Take Me Out

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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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Morning Suede Moto Jacket

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Good Morning!

How was everyone’s weekend? I have to say, ours was pretty good! Friday we went out with a bunch of friends, and had a little bit too much fun, to say the least!! Saturday I finally got my hair done (I go to Iris Studio off of Westheimer, ask for Eddie!) and went to Kirby Ice House to watch a little bit of college football, before heading out to a really sweet date night.  We went the Cru and sat outside because it was just so nice out. We had a few wine flights and ended the evening with the chocolate fondue! Colton and I’s schedules have been a little opposite recently, so I loved getting to spend that one on one time with him. 

Sunday, we woke up early, went to shoot a few looks, and had the most amazing brunch at State of Grace (go and get the beignets!). Then I spent about four hours completely organizing my closet before spending the evening at my moms, catching up with her.

All around, it was a really, really nice weekend! 

 With Christmas coming up, I have really been trying to not impulse buy, but when  I saw this NYC Moto Suede Jacket in person, I literally fell in love. I was at Nordstrom’s with my friend and little sister, helping them shop, with literally zero intention to get anything. I had seen this jacket a few times online, but brushed it off for different reasons. I just didn’t think I needed it, but after seeing it and trying it on, I couldn’t imagine going home without it. Like, I knew I would majorly regret,  not getting it. Especially since it is selling out so fast!  This jacket comes in like 7 colors, but this baby blue one is by far my favorite. It’s just so soft and honestly just feels so luxurious. If you are wanting a hot item to spice up your wardrobe or are looking for an awesome Christmas gift, then this jacket is it!

Promise!

Any who, I kind of wanted to touch base on something. I get a lot of questions as to why I shop at Nordstrom’s as much as I do, as opposed to other stores. With Christmas coming up and since I am in the middle of building my gift guides, I wanted to explain why. First off, I swear & I promise, I do shop at other stores (I actually prefer to shop local) – lol but the truth is, Nordstrom’s is just my favorite.

  1. I live like really close to Nordstrom’s…. so it is super convenient for me. 
  2. They restock items (quickly) and as fast as the can. This is a big deal for me when it comes to the blog because it’s the absolute worst when I buy an item to share with you all and it goes out of stock. It’s just a huge let down. I link similar items, but we all know it’s just not the same. 
  3. They have all different price points. From extremely affordable high quality pieces, to really expensive luxury items. They really have something for everyone and everyone’s budget.
  4. They have the BEST customer service. They truly bend over backwards to make their customers happy. A long time ago, I had bought Colton a Burberry watch from there and after two years, the watch ended up breaking. When we brought it back to Nordstrom’s to ask about it, with out even the slightest bit of hesitation, they gave us a brand new watch. I mean, they still looked up my account to verify my purchase, but still! 
  5. It’s always clean and organized. When I go to a Dillard’s or a Macy’s, I get very over whelmed, very fast. Not Nordstrom’s though. They have a very sleek and clutter-less layout that lets me shop at ease. They also have the most on-trend items.
  6. They carry all of my favorite brands and always have killer sales. I mean, you honestly just can’t beat their sales. Most of my highest quality items have been from Nordstrom’s during their sales. I’m talking my Tory Burch Boots, Manolo Blahniks, winter coats, purses and more.

So there, lol, I hope this cleared up come questions. What is your favorite store to shop at?!

xo,

Lauren

 

Just Add A Blanket Scarf

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Outfit Details: Cashmere Turtleneck // Blanket Scarf // Vince Booties (Cheaper Option)


 

As I look back on all of these pictures and I wish I could tell you them story behind them, but I will have to save it for another time lol. This is a look I wore Saturday evening, while in Napa, before heading to our hotels happy hour. Which let me add, is the cutest thing ever. The happy hour is outside, on a patio, surrounded by vineyards. It’s literally just so relaxing. Since I knew it was outside,  I wanted to make sure I was warm and comfortable. It can get pretty cold there at night, but this blanket scarf kept me so warm! 

Blanket scarves are perfect for this time of year (especially in Texas) because the weather is weird. The mornings are cold, by mid day it’s hot, and the nighttime is pretty chilly, so with a blanket scarf, it is easy to layer and isn’t as heavy as a jacket. I love this one  I am wearing because it is just a little bit heavier than your average scarf. 

Unlike Texas, Napa is a lot colder, which is why I paired my blanket scarf with a turtleneck! I want to note that this cashmere turtleneck is a steal. Most camel cashmere turtlenecks, can run over $300, but Last Call By Neiman Marcus has this one for only $120 (on sale right now for $75) which is amazing. It’s a staple that will be in your closet for years to come. I can’t even tell you how many times I wore mine last year. 

Last night, we celebrated Hannah’s Birthday (she turned 15!) so I am super exhausted today. Being mom for a week, to a 15 year old, is hard work ya’ll – lol but I would be lying if I said I wasn’t enjoying spending so much time with her. Colton and I took her to La Table with a few friends and had such a fun evening! 

Any who, have a great rest of your day! I have news I need to share with you all but I am going to save it for next week I think. 

Wait, one more thing!!! Nordstrom’s is having their Fall Clearance Sale right now and it’s killer. Like, I think all of the items that are on sale are way better than the ones from their Anniversary sale… I mean a log of Burberry, Tory Burch and more. 

xo,

Lauren

Fall Looks & Giving Thanks

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Good Morning! 

I don’t know about you guys, but today definitely feels more like a Monday to me. Sunday night, our flight coming home from San Francisco, was super delayed, so we didn’t make it to the apartment until almost 3:00 a.m. So to say we were exhausted yesterday, would be the understatement of the century!! I’m literally feeling a million times better today though. It’s a new day and the first day of the new month. I have high hopes for November! 

Over the weekend, Colton and I really talked a lot about what we are thankful for and the way we view certain aspects of our lives. I think with all of the social media we are exposed too, it leaves us at times, not feeling complete in our own lives. It’s easy to look at others and somewhat play the comparison game. I’m guilty of this. I’m guilty of looking at others and thinking I am not enough or the way others are living their lives, is better than the way I am living mine. 

The thing is though, if you live your life that way, you will never be complete. It’s so easy to get so caught up in focusing on what you don’t have, instead of focusing on what you do have. Which is sad, because everyone has something amazing in their life to be thankful for.In some way, we are blessed every single day. 

Which is why I am really going to focus on giving thanks and truly being appreciative for the whole month of November and not just on Thanksgiving. To really focus on counting my blessings and not my problems. My plan is, that by focusing on what I am thankful for, for the whole month, that it will help me to transition into how I will view things for the rest of the year. 

Any who, you can thank all of the wine from this past weekend, for today’s life talk -lol!

Now really fast,  I want to talk about this Popcorn French Connection Sweater. Ya’ll, the best sweater ever. The moment I saw how cold it was going to be in Napa, I knew I was bringing this baby along with me. For being an over sized sweater, it is actually very flattering and the popcorn texture really makes it different. I paired it with these camel colored OTK boots to really give the whole look that fall feel! Now if only Texas could start to feel a little bit more like fall…..Hopefully November will bring it to us! 

Tomorrow I will be sharing a few ways to give thanks throughout the whole month of November, along with things I have done in the past!

xo,

Lauren