Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Giveaway

Tee c / o: Pink Blush// Cardigan c / o:Pink Blush// Leggings c / o: Pink Blush// Dainty gold necklace c / o: Prismera// Crystal necklace c / o: Sage by Olivia Wares

It's BLACK FRIDAY! You know what that means!! Deals Deals DEAAAAALS!! I have teamed up with Pink Blush to give you something even better than a discount! We are giving one lucky you $25 to spend free at Pink Blush! Also, keep your eyes out for a loop giveaway on Instagram going live later this afternoon! I will be giving away a dress of your choice! Perfect for the Holiday season! 

No lets talk about this outfit! FLEECE leggings you guys…they are a MUST in the chilly weather. Not to mention….they feel amazing on freshly shaved and lotioned legs. HEAVENLY! Plus how perfect is this cardigan + tee together? 100% perfect. Just fyi. 

Visit Shop Pink Blush now and check out the goods then enter the giveaway BELOW. Also, if you just can't wait and must purchase something right NOW!(Which you should!!) Pink Blush is having a 40% off sale plus free shipping to Canada and USA. Code BLACKFRIDAY40 lasts until this Sunday! So act fast and grab what you want and need!  

Also, I just love the dainty gold prism necklace I'm wearing from Prismera Design. Soooo to celebrate the holidays they are marking down their jewelry up to 75% off! To top it all off if you use code HOLIDAY10 at check out you will get an extra 10% off. Code expires December 10 so act fast! 


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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Stay Wild and Cozy

Sweater c / o: Chic Style Utah// Graphic top c / o: SWELL// Jeans c / o: Aeropostale// Beanie c / o: Tai Pan

So you might recognize this sweater from THIS post and well I won't lie…I have basically been living in it since I got it a couple weeks ago. It's comfy, cozy, cute, chic, and did I mention cozy? Lately I cannot keep cozy enough. My feet are permanent icicles and my nose…well it's a permanent shade of Rudolf. Perks of living in a basement folks. However, it does create the perfect excuse to invest in seriously cozy cozy cozy clothes! This beanie is also helpful in that department…and yes I do wear it indoors. Hey, you have to get creative sometimes when you run out of blankets and such. I also am loving this deep green "stay wild" long sleeve shirt from Swell. It's fun and different and umm also cozy! 

Oh and I bet you thought I forgot it's American Thanksgiving! Jokes on you. Who can forget about their second Thanksgiving of the year! Two turkey days you guys. Nope, cannot forget about that one! Especially since we are spending it in sunny sunshiny California! Needless to say this cozy warm outfit did not sneak away with me in my suit case. However, I will gladly welcome it back in to my wardrobe come Monday. For now I will be extra Thankful for all I have and for my extended family who happens to live in year round warmth. Yup, I am extra extra grateful for this fact! 

On that note, I am off to soak up some sun and gobble down some turkey. This day couldn't get any better.


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Pattern Mixing

Outfit and accessories: Tai Pan // Similar Options: HEREHERE // Photography: shleeeeeeeeee// Styling: Tara

The holiday season makes me want to branch out and try new things! I don't know what it is about the chillier weather but all the sudden I just want to mix and match and build an outfit layer upon layer. Probably because otherwise I'm feeling pretty crummy about the coldness and gloomy clouds out there threatening to dump freezing rain and eventually snow. I fully blame S.A.D (seasonal affected disorder) It's a real thing and it stinks! Yet, putting awesome outfits together and wearing them makes me oh so stinking happy! So here is to stepping out of our comfort zones for the Holidays! After all, the Holidays are about being and feeling cheerful and bright! 

First order of business….Pattern Mixing.

Mixing patterns can be a little scary. Not knowing what patterns go with what or if you will look all kinds of hectic with too much going on all at once. I for one know that I always want to play around a little more and this outfit is as much pattern mixing as one can get! The key is to keep it all in the same colour scheme I believe. With this outfit it is all about mustard yellow (which I LOVE), black, grey and a touch of light brown. This dress is surprisingly right up my ally which I totally didn't expect but I fell in love with it as soon as I set eyes on it! To me this is a fun fall outfit but also a different take on a holiday outfit too! 

What kinds of patterns do you love to put together? 


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

$100 Holiday Giveaway

Amazing sequin party outfits: BreeLena// Photography: Jess Kae Photography

Sequins just scream holiday party attire! So why not splurge and let yourself have the most perfect holiday outfit from the super talented Bree. We have come together to bring you a giveaway to help you do just that! One lucky winner will receive $100 shop credit to spend on the sparkly item of your choice for the holidays!! Enter below and get your sparkle on! xoxo

Monday, November 24, 2014

Holidays are right around the corner.

