Monday, August 13, 2007
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 www.fredflare.com for $75.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Lauren's 14th Birthday Party Planning:
- pink, green, yellow
- flowers? haha not quite sure yet
Need to Buy:
- fun decorations
- blank CDS and cases
- 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
- 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!!!
- 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
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,
Friday, July 6, 2007
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!
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
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?
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Sunday, June 24, 2007
#7: Every year I go to summer camp in Colorado!
Thanks for reading all that!
Monday, June 18, 2007
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!
(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
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?
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
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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
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.
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Sunday, June 10, 2007
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, Amazon.com
No pirate's outfit is complete without a pirates hat!
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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
"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
I would not recommend following their tips.... but have a good time watching the video anyway!
Thursday, May 17, 2007
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.
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Saturday, May 12, 2007
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
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Monday, April 30, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
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
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
Thursday, April 12, 2007
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 Target.com, 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.