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Sweater Weather – The Lust List


Saying goodbye to Summer can be hard, but there’s one thing we can all get excited about as the temperatures drop – it’s officially sweater weather! Isn’t there something so wonderful about a cosy knit, particularly when this season they come in more beautiful prints, colors and designs than ever…

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Sweater Weather – The Lust List:

1.  Heart Knit Sweater
2.  Embellished Jumper
3.  Kate Spade Pink Sweater
4.  Leopard Sweater Dress
5.  Yellow Knit Sweater
6. Polka Dot Peter Pan Collar Holiday Sweater
7.  Heart Elbow Patch Jumper
8.  Faux Fur Cardigan
9.  Mixed Media Sweater (on sale!)
10.  Animal Print Sweater
11.  Grey Leopard Print Sweater
12.  Bow Sweater
13. Bow Sweater

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Holiday Party Outfit: My #1 Fashion Hack


It’s almost that time of year… our calendars will soon be booked full with parties, family dinners, work events, drinks with the girls and catching up with old friends! Today I wanted to share one of my biggest fashion tips for the festive season with you. So listen up ladies, here it is: when you need to look glam, but don’t have the time – just add sequins!

Yes, it really is that simple. I believe every woman needs at least one sequin piece in her closet – I promise it will be your style savior! I’ve lost count of the times I have thrown my sequin blazer on over a simple black dress, or worn it with skinny jeans, heels and a tee.

I also believe in day time sequins. Think cute shoes or a dazzling clutch.

Trust me – for those last minute events, times when you can’t think of an outfit, or days when you just don’t want to spend ages getting ready… a beautiful sequin piece is essential.

It’s also a brilliant way to use the wardrobe you already have – you don’t need to buy a new outfit for every occasion. I’m sure we all have a simple dress in our closet, give it a totally new look by adding a gorgeous sequin blazer. Then play it glamorously cool at another event by wearing this same sequin blazer with jeans and a crisp white tee. Voila! Two totally different, but equally fabulous looks.

I’d love to know, are you a sequin lover too? Here are my top sequin picks for the perfect holiday party outfit…

Sequins Holiday Party Outfit: My #1 Fashion Hack

Just add sequins to create the perfect holiday party outfit:

1. Ugg Boots  
2.  Dress (just add black stockings for cool weather)
3. Rainbow Box Clutch
4.  Raglan Top
5.  Balconette Bra (style under a sheer blouse)
6.   Loafers (25% off everything at J.Crew with code SHOPNOW)
 7.  Aztec Print Clutch (on sale!)
 8.   Jacket (love this! It’s exactly the same color as mine, not too gold, not too silver – works with everything!)

 
 

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I’m sharing a few of my fall fashion favorites… they make a perfectly relaxed weekend outfit. This classic stripe shirt, these amazing lace up heels (also in a gorgeous red color, so fab for the holidays! They’re the most comfortable heels too!) and my beloved fur gilet are always on high rotation when the temperature starts to drop. What are some of your cool weather go-to’s?

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Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

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 – Stripes and Fur…

22 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion   Stripes and Fur Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur:   Shirt    |    Fur Gilet    |    Jeans    |     Heels (also in a red color, or if your size is sold out here’s a similar pair too)   |    Clutch    |    Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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82 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Fall Fashion   Stripes and Fur Fall Fashion – Stripes and Fur:   Shirt    |    Fur Gilet    |    Jeans    |     Heels (also in a red color, or if your size is sold out here’s a similar pair too)   |    Clutch    |    Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m delighted for you to meet this week’s Head Stylist, Rochelle from The Bloggerella! I absolutely adored this tribal print dress – and can we talk about her fabulous Coach bag? Love this look…

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STYLE Q&A WITH ROCHELLE:

How would you describe your style? My style evolves just a little bit more each day, but overall I’d have to say I’m trendy yet refined and love to experiment with a little glam! Though I always find a way to make each trend my own, whether it’s with a bold lip, something borrowed from the boys or an unexpected twist on a classic silhouette! And it doesn’t hurt that I’ve got a knack for scoring style, on a budget!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I am currently obsessed with cutout ankle booties, pastel pink trench coats and chic leather half gloves! I may take a while to ease into fall style, but once I do, it’s my absolute favorite season to dress for!

What inspired you to start your blog? I’ve always had a love for writing, telling stories and being creative. But moving to NYC and being surrounded by inspiring fashionistas every day is like having your finger directly on the pulse of fashion! It’s the energy that’s truly what propelled me to start documenting and sharing my style journey. Because after all, that’s the beauty of fashion and personal style; it’s your own story to tell!

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without:  I never feel quite like myself without  my daily beauty routine trifecta: Stila Liquid Lipstick in ‘Fiery’, Urban Decay ‘Naked Skin Weightless’ Liquid Makeup and Kiehl’s Creme de Corps body moisturizer! With a super packed schedule, I favor products that allow you to skip the touch ups and these three pass the 12-hour “desk-to-drinks” test with flying colors!

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is all about maintaining the perfect pout for bold lip color! I’ve tried every retail lip scrub under the sun, but my tried and true favorite is an at home DIY. 1 part extra virgin coconut oil, 1 part brown sugar, a couple crushed mint leaves plus a good old fashioned toothbrush! Apply to lips and scrub to slough away any dry/chapped problem areas. And of course, finish with your favorite lippy!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? My husband and I are recent newlyweds, but haven’t yet gone on our honeymoon! I’m originally from England and we’ve both always dreamed of visiting Paris and Amsterdam together, so my ultimate vaca would be a mini Euro-trip full of art and shopping, exploring and of course delicious food! We’re hoping to get away next year and it can’t come soon enough!

