all the hassle of a gazillion pieces of sparkle! I usually buy regular scarves, tie the ends together and rock them like an infinity scarf… this also serves as a double purpose so I don’t have to buy so many!

Describe your style in three words?  Casual, affordable, chic.

Best piece of fashion advice?  If you’re not comfortable before you leave the house, change your outfit. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve left the house thinking that my earrings are too heavy, my shirt is too low-cut, my pants are too tight, or my heels are too high… but that I’ll be able to “deal” with it. Ugh. No one wants to deal with that all day! If you don’t feel comfortable being YOU, odds are, you won’t have your best day. Dress for you, put on your smile and the rest will follow.

To discover more about Aunie visit Aunie Sauce, or go say hi on twitter!

Join the link-up now and share your style!

P.S  I’ve also told everyone about this on What I Wore WednesdayRandom WednesdayA Lovely Blog Hop and Diaries of a Bargainista.


  1. Perfect dress! Very old Hollywood!

  2. you are so stunning! and love Annie!!

  3. Love your dress. You look stunning in it. Looking forward to linking up later today.


  4. Thank you so very much for featuring me! You’re the sweetest, Lauren!

  5. You are gorgeous Lauren! You and your husband are such a stunning couple. Thank you for today’s Style Q&A. I loved Annelise’s answers and I’m heading over to check out her blog. Can’t wait for the link up to go live!!

  6. Wow – what a beautiful couple and you were gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous!! That dress is amazing and SO cute!! I hope you twirlled around it in because it definitely looks like a twirler!!

  8. Great dress! And fabulous choice of head stylist. I really loved the photo with her shoes and dress against the snow when I saw it last week. Thanks for hosting.

  9. That dress is GORG. Good choice :)

  10. Looks like a fun night!
    And, love the featured stylist!!!

    just love // kelly

  11. Wow, you look stunning ! thank you for the party, I am early for once, so I’ll need to come back and check out the pretty outfits :-)

  12. Oh my gosh, I am OBSESSED with your pretty dress!! You look GORGEOUS!


  13. You look dashing Lauren!!! Thanks for hosting :)


  14. You lucky ducky, you! A Ball?! I don’t think I’ve ever been invited to a Ball before. You both look quite stunning too! Absolutely stunning dress!

  15. um your dress is beautiful!

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  16. I am OBSESSED with that gown. High low & a bow?! Swoon!

  17. Love, Love, LOVE!

  18. You look just gorgeous in that gown!

  19. Ah, that dress! Thanks for hosting, it’ll be fun getting to know each other. :)

  20. Thank you for holding the link-up! I always love finding new blogs, and you have such stylish followers.

    and of course you look amazing in that dress:)

  21. Lauren you look absolutely stunning, you and your hubby make such a beautiful couple!! I think that was a great choice! xo

  22. Your dress is beautiful!

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  23. you’re dress here is absolutely gorgeous! stunning lady, stunning.

  24. Lauren! You look stunning. I love your dress!!

  25. GORGEOUS dress!!!

  26. You look gorgeous! I want to go to a ball!

  27. Don’t you look just like a princess all dressed up for the ball! Love this elegant look.

  28. Love your beautiful dress! You accessorized it so perfectly too. I am a new follower and linked up for the first time today. I’d love to have you visit my little blog. Thanks for hosting the link up!

  29. Your dress is beautiful…you look so glamorous!


  30. Fun! Gorgeous dress :-) Here are my outfits for the week over here:

  31. I sincerely need a place to go and a reason to wear a gown. I need a ball in my life!

    Also, I love bubble hem dresses, and you wore and styled this one beautifully.

  32. I am dying over your dress! You look absolutely stunning.

  33. Wow, I’ve never dressed up so fancy for an event like that, but it sounds like fun – and you look gorgeous. A lovely couple!

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  35. That dress looks absolutely GORGEOUS on you! You look incredible!

  36. Your ball gown is freaking gorgeous!! Obsessed. (Also the link-up is getting big…so exciting for you!)


  37. omgosh! You look darling! I’m really in love with your dress!! It’s def ball material. You remind me of a princess :) Super super super cute!!!

    Happy Wednesday!

    Redheaded Daybook

  38. This style sessions thing is really cool. Since we are all major shopaholics here, shop my store:

  39. you look beautiful in your gown! What a great investment!



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