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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up – Leather Pants and Polka Dots

Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week it’s all about textures and prints… I have been obsessed with these J.Brand leather pants since I bought them, worth every cent they are amazing to wear and I know will be for years to come. Oh and polka dots, they always have my heart! As soon as I saw this Equipment cashmere sweater I thought it was cute, fun and perfectly playful. Tell me, what are your favorite textures and prints?

Are you a regular at Style Sessions? If so, I’m actually selling quite a few the pieces I’ve worn on Bloggers Closet! You can shop my closet here. I must admit, I’m sad to part with them, but I know they’ll get lots of love at a new home. Some items include the J.Brand skinny jeans I  often wear in Style Sessions, black denim True Religion Jeans, fabulous boots with bows, a gorgeous handbag (as seen on Olivia Palermo and Kim Kardashian) and this beaded little black dress. They are all for auction, with some starting at just $10!

1 Outfit Details:  Equipment Polka Dot Cashmere Sweater    |    J.Brand Leather Pants (these are actually amazing to wear!)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    J.Crew Black Blazer (on sale!)    |    Patent Bow Heels (similar and under $100)    |    YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #1 Le Rouge    |    Crystal Earrings

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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Leather Pants and Polka Dots…

 photo 2_zps8886cc86.jpg Outfit Details:  Equipment Polka Dot Cashmere Sweater    |    J.Brand Leather Pants (these are actually amazing to wear!)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    J.Crew Black Blazer (on sale!)    |    Patent Bow Heels (similar and under $100)    |    YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #1 Le Rouge    |    Crystal Earrings

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 photo 10_zpsfc9bdc9e.jpg Outfit Details:  Equipment Polka Dot Cashmere Sweater    |    J.Brand Leather Pants (these are actually amazing to wear!)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    J.Crew Black Blazer (on sale!)    |    Patent Bow Heels (similar and under $100)    |    YSL Rouge Pur Couture Lipstick in #1 Le Rouge    |    Crystal Earrings


Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m thrilled to introduce you to today’s Head Stylist, Jewel from Style Optimist! I have always adored Jewel’s blog and frequently find myself searching through her fabulous outfits for inspiration. If you don’t know Jewel yet, you’re in for a treat – not only is she a total style queen, but she’s also one of the nicest gal’s around…

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What is your go-to look?  My go to look is skinny jeans, basic tee, and a blazer to polish my look. If I am running errands, I’ll opt for a flat or sandal for casual feel or some heels for outings.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I tend to go more with how well a piece fits my body and how it makes me feels over what’s on trend.

What inspired you to start your blog?  I began blogging my final semester in graduate school after admiring a few style and fashion blogs. I hesitated for quite some time about putting myself out there, and I never imagined that I’d meet amazing individuals through what began as a hobby and way to document my personal style).

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:   I’ve been using Josie Maran’s Organic Moisturizing Oil. I mix a few drops into my Olay Complete lotion and my skin feels amazing.  I love any facial wipes from Olay. I like to wipe off my makeup prior to using my Clarisonic Mia 2.  I can’t express enough how much my Clarisonic Mia 2 has significantly improved the feel of my skin. Not only is my skin cleaner, it’s much smoother.

How would you describe your style?   My style is more eclectic than anything. I love to experiment and switch things up, makes getting dressed much more exciting. I’m a big fan of color, so I make sure to incorporate that into my looks, be it a pop of color on my lips or a piece of clothing.

To discover more about Jewel, visit Style Optimist!

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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. Thanks so much Lauren for the feature! I really do appreciate your support!

  2. Love this outfit! These leather leggings are amazing, and I’m still lusting over your bag. Thanks for hosting!


  3. this is so darling! adore the top!
    ladies in navy

  4. Such a cute top!! I love this. You look great :)

  5. Well those pants are amazing!! I’m loooving them!

  6. Beautiful outfit, love polka dots :)

  7. Great feature, love Jewel. Your outfit is adorable and this sweater is a must have.


  8. Lauren, thanks for hosting again! And you just pick the most amazing head stylists! And there is that Marc Jacobs bag again. Like the way you styled polka dots I find it not easy and you made it look cool and elegant at the same time! Sabina OceanblueStyle

  9. I’m a big fan of black and white so to me, this is perfection.


  10. I love the polkadot sweater!
    You both look gorgeous.
    Have an amazing day :)

  11. Those leather pants fit AMAZING. And I agree with Cynthia (of course because I love her style too! ha ha) that you can’t really go wrong with black + white, either. Gorgeous lip color choice, too! It really adds to the outfit. Thanks for hosting. :)
    On the Daily Express

  12. Wow, love your polka dot sweater. The dots are so big it’s perfection! Pairing with your leather pants was ingenious! Love this outfit!
    xo, Lee

  13. Great feature on Jewel! She has great style and is a total sweetheart! I love your look in this post. Running off to my closet to copy!

  14. Great link up! Love your look!!

    The Style Storm
    <3, Christina

  15. Love the sweater – very cute and I LOVE your heels!


  16. I love your outfit! That sweater is adorable. I found Jewel through your blog a few weeks ago and love her style also!


  17. YOU LOOK AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!

  18. Love how you rocked these leather pants! I would love to own a pair but then I remember the episode of Friends that Ross has a pair of leather pants on and he’s sweating and can’t get them off and then I don’t want a pair anymore.


  19. The huge polka dots made this classic look a lot of fun!


  20. Hey Lauren you look amazzzing!! I love the top!! So gorgeous!! Love it! xx ;)

  21. In love with this polka-dot sweater, it’s too cute!

  22. Your heels are adorbs!

  23. That is a take-your-breath-away outfit Lauren – I don’t know what else to say!!!!! It is nothing short of utterly WOW!!

    Catherine x

  24. I love your look! It’s such a fun twist on classics with the polka dots and leather.

  25. Classic! Love the outfit and especially that bag! Enjoy your week, Lauren!

  26. That sweater is too cute! And I love it with the leather pants!


  27. Those pants are ridiculously amazing on you! I’m kind of really jealous!
    Thanks for hosting!

  28. A need a pair of leather pants ASAP!!! These look amazing on you.

  29. I love this look! It’s so crisp and clean. Great way to show off the leather jeans too! Looks like spring!

  30. Thanks for introducing us to Jewel! I am now in love with her blog! Thanks as always for hosting!

    Thrift and Shout

  31. Whole collections is awesome!! I liked taffeta blouses a lot!!

  32. I love your style. Thanks for this. :)

  33. Ahhhh I want this outfit!!

  34. what fabulous pants!!!!

  35. That is such a great outfit and I love your hair cut!

  36. I wore a similar outfit in December on my blog and I LOVED it! So simple but so fun!


  37. I am in love with this outfit! I am officially on a quest to find pieces similar to this. So cute!

  38. LOve this look! You look gorgeous. I would love a pair of leather pants, but afraid I would end up like Ross on friends with the baby powder… The shoes are very feminine

    Please stop by

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