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Style Sessions Link Up: White After Labor Day – Fab or Faux Pas?


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I wanted to discuss the age-old question… Can you wear white after Labor Day? I’m sharing a few of my favorite white looks and would love your opinion. Leave a comment and let me know, I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks – fabulous or faux pas?

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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.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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White After Labor Day – Fab or Faux Pas?

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m thrilled for you to meet our Head Stylist’s with week, Blaire and Whitney from Peaches In A Pod! I fell in love with this gorgeous Banana Republic dress, clutch and shoes – Whitney styled them so perfectly…

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STYLE Q&A WITH BLAIRE AND WHITNEY:

How would you describe your style?  Our style is mainly classic, but we also love to try out the latest trends.  That is one thing that makes our blog so different.  We see the latest fashion trends and work them into how they fit into our style and body types.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  We are loving the rich jewel tones and luxe fabrics for fall and we cannot wait to incorporate boots into our wardrobes as soon as the Georgia weather cools off.

What inspired you to start your blog?  Whitney and I are both moms and wives and we started this blog as a creative way to express our personal style.  Being best friends, it has been a lot of fun sharing in this experience together.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: Mally mascara, Jergens BB Lotion and Mally Eye Highlighter.

What is your best beauty trick?  H&C (or highlighting and contouring). This makeup trend is life changing and one we are still striving to perfect.  There are about a thousand you tube videos out there dedicated to perfecting this technique and we are in love with the results.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Blaire is dying to visit Santorini and Whitney wants to go to the Greek Isles.

Tell us something not many people know about you? Whitney and I were extras in the movie “Parental Guidance”. You can see Whitney in one scene and Blaire for a millisecond in another.  It was a really fun experience and we were definitely star struck by Billy Crystal and Marisa Tomei.

To discover more about Blaire and Whitney, visit Peach In A Pod!

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Must Shop: Altuzarra for Target Collection Is Here!


Following Target’s incredible success with designer collaborations including Phillip Lim, Missoni, Peter Pilotto and Jason Wu, the much anticipated Altuzarra for Target collection is here.

To give a little background and help explain all the buzz, the creative talent behind this brand is Joseph Altuzarra. Joseph won the 2014 CFDA Womenswear Designer of the Year award and recently debuted his gorgeous Spring 2015 collection at New York Fashion Week to much fanfare and rave reviews.

Stylish and sophisticated, the Altuzarra for Target collection features classic dresses, jackets and gorgeous mix and match separates – all under $100! I’ve chosen a few of my favorites to share with you today… I looove this statement blazer, these tailored pants, this trench coat, this faux fur jacket and this dot bow blouse.

It’s a perfect way to update your fall / winter wardrobe without blowing the budget. Of course I’m sure you know how quickly these uber popular Target designer collections sell out – so if you love it, grab it now!

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Five Must-Have Accessories


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I wanted to share my five must-have accessories… they are timeless, stylish and the perfect way to complete an outfit! I’d love to know, what’s an accessory you own and absolutely love?

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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.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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Five Must-Have Accessories…

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The Leopard Belt

 

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Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses

 

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Pave Links Bracelet (currently on sale!!)

 

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Handbag

 
 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m excited for you to meet this week’s Head Stylist, Marisa from A Lovely Living! How fabulous does this Madewell vest look on her? It’s the perfect transition piece for Fall…

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STYLE Q&A WITH MARISA:

How would you describe your style?  I enjoy trying various styles including feminine, chic, glam, classic and cool, but as a full-time mom, my style typically leans toward casual chic.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  Boyfriend jeans and booties. I hope they never go out!

What inspired you to start your blog?  I’m thankful to be able to be home with my children, but at the same time I didn’t want to lose my sense of self. My blog allows me to focus on what I love and share it with women of similar interests.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: Laura Mercier Tinted MoisturizerBenefit They’re Real Mascara and Living Proof Perfect Hair Day 5 in 1 Styling Treatment.

What is your best beauty trick?  I was introduced to Rodan and Fields skincare products this past year and they’ve done wonders for my skin!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Turks and Caicos was one of my favorite vacations with my husband, but I’d love to make my way over to Europe, Paris and Italy in particular.

Tell us something not many people know about you? Well, I suppose more than a few people know now, but I was selected as one of Redbook’s Real Women Style Award winners and was featured in their September issue. It was an amazing experience!

