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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{product review} birch box.

by Lauren on November 3, 2014

has anyone tried Birch Box, the monthly beauty subscription? let me just say that i literally have started to look forward to the first week of every month when my Birch Box arrives. what’s great about this monthly subscription is that you can customize your profile to make sure that the products you receive are ones that you will actually use. and the best part is its only $10 a months! below are some of my favorite products i have received that i highly recommend.



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from left to right | beauty protector protect & detangle spray |balance me wonder eye cream | revealed eye palette | modelco party proof lipstick | dr. brandt pores no more vacuum cleaner |

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


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


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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{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


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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