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!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

6/17/07: A Splash of Color and A Super Sleuth

"I wouldn't know how to find eBay on the computer if my life depended on it." - Marc Jacobs

I'm so happy! There's a brand new header (if you haven't already noticed)! With the help of my 11 year old brother (thank you Andy!) I created it this morning after gathering up a few of my favorite fashion pictures. It'll add a splash of color to the page, don't you think?
Tell me what you think of it, and keep sending in those e-mails with suggestions to
More inspiration, due to the lack of time I have to gather up information and brainstorm a new post. I'm going to see Nancy Drew the movie with my friend in just a few minutes. Here's some things you might need if you decide to be a super sleuth one day:

Emma Roberts as Nancy Drew (I just adore her vintage style clothing)

Every stylish detective needs a chic khaki trench coat! Nordstrom, $44.90

Sneak around at night time in these ultra-dark skinny jeans. Nordstrom, $38

Snoop in style with these charming, classic sneaks. Nordstrom, $32.95

Just like Nancy Drew, you too can wear ruffly blouses when you look for clues. Delias, $32.50

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?

Thursday, June 14, 2007

6/14/07: Heads Up

“The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.” - Coco Chanel
I wanted to write this post just to give you a heads up. A while ago I wrote that there would be some minor changes - but now I'm telling you exactly what those changes will be. No, I'm not changing the name of my blog, but I'm working on a new header. There is something way more exciting, though - I'm going to let you, my loyal readers, help me with my quest to improve my blog for the better.

Starting today, you can send me e-mails with suggestions, pictures of you and your style, street style you find inspiring, topics you want addressed - anything that will make Teen Fashion Bible better for you.

So, drop an e-mail by to if you have anything to say!

I'll be waiting to hear from you!
Thanks for reading,

- Lauren

P.S. before you click away from this page - I'll leave you with some inspiring pictures I've been shown:

Monday, June 11, 2007

6/11/07: Sims Shop, Too

“I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity -- all I hope for in my clothes.” - Yves St. Laurent

To technology-savvy computer gaming geeks, this won't be any new news to you. For me? I'm super excited! The Sims 2 has created a new game pack: The Sims2: H and M Fashion Stuff! When I read about this new game, I flipped. I used to be a Sims2 addict - I'd spend hours at a time glued to my computer screen, raising my sim children, watching the old grow weak and die. Now I'm ready to dig up my old Sims disks and buy this new pack. The Sims2: H and M Fashion Stuff is an all new pack that allows you to design your own H and M stores for your sims, where they can purchase clothes that are inspired by H and M styles. You can have a runway show - have your sims debut in the new fashions on the catwalk. I'm very pleased - partly because H and M is one of my favorite stores, but also because most of the sim's fashions that come with the program I find drab and unnatractive. Now my sims can walk in style and have a bit of pizazz in their wardrobe. Fashion lovers of any age will fall for this delightful pack, now available.

The H and M store! You design and create what yours will look like.

A runway show - complete with your sims and snazzy runway styles.

I'd love this dress if I was a sim - and I'd definetely dress my sims in it, too!

Fabity fab fab fab. That's all I can say.

A final screenshot of the outside of one of the stores. Go to the sims2 website for more screenshots and fashion designs.

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?

Sunday, June 10, 2007

6/11/07: Swashbuckling Charm

"A fad is less than a fashion. It is were a fashion people would copy it." - E.H. Gombrich

With the new Pirates of the Caribbean 3: At World's End making a smash hit in theaters, I was amused to see that pieces from Anna Sui's Spring/Summer 07 collection were channeling the pirate-esque style. Here's Anna's take on the trend, POTC 3's take, and my take. Anna Sui Spring/Summer 2007
Jack Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean

get the look:Diane von Furstenburg dress, Nordstrom
I am in love with this funky, fresh pattern and the unique cut of this dress!
Spandex leggings, American Apparel
Strategically shredded and ripped at the appropriate spots, these leggings will create the illusion that you've been fighting with swords against pirates.
DKNY metallic trench coat, Nordstrom
Every pirate girl needs an adorable brown trench coat with big pockets where she can store all her stolen loot!Suede lace boots, Urban Outfitters
One word: PerfectionGold and brown bangle, Urban Outfitters
Gold and brown compliment this outfit, especially in a beautifully designed bangle.
Scallywag brown pirate hat,
No pirate's outfit is complete without a pirates hat!

