9/20/17

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What’s Inside My Bag

I thought it would be fun to open up my and share what’s inside. Don’t worry; I took out all of the trash, old receipts, candy wrappers, etc. Don’t tell me I’m the only one who’s purse doubles as a desk and a trash can. 1.) Gucci Boston Bag Who can say no to a…

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5 Reasons Why Your Style Sucks

Sometimes your style isn’t exactly where you want it to be, and sometimes your style just plain sucks. It doesn’t matter if you are super stylish or not, suck-y style happens to ALL of us. The question is, does your style suck? And if it does, why and what the heck should you do about…

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9/15/17

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Money Can’t Buy You Style

Money doesn’t mean a damn thing unless you know yourself and your style. It was a journey for me to become the high/low fashion mixer that I am today. In my low days, I couldn’t afford a damn thing. I never embraced trends because I couldn’t. I was always two seasons behind so I created…

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Ending The Mean Girls Era Through Style

I’m super into movies. I won’t go as far as to call myself a film buff but when I find a movie I love, I watch it 50 million times. I memorize it; I live it, it’s a thing. It all started with The Wizard of Oz. This started my love affair with shoes. The…

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Your Style Solution Has Arrived!

Exciting news … I wrote a brand new book, and it’s finally available to purchase. This book is a serious master plan for your style. It’s fun, it’s actionable, and it works.   I created ‘The Style Solution: 30 Days to Your Signature Style’ for women who are ready to take style into their own…

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9/11/17

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What To Wear to an Industry Conference

I’m kind of a business nerd and spend a lot of time with top-performers (none of which are in the fashion industry). Since I’m the “token fashion girl” I get asked a lot of questions about style and my job as a personal stylist. I also ask a lot of questions. Like, “How has style…

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A Day in the Life of a Stylist – Daily

A few months back when I posted my Paris vlogs on my YouTube channel, you wanted more. When I shared my ‘Day in the Life of a Stylist’ videos – you definitely wanted more. It baffles me, but apparently “Real Life Lauren” is interesting. Haha! Because I have so much other content to share on…

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What To Wear to a Client Meeting

A big part of my job is meeting with clients. My clients come from all walks of life. I have super buttoned-up professional clients who run major corporations and laid back stay-at-home moms who rock jeans on the daily. It’s important that I make every single client I meet with feel comfortable and confident in…

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9/6/17

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What To Wear to a Job Interview

  A topic that is guaranteed to get me fired up is job interview attire. As a business owner, I’ve had quite a few prospects sitting on the other side of my desk in hopes of gaining employment. You’d think that since I work in the fashion industry people would step it up around me….

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Decoding the Dress Code: Dating

Maybe I’m alone here, but dating is stressful! First, you have to find him, then go through the rollercoaster of emotions with “dating rules” – who should text first, 3-day rule, etc. But the toughest part is what to wear! I’ve talked about it before in past videos, but ladies we gotta stop playing small…

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Do You: A Lesson In Crafting Your Signature Style

Everyone wants to make their mark in the world. They want to do something memorable, something impactful, and they want people to remember them when they’re gone. It’s not selfish or self-centered. It’s human. People want to do that same thing within their own little world. When you enter a room, people should know that…

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Decoding the Dress Code: Work

You all know how fired up I get about work wardrobes. Dressing appropriately for your career is imperative, and it impacts your bottom line. Whether your office dress code is dressy, casual, creative, or if you work from home – you need to look at least a little bit professional. Being “suited” up for work…

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Breaking Free From A Style Slump: Don’t Let Bad Clothing Hold You Back

I talk a lot of about Style Slumps, but what is a style slump anyways? Well, it can take shape in a few different ways: 1.) You Feel Uninspired For some reason, you feel completely uninspired when it comes to getting dressed. It’s not that you need convincing on the importance of style. You LIKE…

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Decoding the Dress Code: Dining Out

Remember when you used to just go to a restaurant and that was that? You can’t just “go” to a restaurant anymore. You have to look it up on Yelp, make sure it has 4.5 stars or 5 stars, you’ve gotta look at the food pics, and check out all the details like self-park vs….

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Decoding The Dress Code: Weddings

I’m just going to come right out and say it – weddings are annoying. Sure they are wonderful for the happy couple, but for the rest of us it means spending money (gifts, travel, etc.) and nine times out of ten, you end up purchasing an outfit that you didn’t feel like buying. Suddenly you…

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Goal Setting and Style: Why Looking Good Gets You What You Want

There are two phrases that make me CRINGE! 1.) Girl Boss. It was cute for 5 minutes (when the book came out), but now it’s downright insulting. Can’t we just be bosses? Slapping “girl” in front of it is childish and weird. 2.) Goal Digger. This one never amused me. It’s too close to a…

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3 Horrible Style Habits That Are Holding You Back

Welcome! This month every Friday at 1pm PST I will be hosting a free live style session. Additionally, this month I am hosting a 30-Day Outfit Challenge and you are welcome to join anytime – it’s not too late. Why now? Why August? August was always a fun time for me growing up because it…

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Is Your Style Sabotaging Every Area Of Your Life?

