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June 2015

COLORBLOCK MAXI

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Monday’s might be the worst day of the week for a birthday, but mine happens to be today. A birthday, in my opinion, calls for a birthday dress, so today I’m sharing this gorgeous number that I’ll be wearing tonight at dinner. You may have seen a photo of me wearing this dress at a wedding we recently attended if you follow me on instagram, but I had to do a full shoot in it to do it justice. I found the dress on sale for under $90 on Asos, and I was instantly sold. The gorgeous, vivid colorblock hues of orange and hot pink are so bright and summery, and the material is formal but also light and flowy. I absolutely love the illusion neckline, back and peekaboo details, and the subtle sparkle at the waistline is the perfect finish. The dramatic dress needs no necklace, but these fun tassel earrings, also from Asos, were the perfect complement. To finish the look, I added this fun book clutch I scored on mega-sale from Kate Spade and to add some height I wore these nude sandals by Steve Madden.

This is the perfect dress for a summer wedding or for a special occasion. To shop the look, click on the links or the photos below.

MAXI DRESS: Asos (on sale!)  //  EARRINGS: Asos  //  CLUTCH: Kate Spade (on sale!)  //  SUNNIES: Karen Walker  //  LIPSTICK: Maybelline  //  HAND STAMPED RING: Jessica N Designs  //  WATCH: Michael Kors  //  SANDALS: Steve Madden

Fair-well xx,

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GINGHAM ROMPER

red-white-blue-outfitkendra-scott-danielle-earringsjuly-4-outfitred-prada-mini-bagred-prada-mini-bag-trendleeHappy weekend! In honor of next weekend’s patriotic holiday, I wanted to share another red, white and blue look that’s perfect for the Fourth of July. I found this adorable romper, which is now on sale for 40% off, at Nordstrom and immediately grabbed it. I love the light blue gingham print and the lace details that give it a vintage feel. The definition of casual chic, it can easily be worn with wedges like I did or flat sandals, depending on what your July 4th plans entail. To complete the patriotic look, I paired this red Prada mini crossbody bag that I scored for $785 on Trendlee (originally retailed at $1200). If you love designer bags but are looking to save some money, Trendlee has hundreds of gorgeous finds, from Chanel to Chloe, all that have been gently used so you get them at a discounted rate. This one came in perfect condition, complete with the storage bag and the original Prada certificate. This definitely won’t be my last Trendlee bag. What’s even better–you can get 5% off your first purchase at Trendlee.com using the code LAUVANDIVER at checkout.

For other accessories, I accentuated the periwinkle blue hue with Danielle Earrings from Kendra Scott and Essie Nailpolish.  July 4th tends to be a hot holiday, so for extra sun protection, I wore sunnies and a felt floppy hat (just $24!). This is a great July 4th for a fancier affair, spent at a country club or at your favorite brunch spot. To shop the look, click on the links or photos below.

ROMPER: Nordstrom (on sale!)  //  HAT: Nordstrom  //  HEELS: similar Dolce Vita (on sale!)  //  BAG: Prada  //  SUNNIES: Karen Walker  //  WATCH: Tory Burch  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  STONE RING: Kendra Scott

Fair-well xx,

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PATRIOTIC PIZZAZ

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**photography by Kayla Snell Photography

Maybe it’s the unseasonably rainy season we’ve had down here in Texas, but it’s so hard to believe that the Fourth of July will be here next weekend! July 4th is one of those days when cheesy holiday dressing is not just okay, it’s expected. Thankfully for us Americans, our stars and stripes look pretty good when worn too.

I wanted to put together a look that would be perfect for a day spent barbecuing and firework watching outdoors. I have to admit, I have been very hesitant to try the overalls trend, but I found this light blue denim pair on sale for just $35 at Nordstrom, and I decided to go for it. I paired it with a navy and white striped crop top  (just $12!) . I loved the casual-chic look of it and it was super comfortable too. To add a little more patriotic pizzaz, I paired this adorable star-print bow ponytail and red jelly sandals that are pool and sprinkler-proof. I completed the look with white Kendra Scott Earrings, a red lip and my favorite pair of Karen Walker sunnies.

To shop both my look and my blogger bestie Olivia’s from Livvyland, click on the links or pictures below.

