photo bloglovin_zpsd18b0eab.png  photo twitter_zpsa9bd7016.png  photo facebook_zpsa3febe53.png  photo instagram_zpsaa93787b.png  photo PINTEREST_zpsb6204a29.png  photo rss_zps37f3b6cd.png

Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals


It’s this seasons most coveted shoe, pom pom sandals are everything! I’ve been hunting down a pair for my vacation next week, yay! New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu, here I come in my pom pom sandals…

After searching high and low for the perfect pair, I’ve discovered there’s a fine line between cute and crazy… so today I’m sharing the best of the best. As a style seen on countless celebs, top bloggers and fashion’s It Girls around the world, pom pom sandals are a must-have. You’ve been warned though, you’ll constantly get asked “Where are your amazing sandals from?”

The original and the best are without a doubt the Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki. You should check out her Etsy store here, ooooh my gosh – she has the most incredible collection of summer sandals, I literally want them aaall!

Quite possible the most perfect vacation sandals ever created, they’re bright, fun and utterly fabulous! Just pair them with your favorite white dress, denim shorts or cute skirts. You’ll find more gorgeous flat summer sandals here too.

Do you girls own a pair of these yet? Are they a style you’ve love to rock this spring and summer? I love how effortlessly gorgeous they are…

Shoe of the Week – Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals

 

elina linardaki penny lane pom pom sandals

The original Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals

The original Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals 1

 

Here are also some other similar styles I found…

Pom pom sandals gladiator tie up sandals Boho Gladiator Lace Up Sandals

Lace Up Gladiator pom pom sandals

Alameda Turquesa Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals    and    Loeffler Randall Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals

Speaking of pom poms, I also snapped up the cutest caftan for my vacay! This Liquor & Poker Embroidered Caftan Dress just landed and is already selling out of sizes fast, so glad mine is on the way!

Liquor and Poker Folk Embroidered Caftan Dress Pom Pom Dress kaftan vacation summer spring style Liquor & Poker Embroidered Caftan Dress, only $57

I want to hear from you! What do you guys think of these sandals? I am completely in love. They have such a fun boho chic vibe and will look incredible with even the most simple outfit!

Leave a Comment

Style Sessions – Wearing Monochrome


Monochrome is definitely one of my favorite looks. It’s eternally classic, perfectly polished and you can easily dress it up or down. I think every woman needs a pair of tailored black shorts, they’re so versatile – I wear mine all the time! I also have so many of these LOFT Vintage Soft Tee’s, they are the best and 0nly $15 (they have over 200 five-star reviews, so I’m not the only one who thinks they’re amazing!).

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses will always be my staple and these Michael Kors Flex pumps are super comfy. For a fun pop of color, this bright YSL Lipstick completes the monochrome look, I’m wearing #13 Le Orange (which is also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color).

What do you think of monochrome, is it a look you wear? Leave a comment and share your thoughts, I always love chatting with you via email and getting to know your thoughts!

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts

Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

I also organized a huge giveaway on Instagram! A group of blog friends and myself are giving two people the chance to win some amazing prizes. First place is an iMac and Cruiser Bike. Second place is a $250 Sephora Gift Card. Head over and enter now, just look for this image and you’ll find the entry details.

Instagram giveaway imac cruiser bike sephora gift card win

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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!

 

Style Elixir

 

Wearing Monochrome…

 

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts

Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts kourtney kardashian lipstick

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts kourtney kardashian lipstick

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts kourtney kardashian lipstick

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts kourtney kardashian lipstick

monochrome trend style elixir blogger lauren slade new york blog michael kors flex pumps black shorts kourtney kardashian lipstick

Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze   |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

Style Sessions Link Up Banner
[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…]

8 Comments

What To Pack For A Beach Vacation


I am so excited, it’s less than two weeks until I go on my cruise vacation to New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for lots of sandy beach and crystal clear blue water pics! One of the hardest things is figuring out what to pack for a beach vacation, so today I’m breaking down my must-haves.

New-Caledonia-white sand beach blue water vacation isle of pines

(Source)

But before we get into that, I just had to quickly mention Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album… have you listened to it yet? I’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, but plan to dive right in over the weekend. From what I have heard, wow… intense… and also utterly amazing. The lyrics are powerful. I must admit, it’s kept me quite entertained this week as everyone’s been really getting into the debate of who “Becky with the good hair” is?

If you’ve seen and heard Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album, what did you think? Please share, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

beyonce lemonade album

So, back to talking vacay style… I’ve been madly hunting for the perfect vacation wardrobe and wanted to share my finds. Hopefully if you’ve got some fun trips planned, or just want to get some new spring and summer looks, this round up of my fave finds helps you. I wanted to give a special mention to this white lace fit and flare dress, I think it’s an essential… it also has over 300 five-star reviews and comes in tons of colors! I also looove this white long sleeve dress.

