Wednesday, May 23, 2012


Instagram: Portfolio in InDesign// Almost finished wall for port show// Taking care of my Smalls// New business cards.

As much as I would love to shoot new outfits everyday (goal for after grad.) my daily routine mostly consists of different things that need to be completed before my upcoming school portfolio show. I thought I would share a few recent pictures (via instagram) of what I work on when I'm not catching up on blog reading, posting, and commenting. I am in the process of finishing up my hardcopy portfolio, which will be sent off to print soon and put together in a pretty acrylic binder for the show/ future interviews. For the day of the show we are required to have a booth set up, so the bf built me a wall and painted it glossy white - it'll be my job to decorate, obviously. Between school, projects, and life, I also care for my little guy - who is my cuddle buddy when working away late on the computer. And one of the best parts of getting everything ready for the portfolio show is receiving different things in the mail - today it was my personal business cards. So happy with the way they turned out. I used and highly recommend it. There will definitely be more pictures after the show (June 13th) to share.

*Update: And this arrived today to make it even more official.

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Monday, May 21, 2012


Outfit: tank - Anthropologie, pants - Forever 21, sandals - Target, and necklace/bracelets - Tiffany & Co.

I kept it pretty simple this weekend because I have had a lot going on. Sometimes a fun pair of lounge pants is the way to go - especially when you're running errands all day. At first, I really wasn't into printed bottoms but I came across a couple pairs and knew I needed to have them (I'm sure I'll wear my Anthro ones in the coming month). Have you embraced the lounge pant trend? It's definitely a comfy one.

Sidenote - I finally picked a dress for grad. Thank you for helping me out ♥      

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Wednesday, May 16, 2012


With my college graduation less than 30 days away, I have been on a mission to find the perfect little summer dress to wear to the ceremony (under my gown). I love the current tulip-shape trend, floral prints, and pops of colors - So now I need to make a final decision between the top three. I think I have already decided on a nude sandal from Free People, and I'll probably just wear my gold Maya Brenner 'L' necklace with a few bangles to finish off my outfit. 

I love to get your opinion, which dress do you like better?? 

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Outfit: Shirt - Anthropologie, Jeans - J Brand, Bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs, and gold collar - Treasure Island Flea Market (similar).

Besides the fact that my outfit is denim on denim (which I have been wanting to put together all season), it was also very late 70's. I think it was inspired by my recent obsession with Freaks and Geeks reruns - they've been on the Sundance channel all weekend. Anything with Jason Segal, Seth Rogen, and James Franco is a winner in my book. Judd Apatow sure knows what he is doing when creating shows (another obsession, Girls on HBO - anyone else hooked?). Speaking of shows... I'm also counting down to the new season of Pretty Little Liars / June 5th. What can I say, I just love their wardrobes and the continuous build up to who "A" is. Clearly my DVR and I are BFFs because I could go on and on about all the shows I watch. Do you find inspiration from any shows you watch? Favorites??

(image via here)

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Friday, May 11, 2012

Silly Goose.

Outfit: high-low blouse - local boutique, tube top/ leggings/ bracelet - H&M, wedges - Nordstrom, and sunnies - Free People. 

My boyfriend gets frustrated sometimes (secretly I know he loves it) when we shoot because I move a lot and have a natural talent of making funny faces. It usually happens due to the fact that I never stop talking. What can I say, I have been a silly goose since I was born. I love to laugh and talk no matter who I'm with, or what I'm doing (life can't be so serious all the time). So even though I put my Zoolander face on for most of the pictures you see, I want you to know that there are probably twenty more with eyes closed and crooked-half open mouths. I hope as I continue to blog you will consider me as a regular friend, a normal-silly girl who happens to love clothes - A LOT, because thats exactly who I am. I'm really looking forward to getting to know some of you too - please feel free to leave your link below.

Case in point, Mrs. Duck joined the party and obviously I couldn't help myself but start chatting away.        

You can see more pictures from this post here.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Outfit: dress - H&M, sweater and bracelet - Free People, platforms - Charles David (Nordstrom), and nails - OPI Panda-monium pink.

I was shopping at Nordstrom (back in February) and saw these red/cork beauties. I thought they would be perfect for spring, but wasn't sure if they would look good since I don't have the tiniest feet - they're more like flippers. I'm pretty sure I went in twice to look at them, and once more to actually try them on. The Nordstrom sales guy definitely worked for his commission that day - we tried on different sizes and colors. Finally, I decided I wasn't going to let my shoe size hold me back, and just embrace my size 9 that I was blessed with. Sold. I'd be lying if I said I didn't feel a little like a Spice Girl in them, but they are super comfortable.

