Ice Princess

-






I know we all woke up a little disappointed this morning when we opened our eyes and there was no snow on the ground. She was a little delayed but Mother Nature delivered what she had promised.

I know when I started my day at 3:45 this morning I thought"Here we go again. Another Snow My God winter weather advisory where nothing happens." I even joked with my co-workers this morning that I wasn't coming in because I couldn't dig myself out of the house, but little did I know just hours later the snow would start and keep coming.

The blanket of white outside my window now makes me feel like I am in a Winter Wonderland! In fact, it's got me feeling like an Ice Princess so I thought I would share this sweet look with you.

I randomly found this dress yesterday while I was digging through the sale rack at Anthropologie. The sweater and skirt look is one piece and is darling when paired with a little denim jacket! (Size down. I normally wear a small and I have on an XS here.)  I have also accessorized this look with gold jewelry from Bauble Bar, strappy heels, and a topknot.

This dress would be a great addition to your spring transition closet, especially for the price!


Tuesday Blues

-






The Tuesday Blues aren't so bad, at least if you're talking about these Tuesday Blues... 

As new seasonal lines roll in and we transition from winter to spring, we have a lot to look forward to in the fashion department. This vibrant blue caught my eye on my last trip to Fabrik Birkdale and I knew I had to share it with all of you! 

The ruffle sleeve gives the perfect hint of spring, while these velvet embroidered booties still hang on to the bite of winter. Both are easily paired with a pair of jeans and a great bold necklace. 

I am headed to a movie screening this afternoon for Maze Runner 3: The Death Cure and I think this is the perfect relaxed yet dressy look to go from the movies to casual drinks with my hubby after the show. 

I loved the Maze Runner book series so I am excited to see the last installment of the movies! We are usually under embargo for a few days after screenings but I will share with you my review as soon as possible! 

Happy Tuesday! 

A Meaningful Monday

-





Normally Mondays got us like, ugh!

Today, however, isn't just any other Monday. It's MLK Day. A day for us to remember that all things are possible and it's a reminder for us to be open and accepting of each other.

Hopefully, you had today off. If not here is a great casual look that is sure to brighten your day! I love this cold shoulder lace up sweater from Express. It comes in the prettiest shades that will take you right into spring and it's ON SALE!

With a lace-up sweater like this, you can keep the accessories light. No need to go overboard. A simple Kendra Scott pendant necklace like this is subtle and keeps the look light and airy.

I've paired this look with my favorite Just Black jeans and Chinese Laundry booties. I know you guys see these booties on me all the time, but they legit go with everything. If you could only have one neutral bootie in your closet, this is it!

Another great piece I can't get enough of is a neutral clutch. I always say to invest in bags and shoes because good ones will last forever.


#TIMESUP

-



The sun has set on this year's Golden Globes but it is an award ceremony we will be talking about for years to come. The 75th annual Golden Globes was the microphone for a different kind of initiative this year, it was a moment in time where Hollywood not only stood up for itself but for women (and men) around the world who have fallen victim to sexual assault and harassment. 

Once a sea of color, the red carpet this year was a statement of black dresses (and suits) from wall to wall. The lack of color was accompanied by a simple pin on each lapel that read, "Times Up". 

Times up on the Harvey Weinsteins of the world. Time is up for sexual harassment and assault. Time is up on gender bias. This simple pin, although small means big things, and the pin itself is sold out. 

What do the names Kerry Washington, Oprah Winfrey, and Sara Jessica Parker all have in common? Not only are all of these women at the forefront of this initiative but they are also (along with the Me Too movement) raising money to help people pay their legal fees who have fallen victims to sexual harassment and assault. The program has already raised 15 million dollars. What an accomplishment! 

Although I may not be on board with what all of these ladies decided to wear to the award ceremony, I am definitely in love with what they stand for! With that being said I do what to talk about the fashion of the night! 

My best dressed of the evening goes to Kate Hudson in a stunning sheer Valentino gown that was void of rhinestones or sequins. The illusion netting was the perfect amount of "look at me" and sexiness for the red carpet. 

