Thursday, September 29, 2011

Gaga for Gingham

I've always thought of gingham print as a more summery look but a few stylish bloggers I've seen wearing it lately, have me convinced it's a look that can easily be taken into fall. It's one of those timeless, preppy prints that will never go out of style!
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  Paired with jewel toned sweaters or pants it's the perfect style to wear all season long- I'm especially loving the bow!I think the mixing of prints w/ stripes, layering on chunky knits, and pairing w/ autumn hues are interesting looks as well.
Do you have any gingham in your wardrobe?

xoxo, lauren,

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Making a Statement

One of the fashion rule I live by, is trying to wear statement pieces whenever possible. In order to make super trendy looks accessible for us everyday fashionistas, sometimes all it takes is throwing on a bold earring, colorful pant, or a layer of funky nail polish. It's all about making the unique pieces stand out among an otherwise basic outfit and adding a dose of the unexpected!
These are some of my favorite statement pieces from beaded clutches to rock candy cocktail rings.
Statement Pieces
These are some of my favorite examples of very wearable looks that still make a statement:
An aztec necklace paired w/ basic tee
Colorful pants or a leather vest via ELLE
Would you look at those boots?! via Mode Junkie
More coloful pants & a sequined bag to top it off!
The queen of statement pieces, Blair of Atlantic-Pacific
Fuchsia lips & quirky sunglasses.

Do you have a go to statement piece that you wear to liven up any outfit?

xoxo, lauren

Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Fall Checklist

With a whole bushel of freshly picked apples to bake with.. I'm feeling fall more than ever. I've been inspired by the "Things I Love about Fall" tumblr to create a a virtual checklist of things I love about the season & am looking forward to doing (everyone says to enjoy it while I can before I get overwhelmed with Wisconsin snowfall!)Photobucket
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I'm dying to make some of those pumpkin whoopie pies; recipe here.
What do you love most about Fall/should I add to my checklist?

xoxo, lauren

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Fabric Favorites

One of my favorite parts about the transition to fall weather (assort from the apple cider drinking, leaves changing, etc), is the addition of new fall fabrics to your wardrobe. Sad as it may seem, it's time to put away my cotton sundresses and sandals and break out the tights, sweaters, & cute boots. 
These are some of the fabrics I'm feeling for fall & favorite styles in each fabrication. I really need to try out some headwear this season (i'm feeling inspired by Kate Middleton!)

Which is your favorite fabric for fall?

xoxo, lauren

Sunday, September 18, 2011

How to: Look Cool in Camo

One of the most surprising looks I've seen worn by fashionistas lately is camo print jackets & pants. Living in Southwest Wisconsin, I'm more used to seeing camo-clad hunters wearing it. But, after J. Crew's Jenna Lyon's made it one of her wardrobe staples, the look seemed to have gained an instant cool factor. 
My advice for wearing camo in style, is to use it to give a dressy look a more casual, thrown-together feel. When paired with heels & polished accessories, no one will be asking you for your hunting permit!
how to: wear camo in style
I just bought a pair of pseudo camo (up close they're actually floral) printed pants from J. Crew this weekend, these looks are great examples of how to wear it:
I suppose one of the advantages to living in small town is having access to all the camo one could ever want. I might just have to go shopping w/ my guy friends!
Would you try out this tricky trend?
xoxo, lauren

Friday, September 16, 2011

Excessorizing @ NYFW

I think you can tell a lot about a person by the accessories they wear. Of all the fashion week images I've seen, I especially love these close up street style images from photographer Tommy Ton for Style.com. As most of you know i'm a huge fan of "excessorizing". Can't you seem to guess exactly the kind of person who's rocking each wrist full of bracelets?
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Looks like beaded bags, colorful nails, watches, cross body bags turquoise jewelry, & envelope clutches are all trending!

Which look is your fave?


xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Fashion Week Faves: Oscar de la Renta, Nanette Lepore, Michael Kors & Alice and Olivia

I'm back with more NYFW goodies from some standout shows! I've definitely seen, the color yellow, lace, and different takes on vintage florals on the runways. I love being able to predict the things that might trend for that season and check back and see how accurate my fashion forecasts were!
Have you seen anything trending for SS12?
xoxo, lauren

Monday, September 12, 2011

Fashion Week Faves: Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, & Derek Lam

I've amazingly somehow been finding time to keep up w/ NYFW runway collections! There are so many beautiful pieces at the shows this year. I'm also excited to know that many of my FSU Merchandising alums have been working backstage at the shows!
Check out my favorite looks @ Tracy Reese, Prabal Gurung, & Derek Lam and some highlights of their collections.
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Are there any runway trends you've seen popping up yet?
xoxo, lauren

Saturday, September 10, 2011

SS12 Fashion Week: Jason Wu & BCBG

It's FASHION WEEK in New York City. The long awaited time of year that all of us fashion followers sit in front of vogue.com waiting for new pictures to be uploaded or watch live videos at Live Runway on youtube.
I've been finding my favorite looks from the shows, and trying to forecast a few SS12 trends that I saw popping up on the runways. Here are some of my favorites from BCBG & Jason Wu.
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What runway shows have been your favorite so far?
xoxo, lauren

Thursday, September 8, 2011

6 Stylish Fall Scarves

 One of my favorite ways to transition a summer wardrobe to fall, is to toss a printed scarf over a tee or dress. It gives an instant update to outfits and adds some visual interest. It's perfect for this cool-ish fall weather that's just starting to hit the midwest. 
6 Stylish Fall Scarves
Sometimes I'm at a loss for exactly how to tie scarves in a chic way; these girls do it perfectly!
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What's your favorite way to wear a scarf?
xoxo, lauren

Sunday, September 4, 2011

September Moodboard

With Labor Day weekend and summer coming to an end and fall right around the corner, I'm ready to enjoy my first real Autumn. That means leaves changing colors, picking apples, and beginning to wear layers.

This is my moodboard for September of looks I'm loving this month; the start of football season, colorful cropped pants, cognac leather boots, gingham bows, and tortoiseshell accessories.


What are you looking forward to about September?

xoxo, lauren

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tumblr Love: Wear Color

Tumblr has become one of my favorite new websites. I'm a very visual person and love the contant flow of inspiration images. (Mine is LPF Likes, if you haven't checked it out!). I'd like to feature Tumblr sites I find particularly inspiring. One of my new favorites is, "Wear Color"-- for someone like me who rarely is seen without a splash of color I always find myself reblogging the images. 

These are a few of my favorites from the "Wear Color" tumblr.
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Do you have a tumblr or follow any?  Send me the links!
xoxo, lauren
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