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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up – Loving Red and Leopard

Welcome to Style Sessions!  Today I’m sharing two of my all time wardrobe favorites, leopard print and vibrant red. Simply add a little touch of both, mix with your favorite jeans – and voila! You have a look that’s laid back luxe…

Main Prada Sunglasses Olivia and Joy Handbag Leopard Belt Country Road Jeans Darling Blouse Casual Fashion Style Elixir

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Loving: Red and Leopard

I’m sure I won’t be alone when I say this: I am obsessed with leopard! When I was younger, I used to think leopard print could look a little streetwalker-esque… but this view has definitely changed and leopard has now become such a wardrobe neutral for me. What are your thoughts on leopard, do you see it as a neutral too? My favorite way to incorporate this chic print into an outfit is with a belt, heels or scarf.

For a burst of color, while still keeping things stylish, I can’t go past red! I also think it works perfectly with leopard and is a fun way to brighten up a dark outfit. After seeing this Olivia + Joy handbag on Olivia Palermo, I knew I had to have it…

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 photo 7PradaSunglassesOliviaandJoyHandbagLeopardBeltCountryRoadJeansDarlingBlouseCasualFashionStyleElixirwwwstylelixircom_zps2f5fb923.jpg Outfit Details:   Darling Tunic (worn as top)   |   Dark Denim Jeans   |   Olivia + Joy Handbag   |   Pony Hair Leopard Belt   |   Prada Sunglasses   |   Castellammare Jewellery Gold Love Knot Earrings   |   Patent Black Heels (similar)    |   Victoria’s Secret Color Drama Lipstick


Meet Our Head Stylist…

I am thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Karen from Your Stylist Karen! Karen is so passionate about fashion and life, she is incredibly talented at coaching and is also an Independent Stylist for popular jewelry line Stella & Dot. Whether you are looking for style advice or simply a little inspiration – Karen is your gal! As a special treat for Style Elixir readers, Karen is offering a a $50 credit to her Stella & Dot boutique – just enter using the Rafflecopter below…

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What is your go-to look?  My go to look is classic and flatters my curves!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I love the vegan (faux) leather accent on everything! Sweatshirts, pants, blouses, jackets… I want it all!

What inspired you to start your blog?  I started blogging because I felt that it was the perfect opportunity to share three of my passions: Personal Styling, Coaching and being a Stella & Dot Stylist. As a licensed counselor and fashion enthusiast, my goal is to style my readers from the inside out.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I am definitely not a beauty product junkie, lol! However, I can appreciate Clinique Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Remover because it works like a dream! Bobbi Brown Shimmer Wash Eye Shadow always makes the perfect amount of sparkle and Bobbi Brown Dark Brow Kit also helps to keep my brows in shape.

How would you describe your style?  My style is a fusion of feminine, classic and occasionally trendy, as long as it fits in to my existing wardrobe. I have family and friends that look at something and can automatically say, “That’s Karen.” It used to bother me, but now I am embracing my signature style.

To discover more about Karen, visit Your Stylist Karen!    


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P.P.S I’ve linked this up to What I Wore Wednesday, What We Wore, Transatlantic Blonde, Lovely Blog Hop, Get Your Pretty On, Random Wednesday, Sunday Style, Whims Wednesday, Three-fer Thursday, Friday’s Five, Friday Style, Fashion Informant, Summer Style, Wardrobe Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Totally Posted Tuesday.



  1. I adore the concept of Red accents with leopard print, the latter being one of favourite trends! Nice outfit!

  2. Red and leopard is so classic and always beautiful. Loving your lipshade!!!


  3. This look is so great! I love the sweetness of the lace collar and the bold red bag.

  4. Love the subtly of the belt and the redness of the bag and the lips! Goes so well. i love how you did not overdo leopard and red together..and thats what I love about this.. nailed it. :)

  5. Looking beautiful as always – love the leopard belt!

  6. Red with leopard is my all-time fave combo & you rock it here Lauren!


  7. That lipstick color is so flattering on you!

  8. Sleek with a splash of fun!!

  9. I, too, adore leopard! I have to consciously edit how much leopard I wear in each outfit. I’m loving the leopard detail on your jeans. Great look, as always!


  10. I love the collar on this top! I also love the black monochromatic look with the pop of red with the purse.
    Penniless Socialite

  11. love all the details of this outfit – collar, leopard and red. thanks for hosting!

  12. Love that lipstick color on you! Very very pretty!!!


  13. so cute lady! love the simple style

  14. You look lovely. Awesome blouse & purse. I wore lots of Leopard in yesterday’s outfit. I love your little pop, though.

    My pleasure linking up again today. Check it out.

  15. This defines laid back luxe. I adore those jeans with the zippers, so chic and flattering!

  16. That’s one of my favorite combos too! Looking great and I love the lace details on your top to add an extra feminine touch.


  17. I love the pop of red and leopard! Perfect! Great post and thanks for hosting! I LOVE Karen – she’s such a sweetheart and great to work with. We live in the same area and have had a few chances to hang out. I actually found your site through her page! Good people know good people. :-)


  18. I like the red and black always classic. The leopard just pops.


  19. Can’t go wrong with red and leopard!! You look gorgeous!

    xo – Sheila

  20. I love that collar, such a darling detail! And love that your lips match your cute bag!

  21. Lauren, Happy 11.12.13 – you chose wisely with Karen for your Head Stylist – she is a fantastic young lady and always fashionably fun!

  22. What a pretty top! I love red and leopard accents!

  23. Like the details on the top, and that leopard belt!

    – Sukhi

  24. I love this outfit Lauren! :)

  25. The accents are fabulous and you look amazing but I think my favourite if that adorable Peter Pan collar. Great look. And thanks so much for hosting!!

  26. Love this outfit!

    Oby Grace

  27. This top is gorgeous and you are KILLING the red lip!

    Sparkles and Shoes

  28. Oh my gosh, I love that top!

  29. I love red & leopard, classic combo! I’ve been looking to refresh my leopard print heels (mine are from 5+ years ago!!!) but haven’t found a new one that I love just yet within my price range! Just linked up :)


  30. Love your chic look!

    Thanks for letting me link up!
    Deanne Castro

  31. Love this post and Karen is awesome. She has a great sense of style and blog. I really like yours too.


  32. I’m a big fan of leopard!!!
    You look very nice and the touch of red is super.
    Thanks for hosting,

  33. Leopard and red…you can’t go wrong with that combo! Looking good, Lauren! Thanks for my Head Stylist feature. I am so excited!

  34. Isn’t Karen the sweetest?! The look you featured is one of my favorites of hers, I cannot believe that she found the skirt and shirt in two different stores!

    P.S. Thanks for a great giveaway ladies, keeping my fingers crossed!

  35. Looking great Karen! Love the color blue on you!

    And Lauren, those jeans are absolutely perfect on you! Loving the cut of them!

    Bold Subtlety 

  36. Great look Lauren! I love this! The belt is just the right touch! Great feature on Karen! You look fab too girly!

    xo, Kenya

  37. The lace details on that top are so perfect!

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