Welcome to Style Sessions! Today is a fun one (although, I’d like to hope they’re always fun!) I’m excited to show you one of my fave new tops, introduce you to one of my gorgeous blogger friends and remind you there’s still lots of brilliant giveaways happening here on Style Elixir!

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 5am 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 brilliant way to 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 GFC!) 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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Bright Stripes Are An Outfit Delight!

Recently, I’ve been living in this sheer, subtly chevron stripe blouse – it’s so fun and versatile! One of my favorite ways to style it has been with black tailored shorts (like this pair from Michael Kors on sale!) and patent heels for a polished spin on a traditionally casual staple. It also looks fab with white jeans for a really fresh, easy breezy feel. Hailing from a recent discovery of mine, this top is from Jolie Melange boutique. Katie is the owner and she’s such a delight! I love supporting women in business and with great wardrobe additions like this orange and white tunic, these cobalt shorts (I adore them!), pretty coral maxi dress and fun neon top, her stylish new venture is bound to be a success! If you’d like to win a $40 store credit to Jolie Melange, click here to enter. Katie’s also offering 15% discount to Style Elixir readers and free shipping on all US orders (use code StyleElixir at checkout). Keep up with Jolie Melange on Facebook and Twitter!

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Outfit Details:  Jolie Melange Blouse  c/o  |   Tailored Shorts (similar from Michael Kors – on sale!)  |  Prada Sunglasses   |   Pave Earrings (similar)   |   Dogeared Wishbone Necklace  |  Black Patent Heels (similar)  |  Tiffany & Co. Ring   |   Gold Bangles  (similar)  |  Marc Jacobs Handbag

 

Grand Giveaways!

If you love luxurious Baxter Moerman jewelry, J.Crew, Sephora, Target, Starbucks and Essie nail polish as much as I do, then this is the giveaway for you! To win over $260 in prizes, simply click here and enter now!Plus, for your chance to win a $50 J.Crew Gift Card thanks to the gorgeous Lulu, enter here.



Meet Our Head Stylist… 

I’m excited to introduce to you this week’s Head Stylist, Shannon from GBO Fashion! Shannon and I have become great blog friends and I always adore seeing an email pop in from her because I know it will make me laugh! For a gal with a great sense of humor, she’s also got a great sense of style! Her blog is all about the ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Ok’ of fashion – and here’s the super fun part, you get to rate it a ‘G’, ‘B’ or ‘O’! I personally think all her outfits earn a huge A, for Amazing….

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What is your go-to look?  In the summer, without a doubt my go-to look is always a skirt. I tend to reach for A-line cuts in fun prints and light fabrics. Pair it with a chambray shirt or another light button-up, tie a knot in the bottom instead of tucking, throw on some cute sandals and a panama hat, or some sunnies and voila! You’ve got a look that keeps you cool, comfortable and is effortlessly ‘summer’.

There are so many fashion trends right now, which on are you currently loving? Oh man – how do I pick? I am loving the mixed print trend because if often involves three of my absolute favorite things: florals, stripes and polka dots! If you’ve visited my blog recently, then you also know that I’m obsessed with the mint trend.

What inspired you to start GBO Fashion?  Well, you can read the full account here, but to make a long story short, the idea for GBO Fashion stemmed from a wanting to get my sister’s opinions on my outfits even though we lived hundreds of miles away from each other. Originally, I had no intentions of even making it a public blog. But then I discovered what a creative outlet it was for me and I figured, go big or go home! Right? Right guys? Bueller? Bueller?

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without:  Dior Show’s Blackout Mascara, L’Oreal lipstick in Toasted Almond (#843) and Clearasil Pads. Yes, I know you’re supposed to graduate from using those after the age of 14, but the truth is that this lazy turd of a girl would probably never wash her face if it weren’t for those thangs. So I always keep them in stock.

How would you describe your style?  Ooooh – this is a tough one for me. I think I’d describe it as fairly classic? With a hint of… girliness and femininity? I’m not even sure. I am drawn to so many different styles. I’m also a firm believer that you should reserve the right to rock whatever style you feel like rocking that day! Life is too short to be confined to one thing. Right? Right guys? Bueller? Bueller?

To discover more about Shannon, visit GBO Fashion.

