If us girly-girls are honest, we never really outgrow the love of tulle skirts, do we?!

I have been a fan of Bliss Tulle for quite some time, and am excited to finally style one of their gorgeous tulle skirts myself. These handmade skirts are pretty, chic, fun, sassy and flirty, and are perfect unexpected piece to wear to any event or occassion.

I dressed my “Ashley” skirt down with a comfy J.Crew foil-dot tee {that happens to be on sale + an additional 40% off right now!} and then added loads of pearls and gold chains. I am showing the skirt styled with bare-legs, as well as worn with tights, to show the versitility of wearing these skirts year round. The styling possibilities are endless. {These skirts are also amazing for styled photoshoots!}

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Skirt :: Bliss Tulle c/o | Top :: J.Crew {currently an additional 40% off!} | Shoes :: Michael Kors, old {similar here and here} | Pearl and Chain Necklaces :: here, here and here | Gold “Lauren” Necklace :: Bip & Bop c/o | Tights :: DKNY | Purse :: Rebecca Minkoff | Bracelets :: Stella & Dot | Sunglasses :: Tory Burch

Stylishly yours,

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Dec 17

paneled chic

Lately I’ve been gravitating toward basics.  I still love a little pattern mixing and playing with colors, but sometimes life is hectic and your outfit just needs to be uncomplicated.  One way to add interest to a simple ensemble is to choose pieces with extra details.

This Banana Republic sweater with faux leather panels is the perfect way to add texture to an all black outfit.  Add in a print with leopard shoes and a touch of color with a handbag or clutch.  Your look is complete with the perfect statement necklace like this holiday stunner from Accessory Concierge.

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outfit details :: banana republic sweater // j crew stretch wool pants //loft button down {similar}// nordstrom leopard heels {no longer available; similar} // kate spade handbag {similar} // tory burch sunglasses // accessory concierge audrey necklace //stella & dot bracelets

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Here are a few more of my favorites to add to your wardrobes.

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Happy Shopping!

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In: Holidays

Edit by Lauren | a christmas {card} story

Who uses a family selfie for their Christmas card?! This girl!

The irony of this year’s family Christmas-card photo session makes me smile. It’s one of those life events that puts everything into perspective.  My visions of perfection are often shut down which forces me to accept the humorous reality of raising two children… life isn’t perfect.  Parenting is often chaotic and children’s reactions and attitudes are unpredictable.   Each day is a constant reminder that perfection doesn’t exist, and I have to learn that everything is going turn out just fine.

So why the selfie Christmas card?  Well…everything went incredibly smooth the morning before our photo session. The kids looked adorable in their perfectly pressed and coordinated outfits, everyone was in cheerful moods, we had hired one of Atlanta’s best photographers and we even arrived to our destination at Piedmont Park twenty minutes early.  The stars were aligned for what was going to be amazing family photos!

The twins’ happily played at the park while we waited for our mini-session to begin. They were all smiles…until our photographer was ready to start with our pictures.  As soon as the camera came out, both kid’s shut down.  Their smiles were gone without a trace.

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As soon as our session ended and our photographer left, the kids decided to break out their happy faces again, and we snapped this family selfie, which ended up being the best photo of the day.

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Our family “selfie” has become one of my favorite family photos.  It was not taken by a professional and wouldn’t even be considered Pinterest worthy. But it’s a family that in my eyes is completely perfect.  It’s been a tough year and the fact that our marriage and family has been redeemed and strengthened makes the genuine smiles in this photo mean so much.  It’s a Christmas card that makes this “non-perfect” picture extra special.  We all have so much to be grateful for this holiday season.  {Even when the outfits I so carefully coordinated aren’t seen on the cards in the end!}

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So in my daily journey of looking for “perfect”, I will always be reminded of this photo story and to focus on finding joy in the important things life gives you.

Minted is offering 15% off any card order to our readers with code LAUREN15 through December 19th. It’s not too late to get Holiday, New Years or even Valentine’s cards printed.

Merry Christmas!

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A big thank you to Minted for the Lefevre family’s 2014 Christmas cards!

