Chatterbox.

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Pink Bow Back Bethany Mota Crop Top: Aeropostale.
Floral Shorts: Forever21.
Necklace: Thrifted.
Loafers: c/o Pink and Pepper.
Lipstick in MAC's Chatterbox.

Hi all!

I think this summer has been "the summer of the crop top" for me. I remember last summer I was starting to get into them, but couldn't ever find them in clothing stores to try them out. The two I actually had were both thrifted! Now they're everywhere (it's hard to find anything not cropped), and at Aero especially we carry a ton. They're just my favorite type of top to wear right now because they seem a little bit cooler in the summer heat, and they're flattering for smaller busted gals like myself. 

This one is my fifth one I've gotten since I got back to Aero? Jeeze, I gotta stop. But I got a peek at the new inventory that we're getting in the store this weekend and it's going to be sooo hard to resist! Ergh, working in a clothing store you like can be both a blessing and a curse!

With much love, Lauren.

P.S. Thank you for all of your helpful words on my last post! x

Leave It Behind.

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Floral Garden Dress: c/o OASAP.
Black T-Strap Heels: Thrifted.
Lipstick in Lime Crime's Centrifuchsia.

I've felt strangely insecure lately just about everything, which is strange because I haven't felt this way in many years. Nothing really even happened to make me feel this way--I just do. I haven't been taking outfit photos as often lately because I just don't like to look at myself, or even take them during this time I've felt kind of down. It just feels labor some to try and get what I have pictured in my mind, and when I can't it brings me down even more so. It's just not body insecurity lately, but insecurity about everything about my general appearance and personality, as well. My round face, my imperfect skin, my inability to do makeup, my forever unruly, frizzy, mess of hair that I can never get to look good...it's just overwhelming to find all these flaws in myself lately and I don't really know what brought it about.

I'm not writing this so we can all have a big pity party for Lauren evening...more so, I just want to let others know that you can be at peace with your body and appearance, but there are still days/times when it's a struggle. I've had a solid self positivity for about three years now, so it surprised me to feel so weak in my thinking all of a sudden when usually I can reassure and instill confidence in myself.

I don't know if it could be a factor, but perhaps it's because I'm feeling very anxious about leaving for Europe soon. I have all these worries and anxieties and it's making me doubt myself, abilities, and life/relationships I guess. With that insecurity breeding of traveling abroad, I think perhaps I've found my confidence in other areas of my life also crumbling down. Been trying to read my Bible more often and look for encouraging verses to bring me back to where I was. I know this is just a little stumbling block that I will get through! x

With much love, Lauren.

Tomgirl.

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Striped Crop Top, Olive Shorts, Long Sweater, Black Loafers: Thrifted.
Hat: c/o OASAP.
Cameo: Gift from my grandmother.
Lipstick in WNW's Rose Bud.

Hello, all

My mom snapped these photos of my outfit this evening when we went for a little walk. Definitely more boyish than what I usually go for, but I quite like it a lot actually. Very sleepy tonight with little to say; must get to bed! x

With much love, Lauren.

Loves Like a Hurricane.

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Floral Crop Top: Aeropostale.
Burgandy Circle Skirt: c/o OASAP.
Kimono, Floppy Hat, Loafers: Thrifted.
Lipstick in MAC's Please Me.

Hello all  ♥ 

For awhile now I've been thinking about  how perhaps how my writing has been kind of stagnant lately because I've been lacking new experiences. I wrote a lot in high school about struggles with not having friends, my OCD, my depression, and wanting to get away from hometown. Then before college I had a huge breakup that shaped me a lot, and then of course moving away to college is a huge life changer. In all of these moments in my life, my writing has been really strong. It's come easily and I could write things I was proud of and that truly expressed my emotions. I'd say this past year through my sophomore year of college and this summer I've been kind of at a dry place in my writing because I'm not experiencing anything new to really be moved enough to write passionately. It somewhat bothers me, but not a ton because I know that studying abroad will be the biggest life changer thus far in my life; I'm sure I'll probably have too much to write about.

But something actually happened unexpectedly last night that caught me off guard and was one of those life changing moments I guess. I never thought just living and enjoying summer in my hometown would bring one about a random, somewhat uncommon, experience that I never thought I'd have.

My mother loves Mcdonald's unsweetened ice teas. She's gotten four a day (before work, lunch break, coming home, and evening) for probably the past thirty years. I can't remember a time when we don't go to Mcdonald's, and it sounds silly, but it's a weird bonding experience for my mom and I. I'll go with her every night around 10:30 or so and we'll talk and chat about that day while she gets her tea. Last night I went with her like I have hundreds, perhaps even a thousands times, but in all those 3 minute trips down to Mcdonald's we've never witnessed an accident.

We were sitting at the bottom of a hill waiting to turn when a motorcycle came fastily around the bend and tried going up the hill. We could immediately see that it wasn't going to make it, and they almost hit us as we kind of braced ourselves, but it ended up toppling over and both riders were thrown off the vehicle. In absolute terror and not knowing what to do, fearing they were dead, we drove away and then called 911. As we drove back, one of the guys was up and trying to get the motorcycle to start, the other sitting in the woods with his head in his hands, no moving. I asked them if they were okay, and the one moving said yes, so we told them we had called 911 anyways to come help. It wasn't until we had turned around and glanced back we saw the moving man trying to throw a case of beer into the woods and falling down in trying to do so.

