Diva.

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Polka Dot Trousers: Forever21.
Blouse, Messenger Bag, Chain Necklace: Thrifted.
Nude Heels: c/o Yeswalker.
Lipstick in MAC's Diva.

♥  Hello everyone! ♥ 

Went to Columbus the other day to spend some gift cards for places we don't have here at my local mall. Picked up a beautiful new MAC lipstick that I'm wearing in these photos called Diva. I've been wanting a dark, wine/burgundy color for quite sometime and this one is perfect! I was torn between Diva and Dark Side because they're essentially the same color, but Diva is a matte finish and Dark Side was an amplified. I went with Diva though because I didn't want so dark of a color sliding around on my lips and the matte finish helps it stay on long and last. 

Also picked up...these trousers? So strange for me! I've never owned trousers before, but 2014 must be the year that I apparently do. I was surprised that I liked them because I generally don't really like how I look in any pants, but these work well, gliding over my wider thighs and hips. Excited to explore styling options with these! I also got my dream pair of high waisted jeans at Forever21, as well, and can't wait to show you all!

I was just thinking today how awesome it is taking portraits nearly ever day. Not in a conceited way like I loveeee seeing myself, but I just think it's so cool to see the progression of my body and face as I get older. I think about my grandparents and even my parents who have so few photos of themselves throughout their lives, and that makes me sad. I want to have lots of photos to show my children and grandchildren of me when I was younger. I think style and what you wear says a lot about who you are, and it'll be awesome that they'll get to see my personality just through photos like these. Sounds dumb, but I cherish all of these blog photos. They are this snapshot in time that represents a memory, a moment. Glad I'll always have a place to store these and remember them.

With much love, Lauren.
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19 lovely little notes:

Kelly Han said...

Love the wine color on your lips and your bag! The chain necklace adds such a chic level of sophistication :)

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Laura Whitman said...

These pants are so adorable! They fit you like a dream and I'm sure that you will get a lot of use out of them when you head back to school.

Also, I agree about taking pictures. I can even see such a difference from just last year. Plus, it will be interesting to see what my kids think about the styles we wore.

xoxo,
Laura
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Sky said...

SO FAB, I love this look on you so much! Girl you can rock anything, even pants :)

Shelby Nicole said...

girl. THEM PANTS. Too cute. I feel the same way about my pictures. I wonder if my kids will react the same way I do when I look at pictures of my mom when she was a teenager. They probably will. lol.

Great post and lovely pictures! You keep venturing out to the neatest places! Keep it up, do you, have fun.

Peace OUT,
Shelby

irene wibowo said...

that is a pretty bag. I ike it! :)
Irene Wibowo

A Tablespoon of My Life said...

Oh my goodness! That lipstick on you is fabulous! :-)

Sara said...

I literally just bought a pair of polka dot jeans that are SO similar to the ones your wearing! you styled them flawlessly! Can't wait to see more outfits with these pants because I need some inspiration!

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Natasha Atkerson said...

Cute outfit! I think it's awesome too! Although I like more of the fact that my children and grand children will have my words too! What was going on in my life, what I was interested in, my dorky clothes ( for they will surely be dorky by then as with previous generations! )
Blessings,
Natasha
A modest fashion blog:
Www.natashaatkerson.blogspot.com

Jamie Rose said...

I love my high waisted jeans from Forever 21. I'm sure you'll love yours too! I've been looking for a backup pair for ages now. I'm in love with your polka dot pants though. You'll be able to remix these a ton of different ways. They're adorable on you!

Staci said...

all around AMAZING outfit, Lauren. Everything just works so wonderfully together. Have a Happy New Year gorgeous.

Ps. Diva is my favorite lipstick in the world! :))

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Mary said...

You look lovely, but what's new really?
And yeah, it is super cool even for us readers to see your progression (of your style and your facial features) over time.

Shamu Boo said...

You will be SO glad to have these pictures later in life for exactly the reasons you listed. And we, your adoring fans, are glad to have them right now :)

That blouse is wonderful. When I saw it on IG I was hoping it was as sheer as it looked and sure enough. So amazing and exciting. So glad you like those pants, they are very fun.

So lovely, so sweet, not any sort of diva, just awesome you :)

Laken said...

Those trousers are amazing! You look very darling in them :-) very nice

Laken said...

Those trousers are amazing! You look very darling in them :-) very nice

B Ruhamania said...

so perfect:)) xo
Bianka
http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

Cindi said...

The pants are very pretty! I am looking forward to see different ways of styling and also to see those highwasted jeans :)

/Cindi

http://cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

I love your new trousers, and that lipstick shade! I'm looking forward to seeing other ways you style the trousers!

Elliementary, My Dear said...

You look like such a power woman in this outfit :) I have some trousers like these from F21 and I love them. And I agree with you that it's fun to have so many pictures that capture little moments in our lives.

Katie Lee said...

Gorgeous, as always, Lauren!

Those trousers are fantastic and they look great on you!


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