Valentine’s Day Tips!

Hi, fashionistas!

Valentine’s Day is approaching, and you know what that means! There’ll be hearts, flowers, and too many chick flicks to count! I can’t wait!

Let’s talk fashion! Flirty dresses and cute heels are a traditional must-have for this special occasion. Also, to create an even more romantic feel, choose a dress in a white or light-colored shade (think pink, lavender, or blue). If you don’t want to go the traditional route and want to opt for a fresh spin, I recommend polkadots or a fun pattern.

Don’t forget about shoes! Heels are a staple for Valentine’s Day! For a girly feel, try a pair of stilettos in a pretty shade. For a tougher/edgier vibe, choose a pair of thick-heeled shoes or a pair of heeled ankle boots. Shoes are important!

Now, for purses! A small purse would be so cute! I would choose a mini satchel, because a clutch won’t hold a lot and you have to carry it in your hands the whole time. I don’t want to be thinking about that when I’m on a date, right?

Here are my Valentine’s Day fashion must-haves (via Polyvore):

Thank you for reading my post! I hope you liked it! Love you guys! Until my next post, fashionistas!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

xx,

Lauren

THE TEEN RUNWAY Magazine – Fall/Winter 2013

Hi, fashionistas!

I’ve been working for weeks on a magazine for all of you, and it’s finally ready! The title of my new magazine is聽“THE TEEN RUNWAY”,聽and it’s all about teen fashion and beauty! This edition is called “Effortless Cool”, because that’s been my fashion and beauty inspiration this fall.

Here it is:

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I hope you loved my magazine! What did you think? Give me your feedback in the comment section below! 馃檪
Until my next post! Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I love my lovely readers!
xx,
Lauren

Glam Makeup and Hair Look!

Hi, fashionistas!

Summer is the season for sun, fun, and vacays to the beach! Well, that’s usually the case. Summer is also about fashion and glam! So, let’s party!

Glam is a fun beauty trend to try anytime of the year! A super-simple, natural eye look with black mascara and a powerful lip is a classic glam style!

Hair can also be glam-ified! Big, shiny curls are gorgeous and go with any look, night or day. The way I see it, if you curl your hair, you’re instantly a model. It feels great!

Ok, so enough with the chit-chat. Here’s my look:

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DETAILS: Lanc么me lipgloss in the shade 300, Est茅e Lauder mascara, CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit Shadows in Sheerly Nudes, Smashbox highlighter stick (brow bone), Clinique foundation & concealer, Physicians Formula Happy Booster Blush

P.S. I used a curling iron to achieve this look. This isn’t my natural curl (I wish!).

Until my next post, fashionistas! Thank you for reading! I hope you liked my look! Love you guys!

xx,

Lauren

 

Outlet Stores: How to Score Big!

Hi, fashionistas!

As a girl who goes to outlet stores, I’ve learned a lot! I’ve created a list of ways to get what you’re looking for and not overspend:

  1. Know what type of item you’re looking for! Trust me, you don’t want to be in a big store full of fabulous items without any idea of what to buy. You’ll probably end up buying way more than you should have (most of which you might not even need). Your wallet will thank you!
  2. Look at everything in the store! Years ago, when I was a beginner, I would look at just a few things, and then make my choices. That’s not good, because there may be something you would like more without even noticing it! It’s hard not to be stuck on a specific item, but there’s always other options. Take your time!
  3. Pick up the items you are most likely to buy, and keep them in your arms! Don’t put them back on the rack and expect to find them later. This is especially useful and extremely important at a clearance event! Girls can go crazy sometimes!
  4. Stay within your budget as much as possible and use cash! If you go in with $20, don’t spend $40. The only times when this is acceptable is when the item costs more than you thought, needed to be better quality, or you can’t live without it! The bottom line is, would you pay full price for it if you had the money? If not, don’t buy it.
  5. Take the term “I can’t live without it” lightly! If it’s not a need, you can live without it. That’s what I tell myself every time I walk into a store! I almost always see something I “can’t live without”, but I actually can. It’s a hard thing to do if your fashion and beauty obsessed, but you’ll be fine!
  6. Lastly, if there’s going to be an awesome clearance event at a particular store that you love, be prepared! In a nutshell, that means get up early, research the products’ retail prices, and, if possible, bring a friend or family member who will help you find those scores!

It’s as easy as that! I know it might seem a little scary, because of some “horror” stories about people getting trampled at sale events or fighting over that special find. But, it’s fun! I’ve found a lot of big scores in my life, and I did it by using these tips & tricks! Even if I don’t buy much or I just go with a friend, I get a kick out of seeing the sales price vs the retail price! It’s addictive!

So remember these tips, and, don’t forget, have fun!

I love you guys! You mean so much to me! Until my next post, fashionistas!

xx,

Lauren

Formal Valentine’s Day Outfit and Beauty!

Hi, fashionistas!

You saw my previous post about a casual Valentine’s Day look, so now here’s my formal look! Let’s get started:

For my dress, I’m wearing my polka dotted, flow-y dress. It’s romantic enough for going out, and cute enough for your loved one to notice! The beige polka dots contrast very well with the navy dress.聽

The pastel tights are a good change from bare legs or black tights. They’re unexpected, and that creates a little mystery which is important! They also are a romantic shade.聽

The clutch is simple yet has a print. Cute! It has a classic shape which compliments the dress very well, plus it’s almost the same shade as the dress itself! Win win!

These heels are what I call a neutral black. They go with almost anything!聽They are great paired with dark colors such as the ones in this outfit.聽

Dangling earrings are great, because they create the illusion of a longer, thinner face.聽

Photos:

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OUTFIT DETAILS:聽Dress: Target, Tights: Hue, Clutch: Juicy Couture, Heels: GB, Earrings: I bought them at Austin Fashion Week

Beauty:

Hair in a side ponytail is cute and flirty! Hair is a key factor in choosing makeup. It means a lot!

For formal date makeup, purple eyeshadow is a great shade to use! It’s mysterious in a way your loved one can’t explain, and that’s a good thing! You also need to put a shimmery eyeshadow (cream or white) on the inner corner of your eyes and the brow bone (below your eye brow). That makes your eyes look bigger and prettier! It’s a must for me (even on a regular day)! It also makes the look a little lighter. Berry lipstick and lip liner is a great idea, too. It plays up your eyes and give you the look of a flawless face. I love it!

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BEAUTY DETAILS:聽Eyeshadow: Lanc么me, Mascara: YSL & Clinique, Eyeshadow Primer: Urban Decay, Lipliner: Lorac, Lipstick: Clinique, Foundation: Revlon, Powder: Lanc么me, Blush: Chanel, Setting Spray: Urban Decay

Thank you for reading, fashionistas! I hope you enjoyed my post and will take these tips into consideration for your big night!聽

Even if you don’t have a date for Valentine’s Day, just know that you are loved by the people around you! You don’t need a date to be happy. Just know that I care about all of you! 馃檪

xx,

Lauren