Style Sessions – Dress For Your Body Shape with a Fit and Flare Skirt

One of the most universally flattering style must-haves is a fit and flare skirt. Today I’m flashing back to one of my most pinned outfits on Pinterest. A fit and flare skirt can easily be dressed up or down! It’s perfect with flat sandals for day or statement pumps for something special. With a cinched waist and easy silhouette, it looks fabulous on and is easy to wear for all body shapes.

Opt for bright colors to create an effortlessly feminine Kate Spade vibe that’s so fun…

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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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Dress For Your Body Shape with a Fit and Flare Skirt

 

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

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Dress For Your Body Shape – Fit and Flare Skirt:  Midi Pleated Skirt    |    ASOS Pretty Ruffle Top    |    Leopard Pumps    |    Metal Belt    |    Black Patent Clutch    |    Bow Ring    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in All Fired Up    |    M.A.C Lipstick in Dangerous

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Style Sessions – Stylish Outfit Ideas

I love sharing stylish outfit ideas and today, I want to know what YOU think! I’ve rounded up some recent looks and would be delighted to hear which one is your favorite? Just leave a comment or vote below. It’s fun checking out the voting!

I believe classic style that transcends seasons doesn’t have to be boring! I frequently mix and match these pieces between seasons (and some I’ve worn daily for years… Marc Jacobs Fran Bag, I’m looking at you! It’s currently on major sale at Bloomingdale’s).

If you want to add a couple of items to your wardrobe that you’re guaranteed to wear all the time, I recommend…

A classic tee like this LOFT Vintage Soft Tee. It’s the best and only $15, they come in tons of colors and have over 200 five-star reviews, so I’m not the only one who thinks they’re amazing. Button Down Shirts are also a great option and are easy to style, just roll up the cuffs and pop the collar!

Tailored black shorts like these J.Crew Garden Shorts are super versatile, dress them up with a blazer or down with a classic tee. A fabulous blazer, chic and comfy heels like these Michael Kors Flex Pumps and of course, Ray Ban Aviators are essentials for every stylish woman. You’ll also find some uber cool mirrored sunglasses here too!

Beautiful lipstick is a great way to complete an outfit, YSL Lipstick is one of my favorites. I love #13 Le Orange, which is actually also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color.

I’m also super excited to announce the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on May 23! You can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Which is Your Favorite? Vote Now!

 

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Stylish Outfit Ideas  – Tory Burch Shirt:   Tory Burch Shirt    |    J Brand Skinny Jeans    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    BCBG Patent Heels    |    Marc by Marc Jacobs Fran Bag (on massive sale right now!)   |    Red Belt    |    Gold Drop Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Kate Spade Sneakers:  Button Down Shirt    |    J Brand Skinny Jeans (on sale)    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price)    |    Kate Spade Sneakers    |    GiGi New York Monogram Clutch (add your initials!)    |    Gold Drop Earrings    |    Gold Bangle Set (on sale)

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)     |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Lipstick in Full Fuschia

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Floral Blazer and Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee    |    Floral Blazer    |     J Brand Leather Pants    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Birkin Style Handbag    |    Crystal Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

Shop the look:

 

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Stylish Outfit Ideas – Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Sweater    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Hottest Blogger Fashion You Need Right Now

I’m breaking down blogger fashion favorites that have been everywhere lately! Each season there are a few styles that reach cult status and when they’re this gorgeous, you know you have to have them.

One of the most major trends right now, believe it or not, is pom poms. I just bought this gorgeous caftan with cute pom poms and this cute beach bag is everything. However, the pom pom piece that started it all? You need these Elina Linardaki Gladiator Sandals in your life! They are so fun to wear and guaranteed to earn you a zillion compliments. You’ll find more fun sandals here too!

A crisp white dress is essential and this Wayf Blouson Midi Dress has been seen everywhere, it looks gorgeous! Perfect to dress up with heels or wear during the day with those gorgeous gladiator pom pom sandals. Oh and we can’t forget the Eugenia Kim Sunny Hat, it’s this summer’s vacation must-have!

Oh and I’m also super excited to announce the next Blogging For A Living Course starts on May 23! You can choose to do the three week or full six week course and it’s priced under $23 per week (the six week course is just $19.50 per week!). When you sign up to the full six week Complete Pro Blogger Course, you receive access to weekly live group video chat sessions with me, plus access to our members-only forum.

