Sunday, April 20, 2014

Red Roses, Red Roses.

Rose Dress: c/o OASAP.
Green Hat, Tan Heels: Thrifted.

Hello everyone!

Mmmm how I love red roses. I wish it wasn't so typical, but they really are the perfect flower. I don't even need a dozen to be happy--just a single red rose makes me over the moon. Love to be reminded of my favorite flower when wearing this dress from OASAP. Wish the darn thing wasn't so short. I don't really understand because I'm 5'2, so when things are short on me, I think "how in the world does this fit anyone else?!"

It's been a lovely, quick weekend at home. I've loved spending time with my little sister these past few days; but she's really excited to come up for Little Sibs Weekend this coming Friday. She gets to stay all three days with me, and we get to do all sorts of fun activities together the university plans out. She's been waiting impatiently ever since Little Sibs ended last year to do this with me, ha. I remember she told me it was the best weekend of her life-- my sweet baby girl. How I adore her

With much love, Lauren.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Einstein's Attic.

Vintage 70's Maxi, Necklace: Einstein's Attic in Kent.
Lipstick in MAC'S Rebel.

Hello everyone!

I've had this beauty of a dress for a good month and had yet to wear it. I originally bought it from a local vintage store in Kent to wear for Hannah's birthday party, but I decided against it last minute since it's head to toe polyester (calls for overheating disaster). Been waiting for the perfect "not too hot, not too cold" day to wear it, and today was finally it. 

It's an awesome, beautiful dress but there's one tiny problem; I can't walk in it. Usually that something you say about shoes, but nope, I can't walk in this dress. The tube of the skirt was cut too narrow and it doesn't flow out; plus there's no slit. So when I walk, I look like a penguin because the fabric doesn't give as I take my steps. Ha, it's a good sight to laugh at I suppose; next time I wear this dress I'll make sure I don't have to walk around campus all day first! x

Hope you all are doing really lovely...

With much love, Lauren.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Guess Who's Back.

Tan Cape, Polka Dot Pinafore: Forever21.
Cream Sweater: Thrifted.
Lace Up Boots: H&M.
Beret: AA.


I absolutely hate talking about the weather on the blog, but I think it's crucial to explain this. Yes, I was wearing a spaghetti strap top and skirt in my last outfit post and I was still hot. Yes, I'm wearing a cape and a sweater and tights in this outfit post and I'm still cold. No, these photos were not taken last month. I just live in Ohio where one day it's 80 degrees and the next it snows. Whew. Okay, glad I got that off my chest. Moving on!

I had something absolutely awesome happen to me yesterday-- something I've been praying about for months was finally answered! I've been looking for housing to live in at Kent for the spring when I come back from Florence since this January. It's been an exhausting, frustrating experience. I was originally going to live with a group of friends, but things didn't end up working out so I was left to find something on my own. Everything's been getting taken up and when the deadline passed for signing up to live on campus...then I really started to worry because I didn't have anything to fall back on if I couldn't get off campus housing. I had one particular apartment complex I really wanted, but it's super hard to get a place, especially for only half a year.

Well, I randomly got a call from a guy yesterday morning who saw that I posted on the apartment's facebook page. It's TOO perfect because he's graduating in December and needs someone to take the place for the spring...it's walkable location (not bringing a car next year either), a single bedroom (I need my space), allows pets (still trying to convince my parents to let me get a cat), and comes fully furnished (I don't want to have to buy furniture this summer). It's...perfect.

I'm speechless that everything worked out exactly how I wanted! I'd been offered a lot of really good housing options in the past few months, but there always was some sort of drawback that made it so I just couldn't commit. I was unsure of whether just to settle and have a place so I didn't have to worry, because I would really regret it if I was forced to take something that was a worse option later down the road. But,I kept praying about it and could feel God telling me to wait it out, that He would provide the perfect place. And He did. Absolutely, positively perfect.

Signed the lease and everything yesterday. 
I HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE! 

With much love, Lauren. 

