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We're 1! #happybirthdaytothess
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Today is our birthday!!!

Yes, we are officially 1. Is it weird that it feels like my own personal birthday? I can't believe how much I have poured into this blog- sometimes to the point of total insanity. If I could tell you how much time, energy, money, thought, etc running this thing requires I would, but even I can't start to count it all up. That being said I really love this damn thing and I'm so excited and proud to say we've made it to a year old. It's been an incredible experience to learn so much about blogging, building a website, SEO, product placement, PR, marketing, keyword searches, Pinterest, Instagram, photo filters, and that's just the beginning!  It's all enough to make a girl's head spin off. Looking back on starting this blog I had NO IDEA how hard it was going to be or how much work it required, but I'm 100% glad I have stuck it out and kept it going! It's been such a great learning experience and I've also undeniably had so much fun. If you are thinking about starting a blog whether it be about fashion, food, music, travel, WHATEVER it is you're interested in, DO IT!! I had zero experience, this was my first adventure in blogging, so if I can do it so can you :)

I also couldn't have done it without the help of my two amazing photographers Brian Gove and Michele Andersen so huge thanks to them for sticking it out with me. Thank you for being here for the ride and for always supporting us! 

Anyways--- To commemorate our day of birth I'm counting down 5 of my favorite looks from the past year. It was really fun going through all these posts and remembering all that went into each one. It was actually really difficult to only pick 5-- It's truly been an amazing year and thank YOU for reading my blog right from the beginning (and all the new readers too!) I love all of the feedback I've received and I'm truly grateful. 

xx, Genevieve and The Style Sauce 

 

The Top 5: 2014-2015

#5: Welcome to The Style Sauce

#5's look is from our very first post! Here wearing a Re:Named maxi dress purchased from Princepessa boutique on Abbot Kinney. Full post here.

#4: Black Tie

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#4 is the Monique Lhuillier dress I wore for Jenny Bernheim of Margo and Me's engagement party. Such a STUNNING dress! I don't always get such a chance to dress up, and it was truly a night to remember. Many congrats to her and Freddy on their wedding this past weekend. Full post on this dress and their engagement party here

#3: Fall for White

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#3 is this all white/neutral look. It was exceptionally hot despite being November in LA when I blogged this look. I like breaking the rules-- like white after labor day :) You may have seen this look on OOTD Magazine or as featured by Sam Edelman as a #samsgirl as well. Full post here.

#2: Think Pink

#2-- If there's anything I love it's fashion for good, and it's been a mission of mine since the beginning to try as much as possible to buy clothes that give back and/or are ethically sourced. This post was for Breast Cancer awareness in October. Full post is here.

#1: Festival Fashion

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#1 is..... Festival fashion!! No surprise here... Music and fashion go hand in hand for me and it's always a debate which one I love more- which is why I've started incorporating music into ALL my posts! This post has been to date the nearest and dearest to my heart with also the most writing and personal stories incorporated. Relive Festival Fashion (and it's kick ass playlist) in all it's glory here.

That's about it for our birthday post! Tonight we are celebrating turning 1,  AND the opening of a new restaurant in Santa Monica, Red O! Stay tuned to see the gorgeous dress and pictures from the event on the blog and on Instagram in the next week. xo  

  

Candy Colored Dreams

Well first of all, Happy New Year everyone!!! I'm hoping that everyone had a safe and fun holiday season. I just got back from the East Coast for the past 3 weeks, and it feels amazing to be back in the California sunshine! Today's post is actually really part 2 of our last post, Ice Cream, stemming from my recent obsession with everything color. While generally in the winter we tend to gravitate to darker colors and of course black, I love doing the opposite for an unexpected vibrant splash. Of course, no look is complete without a colorful fur coat or sweater - I've been seeing them literally EVERYWHERE. I wore my favorite Zara booties for both looks- while I love color it's hard to ditch my favorite black booties du jour. Sometimes anchoring a colorful look with black accessories can provide great contrast. (I also did this in our Think Pink post). 

For today we have not one but TWO colored looks that Michele Andersen shot for me before we took off for the Holiday! So excited for 2015- we have lots more coming for you I can't wait to share. Shortly we will be launching a newly redesigned homepage, and next week we'll be back to black from NYC, stay tuned. 

xo, The Style Sauce

Fur Vest, Zara

Fur Vest,  Zara . Booties,  Zara . Pantsuit, H and M, N/A, similar  here

Fur Vest, Zara. Booties, Zara. Pantsuit, H and M, N/A, similar here

Pink Fur Vest, Zara. Chrysalis Ring & Bracelet, House of Harlow 1960

Pink Fur Vest, Zara. Chrysalis Ring & Bracelet, House of Harlow 1960

Black platform booties, Zara.

Navy blue faux-fur jacket, Zara

Bag "Mini Maise" ,  Kate Spade

Bag "Mini Maise" , Kate Spade

All photos courtesy Michele Andersen. All rights reserved, The Style Sauce 2015.

Think Pink
Julian Backpack,  Rebecca Minkoff . Pink jacket,  Zara

Julian Backpack, Rebecca Minkoff. Pink jacket, Zara

Being it is October, which just so happens to be Breast Cancer Awareness month, I decidedly shot this pretty in pink look with photographer Michele Andersen. With pastels being all the rage for fall this year, and pink always being one of my favorite colors anyhow, this post made perfect sense to put together. Knowing many who have either died or battled with cancer, it is a subject for me that hits close to home.  For that reason I raised money and rode in Cycle for Survival last year, and I plan on wearing pink ALL October.

That being said, one of my favorite things to do is mix and match masculine and feminine pieces. For this particular post I mixed this cotton candy pink jacket I bought from Zara last year with an 80's vintage leather pencil skirt I found at the Melrose Trading Post for just $25 dollars. For additional urban effect I paired the look with the most perfect leather booties I have found all season from Stuart Weitzman and my new favorite Rebecca Minkoff backpack. This fierce little backpack is not only super versatile, but when purchased at Bloomingdale's (which is where I purchased mine) in the month of October, gives back to breast cancer as well. I love fashion for a good cause. Check out the full look below. Oh, and F Cancer !!

Scallop hem pink top, Topshop. Leather pencil skirt, 80's vintage, Andrew Marc. Sunglasses Quay Australia

Julian Backpack, Rebecca Minkoff

Pink Jacket, Zara

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Julian Backpack, Rebecca Minkoff.  Mackinac Booties, Stuart Weitzman