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Happy Friday Friends! 

How’s life? How was your week? Ours definitely flew by, which is my favorite kind of week! I don’t know what it was, but I just felt super inspired all week. I was getting up early, getting things done at work, I was super productive at home in the evenings and went to bed at a decent hour, like every night. Cough, cough, like 9:30. Who am I?? 

Oh and one more thing. I literally only had one glass of wine all week. Could this be the reason why?? I’ll keep you guys updated. 

In other news, I’m not sure if you guys have noticed or not, but the past few Fridays, I have been trying to show more weekend outfits for you all. Specifically going out and date night outfits. This Ayana Sweet Heart Dress has been a total show stopper for me. The moment I put it on the other evening, before heading out, Colton goes, “Wow, you look really good! I really like that dress!”. Which obviously made me feel super confident when going out! I also just love the details on this dress. This Ayana Sweet Heart Dress is also under $100 so total plus there too! While I would not wear this to a Holiday party, I will be wearing this dress when going out to dinner with my girlfriends, as soon as they get in town for the holidays. 

I also love these Steve Madden booties because they are surprisingly super elongating. I was a little hesitant to get them at first, just because every girl I have seen wearing them, are like 6 feet tall and total model status. I wasn’t sure how they would look on my 5 foot frame – lol. 

One more thing! I’ve been getting asked on Snapchat from a lot of you guys what lip color I have been wearing all week, and it’s this Stila Lip Stain in Patine. I highly recommend it and love the color, but because it is a lip stain, it can dry out your lips pretty fast so be sure to put some sort of lip balm over it! 

 I hope you all have a fantastic weekend! Colton and I are heading to Waco for the whole weekend to work on a fun project, as well as see Baylor play! 

Have a great weekend! 

xo,

Lauren

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My Thoughts On College Graduation

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Outfit Details: top is so old (similar)  //skirt // heels // purse // earrings // bracelet // class ring // watch


As of this weekend, I’ve officially been out of school for two years. TWO YEARS. That’s literally crazy to me. Graduation literally feels like it was just yesterday and all of the emotions I had on that day still come flooding back to me. It has been two years, and I still feel like the same girl who had no idea what life was like after graduation. That same girl who got teary-eyed as she walked out of the B-School, after her last exam ever. Not because I was so sad to be taking my last test (lol), but because I knew things were about to change. That this bubble I had been living in the past twenty-two years was about to be popped, real fast. 

Now let me tell you, I’m not writing this to make anyone feel sad or nervous about Graduation. These are just my thoughts that I reminisce on every once in awhile. This whole time of year makes me very nostalgic, especially since I’m very close to so many graduating. 

I remember walking into Ferrell Center and seeing thousands of people in the stands cheering for the soon to be Graduates.  The energy in the air was indescribable. All that I could think of was “Wow, this is it.” This is the moment that people work their whole lives for. This is moment I have been working towards for so long. Every test, paper, long night, no-sleep, stress, & happiness was all leading up to this ONE moment.

Pretty remarkable. 

Jeeze, here I am getting teary eyed again – where was I? 

Oh yeah, Graduation.  Look at how excited I was! 

Every moment in my life had been leading up to this moment. Even elementary through high school, it was all for this.  When Colton graduated, he did not feel this way – lol. He was just so ready to get out of there. But I wasn’t, I was scared. I was so excited but I was also so scared. I was scared to leave my life. The life that I adored so much.  

For me, graduating was hard. I’m not going to lie, I bawled my eyes out when I moved out of the place I called home for 3 years. But once again, this isn’t a post meant to make you feel sad or scared. I want you to know that you are one of thousands of kids graduating, who all have the same rush of emotions that you do. 

But you know what? You’re going to be okay!

You’re graduating from college!!! Something that most could only dream about. You worked hard for this and you deserve this degree. Whether you have a job immediately or not, you should be so proud! You’re going to miss your friends, there is no doubt about that. You’ll definitely realize you took that daily 3pm nap for granted, and that those fun made up holidays like “Pre Halloween” no longer exist. But you’re going to be okay! Your first three months are going to be the hardest. It’s a transition, this is normal. But once again, you’re going to be justtttt fine!:)

So be proud and stand tall on your Graduation Day!  You worked hard and you deserve every moment of this day. Everyone in that stadium is cheering for you. You’ll never forget college and you will reminisce on it a lot, there’s no doubt about that. You’ll cherish the memories forever.

But I’ll tell you one thing. I know everyone says that college is the best years of your life, but I don’t think so. 

I truly believe that the best years are yet to come 🙂

Congratulations To All Graduating!

xo,

Lauren