HAPPY PREP

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With plaid skirts, peekaboo socks and collared shirts everywhere, the school girl trend is huge for fall. To put my own spin on it, I used happy accessories and bright colors paired with structured prepster basics to create my own version of the look.

I started with this daisy sweater from Pink Basics paired over my staple chambray button up for a classic preppy collared look. My white asymmetrical skirt and peekaboo socks were the perfect compliments to the vivid white daisys.  I absolutely love this bag from Milk & Honey boutique – it can fit anything and the warm brown color is perfect for fall.  My brown booties added height to the look and wide rimmed glasses added a dose of nerdy chic to the look.  I tied a bow around my low ponytail to add one more girly touch to the school girl look. Even on a Monday, this happy necklace is certain to add a pep to your step and I love the fun statement it made with this look.

Fair-well xx,

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VANDIGRAM

I’m so excited to introduce a new blog series today – Vandigram. I absolutely love getting creative with my iPhone for Instagram photos, and since many of the shots aren’t shown on my blog, I’m going to share my week in Instagram photos every Friday.

interview-inspirato-magazine-pink-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverI had the pleasure of chatting with Inspirato Magazine for an interview. You can read the online feature here.

disney-movies-animated-classics-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverYou may already know that I am a huge Disney fan, but this photo of my collection shows how much I love Disney animated classic and Pixar movies. I began my Disney DVD collection by joining the Disney Movie Club, where you can get 4 Disney or Pixar blu-ray movies for $1 upon joining and get offered amazing deals every month that you can easily accept or decline via email.

cobalt-heels-columbus-day-sales-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverI was so excited to share these new cobalt heels, which are on sale at Macy’s.

dog-puppy-love-collaboration-milk-and-honey-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverNext week on the blog I’ll be sharing photos from my collaboration with Milk & Honey Boutique and Baby Bowtie with my favorite pup, Lucky. How fab are these boots?

kate-weiser-chocolates-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverMy dad brought home these beautiful and delicious Kate Weiser chocolates as a gift from my favorite English teacher.  Although they look too pretty to eat, they are equally as delicious with unique, melt-in-your-mouth flavors like apricot & lavender, key lime pie and even sweet potato. I was excited to find out that Kate is a young Dallas entrepreneur and chocolatier whose new shop can be found at Trinity Groves.

ootd-old-navy-jacket-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverThis utility jacket from Old Navy is quickly becoming one of my fall wardrobe staples. I wore it to the office with a lace dress from spring and these grey booties (also on sale at Macy’s).

trader-joes-pumpkin-patch-fall-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverThe colors of fall are unlike any other and Trader Joe’s pumpkin patch seems to capture them all in their eclectic array of varieties.

ootd-plaid-vandigram-vandi-fair-instagram-blog-blogger-fashion-lauren-vandiverI love this plaid vest from Milk & Honey boutique and paired it with white denim, a grey sweater, and over-the-knee boots for a casual fall look at the office.

Happy Friday!

Fair-well xx,

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BAR CART

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BAR CART NECESSITIES:

BAR CART DECOR:

If you’ve seen my post about my room or my vanity, you may know I love decorating.  Last Christmas, a bar cart was at the top of my list, and I was so excited to receive this pretty gold one from Target. I love the sleek look of the gold and wood paired together and the wheels make it easy to move for parties, breakfast in bed surprises, and more. After doing some research on Pinterest, I immediately set out to decorate the newest addition to my apartment.

The great thing about a bar cart is that there are so many ways to utilize them and decorate them to fit your personal style or a particular occasion.  As a wine lover, I already had a small wine rack, electric opener and wine glasses from various wineries to start with.  I found these geometric mirrored coasters from Jonathan Adler (similar) and this set of fun patterned plates (similar) from Target to add some pizzaz to the cart and added some of my other favorite items from my kitchen like bowls, shot glasses and a few of my favorite wine stoppers. I added a little flair with some personal trinkets like this school-spirited gold longhorn sculpture, a couple of fashion books and one of my favorite Volcano candles. Check out some of my other favorite picks for bar care necessities and decor above.

How would you decorate your bar cart?

Fair-well xx,

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COLUMBUS DAY SALES

Happy Sunday! Tomorrow is Columbus Day, and with so many fabulous sales going on we have more to celebrate than Christopher Columbus’ sail across the ocean blue. Here is a compilation of some of my favorite sale items! Enjoy!

