Monday, August 13, 2007

8/13/07: How to Be A Lady...

“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” - Coco Chanel

This delicate and dainty babydoll jacket reminds me of christmas tea parties when I was younger. Ladylike and lovely, you can snag this beauty at for $75.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

8/11/07: Planning for a Party

“The fabrics, whether it be hand-painted prints at the end, or whether it be new knits and stretch fabrics ... sort of make the whole world.” - Ralph Lauren

Lauren's 14th Birthday Party Planning:

- pink, green, yellow
- flowers? haha not quite sure yet

Need to Buy:
- balloons
- streamers
- cups
- plates
- napkins
- silverware
- fun decorations
- blank CDS and cases

Birthday Playlist:

- Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap
- Chasing Cars by Snow Patrol
- Teardrops on My Guitar by Taylor Swift
- Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift
- Mr. Brightside by The Killers
- Omigod You Guys by the Original Broadway Cast of Legally Blonde
- Ironic by Alanis Morisette
- Hey There Delilah by Plain White T's


- Barefoot Contessa baked macaroni and cheese
- ceasar salad
- fruit and vegetables
- m&ms, kissables, reeses pieces
- lemonade
- Mrs. Field's chocolate chip cookie cake!

Things to Do:

- clothing/accessory/book swap! clear out your closet and trade your unwanted fashions and books with your friends
- watch movie at nighttime - Breakfast at Tiffany's
- collage notebooks/other crafts during movie
- dance around
- jump on my new trampoline!!!

Party Favors:
- Birthday Playlist CD

So it's gonna be pretty chillax, but I'll be happy to see all of my good friends and get the low down about their summers before school gets too hectic. Sounds like a great party to me :)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

8/9/07: Birthday Wishes

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel

Happy Birthday to me! Wow - I'm finally 14. Oh how exciting today will be - going into the city for a lunch and seeing Harry Potter 5 in IMAX with 3D! I just came back from camp on Monday. It was amazing, being there for a month. I'm happy to be back with my family again. Other news? I got my first very own computer: A new MacBook! I've been glued to it for a while..... other presents? I got the Legally Blonde: The Musical soundtrack, a pink and green beaded necklace from Paris from my aunt, a charm for my Juicy Couture charm bracelet (it's shaped as a pink coffee mug), a Broadway Diva concert DVD, and an engraved silver bangle my mom bought me in Texas.

I'll get back in the flow of writing on my blog often, but first I have to devour all my fall fashion magazines and sites for trends and get back into the routine of reading my daily fashion fixes online.

Have a good day! Keep checking for updates,

- Lauren

Friday, July 6, 2007

7/6/07: I'm Leaving on A Jet Plane

"Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” - Coco Chanel

Tomorrow at exactly 7:00 a.m. I will be jetting off to Colorado attend church camp in the Rockies. I'm very excited for the adventures to come - hiking up 14000 ft. mountains in the Collegiate Range, repeling down 300 ft. cliffs, white water rafting, biking, and horseback riding, but I am also sad. I'll miss quite a few things. Blogging and the internet, for instance, my dog, my family, a cozy, comfortable bed, normal food (camp food is absolutely disgusting), and Starbucks, of course.

I'll be back on August 6th, and hopefully Teen Fashion Bible will be up and running again by the 7th or 8th. Later, alligators!

- Lauren

p.s. Just a bit of inspiration for you (relating to travel)

To me, Amelia Earheart is a fashion inspiration. I love old pictures of her in leather bomber jackets, aviator goggles or glasses, and fun head pieces and scarves. Try some pieces such as a scarf around your neck and a brown leather jacket with skinny pants, topped with a pair of aviator glasses, you'll look just like an old-time woman pilot!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

7/3/07: Make Sure to Salute Old Navy

“Happy, happy fashion - there is not much more to it than that." - Marc Jacobs

In many places in the United States (usually wealthy areas), Old Navy is considered "tacky and cheap." I tend to disagree. In the past few years, Old Navy has vamped up their style with fabulous dresses, flashy shoes, to-die-for accessories, trendy jean styles, and lots of cute screen tees. I remember going into Old Navy just to find a lot of shirts that read in small letters "Old Navy." Now, whenever my mom and I take a trip to our local outdoor mall, we stop there religiously, just like we do Target. I love the price range - fits my budget, and you can get a lot of use out of the things you buy. Here are my top picks for this summer at Old Navy:

I love the flirty floral pattern of this linen babydoll dress. You can dress it up or down, and either way it looks fabulous. $29.50
With peep-toe being so popular this year, Old Navy does a great job with these little wedges. The braiding and the pattern make this shoe stand out. $12.99

I absolutely adore this vintage-inspired cream cami with quirky buttons and just the right amount of ruffles. This light, airy piece can be considered a staple in any teen fashionista's wardrobe. $19.50

Yet another crochet tank, yet this one adds a splash of color in this dazzling color called "Artic Ocean." I could see this one paired with crisp white flare jeans and a geometric-patterned headscarf with a gold chain necklace and bangles. $19.50

And on our preppy, laid back days, consider one of Old Navy's striped polos. If comfort is your style-mood of the day, how about a pair of denim cut-off shorts or white bermudas, cute pearl studs, and a pair of kelly green or navy flats?

