September 2014

{outfit post} graphic tee.

by Lauren on September 30, 2014

i have talked about my new favorite pants several times (here) but I haven’t talked about the most comfortable shirt in the world to wear with it. i picked up this graphic tee from Old Navy recently and couldn’t resist pairing it with my track pants. a great way to dress this outfit up is to pair it with a fitted blazer and sequin pumps. this was my Kansas City Fashion Week Saturday day outfit. the afternoon runway shows are always a bit more casual then the night shows so this outfit worked out well. if you’re at all interested in covering Kansas City Fashion Week next season make sure to look for an application, here.

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outfit details | blazer – Gap (similar) | graphic tee – Old Navy | track pants – Gap | citrine clutch – Stella and Dot | sequin pumps – Ellen Tracy (similar) 

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{outfit post} faux fur.

by Lauren on September 29, 2014

i am officially back from vacation, well-rested (not for long) and inspired. Colorado was beautiful this time of year with all of the trees changing colors to a bright yellow and red. it was stunning! we enjoyed being outside, shopping and playing a bunch of golf. now back to the real world! this past week was also Kansas City Fashion Week. more posts to come on the three shows i attended but for now i thought i would show you what i wore to the Saturday night show. it was a blast to catch up with the blogger babes and enjoy some amazing fashion.

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outfit details | faux fur vest – H&M | dress – Valley Girl Boutique | black booties – J Shoes | Clutch – H&M (old)

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très chic: 3 ways to style track pants.

by Lauren on September 24, 2014

i am so excited to share this months tres chic with you because i am totally loving this trend right now. it is the track pants trend that looks ultra chic but basically feels like you are wearing sweat pants. awesome! there are so many ways to style this new trend but we thought we would share our three favorite ways with you below. also, make sure to show my blogger friends some love by checking out their blogs as well.

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outfit details: Zip-pocket track pants - Gap | top (similar) – Jcrew | pendant - Stella & Dot | Wedges (similar) - Target |

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Jacket: Levi’s (similar); Top: Laundry (similar); Pants: Revy via Gilt (similar); Heels: LAMB via Gilt (similar); Handbag: Balenciaga vie eBay; Necklace: Ann Taylor (similar

Caitlin from Gussied Up
sweater: atluzarra for target | pants: target | sandals: mass st. shop similar here | purse: windsor | ring: david yurman


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slower pace.

by Lauren on September 18, 2014

i am beyond ready for a week long vacation! we are leaving for an entire week, which i haven’t done since our honeymoon. i am looking forward to totally unplugging and taking life a bit slower than i typically do. needless to say i am loading up on books and all of the September issues of mags. i am hoping i come back with a little bit more inspiration to share with you here. my inspiration ‘well’ is a little depleted so i am looking forward to replenishing it.

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park place chick event.

by Lauren on September 17, 2014

this past weekend i was invited to park place’s chick event, a pop-up marketplace featuring handmade and vintage products. chick events was started in KC and has a couple other pop-ups coming soon! it turned out to be the perfect event for a girl’s afternoon. i was seriously inspired by all the wonderful handmade pieces, not to mention that the prices were totally reasonable. i ended up getting some beautiful gold earrings (that i wore here) and i got some distressed chevron wood pieces that will make a perfect additions to my gallery wall (stay tuned for a post on this). if you want to see more pictures of the event, make sure to check out the hash tag #ParkPlaceChickEvent.

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blog tour.

by Lauren on September 16, 2014

one of the many things i love about blogging is the awesome community out there, especially in the midwest. for today’s post, i am participating in a ‘blog tour’ where i introduce you to several new bloggers that you should be following for the latest fashion and lifestyle trends. also what’s fun about this blog tour is i get to share a few things that i have been up to lately as well. enjoy!

Catherine from My Inner Fabulous asked me to participate in the blog tour. she is a Minneapolis life and style blogger and seriously has an adorable style. head on over to check out her fab style.




















now a few things that i have been working on lately.




















What am I working on?

lately, it seems the blog fun has been non-stop with emails galore for new opportunities (can’t wait to share!) and prepping for Kansas City Fashion Week which is right around the corner. i can’t wait to attend KCFW for the second time. i had so much fun the first time!

How does my work differ from others of its genre?

CFG is all about killer style and fashion and inspiring the every girl to be the best version she can be, yet it also at times gets very real and serious. although i don’t use this blog for my personal diary, i do share a lot of ‘life’ whether its bad or good. i think it makes me standout from other blogs because i am so real with my readers, i hope you all can agree!

Why do I write/create what I do?

i have always been a writer and now that i work in the PR industry, sometimes its all i do. writing to me is calming. there is no pressure, it’s just letting the words flow on the page. blogging for me started as a creative outlet but has now morphed into a bigger part of me. i have made so many wonderful relationships that i couldn’t imagine stopping now.