To discover more about Marisa, visit A Lovely Living!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Fall Fashion 2014


Happy Friday and welcome to the Fab Favorites Link Up! I am so excited that today marks the 60th edition of Friday’s Fab Favorites… I feel incredibly lucky to have you visit my blog and join me each week. Thank you for your kind words, emails and taking the time to leave comments – I read every single one and respond to as many as I can, I’m forever grateful for the opportunity to connect with you! You truly brighten my day.

This week I wanted to share some of my fall fashion 2014 favorites… my gosh, there are sooo many cute new things in stores! I was instantly obsessed with this Milly handbag, isn’t it brilliant how the gold pocket zips off to become a clutch – two gorgeous bags in one! Oh and don’t even get me started on these Kate Spade booties with gold bows, or this wool floppy hat. I am in love! Tell me, which pieces do you adore?

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Favorites – Fall Fashion 2014:

1.  Tinley Road Faux Fur Infinity Scarf
2.  Milly ‘Sienna Gold’ Tote with Zip Off Clutch Pocket
3.  O.P.I Nail Polish in ‘Lincoln Park After Dark’
4.  Crystal X Ring
5.  Kate Spade Aldaz Booties (love the gold bow and other colors too!)
6.  Michael Kors Pave Dial Watch
7.  Catarzi Wool Hat
8.  Charlotte Tilbury ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-Size & Re-Shape Lip Liner

 
 

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Style Elixir (follow here!)   |   Rhea Et Cetera (follow here!)   |  Savouring Simplicity (follow here!)  |  Mae Amor (follow here!

This week I’m joined by three beautiful Co-Hosts… Rhea from Rhea Et Cetera, Elizabeth from Savouring Simplicity and Mae from Mae Amor.  It’s always fun to discover new people and learn more about them, so I hope you enjoy meeting Rhea, Elizabeth and Mae – be sure to go and say a warm hello!

If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details. Remember… you can share anything – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy!

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion Must-Haves


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! With fall just around the corner, I wanted to flashback to some of my favorite season-transition looks and share the pieces I think everyone needs. The great part is, these aren’t brand new to my closet – some items I’ve had for years! It goes to show, if you buy quality and opt for classic styles (which doesn’t equal boring!), your wardrobe will transcend season after season.

What is one piece you’ve had for years that you look forward to wearing each fall? I’m definitely addicted to my blazer collection and this floral one has been my favorite for years…

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Get The Look – Floral Blazers:

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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.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas! I simply ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram!) and provide a link to this in your post or add the button below to your blog. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

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Fall Fashion Must-Haves…

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Get The Look – Fabulous Sweaters:

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Get The Look – Fur Gilets:

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Get The Look – Bright Jackets:

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Get The Look – Chambray Shirts:

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Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m excited to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Ashton from Landing On Love. How fabulous is her Summer style! The fun print dress, always stylish aviators and relaxed braid make for a perfect boho glam look…

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STYLE Q&A WITH ASHTON:

How would you describe your style? I would say my style is more on the classic and feminine side. I’m constantly drawn to lace, flowy tops, and sweet colors. I also try to keep it simple and focus on styles that work well for my body type. Great pieces can only take you so far, true style comes from carrying yourself with confidence and grace!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  The cross body bag was probably my favorite trend this summer. They are so versatile and perfect for all the outdoor activities the season brings. I purchased this Michael Kors Crossbody bag in May for our international trip and it was just perfect! #Obsessed

What inspired you to start your blog?   After my husband and I got married in 2010 I was craving a place to document our new life and share all the adventures we were having. New recipes, D.I.Y.’s, and weekend fun was the content for the majority of my posts, but over time I started to incorporate my love for fashion and beauty as well.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  Covergirl Makeup Masters Lash Curler – My eyelashes are straight as a stick; it’s amazing what a little curl will do! Too Faced Sun Bunny Bronzer – This is one of the most versatile products I have; perfect for that summer glow, a simple bronzed eye, or easy contouring…I just love it! Jergens Natural Glow Firming Body Moisturizer – This stuff is the perfect consistency, delivers a great soft tan, and moisturizers so well!

