Style Sessions – 5 Ideas On How To Wear A Blazer

If there’s one item I recommend every girl has in her closet, it’s a stylish blazer. Instantly transform a simple jeans and tee combo into a polished on-point outfit with these five ideas on how to wear a blazer. My absolute favorite designer for blazers is Pierre Balmain, you simply cannot top a Balmain blazer! They’re a style staple among celebs and just like other cult classics (hello Chanel handbag), a Balmain blazer is fashion goals. I love the way Morgan Stewart and Kim Kardashian both styled their Balmain blazers…

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One day I’ll have my very own Balmain blazer #goals, but for now… Inspired by my love of these chic blazers and classic style, I wanted to share a flashback of blazers in my own wardrobe and ways I’ve styled them. There’s always a place for the chic black blazer, but I really adore bold printed blazers and statement colors. I’ve had the black floral blazer below for a number of years and come Fall each year, out it comes. And you know what? Every time I wear it, people still ask where it’s from. I believe that’s what great style is all about, classic pieces that stand the test of time, yet still appear on-trend.

Do you love blazers too? What kind of color or vibe do you choose? Leave a comment and let me know what you think and which way I’ve styled them 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!

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. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

 

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Five Ideas On How To Wear A Blazer

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I also wanted to share a few of my favorite Pierre Balmain Blazers, best of all quite a few are currently on sale! You can check out the entire designer blazer range here.

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Style Sessions – Best One Piece Swimwear to Flatter Every Girl

I adore summer vacations and have made it my mission to find the best one piece swimwear. Bikini’s are cute and all, but there’s something about a one piece swimsuit that’s stylish and so figure flattering. With lots of pretty prints and color options, fun frills, bow and tie details, today I’m sharing the best one piece swimwear options for every girl.

As always, I love hearing your thoughts and what I really want to know is what everyone else thinks of one piece swimwear… are you a bikini girl or one-piece swimsuit fan? I’m definitely a one-piece girl, they just make me feel confident, comfortable and with so many cute options, they’re fun to wear too!

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Chris and I on our recent honeymoon at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa on the Gold Coast in Australia

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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Best One Piece Swimwear to Flatter Every Girl

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Best One Piece Swimwear: 1.  La Blanca Caged One Piece Swimsuit    |     2.  Robin Piccone Ava One Piece Swimsuit    |    3.  Kenneth Cole Solid One Piece Swimsuit    |    4.  J.Crew Stripe Shoulder Tie Swimsuit    |    5.  Becca Crochet One Piece Swimsuit

 
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Style Sessions: The Best Summer Dresses For Every Girl

I love how effortless pretty dresses are to wear! So today, I’m sharing the best summer dresses for every girl. My go-to is this Wayf Blouson Midi Dress, it’s classic, perfect for summer and totally on-trend.

I’m wearing the coral color in this Midi Dress and just ordered the ivory too! It’s currently 40% off and only $40… so obviously, a girl has to stock up! I normally wear a size 4 – 6 and found this dress fits totally true to size. With a cinched waist, perfect v-neck and stylish length, this is one dress that is super flattering for every body shape!

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Best Summer Dresses: Wayf Blouson 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 ask that you please follow Style Elixir (via Bloglovin’, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram) and provide a link to this in your post. Any tweets to spread the word are fabulous, we all love meeting new blog friends!

 

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The Best Summer Dresses – Wayf Blouson Midi Dress

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Best Summer Dresses: Wayf Blouson 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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Shop The Look: The Best Summer Dresses

 

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Style Sessions – Best Activewear On A Budget

I believe fab workout clothes inspire you to get out and move! I wanted to share my best activewear on a budget finds, they’re cute, comfy and won’t break the bank. I spend so much time in activewear and with lots of stylish options, it means you can easily get through the day from morning spin to brunch and beyond.

I’d love to hear from you, do you have any favorite brands or places to find activewear? I like discovering new options, so please leave a comment and let me know. I also want to know what colors you like? Black is such a popular choice, but brights are so fun too.

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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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Best Activewear On A Budget

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Best Activewear On A Budget:  1.  Zella Live In High Waisted Leggings (in Nordstrom sale for $35)    |    2.  Wireless Sports Bra (on sale)    |    3.  Chillin’ With No Makeup Sweatshirt    |    4.  Nike Flyknit Training Shoes (on sale $89)    |    5.  Zella Midnight High Waist Crop Leggings    |    6.  Zella Sultry High Waist Leggings (on sale $46)

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Style Sessions: My Wedding Hair Style – Ideas for Brides and Bridesmaids

As a bride, you have so many decisions to make! I have always been someone who knows exactly what I like… and what I don’t. Everyone who knows me, also knows all too well how notoriously particular I can be and what a perfectionist I am with everything. When it came to finding the wedding hair style that was juuust right, I spent countless hours browsing Pinterest but couldn’t find a photo of a bride with the exact hair I wanted for the day. Instead, I narrowed it down to three styles and found the most incredible hairdresser that was able to just get my vision and merge the elements of each that I loved to create the perfect wedding hair style for me.

