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

 

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)

Tri-Bella

I love this skirt’s tribal look. It’s not normally a style I fully embrace, but I think the colors make it more approachable. I like that the skirt is grounded in a wide navy belt around the waist. This transitions well into a simple top to balance the outfit. I think a signature tribal inspired piece is perfect for the end of the summer transition into fall.

XOXO

Lauren

Sweater: Banana Republic (Similar)

Shirt: J. Crew (Last seen here)

Skirt: Anthropologie

Shoes: Tory Burch (Similar)

The Webster for Target

The Webster Miami has been added this year as one of the “Shops” at Target. The Webster at Target combines the brand’s fun prints and easy style with an affordable price. The collection is full of bright colors and flattering lines perfect for summer. I purchased  two shirts there a few months ago. One shirt (the first pictured) has held up well and has proved itself to be good quality for the low price. However, the second shirt (the white one pictured bellow) has not held up as well as I would have hoped. It remains a toss-up about the quality of the line. I have enjoyed both my purchased of the line and would recommend that any fashionista buy a piece from the collection for their Summer 2012 wardrobe.

XOXO

Lauren

Outfit One:

Sweater: Nordstrom B.P.

Shirt: The Webster for Target Similar

Shorts: Gap Similar

Outfit Two:

Headband: Vineyard Vines

Shirt: The Webster for Target

Shoes: Brooks Brothers

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