Are you on Poses or Fashiolista? I just made my accounts this past week and am already hooked - great sources for outfit inspiration.          

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Outfit: dress - Free People, ivory bangle - Kate Spade, and studded bangle - H&M.

Little details throughout the day make me smile. It could be something like someone saying 'have a nice day', or picking up a sweet treat from my favorite bakery. Today, it was receiving the new Free People catalog in the mail and my top-knot bun. Also, I reached my second fifteen star mark at Starbucks - which means a free drink postcard will be coming soon (if you don't have a gold card I highly recommend it). Silly to think things like that can make my day but I've learned not to take even the smallest things for granted.     

You can also find me on facebook and twitter. Let's connect ♥

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Monday, May 7, 2012

Met Glam.

Did you happen to catch the live stream of The Met Gala last night? If you didn't, I'm sure you have gone through the amazing photos already (I have a board on pinterest just for them). I can't seem to pick a favorite due to the breathtaking among of glam that everyone was rocking. Wouldn't you agree that old hollywood was truly an inspiration from the gowns, to the hair and jewels? I definitely think it was one of the more fabulous trends seen on the red carpet. I would die to wear one of these flawless pieces, everyone just looked stunning.

Who was your favorite/ or least favorite of the night? Did you enjoy the old hollywood look? I'd love to hear your thoughts.    

(All photos were collected via pinterest, original sources are 1, 2, 3, and 4)

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Who. what.

I put together an about page this evening. Who knew writing about yourself could be so challenging. I hope it gives a little insight about L. loves to share, and who I am. If you have any questions, or just want to say hi, you can email/tweet me - I love making new friends.

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Ps. I mentioned my little guy on the new page, so I thought it only appropriate to introduce him too. This is Smalls. He is named after one of my favorite movies - The Sandlot. Fun Facts: He only drinks out of a cup, and is afraid of bugs. I can always count on him to cheer me up with his little kisses. I'm sure he'll sneak into a few of my shots now and then - he's definitely a regular on instagram.


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Friday, May 4, 2012


Outfit: top - H&M, shorts - Forever 21, belt - Target, gold choker - Treasure Island Flea Market, and wedges - Nordstrom.

I purchased these shorts recently and couldn't wait to wear them out. There is just something about a white spot/navy combo that makes me happy - don't you agree? I am definitely looking forward to some warmer weather in order to change up my wardrobe with more shorts and cute sun dresses.  

The rest of today's photos are posted here

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Thursday, May 3, 2012


29 days ago my world stopped (for a little bit). Before then, I was guilty of rushing through life and taking things for granted. 
Today I wanted to share my story with you, as I reflect on it all and hope to grow as a stronger person.

On April 5th, I went to the doctor's to get a regular physical and to hopefully get some answers about some stomach issues I had been having. Everything about this visit was supposed to be normal. During the exam my doctor asked if I'd like her to check my breasts - I honestly wasn't even going to let her because I had just received my annual two weeks before and everything was fine, but I said sure. She worked her way from left to right and immediately stopped. She asked me if I could feel that, I had no idea what she was talking about. She took my hand and pushed it against the side of my right breast. I couldn't believe what was happening. There was a large, round lump sitting right there on my own chest. How could I have missed this?? Better question, how could my other doctor have missed this?? I lost it and broke down. I had so many mixed emotions, mostly because I'm twenty-two and about to graduate, and breast cancer does run in my family. The doctor ordered me to get an ultrasound so we could know what we were dealing with. She told me it would be okay, but that she doesn't mess around with these type of things because she was a breast cancer surviver (diagnosed when she was 30). Even though I was so upset I was also relieved that she had found it.

