Wedding Guest Staples

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wedding Guest Staples






It's wedding season and if you're invited to more than one wedding it can be hard to figure out what to wear without buying a new dress for each occasion. I've realized that I have lots of good options that are already in my closet and all I need is the right accessories. An LBD, navy blue dress or a basic shift dress can always work with some bright or metallic accessories. 



-Lauren

Weekly Wish List

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Weekly Wish List








This week I'm sharing some great deals that are still available in the Nordstrom sale. I finally pulled the trigger and ordered these Kendra Scott earrings (I got the emerald green ones but they are sold out). I'm considering buying this Baublebar necklace as well. They also have some bargains on boots for the fall and workout gear. May as well stock up on stuff while it's marked down!



Happy shopping!



-Lauren

Weekend Recap

Monday, July 21, 2014





This weekend flew by! On Friday, I went with my bf and my dad to watch Citizen Kane outdoors at the Boston Harbor Hotel. Then Saturday was my brother's friend's wedding at a country club in Ipswich. Before the wedding, I went to Nordy for a makeover and picked up some Mac goodies (eyeshadow in swish, in extreme dimension lash mascara, mineralize gloss in modern romance). And before I knew it, it was Sunday night and time to get ready for the week. Whew! 




Hope everyone's having a tolerable Monday!




-Lauren


Friday Reads

Friday, July 18, 2014




Interested to see what Blake Lively's lifestyle website will be like. Hopefully better than Gwyneth's?

Tory Burch for Fitbit, now I definitely need a wearable device.


The next season of Scandal premieres in September and can't come soon enough! P.S. it's not looking good for Harrison.

I've been obsessed with shandy's this summer and this one's making my mouth water!



Happy Friday!



-Lauren

Easy Recipe: Pasta with Brown Butter, Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

Wednesday, July 16, 2014





Ingredients:

Dressing:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 lemon wedge, squeezed
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Pasta:
Approx. 1 pound of whole wheat penne or rigatoni
1/4 cup of butter
1 cup cherry tomatoes, cut in half
1 cup grated parmesan
1/2 cup toasted pine nuts


Directions:

For the dressing:
 In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients until smooth.

For the pasta:
Cook the pasta for 8-10 minutes.
In a skillet, brown the butter for 3-5 minutes until melted and sizzling.
Toast the pine nuts for 1 minute in a skillet.
Add the pasta, dressing, tomatoes, pine nuts and parmesan into a big bowl and toss.


Enjoy!



-Lauren





Summer Makeup Wish List

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Summer Makeup Wish List







Lots of new makeup on my radar right now. It goes in waves, sometimes I'm really into my tried and true makeup and other times I'm on the hunt for the latest and greatest new product. It's always nice to wear lighter makeup in the summer, just a bit of bronzer or blush and a pinky lip color so I think it's the perfect time to incorporate a few new things into my routine. 


Please let me know if you've tried any of the products above...I'd love to know what you think before I buy!



-Lauren

Weekend Outfit

Monday, July 14, 2014

Tank (Gap), Jeans (7FAM), Sandals (Marshall's, similar), Purse (Kate Spade), Necklace (Groopdealz)




I've been loving these Gap muscle tank tops, they are loose in all the right places. I got them in two colors and have been wearing them with everything, not to mention they were on sale for $6 a piece! Today it's back to work and I'm already looking forward to getting all dressed up for a wedding this weekend. Can't wait to finally wear my BCBG dress!




Happy Monday!



-Lauren