très chic: holiday LBD.

by Lauren on December 18, 2014

this is very special tres chic post for the holidays. instead of doing three individual pictures of a trend; Caitlin, Andrea and I styled this month’s trend altogether. for this month, we chose to style a LBD for all of the upcoming holiday parties. whether its a Christmas or New Year’s party you’re going to, you can always style your LBD to find the perfect look. we put together three outfits to give you some holiday party inspiration. also, check at the bottom for a small announcement.

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Lo’s outfit details | dress – White House Black Market (similar) | leather jacket – Envy (similar) | tights – Loft | shoes – Ellen Tracy | lip color – Revlon Blushing Nude

Andrea’s outfit details | dress – Ann Taylor | shoes – Valentino (gift/similar) |Earrings – Made by Me (similar) | Ring – Gift |Lip Color: MAC Ruby Woo | Nail Color – Sephora OPI Personal Shopper |Nicole by OPI: Rainbow in the S-Kylie

Cait’s outfit details | Leather Limited Dress (old) similar here and here |BCBG blazer (old) similar here |JustFab bow pumps | Joie clutch c/o Shopbop |J.Crew tights (old) similar here | Stella and Dot necklace | J.Crew bracelet | J.Crew Factory bracelet (old) similar here | Kate Spade studs

cfg update – after some thoughtful consideration, i am going to take a break from blogging. not because i haven’t loved this community or enjoyed this little happy place but because i need time to refresh. with an amazing job that can be extremely busy at times, i need some time to think about where i want to devote my attention and focus to. these past four years of sharing my everyday thoughts and feelings on cfg have been very rewarding. i may consider starting up again after the new year but am going to take some time off for now. thanks for all of your support!

love, lo

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{outfit post} sweater weather.

by Lauren on December 8, 2014

this is one of my favorite winter outfits. in fact, i recently wore it to a K-State football game, which provided just enough warmth and a pop of purple. i love the layered look especially with a pattern underneath and chunky knit sweater on top. i will be wearing this all holiday season to casual events.

i don’t know about you all but the end of the year is always the busiest for me. whether its at work, home or holiday to-dos; I feel like this part of the year flys by. my husband and i had our first holiday party of the year this weekend, outfit details for what I wore to come.

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outfit details. purple gingham shirt – Gap | grey cable knit – Target (similar) | statement necklace – boutique | jeans – Gap | booties – Target (similar) | purse – Zara

love, lo

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seasonal tablescapes.

by Lauren on December 1, 2014

as you can probably tell from my instagram, i love decorating the house for the different seasons and holidays. you can be festive no matter the time of year, but this season is especially good for dressing up the house. the husband and i just put up our Christmas tree this weekend and decorated the house for the holidays, which inspired this post. i’ve put together a tablescape for every season since the kitchen table is such a big focal point for our house, it requires the best decorations. happy decorating!

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check out some of my other favorite seasonal decorations here, here and here.

love, lo

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{outfit post} 5 winter favorites .

by Lauren on November 25, 2014

one of my favorite things to do on a Saturday morning is go out to brunch with girlfriends and catch up over mimosas. i did exactly that this past weekend and wore this cozy cape to stay warm on a rather dreary cold day. the mix of the soft fabric and the color block grey and white make this piece perfect for everyday. i always crave comfort in the winter yet still want to keep my style.

my top five favorite pieces for winter include cozy capes, bright-colored blouses, black booties, petite layered necklaces and oversized totes. you can find all these winter favorites and more on Raise.com. i recently discovered this site and am loving all of the discounts that you can get. Raise lets you buy gift cards to all the best stores at a discounted price. some of my favorite store like Loft, Sephora and H&M are on the site. also, if you have old gift cards laying around that you haven’t used, sell them on Raise for cash.

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love, lo

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très chic: mini dress.

by Lauren on November 24, 2014

i am loving the mini dress trend that’s popular right now, especially around the holidays! for this month’s tres chic, we all styled the mini dress a little different. the great thing about this trend is how versatile it can be, whether its pairing it with boots, tights, a scarf or an oversized bag. hopefully these three outfits give you a little inspiration for your next holiday party.

