Satin Me

Leith Satin Set NordstromLeith Satin Set Nordstromimg_5410-copyLeith Satin Set Nordstromimg_5400-copyLeith Satin Set Nordstromimg_5368-copyOutfit Details: Satin Top: Nordstrom | Satin Bottoms: Nordstrom | Nudist Sandals: Stuart Weittzman | Faux Fur Purse: Nordstrom | Raybans: Nordstorm | Monogram Necklace: Bauble Bar |Infinitely Earrings: Kate Spade  


Happy Monday Ya’ll! 

How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was incredibly low-key and exactly how I wanted it. Every time Colton and I had the opportunity to really make plans, we kind of steered away and chose to relax instead. Friday , we had a very chill dinner with my Dad and talked wedding business; Saturday – I had pilates in the morning, grabbed a spontaneous boozy lunch with Colton and spent the rest of the day at the park with Bentley; Then Sunday was incredibly low key (like we watched 5 episodes of Shameless), cleaned the apartment and had a last minute Valentine’s Day shoot. It was still busy, but we didn’t have plans nor real obligations or commitments and it was just really nice. We have been so busy recently and for my own sanity, I really needed to decompress. 

This week is going to be absolutely crazy though! Tuesday is Valentine’s Day, Thursday we leave for NYC and Friday is my Birthday! It’s going to definitely be a super fun week and I cannot wait! I’ll expand more on Friday ,on my thoughts on turning 25, but I’ll go ahead and let you know now, that it is definitely sinking in and starting to feel real, that I am actually going to be 25 years old. 

Any who, onto this amazing little satin number I am wearing! The moment I saw this satin outfit pop up on the Nordstrom website, there was no hesitation that it was going in my shopping cart. I honestly feel like I have been waiting for this outfit my entire life (lol). It’s sophisticated, it’s sexy, it’s classic, and extremely affordable. I bought the satin top in an xs but I wish I would have ordered it in a small instead and the satin bottoms are an xs as well, but fit perfectly. My only complaint, is that they are a tad bit long on me, but what can I say… I am only 5 feet tall! None-the-less, it’s outfits like this one that just make you just feel so confident. Also, the nude tones are absolutely perfect for transitioning into spring. I swear I have been living in nude tones recently! 

What do you guys think of this satin set?! Is it a yay or a nay? 

Oh and Happy official Galentine’s Day!:)

xo,

Lauren 

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What To Wear On New Years Eve

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Happy Wednesday Guys! 

Taking a moment away from all of the Holiday cheer to share the cutest little NYE look with you. New Years Eve always sneaks up on me because I am usually so consumed with Christmas, that I forget that it is literally the very next week! 

I absolutely love New Years Eve though. Then again, who doesn’t! Last year we took a break from the glitz and glam and went to our friends lake house to bring in the year and honestly had a blast! This year though, I think I am ready to dress up again! After wearing so much black, white and red this Holiday season, I really wanted to switch it up for my NYE look. This whole look is kind of eclectic and I am absolutely obsessed with it. Especially this dress

I love this NYE dress for multiple reasons. 

(1) It’s under $100.

(2) It’s ridiculously comfortable.

(3) It shimmers like it is glitter.

(4) It’s sexy in all of the right places.

(5) It could be worn to other events besides new years! 

I also love this little faux fur purse  I paired with it (so fun!) and my little faux fur BCBG cropped coat. I’ve had this little coat for years and rarely get to wear it so I love that it worked so well with this! Here is a similar one

I know sequins are all of the rave on NYE but I honestly can’t stand to wear them. I love looking at them, but I just can’t wear them. It’s too uncomfortable for me. Every time I see a girl wearing sequins I’m like “Oh my god, I want to wear sequins! Take me to the mall, I have to look like her!!”. Then I try on a sequin outfit and can’t move because I am just so incredibly uncomfortable. I’m telling you, it happens every time. But incase you are someone who can actually rock the sequins, I picked my favorite sequin looks below! NYE is a little over a week away, so if you pick out your outfit now, it will be here in time to bring in the new year! Number (1) on this list is my absolute favorite! 

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xo,

Lauren

October Tidbits

Happy Monday & Happy Halloween!!  

Everyone! How was everyones Halloween weekend?? Ours was absolutely amazing, even if we didn’t get to participate in the Halloween activites!

I usually try my bestnnot to do monthly Tidbits on a Monday, but with us being away this past weekend, this was just the easiest option for me. Plus, it’s technically the last day of October, so  think it’s okay!

October TidbitsOctober TidbitsOctober TidbitsOutfit Details: (Pink Knit Top // Blue Planet Blue Top // Lace White Blouse // Heels // Purse)

As I mentioned last month, I left you guys off with Hannah J (my baby sister) going to her first High School homecoming. Guys, she looked absolutely beautiful, it was definitely weird seeing her look so adult, but I loved being able to be there for her during this time.

Before Homecoming, she went to her dates house, with the rest of the group, to take pictures, before heading off to homecoming. So of course, like the “mom” that I am, I tagged along, camera in hand, ready to take all of her pictures.

If you would have told me five years ago that I would be doing this or how much I would have enjoyed it, I wouldn’t have believed you, but I seriously had the best time at this kids house. This mom had a whole spread of amazing food, beer, wine & etc. for everyone, so that was really unexpexted but very cool.