MACY’S – 20% off site-wide w/code FALL. Ends 10/13.

FOREVER 21 – Additional 30% off fall clearance w/ code TAKE30. Ends 10/19.

PIPERLIME – 20% off site-wide w/code FALL20. Ends 10/13.

J. CREW FACTORY – 50% off site-wide. Ends 10/12.

MADEWELL – 30% off site-wide w/code OHFALL. Ends 10/13.

Fair-well xx,

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KIMONO COLORFUL

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ACL Weekend 2 starts today, and I wanted to share another festival-inspired look! Equally as exciting as the music at festivals is the fashion, which has become a category of its own thanks to festivals like ACL, Lollapalooza and Coachella. From Kimonos to bright floral headbands, festivals have become the time to express your inner flower child. Whether attending and music festival or not , much can be learned from these easy breezy- hippie-chic looks.

I created this festive, colorful look as a great option for a laid-back weekend for a music festival. I absolutely love this colorful festive Kimono (similar) with these floral embroidered shorts I scooped up at Urban Outfitters.  Perhaps my favorite part of this look is the accessories. These unique bangles from Hacienda in Austin couldn’t be more perfect for ACL.  They are made from repurposed guitar strings from local talented musicians. I also love these leather bangles, also from the local boutique.

 
Hope you have an amazing weekend!

Fair-well xx,

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FALL IN LOVE WITH AUSTIN DESIGNERS + ANTHRO GIVEAWAY

Giveaway-1What better way to start the first full week of October than with a Fall Giveaway? I’ve teamed up with five Austin bloggers for a mega-giveaway featuring four amazing Austin designers AND one of my fave brands, Anthropologie. Starting today through October 16th, one lucky winner will receive the amazing items listed below. Entering is simple! Just follow the steps at the end of this post. Happy fall, y’all!

$100 gift card to Anthropologie

A Fall Pouch & Your Choice of 8 Greeting Cards from Bunglo ($72 value)

An Arete Necklace Son Of A Sailor ( $56 value)

The Multi-Diamond Print Pillow from Stone & Textile ($125 value)

The Birds Of A Feather Print from Satchel & Sage ($20 value)

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SHEER BOHO DRESS

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Happy ACL Weekend 1! In honor of Austin’s most celebrated music festival, I wanted to share this pretty little boho dress (similar Nasty Gal) I found that would be perfect for this weekend’s festivities. My dresses tend to get the least love in my closet because I always find pairing tops and bottoms more interesting and fun, but this dress is an exception.  With romantic sheer lace and a beautifully embroidered floral print, it doesn’t even call for much in accessories, which will make your life loads easier when you have three days worth of concerts to attend.

Braids are a no-brainer for this year’s festival. I went with my go-to “Heidi braids” for this look, but any kind of braided do will do. I paired these fringe boots (similar Anthropologie) that boast a free-spirited vibe, but I’d probably go for a pair without the heel for the festival. These Kendra Scott gold drop earrings are surprisingly lightweight and I absolutely love the fun statement this gold fringe cuff makes.

If you’re twirling around Zilker Park this weekend or next, have fun and be safe!

Fair-well xx,

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FULL FLORAL MAXI

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From midi to maxi, the 50′s full skirt trend has made a major comeback, and I’m certainly not complaining. There’s something about a full skirt that just makes you wanna twirl. The silhouette is so feminine and flattering on every figure.  I rocked this lilac full midi skirt a few months ago on the blog, but I may be even more in love with the maxi versions of the trend.  So you can imagine my excitement when I spotted this beautiful full floral maxi skirt from Austin-based clothing label Rare Trends (I’m also loving this navy blue one by Shabby Apple).

I styled the skirt with a bustier crop top (similar She Inside), also from the clothing label, for a look that’s perfect for a fall black tie wedding or evening event.  I love the idea of swapping a formal dress or gown for a gorgeous full maxi skirt and crop top as an unexpected twist (did you see Sarah Hyland’s look at the Emmy’s? Obsessed.)  To accessorize, I wore strappy black and gold sandals, a studded gold clutch, vintage earrings and this amazing snake-inspired gold cuff from Kendra Scott (similar ).

