Welcome to Style Sessions! This week I’m sharing two of my major style obsessions lately, well actually four if you include the Marc Jacobs handbag and Prada sunglasses I’ve had on repeat all year. Today, we’re talking bright lips and floral prints…and I’m going to introduce you to the beautiful Victoria from Fashion Flirtation, who is very generously giving one Style Elixir reader (anywhere in the world) the chance to win a huge $100 J.Crew Gift Card!
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Loving Lately: Bright Lips and Floral Prints
So I mentioned I was sharing two of my latest major obsessions today. The first… I recently discovered Victoria’s Secret makeup and to say I’ve become addicted would be an understatement! To the point where, when I got home from work on Monday and was staying in all night on my laptop (as we bloggers do), I went and re-applied my fave new lipstick, glowing bronzer, rosy blush and eyeshadow quad! When I get dressed or do makeup, I’ve actually never found it about looking good for someone else – it’s about how it makes me feel – and I’ve got to tell you, these VS makeup products make me feel amazing. At work last Friday I actually had two people ask me if I’d lost weight?! Umm, no. Which is making me think, this must be some seriously fab glowing bronzer!
My other obsession has been floral prints! I must admit, I was a little slow to take-up this trend, just because I think it can be done oh-so-right or oh-so-wrong. However, I’ve now found ways to incorporate it through styles I am comfortable with. It’s not about getting head-to-toe botanical, but more about adding the print through simple and chic additions – like this blazer.
Meet Our Head Stylist and Fab Fashionista…
I’m thrilled to introduce you to the gorgeous and ever so stylish Victoria from one of my fave blogs, Fashion Flirtation!
One thing is pretty obvious… this girl’s got serious style. I adore the way Victoria adopts such a creative approach to fashion, her outfits are always finished with the perfect accessory and unique pop of color! If you’re seeking inspiration, this high-waist skirt and leopard look is so luxe and for fellow floral fans, I think this skirt is divine!
The other thing that keeps me coming back to her blog time and again, is Victoria’s down to earth approach. A unique mix of fashion, humor and real life relatability, she shares it all – including life as a newlywed and being ‘fake pregnant’. Victoria is also super generous – as a special treat for Style Elixir readers, one very lucky person is going to win a $100 J.Crew Gift Card!! Oh how I wish you could enter giveaway’s on your own blog – so let me live vicariously through you and use the Rafflecopter below to enter now (it is open worldwide)…
STYLE Q&A WITH VICTORIA
What is your go-to look? I absolutely love getting dressed up, even if it’s only to run to the grocery store or spend the day with my family. On an average day, you can find me in a skirt and heels. I find that when I get dressed up, I feel better about myself, and I’m much happier throughout the day!
There are so many fashion trends right now, which on are you currently loving? I have been obsessed with neon lately! I feel like I have way too many neon pieces, and if neon suddenly goes out of style, I might be out of luck. I also love the trend of mixing prints! (Stripes and floral is my favorite.)
What inspired you to start Fashion Flirtation? I have always loved reading fashion blogs, but always hated that I could never afford the clothing they were wearing. So many fashion bloggers spend a fortune on clothes, but I believe that you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look like a million bucks. I wanted to start a fashion blog to show women that you can still be stylish while wearing affordable clothing, so that’s what I did!
Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without? Mascara… because I have blonde lashes! My favorite is Haute and Naughty mascara by MAC. But if we’re being completely honest, I prefer to get eyelash extensions so I don’t have to worry about mascara! Lipstick… it’s fun to add a little color to your lips and create different looks based on your mood! For an every day look, my favorite is Creme de la Femme by MAC. Dry Shampoo… one of my least favorite things to do is wash my hair. It’s so tedious and it takes so long to dry and style afterwords, so dry shampoo is the best! I’ve tried so many, and my favorite is Salon Grafix Invisible Dry – and it’s only $5 at Walmart/Target!
How would you describe your style? My style is very feminine and bold. I love dressing up any outfit with a pair of heels, and I love wearing statement pieces. I love anything with sequins or sparkles, and I especially love wearing bright colors. Fashion is supposed to be fun, so don’t be afraid to be bold!
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