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Sunday, June 30, 2013


Spent the weekend with my bf's parents, who came up to visit from Hoboken. We took them to a great brunch at the South End Buttery, a tour of Harpoon Brewery and the Red Sox game this afternoon. It was so much fun having them here in Boston and before we know it we'll be headed to Hoboken for the 4th of July.


Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


-Lauren

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-Lauren

Summer Reading

Friday, June 28, 2013

Books I Recommend:

Jeannette Walls, author of The Glass Castle, writes about two sisters, Bean and Liz, and their crazy mother in 1970. When their mother goes away on an extended period of time off from her daughters, they travel east to their mother's hometown in Virginia. They stay with their uncle, Tinsley, in his rotting old mansion and slowly start to learn about their family history. 

Great read, if you enjoyed The Glass Castle you will definitely enjoy this one!


I always need a good, trashy, romantic novel to read on the beach in the summer. Before seeing the movie, be sure to read the book. It's about a girl named Katie who flees the life she knew for a fresh start in North Carolina. She has a secret, which we don't find out until later in the book, but starts to put her life on the right track. She meets Alex, a nice guy who owns the town general store and starts to fall in love. Then her past starts to creep up on her. I was lukewarm about most Nicholas Sparks books but this was a pretty good one.



Books on My List:

I heard this book is similar to Gone Girl in that it's about a crazy, twisted relationship between a husband and a wife. There is a murder and a constant back and forth between the man and woman. Looking forward to another suspenseful read!


The author of Prep just came out with Sisterland which is about twin sisters, one of which is a psychic. Not sure about this one but I like Sittenfeld and would be willing to give it a try.



What are your summer book recommendations?


Please share below!


Happy Friday!


-Lauren


Pretty Little Liars Style: Aria

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Aria Montgomery is the artsy, hipster one of the PLL bunch. She loves black, goth and Anthropologie-like styles. She seems to always have a wacky nail color and crazy, intricate jewelry to go with her off-the-wall looks. Her on-off boyfriend, Ezra, who's also her teacher, is just the right amount of bookworm, hipster and film noir fan to match Aria perfectly. Here are some of my favorite Aria looks:







What's your favorite or least favorite Aria look?



-Lauren

5 Most Stylish Women in Sports

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I was a tomboy and a sports fan long before I was into clothes and accessories. I love when I find that rare combination of a stylish woman in the sports world. It's awesome to see a girl who can hang with the boys and talk sports but can also dress to a T and look fabulous doing it. I also love a female athlete that can go out there and dominate her sport but also look amazing when all cleaned up for the red carpet. Here are my top 5 most stylish women in sports:

Erin Andrews


Samantha Ponder


Maria Sharapova


Lindsay Vonn


Danica Patrick



Who is your favorite sports style icon?



-Lauren






Pretty Little Liars Style: Emily

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Emily Fields is the sporty lesbian of the Pretty Little Liars group. Most of the time she's in scenes where she's at swim practice or out for a jog, but otherwise she has really cute, grungy, tomboy style. She can also clean up nice when she has to. Here are some of my favorite Emily outfits:















Which Emily look is your favorite?



-Lauren

Breezy Summer Dresses

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I've looked far and wide and have found some great summer dresses recently at the outlets, on Poshmark and at stores like BCBG. I've found tons more that I'm obsessed with on Pinterest and have started a running list of the ones on my wish list. I try not to stock up on too many since warm weather only lasts so long here in New England but when I do buy dresses I make sure they are timeless and classic so I can wear them year to year. Here are a few on my wish list:










What is your favorite summer dress style?



-Lauren

Recent Happenings

Monday, June 17, 2013

This past week and weekend was full of family, fun and food. I was in DC this week for a work trip and to visit my sister who just moved to Arlington, Virginia. Then this weekend, I had a graduation party, watched the Bruins game and celebrated Father's Day. Along the way I ate way too much BBQ, got some sun and enjoyed some Lemon Shandy's.

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Old Town Alexandria

Matching bracelets from The Lucky Knot

Cute shops in Old Town


Bruins game


Hope everyone had an awesome weekend!


-Lauren

Pretty Little Liars Style: Hanna

Friday, June 14, 2013

Hanna Marin is the airhead, yet lovable blonde in the group of Pretty Little Liars. She has high fashion taste but sometimes dresses like she's going clubbing when all she's doing is walking the halls of her high school. Even though she does look ridiculous at times (like during this week's premiere when she wore a turban headband), she always has great hair and hilarious one-liners. Here are some of my favorite Hanna looks:









What's your favorite Hanna look? Or least favorite?



-Lauren





Apartment Wish List

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm still searching for the ideal apartment to move into this summer but I've already started my apartment wish list. I have a ways to go in building my collection of furniture and accessories but hopefully with a few trips to Home Goods and Ikea I will be all set. Here are a few pictures of inspiration I found:

A stylish display of perfume and jewelry.


A cute bar cart for entertaining.



Pretty stacks of interesting books and accessories.


Cute and organized desk space.


Fun coffee table books and flowers.




What are some of your interior design inspirations?

Recent Instagrams

Monday, June 10, 2013

I'm in DC this week visiting my sister and then staying for a work event. It was a great weekend starting with the Bruins 4th straight win over the Penguins to go to the Stanley Cup, lobster rolls with friends in Boston and shopping around in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Here are some pictures from the weekend:

Sipping a watermelon ale at the new Boston Beer Works in Framingham



Lobster rolls at Barking Crab at the seaport in Boston


Shopping and walking around Old Town Alexandria. 



Hope everyone had a nice weekend!


-Lauren



Pretty Little Liars Style: Spencer

Thursday, June 6, 2013

If you've seen my Twitter account, then you know how excited I am for the Pretty Little Liars season 4 premiere. Last night was the "A Liars Guide to Rosewood" special recap episode before the premiere next week. I love the show for the mystery and suspense but also for the fashion of the four main characters, Emily, Hanna, Spencer and Aria. Each one has a totally different style but they all wear great stuff that's a combination of high-end and discount fashion. I'm planning to spotlight all four main characters, but I'll start with my favorite, Spencer, the preppy, classic, proper one.









Happy Thursday everyone!



-Lauren