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Welcome to Style Sessions! I hope you’ve had a great start to the week – can you believe we’re in June?!

I wanted to thank you all today for sharing so many wonderful things last Friday. In case you haven’t read it yet, I started the first weekly Friday’s Fab Favorites. This is something new, where each Friday I share with you my favorite things about the week – it could be something I’ve done, seen, experienced or bought! Last week so many of you shared things from your own life and I can’t begin to tell you how much I’ve loved reading them. Hearing what makes you happy and what the best part of your week was, well, it really made me happy! I’d love for us to keep this going – kind of a little end of week moment to reflect on what we have to be thankful for and what brought us happiness (whether that’s visiting Disneyland, spending time with our loved ones, or a new pair of heels!)Oh and there’s still time to enter the big May Giveaway! If you’d like to win over $200 in Gift Cards and Prizes (think Nordstrom, Sephora, Target, Visa, T.J.Maxx), simply click here to enter.

For Style Sessions today, I’m sharing with you a timeless look featuring black lace, pearls and a requisite pop of color…

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions is live every Tuesday from 5am 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 brilliant way to showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now and meet some new fashionistas!
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Welcome to Style Sessions! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week so far. If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen a recent photo of my new leopard print jeans… well, they have been on repeat!

Do you have a favorite item you’ve been wearing a lot of recently too? 

 photo 21_zpsf8a690b0.pngIncase you’re new here, Style Sessions is 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 brilliant way to showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the fashion link-up? Add your post now!

 

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Welcome to Style Sessions! I hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend. Chris and I spent a lovely few days relaxing and visiting our families. I have to say, there’s just something very wonderful about being back in your family home… I immediately felt so relaxed and happy – it was fantastic.

Before we start today, I wanted to mention the huge giveaway brought to you by the delightful advertisers of Style Elixir. Would you like to win over $300 in prizes? Think J.Crew, Sephora, Target, Starbucks, Ulta, LOFT, Amazon and more! Simply enter here.


I’m so thrilled you’re joining me today for another Style Sessions. If you’re new here, I believe we all have an inner Rachel Zoe and the opportunity to share this shouldn’t just be reserved for those who have a show on Bravo. Whether Vogue is your religion and WhoWhatWear your bible, or you’re just a girl who likes to be confident and feel good in how you dress, this link-up is for you!


Join us every Tuesday from 5am PST and share anything outfit or fashion related. If you coerced your spouse into doing a fashion shoot, took a couple of ‘selfies’, or are on a budget and would like to create a ‘virtual outfit’, we’d love to see it!

Feature As Head Stylist!

Each week, I will select one person to be featured as Head Stylist in the next Style Sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to really showcase your style to everyone!

Be Inspired!
My vision is for this to be like one giant girls night in (or a shopaholics anonymous meeting), where we share our own unique style, favorite outfits, latest fashion loves and hopefully be inspired with new ideas!

To join, I ask that you please follow my blog (via Bloglovin’EmailTwitterGFC or Facebook) and because it’s good etiquette, simply provide a link to this in your post or add the button to your blog. And the more we get the word out there, the more people will see your gorgeous outfit each week – so spread the news about Style Sessions and tweet!
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A Bright and Happy Weekend


Today, I thought I’d share an outfit from over the Easter weekend. As mentioned, few things make me happier than being with my family – so spending a few days with them was amazing! It instantly puts a smile on my face and my outfits surely follow suit. Bright, happy and relaxed was the order of Easter Sunday…

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Outfit Details:  
Red Dress by Topshop (similar here, here or here)  |  Handbag by Oroton (similar here, here or here)  |  Gold Leaf Earrings – from a market (similar here, here here or here)  |  Leaf Cuff (similar here or here)  |  Tiffany & Co. Ring  |  Jewelled Bow Flats (similar herehere or here)  |  YSL Lipstick in Le Orange










Meet Our Head Stylist…

I’m so excited to introduce you to Jenny from Crazy Style Love.  
She’s quickly become one of my fashion favorites… but it’s not just the brilliant style that endears her to me, Jenny’s also one of the sweetest bloggers you’ll meet!

