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


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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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