Style Sessions: Santa Monica Boho Chic – The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress

It’s wonderful to be back in Los Angeles and my favorite place to spend weekends is definitely Santa Monica. I was there on Sunday around sunset and it was the most gorgeous summer evening.

I adore the effortlessly relaxed boho chic vibe of LA and when I laid eyes on The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress (it’s on sale and also at Nordstrom), it was love at first sight!  Even when I was up at the register, five other shoppers came over to ohh and ahh at the dress, and of course ask where I found it before making a dash to that section! It’s the most flattering fit and feels beautiful. The back also has a tie over the dress, so you can cinch it tighter or leave it out loose, this definitely helps achieve the perfect shape.

 

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Boho Chic – The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress: The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress, on sale! (also at nordstrom.com)    |    Gladiator Sandals (also love these Lace-up Sandals)    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Clutch

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)    |    Chanel Lip Gloss

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions 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! 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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Santa Monica Boho Chic – The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress

 
Boho Chic – The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress:  The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress, on sale! (also at nordstrom.com)    |    Gladiator Sandals (also love these Lace-up Sandals)    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Clutch

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)    |    Chanel Lip Gloss

 
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Boho Chic – The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress: The Kooples Silk Feather Maxi Dress, on sale! (also at nordstrom.com)    |    Gladiator Sandals (also love these Lace-up Sandals)    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Clutch

 

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)    |    Chanel Lip Gloss

 
 

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Travel In Style – What To Pack For A Trip + Sincerely Jules x Nordstrom

I am flying out from Australia back to the United States tomorrow morning and couldn’t be more excited! I love the opportunity to live and work between LA, NYC and Australia. Honestly, if you’d told me five years ago if I’d have these opportunities, I would have thought you were crazy!

I’ll be experiencing the new Virgin Australia Business Class ‘private pod’ and look forward to a very luxurious flight. I know this might sound strange, but when I fly back and forth between the US and Australia, I actually get really excited for the flight… champagne, pajamas, delicious food and endless movies, while laying in a cozy duvet flat bed? What’s not to love! Be sure to connect with me on Instagram and join my travels!

I know many of you are enjoying summer vacations, so wanted to share my travel essentials with you today.

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I’d love to hear from you, what’s one of your travel must-haves? I love discovering new products and appreciate recommendations, so please share in the comments below so I can check them out!

Today is also officially the start of the HUGE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! It’s now open to the public (you don’t need to be a cardholder to access) and there’s so many amazing finds on sale. Perfect for getting your fall wardrobe started. I shared a few of the best Nordstrom sale finds in a spend vs. save special edition, be sure to check them out!

Have a beautiful weekend, friends! I’ll be down riding my bike in Santa Monica and heading to see the lovely Julie Sariñana (Sincerely Jules) launch her new Sincerely Jules x Nordstrom collection at The Grove on Saturday afternoon. Follow along on Instagram!

Travel in Style – What to Pack for A Trip

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1.  Comfy boots are great for walking and add a chic touch to any outfit. Love these Vince Camuto ‘Peera Cutout’ Booties, on sale under $100.

2.  Mirrored aviators add instant cool to any outfit! Blush is the color to pick, these Ray Ban Mirrored Blush Aviators are stunning.

3.  Skinny Jeans can be dressed up with heels for night or down for day. These AG Legging Jeans are perfection.

4.  Scarves are essential for flights and great for adding to your vacation outfits. This Blush Dot Scarf is gorgeous and under $30.

5.  A classic stripe tee is a must! Linen ones are my absolute favorite, they feel beautiful on and have the perfect effortless drape. This Paige ‘Lynnea’ Stripe V Neck Tee is my go-to.

6.  Crossbody bags are the best for travel! They keep your hands free for selfies and margaritas. My favorite is this Rebecca Minkoff “Love Jumbo’ Crossbody Bag, it’s currently on sale for $236 (it was $355!). Snap it up.

 

 

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Style Sessions – #NSale Spend vs Save

As I’m sure you’ve seen, it’s #NSale time! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is my favorite and there are some seriously fab things to snap up for fall. It’s rare to be able to shop new season on sale, so this is a perfect opportunity to get your fall fashion sorted.

Instead of just the usual sale round up, I wanted to kick things up a notch and share a spend vs. save guide for the designer pieces that will be major this fall.

