Power Play

One of my favorite looks for spring is the maxi skirt. I love the skirt I’m wearing here because it combines a few spring trends- firstly the maxi skirt as mentioned, second the asymmetrical look (Note that the skirt is shorter in the front than in the back), and third, it harnesses this season’s pastels through the mint color. I call this skirt my “power skirt” because whenever I wear it I know I am making a big statement and get a lot of attention. If you are on the shorter side, I would recommend wearing a maxi skirt with the asymmetrical look like this and with wedges. The heels will give you height, while the asymmetrical look will keep there from being too much fabric-which usually caused short people to look shorter and boxy. Taller people can follow these same rules, or also wear the skirt with flats. I like to pair my maxi skirts with both of those options, as I am on the taller side. With a pastel color like this, I recommend pairing it with another pastel, a similar color for a color-block effect, or with a neutral. I will be doing another post later about how to specifically wear this season’s mint.

XOXO

Lauren

Credits:

Shirt: J. Crew

Sweater: J. Crew

Skirt: Anthropologie Similar

Bracelets: Nordstrom

Shoes: Tory Burch

All Tied Up

I have been really liking the trend of wearing a blouse or an over sized button down tied over a dress. I have included two different looks with this. One is with a patterned blouse over a solid color dress and the second look is with a chambray shirt over a floral dress. We took the pictures for the second look when it was down pouring out so I used a bright floral umbrella as an accessory for the day.

XOXO

Lauren

Credits:

Outfit One:

Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Black New Wayfarere

Dress: Juicy Couture

Blouse: Urban Outfitters Pins and Needles

Outfit Two:

Shirt: J. Crew Selvedge Chambray Shirt

Dress: Mango

Shoes: Minnetonka “Kilty” Suede Moccasin in brown

Umbrella: Andy Worhol inspired from The de Young Museum, San Francisco. Similar

Monday-Spirations

Monday Inspirations: 

As us Aggies at UC Davis and the rest of the University of California system head into finals week I find it àpropos to lend some inspiration.

Let’s study hard and get through this!

XOXO

Lauren

St. Patrick’s Day

Dinner

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Grasshopper Sundae

Outfit

Gallic Necklace

Claddagh Earrings:

Claddagh Ring

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Surprise in My Shoes
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I hope everyone had a fun St. Pat’s! In case you couldn’t tell from my super pale skin and slight red tint to my hair I am Irish! I love to celebrate this holiday and embrace my culture, even if it makes it seem like all my people do is drink green beer!  I actually came home for the weekend because some of my friends/ boyfriend were back in town. Usually my mom makes corn beef and cabbage with soda bread. However, this year she was sick, so I took over the duties. I made Martha Stewart’s potato-leek Soup from her book Great Food Fast. I also made vegan apple mash and vegan soda bread (I am a quasi vegetarian and occasional vegan). For dessert we had grasshopper sundaes.  I also posted pictures of the surprise the leprechauns left in my running shoes this morning and my outfit for today. Of course I had to wear some green and I also incorporated some Irish- inspired jewelry. Shirt: American Apparel, undershirt: Abercrombie & Fitch Sweater: Nordstrom’s BP, skirt from Spain, necklace, earrings, and ring all from my grandma, Shoes: Torry Burch (Similar).

XOXO

Lauren

Spring Colors

First post! So exciting!

I put together this outfit using key spring colors. I included bright pink and navy. Navy has been hugely underrated and I feel it deserves a comeback, I also love how my shirt incorporated stripes! I paired my bright top with a bright toned green skirt to center the outfit. I paired this with black ballet flats with embellishment and a statement necklace.

Sweater: Juicy Couture

Shirt: J. Crew

Skirt: Maeve from Anthropologie

Flats: Vera Wang Lavender

Bag: Juicy Couture

Necklace: Francesca’s

Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs