Friday Faves – Valentine’s Day Gifts For Friends, Loved Ones and Furry Pals!

Looking for cute Valentine’s Day gifts for friends? You’re in the right place. V-Day isn’t just about celebrating with your partner… it’s about celebrating friendship and love, in whatever form that comes. From gifts to self (because we all need to treat ourselves), to gifts for your furry friends, Valentine’s gifts for your bestie, thoughtful gifts for your family and of course if you’re coupled up, a lovely present for your partner.

Here’s my guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, family, lovers and of course, you – all under $75!

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Best Valentine’s Day Gifts for Friends:    1. DIFF Eyewear Rose Mirrored Sunglasses    |    2.  ‘Forget Me Knot’ Cuff Links (also in gold and gunmetal)    |     3.  Bow Tie Dog Collars (lots of prints and colors!)    |    4.  Fresh Sugar Tinted Lip Treatment    |    5.  Monogram Wallet    |    6.  Love Spinner Necklace    |    7.  Herbivore Botanicals Coco Rose Body Polish    |    8.  Prosecco Rose Candle    |    9.  Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish Set

Do you have any fabulous ideas on Valentine’s Day gifts for friends, lovers, furry pals or yourself? Please share and let’s help inspire each other!

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Style Sessions – The Feminine Winter Coat Every Girl Needs

There’s something so beautiful about wearing light colors and I love this feminine winter coat. It’s a fabulous change from all the dark hues normally worn in cooler months. I’ve had it for a few years now and always look forward to pulling it out for winter weather, it’s also been a favorite of mine to wear during New York Fashion Week in February. The key to styling a light feminine winter coat is wearing complementary neutral tones alongside it, think cream sweaters and scarves – they’re perfect!

Balance the lighter shade with darker bottom half, this also has a beautifully slimming effect. One of my favorite outfits is wearing this wool coat with printed pants, the simplicity of the coat looks fabulous mixed with prints. I hope you like this look as much as I love wearing it…

Tell me friends, are you into light coats or darker colors? I’ve wondered what other people prefer, I know darker shades are so easy and require less dry cleaning… but a cream feminine winter coat is just so soft and pretty!

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The Feminine Winter Coat Every Girl Needs:  Cream Wool Coat    |    Cream Sweater    |    Print Pants    |    Patent Heels    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag (on sale)    |   Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

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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!

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The Feminine Winter Coat Every Girl Needs…

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The Feminine Winter Coat Every Girl Needs:  Cream Wool Coat    |    Cream Sweater    |    Print Pants    |    Patent Heels    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag (on sale)    |   Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

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The Feminine Winter Coat Every Girl Needs:  Cream Wool Coat    |    Cream Sweater    |    Print Pants    |    Patent Heels    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag (on sale)    |   Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

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Style Sessions – Polished Military Style For Every Girl

One of my favorite looks is military style. I won’t even call it a trend, it’s a classic vibe that has been around for years and certainly isn’t going anywhere. I’ve been going to New York Fashion Week twice a year for a few years now and without fail, EVERY season military green is one of the most popular colors. From military style jackets, to military green shirts and even cute military inspired boots… it’s the best color and so easy to style with your existing wardrobe.

You’re all familiar with my love (ok, perhaps it’s more of an addiction) to chambray shirts, but lately I’ve been noticing more military green creeping into my closet. I personally love wearing mine with black jeans, distressed jeans and dark denim skinnies. It is also easy to wear with denim shorts and black shorts too. You know how black-on-black is often a safe look for any event? Well, I think black and military green is an amazing combination and perfect way to inject a little color, while still keeping the vibe very cool girl chic.

I recently found these amazing Derek Lam black patent point flats on sale at Century 21 (my go-to for designer brand massively reduced, seriously guys – if you don’t already shop there, check it out!). I love the super polished look they give to all my outfits… point toe flats are another trend that was HUGE at Fashion Week in September and I don’t think there’s any sign of it slowing down.

I’d love to hear what you think, do you like military style? How do you wear it? I love military green jeans too – they look amazing with black, white or grey shirts and tees.

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Military Style:  Military Green Shirt    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Black Skinny Jeans (these are the best!)    |    Derek Lam Black Patent Point Toe Flats    |    GiGi New York Monogram Handbag    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)    |    Leopard 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)

 
 

SHOP – THE BEST MILITARY STYLE:

 
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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Polished Military Style For Every Girl

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Military Style:  Military Green Shirt    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Black Skinny Jeans (these are the best!)    |    Derek Lam Black Patent Point Toe Flats    |    GiGi New York Monogram Handbag    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)    |    Leopard 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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GiGi New York Monogram Handbag   |   Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)

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Military Style:  Military Green Shirt    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Black Skinny Jeans (these are the best!)    |    Derek Lam Black Patent Point Toe Flats    |    GiGi New York Monogram Handbag    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch (on sale)    |    Leopard 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: Our Engagement Photoshoot on the Beach

I’m so excited to share our engagement photoshoot on the beach! I had been looking forward to it for weeks! It was such a fun, easy and relaxed shoot and I was delighted with how the photos turned out. I wore one of my favorite dresses of all time, it’s from Free People (I love everything they have) and you may recognize it from this summer afternoon in Santa Monica last year. It has that perfect effortless, boho vibe and is just one of those dresses that make you feel great! Plus, the flattering cut suits all body shapes too.

