Posts tagged ‘Zara’

April 8, 2013

Spring Has Sprung

Price Pritchett (who the hell is he? I couldn’t tell you!) once said, “Change always comes bearing gifts.” That’s why I adore spring. After months of brisk, blustery weather and corresponding drab ensembles, I welcome the turn in temps. I mean, I’ve been in heaven en route to work each day, sporting my sunnies, boat shoes and pastels, soaking up that vitamin D and taking a whiff of cheerful, potted daffodils. I feel like I’ve been a grinning goon, but luckily I’m not alone. The city is buzzing! This weekend I embraced the gifts change has already given me, alongside the exciting “presents” that await in my near future. Let’s just say they include a two bedroom with two baths, a gorgeous kitchen that will be sure to store any appliance my heart desires (wish list: juicer) and a walk-in closet Carrie Bradshaw would approve of. Granted, it will showcase my sneaker collection…not Loubs. Eeeee!

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No dotted lines have been signed just yet but I’m glad to say that after Saturday, we’re one step closer to a big move. Yes, it’s a bit depressing to think my city slicker days are already coming to an end. I’ve caught myself sulking as I savor every last Manhattan sunset and even wandering through yucky Times Square during prime tourist rush. A girl’s afternoon full of mani/pedis, shopping and lunch at Cafeteria with my gal pal, Allie, today further made me realize my love for the convenience and excitement NYC provides with its endless opportunities for all things fun. But after getting a taste of a different gorgeous view full of seagulls, sailboats and even a distant city skyline, I have a different outlook on what’s next. All-you-can-eat sushi just minutes away? That’s going to be dangerous. Stamford’s new Chelsea Piers outfitted with a FlyWheel, women’s hockey and lacrosse pick-up games, alongside tennis courts, gym, etc.? Holy heaven. Oh, and a Zara without New York State tax? Welp, see you never, paycheck. So yeah, things were put into perspective this weekend, to say the least. The city isn’t going anywhere…I’ll still be here Monday through Friday for work! Plus, did I mention some of my closest people are in that area? That may be the greatest gift of them all.
What are your thoughts on change?

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

July 3, 2011

Patriotic Picnic and Party Wear

The fourth of July provides, hands down, the most fun weekend of the summer. Parades, fireworks, bikinis, BBQ, fruity cocktails, socializing galore…all to celebrate the Independence Day of our fine country and express the love we collectively share for being an American. One of my favorite aspects of the weekend? Getting to showcase my infatuation with blue and white, nautical attire (as seen here). With a tasteful punch of red accessories, you, too, can manifest your pride for the U.S. of A. in a chic manner. Please, spare us all and refrain from sporting the tacky American flag tee you pull out of storage once a year! Haha…I mean that kindly, of course, and am simply looking out for you!

1. American Apparel Red Poly Canvas Bow Hair Clip, $14
2. Madewell Paint-Stroke Tank, $29.50
3. Madewell Nightfall Solid String Bikini Top, $29.50
4. Rachellecelene Knot Earrings, $32
5. Michael Kors Women’s Chronograph Gold Tone Watch, $275
6. Zara Clutch with Brootch, 29.99
7. Sperry Women’s Navy Red Stripe Jellyfish Thong, $40
8. Madewell Optic Clipboard Shorts, $59.50
9. American Apparel Neon Red Nail Polish, $6 

Happy 4th of July! I wish you nothing but a wonderful, relaxing weekend full of fruit salads, romantic firework smooches and stylish red, white and blue outfits.

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren

April 23, 2011

Commuter Lusting

Two weeks from now I will be wrapping up my junior year of college. Oh. Em. Gee. Where has the time gone? It seems like just yesterday, my roommate (now of 3 years), Gianna, and I were moving into our miniscule, old dump of a dorm, struggling with acclimating to life away from home at a big school. I have grown up so much since then, maturing with living off-campus, picking up a double major and writing for the school newspaper, alongside my involvement in other extra curriculars. It’s crazy looking back yet even more daunting is the fact that at this time next year I will be graduating, on the prowl for a job, while immersing myself in the real world. Gulp. Dun, dun, dunnn.

1. Michael Kors Women’s Chronograph Two-Tone Bracelet Watch, $225
2. Madewell Milemarker Daycoat, $199.99
3. Asos Double Roped Detail Belt, $21.52
4. ModCloth A Crinkle in Time Scarf in Flan, $15.99
5. Starbucks Travel Tumbler, currently in stores only
6. Ray Ban Aviator Small Metal, $99
7. Longchamp Beige Le Pliage Tote, $145
8. Tory Burch Reva Ballet Flats Pink Snake, $120
9. Zara Striped Umbrella, $19.90
10. Apple iPad 2, $499

To focus more on the present, I will be living the life of a commuter in about a month and cannot wait (more for the opportunity I have in NYC, rather than the physical commuting…ya win some and ya lose some). Although I am a broke college student, a girl can dream of what would make the commute not as unbearable, right? Who doesn’t want a beautiful Michael Kors Two-Tone Watch to marvel at or the handy iPad 2 to pass the time? Hopefully I can find a job after school gets out to help me afford a new, real world wardrobe full of gorgeous neutral necessities, as seen above. Something about pairing neutrals makes an ensemble all the more sophisticated and grown up. Have a wonderful Easter weekend! What are your recent lustings?

Sprinkled with Love,
Lauren