Monday, May 30, 2011

Life's a Beach!

I've been home sweet home for a few short days and trying to cram in all the beach and pool time & pina coladas as possible! It's a steamy 95 degrees, which I don't miss at all, but I have missed all my friends and family like crazy! Being away definitely makes you appreciate the little things about home.

Just wanted to share a few pictures from the beach at sunset with my family & college roommate!

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I'm not ready for vacation to be over!
xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Vacation is a State of Mind

Just as I thought I couldn't get any more anxious for my upcoming trip back to FL, I saw this ELLE Italia editorial! The tropical drinks, flowers in hair, and embroidered dress are exactly how i'd like to wear on my vacation! I'm so excited to see my family, be a bridesmaid in my friend's wedding, and get my sand and sunshine fix.
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xoxo, lauren

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's all Greek Key to Me

  A few weeks ago I posted about the chevron stripes trending in design. I'm bringing you another print and pattern trend for interiors and apparel; the greek key. It looks classic and modern; I love it on a rug or pillow. I grew up in a predominantly greek town so i've grown up seeing the key motif everywhere, so it reminds me of home!
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Would you decorate w/ a greek key motif?
xoxo, lauren

Friday, May 20, 2011

Ciao Bella!

I stumbled upon this ELLE mag editorial from 2002 featuring a young Margherita Missoni and couldn't help but love her laidback but put-together Mediterranean style. The Italians have such a zest for life, food, wine, and clothes. They seem to live la Dolce Vita everyday, something all of us could learn from!
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I love the signature Missoni knits, jeweled headbands, & breezy tunics!

Steal Her Style: Margherita Missoni

xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Spring's Fresh Squeezed Shades

As y'all know I'm a huge fan of color. Sometimes when I'm shopping color is the first thing I'm drawn to, even before its style. Each season I'm always on the hunt for my favorite new shades.
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This spring, from tangerine to turquoise I'm loving these colors for apparel, accessories & interior design. I'm predicting they'll be big in the next few months! I love the bright, fresh, and optimistic color palette.

What shade are you loving for this spring?

xoxo, lauren

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Mason Jars.. They're not just for Canned Vegetables Anymore!

I don't know if it's beacause I actually moved out into the country, or its the newest design trend, but I've been seeing mason jars popping up everywhere. Lucky for me they're easy fo find in small town Wisconsin, so i've picked up a whole case to use them. From organizing, to flower arranging, to candle holders, to baking little apple pies, they're my new favorite thing.
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The last image is just too cute &  I found a great recipe too. These would be perfect for a party, I've seen them in a lot of wedding pictures too. How simple and perfect!

xoxo, lauren

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Summer of Fun: South Beach Style

I love the exaggerated French interpretation of Miami via this accessories focused editorial in ELLE France. South Beach is definitely one of a kind. One of those places you can pull off over the top outfits, skimpy bikinis, and never get tired of people watching from oceanside cafes.
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Will you be spending any time on the beach (or lake) this summer?
xoxo, lauren

Saturday, May 14, 2011

How to Wear: Colorful Pants

There's just something that seems so intimidating about wearing a pair of colored bottoms! Luckily, all it takes is a little bit of strategic styling and a pairing w/ something neutral on top. I saw this image via the Glitter Guide the same day I was sporting emerald pants & stripes and it gave me just the boost of confidence I needed.
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I love her tunic style, killer platform heels & splash of print to top off the outfit. Here was my own version:
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What I'm Wearing:
Striped Tank: H&;M
Green Pants: Talbots
Chambray Shirt: Lands' End Canvas
Pearl Statement Necklace: Target
Wedges: T.J. Maxx

Do you own any colorful pants or shorts?

xoxo, lauren
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