I hope you enjoy seeing these special photos, I can’t wait to get them printed and framed for our wall at home. I’m also sharing the 25 best engagement photoshoot dresses, click through to see them below. Of course, they’re not just for brides-to-be, these dresses are perfect if you’re after an easy, breezy boho vibe dress for everyday life…

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SHOP – THE 25 BEST ENGAGEMENT PHOTOSHOOT DRESSES:

 

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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Our Engagement Photoshoot on the Beach

 

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Style Sessions – Four Ways to Wear Chambray

An eternal style staple of women everywhere, I think we can all agree that chambray is a must-have. Confession time? I have about six chambray shirts – and am constantly on the look out for new ones to add to my collection. The thing is, they just go with EVERYTHING! If you’re looking for a little outfit inspiration, I am sharing four ways to wear chambray.

I’d love to hear from you, which chambray outfit do you like best? Leave a comment below and be sure to share how do you like to wear your denim shirts!

I’m also co-hosting the Trend Spin Link Up today, it’s another fun fashion link up and great place to share your outfits. Come link up here when you’re finished linking up below and join us to share more fab outfit ideas!

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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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Four Ways to Wear Chambray

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Ways to Wear Chambray – Splendid Star Chambray Shirt (As Seen on Kate Hudson):  Splendid Star Chambray Shirt (on sale)    |    Paige Verdugo Black Jeans (my fave jeans of ALL time)    |    Rose Gold Flat Sandals    |    Clutch (similar, even more fabulous!)   |    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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Ways to Wear Chambray – Denim and tulle:  Chambray Shirt  |    Skirt (this black version is also fab!)   |    Pearl Statement Necklace   |    Nude Patent Heels    |    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)    |    Lip Crayon

 

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Ways to Wear Chambray – Denim on Denim:  Chambray Shirt    |    Jeans    |    Leopard Belt    |   Ray Ban Blue Mirror Aviator Sunglasses

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)    |     Lip Crayon

 

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Ways To Wear Chambray – Leopard Skirt and Chambray:  Leopard Skirt    |    Chambray Shirt    |     Nude Patent Heels     |    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 Fuchsia Lights

 


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Join The Trend Spin Link Up

I’m delighted to be co-hosting the Trend Spin Link Up with Laura from Walking in Memphis in High Heels and Erin from The Fashion Canvas.

The Trend Spin Link Up is another fab fashion link up and great place to share your outfits. Join the fun by sharing your outfits below and be sure to visit other bloggers linking up – it’s a brilliant way to meet new friends and get outfit inspiration from all over the world.

Also, if you haven’t joined us for Style Sessions Link Up yet, come link up your outfits here too!

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This week the Trend Spin Link Up theme is anything you like, so I thought I’d share a recent outfit I loved…

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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties:  Chanel 10″ Handbag    |    Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)   |    J.Crew Stripe Top    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Jeans (these are my all time favorites, I have a couple pairs in black and dark blue, I always pick them up on sale at Century 21 or Nordstrom Rack)    |    Wool Coat (you’ll find more stunning coats here)   |    DIFF Eyewear Pink Mirrored Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

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Four Ways to Wear Stripes + Join The Spotlight Weekly Link Up

I always love collaborating with blog friends, our community truly is incredible! Today, I’m Co-Hosting a fabulous link up and would love for you to join us. It’s a great way to showcase your style, promote and share your blog posts, plus meet new bloggers from all over the world! But first, I wanted to share four ways to wear stripes, I just can’t get enough! They are so easy to style, always in fashion and perfect for any age. Are you a stripe lover too? How do you wear yours – shirts, skirts, scarves?

