Friday, July 31, 2009

A No-Excuse NOT to Shop Weekend!

This weekend there are absolutely no excuses not to be out there shopping! (Well, of course, I am sure there are some good reasons...but you get my point!) For all Georgia residents, it's a tax-free shopping weekend...which can add to some pretty significant savings! In addition, Gap, Banana, and Old Navy (and Athleta if you shop online) are offering a whopping 30% off your entire purchase all weekend long...that's even an additional discount on top of clearance/markdown items!! (See post from Tuesday about coupon.) And, just when it seems that it can't possibly get any better, Nordstrom is in it's final 3 days of its infamous Anniversary Sale this weekend (last day is Sunday, August 2). No tax and huge savings on Fall fashions?! Drop whatever you are doing and hurry to the mall...that's where I am heading right now! See you there!Link

Stylishly yours,

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Jillian's Jewels


Jillian has been a busy lady this season of the Bachelorette...both when it comes to charming men and adorning a rockin' collection of Stella & Dot jewels! :)
Pictured Left to Right, Top to Bottom:
1. Jasmine Filigree Earrings $59 and Penelope Necklace $68 (Jillian wore these together on Regis and Kelly on July 29)
2. Jasmine Filigree Earrings $59
3. Selma Brooch Cuff Bracelet $138
4. Turquoise Sea Drop Earrings $29
5. Turquoise Sea Necklace $168
6. Selma Coral Post Earrings $34
7. Heirloom Deco Bracelet $89 and Deco Rings $49
8. Ivory and Black Kelly Cuff Bracelet $89

I must say...she has great taste! At least when it comes to accessories! :)

To read more about Jillian's effortless-looking style and accessorizing secrets, check out this article from the Vancouver Sun.

Stylishly yours,

P.S. To purchase any of the above jewelry, visit Shipments arrive stylishly packaged within 2-3 days of ordering! Email Lauren at with any questions!

30% Off this week at GAP, Banana and Old Navy!

It's "Friends and Family" Time at the Gap Corp., which means we all get to save 30% for 4 days this week: July 30th-August 2nd. Be on the lookout for an email circulating with a printable barcode for use at any of the Gap-Owned stores: The GAP, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta. You can use this barcode as many times as you wish, at any stores that you choose, during the 4-day event. Another bonus? You'll receive 30% off in addition to in-store that's another 30% off clearance items! Need the email? Simply email me at and I will gladly forward it to you!

Stylishly yours,

Monday, July 27, 2009

Men's Style Monday: The Perfect Jeans Hem

I am constantly fielding questions from men about jeans fit, length and hem. In response, here are a few pointers about shopping for the perfect fit and alteration:
  • When choosing jeans, don't worry excessively about their length. It is much more important to make sure the jeans fit well around the thigh and rear.
  • If the jeans have any stretch (look at the tag for 1-2% elastic), it's okay to purchase them a bit tighter than you would feel comfortable wearing, since they will stretch out.
  • Always take your jeans home and wash them before getting them hemmed. Typically jeans will shrink in length from 1/2 inch to 1 inch...and you want to make sure they are shrunk before altering!
  • Request of your tailor to keep the original hem intact. If he/she doesn't understand or catch your drift, tell him/her to use the same color thread as used on other parts of the jean (usually gold).
  • To distress the bottom of your jeans after hemming, hold the bottom edge of the jean tight and rub with sandpaper or a nail file.
Stylishly yours,