I wanted to share a little more about my own bridal hair chignon, as well as the gorgeous bridesmaid hair styles my sister and best friends wore on the day… and of course our amazing hairdresser, Holly Stewart, who created them all beautifully and was an absolute delight to share the morning with.

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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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My Wedding Hair Style – Ideas for Brides and Bridesmaids

When choosing a bridal hair style, I had a few criteria the looks under consideration had to meet. First and foremost, it had to be a wedding hair style that could last the entire day and look as fabulous at the end as it did at the start… enduring hours of dancing, along with summer heat, humidity, a cathedral length veil and lots of guest hugs! After chatting with Holly about it, she confirmed what I had suspected… the only way to ensure this was with an up-do.

I found a few styles I liked and explained to Holly which parts I wanted to use from each to create the perfect wedding hair style for me. Some of my other specifics included a naturally finger brushed back look, sweeping one side back above my ears (to ‘lift’ my face and not drag it down) and have a effortless twist at the back, without anything too fussy or over-styled.

I also loved Morgan Stewart’s wedding hair style and used this effortlessly polished vibe for inspiration. Holly added the perfect finishing touch of bringing my chignon out to the sides so front-on in photos, you could see I still had a nice full head of hair.

bridal chignon wedding hair style bride hair styles bridesmaid pony tail loose curls I loved my bridal chignon, Holly Stewart did the most incredible job styling our hair.

 

When I was explaining it all (in my very specific and detail oriented way), I thought “oh gosh, no one is ever going to understand what I am envisaging”… but Holly is absolutely incredible and just ‘got it’ straight away. It was such a relief to know that on the day I didn’t have to worry… I knew I was in the best hands with Holly and could feel completely relaxed and excited.

On the day, I loved that Holly styled most of my hair early in the day so I could then relax, chat with my bridesmaids and have my makeup done. Then, when everything else was done and I was about to get dressed, Holly finished the chignon and worked in so wonderfully to help me achieve the perfect side-swept fringe, juuust the way I love it (as I said earlier, I am a notorious perfectionist! #sorrynotsorry).

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My bridesmaids were also incredibly happy with their hair. I love juxtapositions, so mixing high and low elements was what I wanted for the bridesmaids to create an easy, effortless look. They wore the most gorgeous rose gold sequin dresses, so I thought loose waves and a fun, high pony tail would be just right to add an effortless elegance. I was obsessed with how their hair turned out!

Even my sister, who has short hair and always wanted to try loose waves (but never had anyone get it right) was over-the-moon with how Holly did her style. At least once a week, she will still say to me, “I wish I could get my hair how Holly did it!”. If you have bridesmaids with different length hair (or people who just feel more comfortable with it up or down), this was a great way to tailor the style individually, while still having an overall vibe for the bridesmaids that fit together.

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I felt it made the biggest difference to work with a hair stylist who just ‘got it’ instantly and was so kind, patient, accommodating and supremely talented. I also remember thanking Holly for having such a beautifully calm and relaxed vibe, she is the perfect energy to have around on the morning of your wedding and made me feel so at ease.

When choosing a hair stylist for your wedding, it’s obviously essential to have someone really talented who works efficiently, but remember it’s also important to have people around who will bring a fabulous energy to the day and fit in well with your bridal party. #GoodVibesOnly! We were all absolutely thrilled with Holly Stewart for both these reasons, she’s the total hair stylist package and I feel so lucky that we were all able to have such perfect hair on my wedding day.

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bridal chignon wedding hair style bride hair styles bridesmaid pony tail loose curls

bridal chignon wedding hair style bride hair styles bridesmaid pony tail loose curls

bridal chignon wedding hair style bride hair styles bridesmaid pony tail loose curls

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bridal chignon wedding hair style bride hair styles bridesmaid pony tail loose curls Our Father-Daughter dance, we did such a fun routine!

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Style Sessions – Hottest 6 Items in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It’s one of the biggest sales of the year! Nordstrom cardholders have early access to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale right now, but it opens to the public this Friday 21st July. You can check out everything that will be on sale here!

This is one major sale where things sell out fast, so you’ve got to plan it out and get in quick to grab the bargains. I have been wanting some new active wear for months, so these Zella High Waist Leggings are high on my list – they’re only $35 and have a whopping 450 five-star reviews!

Today I’m sharing the hottest five items that I’ll be shopping as soon as the sale opens on Friday… my style is quite classic, so I always love to shop pieces that are eternally stylish and not trend based. So much of my wardrobe I’ve had for years and the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is a perfect time to pick up timeless style and buy some quality pieces that are usually a splurge (or out of the question!).

