Friday, July 15, 2016

July Update // La Petite Fashionista

If you're wondering where the heck I've been for the past month I thought you deserved an update! I took a mini blogging break and am feeling super refreshed and SO excited about all of the things going on right now. Thanks so much for sticking around friends!

Life Lately for La Petite Fashionista

(top middle photo by: Laurelyn Savannah Photography)

Do you ever feel like even though there are many amazing things going on in your life that you're kind of stuck in this weird in-between phase! While the idea of not knowing "what's next" is a little scary, it's also thrilling. Right now, I'm just going with the flow and enjoying the adventure.

I thought I'd share an update on the latest life happenings and what's coming up on La Petite Fashionista!

  • Lots and lots (and lots) of Wedding Planning: Surprisingly, I haven't been super stressed out during the wedding planning process. Quite opposite actually; I'm having a ton of fun organizing all of the little (and big) details- from growing our own flowers to thrifting for milk glass vases for the tables to choosing our first dance song. Kyle's taking on the biggest job of them all- building wood farm tables for our reception. I'm counting down the days until October 1st!

  • Planning our Honeymoon Itinerary: Right after the wedding we're whisking off Italy for 2 weeks. I'm already dreaming about the wine, pasta, and exploring each of the cities with my future husband -and of course.. what I'll be packing!


  • Sweating for the Wedding: With the wedding 80-something days away, we're both kicking our workout routine into high gear. I have a planner filled with barre classes and we've been trying to grill veggies every night for a lightened up supper.

  • Launching a new Blogging Project: I have a new blogging/brand project in the works. I'm excited for La Petite Fashionista to evolve as I enter the next phase of my life journey.. a tiny sneak peek here. Kyle and I are going to be renovating his family's 100-year old farmhouse. We've been spending almost every weekend out at the farm getting ready for our wedding and reno. It's definitely my "happy place" (I've been posting lots behind the scenes on snapchat @ lpfashionista).

  • A Simplified Summer: I've really been trying to balance our "to-do" list with summer fun! So far this summer we've had lots of first time Wisco visitors which I've loved showing around my city- from pitchers at the terrace to shopping on State street. We also spent a weekend camping at friends. I absolutely loved cooking each meal over the campfire and watching the fireflies at night. Our garden is overflowing with herbs and Kyle loves mixing us up mint vodka lemonades- straight from the garden!

What are you most interested in reading about on LPF? 

Hope you're having an amazing summer! 

xoxo, lauren


Tuesday, June 7, 2016

LPF Travels: Sonoma, California

As part two of my travel recap of my trip to California I wanted to share the details of my visit to Sonoma and wine country with my mom and sister. I could hardly believe that wine country was only a short drive over the Golden Gate bridge away. Soon, you've reached the rolling hills, vineyards as far as the eye can see, and small town charm of Sonoma

I already can't wait to go back! It reminded me so much of the farms that dot the Wisconsin landscape- just replace the dairy cows with grapes and wine tasting!

A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | wine tasting, hotel & restaurants


A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | wine tasting, hotel & restaurants

Gloria Ferrer Vineyard in Sonoma, California

A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | sparkling wine tasting at Gloria Ferrer

A flight of sparkling wine for a tasting a Gloria Ferrer Vineyard

A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | lavender at Matanzas Creek Winery

Gorgeous lavender in a watering can- taking this inspo home with me!

A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | scenic gardens at Matanzas Creek Winery

Lavender fields & outdoor gardens at Matanzas Creek Winery


A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | Lodge at Sonoma

The Lodge at Sonoma Resort & Spa was amazing! They did nightly wine tastings in the lobby from local wineries and had the most gorgeous outdoor pool. Such a serene space!

A travel guide to 24-hours in Sonoma, California | Flowers at Sonoma Lodge

Flowers at our lodge in Sonoma.. I couldn't stop snapping photos!


Then, we checked into the Lodge at Sonoma, which was one of the most beautiful places I've ever stayed! The design was drop dead gorgeous and the grounds were covered in beautiful, fragrant flowers everywhere you turned. We called an uber to take us to Buena Vista Winery, one of the oldest wineries in California. Our uber driver was a nice old man who blasted Frank Sinatra and told us stories about wine country- pretty epic! We enjoyed a flight by the fireplace in their cozy, lodge.

