Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wizarding World of Harry Potter

I am in love with Harry Potter, both the books and the movies (and maybe the actor haha)! I finally got to check out the new addition to the park and it was so amazing, definitely a must if you are a "potterhead" like me! Here's a video of the outfit I wore, and some pictures I took of the buildings! The whole park was so photogenic if that even makes sense, I pretty much used up all of the memory on my phone just taking pictures and video of it all!

magical menagerie harry potter world

magical menagerie harry potter world

butter beer at the fountain of fair fortune, harry potter world

wizarding world of harry potter universal studios

ice cream parlour harry potter world

wizarding world of harry potter universal studios

diagon alley, harry potter world universal studios

honeydukes harry potter world universal studios

caramel cobwebs at honeydukes harry potter world

hogsmeade harry potter world universal studios

hogsmeade harry potter world universal studios

Oh yeah, I almost forgot to say Happy New Years Eve! Hope you all had an amazingly fabulous 2014! Lets make 2015 EVEN BETTER! 

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

New Years Resolutions 2015

Did you know that most people give up on their New Years resolutions by February 18th? I can't say I'm not guilty of getting a little lazy myself... So I came up with some tips on writing your resolutions and making them stick throughout the year! It has helped me with my past resolutions and there are also some things I learned just this year!

1.) Make your goals specific. You're way more likely to follow through if you have a direction and a plan. Start with a broad goal ("I want to save money"), then break it down and make it more specific ("I'm going to save half of the money each time I get paid").

2.) Set "MAD" goals. This kind of adds on to tip #1. By this, I mean goals that are Measurable, Attainable, and Deadline Driven. This will make them so much more likely to stick because you can track your progress and you are setting goals that you know you can accomplish. (Ex. I am going to walk at least ten minutes every day, and work up to running for ten minutes every day by July.)

3.) Make fun resolutions! Don't make all of your resolutions serious, you definitely won't stick with them if you feel like it's all work and no play! (Ex. I am going to dedicate one day each month to go to the spa, go out to eat, or go shopping.)  

4.) Don't just think about what you want to change, think about good things that you do that you want to continue! It'll help you stay more positive and motivated. (Ex. I am going to continue to do cardio exercises at least once a week.)

5.) Display your resolutions! Put them where you can see them every day AND multiple places to remind and motivate you so that you don't forget! (Ex. mirror, cork board, fridge, planner, phone, etc.)

6.) Tell others about your goals. If your friends and family know, you won't want to disappoint!

That's it! I hope these tips help! Here are some of my own resolutions :)

-I am going to get at least 7 hours of sleep at night/ go to bed by 10 PM. (Not always possible, but I can try haha)

-I'm going to do yoga for 10 minutes right when I wake up, and 10 minutes before bed to relieve stress.

-I am going to blog and put up a video at least once every week.

Alright, have a fabulous day and write those New Years resolutions! There's always things we can do to improve! Stay Positive!

XO, Lauren

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Feeling Floral

floral shorts, quilted leather bag, heart sunglasses, spring outfit

quilted leather bag

metallic and pastel nail design

I guess I'm already dressing for the next season! Spring is my favorite season, so when I saw these shorts on sale at American Eagle in my exact size, I just had to buy them. They have a ruffled edge at the bottom hem which makes these shorts really flirty and girly, not that the print didn't already do that! I paired these with a plain fitted black tee and two simple gold necklaces. I got this quilted leather black purse from one of my friends for my birthday and I was so ecstatic, I'm not even exaggerating. I've been wanting a purse like this for a lifetime, and I think it looks absolutely amazing with this outfit. Oh yeah, and I finally got a new pair of heart shaped sunglasses! My old ones broke, which broke my heart hahaha just kidding, but I was still slightly depressed about it. I don't know why I like them so much, but my parents sure think they're odd. Oh well, I think I look spiffy. As for my nails, I used a light purple sand lacquer from Forever 21, and then I painted over half of my nail with a metallic silver polish. It's like a subtle graphic design. Well enough of me talking, I have to go and pick my outfit for tomorrow! Hope you have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

What I Got For Christmas 2014

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday! Here's a video of what I got for Christmas!

XO, Lauren

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Hair Cut and a Shaved Dog

Guess what!! I finally cut my hair! I've been wanting to for soooo long, it's not even funny. My hair literally got in the way of everything. Haha awhile ago, I was riding on a tram and the wind was blowing and my hair ended up blowing all in this man's face behind me, he had no idea where it was coming from. It was horrible. Anyways, here was my hair before:

long hair before hair cutlong hair before hair cut

 and here is my hair now!

medium hair cutmedium hair cut

It looks so much healthier, fresh and modern. At least in my opinion. I'm so excited because I can finally fit all of my hair on my curling wand, and I can finally do the up do's I've always wanted to do! Oh and in addition to getting my hair cut, we got my dog's hair cut too! Well, actually... shaved. His hair was too long so it got all knotted and the groomers told us we had to shave him. We felt like such horrible dog owners! But he's much happier now.

fluffy mini poodleshaved mini poodle

It's funny because I got so emotional when they started shaving him, but when I got my own hair cut, I didn't even shed a tear haha. I totally thought I was going to experience withdrawal, but nope! Not yet at least.... It's only been a day...

Anyways, just wanted to share this little life event with you guys! Hope you have a wonderful and fabulous day! Merry Christmas Eve!

XO, Lauren

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Last Minute DIY Gift Ideas

I can't believe Christmas is only a couple of days away! I still have to get everyone gifts! Time definitely goes by fast when you're busy with school and family, that's why I thought this video would be helpful for those of you, like me, who are a little behind with holiday gifts haha! DIY gifts are super nice because it shows that you actually took the time to make something for them. Plus, these gifts are quick, easy and wallet friendly! Sounds just up my alley! Hope you try them out and have a fabulous day! 

XO, Lauren

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

How to Style a Dainty Necklace | Coco and Marie

Dainty necklaces are one of my most favorite kinds of jewelry because you can basically wear them with everything. That's what inspired me to make this video, and I also found this brand named Coco and Marie! Their jewelry is super dainty, and totally my style so I decided to feature them too!

coco and marie jewelry

dainty earrings, coco and marie jewelry

dainty rings, coco and marie jewelry

dainty bracelets, coco and marie jewelry

dainty necklaces, coco and marie jewelry

whale necklace, coco and marie jewelry

dainty necklaces, coco and marie jewelry

dainty necklaces, coco and marie jewelry

dainty jewelry, coco and marie jewelry

I absolutely adore every single piece. It's all handmade, so I love that! Definitely check them out!
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My favorite pieces would probably be the matte gold arrow head necklace, the whale necklace, and the dolphin tale necklace that I already bought! Which ones are your favorite?
Have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

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Monday, December 8, 2014

Two Holiday Outfit Ideas 2014

First of all, it's very, very hard to dress like it's winter when the weather is boiling hot outside. It's so frustrating, but I'm glad I don't have to worry about being snowed in. So here are my sunny gal style holiday outfits! I have a dressy one that I would wear to a holiday party or any occasion like that, and I also have a casual one that I would wear out with friends or to a holiday festival, like in the video! Hope you have a fabulous day!

XO, Lauren

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