Playing with Pink!




Let’s just say that last week was not the best. I wasn’t feeling well and I was getting kind of down, so I did something pretty spontaneous to try to life my spirits… I died my hair PINK! With some tips from Marie Claire’s blog I went to Sally’s and picked up my own bottle of Manic Panic in “Cotton Candy Pink”. At that point I wasn’t totally ready to commit, but I also wanted it to stay for more than a day so this seemed like the best option. I already had blond highlights so the process was simple. All I did was cover my entire head in the pink goo and watched Netflix as I waited for it to take over my hair.

As you can tell in these pictures, the color did bring my mood up! Unfortunately it’s almost all gone, but it was very fun while it lasted. Now I have to decide what to do next… :)



White After Labor Day!




I am very excited that I finally bought a pair of white jeans this summer so that I can continue to break the No White After Labor Day rule all Fall and Winter! They were the first things I thought to wear to accentuate my new leather riding boots from DSW. There is nothing better than finally getting something that you have spent months searching and saving for! The first time I wore them I decided to go for a classic look with a plaid shirt and navy vest. This was an outfit that I had been thinking about for a while and was happy to finally pull it all together.

Scarf to vest in 4, 3, 2, 1!

simple instructions Lauren AllenIn THIS post last year I showed you what it looks life to turn a scarf into a vest, but not how to! When given the assignment in my Graphic Design class to create simple instructions for something I knew exactly what I needed to do. I love finding new ways to wear my old favorite scarves, and hopefully you do to.

What’s in my bag??




In honor of Rue La La’s new Handbag Style Guide, they have asked me to share with you what I keep inside the most personal part of my life… my purse! Since it is in the middle of the semester, I have also added in some school essentials.

One of the biggest investments a lot of women make is a high quality purse. It is something that is used every day in all types of weather and situations. Before diving into the purchasing process make sure to check out Rue La La’s Handbags 101 to make sure that your long saved, hard earned money is going into something of he highest quality possible.

My current bag of choice is a Kate Spade tote saying “Is this seat taken? #handsomestranger” purchased off of Ebay because who doesn’t need some humor during a long day of classes and computer work?

The most important things that keep me going on a daily basis are my agenda, blog camera, business cards, wallet and lipstick! Most recently I have been carrying this small card holder rather than a wallet because it is light weight and easily transfers purses. Speaking of light weight, I have given up carrying all of my lipsticks around with me and pick one a day to wear.

On a school day I always add at least three things, besides textbooks and notebooks, my laptop, a file folder, and a small notebook. The file folder is something new this semester. It slips perfectly into my bag and is open at the top. There are eight slots, one for each class and some left over for various other things that require paperwork. The notebook is for To Do lists, quick class notes and jotting down meeting notes. It has saved me multiple times recently!

What can you not leave the house without?

 Tote bag- Kate Spade (similar)
Agenda- Lilly Pulitzer
Wallet- Kate Spade
Business card holder- Vera Bradley
Camera- Canon
Lipstick- Similar (my favorite from MAC, Girl About Town)
File Folder- Office Depot
Notebook- Staples
Laptop- Samsung Ultrabook

Meetings and Merlot!




Last weekend Lexington Fashion Collaborative hosted an open house to show off their new newest residence at Arts Place. Events like this are so fun for me because I get to see old friends from LFC and meet new possible friends and business partners. I may not talk about this much, but if you are in Lexington and you love fashion, LFC if the place to be! Without them (and MOUR Magazine) I would probably still be struggling to get past the New-Girl-in-Town title!

For this event I wanted to look like I knew what I was talking about when talking to people about what I do in fashion. What I eventually landed on was an easy going Summer to Fall look with a bright jumpsuit, an over sized cardigan and suede booties. Since the outfit was so loud I kept the accessories and makeup simple.


p.s. how cute is little Merlot that hung out at our house for the weekend?? He insisted on being in blog pictures, and I thought I would allow it since he did match my booties! :)

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