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Greener Pastures

Monday Tuesday Announcements:
  • Not too much this week!  Thanks to all who followed, liked, loved, subscribed, and gave positive comments to my comedy project's, Just Shair, launch last week!  A few have been asking when the next video will be, and that answer theory it was supposed to be this week as we have a few segments filmed.  Unfortunately both Shannon and myself have been sick for a combined 10 days now, so the editing etc process has slowed.  Within the next week or so we will have new content again, chickadees!
  • Look out for me soon on an awesome blogger's guest post section soon!  ;)  Details to follow ASAP!
About the outfit:

For my first post of official spring, I figured that it couldn't be more fitting to wear one of the most spring friendly dresses that I own!  This spring appropriate dress is the Bernie Dexter Serenity Bridge print in the Veronique cut.    This was a lucky find over Black Friday as Unique Vintage was all sold out (after putting this dress on sale), and then one XS was magically restocked right before their BF sale was half off all sale items!  Finding a Bernie dress for in the $40 range is like finding gold, y'all!  This dress can be found at retail on her site here, or in a one sleeve version, skirt, or top.

My blogger friend Emily (check out her site here!) asked if I ever covered (or will) the Veronique fit from Bernie on my most recent Gaga for Bernie Dexter post.  I went back and looked at my original Gaga for Bernie thinking I had covered that style before in depth, but it turns out I kind of glossed over that style in my original post!  Whoops!  It's worth going into this style so perhaps in Gaga for Bernie 3 I'll fully delve into the Veronique fit, but for the record it's one of my favorite fits from Bernie Dexter.  It's tight as pinup dresses should be, but still comfortable but true to size.  That said, this particular one seems to be shorter than the other one or two that I own...

Style details:  
Caridgan- Old Navy
Brooch- Deer Arrow
Dress- Bernie Dexter via Unique Vintage
Shoes- Nine West

Motivational and positivity time:
I've recently remembered that it's good to remind yourself, via mantras or otherwise, what you're fighting for in life or what you believe in.  Life can be so messy under the best of circumstances and when things get especially busy, I find it's easy to lose sight of things and get lost in the shuffle.  The first 3 months of 2016 for me has been a mix of both mundane good and bad things, with a fair amount of excitement thrown in.  I'm trying to center myself currently but taking a step back mentally and remembering why I'm doing anything that I'm doing and what kind of person I believe is the best version of myself.  It sounds so simple, but in the midst of chaos I can forget the bigger picture and only immerse myself in the day to day.  Thought I'd share...because I figure if this can happen to me it can happen to others too!

Music time!
Excuse me while I Sonic Youth NERD OUT for a second.  My favorite band is Sonic Youth (you may know this by now).  I also follow the band's side projects, past and current.  Ciccone Youth and Free Kitten probably tie for favorite Sonic Youth side project, with perhaps a lean on Free Kitten.  Which brings me to the name of this blog post!  "Greener Pastures" is a Free Kitten song, and how perfect is that for a post on this green scenery dress?
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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  1. I have that dress too but never wear it because I think it's too short for me :( Looks good on you!

  2. I love that dress and that cut really is lovely. The print really pops with the pink cardigan and belt too. Gorgeous x

  3. What a cute spring dress! Love the print

  4. I have this is the skirt version though, I love the print so much! :) I really love how you've accessorize with the pink belt, heels and cardigan...gorgeous! xo

  5. Oh my gosh! Thank you for writing about this dress <3! I actually went back and double-checked both of your Gaga for Bernie posts before I asked (since there's nothing worse than getting one of those 'let me Google that for you' questions!), but thought you might've posted one in its own post at some point. I've been eyeing up the oranges print, so thanks for the review!! It's amazing that you scored this for under $40, and it fits you like a dream!

    I'm so excited for more Just Shair!

  6. That dress is absolutely stunning! Love the print! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  7. Amazing color, love this dress, this is so beautiful!