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Bohemian Chic

If you haven't already noticed, the Bohemian look is one of the hottest trends of the moment. Inspired by gypsies, ethnic patterns and the '70s hippie scene, the boho trend is all about looking like you just threw on some clothes without thinking. African, Indian and Asian prints are combined with western pieces that allow you to mix and match clothes to create your own unique look. It's comfortable, earthy and feminine. To be a bohemian beauty, you'll need to put away those tight clothes. Skirts are the star of this fashion trend, so look for peasant or prairie skirts in solid colors (think whites/ivories, chocolates and teals) or ethnic-inspired prints, which you can wear with plain, fitted tanks and flip flops. If you're not into skirts, then pair your jeans with embroidered tops or floaty tunics. And don't worry about overdoing it - bohemian clothes look great with layered accessories so pile on some long necklaces, stones, turquoise and chunky bracelets, wrap a funky belt around your waist and step out in boots or beaded sandals.
Double Helix Belt by Francesca's Collections ($18).
Ecote Scarf Dress by Urban Outfitters ($68).
Beach Escape White Skirt by Francesca's Collections ($9.98).
Amber Printed Knit Tunic by Forever 21 ($15.80).
Turquoise Sea Drop Earrings by Stella & Dot ($29). (These were worn by the Bachelorette, Jillian, on a recent episode!)

Stylishly yours,

Thursday, July 23, 2009

A Short(s) Story

It's mid-summer and time to start thinking about investing in wardrobe items that will carry you through the Fall. If you live in an area of the country with mild-autumn temps, plan on flaunting your shorts right on through October! Wide Leg, Large-Pocket and Tie-Front shorts are everywhere now and are a flattering style on many body types. They look laid back with flats and ultra-sexy paired with heels or wedges. (Remember, adding a heel, or even a slight height to your shoe will make your bare legs appear longer and thinner...and who doesn't want that?!) As you transition into Fall, pair your shorts with blousy tops, long sleeve button-downs or simply throw on a fitted jacket over a tee and shorts outfit. Do not be afraid to tuck your shirt fact, with the tie-waste short styles, you really need to tuck that shirt in! Another benefit to shopping for shorts right now is that most shorts are starting to hit the sale racks! Brown, Navy, Black, Khaki and Dark Denim are your best bets for wearing through the fall. Here's a few pairs to peruse:
1. BCBGeneration Belted Utility-Pocket Shorts in Dark Chocolate (were $78, now $29.25).
2. MICHAEL Michael Kors Cuffed Sailor Jean Shorts with Zipper Detailing in Dark Denim (were $69.50, now $39.09).
3. MICHAEL Michael Kors Belted Shorts in British Khaki (were $59.50, now $38.90).

Stylishly yours,

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Bump Up the Volume!

I found a new hair accessory yesterday that I just had to share with you, though I must admit it's difficult to take seriously! :) Bumpits Volumizing Inserts are a brand-new way to achieve instant volume and lift in your hair. To learn more about Bumpits (and to get a good laugh!), you must watch the short video provided on the home page of the Bumpits website. If you have tried this product or a similar one, please post a comment and let us know how well it worked! I am dying to know...and I just might have to try Bumpits out for myself! :)

Stylishly yours,

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Beads and Bracelets

Leather-banded, bead-strung bracelets are a "must have" accessory this summer...and will continue to heat up as a hot trend as Fall approaches. The trick is to layer these bracelets and to mix-up the colors. You can wear these with pretty much any and everything! Two lines to check out: First, Stella & Dot's new Zoe Bracelet ($34) available in 2 colors: Turquoise (pictured) and Chocolate Brown/Smoky at I've been layering four of the Zoe Bracelets and can't take mine off! Second, Ronda Smith Designs offers a variety unique styles and colors, such as the Alyssa05 (pictured) for $68 at

Stylishly yours,

Monday, July 20, 2009

Men's Style Monday: American Apparel SALE!

A crazy-good sale is happening now at American Apparel! American Apparel makes great quality, superbly comfortable basics for men, women and kids.

This week, take advantage of these killer deals and stock up on tees, polos, hoodies and jackets...because you can just never have too many basics!

Just a sampling the deals:

Stylishly yours,

Friday, July 17, 2009

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Begins TODAY!

