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Holiday Party Attire Round-Up: Best Dresses + $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!
The Style Sauce Holiday Party Dresses

It’s that time of the year again! Time for all the Holiday shenanigans which means you need something to wear to your office party, your bff’s ugly sweater party, Hanukkah dinner with your in laws, happy hour with your co-workers, happy hour with that dude from Tinder, happy hour with that dude from Bumble, happy hour with that one person that always dms you on Instagram who’s your last ditch resort for an New Year’s Eve kiss… you see where I’m going with this? You need a lot of festive frocks around the holidays and sometimes it can be overwhelming because you don’t want to buy like 737 dresses, lol. Here I’ve rounded up a bunch that I love and feel like can be worn more ways than 1 - so at least you can check 2 events off your list per dress! Woo hoo!

hot pink wrap dress // the style sauce blogger

The one I’m wearing here is a little hot pink wrap dress and I love it for the happy hour with your girls situation, but it could also double as a dress for drinks with the dude from Bumble, or you could even add some sparkly accessories and rock it on New Year’s Eve. What I’m saying is this sort of dress will take you far in the Holiday party circuit this year, and it’s not your usual red and green plaid situation which is great.


Shop some of my fave dresses for every Holiday occasion below. Also - there’s a special giveaway on today’s blog for my 12 Days of Season of Sauce giveaways! I’ve teamed up with a few bloggers to give one of you a $500 gift card to Nordstrom! See below how to enter, and make sure you’re following me on Instagram to get the rest of the giveaway details this week!

Christmas/ Hanukkah Party Ready

Holiday House Party with Friends

New Years Eve Sparkle



xx Genevieve

I can't believe the holidays are already here! To celebrate, I decided to team up with a group of bloggers I love, to bring you some holiday cheer. We are giving away a $500 Nordstrom E-Gift card to one lucky winner!

You can see the hosts + how to enter below! Good luck, and happy holidays!

Hearts of Gold Blog | Pretty In Pink Megan | Sunflowers and Stilettos | The Style Sauce

Tanya Foster | The Lush List | Olive & Ivy | Street Style Squad | Dawn P Darnell

The Middle Page | So Heather | Glitter & Spice | Sincerely Katerina | LegalLee Blonde

From the Family | Uptown Fashion By Jess | RD's Obsessions | Lou What Wear | Haute Sweat

The Confused Millennial | How 2 Wear It | Lovely Silvia | L. Avenue | Cup of Charisma

Josephina Collection | SheSheShow | Happily Inspired | Lifestyles by Lauren

Hey Kaily Mae | Glamorous Versatility | Tayler Malott | I'm Fixin' To

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4 Ways to Spice Up an All Black Outfit
The Style Sauce how to wear an all black outfit // Fashion blogger // Style Tips

Yeahhhh it’s the holidays, but black is back. LOL jk actually it never left (obvi) and it never will. It’s a fashion staple that stands the test of time no matter what era it is. I myself pretty much live for an-all black moment. It’s definitely my go-to when I can’t really figure out what to wear, but sometimes you can totally start to feel a little bored with it. That said, here’s a few ways that will help spice up an all black outfit that will take your next monochromatic look to the next level you really need in your fashion life.

The Style Sauce fashion blog all black outfit

1) Add white accessories

As seen here friends, there’s nothing like wearing all black and then popping a white shoe or pair of sunnies on to bring some life to the outfit (or be like me and do both :P) The whole thing is very 60’s and if you’ve been reading my blog for even a week, you know how much I love a vintage inspired look!

White it Out

2) Mixed Media

Ok this is actually an art term, but what I mean is mix the textures of the fabrics to make it more interesting to the eye. Think a black cashmere sweater with a black sequined skirt, or a black faux fur jacket with a black leather skirt. The difference of textures looks different to the eye and tends to be more interesting than just wearing all the same fabric. Here I’m wearing faux leather leggings with a sweater that has feathered fringe and you can see the movement of the fabrics and the lines between where the sweater stops and the leggings begin.

Mix it Up

fashion blogger beverly hills // monochromatic outfit // the style sauce blog
The Style Sauce fashion blog // all black outfit

3) Add a red lip

I think this is actually my favorite thing to do when I’m wearing all black. There’s nothing like a little pop of color on your face against an all black look, and it really can bring to life your outfit. It brings the focus away from your clothes and to your beautiful face! I generally prefer a more matte red lip or maybe semi-sheer vs a high gloss, shop some of my faves below.

Favorite Red Lipsticks

4) Play with hemlines

Try playing with different lengths of the black clothes you’re wearing for your OOTD - like a long jacket over a short skirt, a cropped shirt with high waisted black denim, or a mid-calf boot with a flowy midi skirt.

Highs and lows

What’s your favorite way to jazz up an all black look? Let me know in the comments!

xx Genevieve

All Photos in this blog shot by Stefanie Marie copyright The Style Sauce, 2018

the style sauce fashion blogger all black outfit


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Two-Ways Tuesdays: The Checkered Blazer
Women's street style // mixing patterns // The Style Sauce blog

Hi! Welcome back.

So I’m introducing a new thing to this blog called “Two Ways Tuesdays”. This is basically going to be a blog series where I take ONE piece and style it TWO ways. The reason I wanted to do this is because I see a lot of bloggers always wearing different things and never wearing the same thing twice, and I believe it’s not only impractical but it also leads to another even scarier reality and that is mass consumerism and waste. I myself have been struggling with having such a large amount of clothing that I have to give it away, donate it, or sell it at such a fast pace that sometimes it starts to give me anxiety. Not only that but never wearing the same thing twice is expensive and irresponsible to the environment. Did you know that the fashion industry is the #2 cause of pollution on this planet next to only fossil fuels? Gross. Instead of being a part of the problem, I’d love to empower us all to actually reuse and rewear the things that we love starting with today. This is such a large conversation that I’ve been meaning to share more on here, but we’ll start with this series to at least showcase ways to wear things more than once. The checkered blazer is actually a piece you can wear 20 ways, but for the sake of longevity of blog posts I’ll be keeping it to two, lol!

One way I’m styling this is with a corduroy mini skirt, sock boots, a cropped black turtleneck sweater, and oversized sunglasses! You all have shown so much love about this look on Instagram, but it really is such a great look for any days you need to look pulled together this Fall. If you live in cooler weather, you could easily add tights under the mini skirt as well.

How to style a plaid blazer // fall style ideas // The Style Sauce
How to style a plaid blazer // The Style Sauce fashion blog


Now for look # 2. The second way I’ve styled this blazer (as you can see) is with ripped denim jeans, a printed cropped blouse, a printed head scarf, and combat boots. Both ways are definitely Fall approved and entirely different from one another. I love how I’ve mixed the prints in option two and how it incorporates denim and combat boots which are practical for Fall weather in most parts of the world! While I can think of 100’s of other ways to wear this checkered blazer, these two are a great start to incorporating a plaid blazer into your fall wardrobe.

Fall 2018 Street Style // The Style Sauce fashion blog
Hair scarf // Fall style ideas // The Style Sauce

Which look do you love more, 1 or 2?

Stay tuned for more “Two Ways Tuesdays” - excited to share more about this new column!

x,

Genevieve