One of the hardest things about blogging can be feeling isolated from fellow bloggers who understand the world of blogging and actually know what you’re talking about! This is a brilliant opportunity to grow your network, develop partnerships and create authentic, supportive relationships – very important aspects and key to success in blogging. You can find more about the blog course here.

The Hottest Blogger Fashion Finds

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blogger fashion favorites gigi new york clutch white off the shoulder top emily gemma the sweetest thing blog ray ban sunglasses j crew statement necklace Hottest Blogger Fashion Finds:  1. Elina Linardaki Gladiator Sandals    |    2. Wayf Blouson Midi Dress (this is a best seller)    |    3.  Eugenia Kim Sunny Hat    |    4. J.Crew Midnight Floral Necklace    |    5. Bauble Bar Mason X Ring    |    6. Rebecca Minkoff Celestine Off The Shoulder Top    |    7. BaubleBar Snowball Pearl Double Ring    |    8. Ray Ban Pink Mirrored Aviators as seen on Emily from The Sweetest Thing    |    9.  GiGi New York All In One Bag in Magenta (love the monogram!)

 

Thank you for joining us at the Friday Faves Link Up! I hope you enjoy connecting with other bloggers, reading their favorite posts of the week, sharing your favorite post and making new friends all over the world. We’re so lucky to be part of this amazing community! Remember, you can share anything in the link up and be sure to visit and say hello to the blogger listed before and after you. Link up’s are all about networking and making wonderful connections, trust me – it’s worth the effort.

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Style Sessions – Colored Jeans and Chambray

One of the easiest ways to add a pop of color to your wardrobe is colored jeans! They’re comfy, easy to style and instantly up the ante on a simple tee or chambray button down shirt.

I love bright jewel tones for spring and summer, they look gorgeous with white and light denim shades. Of course I adore pieces you can year-round. So come fall and winter, pairing colored jeans with black tones creates the perfect cool weather vibe. You’ll find a huge collection of colored jeans here.

I’m constantly on the hunt for chambray shirts and any time I find one with a great cut and color, I snap it up. This J.Crew Chambray Shirt is fabulous. I also adore a great pair of ballet flats and these Vince Camuto Ellen Flats have been my go-to’s for years! I have multiple pairs and freshen them up with new ones every now and then.

Finally, I wanted to make special mention of my favorite lip gloss, Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss. The color #131 Mica is the most stunning and universally flattering shade. I wear mine on it’s own daily, or sometimes layer it over lipstick, it has a beautiful shimmer.

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Colored Jeans and Chambray:  J.Crew Chambray Shirt    |    Colored Jeans    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    BaubleBar Statement Necklace    |    Vince Camuto Ellen Flats    |    Calf Hair Leopard Belt    |    Birkin Style Handbag    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in #32 Pink Independent

 

In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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

 

Colored Jeans and Chambray…

 

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Colored Jeans and Chambray:  J.Crew Chambray Shirt    |    Colored Jeans    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    BaubleBar Statement Necklace    |    Vince Camuto Ellen Flats    |    Calf Hair Leopard Belt    |    Birkin Style Handbag    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in #32 Pink Independent

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Colored Jeans and Chambray:  J.Crew Chambray Shirt    |    Colored Jeans    |    Ray Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    BaubleBar Statement Necklace    |    Vince Camuto Ellen Flats    |    Calf Hair Leopard Belt    |    Birkin Style Handbag    |    Nadri Cubic Zirconia Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    Chanel Glossimer Lip Gloss in #131 Mica    |    YSL Rouge Volupte Shine Lipstick in #32 Pink Independent

 

 

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Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals

It’s this seasons most coveted shoe, pom pom sandals are everything! I’ve been hunting down a pair for my vacation next week, yay! New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu, here I come in my pom pom sandals…

After searching high and low for the perfect pair, I’ve discovered there’s a fine line between cute and crazy… so today I’m sharing the best of the best. As a style seen on countless celebs, top bloggers and fashion’s It Girls around the world, pom pom sandals are a must-have. You’ve been warned though, you’ll constantly get asked “Where are your amazing sandals from?”

The original and the best are without a doubt the Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki. You should check out her Etsy store here, ooooh my gosh – she has the most incredible collection of summer sandals, I literally want them aaall!

Quite possible the most perfect vacation sandals ever created, they’re bright, fun and utterly fabulous! Just pair them with your favorite white dress, denim shorts or cute skirts. You’ll find more gorgeous flat summer sandals here too.

