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Little Black Romper

LBR {little black romper} // lolo mag

Black backpack, black romper, and black sandals. It might not sound very exciting, but this outfit seriously does make me excited. It is so simple, versatile, and comfortable. One of those outfits that you don’t have to think about- my favorite kind! Hopefully the weather is warming up where you are and this outfit can be in your near future. Here are the details:

Romper: Flynn Skye (c/o) // Backpack:  similar + similar // Sandals: similarsimilar

Shades: Toms // Lip Color: Charlotte Tilbury

Additional rompers that we love are at the bottom of the post!

LBR {little black romper} // lolo mag

LBR {little black romper} // lolo mag

images: Jana Williams

LBR {little black romper} // lolo mag

LBR {little black romper} // lolo mag

More little black rompers:

Mother’s Day + Kendra Scott

Happy {almost} Mother’s Day! My mom, sister, and I had the most special girl’s weekend in beautiful Santa Barbara this last weekend. I so cherish time with my mom + am incredibly honored to partner with Kendra Scott on this special upcoming day to celebrate her! As I get older, I become more grateful for our relationship and more aware of all she has poured into my life. So much love!

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Don’t you love how jewelry can make a simple outfit look complete? This necklace has become my mom’s new staple + these earrings look darling and make even more of a statement. These earrings I am wearing are the perfect addition to an all neutral outfit (aka the clothes I live in ha!). Not to mention, these ear cuffs are my new go-to’s.

Who are you celebrating this Mother’s Day? Celebrate the woman who’s hugs you never outgrow…celebrate the role model who’s words of wisdom never fail…celebrate the sister or friend welcoming her own bundle of joy…celebrate your better half who takes each day with incredible strength and grace…

Visit my Instagram (@laurenscruggs) to see how to enter this 3 gift card contest at $200 each. Thank you Kendra Scott for partnering with us for this post!

Shop a few Kendra Scott favorites below:

Spring Dress

spring dress // lauren scruggs kennedy

I recently discovered the brand Flynn Skye and was immediately in love. This dress is so easy and comfortable to throw on for a warm day. Here I have it paired with ankle boots, but I can’t wait to wear it with sandals (like this pair) in the summer.  Here are the outfit details: dress (c/o Flynn Skye + here are other Flynn Skye dresses that I love: one, two, and three)// hat from Zara (similar option here) // sunnies  (sold out, similar options here and here ) // booties (similar options here and here) // belt //.

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spring dress // lauren scruggs kennedy

spring dress // lauren scruggs kennedy

spring dress // lauren scruggs kennedy

spring in LA // image: Jana Williams

spring dress // lauren scruggs kennedy

Images by Jana Williams.

Shades + Bandanas

Shades + Bandanas

Two of my favorite things: cool shades + a statement making bandana. This bandana from Madewell has been on major repeat lately and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. It is the perfect minimalist accessory and seriously goes with so much. Melissa just bought it too as a matter of fact- the antique cream color is sold out at Madewell but Nordstrom has it in stock– score! Now on to the shades–  the ones I am wearing are Asos and are one of my favorites. The shades + bandana really turn this simple all-black outfit into something that is date-night ready. It’s a go-to combination for me, and I might be guilty of wearing it quite often. The rest of the outfit details are below. XO

Shades // Bandana // Top // Jeans (sold out, similar items below) // Heels// Lip Color

Shades + Bandanas

images by Jana Williams

Go-to look

DENIM.

Must-have bandana

palm.

Shades + Bandanas

denim + heels

Lauren Scruggs Kennedy

Shop the post + similar options:

SMALL BUSINESSES THAT WE LOVE

We love the shopping local movement, the passion behind startups, and the creativity and hard work it takes to build and operate your own business. Today we are sharing three online businesses owned by three ladies who are all extremely talented, dedicated, and lovely on the inside and out! Nichole, Grace, and Elizabeth were so kind when partnering for this post and we are honored to be sharing their stories. Below are images of Lo’s new favorite things from each other their online shops + details on their one-of-a-kind businesses. Scroll down to learn about Dear Heart Designs, Hello Grace, and Pretty Smitten!

Dear Heart DesignsDear heart designs // a small business that we love

When we first learned about Dear Heart Designs, Lo and I were instantly in love with the spiritual message behind the gorgeous jewelry. Think simplistic gold jewelry with inspiring words to encourage you daily. Here are a few words from Nichole, the designer of Dear Heart Designs– “We are Christians and our mission is to have God’s light shine through our pieces and customers and spark conversation with strangers with the hope that somebody who did not know Jesus before that moment, can hear about Him and find His love. So go, spread the love.” These words speak so deeply to us, and we hope they do the same for you! Sharing stories of what the Lord is doing in our lives and in the lives of those close to us, is truly one of our favorite things to do. We love that Nichole’s jewelry does just that- it serves as a symbol of something so GREAT and worthy of sharing. Just the thought of sharing the Lord’s love through gorgeous jewelry makes us smile!

Follow Nichole on Instagram.

Here are a few of our favorites: one / two / three

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Hello, GraceHello Grace tees // a small business that we love

Hello, the coolest tees ever. First of all, we are HUGE fans of graphic tees. They are so comfy and casual– two things that we are all about — not to mention unique and they make quite a statement. Lo loves this Forever & Ever tee, and my favorite is for sure this one– it reminds me of my favorite song, It Is Well With My Soul. Here is a note about Hello, Grace: “Hello, Grace is dedicated to create thoughtful and well-designed products that are both faith based and fashionable.  We are inspired by the goodness of God and desire to convey a positive message about who He is through our designs.” Amen to that. She had us at faith based and fashionable. Just like spreading God’s love through jewelry, the ability to spread the Word and wear reminders of the Lord’s faithfulness through tees is so brilliant, and something we fully support.

Follow Grace on Instagram.

Here are a few of our favorites: one / two / three

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Pretty Smitten
Pretty Smitten // a small business that we love

Enter, Pretty Smitten– the cutest Etsy shop of all time. When we first peeked at Elizabeth’s shop, we were totally amazed at how many cute things there were. And fun fact- we just saw here that a website + blog are coming soon! From organizational trays to stationary and even phone cases, Pretty Smitten has it all. Here is a note from Elizabeth- “Opened in 2009, the shop is all about the little things that make you smile.The lucite tray on your desk, the coasters on your bar cart, your family stationery, the case on your iPhone. Classic patterns, fresh colors, and all with your monogram. Those important letters that identify you and your family.” She is so spot on about little things that make you smile- those are such special things in our hearts. Things that you use everyday should put a smile on your face and that is just what Pretty Smitten items do!

Follow Elizabeth on Instagram.

Here are a few of our favorites: one / two / three

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*Thank you to Nichole, Grace, and Elizabeth for partnering with us for this post!

All items were gifted.

RUN AROUND

If you haven’t noticed yet, we love shoes. Sandals, slip on shoes, sneaks, boots, booties, heels- you name it and we love it. Today though we are solely (no pun intended) focusing on sneaks. Having a few go-to pair of sneak is so crucial for comfort and style. They are so easy to throw on and head out the door for a busy day, and are also ideal for chill days spent close to home. Below are 8 slides- click through them using the arrows- and then click the image to see more details. I am a big Converse + Nike fan, but have been crushing hard on the Superga sneaks as well as this pair from rag & bone– so cute!

 

  • rag & bone
    rag & bone
  • Superga
    Superga
  • DKNY
    DKNY
  • Converse
    Converse
  • rag & bone
    rag & bone
  • Converse
    Converse
  • adidas 'Stan Smith'
    adidas 'Stan Smith'
  • Nike
    Nike