Bloglovin

10:00 AM

Last week I told you that I am on Bloglovin and asked if you could follow me on it!

Here is what Bloglovin is:

It is a site that helps you keep track of the blogs you read by letting you know when they update! How cool is that? You don't have to have a blog to have an account and it's free! All you do is sign up and then search for your favorite blogs and then click follow, it's that easy!

Here is the link to my blog: http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/13059975/. So head on over to Bloglovin and give me and all of your favorite bloggers a follow! We would all greatly appreciate it!

-XOXO

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Happy Halloween!

9:00 AM

Happy Halloween y'all!

Also happy Friday! ALSO, happy three months with my blog! (I know, so much to be happy about!) So today I am not going trick-or-treating or anything for Halloween, I will be staying at the apartment with Matt just relaxing.

If you do go out trick-or-treating or go to a party BE SAFE and do not drink and drive. Everyone wants to have a fun and safe Halloween, don't take that away from someone else. Have a great Halloween and weekend!

Let me know what you're doing for Halloween this year!

-XOXO

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Fashion

Fall Fashion

3:00 PM

Fall is finally among us! (Well, at least it's finally showing up in Arizona).

Fall is the second most wonderful time of the year (Sorry, Christmas season is first!) because of the wonderful outfits that appear when the weather gets cooler! These include vests, flannels, skinny jeans, tall boots, sweaters and scarves. Layering these just so can make you the cutest girl at school or work!

Here is some of what you'll need:


J.Crew Vests: A vest is a necessity for fall fashion. They compliment your layered look and just add that touch of fall to your outfit. Now I know that J.Crew vests are pretty expensive and if you don't have the money to shell out on their coveted Herringbone vest or any of their puffer vests, I know Old Navy has some dupes for a decent price. Or if you really want J.Crew, save up your money!

Duck Boots: Another necessity, especially for when it starts to get into the colder parts of fall. Pair these with a cute pair of boot socks over leggings and you are the essence of prep! These are good for any cold, rain or even snowy day!

Hunter Boots: THE rainy day necessity! These are the rain boots that every preppy girl needs to have in their closet. Again, pair with leggings and a plaid button down and you will be comfortable through any rainy day. If you want, you can even wear them in the snow!

Plaid Button Down: Plaid just screams fall. Add a vest or a sweater and you have an awesome fall look! There are many different plaid colors you can choose from so you'll always have a different shirt everyday. Stay classy yet stylish with a plaid button down!

Navy Blue Blazer: Who doesn't need a navy blue blazer? Not only does this add a nice touch of professionalism but it also gives you a chic look. Blazers are always in style and always a necessity. Navy blue goes with just about anything, this needs to be in your closet.

Vineyard Vines Shep Shirt: Vineyard Vines is a household name in preppiness. Their shep shirts are sought after year after year. These can be worn any time of the year but the fall is the perfect time for these classic pullovers. They are a quarter-zip pullover and are very comfortable.

Tory Burch Flats: Everyone needs a pair of flats! Paired with skinny jeans and a cute top, you will have a cute and fun look that is comfortable yet stylish. Tory Burch also has riding boots that many, including myself, consider a fall necessity. However flats can be worn at school or work and don't leave your feet hurting like heels do.

-XOXO
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Ace and Ivy Product Spotlight: New England Rain Jackets

10:00 AM

Happy hump day!

It's time for another edition of What We Love Wednesday! Today's item is the Monogrammed New England Rain Jacket.

These were just added to the site so they are a brand new product! They retail for $64.99 (Monogramming is free as always!). There are 9 colors to choose from and plus sizes are available. They even have a reflective strip on the front and the back so you can be safe at night. (Isn't that the best?)

$64.99

Check out these awesome jackets here (they start on the fourth row). 

-XOXO
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Lifestyle

Sunday Funday

8:00 PM

Happy Sunday!

I hope y'all had a great weekend and are prepared for this week! I just wanted to tell you how I wrapped up my birthday weekend.

Today Matt and I went to the movies but Let's Be Cops wasn't in theaters anymore, at least not at the one that we go to. Instead we saw Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. It was really funny and something everyone should go see. It definitely could change how you look at bad days!

