About Lauren

I am a young thirty-something with tons of enthusiasm and love for fitness, fashion, sports, reading and being a mom! I am married [to a CPA] with one baby boy and two fur babies [one miniature dachshund and one mutt]. I was born in Arlington, TX raised in Edmond, OK and moved to Fort Worth, TX a few years ago. I attended THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA! #Boomer I LOVE the beach and will chose warm weather over cold any day! I work for my family business M & J Foods. We work in the Food Industry and specialize in “Unique Eats.” Please note: I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

becoming a statistic

I think this blog is so important for people in our society today. We are so imaged base and it can really destroy a person. It takes a brave soul to talk about it and I think this piece really stands out! If you or someone you know is suffering from an eating disorder visit: http://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/find-help-support

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Everyone thinks “that can’t happen to me”, but how often do you become what you think is impossible? If the answer is once, twice, or three hundred times, it doesn’t matter, because you became part of the statistic.

Rewind a little over 10 years ago, I was in 4th grade. I knew what eating disorders were and I knew how troubling they were. I was part of conversations on the playground. I saw the picture diagrams and notes on “how to get skinny”. I heard about family members struggling. I saw disorders on the TV and in magazines. I said NO, NOT ME.

Fast forward about 4 years. I’m a youngster in high school now. I know girls who refuse to eat. I hear cafeteria conversations about whether a tooth brush or finger works best. The media attention with disorders has increased. It’s surrounds you every day. I said NO, NOT…

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American Style: July 4th Edition

Summer has arrived and July 4th will be here soon! Below are some of the current items I am eyeing for all of the fun events that will surround the 4th!


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Piperlime Blue Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Nordstrom Rack Top [Starlight Flutter Sleeve Tee] Piperlime Red Top [Silk Flutter Blouse]//Piperlime White Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Norstrom Rack Short [Cuff Denim Jean Short]//Target  Dress [Ponte Dress]//Piperlime Blue Skirt [Eyelet Circle Skirt]// Target Scarf [American Flag Infinity Scarf]// Nordstrom Rack Shoe [Steffo Espadrille Wedge]

BONUS Maxi Cutout dress:

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Piperlime [Stripe Cut Out Maxi]

Target WHITE on WHITE alert

Sorry for the abundance of posts today but SERIOUSLY.  I posted about how I was obsessed with white (HERE) today and Target posts about the white trend.   My fashion stars have been aligned yet again!  Check out their picks below:

 

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cool tech: L’Oreal Makeup Genius for iOS

Y’all this app is AMAZING! Check it out!

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L'Oreal Makeup Genius Digital Makeover { All I wore on my face today was tinted moisturizer. This is one of about a dozen of my digital makeovers with Makeup Genius. }

You guys, I haven’t gotten any work done for the last hour because I’ve been playing with L’Oreal’s new iOS app, Makeup Genius. It is blowing my mind.

I read about it on Who What Wear this afternoon, then promptly downloaded it {for free} from the app store.

Let’s rewind… 

Does anyone remember the old PC software that let you “try on” hairstyles? You scanned a photo of your face into the program — you know, with a big ol’ digital scanner — and pasted not-so-realistic renderings of every imaginable cut and color onto your head, so you could make an informed decision before heading to your stylist for a hot pink mohawk. Ringing any bells? My mom and I had that software —…

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Threads Thursday: Wonderful Whites

Happy Thursday y’all! After the trip to New York I am LOVING white.  I am usually a color girl but I am loving this crisp neutral pallet.  You can easily add a pop of your favorite color or make a statement by going ALL white.  You can even mix white with winter white and it looks fabulous!  Here are some of the current things I am lusting after!

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Cotton Eyelet Spaghetti Strap Romper [Loft]- Rompers are all the rage and a great way to stay cool this summer.  I love the simplicity of this white number.

Amanda Logo Clutch [Tory Burch]- Great for an evening out and a classic piece!

Embellished Perfect Button Down [Ann Taylor]- The name says it all! Such a fun twist on a classic piece.

Peacock Cluster Necklace [Ann Taylor]- This great necklace is embellished and I love me some SPARKLE! Would go great with so many different outfits!

Floral Jacquard Jacket [Loft]- The structure of this jack is fabulous! Again another versatile piece that you should have in your wardrobe!

Mirror Embellished Top [Ann Taylor]- This blouse is so versatile and fun! You can dress it up with a skirt and blazer or down with a pair of skinnies…. Also, will keep you cool in the HOT summer.

Thea Chain Should Slouchy Tote [Tory Burch]- I love the structure of this bag with the hint of fun in the tassel! I have been obsessed with tassels lately so of course this was a pick for me!

Bubble Stretch Bracelet [Ann Taylor]- I love the fact this bracelet is stretch and not a bangle.  I have such small wrist that bangles tend to fall right off my hand! Love the gold and white contrast and would go great with so many outfits.

Striped Organza Skirt [Ann Taylor]- Y’all this skirt is EVERYTHING.  I have been ogling it since i saw it in a window display in NY.  So fun yet chic at the same time.

What is your favorite trend right now?  Do you have a staple white piece that you LOVE?