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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

#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

#WIW 4.26.15

S&S WIW 4.26.15

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I have to say that this semester has been a crazy one, but all my projects are finally finished and turned in and I only have two finals to go!  If you know me, you know that I love (and I mean LOVE) some swimwear, so summer shopping is always my favorite. Here are some of my current cravings – be prepared for a ton more!

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,

Just Like Animals

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:: American Eagle Fringe Top :: J Crew Cutoff Shorts :: Franco Sarto Sandals :: BCBGeneration Bag ::

San Diego was an absolute blast, and I have to say that one of my favorite things we did there was visit the San Diego Zoo! I only managed to get one shot of my whole outfit during our day there, but it was so comfortable and I felt absolutely Cali-licious. California has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope to call Southern California home within the next year (eek!). Our trip was filled with a plethora of adventures, and I hope to better detail what I learned on our trip soon for all of you!

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,

eastern

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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,

 

 

 

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,

Gift Guide: Merry Wishes

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I’m sure you’ve seen about a million gift guides advising you what to give your friends and loved ones, but I’ve noticed that very few focus on holiday stationery.  Honestly, I have a bit of a stationery obsession.  Seriously, I have collected all sorts of embellished writing paper, envelopes, and thank-you cards since I was young (and I still collect them), so picking the perfect holiday card is quite important to me.  I love ‘designer stationery’, which just seems like a fancy term for small business, high quality stationery, and it really isn’t that much more expensive than picking up a greeting card at your local grocery store or pharmacy.  I’ve included some of my favorite finds so far, and I am quite tempted to order all of them!  Definitely consider ordering single cards or a small box of specialty holiday cards this year- your friends and loved ones will probably love them just as much as you do.

XOXO,

flannel time

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:: Roxy flannel :: Bauble Bar Necklace :: Gregory Sylvia Tote ::

Some days you just have to kick back and relax, and today is finally the day! I’ve been non-stop busy for the past few months and it’s nice to be able to sit back, relax, and get ready to eat a life’s worth of food on Thursday. My recent button-down habit has translated into a cold weather flannel habit, and I have to say that they are perhaps the comfiest button-downs around! I’m on the search for a buffalo plaid one now, which was totally prompted by the buffalo plaid Instagram flood I witnessed the other day. Here’s hoping I can track one down soon!

xoxo,

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