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Fab Favorites Link Up – Summer Sandals


Happy Friday! I just thought I’d mention in case you didn’t see it, yesterday I shared my 5, 10 and 15 minute makeup routines and I am giving one reader a full-size Instant Light Lip Perfector. Yay! You’ll love it, it’s so pretty. To enter, simply visit this post and leave a comment on which makeup routine you like best.

With the warm weather finally upon us, one of my must-have new season wardrobe additions is always cute summer sandals. I’m sure you’re also on the hunt for some too, so today I’m sharing my top picks… which pair is your favorite?

Summer Sandals

Summer Sandals:   One    |    Two    |    Three   |    Four (on sale!)    |    Five (under $90)

 

 

 

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I’m excited to introduce Megan from The Fashionista Momma as this weeks Co-Host. Be sure to head over and visit her blog, say a big hello and introduce yourself! The friendships you make through blogging really are wonderful. Remember… you can share anything in the link up – a previous post, or a post about your favorite things. Whatever takes your fancy! If you’re interested in co-hosting, just email me for details.

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Style Sessions Link Up – My New Clare V Leopard Clutch


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This past week felt like spring finally arrived in New York… so out came the skirts! It’s still a little chilly, so I love this leather pencil skirt (it comes in the most beautiful blush pink for spring!) and mixing it with my favorite chambray shirt and my new Clare V leopard clutch made for the perfect early spring outfit.

Oh and I haaave to tell you about my nail polish! I picked up the new Miracle Gel by Sally Hansen to try and it is amazing… it is a gel polish, but you don’t need a lamp. I chose this coral color called ‘Redgy’ and you just use this top coat with it. Voila! It lasts perfectly for at least 7 days and stays so shiny. I also got this white color called ‘Get Mod’, I can highly recommend these new polishes!

What’s the weather like where you live right now? Are you already in full spring mode?

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My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

 

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!

 

Style Elixir

 

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch…

  Clare v leopard clutch new york city street style fashion blogger leather skirt chambray shirt style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

Clare V Leopard Clutch     |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)

 

Clare v leopard clutch new york city street style fashion blogger leather skirt chambray shirt style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

My New Clare V Leopard Clutch:  Shirt (on sale! Also available here)    |    Clare V Leopard Clutch    |    Leather Skirt (avail. in the most beautiful blush pink color!)    |    Prada Sunglasses (on sale!)    |    Heels (on sale!)    |    X Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Miracle Gel Nail Polish in ‘Redgy’  and this Top Coat (the best!)    |    Lip Crayon (Hawaiian Smolder, the best and under $10)

 

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Jordan from Petite Modern!

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STYLE Q&A WITH JORDAN:

How would you describe your style? I am an interior designer by day, and blogger of petiteMODERN by night. While my job and my blog are two completely different things, I like to think that my style is an excellent example of the Interior Spaces I create. I love bold colors, simple lines / graphics and clothes with great form or architectural elements. I would say that I am mostly drawn to pieces that are somewhat unexpected, or that have a unique construction. Neutrals are my best friend, but I love a good element of surprise!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? Stripes and a good lip color! It’s classic, but it is such an essential look for me. It works well with a silky stripe top and trousers with a nude lipstick for the office, with Jeans, a striped cotton Tee and a soft pink or coral balm on the weekends, or with an amazing skirt and bold fuchsia lip for date night! You really can’t go wrong!

What inspired you to start your blog? While I was in college, I found blogging was a great way to show others what I was working on without spending every minute of my free time on the phone/staying in touch. Now that I have graduated and have a really great career, I wanted to continue to share what exciting things I am trying, loving and wearing! My family is really supportive and they have loved following along, keeping up to date and I think their excitement is really inspiring, especially when I am homesick! I also love how many amazing women I have met because of blogging, not just in my city, but all over the world!

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: I can’t go a day without my Kiehl’s BB Cream! It contains SPF, anti aging properties and has a nice subtle coverage and dewy finish. I also love sporting a little cat eye thanks to my Tarte Felt Tip Eyeliner, that’s a must on must weekdays! I also swear by a great bit of petroleum based lip balm and a good hand/foot creme before bed every night. I wake up and my skin feels super hydrated!

What is your best beauty trick? I have these little gel packs that you freeze and apply to your under-eye area after a long night or a good cry! I start with those and follow it up with Kiehl’s Eye Depuffer which gives off a cooling effect and then follow by repeatedly tapping the area under my eyes gently with my fingertips. This really wakes up my face and my under eye bags are gone in minutes!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? I was born and raised in Florida, but growing up there, the novelty of going to the beach every day wears off fast. Now that I have moved to Virginia, I am always dying to be home in the 80 degree weather, with my toes in the sand. If I had to get exotic, I would say the beaches of Santorini or traveling through Greece would be stunning! White buildings on the mountainside, with a view of the bluest water… I’ll take it!