Photography: Kali Poulsen Photography // Hair: Kaity Myers// Makeup: Denise Christensen
Winter floral crown c / o: Miss Stevi Marie // Sweater c / o: Chic Style Utah// Jeans c / o: Aeropostale

With the holidays right around the corner life is getting super busy. I was glad to slow down for a moment and enjoy this holiday themed photo shoot that the most talented Stevi put together. This was serious dream team right here. Getting a group of women together can be tricky sometimes! However, you can not even imagine the positive, uplifting and supportive vibes that filled this beautiful green house! 
I also was just so in love with these winter floral crowns that Stevi makes. I have LOVED the floral crown trend for Spring and Summer and being able to wear more Fall and Winter themed ones makes me all kinds of giddy and happy! These crowns are perfection for any event you want to wear them to! Whether it be, a Christmas party, Christmas card pictures, or just out and about! I for one will be wearing one for our Christmas card pictures! It will add the perfect touch and I can't wait! Now…if we could just get a little snow around here…that would be the real cherry on top! (I'm going to regret saying that and I know it.) 
BIG HUGE thanks to all the women who made this shoot come together so perfectly! You are all so talented and joyful to work with and spend time with! 

Where would you wear your winter floral crown? 

I think I'll just wear mine around the house right now…'cause I adore it that much.

Cheers to Monday.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Baby Its Cold Outside

Scarf c / o: Style Girl// Leggings c / o: Pink Blush// Sweater: H&M// Boots: (similar)

I can hardly believe it is the middle of November and we don't have any snow. It is getting so stinkin' cold out there but no snow yet. I don't remember a November without snow. Actually, I hardly remember an October without snow. As a kid you would pray that there wouldn't be snow for Halloween. However, without fail, Halloween would roll around and you'd be putting that snow suit over top of your costume. Pouting all the way because what is even the point of wear a costume if you have to cover it up with a marshmallow suit! Joke was on me though the year I complained too much and my mom made me into a giant puffy pumpkin so that my costume was basically my snow suit… That is still my most hated costume I ever had to wear. Good thing now that I can dress myself, all I need to keep me warm is this amazing scarf from Style Girl. I never want to take it off!

So here we are mid November and I wake up every morning terrified to look outside thinking…"just one more day of no snow please..just one more!?" But now I'm starting to get concerned. Like will we have snow for Christmas? Of course we will…but it's a legit concern. I've never not had a white Christmas before! Christmas doesn't even feel like it's on it's way without any snow.

Anyways, enough about Christmas. It's almost American Thanksgiving! I have to tag American on the front because well we already had Canadian Thanksgiving and I'm really not used to this two holidays with the same name thing. Which made me wonder the other day how we will raise our kids because well obviously we will celebrate both Thanksgivings. Like, duh, who doesn't want TWO turkey days in their life. But, will they be the weird kids at school who celebrate all these double holidays, know the metric system and the weird A system that makes zero sense, how to tell temperature in celsius and fahrenheit, and call a knitted hat a beanie and a toque?

I probably just need to calm down. I mean, we are not even pregnant yet and I'm wondering what our children will call knitted hats.

Moral of my ramblings is….. My heart wants snow and my head says no. I'm still confused how Christmas isn't the next Holiday. I want my kids to be very Canadian like me! Also, I just like seriously have been chowing down the Canadian chocolate my mom just sent me. Oh, we didn't talk about that up there? Well….you guys… I ate it for breakfast yesterday…for shame.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Haters Gonna Hate

Pull over c / o: Southern Shirt Co. // Beanie c / o: Aeropostale// Socks c / o: Aeropostale

So when someone makes a snide comment about how your fashion is only worthy of the Super Market…well hell, you go take pics in a shopping cart. Naturally. 

Here's the deal you guys. This blog, for me, is all about being real and being relatable. I'm no fashionista. No, my blog is not somewhere you can come to find all the high end clothes that no one can afford. My links won't send you to clothes you can only dream of and put in your dream closet or wish list. This blog is all about real life. REAL clothes. And hey, we all wear clothes to the dang super market. You all know what I'm about. I am about comfortable. I am about feeling good in what you wear. I am about representing your own self. Someone you can be proud of and someone you can be comfortable in. I do love to dress up every now and then and with the holidays coming quickly I am looking forward to party dresses and holiday outfits. I'm still me though and I will still wear my leggings all.the.time. 

If my outfits don't inspire you, if you don't find them relatable and if this isn't a place where you look forward to reading about my life and what I am wearing…goooo awaaaay! 
Let's get over this whole internet bullying thing. It's not nice. I don't like it. Not only because it happened to me but because I see it happening all of the time. Can't we all just get along?! haha.

If you like what you see and what you read…I ADORE YOU! If my outfits give you inspiration for going out to lunch with your girls, the movies with your man, or by golly to the dang super market, that makes me SO happy! After all, that is where we all need to wear clothes. We all want to look good and feel good no matter where we are going! It's all about what makes us feel good!

Let's also take a sec to talk about this pullover because it makes me feel good. It's from heaven. I am certain of it! Ok, it's actually from Southern Shirt Co. Nevertheless, it is so perfect for winter and perfect for layering when this weather really takes a turn for the worse! I plan to wear it anywhere and everywhere…like the super market, hiking, girls nights in, running, lounging by the fire. This thing is going with me everywhere! Moral of the story…you need one! Or five. 

So here's to being ourselves, here's to shaking it off like good ol' T Swizzle suggests, here's to us all being loving and supportive of EVERYONE. This world needs a lot more love and a lot less jealousy. Let's work on that!…It also needs a lot more pullovers…in my opinion. Go grab yours with an additional 10% off with code Lauren10 at check out!