What is your best beauty trick?  A white smile! A person’s smile is one of the first thing I notice so I always try to keep mine as white and healthy as possible. Before I got married I purchased a whitening program through my dentist which was great, but my go-to whitening product would definitely be the Crest 3D white strips. They work great and you can always find them on sale!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? My dream vacation would be at The St. Regis Bora Bora Resort. I’m such a beach girl and this pictures I’ve seen of this place are simply unbelievable!

Tell us something not many people know about you? Most people don’t know that I’m very outdoorsy and love hunting and fishing. Some of my favorite times as a child were spent in the country with my dad, and now I get to continue that with my husband. Don’t get me wrong, I love getting dressed up during the week! But putting on a pair of old jeans, flannel shirt, and cowboy boots feels like home too.

To discover more about Ashton, visit Landing On Love!

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Your Guide to Shop the Best Labor Day Sales + My Favorite Picks


If you love shopping unique pieces and designer brands on sale as much as I do, I know you’ll be excited about the Labor Day Sales this weekend! Long gone is the need to hustle among the crowds and wait in ridiculous lines for a fitting room – ahh, online shopping is heavenly. So power up your laptop, pour a glass of wine, settle in with some delish snacks and catch up on your favorite tv – here is your guide to shop the best Labor Day sales…

Oh and don’t forget, it’s a great time to stock-up on gifts for the holiday season – it’s not far away (less than 20 Friday’s until Christmas!) and you’ll be so glad you’re organized this year.

Stores like Nordstrom, Bloomingdale’s, GiGi New York, Lulu & Georgia, Stella & Dot, Sephora, BaubleBar, C.Wonder, Anthropologie and of course, J.Crew (and J.Crew Factory) are all great places to find presents people love to receive (and why not get them on sale! “One gift for you, one gift for me…”, you know how it goes).

 

Your Guide To Shop The Best Labor Day Sales:

Nordstrom: Up to 40% off  a huge range (including clothing, shoes, jewelry, accessories, home and gifts!)

Bloomingdale’s: 20 – 60% off. I never miss this sale – it’s a great one!

Macy’s: Extra 25% off, plus use code: DEALS  for further savings

GiGi New York: Free monogram personalization and free shipping. I’m in love with my fuchsia clutch – and monogram wallets are the best gift idea!

ASOS: Up to 75% off, plus get an extra 10% off!  Use code: HAVE10

Baublebar:   Jewelry Styles Starting at 50% Off! On now until 9/1

Tory Burch: Up to 30% off, use code: LABORDAY14

Sephora:  Summer Sendoff Sale! Get up to 75% off hot summer favorites.

Nasty Gal: Pretty much the only good thing about summer ending… get 30% off, 50% off and 60% off!

The Dreslyn:  Take 15% Off Site-wide.  Use code: WHITE

Tibi:  20% off a curated edit of fall styles. Use code: HELLOFALL   (until 9/2 at 11pm EST)

French Connection:  All sale dresses are now $69.99.  Orders $150+ receive free US ground shipping. Use code: W14SHIP

LOFT:  50% off select full price styles and 50% off sale styles (valid until 9/1 11:59pm EST)

Too Faced Cosmetics: Up to 70% off Too Faced cosmetics! (valid until 9/3)

Boohoo: Get Free Shipping on all US Orders! Use code: LABORDAY14  (offer ends 9/1)

Joe’s Jeans:  30% off entire purchase. Use code: LABORDAY

James Jeans: 30% off site-wide.  Use code: JJLABOR14  (valid until 9/1)

Lord & Taylor: Extra 20% off + 10% off with L&T Credit Card.  Use code: LABORDAY  (valid until 9/2)

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off all sale items (valid until  9/2 at 11:59pm EST)

Anthropologie: Extra 20% off sale items! Over 600 styles added (valid until 9/1)

J.Crew Factory: 40 – 60% off everything (valid until 9/1)

J.Crew: 40% off Final Sale with free shipping on orders over $100. Free shipping on all orders on Labor Day (valid until 8/31)

Old Navy: 40% off entire store! (valid until 9/1)

Target: Save up to 25% off selected Home, Outdoor and more!  (valid 8/31 – 9/1)

Fossil: Free 2-Day Shipping on All Orders over $100 (valid until 9/04)

C.Wonder: Get prepped for Fall with 30% Off Full Price items and an additional 50% off sale!

Furbish Studio: 15% off everything!  Use code: ENDOFSUMMER  (valid until 9/1)

Lulu & Georgia: 25% off! Use code: LABORDAY25

 

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