Welcome to Style Sessions! I’ve been doing quite a bit of shopping lately and I’m excited to share with you my new items… a stripe pencil skirt and classic chambray blouse. They are such versatile wardrobe staples and can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the occasion. While we’re talking wardrobe staples, I must share this gorgeous trench coat with you, I haven’t seen anything like it before – and I’m in love! These are a few of my other favorite style finds right now.

Today, I’m also looking forward to introducing the beautiful Magen of A Lavender Lining. She has ridiculously fabulous style and what I really adore is also how sweet and down to earth she is. Oh and I should also mention generous… Magen is giving one Style Elixir reader (anywhere in the world) the chance to win a huge $100 J.Crew Gift Card!

One Stripe Black and White Pencil Skirt Chambray Button Down Shirt Prada Sunglasses Red Patent Heels Marc Jacobs Handbag LOFT by Giuliana Rancic Necklace Victorias Secret Lipstick

It’s also been brilliant to see so many of you joining the new Friday’s Fab Favorites Link Up! I had fun collaborating with our Co-Hosts last week, Elizabeth from Book of Leisure and Allexis from Life of a Coy Fish. If you haven’t already, it’s not too late to join the link up – click here to share anything and win over $215 in glam prizes!

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 perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

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Style Staples: Stripes and Chambray

One thing I’ve noticed is many of you seem to join me with a love of stripes! I was shopping recently and thought of you when I found a stripe pencil skirt… I had to have it. This piece has proven to be so versatile and easy to dress up or down, last Friday evening I paired it with a sheer black blouse and on Monday, did a fitted white tee, denim jacket and jeweled flat sandals.

One of my favorite ways to wear it is with a comfy and chic chambray shirt. I added a pop of color with patent red heels and a pave link statement necklace (get 40% off everything at Banana Republic today only using code BROCTOBER), which added the perfect touch of sparkle. Of course, the Marc by Marc Jacobs handbag and Prada sunglasses made an appearance.

What do you think? Are you a fan of stripes and chambray?

Outfit Details:  Chambray Button Down Shirt (similar)   |   Monochrome Stripe Skirt (similar)   |   Pave Link Necklace  (get 40% off everything at Banana Republic today only using code BROCTOBER)   |   Marc by Marc Jacobs Handbag   |   Prada Sunglasses   |   Patent Red Heels (similar)   |   Crystal Stud Earrings   |   Victoria’s Secret Color Drama Lipstick


Meet Our Head Stylist and Fab Fashionista…

I’m super excited to be introducing you to Magen of one of my new favorite blogs, A Lavender Lining. I love discovering bloggers and often think, where have I been – how did I not know about this blog until now?! I have a major fashion crush on Magen, she has amazing style and provides me with endless inspiration – and if you love pink and jewels, fun polka dots, or the every so stylish stripe black and white too, I’m sure you’ll be as obsessed with Magen’s style as I am!

I thought I’d also tell you a fab little fact, in her ‘real life’ job, Magen is a librarian and at the end of every post, she includes a related quote from one of the many books she’s read. I love this idea! For more great ideas, every Thursday Magen also features her weekly wish list of anything and everything from office supplies, to beauty, to accessories.

As mentioned, this a very generous fashionista and is giving one lucky Style Elixir reader the chance to win a $100 J.Crew Gift Card! That’s HUGE! I can’t even begin to list everything I’d love from J.Crew right now… but you should, because you could be living my dream very soon if you win! Simply enter using the Rafflecopter below – it’s open to readers worldwide!

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What is your go-to look? My go-to look is a pair of skinny cotton chino pants, a button-up top, and a huge statement necklace. I work in an academic library, so I try to keep my look professional with a mix of bright colors and sparkly accessories.

Which fashion trend are you currently loving?  I am loving anything and everything burgundy. Whether its burgundy lips, nails, or jeans, I love it all!! 

What inspired you to start your blog? It’s something that I wanted to do for a long long time, but I was just too busy with work and school to get it started. This past August, however, I graduated with my Master’s in Library and Information Science and suddenly had a lot of free time on my hands. I’ve been a loyal follower of many fashion blogs, such as Style Elixir and was inspired daily by the blogger’s taste in fashion, so I wanted to start documenting my own daily fashion choices.

Name three beauty products you couldn’t live without: My three beauty products that absolutely love are Tresemme’s Keratin Smooth Heat Protectant Spray, Chanel’s Mat Lumiere Foundation and Loreal’s Telescopic Original Mascara. Living in Oklahoma, I need beauty production that last all day and help me fight the oily and frizzy effects of humidity.

How would you describe your style?  I would describe my style as girly and little bit preppy. I love wearing heals, pink and popped collars. I am not afraid to try new trends and my “style” is constantly evolving, but everything I wear must be comfortable and not in least bit itchy (I have a thing against itchy fabrics).

To learn more about Magen, visit A Lavender Lining and stay connected via Facebook and Twitter.
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