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Inside My Shoe Wardrobe – Lace Up Sandals, Booties and Perfect Black Heels


I’m delighted to be co-hosting the new Shoe & Tell Link Up today and wanted to open my shoe wardrobe to share with you! We all have favorites and these are some of mine – I love these lace up sandals, these booties and these perfect black heels.

The good news is, quite a few are currently on sale! I’ve actually been getting ‘back-up’ pairs while they’re on sale – when you find a pair of comfy and cute shoes, you have to stock up! I’d love you to join us in the link up below and share any outfit you love (can’t wait to see your shoes!)…

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INSIDE MY SHOE WARDROBE

My Favorite Sandals, Booties and the Perfect Black Heels

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Valentines Day Ideas


Today marks the 80th edition of the Fab Favorites Link Up! Thank you so much for joining me here each week, I truly value and appreciate you so much – you brighten my world!

I just realized this week, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! Yay! Regardless of whether you’re married, paired up, happily single or keeping a keen eye out for Mr. Right, it’s a beautiful day to share love with those special people we care about most. I remember from when I was really young, through to right now, every Valentine’s Day my Dad would get my Mom, sister and I something thoughtful (and in my single days, back when I wondered if I would ever meet someone amazing, my Dad would write on my Valentine’s card… “from your first Valentine, but not your last”).

So regardless of your couple status, it’s a perfect day to share a little sparkle with someone you love! I hope you like the Valentines Day ideas below – perfect gifts for you to give and of course receive (I’m sure he’ll appreciate a subtle hint… and there’s also nothing wrong with a little ‘gift to self’!).

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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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Stylish Shoes – 9 Ballet Flats You Need Right Now


I love a good heel as much as the next girl, but when it comes to style and comfort, few things can top ballet flats. A fashion favorite of glam queen Olivia Palermo, she is rarely seen without them on when running errands and walking the streets of New York with her super cute pooch Mr Butler.

I’m always on the hunt for my next pair of ballet flats and spend hours trying on different pairs… the prerequisites for me to take them home? Cushioned sole, soft comfortable leather around my heel (no blisters!) and of course a chic design that either makes a style statement or is neutral enough to wear with anything (if you want a statement making neutral, metallic gold or silver shoes are perrrfect and go with anything! My sister and I swear by metallic flats). One of my go-to brands? Vince Camuto make the best shoes ever! I don’t like to admit how long I usually spend in the Nordstrom Santa Monica shoe department trying them all on… when they’re all ‘perfect’, it’s impossible to decide.

Today I’m delighted to share my fab finds with you – and with many ballet flats on sale right now, it’s the perfect time to update your shoe wardrobe on a budget (if your partner asks, you practically made money buying them… and really, can you put a price on comfort? Nope, I didn’t think so either).

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Style Sessions Link Up: My Red Carpet Fashion & Handbag Must-Have’s


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! Before we get started today, I have to quickly tell you – did you see my favorite heels ever are on sale!!? They’re under $70, plus if you use coupon code TXT15 you get an extra 15% off the sale price (I did this yesterday – yay!). I snapped up an extra pair in both the black and neutral nude color… I’ve never had a pair of heels that look this cute and are seriously comfy too. I’ve worn them when dashing between meetings in the city, to stand-up evening events – they’re fab and I just had to tell you about them!

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Have you been enjoying awards season? I absolutely love all the red carpet fashion and glamour! Weren’t the Golden Globes gowns stunning? If you haven’t voted in my best and worst dressed poll head over. It’s so interesting to see what everyone thinks! Inspired by this, I’ve collaborated with Skinny Cow® Candy to share my own red carpet fashion with you. I recently attended a charity ball and wore this beautiful dress from celebrity favourite red carpet designer, Tadashi Shoji.

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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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My Red Carpet Fashion & Handbag Must-Have’s…

I absolutely love this dress, I looked everywhere and as soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for my event. The style is classic and timeless, but interesting and the details are stunning. It’s such a fun dress to wear too. The flared hem has so much movement when you walk or dance – it’s one of a kind!

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As many of you know, recently I’ve been obsessed with this lip crayon and the rich berry shade adds just the right touch of sophisticated glamour.

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Finishing the outfit, a clutch is perfect for keeping all the little things you’ll need during the night. Want to know my red carpet handbag essentials? Lipstick is a must, this Burt’s Bees Lip Crayon or this YSL Lipstick are my long-wearing favorites.

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I also can’t leave without packing a beautiful perfume, my mobile phone, a little highlighter and gum. I’m always running around and never have time to eat before leaving, so my favorite on-the-go treat is a Skinny Cow® Blissful Truffle Candy Bar.   They come in two flavors – Dark Chocolate and also Milk Chocolate, which is my personal favorite! With a layer of soft truffle, it’s the perfect spin on the classic chocolate bar – and a perfect ally when you’re on the go and need a moment to indulge and recharge. So delish!

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Can’t wait for more red carpet fashion? I’m excited too! I’ve included the awards show schedule below, come back and join me here after each event for the ultimate in best and worst dressed voting.

21st Screen Actors Guild (SAG) AwardsSunday, January 25
57th Annual Grammy Awards – Sunday, February 8
87th Academy Awards (The Oscars)
– Sunday, February 22

What do I love most about awards season? It’s all about indulging – from fashion, movies or celebrity news to scrumptious eats. This season, I’m giving the award for ‘Most Indulgent Candy’ to Skinny Cow® Chocolate Candies. OMG – yum! Make the most of your awards season, indulge and find happiness in every bite.

