Purple Rain



I've decided every Monday I will share announcements (if any) regarding blog world, other projects, stuff coming up, cross overs, etc!  Here we go:
  • So, the Broncos are in the Super Bowl!  I love all things Denver so I'm pretty excited.  Ironically, (American) Football ranks the lowest for me in my 4 major sports, but I did a blog post this past fall about how to style yourself to watch football games so here's a refresher!  Unless you're totally invested in the Panthers, I invite and encourage you to cheer for the Broncos with me in the Super Bowl (wear orange, blue, and white!)  Hehe.
  • Below is my collage of #jennyjanuary outfits from last week.  The third, sixth, and last photos were NOT shared on the blog but only Instagram.  My pal Paola from the Hepburn Movement did a blog post with tons of collages, including a photo with me in one or two of them, so if you're more curious about the fuss of #jennyjanuary read all about there as well!
Blog posts for #1 HERE, #2 HERE, #4 HERE, #5 HERE, #7 HERE (thank you so much for the kind words and thoughts on the last one too)
A full review of Jenny skirts can be found HERE



Behind the dress + styling: This was my second ever Bernie Dexter dress!  It was long gone from most retail sites and it was just a lucky eBay find.  The halter style of Bernie dresses, which this is, are possibly my favorite!  This is my first time ever winterizing this dress, despite that I've owned it for a few years.  So...lol...my tights are pink but photographed practically red in the photos!  This look is a little more funkier over "pulled together" than I intended it to be, but whatever.  I like it either or!

Style details:  After taking a quick vay-kay from headbands, I'm back with this purple one!  Most of mine are from Forever 21, but some (including this one) are from random eBay sellers.  The glasses are a Svedka vodka promotion glasses that I got at an Art Festival a few years ago but love wearing.  The best things in life are free, right?  My jacket was a lucky Burlington Coat Factory find, the brooch is Deer Arrow, the necklace is ModCloth, the belt is a from another dress, the tights are Hue, and the shoes are Guess via Marshalls.  

Motivation time:  Stop hating Mondays.  Sure, they can be a drag.  But they're a day of your life that you'll never get back, so don't complain ;)  Find a reason to celebrate Mondays, even if you have a conventional schedule where it's hard to get your focus back on this day.



Music time:  I didn't have a great song name in mind to name this blog post after originally!  But after brainstorming with some Spotify playlists and such, I found "Purple Rain" by Prince to be fitting!  A purple dress with rain clouds coming in...c'mon!  I don't know where Prince ranks in my 100 or so favorite musicians, but he does rank!  His music is so fun and it never fades away.  The fact that he used to go by a symbol too never seems to get old joke wise!


I've recently added two pages to this blog, one that catalogues posts named after songs and another that catalogues all of the concert stories.  Click the links on to see for yourself!  Happy Friday!

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Comments

  1. I love this look! The colors are so perfect together, and so vibrant. The mint accessories make me want to add this color to my life, too :). I'm looking forward to your Monday updates, too!

    I'll be right there with you on Superbowl Sunday, at least in spirit (and clothing-wise.) As a lifelong, diehard Mets fan (and proud SUNY grad,) I've got orange and blue up the yin-yang!

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  2. I love your collage of outfits!!! You have soooo many wonderful skirts... and this purple dotted one is darling!! Your quirky style is SO unique... just adorable!!


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  3. I'm such a huge fan of color blocking! You look adorable in color. My favourite outfit from your collage is where you're mixing a tee and a full circle skirt. Perf!!!
    xx Belle

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  4. Beautiful color combo Lauren! Love the dress too!
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  5. Loved the whole outfit and how colorful it looks :D
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  6. You have such a fun style and a talent for pairing colors. I love the jacket!
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  7. So cute, I love the pink and green combo!
    xo
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  8. Talk about living colorfully!!! Im completely in awe of this outfit. All of these colors go perfectly together and pop at the same time! The little polka dots on the dress are the cutest detail.

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  9. What a fun color combo! Love the mint accents. I like seeing your January collage.

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  10. These colours together are just too fun! I love that polka dot dress!

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  11. Love the dress
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  12. Loving the look! Bright tights mixed with this purple dress make amazing combination! Looking at your collages made me think how does your closet looks like, must be so pretty!!!

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  13. This dress is amazing, I love how colorful it is and I have to say that you have one of the most vintage wardrobe I've ever seen, your collection is so huge and everything is colorful, the same like you are, Lauren :)

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  14. great color combo! that polka dot dress is so fun!


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  15. Purple Rain is perfect for this post! The dress is amazing, so cute with these fun colors!

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  16. Always a fan of your bright, bold colors! :)

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  17. Congrats on the Broncos! I hope they win! The Packers were horribly disappointing this season for me. Haha. I love this color combo! And your headbands are the best! You're really making me want to invest in some!

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  18. so in love with your Dress

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  19. Beautiful dress! You looks so pretty!
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  20. This is such a fun and bright look for winter. I love Bernie Dexter dresses, but only own one myself. Congrats on your team getting in to the Super Bowl :]

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  21. Very beautiful doll. I really like your dress, purple looks great on you!

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  22. I love bright colours in winter season !Gorgeous dress !
    xoxo

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  23. Love the dress. I only have a handful of Bernie Dexter dresses most of which I got from swap and sell groups or lucky finds on ebay. This post made me have to think long and hard which BD was my very first though! LOL

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  24. Skirts, skirts, skirts everywhere! You've officially made me fall in love with this style Lauren! <3 You are so beautiful and seriously rad style! ;)

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  25. Oh wow I love that Bernie dress matched with those tights! :)

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  26. Love how your shoes match the jacket (or the other way around)! :)

    And about those Mondays... it's not that I don't like the Mondays.. it's more that my weekend was too short. ;)
       
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