The #NSale is currently open for Nordstrom cardholders, however opens to the public this Friday, July 22. If I learned one thing from Confessions of a Shopaholic, it’s that sales ain’t no joke – you’ve got to have a strategy! My best advice is to get in early and grab your faves (after all, you can always return them later).

Tell me gals, what are you lusting after for fall? Is there a particular color or trend you’re excited to wear? I’m really into tan boots and floppy hats!

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#NSale Save:  Sigerson Morrison ‘Belin Bootie’    |    Vince Camuto Peera Cutout Bootie (under $100!)

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions 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! 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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#NSale Spend vs. Save

#NSale Save:  Kate Spade Genie Lace Up Flats    |    Halogen Owen Point Toe Flats (under $60!)

 
 

#NSale Spend vs Save:  AG Ankle Leggings    |    AG ‘The Legging’ Ankle Jeans

 
 

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#NSale Spend vs Save:  Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots    |    Halogen Over The Knee Boots

 
 

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#NSale Spend vs Save:  Eugenia Kim Georgina Rose Fedora    |    Rag & Bone Wide Brim Wool Fedora

 
 
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Style Sessions Flashback – White Summer Maxi Dress

There’s nothing I love more than a floaty summer maxi dress, especially when it’s a crisp white and bright color mix! Today I’m flashing back to one of my most popular Style Sessions outfits, I lived in this dress last summer and it’s one of those closet staples that will never go out of fashion.

Speaking of must-haves, this magenta GiGi New York Clutch will always be my favorite (how fun is the monogram!) and these Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses scream summer cool.

What do you guys think, is this dress as classic as I seem to think it is?  Are you a summer maxi dress lover too? Leave a comment and let me know, I want to know what YOU think!

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Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Red My Lips    |    Lancome ‘Rouge in Love’ Lipstick in Pink Bonbon

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions 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! 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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Flashback – Ultimate Summer Maxi Dress…

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Summer Maxi Dress:   Maxi Dress    |    GiGi New York Leather Clutch    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Sandals

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Red My Lips    |    Lancome ‘Rouge in Love’ Lipstick in Pink Bonbon

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Summer Maxi Dress:   Maxi Dress    |    GiGi New York Leather Clutch    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Sandals

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Red My Lips    |    Lancome ‘Rouge in Love’ Lipstick in Pink Bonbon

 

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Style Sessions – How to Walk in Heels

As one of the most googled fashion questions of 2015, it seems women the world over want to know the secret of how to walk in heels. I’m sure we’ve seen women (and maybe also felt like we were that girl) clomping along in heels, it really takes away from an amazing outfit.

Style Sessions is the perfect place to workshop all things fashion, so today I thought I’d break it down and share my own tips to to glide down any sidewalk, office hallway or bar like a pro! Read on below for everything you need to know about how to walk in heels effortlessly…

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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!

 

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How To Walk In Heels

 

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How To Walk In Heels:  Leopard Jeans (similar, also here on sale)    |    Black Blouse (ruffle version is gorgeous!)    |    Marc Jacobs Classic Q Fran Bag (on sale!)    |    Red Patent Heels    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch  |    Gold Chandelier Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Estee Lauder Long Lasting Lipstick in Scarlett Siren

 

1. GET THE PERFECT FIT

It’s so simple, but choosing the right size makes a huge difference. If heels are too big, you’ll slip around and it’s hard to maintain control. If they’re too small, your toes will be scrunched up and you’ll be forced to walk quite strangely. We’ve all compromised when it comes to shoe sales, but if you absolutely must get a pair that are too big, inner soles will do the trick! Fit can also refer to heel height. For some people, a 4-inch heel is never going to look graceful. Understand that and opt for a lower heel that’s just as chic.

2. WALK IN A HEEL-TO-TOE MOTION

Many people make the mistake of planting their whole foot at once, but this instantly gives you a clomping motion… not very feminine! Instead, put your heel down first and then plant your toes.

3. STOP SLIPPING

Some heels have very slippery soles, which can make you feel like you’re on an ice rink! Sole protectors (Sticky Bottoms Sole Protectors, $13.95; beauty.com) are a brilliant solution. They’re easy to apply and give you confidence to walk tall and proud, without fear of slipping. Oh, and if you’ve got a pair of those gorgeous red-soled heels we all covet, these are a fab way to protect your Louboutins and keep them looking brand new!

4. SLOW DOWN AND TAKE EASY STEPS

Because your foot isn’t positioned flat, wearing heels can automatically make your stride smaller. Don’t try rushing or taking long steps. Focus on taking easy steps at a comfortable pace, you’ll look effortless and sophisticated.

