How To: Camping

As a true girly girl, I have always found my family’s annual camping trip to be a challenge. While it provides great relaxation, it also proves to be a huge complication for one’s appearance. Just as I have mastered ways to get out of fishing and creek walks through trips to local towns, croquet and wine tastings, I have learned how to look cute camping. I am not one of those girls who packs her whole makeup collection and manages to blow out her hair perfectly while living in the outdoors. Rather, I have developed simple and fast ways to make camping a little more bearable.

While still at home, I like to paint my nails a dark color so that when they get dirty no one will be able to notice. I really love the OPI shade Hank if You Love OPI. When I am packing my bag I like to include lavender sachets so that my clothes stay fresh. For my beauty routine while camping I like to keep things simple. Instead of cleaning my skin with my usual cleanser, I opt for a facial cloth like the Yes to Cucumbers ones. I use a toner to remove any excess dirt and then I use my normal moisturizer. I coat my fair skin in plenty of sunscreen. I like to use the Josie Maran sunscreen for my face and the  Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch for my body. For makeup, I only put on a tinted balm, like the POREfessional, a lip tint and some mascara.

For outfits I like to embody a boho vibe which I don’t usually incorporate into my style at home. I usually wear Minnetonka Moccasins because they are easy to put on in a hurry and are close toed. I have included pictures bellow of the different outfits I wore on my camping trip.

Sweater: Banana Republic Shirt: The Webster for Target (Blog post to follow soon) Pants: J. Crew Shoes: Minnetonka

Shirt: J. Crew (Last seen here) Dress: Anthropologie (Last seen here) Shoes: Frye

Sweater: Topshop U.K. Shirt: American Eagle Skirt: Anthropologie

XOXO

Lauren

Dress to Pin

Hello Loyal Readers! Sorry that I have been so bad about posting recently! I’ve gotten really busy with school and some personal things, but I promise to be a better! Today I want to talk about how to “Dress to Pin.” If you are in a sorority, or are thinking of joining one next year this is a must. Dress to Pin refers to the attire appropriate for formal meetings at sororities (most sororities have one once a week). Each sorority has different rules regarding Dress to Pin, at my sorority the rules are: No pants unless they are slacks (So no jeans, sweats, or yoga pants), no Uggs, no leggings, skirts/ dresses must be appropriate length, no bare shoulders, no sandals, and appropriately cut tops. All of these rules can be hard to keep track of, plus they make it hard to look cute and not look like a grandma. Here are some looks that I think are both appropriate and still feminine and cute:

Blouses:

Forever 21

Free People

Skirts:

J. Crew

Rachel Roy

Pim + Larkin

Dresses:

Anthropologie (Would need a sweater)

Anthropologie

Anthropologie

Gap (Sweater Needed)

Shoes:

Frye

Giuseppe Zanotti

Burberry

Coconuts

Steve Madden

Here are some of the Dress to Pin looks I have worn:

Sweater: Splendid Top: Boutique in Hawaii Skirt: Boutique in Santa Barbara

Top: Marc by Marc Jacobs Sweater: Brooks Brothers Skirt: Anthropologie Flats: Frye

Sweater: Banana Republic Top: Eight Sixty Skirt: Anthropologie

XOXO

Lauren