Welcome to Style Sessions!  This week I’m sharing a laid back look that I would normally wear on a weekend. I adore down-to-earth, comfortable fashion, but still need to inject a hint of glamour. I don’t think you can ever go wrong with tan and white for a relaxed, earthy feel and I mixed this with metallic gold sandals and a gorgeous bow bangle for a splash of sparkle!

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Today our Head Stylist Laura from A Touch of Tartan is very generously giving one Style Elixir reader the chance to win a $75 Shopbop Gift Card! I have been a big fan of Shopbop for years (they literally have everything!), so enter using the Rafflecopter below and in no time you could be shopping up a storm!

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Down to Earth…

As much as I adore dressing up, I have to tell you – I love nothing more than wearing relaxed, comfortable clothes. I like to call it effortless chic! You want to feel put together, stylish and a little bit glam… for me, this outfit sums that up. I’ll often wear something such as this on the weekend and can’t go past the colors of white and tan. Mixing it with other earthy tones, like this green blouse from Gypsy05 and luxe Cuore & Pelle handbag, is a perfect way achieve a boho glam look.

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You’ve probably noticed I love a good metallic, so a touch of gold is essential. I accessorized with these beautiful bangles from Castellammare Jewellery, the bow cuff has become a wardrobe staple for me – isn’t it gorgeous?! I adore an arm party as much as the next girl, but don’t like when they become really heavy (or noisy!), so these fine bangles are the perfect way to build a pretty statement look.

Finally, I truly got down-to-earth with these sandals from Juil. Let me say, these are no ordinary shoes – it’s all about their unique copper dots. The concept is based on studies which have shown maintaining a direct connection between our bodies and the earth’s surface is beneficial to our health. These shoes utilize the earth’s giant magnet (which has an endless supply of electrons), the idea is if we stay connected, electrons are absorbed to neutralize and release the harmful free radicals in our bodies. I’m always fascinated when science and fashion collide!

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Outfit Details:   White Jeans   |   Gypsy05 Print Blouse   |   Cuore & Pelle Handbag   |   Castellammare Jewellery Gold Bow Cuff and Bangles c/o   |   Maya Brenner Initial Necklace   |   Juil Gold Sandals c/o   |   Tan Belt (similar from GAP, use code HOL2013 for 35% off everything until tonight!)   |   Pave Stud Earrings   |  Victoria’s Secret Lip Gloss in Reverie

 

Meet Our Head Stylist and Fab Fashionista…

I am excited to introduce you to Laura from A Touch of Tartan. Hailing all the way from Scotland, I’ve come to adore this warm, bubbly and very sweet fashionista! I’ve also fallen in love with her ridiculously cute dog, it’s a Chow Chow called Yogi!

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Laura’s blog is all about budget-friendly style and if you love celebrity fashion, she also does ‘copy that look for less’ editions. One of my faves is this look from Olivia Palermo, she is definitely one of my style icons! Laura also features her own personal fashion and the girl can do it all… how gorgeous is her moto jacket and tweed look (perfect for winter!), or this leopard blazer and tall boots combo. Plus, I know we all love stripes around here – and Laura is no different! This striped maxi dress from her recent vacation made me want to add even more stripes to my wardrobe.

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So Laura’s obviously stylish (I think she looks like a celebrity in the main photo above!), but she is also super generous! To share her love of fashion and shopping, Laura’s giving one Style Elixir reader a $75 Shopbop Gift Card! For your chance to win, simply enter using the Rafflecopter below…

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STYLE Q&A WITH LAURA

What is your go-to look?  My go to look has to be something I can throw on quickly and that is warm (living in Scotland, the weather isn’t always pretty), so it has to be a pair of skinny jeans, a nice top or sweater and a pair of boots.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  My favourite trend right now has to be the camouflage print. It’s everywhere and I particularly like skinny jeans with camo print. I am currently trying to settle on a pair but there are so many that I like, I can’t decide!

What inspired you to start your blog?  I started my blog whilst studying at university. I had been reading some other blogs and really liked their content, I felt like it was something I would also be able to do. The blogging community appeared to be really friendly and I was keen to join and make some new friends near and afar! My blog started off mainly beauty related and now although it mainly focuses on fashion, there is still some beauty intertwined.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: I could not live without 1) my Givenchy Phenomen Eyes Mascara. It is, in my opinion, hands down the best mascara out; 2) Shiseido Pore Refining Foundation, it glides on as if there is nothing there but has the most amazing coverage and 3) M.A.C Lipstick in Angel, it’s my favourite lip colour and I can put any gloss over the top and it looks great!

How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as casual chic – I like to keep it simple, comfortable but feminine and chic at the same time.

To discover more about Laura, visit A Touch of Tartan or stay connected via Twitter and Instagram.

 
 
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