Next time you’re shopping for a fall or winter special event, consider swapping your traditional dress for a fun, feminine full maxi skirt.

Fair-well xx,

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JUMPER ROUND

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With oversized everything currently trending, I was inspired when I found this Texas-sized, patent leather belt in my closet.  I haven’t worn it in several years, but after seeing these oversized belt looks on Who What Wear a few weeks ago, I decided to style it for a wear-to-work look.

A black jumpsuit is a must-have for fall, because you can dress it up or down in so many ways.  Since I paired this mega statement teal belt with it (similar), I went for minimal jewelry with these sparkling Kendra Scott studs and bangle.  I scored this two-tone boyfriend watch at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and I’m obsessed with the navy blue face and its subtle masculine features. If you read my Fall Necessities post, you’ll know that mules are on my must-have list for the season and I love this chic and comfortable pair I found at DSW.

To add a little bit of playfulness to the look, I paired this leopard turban headband and neon red lipstick.  This is a fun look for the office, but bring a lightweight sweater for those cold boardroom meetings.

Fair-well xx,

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FAIR FINDS – FALL NECESSITIES

SUNNIES:  Asos  //  EARRINGS:  Moon and Lola  //  STATEMENT NECKLACE: J. Crew  //  VEST: She Inside //  FULL SKIRT: She Inside  //  SATCHEL:  Asos  //  LIPSTICK: Ulta  //  CULOTTES: Bohoo  //  JACKET: Old Navy  //  SCARF: J.Crew  //  WATCH: Michael Kors //  MULES: Vince Camuto  //  MIDI RING:  Michael Stars  //  POLISH:  Ulta  // SWEATER:  She Inside  //  EYESHADOW PALETTE:  Naked  //  BOOTS:  Unisa  //  TASSEL NECKLACE:  Kendra Scott

Fall has made itself official, and just in time for the actual cool weather to hit, I’ve put together my personal list of fashion necessities for fall 2014 – and all for unbeatable prices.  Several online retailers are having amazing sales right now, so I pulled both from both current sales going on and some of my favorite online stores to find steals. Read on to see my list of must-haves this season…

60’s Inspired Sunnies – Sixties fashion is in full force for fall, and these sunnies help you add a quick touch. **ASOS is running 25% off fall styles.

Something Monogram – Because it’s always fun to wear something custom.

Statement Stone Necklace – Don’t be afraid to be decadent with your accessories this fall.

Shearling Vest – Whether in a vest or jacket, shearling is the new fur.

Full Skirt in Jewel Tone – If you don’t have a full skirt in your closet, now’s the time to invest in one.  Pick up one in a jewel-tone that will swing right into spring.

Bright Colored Satchel – The bucket bag and satchel are in for the season. Let your shoulders relax and swap your oversized handbag for a mini in a bright color.  **ASOS is running 25% off fall styles.

Pop of Red Lipstick – Instantly warm up your look with a bold pop of red lips. **Get $3.50 off your order of $10 at Ulta with code 201392.

Culottes – Just when you found the perfect pair of skinny jeans, the high-volume, oversized culotte become the new it-pant.

Military-Inspired Jacket – Thanks to the military trend, casual-cozy trenches are in! **Old Navy is offering 25% off adult clothing. 

Patterned Scarf – It’s always fun to indulge in at least one new patterned scarf for fall.  This year, plaid is rad.

Watch in Fall Hue - Give up the gold for tortoise shell or rose gold.

Mules - With a nod to the nineties, these comfortable heels are back in action.  **Vince Camuto has an extra 25% off sitewide with code FRIENDS. 

Midi Rings  - Sleeves cover up your bangles – stack it up on your fingers instead.

Emerald Polish – Go with a jewel tone on your nails to ensure your look always has a splash of color.  **Get $3.50 off your order of $10 at Ulta with code 201392.

Embellished Sweater Top – Whether cropped, high volume, or this season’s must-have turtleneck, go for one with embellishments to give your look extra pizzaz.

Fall Palette – The Naked 2 eyeshadow palette features warm, shimmering hues to brighten your eyes in the fall and winter time. **Get $3.50 off your order of $10 at Ulta with code 201392.

Over-The-Knee Boots – Wear them over your favorite jeans or a dress to give your look an instant update.

Tassel Necklace – Always great to throw on with your favorite turtleneck or scarf.

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