Weekly Moments

IMG_5214Enjoying some Valentine’s Day chocolates from my mother

This whole week it has seemed that campus had been abuzz with the hype of Valentine’s Day. Clubs are selling goodies, people are planning trips and singles are lamenting. It has been a busy week for me, filled with term paper proposals, midterms, gatherings with friends and helping with the Student Fashion Association’s Valentine’s Day fundraiser. On Valentine’s Day, I like to focus on all of the love I have from the family and friends in my life. Growing up my mom always made Valentine’s Day special. We would have homemade waffles with strawberries for breakfast and exchange gifts over dinner. Now that I’m on my own, I’m starting some new traditions. Hallmarks of this week have been making handmade valentines for my friends, a festive gathering for my student government group and my cousin coming to California for a weekend visit. Here are some highlights from my week.

IMG_5168Making valentines for my loved ones

IMG_5198One of my favorite J.Crew Factory sweaters to wear this time of year (check out my blog post with it from last year).

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For this week I replaced my ever-present open silver bangle with this heart shaped one from Francesca’s

Saint Valentine’s

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Winter is undoubtedly my least favorite season. My wardrobe feels very boring and the only colors I wear tend to be dark jewel tones. The typical plethora of local fruits and vegetables (come on, this is California after all) dwindles and includes far too many vegetables of the squash variety. The weather is rainy and it makes my hair frizz. As far as school goes, I find the winter term to be impossibly boring. It lacks the excitement of the new school year that the fall term brings and it doesn’t have the thrill of the close proximity of summer that spring has. Despite all of the dreariness, there is one thing about winter that I absolutely love—all of the holidays! There are few things that I enjoy more than the excuse to be festive! This sweater is definitely a must-have for the whole month of February. I decided to go ultra-girlie and pair it with a dress and sweet accessories. To see one of my past posts about Valentine’s Day outfit options click here.

076 116 107 103 098079Sweater: J. Crew Factory Dress: Anthropologie Shoes: London Sole Bracelet: Francesca’s

An big thank you to me amazing friend Connie who helped me out with these photos. To see her other work on the blog click here!

She Wears Neons by the Seashore

Neon was one of my favorite trends of summer 2012. While yesterday’s Fashion’s Night Out marked the start to fall fashion, I will be holding onto this trend until the weather changes cooler. I think the versatility of a neon top is immense. Mine has lady-like details that allow for a more polished, feminine look. I paired this top with a flared jean skirt, as a mixed up version of the chambray trend, and a bright necklace and turquoise earrings to offset the yellow.

 

 

 

XOXO

Lauren

Photos: Caleb Dorfman

Shirt: J. Crew (Similar)

Skirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Necklace: Francesca’s (Last seen here)

Earrings: Local Boutique

Shoes: Tory Burch (Last seen here)

Sail Away

One of my favorite summer trends is stripes. They allow me to embrace my preppy east coast roots, while remaining chic enough for California. I love this dress for it’s shoulder detail. The open shoulder is a fun and unique style. I think it makes the dress more flirty while the pattern keeps it sweet.

XOXO

Lauren

 

 

Photos: Caleb Dorfman (Check out his photography website!!)

Dress: Nordstrom (Similar here and here)

Sweaters: Juicy Couture

Earrings: Francesca’s

Necklace: Forever 21

Shoes: Juicy Couture

Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Last seen here)