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Style Sessions Link Up – Velvet and Leopard

Welcome to Style Sessions! Sometimes I think it’s good to get out of your fashion comfort zone and recently, I did just that! I’ve never really worn velvet, but I found this blazer from Kenneth Cole and it changed my mind. Paired with simple basics to let the blazer shine, I added my favorite Ray-Ban aviators and leopard heels for a fab finish…

Have you ever worn velvet? What’s something you’ve always wanted to try that is out of our fashion comfort zone?

Main  Outfit Details:   Kenneth Cole Velvet Blazer   |   Dark Skinny Jeans (similar from J Brand)   |   White Silk Top (similar, on sale 50% off!)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Calf Hair Leopard Heels (similar)   |   Pave Earrings (on sale, 40% off!)    |   YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick


In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am 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 perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

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Velvet and Leopard

 photo 1_zpse423eb69.jpg Outfit Details:   Kenneth Cole Velvet Blazer   |   Dark Skinny Jeans (similar from J Brand)   |   White Silk Top (similar, on sale 50% off!)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Calf Hair Leopard Heels (similar)   |   Pave Earrings (on sale, 40% off!)    |   YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick

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Outfit Details:   Kenneth Cole Velvet Blazer   |   Dark Skinny Jeans (similar from J Brand)   |   White Silk Top (similar, on sale 50% off!)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses   |   Calf Hair Leopard Heels (similar)   |   Pave Earrings (on sale, 40% off!)    |   YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick


Meet Our Head Stylist…

The beautiful Krista from Sugar Love Chic is our Head Stylist today! I particularly adored her New Year’s Eve outfit below, a perfect mix of festive and feminine. Isn’t her lip color stunning?!

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What is your go-to look?  My go to style depends on my mood, so I’ll share my go to date night or weekend outing outfit. It’s definitely a simple top styled with a statement necklace, tucked into an above the knee cut skater skirt paired with a chunky, strappy heel.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I absolutely loved this past Fall/Winter’s trendy color combo of Navy and Black. Totally let us feel like we were breaking the rules, while being completely on trend. Plus that color combo is so sleek!

What inspired you to start your blog?  Besides my love for wearable fashion and delicious homemade recipes (the core of Sugar Love Chic) I also love communications and editorial writing. A blog seemed to be a perfect fit!

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  Oh my goodness, I just discovered L’Oreal’s BB Cream… AMAZING. One thin layer and it really evens skin tone and nourishes too. Also love me some TARTE matte lip tint, it goes on smooth and has lasting color. Lastly, Lush’s Eau Roma Water Toner. It’s comprised of Rose and Lavender and is just all sorts of goodness. I have seriously sensitive skin and this toner doesn’t irritate and leaves my skin soft and I swear my pores are disappearing!

How would you describe your style?  My style is taking an effortless, feminine and always fun take on whatever is trending.

To discover more about Krista, visit Sugar Love Chic!

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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, Whims Wednesday, Three-fer Thursday, Friday’s Five, Friday Style, Fashion Informant, Summer Style, Wardrobe Wednesday, Whatever Whenever Wednesday, Totally Posted Tuesday.



  1. Love your outfit and your hair color! Looks fantastic :)) Recently I’ve gone out of my comfort zone with leopard print, wasn’t a fan of the print until mid last year. At that time I bough myself some leopard print open toe heels, which I still love.

    Much Love,

  2. obsessed with this blazer!
    ladies in navy

  3. I really like that Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag.

  4. Loving this combo! So chic!

    xo, Paige

  5. Really love this colour of your hair!:) Do you know the brand and number of this shade?
    Thanks for answer!

  6. That blazer is unbelievable…love it!

  7. I have an olive jacket that’s corduroy, and I love how your velvet blazer looks with the leopard shoes. Great idea!

  8. Green velvet and leopard, a match made in heaven! That blazer is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for the link up!

  9. That blazer is beautiful! Perfect color!

  10. i LOVE LOVE this velvet blazer!! i think i need one for myself!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  11. Love the velvet blazer. You look great!


  12. Love the color of your velvet blazer. I always associate velvet with holidays (I think because what I have in velvet is red/burgundy), this moss green is such a luxurious color. I have always wanted to try liquid leggings but they are just hip for me to rock them.


