Three Ways To Wear A Utility Vest

Good Morning Guys! 

I’m kind of excited for today’s post. I think it’s because I have been living in my utility vest since I bought it but haven’t been able to share it with you all yet. I’ve been wearing it some many ways, that I couldn’t just show you one outfit, so I went ahead and put together three! 

I also thought it was appropriate timing since this exact Utility Vest is on sale at Nordstrom’s! They are slightly beginning to run out of sizes, so if you don’t see yours, the vest is also at Revolve Clothing.

For sizing concerns, I am wearing an xs! 

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Utility Vest: Nordstrom (on sale!) – More Sizes: Revolve | Grey Top: Nordstrom | Jeans: Gap  (on sale!) | Lace-up Heels: Nordstrom (on sale!)| Ray Bans: Nordstrom | Rebecca Minkoff Purse: Nordstrom

My favorite look of them all! I love all of the different colors and how they still all seem to come together perfectly. It’s the perfect weekend outfit. Also, note that my favorite Gap Jeans and Sam Edelman Lace-Up Heels are both on sale!

SHOP

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Utility Vest: Nordstrom (on sale!) – More Sizes: Revolve | Striped Dress: Shein ($10) | Heels: Steve Madden | Purse: Tory Burch | Black Ray Ban: Nordstrom

A basic striped dress and my favorite suede heels. The perfect fall outfit when it’s not really feeling like fall at all. It’s just a really easy & cute outfit. Plus, this dress is only $10 so #winning. I would most likely wear this to a happy hour! 

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Utility Vest: Nordstrom (on sale!) – More Sizes: Revolve | Black Top: Nordstrom | Black Jeans: Nordstrom | Prada Sunglasses: Nordstrom | Louboutins: Nordstrom (Cheaper Version)

The chicest of them all. When putting this look together, I was in between doing booties or pointy toe pumps. I went ahead with with pumps to give me a little bit of length! I love the all black look with the pop of green. 

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What are your favorite ways to wear a utility vest?? 

xo,

Lauren

Five Ways To Start Your Week Off Right

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Good Morning & Happy Monday Love Bugs!

What a weekend! After over a week of not being home and our lives being a little hectic, Colton and I decided to stay in Houston, instead of going to Waco for the Baylor vs TCU and my goodness I’m so glad we didn’t make the drive…… Love you Baylor, but that one hurt. 

None-the-less, staying in Houston was definitely the best decision for us. Two of my best friends were in town for just the weekend and another girlfriend just moved super close to me, so I enjoyed spending time with them. Also, it was nice because Colton and I were just able to do our normal stuff. I was able to go to spin, our favorite breakfast place, and just had time to be home. We also slept a lot – ha! 

Saturday, I walked over to Nordstrom’s to check out their sale and to do some damage but ended up not getting one thing on sale. I’m good with it though because I did get this top above and it was only $44. I ended up wearing it literally all weekend. It’s light weight and flattering which are both double wins for me!! I’m also loving the bell sleeves. 

I’ve gotten a lot of questions on these OTK boots I am wearing and if they are better than the tie ones, and the answer is YES. I have the tie ones in black and these are just so much better. They fit my legs better and I do not have to worry about them falling or constantly tying them. Also, they’re on sale!!! 

Any who, I hope you all have a great week! Below are my 5 Tips To Start Your Week Out Right ❤ 

  1. Have one cup of coffee then switch to tea. This will help you to feel less anxious throughout the day while also giving you a little caffeine fix. 
  2. Clean (& declutter) up your desk. Instead of starting your day in a complete and total mess. Organize your desk to help you conquer the upcoming week. 
  3. Make it a point to exercise for at least 30 minutes. Seriously so important!! Number one rule, never miss a Monday workout!! If you start your week out, not being motivated, it will be even harder for you to be motivated for the rest of the week. 
  4. Write out your to-do list for the week. Making weekly to-do lists is more achievable as opposed to daily to-do lists. This allows you to look at the big picture and really see what you need to accomplish.
  5. Make dinner and eat it at the dinner table. You know… as opposed to Favoring Chipotle and eating it in front of the TV. Having a healthy meal and actually engaging in conversation at the dinner table, instead of binge watching TV will actually help you feel less anxious when dealing with the week to come. It will help to raise your spirit and oddly keep you motivated and positive for the whole week. Promise. I normally don’t mind eating dinner in front of the TV, but Monday’s, Colton and I always eat together at the table. 

xo,

Lauren

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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