17 Oct 2014

5 Friday Faves || Fall shopping guide

As seasons change and you’re due for a serious wardrobe update, shopping for this season’s trendy staples can get a bit overwhelming. So many options! For this week’s 5 Friday Faves, I wanted to put together a little shopping guide for you, for items that every girl needs in her Fall wardrobe.

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1. Favorite scarf – I recently added this scarf in the photo to my fall wardrobe, and it was the best $17 I’ve spent in a while! So soft, and all the colors make it so versatile.
2. Favorite denim shirt – You can’t have a fall wardrobe without a denim shirt in your closet. Perfect for layering under sweaters, or an easy “throw on and go” top.
3. Favorite flats – I’m crazy about the d’Orsay flat right now, and when I saw these in grey, I knew I had to have them!
4. Favorite fall lip color – Laura Mercier creme smooth lip color in “damask”. I love this color because its not too “red, red”, but is still bold and beautiful. The creme lip color also makes your lips super soft and has a long wear to it!
5. Favorite fur vest – I feel like the fur vest has officially moved from a trend item to a staple. This vest is my personal fave because it’s still on trend but the grey color makes it unique! The length is perfect and I love the smokey effect on the fur.

Shop my fall favorites (+ my outfit above) here!

14 Oct 2014

Essential outerwear

There was a time when a girl needed maybe one or two coats in her Fall wardrobe – one dressy, one casual. Done.

I love though that this season, outerwear is a huge trend. It’s no longer just a basic item you need to keep you warm – it’s an outfit-completer. An essential accessory. So, in this case, your mentality with outerwear this season should be “the more the merrier!”

I love this black & white coat below because it’s lightweight, super soft, and can easily be dressed up or down. (Side note – I’m also crazy about my new relaxed skinny jeans! Finally found the perfect distressed denim).

Black & White Coat – Milk & Honey Boutique / LOFT Relaxed Skinny Jeans / Nine West booties

I was also in Forever 21 yesterday and fell in love with this tweed pea coat and added it to my mental wish list! (+ you can’t beat $42.90 for a good fall coat!)

And remember this guy? A good leather (or pleather!) jacket is essential to every fall wardrobe.

Shop my favorite outerwear here:

10 Oct 2014


For our 5 Friday Faves this week, we’ve picked our top 5 fitness items! Working out and running is such a huge part of both mine and Lo’s lives, so we wanted to share the items with ya’ll that make working out so much more enjoyable for us!

1. Favorite sports bra:

This all depends on your activity. If it’s for a highly active/intense workout, I love to have a lot of support, which is why the Under Armor Eclipse sports bra is my fave. If its for light activity (walking, yoga, etc.) you can’t go wrong with a good Target sports bra. So comfortable and easy to wear all the time (but, try and resist!). I have this in probably 4 different colors…

2. Favorite running shoe:

For everyday running, the Nike LunarEclipse takes the cake. What I love about Nike is that they manage to make an amazing product, but keep style in mind at the same time! I love this turquoise LunarEclipse.

3. Favorite workout companion:

Fitbit flex. I had been wanting a steps tracking device for a while and did my research on the different brands. I was won over by the amazing reviews for the fitbit flex and all of it’s capabilities. And, let’s be honest, it was the cutest one. It tracks my steps throughout the day, mileage from my runs, and my sleep at night. My husband bought it for me a few months ago and it has not left my wrist since!

4. Favorite running sock:

Crazy to think that such a small item makes such a massive difference in running; but it does! I love these tab back socks because they keep your feet from blistering, the sock doesn’t slip down into your shoe, and provides the support your foot needs.

5. Favorite pre-work out snack: banana and almond butter – every time! My favorite almond butter is from Trader Joe’s.

Shop our favorite fitness products here!:

8 Oct 2014

the slouchy pant

Wait…it’s currently a trend to wear loose, slouchy pajama-ish pants outside of your house? Sign me up for that please! I found my favorite black slouchy pant a few weeks ago and have more than gotten my money’s worth since! I love that these can be great both for work or running errands. I feel so girly and chic every time I wear them, without sacrificing comfort.

LOFT Denim Jacket / Fade to Blue Slouch Pants / Kendra Scott Necklace / Ray-Ban sunglasses / Kendra Scott gold bracelet / Hobo crossbody bag form Nordstrom / Steve by Steve Madden leopard flats / Michael Kors watch

I’m also such a sucker for pairing all black with denim. A good denim jacket is an absolute staple in every wardrobe. (Bonus! Mine from LOFT is currently 50% off!)

So, happy slouching everyone. Shop my look here!

6 Oct 2014

the in-between

Everyone loves Fall for the thick scarves and riding boots and warm flannel. I fall into that category as well, but one thing I love particularly about this time of year is the transition. We’re not quite to the flannel yet so our current outfits are a beautiful mix of summer and fall wardrobes. We don’t have to say goodbye to the tank tops just yet, because you can still throw a scarf over it and be ready for the day (at least in Texas!). Scarves with tank tops, sweaters with shorts, v-neck tees with fall hats…I love these combos!

I had gotten a few requests from my instagram (@laurenkaysims) this weekend about a sweater I wore on a road trip to San Antonio with my hubby, and this is definitely one of the “transition” looks I’m referring to.


Sweater – Milk & Honey Boutique / One Teaspoon denim shorts / Madewell Booties / Hobo the original handbag

Lo and I had recently been talking about her favorite jeans (below) which complete her “transition” look so perfectly! A good pair of skinnies are essential for every Fall wardrobe.
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Anthropologie tee / Nordstrom feather trim hat / J Brand Jeans / Max & Chloe Necklace / ASOS Retro sunglasses

Shop our “in between” season looks here!

3 Oct 2014

5 Friday Faves

Random fact: one of my favorite things about writing for LOLO Mag is getting to hear what some of Lo’s “5 Friday Faves” are. I love learning from other people and she’s always calling out product or brands that a lot of times are new to me and great additions to my closet or home! So, for this week, the first 3 are favorites of Lo’s, the last two are mine. xx

Lo’s Friday Faves:

1. Favorite flip flop: Haivanas flip flop – for the perfect, casual staple + perfect for the pool
2. Favorite eye mask: Wildfox sleep mask
3. Favorite diffuser/scent: Antica Farmacista reed diffuser in vanilla, bourbon, and mandarin. Best ever for your house or makes an amazing gift!

Lauren’s Friday Faves:

4. Favorite curling iron: Hot tools pink titanium - This has been my go-to curling iron for about 5 years now and it’s never let me down!
5. Favorite piece of mail this week: My new houndstooth print J. Crew sweatshirt! Can’t wait to wear it with this pleated leather skirt.


Shop our favorites here:

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