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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  

  

Boho Spring
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White blouses. Gladiators. Lately I can't get enough of either of these things. There's always something so fresh about a white shirt- whether it be a tee shirt or flowy top like I'm wearing for today's post. I accidentally just bought 4 in a row before I even realized my obvious obsession for lack of color in the top region. Gladiators that lace up to the knees have been a fixation of mine actually since last spring and I was elated to see them be such a big trend for Spring/ Summer 2015. While I can't afford the Chloe ones I've been lusting after for the past few months without maybe being homeless, I opted for these Zara ones. These sandals are actually very comfortable and have been fitting in easily with a lot of my wardrobe. I always have a penchant for boho inspired pieces-- I do live in Venice Beach after all.

The bag in this look is a vintage 1990's Louis Vuitton epi leather that I just bought off of Tradesy, and I am obsessed with it. It is the perfect size and color to go with everything. I usually opt for a cross-body or shoulder bag so this purse is actually a totally new silhouette for me but I am loving the change! There is something so nice about a structured bag that adds a pulled together element to anything that you're wearing. It's perfect for adding a polished element to a slouchy or boho outfit, or you can wear it with a more business-y look too! I can't wait to try it with more outfits and shoe combos!

 

Song of the week is Rivver- Am I Ok feat. Milk and Bone. It's a great down tempo chill song and it's brand new on my Spotify playlist on the home page as well. Enjoy! 

All photos from this post courtesy of Brian Gove.

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Festival Fashion 2015

There's nothing I love more than fashion- besides music. To me festival season marries my 2 loves into one glorious season of events. To all of you who don't personally know me- I'm a music festival vet. This year would be my 6th year in a row at Coachella, not to mention the other festivals I've been to. While this post is obviously about festival fashion it's also about some good advice for all you youngins and first timers braving festival season this year.

We've all made rookie mistakes. Some of mine include dropping a vintage Coach bag in a port-o-potty and getting my favorite Tom Ford wayfarers stolen off my boyfriend's shirt. Well, getting your purse dropped in a toilet is super great guys. I spent the rest of the day dousing my purse- and myself- in Purell. Thank god I was just drunk enough to not let my OCD get the best of me that day because ewwwwww.  That's not to mention the time I wore brand new wedges to Coachella 2011 Day 2 and had to walk 8 miles to get to our car after the Neon Carnival party (all the streets were blocked off and this is pre-uber folks). YES 8 MILES IN WEDGES WILL KILL YOU. Another epic adventure happened last year when there were 90 mph sand storms on the last day of Coachella- I've never looked so cute with a scarf wrapped around my face (not). Here's a picture of Leonadro Dicaprio for reference - I pretty much looked like this. After walking around looking like Leo we attempted to drive in said sand storm (stupid) and pretty much totaled our car. So if there's a sand storm, don't try to drive through it. 

Leo at Coachella last year. 

Leo at Coachella last year. 

Also last year- we went to Governor's Ball in New York City and the first day there was a TYPHOON. Hey I'm Californian I don't do typhoons guys. We had to ditch out on the first day because of the heavy rain, and to our surprise the second day they opened the lot with a foot of mud covering the entire venue. I immediately ran around the city trying to find rain boots but apparently rainboots in NYC in the middle of July are harder to come by than hard liquor when you're in GA. I had to go to Saks on 5th Ave and buy myself a pair of 300 dollar Hunter wellies because they were the only pair in New York City, I swear to god.  I've never been so covered in mud as I was that day but after a few vodka/sodas and a great set from The XX I seemed to forget about all the trouble it was to be there.

The moral of all these mishaps and adventures is that I've learned some things from all of this insanity in music, fashion, sand storms and day parties. Essentially while you want to look cute, being comfortable is key. What you're wearing is important and I won't debunk that- especially at Coachella as there is every blogger and big publication there waiting to take your picture. I would say leave your favorite Celine bag and Louboutins at home because you will not only look ridiculous, you will also probably have to throw them away at the end of the festival.

Another thing- white dresses are SOOOO BOHO CHIC, right? But guess what!!!!! You have to sit in grass, there will probably be a sand storm, and undoubtedly you will have some guy on molly spill his whisky on you. Even though he will be sooooo sorry and try to give you a hug you will be soooo pissed because your new dress will be ruined.  This also goes for white shorts/skirts/ pants/whatever. You will want to sit down sometime, somewhere, throughout the course of the day and I promise you it won't be clean- even backstage. If you do wear white make sure it's something you're ready to get trashed. You're in a field in the middle of the desert, it is not time to wear clothes that need special attention. 

In summary remember these things when deciding what to wear:

1) Pack for temperature extremes. Its usually super hot but temperatures dip at night- I've had to buy sweatshirts because it gets so cold. 

2) Wear comfortable shoes. I usually go for a bootie but sometimes sandals are the best especially with a little platform to stop yourself from kicking up dirt.

3) You're there for the music and to have fun. Don't take your outfit/get up too seriously- the result will end up looking anything but chic.

4) For God's sake do not wear or bring your most expensive/nice stuff. It's not fun when your 400 dollar sunglasses get stolen and that's not to mention getting a 1500 dollar bag trashed. Leave it at home or in the hotel where it's safe and sound and you'll feel much better about life. The only exception in my opinion would be something that is virtually indestructible, i.e. a black leather backpack. Even that can get lost though- so be careful! 

With that I leave you crazy kids- have a fun and safe festival season guys!  Below find 2 perfectly adaptable, practical, cute, comfortable, yet chic outfits to try for your last minute festival needs.  Please feel free to comment with any of your funny festival stories or advice- I'd love to hear them! 

Also below find my Coachella 2015 playlist- which you are listening to right now. It features many of the artists that will be there this year. It builds so definitely stick it through and listen out the whole thing. Have fun kiddos!!

 

xo, The Style Sauce

Photos by Brian Gove

"Giddy Up" Halter, For Love and Lemons

Chambray culotte shorts,  Vanishing Elephant

Chambray culotte shorts, Vanishing Elephant

Samanta Pleet 2-piece,  Urban Outfitters

Samanta Pleet 2-piece, Urban Outfitters

Clutch,  H & M

Clutch, H & M

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