Punked

Friday, November 30, 2012

Let's face it, I'm not really a punk type of girl, it's just not my style. But now that colored jeans are super popular, it seems like anyone can add a dash of punk to their wardrobe. I saw these hot pink jeans and thought I could make a pretty cute punk outfit with them. Most of these pieces are staple items but once you add in the pink jeans and the right accessories, you've got yourself a punk look.


Sample





Have you ever tried the punk look?


-Lauren

Bunches of Bangles

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The easiest way to make the most of your outfits this season are to use accessories. I never used to be a fan of bracelets, I thought they were too clunky and annoying when typing and using a mouse all day. But now more than ever, there are tons of styles of bracelets and you can stack them and wear them with a watch. I think they are the easiest way to spice up an outfit and are an inexpensive way to get some retail therapy and to refresh your wardrobe.



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What are your favorite kinds of bracelets?


-Lauren

Shop My Virtual Trunk Show!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


I'm hosting a virtual trunk show through Stella & Dot with the help of my stylist Katie Cramer from Suburban Sparkle. Stella & Dot has a great collection of jewelry, accessories, bags, wallets and scarves.  The trunk show will run for the next three weeks and all items come with free returns. 

If you purchase something from my trunk show, you will be automatically entered to win a free Courage Bracelet from Stella & Dot. Also, if you spend $50 or more, you will automatically get 50% on select items

Don't wait another minute, check out my Stella & Dot Virtual Trunk Show!



To get started, shop some of my Stella & Dot favorites here. 



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Hope you enjoy my trunk show! 


-Lauren

Gift Guide: For Guys

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The week after Thanksgiving means the start of holiday gift shopping. From my experience it's pretty hard to shop for people in general, especially boyfriends, brothers or Dad's. They typically don't like clothing or any of the cute little gift sets that girls like. But there are some nice little gifts you can get for guys that they would never buy for themselves.



gifts for guys




What are you getting the men in your life for the holidays?


-Lauren

Plaid Party

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ever since I bought a plaid flannel shirt at Rugby last winter, I've been obsessed with anything plaid, especially being from New England, where we love our plaids. I wouldn't go as far as mixing plaids but there's definitely a variety of ways to wear it, whether it's your main piece or just an accent to your outfit.


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What's your favorite way to wear plaid?


-Lauren

Post-Thanksgiving Workout

Friday, November 23, 2012

After pigging out on Thanksgiving, you better believe there's almost as many people at the gym as the day after new year's. So, what's a better reason to go out and get some new workout clothes, besides Black Friday sales of course? Here's my workout wish list, which, right now, is the majority of the motivation to get to the gym.







What's your plan to work off the Thanksgiving feast?


-Lauren





Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 22, 2012


Happy Thanksgiving from Pretty Pieces!

-Lauren & Ali

The Outfit I'm Thankful For

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I just recently purchased this Jessica Simpson sweater dress at Marshall's. It's perfect for Thanksgiving because it is stylish, comfortable and practical. I will be able to cook, eat and doze off comfortably in this dress. These are the items that I would pair this dress with. I like the pops of color in the clutch, nail polish and cell phone case, they compliment the neutral colors nicely.














Happy Thanksgiving!


-Ali




The Magic of the Circle Scarf

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The circle scarf, infinity scarf, snood, or whatever you like to call it, can work magic on any outfit. This one in particular adds a lot of volume to an outfit, plus it's super warm for chilly days in the office. No matter how warm I am at home before I leave for work, I always need an extra layer or scarf once I'm in the office. 

Today I wore a BCBG shirt with a JCrew skirt, red tights, wedge booties and a gray circle scarf. I was definitely nice and toasty at work.



Scarf, Calvin Klein (last seen here)
Top, BCBG (last seen here)
Skirt, JCrew
Tights, Hue (similar)
Booties, Bandolino (similar)
Watch, Michael Kors
Bracelets (random)


-Lauren


Cozy Sweaters: The Look for Less

Every girl has her favorite cozy sweater for the cold weather and as much as I love a good brand like JCrew, I'm not always willing to shell out the cash for a sweater that might pill or only be good for one season. This season, classic cable knits and cowl necks are back along with the trendy sequin and printed sweaters. Here are where you can get the top styles FOR LESS:












What's your favorite sweater style this year?


-Lauren

Weekend Finds at Marshall's

Monday, November 19, 2012

Saving for a condo is not easy. Normally I shop at the mall and buy things when I see them, rather than thinking about what I want, searching for a better price and buying later. Now that I'm saving for this rather large purchase, I've been more cognizant of checking out Marshall's, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom Rack for the styles I want.

Here's what I found at Marshall's this weekend, all for under $50.




Circle Scarf, Calvin Klein, $19.99 (Compare with JCrew, $59.50)

2 Pack Tights, Purple/Black, $6.99 (Compare with Nordstrom, $14.50)

Hue Red Tights, $5.99 (Compare with Nordstrom, $15)

Turtleneck, Cynthia Rowley, $14.99 (Compare with JCrew, $39.50)


What items are on your wish list, just not in terms of price?


-Lauren

Back in Action

Friday, November 16, 2012

Just got back from my combined vacation and business trip to Texas and Oklahoma! I went to my first Oklahoma football game and visited Sonic way too many times!

To wrap up the week, I'll leave you with some pics from my trip and a few other favorites I saw on Instagram this week.








Hope everyone has a nice weekend and enjoys the short work week next week!


-Lauren