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Cherry, Cherry

All About the Outfit:  This is definitely a simple outfit, in that there's no bells or whistles with NO accessorizing.  Black and red is so dramatic already that I didn't feel like it needed anything extra.  Plus, while I'll admit that I have gotten more into accessorizing over the past year or so, sometimes it's just nice to keep it simple...and it's a time savor!  Dark hues and pops of red are super perfect for fall too.  Because it's (rarely) cold enough to bundle up this time of year, cardigans are needed as the temperatures bounces back and forth from chilly to balmy throughout the day!

Style Details:
Cardigan- Old Navy
Dress- Bernie Dexter (discontinued; see similar HERE)
Shoes- Nine West

Music Time!
I can't not laugh when I hear Neil Diamond's, "Cherry Cherry."  If you've seen the underrated comic gem, Saving Silverman, you know why!  Jason Biggs, Steve Zahn, and Jack Black are all in a Neil Diamond cover band.  After Biggs falls for Amanda Peet's character she forces him to quit the band.  After discussing how evil Peet's character is, Zahn and Black bust out the most comedically angry rendition of "Cherry Cherry" that I've ever seen and I've never been able to hear the song the same way since!  (This song was picked for the blog post name due to the cherries on my dress!)
Because I feel like it...I'm going to make a side note and go on a tangent!  What is with comedy and Neil Diamond?  Colorado local rejected "wannabe" American Idol contestant, Magic Cyclops, did his hilariously fake audition using a Neil Diamond song as well.  (He's a comedian largely based in music, for those who saw the audition and thought it was for reals--a lot of my PA friends were surprised to hear from me that I knew of him prior to his AI moment and hear it confirmed that it was a total joke).  He put on a show after his AI stint and featured Neil Diamond heavily, including using a banner that (falsely) claimed Neil "Diamondz" died in 1984, and biking around with an ET doll for "Turn on Your Heart Light."  Something about Mr. Diamond seems to truly lends himself to comedy...!

At the Magic Cyclops concert I referenced, back in 2012!

Thursday Announcements:
  • Speaking of comedy, I have a kind of big announcement coming soon!  I've been hopping around like a little bunny since Sunday when things became official, as it's a very positive step for my future comedy endeavors.  But I haven't told everyone in my real life just yet, so I'm going hold out for a week or so before going public.  Stay tuned ;)
  • As you may know, I was very sporadic in posting from August until earlier this week, largely due to chronic health issues flaring up.  Click HERE to read more about that, plus a complete list of the content that I was able to put out during those two months but didn't necessarily advertise properly.
  • The dress I featured in this post had quite the comedic week, as it was used for a cover up prior to Just Shair's most recent shoot of parodies of "sexy" costumes for Halloween.  Below is a sneak peak of what we'll be debuting next week; our first "sexy" costume was Sexy Sloth and Sexy Ostrich (because girls can make any animal sexy right...haha...YIKES!)  Tomorrow we're debuting our second look, so follow Facebook/Instagram/Twitter to find out the latest!
  • We released a new video this week on all the BS that birthdays can be, involving abusive traditions, how terrible the birthday song is, and a special treat for those who watch after the credits!  

Thank-you all for a lovely first week back!  And thanks for yesterday for exceeding the limit of the coupon code I had for y'all yesterday for awesome store, Lovely in Lilac!  I'll be off from blogging this weekend, but am looking forward to a full week next week!  Have a great weekend!  XO



  1. First off, congrats on the exciting opportunity I can't wait to read about! I'm glad that it's one that will take you a step further in pursuing your career in comedy! As for your look, I adore that dress, very Dolce & Gabbana and I agree, it's perfect as is, any accessories would've taken away from the gorgeous dress that deserves to be center stage. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!



  2. So glad to see you back and in full force! Great outfit! I totally understand what you mean about cutting the accessories being a time saver! I found some days it takes me just as long to pick out my shoes and accessories as it took to get everything else done! Crazy. Hope you have a great weekend!

  3. How cute! Love how fun your posts are and I adore your cherry dress!
    Happy weekend, boo!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  4. Such a cute skirt!! I can't wait to hear all about your exciting news!


    Tamara -

  5. Oooo! Sounds like you got something exciting in the works, can't wait for the announcement!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  6. Love how the red accent took place of any fancy schmancy accessories, and cannot wait to hear your big comedy announcement! We went to an improv show last weekend and want to start taking classes!

    Chow Down USA

  7. Gotta love a cherry print, and this one is so cute! Love the red heels and cardigan, paired with this dress! xo

  8. You can never go wrong with black and red! :)

    Looking gorgeous! :)

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  9. You were made to wear red!!! You look so fabulous!!

  10. Black and red is the best color combo ever! And I know exactly what you mean... I love to go crazy with accessories, but some days, it's nice to not use any at all. That dress is outstanding! And I can't wait to hear all about your announcement!! :)

    Hope you're having a great weekend, Lauren!


  11. love your look!! definitely goes with your song choices!! :) YOU'RE ROCKIN IT, AS USUAL, LAUREN BLAIR!!


  12. You look SO darling in this print! Love your styling!! I'm exciting to hear what your news is about comedy... are you going to be doing standup??? Oooohhh!!

    All the Cute

  13. These colors are real refreshment. All of the pieces are awesome but I am in love with your trendy pumps.
    Would you like to follow each other?

  14. Very excited about the opportunity! Love the cherry print though, the red is really fierce!

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  15. aww this sounds so awesome, congrats hun :) and you look amazing in that outfit <3

  16. Oh Saving Silverman! I totally forgot about that wonderful dose of comedy! I don't know what it is with Neil Diamond either really hah. Looking forward to hearing the news and see why you've been hopping around since Sunday.


    Violet Roots || Instagram

  17. You look stunning in this cheery ensemble! You can never go wrong with black and red, plus your infectously happy smile! Ooh, I can't wait to hear what the announcement is.


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