One of the trailers that played was one for the movie Paddington (that I had no idea even existed!) Anyway, I've always love Paddington Bear, I even have one, and I'm so excited for this movie to come out! It comes out January 16, 2015!

Have a great week y'all!

-XOXO

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My Birthday

9:00 PM

So my birthday is over (sad) but today was so much fun!

We're still going to do some stuff tomorrow but most of what I wanted to do, we did today. Here is what I did today!

First, Matt made me waffles and let me open my cards and a few of my presents. I got some money from family and a pearl bracelet from KJP! (I know right?!) I also got a cute striped v-neck from Macy's, which I wore today.

Then, we went to the Arizona Fall League, the Scottsdale Scorpions at the Glendale Desert Dogs (Dodgers affiliate team). We didn't stay the whole game because by the end of the 6th inning the Dogs were losing 9-2 (the final score ended up being 12-3...ouch). I felt bad for leaving but it wasn't that exciting so we left. But I got some cute pictures!


After that, we made our way to the Tanger outlets and went to the J. Crew Factory store! We got some CRAZY deals plus I got 20% off for it being my birthday (cha-ching). They will be seen in a picture below but I'll tel you what I got: two boat neck long sleeve shirts, one pair of pink chino shorts and one blue polka dot blouse! All of that was only $44!

Eventually we got home and I got to open the last of my presents form Matt. He got me a long sleeve floral shirt, a long sleeve leopard-type print shirt and a maroon dress! They're all so cute I am so happy with them!

Lastly, we went to dinner! Matt took me to Olive Garden! It was actually pretty good, it was my first time going. The service got kind of slow but oh well, the food was good so it's alright.

So tomorrow we probably will go to the movies and see Let's Be Cops. We've wanted to see that movie for awhile and we didn't have enough time for it today (there are only so many hours in the day).

Here is a picture of my clothes:


I hope y'all have a fun and safe Sunday, thank you for the birthday wishes!

-XOXO
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Happy Birthday to Me!

9:00 AM

It's the 25th of October and that means that it is........MY BIRTHDAY! Yay!!!!

I love my birthday, most people do! Anyway, today Matt and I are going to do some awesome things and they are a SURPRISE! Do you know why? Because even I don't know what we're doing! Don't worry I will update y'all on what we did and what I got either at the end of the day or tomorrow!

I hope y'all have a great day and an amazing weekend! I'll keep you updated!

-XOXO

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Ace and Ivy Flash Sale Friday

10:00 AM

Happy Friday y'all!


*This post contains affiliate/referral links

It's Flash Sale Friday again but today is Mega Flash Sale Friday. It ends at 11:59 EDT There are 40+ items ON SALE today! Here are a few:

$89.99 Navy Monogrammed Weekender (Regularly $99.99)
$39.99 ¼ Zip Monogrammed Pullover in Navy or Pink (Regularly $49.99)
$21.00 Acrylic Monogrammed Tray (Regularly $26.00)
$46.00 Monogrammed Sterling Silver Braided Round Ring (Regularly $57.00)
$42.99 Monogrammed Royal Blue Pullover Rain Jacket (Regularly $47.99)




View the rest of these amazing deals HERE. Remember this ends at 11:59PM EDT
-XOXO
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Lifestyle

Happy Sunday

6:00 PM

Happy Sunday everyone!

As you prepare for you work/school week coming up, I want to share something with you! As you know, I am a rep for Dots of Happiness. Well they gave me a secret code that gets YOU 10% off until 10/26! That code is...REPSECRET1026! As you know, the holidays are right around the corner, this is the perfect time to begin your gift shopping because they will cut off their deadline for Christmas in early December since everything is personalized. So REMEMBER to get your Christmas shopping done NOW with the code REPSECRET1026.

Besides that, this week I will be preparing for my birthday on the 25th! By preparing I mean cramming to get all of my homework due this weekend done during the week so I can celebrate worry-free! I am hoping to have a great birthday weekend with my boyfriend Matt! And yes, I will be doing a post about all of the goodies I received!