Comments? Rants? Raves? Reviews?
Tell me how you liked POTC 3. I haven't gotten the chance to see it yet.
Is it worth it?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

5/27/07: Patrick the Saint

"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." - Coco Chanel

When I step into my local Target, a feeling of joy and giddiness overwhelms me. I love the smell of it - there is a distinctive smell. Maybe it is the Pizza Hut next to the Junior's area. Maybe it's the smell of new plastic and new clothes. I automatically head towards the Junior's section, making my way past the hoards of string bikinis and terry cloth rompers until I reach the most sacred section - the GO International section. Located strategically front and center in the Junior's section, I skip towards the first rack of clothes, looking at each and every design carefully. I am amused with all the bohemian-beach style tanks, shorts, and dresses. I go through each hanger, trying to spot my size. Most of it has been picked through - I'm about 3 weeks late. But I can still find everything I need midst the excess amount of XXLs and XSs.
I zoom in on the rack of gorgeous grecian style dresses. In olive greens, rust oranges, and browns, I spot an automatic YES. An olive green drop waist knit dress catches my eye. Is this true love? I grab the lone size medium and plop it into my cart. Moving on to the next rack, I see lots of tunics and tanks, all with a very loose feel. I instantly take a dark magenta colored tunic and place it in my cart. No - I see the same style in a beautiful burnt orange. I replace the magenta with the other one, and head on my way towards the bikinis.
Never have I loved a GO International collection more than Patrick Robinson's. The styles are truly "me" and I love his usage of all different types of colors, styles, and fabrics. Everything from his collection fit well, except for the burnt orange tunic, which had unusually large armpit holes, making it very revealing. I'm excited for Patrick's debut as the new design head for The Gap, for I think I have found my newest obsession.
I ended up buying the drop waist jersey dress in green, and currently am wearing it right now. It is now my favorite item in my closet, and looks perfect along with my brown leather gladiators, bohemian-like paisley head scarf, and gold key pendant (also from yesterday's Target splurge.)
If you haven't checked out the new collection, I advise you head off to your local Target as soon as possible. You won't want to miss out.

Monday, May 21, 2007

5/21/07: Welcome To Our House

"Fashion is not about being outlandish, it is about being you - yourself. Anything that you are comfortable in is fashion." -Priyanka Chopra

I would not recommend following their tips.... but have a good time watching the video anyway!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

5/17/07: A Tribute

"Every woman has a story." - Tyra Banks

The highly anticipated season finale of America's Next Top Model season finale left me in a huff. The entire season, I've been a Natasha fan. I love her bubbly personality, outstanding beauty, and her ability to take critiques that the judges gave her and fix them. Many of my friends agreed that she would be the best choice for a winner out of the lot. Well, as most of you know, Jaslene was proclaimed the winner last night. Though she may have had some beautiful photos, I don't think she stood out to me during the competition. I decided to have a look at the photos both Jaslene and Natasha took during the 12 week competition, and find the best and the worst of the bunch.
This was clearly Natasha's worst shoot of the season. Assigned the become the "teacher's pet," Natasha wasn't all quite sure what a teacher's pet was. Sexy? Sultry? Didn't think so.

I love this photo of Natasha, taken for a men's magazine during an episode. Though it may be a little racy, her face is extraordinary - one of the fiercest pictures of Natasha I've ever seen. One thing I love about this girl is that she draws you in to her photos with her sultry expressions. She always impressed me. Always. Just one question: What was her husband thinking when he saw this photo of his beloved wife?Jaslene failed to impress me with this photoshoot. Her face has utterly no expression whatsoever, and with the lighting, she just ends up in the background, blending in. I can see her struggle to try to burst out of the picture and stand out, but unfortunately it didn't work. She looks like she's trying to fly, but doesn't have enough will-power and strength.
Jaslene acceded way beyond expectations at her second photo shoot - this is amazing. She truly shows how you don't have to look glamorous as a model. Just looking at her photo makes me feel scared of such a weirdo. By far this was Jaslene's best shoot - she was able to be fierce without looking like a drag queen. She also looks lonely - I love the multiple emotions she portrays with this photo.

