Lakeside Reflections.

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Polka Dot Dress: Forever21.
Elbow Pad Blazer: H&M.
Riding Boots: Old Navy.
Lipstick in MAC's Rebel.

Hello everyone!

Life's been a bustlin' lately. I've been going into work nearly every day and picking up extra shifts which has left little time for much else. With what little time I do have, I love spending it with my little sis playing with her new Monster High dolls from Christmas or just giggling and laughing in bed. I'll miss her so much when I go back to Kent in a few weeks. We were supposed to go see Frozen tonight together but I got called in and had to cancel. Her big eyes welled all up with crocodile tears and she was really upset. But, I promised her we'd go tomorrow ♥

The reason for picking up so many shifts is I'm quite determined to save a lot of money for my Italy trip this coming fall. It burdens me that my parents have to help me out. I mean, yes I know I'm still their child and it's their job to take care of me, but the fact that they have to help me out with this bothers me. Not in a I'm-too-good-I-don't-need-your-help sort of way. Rather, a I feel bad that you didn't get this opportunity, and now you're helping me to make my dreams come true? I don't know. I already feel so indebted for everything that my parents do for me already, and I know they don't mind helping me out for paying for my semester in Italy (they're more than happy to!) it just bothers me that they always put themselves last to make me happy. So, any money I can make to go towards my funds I'm working on!  Thankfully I love my job and most of the time it doesn't even feel like work at all (except when I have to organize the jeans--ugh).

Hope all of you are doing well after all of the Christmas excitement. In the retail world it hasn't quite ended--returns, exchanges, and gift cards GALORE! x

With much love, Lauren.
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14 lovely little notes:

Tineke said...

Lovely outfit, i really like your blazer!
xx

Ruby Sterland said...

Love the colours in your outfit! Happy New Year, and good luck fundraising that trip to Italy! I went when I was a kid, and it was amazing. x

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Jamie Rose said...

Frozen was awesome! I hope you love it because I'm already ready to see it again. It's so good.

But anyway, I love any time you wear this polka dot dress. It's just so cute on you. The blazer with the elbow patches pairs with it perfectly.

Elliementary, My Dear said...

Love your blazer, so cute with the elbow patches. And I like the equestrian vibe of your whole outfit. I always felt bad when my parents would pay for me too. The fact that you realize and appreciate all that they do for you says a lot though, as most people would probably take it for granted. And I hope you get to see Frozen. I still have the songs from that movie stuck in my head haha.

Nikki said...

What a beautiful outfit Lauren! Definitely something I'd wear in a heartbeat. Especially those gorgeous riding boots. I hope you're having lots of fun at Aero. It must be wonderful to save for something as magical as a semester in Italy! It's a beautiful country, I've been there a few times :) You are going to Florence, right? Best city! Much luck with saving and have fun at the movies tomorrow! xo

Saki said...

So pretty. Lovely dress. :)

Kalie said...

That dress and that blazer are divine together! Good luck with your extra shifts at work!

xox

Kalie H.
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~K said...

I prefer to earn the money myself too - but let your parents help whilst they want to, you might as well make the most of it :)

A semester in Italy? That sounds like great fun - I have been to Italy for travels and it is a wonderful place, very beautiful. I hope you will get to see Italy as well as study ;)

Lovely outfit too btw :)

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Kelly Han said...

So lovely :)
You look gorgeous as always!

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Tiffany Ima said...

Great outfit! What a cute dress.

Tiffany Ima
Style Honestly

countrygirlcityfashion said...

This outfit - perfect. Everything about it is just perfect. I love the dress, the jacket, the boots, and they all look fabulous together.

Shamu Boo said...

Jeans organization sounds like zero fun indeed. And I am sure your parents notice how hard you are working and know how much you appreciate their help. That sort of kindness is its own payment and lets them know what a wonderful job they did in raising you. Like that dress, dear. Very cool :)

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friedenlinde said...

I love this! You look so cute in boots, and the outfit turned out oh so well. I love everything about it, the polka dots dress and the elbow patches blazer, so cute.
I wish you all the best for the new year :)

Natasha Atkerson said...

I LOVE that dress, and with those boots and vintage sweater? Stunning!
I think it's great that you feel responsible for yourself! Too many people don't care how much their parents support them. Although it's very nice to have help from people you love.
Blessings,
Natasha
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