Photos by the amazing Anne Almasy, one of my favorite photogs ever. {Here’s to happier subjects next year, Anne!}

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Dec 15

shine on

Today I am teaming up with one of my very favorite places to shop in Atlanta, the Shops around Lenox, and a favorite local boutique, fab’rik, for a “jingle bell frock” collaboration. I just LOVE this sequined dress from fab’rik. It is absolutely perfect for New Year’s Eve! When it comes to dressing up this holiday season, you just cannot have too much sparkle and shine.

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outfit details :: c/o fab’rik boutique dress // c/o fab’rik boutique heels // stella & dot earrings // stella & dot bracelet // rebecca minkoff handbag

Some more sparkly, shiny dresses to shop for New Year’s and other fancy winter occasions ::

 

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Stylishly yours,

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I am super excited to welcome my lovely beauty blogger and makeup artist friend, Jennifer Duvall of Jenny Sue Makeup, back to the blog today. Jennifer has become my go-to resource for all things make-up and beauty. I am constantly amazed by her tips and tricks, and how she mixes high-end products with drug-store finds to create amazing looks. I asked Jennifer to share some holiday makeup tips with us today. Y’all are in for a real treat.

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

Take it away, Jennifer!

The holidays are always packed with parties and get togethers. And as a makeup artist who works with many faces during this bustling party season, I know that this is the perfect time for women to try out something new and festive with their makeup! I am going to show you three different beauty looks that anyone can easily pull off this holiday season. These looks are sure to keep everything merry and bright!!

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

1st Look :: The Marsala Mouth

Pantone just revealed its color of the year for 2015, Marsala, which is a deep, rich, earthy red that reminds you of a nice merlot! So what better way to show how on trend you are than by sporting this shade on your pout?? Since this is a very bold color, I am going to show you the best way to apply it.

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

Edit by Lauren | merry makeup & manicure ideas for the holidays

Shop my lips :: Tarte Marajuca Lip Scrub \\ Real Colors Hydraproof Waterproof Gel Lip Liner in “Plumming Around” \\ Palladio Herbal Lipstick in “Chianti

  1. Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub. Dark lip colors like this will amplify dry flakey lips so you want to make sure the lip surface is nice and smooth!
  2. Take a matching lip liner to your lipstick and outline your mouth. I go a bit outside of my natural lip line as darker lip colors tend to recede the look of lips – so you gotta fake a little fullness if you weren’t blessed with full lips!!
  3. Color in the rest of the lip with the same lip liner.
  4. Add your marsala colored lipstick.
  5. Blot your lips with a tissue, then repeat another coat of lipstick. This will insure great staying power!

What to pair with your Marsala Mouth. Since this shade is a very bold look at me color, it’s best to keep the rest of your makeup more subtle so as not to overpower your face. For eyes I like a full brow and neutral brown eyeshadows with a hint of shimmer (I used MAC eyeshadows in “vanilla,” “cork,” and “all that glitters.”) There’s no need for eyeliner but load on the mascara! Make sure you don’t leave out your cheeks and use a complimentary warm blush like CoverGirl Cheekers in “Soft Sable.”

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2nd Look :: Merry Manicure!

Nails are the easiest way to go all out with trying something new. Nothing says the holidays like the color red and some sparkle, so here’s how to add both to your manicure in a fresh new merry way!!

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Shop my manicure :: Essie Good To Go Topcoat \\ Zoya Pixie Dust in “Oswin” \\ NYC In A New York Minute in “Fashion Safari”

Start with a nude colored nail and let dry completely (at least an hour). Then take a non sticky tape (I used masking tape but painters tape would work – Scotch tape is TOO sticky) and cut tiny strips. Take the sharp corner edge of the tape and place in a V formation on the tip of the nail pointing to V away from you. Take your red sparkle polish and just paint the exposed tip of the nail (a little will definitely end up on the tape but that’s okay!). Let dry for a few minutes then gently pull the tape away from the nail. Finish up with a shiny top coat!

3rd Look :: Silver Belle Eyes!

Silver is a universal color that every eye color can pull off. And when it’s got some shimmer to it, it’s even more festive! Here’s how to easily work a smokey silver eye that will ring some bells.

