Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Metallic Midi

J.Crew Pleated Midi Skirt in Metallic Voile | Splendid White Tee | Joie Jaclyn Heels (old, similar style under $100) | J.Crew Factory Envelope Clutch | c/o Gorjana Stud Earrings & Gorjana Taner Bar Large Necklace via Rocksbox

I'm back with another pleated midi skirt! (Remember this pale pink one?) Today's skirt is metallic navy but the cotton fabric keeps it casual. It will be a fun mix to my weekend wear. I can see it with bright tops and flat sandals too. This month's Rocksbox might be my favorite thus far as it contained two gorjana pieces! Use code laurenxoxo1 for a discount off your first month (see how it works).

Don't forget to enter the Bering's Easter giveaway!

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Photos by Ashley Brooks // Location: Cullen Sculpture Garden

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Top 10 Neutral Wedge Sandals for Spring

Top 10 Wedge Sandals for Spring
Row One: Tory Burch Chandler Wedge | Tory Burch Lilah Espadrille | Jack Rogers Luccia Sandal | Row Two: Seychelles 'Like You Mean It' Ankle Strap Sandal | Dolce Vita Jodi Snake Embossed Wedge | Ugg Australia Jules Platform Wedge | Tory Burch Daisy Platform Wedge | Row Three: Michael Kors Posey Espadrille | Stuart Weitzman Oneliner Patent Leather Wedge | Vince Camuto Mathis T-Strap

A wedge sandal is a Spring necessity. Today I'm sharing a round up of my top 10 picks from Nordstrom's. A neutral pair in gold, tan, or nude lengthens your legs. I wear mine with everything from skinny jeans to floral dresses to white cutoffs. Get yourself a pair!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Easter Tabletop with Bering's + Giveaway

China: Herend Queen Victoria | Butterflies: Baccarat | Stemware: Waterford Crystal | Silverware: Reed & Barton | Tray: Beatriz Ball | Dress: from this post

Today I'm excited to kickoff a tabletop collaboration with local gem Bering's. Bering's is Houston's #1 destination for luxury gifts and fine china. (There's even hardware and grilling departments for the guys!) When I got engaged, there was no question where I would register. Bering's has a large selection of fine china & crystal and helpful staff to assist in picking out patterns. I first became interested in china my senior year of college when my sister got married. My mom had always collected Herend figurines and my sister registered for Chinese Bouquet in blue. I was immediately drawn to Queen Victoria by Herend. I love the Spring colors and beautiful butterflies. I always thought I would register for it (until I married an avid outdoorsman so opted for a less feminine pattern). 

Since butterflies are a symbol of resurrection, Queen Victoria was the obvious choice for an Easter tabletop. We mixed it with Waterford Crystal and Reed & Barton silverware. A Baccarat butterfly completes this stunning place setting. Read Bering's note below and be sure to enter the giveaway for your chance to win a beautiful butterfly of your own!

Easter is such a wonderful time of year and one that brings family together around a shared table. Tabletops are some of our favorite vignettes at Bering’s and we are continuously inspired by customer feedback as well as wedding registry mixing and matching of various patterns. Changing seasons and holidays make decorating our gift shop tabletops so much fun, and add to everyone getting into the spirit of whatever the holiday or season might be at the time. The best part is that we all have a table of our own to decorate and infuse our personal touch with place settings, serving pieces, crystal, décor and more, enhancing treasured time with friends and family.

Lauren has classic taste in fine china; Herend’s Queen Victoria pattern was introduced in 1851 at the First World Exhibition in London. The name came about upon Queen Victoria purchasing the pattern for herself! And for the artists and art lovers reading this post, did you know that each of these dinner plates takes an average of 12 hours to hand draw and paint?! The pieces are very special and oh-so lovely. 

Bering's and I are excited to give one lucky reader a Baccarat butterfly in their choice of color! Simply complete the Rafflecopter below. 

Friday, March 20, 2015

Easter Eyelet

Maybe I should have taken these outfit pics before I had a confetti egg cracked on my head :) I've always been a fan of Cynthia Steffe so was excited to discover her budget friendly line CeCe by Cynthia Steffe. Nordstrom carries a large selection of the lines' cute dresses. I love this paint stroke shift (under $100) and one shoulder pink dress. My white eyelet dress is currently 25% off and also comes in a bright yellow. A great option for Easter!

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Photos thanks to my sister Holly!


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