Friday Faves – Beautiful Stripe Spring Dresses and Tops

It’s the perfect time of year to wear beautiful spring dresses! As you may have seen in Style Sessions this week, this Yumi Kim Floral Dress that I wore on a morning in Soho, New York, has been on major repeat. Yumi Kim design the most gorgeous floral dresses and until the end of the weekend, you can add these stunning spring dresses to your wardrobe without breaking the bank, as the big Shopbop sale has been extended through Sunday! Yay!

You get 20% off under $500 and 25% off when you spend over $500, you can shop lots of designer fashion on sale here with promo code EVENT17 at checkout. I always look forward to the Shopbop sale events as they basically include everything, so it’s a great way to get new season style on a budget. I recommend checking out these beautiful dresses, cute shorts, some flat sandals and also these fabulous hats! Plus, below are my fave finds of the week… a lot are currently on sale this weekend, so be sure to snap them up!

I’ve also found some more spring dresses and tops that are fabulous! Stripes are always on-point and these are beautiful to wear with flat sandals during the day, or dress them up for evenings with a cute pair of heels. Great style is all about the details, just look at the back of these dresses, ruffle details and luxe fabrics – stunning!

I hope you all enjoy the most wonderful Easter weekend! We are just relaxing today, then catching up with friends on Saturday afternoon for a few roof top drinks and Sunday will be breakfast at my parents house and of course, the annual Easter hunt!

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Must-Have Stripe Spring Dresses, Tops and Accessories:
1.  Eliza J Stripe Fit and Flare Dress (it also comes in a light blue stripe dress and a coral stripe dress too)
2.  BaubleBar Tratar Drop Tassel Earrings (also in more colors!)
3. Chelsea28 Stripe Open Back Fit and Flare Dress
4.  BP Luminate Open Toe Nude Sandals
5.  Stripe Cotton Shirt Dress
6.  Rails Charli Linen Stripe Shirt
7.  Off the Shoulder Stripe Peplum Top 
8.  Illesteva Milan Mirrored Sunglasses (on sale!) 
9.  Chinese Laundry Embellished Lace Up Sandals
10.  BaubleBar Oracle Drop Earrings (more colors too!)
11.  M.A.C Lipglass in Angel
 

 

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Style Sessions – Yumi Kim Maxi Dress

I love spring! It’s a gorgeous time of year and this Yumi Kim maxi dress has all the right style vibes. I am a huge fan of floral pieces that aren’t too feminine, a key to this is choosing darker colors – it keeps your look chic, sophisticated and “grown up” (sometimes I think floral can be too little girly if it’s too pink and “pretty”).

This is from a day in Soho, New York outside the Little Cupcake Bakeshop, it’s one of my favorite bakeries in the city and only a block from one of my best friends’ apartments (it’s a little too convenient – on girls nights in, we’ve often wound up both bringing cupcakes… and obviously, you just have to eat them all!)

Also, there is a BIG Shopbop sale starting… as you’re part of the Style Elixir community, you will have exclusive early access! You can shop everything right now with promo code EVENT17 at checkout. It’s on for three days only and the deal is, you get 20% off under $500 and 25% off when you spend over $500. I always look forward to the Shopbop sales, as they basically include everything, it’s a great way to get a few gorgeous new season style pieces. I’d check out these beautiful dresses, cute shorts, some flat sandals and also these fabulous hats!

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Spring Style – Yumi Kim Maxi Dress:  Yumi Kim Maxi Dress    |    Strap Sandals    |    Michael Kors Watch    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    Tan Clutch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)    |    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!)    |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the perfect soft pink)    |    Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my fave color)

 

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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!

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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Spring Style – Yumi Kim Maxi Dress…

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Spring Style – Yumi Kim Maxi Dress:  Yumi Kim Maxi Dress    |    Strap Sandals    |    Michael Kors Watch    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    Tan Clutch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)    |    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!)    |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the perfect soft pink)    |    Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my fave color)

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Spring Style – Yumi Kim Maxi Dress:  Yumi Kim Maxi Dress    |    Strap Sandals    |    Michael Kors Watch    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    Tan Clutch

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)    |    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!)    |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the perfect soft pink)    |    Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my fave color)

 

Style Sessions – How To Style Gold Pants (with pieces you already own!)