Then, we headed back to the lodge to change for dinner, but not before catching their nightly free wine tasting (are you sensing a theme here?) featuring a local vineyard. We headed to Sonoma's adorable town square for dinner at the Harvest Moon Café, which featured a menu full of fresh local fares. I wish we would have spent more time in the downtown area. There were tons of adorable local boutiques and restaurants, but they were closed by the time we were done with dinner!

They had a beautiful outdoor area at the resort with lounge chairs and heaters by the pool. So, mom, my sister & I grabbed one more glass of wine and enjoyed some girl talk. I can't tell you how nice it was to spend quality time with them both since we all live across the country from each other!

We wrapped up our short an sweet visit to Sonoma with a trip to Matanzas Creek Vineyards. Despite the rain, this vineyard was so stunning. The lavender fields were quite grown in while we were there but the gardens and outdoor patios and seating made you want to sit down & stay for a while! I've never been much of a Chardonnay gal, but tried a glass here that had me rethink.

It was such an amazing trip & I'd love to go back and explore this area some more! Special thanks to @laurenabrenner for all the recs!

xoxo, lauren



Thursday, June 2, 2016

La Petite Wedding: Saying "Yes" to the Dress

This has been one of the most crazy but exciting times of my life! Wedding plans are in full swing and I have to say- I'm enjoying planning more than I ever thought imaginable. I've always loved planning events- adding special details and DIY touches. So our wedding is the ultimate event to plan. 

Kyle has been an amazing help in planning all of the details. We're savoring every little decision from our first dance song to which invitations to choose. I'm so thankful to have a partner in life and love who knows how much joy it brings me to have him be involved in our big day. He even helps me hunt for vintage milk glass vases on the weekend!

I thought today I'd share my wedding dress story, because it's one of the parts of wedding planning where I really felt like wedding pressures and bridal expectations came into play. I want to share some tips that will make the wedding dress shopping fun & memorable!

7 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Brides to Be

1. Wedding dress shopping is personal. Never feel (or let someone make you feel) as if you need a certain budget or look to your dress to be a bride.

This is something I never really thought about until I was trying on dresses! From the start, I knew that I wasn't going to have a $2,000 budget for a wedding dress. We're budgeting $10k-$11k for our entire wedding, so it just felt a little over-the-top for a dress I was only going to wear one day. I found a dress that I absolutely love for $500 at BHLDN and never once felt like I was sacrificing style for budget. Side note- I didn't cry.. and I'm 100% okay with that (.. though my mom did via FaceTime). Let go of the feeling that there is a certain way you need to look. A perfect wedding dress is perfect because of the way it makes you feel.


2. Try on dresses on in your go-to silhouettes and a few that put you out of your comfort zone.

 It's so easy to watch "Say Yes to the Dress" and feel like I need a corseted mermaid or princess-y dress to look like a "bride" but when it came down to it- that look just wasn't me! I tried a few on and just looked like a kid playing dress up or found that some of them were just unflattering. I'm 5'0", curvy and was literally drowning in some of the silhouettes that I tried on. It's so helpful to go in with an idea of what flatters your body type. I typically look best in dresses that are fitted at the waist for my hourglass figure. I was surprised to end up with a dress that I never would have picked on the rack!


3. Bring a group that you trust to be your cheerleaders (not critics!).

My mama actually wasn't with me in person when I tried on dresses (but I brought Kyle's mom). I made an appointment during a trip to Chicago and wasn't really planning on finding anything, but ended up finding the perfect dress We facetimed my mom during the entire appointment, which was so fun! I'm pretty sensitive and my mom & future mother-in-law know that- so they were cautious to offer advice on their favorites, but not say anything to make me feel self-conscious. Make sure you tell your bridal party or in-laws in advance if you want them to tread lightly or give you brutal honesty. If you love a dress and they don't.. don't let it be a dealbreaker!

7 Wedding Dress Shopping Tips for Brides to Be

4.  Do your research on bridal boutiques.

There are so many places to buy a wedding dress- from local independent boutiques to big box stores, to specialty off-shoots of big brands. Check out their websites & social media channels, and read reviews of the store. I chose to do my wedding dress shopping at BHLDN, Anthropologie's bridal store, which has a few physical locations throughout the country. I knew it was the right fit for me when they had me submit my wedding Pinterest board along with appointment request! It was an incredible experience filled with personal customer service, beautiful private rooms to try on dresses in (with good lighting & mirrors), and a wide range of silhouettes and pricepoints.


