Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bye, November.

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The holiday weekend came and went. I ate a lot and enjoyed every minute of it. I spent four days with the ones I love the most, and wish it would have lasted a little longer (and that I had more leftovers in my fridge). I couldn't be more thankful for the life I have. This year has definitely been a transition for me; from changing jobs and industries all together, to most of my friends getting in engaged and moving into big-people-homes and being in my first wedding, to turning 25 (I'll spear you the details) but it all has really helped me in realizing what my goals are as I become "an adult". Weird. I mean really, I remember being 15 and stressing about getting my driving permit, and now its "oh shit, I need to establish some real good credit if I ever what to be concerned for a home loan." I'll save that topic for another post, but my point is we're one month closer to 2015. I'm excited and I want to accomplish a lot in the next year (you can read about those things here). Here are a few pictures from the past weekend.



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#OOTD | Black + Merlot + Corduroy | Anthropologie & Nordys



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Sugar coated cranberries | I didn't end up using them on my pumpkin pie 
because they were a little too tart but they sure looked festive and pretty!



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F I N A L L Y | Hunter / Rag & Bone rain boots came out to play




xx





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Sunday, November 23, 2014

D A R K N A I L S . It's my thing.

llovestoshare: Dark Nails - OPI You Don't Know Jaques!


Call me a creature of habit, but when it comes to my nails I like them dark. A L W A Y S . Here are my silly reasons why 1. I think it makes me look older and 2. It's Chic. My favorites shades are 'Lincoln Park After Dark' and this week's winner 'You Don't Know Jacques!'. Originally I tried to talk myself into a red to go a festive direction but sometimes change freaks me out, so Jacques! won. It has a grey/brownish hue to it which equals fall to me. Chic Fall. I'm also a fan of any O P I polish in particular because painting my own nails stresses me out due to the fact that my patients will run out if I can't manage to keep the paint on my nail and not all over my skin - luckily their brushes are the best and wide so you can cover your whole nail in basically two strokes. And my mom let me borrow this magical fast-dry top coat so my nails are officially looking good for the week ahead.


Now to start think about my turkey day outfit.
Stay tune. xx


     
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Friday, November 21, 2014

#365daysofthebaybridge

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If you only knew how many pictures I have of the bay bridge since I started working in the city. . . It doesn't matter if it is grey outside, sunny, morning, afternoon, smoggy - I never get tired of it. I've accepted the fact that people probably watch me stop numerous times along the embarcadero to take different angled shots of the bridge almost everyday when I walk in to work. No Shame in my game. If I can't take selfies all day long why not take lots of pictures of the bridge. (I'm totally kidding if you don't know my sense of humor.) But on a serious note, in the past three or four years I can't help but stop and appreciate my surroundings. It doesn't matter where I am, I swear I will find something that I just find so pretty and have to snap a quick pic. I don't own a real camera (although one day I would like a starter DLSR), I just use my iphone. I'm also not a trained photographer, but after passing all my color theory/ observation of design/ perspective drawing courses I do think I have a particular eye for cool things. I usually just post the worthy ones to IG but don't be surprise if you start seeing all of them here - I was half joking when I came up the hashtag but I kinda like the idea.

No worries I'll throw in a few of the Ferry Building or Cupid's Span to keep it interesting.

xx

    
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#OOTD : Super Cool Plaid

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Will you look at that, its finally casual Friday and I can be a little more trendy. This plaid gem I scored at Target! God I love that place. Plaid has become my go-to pieces since the weather has changed, and it seems that most of the people in my office have to same idea - I've counted 5 others rockin' plaid, but I also work in the construction industry so plaid is like a second skin around here. That's what makes plaid a winner in my book; it doesn't matter who you are, you'll probably look super cool in plaid. Anyone else throw on some plaid today? By the way, PLAID was used 8x here. 

incase you were counting.
Happy Casual Friday xx

   
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Wednesday, November 19, 2014

W O R K B A S I C .

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W O R K B A S I C .  I feel like this is a common occurrence that many of us face at some point in our lives. You work in a cube where everything is an off-white hue and you deal with numbers all day, so you try to dress sharp, but it comes out basic. P L E A S E tell me I'm not alone. Since my priorities have shifted at 25, all my money goes to rent, bills, and food to stay alive, and whatever is left I either try to stash away in my savings so that I may actually own a home one day before I'm 50 - or it goes to my Starbucks addiction that I am also trying to wean off of. No more blowing all my money at Nordy's, I can only pin my dreams. How is it that these blogger/people I follow manage to have so many amazing clothes and that is their 'work basic' - If you are one of them please send me your slightly worn designer threads that you will probably only photograph once or twice in, and hook a girl up. My wardrobe palette has become a Backstreet Boys album; Black & Blue. The only thing to look forward to is Casual Fridays. xx



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Keep it coming.

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We are finally starting to get some much needed rain here. I'm hoping it just down-pours because I seriously have the best rain-boots that my bf got me for Christmas last year, and I have yet to put those babies to good use. Talk about a major fashion crisis - Hunter/ Rag & Bone boots should not be collecting dust. E V E R. I just may need to slip them on when I get home, even if the rain has stopped, to warm them up. So Rain-Gods, if you are listening; bring it. Sincerely, Lauren. This is kinda how I know I made the right choice in moving back home because who else gets this amped about rain - only this girl. The part I could do without are the crappy drivers who freakout like they may die while trying to get anywhere in the rain. Imagine if we actually got real weather storms here, people would loose their shit. I on the other hand have more outerwear than any California girl actually needs, and probably put together my cutest outfits during fall and winter. Honestly though, whether you like the rain or not, we need it so bad. 

And my rain rant is over. 
xx
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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Ho Ho, Hold up.


Is it just me, or was it just Halloween
and then it jumped to Christmas.
What happened to Thanksgiving?

It's only one of my all-time favorite holidays
so please lets take a moment.
. . . . . . . . . . . .
amen.

I can't wait to stuff my face
and for the first time in a couple years 
not work on Black Friday.
AMEN to that.

I will be rocking anything made with elastic 
and plan on overdosing on creamy-this
and pumpkin-that.

And then I'll be okay with Christmas sneaking in.

I'd be lying though if I didn't admit
I have wanted to listen to cheesy Christmas music
while at my desk BUT HAVE RESISTED
and I have already made  
a shopping list of everyone's gifts.

I do want to stay a little ahead
of all the crazy people out there,
especially at Target.

So let the count down begin
Thanksgiving is in t-minus
13 D A Y S !
Bring on the yum yums.

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