Sunday, July 31, 2011

If Destinations were Dresses: Charleston, South Carolina

The next installment of; "If Destinations were Dresses" features the beautiful city of Charleston, South Carolina. I've never been, but I know I'd love it. It's the perfect mix of southern sophistication and coastal charm, it's definitely on my must-visit list. Obviously there is tons more to the style there, but these looks seem to embody the feel of the city!
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I love the polished but laid back style of Charlestonians whether they're wearing sparkly sandals or a statement necklace, they're always dressed to a T!-- Images via Charleston Mag.
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One of my favorite bloggers, Lauren, of Pamlemousse is a Charleston resident & her images of the city are so gorgeous!
Which city embodies your style?
xoxo, lauren

Friday, July 29, 2011

Natural Beauty

Kelly Wearstler launched a fashion collection as enviable as her interior designs. It perfectly matches her bohemian aesthetic and personal style. I love the updated tie-dyes, earthy elements, and completely wearable looks.
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Are you a fan of Kelly Wearstlers polished boho chic design aesthetic?
xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

If Dresses Were Destinations: Miami Beach, FL

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I wanted to start a new installment at LPF combining two my favorite things; travel and fashion. I bring to you; "If Dresses were Destinations", featuring looks that embody the feel of the featured city. The first post features Miami Beach; one of the most vibrant and stylish cities in Florida; they have a way of staying stylish during steamy summer months.
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I've attended Miami Fashion Week & traveled there in the past, and can never get over how the women there just ooze sex appeal and femininity. No one's afraid to experiment w/ trends and wear bright prints and colors. These were some of my favorite Miami street style inspirations:

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paper mag
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miami fashion blog
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miami fashion blog-- LOVE her hair feathers
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erika thomas
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yvan rodic

Miami Fashion Blog is a great resource for all things happening on the Miami fashion scene; gorgeous pictures, runway coverage, and local spotlights!

What city would you like to see featured next?

xoxo, lauren

Monday, July 25, 2011

Small Town Summer Snapshots

I've been living in small town Wisconsin since February, it's such a change of pace from big city Florida living. It's definitely made me appreciate the little things that make summer so fun; spontaneous road trips, grilling out, floating around the lakes & campfires. 
These are a few of my favorite snapshots of summer:
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Tubing down the river
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Local weekend festivals
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Picking fresh flowers out of my garden
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Cheese curds; a tasty Wisconsin tradition!
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Trips to local wineries
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Grilling out & making s'mores
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Motorcycle rides through back roads on my friend's Harley
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the World's largest Farmer's Market in Madison
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Campfires & enjoying the great outdoors
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Pub Crawling through Milwaukee's breweries
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Burger nights @ small town restaurants


I've adjusted well to my new life, I'm thankful for Midwestern hospitality and the opportunity to experience my local surroundings at their best. My FL friends & fam know I miss them tons, but I can't wait to show visitors around my new home!

xoxo, lauren

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Latest Lust: Multicolored Nails

When it comes to nail polish trends seem to come and go. First it was flawless french manicures, then cobalt blue, then bold black, and essie's mint candy apple. One of the trends I've seen popping up lately is multicolored nails. I especially love the single nail painted a different contrast color or metallic.
At first I had a hard time trying to see this trend working in real life, but it's definitely grown on me. When done in a chic way, it's a fun twist on traditional painted nails! I love the unexpectedness. There have also been some gorgeous shades coming out so your manicure never has to be boring!
Would you try the multicolored nail polish look? And what's your fave new shade?
xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sheer Perfection

Like it or not, sheer shirts, skirts, and dresses are not going anywhere. They've continued to make a statement on the runway, and into the street style photos of trendsetters. It's definitely one of those trends that seems better suited for editorial than real life, but finally stores are coming out with sheer pieces that aren't quite as risque as the runways!
When it comes to tricky trends like sheer clothing, I love a good inspiration picture. These stylish bloggers & fashion week attendees make the look feel much more wearable! 
I noticed the sheer maxi skirt back last October & i'm glad to see it's becoming more popular-- I think it'd make the perfect transition piece for fall!
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all images via pintrest.com
 Have you or would you try out the sheer trend?
xoxo, lauren

Monday, July 18, 2011

Try this Trend: Surfs Up

For me, surf and beach culture has been more about a way of life than a fashion trend. From high end surf shops to boutique hotels and designers inspired by surfer girls- lately it's been embraced by the fashion industry more than ever. Though I'm thousands of miles from the nearest ocean, I'm still a surfer girl at heart!
These are a few of my fave occurrences of surf & fashion colliding:
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b magazine editorial
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Alex Cassanitis' Designer Board Bags
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surf/skate label: The Hundreds lookbook
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Stella McCartney- Resort 2012 Collection
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Photography via Mollusk Surf Shop's gallery
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Nars: Surfer Girl Collection
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Saturdays Surf Shop in NYC
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Aussie Surf Line, Tallow
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Roxy Summer 2012 lookbook
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Michael Kors' neoprene dresses from Resort: 2012
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the Surf Lodge: Montauk, NY
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me, relaxing between waves in Hawaii :)

I also stumbled upon this island-y MGMT x Bob Marley mashup that I wanted to share; it's the perfect tune for driving around the causeway with windows rolled down and wind in your hair.



Have you ever been surfing?


xoxo, lauren
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