5. Be firm on your budget.

Weddings get so expensive that it's easy to start justifying an extra hundred.. err thousand dollars. Try to go in to your appointment with a clear idea of how much you're looking to spend. Avoid trying on dresses that are WAY out of budget. You don't want to fall in love with something only to find it's twice what you're able to spend. Be open minded .. if you're on a tight budget look at clearance dresses or simpler silhouettes that can be dressed up with sashes, veils, or accessories.


6. Bring the right undergarments & accessories.

This one was so crucial! I hate strapless bras but knew that a good (or bad) one could make or break how a dress fit. I splurged and bought an extra supportive style from Victoria's Secret and it made all of the difference as I tried on dresses. I also picked up a pair of comfy, nude shaping underwear that really smoothed things out and offered subtle control. It's seriously a bride's best friend!


7. Put your best foot forward.

What do I mean by that? Wedding dress shopping can be nerve-wracking and stressful. Start things off on a good note by helping you feel like your best self. Go get a blowout or apply some faux tanner (earlier in the week) to feel like an extra glam version of yourself. Grab a glass of champagne with your favorite ladies if bubbly puts you in a  lighthearted mood. Listen to your favorite music that puts on a smile on your face.. anything that sets the good vibes in motion!


I hope my tips help you if you're getting ready to try on wedding dresses (or going as moral support with a friend)! If you have any questions at all, feel free to tweet me!

To read all of my "La Petite Wedding" Posts click here.

xoxo, lauren

Monday, May 23, 2016

She Did It Her Way Interview

I was absolutely thrilled when inspiring girl boss (& friend!), Amanda, of She Did It Her Way asked me to be on her podcast. I think so often, we look from the outside in at bloggers and business owners and just see the pretty Instagram photos. You don't hear the story and struggle behind the brand and the steps they took to get there. That's why I love her podcast so much. It's just as much about the journey as the business itself!

Take a listen to my podcast where I share the story of taking the leap from fashion merchandising to social media consultant at Social Media With Style. I chat about the changes in direction I've taken and the goal of giving myself grace when things don't go exactly as planned! If you're a fellow dreamer or perfectionist, I think you'll be able to relate to my story.




You can also listen to the episode on iTunes or Stitcher!

I'm so thankful for the support of my small business journey from friends, family & blog readers alike. I'm so honored to be a guest on She Did It Her Way; a podcast filled with interviews with so many of the entrepreneurs I respect & am inspired by! 

Working with other business owners to help them grow their social media presence and define their brand aesthetic has been an absolute dream. I can't wait to see where we take things!

Interested in working with me in a social media consulting session? Check out my She Did It Her Way episode page for a special deal!

Have a question? Tweet me!

xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

A Weekend in San Fran

Finally, a new blog post! Life has been extra busy (but oh so fun) lately! My sister's been living in San Francisco for the last year and I finally had an opportunity to go visit her with my mama. I wasn't sure what to expect before I came to SF but I absolutely fell in love! It had a really laidback vibe, was easy to explore, and didn't have a "big city" feel. The architecture and landscaping had me stopping in my tracks to snap photos constantly. The beautiful pastel Victorian buildings and colorful florals were breathtaking.

My sister took us to all of her favorite neighborhoods, foodie spots, and shops. We walked everywhere and nothing beats a midday Smitten ice cream treat after conquering all those hills. Her neighborhood, Russian Hill, was one of my favorites we visited along with Hayes Valley. I loved watching the cars wind down Lombard Street and the foggy views of the Golden Gate Bridge.

I wanted to share a few of the highlights of our trip (my next post will feature our mini roadtrip to Sonoma). We visited so many amazing spots during our extended weekend in San Fran and they're just too good not to share!

A foggy view of San Fran's Golden Gate Bridge

Foggy views of the Golden Gate Bridge

Flowers and sightseeing in San Fran

My sweet mama & I- such a treat to spend Mother's Day with her!

Colorful San Fran Floral Market

The colorful flower markets on the streets of San Fran.

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The BEST breakfast at Jane on Larkin-- black jasmine rice porridge.

Hot Pink Hydrangeas

All of the colorful flowers, greenery & succulent plants everywhere made me smile!

Pastel "painted ladies" victorian architecture in San Fran

The famous "painted ladies" of San Fran- though they're everywhere in the city!

A must-stop for foodies in San Fran's Hayes Valley- Smitten Ice Cream

A must try for your visit- Smitten Ice Cream in Hayes Valley. I tried the Salted Caramel Ice Cream with Brown Sugar Caramel & Cookie Dough Bites.. still craving this treat!