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Nude Lace Up Sandals

5. IT’S ALL ABOUT BALANCE, BABY!

When wearing heels the shape will naturally tip your body forward, but this can easily throw you off balance. As you walk and place your feet to the ground, try distributing weight into your heels. This will help your body to regain it’s balance and in turn, you’ll walk taller and feel confident!

I’d love to hear from YOU! Do you have any great tips or tricks for how to walk in heels beautifully? Share in the comments below…

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Color Of The Moment – It’s all About Gold!

I’ve always had a love affair with metallics, there’s just something so luxe about them. The color of the moment is gold and I have to say gals, it truly is a neutral.

From decor, to fashion, accessories and homewares, gold is gorgeous! I recently fell in love with these gold glitter bow heels (pictured below), they are perfect for wedding season – or anytime for that matter.

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Gold Glitter Bow Heels

I’d love to hear what you think! Are you gold obsessed too? Here are a few of my favorite little things to add a touch of gold to your life…

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Hottest Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses:  1.  Gold Zebra Dish   |    2. Merci Note Card Set    |    3.  Polka Dot Notebook    |    4. Gold Bar Cart    |    5.   Gold Cross Ring    |    6. Gold Flatware

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Style Sessions – Stripe Top and Cut Off Shorts

Few things beat denim cut off shorts and a classic stripe top, they’re wardrobe style staples for every gal! When it comes to wearing simple pieces, the key to elevating your look is all in the details. This ASOS Stripe Ruffle Top is absolutely perfect (for you momma’s to be, there’s a maternity version too and it’s only $13!) and distressed denim gives classic cut off shorts a cool factor. You’ll also find a huge range of awesome denim shorts and striped tee’s here.

I’ve also been living in mirror sunglasses and a classic French Connection cross body bag, which are both great for summer days. It’s from Macy’s Backstage and oh how I love outlet shopping! I’m a major fan of Macy’s (they have everything), so shopping discounted fashion, home, cosmetics, gifts, active wear and jewelry at Macy’s Backstage is perfect.

I also wanted to make special mention of these Aerosoles brogue shoes (they’re a major trend!). The style I have is called Sweet Bet and honestly, they are the comfiest flats I have ever (ever) owned. The blush pink is beautiful, they match everything!

Tell me gals, are stripe tops and denim shorts staples in your wardrobe too? Where are some of your favorite places to shop for classic pieces? I’m always on the hunt for simple tee’s and denim, so would love to discover your go-to stores… leave a comment and let me know!

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Stripe Top and Cut Off Shorts: ASOS Stripe Ruffle Top (there’s also a maternity version for momma’s to be, only $13!)    |    Current/Elliott Cut Off Shorts    |    French Connection Cross Body Bag c/o   |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch    |    Tan Belt    |    Aerosoles Sweet Bet Shoes in light pink    |    Ray Ban Sunglasses in Silver Mirror  |    Druzy Ring

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

 

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!

 

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Summer Style – Stripe Top and Cut Off Shorts

 

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Stripe Top and Cut Off Shorts: ASOS Stripe Ruffle Top (there’s also a maternity version for momma’s to be, only $13!)    |    Current/Elliott Cut Off Shorts    |    French Connection Cross Body Bag c/o   |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch    |    Tan Belt    |    Aerosoles Sweet Bet Shoes in light pink    |    Ray Ban Sunglasses in Silver Mirror  |    Druzy Ring

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

 

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Stripe Top and Cut Off Shorts: ASOS Stripe Ruffle Top (there’s also a maternity version for momma’s to be, only $13!)    |    Current/Elliott Cut Off Shorts    |    French Connection Cross Body Bag c/o   |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch    |    Tan Belt    |    Aerosoles Sweet Bet Shoes in light pink    |    Ray Ban Sunglasses in Silver Mirror  |    Druzy Ring

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

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Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses

I’ve been lusting after gorgeous off the shoulder tops and dresses lately, who’s with me? They have an effortless boho vibe that’s perfect for summer and always look cute with shorts, jeans and skirts. Today, I’m sharing the best off the shoulder tops and dresses with you, plus be sure to check out these stunning sunglasses, sandals and jewelry to complete your summer wardrobe!

This weekend is going to be such an amazing one – my little sister, Georgia, is getting married! I’m maid of honour and couldn’t be more excited about this special day. I am sure I’ll post a few photos on Instagram, so be sure to follow along. Wishing you all a beautiful, relaxing and fun weekend!

