January 2016 ~ Roses and Rain Boots .

Thursday, January 28, 2016

The best floral dress for $25 and more stripes!



I think it's safe to say I have a HUGE thing for stripes right now and pattern mixing. If you follow me on Instagram then you saw how I have been playing around with various patterns in my closest. 

 This dress was a steal! Originally it was $80 but with all the Loft sales it was only $25. I couldn't resist getting it because it's the perfect transitioning dress from winter into spring.  And of course, it is still freezing here in Connecticut so it was time to pull out the blue coat. Lastly, to add a little sparkle I pulled out my holiday bag from Kate Spade. 






ALSO, have you seen New Girl??? We just started watching it. Two episodes in and we are already obsessed! I know we are late to this trend but seriously, have you seen it?!

As always, thanks for checking in! 

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Hello Lovely Readers. Whether you are a male in search of the perfect gift for your lucky lady or a female looking to treat herself here are some of my suggestions on some great gifts that are under $200! And if none of the ideas suggested make your heart sing, ROSES are always a good idea. 

My Suggested Gift Guide:
Any of these lip colors would be perfect look for a Valentine's Day Date! Pink of course, I may have to go order myself one today!

Kate Spade is winning in the Valentine's Day Department. 
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/kate-spade-new-york-cedar-street-rose-lacey-zip-around-wallet/4227613?origin=related-4227613-0-1-PP_4-Data_Lab_Recommendo_V2-also_viewed2&recs_type=related&recs_productId=4227613&recs_categoryId=0&recs_productOrder=1&recs_placementId=PP_4&recs_source=Data_Lab_Recommendo_V2&recs_strategy=also_viewed2&recs_referringPageType=item_page
Nordstrom $178.00

If you haven't already, you have to try these S'well Water Bottles! They are the BEST, as I posted here! I love mine! It's always a difficult choice choosing just one, as a result, I could have it in every color.  Plus you can write cute messages on them with a chalk pen. 

S'well Bottle

Since Valentine's Day does fall on the weekend how cute is this sweatshirt for relaxing and watching some romantic comedies for a date night @ home! 
ILY $62
A cheaper alternative from Forever 21 $13

Love this Kendra Scott Necklace. Enough Said. 
(Hint to my boyfriend)

Lastly, A monogram is ALWAYS a good idea 
(Hint to my boyfriend again, I LOVE  Robin's Egg Blue)
Nordstrom $34 

OH and of course I had to add something completely impractical and I don't know about you, definitely on my wish list! 
 The ultimate win for a Valentine's Day Gift: 
This. Diamond. Necklace. Simple. Classic. Elegant. 

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Storm Jonas Adventures Continued




I always see the red and black buffalo plaid on others and love it, so I finally decided to try it! Fashion is all about taking risks. I love the way it looks with the striped turtle neck underneath. As I mentioned yesterday I am all about the layers, especially during winter! My exact dress is sold out but I included this one that I am totally crushing on and a cheaper version of mine


This statement necklace is a signature piece from J.Crew Factory Adding it makes the buffalo plaid feel a little more feminine! 



Lastly, I am huge fan of this bag my aunt got me. It is perfect as my tote to carry to and from school.  I added the fun faux fur pom pom to keep along the feminine/girly feel I was trying to create. It was originally $25 but on sale for $5 at my local Macy's. It is not available online but check your local Macy's to see if they have it. I also love the way the pom pom picks up the fur in my Sorels, the perfect winter boot! 


J.Crew Camp Socks - enough said. 


Oh yeah and we like to have fun when snapping photos for each post:
Let me take a selfie



Monday, January 25, 2016

The best layers for staying warm this winter




Hey Lovely Readers! Did you survive the snow storm?! I must say I enjoyed having an excuse to stay inside and catch up on some TV series. The TV shows in my current rotation are Grey's, Gilmore Girls and the Bachelor. Hart of Dixie was in my rotation until recently when my boyfriend and I finished it during storm Jonas. As a result, we are now experiencing a loss in our weekly rotation. What TV shows have your attention right now? Leave a suggested TV series for us in the comment section!! 



      As for today's outfit of the day I was all about the layers! In order to stay warm I pile on the layers. This is great for when you will be spending time indoors, as well as, outdoors. Layers help me easily keep up with the change in temperature. 

      My scarf is new and a total splurge for me! I had been saving birthday and Christmas money for some new pieces to add and I am so excited to incorporate this one into my wardrobe. You will definitely be seeing a lot more of it! 