My worst dressed of the night, unfortunately, goes to a woman who is usually a style icon for me. She took a chance but it seemed to miss the mark this time around. Sara Jessica Parker in Dolce & Gabbana. Our very own Carrie from Sex in the City was channeling her inner style diva a little too hard Sunday night. 

Sara wore a tea length dress complete with a belt, and a flared skirt, and 4 different textures of fabric and sheer sleeves... do you see where I am going with this? It was just too many gimmicks on one dress. Again I LOVE what she is doing with the Times Up movement I just wish she would have done something a little more "classic" for this event. 

If you have an event coming up that has you wanting to channel your inner celeb this year, I have put together a list of black gowns that are sure to be showstoppers below! 


Sundays With Cashmere

-





Although I would LOVE to be curled up on the couch with a cashmere blanket right now, that's not quite the kind of cashmere I had in mind. I was thinking more along the lines of Cupcakes and Cashmere!

I know you ladies know all about this chic line and I found the perfect LBD (little black dress) that you can dress up or down. Great for going out or church on Sundays. Although I love to dress up my day to day style is more laid back so I chose to dress down this look. 

I love the sheer accordion sleeves on this dress and when paired with some neutral booties and a vest you can take this outfit from day to night! The vest is from last season's BB Dakota line, however, I was still able to find it available on Poshmark.

Also if you don't have a great nude bootie in your closet these are the ones you need! They go with EVERYTHING, and I wear them in almost every post because they are so versatile.

If dressy is more your thing this LBD is quite the statement by itself as well! Throw on a great gold heel and some gold jewelry and off to dinner you go! 



Puffers and Pearls

-





I can't believe it's Friday already! I haven't even packed yet and I leave TODAY for Connecticut to choreograph for Miss Connecticut USA!  

It's legit 3:45am and I am tiptoeing around my house writing this blog and packing! 

Fun fact that you might not know about me, my first major in college was theatre! I loved everything about the theatre from performing to production, so with my pageant history and my background in dance with the NBA & NFL, I found myself a nice little side hustle with Five Crown Productions as there show director and choreographer.  

Anyway, since it is 12 degrees outside currently and it is only making it up into the 30's today for much of the country, I wanted to share a great casual look with you for your weekend or your upcoming travel. I wore this cozy puffer vest on our trip to Asheville last week and it was a hit. 

I've linked the pieces you can get online below, however, there is a new version of this top out now which you can get here, and the adorable pearl clutch is available in-store only at Banana Republic. 

I'll have more up this weekend about our trip to Asheville and our tour of the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company which was a blast! 



Great Grays

-







I said it yesterday during my #TryOnTuesday session at Fab'rik Birkdale, "Winter is here for the long haul".

It's 30 degrees outside and much of the United States is in a "deep freeze". I mean for God sakes, it snowed in Jacksonville, Florida today! Break out the cute long sleeves and coats because we are in the heart of sweater weather.

I found an adorable gray off the shoulder sweater yesterday at Fab'rik (which you can still see on the highlights in my Instagram stories) and it made me think about how grays are the perfect neutral for this time of year.

I've put together some great simple sweaters that will go with anything in your wardrobe below. They are easy to wear and will look great with a pair of jeans, booties or over the knee boots. It's all about styling, styling, styling! 

I field a lot of questions from you guys about how to style an outfit and if you ever get into a bind please email me! I have been around fashion, design, and stylist my entire life and it is the heart of why I started my blog. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE RADIO and I'm not going anywhere, I just missed my roots. 

This whole look is from Page 6 (use the code LauRen20 at check out for a discount) They have a local and an online store and have some really great finds! The jeans and booties in this blog are also available in the links below. If you can only get one piece from this outfit the booties are it! They are available in a ton of colors and are so chic and stylish and will go with pretty much everything. Plus they will add a subtle pop of color to any look. 

Unfortunately, the faux snakeskin clutch is no longer available however I've found some great replacement pieces and ordered another one myself. You can never have enough snakeskin! 

Happy Shopping!



Powered by Blogger.

Search

Contact Form

Name

Email *

Message *