Curvy Lombard Street in San Fran 

The view from the twisty, curvy Lombard Street.

Gorgeous architecture in San Fran

Gorgeous architecture, everywhere you look!

The Marina neighborhood in San Fran

The Marina neighborhood- beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge & a Sunday farmer's market for fresh produce & flowers. 


My San Fran Must-Do's:

Coffee / Sweets/ Restaurants
  • Smitten Ice Cream- Made to order ice cream, prepared with liquid nitrogen (seriously, the best I've ever had)!
  • Wrecking Ball Coffee-  An awesome local roaster, don't miss a #pineappleselfie in front of their famous Rifle Paper wallpaper.
  • Blue Barn- This restaurant has a couple of locations around the city and is a great spot for super huge sandwiches & salads prepared with local ingredients.
  • Saint FrankA coffee shop with a cool, modern minimalist design. Try the pour-over!
  • Philz Coffee- Don't miss the iced mint mojito coffee- they have several locations around the city! I totally want to recreate it at home.
  • Sugarfina- The famous candy store, Sugarfina, has a brick and mortar presence in San Fran and it's just as colorful and glorious as I'd hoped it would be.
  • The Dorian- This experience feels more like stepping into a cool mansion than a restaurant. Stop by their beautiful gilded bar for a craft cocktail or share tapas style plates.
Shop/ Do / See

  • The Marina- Take a walk down for some beautiful views of the Golden Gate Bridge and a stop at the local farmer's market. 
  • Ghirardelli Square-  Stop by for a free chocolate sample as a reward for the hike up all of those hills. One of my favorite local shops was located here as well- Jackson & Polk.
  • Maker & Moss- I was obsessed with this interior decor shop filled with rustic modern goodies and all the P.F. candles a girl could want.
  • Azil Jewelry- I was super impressed with this tiny storefront's on-trend and affordable selection of handcrafted jewelry.
  • Lombard Street- Drive it if you dare, but better yet, take a hike down its steps and take in sweeping views of the city and the beautifully landscaped road.
  • Ferry Building- If you're a foodie this is a one stop shop to bring back some souvenirs. They have tons of locally sourced food & gifts here- including my favorite, Cowgirl Creamery.
We definitely didn't have time to do or see everything I wanted to. I think I'll just have to plan a return trip, fiance in tow. A special thank you to my mom & sis for the wonderful & adventurous weekend together. Allie, you make a wonderful tour guide! Though we live thousands of miles apart I feel so lucky to have the both of them in my life!

xoxo, lauren

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mother's Day Style with francesca's

What would I do without my mama? She’s a friend and trusted advisor no matter how many miles away we are from each other. It’s so fun to reach a new phase in life where she’s not just “mom.” She empowers me to take on my girl boss goals, sends me stress- releasing coloring books after tough days, and is helping me plan my DIY wedding to my future husband!  I’m so thankful to have her in my life and hope she knows how much I care and appreciate her (I know you’re reading this mom, because you’re awesome and supportive of my blog!). 

I’ve partnered with francesca’s to share a gift guide filled with my favorite picks for mom (I even have a special gift I chose just for her). I’m also sharing my spring Mother’s Day weekend style. It’s totally getting packed in my suitcase for our upcoming mother/daughter weekend getaway to San Francisco and wine tasting in Sonoma! 

 First, the quintessential little white dress paired with playful, statement-making accessories.

Little White Dress & Spring Statement Accessories from francesca's

Spring style from francescas // white dress & tassel earrings

Spring style in a little white dress & pom pom clutch

Spring style // colorful pom pom straw clutch from francesca's

Spring style in a floral dress & statement accessories

Spring statement accessories from francesca's

 What I’m Wearing: 

 Maybe it’s because I’m getting married and have engagement parties, bridal showers, and wedding festivities galore, but, I can’t get enough of little white dresses right now. It’s the perfect blank palette and offers versatility to switch things up by styling with different accessories. I’m really loving the summery vibe of these trendy tassels and pom poms accessories, but this white dress could be equally as chic with a pair of preppy pearls and Jack Rogers sandals.

 I shot these photos outside at Kyle’s family farm. I love seeing all of the flowers start to come to life. Seeing everything in full bloom is sort of like my unofficial signal to break out the twirly dresses and open toe sandals! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8th, so there’s still time to get your mama something special! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ideas. There’s something for every mom to love at francesca’s! It’s one of my favorite spots to find unique & affordable gifts. 



