20 Apr 2016

The Best of Gingham For Spring


If you’ve done any online shopping this spring, you’ve probably noticed the surplus in gingham options! I have been a fan of the gingham print for quite some time but pair it on a cute leather jacket, rain coat, or blazer and this girl is sold. Today I’ve scoured the web to bring you the best of gingham options for spring! From J.Crew to Nordstrom to Shopbop, below are a few fun options to incorporate into your spring wardrobe. Let’s break it down shall we?

This rain jacket is an absolute must buy on my list + it’s currently 30% off! This gingham trench coat is another great option from Nordstrom.

A cute mother’s day gift option – a gingham makeup bag for only $30 dollars.

Wish list items: this J.Crew Collcetion gingham dress, this cropped gingham jacket, Sleepy Jones PJ Set and this gingham bucket bag!

Last but not least, I need this gingham blazer and short set in my closet, asap.

You can shop all of my top picks below! Xo. Lauren



17 Apr 2016

My Top 20 Travel Beauty Essentials

You know this girl loves her skin care so today I’ve rounded up my 20 travel beauty essentials!! I have a few beach getaways coming up in a few weeks so I like to make sure I have my favorite products fully in stock. There’s nothing worse than getting to a new location and running out of a product you literally use every day. Let’s break it down, shall we?

If I had to pick my 5 must-purchase items from today’s post it would be: Dermalogica’s Eye Serum and Ultra Soothing Eye Cream. Ever since I worked with Dermalogica over a year ago, I’ve been hooked on their line. I recently tried Clinique’s Moisture Surge moisturizer and am also hooked. I know I’ve blogged about my skin challenges before but my number one issue is hydration so I’m very picky about what moisturizer I use. I’ve obviously have tried multiple brands and this one has made it’s way into rotation. The fourth product I would say is a must-buy and I kinda freak out when I run out of it is Ole Herikson’s Vitamen C Collagen Booster. I use it twice a day before I apply my moisturizer and sun screen (I like to use a separate sun screen that’s not already included in a moisturizer or other skin care product). Last but not least, the fifth product I would say is a must-buy from today’s roundup is Caudalie’s detox overnight oil. I like to apply on top of my moisturizer at night for a little extra moisture. I started using Caudalie’s line back in 2013/2014 after some guy at Sephora sold me on it and I have been using it ever since. I can’t live without the stuff!

A few of my other current travel essentials include: face wipes (always a life saver when you don’t want to wash your face or after a long day of basking in the sun). Dry shampoo because you never know how hotel water will effect your hair. Jo Malone Perfume (the 1 oz. size is perfect for travel). SK-II face mask (just in case you need an extra boost of hydration after your flight). I am obsessed with Nar’s mini blush and bronzer travel compact as well as Naked’s mini eye shadow palette. I’m pretty much a fan of anything mini that will help save room in my make up bag / carry on!

What are some of your travel skin care essentials? You can shop the entire post below!


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13 Apr 2016

Wednesday Inspiration: My Top Pinned Images This Week // V. 4


Today I’m rounding up my top pins of the week. For more inspiration, join me here!

Gingham is all the rage this season!! Need to get my hands on this skirt – or something of the sorts.

White Tub Celebrity Home Arch Digest

A pretty white tub is all a bathroom needs! 

Blue tablescape Dinning Table White Interiors Blue Pendant Preppy Dinning Room

I blogged about Ashley Whittaker Design earlier this week – but seriously how good are these dinning chairs? 


Who’s coming with me to St. Tropez? Bucket. list.

Blue top white jeans

I’m pretty sure this will be my summer outfit on major repeat.


Sources: The Sartorialist, Arch Digest, Ashley Whittaker Design, Entouriste, Hello Fashion Blog

11 Apr 2016

10 Beach Bags On My Radar

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You know the hashtag on Instagram “I have this thing with floors”? Well, I think I need to start a “I have this thing with beach bags…” I love, love, love coming across cute and affordable beach bags! There’s nothing better than scoring a huge beach bag or tote that fits all of your beach essentials – magazines, towels, sunscreen, etc. I have a few more trips to Florida coming up in May so I’ve been on a serious hunt for my next beach bag. I came across this Tory Burch straw tote – how good is the two tone + the tassel situation? I’m loving this blue woven tote from Steve Madden in addition to this classic straw tote bag that you can shop from Nordstrom for $68 dollars! The brand Mar y Sol is always a go-to and have a great beach bag for $125 dollars. And because you guys know I love my blue and whites – this canvas tote is a must. Do you have any go-to brands for beach bags?

Shop My Favorite Beach Bags

Source: Southern Curls and Pearls