12 Jul 2016

What To Wear To A Wedding This Summer
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Wedding season is in full swing!! Being 28 (almost 29 – eek!) I’ve been to quite a few weddings over the past few years. From my high school girlfriends to now some of my college girlfriends who are starting to get married, I’ve attended both as a guest and as a bridesmaid many times!

So when it comes to wedding attire, I like to think I’ve mastered the look. I have a few rules I stick to when getting dressed for an all day affair. First and foremost, is GOOD shape wear!! With an all day event like a wedding, you know you will be eating and drinking all day so good shape wear is seriously a girl’s best friend. Am I right?!

Insert Maidenform. A brand I’ve been wearing for years. Depending on the fit of my dress, I rotate a few different styles. What I love most about Maidenform is the price point and the variety of styles to choose from! When it comes to shape wear, the fit is so important to me. I love shape wear that’s firm, fit and flattering (you don’t want your shape wear showing any underwear lines, you know what I mean?!) If I’m wearing a flowy dress, I personally like the the smoothers shorty or the slim waiters thigh slimmer. I’m telling you they are absolute life savers. After I pick out my under garments, I try to find a colorful or floral dress. You want to make a statement but you also don’t want to upstage the bride. Anything off-the-shoulder this summer will do (duh). How cute is this green number from Nordstrom?! Statement earrings are perfect if you wear your hair back & I also try to pair statement earrings with simple gold jewelry.

Last but not least, I always, always, always pack a little clutch with all day necessities: lipstick, lipgloss, perfume (I typically carry roller ball perfumes – try this one or this one). You can shop all of my must-have wedding accessories above & below! Happy Tuesday, my friends!! Xo. Lauren

 

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9 Jul 2016

Weekend Notes V. 67
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Links I Loved

  • A suitecase I need stat. – Tory Burch Daily

Sales & Shopping

  • Shop 20% off Serena and Lily sale items today through 7/10. Use code ‘weekend’ at checkout!
  • Ahhh need this cami in my life!

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8 Jul 2016

Stealing Kim Kardashian’s Favorite Beauty Products For Summer
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Have you ever found yourself getting sucked into YouTube beauty or makeup tutorials? The other weekend when I was browsing online, I some how came across this Kim Kardashian video tutorial on strobing with her makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic. First off, do you think strobing is the new contouring?

Anywho, one thing lead to another and soon enough I had watched more Kim Kardashian make up tutorials than I’d like to admit. So given I did so much research on her make up/beauty routine, I thought it was only fair to share the wealth with you guys.

I’m a big, big fan of achieving a natural “glow” during summer so I actually thought some of the products that Mario Dedivanovic recommended during the various tutorials we’re great. I was also pleasantly surprised that I already had a good amount of these products in my make up bag (celebs, their just like us!). Here’s what I already own and what I’ll be purchasing (most likely during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!).

What I Own

Anastasia’s ‘Brow Wiz’ pencil and Contour Kit. I use both pretty much every day I wear make up. The contour kit is great (only $40 dollars) and lasts for weeks!

Benefit’s ‘Watt’s up!’ highlighter – hello, strobing! The video tutorial I linked above actually gave me some good tips on some new ways to use this highlighter.

Bobbi Brown Sheer Finish Loose Powder. This is a great powder to help set your make up for the day. I also love the little shimmer.

Peach blush is one of my favorites way to give my cheeks a little color during the summer. I’ve had this Nars hot sand/laguna blush and bronzer duo for years.

On My Radar 

 The number one product I want to add to my make up bag is this Marc Jacobs Twinkle Pop Eye Stick (in Honey Bunny). Of course the shade that is shared in the video tutorial is sold out on Sephora, but there are plenty of other color options to choose from.

Tom Ford nude lipsticks. Throughout numerous articles and videos, Kim shares how her and Mario like to stick to a “nude’ shade when it comes to lipsticks and more often than not, they actually mix different colors.

I think it’s well known by now that the Kardashian’s love Giorgio Armani’s Luminous Silk Foundation. I typically don’t love heavy foundations but definitely willing to try this for special occasions.

Charlotte Tillbury’s ‘Luxury Palette’ is right up my alley. I love mixing various shades of brown for nights out on the town.

Also from Charlotte Tillbury’s line, the ‘Lip Cheat’ Re-size and re-shape lip liner was also used in the video tutorial with Mario. I have to be honest, I never ever use lip liner but because this is so nude I’d be willing to test it out.

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7 Jul 2016

John Knott’s Summer Home In Maine
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John Knott’s summer home in Maine is a real show stopper. You may recognize John from his company, Quadrille Fabrics, that is very well known for bright and bold beautiful fabrics and wallpapers. It’s no surprise that John’s Main summer home is full of bright patterns and wallpaper used throughout each and every room. I missed this home tour when it first appeared in House Beautiful but thank goodness for my friend Sue who re-shared the photos recently to bring it to my attention. Naturally I had to share myself as this home is right up my alley. The home used to be a former hotel, so cool – right? John sure knows how to master an eclectic mix of both modern and vintage pieces. In case you want to get the look below, shop my favorite products below. Happy almost weekend!! Xo. Lauren

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