What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

What to pack for a beach vacation eugenia kim do not disturb hat white lace dress

What to Pack for a Beach Vacation:  1.  Chanel Soleil Tan Cream Bronzer Makeup  (the best, just wear on it’s own for a gorgeous natural look)    |    2. Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators (currently on sale)    |    3.  Lace Fit and Flare Dress (comes in lots of colors, has over 300 five-star reviews!)   |    4. Eugenia Kim ‘Do Not Disturb’ Straw Hat   |   5. Sole Society Odette Sandals    |    6. Straw Studios ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Sun’ Tote

 

Thank you for joining us at the Friday Faves Link Up! I hope you enjoy connecting with other bloggers, reading their favorite posts of the week, sharing your favorite post and making new friends all over the world. We’re so lucky to be part of this amazing community! Remember, you can share anything in the link up and be sure to visit and say hello to the blogger listed before and after you. Link up’s are all about networking and making wonderful connections, trust me – it’s worth the effort.

Would you like to host the Friday Faves Link Up? Register here and let’s organize a date! It’s a great way to meet people and promote your blog (and it’s only $15).

Join The Fab Favorites Link Up:
[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…]

11 Comments

Style Sessions – Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants


A floral blazer has been my go-to statement piece for years. Winter, spring, summer or fall, it’s a style staple that transcends seasons and instantly elevates your outfit.

Pair it with a classic white, grey or black tee and your fave skinny jeans. Black tailored shorts or a pencil skirt also work beautifully! Choosing a floral blazer with a black or navy color base toughens up the feminine floral, creating the ultimate in effortless fashion (this Banana Republic Floral Blazer is my fave this season).

In addition to my floral blazer, you’ll also find me living in this perfect tee, these Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses and these Michael Kors Flex pumps. A fabulous pair of leather pants are essential in every girls wardrobe and now is the perfect time to snap them up on sale. These Missoni leather pants were $1,295 now they’re just $419! For a finishing touch, this bright YSL Lipstick is stunning. I’m wearing #13 Le Orange, which is also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color.

I’d love to hear what you think of this look, leave a comment and share your thoughts! Do you currently own a floral blazer? Is it a style you would wear?

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

Shop the look:

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up is live every Tuesday. 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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!

 

Style Elixir

 

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants…

 

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the holy grail of foundations)    |    Beauty Blender Makeup Applicator Sponge    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)    |    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Bronzer in Medium    |    Laura Mercier Cream Blush in Blaze    |    Estee Lauder Mascara (the best!)    |    Le Labo Perfume in Santal 33 (every woman needs a signature scent and this is mine. I can’t even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

Shop the look:

 

 

Style Sessions Link Up Banner
[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…]

14 Comments

Friday Faves – Mothers Day Gift Ideas


I’m excited to share these beautiful Mothers Day Gift Ideas with you. I even impressed myself this week by buying my moms gift, so organized! Sometimes I put things off until right before (and then need to pay for express shipping, which nobody wants), so I’m feeling great to be all ready for Mothers Day on Sunday, May 8.

Rose gold, blush, pearl and neutrals are all stunning color options and really embody that warm, soft, happy feeling when I think of my mom. I adore this ‘One In A Million’ Pearl Necklace, it makes such a beautiful gift. This Cashmere and Silk Scarf is gorgeous in the seasons most wanted hue, a ‘Sparkling Champagne’ colored Swell Water Bottle would make any momma smile and this ‘You Make Mom Jeans Look Good’ jewelry dish is fun.

Of course you can never go wrong with a new phone case (so you’re always with her), or a pretty scarf. You’ll find more great Mothers Day gift ideas here too!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

 

Mothers Day Gift Ideas swell water bottle longchamp bag rose gold candle dogeared necklace sonix iphone case

Mothers Day Gift Ideas: 1.  Hammered Copper Candle    |    2. Sonix Clementine iPhone Case    |    3. Cashmere and Silk Scarf     |    4.  Mom Jeans Jewelry Dish    |    5. Stud Earrings (only $12)    |    6. Dogeared ‘One In A Million’ Keshi Pearl Necklace     |   7. ‘Sparkling Champagne’ Swell Stainless Steel Water Bottle    |    8.  Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (lots of colors)

 

Thank you for joining us at the Friday Faves Link Up! I hope you enjoy connecting with other bloggers, reading their favorite posts of the week, sharing your favorite post and making new friends all over the world. We’re so lucky to be part of this amazing community! Remember, you can share anything in the link up and be sure to visit and say hello to the blogger listed before and after you. Link up’s are all about networking and making wonderful connections, trust me – it’s worth the effort.

Would you like to host the Friday Faves Link Up? Register here and let’s organize a date! It’s a great way to meet people and promote your blog (and it’s only $15).

Join The Fab Favorites Link Up:
[CLICK HERE TO READ MORE…]

4 Comments