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!

Solstice

IMG_1993Dressing for the colder winter months can be a challenge. Even though I live in California, I get my fair share of colder temperatures and I find it hard to stay warm while not looking bulky or abandoning my favorite skirts and dresses. For this reason, I love tailored, cropped jackets like the one in this post. It is quilted, so super warm and the cinching at the waist keeps me from looking shapeless. The jacket works perfectly over a cozzy sweater paired with a printed skirt and knitted tights! How do you keep warm for winter?

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Jacket: Anthropologie (Similar) Sweater: J. Crew (Similar) Skirt: Free People Shoes: London Sole (Last seen here) Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag: Longchamp

Thanks to by talented friend Alexis for taking these photos! Check out her other work by clicking here.

Lasts

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In the fading days of fall, I have tried to wear my favorite pieces as much as possible. Summer is actually my favorite season for dressing (I love bright colors and nautical stripes!), but fall is a close second. In my fall wardrobe, I find that I have many key pieces that I can really only work into this specific season — burnt orange dresses, brown cords, a well-loved pair of riding boots and this skirt are some favorites. When I saw this skirt online at Anthropologie I instantly fell in love and it has been so fun to wear it. The skirt is incredibly well made and everything from the unique pattern, to the silk lining makes me love it… it’s not only that I adore the look of the skirt, but I also adore the act of wearing it. When I put on this piece it feels incredibly fun and I definitely have treasured the moments spent in this item. Does that sound really crazy, to love a skirt so much? I guess it just proves that I’m a true Fashionista and that putting on one skirt can completely change my outlook. I will undeniably miss having this piece in my clothing rotations until September rolls around again.026-1 150-1 008-1 127-1

Top: J. Crew (Last seen here) Skirt: Anthropologie Shoes: London Sole

Thanks so much to my beautiful and talented friend Connie for taking these blog photos! See her other work on the blog by clicking here!

Dolores

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My outfits are easily categorized as feminine and girly. However, sometimes in the summer I like to take a break from my typical dresses and wear carefree shorts. I love this pair because they are a soft material and have a clean front. This makes them super easy to dress up for a day out. I like to wear them with accessories like bracelets and headbands, just to maintain some of my classic girlie style. How have you been wearing shorts this summer?

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography

Shorts: Gap (Similar) Shirt: Lilly Pulitzer (Last seen here) Bag: Louis Vuitton (Last seen here) Shoes: London Sole (Last seen here) Headband: J. Crew (Similar) Bracelet: Henri Bendel Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs (Last seen here)

XOXO

Lauren

 

In the Green

TBH_GreenDressTam-2I love this simple dress from Anthropologie. My mother gave it to me for my birthday in April and I’ve been obsessed with it ever since. It’s perfect for summer because it has enough detail to be worn on its own, but it is also very easily paired with accessories for a more formal look. What are some summer dresses you’ve been loving?

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Photos by Caleb Dorfman Photography (Check out their website and Facebook page)

Dress: Anthropologie (similar) Belt: Nordstrom (Similar), Bag: Tory Burch (Last seen here) Shoes: London Sole (Similar) Bracelet: Kiel James Patrick for Brooks Brothers (Last seen here)

XOXO

Lauren

By Way of California

As a Bay Area girl, summer has always meant fog on the horizon and wind in my hair. It means sleepy mornings, North Faces in San Francisco and cold beachy towns. I love the look of the antique white dress for a cold summer. It hints at the season without being too obvious- a loud floral patterns would look out of place in the fog. Navy compliments the Pacific for days at the beach. I also love the look of this necklace. It has a natural look as if it was made from found objects. It provides a nice polished look without seeming too done-up.

XOXO

Lauren

Sunglasses: Chanel

Dress: Anthropologie

Sweater: Anthropologie

Necklace: Target

Shoes: London Sole (Kate and Pipa Middleton love this brand and my mom and I are obsessed!)

Photos by Caleb Dorfman