  8. So pretty! Love the color combination!
    Mademoiselle Coconath

  9. I am literally speechless! This dress is beyond stunning and the colors are so vivid! You are a breath of fresh air in it! I can't wait for another Shair video. Keep 'em coming girl!

  10. Such a gorgeous dress! You looks so pretty!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  11. Love that pink and green color combo Lauren! You look amazing!

  12. The vibrant print and colors of the dress is mesmerizing and so pretty! You look awesome!


  13. You look great darling! <3 xxx
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  14. Muy TOP!!
    Me encanta tu estilo, y tu web.
    Te invito a que eches un vistazo a mi web,

  15. Loving this green and pink combo! Sorry you guys have both been sick. Glad you are staying positive.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  16. This dress is BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the print and the colors. So gorgeous!

  17. What a pretty dress, the print is so unique. Gemma x

  18. Very cute vibrant dress my dear. Happy Wednesday!
    Xo, Christianne

  19. What a bright, lovely outfit! That dress really pops against the pink cardigan

  20. This is such a pretty outfit, Lauren, I love green and pink paired together come spring! Glad we can be expecting new videos soon, it was so much fun watching you and Shannon, so cute and funny! I also agree with trying to look at the bigger picture in the midst of a tough situation. I believe we all have a purpose in this life and all of the experiences we face, either good or bad, are meant to make us stronger and more capable to live out that purpose. There's no way we can become successful at anything without experiencing a couple of bumps on the road. The ones that have already been paved aren't as rewarding to explore because they've already been walked on to become smooth ;) I hope you're having a great week so far, beautiful!



  21. That is such a gorgeous Spring appropriate dress! The colour is so bright and vibrant and you look amazing in the outfit. I also look forward to your next video, the first one was freaking hilarious!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  22. What a lovely look! Loving the playfulness:)

  23. Love this dress on you! The print is so pretty! Congrats on finding it on such a great sale! It's a perfect dress for the change of season! Hope you feel better soon!

  24. I think that it's a good idea of check in with yourself from time to time and see if you're still on board with whatever it is you're trying to achieve. Life can definitely get messy and sometimes we just focus so much on the goal we forget why we even wanted it.


  25. This dress is amazing! It looks absolutely perfect on you!!
    I love me some Bernie Dexter, and agreed, finding a BD for 40 is like finding pure gold! Amazing! Such luck.
    You look very beautiful!
    Much love,

  26. this is so cute! My fave of your green dresses I've seen this month. :) See you again on my blog! Publishing a post on upcycling tomorrow!

    Ethical Fashion + faith

  27. Yup! Another gorgeous vibrant dress for spring time! I especially love how you added a pink belt. Hope u have an awesome Easter weekend:-)

  28. Love this style of dress on you! Beautiful pattern too! Thanks for the positivity time, has March been nuts? Great look Lauren!


  29. Love the dress on you, twinsie! The pink belt is awesome paired with it. I also have that belt, ha. This print is just so purrfect for spring, right?!

  30. I love the bold green and pink combination! You always wear green so well, I'm always so unsure what to wear it with!

    You shared some great positive advise in your post too :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  31. You look so cute and ready for spring!


  32. This outfit is super duper spring and I LOVE it!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  33. Fun dress... perfect post title!
    I really agree with what you said about reminding yourself of your purpose and goals... sometimes we do forget what we're looking to get out of life... and what we're willing to put in. It's refreshing to pause. and refocus... because life is chaotic!

    All the Cute
    Today's Post: Casual Classic...

  34. You are stunning, Lauren! This is the perfect dress for spring! And I can't wait for the next Just Shair video! I hope you ladies are both feeling better soon. :)


  35. This dress is life and simply breath taking and the pink only adds more beauty! <3 <3 <3 I feel you on reminding yourself about what you're fighting for and being the best version of you, I find if things don't turn out how I want them too or if go through a bad patch it's really easy to forget all of those things... and then I'm like wait a minute rain check in need and that's also important in the good times too.


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