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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  

  

Fourth of July x Legally Blonde and Brunette
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Happy Summer!!!! I'm super excited about the next few posts which are going to be dedicated entirely to Fourth of July fashion. I've teamed up with a great friend of mine, Shelley Buckner of Legally Blonde and Brunette .

Basically this shoot was no fun at all ;). The whole idea was to actually reenact what an epic 4th of July would be like- from drinking Moet on a sailboat to playing with fireworks on the beach! For clothes we (obviously) kept to a red, white, and blue theme and wanted it to be actual looks we would wear while lounging on a boat, playing on a dock, or going to a BBQ. While I live on the beach, 4th of July has always been one of my favorite holidays and is always the welcoming of Summer. We had a really good time shooting this and putting tons of fun patriotic looks together for you. I hope my 4th of July is ACTUALLY as fun as this shoot was! Thanks Shelley for being a part of it and can't wait to share the rest of the looks from Part 2 with you tomorrow! 

How will you all be celebrating America's birthday? Leave a comment and let me know!

xo,

The Style Sauce and Legally Blonde and Brunette

All photos courtesy Brian Gove, copyright 2015.

Hair thanks to Joe Espinoza .

Makeup by the lovely  Hailey Hoff.

Dolce vita "Blaise" slippers  here  

Dolce vita "Blaise" slippers here 

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Red "Sloane" sweater, Equipment .  via Farfetch

Red "Sloane" sweater, Equipment . via Farfetch

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Sweater,  J Crew . Destroyed skinny jeans,  Free People

Sweater, J Crew. Destroyed skinny jeans, Free People

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July 4th Essentials:  Sunglasses,  Krewe Du Optic  and  Moet and Chandon  

July 4th Essentials:  Sunglasses, Krewe Du Optic and Moet and Chandon 

White Tie Harem pants,  Free People  .

White Tie Harem pants, Free People.

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"Kostel" Wedges,  Vince

"Kostel" Wedges, Vince

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Sophie Simmons X The Style Club LA Launch
Sophie Simmons wearing some of her new collection available now on  The Style Club

Sophie Simmons wearing some of her new collection available now on The Style Club

This year it seems like LA Fashion Week really stepped up it's game. I was surprised to be invited to so many fun parties, exciting collection launches, and runway shows. One of the events I had the pleasure of attending was the launch of Sophie Simmons' new fashion line in collaboration with The Style Club LA

Sophie is rock royalty being the daughter of Kiss' Gene Simmons, and also quite beautiful. Despite her assets she is also insanely sweet, down to earth, and fashionable. This is her first collection which she aims to be fashion forward, but also friendly to different body sizes. The clothes are also at a very affordable price point, which is awesome!

Sophie says: “I’m extremely passionate about body image and want to be an advocate and role model to other young women to encourage them to embrace who they are and what makes them unique. My collection is designed to inspire women of different shapes and sizes to take risks when dressing but still feel confident."

I love that she is creating a line for women that aren't just a size "2", and making positive movements in empowering women of different shapes and sizes. Each piece is named after a different inspirational woman from Oprah to Hillary Clinton.  The clothes themselves definitely have an L.A. vibe, with a pinch of rock and roll. She plays with crop tops, a bit of glitz, and throws in some vegan leather and knits. Below you can see some of my favorite pieces from the line which launched just a few days ago. You can shop the full collection here. Congrats on your first collection Sophie!

Brian Gove from Getty Images was also on hand to photograph the collection preview which you can see below.