Vintage-Inspired Neutrals

I’ve got the vintage bug lately…

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getting dressed has been fun for me again. I go through waves of loving my style and then not being sure what I love. But recently I’ve been loving unexpected fits with a classic feel and kind of playing “dress up”. When I take my looks to0 seriously or try to fit my style into what I think it should be, it loses it’s authenticity. Fashion’s all about trying new things but also sticking with what you know!

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This look is the perfect example of polishly un-polished. The culottes and the smart white blouse are chic and fits of the pieces along with the flats give the perfect effortless touch.

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We’re one week away from spring and I can’t wait to bust out all of the pretty pastels, but neutrals this time of year are also such a staple and shouldn’t be left out!

FRENCH CONNECTION top (old)| LUSH CLOTHING pants (similar here, here, and here)| UNIVERSAL THREAD flats | VINTAGE bag | FOREVER 21 sunglasses | HRH COLLECTION sunglasses chain

Buttercup

Long time no blog post…I feel like I say that a lot but it’s always good for me to take a break and kind of re-group my thoughts. Taking little breaks definitely help with gathering motivation and inspiration.

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I’ve been putting off uploading this look because #bloggerfail, nothing in this look is available. But for me, I don’t always go to blogger’s sites to get exactly what they’re wearing, but more for inspiration. I picked up this dress at Topshop at The Galleria in Houston and it was on sale which made it even more perfect.

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This dress is a “me” dress and it’s the epitome of the style I’m going for this spring. I’m so excited to pull out some pretty and girly spring looks for you guys, so stay tuned!

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TOPSHOP dress | MONKI earrings | A NEW DAY heels | ALLSAINTS bag

Basic Invite

The older I get the more excited I get to plan and cherish special days in my family’s life. Recently getting married and gaining a lot of new family members, that includes lots of birthdays, so good invites are a must.

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Today I partnered up with Basic Invite to showcase some of their invitations. I was able to create these custom samples to start planning for events this year. Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows you the ability to order a printed sample of  your actual invitation. This way you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you place your final order.

I know during me and Mason’s engagement, it was scary to hit that ‘order’ button before seeing the finished product and the quality of the pictures on the invitations. Basic Invite takes the worry out of ordering your invitations! The paper is sturdy and the pictures came out super clear and crisp.

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I loved how Mason’s birthday invitation came out, and Basic Invite has so many formal birthday invitation options to choose from.

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Can’t forget the thank-you’s!

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Now that I’m married and our family will one day grow, I’m happy to have a one stop invitation/card spot for the future. You can pick from over 250 Christmas & Holiday cards and free recipient address printing on Christmas cards is also offered, which is super convenient for someone that can be a procrastinator, like me…

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Not only does Basic Invite have tons of color options, but you can preview them before your purchase. You can change any element of the card with over 180 different color options so you can make sure the card is exactly how you want it down to the littlest detail.

If you want to order invitations online and use the code: 15FF51  to get 15% off your order!

Here’s some invite inspo from Basic Invite for you:

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*Thank you to Basic Invite for collaborating on this post with me! All opinions are my own.

 

Trench Skirt

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I feel like I talk about the weather too much in my posts. But that’s because I dress according to the weather and that affects my mood and what I want to wear. It’s frustrating when you want to put on your new sweaters but it’s 80 degrees outside and that ain’t gonna happen. fullsizeoutput_6a95

Of course now that I get around to shooting and posting this look, everything I’m wearing is now sold out…the struggles of being a blogger.

I’ve never seen anything like this skirt before. Of course trench coats are a fall staple, but have you ever seen one in skirt form?? This skirt is the same material as a trench coat the noise you make when you move in it is included! This skirt is definitely a modern and trendy take on the trench coat, but it’s a great neutral piece to pair with sweaters this winter. I think this a fun trend to try if you can get your hands on a trench skirt!

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The past couple of months I’ve been gravitating towards the casual footwear over my heels. My style as of late is all about mixing dressier pieces with casual pieces. I threw on my favorite pair of crisp white sneakers to break up the browns and give the look a laid-back vibe.

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Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving and now for Christmas!

ASOS sweater | FOREVER21 skirt | FOREVER21 sneakers | VINTAGE bag | FOREVER21 sunglasses

i choose you | Wedding Video

So excited to share with you all our wedding video! Having our wedding on video really brings the day back to life and the song we chose is different sounding than the typical “wedding video song” but the words mean so much.

Huge thank you to our friend Clark Miller with Zoe Photography for capturing such special parts of our wedding so beautifully.

Enjoy!
-Laura

Song: I Choose You by Barcelona

Ruffled

I live for a good statement top. My first choice of outfit is a blouse and jeans, but I don’t want the look to be basic. This Alpha & Omega top really is a mullet top, but in a super chic way.  I’ve never seen a top like this and it’s definitely eye-catching, but it’s not too over the top because it’s a soft peachy nude shade.

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I paired my frayed, almost flared, jeans to balance the look. I feel like just doing a regular skinny jean with the outfit would end up being too top heavy. The frayed added movement and volume to the bottom half so your eyes follow the whole look rather than just being focused on the top. fullsizeoutput_6983fullsizeoutput_6980fullsizeoutput_6989fullsizeoutput_6990fullsizeoutput_6998fullsizeoutput_6994fullsizeoutput_69a6fullsizeoutput_69a5fullsizeoutput_699cfullsizeoutput_69aafullsizeoutput_69abfullsizeoutput_69b1

The black booties add that sleek and edgy part to the flouncy look. Although this top is definitely a show stopper, because it’s just in the back and it’s a neutral color, the metallic bag adds a pop color with out actually being an in your face color.

ALPHA AND OMEGA top | FOREVER 21 denim (similar)| H&M sleeveless turtleneck (similar)| BCBGENERATION boots (similar) | LIONEL handbag