P.S. Many of you were asking where the location is of my previous outfit post! It's actually right here on my campus. It's an awesome architectural set up of a wall of concrete made to look like a bookshelf. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Night to Day.

Vintage Nightgown (worn as a top), Pink Flats, Coral Earrings: Thrifted.
Brown Skirt: Forever21.
Lipstick in WNW's Mauve Outta Here.

Fashion blogs and magazines love to tell you how to take an outfit go from day and then work it into something to wear at night. I don't think I've ever seen it the other way around? I've had this super strange love of thrifting vintage nightgowns the past few months, and have started to acquire quite a collection. Sometimes they're just too pretty to only be worn to bed, so I've been trying to think of ways to make it look presentable for daytime wear.

I don't really know if this outfit cuts it or not, but I didn't feel too exposed wearing my negligee in the outfit. Youtuber Anastasjia (who is both equal parts hilarious and adorable) gave me the courage I needed after watching this video of hers on how to style nightgowns for day wear. I can't really offer up you all any tips (definitely don't feel qualified to do that), other than  just do you.

In other news, four more days of school this week and then I'm headin' home for Easter. It may seem like I go home a lot, and the truth is... I really do. But when you live a bit over an hour away and you miss your little sister so much you can hardly stand it...well, frequent trips home are in order. Looking forward to seeing the fam and spending time in the big M!

Hope all of ya'll's weekend was beautiful. It was 80 degrees today when I wore this & simply perfect out

With much love, Lauren.

Near to Your Heart.

Trapeze Dress: c/o OASAP.
Opera Boots: c/o Pink and Pepper.
Necklace: Thrifted.
Lipstick in WNW's Rose Bud.

Hello everyone

Today was breathtakingly beautiful. I'm in awe of the beauty God has put on this earth! The weather was such a marvelous treat today and it's going to be 80 degrees tomorrow...not sure how I feel about that! I think I've forgotten how to dress for that kind of warmth...

I was super excited to get this dress in the mail the other day. Always been a dream of mine to own a floaty trapeze mini in a pretty lace fabric. Free People has perfect ones, but always at too high of a price point for me. I've tried a few on here and there at various lower priced stores...but these darn hips of mine, I tell ya. Can't get a darn thing over them, so the trapeze shape was never all that trapeze but more of a skewered triangle, ha. I was anxious to see if this one would fit, and thankfully it slipped right on. What a dream-- can't wait to frolic in it all summer and I plan on taking it to Italy with me! Contemplating buying it in the red because you all know me and my love affair with red...

I had a dear and old friend come up to visit me at Kent yesterday and had the best time! We've known each other since middle school when we swam together, so it's nice that seven years later that things are more or less the same with our friendship. He's still a goof and I'm still far too serious, so we balance each other out to a middle ground to have a good time. We ventured off to Akron and walked around the city exploring, plus visited an awesome vintage clothing store/antique shop. My heart never beat so fast as when I looked at those racks of vintage dresses, ha. He also brought up TWO boxed of donuts for us so I mean, of course we stuffed our faces with creamy, chocolatey goodness in the Mcdonald's parking lot. I also took him to the famous Mike's place for breakfast; a cult favorite around here for hungover college students to get cheap and good food on the weekends. It's fantastically corny and themed, so of course I had to be embarrassing and ask to sit in the boat that has a steering wheel and everything. Oh Mike's Place...you sure are a little charmer....

Weekend is going good here! My roommate and I made chocolate mousse tonight out of everything we could scrounge together at the local dining hall. It turned out surprisingly really delicious...and we watched a fantastic Natalie Portman movie to boot. Life's swell.

With much love, Lauren. 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bring Me Back.

Striped Top, Camera Necklace: Forever21.
Red Shorts, Loafers: Thrifted.
Wide Brimmed Hat, Heart Tights: c/o OASAP.

Hello! 

I haven't too much to say today I'm afraid. Sometimes it's better to just let some pictures speak for themself! Hope you all are doing lovely. x

With much love, Lauren.