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CASUALLY DRESSED UP

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

Getting dressed up is obviously so fun, but getting casually dressed up is seriously the best. Feeling comfortable, confident, and feeling like your true self (no matter what the occasion is) is so important. When I think back to events, parties, and weddings that I have attended, it is always when I am wearing an outfit that I feel most myself in when I feel the most relaxed and have the most fun.

That being said, this jumpsuit from Reformation is just the thing for me. I actually wore it recently to an event Reformation was hosting in LA! Head on over to Instagram to see a pic from the night with some of my favorite blogger babes. What is great about this jumpsuit is it can be styled so many different ways. Invest in it now, and get a ton of wear out of it for years to come.

Get the rest of the outfit details below, especially for these heels! They are an older Sam Edelman style, but I found them for your guys on Nordstrom Rack. xx

THE DETAILS: jumpsuit | shoes | sunnies | lip color

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

casually dressed up | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

images by kara coleen 

Trunk Club: Shopping Made Easy

Who else seems to get slightly overwhelmed by the idea of shopping? And, yes, all of you fashion lovers and shopping gurus, I am talking to you too! A planned retail excursion is fun every once in a while, but the carrying of bags and potential purchases, the dressing room lines, the parking struggle, and the absence of a friend who can say ‘yay’ or ‘nay’ to your choices can just be purely stressful. Not to mention, don’t clothes seem to look different on you in your own closet than they do in a store mirror? On another note, can we all agree how returns are dreadful and time consuming?

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Problem solved. Meet Trunk Club, a styling hub that carries high-end clothing from approximately 70 brands. It is not a subscription service. It is based on the timing of your clothing needs. Let me fill you in on how it works: First, you have a fun and casual conversation with your dedicated personal stylist discussing the clothes you are drawn to, what you feel is missing in your closet, and key pieces you are hunting for. This phone chat made me so excited from the start! The goal: every piece in your closet should look great on you. Having a professional do the tough work is relieving + they make the process enjoyable and interesting!

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Next step: a trunk shows up at your front door with an array of outfits inside. Yes, shoes included! Option two: You can meet your stylist at the Clubhouse for a fitting in person. This is what I did, and I brought my bestie with me, which made it extra fun! What I loved about my time with my stylist, Audrey, is that I could tell she understood my style – her goal was not to push trends on me but rather to find the perfect pieces for my needs, including basics and statement worthy numbers. It was so fun to discuss what I could really use while trying everything on + I felt so accomplished after the fitting session! Not to mention, Audrey got a better sense of my style even more after our first meeting. I love the fact that I could work with her for a lifetime!

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Our main focus was to give my wardrobe a Spring refresh. I wanted a good pair of platform espadrilles, a go-to party dress, some cropped flare pants, and some basic investments, such as a neutral blazer, tan pumps that go with everything, and a solid leather jacket. We found them all. Excitement. On. Another. Level.

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Neutral Fringe

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

Hey everyone! Hope ya’ll are having a great week. As you can see, things are getting a little 70’s here on the mag today. So fun! Long story short, I am completely in love with this neutral fringe top, those jeans, the platform espadrilles, and my circle sunnies. Put them all together and you have a super fun, laidback, summer-y, 70’s inspired look. Added bonus, this outfit can easily start as a casual day ensemble and then transition to a chill, date night look. Per usual, I love it because of the neutral color scheme. It makes a statement with the textures and styles, instead of the colors. Details are below!

sunnies (c/o) | top (and here, too)! | denim | shoes | bag (c/o)

images by kara coleen

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

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THE SUMMER LIST | PART 2

Lo's Summer List | lolo magazine

Hey guys! Last week Melis shared her six summer loves from her wardrobe and today it’s my turn to do the same – hooray! The above collage makes me laugh (as does Melis’ collage) because it is so obvious that we love our neutrals. I am constantly reaching for this black tote, that belt, and a great pair of denim. The laid-back, relaxed, easy feel of a neutral color palette is my favorite- especially for summer when the vibe is carefree and slower than another time of the year. Scroll down to get the details + links to shop. xx

wide leg jeansI always splurge on one seasonal trend, and this was my choice for summer. IN. LOVE.

white hatI am a hat girl, and I wear this one way too often!

western beltthis belt is the perfect finisher to any summer look! One of my best purchases!

phone case/clutchthis was the best buy. I have my credit card, license, and phone all in one! It makes it so easy to run around in the summertime.

circle sunniescircle sunnies complete an outfit with a laid-back beach girl vibe – these are a new purchase + a new accessory fave!

the totethis is my go-to travel tote for summer trips!