     My layering basics are both from Nordstrom and combined were under $30! Click here for shirt 1 and shirt 2. My leggings are from Madewell and a great price! Lastly, my adorable hat is from Grace! This was also a steal, only costing $10! 


And let's not forget my obsession with Hunter boots! These grey ones are a definite must have.





Thanks for checking my post! And don't forget to post what your favorite TV shows are currently! 
XO, Lauren



Sunday, January 24, 2016

But First... Coffee and an Anthropologie Sale!




Run! Do not walk to get this bathrobe from Anthropologie! It is AMAZING!!  And it is on sale! PLUS they are also offering an extra 40% off sale right now for a limited time only! What could be better? 
I am so excited to finally have time to dedicate creating a blog to  share my love of fashion... hence this blog you are currently reading! This bathrobe, a cup of coffee, and my macbook are my key ingredients on a Saturday morning to help me get my thoughts ready for the week!






My exact coffee mug is from Francesca's but no longer available online. I have linked some other cute and affordable options for you though!




 I have also added a few other items that are part of the Anthropolgie sale that are must haves!


clutch with adorable faux fur pom pom!



Sorel Boots- these are great for the snow!

How great are these mittens?  They are so cozy and they come in a variety of cute colors! Also, they are currently $10 PLUS an additional 40% off!! Hurry and get yourself a pair before they sell out! 






Friday, January 22, 2016

The Hidden Gems of Fashion at Target

Let me start off this post by saying it has been a long time coming! I have a serious obsession with Target, actually even that is an understatement. I LOVE target and frequent the store often. I actually spend a lot of time and energy attempting to find these amazing deals and things I have seen on the web from pinterest and/or instagram. If you haven't already check out the hashtag #targetdollarspot or #targetdoesitagain and prepared to be blown away by all the wonderful secrets hiding at Target! 

For Starters you all remember my obsession with bows, right?! Well I LOVE to purchase my hair accessories from the kid section of the dollar spot or the kid section in general. The perk- they are smaller sizes so are simpler and therefore create more of an understated look. ALSO they are ALWAYS under $10. Which is just what I need because I loose all my hair accessories. For example, y'all remember this gold bow I've styled here. This was a target steal 2 for $1. How could you not get them?

Another steal from the dollar section was this adorable travel mug? How perfect is it?! 

Lastly, have you tried these tights yet? If there is one thing  you purchase from today's post these should be it! They are the best! They come in a wide variety of colors and are under $10!!! See how I stayed my purple pair here. They are so comfortable and a great thickness. They have survived the snags of trying to get in and out of Kindergarten chairs and the pull of rain or riding boots. They are perfect for any working gal. I recommended them to my bestie, who is currently working on Med School recommendations and she loves them! She actually helped convince me to write this post about the deals and steals of Target! 

I hope you enjoyed today's post. There will be many more to follow as my obsession with Target continues. Please comment below and share what your must-have's from Target are!










Thursday, January 21, 2016

I kind of have a thing for anything roses

Nothing makes me happier then finding a tunic that actually works for my height! I got this shirt from Nordstrom Rack and it was under $25! I wear this shirt all the time; as a go-to for running errands on the weekend or grabbing a cup coffee with friends. This sweater from Urban Outfitters (I've been crushing on the light pink and grey) is great for adding length and warmth!


I wear headbands all the time. It's a great way to keep the hair out of my face when teaching. This one is from J.Crew and a great find seeing as I have a major thing for anything gold or sparkly as previously mentioned here!




In my job, I service every grade at my school and am always running around. My Marc Jacobs watch helps to make sure that I am always on time!
These boots are in desperate need of a polish! However, I still get compliments on them all the time. They are from Aldo and were under $100. 











Wednesday, January 20, 2016

On Wednesday's We Wear Pink




I don't know about y'all but it is freezing this week! Luckily this jacket from J. Crew is super warm! For extra warmth I have paired it with fleece lined leggings from the Grace Boutique (I am a frequent visitor to this adorable store!) and boot socks! Mine were purchased in Maine but I have linked something similar and cheaper here.



The dress is from Madewell. I actually got in on clearance and my exact one is sold out but I have linked similar options here and here. One great thing about Madewell is that they also offer a student/teacher discount in addition to their sale prices. Not many stores will do this! I find that this dress is busy enough that you don't need much of anything else to make your outfit complete. I really believe sometimes less is more. 



For today's #armcandy I mixed and matched some pink and silver Alex and Ani's and of course pulled out a pair of earrings from my favorite Bauble Bar set!




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