Relaxing for the 4th

Hi babes!

Ah so I know it has been a while again, I do have a full time job so sometimes it is hard to get on here and give my all. I never want to write a blog post and feel like I’m half ass-ing it, I always want to feel like I am writing in my fashion diary to all my favs and give my full potential. ANYWAYS IM HERE! and Happy belated 4th of July! How was everyones holiday? I usually love to go out to bars or down the shore on holiday weekends and this weekend I really realized I am getting old. I did not care to go out out at all. I totally enjoyed laying by my pool, fam bbqs, the BEACH and just hanging with friends. We legit did not go to one bar and I actually enjoyed it. Good to know I am over the scene of being wasted in a 5 hour line just to get into the bar for 2 hours lol..anyone else?

With that being said I did not wear many outfits this weekend because a lot of it consisted of being in a bathing suit, short sweats, or the same denim shorts (levis duh). I also have been looking for a photographer and trying to pick a day a week after work in NY to meet with them to get content for the week (that will be a future blog post and maybe you guys can help me out).

So for holidays I ALWAYS DRESS the colors- maybe because my mama used to dress up me and my sisters for every holiday matching the colors and each other! So needless to say my outfits were red white and/or blue. I will link everything below!

This outfit was for a night out with my cousins who came to stay with us and just come hang in the pool and then get dinner in Freehold Boro, if you have not been you should go, its the cutest little town. So this shirt ( I feel like I say this about a lot) is ONE of my all time favorites and I am kinda annoyed I did not get more pics in it. It is so flattering and was so extremely festive, from Make me Chic! My shorts are make me chic, and more like boyfriend shorts, and the mules are ZARA. This shirt made me feel amazing all night, and thats a great way to feel when you are not wearing any makeup! Am I right ladies?!

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This next outfit was so comfy, my dad yelled at me about it but I told him its in style.. its a crop top! and a bow one at that! The shorts are my go to Levis (they’re having a 20% OFF SALE! + EXTRA 50% on some!), and my weirdly comfy platforms are Zara! The other shoes that are slides in some of these pics are Ego Official! My REALLY perfect necklaces are HELLO Kestan! USE MY CODE: LAURENBELUXE for 10% off!

We spent 4th of July at my cousins with the pool, drinks, food and fireworks- perfect to me! But my sisters and I take LOADS of pics so here are a bunch, as you can tell Vince just goes with it because thats how amazing of a BF he is 😉

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Oh and I LOVE SPARKLERS!!

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Here are some of my fav pics from this weekend:

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Below are my sisters!

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Well I know this was short but as I said it was a very family friendly relaxing weekend!

Blog Posts to come:

BF

Swimsuits

Photogs in NYC/Scheduling

Can’t wait to share with you guys..my next post will be up SUNDAY! Promise!! 🙂

LOVE LOVE YOU!

 

xx,

L.

Denim on Denim

Hi Lovies!!

So I still have to write the post on my awesome BF, but for now I am going to post about one of my favorite outfits:

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So this denim on denim is one of my favs simply because I am obsessed with this top, and high waisted jeans. Denim on denim can be hard to pull off and to be honest I ALWAYS avoid it because I always think it can clash, look awkward, and just like a mess. This top I LOVED though (from Urban Outfitters) and I really did not want to wear it with anything else. I was headed to dinner and a movie and I felt like jeans were the best bet so I went for it and realized it can work…if you MAKE sure you have two different denim washes when wearing denim on denim. Obviously if you are going to do light and light or dark and dark, it will probably look terrible (no offence) but a light denim with a dark denim actually looks so vintage and I love it! These jeans are from Pac Sun, super high waisted and comfy. They are not stretch jeans though, its a rougher material but that does not make them any less comfy honestly.

This is not a super long post like usually but it is just a simple key fact when wearing denim on denim wear a light wash with a dark wash, NEVER the same wash.

Sidenote: I actually loved this shirt so much I wore it the next day with black denim shorts to Ice cream & IPlay:

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-Sorry these are blurry/ too real of pics lol..they were screenshotted from a video. I was not planning on blogging the shorts, but I just wanted to show that it could look cute with these too..and who doesn’t like REAL authentic pics anyway 🙂

 

Hope you guys enjoy!

xx,

L.

The Hamptons

Hi lovies- I am soo mad at myself that I did not post for a month, I am so sorry. Sometimes life gets in the way but as I mentioned before I am definitely going to be more consistent and aware of how important this is to me!

On a great note, my boyfriend, Vince and I headed to the Hamptons! It was my best friends husbands 30th birthday, and his weekend party was in the most relaxing, happy, tranquil place I have been to date. Honestly like I put it above Islands, and Oklahoma with relaxation wise, because it is the ONLY place on the East Coast I know to be so chill, so happy and so insanely perfect. East Coast is very rushed and stressful most of the time, but the Hamptons makes me feel like I am in a totally different world and I truly love it. LIFE GOALS- have a house there.

So leading up to this amazing weekend I must of ordered outfits from like 3 different websites and none of them were making it to me on time, as I stated before whenever I am going away for a vaca or a weekend- I like to get new outfits, not because I have money to blow but because fashion is my life, so I always like expressing myself in new ways that I have not before. Anyway Urban Outfitters, and forever 21 came in clutch with 2 day shipping and Urban was nice enough to waive the express shipping charge for me too… LOVE THEM. Zara was awesome as well..Vince was coming from NJ to pick me up from the city before we went to the Hamptons (because he’s amazing) and due to it being a friday at 1:30pm he hit loads of traffic, so naturally while waiting I went to Zara and found awesome items. So that is where all these clothing pieces that I will link are from.

