Change of Heart.

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Black Faux Leather Jacket, Navy T-Shirt: H&M.
Black Skirt: Aeropostale.
Sandals: TJMaxx.
Necklace: Thrifted.
Lipstick in MAC's Rebel.
Photos by Haley (@hchatlin on insta!).

Hi everyone!

A little in between outfit post before finishing up my last photos of Paris. Haley and I snapped these quickly today in the park right by our apartment. It's funny; throughout the nearly five (!) years I've been blogging, no matter where I relocate I find that God places an easy, accessible location for me to take blog pictures so I can continue on doing this. I just know it's on purpose, it's a for a reason. I would not have been nearly so dedicated if I hadn't had my open back yard for the first few years of blogging before I could drive to locations, a little forest beside my dorm both years at Kent, and now this perfect little park a few steps out the door. It's funny to see God help along and push areas of your life...I know he wants me blogging for reasons even above my own!

On another note, I have always LOATHED black and navy together. It was the most detestable of combinations for me to put together. Since I've come to Europe though no matter where I go, I've seen people dressed so chicly in black and navy. They make it seem so sophistcated, classic, and polished like I never imagined it to be, and it's completely changed my outlook on the combo. I had to buy some basics at H&M the other day because I literally have no clothes here (I brought about 3 x's less than everyone else; ouch, don't know what I was thinking), so I needed some good tops that would mix and match. Bought this navy one specifically in mind to wear with black. And although this isn't necessarily the way I want to style them together a la European style, it's a good start into mixing the two hues until I get back to the states with my full wardrobe and can play around :)

Hope you all are well! x

With much love, Lauren.
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13 lovely little notes:

Sky Fought said...

You look amazing! I miss you soooo much
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Hannah Barta said...

Beautiful :)

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Hannah Martin said...

Lauren,

I'm so happy to see you are enjoying your time in Europe. I've been praying for you and I'm glad to see you are lifted up by God and that things are going so well.

On another note, love the outfit!
<3

Anonymous said...

Lauren you look wonderful no matter what you wear! Even if it is a simple black dress or this outfit, YOU make it stand out nonetheless. Well, with your gentle attitude and beautiful face it is so easy too!!;) hope you have the best time in Florence!:D (it was amazing last Friday.. maybe I can make it to say goodbye later this fall or early winter.. *crying just thinking about it.. so so sad *) Lots of love to you!♥♥
Giulia

Sammi said...

You look sooo classy! I don't normally like navy and black together (or navy in general, honestly), but you make it looks incredibly chic. <3

xox Sammi

Elizabeth said...

Lauren, I've been following your blog for about three years now. I am almost 16, much younger then you, but you've always inspired me so much by being so honest and beautiful and fearless in what you wear. I absolutely love your style and I'm so glad God is making it possible for you to continue with your blog :) Your stay is Florence looks wonderful, I've always wanted to go and now more then ever! Maybe some day..

With Love, Elizabeth
http://whimsicalthoughtss.blogspot.com/

Miranda said...

Haha welcome to the club, Lauren! I love, love, love black and navy together, and wear it all the time.
I'm glad you have such a lovely location to shoot, too!

Miranda
Little Gold Pocket Watch

Petina Carvalho said...

you look amazing and i love the outfit !

Kendra said...

Your blog is so beautiful and so are you!
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Miche said...

You totally rock out the black and navy look, its a great look for the beginning of fall too! You're lucky about the photo opp places near you, I typically have to travel a little, but I can't complain, it can be pretty fun. Can't wait to see the rest of your Paris photos!

Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

B Ruhamania said...

Beautiful look Lovely. x
Bianka
http://ruhamania.blogspot.hu/

Anonymous said...

I felt exactly like you did about the navy-black combination. (Even worse than dark brown and black together) but after seeing so many navy clothes with a dark piping to pimp it up, I thought it could work and even look chic. (But I'm from Europe so that may explain that, haha nobody's perfect ;) )
Well, as long as they find it cool on the catwalk, it may be good for us, mere mortals haha!

Anonymous said...

P.S: I love your high bun!

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