As I’m sure many of you know, my love of all things gold runs deep. One of the most fun ways to wear this hue is gold pants! You may think, but they are so hard to style, how would I wear them? Well, my friends, it’s so much easier than you think. In fact, they’re a super easy way to instantly inject an on-trend vibe to your everyday style.

Pair them with classic pieces you already own… we all have simple white tees and shirts, they are perfect. Want to give them an tougher vibe? Wear a simple black tee. You can also do a chic navy and white stripe top too! The key is mixing high and low, so pair these glam metallic gold pants with a basic, casual top. It keeps the look from being ‘over done’ and seems effortless.

Here’s one way I recently styled my gold pants for happy hour with the girls. I’d love to hear your thoughts, would you rock gold pants?

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Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

 

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!

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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How To Style Metallic Gold Pants…

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Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

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Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

 

Style Sessions: Mixing High and Low – How To Style A Tulle Skirt and Chambray

It’s one of the most fun pieces in my closet and today, I’m sharing how to style a tulle skirt. I firmly believe a chambray shirt is a must-have in every woman’s closet, I currently have about six with different details and shades of blue, and I am sure you probably have one too!

A key to great style is mixing high and low pieces, combining casual and dressy, merging elements of the unexpected. Wearing a tulle skirt with chambray embodies this perfectly! Finish the look by adding a cute belt to cinch in your waist, it will highlight your beautiful shape. Oh and the other thing I swear by? Nude heels! They will get you out of any outfit binds… trust me girls, they just work with everything.

I’d love to hear your thoughts on tulle skirts… is it a style you like? What do you think of mixing feminine tulle with something more earthy and classic like chambray?

Mixing High and Low fashion How To Style A Tulle Skirt and Chambray lauren slade style elixir top fashion blog How to style a tulle skirt:  Chambray Shirt    |    Skirt (also available in black)    |    Statement Necklace    |    X-Cross Ring    |    Bracelet Set    |    Sam Edelman Hazel PointyToe Pumps    |    Statement Gold Metal Belt

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

 
 

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

 

Mixing High and Low – How To Style A Tulle Skirt and Chambray

Mixing High and Low fashion How To Style A Tulle Skirt and Chambray lauren slade style elixir top fashion blog How to style a tulle skirt:  Chambray Shirt    |    Skirt (also available in black)    |    Statement Necklace    |    X-Cross Ring    |    Bracelet Set    |    Sam Edelman Hazel PointyToe Pumps    |    Statement Gold Metal Belt

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

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Mixing High and Low fashion How To Style A Tulle Skirt and Chambray lauren slade style elixir top fashion blog How to style a tulle skirt:  Chambray Shirt    |    Skirt (also available in black)    |    Statement Necklace    |    X-Cross Ring    |    Bracelet Set    |    Sam Edelman Hazel PointyToe Pumps    |    Statement Gold Metal Belt

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

 

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Style Sessions – The Wayf Midi Dress Every Girl Needs

It’s back! This Wayf Midi Dress is the ultimate dress to style year-round and easily wear day or night. I bought my first one last year after seeing it look amazing on everyone… the second I put it on, it just looked perfect, super flattering and felt lovely to wear. I wanted to get the white ivory color, however it was sold out at the time – but now it’s back! The best news is, it now also comes in a burgundy color and they’re only $68. I have already ordered a new coral color (I’ve worn mine to death), plus I’m currently trying to decide between also getting the ivory or burgundy color. What do you think?

Trust me gals, this Wayf Midi Dress is one every girl needs. Wear it into spring with a denim jacket and come summer, you’ll be wearing it with Rose Gold Sandals for day, then just add heels and a statement necklace for night!

Have you tried this dress on yet? Which color do you like best – coral, ivory or burgundy?

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The Must-Have Midi Dress: Wayf Midi Dress    |    Rose Gold Sandals    |    Tan Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)

 

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!

