Sunday, July 31, 2011


Wanted to share my latest love (my friend from TX told me about, insisted on, and yes, she was right) from American Apparel...cotton spandex jersey cross-back bra! Go get every color! You could almost wear it is a swimsuit. No hooks or adjustments, just over your head and you're done. 
So comfortable and basic. but sexy too.
Don't you just love American Apparel ads...

Saturday, July 30, 2011

thylane & mackenzie

How gorgeous is this 10 year old french model Thylane Lena-Rose Blondeau?
Saw her just now (via knightcat) and had to share...was a little jaw-dropped by her beauty (and style:))
That brings me to another gorgeous child/actor, Mackenzie Foy, (also 10) that will be starring in the November release of Twlight: Breaking Dawn as Bella&Edward's vampire/human daughter...
Yes I admit...I am a Twi-hard :/

Friday, July 29, 2011


I was reading an article yesterday in Paper Magazine about the 60's it-girl and fashion icon Marianne Faithfull and her recent June record release which she describes as a 'happy collection' - quite different from the dark stuff she tends to side with.  At 64 years old she's out on tour and just worked on a couple films as well. I like what she said about acting...
"being someone else gives me a break from being myself. I need that every now and then."
And with her music... "I can't write about it unless I've lived it first"
classic image of Rolling Stones' groupies and friends Anita Pallenberg and Marianne Faithful
....the rest is sex, drugs and rock 'n roll history :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

pop the top

Speaking of my new favorite super soft crop top that I posted about yesterday, here are a few shots of it with a form fitting higher waisted maxi of the many ways to wear it :)
 P.S....was on my way to a friend's birthday party...I (unfortunately) don't just carry a bottle of champagne with me wherever I go :/ 
 These Carerra aviators are maybe the best part....they are my Dad's vintage glasses from the 70's. For some reason they make me want to sing Morrissey..."last of the faaaaamous, international playboy...."
(skirt- motel @ threadsence; cropT- american apparel; boots-mossimo@target; feather necklace/& bracelet-forever 21; carerra sunglasses -vintage; ring-gifted :))

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

loose crop tee

My new favorite crop T - loving it with a flowy maxi skirt, or just a pair of cut offs on the weekend...
Many more colors to choose from @ American Apparel...

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

mini pleats

I forgot all about this skirt I bought years ago. With pleats so in style right now I was feeling pretty happy to have rediscovered it in the back of my closet. 
I wore some lace 'bike' shorts underneath it juuuust in case the wind blew :)
On a sidenote, I'm also already getting good use out of my new messenger bag!
(Skirt-forever 21; top- lovely day; bag- H&M; rings-thrifted vintage; cuff- rock band; shoes-dolce vita)

Monday, July 25, 2011


Just what I need, another bag and pair of shoes! 
Well, I actually have been wanting a brown vintage inspired messenger bag (and am reminded of this every time I go to reach for my black one that has more of a winter feel). So, when I found this baby below at H&M this weekend, I decided it was a perfect fix. 
The shoes however (Volatile) I saw pop up on an Ad on my favorite fashion site, and yes, I gave in. I was relieved to open that box upon arrival and see how cute they look can just never be certain with shopping online. Shoes are the only thing I'll attempt to try.

Seeing Spots

I went to the Beverly Center over the weekend  (had to hit up Sephora for new makeup I'll write about soon)...but one commonality I noticed with all the stores was their polka dot merchandising displays front and center. Click HERE for a brief history of the polka-dot....kind of fun to see how some trends never go away. Are you a fan?
(above: Elizabeth Taylor 1945; Marilyn Monroe  1951)
(below: Marc Jacobs Fall 2011 RTW; Jessica Hart for Gucci Elle Spain 2011)

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Bag It

Whether it's a new tote bag, messenger, clutch and so on... Melie Bianco has some really cute 
(and affordable) handbags for all occasions...

Friday, July 22, 2011

Maxed. Out.

My name is Lauren, and I'm addicted to maxi dresses. (and/or maxi skirts) No matter what the occasion is you can dress them up or down and look effortlessly stylish. It's a good/simple go-to option to always have for back up whether it be work, a party, date, happy hour and so on....
...the white stripes are in a mesh/lace fabric to contrast the grey cotton stripes :)
(maxi dress-Peppe Peluso @ Anat B; shoes-dolce vita; bag-thrifted vintage; 
sunglasses-AJ Morgan; necklace-forever 21)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

baby doll

This sheer baby doll dress has been hanging lonely in my closet awhile...after wearing it today I'm wondering why I've been ignoring it for so long. (I seem to have so many clothes that I 'intend' on wearing and never get around to). The fabric of this dress is perfect for the recent hot weather, plus it's just so comfortable and freeing...wore a cropped white leather jacket with it just in case. 
LA weather can be fickle, just like LA in general :)

(dress- Juicy Couture; jacket -kimchi Blue, shoes-dolce vita; sunglasses -ray ban; bag-vintage)