Do you girls own a pair of these yet? Are they a style you’ve love to rock this spring and summer? I love how effortlessly gorgeous they are…

Shoe of the Week – Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals

 

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The original Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki

Elina Linardaki Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals

The original Penny Lane Pom Pom Sandals by Elina Linardaki

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Here are also some other similar styles I found…

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Alameda Turquesa Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals    and    Loeffler Randall Pom Pom Lace Up Sandals

Speaking of pom poms, I also snapped up the cutest caftan for my vacay! This Liquor & Poker Embroidered Caftan Dress just landed and is already selling out of sizes fast, so glad mine is on the way!

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I want to hear from you! What do you guys think of these sandals? I am completely in love. They have such a fun boho chic vibe and will look incredible with even the most simple outfit!

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Style Sessions – Wearing Monochrome

Monochrome is definitely one of my favorite looks. It’s eternally classic, perfectly polished and you can easily dress it up or down. I think every woman needs a pair of tailored black shorts, they’re so versatile – I wear mine all the time! I also have so many of these LOFT Vintage Soft Tee’s, they are the best and 0nly $15 (they have over 200 five-star reviews, so I’m not the only one who thinks they’re amazing!).

Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses will always be my staple and these Michael Kors Flex pumps are super comfy. For a fun pop of color, this bright YSL Lipstick completes the monochrome look, I’m wearing #13 Le Orange (which is also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color).

What do you think of monochrome, is it a look you wear? Leave a comment and share your thoughts, I always love chatting with you via email and getting to know your thoughts!

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Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

I also organized a huge giveaway on Instagram! A group of blog friends and myself are giving two people the chance to win some amazing prizes. First place is an iMac and Cruiser Bike. Second place is a $250 Sephora Gift Card. Head over and enter now, just look for this image and you’ll find the entry details.

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In case you’re new here, Style Sessions blog link up 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! It’s a perfect way to meet new bloggers, showcase your personal style and your blog.

Want to join the hottest fashion blog link up? Add your post below 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

 

Wearing Monochrome…

 

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Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

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Wearing Monochrome:  J.Crew Linen Garden Shorts    |    LOFT Vintage Soft Tee (I have so many of these, the best and 0nly $15)    |    Cardigan    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

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What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

I am so excited, it’s less than two weeks until I go on my cruise vacation to New Caledonia, Fiji and Vanuatu! Be sure to follow along on Instagram for lots of sandy beach and crystal clear blue water pics! One of the hardest things is figuring out what to pack for a beach vacation, so today I’m breaking down my must-haves.

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But before we get into that, I just had to quickly mention Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album… have you listened to it yet? I’ve heard bits and pieces here and there, but plan to dive right in over the weekend. From what I have heard, wow… intense… and also utterly amazing. The lyrics are powerful. I must admit, it’s kept me quite entertained this week as everyone’s been really getting into the debate of who “Becky with the good hair” is?

If you’ve seen and heard Beyoncé‘s Lemonade album, what did you think? Please share, I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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So, back to talking vacay style… I’ve been madly hunting for the perfect vacation wardrobe and wanted to share my finds. Hopefully if you’ve got some fun trips planned, or just want to get some new spring and summer looks, this round up of my fave finds helps you. I wanted to give a special mention to this white lace fit and flare dress, I think it’s an essential… it also has over 300 five-star reviews and comes in tons of colors! I also looove this white long sleeve dress.

What To Pack For A Beach Vacation

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What to Pack for a Beach Vacation:  1.  Chanel Soleil Tan Cream Bronzer Makeup  (the best, just wear on it’s own for a gorgeous natural look)    |    2. Ray Ban Mirrored Aviators (currently on sale)    |    3.  Lace Fit and Flare Dress (comes in lots of colors, has over 300 five-star reviews!)   |    4. Eugenia Kim ‘Do Not Disturb’ Straw Hat   |   5. Sole Society Odette Sandals    |    6. Straw Studios ‘Girls Just Wanna Have Sun’ Tote

 

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Style Sessions – Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants

A floral blazer has been my go-to statement piece for years. Winter, spring, summer or fall, it’s a style staple that transcends seasons and instantly elevates your outfit.

Pair it with a classic white, grey or black tee and your fave skinny jeans. Black tailored shorts or a pencil skirt also work beautifully! Choosing a floral blazer with a black or navy color base toughens up the feminine floral, creating the ultimate in effortless fashion (this Banana Republic Floral Blazer is my fave this season).