 Check out a few of my top picks to show the special ladies in your life how much you appreciate them: 


Mother's Day Gift Guide ft. unique & beautiful pieces from francesca's


 Shop the Post: Mother’s Day Gift Ideas
1. Jack Rogers Metallic Whipstich Sandal - Totally timeless sandals for any age | 2. Caroline Colored Vase - This comes in a ton of gorgeous hues | 3. Capri Blue Candle - These smell amazing, I give them as gifts all the time | 4. Jeweled Stretch Bracelet - This bit of bling dresses up any outfit | 5. “Live for Today” Canvas - Gorgeous canvas wall art with a postitive sentiment | 6. Avery Floral Scarf - I chose this scarf for my accessory- loving mom, and I know she’ll adore it! | 7. Light Pink Beverage Pitcher- A pretty polka dotted pitcher for the perfect hostess | 8. Sea Salt & Sage Boheme Candle - Reminiscent of the ocean for the mom that who loves beach days | 9. Laser Cut Satchel - The sophisticated version of a carry-all in trendy laser cut and pastel | 10. Stella Teardrop Earrings - Dainty go-with-everything earrings for any occasion | 11. Citrus Floral Recipe Box - Ask mom to teach you how to cook her favorite recipes so you can pass them down to your family some day.

Moms never seem to take time for themselves. So anything that can help them feel beautiful, special, and appreciated is a perfect gift option for Mother’s Day!

Thank you mom for all that you do, and & thank you to francesca's for partnering with me on this post!

 xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How Does Your Garden Grow?

These days I've been doing some major "adult"-ing. Kyle and I have been making serious plans for our farmhouse renovation, wedding planning, and talking lots about life plans. I can't tell you how excited I am for a low-key but hard-working life in the country. We've been spending nearly every weekend working outside on projects at the farm.

Kyle's mom and I just hit up the local garden stores and picked up seeds for planting our wedding flowers. She is going to help me grow a few of my favorite blooms for the table arrangements at our reception- from blush zinnias to deep burgundy dahlias (check out my inspo here).

Hoping to gain a green thumb this spring? Check out my picks:


garden must haves for a green-thumb in training!


Shop the Post: How Does Your Garden Grow?

I've never been so excited to garden before! I'm so excited that I'll be able to have a hand in so many of the flowers at our wedding. I've fallen in love with the heirloom blooms of Floret Flowers & the hip gardening tools & supplies at Shop Terrain.

There's something so gratifying about being able to grow some of your own fruits & veggies or even just beautiful florals. I hope I've inherited some my nana's gardening skills!

xoxo, lauren

Monday, April 11, 2016

April Reading List

Earlier this year I decided one of the things I was saying "yes" to was reading more books. I've actually done a decent job at it. Now instead of automatically tuning into Netflix before board, I'm opting to read a book- unplugging and letting my mind rest a bit!

I thought I'd share a few of the books on rotation on my nightstand right now. I'm the worst at sticking to one book and reading it all the way through. I love hopping around to different reads, depending on the mood I'm in and what I feel like diving into that night.


Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert: This book came highly recommended by the creative community at Rising Tide Society and so far it does not disappoint. It's an empowering read about giving into the creative process and embracing it in our everyday life.

Miracles Now by Gabby Bernstein: I've mentioned this book before, but it's a great one to refer to during stressful times. For anyone who suffers from anxiety or feels overwhelmed by stress- there are some great tactics for coping, overcoming it, and becoming a more centered person.

Why Not Me by Mindy Kaling: I love a good non-fiction read, but Mindy's book is exactly what I need when I need a good belly laugh. Her personal anecdotes are endearing and relatable.

Europe by Eyewitness Travel: Kyle & I having so much fun planning our honeymoon in Europe. One year for Christmas I got him this travel guide and bookmarked all of my favorite spots. It's so fun that now our wanderlust dreams are actually becoming a reality.

In case you're looking for any other fun reads, these are next up on my list:


What books have you been enjoying lately?

xoxo, lauren

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Mother's Day Gift Ideas & Free Printable

My mama is without a doubt the best. She's always been supportive of my dreams and new adventures, and is there for me through good times and bad. Though there are  a thousand miles between us, we talk all the time and she's always there when I need her most to lend her support and advice. She has great style and a majorly enviable jewelry collection (& I think these would make a great addition)! 

