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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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{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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{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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Diamond Celebration with Tivol

by Lauren on November 5, 2014

what girl doesn’t love to try on beautiful diamonds and have her pictures taken? i did exactly that this week at Tivol in preparation for their Diamond Celebration event this Friday. i hope you come join me from 5-7 p.m. at the Country Club Plaza for this fun event and for a chance to win a $5,000 Tivol Gift Bond.

Also, don’t forget to participate in the #BehindTheDiamond social campaign. share your story behind one of your favorite pieces of diamond jewelry for a chance to win diamond studded earrings. i shared the story behind my wedding ring and how to me it means much more than just a piece of jewelry. it represents a marriage that has survived and thrived through so much already. it gives me hope that no matter what comes are way, our marriage will outlast it.

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{outfit post} mountain style.

by Lauren on November 4, 2014

i gave a brief recap (here) of my recent trip to Beaver Creek, Co. it was absolutely beautiful up in the mountains. we got to enjoy an early fall up there because the leaves were already changing colors and the air was crisp. so of course i was excited because i got to break out my fall layers a bit early. i had to pack light for the trip so i ended up bringing a few versatile pieces that i could wear with multiple things like this army jacket and brown booties. they proved to be the perfect mountain style for the trip. i am already thinking about my next vacation. isn’t funny how we sometimes need a vacation from our vacation?

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love, lo

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designer skirt giveaway!!

by Lauren on October 30, 2014

i am so excited to announce another giveaway! Meggen Connolley of Magnetic Threads has such a cool story of how she got started designing her own line. she was traveling Morocco, Spain and Ireland when she started doodling her designs, fast forward to a couple years later and her and her husband are making the designs for Magnetic Threads. all her clothing is handmade and is beautifully crafted. Meggen so graciously is giving away this beautiful brightly colored skirt. be sure to enter as there is only 48 hours in this giveaway! i will announce the winner on Saturday morning, good luck!

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*congrats to Carolyn M. on wining the designer skirt giveaway!

love, lo

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très chic: chunky knit sweaters.

by Lauren on October 29, 2014

for this months tres chic post we are styling cozy chunky knit sweaters. i love how we all three styled this trend very differently. that is the great thing about this trend is you can style it with a skirt, white jeans or dark jeans. Cait and I took our pictures on a recent girls trip to Chicago at Navy Pier. there was just enough chill in the air where we were happy to have the extra layers.

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1.Lo’s outfit details| sweater: boutique in San Diego | scarf: H&M (similar)| white jeans: Gap | purse: Zara | shoes: J shoes | earrings: Kendra Scott

2. Andrea’s outfit details | sweater: H&M (fun option) | Skirt: Piperlime |Heels: ShoeDazzle (similar) |Handbag: J.Crew (similar) | Necklaces: Ann Taylor (similar)/Tori Spelling (similar) |Shades: LOFT ($15!!!!) | Bracelets: Jessica Simpson/J.Crew/Fossil

3. Cait’s outfit details | sweater: sheinside (old) but similar here | jeans: shopbop | booties: madewell | tote: windsor (sold out)| tank: vintage but similar here | necklace: j.crew factory (old) similar here | rings: vintage tiffany’s and david yurman

 

love, lo

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