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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Skinny Cow® via Mode Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Skinny Cow®.

   

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Heather from Thrift Stories! I love this outfit she linked up recently – the gorgeous skirt looks so effortless paired with a striped tee and her classic denim jacket. Everything about this outfit is fab…

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STYLE Q&A WITH HEATHER:

How would you describe your style? The most general way to describe my style is probably ‘Preppy Chic’, but I always try to incorporate something unexpected in an outfit be it a great vintage piece, an edgy find, or something tomboyish and masculine.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? I’m completely obsessed with enormous blanket scarfs. Aren’t we all?! I’m already starting to look for light weight versions for summer time. I seriously don’t know how I’m going to dress myself if I can’t tie it all together with a huge scarf.

What inspired you to start your blog? I knew I’d be leaving my job as a modeling agent/photographer last year and the idea of not having fashion and photography in my day to day routine really scared me so I started a personal blog as a way to keep my creative momentum going. Turning the camera on myself (I do my own photography by using a tripod and remote) was a huge challenge at first but it’s definitely made me a better photographer and more aware of my personal style – I guess that’s what inspires me to keep going.

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: Oil of Olay Classic Daily Renewal Cream – I’ve used it since I was a teenager! It’s the only thing that keeps my skin moisturized without clogging my pores or irritating my sensitive skin.  RetinA Micro Gel – when I turned 30 my skin became really prone to cystic acne. If you’ve had acne you know how real the struggle is and how emotional it can be. A prescription for RetinA from my dermatologist totally saved me. ELF Essential Lip Stain – applying red lipstick is so much easier and last so much longer when I start by filling in my lips with this stain.

What is your best beauty trick? I hate to be boring, but it’s water! Lots and lots of water! The days I don’t get my usual 100+ ounces I can definitely tell because I struggle in my workout, my skin look grey and wrinkled, and I’m puffy. Looking good starts with feeling good and drinking lots of water makes me feel great. That, and a smile!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? I’m a total beach bum and I love to scuba dive so I’d probably book a private house in a super exotic beach locale like The Maldives, Seychelles or Bali. I can seriously chill on a beach for eight hours and never once be bored.

Tell us something not many people know about you? I used to give concerts as a classical pianist. I studied performance and sound engineering at the University of Colorado, Denver and fully expected to have a life of music, my first love. After I graduated there was a fork in the road and I took the path less traveled which led me back to fashion, my second love. And here I am!

To discover more about Heather, visit Thrift Stories!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: My Lust List – Oxblood Lipstick and Ear Crawlers


Happy Friday! I hope you’ve all enjoyed a beautiful week. Yesterday we spent a wonderful day celebrating my Mom’s 60th birthday – I have to tell you, she is so stunning and looks no where near 60… I can only hope I look like her at that age! She is the most incredible woman, I’m so lucky and blessed that she is my Mom.

I’m truly excited for the start of Design A Life You Love – Blogging For A Living on Monday! Yay! It is such a privilege to work with so many of you and I am thrilled to assist you in achieving your blogging goals in 2015. If you’re interesting in joining, it’s not too late – you’ll find more information and can register here.

Now for my favorites this week… lately I’ve been seriously loving ear crawlers and cuffs, they are just so glam, but edgy at the same time. I’m equally obsessed with rich oxblood lipstick, there is something impossibly chic and polished about it – such an easy way to add instant luxe to your look.

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My Lust List:  1. Double Ear Crawler Set    |    2. M.A.C Oxblood Lipstick in All Out Gorgeous    |    3. Burberry Lipstick in #33 Oxblood    |    4. NARS Lipstick in Charlotte – Oxblood Burgundy    |    5. Flower Ear Cuff    |    6. Pearl Ear Crawler (under $12!)    |    7. Ear Crawler    |    8. Royal Ear Cuff    |    9. Pearl Ear Crawler

 
 

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I’m excited to introduce you to this weeks Co-Host, Shannon from Clothes & Quotes. I absolutely love introducing you to new blogs and bloggers every week – and they are equally delighted to get to know you! After all, that’s what this link up is all about, blogging truly is about the connections and community. So don’t forget to stop by and say a big hello to Shannon!

Remember… you can share anything in this 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 School: How To Wear A Scarf


I am excited to introduce a new feature here on Style Elixir, class is in for Style School! We all have little fashion questions and wardrobe dilemma’s, but sometimes it’s tricky to find the answers you need. However, that’s why I’m here! We’re kicking of the series with Google’s most asked fashion question in 2014, ‘How to wear a scarf’.

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I’m such a big scarf person and must admit, my collection is a little out of control… so I’ve well and truly discovered how to wear a scarf. To help demonstrate, the video below is seriously amazing – it shows you 16 different ways to tie a scarf. I guarantee you’ll find something new and watching it will probably be the best three minutes you’ll spend all day.

For extra inspiration, you’ll find celeb-favorite scarf lovers here and of course, a shopping guide for the hottest scarves to add to your own collection. If you have a fashion question you’d like answered, just send me an email (stylelixir@gmail.com) with the subject line ‘Style School’.

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