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
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