FDoS

Last month, much later than the rest of my collegiate friends, I had my first day of school. As a child I remember always bringing my teacher an apple on the first day and having my parents walk me to class. As I got older, I prepared for my first day by spending hours with my friends creating the perfect outfit and talking about seeing the other kids after a summer away. However, now that I’m in college I find the first day of school to be a little anti-climactic. My mom is not there to make me a special breakfast, I sit in lectures of 300 students so I will never interact with my professor, let alone bring them an apple, and in a class of 5,000 I don’t have to think about running into people I don’t want to see. But I am a traditionalist, and I like to still keep some things special about my first day of classes. This year I wanted my outfit to resemble classic school uniforms. I wore a thick, cable knit dress with a bow headband, ballet flats and, of course, a backpack.

 

XOXO

Lauren

Dress: Anthropologie (Last seen here), Headband: Anthropologie, Shoes: Juicy Couture, Backpack: Marc by Marc Jacobs, Necklace: Monogram from BaubleBar

Photos by: Caleb Dorfman

Super Easy Candy Corn Bark

 

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about party food. This candy corn bark is extremely easy to make, and it tastes delicious! It is the perfect combination of sweet and salty which makes it addictive!

Here’s what you’ll need:

A bag of Halloween Oreos

Three cups of pretzels

1.5 lbs of white chocolate

A bag of candy corn

Some festive sprinkles

Step One:

Break apart all the Oreos and pretzels. This is a really fun process and makes this recipe perfect for doing with kids! If you want to keep your hands mess-free put all the ingredients into a Ziplock bag and mash them up inside. Then spread them out across a lightly greased cooking sheet.

Step Two:

Melt the white chocolate using a double boiler

Step Three:

Use a spoon to spread the melted white chocolate over your crushed pretzels and Oreos

Step Four: Add the sprinkles and candy corn on top of the white chocolate. Let the sheet cool in the refrigerator overnight.

Step Five: Transfer the bark onto a cutting board and chop it into pieces. Now it’s ready to be served!

And there you have it, five easy steps for a yummy Halloween treat!

XOXO

Lauren

Taylor Swift Day


 

Taylor is looking very chic and pulling off some of fall’s biggest trends- dots, burgundy, a structured purse and printed pants. Her new album comes out October 22nd. The singles she has already released are “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Begin Again,” the album title track “Red” and “I Knew You Were Trouble”

XOXO

Lauren

Fall Stripes

Stripes are one of my favorite trends to wear every summer, however as the weather turns colder they become harder and harder to work into one’s wardrobe. I love this dress that I bought in early September from the Gap. The navy color allows it to be approachable during the fall months. It was a great thick, structured pattern and a zipper detail. I paired it with a burgundy bracelet and my two favorite fall staples- ballet flats and a headband.

A very special thank you to my dear and old friend Nicole for helping me out with these pictures! I had such an amazing time at your beautiful Vassar College!

XOXO

Lauren

Dress: Gap (Similar here and here), Headband: Anthropologie Bracelet: Kurt Geiger Shoes: Tory Burch