Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cold Weather Boots: $100 Shopbop Giveaway!

Since moving to the snowy paradise that is Wisconsin, I've had to build up my winter boot collection (no complaints here!). The weather is so unpredictable, but snow or shine, looking chic is always important to me.

Luckily, the stylish people of Shopbop have a headquarters in Madison and understand the need for cold weather boots that deliver on style and comfort.Cute to Boot

Above are a few of my favorite picks: cowboy boots with tights and floaty dresses, cozy and waterproof shearling boots, wellies tucked into denim, Pour la Victoire moto boots for an every day edge. and knee high wedge boots for chilly nights out for cocktails. 


I'm so excited to work with shopbop on this $100 giveaway for LPF readers- just the Tuesday pick-me-up everyone needs! I can't wait to see what everyone picks (anything your lil heart desires) and to pick a winner!  The contest will end  2/11/12 at midnight. 

xoxo, lauren

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Even Cowgirls Get the Blues

Anyone who has read my blog for a while knows that between my collection of western wear and love of wide open spaces I'm certainly a cowgirl at heart. In fact, as a kindergartner, I told my teacher that's what I wanted to be when I grew up.

 I seriously, need ALL of the shirts in Wildfox Couture's Spring 12 collection, how amazing would they look with my beat up cowboy boots? There's just something so romantic about the Wild West.

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I'm loving the sheer skirts and stetson hats in the editorial. And that last image, reminiscent of the Old Time photos shop they used to have at Busch Gardens. I seriously need to visit one again, I think it'd be too fun dressing up in saloon girl garb.

xoxo, lauren

Saturday, January 28, 2012

I Heart Valentine's Day

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Ever since I was a little kid, I've always loved hearts. I used to (and admittedly still sometimes do) sign my name with a big heart next to it. Thus, Valentine's Day is one of my favorite holidays because It's an excuse to wear heart sweaters, eat chocolate, and spend time with the people you love. Though I strongly believe that should be more than once a year!

Single or taken, let the day be a time to indulge a little. That heart shaped whoopie pie heart pan would make amazing goodies to hand out to friends or a boyfriend!

What's your favorite thing about Valentine's Day?

xoxo, lauren

Friday, January 27, 2012

Pretty, Pretty Print-cess

I stumbled upon Australian clothing line, Gorman and am seriously obsessed with all the print and pattern and color in the line. I'd say almost every single day i'm wearing something printed; it's sort of my thing. Even our print designer at my company has noticed, always commenting on what my print of the day is. I'm also seriously digging those strappy sandals with socks.



I've also compiled what I think will be trends in print & pattern for Spring '12! It's a nice step away from the traditional floral prints; a bit more futuristic, scientific, and mathematical looking.

Spring Print Trends


Which spring 12 print trend is your favorite? I'm partial to chevron, but I'm liking the geometric prints too!


xoxo, lauren

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Try this Trend: Oversized Watches

WatchesOnNet.com asked me to give my top picks for the Michele watch collection. As you all know I have a thing for oversized watches and a wrist full of accessories in general. I'm in love with the statement watch styles below!

I love the look of a big watch paired with lots of bracelets, cocktail rings, and a statement bag. Can you say arm party? It's definitely one of the most versatile accessories that you can pair with everything from a t-shirt to cocktail dress. Investing in a nice watch will never go out of style!


Do you have an oversized watch that you wear?

xoxo, lauren

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snapshots from SLC

I just got back from a few days in Salt Lake City for the Outdoor Retailer trade show. The Rockies are such a beautiful backdrop to the city and I saw tons of great trends for the outdoor industry. I just wanted to share a few snapshots from my trip

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I splurged on a pair of Bonfire Ski Pants (I love the tailored & girly fit!) & a pair of polka dot Smith goggles that match my Roxy Ski Jacket! Though, after seeing so many bright colors on the slopes, my next purchase will be a bold ski jacket!

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Colorful snowboards at Deer Valley Ski Resort

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Gorgeous ski resorts!

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Definitely need a splash of signature color in my ski look!

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Loving these navajo print ski hats from Chaos!

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This girl had on the coolest transparent/neon jacket

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Busy day at the ski resort!

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A picture perfect end to an epic trip!

I came home to lots of snow, I can't wait to try out my new snowpants on my first sled ride!

xoxo, lauren



Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Looking Cool & Staying Warm

I'm leaving tomorrow for a trip for work, to the mountains, to do some trend research (dream job, i told you)! I'm excited and trying to figure out what to pack for a few days in the high altitudes and snowy scenery. I've always been fascinated by the ski bunnies of Aspen and Vail.  (I mean, have you seen Aerin Lauder's beautiful ski chalet home?!). 

These vintage photos from lifestyle photographer, Slim Aarons, perfectly depict sleepy mountain towns and the stylish ski bunnies that inhabit them:

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When it comes to cold weather, I'm not one to sacrifice style for warmth. I'd like to think it's possible to have both! (Fleece lined leggings have become my new best friend in recent weeks!)

Looking Cool & Staying Warm

What do you like to layer on when the temperatures dip to feel stylish and warm?

xoxo, lauren

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Inspired Interiors

With my one year anniversary of moving to Wisconsin and starting my job, I'm feeling the need to refresh the decor in my bachelorette pad. All the snow & chilly weather makes me want to brighten up my living room. So I've been on the hunt for some bright prints, and colors to give things a new feel, as well as a new way to arrange my furniture. 
Lauren's Living Room Makeover

I'm loving Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic Colors book; it's full of bright, colorful and inspiring interiors!









What's your favorite way to give your home a quick makeover?

xoxo, lauren

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stylish Words of Wisdom

The last couple days I've been feeling inspired by fun quotes, fashion editorials & images. So, I've combined some of my favorites to create the cute graphics below! I'm thinking about printing some of them & putting them on my walls. I particularly like the life mantras I wrote on the Audrey Hepburn images.

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What's your favorite words to live by?

xoxo, lauren

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

L.P.F.'s Fave Finds

Between Christmas and my latest thrifting adventures, I've accumulated some fun new finds lately. Whether it's coffee table books to add into my collection or a J. Crew-esque statement necklace that I scored for a dollar, I've had no shortage of chic treasures lately.

I absolutely LOVE the below quote from my Lilly Pulitzer coffee table book; so perfect for me!
Below are a few of my latest finds. I definitely need to get back into my thrifting; it's the best source of inspiration and home decor on the cheap!


Festive Kate Spade Coasters; perfect for entertaining!

A peachy keen statement necklace for only $1!

Thrifted gold rimmed china for festive occasions; it's just asking for a dinner party to be thrown!

A vintage Guide to Paris thrifting find , pretty earrings & Jonathan Adler's Happy Chic Colors book

My monogrammed cardigan that I can't get enough of

Seriously loving this chevron storage bin from Target which is helping me get organized!

Thrifted teal vase, Capri Blue Candle & Antler from the boyfriend's house in the country

Do you ever go thrifting? If so, what's the best thing you've ever scored?

xoxo, lauren
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