Cotton Dresses: My Go To

Hi loves!

If anyone read my last post on zaful, I also just updated it with my review of the items I received, so anyone who wants to order from there knows my thoughts! Onto the next post..

Ugh life is hectic! This month besides work, apt hunting, and the blog- I had my cousins bridal shower and her bachelorette party, a wedding, and Halloween. I feel like I need a 3 month vaca somewhere- don’t worry its coming.

So I figured I would write a post on the outfit I wore to my cousins bridal shower, Her shower was up north in this cozy cute looking cabin place and the weather has been bi-polar so I truly had no clue what to wear. I chose an off the shoulder long sleeve dress, with a slight open stomach (in case I couldn’t decide if I was hot or cold LOL). Blush is literally one of my favorite colors and I feel like it’s a very positive happy color so I went with that to fit the theme as well. The fabric is was super amazing and so comfortable. It was heavy material which is good to keep me semi warm in freezing cold restaurants, and the fabric was cotton, ALL 100% cotton and I loved it. It is probably the most comfortable and what I always aim for. I have sensitive skin so any wool, or knitting sometimes makes me itchy. Cotton is very durable, resistant to tearing and high temperatures. It is my go to always: A 100% natural material, cotton is the most common fabric used in clothing ß and I am totally loving all clothes made of cotton. If I could honestly wear a cotton tshirt and leggings or jeans every day to work I totally world. Cotton is by far one of the best products.IMG-6547Processed with VSCO with a4 presetProcessed with VSCO with c1 preset

Speaking of this busy week, I have a wedding on Sunday and that dress will also be made of all cotton, I feel like it is also stretchy- so I can eat like a pig all night, or drink for however long and not look bloated because of the give that cotton has. I can’t wait to show you guys my dress on Sunday but its such a hectic week so I just wanted to come on here and fill you guys in quickly. After all these weddings and shindigs I am TOTALLY binge watching Halloween shows/movies, (HOCUS POCUS) going pumpkin picking, hayrides, and baking Halloween goodies. Sometimes when you are overwhelmed/overworking the holidays come up so quick and you forget to enjoy the preparation and all the fun before hand, does that happen to you guys? I hate it. I also can’t believe it is already Halloween- I am not even sure what I am doing. So this is a reminder to pause and live in the now: HALLOWEEN! What is everyone being?

Anyway thanks for chatting! If you are a cotton lover like me you can buy all the cotton dress fabrics online <– click.

 

Next post: Working and blogging!

 

LOVE YOU!

 

xx,

L.

Sweaters from Zaful !

OMG HELLO BABIES! So it has been forever since I wrote a post and with fall coming I figured I would write about one of the best online shopping sites out there, ZAFUL and especially this awesome gray V-neck sweater and all of the others I linked under it! I am recently collaborating with zaful and I honestly could not be happier! I have been shopping their for YEARS because of there awesome quality and inexpensive items.

Since fall is here ( I think, not really sure  with the weather) I figured letting you guys know about Zaful and there awesome sweaters was now perfect timing! Below I am attaching pictures of my 3 MUST HAVE sweaters for this fall/winter:

1- Open back sweaters: I am such a sucker for an open back, I feel like some think sweaters are bulky and can’t be sexy, but with this open back its comfort, warmth and sexy all in one. It makes for awesome unique style as well. I will be ordering so many of these for fall- you can never go wrong!

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2- My next go to are Cardigans with pockets AND a plus this sweaters back has a criss cross lace up as well! It is so perfect, you can wear a tank top or shorts sleeves underneath just in case you get hot and have this to wear over it to keep you cozy if you get cold (like I do 24/7 in restaurants) I wear some form of a cardigan almost everyday to work! It can be dressed up or down, and for their price- you CANNOT go wrong!

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3- My last must have is this new trending RIPPED looking sweater, its fancy and casual and really reminds me of YEEZY’s line so I personally really love it. I saw Kylie wearing it once and it really can just go with anything, denim pants, skirts, or even leather leggings. I am SO obsessed!

GO CHECK OUT THEIR SWEATERS AND YOU WILL NOT REGRET IT! HAPPY SHOPPING!

 

Surprise code: ZFEN 

 

I hope you guys enjoyed this short but sweet post and I will be back shortly to talk about NYFW soon! love love you babies!

 

 

xx,

L.

UPDATE: So I received my items from Zaful and I just wanted to write a review for you guys, so you knew how it all was in case you wanted to order from here. I have gotten a lot of questions on this company, so I felt a review would be super helpful!!

So I received 3 types of items:

Loose sweater: Ok I got this style in the ripped one pictured above, it is also in my recent insta pic.  I am OBSESSED with this one! It reminds me of the YEEZY line but just for a really good price! It is so comfortable and a bit baggy (how I like it) but the mid section comes in and actually makes your waist look smaller, which is also awesome! The rips at the bottom of the sleeves and the mid section totally make this look so chic. I paired mine with a pair of leggings but when I wear it again I would totally wear it with a skirt and booties or a pair of jeans- more of a night out look next time!

 

Long sleeve top: I got one with an open back and a bow! Super cute and looks so cute with a pair of jeans and booties! I’ll post that pic on my insta soon! You can really never go wrong with long sleeve tops considering they can be worn for work, night out, dinner, or really just hanging out!

Drop Shoulder sweater: Ok I can live in these types of sweaters, they are super soft and comfortable. The insides feel like fleece and its perfect for these chillier nights where you want to just cozy up! I would definitely go a size up so you get that oversized baggy look. Love it!

Hope you guys get shopping and enjoy! Zaful is one of my favorite online stores, so enjoy it!

 

xx,

L.

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!