If you haven't ever shopped Nordstrom during its Anniversary Sale, make it a priority for this week be your first! The Anniversary Sale is like a "sale in reverse!" The store marks down brand new Fall merchandise store wide for 2 weeks (until August 2nd) and then raises the prices back to "original" pricing. How often is it that you can get brand-new items on drastic mark-downs?! (I am a huge fan of this concept and wish other stores would catch on to the novel idea!) If I were to post every impressive deal, this blog would take you days upon days to I will just mention a few here. Make sure you make time to stroll through your local Nordstrom or browse online at

1. The Dolce Vita 'Webber' Cuffed Bootie, available in brown (pictured) and in black. $139.90, after sale: $209.95.
2. The Cole Haan 'Howland' Penny Loafer (my hubbies favorite shoes!). $89.90, after sale: $148.00.
3. Michael Kors 'Jet Set Sport' Watch. $119.90, after sale: $180.00. (Note: This Watch is listed in the recent Anniversary Sale cataloge for this price, through not listed on sale on line. Nordstrom will honor this price, as listed in print.)
4. Caslon® Distressed Leather Jacket. $149.09, after sale: $228.
5. Shades of Couture by Juicy Couture 'Heritage' Aviator Sunglasses. $64.90, after sale: $98).

Happy Shopping!

P.S. Edit by Lauren has some appointment slots still open for shopping at Nordstrom this week. Book Lauren during this sale over the next two weeks and receive 25% off shopping services. Don't live in Atlanta? Let Edit by Lauren style you from afar! Call or email Lauren with your shopping list and she'll help you make the best shopping decisions virtually...for just $15/item or 10 items for $100.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Check Out Von Bergen Boutique!

I have had the privilege of getting to know Krista Adams, Owner of Von Bergen Boutique, over the past couple of months. Krista is a lovely gal and her store is full of incredible finds! As I have talked about Von Bergen with friends and locals to the area, I have realized how few people I know have ever stepped in the door at Von Bergen...and that is absolutely a shame! :) The boutique specializes in carrying unique, chic and sophisticated dresses...from casual day/sun dresses to cocktail dresses to long gowns and formal wear. I love that if you buy a dress from Von Bergen, you know you won't be seeing anyone else wearing it! And the prices are surprisingly affordable, too, with plenty of selection well under $100! Currently, Von Bergen is having an awesome summer sale...lots and lots of cute, cute dresses for steals! The Fall Collection will be arriving in the next 3 weeks. It's definitely worth a trip...soon! Make sure you tell Krista Edit by Lauren referred you! :)

Here's the store location and info:
Von Bergen Couture

9700 Medlock Bridge Road, Suite 106 Duluth, GA 30097 (in the Regal Cinema/Garrison's shopping center on the corner of Medlock Bridge and State Bridge)

Phone: (770) 497-8188


Boutique Hours:
Tuesday - Friday 11am to 6pm
Saturday 11am to 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Stylishly yours,

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Tonight:: Girl's Night Out with a PURPOSE!!

All Atlanta gals:: Tonight, Edit by Lauren is hosting a Girl's Night Out with a worthy purpose (besides just hanging with your girl-friends!). You are invited to a night of Fashion and Fun featuring the styles of the season, jewelry trunk show, beauty and fitness specialists and clothes shopping!

Raffle Tickets for fabulous products and services will be available for purchase. 100% of raffle sales plus a percentage of all other sales from the evening will benefit Street Grace, a Metro Atlanta community alliance dedicated to stopping the exploitation of children in our city. (Are you aware that Atlanta ranks as one of the top US Cities for the sex-trafficking of children?)

Sip on a "$5 drink special" martini or glass of wine while you mingle and shop!

When: Tuesday, July 14, 7pm-9pm
Where: The Laurel Springs Golf Club Suwanee, GA

Event Sponsers:

Edit by Lauren:: Wardrobe Consulting and Personal Shopping for women, men and children of every age, life style, body type and budget::
Lauren Lefevre, Owner and Stylist::

Stella & Dot Jewelry:: Affordable Boutique Jewelry coming to you straight from California::

Taylor Brooks Salon and Spa:: Skin Care, Spa, Hair and Make-up Services::

Fusion 5 Fitness:: Shaping Bodies and Changing Lives:: Ouida Williams, Owner::

My Sweet Cakery:: Cakes, Cupcakes and other yummy treats:: Brittany Ward, Owner::

Von Bergen Couture Boutique::

Worth Wear:: Unique, exclusive, original. Featuring the Fall 2009 collection: classic and subtle yet new and dramatically striking::

Raffle prizes include: Professional Photography Session, Wardrobe Consulting Services, Personal Fitness Training, Home Decor Services, Boutique Gift Certificates, Home Design, Clothes and Accessories, Spa Services, and Jewelry!

