Blazers are in this Fall

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Blazer | Top (old J. Crew) Similar | Skirt (old J. Crew) Similar | Clutch: Old Louis Vuitton

This is the second blazer I have purchased in preparation for Fall. I used to not be a huge fan of blazers until I tried on a beautiful linen blazer from Target. I knew that it was perfect for so many occasions, so I started looking for more. I found the one that I am wearing for this post on sale at H&M a few weeks ago and LOVED it! It is so light and the material feels amazing. 

I feel that a good blazer is the perfect investment for a couple of reasons. I am a senior in college right now, so I have been slowly trying to build up my professional wardrobe. I also think that they are such a great transition piece from Summer to Fall. It's that awkward time where you aren't really sure what to wear. It's too hot (and early) in a lot of places for jeans and sweaters, but it's also late in the season to be wearing floral summer dresses. This is the perfect compromise because they can be worn with pants, skirts, dresses, and even some shorts!


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Apartment Inspo + Life Update

Tuesday, August 14, 2018





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Good morning everyone and happy Tuesday! I wanted to share with you some apartment inspiration. Can you guess why?? That's right... I'm moving!  I am still staying in Savannah however, I am getting ready to move into a new apartment and I am so excited! Once my room is decorated I will do a full post so you all can see the finished product.

I already have a bedspread (you can probably guess what it looks like) and am now trying to decide the right 'mix' of pillows. I really love the minimalist look with pops of color. Some of my favorite stores that I have looked at are Anthropologie, IKEA, and Urban Outfitters. I already have a few bedroom pieces, but am having a hard time finding a smaller natural wood dresser. I am also looking for some larger woven baskets for my bedroom. I would love recommendations if you have any, send me an email!


My Current Skincare Routine

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Happy Wednesday everyone! I wanted to share with you all my current skincare routine! Clarisonic was kind enough to send me one of their Clarisonic Mia face brushes. I was so excited because I have wanted one for a while. I have struggled with really bad acne for a long time and have a lot of trouble managing it even though I take good care of my skin. A few of my friends (who have beautifully clear skin I might add!) suggested to me trying Clarisonic.


This is the Clarisonic I was sent. I was also gifted their Acne Cleansing Duo and let me be the first to say their acne brush head has made a huge difference. I started using the Mia in the mornings on my skin. After a couple weeks I started noticing a huge difference with the acne on my forehead (one of my problem areas). It is now completely clear and the acne I usually get on my cheeks has hugely improved. I coupled this with my Palmer's Coco Butter Lotion because it is supposed to be good at removing scars and dark marks which acne can frequently cause. Then, before I got to bed I put benzoil peroxide (a common anti-acne treatment) on my face to sleep in. This combination has made a huge difference in my skin and confidence!

Hope you enjoyed, I linked all of the specific products I use! Let me know if you have any questions ;)



*thank you to Clarisonic and HerCampus for sponsoring this post*

Guide to Apartment Decor

Friday, April 20, 2018



Happy Friday everyone! Today I wanted to share some apartment decor ideas from some of my favorite stores. I really love timeless pieces and classic looks. I am loving all of the gold accents that are available this season. I also love the idea of decorating with succulents. I have a few in my room and LOVE them. I hope you all enjoy browsing.

Let me know your favorite ways to decorate in the comments ;)



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Sorority Recruitment with Snapfish

Monday, April 16, 2018

Chelsea's Outfit: Similar DressNecklace Similar Heels
 
Did you guys know I used to be historian for my sorority? That means that I was in charge of scrapbooking and making photo books for events such as recruitment, tabling, or anything where we wanted to showcase sisterhood photos. This was definitely the perfect position for me since I loved photos and being creative with them.

I was SO excited when Snapfish reached out to me for a collaboration doing just this! It is near the end of the semester, meaning this summer sororities will be planning and getting ready for recruitment. I think photobooks are perfect for recruitment because they allow you to highlight your sorority's favorite photos throughout the year and it's easy for PNM's (potential new members) to look through and see events from the past year.

When I made this photobook with them, their system was very easy to use and it gave me complete control over every page. I could choose from tons of fonts, stickers, number of photos on each page, number of pages, etc. It was user friendly and I would definitely use them again! They also have an amazing set of graduation gifts found here. Right now with the code YAYGRAD you can receive 40% site wide (ya hear that?? think graduation invitations, recruitment photos....) 