This year is a big year for us because she's helping me plan my wedding! Thankfully, I got my creative genes from her and we're going to be DIY-ing and dreaming up a beautiful ceremony and reception together. 

I've teamed up with Uncommon Goods to share my favorite unique & beautiful Mother's Day gift ideas. I know my mama would surely approve of these gorgeous finds!

Unique Mother's Day picks for your favorite lady- from tea to candles to jewelry & bath products!

Mother's Day Gift Guide ft. Uncommon Goods:

1. Amethyst Geode Necklace- This boho meets modern necklace is beautiful for moms of any age. Amethyst is known as "nature's calmer" which is pretty perfect. 

2. Gratitude Journal - Practicing daily thankfulness is shown to improve overall happiness. A notebook with guided prompts makes a thoughtful gift.

3. Recycled Wine Bottle Candle-  These handmade candles are perfect for the mom who loves vino. 

4. Lily Ring Holder- A delicate, handcrafted floral piece to store her favorite jewels.

5. Box of Flowers Soaps- Gorgeous bath products made with natural floral fragrances and ingredients you can actually pronounce (double yay)!

6. I Am Rooted Framed Art- I just love the colors in this beautiful art print.

7. Tea from Around the World Set- No passport necessary to brew these loose leaf tea blends from around the globe.

8. Spa in a Bag- Help mom relax with these honey-infused bath products like body butter and sea salt scrub.

9. Mom's Little Vase - A handmade bud vase that displays one single, statement-making bloom.

10. Nesting Stoneware Mixing Bowls- Rustic, stoneware clay mixing bowls are perfect for the mom who loves to cook and loves beautiful pieces for her kitchen.

11. Gold Branch Family Necklace- Customize this gold necklace with birthstones to represent your family tree. They have a ton more unique jewelry pieces here.


Need a card for your favorite lady? Download my free printable floral print Mother's Day card here.

Printable Mother's Day Card for your favorite lady!

I've definitely inherited a lot of traits from my mom,  but of all of them, I'm thankful that she's taught me kindness above all else and the ability to care endlessly! I think for me, sometimes it manifests itself as worry about friends and family- but it's all out of love! Thank you mom for making me who I am today!

What traits are you thankful for getting from your mom?

xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

April Inspiration Board

If you've noticed I've been blogging less, I promise I'm not going anywhere! There's been lots of excitement around here lately. I'm spending a lot of time planning for the future (a sneak peek at what's next for me here)- wedding, house, business.. the whole shenanigans!

I've been feeling more inspired than ever thanks to some serious goal setting with my PowerSheets (see what I'm saying  "yes" to this Spring here). I've also tried to be really intentional with the way I spend my time. So even during the most exhausting weeks I've been making time for skype dates with my girls, a mid-week trip to the book store with my guy, and weekends without a cellphone attached to my hands.

I thought I'd share a peek at what's inspiring me most this month!

 April Inspiration Board: pastel houses in San Fran, preppy pink dresses, colorful rugs, grapefruit & edamame salad and more!

April Inspiration Board (L-R):

1. San Fran: Headed there for a girl's trip with my mama to visit my sister next month. SO excited! 

2. Be Kind: This is kind of my life long mantra. As my gramma always told me, "you catch more flies with honey than vinegar".

3. Lace-Up Heels: I can't think of a prettier pairing with all of spring's lacy pastel hued dresses.

4. Preppy Pink Shirtdress: So in love with this bubble gum pink frock- it has a vintage feel, right out of the 1950's.

5. Colorful Rugs: We're planning on a pretty neutral rustic décor for our fixer upper, so I love the idea of a pop of color with a bright rug.

6. Avocado, Edamame & Grapefruit Salad: This combo sounds so fresh & springy. Totally going to make it for lunch this week!

7. Neutral Lips:  For spring & summer I'm digging these neutral lips with peachy bronze cheeks & a dab of mascara.

8. ALL THE FLOWERS: Am I the only one who can't help but pick up a bouquet every time I wander into Trader Joes? This time of year just makes me want to fill every room with a vase of fresh florals.

9. St. Germain & Grapefruit Mimosas: Seriously all of my favorite ingredients rolled into one and those lavender sprigs? SO cute. Hello weekend brunch!

Here are a few of my April favorites:



So, what's inspiring you this month? Are you feeling the April blues or fired up for a new season?

xoxo, lauren

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