When plaid button downs first emerged on the fashion scene, I had flashbacks of the 90’s grunge scene with Nirvana and Pearl Jam.  I rolled my eyes and crossed my fingers that the fad would quickly pass into more feminine trends.

Well here we are – several seasons later, and plaid is here to stay.  I’ve even broken down and now own multiple plaid pieces in my wardrobe.  What I love about a plaid button down is they can be very versatile and very girly.  Here are a few tips to wear your favorite plaid.

1. Wear with your favorite jeans and a puffer vest for that casual on the go look.Edit by Lauren | the perfect plaid

Photo Reference – southerncurlsandpearls.com

→ Read more

popofpink-3

Oct 30

a pop of pink

Much like white, it’s common practice to put bright pink away after Labor Day. But pinks of all shades are having a moment this season and should be worn with confidence through the upcoming cooler months. I particularly love the unexpected look of bright pops of pink in Fall/Winter, especially when paired with winter neutrals such as black, navy or gray.

Here’s how I wore bright pink with black, white and gray tones ::

Edit by Lauren | a pop of pink Edit by Lauren | a pop of pink Edit by Lauren | a pop of pink

outfit details :: forever 21 skirt // j.crew factory blouse {last season, similar here} // halogen booties {last season, similar here} // tory burch robinson satchel // tory burch piscine sunglasses // stella & dot fanella necklace // kendra scott stud earrings

→ Read more

I discovered the best fall/winter pants last year and I’m so excited they are back again this season! I have been raving to everyone from my clients to friends to my mother about these extremely comfortable, flattering cords and decided I needed to dedicate a blog post to them!

What are these cords, you ask? They are Pilcro Serif Cords, available in seven colors. I promise these cords will make you feel like you are wearing yoga leggings. They tuck perfectly into boots and also look cute with flats and heels. I purchased the cranberry shade last year and added the lavendar pair to my “collection” this season. I have seen these cords on different shapes and sizes {0-12} and look great on nearly every body type. {They are cut slim like a legging, but flatter the leg. If you don’t love your hip/thigh area, I recommend wearing with a longer top or tunic.} Note that these cords are not sold in all stores, and stores are limited in colors offered, so I recommend ordering online…they run true to size, and will stretch a bit with wear.

Here I am in my new lavendar Pilcro’s ::

Edit by Lauren | crush worthy cords Edit by Lauren | crush worthy cords

outfit details :: pilcro serif cords // free people lace tunic {similar here} // ag denim jacket {similar here} // frye “paige” boots // anthropologie bucket bag {similar here} // c/0 stacy brown designs monogrammed tusk necklace // c/o h.m. willow bangles

→ Read more

A major, not-to-miss sale is happening at Anthropologie, including some of my favorite recent Anthro pieces!! For an undisclosed “limited time,” take an additional 25% off all sale items, most of which are already marked down by half-price! I am talking some serious deals are to be had by using code “EXTRA EXTRA” at checkout.

Here are a few of my favs that you’ve seen featured here on the blog ::

The Ribboned Swing Skirt. A sassy skirt that can be worn year-roung. {See more pics and outfit details here.}

Edit by Lauren | amazing anthro sale

Anthropologie Ribboned Swing Skirt.

Edit by Lauren | amazing anthro sale

The Rivulet Draped Tank. A perfect drapy black top that can be worn with just about anything! {See more pics and outfit details here.}

Edit by Lauren | amazing anthro sale

Edit by Lauren | amazing anthro sale

The Flower District Jumpsuit. This jumpsuit speaks for itself, can be worn for so many occasions, Spring through Fall. {See more pics and outfit details here.}

Edit by Lauren | amazing anthro sale

Anthropologie Flower District Jumpsuit.

→ Read more

I thought I would share my  “everyday” attire as a busy mom during Fall/Winter. My “go-to” outfit is skinny jeans, a button down shirt {preferably plaid this season}, a vest and boots or booties. I love vests for easy on/off layering during this transtional Georgia weather.

Here’s an outfit I wore to a farm and pumpkin patch with family this past weekend. Scroll to the end of the posts to read  about a why I really love these pieces.

Edit by Lauren | everyday attire Edit by Lauren | everyday attire Edit by Lauren | everyday attire

 

outfit details :: old navy plaid flannel shirt  // j.crew excursion quilted vest // gap legging jeans // lucchese boots // kendra scott statement earrings // stella & dot cady bracelet // stella & dot renegade bracelet // anthropologie bucket bag {no longer available, similar here} // ray-ban sunglasses 

→ Read more

Fall is my favorite season of the year, and now that I am a mom, I absolutely love experiencing all things festive and fall with my kiddos. I know first hand that can be a challange to dress your kids comfortably, as well as stylishly and picture-ready, for fall excursions such as going to the pumpkin patch, the apple orchard and fall festivals.

These adorable outfits from Old Navy were perfect for my twin’s trip to a pumpkin patch and farm with their Nana and Papa last weekend while visiting Pennsylvania. {And I am wishing my daughter’s vest and too-cute shoes came in my size!}

Edit by Lauren | pumpkin pickin kid style  Edit by Lauren | pumpkin pickin kid style Edit by Lauren | pumpkin pickin kid style → Read more

I recently spoke to a fabulous group of ladies about fall fashion and was surprised to learn that so many of these stylish gals did not wear scarves.  I was shocked.  I assumed that scarves were the staple of cold weather accessories in a women’s wardrobe.  Well you know what happens when you assume…

…You get to write a blog post on the necessity of scarf wearing and all its benefits.

If you have a fear and loathing of scarves, let me talk you off the ledge.  The scarf is actually quite the multi-tasker.

Edit by Lauren | fall for scarves

→ Read more

The field jacket {also referred to as the “military jacket” or “army jacket”} made its fashion debut last year and is making a comeback this season. It’s no surprise that this jacket is around to stay. It’s neutral, versatile and can be worn from early-Fall to late-Spring.

I actually purchased my J.Crew Field Jacket last Fall, and it is back in stores again this year! I love pairing my jacket with neutrals {like pictured on this post} as well as with pops of color. {Army green is an amazing neutral that just about goes with any color.} This jacket also doubles as a stylish “rainy day” look paired with my Hunter rain boots!

Edit by Lauren | the field jacket Edit by Lauren | the field jacket

Edit by Lauren | the field jacket

→ Read more

I am excited to partner with the Austin, Texas Apricot Lane Boutique for an afternoon of beauty and fashion celebrating mothers and daughters on Sunday, October 26th. We will be presenting a style show at 5pm including fall and winter clothes as well as hair and makeup trends. Invite a friend and RSVP to Apricot Lane {512-263-8445} to reserve your spot!

Edit by Lauren | apricot lane mother + daughter event

→ Read more

Leather shorts are a fun way to incorporate leather into warmer Fall days and to extend short-wearing season into Fall/Winter months.

This is a hot trend this season with good reason! Leather shorts can be worn so many ways :: with heels, flats, booties, tall boots; with barelegs, tights and  knee-high socks; and with just about any type of top from a relaxed tee to a blouse or button-down to a sweater or jacket.

Here’s how I wore my leather shorts ::

Edit by Lauren | leather shorts Edit by Lauren | leather shorts

Edit by Lauren | leather shorts

→ Read more