Fall Flare

It’s all about the warm autumn hues… And of course, the “fall flare” (aka bell sleeve) that you are sure to see everywhere this season. I grabbed this sweater a few weeks ago because I loved the color – SO autumn and those adorable bell sleeves!

Tassels are still very much on my radar –  as you can see with these earrings I’m wearing. I loved these because they combined two of my favorite earring trends – hoops and tassels. Plus, these will go with everything, especially as I bring out my slightly darker winter clothes. I just picked up some grey ombre tassel earrings that I will feature in a post in the next few weeks. Can’t wait to share with you all!

It’s still feeling pretty warm here (mid 80’s – yikes) but I am crossing my fingers it starts to feel like fall soon! Nonetheless, I am dressing like it’s fall from now until winter. I get much more excited about my colder weather clothes than my summer wardrobe. Who else is with me?

sweater | jeans | belt | earrings | purse | sunglasses | bracelet | ring

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xoxo Lauren Grace

 

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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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New York City Girl

New York city girl

NYC, how I love you so… Photo Apr 23, 7 08 26 PMWe had so much fun in New York City this past weekend. This trip was the first time I walked the Brooklyn Bridge and it was amazing – I mean look at that view! I was totally having Kate & Leopold flashbacks to the scene where she crosses the bridge. Scroll for more pictures and outfit details! Photo Apr 23, 6 50 51 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 47 41 PMLooking back at those AMAZING sample sales wishing I spent more time and money… Guess I’ll have to go back! Photo Apr 23, 6 37 42 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 36 25 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 33 00 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 35 08 PMPhoto Apr 23, 6 34 48 PMWe also stopped by the Lincoln Center… Photo Apr 22, 8 13 03 AMThe architecture was incredible and so beautiful. We sat by the fountain for a while snacking on the banana pudding we’d gotten at Magnolia Bakery a few minutes before and taking in the views. Keep scrolling for more! Photo Apr 23, 5 34 26 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 42 54 PMPhoto Apr 23, 5 40 43 PMHonestly, I was probably thinking about the banana pudding… Photo Apr 23, 5 37 24 PM

Outfit details:

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  • I finally tried the famous Levain Bakery and the cookies definitely lived up to the hype – they were gooey and delicious.
  • We also had to go to Mikey Likes It ice cream shop and try the Parliamint Funkadelic flavor (mint ice cream with crushed Oreos). We got it in a milkshake and it was super good!
  • We got pizza from Prince St. Pizza and it was super good, probably one of the best pizza slices I’ve ever had – and I’ve had a lot of pizza in my lifetime!
  • Of course we had to stop by my all time favorite Magnolia Bakery and get the banana pudding (my favorite) and obviously it was delicious.

As you can see we tried a ton of new (to us) food spots! We love finding new good eats so let me know if you have any recommendations for places we should try next time we are in NYC in the comments below!

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Tassel Earrings Trend

I am so into the latest trend: TASSELS! Here are some of my favorite tassel earrings… P.S. now it’s even easier to shop my posts – just click on the photos! Photo Mar 16Iris Tassel Earrings – $59.00 These blue color block tassels are TO DIE FOR. They are not only pretty as tassels but can also be worn as awesome studs! I love how Stella & Dot incorporates so many versatile pieces into their collections – most of their jewelry can be worn at least two ways.

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Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.03.44 PM                                        Cool Mint Beaded Tassel – $65.00 First of all, the color of these is AMAZING. Secondly, the detail on these tassel earrings from J.Crew is incredible. I love turquoise and pairing it with a coral/red color or white – I can see myself getting so much use out of these this season. These are a must have!

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Photo Apr 11Gita Tassel Earrings – $39.00 These are my favorite white tassel earrings available right now for a few reasons: The marble on the top is super on trend, they have a vintage look to them which I love, and they go with everything! Plus, they are super reasonably priced.

Screen Shot 2017-04-11 at 4.20.03 PM                                                             Sweet Jasmine Color  $65.00 The color on these earrings are probably the colors I wear most often, so these are perfect to complement my wardrobe. Nonetheless, even if these aren’t the most common colors in your closet, these tassels will be an unforgettable statement piece.

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Adventures in Annapolis

Essentials for a perfect spring day-trip: Comfy tee, classic pair of jeans, comfortable & cute sneakers, your favorite pair of sunnies, and a bucket bag to fit everything you need for the day! {see below for outfit details} Photo Mar 25, 2 10 23 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 06 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 03 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 32 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 30 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 26 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 28 PMPhoto Mar 25, 2 11 01 PM

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I had so much fun exploring Annapolis also known as Naptown by the locals. I walked down Main Street, had a lobster roll at Mason’s Famous Lobster Rolls, sat on the City Dock watching the sailboats, and toured the US Naval Academy! It was only an hour outside of Washington, D.C. so it was great for a day-trip. The weather was mid 70’s and sunny – so pretty much perfect. Check out some pictures from the trip below…

 

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Crazy For Kendra Scott

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Kendra Scott is a fabulous Austin, Texas based jewelry designer. She is known for her extensive variety of earring color options known as the “color bar” in stores and online. Part of the reason why I love the jewelry so much is the versatility of it – It works with every occasion. I also love that the jewelry is super cute and high-quality but doesn’t break the bank. Check out some of the pieces in my Kendra Scott collection below!

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Cherry Blossom Birthday

Photo Mar 19, 8 35 07 PMIt’s springtime and that means two of my favorite things – Cherry Blossom season has officially sprung in Washington, DC and my birthday is finally here! Photo Mar 19, 12 42 11 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 43 59 PMThere is usually a sea of white and pink on the trees by the Tidal Basin but this year nearly half of the buds are gone as a result of the snow storm last week. However, I was still determined to see the trees even if the most of them were no longer in bloom. I was pleasantly surprised when I got there to see more than I was expecting! Photo Mar 19, 12 48 46 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 50 50 PMA little history lesson about the Cherry Blossoms… They were a gift from the Mayor of Tokyo, Yukio Ozaki to the city of Washington, DC in 1912. The first National Cherry Blossom Festival began in 1927. This year marks the 90th year of the festival that commemorates the gift of 3,000 Cherry Blossom trees and the lasting friendship and close relationship between the United States and Japan. Photo Mar 19, 9 11 36 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 45 14 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 47 23 PMMy Tory Burch Bucket Bag was perfect for the trip because it matched my new Stella & Dot long necklace and it was big enough to fit my camera! Photo Mar 19, 12 43 39 PMPhoto Mar 19, 12 48 57 PM

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Outfit details –> Turtleneck: Ralph Lauren || Jeans: Joe’s Jeans || Shoes: BCBGeneration || Purse: Tory Burch || Necklace: Stella & Dot || Earrings: Stella & Dot || Bracelet: Lilly and Laura || Watch: Michael Kors || Ring: David Yurman || Sunglasses: Ray Ban 

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