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!

Style Elixir

 

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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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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Style Sessions: What A Weekend! We Are Married!

What a weekend! Chris and I are now married! It’s amazing to say that… it almost seems surreal. We are spending a few days this week on a mini honeymoon, which I can’t wait to share with you, along with all the photos from our very special day. It’s true what they say, it all flies by so quickly – but we soaked up every moment and enjoyed each second with our family and friends.

wedding beach photos couple engagement shoot

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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We Are Married!

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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!

sunset-yoga-with-brad-santa-monica-beach-los-angeles wear it to heart yoga pants

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?

hollywood sign hike runyon canyon LA hikes wear it to heart yoga pants

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 Best Yoga Leggings and Women’s Activewear

Leopard Leggings wear it to heart

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)

grey black reversible yoga tank top with la yoga clothing Reversible Yoga Tank Top (genius, one side it black, the other grey)

yoga sports bra wear it to heart printed crop top Sprinkles Racerback Sports Bra

 

Yoga Jacket Music Zipper Wear it to Heart Yoga

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

 

tribal print sports bra yoga crop tank top

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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Style Sessions: Popular Outfit – My J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest

I’ve previously shared these J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest and this look has been one of my most popular outfit pins ever! I love classic style that never goes out of fashion and this look has proven to transcend seasons year after year. I believe EVERY girl needs a fabulous pair of leather pants, they’re an investment for sure, but worth every cent. When I bought mine, I went hunting to find them on sale at my all time favorite designer outlet department store in New York, Century 21. They ship worldwide too and always have the best fashion at seriously cheap prices (side note, this is not a sponsored post… I’ve been obsessed with C21 stores for years and tell all my friends about it, so naturally wanted to share it with you too!).

Tell me, do you own a pair of leather pants? If not, is it something you love the look of or aren’t really a fan?  Leave a comment and share your thoughts – I LOVE reading your comments!

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J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest:  J Brand Leather Pants (also check out Century 21 for leather pants on sale)   |    Equipment Polka Dot Sweater    |   Tailored Blazer    |    Patent Heels (on major sale)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    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 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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Popular Outfit – My J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest…

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J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest:  J Brand Leather Pants (also check out Century 21 for leather pants on sale)   |    Equipment Polka Dot Sweater    |   Tailored Blazer    |    Patent Heels (on major sale)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    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

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

j brand leather pants on pinterest equipment polka dot sweater lauren slade fashion blogger new york los angeles style elixir

J Brand Leather Pants on Pinterest:  J Brand Leather Pants (also check out Century 21 for leather pants on sale)   |    Equipment Polka Dot Sweater    |   Tailored Blazer    |    Patent Heels (on major sale)    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Handbag   |   Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (on sale)    |    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

 

 

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Style Sessions: The Date Night Outfit EVERY Girl Can Wear

Happy Valentine’s Day, friends! Whether you’re single or coupled up, it’s a day to celebrate love in every form. Chris and I are celebrating with a simple dinner (it’s a little picnic on the river tonight) and my family all send each other love and a “Happy Valentine’s Day” message by about 8am in the morning! So whether you’re flying solo, or paired up, enjoy today and celebrate the friendship and special relationships you have with those you treasure most. I won’t be forgetting my little pup Ollie, he’s definitely one of the greatest loves of my life!

Oh and be sure treat yourself… here are a few gorgeous ‘gift’s to self’ in my favorite color, blush pink! It’s very Valentine’s Day appropriate (not to mention STILL one of the hottest color trends, with no sign of going anywhere).

I wanted to share a flashback to one of my most pinned outfits, I think it’s a really cute look for Valentine’s Day! There’s just something about a fit and flare skirt that exudes elegance and femininity. Best of all, it suits every body shape and you can pair it with a simple top (I’m sure you already own a ton that would be perfect).

I’d love to hear from you, do you like fit and flare skirts too? What’s your go-to outfit for a date night?

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion Date Night Outfit:  Floral Fit and Flare Skirt  |    Cream Blouse    |    Nude Heels    |    Bracelet   |    Stud Earrings    |    Statement Necklace

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 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 Date Night Outfit EVERY Girl Can Wear…

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion

Date Night Outfit:  Floral Fit and Flare Skirt  |    Cream Blouse    |    Nude Heels    |    Bracelet   |    Stud Earrings    |    Statement Necklace

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

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit cream blouse with pearl statement necklace feminine fashion

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion champagne

DATE NIGHT OUTFIT idea fit and flare floral skirt feminine fashion

Date Night Outfit:  Floral Fit and Flare Skirt  |    Cream Blouse    |    Nude Heels    |    Bracelet   |    Stud Earrings    |    Statement Necklace

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

 

 

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Style Sessions: Inside My Shoe Wardrobe – The Shoes Every Girl Needs

I’m taking you inside my shoe wardrobe, these are the shoes every girl needs ! We all have favorites and these are some of mine – I love these lace up heels, these ankle booties and these perfect black patent heels. They are versatile and work beautifully with so many outfits. Importantly, they are also timeless classics that will never go out of style. One of my favorite places to shop for shoes (and everything else) is Century21, they have the most gorgeous designer fashion at major sale prices.

The good news is, quite a few are currently on sale! I’ve actually been getting ‘back-up’ pairs while they’re on sale.  My mum always taght me, when you find a pair of fabulous shoes that are comfy and cute, you have to stock up!

Do you feel the same way? Have you ever got back-up pairs of your favorite shoes before? I’d love to hear what they were, or the kind of shoes you would love to get a few pairs of!

shoes every girl needs

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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INSIDE MY SHOE WARDROBE

The Shoes Ever Girl Needs…

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Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 1:  Lace Up Heels

shoes every girl needs nude patent heels

Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 2:  Nude Heels

shoes every girl needs black cage sandals

Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 3:  Black Cage Sandals

shoes every girl needs black booties

Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 4:  Black Ankle Booties

shoes every girl needs black patent heels

Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 5:  Black Patent Heels

shoes every girl needs pink kate spade sneakers

Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 6:  Kate Spade Sneakers

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Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 7:  Nike Sneakers

shoes every girl needs leopard print heels Shoe Wardrobe Must-Have 8:  Leopard Heels

I’d LOVE to hear about your shoe wardrobe… what are your must-haves?

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