Fashion Friend Friday ~ Lauren





Blazer: Target (similar here)  /  Dress: Fab’rik  /  Jeans:  Target (similar here)  /  Booties: Target  /  Scarf: Dazzl  /  Jewelry:  Dazzl

This gorgeous face probably looks familiar because you have seen it here and here.  Not to date myself, but Lauren and I have known each other for 18 years!  Sounds like forever, right?  We’ve seen each other through some pretty interesting wardrobe phases too.  The awkward teenage phase, the skater girl phase, the hippy dippy (coconut) phase and now we are into “adulthood” phase.  “Adulthood” phase, while more attractive in appearance is far less fun to be in sometimes I have to say.  The skater girls had way more fun, but they would never wear something as stylish as Ms. Lauren is wearing today.  I am loving her spring dress layered into the winter with skinny jeans, booties and a blazer!  Wurk it gurl:)

P.S.  Don’t forget to check out Lauren’s Spray tanning services, Beautifully Bronzed, at


Day to Night: Sequin Skirt











Day Look – Sweater: Gap  /  Chambray Shirt:  J.Crew  /  Skirt: H&M (similar here)  /  Boots: Naughty Monkey  /  Bag: Mango (Like this one)  /  Necklace: J.Crew (old, similar here)  

Night Look – Jacket: Zara (similar here)  /  Shirt: Saint James via J.Crew  /  Skirt: H&M (similar here)  /  Shoes:  Steve Madden via TJ Maxx (similar here)  /  Clutch: J.Crew (similar here)   /  Necklace: J.Crew (similar here)

I know what you are probably thinking…bare legs in the middle of December?  But it was almost 70 degrees when I took these pictures, I was actually a little toasty in my sweater.  It might as well be Christmas in July and I like it that way!   My bubble is about to burst though, a cold front is coming as I am writing this.  And the end of the world is near, so they say.  On the bright side of the Apocalypse  I won’t have to pay off my J.Crew card! Wahoo!!!  I’m gonna go out in style with this sequin skirt and partay for a good friend (see her here) who is turning the dirty thirty! Happy Birthday Ali!  My transition from day-to-night is complete with a fitted jacket, bright bag and a perfect pump.  They are great figure flattering pieces that are eye-catching as well.    What do you plan on doing and wearing  for “last day of the world?”

P.S. Thank you so much for reading and for the support!  Hope you have a great weekend!

Day to Night: Plaid Style









Day Look –  Blazer: J.Crew (similar here and here)  /  Shirt:  J.Crew (similar here)  /  Jeans: David Kahn (similar here)  /  Shoes: Gap (similar here)  /  Bag: Calvin Klein via TJ Maxx  /  Jewelry: Forever21 necklace, Nixon watch, Banana Republic bangle (similar here)  /  Nails: Chanel in Peridot (similar here)

Night Look –   Blazer: J.Crew (similar here and here)  /  Shirt:  J.Crew (similar here)  /  Pants:  Lauren Conrad for Kohl’s  /  Shoes: J.Crew (similar here)  /  Bag: Mac GWP (similar here)  /  Jewelry: Forever21 necklace, Nixon watch, Banana Republic bangle (similar here/  Nails: Chanel in Peridot (similar here)

The holidays are upon us, tis the season to be merry and go to parties!  While everyone usually opts for dresses, I like to dare to be different and wear pants.  Obviously, they are a warmer option and allow for more fluid, freestyle movements.  You never know when you might hear Matthew Wilder’s “Break My Stride” and want to break out in a sick solo dance routine at a party.  Just sayin’.  Food for thought:  this also happens to be my go to karaoke song.  Oh yeah, it’s impressive.  Anywho, today I give you my version of taking a day look into night by changing a few pieces.  Switching out the jeans for leather pants and adding a punchy red shoe alter the look for nighttime.  You could switch the blazer for a sequin cardi, if you have one.  Don’t forget to add a bright red lip and some sparkly jewels to complete your look!  Thanks a ton to the ever brilliant and gorgeous Samantha at Sam ipsa Loquitur and her Plaid Leopard Lumberbiker post for being the inspiration behind this look!

TIP:  Don’t have time for a complete outfit change for a party?  Pops of red can help change your look!  Add red lips, shoes or a bag.  Even all the above! Keeping extra jewels, like a necklace or arm candies, in your purse comes in handy  too:)