Tell us something not many people know about you? It’s been a few years since my days on the football field, but I’m actually a retired NFL Cheerleader! Though I no longer live in FL, I’ll be a Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan for life and miss performing every Sunday alongside my teammates so much!

To discover more about Rochelle, visit The Bloggerella!

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Best Dressed – Your Holiday Season Style Guide


I truly can’t believe I’m saying this… but the holiday season is upon us. Where did the year go? I feel like it only just started! With November only a week away, I’ve started the hunt for fabulous dresses to wear at all the events coming up… from cocktail parties, to family dinners, a fun night out with the girls, or of course, it’s never too early to secure the perfect New Years Eve look!

Here is my shortlist of the most fab and affordable holiday outfits – some are on their way to my mail box as we speak… I’d love to know, which pieces are your favorite? Is there a dress that you’d like to wear these holidays?

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Best Dressed – Your Holiday Season Style Guide:

1.  Burgundy Embellished Dress
2.  Crystal Collar Dress
3.  Red Dress
4.  Black Dress  (so versatile, dress up or down)
5.  Fit and Flare Dress  (perfect for all body shapes)
6.  Faux Fur Bolero
7.  Statement Necklace
8.  Sequin Leopard Heels
9.  Leopard Jacket

 
 

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Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Leopard and Chambray


Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! This week I’m sharing one of my go-to outfits lately, you can never go wrong with leopard and chambray. How fun is this leopard skirt, I often wear it with my classic chambray shirt (everyone needs this, it’s so versatile and the perfect blue). Oh and this belt is amazing – how cute is the gold bow (and it’s under $15!). You may have noticed I’m also in these heels again, they just work perfectly with every outfit.

What I love about this look is it’s glam and polished, but feels effortless – fabulous for a weekend lunch with the girls…

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Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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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Leopard and Chambray…

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Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

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91 Style Sessions Fashion Link Up: Leopard and Chambray Leopard and Chambray:  Sheinside Skirt   |   Shirt   |   Heels   |   Belt   |   Clutch   |   Initial Necklace   |   Celine Sunglasses

Beauty:  Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)   |   6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)   |   Primer   |   Foundation (#3N1)   |   Concealer (NC30)   |   Illuminating Powder   |   Bronzer   |   Blush (Deep Throat)   |   Mascara   |   Nail Polish   |   Lip Gloss

 

Meet Our Head Stylist…

 I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Shannon from Upbeat Soles. This girl has fabulous style! I adored the tartan and leather outfit she shared recently…

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STYLE Q&A WITH SHANNON:

How would you describe your style? I would describe my style as very versatile! I love so many different styles so I just dress for how I am feeling for the day, but I definitely lean towards more of a boho chic look!

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  The trend that I am currently loving right now are over the knee boots! I love how you can wear them flat or heeled and they instantly turn any look to super chic!

What inspired you to start your blog? I have been a huge fashion blog reader forever and I had always dreamt of having my own blog one day! Working in the medical field I wear scrubs most of the week, which is not an ideal situation for a shopaholic! I had so many clothes in my closet that I never got to wear and I so many outfit combinations always flowing through my mind! So I finally decided that starting a blog would be the perfect way to let my fashion juices out and put my shopping addiction to good use! It definitely has been one of the best decisions I have made!

Name a couple of beauty products you couldn’t live without:  The beauty products that I couldn’t live with out are, Maybelline Lash Stiletto Mascara. I have tried many different mascaras and none ever compare to this one! It makes my lashes so long with out ever clumping! Secondly, Clinique Acne Solutions Liquid Foundation. I have extremely oily skin and this foundation helps keep my shine under control! It also goes on like butter!

What is your best beauty trick?  My best beauty trick is a natural glow! I apply Banana Boat Summer Color Sunless Tanner Lotion once a week to give my skin a nice year round glow. No other sunless tanners compare!

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? Hmm that’s a tough one since I want to go to so many places! I would have to say a tour through Europe! There is so much history and beautiful architecture I would just want to see it all!

Tell us something not many people know about you? Something that not many people don’t know about me is that I used to be ballerina up until college. Dancing was my life and I miss it terribly!

To discover more about Shannon, visit Upbeat Soles!

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Fab Favorites Link Up: Must Shop – Kate Spade Sale


Happy Friday!! I’m looking forward to the weekend – not because there is a lot on, but because it’s a relaxing one without a lot planned… aren’t those just so wonderful sometimes?

Luckily, it will also give me time to shop the Kate Spade sale! This is their biggest family and friends sale ever – with 30% off everything, including all the gorgeous new season arrivals. Just use the promo code F14FFUS and enter it at checkout for 30% off your entire purchase. I’m sharing some of my favorites below… oh how I adore Kate Spade! Plus, Kate Spade Saturday has the same sale offer too.

Isn’t this puffer coat with bow collar amazing? I’m obsessed with winter coats that have unique details, I am sure with this beauty you’d constantly be asked “where is that from?”. Don’t even get me started on the stationery and books… such perfect note cards and my favorite coffee table book (plus, Kate Spade just released a brand new travel book this week). They make the best gifts (for you or someone else!).

I’m excited to buy a few fabulous pieces for the upcoming holiday season, how stunning is this red dress – no one does glamour and sparkle like Kate Spade!

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Use the promo code F14FFUS at checkout for 30% off your entire purchase.

 
 

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