THE SUMMER LIST | PART 1

the summer list - part 1 | lolo magazine

 

Hey guys! Today I am sharing six things that are in my summer wardrobe that I absolutely adore. Get the details below + check back next week for Lo’s summer list. xx

THE DETAILS

the jeansIt’s been a 2-3 month long search for a light/medium wash jean that was distressed (but not too distressed) as well as cropped and frayed at the bottom. So particular, I know! To add to my picky-ness, I also like to stick to brands that I know work (I have had too many horrible denim experiences to take a big risk these days) so when I saw this pair of Joe’s from Nordstrom (ON SALE!) my heart skipped a beat and I bought them. Side note- I did find that these ran big. I am always a 26 in Joe’s, but I had to return these for a 25. They are stretchy little guys, but so comfy.

the top: Literally, the perfect striped shirt. The material is a little heavier than normal (almost a light sweater weight) and the neck is a little high, making for a chill way to look totally put together.It’s also a tiny bit cropped, but not too much. It is final sale right now at Madewell at $34.99 and I would totally suggest going for. The same shirt style also comes in black and colorblock — and confession, I ordered both! It is seriously that good.

the shorts: Madewell does it again- these shorts are the perfect balance of casual and cool. This is my first pair of high-rise shorts and I am in love. Added bonus, they can be cuffed up or down, depending on your mood and your outfit. Side Note- Again, I did size one size down than my normal size! 

the sunniesGet ready for the compliments. These Westward Leaning shades (℅) are truly amazing. The lens are completely flat and the appearance is super shiny, yet not reflective. So incredible! The quality is undeniable, as well. Protect your eyes, enjoy the sun, and look pretty darn cool…done, done, and done.

the espadrilleThese Marc Fisher beauties were in my Nordstrom shopping cart for so long, until one day  I finally caved and clicked purchase. Oops 🙂 However, I am so happy that I did. Right when I opened the box I could tell how nice they were and was even happier when I tried them on- perfect fit and so comfortable. I have really narrow feet that sometimes don’t jive well with the espadrille style, but I was so happy that these worked.

the hat: I am a definite hat girl, so this summer I knew I needed a black straw hat. I had seen other bloggers wear the straw Mesa hat from Madewell, so I decided to give it a go. It’s so comfortable and fits like a dream. Sometimes hats look huge on the head (one thing I do not like) but this one does not- hooray!

BUTTON UP SHIRT

blue button up | lauren scruggs kennedy | lolo magazine

Happy Monday, you guys! I have been in Dallas this past week and even though I am missing Jason like crazy {just see this insta post}, it’s been so sweet spending time with my family and friends.  Before I left LA last week, I shot this look with the lovely Jana and want to share the details with y’all. Putting basics together to make them look not-so-basic is my favorite. In efforts to get that simple look that is still interesting, I always start with a good base and then add a few fun things to complete the look.

In this case, I started with these skinny jeans from Madewell {high rise + distressed} and then paired it with this boxy poplin shirt from Everlane. Side note— quality of clothing is so important to me and Everlane is a brand that I can count on for quality and one-of-a-kind minimal styling. Case in point, this blue button up– it’s just the right amount of ‘oversized’ to make for a comfortable fit and effortless look.

Now that I have a good base, it’s time for the fun. I am not a big jewelry person, so my idea of fun includes a great pair of shoes, a hat, sometimes a bandana {as seen here, here, and here} and an amazing pair of sunnies.

the outfit details — 

the shirt (c/o)| the jeans | the hat | the shades | the shoes

blue button up | lauren scruggs kennedy | lolo magazine

blue button up | lauren scruggs kennedy | lolo magazine