How does your writing/ creating process work?

that’s a good question because sometimes its there and sometimes its not. i’ve noticed that since i am writing and creating in my day job, it can be hard to come home and be creative here. whenever i need a creative boost i rely on three things: get moving, get outside and get caffeinated. when all else fails, travel and go see part of the world that you have never seen before (or a weekend lake trip works too!).

now i want to introduce you to a few other bloggers who are based in KC. show them some love!

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Morgan of Eeny Meeny Miny MOrgan is a Kansas City life and style blogger, that can always be found with a cup of coffee and a big pair of sunglasses! stylish but simple looks are mainly what you’ll find in her blog posts, where unique outfits and work wear ensembles are featured daily!

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Andrea from Style My Way lives in Kansas City with her husband and three year old son. she shops from your closet, creating before and after looks, loves shoes in an unhealthy way, and is obsessed with styling her son in all the cutest boy clothes she can find!

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leather & gold.

by Lauren on September 15, 2014

i literally had one of the most perfect Saturdays this past weekend. i got to sleep in, eat brunch and read blogs on the deck, go on a long run, shop and go out with some friends later in the night. talk about my ideal day! the best part was getting back into running, i ran 5 miles and it felt so good. so good in fact that i am thinking about training for another half marathon (for all you non-runners, running never actually feels good but it does make you feel strong and empowered, hence the addiction). on Saturday night, the husband and i met up with some friends to do a little wine tasting at a place called Cellar & Loft down in the Rivermarket area. afterwards, we were starving (on the verge of HANGRY!) so we stopped by the plaza to grab a late night dinner. below is what i wore for the night time festivities. overall, it was a great day!

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outfit details | black dress – alysa rene boutique | vest – Gap (similar) | clutch – Forever 21 (similar) | necklace – Stella and Dot | shoes – Target (old) |

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white denim for fall.

by Lauren on September 11, 2014

every time i wear white pants, i always have a tide-to-go pen handy because it’s inevitable that something will spill on my white. today was no exception, our office had pizza delivered so i grabbed a slice and sat down at my desk to keep working and sure enough a pepperoni flew off my pizza onto my pants (i swear i am not exaggerating when i say ‘flew’). i couldn’t believe it, i was being so careful! it goes to say that i can be a tad bit clumsy but hey who cares when you have a tide-to-go pen for emergencies like this. anyways my one piece of advice is do not follow the ‘no white rule after labor day.’ i think this rule is totally bogus and plan to wear my white well into the fall, plus if you style your white denim for fall with cardigans, booties, loafers or long sleeve tops then i think it is totally appropriate.

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outfit details | top – Jcrew | white jeans – Gap | striped loafers – Gap | black bag – Coach | earrings – Hello Cheeseburger | necklace – Stella and Dot |

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7 days of outfit inspiration.

by Lauren on September 9, 2014

who else looks in their closet and complains that they ‘don’t have anything to wear?’ i do it on a weekly basis even though i shop fairly often; however sometimes, instead of buying new pieces all you need to do is repurpose the pieces you already have. breathe some new life into your closet by getting inspiration from the outfits below and recreating them in your closet. i put together 7 of my latest outfit posts for one week of outfit inspiration.

with a busy schedule, i rarely have time to go to a brick-and-mortar store so i usually shop online and wear my favorite pieces many different ways to get the most out of my clothes.
















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date night at Park Place.

by Lauren on September 8, 2014

do you ever find yourself going to the same places for date night over and over again? it’s not that you can’t have your favorite places that you return to often but every once in a while it’s fun to switch things up. my favorite date night spot is Park Place in Leawood. if you haven’t been you must go, i promise you won’t be disappointed. Park Place has everything from shopping to cute little eateries to gourmet coffee. the quaint little side streets make for the perfect date night atmosphere. next time you need a new date night spot, be sure to check out some of my favorite spots below.

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{dine} you’ve heard of love on a rooftop, right?  so head upstairs at Mestizo and listen to live music every Friday or Saturday night. and pull up a chair to the burning “ring of fire” to warm up your night in style. looking for a low-key, but romantic dining option?  the brick patio at Pig & Finch is another lovely place to spend a fall evening.  split a flatbread and bottle of wine to kick off the night.

{stay} getaway for a night or two at ALoft Leawood-Overland Park.  book the “Romance Getaway” or “Sip and Stay” package for the ultimate staycation.











{play} grab a paintbrush and bring your own bottle of wine for an evening at Pinot’s Palette! create your own masterpiece with the help of their instructors.

this was a sponsored post but all thoughts are my own.

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