Living in Layers

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A very popular theme this past year has been the revitalization of ’90s trends. It’s so funny how cyclical fashion can be, now as an emerging adult I have been wearing items very similar to those I wore as a child. This past winter I started to embrace the layering trend. I remember in the late aughts being exposed to this trend through one of my favorite movies Clueless.  During a scene in the movie, Cher wears a black spaghetti strap shirt over a white T-shirt. I remember thinking at the time that is so ugly, who would ever wear that? And yet, here I am a few years later embracing the trend. I think what’s great about the trend is it’s versatility. In this outfit I was able to layer a warmer winter turtleneck under a summery cotton sundress for a transition look. Looking forward to seeing what past looks will be revised soon.

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Dress: Gap (Similar)  Top: Gap (Similar) Shoes: Coach

 

 

 

Just Be

IMG_2458In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve never been much of a jeans and a T-shirt kind of girl. So when I want something low-key and easy to wear, I usually opt for a cute dress. It’s preferable if the dress is detailed enough to need few added accessories. I recently wore this Anthropologie dress to the weekend farmer’s market and it worked perfectly! I paired it with my trusty Converse (seriously I have started to wear these non-stop!) and my cross-body bag (great for when I’m in a crowded area and don’t want to fuss with a bigger bag). I didn’t feel like battling my unruly curly hair, so I twisted it into a simple side braid and tied it with a gold hair tie for a bit of sparkle. What’s your go-to easy outfit?

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Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: Converse Bag: Coach (Similar) Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Thanks to my friend Alexis for taking these photos! To see her other work on my blog click here.

Skirting Fall

158-1This skirt has been one of my favorite additions to my fall wardrobe. The colors and pattern just scream quintessential fall. The beading and busy pattern make the skirt more eye-catching and make it a perfect piece to pair with a plain top. On schooldays I have been wearing this skirt with my favorite chambray shirt, but I have also worn it with a white blouse on days where I want to look a little more formal.  210-1 196-1 203-1Shirt: J. Crew (Last seen here) Skirt: Anthropologie Necklace: Lou Lou (Last seen here) Shoes: Coach (Last seen here)

A very special thank you to by good friend Connie for taking these pictures with me! Look for more of her work on the blog coming soon!

 

What I Wore Thanksgiving

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Hello Everyone! I hope you all had lovely Thanksgivings and are continuing to enjoy the holiday by relaxing today or taking advantage of the Black Friday sales! I just wanted to do a quick blog post to share with you what I wore to my Thanksgiving festivities yesterday. I bought this dress back in September from Anthropologie and saved it all season to wear for Thanksgiving. I love dresses with delicate lace detailing (To see me wearing a similar style, click here) because they are so feminine. The color was also perfect for Thanksgiving. My love affair with this dress is definitely not ending with Turkey Day, I want to wear it whenever possible for the rest of the season!

What did you wear to Thanksgiving?IMG_1894 IMG_1899 IMG_1900Dress: Anthropologie (Now on sale!) Sweater: J. Crew Factory Shoes: Coach (Last seen here) Earrings: Tiffany & Co. (Last seen here) Necklace and bracelet: Gifts from my Grandma

To see my other holiday outfit posts click here

Birds of a Feather

Bird Dress-6This dress is another one of my favorite finds from my trip to England (Check out my other blog post featuring English clothing). It’s from Cath Kidston, a brand my mother and I discovered while shopping in Oxford. The brand’s accessories were like an English Vera Bradley and the clothing reminded me a lot of Anthropologie. I have loved wearing this dress! The cut is so perfectly feminine  and the pattern is truly unique and quirky. The brown color is a must for fall and I’m sure I will get plenty of good use out of the dress in the coming season.

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography (Check out their Facebook page for daily photos)
Dress: Cath Kidston Shoes: Coach (Similar) Bag: Juicy Couture (Last seen here)

Croquet in Bath

IMG_1106On my family’s recent trip to England, I discovered (and fell in love with) the clothing brand Reiss. This party dress was one of the purchases I made from the brand and I absolutely love it! The detailing on the bust evokes Art Deco styles and the color is just so fun! I took these photos with my brother while at our hotel in Bath. It was a lot of fun joking around and working on the blog together!

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Thomas: Sport Coat: Brooks Brothers (Similar) Vest: Brooks Brothers Tie: J. Crew Factory (Similar) Button-down: Nordstrom Belt: Coach Shoes: L.L. Bean Socks: Gap (Similar)

Photos taken at: The Bath Priory

Along for the Ride

CA 37 Bow Ho-6I love the simplicity of the classic LBD. In summer, I often find myself just wanting to throw on a cute dress and head out the door. This dress is perfect just for that! The great thing about a black dress is that you can pair it with anything! For this outfit I chose to accessorize with a fun pastel bauble necklace and a belt at the waist.

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Dress: Anthropologie, Belt: DKNY, Necklace: Charming Charlie, Bag: Coach (Last seen here), Shoes: Tory Burch (Last seen here)

Spring in the Desert

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I got this Free People dress as a Christmas gift and it instantly became one of my favorites. To start with it is a gorgeous shade of plum which remains versatile for most seasons. I also love the lace pattern, it makes the dress feel very feminine. The dress has an uneven hem line which invokes a more bohemian feel. My style tends to lean more to the preppy side of things, but I like dipping my toes into boho styles. This dress offers an easy way to do this, because it still remains very girlie and polished, yet it has very slight hints at hipster styles. One thing for certain is that I adore this dress and will continue to wear it until we reach summer.

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography Dress: Free People Shoes: Frye Bag: Coach (Last seen here) Black Bracelet: Lou Lou Boutique Pink Bracelet: J. Crew Factory

XOXO

Lauren

Winter Winds

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Oxblood was one of my favorite trends this winter. I loved this skirt and have featured it in past blog posts. For a day out in Chicago, I bundled up in layers and wore this skirt with a chambray shirt. I love combining chambray with skirts and more feminine pieces. For me it keeps the menswear trend more girlie and polished. What were some of your favorite winter trends?

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XOXO

Lauren

Shirt: Madewell Skirt: Topshop for Nordstrom (Last seen here) Leggings: B.P. Nordstrom Boots: L.L. Bean Scarf: J. Crew Factory (Similar) Sweater: Brooks Brothers (Similar) Bag: Coach (Last seen here) Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography

Deserted

IMG_1268Maroon has been one of my favorite colors of this season. I love the soft, velvet material in this pleated skirt. To keep it from looking too precious, I paired it with a white tank adorned with gold studs. My personal style tends more to be on the girlie/preppy side of things and I usually steer clear of studding. However, this shirt included studs in such a simple subtle manner that works perfectly for me. I also like that the shirt is white, so it keeps the studding from looking too dark and Gothic-inspired.

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Photos by: Caleb Dorfman Photography

XOXO

Lauren