They were drunk. 

In that moment my stomach dropped as the realization hit me that these two guys could have killed us if we had been a few seconds earlier. They could have killed themselves. They could have killed someone along the way after trying to get up from their accident and flee the scene. All because they had decided to drink and drive home that night. I became so livid and sick feeling inside, to realize that this stuff really happens. That people drive drunk and they threaten the lives of others just because they don't want to be responsible. 

The 911 operator that was still on the line heard me exclaim with disbelief that they were drunk, and she transferred me over to the police station where I reported everything that had happened. My mom and I waited around and the guys threw the motorcycle in the ditch and tried getting away before the police got there in order not to be caught, but they were badly injured and too drunk too hardly walk. I got a call later from the police saying they got them and I was so relieved...I didn't want to think about if they hadn't caught these guys that they wouldn't have been persecuted and been punished for their actions. 

It sounds maybe dumb to you all that this would be one of those moments that changes the way you think about things, but it was just like anything that has ever happened to me. I can't explain how I feel that I could have been hit, injured, and possibly killed because of these two guys and their actions. It makes me livid about drunk drivers, absolutely livid. Almost to the point where I'm not sure anymore whether I want to have a drink on my 21st birthday because I'm just so disgusted by this substance that people abuse. 

I don't know. It was just one of those moments that you never expect to come, but kind of changes you forever. Scary how that can happen.

With much love, Lauren.

A Day Away.

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White Lace Shirt, Loafers, Tan Satchel: Thrifted.
Pink Lace Skirt, Heart Necklace: Forever21.
Lipstick in Lime Crime's Centrifuchsia.

Hello everyone ♥ 

I had such a fun time yesterday adventuring away out of town with my family. We went to a near by city where we had lunch overlooking a beautiful pine forest and lake. It was foggy and so serene out... and it was just so nice to chat and eat and admire God's handiwork. I had one my favorite foods ever, french onion soup, and it was A+! I also got a warm cappuccino that was what dreams are made of  ♥ 

After, we went to the Smucker's headquarters (which I have saved for a different post!), and an amusement park of sorts for my little sister where we played crappy, rip off arcade games which are still fun with her, nonetheless. We ended the day with shopping at a local outlet mall I'd never been to, and went to The Gap for the first time in years...and would you believe my frugal and indecisive self actually picked something up? I found the perfect crocheted neckline shirt for my trip to Italy that will be ideal for those 90+ days when I get there in August. 

I hope you all are really lovely! Tell me what your weekend was like--I love to hear from you all :)

With much love, Lauren.

Peachy Corals of the Sort.

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Floral Strapless Dress: Forever21.
Loafers, Green Jacket: Thrifted.
Binoccular Necklace: Gift.
Lipstick in NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream Buenos Aires.

Hello, hello

A hot, humid summer day it was with blissful thunderstorms erupting throughout. I find nature and its wishy washy-ness fascinating and ever so beautiful... I try to cherish the weather of all the different days, no matter what they may be. 

Man, have I had this dress for such a long time though. I got it in the beginnings of high school one summer. My mom took a trip to Columbus one day and had stopped by the Forever21 there and bought a few items for me...she had laid them on my bed as a surprise for when I got home. I'll never forget finding this beauty on my bed and being giddy with happiness over actually owning it. I don't wear it much anymore; it kind of gets lost in my huge sea of florals section in my closet. For the humidity and heat we've had lately I thought it would be perfect for today, and wearing it again reminded me of how much I used to love it. The thing I love about clothes is the sentimental value and memories they hold. It's almost like they're like people in a sense...where they become a part of your story as the years wear on.

Don't forget to check out the new items (and still the pretty old ones!) in my online store. I have both vintage pieces I thrift, as well as, pieces from my personal closet that I grow out of or don't wear much any more. I'm getting rid of it all at the end of the summer before I leave for Italy, so please help things go to good homes! Remember, use CLEAROUT for 25% off at checkout :)

With much love, Lauren.

New Store Update:Vintage Swimsit, 1970's Jumpsuit, Ferragamo Heels ♥

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Hello everyone! ♥

Happy to be back with another store update of some things new and old. I've done some thrifting here and there for vintage and found  great pieces like the 1960's shift dress and 1970's bell bottom jumpsuit...but I've had to hold off buying alot because I need to sell what I have first! I don't want to gather too many items because at the end of the summer I'm doing a complete clear out of ALL of my items to a vintage retailer. I just can't keep and store them all while I'm away in Italy, and then for another semester while I'm at school.

That being said, I'm REALLY wanting to get some of these items sold so that they just don't go to a vintage store, but to some of you all for better prices and I know good homes where they'll be worn ♥ Prices are negotiable, so email me at laurenpfieffer [at] yahoo.com if you think something is unfair or you have a question about sizing, fabric, more pictures, ect. I'd be happy to help! 

I always like to have a little deal going on, and since I need to start clearing out, hopefully a 25% off your entire purchase at checkout will help! Just use CLEAROUT at checkout and it'll take it right off! :)

Thank you all for supporting my store; all I make this summer is going to funding my semester abroad in Italy, so I am so grateful! x

With much love, Lauren.
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