Summers Hottest Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses

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Hottest Off The Shoulder Tops and Dresses:  1.  Off The Shoulder Dahlia Top    |    2.  Off The Shoulder Tulum Dress    |    3.  J.O.A Fray For Me Denim Top    |    4.  Steve Madden Bestii Sandals (on sale, also in more colors)    |    5. Nadri Boho Stone Open Ring    |    6.  Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings (so many gorgeous colors)    |    7.  MLM Label Off The Shoulder Gingham Top    |    8.  Gentle Monster Love Punch Sunglasses    |    9.  Elizabeth and James Astral Pendant Necklace     |    10.   Amanda Uprichard Off The Shoulder Delilah Long Dress

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Style Sessions – Color Block Pleat Maxi Dress

If we’re connected on Instagram, you may have seen that I flew to Sydney last Friday to celebrate my sister Georgia’s bachelorette weekend.  She is getting married this Saturday (sooo exciting!) and we had a beautiful time. If you’re looking for a fun idea and something different for your bachelorette, I would definitely recommend a Flower Crown workshop with your favorite friends. We started the day with champagne and sweet treats, then started making our beautiful fresh flower crowns, before wearing our masterpieces to lunch nearby at The Grounds of Alexandra (it’s beautiful and as the most incredible food).

I wore my favorite dress right now – the ASOS Chevron Color Block Pleat Maxi Dress. It’s under $90 and super fun to wear! I styled it with my Vince Scuba Leather Jacket and also sometimes wear it with this Mavi Jeans Samantha Denim Jacket too. It sold out super quick, but sizes do pop back up (that’s how I snagged mine) so it’s worth checking back. There’s also this color block blue and blush maxi dress version too, which is so pretty!

Maxi dresses are always my go-to, they’re easy to wear and create a stylish look for day or night. You can shop more stunning maxi dresses here, they have some really good ones!

I’ve also been living in these Splendid Caracas Sandals, they’re cute, comfy and come in lots of colors. Again, flat summer sandals are essential and look perfect with shorts, skirts, dresses and jeans! You can shop my favorite sandals here, plus don’t forget to check out gladiator sandals too, they are always on point.

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Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

 

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!

 

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Weekend Fun – Flower Crown and Pleat Maxi Dress

 

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Flower Crown + Pleat Maxi Dress:  ASOS Chevron Color Block Pleat Maxi Dress    |   Vince Scuba Leather Jacket    |    Splendid Caracas Sandals

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

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Flower Crown Workshop

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Flower Crown + Pleat Maxi Dress:  ASOS Chevron Color Block Pleat Maxi Dress    |   Vince Scuba Leather Jacket    |    Splendid Caracas Sandals

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

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Style Sessions – Pom Pom Kaftan and Teva Sandals

This pom pom kaftan has become my summer favorite. As it is only $57, it’s been selling out fast! I lived in it on my recent vacation and think it’s perfect for festival season too. Are you attending any music festivals soon? Bonnaroo is on this week and has a great line up (the luxury cabana’s you can stay in look fab too). It’s fun getting the squad together to see incredible bands. There’s nothing better than a lazy summer weekend of live music and a fun festival vibe!

I also love these Teva Sandals, they’re perfect for a big festival day. Being real leather, they are the most comfortable sandals I’ve ever worn! Festival fashion is all about channeling that effortless, boho vibe and these sandals are my top pick for an easy go-to that works beautifully with dresses, shorts and jeans.

Oh and aviator sunglasses… girls, you’ve got to have your aviators! If you’re heading to Bonnaroo this week, have an amazing time!

I’d love to hear what your favorite festival is? Let me know below, I adore chatting with you about fun things over email.

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Pom Pom Kaftan:  Pom Pom Kaftan Dress (only $57)    |    Teva Sandals (c/o)    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Tan Clutch    |    Druzy Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

 

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!

 

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Pom Pom Kaftan and Teva Sandals

 

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Pom Pom Kaftan:  Pom Pom Kaftan Dress (only $57)    |    Teva Sandals (c/o)    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Tan Clutch    |    Druzy Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

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Pom Pom Kaftan:  Pom Pom Kaftan Dress (only $57)    |    Teva Sandals (c/o)    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Tan Clutch    |    Druzy Ring    |    Gold Bangles

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – 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 tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer in Mica

 

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