 

Style Elixir

 
 

The Wayf Midi Dress Every Girl Needs

 

 

The Must-Have Midi Dress: Wayf Midi Dress    |    Rose Gold Sandals    |    Tan Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)
 


 
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Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)
 
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Rose Gold Sandals

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Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)    |    Tan Clutch

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The Must-Have Midi Dress: Wayf Midi Dress    |    Rose Gold Sandals    |    Tan Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)

Beauty: Estee Lauder Matte Perfecting Primer (the best, my makeup lasts ALL day)   |   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!)   |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk   |   OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)   |   Estee Lauder Lip and Cheek Color in Peach Glow (my new fave color, it’s gorgeous)
 

 

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Friday Faves: Tried and Tested – The Best Spring Beauty

I’m always trying new makeup products and get very excited when I come across something that is amazing and affordable. So today let’s talk about the best spring beauty products, a tried and tested collection I have personally purchased and used.

I wanted to share my favorites with you… they really are the key to flawless makeup and a gorgeous spring look.

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Best Spring Beauty Products:  1.  Mineral Veil Powder (this is actually incredible and suits all skin tones!)    |    2.  Primer    |    3.  Lip Crayon (the best pink-ish color)    |    4.   Concealer    |    5.  Nail Polish (Clambake)    |   6.   Illuminator  (this will give you a ‘lit from within’ look, I use it on the bridge of my nose, cheek bones and brow bones – it’s amazing!)   |    7.  Brightening Mask (this actually works and instantly improves your skin!)    |    8.  Mascara

 

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.

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Style Sessions – Beach Vacation Outfits (and looks I’ve packed for our honeymoon!)

We’re on our honeymoon at the beautiful Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on the Gold Coast in Australia… so in celebration of this, I wanted to share some cute beach vacation outfits.  I’m sharing our honeymoon on Instagram, so be sure to connect and share our honeymoon vacation!

I’d also love to hear from you, which of these beach vacation outfits is your favorite?

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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!

Style Elixir

 

Beach Vacation Outfits – Some Looks I’ve Packed For Our Honeymoon!

BEACH VACATION OUTFITS – THE BOHO MAXI DRESS

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Boho 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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BEACH VACATION OUTFITS – THE BRIGHT MIDI DRESS

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The Bright Midi Dress:  Wayf Blouson Midi Dress    |    Rose Gold Flat Sandals    |    Clutch    |   Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on major sale)

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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BEACH VACATION OUTFITS – DENIM SHORTS

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Stripe Top and Denim 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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BEACH VACATION OUTFITS – WHITE BOHO MAXI DRESS

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White Boho Maxi Dress: Free People Dress    |    Rose Gold Sandals    |    Clutch (similar)    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch

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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BEACH VACATION OUTFITS – POM POM KAFTAN DRESS

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Pom Pom Kaftan Dress:  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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Friday Faves: Embroidered Jeans and Spring Fashion Must-Haves

Embroidered jeans are going to be a HUGE trend for spring and summer, this pair is the perfect mix of pretty and tough with distressed denim accents. I love the blush accents and paired with neutral tones of tan and soft pink, they’re playfully chic and an easy way to look on-point this season.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, are you a fan of the embroidered jeans trend too?

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Spring Outfit Must-Haves:  1. Emerson Slim Boyfriend Jeans (major trend alert, love these embroidered jeans!)   |    2. NARS Lip Gloss in Istria    |    3. Quartz Ring    |    4. Cat Eye Sunglasses    |    5. Tassel Earrings    |    6. Reversible Tote with Wristlet (only $48 and has over 770 five-star reviews!)    |    7. Flat Slide Sandals

 

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Style Sessions – The Best Yoga Leggings and Tops

It’s wedding week!  I am so excited… five days to go until Chris and I are married! It’s amazing how many things there are to do in the final week, details on details! I can’t wait to share our special day with you all!

