Lo’s Loves

Hi Readers,

This week has just flown by! It’s been a pretty productive one for me! Especially since I got a job offer! It’s just part time but it will be good to be making some extra money and feeling more productive since fall has been kind of meh for me. Definitely looking forward to Thanksgiving and an exciting December ahead!

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A little preview of something coming to the blog next Monday

Here are some things that I have been loving this week:

  1. Taylor Swift’s SNL Performance of “Call It What You Want”: If you have been following this blog for a while, then you know that I am a pretty big Taylor Swift fan. “Call It What You Want” is by far one of my favorite songs from Reputation. I loved the SNL performance of the song.
  2. Tiffany’s Blue Box Cafe: Alright, I know I’ve been giving Tiffany’s a lot of love in these posts lately, but the holidays are the time where they really shine! They recently launched the Blue Box Cafe in New York City. I can’t wait to have breakfast at Tiffany’s the next time I am in NYC!
  3. Kate Spade Miss Adventure: This marketing campaign for Kate Spade is always so clever! I am loving the most recent Miss Adventure with Anna Faris and Rosie Perez.
  4. John Mayer’s New York Times Feature: Okay, I read this about six months too late, but I really enjoyed this piece on John Mayer. I saw him in concert this summer and it’s been interesting to watch as he has tried to move into a new, brighter chapter. Rooting for you John!
  5. Woke Charlotte: Every Outfit on Sex and the City is one of my all-time favorite Instagram accounts. I love the new series that they are doing with “Woke Charlotte” which creates lines Charlotte should have said in the original show to call out problematic language.

Have a great weekend!

Penchant for Pumpkins

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Earlier in October, I went down to Half Moon Bay with some friends to go to a pumpkin patch. It was such a fun day complete with a hay maze and lots of festive flair! You can actually see part of that day in my Vlogtober here:

For this day I wanted to wear something very fall feeling, but it was still pretty hot in the Bay Area so I had to wear something pretty light. I opted for this red plaid skirt from Banana Republic that I got a few years ago. It’s one of my favorite fall pieces with its fun full skirt, and the pattern was perfect for a day on the farm! I paired it with a tank top made out of an oatmeal colored thermal material. This was actually the only piece that I picked up from my trip to the Mall of America and it has proven to be a great option during a warm fall. Of course, no fall outfit is complete without some booties!

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Shirt: Alter’d State Skirt: Banana Republic (similar) Boots: Kate Spade (similar) (last seen here) Sunglasses: Tiffany & Co. (similar)

Frankenstein at SF Ballet

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Last month I went to see San Francisco Ballet’s adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Admittedly, I have never read the book and all my impressions of the story were of the green monster variety. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the gothic story paired with the romance of the ballet. Ballet always seems to be based on pushing the physical body and seeing what composes us, while Frankenstein wrestles with how the emotional and conscious sides of humans are developed and furthered.

I love taking inspiration from events when planning out my evening outfits, and this was no exception. I opted for a beautiful tulle skirt with sequined stars and moons embroidered onto it for something reminiscent of a ballerina skirt. Naturally I had to pair the skirt with a delicate pair of metallic ballet flats. To this I added a sophisticated cold shoulder top in the ultimate romantic shade—pink. Of course the drama of the outfit would not be complete without some sparkly earrings!

 

Top: Topshop Skirt: Anthropologie (Similar) Shoes: French Sole Bag: Kate Spade (Similar) Earrings: Anthropologie (Similar)

Far West

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One of the trends I have really loved this winter has been velvet. The luxurious fabric just seems to add an unexpected element of elegance to any outfit. One of my favorite variations of this trend has been found in a dress I picked up from Anthropologie on an amazing sale. The dusty rose color is perfect for the romantic tones of late winter. I really like the western style detailing on the bust, it mades it a perfect pairing for booties.

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Dress: Anthropologie (Similar) Shoes: Kate Spade (Similar) Bag: Coach (Last seen here) (Similar)

Modern Love

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I love the jewel tone styles this fall. When I saw this dress at Madewell, I knew I had to have it. The green is so on-trend and it is the perfect shade to bring out my sometimes green eyes, pale skin and my golden tinted hair. The color is so rich and beautiful that you really do not need to add anything extra to this dress. Wearing it simply makes the best statement. I did add small purple earrings to continue the jewel tone theme, but I kept the rest of my accessories plain, as to not take away from the fabulous dress.

How have you been wearing jewel tones this fall?

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Dress: Madewell (Similar) Earrings: Kate Spade (Last seen here) Bag: Michael Kors (Similar) Shoes: Ghimos (Similar)

To the Max

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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

Milly for Banana Republic

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I really love it when Banana Republic has designer collaborations. These are super common for stores like Target, but I find that sometimes the quality for those lines will decline (If you want to see some past posts for Target designer lines click here and here). However, with Banana Republic lines you get the great designer styles and maintain high quality clothing. This line with Milly is absolutely perfect for June! It is full of fun, bright colors which are great for the spring to summer transition. My favorite piece of the line is probably the white t-shirt with pink beading pictured above. It’s so simple, yet the pink beading adds great detail to the tee. To see the whole line click here.

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Photos by: Caleb Dorfman Photography Outfit One: Shirt: Milly for Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Shoes: Sperry Top-Sider (Similar) Bag: Kate Spade (Last seen here) Outfit Two: Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer (Last seen here) Skirt: Milly for Banana Republic Scarf: Milly for Banana Republic (Similar) Shoes: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Similar) Bag: Tory Burch (Last seen here) Nails: Butter London in Trout Pout.

XOXO

Lauren