Welcome to the Style Sessions Fashion Link Up! Can you believe tomorrow is New Years Eve? I’m trying to come to terms that it’s the end of 2014… I feel like it just started.

I hope this year has been everything you dreamed of and that 2015 brings you much happiness, love, laughter, adventure and success. I want to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for joining me here each day, you make my world a better place and I can only hope I’ve brought a little sparkle into yours.

Today I’m sharing a look that incorporates a touch of festivity (I love a good party skirt), but is styled in a laid-back luxe way that allows you to bring glamour into everyday. This skirt and bow sweater are currently on sale, plus I have to make a special mention of these eternally chic sunglasses and this handbag. I’ve honestly worn this bag every day for the past three years… I was only thinking this week how much I love it, it just works with everything and always looks so stylish (if you’re after a new handbag for the new year, it has over 40 five-star reviews – so clearly I’m not alone with my obsession!).

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag Party Skirts and Bows:  Skirt (on sale)    |    Sweater (on sale)    |    Handbag    |    Sunglasses    |    Necklace    |    Heels

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)    |    6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)    |    Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish    |    Lipstick

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!

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Party Skirts and Bows…

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag Party Skirts and Bows:  Skirt (on sale)    |    Sweater (on sale)    |    Handbag    |    Sunglasses    |    Necklace    |    Heels

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)    |    6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)    |    Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish    |    Lipstick

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag

Black A line party skirt grey sweater with bow alice and olivia style fashion blogger style elixir www.stylelixir.com lauren slade prada sunglasses red patent heels marc by marc jacobs fran classic q bag Party Skirts and Bows:  Skirt (on sale)    |    Sweater (on sale)    |    Handbag    |    Sunglasses    |    Necklace    |    Heels

Beauty: Bellami Hair Extensions (#8 Ash Brown – use code ‘StyleHair’ for $5 off on any extensions over 160g)    |    6-in-1 Curler (use code ‘StyleCurls’ for $160 off)    |    Primer    |    Foundation (#3N1)    |    Concealer (NC30)    |    Illuminating Powder    |    Bronzer    |    Blush (Deep Throat)    |    Mascara    |    Nail Polish    |    Lipstick

Meet Our Head Stylist..

I’m thrilled to introduce you to this week’s Head Stylist, Deidre from Deidre Emme! I adore this skirt she styled recently, how perfect would this be for a holiday party?

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STYLE Q&A WITH DEIDRE:

How would you describe your style? Versatile. One thing I love about fashion and style is the ability to put your own twist on all the looks you see in magazines and make them your own. I don’t like to look the exact same in every outfit or style post. So I am willing to branch out and try new textures, new colors, new hairstyles, new lippies… you name it, I will try to put a look together for it! One of the best compliments I have ever gotten is, “You have so many different looks.” That is what I am going for.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving? Simple Layers. I am in love with adding little details through layering. Whether it be a patterned button up under a sweater or a textured top with a lightweight jacket or cardigan on top. I cannot get enough of the layers right now. Also hats. All hats. I used to buy them for fun but they would only get worn once and awhile but now it is all hats all the time. They are the perfect accessory.

What inspired you to start your blog? Initially my blog started as purely lifestyle, a way for people in my family to see what I was up to when I moved away. But as I learned more about clothes, hair, and makeup I changed it from lifestyle to life + style. I am by no means a small girl. I am a size 12. I am 5’9″. And I wanted to showcase that along with my life I am able to style and dress for a different sized body than all the size zeros that are all over the internet. I wanted women to see a different body type that could still put together stylish outfits.

Name a couple beauty products you couldn’t live without: If we are talking the basics it would be Carmex, Benefit Benetint and Great Lash Mascara. If we are talking the extras, it would be Laced Hair Extensions, Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Stila All Day Liquid Lipstick in Aria.

What is your best beauty trick? Most of my beauty tricks came from my time in pageants! In fact… I have compiled a huge list of them. But lately my favorite trick to share is how to keep from getting raccoon eyes. I know most women prefer to stay away from waterproof mascara, but my trick is to always use waterproof on your bottom eyelashes. Use whatever your heart desires on your top lashes  – I have been addicted to a layer of buxom followed by a layer of They’re Real – but always use something waterproof on the bottom to keep it from rubbing off or smudging below.

What is your favorite (or dream) vacation destination? My dream vacation destination would be China. I have been seeing all sorts of amazing things on China and I would love to be there and experience it first hand. Plus I had a roommate my last year as a single woman that was visiting as a foreign studies student from China and I would love to be able to see her again! But I mostly just want to travel. My husband and I cannot wait until we are in a place to be able to travel the world.

Tell us something not many people know about you? This one is hard because there is not much that I keep a secret from my readers. But I guess if you aren’t one of my frequent readers I can really share anything!? So I will give you a quick couple notes. I competed in the Miss Idaho Organization starting when I was 18 to earn scholarship money for college. I met my husband during my last year competing – and it would have been my last year competing no matter what because I was going to age out. We got married the month after I passed on my crown. And now I volunteer for the organization which keeps me busy since my husband travels all the time because he is a professional baseball player!

To discover more about Deidre, visit Deidre Emme!

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