Monthly Archives

September 2014


jumper-round-vandi-fair-blogvandi-fair-jumper-round1belt-teal-big-oversized-blogger-vandi-fair-fashionfashion-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver-1leopard-headband-ponytail-hair-vandi-fairheadband-leopard-sunglasses-lauren-vandiver-blogger-vandi-fairjumper-round-black-leopard-fashion-blog-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver9-jumper-jump-around-blogger-vandi-fair-blog-lauren-vandiverJUMPSUIT:  similar Chic Nova  //  BELT:  similar Yoox  //  TURBAN HEADBAND:  similar Ulta  //  SUNNIES:  similar Asos  //  WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  EARRINGS:  Kendra Scott  //  BANGLE: Kendra Scott  //  MULES:  Levity

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,




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.


11-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair18-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair1-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair21mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair26-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair6-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair16-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fair8-mint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fairmint-maxi-plantation-new-orleans-louisiana-lauren-vandiver-blogger-blog-vandi-fairTOP:  similar Nasty Gal  //  MAXI SKIRT:  similar Chic Wish  //  GLADIATOR SANDALS:  Pixie Market  //  FLOPPY HAT:  Echo Design  // SUNNIES: Kate Spade  //  EARRINGS:  similar  //  MONOGRAM NECKLACE:  Max & Chloe  //  WATCH:  Michael Kors  //  BRACELET:  similar Kendra Scott //  BEADED RING:  Kendra Scott  //  BANGLE:  similar Kendra Scott  //  MINT BRACELET:  similar Kendra Scott

New Orleans is one of my absolute favorite cities in America.  The rich culture, delicious food, and French-inspired architecture make for a Southern city unlike any other.  On a recent summer trip there to visit family, I had the pleasure of touring the gorgeous Antebellum-style Lone Vue Home and Gardens, and I wanted to share my look here on the blog. I especially loved the gorgeous trees that lined the entrance to the home, forming a dome of lush leaves and branches above.

For the tour, I paired this white eyelet off-the-shoulder top with a flowing mint maxi skirt and mega gladiator sandals.  This is one of my favorite tops ever!  I can pair it with so many items in my closet and I love the flirty, feminine touch the off-the-shoulder ruffled sleeves add.  I finished the look with a floppy hat for extra protection from the sun, mint green earrings and small gold accessories.

Fair-well xx,




10-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver4-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver14-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver6-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver25-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver11-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver1-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver15-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver5-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver20-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver12-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver18-necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiver necklace-giveaway-light-layers-fall-fashion-plaid-gingham-blog-blogger-vandi-fair-lauren-vandiverNECKLACE:  Chloe + Isabel by Jenny Heaton  //  BUTTON UP: Mod Cloth  //  SWEATER: similar J. Crew  //  JEANS:  similar Dakota  //  SUNNIES:  similar Ray Ban  //  PLATFORM SANDALS:  similar Pour la Victoire  //  WATCH: Fossil

Fall fashion is in full-force and to celebrate, I’m hosting a giveaway of this gorgeous necklace from Chloe + Isabel by Jenny Heaton.  Entering to win is simple! Just head over to my Instagram or Facebook page and answer this question by responding as a comment to the picture of the necklace:  “What fall trend are you most excited about?”  One lucky gal will win this perfect-for-fall necklace that I styled above.  The contest ends this Friday, September 19th at midnight CST and the winner will be announced this Saturday. Who doesn’t love fall?

Chloe + Isabel has a gorgeous array of jewelry infusing brightly colored jewels with vintage-inspired silhouettes at amazing prices (these are all $50 & under!).  I’m especially in love with their new fall collection and adorable birthstone earrings for just $22 a pop!  This art deco-inspired long pendant necklace (which happens to be 50% off!) and adorable amethyst stackable ring set are both on my wish list.

The rich colors and luxe textures of fall are always something to look forward to.  I especially love getting to layer up and getting out the jackets that have been gaining dust in the back of the closet (at least for us Texans).  This fall, I’m really excited about all of the gingham and plaid that’s trending (if you can’t tell).  This black and white plaid button up is nearly dress length and I love the preppy-but-undone look it creates when pairing it with a sweater like this olive colored one.  Distressed jeans are in again and I love the drops of bleach on the ones I styled above.  Don’t put away your sandals just yet – wedges and platform sandals are still in for fall.  Although these platform wedges took a little getting used to walking in, I absolutely love the subtle but statement height they create.

Don’t forget to enter my giveaway with Chloe + Isabel and be sure to shop their gorgeous jewels to get your fall accessory staples.

Fair-well xx,




Austin is home to so many amazing restaurants and coffee shops, and Hillside Farmacy on the East Side offers up both in the most darling, welcoming setting.  Rocking a look from my new favorite Austin clothing label, Rare Trends, Hillside was the perfect place to enjoy a weekend iced coffee and pastry outdoors.

I absolutely adore this leather fringe top from Rare Trends.  I paired it with suede patterned black shorts for the weekend, but it would also be adorable paired with your school’s colors and boots for game day.  I added tribal-inspired jewels like this vintage Kendra Scott statement necklace and beaded bracelet.  The color of the gorgeous natural blue lace agate in the necklace matched my Essie nail color perfectly.  For added color and textures, I accessorized with a zesty orange clutchleopard Steve Madden sandals and a tortoise shell and gold Michael Kors watch.  This adorable floppy hat and aviators from Fossil helped protect my face from the weekend sun.

This is a great look that incorporates fall colors and textures, but will still keep you cool in the transitional months.

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend – happy Monday!

Fair-well xx,