Tell us something not many people know about you? I wear glasses! Even prescription sunglasses! My eyesight isn’t horrible, but It isn’t perfect either! I love using my frames as an accessory to polish off any outfit, but I am in the market for a new pair and can’t wait to find the one!

To discover more about Jordan, visit Petite Modern!

 

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Fab Favorites Link Up: My New Tory Burch Robinson Handbag


Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a beautiful week and some lovely warm weather – I’m so excited it’s Spring!  I was taking my morning walk in Central Park yesterday and came across the most beautiful Cherry Blossom tree – it’s such a wonderful time of year.

I thought I’d share this with you, along with my brand new bag! I was so delighted to snap up this Tory Burch Robinson handbag yesterday – it’s beyond perfect and such a gorgeous color! If you’re looking for a new season bag, this one is everything

Cherry Blossom Spring New York Central Park I love my morning walks through Central Park. Spring has officially arrived in New York!

Tory Burch Pink Robinson handbag Welcome to the family, Tory! I’m so in love with my new Tory Burch Robinson handbag, it’s such a beautiful color.

 

 

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

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Must-Wear – Beautiful Spring Dresses


It’s finally warming up and there’s no better time to start wearing beautiful spring dresses. I’ve actually ordered quite a few online this week and wanted to share some of my absolute favorites with you. I adore this stripe and floral dress, this white fit n flare dress is stunning, this stripe dress with pink hem is so Kate Spade (without the price tag!) and this bright pink peplum dress is beyond amazing!

To view all these beautiful spring dresses, simply use the arrows to scroll through and for more information, just click the photo! I’d love to know, which dress is your favorite?

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Style Sessions Link Up: Shop Your Closet – Spring Fashion


Welcome to Style Sessions! As the season changes and we start to feel well and truly into Spring, it’s time for a new wardrobe. But you don’t have to go out and buy all-new everything, you can shop your closet! I wanted to share with you a flashback to last Spring and this is an outfit I’ll be wearing again this year. Classic pieces never go out of style and don’t feel like you can’t wear fur in Spring, a gilet is perfect for season transition.

Take your favorite jeans (I am in love with these colored Tory Burch jeans), add a crisp white tee and finish with a fur vest. As many of you know, my outfits aren’t complete without this Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag and these Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses, a must for summer! I think this is a perfect look for Spring, easy to create and the faux-fur adds a glam boho vibe to every day style…

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com Shop Your Closet – Spring Fashion:  White Tee    |    Tory Burch Skinny Jeans    |    Fur Vest (similar)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Patent Heels (on sale)    |    Stud Crystal Earrings

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish in Lollipop    |    Lip Gloss

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 12am EST. 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!

Style Elixir

 

Shop Your Closet – Spring Fashion…

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

Shop Your Closet – Spring Fashion:  White Tee    |    Tory Burch Skinny Jeans    |    Fur Vest (similar)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Patent Heels (on sale)    |    Stud Crystal Earrings

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish in Lollipop    |    Lip Gloss

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

spring outfit fur vest tory burch jeans white tee marc jacobs handbag ray ban aviator sunglasses fashion blogger style elixir lauren slade www.stylelixir.com

Shop Your Closet – Spring Fashion:  White Tee    |    Tory Burch Skinny Jeans    |    Fur Vest (similar)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Patent Heels (on sale)    |    Stud Crystal Earrings

Beauty:  Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Beauty Blender    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish in Lollipop    |    Lip Gloss

 

 

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m delighted to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Kate from Kate Style Petite. I love how she used layers to make this look come together, it’s so fresh and beautiful for Spring (especially in cities where it’s still cold!)…

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STYLE Q&A WITH KATE:

How would you describe your style? It has evolved a lot over time, but I’d currently describe it as vintage chic. I enjoy mixing romantic styles of full midi skirts and silk blouses with leather and metallic heels.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? I’m loving the return of big flared jeans and the boho chic!

What inspired you to start your blog? It’s cheesy, but my mom inspired me. She started her food blog, which ignited the idea for me to start my fashion blog!

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: I couldn’t live without my tinted moisturiser, mascara and blush.

What is your best beauty trick? I run lotion through my hair when it’s frizzy, and I often use lipstick for both lips and eyes.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Lately, I’ve been dreaming of Thailand and Bali!

Tell us something not many people know about you? I recently went skydiving. It was terrifying, but I like challenging myself to go out of my comfort zone!

To discover more about Kate, visit Kate Style Petite!

 

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