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:: Tahari Top :: J Crew Shorts :: Bandolino Peep-Toe Booties :: Thrifted Wristlet :: Kenneth Cole Sunnies ::

After a few weeks of hot Raleigh weather, we finally got some relief this week after a few rain showers.  Believe it or not, a long-sleeve top was definitely in demand this week despite it being June, which I take as a prequel to California weather!  I can’t believe that we will be moving to Southern California next month, but I am incredibly excited for all that awaits us there.  To me, these peep-toe booties scream SoCal, and I made sure I snagged them ASAP since there were on super sale!

XOXO,

Lauren

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#WIWW 6.3.15

S&S WIWW 6.3.15

 

:: L*Space Wrap Top :: L*Space Lydia Bottom :: Kendra Scott Druzy Ring :: Pura Vida Pouch :: Sam Edelman Handbag :: Rampage Peep-Toe Booties ::

This summer has me craving bohemian clothing and accessories, and thankfully there are some crazy sales going on right now!  I’m preparing for our move to California by stocking up on swimwear and grabbing some cuper cute shoes for work.  I nabbed these Rampage peep-toe booties (which I absolutely LOVE) for $17 and some L*Space swimwear at 50% off, but act fast because there’s no knowing when these sales will be over!  Happy shopping 🙂

XOXO,

Lauren

#WIWW 4.8.15

S&S WIWW 4.8.15

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Summer is quickly approaching, and I am so thrilled that the weather is finally warming up!  Thank goodness, right?!  Bikini season is practically upon us, and frankly I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching styles, brands, etc., and I am so in love with this Mikoh and Tori Praver pairing!  I always stock up on some Pura Vida bracelets and embellished sandals for the summer, and I think I’ve finally found the perfect fringe bag (I’ve been searching for what seems like AGES!).  With warmer weather comes warmer water, so I’m stoked to finally get some surfing in.  Summer, get here faster!

XOXO,

birthday girl

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:: Ana Top :: American Eagle Jeans :: J.Crew Anorak :: G by Guess Sandals :: Coach Handbag (old, but a great option here) ::

 This girl just turned 24, and I have to say that I finally feel like I am beginning to come into my own!  I know everyone always says that college is the time when you find yourself, but I honestly think that you refine who you are in the years after college.  I am truly thankful for all the people in my life that have helped make me who I am, and I have to say that I think sometimes those people that were in your life for a limited time can have a seriously lasting impact (in a good way!).

Here I’ve gathered a few of my favorite “words of wisdom” for you all, in honor of this week! (click through for sources)

XOXO,

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:: Black Target Chiffon Tunic (super old) :: Black Target Harem Pants :: Oscar de la Renta Sunnies :: Loeffler Randall Clutch (ah-maz-ing option here) :: Sam & Libby Flats :: Nixon Cannon Watch ::

 

Guess what – I’m baaaaaack!  The past month or so has been particularly difficult for my family, and unfortunately I needed to take some time off to cope with the loss of two family members.  Nevertheless, I am officially back and stoked for all the spring and summer fashion that has already been hitting the shelves!  I’m keeping this post short and sweet, but be on the lookout for more posts going live soon!!!

XOXO,

 

 

 

freedom

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:: Target Chambray Button-Down :: Olive Old Navy Vest :: Gabrielle Rocha Booties :: BCBGeneration Bracelet (similar here) :: DVF Handbag :: Kendall and Kylie Hat (similar here) ::

I can finally say it: I am done with my first semester of graduate school!  I know I’ve been MIA for the last week or so, but I have to say that finals week was brutal.  Now that I’ve survived finals, I can enjoy this beautiful holiday season!  I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe Christmas is just two weeks away, and I am so thankful that I’ve finished my Christmas shopping already.

I’ve always loved chambray, and recently I have experimented with the whole denim-on-denim look.  One thing I’ve learned is that it’s good to visually break up the denim pieces so you don’t have a Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake effect – I KNOW you know what I’m referring to 😉  I decided to layer a cute vest over my chambray button-down and top it all off with my favorite felt hat to add a little more color.  Super comfy and cute, right?

XOXO,

Gift Guide: For Him

S&S Gift Guide For Him

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I don’t know about you, but I think that shopping for a guy can be one of the most challenging things during the holidays. I never want to fall into the whole buying him clothes rut, but I know that my husband won’t necessarily buy something that he needs – ok, maybe he doesn’t think he needs it, but I do! I’ve gathered some great options here for the guy in your life- whether it’s your friend, boyfriend, dad, husband or brother. If you find some great guy gift suggestions, feel free to comment below! I would love to hear them!

XOXO,

t-day

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:: Target Striped Sweater :: Dolce Vita Booties :: Nordstrom Scarf :: Louis Vuitton Handbag ::

Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!

XOXO,

buttons & bows

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:: Rock & Republic Shirt :: Nine West Skinnies :: Gregory Sylvia Handbag :: Vintage Bow (great option here) :: Nine West Flats (old, but similar here) :: Lauren Conrad Sunnies ::

I avoided button-down shirts like the plague in high school and college – to me they represented stuffiness and endless hours of being uncomfortable (and the inevitable peep-show that would ensue since I’m a bustier lady).  Thankfully, I decided to give my old rival another chance, and I have fallen in love with them!  Honestly, button-down shirts are so versatile and classic, and the whole fit issue can be fixed by simply trying on enough brands to figure out what works best for you.  There are definitely more options today than there were a few years ago, too – everything from cotton to chiffon, which makes button-downs even more versatile!  I love that you can channel a variety of different characters through clothing, and this staple can take you from Audrey Hepburn to Risky Business to Angelina Jolie in a heartbeat.

XOXO,

clueless

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:: Black Bloomingdales Cashmere Sweater :: Forever 21 Skirt :: Steve Madden Oxfords (similar here) :: DVF Handbag ::

Growing up, I always admired the style of Cher Horowitz and Dionne from Clueless.  Since I’m a 90s girl, I decided to channel my inner Cher and update one of her best loved looks.  Honestly, it’s the knee socks that take this slightly back to 1995, but that’s half the fun right?!  Keeping the colors neutral is key in updating this look so it becomes a bit more new-school school-girl than time warp.

In honor of this Clueless themed post, here are some of my favorite outfits from the movie (click through for links):

And, in the ultimate tribute to Clueless (and to completely top off this Clueless themed post), here’s a little something to make your day even brighter:

XOXO,

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