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As soon as I discovered her blog, I was hooked! Jenny features fabulous style and as you can see, not only has a stunning wardrobe of clothes, but also gorgeous accessories. This bright fuchsia coat and luxe leopard print caught my eye last week and immediately, I knew I had to share Jenny’s style with you…

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STYLE Q&A WITH JENNY

What is your favorite wardrobe piece?  My favorite piece always seems to change, but I would say that every woman should have a classic, designer purse in her wardrobe. I just purchased a cobalt blue Chanel flap bag that I’m madly in love with. I could be wearing an outfit that costs $10 from head to toe, but when I throw on a beautiful designer bag with it, I feel like a million bucks!

Describe your style in three words:  Feminine, Colorful, Classic.


Best piece of fashion advice?  Never leave the house without first looking in a full length mirror and checking yourself out from behind! So many embarrassing fashion mishaps can be avoided by doing this!

Such fabulous advice – and such gorgeous style! To discover more about Jenny, visit Crazy Style Love or go say hello on Twitter!


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P.S I’ve linked this up to What I Wore Wednesday, Real Girl Glam, Random Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On, Fashion Informant and Lovely Blog Hop.
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Welcome to Style Sessions! I can’t believe this segment has been running for two months now (where does the time go!). It’s incredible to watch how it has grown and see more fabulous fashion and style here each week. I’d like to say a huge thank you to you all, we’re building this together and it’s just so exciting!


If you’re new here, I believe we all have an inner Rachel Zoe and the opportunity to share this shouldn’t just be reserved for those who have a show on Bravo. Whether Vogue is your religion and WhoWhatWear your bible, or you’re just a girl who likes to be confident and feel good in how you dress, this link-up is for you!










Join us every Tuesday from 4pm PST and share anything outfit or fashion related. If you coerced your spouse into doing a fashion shoot, took a couple of ‘selfies’, or are on a budget and would like to create a ‘virtual outfit’, we’d love to see it!

Feature As Head Stylist!
Each week, I will select one person to be featured as Head Stylist in the next Style Sessions. This is a fantastic opportunity to really showcase your style to everyone!

Be Inspired!
My vision is for this to be like one giant girls night in (or a shopaholics anonymous meeting), where we share our own unique style, favorite outfits, latest fashion loves and hopefully be inspired with new ideas!

To join Style Sessions, I ask that you please follow my blog (via GFC, Email, Twitter, Bloglovin’ or Facebook) and simply provide a link to this in your post or add the button to your blog (because it’s just good etiquette). As this is new, I’d be so appreciative of any tweets to spread the word!
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My Love Affair With Leopard Continues

One of my favorite prints of all time is undoubtedly leopard. If I need to get ready quickly, or am feeling uninspired and just can’t decide on an outfit, leopard is my go-to. Guaranteed to always add a fashion edge to your look, I love accessorizing it with warm colors like gold or red. At the moment, I’m also obsessed with my new leather-look coated jeans. They’re beyond comfortable and I adore the way they seem a little leather like.

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Outfit Details:  Shirt  |  Jeans  |  Handbag  |  Heels  |  Earrings  |  Ring (or similar)  |  OPI Nail Polish  |  Lipstick
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Meet Our Head Stylist…

Introducing the lovely Val from Style to Envy!

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Isn’t Val gorgeous! Style to Envy is a unique concept, you don’t get style inspiration from just one fashionista, you get it from two! Val created Style to Envy with her glam counterpart, Nikki and the girls frequently treat readers with stunning photo shoots featuring beautiful clothes and accessories. Just like this one…

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STYLE Q&A WITH VAL


What is your favorite wardrobe piece?  I’m obsessed with rompers and jumpsuits & maxis in the warm months and this past fall and winter I’ve been in love with my fur vest!

Describe your style in three words?  Trendy, sophisticated ‘tomboy diva’. I like to pair funky pieces with feminine details and believe style doesn’t have to be over the top.

Best piece of fashion advice?  All trends are not for everyone and that’s OK!


To discover more about Val, visit Style to Envy or go say hi on Twitter!


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P.S  I’ve linked this up to Random Wednesday, What I Wore Wednesday, Get Your Pretty On, Lovely Blog Hop, Friday’s Five, Wardrobe Wednesday and Diaries of a Bargainista!
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