Wednesday, October 29, 2014

OOTD | Halloween Festival

Halloween is SO close and I'm SO excited! I recently went to this Halloween festival and I wanted to share my Halloween inspired outfit with you! It has a casual grunge style to it, and it would be nice to wear to school, the mall, the movies, or hanging out with friends. I tried to incorporate the plaid trend for this fall by adding my plaid flannel. I'm so glad I did because it brought the whole outfit together and definitely made it look more styled. Hope you enjoy and have a fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

DIY Skeleton Shirt

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! I love dressing up and decorating, especially when I make my own clothes/costumes and decorations! I was really inspired by some pictures of cut tee shirts like this on Pinterest, and so I decided to try it out for myself! I think this halloween diy skeleton shirt turned out really cute, and it wasn't hard to make at all. It looks great paired with a black tank top and leggings, but you can totally wear it any way to fit your style! This DIY tee shirt is perfect if you want to look festive without going all out in a total body costume, but that's not to say you couldn't use it in a costume too! That would probably look really good! Alright, I hope you enjoy the video tutorial I made, and have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Get Ready With Me | Homecoming 2014

My look for the homecoming dance was pretty simple. I wanted my dress to be the highlight, so a dramatic makeup look was not what I was thinking. I just did winged eyeliner, mascara, lip gloss, and bronzer, and of course I used CC cream to make my face look a little smoother and brighter. As for the hair situation, I really wanted to do an up-do so that you could see the back of my dress, but since my hair is basically a mile long, I couldn't figure out what to do with it, so I went with curling it, which still turned out pretty cute! What did you guys do for your homecoming looks? Or if you haven't had your homecoming, what look would you want? Let me know and have a super fab day!

XO, Lauren

Monday, October 20, 2014

Current Fashion Blog Favorites

I'm always looking for new fashion blogs to follow and I've found a few that I just had to share with you guys! Some of them are ones that I've been following for awhile, and some I just found recently, but I love all of them! 

-This blog is run by Sarah Vickers, and she has an amazingly classy and preppy style. I'm in love with all of her outfits and the photographs she posts of her adventures and lifestyle.

2.) Views of Now
-Isabella's style is laid back and casual, but I love that she experiments with unique garments while still keeping her own style.

3.) Honey & Silk
-The beautiful Stephanie Liu has a certain elegance in her appearance and her style that is just so mesmerizing. She effortlessly puts together gorgeous ensembles, and I would totally want all of the clothes in her wardrobe. No joke.

4.) Lust for Life
-This blog is run by Olivia Lopez, and she's Filipina just like me! I love her style so much, it's kinda boho, island-y, and festival-ish (if that even makes sense), but it's also classy, vintage and effortless.

5.) The Blonde Salad
-Chiara Ferragni is so stunning. There's no doubt that she can make anything look good. Her style is classy and European and she's shown everything from soft and pretty looks to edgy and sexy looks. She's definitely one of my top style inspirations.

So I hope you guys like checking out my current fashion blog favorites! I'd love to hear some of your favorites too, so feel free to comment! Have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Making My Homecoming Dress

I think it's safe to say that homecoming is one of my favorite parts of the school year. Everyone is pretty much all excited about the same thing, and there's so much school spirit throughout the week! Every year I make my dress for the dance, and every year I get asked how in the world I made it from scratch.  So, I decided to put together a video of my design process and me sewing the dress because I really enjoy it and hopefully it will give you some ideas if you want to make a dress too! I tried to give some little sewing tips throughout the video, so hopefully they're helpful! I am super proud how my dress came out, I think it was my best homecoming dress out of the four I've made throughout high school! And... It was the first dress I finished early, which is an accomplishment for me because I finished all of the other dresses the day of the dance hahaha! It only took me four years to learn not to procrastinate lol. Alright, have a super fab day lovelies and I'll talk to you in my next post!!

XO, Lauren

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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Leather and Plaid

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I never liked plaid when I was younger. It looked too boy-ish, and I was way too delicate and girly to wear it (in my mind). But just recently, this adorable plaid flowy dress at Tilly's caught my eye and I couldn't leave it on the rack, especially since it was on clearance too! It was girly enough for my style, and I could imagine it with a cute cardigan, or an edgy leather jacket like the one in today's outfit. As the weather began to cool down, my combat boots were literally screaming my name from the inside of my closet. So I paired them with my new dress too, and they tied the whole look together. 
And of course, an outfit is not complete without accessories, so I layered some mixed metal charm necklaces to add an edgy, effortless, and somewhat boho twist. I am so in love with this ensemble and it has definitely opened my mind towards different prints, especially plaid, which is perfect for the fall. 

Hope you liked this outfit and that you were inspired to try new prints haha! Have a super fabulous day!
XO, Lauren

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