Acid Wash & Lace

Today's outfit paired a thrifted acid wash vest with a cream lace dress & gold statement necklace. I scored this 90's denim vest at a thrift store years back & it's still one of my favorite pieces in the closet to pair over sundresses. The necklace from Swell Caroline, is a self-explanatory show stopper!

Hope you guys are enjoying the rest of summer! I've been glued to the tv watching the olympics & wrapping up  LPF Mag & have a friend's bachelorette party this weekend!

xoxo, lauren

Fall Styling Tips with J. Crew

As usual I'm loving J.Crew's mix of traditional and trendy for their fall collection. I wanted to share some of their fall styling tips from their website. As much as I love summer, it's getting me a teensy bit excited for fall layering!







I am a big fan of the nude lips, cheetah heels, camo shirt & garment dyed pants! Below are my ideas for getting the look with these key pieces!

Get the Look: J. Crew's Fall 12 Lookbook

Which of these styling tips will you be turning to for fall?

xoxo, lauren


One in my list of  ''must visit place'' was always Santorini with her legendary white houses. As I couldn't yet visit it I found my small Santorini here in Spain. The high contrast of the blue of sea and the blue skies against the white wall is just fabulous. So I cannot find the outfit better than this dress. I have been searching for a dress like this for years, and finally I found just that one I wanted. I love its simple shape and this absolutely amazing print.

Hope you all had a great weekend!


I was wearing:

Mango dress
Zara heels
Local store bracelets

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LPF Entertains: Summer Olympics Party

I'm admittedly geeking out over the Summer Olympics! There's just something so fun about watching your favorite events and rooting on your country's team! It's definitely a sense of American pride for me. I'm really looking forward to watching the gymnastics events + Lochte & Phelps duke it out in the swimming events.

I've gathered some ideas for hosting a little summer olympics watching party of your own! From DIY olive leaf crowns to Olympics bingo game to a meal inspired by Great Britain's favorite dish!

I also love the idea of a paper chain with different colored construction paper rings for decor! AND I'm dying to try out this Olympics Drinking Game with friends.

So, what events are you looking forward to most? & What team will you be rooting for?

xoxo, lauren

Inspired today

Good morning to all my readers!
Today is a very nice and sunny day so I hope all of you are having a great time.
As I didn't post any inspirational pictures for a while, I decided that today is a proper time to fix it. 
Wish you all a marvelous, eventful weekend!

P.s: What do you think about the new header on the blog?

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Sample Sales 07.27.2012

It's time for our favorite day of the month! Sample Sale Friday is here and there are tons of great sales throughout our showrooms. Scroll down for info on some of our favorites and remember there will be many more showrooms having sales so bring comfy shoes. And don't forget your shopping bag!

For tips on how to shop sample sales view our shopping tips here.


Latest Lust: Word Art:

One of the things I've seen popping up all over interior decor sites are words & letters as art on the wall. The "Blog" letters via Fabulous K are on my "to-DIY" for my desk area, and of course I love the "LA" since my middle name is Anne-- yes, Lauren Anne! I love the look of a boldly colored "EAT" spelled out, or "holla" for those with a sense of humor. 


I just love how personalized and witty your wall art can be. I saw an awesome DIY using those cardboard letters at Michaels with a metallic silver acrylic paint for a faux silver finish.

I'm thinking I probably need some "LPF" letters in my room next!

What would letters/words would you have as decor?

xoxo, lauren