15 Things I Am Thankful For This Thanksgiving

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Outfit Details: Free People Sweater: Nordstrom | Scarf: Nordstrom | White Jeans: ShopBop | Steve Madden Boots: Nordstrom | Ray Bans: Nordstrom | Lip stain: Nordstrom


HAPPY THANKSGIVING YOU GUYS! 

My goodness, it’s crazy how fast this year has gone by. 

I don’t want to keep you all long, but I do want to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving! We’re waking up early this morning, to run in the Houston Turkey Trot and then are heading to my Mom’s for Thanksgiving dinner.

A few weeks ago, I shared with you all my 24 Days of Giving Gratitude. The first day, I told you all to start journaling things you’re thankful for each day. While I am not going to share all of my mine -lol, I did want to share a few.

  • I am thankful for my health. That I have legs that run, a heart that withholds, and that I am able to complete daily tasks without pain or difficulty.
  • I am thankful for Colton. My rock and my person. What I would do without him I cannot even imagine. I’m thankful that he treats me with respect, constant love and as his partner for life.
  • I am thankful for my dreams and aspirations. I’m thankful that I haven’t given up on dreaming. 
  • I am thankful for my Dad, who bends over backwards to help me every day and rescues me in every situation. A Dad that helps me, loves me and pushes me to pursue my dreams. 
  • I am thankful for my friends, who continue to be there for me and love me, no matter how bad I am at texting them back. 
  • I’m thankful for my friends who truly and deliberately support this blog. 
  • I am thankful for my mom. My person and my best friend. Words could never explain how thankful I am for everything she has done for me in my life. 
  • I’m thankful for my mom and I’s weekly walks and the conversations we have.
  • I am thankful for Bentley and the constant love he gives us. The fact that he is more human than he is dog.
  • I am thankful that I have a roof over my head, food to eat on the table and a car to take me where ever I need to go.  
  • I am thankful for Colton’s family, who have done nothing but welcome me with open arms and make me apart of there family. 
  • I’m thankful I was able to graduate from the school of my dreams and leave with a life time of memories. 
  • I’m thankful that I have a sister, that even though is 10 years younger, is still able to be my best friend. 
  • I’m thankful, that I had the power to vote. 
  • I’m thankful for beautiful and cool, sunny days. 

Oh and one more.

I’m thankful for all of you and for this blog. For everyone who reads this blog every day and have supported me from the beginning. For everyone of you that messages me when a link is not working or comments when I need encouragement. My little space on the internet would not be possible without all of you. 

Have a great Thanksgiving! 

xo,

Lauren

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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

 

Rapture Romper : For A Going Out Fall Look


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Good Morning you guys! Happy Friyay!

This week literally flew by and I am not complaining about it one bit. Concerning my work & family, there were just good spirits in the air, so I will take a work week like this past one any day. 

I know this is being super critical of myself, but when I was editing these pictures yesterday, I was like holy moly guacamole I need a spray tan! Yo girl has been really pale all week -lol.

None-the-less, pale or not, I have felt like a million bucks every time I have worn this outfit. So far I have worn it to a few birthday dinners, but my favorite outing, was for a girls night a few weekends ago. It was one of the first weekends the weather was starting to drop and this outfit was perfect for the occasion. 

I feel like “going out – outfits” are harder to figure out when it starts getting colder out. You know what I mean? Especially if you are going dancing! It’s like, you want to look cute and have fun, but you also don’t want to freeze our booty off. Pairing this Planet Blue Romper with these Steve Madden boots, at first, was a little out of my comfort zone, but the moment I put it on, I loved it! I don’t know what it is about this romper, but I just love the way it fits. It just kind of hits in all of the right places, if that makes sense! I also love this romper because of its bell sleeves, I literally can’t get enough of them! 

Any who, I’m not sure what all we have going on this weekend. Besides the fact that I super over booked on Saturday. I’m literally supposed to be three places at once, on Saturday at noon….so it looks like I may need to move a few things around in my schedule. I know one thing I will be doing, is getting ready to put out Christmas decor. Key phrase “getting ready”. I know it’s too early to technically put anything up, but I at least want to start pulling things out to see what I have so that I don’t over buy. 

Have a great weekend loves! 

 xo,

Lauren