Coffee Date No. 5

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Welcome to another coffee date where I catch you guys up on random things and share some personal and Instagram photos. A couple of projects I am working on, but did not photograph are two new paintings to go in our living room and finishing a quilt that my grandmother was working on and was passed down to me. The quilt is much harder than I thought it would be because the whole thing has to be hand stitched. There are a lot of flowers on it and each one takes about two hours.

My family recently attended a more formal birthday party and it was a ton of fun! This is a photo of my sister and I outside of the party. I was able to wear a vintage necklace from my great-grandma which was extra special.

This is a sweater I purchased recently. It is probably one of my favorite clothing items I own. The sweater is fairly lightweight so even with the Savannah heat, I will be able to get a lot of use out of it.

Recently, I have been able to purchase a couple of vintage purses on my wish list. This is one of my favorites. My old roommate found one at a consignment store several years ago, and since then I had been on the hunt for one. It was in fairly good condition and just needed some minor TLC. I had to touch up the off-white paint as well as get a leather stiffener spray to fix the ruffled pieces at the top. 


Here, my husband and I had just finished a coffee date downtown and he started goofing off and taking pictures as we were leaving. The dress I am wearing is from Zara and is so lightweight and comfortable.


Last month we went on a short trip to south Florida to visit our new niece. The tacos were good, but I actually took the photo because I loved their plates and wanted to see if I could find some online later (which I did!).

Lastly, here is a picture from when we were walking downtown one evening last week. This is one of the other vintage bags I recently purchased. Also, I love this time of year when it is light out later.

Hope you all enjoyed!
Lauren

Do People Still Read Blogs?

Thursday, April 21, 2022







Sweater: old Brooks Brothers | Skirt: old J. Crew
Shoes: old J. Crew | Purse: old Ferragamo

Happy Friday guys! This is one of my favorite work outfits. I feel like I say that a lot (haha), but I try to purchase outfits and/or pieces that I would wear to work and out casually. I also try to get pieces that I can mix and match. For example, I also wear this cardigan with my wide legged white pants, or this skirt with button downs and other sweaters. 

I shared a poll on Instagram yesterday asking who still reads blogs. The results were about 50/50. I thought this was interesting since I still read blogs, but the problem I have encountered is not a lot of bloggers post anymore. For those of you that still read blogs, I would love to hear your favorites below!

Thanks for reading!
Lauren

Thrifting Outfits

Monday, April 4, 2022


On social media, a lot of people talk about shopping, but there doesn't seem to be as much conversation about budgeting and, what I call, shopping smart. I wanted to share with you guys an outfit that I purchased completely second hand and love. I really love shopping second hand because it is easier to find classic pieces, one-of-a-kind pieces, and get more bang for your buck. 

Here is the breakdown of the pieces:
Dress: old Madewell ~$10
Shoes: Jack Rogers ~$40
Handbag: vintage Ferragamo ~$90
Watch: vintage Louis Vuitton ~$15

The key to buying used is patience. I am fairly particular about what I like and have a mental list of pieces I would like to add to my wardrobe. I use Poshmark, eBay, and Etsy all the time and any time we are traveling, we visit new thrift and antique stores. When looking at designer pieces, it is worth learning tricks to identify real versus fake. When shopping thrift stores, there usually isn't much organization, so I look for colors and textures that I like to help find pieces more easily.

Some of the leather bags I have purchased have needed paint touch-ups and even their straps replaced. YouTube was a great resource to learn what type of paints to use and sealants.  An easy and affordable way to replace worn straps is Amazon, they have tons of different styles.

I hope you guys enjoyed!
Lauren

Coffee Downtown

Sunday, March 20, 2022





Sweatshirt | Similar Puffer | Jeans

Similar Loafers | Sunglasses

We spent Saturday morning walking around downtown Savannah early. We were worried it would be crowded because of St. Patrick's Day this week, but it was early enough that not many people were out. It was also incredibly pretty out and we beat the rain! These were taken at the upper portion of river Street, which (in my opinion) is one of the prettiest parts of the city. 

I recently found this vintage Gucci bag circa 1980's and it needed some minor repairs that were incredible easy, so I cleaned it up myself. I will be sharing the details on how I fixed it up soon!

Thanks for reading!

Lauren

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