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Shop my eyes :: L’Oreal Decrease eyelid primer \\ Bobbi Brown “Slate” eyeshadow \\ L’oreal Infallible eyeshadow in “Silver Sky” \\ Kat Von D Tattoo liquid eyeliner in “Trooper” \\ Urban Decay 24/7 eyeliner in “Uzi” \\ L’Oreal Voluminous Carbon Black mascara

What to pair with your Silver Belle Eyes. Since the metallic eyes feel very ice princess, keep with the girly theme! Give yourself pink cheeks that have that pretty wind blown look with a cream blush like this YSL creme de blush in #9 along with a white based pale pink glossy lip achieved with Nars “Turkish Delight.”

The holidays are all about everything being merry & bright and your makeup and nails should reflect nothing less!! I hope I’ve given you some fresh new beauty ideas to implement at your next holiday party. Be sure to follow along with me on Instagram @JennySueMakeup for other makeup inspiration! Big heartfelt thank you to Lauren for having me over here on her super stylish blog!

Love & Lipstick,

Jennifer

Is this gal talented {and gorgeous} or what?! Be sure to follow her blog, Jenny Sue Makeup, for more tips, tricks and beauty inspiration! Happy Friday! -LL

Edit by Lauren | gifts that give back

I’m honored to share some great gift ideas from amazing companies giving back this holiday season.

Here’s a little about these items and the mission behind them ::

1. Stella & Dot Union Square Scarf :: For each scarf purchased this holiday season, a Stella & Dot piece is gifted to a servicewoman or family member of our military.

2. Tribe Alive Beaded Pendant Necklace :: Tribe Alive strives create positive change in the lives of women by providing market place access through the fair production and sale of beautiful and unique pieces. They work to break the cycle of poverty by providing female artisans with the tools, training and support needed to reclaim their futures and thrive as independent business women.

3. Noonday Feathered Fringe Earrings :: Noonday Collection’s mission is to create economic opportunity for the vulnerable. They partner with artisans in the developing world, empowering them to grow sustainable businesses. Noonday Collection also donates a portion of sales from adoption trunk shows to place orphans in forever families.

4. Feed Bag :: FEED’s mission is to create good products that help feed the world. The purchase of this bag feeds two children for one year.

5. TOMS Tiny Tom’s Mary Janes :: With every pair of shoes purchased, a pair of shoes is donated to a person in need. One for one.

6. Headbands of Hope Braided Knit Wraps :: For every headband purchased, one is given to a girl with cancer and $1 is donated to fund life-saving childhood cancer research.

7. Feel Good Collections Double Zip Geo Clutch :: Feel Good Collections sells fair trade accessories made in developing countries. By purchasing these items, you are enabling these artisans to become one step closer to eliminating poverty in their home countries.

Happy gifting!

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It’s party dress season! I had a blast playing “dress up” at Nordstrom earlier this week and fell in love with so many of their fab dresses. All of these dresses are perfect for holiday and New Year’s parties, as well as winter weddings and other dressy affairs.

Click on the picture to shop the dress online or if you live in the Atlanta area, all of these dresses are available at the Perimeter Mall Nordstrom. Email Nordstrom Stylist Katie Stull at katie.j.stull@nordstrom.com to hold a dress for you if you are interested in trying anything on in person. {I have included the size I tried on in each dress to give you a feel for how these dresses run. I typically wear a size 2 dress, but my size wasn’t available in store in all the dresses, and several of them ran bit small.}

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Adrianna Papell Drop Waist Beaded Tank Dress. {I am wearing a size 4 here.}

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Ted Baker London Lace Bodice Fit & Flare Dress. {I am wearing a size 2 here.}

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French Connection Sequin Fit & Flare Dress. {I am wearing a size 4 here.}

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Adrianna Papell Sequin Blouson Dress. {I am wearing a size 2 Petite here and it is a size too small.}

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Ted Baker London Peplum Sheath Dress. {I am wearing a size 2 here.}

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Eliza J Embellished Jacquard Fit & Flare Dress. {I am wearing a size 2 here and it is a bit tight through the chest. I could not find this exact dress online and linked to a very similar one. If you are interested in this exact dress, email Katie Stull at the email address listed above.}

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Edit by Lauren | party {dress} central

Vince Camuto Belted Boucle Dress. {I am wearing a size 6 here and it is big on me. This dress has a good amount of stretch in it, and I would probably ideally wear a size 2.}