I hope y'all have a great week! Don't stress out too much, and don't forget to checkout dotsofhappiness.com and use the code REPSECRET1026 for a discount, don't forget to tell them that "Lauren Douglass" sent you!

-XOXO

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Fashion

Red Dress Boutique

9:30 PM

So tonight I was watching Shark Tank and up came this adorable couple with a cute boutique; they are Red Dress Boutique. Not only did they have the most adorable story but they have some of the most adorable clothes! Check out their website http://www.reddressboutique.com/ (they even have a page for the adorable dresses that were featured on Shark Tank!

So here are some of the clothes that I picked out from their website:

Classic Lifestyle Jacket $48.00
This jacket is classically chic for any lifestyle! It is a perfect fall/winter coat that should be in everyone's closet! Pictured with the Autumn Nights Infinity Scarf in navy, it creates the classic fall look. Enjoy a classic lifestyle of confidence and class with this jacket!

Autumn Romance Maxi Dress $54.00
The name describes this dress perfectly! Autumn Romance, I can see the romance in this dress. White flowing body with beautiful lace sleeves, it is perfect for the fall! Fall into autumn with this gorgeous maxi!

Earn Your Stripes Dress $44.00
This striped dress is super chic and simple. Pair it with any statement necklace and it is a total hit! Even though this is more of a spring/summer dress, you can pair it with tights and a jacket for more of a fall look! Earn your stripes and get this dress!

Gossip Girl Denim-Ultra Dark Wash $48.00
Just the name caught my attention, I LOVE Gossip Girl! Anyway, these Gossip Girl skinnies are perfect for the fall and can go with any dressy top, or a classic tee. You know you love these jeans, XOXO, Gossip Girl!

Holiday Greetings Leggings $18.00
These leggings are the perfect bottoms to wear with a classic black or white top around the holidays. They are Christmas themed and very adorable. You can even match them with the Strike A Pose heels in burgundy (mentioned below).

Autumn Nights Plaid Infinity Scarf-Navy $24.00
Doesn't everybody need a plaid infinity scarf during the fall/winter? I think, yes. This scarf is adorable matched with the Classic Lifestyle Jacket mentioned above!

Strike A Pose Heels-Burgundy $32.00

These heels just make me want to strike a pose even though I don't have them! They are a modest height, so you don't trip all over yourself, but they aren't super short so you feel awkward. Go out, get your own pair and strike a pose!

If you missed them on Shark Tank, don't worry, they're not going anywhere. If you want to check them out, visit http://www.reddressboutique.com/ and browse all of the beautiful clothes! Make sure you check out their story here because it is truly inspiring. You can also follow them on Facebook at The Red Dress Boutique

Congratulations Josh and Diana, it was amazing to see your story on Shark Tank, you guys have so much to be proud of! Best of luck!

-XOXO
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Ace and Ivy Flash Sale Friday

9:00 AM

TGIF!

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Happy Friday everyone! Today is Flash Sale Friday at Ace and Ivy and this week's deal is the Monogrammed Vivera Tote (which is new AND awesome). They have solid colors and some cute striped ones.

These bags can be used at school, at home, at your child's sporting events or even getting groceries. These cute new bags are personalized with your monogram so you can know who's is who's in your house. They make great gifts for family and friends.

They are on sale today for $29.99 (25% off!) and usually cost $39.99. They are great, take a look for yourself!



Check them out here!

-XOXO
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Fashion

OOTD 10/11/14

7:00 PM

On Saturday, Matt and I went to Phoenix Sky Harbor airport to observe the planes, and take some pictures!


Here are some of the pictures taken:


 

      


This was a lot of fun and hopefully I can do it again sometime, maybe not at the airport but I do want to do it again!

-XOXO
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Ace and Ivy Product Spotlight: Monogrammed Quarter-Zip Pullover

11:30 AM

Happy Wednesday everyone!

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Today is "What We Love Wednesday" and this Wednesday we love the monogrammed quarter-zip pullover! This pullover is very comfortable and, or course, monogrammed! These come in nine colors and six different fonts for your monogram. There are 30 different thread colors for your monogram so your pullover will be unique just like you! The size range is XS-XL and they are $49.99. They are very worth it and will make the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe, Don't miss our on getting this personalized essential!