Thanks for reading guys! Hope you have a great week ;)



**Thank you to Snapfish for sponsoring this post**

Spring 2018 Shopping Guide

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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With it being officially Spring, I thought I would share with you all my Spring shopping list! Click any of the links above to shop ;) Read below and I talk about my favorite pieces.

1) I usually buy 1 or 2 new 'nicer' swimsuits every season to kind of build up a collection, and this year this one from Solid and Striped is my favorite! I love that it's two piece, but has a really classic design. I also love this one, for half the price tag.

3) I am TOTALLY in love with this romper from Free People. It is definitely at the top of my shopping list, and I think it would be the perfect piece to lead into Summer.

4) Denim shorts are my favorite to wear during Spring and Summer, unfortunately I wore out my favorite pair last year, so I have been on the look for another to replace them. I think these would be perfect. I love H&M and have found their products are pretty durable.

7) I owned a pair of Illesteva sunglasses until recently, however mine were reflective and I found that if I got any dust or marks on the lenses they were really visible. I loved the quality of the sunglasses themselves though and would love to try another pair that are not reflective.

Reusing Old Pieces

Monday, April 2, 2018


Hey everyone! This post is all about reusing the pieces you already have in your closet. I bought this skirt used last summer (originally from J. Crew) and I love it because it matches so many pieces. I originally wanted to wear it with an older navy blue top that I own, however it was missing. I'd been looking around at stores for a replacement for a few weeks, with no luck. When I was looking for what I wanted to wear for Eatser, I found my old Tory Burch dress in the back of my closet and thought how perfect it would look tucked into this skirt!

I wore this for Easter and spent the whole weekend with my family this year, how did you spend yours?

A Girl's Guide to Watches

Monday, March 26, 2018

 
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A frequent question I get is what accessories I like. I wanted to share with you all my FAVORITE accessory of all time! I wear my silver watch every single day. It is so classic and I am so used to wearing it that I don't even notice it on my wrist. I love that it matches everything, looks expensive, and is extremely useful.

My personal favorite watch is the masculine silver-toned watches. If that isn't for you, there are so many options out there (including for working out!) Apple watches are most people's preference for an athletic watch, however Fitbit is a great alternative with a much better price tag. I had one a few years ago in black that I loved.

For the watches pictured above, I tried to include all of my favorites in a variety of price ranges for you guys!
xoxo
Lauren

Cute and Comfy Outfit for the Traveler

Friday, March 23, 2018


 
Happy Spring everyone! It's so funny, two weeks ago it felt so warm here like it was already spring (see this post), but this week it has been SO cold. 

This weekend I am traveling out of town for a wedding. Normally when I travel I wear my school sweatshirt and leggings, but this weekend, I am meeting a lot of my boyfriend's family, so I wanted to dress a little nicer. For this outfit I actually ended up digging up a lot of old pieces from the back of my closet (totally proves you don't need to buy new clothes just to look cute). I bought this top at J. Crew a couple years ago (similar here) and have found that it is such a great staple. It is soft and matches so many pieces. My flats were also bought a few years ago (seen first here), but you can find similar ones HERE. The jacket is actually my favorite part of the look. I bought it a while ago and have been wanting to add patches to it for a while. I did a couple last week, but I really want to save the back for unique patches. I travel a lot and was thinking I may add patches from different places I visit to the back. What do you guys think?

An interesting thought for the weekend: I was thinking about how I don't really read magazines anymore. I honestly can't remember the last time I even picked up a magazine to look at clothes. For clothing ideas I mostly read my favorite fashion blogs or look at the new pieces in my favorite stores. Then, for decorating, I usually look at Instagram (or drool over Blair Waldorf's apartment). I wasn't sure if that is everyone or just me, but let me know in the comments what you guys think about this and I'll link below some of my favorite blogs!

Damsel in Dior: I am obsessed with her outfits (especially when she travels) and her house.
Gal Meets Glam: Love seeing her photos when she visits Savannah and currently working on her own dress line. I will totally be buying one when they are released.
Southern Curls and Pearls: One of the first blogs I ever started reading. My favorite are her posts about fitness/workout clothes and her home!
Carly the Prepster: Another blog I have been reading since FOREVER. I love how timeless her outfits are, plus her Instagram videos of Teddy and Hamilton. 

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