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I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
This is a collection of musings on design,
art, craftiness, fashion, food, decorating,
weddings and other things that make
life lovely. I hope you enjoy!

XO
-L 

 

 


Entries in Shopping (53)

Thursday
Nov032011

Cat-printed Hat

Happy chilly Thursday lovelies! I would like to introduce you to my new hat. Its fuzzy, animal print and a fedora- pretty much the headwear trifecta, no? I'm pretty excited. I see a whole winter of bad hair days covered by this little baby. Its part of Target's collaboration with milliner Albertus Swanepoel (who is also doing a line with Jcrew this fall.) I'm psyched because it looks so much like the JCrew version (which is $178!) and I got mine for $10 with a leftover Target gift card. Love me a good bargain. I'm seeing it paired with a chunky sweater, dark skinny jeans, an arm full of cuffs and suede ankle booties. So happy fall is here!!!

Check it out here and get your hands on one...

XO
-L

 

Monday
Aug292011

I won!

 

Effortless Fall 4

 

 

I'm baaaaaack. I turned 30 over the weekend and my sweet husband surprised me with a trip to New Orleans! We had an amazing romantic weekend- I promise to share pictures really really soon (like tomorrow.) In the meantime, I just wanted to share a little piece of good news I got yesterday- I won a $50 Anthropologie Giftcard in the Effortless Anthropologie Show Your Style Challenge!! Sweet Roxy gave away several giftcards for cute fall styling ideas using (what else?) Anthropologie items and I was chosen for this little ensemble. Thank you Roxy!!! If you do not follow her blog (and are an Anthro lover like me) then get over there and check it out. Now, how do I spend my winnings...

XO
-L

P.S. I'll also be beck this week to share how I did on my 30 for 30 Challenge. 

 

Wednesday
Aug102011

Label Love: Missoni For Target

Check out the gorgeous color palettes and patterns, lovely chevrons, and mixes of prints in the Missoni for Target Collection. And that bike. Ohmygoodness.

I can't wait to see all the pieces from this long-coveted label in stores in September.

XO
-L 

Monday
Aug012011

Obsessing: New Shoes

Top to Bottom, Left to right:
Steve Madden Myley $130  |   Jessica Simpson Acadia $80  |  Steve Madden Sofiaa $65
Zigi Mikaila $105  |  Zara Leather Sandal $50  |  Jessica Simpson Magid $90

Totally preoccupied these days. With work. And projects. And hanging with the hubs. And these shoes. Yeah, its definitely time to add a few new pairs to my collection. Which 2 would you pick?

XO
-L

 

Thursday
Jun092011

Bright Ideas

 

Hello there pretties. Meet the two newest additions to my closet.  I headed to Nordi's looking for one dress for the wedding we will be attending in Key West next week and came home with two (this one and this one). I really couldn't decide between the two. I absolutley adore the bright fun prints! Don't you think the hubs should let me keep them both? Yeah, I think so too.

XO
-L 

P.S. Happy Happy Happy Birthday (Dirty 30!) to my bestie Laine! We have been friends since 4th grade and she is such an important, wonderful part of my life. I hope your day is filled with awesome surprises and lots of treats. Love you little friend!