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Lauren Blair in Mary Blair: Umbrella Print Jenny Skirt

Happy Monday!  I took a few days off from blogging but am happy to be back.  I feel like my new life is as follows: blogging (not new), the comedy project, and the band.  Lately weekends seem super dedicated to one of the latter two and probably will be continue to be more often than not for the foreseeable future.  Now that I have identified this, I'm going to need to better plan ahead and anticipate how to fit in blogging on days where the other projects take over.  

That all said, I had a great weekend.  I got to see my brother who recently moved to Denver, went to an engagement party, and caught up with some friends.  And lot of energy this weekend was also dedicated to the as of now untitled comedy project I've been hinting at.  For the time being I have to stop updating about the comedy stuff until it is off the ground, and those reasons will be clear when I start talking about it again.  But for now I will say that Saturday proved that a lot of my logistical fears that have been cropping up since this project became a reality after scheming and wanting it to be real for all of 2015 are being put to bed.  We're ironing out the hairy details of the logistics and did some rehearsals and got to see our chemistry on camera.  It's finally feeling for real and not feeling like a pipe dream.  Wahoo!  Side note: I hate myself on film!  I'm VERY expressive facially when I talk and this weirds me out.  Anyone happen to have a background in broadcasting or acting and if so, want to share some tips on how to either get over hating yourself on film or how to better control how you come across??  Please and thanks!
 This is my second to last Mary Blair piece!  This skirt (and the corresponding dress) were possibly the most eagerly awaited print of the Magic of Mary Blair collection to drop as it got delayed by at least two months.  When it was finally released, Pinup Girl Clothing announced that they would NOT be restocking this print so under the urging of my style twin Meredith via text message, she convinced me to grab it despite that I didn't want to spend the money.  I'm glad she talked some sense into me because this skirt is truly amazing.  AND I love umbrellas, so it's fitting.  I somewhat blame How I Met Your Mother for my love of umbrella prints, but honestly umbrellas are just so classic and timeless that they're hard not be drawn to.  

With all of the Mary Blair posts I've done, I've tried to find a different angle at styling them.  If you're not into vintage reproduction clothing then all of this is (hopefully) new and fun to you.  But many of my readers and blogger friends are into these brands, I've been trying to have a fresh approach at styling them for the blog so it's not the same color schemes over and over.  Most popularly I've seen this skirt styled with either whites, black and white stripes, or that dark maroon red that's in the skirt.  I'm eager to try all of it, but I wanted something more summery while it's still summer!  (How is mid August already?!)  I opted to go for a light mixing of prints with a striped shirt and play off the greens in the skirt with some yellows.  
Outfit Details:
Earrings- Buffalo Exchange
Sunglasses- Forever 21
Necklace- Happiness Boutique (my post about this necklace HERE!)
Shirt AND Bracelet- Old Navy
Shoes- Jessica Simpson via DSW
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  1. Love your skirt and hair accessories!! You look so lovely. Xoxo

  2. Love those prints on ur skirt... n ur fashion sense is soo fresh !

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    1. Thank you! I'll check our your stuff later today or tomorrow! XO

  3. I looove this skirt, wow! As soon as I saw Chicwish and Pinup shops I was hooked - so many amazing prints in both! The shoes are also great and the top is perfect for the outfit! It's lovely! So nice to visit your brother and the plans for 2015! The comedy, the band... well, I have some experience on video, since I was in some productions and interviews (documentaries), but my tip is to embrace your expressions, because of you try to do something different, you won't be yourself and being spontaneous is nice! But if you want to change, then try to film yourself and check what you like or not... but I am sure you have done that already! I would like to see the videos!

    1. Likewise...Chicwish keeps pumping them does PUG! Thank you for the advice! That is a very good tip as a lot of this will be improve style. You will...come late 2015 or early 2016!! I'll definitely be updating once we are more off the ground! XO

  4. You are so ready for a modern day sock hop! Love the flower in your hair!!!!


  5. I love the print and colors of your skirt Lauren! Very cool outfit!

  6. You a seriously just stunning, loving this look and would have to say it might just be my favourite so far!

  7. The skirt is so cute! Such a great job styling it! You have so much going on, have fun!


  8. You look so beautiful Lauren! I love the color combo too! The yellow feels so fresh for summer. My thoughts exactly on it being mid August already! What?? While Im excited for fall, I still need to enjoy these last warm days of summer.

  9. Once all of the details are ironed out you are going to have so much fun! Good for you for having the courage to pursue a passion! It will be great! This skirt is so darn cute and I love it with the stripes!

  10. you are one gorgeous pin up girl! love all the pretty details of your look!

    love, liz

  11. so in love with your fab skirt
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  12. I loved this print the most of the Mary Blair designs, I was going to go for the skirt, but went for the dress version instead...which I totally love so much!
    I love how you have styled that skirt with that top, hair-flower and heels! :)

  13. I am so happy you bought this skirt, style twin! It looks fantastic on you! I love the way you styled it as well. Perfect for these lazy August days!

    I can't wait to hear more about your comedy project, and I know it will be great. I'm so happy to hear things are moving forward. You deserve only the best!!

    So happy we are friends xoxo

  14. you have wonderful pictures!
    I am delighted!



  15. Love those platform sandals! Cool outfit.

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  16. Loving the retro vibe of your hair here, lady! Gorg!

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  17. Lovely outfit!

  18. I love the bright pink and yellow together! <3 Beautiful skirt!

    - Anna

  19. Cute skirt!


  20. Good to hear that you back, dear :) You look so pretty in this outfit, pink and yellow makes great combo ;)

  21. This is so pretty!

  22. Glad to hear you had a nice weekend with your brother visiting! Also that you have so many fun projects you are working on!! GO YOU!!


  23. Love this shade of pink! What an adorable skirt!


  24. I think you were right to try something different - I love the yellow! I really wanted this skirts - I basically have an umbrella glued to my hand most days as I live in the UK... But I just didn't have the money at the right time before it sold out from the one place over here who stocked it. The PUG stuff on sale in this country is so expensive by the time it gets to us, I can't really justify any of it :( x

  25. Sounds like very interesting project! Will any of it be viewable online in the future?

    Looking gorgeous in that skirt, btw! :)

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