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Prepping for our trip to San Diego has given me summer fever, and I just can’t wait to escape the frosty Raleigh weather! This week’s #WIWW is absolutely California-inspired, with everything from 70s sandals to high waisted shorts and a little exotic bling. To me, nothing says California more than a brightly colored crop top, and this intricately decorated tote would be perfect for traveling or even just for a day at the beach. As much as I want to shop for new things pre-trip, I’m stoked to save some money and pick up a few things while I’m out there. Nothing beats some California shopping, right?!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on February 11, 2015
>< Merona Men’s Flannel >< Asos Black Skinnies >< Sam & Libby Flats >< DVF Handbag via TJ Maxx ><
If you’re like me, you totally associate fall and winter with flannels – especially plaid flannels! I love a good boyfriend flannel, but it can be hard to style if you have a super short torso and you’re a shortie like me. I mean, I love a good grunge look, but an oversized shirt can make me look absolutely horrible due to my size (I’m 5’3″ with long legs and a suuuuuper short torso). Then I made a discovery: tying the front tails! It’s a great way to make your favorite oversized shirt look more tailored and proportionally appropriate. I know, I know it’s a simple fix, but it makes all the difference in the world!
Photo Credit: Shaoping Zhu
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on September 18, 2014
Sweater: Apt 9, Skinnies: Levi’s, Clutch: DVF, Pumps: Tahari, Sunnies: LC Lauren Conrad, Lip color: Wet n Wild Megalast in Red My Mind
Sparkle and fur have always been some of my favorite fashion elements, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that this fall/winter has been characterized by opulence. I have been able to break out some of my favorite pieces of clothing, one of which is this silver sparkly sweater. I picked this baby up a year or so ago in an after Christmas sale (don’t you just love those?!) and have wanted to wear it in the daylight for a while. Thankfully, this season has bolstered my confidence in wearing “night” clothing in the day time. I layered my sparkly sweater over a black base layer and added another layer of wow with a statement necklace and a bright red lip.
Sidenote: If you are still searching for a great red lipstick/gloss that stays and won’t break your bank, Wet n Wild is great! I was super skeptical when I first bought their Megalast liquid lip color, but I have been completely surprised by it’s lasting power and beautiful color. One word of advice though: buy some clear gloss to put over it because it, like most long-wear lip colors, is sticky without something over it.
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on December 20, 2013
Consignment shops are one of my favorite places to snag beautiful pieces at bargain basement prices. My favorite one is a mere 2 minutes away from my apartment, and I frequent it so much that the employees there know me by name. I stumbled upon a beautiful, brand new black DVF clutch there a few weeks ago and, after weeks of waiting for the price to drop and hoping it stayed on the shelf, I have finally secured it! I justified the $90 spent on it by figuring that I can use it as my clutch at my wedding in March (Insert the Carrie Bradshaw sentiment: “If I want a ridiculously extravagant pair of shoes, I find a way to buy them“). Needless to say, I am thrilled that patience paid off; and of course it helped that most people in this town have never even heard of Diane von Furstenberg. So, here it is:
DVF Tonda Coil Clutch- Retail price: $395, My purchasing price: $90
Do you love it or do you LOVE it?!
Photo credit: DVF
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on August 15, 2013