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Puppies, Chucks, and Faux Leather

Jacket: TJ Maxx find
Dress: Retrospec'd via ModCloth
Shoes: Converse via DSW

Happy Friday!  In today's post I'm wearing this oldie but goody by Retrospec'd via ModCloth (I don't think ModCloth carries this brand anymore).  It made it's way out of the moving boxes faster than most of my wardrobe and I saw it as a chance to style it in a fun new way.  I'm in a few performance based classes at The Second City and Upright Citizen's Brigade so my sneaker collection is coming in handy.  Some classes require pants/shorts, so don't be surprised if I have more of those posts coming your way!  In fact, I promise you there's a new series coming out next week that explains this ;)  

I personally love the black Converse shoes with this Retrospec'd puppy dress.  They're opposites that play so well together and yet the black in unifying.  It does get a little chilly at night in LA, so I find myself bringing a light jacket everywhere I go.  I realized I've had this faux-leather jacket (from TJMaxx) for 8 years now!!  I definitely got my $30 worth!  It's starting to fall apart, but you have to be really close to it to see that it is.  Obviously being black it's a staple in my wardrobe and it was the perfect dress to pair with this outfit.

I've had a bit of a crazy week, which is why I haven't posted!  I don't want to say too much because things aren't 100% cemented, but I seem to have a lot of fun stuff in the works.  Every week it feels like my move to LA pays off more and more and I couldn't be more thrilled.  Have a great weekend everyone!
Lauren-Blair Donovan


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