**Please bring cash or check to purchase for raffle tickets.**

Please spread the word! Hope to see you there!

P.S. If you are interested in partnering with Edit by Lauren and/or Street Grace to plan a similar event anywhere in the Southeastern U.S., please contact Lauren at

Monday, July 13, 2009

Men's Style Monday: Lucky Sale

Many guys I know and work with love the fit of Lucky Brand Jeans. Lucky provides a great all-around for most builds. A fan of Lucky Brand? Well, then it's your lucky-day! Starting this Friday, July 17th, Lucky Brand Classic Fit Men's Jeans are on sale at Nordstrom for just $76.90 (normally $115). Now that's a deal! Shop starting Friday at Nordstrom either in-store or online.

Stylishly Yours,

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Discover Madewell

If you haven't already, it's time to discover Madewell. Madewell has been making quality denim goods since 1937 and was recently acquired by the J.Crew Corp. Last Spring, I discovered Madewell at the oh-s0-cool pilot store in SoHo, NYC and it was love at first sight! Fortunately for all of us, Madewell is currently expanding around the U.S. (just opened at Lenox Mall in Atlanta) and may be coming to a mall near you very soon. Madewell is focused on providing superior denim products and wardrobe basics such as tees, scarves, leather purses and jackets. I love the stylish simplicity of the store's line. I recently bought several of Madewell's v-neck boyfriend tee's (2 for $30!) and am obsessed with the fit and softness! Mark your calendars for July 15th, when Madewell will be launching it's new denim line, '37's jeans, priced at only $59.50 and available in 5 washes and one amazing skinny fit! To find a store, click here. Sorry, guys, Madewell is just for us women!

Stylishly yours,

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Forever 21 Super Sale!

There's a super sale going on now online at Forever 21! Sale items are an additional 75% off! Plus, check out the "Daily Specials" for more great discounts, including the two items pictured: The Lathika Chiffon Tube Dress ($18.24) is a perfect "wear from the pool to a backyard dinner" summer dress and The Ruffled Cap Sleeve Shirt ($14.24) is a go-with-everything summer staple. Items at these prices won't last shop soon!

Stylishly yours,

Monday, July 6, 2009

Men's Style Monday: The "Man Bag"

Few men's accessories are as classic as The Messenger Bag. It's a "man bag" at its finest and a peice worthy of an investment! J.Crew is currently carrying a trio of timeless messenger bags. The all-leather messanger bags are versital in that they look great paired with either suiting/business attire or casual wear, while the the canvas bag pictured couldn't be more durable. Three to desire:
"The original" leather postal messenger bag ($595), Artisan leather messenger bag ($225), Waxwear™ Great Point messenger bag (on clearance for $85).

Stylishly yours,

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Don't Miss the Markdowns at Nordstrom!

Going on now: Up to 50% off summer clearance sale at Nordstrom on men, women, children's clothes, shoes and accessories. There are some unbelievable deals to be found both in-store and online. Check out the savings on designers such as Michael Kors, Juicy Couture, Diane von Furstenberg, BCBGMAXAZRIA, Seven for All Mankind, Ralph Lauren, Lacoste, Not Your Daughter's Jeans and Theory.

Pictured: Diane von Furstenberg Chain Link Orange "Julian" Dress (Was: $325, Now: $216.90).

Men's Long Sleeve Lacoste Oxford Shirt (Was: $110. Now: $54.90).

Steven by Steve Madden Soft Ruched Tote in Marigold (Was: $278, Now: $185.90).

Ladies, check out the Junior's Department/BP Section for a selection of clearance deals under $20!!

Stylishly yours,