I’d love to hear from you, what are you hoping to snap up? Do you usually shop classic pieces, or more trend based items during sales?

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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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:  1. Madewell 10-Inch High Rise Ripped Skinny Jeans, $89    |    2. Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel, $329 (was $498)    |    3. Tory Burch Frida Leather Satchel, $329 (was $498)    |    4. M.A.C Makeup Brush Set, $49 (was $167)    |    5. Halogen Oliver Calf Hair Ankle Wrap Flats, $59    |    6. Vince Camuto Karinda Over the Knee Boot, $159 (was $240)

 

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Style Sessions – Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

It’s the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this week! Yay! I don’t know about you, but I am absolutely obsessed with Nordstrom… they have everything and the best returns policy ever. It is my go-to for designer and affordable fashion, and when the Anniversary Sale rolls around you can snag some real bargains.

I wanted to share a few of my all time favorite pieces from Nordstrom so you can check them out while the sale is on. Oh and I’m not the only one in love with these things, for example these black Paige Transcend Verdugo Skinny Jeans have 54 five-star reviews… I bought my first pair last September and quickly fell in love, even buying two more pairs so I have back-up’s. Yes, they’re that good. As a size guide, they fit true to size, so order your regular fit.

This Wayf Blouson Midi Dress is also incredible! It’s so pretty and feminine, but super comfy and figure flattering too. I have both the coral and ivory colors! It’s perfect year-round too, I just add a cute denim jacket or blazer in fall and winter. It’s such a versatile piece too, you can easily dress it up or down with different shoes and accessories. I have major love for this piece and am sure you’ll love it too!

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Of course, I’m a big believer that fragrance finishes off any outfit and is essential to make you feel beautiful every day. One of my all time favorite perfumes is Beach Walk by Maison Margiela. I receive so many compliments about this scent! I’ve been on a long search for the perfect beach scent and so many didn’t make the cut. This one is absolutely incredible and reminds me of warm, sunny summer beach days – it’s got all the right mix, pretty summer flowers, a little coconut and salty beach air. I don’t know how they did it, but it truly is the beach in a bottle. This also has 33 five-star reviews, it’s divine!

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Beach Walk by Maison Margiela

What have you got your eye on in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Leave a comment and let me know! Plus, feel free to share some links to pieces you like – I’d love to check them out! Happy shopping, friends!

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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Outfit One – Paige Verdugo Skinny Jeans

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Military Style:  Military Green Shirt    |    Paige Denim Verdugo Black Skinny Jeans (these are the best!)    |    Derek Lam Black Patent 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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Outfit Two – Wayf Blouson Midi Dress

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The Wayf Blouson Midi Dress Everyone’s Crazy About:  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!)    |    Maison Margiela Replica Perfume in Beach Walk (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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Style Sessions: 4th of July Outfit – Perfect Star Chambray Shirt

Happy 4th of July! This Splendid Star Chambray Shirt is a favorite of mine and makes a perfectly effortless 4th of July outfit. This look is from a low-key Sunday evening in Santa Monica, oh how I love LA summer nights! This chambray shirt is perfect to wear through summer with white jeans and cut off shorts, then transition it into fall with black skinny jeans. It’s also been spotted on Kate Hudson and like everything, she made it look amazing.

I’m also wearing my favorite jeans of ALL time. They’re the Paige Verdugo Black Jeans and they are incredible. I bought a black pair last year and after a week, loved them so much I went to get a second pair. Then a couple of weeks ago, I needed new dark blue jeans and got myself another two pairs of the Paige Verdugo blue jeans. They fit true to size and I can’t recommend them enough!

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4th of July Outfit: Splendid Star Chambray Shirt    |    Paige Verdugo Black Jeans (my fave jeans of all time)    |    Rose Gold Flat Sandals    |    Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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!)    |    Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in ‘Chantilly Lace’    |    Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Balm    |    Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum

 

I’d love to know, are you a chambray shirt fan too? I am obsessed. I recently cleared out my closet and couldn’t believe the number of chambray shirts I own… and I still don’t have enough! They’re the best. I am completely obsessed with this Rails Chandler Embroidered Shirt, how pretty are the blush pink flowers. Love!

 

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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4th of July Outfit – Perfect Star Chambray Shirt

4th of July Outfit: Splendid Star Chambray Shirt    |    Paige Verdugo Black Jeans (my fave jeans of all time)    |    Rose Gold Flat Sandals    |    Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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!)    |    Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in ‘Chantilly Lace’    |    Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Balm    |    Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum   

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4th of July Outfit: Splendid Star Chambray Shirt    |    Paige Verdugo Black Jeans (my fave jeans of all time)    |    Rose Gold Flat Sandals    |    Clutch    |    Ray Ban Aviator 58mm Sunglasses    |    Crystal Stud Earrings

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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!)    |    Deborah Lippmann Nail Color in ‘Chantilly Lace’    |    Estee Lauder Pure Color Lip Balm    |    Bobbi Brown Beach Eau de Parfum   

 

splendid la kate hudson star chambray shirt outfit I love this cute star print chambray shirt, as seen on Kate Hudson.