Do you think Old Navy has vamped up their style in the past few years?

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?

Sunday, June 24, 2007

7/1/07: 7 Things to Know About Me

"We need to make doing good more fashionable." - Arianna Huffington
Game Rules: Each player starts with 7 random facts/habits about themselves. People who are tagged need to then report this on their own blog with their 7 things as well as these rules. They then need to tag 7 others and list their names on their blog. They are also asked to leave a comment for each of the tagged, letting them know they have been tagged and to read the blog.
Here are my seven facts: (and thanks to Lauren from La Petite Fashionista for tagging me!)

#1: I am a musical theater fanatic!
My life has been basically all theater since I was 5 years old. Singing, acting, and dancing are my passions, and I'd hope to pursue a career on Broadway in the future. I've been in 23 musicals since the age of 5, my most recent role being the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. I've been taking tap and jazz dance for about 7 years, and ballet for about 4. My favorite Broadway show is most definetely Wicked, which I saw in San Francisco in 2005.
#2: I am completely addicted to the Georgia Nicholson series!
Ever heard of these books? They are just fabity fab fab. Perfect for vacation, I read the first four in the past 10 days when I was in Hawaii. I love fictional British girl Georgia Nicholson's bubbly personality and witty British slang. These are books you won't want to miss out on if you want to have a good laugh. (the picture above is of the eighth book, hitting stores on July 3, 2007)

#3: My favorite food in the whole wide world is Thai food!

I believe my family and I have visited at least 25 Thai restaurants across the nation by now. We are Thai food connoisseurs! My favorite dish would have to be chicken satay. Dipping the tender chicken skewers into the luscious, rich peanut sauce is an incomparable taste experience.

#4: My best friend is my miniature goldendoodle, Maizie.
Above is a picture of my baby, Maizie, at five months old. She is a miniature goldendoodle - part miniature poodle, part golden retriever. She is loving, playful, sweet, obedient, and very smart. She is now over a year old and weighs only 40 pounds.

#5: My favorite pair of jeans are Sevens.

No matter how overrated they are in the fashion world, I love my Seven for All Mankind bootcut jeans. They fit me perfectly - usually I hate wearing jeans because they're stiff and uncomfortable, but these are as soft as my dad's old sweat pants. They were one of the best Christmas presents I have gotten because I've gotten a lot of use out of them.

#6: Mascara does it for me.

Most girls step into a Sephora and immediately grab all the cutest glosses, eye shadows, foundations, and eyeliner possible. Me? I stick with plain old, boring black mascara. I'm not that big with makeup. Maybe a bit of concealer for those nasty zits, but otherwise, I hate putting on any kind of blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick..... I'm quite a girly girl, just not in the makeup department.

#7: Every year I go to summer camp in Colorado!
Sorry to say, but Friday the 6th of July is my last day of blogging until mid August. I've been going to a church camp up in the Rockies for 4 years now, so I'll be there for a month this summer. I'll be having a blast peaking two 14000 ft. mountains in the collegiate range, white water rafting on the Arkansas River, riding horses, going on bicycle day trips, and goofing off with my friends. No internet access, phone calls, tv, movies..... I'll be missing Harry Potter and Hairspray - tear, tear. Hopefully my mother will be kind enough to ship me HP #7 in my care package!

Thanks for reading all that!
here are the 7 blogs I will now tag:
I promise to give you a nice long post everyday this week before I leave for the mountains!
- Lauren

Monday, June 18, 2007

6/18/07: Aloha and Goodbye

“A style does not go out of style as long as it adapts itself to its period. When there is an incompatibility between the style and a certain state of mind, it is never the style that triumphs.” - Coco Chanel

Sorry to say that I, Lauren, will be gone for the next 10 days, tanning, eating, relaxing, snorkeling, and shopping in the most beautiful state in the USA - Hawaii!
As I say Aloha to my vacation, which starts tomorrow, I'll say goodbye to you all!
- Lauren
(gone June 19-29)

p.s. I'll be inspired by Hawaiian fashion and will most definetely take many pictures on my brand new graduation present - a new pink sony digital camera!
Have a fantabulous week and a half!