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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  

  

The Edit: S/S 15 from #NYFW
NYFW, S/S 2015 street style, photo via  Tommy Ton 

NYFW, S/S 2015 street style, photo via Tommy Ton 

For all of us who really love fashion it's one of the very best times of the year: when all the freshest fashions that are going to be big for the next season are unveiled. I love being able to see what will be coming up ahead, and I consider trend forecasting to be a talent of mine. While it's great to see what new trends are emerging, it also really excites me to be able to find pieces that are timeless. An example this season can be found in a flattering, modern,  grey sheath that can be dressed up or down and worn for fall or spring, like this one from Alexander Wang.

While I've always believed that you should wear what you love and feel comfortable in, trends are something that undeniably touch each and everyone one of us. Everyone from the fashion obsessed to the bargain shopper that unknowingly may be wearing something that was new for Fall 2011 is touched by trends. There are those that come and go and those that are timeless. There are those that stay for a decade, and then are never seen again. (Everyone has seen The Devil Wears Prada when Miranda schools her new intern on the importance of cerulean blue). Every spring and every fall the fashion world comes together to collaborate and decide what will be fueling our closets for the next year (at least). Besides just new trends, it's always inspiring to see what old trends re-emerge, upcoming/new designers, street styles, and what they do to make the shows inspiring or unique. Polo Ralph Lauren held a 4D stage for models to walk on, while Marc Jacobs had girls in utilitarian looks with black wigs to make them all look like one big army of models. Meanwhile, Jeremy Scott never ceases to shock with his garish colors and off the walls prints and silhouettes. While none of those shows were my favorite, they were all unique and worth mentioning. It's not possible for me to do a thorough analysis or full breakdown of everything I loved or hated from NYFW, so here is just a simple edit of some of my FAVORITE looks from 4 of my FAVORITE shows!! Here they are, enjoy!

 

Oscar De La Renta: This collection screamed "garden party". I love me a good gingham, and it was all over the Oscar De La Renta runway. I loved how playful and youthful this collection was. De la Renta really emphasized cropped tops paired with sheer overlay skirting and oxfords for his day looks. Obviously, the star of the show with De La Renta is always the gowns, and there were many gorgeous ones to be had. Expect to see at least one of these below on the Oscar or Golden Globe carpets come next year. 

Monique Lhuillier:

This entire collection was ethereal. Monique Lhuillier is definitely one of my favorite designers purely because she makes such BEAUTIFUL things. For this collection I was impressed with how well she translated her perfect evening wear designs into similarly tailored day wear looks. Her use of new and innovative fabrics also stuck out. She also notably played with the sheer skirt like we saw at Oscar de la Renta. For evening wear her impeccable use of fabric and draping was a focus, and her ever ladylike silhouettes shone. I'd absolutely love to have an excuse to wear one of her gowns again. Expect to see one of these dresses during the awards show circuits or potentially as bridesmaids dresses for a celebrity wedding.

Mara Hoffman: 

Mara Hoffman is a name that is synonymous with bright, eclectic, patterns with a laid-back resort wear feel. This season Ms. Hoffman decided to opt for a more muted palette with lots of white and soft peach, while still maintaining her signature feel of breezy beach wear. Mara's clothes are always perfect for a beach bum like me, and I find her a go-to when it comes to swimwear and clothes I can live in every Spring/Summer. These clothes can take you anywhere from a weekend in Palm Springs, to poolside in Miami. Since it's so hot in LA right now I wish I had some of this collection right now, considering it's sweltering in anything fall fashion appropriate! Again with her collection we see lots of cropped tops and well-placed flirty cut outs, a constant in most collections for S/S 15. 

Anna Sui:

I pretty much want to wear this entire collection to Coachella next year. Anna brought  some of the most fun, 60's/hippie inspired fashion to the runway for spring 15. I loved her use of well placed cutouts and playful, yet cool-girl layering. The socks/ sandals combo added a touch of whimsy. Her color palate was also punchy and fresh. The red pantsuit is gorgeous, and I'm dying to get my hands on one of those long cream, knit, sweaters!  I imagine if Pamela Courson (The Doors' Jim Morrison's late girlfriend) was still alive, she'd be wearing something from this collection come spring.

//All photos courtesy of www.style.com//