Laced Up

Good morning friends, I’m currently writing this post in beautiful Denver, Colorado as I’m sure you’ve seen by now through Instagram. It’s gorgeous here and perfect sweatshirt weather especially in this lighter lace up piece by David Lerner. I’m sure you’ve seen a lot of the lace up trend popping up, but out of all the styles out there, this by far is my favorite and softest that I own.

Spring has sprung and I always keep it casual which is why David Lerner’s pieces are right up my alley. No frills, just a touch of luxury that turns casual wear into something really special.

P.S @twelfthknight and I leave on Tuesday back to SF, I intend on wearing this sweatshirt to the airport because it’s the perfect way to keep warm! See you back in the Bay.

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Ballin Slides from Sentieroshoes.com (“Lauren10” takes 10% off)

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All photos by Julia O Test Photo

Special thanks to David Lerner

Shoes: Ballin

“Lauren10” takes 10% off shoes at sentieroshoes.com

Dock of the Bay

Walking through SF’s Ferry Plaza one morning, I overheard one of the restaurant workers outside belting out Otis Redding’s classic and that song stuck with me all week. Spring feels like it’s arrived in the Bay Area and I’m fully welcoming it, so I grabbed a pastry and coffee at Blue Bottle and met Julia for a morning stroll along the water.

We have plans, let me tell ya. I think we’re still jazzed from our NY trip. She’s insanely motivated as a shooter and we both want to help see each other’s goals through. Grateful for our working relationship that’s turning into friendship.

SF Spring weather usually requires a jacket, so this thrifted denim piece I got for $6 in Denver last year is something you’ll be seeing more of. By the way….I’ll be in Denver with @twelfthknight last week of this month, so come with me as I eat my way through and thrift some more :D

Spring is my favorite time of year in the Bay Area. You’ll be seeing a lot of new looks, bigger campaigns, new hair, and more travel. Wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

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Sittin’ in the morning sun….

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The Waverley Bag by Lo and Sons

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Watching the tide roll away….

All photos shot by Julia O Test Photo

Hair by Jenifer Akagi at 77 Salon

Bag: Lo and Sons

Shoes: Ecco Shoes

Sundown in Denver

I met Emilyanne the first full day in Denver and I’m terribly grateful I got to shoot with her. Emily shoots not only the beautiful bloggers of Denver, but also is a wedding and portrait photographer serving cities nationwide. We shot 3 looks in 45minutes just in time to see the sun go down. As you can see, there’s still a little bit of snow. I also saw many wild rabbits hopping through the valley :D

Thank you Emily for showing me a little bit of Colorado, a scenic view I would’ve never found on my own!

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You can catch more of her beautiful work on her Instagram x website

Jacket: Lulus

Necklace: Mirina Collections

Bodysuit: Asos

Cuttoffs: Levis (Thrifted for $3 earlier that day in Denver)

Shoes: Loeffler Randall

Cut it Out

Good morning everyone, I’ve been in LA for a little bit and have now gotten back to posting. Can I just say how nice it is when everyone leaves to Coachella and those in LA have no traffic for 3 days? It’s great  :D  Anyhoo, I digress. With the weather heating up now, I’m sharing these brilliant laser cut out heels by Loucos Santos, thanks to online retailer Sole of Brasil. Sole of Brasil is home to established Brazilian shoe designers at affordable prices, based in the south bay of LA. It’s a one stop shop.

I shot this before I left for LA, but with the weather as it is, I think they’d be paired nicely with a denim skirt or a maxi dress. I think it’s time I start trading in my jeans for skirts, my sneakers for sandals, and Sole of Brasil can help me do just the thing.

If you’d like to purchase your own comfy pairs, you can use code “Lauren15” for 15% off.

Thanks for reading everyone, til next week!

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All photos taken by Julie Reichle

Thank you to Soles of Brasil for this post

Blazer: Lulus

Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

Jeans: J Brand

The Adriana Heels: Loucos Santos

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s Good, Claire Underwood?

They say behind every great man is a great woman, but in House of Cards, a step ahead of every great man is an impeccably dressed Claire Underwood. I’m talking about power looks. Memorable, feminine, but strong pieces down to the heels can make you walk, talk, and stand with purpose you might not even know you had.

Claire’s a bad bitch, quite possibly too bad for her own good, but hey that’s entertainment. I’d know, I’ve been in the industry for a decade, which I should mention is changing rather rapidly for me. I’ll post more about the turn my career has taken in the next weeks to come, but until then hang tight as I come to terms with the changes :)

Channeling my favorite Underwood, I pulled together this rather simple power look and instantly I was fired up.

Huge thanks to Erich Chen for this set, for our first shoot together I couldn’t be happier.

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Coach Page Flap Leather Floral Shoulder Bag & some Farley's Coffee
Coach Page Flap Leather Floral Shoulder Bag & some Farley’s Coffee

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Aviators by Equipment FR
Aviators by Equipment FR

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Necklace brought by the beau all the way from Spain :) The sunlight will hit the prism in the middle so the colors will always change.
Necklace brought by the beau all the way from Spain :) The sunlight will hit the prism in the middle so the colors will always change.

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Farley's Coffee
Farley’s Coffee

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Dress: Banana Republic

Bag: Coach

Necklace: Gift (Nylon Sky)

Aviators: Equipment FR

Shoes: Steve Madden

Photography: Erich Chen

Pants Party

There’s a saying out there that I firmly believe in: “No pants are the best pants.” It’s so true. Now don’t get me wrong, I love my J Brands, but if I could wear joggers every day then I would. Comfort is everything. Take these BCBGeneration pants for example. They’re a high waisted billowy chiffon pant with a daring slit that gives Angelina Jolie’s leg on that Oscars red carpet a run for her money. Sorry Angie ;)

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Try walking down these SF inclines in heels. Not the safest thing to do ;)
Try walking down these SF inclines in heels. Not the safest thing to do ;)
Vintage bracelets I wear almost every day
Vintage bracelets I wear almost every day
Necklace by Vanessa Mooney
Necklace by Vanessa Mooney

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That slit tho. Shoes by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry.
That slit tho. Shoes by Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry.

Sweater: Banana Republic

Necklace: Vanessa Mooney

Pants: BCBGeneration

Shoes: Kristin Cavallari for Chinese Laundry

Photos by: Melissa de Mata