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lo’s outfit details | dress – Bluetique | black tights – ModCloth (similar)| scarf – Nordstrom (similar) | purse – Zara | booties – J shoes | pearls – Bluetique (remember to use code CFG10 at checkout if you would like to purchase anything from Bluetique)

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cait’s outfit details | dress – Frankly Basic | booties – Madewell | earrings – Nashelle | tights – HM

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andrea’s outfit details | Vest – H&M (similar) |Dress – Piperlime (similar) | Tights – Target | Heels – Louise et Cie (50% off) | Necklaces – Ann Taylor/Talbots

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cfg lately.

by Lauren on November 19, 2014

i haven’t done one of these posts in awhile so i thought i would share some Instagrams from what i have been up to lately. it’s been busy over here with baby showers, weddings and work events galore. i think this time of year can be the busiest with everyone trying to cram in everything before the holidays.

holiday decorations. i kind of jumped the gun this year on decorating for Christmas. i usually wait until the day after Thanksgiving but when i saw these adorable decorations from Target, i knew i had to have them. someone really needs to start limiting my Target shopping trips.

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red holiday coffee cups. enough said. these things make me extremely happy along with coffee dates and cozy chats with good friends.

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sister time. i haven’t seen this little one in a month or two so some sister time was definitely in order. we have perfected the sister selfie.

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Tivol KC. i attended The Diamond Celebration Event at Tivol and enjoyed sipping on some bubbly and trying on beautiful diamonds. i am already eyeing a few pieces for my Christmas list this year. everything is so gorgeous!

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love, lo

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cold weather hybernation.

by Lauren on November 14, 2014

we made it to Friday, loves! as it starts to get colder (we have snow in the forecast for this weekend!), i find myself wanting to snuggle on the couch with the hubs and catching up on my favorite Netflix series. hopefully you get to take it easy this weekend as well and while you are hibernating, enjoy a little inspiration below. have a lovely weekend! i am going to my sister-in-laws baby shower and doing just a little bit of work this weekend. see you back here on Monday.

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love, lo

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{trend alert} capes.

by Lauren on November 12, 2014

i have been obsessing over the cape/poncho trend that is everywhere this fall! i recently bought the one in the bottom-right hand corner from ASOS and am counting down the days until it hits my doorstep. the temperature just dropped to a winter chill this week so these pieces would be perfect for layering.

they are putting up the mayor’s christmas tree right outside of where i work so i feel as if i have been hit with the christmas spirit earlier this year than in years past. plus, i had my first red holiday coffee cup today when i ordered a mocha at Panera. needless to say, i am in the holiday mood extra early this year. i hope you all are having a wonderful week!

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1. oversized cape | 2. classic camel cape | 3. cashmere cape | 4. color block cape |

love, lo

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{outfit post} a maroon fall.

by Lauren on November 10, 2014

the leaves have finally all turned, peppermint mochas have hit Starbucks and thanksgiving is right around the corner. did I tell you, I love fall? we gathered at my dads house for a fall dinner to all be together while my sister was home for the weekend from college. i am so thankful for family time, especially this time of year. this month, i am focusing on gratitude and all of things in life that i am so thankful for.

this maroon dress is from Bluetique, one of my new favorite boutiques. don’t forget to use code CFG10 at checkout to get 10% off your purchase!


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outfit details | dress – Bluetique | scarf – Nordstrom (similar) | purse – Zara | shoes – J shoes | pearls – Bluetique

 

love, lo

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currently reading: eightysixed.

by Lauren on November 6, 2014

do you ever just want it all (your dream job, a beautiful home and a perfect love life) and oh yeah, you want it all now! i feel like this describes us all sometime during our 20’s. it’s a time when we are searching around every corner for who we really are. haven’t found it yet? no worries, its all about the journey in the end. However, the journey can be pretty darn witty and hilarious as Emily Belden describes in her new bestseller book, Eightsixed. i chose to feature Emily’s book because it describes a time in our life that we can all relate to, a time of searching to figure ourselves out. people describe the book as “a comedy of misses” and i couldn’t agree more because i was laughing out loud during multiple parts of the book. next time your in need of a light read, i recommend checking Eightsixed out.

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love, lo

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