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Blush Midi Skirt and Stripe Top: Blush Knife Pleat Skirt (only $49!)    |    J.Crew Stripe Top   |    Loeffler Randall Gold Ballet Flats (this pair is also SUPER cute!)    |    Lexington Watch    |    Aviator Sunglasses    |    Metal Bow Belt    |    Clutch Bag    |    Stud 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)    |    OPI Nail Polish in ‘Cute and Small’ (it’s the PERFECT soft pink)    |    Chanel Lip Gloss in Mica

 

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Bright Pink DVF Jacket and Stripes:  DVF Jacket (on sale)    |    Theory Stripe T-Shirt    |    Michael Kors Lexington Watch    |    Tote Bag    |    Paige Denim Skinny Jeans    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price I’ve seen)    |    Tan Heels    |    Pave Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up

 

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My Most Popular Pinterest Pin:  Chambray Shirt    |   Monochrome Stripe Pencil Skirt    |    Pave Link Necklace (get 30% off everything at J.Crew using code GETGIFTS)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag (you’ll find more designer handbags here)    |    Prada Sunglasses    |    Red Heels    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Primer   |   Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – this is the holy grail of foundations!)   |   Beauty Blender   |   Concealer (NC30) | bareMinerals Mineral Veil Powder (Illuminating)   |   Smashbox Bronze Lights Bronzer   |   NARS Blush (Deep Throat)   |    Benefit They’re Real Mascara  |  YSL Lipstick #13 Le Orange (also Kourtney Kardashian’s favorite lipstick color)   |   Perfume by Tocca in ‘Stella’ (it smells beautiful! You’ll always get asked “what perfume are you wearing?”)   |   Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance

 

 

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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties:  Chanel 10″ Handbag    |    Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)   |    J.Crew Stripe Top    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Jeans (these are my all time favorites, I have a couple pairs in black and dark blue, I always pick them up on sale at Century 21 or Nordstrom Rack)    |    Wool Coat (you’ll find more stunning coats here)   |    DIFF Eyewear Pink Mirrored Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

 

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Style Sessions: Wedding Dress Styles – I Want Your Opinion!

Happy New Year! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful 2017. In case you missed it on Instagram, here’s a few photos from ours… we enjoyed a beautiful weekend with friends at the beach in a gorgeous house. Definitely a fabulous way to bring in the new year!

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Chris and I with the last sunset of 2016. One of my best friends Ariella did the perfect photo bomb!

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The best spot for New Years Eve

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2017 looks good!

 

As many of you may have seen in my recent post, I’m engaged! Yay! It’s very exciting and the wedding date is set for March 5th… this year!  We didn’t want to wait ages, so it means wedding planning is in full force at the moment. I’m in the midst of dress shopping and thought it would be fun to hear your thoughts on some different styles. If you’re also getting married, I thought I would share some styling advice on styles to suit different body shapes. Can’t wait to hear your thoughts and dress picks, leave a comment below! Thank you in advance, friends!


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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Wedding Dress Styles – I Want Your Opinion!

I’m currently shopping for my wedding dress and would love to hear your thought on some different cuts and styles. For fellow brides-to-be, I am also sharing some tips on which wedding dress silhouette best suits different body shapes, plus some common wedding dress terminology so you can talk like a pro in any bridal store!

I really want to hear your thoughts on these different wedding dress styles and what you do or don’t like about them… please leave a comment and share below, I would really appreciate your opinions. I’d also love to know, if you’ve been a bride what style you chose?

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1. Wedding Dress Styles – Sheer Back with Floral and Lace Details, Stella York Illusion Neckline Wedding Dress

 
 
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2. Wedding Dress Styles – A Line Floral and Lace, Milla Nova Jeneva Wedding Dress

 
 
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3. Wedding Dress Styles – Embellished Dress, Julie Vino Santorini Bridal Collection

 
 

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4. Wedding Dress Styles – Princess Tulle Embellished Dress, Pronovias Prala Dress

 
 
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5. Wedding Dress Styles – Sleek Cap Sleeve Dress, Pronovias Agua Dress  (Trend alert! Cap Sleeves are going to be a HUGE trend this year in bridal gowns, they’re super flattering too)

 
 

Here’s a handy guide on wedding dress silhouettes, styles to suit your body shape and common terminology, so you can talk-the-talk at any bridal store like a pro!

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Style Sessions: The Colored Wool Coat EVERY Girl Needs

I hope you all enjoyed the most wonderful Christmas! I can’t believe it’s over already… it’s my absolute favorite time of year. There’s just something so magical about it! Now it’s all about New Years Eve – what do you have planned? We’re spending a fun evening with friends at a beach house, just a low key dinner and some champs, of course.

I wanted to flash back to one of my favorite winter outfits today, it’s one of my most pinned looks and never goes out of style. I adore wearing this colored wool coat – it makes such a nice change from black, but is still a classic hue that is easy to match with staple colors and a little more fun that all-black head to toe. This Michael Kors coat is also 100% wool, so it’s incredibly warm and beautiful to wear. I really believe it’s worth investing in a quality wool coat and remember, the higher the wool or cashmere content, the warmer it will be.

I’d love to know, do you wear colored wool coats too? Or prefer to stick with classic black?