Is it possible that the way you dress is sabotaging every area of your life? Yes, it’s very possible and I bet it’s happening to you right now. Sounds dramatic doesn’t it, but indulge me and let’s explore this for a moment … A few days ago I was talking to one of my Personal…

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Why Being a Label Whore is Bad for Your Style

Pride is a feeling or deep pleasure derived from one’s own achievements or possessions. Pride is one of those deadly sins that doesn’t sound so bad, but like the rest of them … it’s freaking terrible! In regards to style, I correlate Pride with being a “label whore.” Now I appreciate a well-made, nicely designed…

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How to Combat Style Envy

I love our boy Webster right now! Envy is defined as resentful longing or aroused by someone else’s possessions. I think the connection to style is quite obvious here, but let’s unpack this sin, shall we? Women have been jealous or envious of other women since the beginning of time, but in this digital age,…

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Mo’ Money, Mo’ Fashion: When Enough is Enough

Our old pal Webster defines materialism as “a tendency to consider material possessions as more important than spiritual values.” Harsh. Watch Now (and watch until the end so you can enter the contest!) In this digital age, the pressure to keep up appearances is more intense than ever making it’s easy to slip into the…

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8/12/17

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Don’t Get Mad, Get Stylish!

The definition of Wrath is extreme anger. Here is how have I’ve seen anger work its way into personal style: 1.) When something doesn’t fit, flatter, or work for your body. “Why are models so damn skinny? Why doesn’t the fashion industry support tall women/short women/curvy women.” 2.) When you can’t afford something. “OMG, this…

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Put Yourself on a Fast Fashion Diet

When I think about gluttony in real life, I think about pigging out on fast food and filling my body with “fun” instead of fuel. The short term reward results in long-term pain; bloating, weight gain, feeling sluggish, etc. Nourishing your body with vegetables doesn’t give you that instant reward, but in the long run,…

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8/10/17

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How To Dress Comfortably AND Stylish … at the Same Time!

It has to be comfortable!” If I had a nickel for every time I heard that. That brings us to the next video in 7 Deadly Sins of Style Series .. Sloth.  The definition of Sloth is a reluctance to work or make an effort. Laziness. Nothing pains me more than seeing someone who is…

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Are You Dressing Too Provocatively?

If you keep close tabs on my YouTube channel, then you know I kicked off a brand new Style Series. This series is something I’ve wanted to do for a while now; it’s called the 7 Deadly Sins of Style. Each week I’ll dig into a new sin and give you tips on how to…

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Am I Going Crazy or Am I Changing? My Spiritual Awakening and Personal Style

Have you experienced a shift or a sort of “spiritual awakening” where everything just feels different? Things snap into place, the picture finally focuses, and you know change is on the horizon? I just had that experience. I should have known something was on the horizon when I suddenly wanted to redecorate my entire apartment,…

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7 Stylish Ways To Wear A Slip Dress

Slip dresses were hot-hot-hot in the 90s and now they are back and better than before. Let me start by saying this, slip dresses are NOT for everyone. In fact, I think they look horrible on me but I wore one for the sake of the video. If you are the type of woman who…

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How To Make Baggy Clothes Look Sexy

Every woman, at least on some level, wants to be considered sexy. However, not all of us want to go the traditional route of wearing skin-tight, cleavage-baring, short-hemline-having garments. Am I right? For those of us who are more modest in nature, or those who prefer the comforts of baggier clothing – this post is…

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10 Ways to Wear a Blazer

Blazers are another one of my go-to wardrobe essentials. In fact, I have an entire rack of them in my closet. The best thing about blazers is that they instantly change the tone of your outfit. Every woman should know how to get the most out of their favorite blazer. This tailored topper can be…

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7 Ways To Style Black Skinny Jeans

Black jeans are a style staple! Some like ’em flared, some like ’em straight, but most people love them skinny. Black skinny jeans add instant edge and sex appeal to your look. In fact, they are the fastest way to upgrade your outfit. Take an outfit you’d typically wear with blue jeans and style it…

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What To Wear To A Funeral

Funerals. No one wants to get dressed for this occasion but death is a part of life. Chances are you will have to ask yourself the question, “What do I wear to a funeral?” at least once in your life. Getting dressed for a funeral isn’t as difficult as you think. Watch the video above…

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11 Tops To Wear With Pencil Skirts

I love, love, love a pencil skirt! Once you find one that fits you perfectly, it will quickly become a go-to piece in your closet. Many women get stumped on exactly how to style it, specifically which tops to wear with pencil skirts. No need to worry, because I’ve got you covered with 11 tops…

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How To Tell If Your Pants Fit … Without Trying Them On

Sometimes trying on clothes at the store just isn’t in the cards. In fact, I recommend trying on items at home instead. No one likes bad lighting or pushy sales people. Am I right? So how to know if the items you are picking up to take home will fit? Well, when it comes to…

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How To Make Christian Louboutin ‘So Kate’ Shoes Comfortable

Out of all of the shoes in Christian Louboutin family, the ‘So Kate’ is by far the sexiest. They also happen to be the most uncomfortable. I’d argue to say that they are the most uncomfortable shoe that I’ve ever slipped my foot into. So why do so many women own this shoe? Myself included.They’re…

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5/10/17

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The Great Fake Debate: Fakes, Inspired By, and Designer Decoy Bags

One of the greatest pieces of advice that I’ve ever received is this: “Change your mind.” So often we get stuck in our beliefs and refuse to budge. Maybe it’s pride, or on some level, we think we aren’t “allowed” to change our minds. I’m here to say that change is good and opening your…

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5/10/17

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Operation Live Life: I Finally Went To Paris!

