A Very Grunge Holiday Outfit


Hey all!  Before I get into the heart of this post, I gotta ask: do you like this new backdrop?  Hopefully the answer is a "HELL YES" because for the foreseeable future I think this will be my sole photo taking place.  I now live in a place with a balcony, so yay!  Between it being cold (burr!) and being in the middle of a very slow move, I don't think I want to location scout/take the energy to take photos too far outside my location.  Plus, I'm a little out of practice with taking new photos as life + illness has thrown a huge wrench in my works.  So having a spot right outside my doorway may be awesome for starting to be consistent with blogging over the next few months, as I am a touch out of practice!  I'm of mixed minds because I've seen successful blogs that both do shoots in the same location as well as varied locations, so this is a big experiment for me!!
All About the Outfit:  If you've followed me for a while you'll remember that I'm not much of a winter holiday person.  I somehow seem to avoid the general craziness that this time of year tends to bring and have limited parties to go to with forced mingling (wahoo!).  That said, I do quite like this outfit and am considering wearing a variation for maybe NYE (the one holiday I tend to partake in this time of year, for better or worse).  I consider it a ballerina meets Carrie from Sex and the City (as cliche as that is now) meets a grunge quality.  It's definitely for the girl that doesn't want a totally basic holiday outfit or to strictly play with holiday endorsed colors.  


Style Details: The shirt I got in a ModCloth Black Friday sale.  It was already on sale and with an extra 40% off everything, I had to get it because I love elephants and it's unlike any other print I own.  The skirt is a funny story.  I got it from Nasty Gal after not having shopped there in probably close to two years.  For some reason I had $40 credit there (I have no idea why...) and also working Black Friday sales + my store credit I got a pair of black Converse shoes ( my beagle ate my old ones years ago...boo!) and this skirt.  This skirt was a risk because I feel like the few things I got from Nasty Gal didn't fit quite right length wise, their size chart seems across the board as opposed to brand specific, and I could tell it was an elastic waist which doesn't always look right.  But, I'm super glad I got it because I genuinely love it!  It fits perfectly, the elastic waist isn't awful, and it's going to be versatile--especially come winter.

Jacket- TJ Maxx Find
Shirt- ModCloth
Skirt- Nasty Gal (brand Rare London) (size XS for measure)
Shoes- Nine West

Hope everyone is doing awesome this week!  Not going to lie: it's a pseudo snow day and I'm drinking with a girlfriend as I publish this post.  Whoops!  Not my style, but hey, it happens to most of us!  Happy Wednesday!
~Lauren-Blair Donovan


Comments

  1. This skirt is to die for!! The color goes so well with you hair. Slay babe, slay! Ooh moving lol. I hate the moving process, but I hope yours is going smoothly. I like this backdrop too. I wish I lived somewhere where I could do my photos close by. I always have to travel. Ugh. Anyway, that shot of you with the wine is so cute.

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  2. Love this crazy fun skirt, lady! What a cool holiday look!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  3. I liked the new place for pictures, I think it's great that we can do this - I mean, as you said, there are blogs that show the same background and some that don't. I personally like this background! I thought it was an art gallery at first, then you explained. And your outfit is great, I love elastic waist and this skirt is lovely! I really love this outfit, with the beautiful shoes, jacket and top! You look always very beautiful! Hope you have a very nice day!
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  4. I love your skirt which you bought during black friday, it has terrific shade, which suits to you, Lauren ;)

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  5. omg I'm in LOVE with this look! definitely my kind of style!

    Happy Holidays!
    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  6. These photos are so cute, Lauren! Love the one with the wine! And yes to the new backdrop! I love being able to shoot mine on the balcony as well - it makes life so much easier. And seriously, I think this is my favorite outfit of yours! You rock that skirt so well!

    ~Lindsey
    http://have-clothes-will-travel.com/

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  7. This outfit is totally ballerina meets Carrie meets grunge! So classically Lauren Blair too! <3 I love it! That's great that you have a location to take photos in that will make it easier to get back into posting :) I did miss your posts while you were on break. Good to see you feeling better! :)

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