The Best Winter coat michael kors coat winter wool leopard scarf tall black knee high boots fashion blogger new york style lauren slade style elixir blog The Colored Wool Coat: Michael Kors Burgundy Coat (it was on sale)    |    Cashmere Sweater (on major sale at the BEST outlet store ever!)    |    J.Brand Skinny Jeans    |    Leather Boots    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on major sale!)    |    Leopard Scarf (only $29)    |    Pave Earrings

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 Fuchsia Lights



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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The Colored Wool Coat EVERY Girl Needs…

 

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The Colored Wool Coat: Michael Kors Burgundy Coat (it was on sale)    |    Cashmere Sweater (on major sale at the BEST outlet store ever!)    |    J.Brand Skinny Jeans    |    Leather Boots    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on major sale!)    |    Leopard Scarf (only $29)    |    Pave Earrings

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 Fuchsia Lights

 

 

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The Colored Wool Coat: Michael Kors Burgundy Coat (it was on sale)    |    Cashmere Sweater (on major sale at the BEST outlet store ever!)    |    J.Brand Skinny Jeans    |    Leather Boots    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on major sale!)    |    Leopard Scarf (only $29)    |    Pave Earrings

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 Fuchsia Lights

 

 

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Style Sessions: Exciting News – I’m Engaged! Plus My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties

I have three fabulous things to share with you today… the biggest and best news is, I’m engaged! It happened on my birthday two weeks ago and we’ve just been enjoying this time ourselves before announcing it to everyone. We were away for the weekend on a family cruise my parents organised and as I was sitting on the balcony soaking in the views before breakfast, Chris gave me a gorgeous big present box. I suspected inside was a perfume I really wanted (it was, Rose 31 from Le Labo is amazing)… as I unwrapped the ribbon and opened the box, sitting on top was the stunning ring. As I was frozen in a little moment of surprise, Chris got down on one knee… and I said yes! It was a perfect moment for the two of us, followed by a beautiful breakfast with my Mum and Dad, Grandma and Aunt.

I’m also excited to share with you that we’ve set the date – Sunday 5th March 2017. We didn’t want to wait forever to get married, so just decided to plan it for three months away… and no, it’s not a shotgun wedding. Stay tuned for lots of fun wedding talk! I’m in the midst of bridal dresses, bridesmaids dresses, invitations, decor… it’s all been fun! I’ll be sharing lots of gorgeous finds, so be sure to connect with me on Pinterest. Are any of you getting married soon too? Leave a comment below, I’d love to know!

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Also… as a very special “gift to self”, I welcomed this beautiful Chanel handbag as a momento of the journey I’ve had with Style Elixir. If you told me three years ago that I would have experienced lots of amazing travel, been featured in StyleWatch magazine, done NYFW twice every year, or met so many amazing friends from all over the world… I wouldn’t have believed you! I wanted to get just one incredibly special piece to mark this time in my life and a Chanel seemed perfect. I had been stalking the What Goes Around Comes Around store at Shopbop for ages to find the perfect one!

I’ve also been love love loving these Steve Madden Anella Booties, they’re the ultimate color for winter and wonderfully comfy. They’ve quickly become my go-to’s for every day! The best thing is, come spring you can wear them with lighter jeans and skirts too – I love booties that are super versatile. Have you seen their fab collection of tall boots and gorgeous booties? Steve Madden always have on-trend pieces at affordable prices (hello OTK boots that won’t break the bank!), I always check out their range when I’m looking for shoes and usually find exactly what I’m after.

I hope you like this classic look, every piece transcends seasons and are definitely staples every girl’s wardrobe needs…

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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties:  Chanel 10″ Handbag    |    Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)   |    J.Crew Stripe Top    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Jeans (these are my all time favorites, I have a couple pairs in black and dark blue, I always pick them up on sale at Century 21 or Nordstrom Rack)    |    Wool Coat (you’ll find more stunning coats here)   |    DIFF Eyewear Pink Mirrored Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights


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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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties…

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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties:  Chanel 10″ Handbag    |    Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)   |    J.Crew Stripe Top    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Jeans (these are my all time favorites, I have a couple pairs in black and dark blue, I always pick them up on sale at Century 21 or Nordstrom Rack)    |    Wool Coat (you’ll find more stunning coats here)   |    DIFF Eyewear Pink Mirrored Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

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4-steve-madden-anella-booties-sandstone-how-to-wear-light-leather-boots Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)

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My New Chanel Handbag and Steve Madden Booties:  Chanel 10″ Handbag    |    Steve Madden Anella Booties (be sure to check out these amazing booties and tall boots here!)   |    J.Crew Stripe Top    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Jeans (these are my all time favorites, I have a couple pairs in black and dark blue, I always pick them up on sale at Century 21 or Nordstrom Rack)    |    Wool Coat (you’ll find more stunning coats here)   |    DIFF Eyewear Pink Mirrored Sunglasses

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 Fuchsia Lights

 

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