1- My first outfit that I wore to hotel hop basically LOL is below..I absolutely love this hat from Brixton– I felt like a go go girl and I loved every minute of it, not in a bad way. The shorts are from H&M and they are the comfiest ones I own, Top is from Zara as well as the mules. I think it was my fav outfit of the weekend and NO ONE saw it (meaning friends wise) because I changed by the time we went out..so I’ll be wearing this again 🙂

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2- This second outfit is from the night out to celebrate Alex’s Birthday! We went to Southampton Social Club and it was awesome. The DJ was amazing, I do not know who it was but he was awesome- all the songs were throwbacks that you forgot about..ya know what I mean? Like not annoying throwbacks but amazing ones. The vibe was amazing, there was numerous outdoor areas, picnic tables just so perfect. I wore this pant jumpsuit from Forever 21, so comfy- minus it kept falling down because it ran a little big! Shoes are from Fashion Nova- my fav go to heels!

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3- This third outfit was by far the BEST outfit to wear to an outdoor party. It was so comfortable, palazzo pants and crop top are from Forever21, pompom sandals are from Chinese Laundry and body chain is from Windsor. I wore this outfit for the backyard party- it was the actual party for Alex and it was a Surprise MEXICAN THEMED. Jenna (his wife/my best friend) did an amazingggggg job! The decorations, the vendors, the cake (see below) was all out of this world. The desert bar even had waffle cones shaped as Tacos- it was amazing and she is awesome, hence why she’s my bestie! Good job jenn!! if you read this, I LOVE YOU! It was an awesome party and my outfit pics are below:

(PS- the photo booth below had all huge colored flowers..JENNA MADE THOSE OUT OF PAPER. Yeah she’s that good!)

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4- This outfit below I wore to walk around Southampton Village, the platforms are from Zara and by far my favorite this year, pants and top are also from zara- just a simple comfy outfit. I normally don’t LOVE jeans but the fray on these made me cave for them and finally wear a pair:

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Ok well those are the outfits! I ALWAYS OVERPACK and have so many I did not wear, but I guess thats just more for potential future shoots! FYI- If anyone knows a good photographer please DM me! Thanks boos!

Hope you enjoyed my last two post, next one on the BF will be up shortly… love you all SO much!

5K!!! WHAT

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This is my actual face right now!

WARNING: It was cold out, and I did not feel like wearing a jacket- period.

…This title was literally my first reaction. When I started end of March I was genuinely confused how people gained thousands and thousands of followers. I still am to be honest, but I didn’t even think I would get past 500 and that to me was pushing it.

Fashion has always been basically my life- I always wanted to go to college for it, but then I wanted to cheer at PSU more..sooo- I did Marketing, which honestly was one of the best decisions because it is such a broad field of study and you need it an ANY AND ALL industries, I am seriously so thankful for my education. Obviously it helps me to know how to market myself better than if I went for some other major.

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Yes it was cold and this balloon was a fun prop- if I am annoying, OOPS 🙂 ANYWAY

I LOVE ALL 5K OF YOU! My last post on my 5 main keys on how to gain and keep engagement is 110% what got me here, but also my heart and persistance. I get discouraged every day and I have told everyone this- I will (and most people will) always think they can be so much better or so much further than where they are now, but remember it is further than you were yesterday. As Elon Musk said (and my dad sent me via text this morning lol) “If you’re not progressing, you’re regressing; so keep moving forward” You don’t really think about it but its true. As I stated in other blog posts, this is not about the # aspect, it is more about the followers, the people I have actually interested in my journey; that is what makes me so happy- yes there is over 5,000 of you so it makes me SO happy- but because you are people behind those numbers, if I am just looking at the number then who cares- but I care that you are people! Looking at my post! 5K PEOPLE! People interested in my story, in my journey, my fashion and my life. I have so many new friends!! And how could someone not be happy about that 🙂

I have SO far to go, but saying i came this far in less than two months is definitely a positive.. I sometimes forget how early on it has been but one main thing I definitely want to work on is my engagement- I believe my percentage is good right now, but I would love for it to be better. Working a full time job it is sometimes hard to engage during the day with everyone in the blogger world but I really try to do my best because it is a part of my happy place! Does anyone have any tips for increasing engagement and not just keeping it consistent? I do think it increases on its own based on my past blog post and the more fans you have, but what are some of your tips fellow bloggers that you would suggest to others? Comment below, I would love love love to hear!

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I would love to write my next post on how to balance a full time job and a blog, because I am still trying to figure that out myself lol- what do you guys think? Also if anyone has any tips on that- PLEASE let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear!

OVERALL, I AM SO BEYOND THANKFUL FOR YOU GUYS BELIEVING IN ME, PUSHING ME TO BE A BETTER ME (AND A BETTER FASHIONISTA), AND FOR WANTING TO LISTEN TO MY VOICE. YOU INSPIRE ME EVERYDAY AND I CANNOT WAIT TO BECOME THE BEST I CAN BE FOR YOU! GREAT CONTENT TO COME! THANK THANK YOU FOR 5K! SEE YOU WITH THE BALLOONS AGAIN AT 10K 😉 LOVEEE YOU BABESIES!

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xx,

L.