 

Style Sessions Flashback: A Perfect Summer Outfit

I was looking back through some of my Style Sessions over the past few years and came across a look I really wanted to share with you. It’s such a perfect summer outfit and so easy to wear! I love the crisp white floral top and chic black pencil skirt, the pops of pink and floral sunglasses make it so fun for summer days! Also, depending on the vibe where you work, it can be a stylish look for the office too.

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Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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 Pure Color Lipstick

 

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! 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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A Perfect Summer Outfit…

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A Perfect Summer Outfit:  White Top    |   Pencil Skirt    |    Heels    |    Monogram Clutch    |    Dolce & Gabbana Floral Sunglasses

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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 Pure Color Lipstick

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monochrome and magenta black and white style gigi new york monogram clutch bellami hair extensions lily ghalichi hair style elixir www.stylelixir.com fashion blog lauren slade blogger

A Perfect Summer Outfit:  White Top    |   Pencil Skirt    |    Heels    |    Monogram Clutch    |    Dolce & Gabbana Floral Sunglasses

Beauty: Estee Lauder Mattifier Shine Control and 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 Pure Color Lipstick

 

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Friday Faves: 5 of the Best Skincare Products I Can’t Live Without

I’m excited to share the best skincare products I can’t live without! While makeup is fabulous and we all love it for the miracles it can work, I recognized that I really wanted to focus more on improving my skin so it looks beautiful without any makeup. You know, the old “I woke up like this”… except, for real.

In this quest to improve my skin, both face and body, I’ve been trying many products and have found a few I’m truly excited about, they have been achieving real results quickly. I love sharing fab finds with you and here are 5 skincare products I can’t live without.

Of course, I want to hear from you! Please share the skincare love with our Style Elixir sisterhood here and leave a comment below with a skincare product you can’t live without. I want to keep trying new ones!

Five of the Best Skincare Products I Can’t Live Without

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1. Algenist Genius Ultimate Anti-Aging Bi-Phase Peel
I’ve been using this twice a week and you definitely feel it working, then straight after washing it off, your skin feels so soft. This powerful yet gentle formula calms and soothes skin, with no irritation or recovery time. It visibly improves skin texture, brightens and enhances radiance for a youthful-looking, glowing complexion. Great for all skin types, it minimizes the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skintone, fine lines and wrinkles, while improving skin elasticity. With over 3,427 Loves at Sephora, I’m not the only one who thinks this is an amazing skincare product! I am a huge fan of the whole Algenist range.

 

2. Dead Sea Mineral Mud Soap
As part of being more aware of my health and wellness, I’ve been opting for organic products where possible. With Activated Charcoal and therapeutic grade Essential Oils, this is one of the best! It’s also a #1 Amazon best seller for a reason, that’s how I first discovered it. For centuries people have traveled from all over the world to the Dead Sea to slather themselves in its nutrient-rich mud. The concentration of over 21 different minerals offers the ultimate natural skin care. Dead Sea mud draws out impurities, toxins and dirt particles, leaving your skin fresh and clean. It’s also effective relief for skin issues including acne, eczema and psoriasis.

 

3. Caudalie Beauty Elixir
The five-star reviews speak for themselves! I tried this recently in a facial at the Plaza Hotel in New York and fell in love. My skin felt and looked incredible after it. Inspired by Queen Isabelle of Hungary’s elixir of youth, this treatment smooths away fine lines, tightens pores and gives the complexion an instant boost of radiance. It’s become a cult product, loved by beauty addicts, celebrities and makeup artists alike.

 

4. Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield
This is a brilliant product and worth every cent! It’s a skin treatment, primer and SPF 30 all in one! As soon as you apply it, you can see an immediate difference – I honestly feel like my skin looks photoshopped. It blurs imperfections and corrects, while combating signs of aging. Mushroom peptides treat lines and wrinkles by helping aid regulation of collagen and elastin, while a soft-focus complex smoothes and blurs imperfections for improved tone and texture.

 

5. Algenist Algae Brightening Mask
This professional-grade mask has been a go-to of mine for years. When I’m working long late hours into the night, I pop this on as I work to ensure that even though I’m not getting the sleep I should, my skin will still look beautiful the next day. I truly love this product, if I have any blemishes or my skill looks dull and needs a pick-me-up, it works wonders. This mask gently exfoliates with real leaves of sea kelp and delivers powerful antioxidant protection in a beautiful, freshly scented blue-green algae silt base. Its expert formula is designed to visibly brighten, smooth and hydrate, while pampering your skin.

 

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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