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Style Sessions Fashion Link up – The Luxury Handbag

Welcome to Style Sessions! I’m sharing a little Italian luxury with you today in the form of a divine handbag… plus, meet my favorite ruffled polka dot top (it’s so fun to wear!) and the sunglasses I can’t live without right now.

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 5am 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 brilliant way to showcase your personal style and your blog.

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Add A Little Luxe To Your Look…

I adore creating outfits that fuse everyday fashion with high-end luxury. I believe, you can save money on seasonal wardrobe pieces like fun little tops, skirts, or jeans and take things up a notch with an incredible handbag or pair of fabulous shoes. Today, thanks to Mi Piaci, I’m sharing with you a dream handbag… all 24 carats of it. For those who frequent these parts, you’ll be familiar with my love of metallics – specifically, my love of gold. It’s an amazing hue, so warm and vibrant. I’ve come to regard it as a wardrobe neutral and the perfect splash of sparkle to any outfit. So, I was thrilled to discover the amazing range from luxury Italian leather fashion brand, Mi Piaci.  Hailing from the culturally rich and beautiful city of Venice, Mi Piaci has developed a revolutionary technology which actually fuses 24kt gold into leather. The result? A brighter than bright exquisite gold color that will never rub off.

As the world’s first 24kt gold leather collection, Mi Piaci’s Signature range features stylish pieces like these Milano cuffs, the gorgeous Mila wristlet or Sophi clutch, the beautiful Bella tote and this divine Melania bag (as featured). My top tip? If you’re making a statement with one piece, don’t let the others compete! I kept the canvas simple with a palette of black and white… fun polka dots, my favorite sunglasses and the requisite bright lipstick.

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Outfit Details:   Wallis Polka Dot Blouse (on sale!)  c/o   |   Mi Piaci 24kt Gold ‘Melania’ Hangbag c/o   |   Tailored Shorts (similar from Michael Kors – on sale!)   |   Prada Sunglasses   |   Pave Earrings (similar)   |  Black Patent Heels (similar)  |  Tiffany & Co. Ring   |  YSL Lipstick in Le Orange



Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m excited to introduce you to the oh-so-sweet and oh-so-chic, Sasha from Moiology! I met Sasha early this year and quickly discovered what a genuine, down to earth and kind person she is… and let’s not forget fabulously fashionable! Like most of us, Sasha loves a bright pop of color, requisite bling and is a fan of the luxe handbag too (hello my dream Chanel…)



What is your go-to look?  For the hot summer months, I’d have to say light and flowy dresses.

There are so many fashion trends right now, which on are you currently loving?  I’m loving theatrical things like big poofy skirts and statement sleeves. 

What inspired you to start Moiology?  I never started this blog thinking I was going to inspire people. To be quite honest, I started it because I needed a place where I showcased my style for a side job I applied for. Since then, it became a hobby of mine. 

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without?  Benefit They’re Real Mascara, Kiehl’s Mango Lip Balm and Tarte Cheek Stain. 

How would you describe your style?  I’m a chameleon: my style constantly evolves. I like mixing feminine and preppy pieces with boyish or edgier items.

To discover more about Sasha, visit Moiology.

Join the link up now and share your style…



P.S  I’ve linked this up to What I Wore Wednesday, What We Wore, Transatlantic BlondeLovely Blog HopReal Girl GlamGet Your Pretty OnRandom WednesdaySunday StyleAnything + EverythingWhims WednesdayWhatever Goes WednesdayFashion InformantWhatever Whenever Wednesday.



  1. LOVE your dotted blouse !

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  2. Love the fascinating story behind your gorgeous handbag! Beautiful summer blouse :)

  3. Love the dotted blouse on you, and Sasha’s outfit is amazing!

    The Other Side of Gray

  4. The gold leather bag sounds amazing! looks very nice too, and I like your polka dot shirt :)

    Away From The Blue

  5. Thanks for hosting! First time linking up. Loving all the fellow fashionistas! ~Madeline, Style Me Thrifty

  6. That bag is gorgeous. What a very unique concept! You always look so put together! This look is beautiful! As always, thanks for hosting!



    The Pretty Pinhead

  7. Okay that bag is gorgeous… the gold… LOVE it!!! Seriously love it! Thanks for always hosting too Lauren! You’re beautiful!

