Buzzing in Victoria Beckham

VB x Target - Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

Bees, bugs, embellishments – oh my! I’m starting off this Tuesday talking about one of my favorite pieces from the Victoria Beckham x Target collection, the black embellished bug dress. First off, I am such a fan of halter style clothing. In my option, the halter look works on all body types. Second, the fun embellishments on this dress turn it from a boring black dress into a fashion forward ensemble.

Outfit details below.

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I didn’t hesitate to pair my new favorite black slingbacks with this outfit. The wooden heel on these is super cute and very on trend. I bought them for work thinking that they would be a strictly in-office heel but they’ve turned out to be so comfortable. I wear them constantly now!

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“Perfect work bag” alert!! I have finally found a professional purse that is big enough to hold everything AND be cute at the same time. The practicality of this bag is incredible. There are zipper compartments for papers and a laptop. There are also tons of inside pockets for a cell phone, lipstick, keys, etc. You name it, this bag has got it. Plus it’s a snap close, which is always nice.

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Not only is this VB x Target dress super cute, it’s also crazy comfortable with the perfect amount of stretch – what more could you want?!

My jewelry is pretty basic with this embellished dress – Medium sized hoop earrings paired with a simple cuff and watch. For ensembles like this, I tend to go with the classic “less is more” approach for accessories.

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My outfit:

Women's Black Embellished Bug Dress - Victoria Beckham for TargetStella & Dot ANSLEY CUFFMichael Kors Large Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45MmStella & Dot CELESTIAL HOOPS'Cable Collectibles' Heart Ring with Diamonds DAVID YURMAN

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Summery Off-The-Shoulder

It’s officially summer y’all! Time to put away those jackets and bring on the off-the-shoulder tops. I loved switching over from my winter to summer wardrobe and going from a bunch of black and neutral shades to now bright colors and tons of variation in my closet! I hang most of my clothes up and I forgot how much summer stuff I have – Does that happen to anyone else after a whole year, forgetting all the clothes you have?!

Summer is my favorite time of the year and this marks my first summer season sharing my “sweet life” with you all. Let’s get started!

Here’s one of my new fave off-the-shoulder tops. I love that it can be worn as either a tunic or a dress – however, if you’re tall like me, I’d stick with wearing it as a tunic! I paired it with my trusty white jean capri’s and my new rockstud white wedges that I’m totally obsessing over (see below for outfit details).

I went with my classic white Kendra Scott earrings and my favorite initial ring and cuff for jewelry. With off-the-shoulder and even semi-busy tops in general I like to keep my accessories simple. I have been getting really into barely-there choker necklaces and I love this one that has a tiny teardrop diamond on it.

Outfit details:

  Michael Kors Large Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45Mm

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Striped Rad Romper

Striped Rad Romper - Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

I am so into rompers this season – I know I’m super late to the game! This romper I am especially loving because it’s so versatile. It can be easily dressed up for a night out on the town or dressed down for some afternoon shopping. 

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I chose to pair this outfit with a cute grey lacey choker and my fave Stella & Dot bracelets – linked below.

Striped Rad Romper - Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

One of the best parts about rompers (in my opinion) are how comfortable they are!! This one has a synched waist and a halter top – which I also love. Halters are flattering on pretty much everyone and super easy to wear especially in this crazy summer heat we are about to have.

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Bless the vertical stripes on this romper for making me feel super tall – can they make all of them like this?! 

Striped Rad Romper - Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

And below you’ll see me smiling super big – no not because it’s Monday but because tomorrow I get to stuff my face with tacos (because Taco Tuesday obviously) … And who doesn’t crack a smile when they think of their next taco?!

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Shop striped rompers: 

Women's Faithfull The Brand Sunkissed Cotton RomperWomen's Moon River Ruffle RomperWomen's Bardot Frankie Stripe RomperWomen's Vince Camuto Kalai Stripe Off The Shoulder Romper

My outfit: 

Stella & Dot GILDED PATH DOUBLE WRAP BRACELET - WHITEStella & Dot ANSLEY CUFFMichael Kors Large Lexington Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 45MmKate Spade Orchard street small natalya

 

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My Favorite Products – Spring Roundup

My Favorite Products

I decided to switch up my beauty routine recently and my skin, lips, hair, and eyelashes have thanked me… These are a few of my new favorite products!

Remember, you can click on the pictures to purchase the products. 

Ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color: For so long I had been using a normal eyebrow pencil so when I started using this benefit brow gel I was blown away. No more worrying about my eyebrows looking horrible at the end of the day / applying more of the eyebrow pencil in the middle of the day and I was finally able to shape my eyebrows in a way that looked completely natural (and no lines)! I can’t recommend this product enough, especially for those who put their makeup on super quick in the morning and don’t have much time to mess around with perfecting their brows. I use the 01 color (light) because it goes best with my cool skin tone and blonde hair. 

