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FALL MOOD

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Scarves, floppy hats, denim, cozy sweaters, and leather boots- sign us, up. The fall season is such a special time in the fashion world and I can hardly wait for it each year. I love seeing what the designer’s are putting out there during the shows and then once the fall line is available in late july/early august, all bets are off! Fall colors (dark grey, rich bordeaux, deep denim, and luxe metallics) + fall textures (suede, denim, leather, and knits) + fall layers (vests, jackets, sweaters, and car coats) are truly a few of my favorite, fashion things. The fall mood is one of comfort, richness, confidence, and depth. It’s a chance to be creative sartorially which influences other parts of your life too- at work, at home, and out in in the world.

As you guys know by now, Nordstrom is having their big anniversary sale right now and the deals are pretty incredible. It’s definitely newsworthy because it’s one of those shopping events that gets everyone dreaming of fall. However, I am a big believer in savoring the sweet summer, while dreaming of fall. Below are a few favorites from the #NSale from cute crop jeans to a wide brim hat.

  • these cropped jeanswill look so cute with a great pair of suede booties
  • this car coatI am loving the color combo
  • a sleeveless sweaterhello, layering
  • the perfect fall hatrag & bone’s hats are always so chic and comfortable
  • these lace-up heelssuede is a favorite texture of mine for fall
  • a pair of boyfriend trousersthis color is so versatile for fall (spring, too)
  • this cardigana quality sweater to invest in now, and wear for years to come
  • this clutch-walletan exclusive print from hobo for the #nsale
  • a statement ponchoanother winner from rag & bone

image by hannah burton // bandana is from madewell 

Lightness

lightness | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

lightness | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

lightness | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

I’ve been thinking about lightness a lot lately. Lightness in being- a feeling of being unburdened and light, happy, and free. The thing is though, the reality of life includes things that are heavy, weighty, heartbreaking, difficult, serious, and worrisome. How do we find balance and find that lightness while feeling heartbroken, worried, or fearful? It’s my belief that the Lord did not intend for us to be worried and fearful- He wants us to find joy and peace in Him. Everyone has their own way of dealing with stress and fear, but for me, seeking Him, praying constantly, and surrendering every worry, doubt, and fear up to Him is my way of finding lightness in the midst of worry, fear, or doubt. It’s amazing the freedom that can be found by releasing everything to Him and no longer feeling the responsibility to carry it all on our shoulders. I pray that we can all find freedom and peace and a light way of being, despite the circumstances that life can bring.

Drastically shifting directions, summer is all about being light. Living lightly, gently, and adventurously outside in the sunshine. Wearing light clothes in the summer almost goes without saying, but I love the feeling of comfort and easy-breeziness when wearing something airy and loose. This goes for all times of the year too, not just summer. I think we can all agree that wearing something stiff, heavy, and uncomfortable is pretty awful. It’s fascinating how what you have on, how it feels and fits, can really have an affect on your mood. Below are links to a few summer pieces that invite the feeling of lightness.

Outfit details- I am wearing a bandana from madewell + an outfit from vetta + platform espadrilles from vince.

P.S. These images were shot by the incredible Hannah Burton– she is a talented, kind, and amazing person. Be sure to follow her over on Instagram, too. 

 

ATHLETIC WEAR

athletic wear | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedyget the details: the hoodie | the bra | the leggings | the tank | the kicks

There is nothing better than athletic wear that can go from lounging to the gym and then to street for errands, grabbing coffee, or going to lunch. These staples from Nordstrom are so cute, comfortable, cool, and completely versatile.

black and denim

black and denim | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

black and denim | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

denim shorts | lolo magazine

black and denim | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

black and denim | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

OUTFIT DETAILS 

Shorts (sold out) similar + similar |  Vetta Vest (out of stock) similar + similar

Asos Belt | Free People Bodysuit | Strathberry Bag (c/o)

Loeffler Randall Espadrilles (sold out) Size 9 availble here | Westward Leaning Sunnies

SHOP THE LOOK

I love the laid-back vibe of this black and denim look- it is the perfect ensemble for an LA night out with friends or date night with Jase! Throwing on a vest (like this one from Topshop or this one from the WhoWhatWear collection for Target) is a cool way to add an interesting layer to a pretty basic outfit. I also accessorized with sunnies, my favorite belt, a structured bag, and a statement pair of shoes. This is way more accessorizing than I normally do, but I love how it all works together. Black and denim are my go-to colors no matter what season it is- even though the colors are dark, this outfit is totally ready for summer fun, in an edgy-cool kind of way.

images by jana williams

DENIM SHORTS + A SNEAK PEEK

denim shorts | lolo magazine

Hooray for Friday, you guys! I thought this post was perfect to kickstart the weekend, because I essentially live in denim shorts on the weekends. They are so comfortable, versatile, and easy. Melissa & I chose a few pairs that we have our eye on and the links are below. And the pic above is a sneak peek of Monday’s outfit post!! Jana and I shot this look last week and I seriously think that it is one of my favorites to date. Be sure to come back on Monday to get the full outfit details, but until then have an amazing weekend. xx

Favorite denim shorts: one / two / three / four / five / six / seven / eight / nine / ten

JUNE STYLE REVIEW

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

Do ya’ll agree that this summer is flying? I am really trying to slow down, be intentional with my time, and savor the sweet moments of this season. Melissa and I were chatting the other day and we feel that outfit posts go up so fast on the mag and then just like that, we are on to the next look/post. In hopes to not let some of my favorite looks slip on by, each month we are going to have a post dedicated to recapping the previous month’s top looks. What do ya think? Today we are taking a peek back at the month of June which included this jumpsuit look, this shorts + tee look, and more. Scroll down to get the details and let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

neutral fringe | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

Neutral Fringe

Fringe tops make me happy. They are so fun! This one is such great quality and can be styled so many different ways. It is a little pricy, but is a statement summer piece that is definitely worth the investment.  Here is a similar top from Free People that is also so cute. Get the rest of the outfit details here.

one piece wonder | lolo magazine | lauren scruggs kennedy

Casually Dressed Up

Reformation has quickly become a favorite brand of mine. The people that work there are so lovely, too! This jumpsuit is hands-down one of my favorite things in my wardrobe. I love the fit and how it can be easily dressed up or dressed down. This jumpsuit is a similar option (from Madewell) that is also very versatile + currently on saleGet the rest of the outfit details here.

chambray jumpsuit | bella dahl | lolo magazine

Chambray Summer

Bandanas are beyond necessary. This one (that both Melissa and I have) is from Madewell (this exact color is sold out, but similar options are available) and it is under $15! Such a great deal. I am not a big jewelry person, so I find myself using bandanas to accessorize a lot when I feel that my outfit needs a little something more. Get the rest of the outfit details here.

short shorts // lolo mag

Short Shorts

Nothing says ‘summer’ like a pair of short shortsThey are perfect for lounging, running errands, or hanging at the beach. This pair is under $50 and is so comfortable. And side note– I seriously don’t know what I would do without my RM phone caseGet the rest of the outfit details here.

blue button up | lauren scruggs kennedy | lolo magazine

Button Up Shirt 

Basics are so important when building a wardrobe that you love and this button-up from Everlane is a key part of my spring/summer collection. Get the rest of the outfit details here.

A few of my favorite things from June: