Shopaholic

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// Dress: Fabrik // Shoes: Dr. Scholls // Bag: Loeffler Randall (old, but all their bags are amazing!) // Sunnies: Cole Haan //

With a new city comes a new selection of shops to go absolutely crazy in, and I will admit that I’m a bit of a shopaholic.  I go through cyclical phases where I will abstain from most shopping, but I’ll indulge in a necklace here or a pair of earrings there – you know, the small things that you can make completely untraceable if you buy them with cash.  And then it happens… my shopaholic side rears its head and decides that it’s time to hit the pavement.  The drought is finally over and I decide that somehow, magically, I am in dire need of nearly everything I’ve pinned on Pinterest (and yes, I still hoard dream outfits on my Pinterest page).  I will not disclose what I have purchased thus far, but after the drought it feels like a full on rain storm… with an accompanying mudslide… and maybe a hurricane… but a very STYLISH hurricane.

So here’s to the style hurricane that has stuck my closet – one of the loves of my life.  Cheers.

XOXO,

Lauren

Cool Off

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>< Top: Hollister >< Shorts: American Eagle >< Hat: Kendall & Kylie >< Shoes: Dr. Scholls >< Bag: BCBGeneration >< Sunnies: Cole Haan (not available anymore, but these are great!) >< And a Horchata Mexican Popsicle! ><

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So far, Southern California has been an absolute BLAST! I’m loving the people, food, fashion, and sub-cultures like crazy, and it honestly reminds me a lot of Miami, so I feel right at home.  I snagged these sandals and sunnies today at the local TJ Maxx (I know, I can’t help myself!) and sat down with my hubs to enjoy a Mexican popsicle or, as I like to call them, Mexipops!

I know this outfit is quite similar to my last post, but what can I say – I’ve seriously been digging stripes lately and can’t resist a good festival short!  I mixed things up by switching out my headscarf for a felt hat in a nice color and swapped my t-strap sandals for some super comfy slides.

XOXO,

Lauren

SoCal

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>< Top: American Eagle >< Shorts: American Eagle >< Shoes: Ipanema (exclusives, but similar here) >< Bag: Halogen >< Headscarf: Helen Jon >< Mug: Starbucks ><

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:

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Vans U.S. Open of Surfing

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The beginnings of our cacti garden

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Leila Hurst x Vans

More to come soon!

XOXO,

Lauren

sun showers

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:: 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!

XOXO,

Lauren

#WIWW 6.3.15

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:: 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 :)

XOXO,

Lauren

#WIW 4.26.15

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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!

XOXO,

Lauren

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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!

XOXO,

Just Like Animals

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:: 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!

xoxo,

birthday girl

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:: 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)

XOXO,

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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?!

XOXO,

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