7 days of outfit inspiration.

by Lauren on October 28, 2014

this is the second 7 days of outfit inspiration post. i did this a couple of weeks ago, here and got some positive feedback so i thought i would try another one. i’ve spent my clothing budget for October already (cough* Chicago Trip *cough) so i have had to get creative with what’s in my closet instead of buying new pieces. hopefully with these 7 photos for inspiration you can transform some of the pieces in your closet into new outfits. remember, you don’t have to spend a fortunate to dress well. it is all about buying classic pieces and finding multiple ways to mix and match to create unique outfits.

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love, lo


{outfit post} hint of fuchsia.

by Lauren on October 27, 2014

i hope you all had a fabulous weekend! we went to manhattan for part of the weekend to see family and cheer on the cats. it was so great to be back up at my alma mater. i hate to admit it but i hadn’t been back in about a year so it was definitely overdue. in staying with our new tradition of keeping Sundays a part of the weekend rather than just prepping for the week, we hosted a fall themed dinner party on Sunday night. we invited our friends over that we met through med school and had them and their little one over. we ate chili, lit a pumpkin candle and watched the royals game. a perfect end to a perfect weekend.

this is the last post in my Francesca’s series, the other two outfits can be seen here and here. I have been wanting to style a poncho for fall but was waiting until i found the perfect one. i love the one below because its textured and still pretty light weight. also, the fuchsia shirt helps break up all of the dark colors.
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love, lo


{outfit post} chunky knit sweater.

by Lauren on October 22, 2014

all i want to do in the fall most days is wrap up in a chunky knit sweater. this grey one below is one i got in San Diego earlier in the year and i can’t stop wearing it. i also paired the leopard scarf below with this outfit earlier in the week. both pieces are extremely versatile. the background for this photo was taken on the navy pier with the Chicago skyline in the background on my recent trip.

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outfit post | top – boutique in San Diego | scarf – H&M (similar)| white jeans – Gap | purse – Zara | shoes – J shoes


love, lo

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{outfit post} simple stripes.

by Lauren on October 21, 2014

do you ever have those moments where you get so caught up in what’s going on around you that all you crave is simplicity. i’ve had to refocus my energy to just enjoy the simple things in life, whether its a cup of green tea, a warm shower or a early sunrise. i feel like i often times the simplest things in life can bring us the greatest joy, especially with the holidays around the corner. lately, i have been trying to build little habits into my daily routine like taking 10 minutes to quietly sip my coffee in the morning and meditate on the day. this has been a game changer for me, i swear. it helps lower my stress for the day and helps keep me focused on what matters most that day.

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p.s. stay tuned for another giveaway later this week! 

love,  lo


{outfit post} olive + leopard.

by Lauren on October 20, 2014

i promised that i would tell you more about my recent trip to Chicago for a blog conference. i went with one of my good girlfriends who also blogs so we made it a girls trip as well. we decided to buy a bus/train pass for the weekend and thought we could probably take the bus all the way from the airport to our hotel off Michigan Ave. we were wrong! we ended up taking like 2 trains and 1 bus to get a couple of blocks away from out hotel where we then had to walk 3 blocks with our extremely heavy luggage. after that we totally thought we had the public transportation down. the next day we decided that drinks at the top of the John Hancock building were a must so to save our feet we thought we would take the bus there. it turns out it was like 5 minutes away from our hotel and we missed the stop for it so  we ended up traveling 20 miles outside of the city! AND had to get off in a really bad part of town to catch the bus back. needless to say it was eventful!

other than that it was a great trip. we shopped on Michigan Ave. where they had a Zara and a Topshop! we brunched and walked around Navy Pier and even stopped by the bean to take pictures. below is what i wore to the blog conference!

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outfit post | top – Jcrew (similar) | scarf – H&M (similar)| white jeans – Gap | purse – Zara | shoes – Target (old)

love, lo


{outfit post} dressy sweatshirt + giveaway.

by Lauren on October 15, 2014

i’ve talked about the dressy sweat pants trend here and here but haven’t shown you the dressy graphic sweatshirt trend. i picked up this floral beauty last season at Gap. i paired mine with a nude skirt and wedges but you could do a more causal look with jeans and flats. i wore this outfit for Sunday dinner and to go see the movie Gone Girl. the husband and I are trying to incorporate some fun into our Sundays rather than just prepping for the week. it makes the weekend a little longer and helps us not dread when Sunday night roles around.

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also, super exciting news! i am running another giveaway and this one you won’t want to miss! it’s a gift card to the amazing clothing company LuLu’s.  whether it is a jumpsuit, floral pants or booties, you can find it all for a super reasonable price. the giveaway will end on Thursday at 11:59 p.m. and i will announce the winner Friday morning. good luck on the giveaway!

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* congratulations Jess Z. on winning the gift card! check back soon for another giveaway!

love, lo


{outfit post} photo session.

by Lauren on October 14, 2014

Chicago was so great this weekend. Caitlin, from Gussied Up and I went for a blog conference and a girls weekend. We literally shopped until we dropped on Friday and were in heaven when we saw a Zara and Topshop. More on our trip will be up next week.

Chelsea from Chelsea Marie Photography was so sweet to invite me to do a photo shoot. We had so much fun taking pictures and trying some new poses. I am blown away by the quality of her pictures. Thanks so much Chelsea for the wonderful head shots and outfit pictures.

outfit post | top – jcrew (old) | skirt – Francesca’s Boutique | necklace – Charming Charlies | shoes – halls (old)| bag – Target |


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{outfit post} fall layers.

by Lauren on October 8, 2014

you may have seen my first post where i paired up with Francesca’s boutique to show you some stylish fall outfits. for this second outfit from Francesca’s i paired a aztec printed dress with a suede fur vest. i went without tights for this look but you could definitely add black printed pair of tights to this look for colder days. if you haven’t been into Francesca’s lately, you are missing out. i always pick up an item thinking it will be expensive and am pleasantly surprised when it’s usually under $50. i am looking forward to showing you one more outfit that i styled with Francesca’s beautiful fall collection.

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love, lo


{outfit post} raspberry floral.

by Lauren on October 7, 2014

i wore this outfit for the final day of Kansas City Fashion Week. the show was on Sunday so it was a bit more casual than Saturday’s shows. we ended up sitting right beside a couple of Chiefs players who were there to support Dwayne Bowe for his kids collection, Lbowe. after the show we ended up going backstage to meet Dwayne Bowe and took a couple of pictures to make our husbands just a little bit jealous. it was a great fashion season and i am already looking forward to the Spring!

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love, lo


{outfit post} structured cobalt.

by Lauren on October 6, 2014

i can’t get enough of this structured banded cobalt skirt. the weighted fabric is seriously amazing! this outfit is from Francesca’s boutique and i am pretty sure every time i walk into the store, i want to purchase everything. i ended up wearing this skirt to a friend’s baby shower later in the day, which was very fitting since she is having  a boy, not to mention the blue for the royals game. Go Royals! this weekend really ended up being the perfect weekend with lots of time to catch up with my girls. lately, i have been craving some girl time so it really ended up being the perfect weekend.

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love, lo