In addition to my floral blazer, you’ll also find me living in this perfect tee, these Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses and these Michael Kors Flex pumps. A fabulous pair of leather pants are essential in every girls wardrobe and now is the perfect time to snap them up on sale. These Missoni leather pants were $1,295 now they’re just $419! For a finishing touch, this bright YSL Lipstick is stunning. I’m wearing #13 Le Orange, which is also Kourtney Kardashian’s lipstick signature color.

I’d love to hear what you think of this look, leave a comment and share your thoughts! Do you currently own a floral blazer? Is it a style you would wear?

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Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Tee    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

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Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer J Brand Leather Pants Spring Fashion Trends Lauren Slade Style Elixir Blog New York Blogger

Floral Blazer and J Brand Leather Pants: Joie Rancher Silk Pocket Top    |    Floral Blazer    |     Leather Pants    |    Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses (best price, only $129!)    |    Michael Kors Flex Pumps    |    Handbag    |    Stud Earrings

Beauty: Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Primer    |    Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation (#3N1 – the 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 even tell you how many times I am asked what I’m wearing)    |    Sally Hansen Nail Polish in Shell We Dance    |    YSL Lipstick in #13 Le Orange

 

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas

I’m excited to share these beautiful Mothers Day Gift Ideas with you. I even impressed myself this week by buying my moms gift, so organized! Sometimes I put things off until right before (and then need to pay for express shipping, which nobody wants), so I’m feeling great to be all ready for Mothers Day on Sunday, May 8.

Rose gold, blush, pearl and neutrals are all stunning color options and really embody that warm, soft, happy feeling when I think of my mom. I adore this ‘One In A Million’ Pearl Necklace, it makes such a beautiful gift. This Cashmere and Silk Scarf is gorgeous in the seasons most wanted hue, a ‘Sparkling Champagne’ colored Swell Water Bottle would make any momma smile and this ‘You Make Mom Jeans Look Good’ jewelry dish is fun.

Of course you can never go wrong with a new phone case (so you’re always with her), or a pretty scarf. You’ll find more great Mothers Day gift ideas here too!

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

 

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Mothers Day Gift Ideas: 1.  Hammered Copper Candle    |    2. Sonix Clementine iPhone Case    |    3. Cashmere and Silk Scarf     |    4.  Mom Jeans Jewelry Dish    |    5. Stud Earrings (only $12)    |    6. Dogeared ‘One In A Million’ Keshi Pearl Necklace     |   7. ‘Sparkling Champagne’ Swell Stainless Steel Water Bottle    |    8.  Longchamp Le Pliage Tote (lots of colors)

 

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Gladiator Sandals

Gladiator sandals are major this season! They’re perfect to wear with shorts, skirts, dresses and even your fave skinny jeans (choose white, it’s stunning for spring).

This week I’m rounding up the very best and this pair from Gentle Souls are divine (and almost sold out). They are sublimely comfy too. I also adore these Michael Kors Sofia Gladiators, tall lace up sandals will instantly give your outfit the ‘it girl’ factor.

Last, but definitely not least, these Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiators are a classic summer style staple. The tan color matches everything (seriously, I mean everything) and looks incredible with whites and brights. I love tan sandals because they make any outfit look effortlessly stylish (and not like you’re trying too hard).

Did you see the Bloomingdale’s private sale is on? Take $25 off every $100 you spend! So if you spend $200, you get $50 off. Just use code ‘SHOP25’ at checkout… happy shopping gals!

Shoe of the Week – Gladiator Sandals

 

Gentle Souls Lace Up Gladiator Sandals in Break My Heart

Gentle Souls Lace Up Gladiator Sandals in Break My Heart (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $25 off)

Michael Kors Sofia Gladiator Sandals

Michael Kors Sofia Gladiator Sandals (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $50 off this pair!). I absolutely love tall lace up sandals, they add instant cool to shorts, dresses and skirts. Opt for a nude color, they create an effortless vibe and match anything.

Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiator Sandals

Michael Kors Jocelyn Gladiator Sandals (use code ‘SHOP25’ for $25 off). These are the ultimate classics! Every woman needs a pair of sandals like this, they’ll be shoes you wear on the daily (and will never go out of style).

Are you gals in love with gladiators too? Is it a style you want to wear this season?

Don’t forget to check out the Bloomingdale’s private sale! Take $25 off every $100 you spend. Just use code ‘SHOP25’ at checkout and pick up some beautiful new season fashion on sale, yay!

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