Drama Queen

5.jpg4Mink pink Drama Queen1Minkpink Drama QueenMink pink Drama Queen26.jpgOutfit Details: Minkpink Top: Revolve Clothing (Dress Version) | Distressed Jeans: Nordstrom | Jimmy Choo Pumps: Nordstrom | Purse: Charlotte Russe | Ray Ban: Nordstrom


Last week, you all filled out this beginning of the year survey. Which I have to brag on for a second because yall’s response rate and responses in general, were absolutely everything. Seriously, ya’ll are rock stars. I promise I’m taking everything you all said into account and will do my best to bring you all the content you asked for! 

Any who, not to call out one response or anything, but someone did say something along the lines of that most of my outfits seem to be pretty basic/neutral and that while they love everything I post, they wanted to see me kind of step out of my comfort zone when it came to my wardrobe. While initially, I probably got a little bit defensive for like 2.5 seconds, in the end, I couldn’t help but be like…. well yeah…that’s kind of me?! Not that I think I am basic, but I mean, I have always been very simple when it came to my style. As in, I love dressing in more classic pieces, I prefer neutrals tones over everything and I will choose my diamond studs over flashy Kendra Scotts any day. That’s just my style. 

So over the weekend, while shopping with my sweet friend Gabby, when she threw this wild MinkPink Drama Queen Top in my dressing room, I couldn’t help but initially feel overwhelmed. Like, EARTH TO GABBY!!! You KNOW I don’t wear things like this!! But still, I tried it on. It was bright, it was dramatic and totally not me, but I loved it. As I starred at myself in the dressing room, I couldn’t help but think of that one comment from my survey.  I thought, “Is this the kind of thing that this person wanted to see? Is this dramatic enough? Is this me stepping out of my comfort zone and is this what my readers want to see?!” As I sat there contemplating and continuing to stare at the blouse, in my head, I knew it wasn’t me. It’s not a staple and it’s not my norm. It’s not what people would expect me to wear. But, I liked what I saw. The shirt made me feel confident and sexy and while I probably won’t buy a shirt like this for a really long time, I loved the feeling of stepping out of my zone at that exact moment. So to the girl (or boy) who asked me to start doing more with my wardrobe, thank you. Because without out you, I would not have bought my new favorite shirt

So what did I take away from all of this? Well, I’ve realized that it’s okay to be basic. It’s also okay overly flashy, if you will. It’s just about what makes you feel good and about what makes you feel your best in what you’re wearing. It’s about what makes you feel the most confident at that exact moment. 

Any who, I hope you guys enjoyed my kind of pointless, very long ramble, on me deciding if I wanted to buy a shirt or not over the weekend -lol. But hey, what can I say, it’s just me being a little dramatic. 

xo,

Lauren 

Flutter Sleeve Blouse

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 Good Morning  & Happy Monday!!

How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was very nice and somewhat pretty chill. I don’t know why this is, but we are definitely still recovering from Cabo, so we weren’t trying to go crazy over weekend. Friday we had friends over for an easy wine night, Saturday we ran a few errands and relaxed before a Galentine’s Day event I had that evening, and then Sunday we just grabbed breakfast at Epicure Cafe, shot a few looks and then met with both of our Mom’s to do some major wedding planning. It was all around just a nice weekend. It wasn’t over the top, but we did just enough. Oh and shout out to Colton for being the really MVP and finally taking down all of our Christmas decorations lolol.  It was driving us both crazy them still being up. 

As we get closer and closer to Valentines Day and the spring season, more and more stores have been showing pops of pink every where and I am not complaining one bit. Surprisingly, as kind of girly as I’ve always been, I have never really owned a lot of pink.  But when I saw this pink flutter sleeve top and saw that it was 40% off, I knew it was coming home with me. It would be perfect for a casual Valentines outing or just nice spring day. It’s a casual blouse but it still makes a statement. All around I know it will be a new staple in my closet! Especially because of its fluttered/ruffled sleeves, which are both really in this year! 

This week, I am expecting to be pretty busy! Sunday, I leave for San Diego for a trade show, so this whole week will be filled with finalizing everything for the show, as well as getting all of my posts ready for that week as well. Actually, in general, I’m a little overwhelmed at the fact that I will be gone for 5 days at a show, then immediately have to come back and do the Super Bowl weekend, but I’m just trying not to think about it. Since the Super Bowl is in Houston, everyone is going to be in town that weekend, which is amazing (seriously) but it also makes me appreciate the chill & easy going weekend we just had. 

Have a great Monday ya’ll! 

xo,

Lauren

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