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On-The-Go Outfit For Holiday Shopping

casual outfit with leggings

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LEGGINGS:  c/o Hanes  //  LONG SLEEVE TEE: c/o Hanes  //  ZIP UP HOODIE: c/o Hanes  //  MICROFIBER UNDERWEAR: c/o Hanes   

If there’s one thing I’ve learned over the last few years of being on my own for holiday shopping (AKA being grown up, married and having to buy Christmas gifts for everyone in the fam on my own), it’s that they key to a less-stressful holiday season is to start buying gifts early. That means as soon as November hits, this girl is crossing those off her nice list. Regardless of how early after Halloween you start shopping, the holiday season promises to be a busy one when it comes to shopping, so feeling comfortable when you’re navigating the parking lots and crowded malls is absolutely necessary. That’s why I’m teaming up with my friends at Hanes for a holiday shopping outfit that’s both comfortable and affordable.

Click on the read more button below to get the full scoop on this casual outfit with leggings, a zip up hoodie and sneakers so you can put your mind and body at ease this holiday shopping season.

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A Weekend OOTD With All The Feminine Details

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LACE BELL SLEEVE TOP: Alpha & Omega  //  EMBROIDERE DMINI SKIRT: Topshop  //  POINTED TOE FLATS: Glamorous  //  PINK SUNGLASSES: similar Alice + Olivia  //  CROSSBODY BAG: c/o Lollo Vita  //  FAUX PEARL EARRINGS: BP.  //  PINK TRENCH COAT: Asos  

It’s Fri-YAY, the sun’s out and I’m currently riding shotgun as Cole drives us to Austin for the weekend for a little wedding and Texas football action (he got a new truck that has wifi – SO cool!!) This girl is already in weekend mode, so today on the blog, I’m sharing a fun and flirty look that’s perfect for a weekend like this one! It’s a rare day when I style a top twice on the blog, but this lace bell sleeve number (which I also wore here in this Alaskan cruise post) is one of my faves ever and can be worn in so many ways! Click on the read more button below to get the full scoop on this weekend outfit featuring the most darling embroidered mini skirt (which is currently 40% off!)

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These Boots Are Made For Talkin’

off the shoulder bell sleeve blouse

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OVER THE KNEE BOOTS: Sam Edelman  //  LACE OFF-THE-SHOULDER TOP: StyleKeepers  //  SUEDE SKIRT: similar BlankNYC  //  FAUX LEATHER JACKET: similar BlankNYC  //  EARRINGS: BaubleBar  //  BELT: Raina Belts  //  SUNNIES: similar Kapten & Son  //  GOLD LAYERED NECKLACES: Virgins Saint & Angels

 

The over-the-knee boot has been trending for the last several fall/winter seasons, and I’ve been a fan since day one. This is a trend that looks great on every gal’s shape, and especially does wonders for shorties and girls with shorter legs like me. Whether pairing over-the-knee boots (which are so popular, most of you know that OTK stands for just that!) over skinny jeans and leggings or pairing them with a mini skirt like I did in today’s post, OTK boots elongate our legs and add a little sass to any outfit you pair them with. Since most of you probably own a pair or two of OTK boots in staple neutral tones, today I’m teaming up with Nordstrom to talk about the next boot style on your must-have list:  a pair of statement-making OTK boots, like this amazing pair of embroidered over-the-knee boots I styled above.

Click on the read more button below to get the full run down on this outfit + shop more of my favorite statement over-the-knee boots from Nordstrom.

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Brickyard Buffalo Guest Editor + A $1,000 Giveaway

over the knee boots and skirt

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STRIPED TEE: c/o Brickyard Buffalo  //  PUFFER VEST:  c/o Brickyard Buffalo  //  TASSEL EARRINGS: c/o Lisi Lerch  //  CAMO SKIRT  //  SUNNIES //  POM BEANIE  //  FOLDOVER CLUTCH  //  OVER THE KNEE BOOTS  //  LAYERED GOLD NECKLACE

Happy Monday friends! Holiday shopping season is officially upon us (and this girl already has her Christmas tree up to help get in the spirit!), so I couldn’t think of a more perfect time to partner up with my friends at Brickyard Buffalo to be their guest editor for the week! In case you’re unfamiliar with Brickyard Buffalo, this amazing brand is an online pop up market that rounds up the cutest and most affordable picks from small business shops and brands to help gals like you and me shop unique, curated items at discounted prices. Their concept is just brilliant!  As the Brickyard Buffalo guest editor for the week, I’ve picked out pieces from some of my fave shops and brand so you can shop them at a discounted price – but only for this week, so shop them while you can!
Click on the read more button below to get the full rundown of all the items featured in my guest editor round-up, which happens to include a few pieces I’m styling in this over the knee boots and skirt look, such as this burnt orange puffer vest (40% off!), striped tee (38% off!) and even my go-to Lisi Lerch tassel earrings! Plus, enter for a chance to win a $1,000 giftcard!
Shop all of my Brickyard Buffalo guest editor picks here!

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Keep a Close Watch on This Colorful Brand

womens pink suit

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BOW TIE & WATCH SET: c/o Charles Bow Tie  //  PINK BLAZER: Topshop  //  PINK PANTS: Topshop  //  PEEP TOE BOOTIES: Steve Madden  //  SKINNY SILK SCARF: J. Crew  //  WHITE TWIST TEE: similar Bobeau  //  EYE GLASSES: similar Derek Lam  // CROSSBODY BAG: c/o Lollo Vita //  LIPSTICK: YSL in Blood Orange Pact

It’s not very often that I suit up with a #girlboss look here on the blog (though I do run my own business, the dress code around here mostly involves pj’s), but today’s subject matter called for a little more dapper approach (and also I simply couldn’t resist this bubblegum pink suit). Today I’m super excited to talk about a new brand I’m all heart eyes over:  Charles Bow Tie. A playful and quirky watch brand with a love for all things British and adds a little something extra to every watch sold in their collection. PS – and just for my readers, you can enjoy 15% off your total Charles Bowtie purchase with code: SMILEWLAUREN.

Click on the read more button below to find out why myself (and Lucky too!) are loving this bold and colorful brand and get the full scoop on this office chic look featuring the cutest women’s pink suit.

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