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I'm Lauren & I'm so glad you stopped by!
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XO
-L 

 

 


Entries in Style File (13)

Tuesday
Mar222011

Style File: Posing, Puppy & Poop

Navy Shirtdress: LOFT  |  Braided Belt: Banana  |  Wood Sole Platforms: Lulu's
Neurotic Westie:
Westie Rescue of North Texas 
(If you live in DFW & you are thinking about a shelter dog, call them!
Westies are the bestie! Even when they poop on you...) 

 

One of these things is not like the other...
Um, yeah. Poop. Remember when husband was requesting more pics of Calvin be included on the blog? Its not a dog blog I said. Well, since he is now the man behind the camera, I guess he gets a say...right? But look at these pictures. This is not a dog that wants to be held. Or wants his picture taken. And to prove it he pooped on me during the last photo. Yeah...we didn't post that one. Good times.

At least nothing got on the best dress ever. Seriously. Go buy this NOW. They are just showing red online right now, but I've seen lots of navy in stores.  It is the perfect shirtdress-perfect length, lovely color, nice thick fabric. Loft totally nailed this one. I'm going to live in it all summer. And speaking of LOFT, I am seriously loving their stuff lately-lots of cute work staples and fun summer tops. Plus, it seems like they are always having a sale. LIKE NOW! Extra 50% off all sale!

More on the new fab shoes later...

XO
-L 

Wednesday
Mar162011

Style File: Its getting a little Weird


Long Sleeve T: Gap  |  Vest: Old Navy  |  Belt: Anthropologie  |  Pants: Express Editor |  Hoops: Stella & Dot
 Wedges: Cynthia Vincent for Target  |  Necklace: Anthro (gift from bestie Susie)
  Husband: Cutie-Patootie Store

 

I mean the photos are getting weird. Not me. I'm already weird.

Perhaps I should explain...
My super awesome coworker at my old job, Natalie (who happens to be a photographer) used to take all my outfit photos, but now that I have a new job, I have conned husband into taking them when I get home at night. Needless to say his tolerance for fancy photo shoots with lots of poses is lacking. So, the Style File photo posts will most likely be short and sweet from here on out. You guys are probably tired of endless photos of me anyway. And they will most likely include a few ridiculous photos that husband thinks are awesome (see last photo). He took a photo of a weed in our backyard that he thought was good, but I refused to post it. Its a WEED, I said.
I have standards you know.

Maybe I'll get a tripod and a remote...*

XO
-L

*Kidding, Husband. You are a good sport. MWAH!

Tuesday
Mar152011

Style File: Bows, Balloons & Goodbyes

White Top: Splendid  |  Faux Fur Vest: Old Navy  |  Pink Satin Sequin Belt: LOFT  
 Jeans: Paper Denim Cloth  |  Blush Suede Platform Heels: Bakers  |  Bangles: F21
Diamond Horseshoe Necklace: Vintage (Great Grandmother's)  |  Silver Key Necklace: Gift from Hubs  

 

Well hello there! Sorry for being late to post today and for getting nothing up yesterday. What can I say? It happens. But I am back today to share an outfit from last week. It was my last day at my old job and they treated me with yummy chocolate cake and balloons! It was so much fun and sad all at the same time. Its hard to move on, especially when you know your job so well and you have no idea what you're getting into with a new opportunity. It can be scary to make a big leap. But as I've learned over and over, the biggest risks are often the most rewarding (like this vest-haha!) So here we go new life chapter...cheers!

Any of you guys making big life changes? I would love to hear...

XO
-L 

Monday
Mar072011

Style File: Bookworm


Shirt: H&M  |  Belt: Husband's  |  Green Skinny Cargos: LOFT  |  Flower Pin: Anthroplogie  |  
Suede Mary Jane Booties: Mia

Happy Monday pretties! Did everyone have a nice weekend? I did! Friday we had date night with steaks and cocktails at our favorite place. Then Saturday, I got my hair cut and dyed (bangs and blonde! Can't wait to show you!) and we spent a lot of time relaxing at home in our pjs-so lovely. Then yesterday, we ran 8 miles (only 3 weeks till the half marathon-yikes!) I am so SORE this morning! It will all be worth it though when I cross that finish line with the hubs!

So this outfit is from last week, but I'm cool with that. Besides, you don't want to see my running capris and yoga pants. I loved doing this shoot with my talented friend Natalie- she has such an amazing eye! We had a blast running around Barnes and Noble being embarrassing. Its funny, but the older I get, the less I care who is staring at me like I'm a lunatic. 

I love this H&M checked shirt- and paired with cargos, its the perfect casual outfit to wear wandering around a bookstore, reading and sipping coffee.

Oh, and while I was waiting for my coffee, the Starbucks employees were talking about making a citizen's arrest because I was photographing the place. Weirdos.

And speaking of books, here are my currents and all time faves...

Currently Reading
The Pillars of the Earth, Ken Follet
The House at Riverton, Kate Morton 

All-Time Favorites
Her Fearful Symmetry, Audrey Niffennegger
The Kitchen House, Kathleen Grissom
Life of Pi, Yann Martel
To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee

XO
-L 

Wednesday
Feb232011

Style File: Chevron Stripe


Good morning lovelies-welcome to Wednesday. And my outfit of yesterday. Let's face it, I find it almost impossible to post my outfits on the day I actually wear them. By the time I get some pics taken (usually at the end of the day) and then get home, run with my husband, make dinner & do a little work, I am ready to crawl into bed and pull the covers over my head. Thank goodness I'm a morning person so I can get some blogging done.

And while we're confessing things...this skirt is actually a dress. That I folded over and belted. I saw this lovely outfit at Anthro and decided to copycat. Loving the striped maxi with a cropped military jacket.

I hope everyone is having a great first half of the week- I can't wait for Friday! The hubs and I are headed to Austin for my Sis-in-Law's birthday. Looking forward to lots of girl time, yummy food, some adult beverages & good times with family.

XO
-L