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So it’s official – we’re residents of Southern California! We are absolutely loving it so far, especially since it shares way more similiarites with Florida than Raleigh did. The timing was absolutely perfect because the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing is taking place and we have been able to catch some of the heats!!! I have been waiting for the right time to pick Sugar & Shine back up, and it’s finally here. This year has been quite rough so far, but things are definitely looking up and I’m excited for the months to come! Here are some of the highlights from our first few days here:
Vans U.S. Open of Surfing
Got a picture with Coco Ho!
The beginnings of our cacti garden
Leila Hurst x Vans
More to come soon!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on July 31, 2015
:: Tahari Top :: J Crew Shorts :: Bandolino Peep-Toe Booties :: Thrifted Wristlet :: Kenneth Cole Sunnies ::
After a few weeks of hot Raleigh weather, we finally got some relief this week after a few rain showers. Believe it or not, a long-sleeve top was definitely in demand this week despite it being June, which I take as a prequel to California weather! I can’t believe that we will be moving to Southern California next month, but I am incredibly excited for all that awaits us there. To me, these peep-toe booties scream SoCal, and I made sure I snagged them ASAP since there were on super sale!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on June 5, 2015
:: L*Space Wrap Top :: L*Space Lydia Bottom :: Kendra Scott Druzy Ring :: Pura Vida Pouch :: Sam Edelman Handbag :: Rampage Peep-Toe Booties ::
This summer has me craving bohemian clothing and accessories, and thankfully there are some crazy sales going on right now! I’m preparing for our move to California by stocking up on swimwear and grabbing some cuper cute shoes for work. I nabbed these Rampage peep-toe booties (which I absolutely LOVE) for $17 and some L*Space swimwear at 50% off, but act fast because there’s no knowing when these sales will be over! Happy shopping :)
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on June 3, 2015
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I have to say that this semester has been a crazy one, but all my projects are finally finished and turned in and I only have two finals to go! If you know me, you know that I love (and I mean LOVE) some swimwear, so summer shopping is always my favorite. Here are some of my current cravings – be prepared for a ton more!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on April 26, 2015
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Summer is quickly approaching, and I am so thrilled that the weather is finally warming up! Thank goodness, right?! Bikini season is practically upon us, and frankly I’m a huge fan of mixing and matching styles, brands, etc., and I am so in love with this Mikoh and Tori Praver pairing! I always stock up on some Pura Vida bracelets and embellished sandals for the summer, and I think I’ve finally found the perfect fringe bag (I’ve been searching for what seems like AGES!). With warmer weather comes warmer water, so I’m stoked to finally get some surfing in. Summer, get here faster!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on April 8, 2015
:: American Eagle Fringe Top :: J Crew Cutoff Shorts :: Franco Sarto Sandals :: BCBGeneration Bag ::
San Diego was an absolute blast, and I have to say that one of my favorite things we did there was visit the San Diego Zoo! I only managed to get one shot of my whole outfit during our day there, but it was so comfortable and I felt absolutely Cali-licious. California has absolutely stolen my heart, and I hope to call Southern California home within the next year (eek!). Our trip was filled with a plethora of adventures, and I hope to better detail what I learned on our trip soon for all of you!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on March 13, 2015
:: Ana Top :: American Eagle Jeans :: J.Crew Anorak :: G by Guess Sandals :: Coach Handbag (old, but a great option here) ::
This girl just turned 24, and I have to say that I finally feel like I am beginning to come into my own! I know everyone always says that college is the time when you find yourself, but I honestly think that you refine who you are in the years after college. I am truly thankful for all the people in my life that have helped make me who I am, and I have to say that I think sometimes those people that were in your life for a limited time can have a seriously lasting impact (in a good way!).
Here I’ve gathered a few of my favorite “words of wisdom” for you all, in honor of this week! (click through for sources)
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on February 13, 2015
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Prepping for our trip to San Diego has given me summer fever, and I just can’t wait to escape the frosty Raleigh weather! This week’s #WIWW is absolutely California-inspired, with everything from 70s sandals to high waisted shorts and a little exotic bling. To me, nothing says California more than a brightly colored crop top, and this intricately decorated tote would be perfect for traveling or even just for a day at the beach. As much as I want to shop for new things pre-trip, I’m stoked to save some money and pick up a few things while I’m out there. Nothing beats some California shopping, right?!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on February 11, 2015
:: Black Target Chiffon Tunic (super old) :: Black Target Harem Pants :: Oscar de la Renta Sunnies :: Loeffler Randall Clutch (ah-maz-ing option here) :: Sam & Libby Flats :: Nixon Cannon Watch ::
Guess what – I’m baaaaaack! The past month or so has been particularly difficult for my family, and unfortunately I needed to take some time off to cope with the loss of two family members. Nevertheless, I am officially back and stoked for all the spring and summer fashion that has already been hitting the shelves! I’m keeping this post short and sweet, but be on the lookout for more posts going live soon!!!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on February 6, 2015
:: Target Chambray Button-Down :: Olive Old Navy Vest :: Gabrielle Rocha Booties :: BCBGeneration Bracelet (similar here) :: DVF Handbag :: Kendall and Kylie Hat (similar here) ::
I can finally say it: I am done with my first semester of graduate school! I know I’ve been MIA for the last week or so, but I have to say that finals week was brutal. Now that I’ve survived finals, I can enjoy this beautiful holiday season! I don’t know about you, but I can’t believe Christmas is just two weeks away, and I am so thankful that I’ve finished my Christmas shopping already.
I’ve always loved chambray, and recently I have experimented with the whole denim-on-denim look. One thing I’ve learned is that it’s good to visually break up the denim pieces so you don’t have a Britney Spears/Justin Timberlake effect – I KNOW you know what I’m referring to ;) I decided to layer a cute vest over my chambray button-down and top it all off with my favorite felt hat to add a little more color. Super comfy and cute, right?
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on December 11, 2014