On another note - how did you all like the Sass and Bide runway show? I thought both girls did a great job, even though the judges seemed to disagree. Natasha made me proud - even though her skirt fell off, she made it look like it was supposed to. Her confidence and ability to keep her cool really impressed me.

Comments? Rants? Raves?

Saturday, May 12, 2007

5/12/07: Meow Meow

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

Have you ever seen a trend and thought - I would've loved that when I was younger? While searching through pages and pages of screen tees this morning, I came across at least ten shirts with everyone's favorite cat, Hello Kitty, plastered across the front. When I came across the first shirt, I thought, "Oh, cute. I'll probably buy one of those. Would look good with a romper and flats." But the more and more of these HK shirts that I saw, the less the appeal. If I was 11 and looking for some cute screen tees that weren't from Limited Too or Macy's kids, I would've immediately gone to all of them, picked them up, and thrown them onto the store counter, proclaiming them mine.
The Hello Kitty craze has really caught on. Baby Phat designer Kimora Lee Simmons is now designing Hello Kitty swarovski crystal jewelry at Neiman Marcus. The prices range from $500 - $2500 a piece. Uh, no comment. The question is, Can styles you'd have gone crazy over in K-5 make a comeback?This Hello Kitty doodle design could work in an eclectic ensemble, with a romper, fedora or beret, and dainty flats. - Forever 21, $14.80

Erm, this is a *cough*lovely*cough* wife beater to add to your closet.... - Wet Seal, $12.50

And why would I spend a whopping $2200 on a diamond encrusted Hello Kitty watch? - Neiman Marcus, $2200This is probably the cutest Hello Kitty tee I've seen so far - it even has chickens on it. :) - Delias, $26

Comments? Rants? Raves?

Monday, April 30, 2007

4/30/07: Budget Fashionista: London Calling

"Every really new idea looks crazy at first." - Alfred North Whitehead

Friday, April 27, 2007

4/27/07: Roman Holiday

"Your foot talks, you know." - John Galliano

I just received these beauties in the mail on Wednesday. I bought the pair in cream as well. Practical and very grecian-like, I'll be wearing them until the day they fall completely apart. At a great price of $16.80, who could turn them down?


Saturday, April 21, 2007

4/21/07: School Daze

"Fashion is crud. Style is what matters." - Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide

Uhhhh, I'm not quite sure about the quote above ^^. Here's a picture of a style savvy girl at my school. She was voted, "Best Style" in our school yearbook this year.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

4/17/07: Graduation Time, Come On!

“A witch and a bitch always dress up for each other, because otherwise the witch would upstage the bitch, or the bitch would upstage the witch, and the result would be havoc.”- Tennessee Williams

June 15, 2007 - the last day of middle school. Just thinking about it makes chills run up and down my spine - high school, here I come. Well, there has been a lot of talk about graduation dresses. Krystal says, "I'm wearing one for the ceremony, one for the party." Hayley says, "You HAVE to wear black to the party - the theme is red carpet!" I say, "I need to be an individual... I'm not going to follow the crowd and find a beauty pageant-esque Macy's junior department dress. I'm going for a more - grecian approach. On an attempt to find my mum a tablecloth for her dinner party on Saturday, we ended up at Bloomingdales - yet the linens were in the most obscure, ugly colors and prints. I dragged her up to floor 4, my favorite - and we scouted throughout all the racks of Free People, Juicy Couture, Splendid, and BCBG until we found this perfect beauty. It was totally me - and fit well, too! I'll pair it with some gladiators, or cute brown flats - to make it totally unique - and totally my own. The price was, eh.... pretty high, but the dress is now my "8th grade graduation present." I have many ideas of ways I can dress it up for parties, and dress it down for school or shopping. No doubt about it - I'll walk down to receive my graduation certificate in style looking chic.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

4/12/07: Fashion Hits the Bullseye!

“It is difficult, if not impossible, for most people to think otherwise than in the fashion of their own period.” - George Bernard Shaw

Spring has sprung, and summer is on its way. One problem - my old shorts are too small, my shirts seem too 7th grade, and my flip flops and flats are worn and dirty. My resolution to this fashion funk? I logged on to, and immediately clicked to the junior's section, where I found tons of great spring and summer pieces that will work with my wardrobe. Dresses, shirts, flats, and accessories - I've got it covered. The best part? They're all inexpensive, leaving me with extra bucks for something splurge-worthy.