Satin Me

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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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Cyber Monday + Holiday Shop + A Holiday Giveaway

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Outfit Details – Skirt: Boohoo ($26) | Top: J Crew Factory (60% off) | So Kate Heels : Nordstrom | Tory Burch Purse: Nordstrom (30% off)| White Earrings: Design Darling (20% off code HOLIDAY)


Happy Cyber Monday Ya’ll! 

I’m not going to lie, I think I enjoyed this Thanksgiving break a little too much! From Thanksgiving Day fun, to celebrating Colton’s and I five year anniversary, to binge watching the Gilmore Girls ( OMG ) and partying with my girlfriends, it was all around a really good few days off. 

Since it is officially Christmas time ( YAY!) I wanted to do a full on holiday post for you guys .  Can you tell how excited I am from the pictures above? It really is just the most magical time of the year. 

Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing all of my gift guides with you guys! If you look in right hand corner of my page, you’ll see a tab that says “Gift Guides”. Throughout the season, you can click that to reach all of my gift guides that I will be posting.

If you haven’t taken part in the Black Friday and Cyber Monday craziness, I highly encourage it!  These are fantastic savings and you don’t want to miss out. I plan on hopefully being done with most of my gifts by the end of today. 

Here are all of my favorite sales! 

CYBER MONDAY SALES

Also, to start the Holiday season off on the right note, I wanted to do a giveaway for you all! Just as my little gift to ya’ll. 

$150 Nordstrom’s Gift Card! 

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Entry Rules 

You Must Be Following Me On All Three! I will be checking when picking the winner. If you’re already following me on all three, then lucky you! Please still leave a comment on my Instagram letting me know you’re already following. 

This Giveaway will close Thursday Night and will be announced Friday morning!

Have a great Monday! 

xo,

Lauren 

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Eight Outfits You Can Wear This Thanksgiving

One more day you guys!! I hope you all take the time tomorrow to really enjoy the day before all of the craziness of the holidays. 

Today I am sharing with you all eight Thanksgiving outfits that you could all easily recreate or wear during the holiday season! 

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We’re running in the Turkey Trot first thing in the morning and then are heading to my mothers! 

I’ll have a post up tomorrow, but if I don’t see you, Happy Thanksgiving! 

xo,

Lauren

Gift Guide Under $100 + Tips For Not Breaking The Bank This Christmas

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First off, I want to say, that I promise, I am not the scrooge of Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving is actually my favorite Holiday -lol. I just wanted to bring this gift guide to you, in advanced, to get you guys thinking about the Holidays, as well as helping you get a game plan for not breaking the bank this season. 

To try and save during the Holidays, I like to buy things in advanced and slowly purchase up until Christmas. That way, it’s not the week of Christmas, and I end up spending so much in three days that I can’t eat for a month. 

I really enjoyed putting this list together for Gifts Under $100 because it shows that there really are good gifts for everyone on your list, for under $100. This Jack Black set is such a good gift for the guy in your life. Jack Black is Colton’s absolute favorite brand. I’m kind of crazy obsessed over this mermaid blanket. This purse would be so fun to give a friend. I love it because, I for one, never buy fun pieces like that for myself, but if someone gave it to me, I would be obsessed. The “After This We’re Getting Pizza” water bottle is so fun and this Bauble Bar tassel earring set is really a great price. Plus they’re all so cute!

With the wedding and multiple trips coming up in the next year, Colton and I are really trying to not spend a ton this year, so if you are looking for ways to save, here are a few tips & tricks that we are trying this year. 

  1. Realistically think of the amount that you can spend this Christmas. 
  2. Start in advance and do it little by little. I would love to have my Christmas shopping done a week before Christmas!
  3. Write a list down early of everyone you want to buy for this Christmas and stick to that list. It doesn’t hurt to write down what you will get them as well, to avoid impulses purchasing. 
  4. Actually get people what they want and like. Not what you think they want and like. For example, last year, I asked everyone for a set of velvet hangers. I was trying to revamp my closet and truly wanted this item but no one took it seriously because it was only $9 – lol. 
  5. The amount you spend doesn’t show the amount you love. 
  6. Brain storm really cool gifts as opposed to really expensive ones. For example, last year, Colton’s sister got us a wine club membership to Club W and we absolutely loved it! It was so unique and we really used it. 
  7. Look into joint gifting. This is especially good for anyone in a relationship. Meaning, instead of giving separate gifts to everyone in ya’ll’s lives, get one gift, signed from the both of you. 

What are your tips for saving during the Holidays? 

xo,

Lauren