Check out these amazing pullovers here (the pullovers are the first three rows)!

-XOXO
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Ace and Ivy Flash Sale Friday

9:00 AM

TGIF! 

*This post contains affiliate/referral links

Happy Friday everyone! Today I am going to share with you a special flash sale. That item is the black monogrammed fleece vest for $37.99!

These vests are the perfect layering piece for the fall and will keep you warm and toasty as temperatures begin to drop!

Have a fun and safe weekend!



Check it out and purchase here!

-XOXO
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Ace and Ivy Product Spotlight: Ceramic Pearl Jewelry Trays

5:30 PM

I know the picture says "Wednesday" but due to a lot of homework I couldn't post yesterday; so it is What I Love Thursday! 

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These trays are hand painted by a Virginia-based artist and start at $30 for the smallest size. The medium size is $45 and the largest is $60. They are awesome for holding your everyday jewelry and, or course, your pearls. They are beautiful and would be an amazing addition to your dresser!



Check out these trays here!

-XOXO
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Homecoming Interview

9:00 PM

Yesterday I had the interview for homecoming royalty from the West campus. I was very nervous; but my ENG 102 professors was one of the interviewers, which was comforting. I did pretty well, at least I felt like it went well. I will let you know what happens. If I get picked as a top 2 finalist I will have another interview on the 17th. Keep you fingers crossed for me guys!




This is what I wore yesterday. Again please keep your fingers crossed for me! I'll let you know what happens!

-XOXO
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Dots of Happiness Product Spotlight: Pumpkin Interlocking Monogram Wooden

12:30 PM

First off, sorry I have been MIA lately; I have been swamped with exam after exam and assignments on top of assignments. So now that all of that is out of the way, I can get back to telling you about this awesome product!

This product is unfinished so you can paint it however you like. It is definitely a good choice for the first time DIY-ers but also for the DIY veterans. They have many sizes from 18" up to 36" (increasing in increments of 2"). You can have a single letter monogram, a two letter monogram, or the conventional three letter monogram.


I, unfortunately could not get a picture from the website BUT here is a link to the product so you can see just how awesome it is yourself: http://www.dotsofhappiness.com/products/pumpkin-interlocking-monogram-wall-hanging-wooden

This product is perfect for a Halloween decoration for your home or your kid's bedroom. Also, it is perfect if you want to make it an unconventional pumpkin and then it could be hung around your home year-round. The starting price is $29.00 for the 18" and increases in increments of $2 for every increase in 2". The 36" wooden pumpkin is $69.00. It is cute and very functional and should be a part of everyone's Halloween decorations.

-XOXO
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Homecoming Royalty

7:00 PM

Hey guys! I don't remember telling y'all this before but a couple of weeks ago I applied to be homecoming royalty from the West campus. Well today I got an email saying that I am a top 10 finalist!!! How awesome is that?!?! I love Arizona State so much and to even be a top 10 finalist is such an honor to me. I have to interview on Tuesday to see if I move on; and if I don't I will still be very proud of myself. So wish me luck guys! I will definitely keep you updated!

-XOXO

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Ace and Ivy Prep Rep

4:00 PM

It's almost Friday!

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Hey y'all! Today I can now officially announce that I am a prep rep for Ace and Ivy! This is a preppy clothing line and they have some really cool stuff going on. Their motto is "Loving the Coastal Lifestyle" and I know I do; I also hope you do too!

Also, they are having a giveaway for a free monogrammed rain jacket. This giveaway ends Sunday so hurry and head over and maybe buy something else you like while you're there!

-XOXO

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October 1st!

10:00 AM

It's October 1st! Meaning that it is the first month of fall! It also means that it is my birthday month! My birthday is on the 25th, even though it is still a few weeks away I'm very excited! Anyway, since today is the first day of the fall month it's time to think about fall clothe and fall activities like apple picking, going to the pumpkin patch, going to haunted houses and going to the fair! I;m excited that it is fall because that means the temperature will finally be going down; no more 100 degree temperatures here!

I hope y'all have a great fall season and rest of the year!

-XOXO

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