Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Fashion Essentials

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(Seriously obsessed with this song right now!)

First off, I'm a guest poster at the "Baby Bugs 'n Berries" blog today! Thank you Abbi for featuring me! Go ahead and check her site out, her blog is adorable and I have a fun time reading it!

Abbi asked me to post about fashion must-haves and how to throw together an outfit real quick for working moms and stay at home moms. So here is what I came up with, this isn't just for women with children clinging to their legs, but for every girl out there.

Alright. Now let's talk fashion...

The absolute best item I have ever bought was this right here...

I am so in love with this black blazer. I guess you could say it's the Jack to my Rose (Titanic reference). It is the fastest way to dress up any outfit, and you can wear pretty much anything with it. Look at all these different shirts I've worn with it- a black blazer seriously goes with anything...

I bought this blazer from Forever 21 and the best part- it was only $20! Such a good deal considering I wear it 1-2 times every week. AND I've already done two fashion posts with this article of clothing since I bought it, check it out...

Link to post here

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Now here are some basic wardrobe essentials every girl should have. The following articles can be mixed and matched into tons of different outfits and are great "go to" articles.

When it comes to layers I recommend:
1. Patterned cardigan-I wear this allll the time to work, not only does it add contrast, but style too. (Target $25)
2. A couple different color cardigans, if it's a little chilly outside just put one on, it can also add so much to an outfit. (Target $20 each)
3. The beloved blazer. Seriously. Can't go wrong with this one.  (Forever 21 $20)

1. Plain gray shirt (wear this all the time-when I just want to be comfy, at home, to work, everywhere). My favorite outfit is this gray shirt under my blazer with a chunky pearl necklace and jeggings. Love, love, love. (Target $8)
2. Plain white t-shirt, goes with anything and is such an easy choice! (Target $8)
3. Horizontal stripes, not only is this a super fashionable piece these days, but horizontal stripes are adorable. I love wearing that shirt with my red cardigan. (Gap $25)
4. Anything floral is always adorable. (Forever 21 $22)

1. Dark blue jeggings. Look absolutely perfect with boots, boot cuffs, and a peacoat. (Hollister $45ish)
2. Black jeggings-go with everything, I swear! (American Eagle $46)
3. Khaki pants, mine just happen to be corduroy... love corduroy. Haters gonna hate. (Hollister $60 but I have another pair of Khakis from Target which were much cheaper)
4. White jeans. Fashionable, delicate, lovely. My favorite pants in the summer time. (Gap $50)

1. Black (Ross $12)
2. Khaki (Ross $12)
3. White (Plato's Closet $6)
4. Flowy-floral is always a great choice (Forever 21 $14)

1. Basic pair of ballet flats (Famous Footwear $32)
2. Casual boots (Nordstrom Rack $40)
3. Wedged pair of boots for fancy occasions (Forever 21 $22)
4. Slip ons (Zumiez $40ish)
5. High heels- neutral or nude (Clarks $100, birthday present)

-Only a week and a half left of this semester then we are Washington bound!  

-Every time I get a new follower my eyes get all wide and I excitedly text the hubs. The convo usually goes a little something like this...
Me:"64!"..."82!"..."87!" etc.
Hubs: You're doin it babe! You're on the way to stardom...
(love that [sarcastic] guy of mine)

-Reading all the birth stories of my favorite famous bloggers while Josh was working until midnight. Yep, cried my eyes out. Might have been because Christmas music was playing in the background, and that brings all sorts of emotions. But was probably because I'm a sentimental softy like that. And some people are just such good dang writers. No wonder they're famous.

-Realized when I make hot chocolate in our little microwave that the perfect amount of time is 1 minute and 52 seconds, I now only take my drink at that temperature.

-Wore ballet flats for the last time this semester. Upon my arrival to class my shoes had little puddles in them and my toesies were as white as Edward Cullen's bony bod. Sad day.



  1. can't wait to write MY birth story! you will cry at that right?! hahaha. ;) but seriously. all birth stories make me cry too. without fail. love you lauren!

  2. Look who's ALMOST at 100 followers!!!! AHHHHH!!!! If you lived here, we'd be going out to dinner to celebrate! Haha. Yay! I do the same thing with Brandon. I'm sure it annoys the crap outta him...every time I go to him with a new number. This is a fantastic post, LO! Really. great. job. <3

  3. Interesting post and I learned a lot... I have no fashion sense whatsoever so I always take my daughter shopping with me. Bless you!

  4. I like your style! Im one of your newest followers from the Aloha Friday Blog Hop. I would love for you to follow me back and check my blog out!

  5. Love it!
    I'm always looking for fashion tips.

    I'm a new follower from the weekend blog walk. :)

  6. Hi, i'm your newest follower from the Aloha Friday blog hop, would love if you could come by and follow back and join my blog hop!

  7. Hey! Visiting via the Sparkle & Shine Holiday Blog Hop and am now following via email! :)

    This is such a neat post! I've considered doing something similar, but havent put the effort into it lol. Love all your different shirts! And that blazer IS cute!!

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  8. Hey! I'm glad I stumbled upon your blog through the weekend blog hop. I love the wedges, blazer and floral skirt from Forever 21. I feel a shopping spree forming in me. I feel like a closeted shopper now that I had baby number 2 four months ago and never go shopping anymore, so checking out People Style Watch, Vogue and blogs like yours gives me a sense of vicarious shopping.:-)

  9. Hello! Found you VIA the Aloha Bog Hop...i'm excited to keep reading your follower :)

  10. Closet staples. Can't go wrong with them. And I STILL haven't hopped on the Blazer wagon yet! I need to buy one sometime... New follower :)
    Of Thoughts and Things

  11. Hey, Lauren!'re one of those " dang good writers!" ;)
    Loved this fashion essentials post! Quite helpful! Love you!

  12. Thank you for your post! I have been looking into tips for fashion but was confused about where to begin. I will definitely keep these advices in mind. Keep the great info coming.
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