  13. A velvet blazer like would always add character to any look!!!


  14. That velvet blazer is such perfection! you look absolutely gorgeous!

    Clothes & Quotes

  15. Majorly swooning over that velvet blazer!

  16. Oh that blazer is so gorgeous! I love that even though it’s velvet, it’s totally wearable because of it’s neutral colors, so classy!

    And thank you so much for the feature, it’s so sweet!

    xx Krista

  17. Love everything about this look!!! Just gorgeous!

    -Elena Purdy

  18. I love the collar on that jacket. I have a black velvet blazer and have been dying to wear it with some velvet shoes I got over the winter. Just need to find the right occasion!

  19. obsessing over that blazer!! Love the color!

    //Birdie Shoots//

  20. I love this blazer, you make it work so effortlessly.


  21. Lauren, the velvet blazer is so classy. It has been a long time I haven’t worn velvet and this inspires me to try again! Also LOVE how you incorporate that gorgeous bag into your latest posts. It absolutely goes with everything; perfect investment piece. Thx so much for hosting the link-up party. XOXO, Elif

  22. Amazing velvet blazer! Love it paired with the leopard heels, very cute yet classy outfit, Lauren! Thanks for the link-up :)

  23. Love the blazer and the olive green color!!

    xo – Sheila

  24. Looking gorgeous Lauren – that blazer is stunning :)

    And congrats on Bloggers Closet! I’ve been meaning to get signed up and list some things :)


  25. you look great and those heels are amazing!! thanks for hosting!

  26. I’m a big fan of velvet, your blazer is gorgeous! I’m sporting a teeny tiny bit of velvet in my own post today! ~Ann

  27. You are rocking the velvet- it looks great on you! Love that pretty olive green. :)


  28. Love this outfit! U look great<3

  29. Hi Lauren!! Can you please tell me how you manage to look flawless, all the time lol! That outfit is SO fabulous! I really need to start taking notes :-D I haven’t linked up but I will soon! (Getting back on track) I still have fun looking at everyone’s fab blogs! Have a fantastic weekend Lauren. Talk soon! <3


  30. I love this outfit. Classic, well cut stylish blazer and great jeans = perfection. Love that bag too!

  31. I am in love with that blazer! Great outfit.


  32. Gorgeous! Love the blazer!

  33. Love, love, love your velvet blazer!!

  34. I recently splurged on my first velvet blazer too! Tahari! Love it! I feature it on Sunday!
    Love the non-velvet lapels on yours.

  35. I’m completely in love with that blazer!!! What a gorgeous color!

  36. I love your blazer and shoes! The blazer is such a gorgeous color!

  37. That blazer is amazing! I love, love, love the green.

  38. This is such a flawless look! One of my favorites from you, and that says a lot! Thanks for hosting!

  39. I love this color of velvet and love it with the leopard shoes. So chic!

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

  40. Wow that blazer is GORG-ous!


  41. I’m in love with this velvet blazer! It is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!



  42. Lauren the blazer is gorgeous!!!!! I always love how you accessorise so beautifully – the aviators and heels are perfect with this look. Plus I’m loving your hair like this, it’s such a lovely colour (are you used to it yet?!!)

    Have a great week hun – BTW I’ve added you to my blogroll, it was about time I did! Thanks for hosting :)

    Catherine x

  43. You look so smart , chica!!!!

  44. Lauren, thanks for hosting. Velvet is one of my fave and its a total styling inspiration the way you are wearing it. Just like Catherine said w/ the aviators and high heels. I might need to pick a different color for blazer though…xo Sabina OceanblueStyle

  45. The colors on that blazer are fantastic and I love that it is velvet! I bought two last spring while thrifting in LA and I LOVE them. Gorgeous as always!

    I agree with Krista too, navy and black is so much fun for just those reasons!

    Come link up with me at Whatcha Wearing Wednesday!

  46. The velvet blazer is awesome and it’s in my fav color!. Cute look. :-)

  47. love your blazer :)

    C’s Evolution of Style

  48. I always love a good blazer. I have a black one I’ve had for years and it’s so versatile… loving this green! Stunning!

  49. I’m SOO behind on blog reading! What a beautiful blazer! I adore velvet. Looks fab with the heels.


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