I went to the local breast center on April 12th to have my ultrasound. I really didn't know what to expect as far as what news I was going to receive or what the lump actually looked like. I live away from home so I was extremely nervous going in by myself - I felt like such a baby (I was definitely the youngest patient there that day). I was given a really nice robe to put on and put in a darker lit room for the exam. Two ladies came in and started right away. I was told to roll onto my left side. I couldn't see the screen, just a stupid wall. They weren't saying anything... just rolling over and over the lump. I knew it wasn't good, because if it was they would have stopped by now. The silence got to me and the tears started. Both ladies' professional walls cracked and they started to comfort me - one even leaned down and held my hand, she stated the obvious that I was too young to be there. They finished up and sent for the radiologist. He joined us and looked over the images. He let me know that he didn't think it was cancer but to be sure we were going to have to do an ultrasound core biopsy. He conformed that it was on the larger size and was indeed a mass (not a cyst - which is fluid filled). I left still in shock that I was even dealing with this - I had just returned from a great spring break and was ready to finish the school year strong, and now all that was put on hold. I knew for the biopsy I was going to need my mom; I couldn't emotionally do anymore without her. I called her right away and she of course made plans to be with me for the biopsy and for the follow up results.

April 19th was biopsy day. I went in with the mind set that I can handle anything (it was mostly a front just because I was tried of crying and knew needles were involved). It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be but that might be due to the fact that I was numb from my armpit to the center of my chest. They took three samples of the lump with this crazy tool ( I couldn't see it but it sounded like the pop gun when you get your ears pierce). They refer to the samples as "strands". I also saw the ultrasound images for the first time. From feeling the lump I thought it was the size of a large grape, but it actually went a lot deeper. They wrapped me up and I was done in like a half an hour. I was told not to lift anything for the next 24 hours; it was my princess day. I was so glad to have my mom there after as a support team, and as a distraction (I wasn't going to be able to find out the results until April 24th). I knew she was just as worried as I was but she kept her cool the whole time. She also dropped everything to make sure she was with me through the next week. I couldn't thank her enough and realized that life is truly precious and I am so blessed to have her as my mommy.

April 24th finally came. I knew whatever news I was going to receive, that it was going to be the first day of the rest of my life. The past four weeks had changed me. It was a wake up call to slow down, enjoy everyday and everyone in my life. It also taught me that your body is powerful and it doesn't matter how much of a control freak you are, it is going to do what it wants to do - the best way you can deal with it is to be aware. Especially as a woman, I now know its important to know your own chest because it is something I will need to be aware of for the rest of my life. My mom got to come into the room this time with me. The radiologist, who did the ultrasound and biopsy, was the one to deliver the results. He was a really nice man and I was glad that of all doctors I was paired with him. I was super antsy and just watched his mouth as he spoke - and then I saw the word B-E-N-I-G-N. I died. Holy Crap! Thank the man above, it's benign!! I felt so fortunate because I know that that is not always to case for everyone. The radiologist did continue to inform us that the lump will need to be removed soon. I have what is know as a Fibroadenoma mass. It increases in size because of hormones and mine is already 6cm wide (about 2.5 inches) and 3cm deep. My response, "Mmm Ya! Lets get this thing out!" We decided that it would be best to do this after I graduate in June - that way I will be home and my mom will be able to care for me. My mom and I left the breast center ecstatic! Other than making all the necessary calls to family, we went to my favorite bakery to pick up my favorite treats to celebrate. It was over. No more waiting and worrying, I could finally get back to living.

For anyone who has dealt with a similar situation, whether it being your health or someone close to you, I absolutely know how rough and unfair it seems. I definitely encourage you to talk about it - even if its just with a friend. Holding in all those emotions sucks and nothing feels worse than feeling alone. 

Taking the time to reflect today has truly helped me, and I hope by sharing others find comfort in knowing their not alone. 

(Promise I'll be back to my normal outfit posts asap.)     


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Wednesday, May 2, 2012


Over the weekend I received my graduation gift from my amazing mom. I couldn't be more thankful, its just perfect. I had originally saw it as a pin on pinterest, and then started to see more and more about Maya Brenner Designs, and became sold. I will definitely be a returning customer.

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012


Outfit: knitted top and wedges - Nordstrom, leggings - Asos, bracelets - Free People, and bag - Marc by Marc Jacobs.

I couldn't be more ready for a new month - How about you? April was such a mix of emotions that nothing would make my happier than welcoming May with a bang. (my shiny leggings are pretty bangin' if I do say so myself.) 

Come check out the rest of today's photos on L. loves to share facebook page.

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Fresh Start.

Here it is, the first post on my new blog and I'm so excited to be back! I look at this as a fresh start for me, and I can't wait to share all that I'm about to embark on. In my eyes, my life is just beginning, and I'm completely determined to succeed.

"The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can." - Mike Dooley Pin It Now!
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