I had introduced myself to her dates mother, as Hannah’s sister, at the beginning of the night, but I guess the rest of the parents didn’t get the memo because once everyone was a little boozed up, a mother ran up to me and said “Are you her mother? Because if so, I NEED your face cream!”. I about died haha but told them that I was in fact her sister and did not have Hannah when I was 10!!! It’s literally so strange, but people ask me this all the time and I’m like, “What is wrong with you all!!” – ha!

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One thing we have started doing, that we really enjoy, is going to the Drexel House in Highland Village on Sunday evenings. They have live music and two free Stella’s with dinner, so Colton I have been taking full advantage of the free booze and music. Plus since the weather has been so amazing, it has made the event that much better. 

October TidbitsOutfit Details: (Bodysuit // Corduroy Shorts // Watch // Flats )

October TidbitsOctober TidbitsOctober TidbitsOctober TidbitsOutfit Details: (Urban Outfitters romper // booties // choker // ray bans)

That next weekend we went to ACL and danced/sang our little hearts out all weekend long. There is literally nothing I love more than festivals, and ACL is of course one of my absolute faves! 

We stayed with our friends, at their awesome apartment and just partied with them all weekend. It was the best. We all went to Baylor together and I am pretty sure it was the longest we had all been together since being at Baylor, so it was pretty awesome spending the weekend with them. 

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SIDE NOTE: I consumed about 10,00000 popsicles that week. #dontjudgeme

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The moment I got back from ACL, I started the Dirty Lemon Detox, which I LOVED. After a full weekend of consuming more beer than I had all year long, my body was begging for me to treat it well. A full post on the detox is coming soon!

October TidbitsOutfit Details: (sweater // white tank // blue jeans)

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img_5761img_5783img_5786Outfit Details: (White C/meo Romper // Stuart Weitzman Heels // White Tassel Earrings // Shein Blue Striped Top)


Last weekend, my best friend Annie came in to stay with me and I honestly can’t explain how happy it made me. Like I really needed my Ann time. On Friday night, we started out at Brasserie 19 for a casual dinner and ended up going dancing all night.  

That next day, we were all a little slow but still had such a fun day. We went to Baba Yegas for lunch and watched football at Down the Street Bar all afternoon but called it an early night because I did not want to be hungover for my event the next day! 

As you guys saw last week, the event was such a hit. Afterwards we headed to North (or favorite) to grab an early dinner before taking Annie to the airport. 

img_5805Outfit Details: (Green Knit Sweater)

Even though I knew we weren’t really going to be here for Halloween, I was determined for us to get our family photo. We’ve had at least one family photo from a pumpkin patch, every year, for like the past 5 years and I was not about to miss this year, all because we would be out of town! 

Outfit Details: White Sweater // Burberry Jacket (cheaper) // Burberry Scarf  


As you guys probably saw from Instagram and Snapchat, Colton and I spent the weekend in Napa with my Dad. Oh, what a weekend it was!! I cannot wait to tell you all about it! It actually felt like fall there, so I was in heaven!! It was crisp, cool and the leaves had all just changed colors. It was absolutely magical. We were there Labor Day weekend and it was crazy to see, just how much the area had changed in less than two months. 

This week, my Dad is away for work, so Colton and I will be house sitting (& babysitting) for him for the next 5 days. We’ll see how this week goes! 

Any who, I hope you all have a great up coming week! As I write this, I’m sitting at the San Francisco airport and our flight has officially been delayed 3 times. It’s looking like we won’t be home until almost 2 a.m….. yikes! 

xo,

Lauren

Links I Love

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Happy Halloween Weekend Friends!! 

I literally cannot believe it is almost November, like where has this year gone?! The past few months have just been completely flying by. I walked into Marshall’s two weeks ago and it was flooded with Christmas decorations. Which don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas, but at the same time, give the other Holidays a chance too – lol! 

This weekend, Colton and I are headed out of town and unfortunately will not be able to really partake in any crazy Halloween fun. Which really makes me sad because I love Halloween so much (like love it) but I know this weekends plans will be equally as fun! Don’t worry, I’ll probably sneak a costume in somewhere throughout the weekend. 

I started this series, Links I Love, when I first started Life to Lauren and am thinking of bringing it back! It’s basically just a list of my favorite links from the week, for you to enjoy, on your Friday, as you watch the clock, waiting for it to be the weekend 😉

  1. The Best 5 Drug Store Fall Beauty Buys 
  2. These Do’s & Don’ts of How to Deal With Jet Lag are pretty spot on. 
  3. This DIY Scarecrow Costume from Dress Up Butter Cup is literally the cutest.
  4. These fall wedding floral arrangements are to die for. 
  5. These tips will help you get the most out of your run
  6. This wedding is so beautiful it doesn’t seem real. 
  7. Still obsessed with this velvet skirt. 
  8. I love this bloggers response to the Vogue article regarding bloggers. 
  9. The best & easiest Halloween Drink: Halloween Sprinkle Champagne

Let me know what you think of this series and be sure to follow along on snapchat to see what we’re up too this weekend! I’ll really try to post on Instagram Story, but it kind of kills my battery sooooo, we’ll see!

Be safe this weekend y’all!

xo,

Lauren