To the Max

Stevenson Bridge Bow Ho-8I love wearing maxi dresses in the summer. There’s something about wearing such a long dress that just makes me feel in control. When wearing one, you are destined to turn heads and make a statement. I like to wear such long dresses with cropped sweaters or jackets, such as this jean jacket from American Eagle. Keeping your hair up and out of the way is a great option because it’s less fussy and allows the focus to be on your fabulous dress. I find that wedges or cute sandals offer great ways to complete maxi dress outfits. How do you like to wear maxi dresses?

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography

Dress: Gap (Similar) Jacket: American Eagle Necklace: Forever 21 (Similar) Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Last seen here) Shoes: Kate Spade Bracelet: Jest Jewels (Similar)

XOXO

Lauren

Valentine’s Day Outfits

Here are some Valentine’s Day outfit ideas! For Valentine’s Day I think it’s important to include some girlie feminine details and lots of hearts!

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Outfit 1:

Shirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar), Skirt: Topshop for Nordstrom (Last seen here), Sweater: Kate Spade (Last seen here)

Outfit 2:

Sweater: J. Crew Factory Jeans: American Eagle (Last seen here)

Outfit 3:

Sweater: J. Crew Factory Shirt: Lily Pulitzer (Similar) Jeans: American Eagle

XOXO

Lauren

Bah Humbug

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I love this time of year, and embrace the holiday season in any way I can think of! I loved the simplicity of the reindeer t-shirt. I thought it would be perfect to throw on with jeans for running errands. It could easily be played up for a holiday party. And of course, no holiday outfit is complete without my Christmas charm bracelet, plaid headband and smoking slippers!ImageImageImage

XOXO

Lauren

Photos by: Caleb Dorfman Photography. Check out the website and Facebook page!

Shirt: J. Crew Factory (Similar) Sweater: J. Crew (Similar) Jeans: American Eagle, Flats: Kate Spade Bracelet: Similar, Earrings: Tiffany & Co. Headband: Similar

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