Thursday, December 4, 2014

Bye, November. : Bye, November

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. : Bye, November

#OOTD | Black + Merlot + Corduroy | Anthropologie & Nordys : Bye, November

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! : Bye, November

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


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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

#OOTD : Super Cool Plaid

llovestoshare: ootd super cool plaid

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 .

llovestoshare: work basic

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.

llovestoshare: keep it coming

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. 
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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.
. . . . . . . . . . . .

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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Friday, November 14, 2014

Twenty-five, while Twenty-five.

I'm a list maker.
To make sure I get shit done
I have to have a list.

This is my twenty-five, while twenty-five list
in no particular order.

Meet my savings goal for the year.
(that means putting some away each month)

Setting up Figures and Threads 

Learn to cook.

Explore more + Sight see.

Read more.

Make homemade coffee drinks.
(In order to save money)

Face fears.

Worry less.

Send more snail mail.

Learn Yoga.

Take more pictures.

Laugh everyday.

Enjoying running.

Put together an illustration book.

Give back/ Donate.

More spontaneous date nights.

Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.

Master painting my own nails.

Build up my credit.

Attend a fashion event in the city.

Grow a little garden.

Expand my taste for wine & cheeses.

Enjoy the little wins, too.

I've got until 9 . 27 . 15 to complete.
I'm going to make the most of this year
and like I said above - get shit done.



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Thursday, November 13, 2014

Yeah, I've got a plan.

It's nice to refresh little things around here.
And as mush as I play with the idea of change,
keeping this blog simple is the way I like it.

At the beginning of October 
I thought I would check out Wordpress 
to start a blog for a new idea
 but I just couldn't take to it 
and missed my space over here.

llovestoshare is for my life. rants. outfits.
and my new baby Figures and Threads 
is going to be for posting. selling. 
my art and closet.

How this idea came to be:

I enjoy drawing, painting, and shopping
and can't keep it all so why not sell it.

I've wanted my own business since I was little.
I can't afford to open a real boutique
but that is the great thing about the internet
no need for a brick-and-mortar,
they have URLs for that.

Since turning 25, 
I always thought that at this age
I would have accomplished more.
I have the big-girl job and have left the nest,
but there are still things I want to add to this list 
and this idea is one of them.

Cheers to myself, 
and to wherever this idea may take me.


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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

fact: i still care.

funny how when you create a blog you have all these ideas for it 
and think about what you would like to achieve with it 
- and for what ever reason life happens, and things change, and none of it got accomplished.
i say this with a smirk on my face because in all reality it was due to me being lazy...

 too lazy to take pictures (which i love doing)
too lazy to write (which actually comes pretty naturally if i don't over think it)
too lazy to put the amount of time in that i use to spend in trying to make this perfect

just keeping it real.

but as it says above - if you still talk about it, you still care about it.
and i do - like, a lot.

i made an industry change with my new job and i feel like i've been missing something.
missing a creative outlet, missing a style identity that i worked really hard on through school,
missing a space that brought me a lot a joy and passion
so i'm back bitches, and i'm leaving the lazy out.

  its time for a face lift, and a little filler around this blog.

xx L

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