Blowout Balm R + Co

R+Co Park Ave Blowout Balm:  I’m obsessed with this new styling product! It keeps my hair looking bouncy and feeling super soft. The best thing is, my hair looks just as good on the second day (which is new for me)! A little bit of the product goes a long way – so it’s well worth the slightly higher price tag. This is now a must have in my daily hair routine. 
 
Too Faced Semi Sweet Chocolate Palette
Semi Sweet Chocolate Bar Eyeshadow Palette: I love the warm colors in this palette and the pink and gold hues. Plus, the dark blue is great for the crease. These colors go well with my skin tone and my blue & green eyes. Plus, the palette literally smells like chocolate – it’s amazing. 
 
Rodan+Fields Lash Enhancements
Rodan+Fields Lash Enhancements: I’ve been using the lash boost for 8 weeks now and my lashes have been completely transformed! I started to see results after week 3 and have been floored every week with the amazing results. They are looking long and beyond belief. The serum is worth every penny – I have never been more excited about my eyelashes! I will be posting a before and after transformation post soon so stay tuned. Click the picture above or the link to purchase today! 
 
Neutrogena Oil Free Moisture SPF 15
Neutrogena SPF 15: Now that summer is right around the corner, sunscreen should be an essential part of your daily routine. I’ve started using this moisturizer everyday under my foundation to protect my skin from the harsh sun. I was surprised by how “oil-free” it actually is – my skin didn’t feel oily at all after using it. This is the first moisturizer I’ve used that didn’t dry out my skin or clog my pores. I definitely recommend trying out this product if you are searching for a good facial sunscreen! 
 
Vaseline rosy lips lip therapyVaseline Lip Therapy: I recently was introduce to lip therapy and I can’t believe I didn’t know about this before. I use the “rosy lips” for a cute pink tint. 
 
SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1 Mattifying

SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water: I have been searching for a non-oily solution for removing my makeup for forever and I have finally found something I love – this micellar water. The all-in-1 magnifying is so gentle on my skin and takes off my makeup so easily (even waterproof eyeliner)! The micellar water works so well and leaves my face feeling super smooth and hydrated. I am so happy with this – I’m never going back to another makeup remover again! 

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Sweet Life – Graduation Edition

Yesterday was my college graduation and now I can officially say “I’m a BA (but technically a BSBA)” !! I am so excited for my next chapter in Washington, DC.

Here are some fun grad pictures taken at my favorite spot in the city – the Lincoln Memorial.

I have attached a similar dress to the one I have on here, and I also put up the shoes and accessories I have on. 

      

Dress: Lilly Pulitzer || Shoes: Vince Camuto || Earrings: Kendra Scott || Watch: Michael Kors ||Bracelets: Stella & Dot 

 

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Perfect Spring Florals

Sweet Life of Lauren Grace

I’m obsessed with the print and colors of this Free People tunic. It has a little bit of a palm print in it which is so on trend right now. Plus, the colors are perfect for spring and it’s super lightweight!

I paired it with these light wash Joe’s Jeans but it would also go great with white pants. My trusty BCBGeneration stone colored slip ons were perfect for this outfit because of the brown detail in the top and also I’m trying to get my wear out of them while I still can.  

Of course, I have on my favorite Ray Ban aviators (that go with everything!) and some cute Stella & Dot bangles. I chose to go with these fun mint green statement earrings that are vintage Stella & Dot but white or green tassel earrings would look great too.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day gift guide

Mother’s Day is a little over a week away and I wanted to share some of my favorite gift ideas! From espadrilles and a sun hat to perfume and jewelry, there’s something on this list for every mom.

Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Spray – ($94.00)

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Ariella Collection Crystal Stack Rings – Set of 3 – ($17.00)Screen Shot 2017-05-04 at 5.20.28 PM

Eugenia Kim You’re Blocking My Sun Straw Sun Hat – ($495.00)

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CLUSE La Bohème Leather Strap Watch – ($99.00)

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Rosanna ‘Kashmir’ Highball Glasses – ($78.00)

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Longchamp ‘Mini Le Pliage’ Handbag – ($95.00)

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S’well ‘Metallic Collection – Yellow Gold’ Stainless Steel Water Bottle – ($42.00)

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Slip Silk eye mask – ($45.00)

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Soludos Jason Polan Espadrille Sandal – ($75.00)

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Kendra Scott Tessa Stone Stud Earrings – ($65.00)

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fresh Rose Deep Hydration Face Cream – ($40.00)

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Fitbit Charge 2 Leather Accessory Band – ($70.00)

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