Wednesday, June 26, 2013



tropical leopard earrings 

tropical fishing

caught a fish

I love this outfit so much! It reminds me of being on a tropical island surrounded by flowers or something pretty like that haha! It's so easy to put together and its perfect for summer! My top and shorts are from Target, my shoes are from DSW, and my earrings and sunglasses are from Charming Charlie! Hope you're all having a great summer! I caught a fish!!! It was tiny, but hey, I still caught something!

XO, Lauren

Comment what you think! I love hearing feedback!

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Day at the Café

I love little cafés! They always smell good and they have really tasty food. I also love the way they are set up. I recently went to this Italian café, and the moment I walked in, I said "I have to have a photoshoot!"


So right when I walk in, I see these giant tubs of Nutella... Oh. My. Gosh... I wanted to just buy the whole thing.


And then there was gelato!!


All of the flavors looked so yummy!!! It was also kinda inspiring because of all the colors and the swirls.


 Ok so after browsing the gelato, I ordered lunch and I had this panini with mozzarella, basil and tomato. It was so delicious that I ate it in about three minutes. Plus, I wanted to get dessert already!


I decided to get coconut gelato as my after lunch treat. It was perfect and not too sweet! The flavor was so light and simple, I could have eaten two more cups, but... I don't think that would be very healthy haha!


So here's my outfit!


 I am wearing a black and white graphic peplum top from Target, black sunglasses from Aeropostale, silver feather earrings from Charming Charlie, and silver beaded shoes from Target. I love peplum tops because they are so flattering and they look good on pretty much everyone. I didn't wear many accessories because I wanted the shirt to be the focus of the outfit and it was already a busy pattern.


When I was sitting outside, I was thinking about what it's like to actually be in Italy or Paris at a cute little café. That would be so fun! Don't you think? Well, I hope you enjoyed this post and have a fabulous day! Comment below what you think! I love to hear from you all!

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Shopping Smart

It is finally summer and, to me, that means... MORE TIME FOR SHOPPING of course!!!! So if you're a shopaholic like me, you are probably wondering how to get the most out of the money you have. I decided to make a list of tips and advice on how to shop smart! These tips have been extremely helpful to me and I have gotten a plethora of amazing clothes and accessories for affordable prices! Let's get started:


1.) The first tip I have would be to figure out what exactly you want to add to your wardrobe. What do you need? What's missing that you desperately wish you had? Make a list of those items and take it with you. This will help you stay focused on what you need and help prevent you from buying every single thing in the store!!!

shopping list

2.) My second tip would be to only shop when there are sales going on and/ or if you have coupons. You can get seriously good deals if you just wait a little. This will help you save money, giving you opportunity to buy even more!


3.) Continuing from the previous tip, I suggest you sign up for emails from your favorite stores! Many stores like American Eagle Outfitters and Hollister tell you when a sale is going on and they sometimes even send you coupons!

4.) Another helpful tip would be to buy clothes that can easily be worn in any different ways. For example, a solid tee shirt can be worn alone, or layered with jackets and blazers. It can be worn with jeans, shorts, and skirts, and you can wear pretty much any jewelry with it to dress it up or down. Versatility is key when making decisions on clothing.

5.) My fifth tip would be that it's okay to splurge on that must have piece. Sometimes you just HAVE TO HAVE IT! But don't do this with everything, or else, you just wasted your time reading these tips... Pick one or two items to splurge on and keep your other purchases more affordable.

6.) Plan out what you're going to buy by looking online first. Then just go to the store for that specific item (or however many you chose) and you won't be as tempted to spend all of your hard earned money on other unnecessary items! You can also just shop online if they have lower prices. I personally prefer actually going to the store. I don't wanna risk getting the wrong size or color because... that would just be tragic.

shop online

7.) Shop at outlet stores and thrift stores! It's way cheaper and you can find tons of "hidden treasures"!

8.) Don't buy something unless you absolutely love it and you can definitely see yourself wearing it. This seems simple, but I often forget it.

9.) Remember that you don't have to buy everything all at once. Space out your shopping trips so you can try different stores and find the best prices!

10.) If you spent all of your money, then look through your closet and think of different ways to use your old clothes while incorporating your new purchases. Look through your friend's closet. Look through your parent's closet. Maybe there's something you could borrow!

shop your closet

I hope this post was helpful! Comment below telling me how you shop smart! What are your super saving tips?

XO, Lauren