Showing posts with label remix. Show all posts
Showing posts with label remix. Show all posts

Saturday, August 10, 2013

death of the white lace cardigan

finding your passions


holy moly me oh my!

While packing for home for the summer, I had to downsize my wardrobe, and my beloved white lace cardigan was one of the items that had to be left behind. It had started to get yellow stains from where I folded it, and the edges were getting frayed, so with a tear in my eye I had to say goodbye. This post is a tribute to the cardigan. It's not often I get rid of clothes, but all of my items that survived my style epiphanies (ie Lauren can actually dress fashionably and not wear t-shirts all the time) are very quickly dying off. I'll have to do another closet sweep this summer for items I don't really wear anymore, since this whole dressing nice thing is still pretty new to me. I want to purchase more versatile pieces instead of the weird statement pieces that I wear one time and then never wear again, so this summer will be an effort to begin that by building room in my closet.

I've always loved remixing posts from other bloggers, and want to do it more often. Perhaps not a weekly feature just yet, but I wanted to post this one before the photos got too dated.

This cardigan was one of the first things I bought that I thought was considered "stylish" and I wore it all the time, even before I started blogging, hence some of these never-before-seen photos. It shall be missed.

Friday, June 28, 2013

mixology 101 // remix my closet [closed]

Now it's time to put all that new knowledge to the test! If you're just joining in on this week of mixology, be sure to check out the previous posts here: intro//color//prints//combinations

I've pulled together some select pieces (basically my entire wardrobe) for you to mix together! You can choose as many pieces as you want, you can choose multiples pieces in one category, the point is that you're the stylist, and I'm your client! You have full reign. Comment below with how you would create an outfit with these colorful printed pieces. A great example comment would be something like this: "I would love to see the lace button down shirt over the striped shirt, with the purple pencil skirt." And then tomorrow (or in the next couple of days, depending on how many people participate), I'll style the outfit and show you why it was successful or not so much. I hope you have fun doing this!

Button-down shirts (could also be worn as cardigans, can be tied, can be worn under or on top of other pieces):
1. lace, 2. beige floral, 3. pink floral, 5. denim leaf print, 6. purple floral

Regular shirts (can be worn tied, on top of other pieces):
1. zebra print, 2. floral, 3. striped, 4. polka dot, 5. crop top, 6. green polka dot

1. gray, 2. purple, 3. green, 4. lace, 5. two-toned vest

1. orange floral, 2. purple pencil, 3. pink/blue, 4. green multicolored, 5. yellow floral

1. High waisted striped, 2. pink shorts, 3. plum, 4. red

1. polka dot, 2. pink open back, 3. purple lace, 4. yellow zigzag, 5. ice cream, 6. geometric, 7. cherry

1. blue floral leggings, 2. pink/blue floral leggings, 3. lace tights, 4. green tights, 5. purple zigzag socks, 6. polka dot socks, 7. cupcake socks

Saturday, March 23, 2013

a week of remixing // home sweet home

dress: borrowed // yellow dress/skirt: forever 21 // tights/ring: thrifted // shoes: target // photos by William

Well look who's back in Alaska! It's spring break for Lauren, and I'm excited for a bit of rest and relaxation, though I'm sure I'll be doing a lot of adventuring this week. I managed to come home with only a carry on (part of my packing skills ... still can't believe how many clothes I fit into my little bag/how many clothes I wore on the plane, haha. My own mother couldn't even believe I packed everything into one carry on.), so this week will be a "week of remixing"! These are all the clothes I brought for the week and will consequently be remixing, so it will be interesting to see all the combinations that are possible. (Though I might not wear the pants since I brought them mostly to wear underneath my snowsuit ... can't really go sledding or hiking in a dress!)

It's really nice to be back amongst the snow and mountains, especially since it hardly ever snowed while I was back for my winter break. Spring has redeemed the good ol' last frontier by bringing a bunch of constant snowfall this first day back. We were scheduled to have a blizzard warning, but the visibility has been pretty good and there's practically no wind. It's the perfect winter day, snuggling up with kitty cats and eating freshly baked cookies.

And no, it wasn't too cold taking these photos, though I certainly don't suggest walking around in short sleeves at this time of year. It's nice when you're ten steps away from the front door so you can run in whenever your fingers start to get numb. Plus the first day of taking outfit pictures in the snow after being away from it is probably the best day, since I was really excited for pretty snowfall photos. A big thanks to my brother William for taking these for me, since my tripod recently broke and I won't be able to purchase a new one until Monday.

Other things I did today? Thrifted a little bit--I got that little ring for a dollar as well as a scarf I'm going to use as a prop for a photo. Then my mom and I went to the mall to grab some lunch. Other than that I haven't done very much, just a lot of relaxing and planning for the week. I will be working on an art project this week that involves me driving to some of my favorite places in Alaska, so like I said before, there will be a lot of adventuring and I'm so excited for it!

Have a great day!