If I had to choose one word to describe my relationship to work, it would have to be “workaholic.” Yep, I’m straight up addicted. As a business owner, I’ve always felt like I have to be “on” and “available” 24/7. If I’m not then my business would suffer, I’d let people down, and I wouldn’t…

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How To Look Stylish At Work For Women 50s And Beyond

Is this already the end?? The end of my Style for the Ages video series? Sadly it is, this is the last video of the series, and it’s all about dressing women in their 50s for the workplace. All of the 50-something women I’ve worked with are OGs. They came, they conquered, and they decided…

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Work Wardrobe For Women In Their 40s

Oh look it’s another video from my Style for the Ages series. So far we’ve talked about the importance of dressing your age, style for your 20s, 30s, and today we are moving on to women in their 40s. I’m not 40 yet (getting there) but I have a ton of clients in their 40s,…

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30-Something Style Inspiration For The Office

Being a working woman in your 30s is tricky because, at least for me, I was working so hard in my 20’s that I didn’t even realize I entered my 30s. Long hours at the office, equals not a lot of time to shop OR if you are shopping you are still in your 20’s…

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Style Tips for Women In Their 20s {Work Edition}

Your twenties are a super fun time in both your career and in your style. Not a super-fun time for your wallet (WTF to being an actual adult) but you ladies are resourceful, and you always seem to figure it out. I remember my twenties work-style life like it was yesterday (kinda, my 36-year-old brain…

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How To Dress Age Appropriately At The Office

These days it seems that everyone is trying to chug down their personal version of the fountain of youth. Looking “old” has become the ultimate loser way to be viewed. To me, that’s unfortunate because to me making it another year in this crazy world is pretty awesome, but I digress … Looking older than…

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1/10/17

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Yay or Nay: Ripped Jeans After 50

The whole dressing “age appropriately” has become quite the controversial topic. In some ways, I am totally behind the notion of dressing your age, but in some cases, I say screw it! My personal philosophy in regards to rules is that to break the rules you need to know them first. With being said, take…

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Hidden Perks At Your Favorite Shops

When you shop as much as I do, you want some sort of reward for all of your spending. I mean, it’s the least the stores could do 😉 But seriously, stores do reward shoppers for being loyal, and there are a ton of great perks out there! Some that you probably don’t know about,…

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1/3/17

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Cool Ways to Wear A Brooch

Brooches get a bad rap, they really do. People commonly equate brooches with “grandmas” or with a dated sense of style. Brooches are a fun accessory that can dress up a variety looks. I have quite a few that I wear from time to time. That is why I was super excited when I got…

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1/2/17

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Yay or Nay: Peplum Tops

Remember when peplum tops were like THE popular item to have? Everyone and their mother was rocking a peplum top. In those days, peplums were a super extreme and exaggerated silhouette. Today, peplum tops aren’t the hot must-have item, but does that mean they are completely out of style? One of my YouTube viewers wanted…

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12/28/16

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Junk(less) in the Trunk: How To Fake A Booty

One area of my body which I am incredibly blessed is my booty. I’ve always had an ample backside, and it’s one of my favorite features. Sure, sometimes it makes buying pants and skirts more difficult, but overall I’m glad I’ve got it. Now there are other areas of my body that I am less…

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12/23/16

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Finding Your Masculine/ Feminine Style Balance

When it comes to style, I wouldn’t classify myself as a “girly-girl.” I actually enjoy masculine pieces a lot more than I do feminine. However, that doesn’t mean I want my style to come off as overly masculine. I’m still a women and love to embrace that side of myself. Most women, to some degree,…

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How To Choose Investment Pieces Wisely

In the shopping/style world, there is a lot of talk about “investment pieces.” My definition of an “investment piece” is an article of clothing or an accessory that you spend a decent chunk of change on, but it’s something that will work in your wardrobe for a very long time. An excellent example of this…

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10/11/16

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Client Makeover: Think and Grow Style

May I just say, my clients are the COOLEST!! When my latest client, Think and Grow Chick, reached out to me I thought to myself, ‘OMG this is going to be the perfect pairing.’ If you don’t know her, she is a business badass to the max! Think and Grow Chick is an entrepreneur who is…

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Putting An End To The Style Struggle

Hopefully, you have heard the news by now; I just launched my first online styling program that helps women, like yourself, achieve amazing personal style. It’s called Personal Style University, and I couldn’t be more thrilled to share it with you. I want to help you look better, feel better, and finally end the style…

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