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Felicity & Coco Floral Jacquard Popover Dress. {I am wearing a size Small here.}

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Eliza J Lace Shift Dress. {I am wearing a size 6 here and it is too big.}

{The shoes I am wearing in all of these pics are by Sole Society. They are of my favorites for wear with both jeans and dresses and are under a total steal $60!}

While we are on the topic of getting holiday party ready, I just prepped my skin to look its holiday-best with a Vitalize Peel at Atlanta’s b.YOU Beauty Bar. My skin has not looked so radiant and smooth in ages!! {This peel targets hyper-pigmentation, breakouts and large pores, wrinkles and lines and gives an overall radiance.} I just had to share the wealth and am thrilled that b.YOU is offering the Vitalize Peel for just $100 {normally $150} to Edit by Lauren clients and followers. Book an appointment between now and January 31, 2014 and mention that “Edit by Lauren” sent you when you set up your appointment. b.YOU is my favorite blow-dry and beauty bar in the city, and you’ll love getting acquainted with this awesome spa and its staff.

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Stylishly yours,

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I am super excited about the comeback trend of fuzzy sweaters for the winter season… otherwise known as the eyelash knit sweater.  Technically made from eyelash yarn, the novelty material is characterized by textured wispy strands that, often times, take on a fur-like quality. Comfy cozy options include mohair, angora and muppet.

I have styled my look for an upcoming holiday party, but I also adore a more casual approach coupled with leather leggings, distressed or skinny jeans or a flutter skirt with tights. Normally I gravitate toward neutral shades, but this time I totally stepped out of my comfort zone with a pop of unexpected blue.

Edit by Lauren | the eyelash sweater

Edit by Lauren | the eyelash sweater

outfit details :: necklace c/o The Distillery Market {similar here} // eyelash knit sweater // golden miniskirt // check grid shirt //  ankle booties {similar here} // nail polish // cross body bag // crossover ring

more amazing fuzzy-sweater style inspiration ::

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www.frivolousfringe.com

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www.somethingnavy.com

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www.justthedesign.com

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www.fortheloveoffancy.com

other eyelash sweaters to shop ::

 

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Stylishly Yours,

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fur scarf

Dec 08

fur scarves

Faux fur is everywhere this winter and one of my favorite fur additions for your wardrobe is with a scarf.  They are warm, cozy, and add the perfect amount of texture to any outfit.  I came across this Target faux fur gem a few weeks ago while trying to stay focused on my list in hand.  Since that never happens when shopping at Target, I chose an unexpected color that could be worn for the holidays as well as on a casual night out with friends.

Edit by Lauren | fur scarves

outfit details :: loft sweater {no longer available, similar here} // j crew pleated skirt {old} // anthropologie clutch {on my wish list} // target faux fur scarf // stella & dot bracelets

Other fur scarf beauties and outfit inspirations ::

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Photo Reference :: http://goodlifeforless.blogspot.com

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Photo Reference :: http://vanessalarson.com

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Photo Reference :: http://bowsandsequins.com

Find your fur scarf below ::

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Happy Shopping!

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Lauren and Sherri loved hosting a holiday event at the Atlanta Westside Anthropologie last Thursday. Thanks to all who came out, and to the amazing Anthro staff for making the event such a success. We had a ball helping style many of you for upcoming holiday parties.

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

We were swooning over this cozy pajama set!

 

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks

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Lauren in Anthropologie’s Stripeknit Swing Dress.

Lauren’s outfit details :: dress // tights {currently on sale!} // boots {currently 40% off!} // short necklace // long necklace // bracelet

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Sherri in Anthropologie’s Jacquard Blanket Cardigan.

Sherri’s outfit details :: cardigan // jeans // booties // necklace

Here are a few of holiday pieces we styled our guests in {and are personally coveting for ourselves} ::

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Anthropologie Rubied Lace Dress.

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Anthropologie Feathered Fringe Blouse.

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Citizens of Humanity Coated Jeans.

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Anthropologie Lace Ensemble Top.

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Anthropologie Faux-Fur Stole.

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Anthropologie Feathered Boucle Top.

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Anthropologie Feathered Wool Skirt.

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Anthropologie Reyna Dress.

Stylishly yours,

Edit by Lauren | anthro event recap + top picks