:: 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
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I don’t know about you, but I think that shopping for a guy can be one of the most challenging things during the holidays. I never want to fall into the whole buying him clothes rut, but I know that my husband won’t necessarily buy something that he needs – ok, maybe he doesn’t think he needs it, but I do! I’ve gathered some great options here for the guy in your life- whether it’s your friend, boyfriend, dad, husband or brother. If you find some great guy gift suggestions, feel free to comment below! I would love to hear them!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on December 10, 2014
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I’m sure you’ve seen about a million gift guides advising you what to give your friends and loved ones, but I’ve noticed that very few focus on holiday stationery. Honestly, I have a bit of a stationery obsession. Seriously, I have collected all sorts of embellished writing paper, envelopes, and thank-you cards since I was young (and I still collect them), so picking the perfect holiday card is quite important to me. I love ‘designer stationery’, which just seems like a fancy term for small business, high quality stationery, and it really isn’t that much more expensive than picking up a greeting card at your local grocery store or pharmacy. I’ve included some of my favorite finds so far, and I am quite tempted to order all of them! Definitely consider ordering single cards or a small box of specialty holiday cards this year- your friends and loved ones will probably love them just as much as you do.
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on December 3, 2014
:: Target Striped Sweater :: Dolce Vita Booties :: Nordstrom Scarf :: Louis Vuitton Handbag ::
Happy Thanksgiving from me to you!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on November 27, 2014
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Home decor is an often overlooked gift category, but there are so many wonderfully creative options that you should definitely utilize some home gifts this year! They can pair quite well with other gifts, like a bottle of wine with this Jonathan Adler champagne candle or feather lucite tray. Cheeky wall art is always a good bet, and this pun-ny rose piece is absolutely fabulous. If you need a few stocking stuffers, a great set of quirky coasters or a glammed-up desktop staple (get it?) are great ideas. If you prefer a more traditional home gift, you can’t go wrong with a modern throw or decorative pillow, especially if they are as cute as these two!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on November 26, 2014
:: Roxy flannel :: Bauble Bar Necklace :: Gregory Sylvia Tote ::
Some days you just have to kick back and relax, and today is finally the day! I’ve been non-stop busy for the past few months and it’s nice to be able to sit back, relax, and get ready to eat a life’s worth of food on Thursday. My recent button-down habit has translated into a cold weather flannel habit, and I have to say that they are perhaps the comfiest button-downs around! I’m on the search for a buffalo plaid one now, which was totally prompted by the buffalo plaid Instagram flood I witnessed the other day. Here’s hoping I can track one down soon!
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on November 25, 2014
:: Rock & Republic Shirt :: Nine West Skinnies :: Gregory Sylvia Handbag :: Vintage Bow (great option here) :: Nine West Flats (old, but similar here) :: Lauren Conrad Sunnies ::
I avoided button-down shirts like the plague in high school and college – to me they represented stuffiness and endless hours of being uncomfortable (and the inevitable peep-show that would ensue since I’m a bustier lady). Thankfully, I decided to give my old rival another chance, and I have fallen in love with them! Honestly, button-down shirts are so versatile and classic, and the whole fit issue can be fixed by simply trying on enough brands to figure out what works best for you. There are definitely more options today than there were a few years ago, too – everything from cotton to chiffon, which makes button-downs even more versatile! I love that you can channel a variety of different characters through clothing, and this staple can take you from Audrey Hepburn to Risky Business to Angelina Jolie in a heartbeat.
Posted by Lauren Kilpatrick on November 21, 2014