Shopaholic

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// Dress: Fabrik // Shoes: Dr. Scholls // Bag: Loeffler Randall (old, but all their bags are amazing!) // Sunnies: Cole Haan //

With a new city comes a new selection of shops to go absolutely crazy in, and I will admit that I’m a bit of a shopaholic.  I go through cyclical phases where I will abstain from most shopping, but I’ll indulge in a necklace here or a pair of earrings there – you know, the small things that you can make completely untraceable if you buy them with cash.  And then it happens… my shopaholic side rears its head and decides that it’s time to hit the pavement.  The drought is finally over and I decide that somehow, magically, I am in dire need of nearly everything I’ve pinned on Pinterest (and yes, I still hoard dream outfits on my Pinterest page).  I will not disclose what I have purchased thus far, but after the drought it feels like a full on rain storm… with an accompanying mudslide… and maybe a hurricane… but a very STYLISH hurricane.

So here’s to the style hurricane that has stuck my closet – one of the loves of my life.  Cheers.

XOXO,

Lauren

#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

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,

 

 

 

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,

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1. Plaid – I am obsessed with plaid this season, and I have been searching for the perfect flannel!  This Zara flannel would be a great addition to your closet this fall.

2. Leopard Pumps – With cold weather comes the need for closed-toe shoes, and leopard is a fabulous semi-neutral.  I practically live in my leopard flats, but have yet to snag a pair of great leopard pumps.  I love that the silhouette of these Ivanka Trump pumps resembles that of a court shoe.

3. Distressed Black Skinnies – I have yet to purchase a pair of distressed jeans, mostly because the fading can be so hit or miss, but I love these distressed black skinnies.  They add a little extra texture to an outfit without appearing over-distressed.

4. Bling – Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, and ear cuffs are a punk-y option to spruce up an outfit this season.  As you cover yourself in more material this fall, why not cover yourself with more bling?

5. Cobalt Handbag – I love a great statement bag, and Rebecca Minkoff’s ladylike totes have stolen my heart.  The bright color is well balanced with its simple design, which makes it great for mixing with lots of patterns!

XOXO,

#WIWW 10.29.14

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My journey through graduate school thus far has caused me to focus a bit more on decorating my home.  I mean, a beautiful dress is great, but wearing that dress in a well-decorated home is quite satisfying.  I get tired of the mundane things in my daily and academic life, so I’ve decided to spruce things up!  Nothing could make an early morning class better than a super cute coffee cup and, call me a geek, but seeing a bow paper clip in the early morning would absolutely make my day.  It’s always great to make a stylish appearance in class, and this Kate Spade iPad keyboard and party cuff are perfect!  One of the best parts of a long day in school is coming home, and I definitely think I’ll have to pick up these MR. and MRS. highball glasses and Kate Spade candle.  Here’s to living a stylish life!

XOXO,

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 20141023-235715.jpg>< Amuse Society tee c/o >< J Crew Anorak >< Forever 21 Skort >< Loeffler Randall Clutch >< Franco Sarto Sandals >< LC Lauren Conrad Sunnies >< Coral Turban from 9th & Elm ><

XOXO,

Seeing Stars

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>< Billabong Top borrowed from Whalebone Urban Surf Shop >< Asos Black Skinny Jeans (similar here) >< Loeffler Randall Handbag (similar here)>< Sam Edelman Black Suede Sandals >< D’Blanc Midnite Radio Sunglasses borrowed from Whalebone Urban Surf Shop ><

XOXO,

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