LtoL Spring Break Swimsuit Guide

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Holy Guacamole you guys!

We are less than a week away from March and I literally can’t believe how fast this year is going by. 

As I starting putting together today’s post, I couldn’t help but get totally bummed out about the fact that spring break is no longer an option for me. Almost three years later, and you would think I would be used to this epidemic. But then again, I can’t complain. I’ve done my fair share of traveling this year already and I would definitely count our trip to Cabo this past January, as an adult spring break! 

Since that trip, I have had heart eyes for all swimwear and resort wear. Plus, this years swim styles are seriously amazing. They all almost have a sporty like feel to them and I love the fact that one pieces are so in style.

If you’re heading someplace warm for Spring Break, then any of these would be the perfect option! This high-waisted, black Tularosa swimsuit (#6) is THE HOTTEST swimsuit of the season. It also comes in white, but that version has been backordered since January. So if you like this black one, then I would jump on it. Also, this Kiini Bikini (#10) is another major seller this year. It’s definitely more expensive than the rest, but if you are wanting to make a statement, then I would go for it. 

This white one piece (#9) is incredibly sexy and I actually have this Black Mikoh Sports Top  (#2) and it’s my absolute favorite. I also really like #1 because it reminds me of my little pink striped one piece and I love the scalloped detail on #4, which is also a really big trend this season! 

If you’re looking for more things to pack on your trip, be sure to check out what I packed to Cabo  as well as my 13 Spring Wardrobe Must Have’s! 

So now tell me! Where are you guys going for Spring Break? We went to Destin twice, went skiing another time and then went to Cabo for our last! Ah, take me back! 

xo,

Lauren

Five Things

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Hi guys! 

My goodness, it feels good to be back! How was everyone’s Christmas?? Besides the fact that it was 85 degrees here in Houston, ours was really lovely. The entire weekend was spent with family and I wouldn’t have it any other way. At Church on Christmas morning, the whole sermon focused on the importance of Presence over Presents during the holidays and, well, everyday. For some reason, this really hit home for me. Which is why, over the weekend, I just kind of really took a break from everything and focused on what was important to me, which was the people around me. 

Earlier in the week, before Christmas, it was actually freezing outside, which was when we were able to shoot this look! Now that I think about it, it was really cold for quite a few weeks because at one point, I definitely wore this sweater from Goodnight Macaroon at least 5 days in a row. Maybe more. I got it in early December and it quickly became one of those items that I wanted to wear all the time. It’s warm, it’s soft and the fringe gives it a little edge that separates it from other sweaters. This sweater is definitely my favorite piece in my closet right now! The weather man says that the temperatures will be dropping this week, so fingers crossed because I want to continue wearing this sweater everyday -lol! Also, really quick before I get into the rest of this, Goodnight Macaroon is having a site wide sale so everything is 40% off with code: XMAS40 !!

Okay, now onto my FIVE THINGS. These are random things that have either been on my mind, that I am loving or that I am wanting. 

(1) I’m First a Blogger, over everything 

I thought about writing a whole post on this, but I think for now, this will suffice. Recently, with growth on Instagram and constantly having to keep up with all of my social media channels, I feel like I have forgotten a little bit that I am a blogger first and everything else is second. This blog is what I put my heart and soul into everyday and what I produce content for. I produce blog posts everyday for you guys, not for likes on an Instagram post. 

(2) Kate Somerville Has Done Wonders For My Skin

I honestly cannot say enough good things about the Kate Somerville Skin Care Line. Like OMG. I will do a whole post on it this month, but until then, if you are looking for a new skin care line, I highly recommend it. I saw immediate results in my skin after one use – swear!

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(3) I’ve become completely and totally  obsessed with Podcasts

Podcasts have been filling my life recently and I can’t stop. I listen to them in the car, at the gym, at work, and on walks with Bentley. I’m literally obsessed with them. If you’re interested in a post featuring all of my favorites, let me know! 

(4) Taking Breaks Away From Social Media Is Vital 

Over the weekend, I really took a huge break from social media and absolutely loved it.I wasn’t on the computer, I wasn’t scrolling through Instagram and I wasn’t checking up on snapchat or anything. I pretty much put my phone away and didn’t know where it was half the weekend. I didn’t realize how much I needed this break until I had it. With the blog and with social media outlets, like Instagram, it is really easy to get caught up in the comparison game. Which is why it is so important to step away, and give yourself a break.

(5) I’m Absolutely Obsessing Over Swimsuits

I know, I know, Christmas was just two days ago!!! But in my defense, we leave for Cabo in less than 15 days so I am stocking up! So far, I am loving all high neck halters tops, one pieces, and even high waisted suits! Below are a few of my current favorites! 

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xo,

Lauren

Christmas Gift Guide For Your Mom

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See, I told you all there would be a Gift Guide today – lol! 

I’m not sure about you guys, but I am really really close to my mom. I know I have told you guys this a million times before but she is definitely my best friend. I love buying gifts for her, because she rarely buys gifts for herself. So I love getting to spoil her a little bit. 

When putting this list together, I definitely had my mother in mind. So hopefully all of our mothers are a like – ha! First things first, I thought about what she likes and what she has. My mother loves to entertain & cook, she loves to read and she loves her baths. She only wears night shirts like #1, she is obsessed with her Daniel Wellington Watch (check out post here!) and one thing I have learned over the years is that I can never go wrong with Kendra Scott

So if our moms are anything alike, then she will love anything from this list above too! I bought this electric wine bottle opener for my mom on her Birthday and she loved it! These slippers are honestly the softest thing ever and are perfect if your mom has hardwood floors. A Fitbit is a perfect gift if your mom is trying to get a little healthier for 2017 and I think that bath caddy’s are the coolest things ever! I mean, it literally combines all of my moms favorite things in one – lol! 

Last years Christmas Gift Guide for my Mom was pretty solid too and are still great gifts!

You can check that post out here!

xo,

Lauren 

The Perfect Thanksgiving Day Outfit

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Almost one week until Thanksgiving guys! My goodness, the Holidays have really come fast this year.I’m not complaining though, because I love everything about the Holiday’s, especially Thanksgiving.

Christmas can just get a little hectic, ya know? Plus, there is way more stress during Christmas time. Thanksgiving on the other hand, way more laid back. 

The problem with Thanksgiving in Texas, is that you never know if we’re going to have nice fall weather, or if it is going to be almost 90 degrees. Last year, we were closer to the 90 degree mark. It was the worst

When I received this dress last week, I immediately knew I would be wearing it on Thanksgiving. I love the color, because burgundy is the color of the season. I love the fact that it is flow-y (super important for Thanksgiving!), light weight, and the fact that it is so easy to dress up or down. It’s also incredibly soft! I paired this dress with these lace up heels to make me feel taller and leaner, then added this scarf, just in case we have cooler weather. If not, no worries – I’ll just take it off! 

The other great thing about this dress is that it is only $14.99 so #winning lol. I’m not going to lie, when I pulled this dress out of the bag, I wasn’t “Oh my god” impressed. Then when I went to put it on, I was more than presently surprised. Like it literally fit perfectly and like I said before, is so soft

Last year, I shared with you guys this post on my tips for dressing for Thanksgiving. I’ve applied all of my same rules to this year, except I mixed it up a bit! 

A key thing to remember, is that you don’t have to dress frumpy to dress comfortably. 

What do you guys like to wear on Thanksgiving? 

xo,

Lauren 

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