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.

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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!

Back Lace Up Hooded Cardigan With Pockets - Gray

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.

Metallic Madness

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This get up!? RIGHT!

So I am obsessed with anything METALLIC. I feel like it is a perfect jump into SPRING, and it brings me back to the 90’s and I seriously wish I could live in that time period forever. I am currently looking for metallic mules, and honestly I am finding pretty cute ones (I’ll totally show you guys when I find the perfect pair) but this skirt is seriously the most comfortable, soft, and overall perfect skirt I have ever owned. It is from one of my faves, Toyshop (they have white and numerous other colors) and it was 15% off! (they are having an even bigger sale now!) I totally recommend everyone to get one before it sells out.

I had a family event at a winery (my favs) in Lake Mohegan, NY and I wanted to wear something comfortable yet fashionable and respectful in front of the fam (duh).

I chose to go with these light pink heeled flats from Forever 21 (<– direct link) I also bought them in blue, they’re a great mix to wear with skirts and dresses, or jeans and sweats, most importanly THEY ARE ONLY $25! Lastly, this shirt definitely helped my outfit look more fashionable as well! The turtleneck and bell sleeves are such a fun combination (kinda hard to eat with those sleeves though, but it is do-able) This shirt is from Make Me Chic. The rose gold color in this skirt just really brings out such a vibrant energy! It makes me think of spring and happiness and I absolutely love it. It is cute and comfortable like I said, but honestly the material is just so unreal- it is so perfect and you guys will definitely be seeing much more of it!

Think about how many things this skirt can be worn for, a night out, lunch, work (with tights maybe) the list goes on!

(Adorable lightweight puff ball earrings are from Bauble Bar!)

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Puffy Sleeves & Patches

I have always loved the 80s-90s themed style so to see it coming back in such big stores, such as H&M makes my fashion heart so so happy. Patches are seriously making a huge come back, they are in majority of stores- whether its individual patches for yourself to iron or stick on, or skirts, camo or denim jackets that come with patches (which I have about 5 of- Comment below if you want me to blog those), they are just everywhere! I just  think they bring so much more to a plain jacket or plain skirt. You are not going to believe this..I definitely did not until I was actually rung up but.. THIS SKIRT WAS $7!! YES SEVEN DOLLARS from H&M and I am obsessed with it!

Denim skirts can go with anything, flats, loafers, heels, sneakers, boots- in this outfit I chose to wear it with these adorable beige flats from Zara. They are extremely cute and can go with so much!

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This shirt I am wearing is from this AMAZING website, Make Me Chic. I am an avid online shopper so I came across this site as I was on Facebook, I must of ordered over a dozen items from there because they are so cheap, comfortable, and great quality! The Puffy sleeves & Bell sleeves are my go to’s. I could wear this with plain jeans if I wanted to and it would still look awesome because of the puffy shoulders.

My mom has so many articles of clothing like this and ever since I was little dressing up in them is one of my favorite things to do. Taking her clothing and making it relevant now is literally what VINTAGE is! So prepare for a post on all my Mama’s clothing coming soon! (but this patched skirt made me feel like that was exactly what I was doing)  🙂