MY LOOK

OVERALLS: Nordstrom  //  CROP TOP: Nordstrom  //  PONYTAIL BOW: Nordstrom  //  SUNNIES: Ditto  //  SANDALS: similar Kate Spade  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  CUFF BRACELET: Kendra Scott  //  WATCH: Michael Kors

OLIVIA’S LOOK

TOP: Nordstrom  //  SHORTS:  Target  //  HEADBAND: Nordstrom  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  STATEMENT RING: Kendra Scott  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  SUNNIES: Ray Ban  //  FLATS: Chinese Laundry

Fair-well xx,

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POMS AND STRIPES

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Though the shirt is long enough to wear as a cute swim cover-up, I wanted to style a look that was office-friendly for those of us who are spending most of the summer behind a desk. To start, I styled it with my favorite pair of distressed jeans. I love the look of bright turquoise against stripes and with hot pink, so this statement necklace from The Teal House Collection was a no-brainer. For more fun flair, I added a watch party, starring this adorable fringe bracelet, also from The Happy Goose Shop and this turquoise drusy bracelet from Wrenn Jewelry. To add some height, I went for a sixties vibe with these black platform sandals. To keep the retro vibe, I teased my hair, put it half-up and added a leopard hair tie, and wore these cat eye sunnies. For another pop of pink, I carried this adorable book clutch from Kate Spade, (which is on sale!) This is such a fun look for a summer day at the office or a casual lunch date.

To shop my look, click on the links or photos below!

TOP: The Happy Goose  //  FRINGE BRACELET: The Happy Goose Shop  //  DRUSY BRACELET: Wrenn Jewelry  //  NECKLACE: Teal House Collection  //  HEELS: Nordstrom  //  JEANS: similar Nordstrom  //  CLUTCH: Kate Spade  //  SUNNIES: Kate Spade  //  HEAD BAND: similar Nordstrom  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  TOE NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  WATCH: Michael Kors

Fair-well xx,

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RETRO SWIMWEAR

floral-swim-capcolorful-swim-outfitsnordstrom-floppy-hatcolorful-girls-pool-daynordstrom-sporty-blue-bikini-toplivvyland-vandi-fair-poolside-shootrayban-blue-reflective-sunglassescolorful-swim-cover-upsretro-swim-caplemonade-cheers sporty-blue-swim-topretro-swimwear sun-hats-swim-cover-upssummer-clutchesvandi-fair-livvyland-retro-swimstone-fox-turquoise-bikini-topsummer-pool-treatsIf you follow me on instagram, you’ve probably seen a few sneak peeks of the poolside photoshoot I did last weekend in Austin with my blogger bestie Olivia from Livvyland, shot by the amazingly talented Kayla Snell. After having such a blast doing a poolside photoshoot last year with Kayla, we knew we wanted to plan a poolside 2.0 shoot this summer, and I absolutely loved how it turned out.

For this year’s shoot, we went with a retro, colorful theme. From a vintage-inspired swim cap to an adorable gingham one-piece, we had such a blast styling these fun, throwback items for this shoot, and even more fun giggling and splashing around like goofballs in the pool to get the shots. To shop our look, click on the links or the photos below.

MY LOOK

SWIM TOP: Nordstrom  //  SWIM BOTTOMS: similar Nordstrom  //  SUNNIES: Raybans (on sale!)  //  TOP: Asos  //  SWIM CAP: Amazon  //  FLOPPY HAT: Nordstrom  //  BAG: Kate Spade  //  SANDALS: Jack Rogers  //  NECKLACE: Wrenn Jewelry  //  FRINGE BRACELET: The Happy Goose Shop  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott (on sale!)  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  CUFF: Kendra Scott

OLIVIA’S LOOK

SWIMSUIT: Topshop  //  ROMPER: Nordstrom  //  HAT: Nordstrom  //  LEMON CLUTCH: PacSun  //  EARRINGS: Kendra Scott  //  SUNNIES: Karen Walker  //  SANDAL: Jack Rogers  //  NAIL POLISH: Essie  //  CUFF: Kendra Scott  //  WRAP BRACELET: Stella and Dot

Fair-well xx,

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