  8. The bag is nice, but jesus, $7,000???

  9. I love this entire look, the top? The bag? It’s perfect on you!


  10. Beautiful bag! And I’m really loving all your breezy patterned blouses!
    This Ever Evolving Life

  11. Beautiful bag, i love your polka dot top

  12. That is a really nice bag! I love the details!


  13. Love that bag so much! Also, Sahsa’s outfit is absolutely gorgeous :)

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  14. Love your look. The ruffles on the blouse give it that extra amount of flirtiness. xoLili

  15. Very pretty blouse and super cute purse!

  16. Loving the dots and the handbag! The Stylist of the Week is fierce in those bold colors…lovely!
    -Natasha @ Lovely You

  17. Love the blouse and the handbag! Thank you for the link up.


  18. I think I may have to add a bunch of new items to my wishlist now!! Especially loving your blouse and handbag – plus Sasha’s skirt and shoes!!

    Great looks ladies!!

  19. Wow, what a fabulous handbag — gold that never rubs off?!! I used to live in the UAE, and I think this luxe collection from Mi Piaci would go over really well in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. That’s when, for special occasions, I would have gold-flaked tea and cakes! :)

    jen @ Librarian for Life & Style

  20. WOWZA!! I love this look on you! Gorgeous!
    Your bag is so cute!!

  21. Luxe and gorgeous! I absolutely adore polka dots and your purse is beautiful!

  22. Love this outfit on you! You look sooo goregous!!!



  23. This outfit involves polka dots *and* gold?? Love it! You look great. And that bag is stunning.

    Style of One’s Own

  24. I adore your top! You are so gorgeous! Love your outfit as always. =) Thanks for the linkup. =)

  25. That bag is gorgeous!! Wow. Love the tailored shorts too.
    I love Sasha! I’ve met her in person a few times and she absolutely is SO down to earth! She’s the sweetest girl!

  26. love the polka-dotted shirt.
    xx Stephanie (

  27. Ok..I broke down and took advantage of the $10 Old Navy shorts sale..and now you’ve given me a cute polka dot top idea. Love it! ;)

  28. love the bag ! oh so cute top and Sasha looks awesome : )


  29. Love this entire look, you are fab!

  30. you are such a beauty, lauren! and that purse! oh my goodness… i can’t get enough of metallics!
    i’m absolutely honored to be the head stylist on your blog! thank you so much for such kind words!! you are the best!


  31. I love each outfit Lauren!! That bag is amazing and those prada sunnies are a must have!! i wish i was your size and lived near buy so i could shop your closet!!

  32. What a great look Lauren! I love how you rock such a classy look with a twist!


  33. I love your outfit! Your handbag is adorable too! Thanks for hosting the link up and have a great evening:)

    Lillies & Silk

  34. OMG love that very gorgeous bag Lauren…’s the perfect nail to that look!!!!


  35. Love that bag Lauren!!!

    Rachel Ashley

  36. Polka dots!! Cute and I like Sasha’s style. :-)


  37. this bag is truly divine! I have a similar blouse I styled here.. also with metallics (love the gold on the bag.. seriously) but silver in my case!

  38. Oh my word…That blouse is PERFECT. Those sheer tops were made for you, Lauren! you look darling as ever!

  39. OH, that bag! Such beautiful perfection.

  40. I love Polka Dots and this blouse is beautiful.

  41. That bag is AMAZING! love the touch of gold. lovely as usual!

  42. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  43. Love the simple black and white with the pop of color in the bag! Thanks for hosting!

    Thrift and Shout

  44. I love this ruffled blouse and LOVE that bag. So gorgeous.


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  45. Love the fascinating story behind your gorgeous handbag! Beautiful summer blouse

    Fitness Club in Mohali

  46. I adore that top, I tried one on the other day but it wasn’t flattering for a nursing mommy. Gorgeous you are, as always. :)


  47. Oh my gosh I wish I would have known about this brand back when I was in Venice! That bag is so beautiful, and who knew that gold could be mixed into leather?? The bag pops beautifully against your whole outfit!

    Thanks again for hosting the link up!

  48. Beautiful handbag!! Totally love it.

  49. I am in love with polka dots especially when blouses have a playful girly touch like those ruffles. First time linkin up with you, love this series :-)


  50. Wow! How do they even come up with a technique like that for the leather. Stunning bling to have on the end of your arm!! Thanks so much for hosting once again this week.

  51. Your outfit is so adorable! Love polka dots!

    xo Vivian
    Flightgirl Fashion

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