In the lead up to the wedding, with all the million things to manage, I’ve ensured that I take time each day to decompress and maintain my fitness. My favorite way to do this is yoga… it’s gives you a brilliant work out (hello toned wedding arms!), but is also an amazing way to nourish your soul and quiet your mind. It’s been the escape I’ve needed (as it’s so hard to turn your mind off with all the details running through it and excited nerves building).

My favourite place in the whole world to do yoga is on the beach and when I’m in LA, I love doing Beach Yoga at sunset on Santa Monica beach. It’s magical! I love everything about it and of course, half the fun is wearing cute yoga clothes!

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One of my go-to’s is LA-based brand, Wear It To Heart. They certainly know what yoga clothes are all about… comfy, cute and functional – they’re made with four-way stretch performance fabric and the designs are printed right on to fabrics with water based eco-friendly inks. Their process is 99% chemical free (which is really important to me, I don’t want anything harsh against my skin) and the products are guaranteed not to fade or wear off with every wash or use. It’s hard to find quality, affordable workout clothes for women and I am picky about my yoga tops and love super soft leggings, you need to be able to move freely (and can’t have your outfit holding you back!).

As we all enjoy talking style here each Tuesday, I wanted to share some of my favorite active wear for women from W.I.T.H, plus a few of the best yoga leggings and tops I’m obsessed with… I LIVE in my active wear for yoga, hikes (my favorites are Runyon and the Hollywood Sign), spin classes and doing errands. So basically, every single day I’m in yoga pants and a cute workout tank top! My trick is putting them on in the morning, because if I’m already wearing workout clothes, I’m 99.9% more likely to do exercise. Do you find this helps you too?

I’d love to hear from you, do you enjoy yoga too? Where is your favourite place to practice, have you ever tried beach yoga?

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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.

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The Best Yoga Leggings and Women’s Activewear

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Leopard Printed Leggings (also love the matching sports bra)

Daydream pink and blue printed leggings wear it to heart

Day Dream Super Soft Leggings  (these are the best leggings, such a gorgeous print)

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Yoga Jacket Music Zipper Wear it to Heart Yoga

Music Flower Zipper Yoga Jacket (as featured in Vogue!)

 

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Tribal Cheetah Keyhole Yoga Bra

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Sprinkles High Waisted Leggings

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Rapa Nui High Waisted Leggings

 

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Friday Faves: The Perfect Outfit for Wedding Guests

I am so excited… I am getting married NEXT WEEKEND! It’s come up so incredibly fast and wedding talk has hit fever pitch, so today I wanted to continue that vibe and share the perfect outfit for wedding guests. Whether it’s a spring, summer, winter or fall wedding, this is an easy outfit to style year round and most importantly, suits every body shape. Simply add accessories to change it up and use layers (such as a fur capelet) to suit the season.

With the coming week being my final week of preparations, I am surprised how many little things there are to do. I’m getting married back home in Australia and so excited to share the day with family and friends (some very special ones are flying in from around the world, it means a lot to have them there). When I first started organizing the big day, I thought “why does everyone think weddings are so hard? There’s not that much to do!”. I’m now swallowing my words. With so many final details (and being the main point of contact / decision maker for everything), it can get overwhelming at times, but I must say it’s been such a fun experience. After the wedding, I’m going to share lot’s of planning, details, tips and advice for brides-to-be so hopefully it will help others with their journey to the altar too.

Does anyone have any advice or words of wisdom to share going into my last week before the wedding? I would love to hear from you! Also, what do you think of this outfit for wedding guests? Do you have a go-to style for weddings?

The Perfect Outfit for Wedding Guests

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THE DRESS…
Eliza J Illusion Yoke Fit & Flare Dress

THE ACCESSORIES…
BAG:  Steve Madden Embroidered Clutch   |   Ted Baker Rose Gold Box Clutch (on sale 40% off, $89)

HEELS:  Sam Edelman Nude Linen Patent Hazel Pump   |   Sam Edelman Golden Caramel Hazel Pump

JEWELS:  Angelic Drops   |   Gold Celestial Drops (only $36)

LIPSTICK:  YSL Rouge Volpute Shine Lipstick in Lavalliere Nude   |   NARS Audacious Lipstick in Rita

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.

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