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.

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

 

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

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

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

Mad for Plaid

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Plaid is so often written off as grungy attire. However, plaid can also easily be dressed up a little for a more preppy, feminine look. I added some sparkly flats and girlie jewelry to my plaid ensemble. Another way I love to wear plaid is tucked into a pair of jeans with a large belt and some cute flats. Plaid has truly become a staple in the American closet and there are countless ways to wear it and make it your own!

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XOXO

Lauren

Photos: Caleb Dorfman Photography Shirt: Ralph Lauren (Similar) Skirt: Anthropologie (Last seen here)  Shoes: Vera Wang Lavender (Similar) Nails: OPI Chocolate Moose Necklace: J. Crew Factory Earrings: Marc by Marc Jacobs Watch: Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet: Tory Burch