I love Katherine Heigl'ssophisticated look during her appearance recently on Good Morning America. Katherine is wearing a J.Crew Silk Frances ruffled blouse (I probably shouldn't admit this, but I found this exact blouse at the J.Crew Outlet for less than half the price last month!!) and a pearl/black ribbon necklace. I love this look...so classic and perfectly intertwining several trends of this fall season: ruffles, pearls and grosgrain-ribboned accessories. Though I cannot vouch that her necklace is the Stella & Dot Jenna Pearl and Ribbon Necklace, it certainly looks identical to it! The Jenna Necklace (pictured below) is a phenomenal buy for this season. Priced at only $44, this necklace can be shortened to make a look like Katherine's or looks great worn long over a plain top or a little black dress. I just love the styles of this season!
If you are going to invest in one lightweight jacket this year, the boyfriend jacket is the way to go. It's effortlessly chic paired with a long white tee or tank and either leggings or pencil-thin jeans. Layering on lots of necklaces and chains completes the look. Look for a jacket that is comfortable so you can easily move your arms around it (some stretch in the material is nice) and a longer cut, that will hit you around the hips or below if you plan to wear it with skinnies or leggings. For a slouchier, more casual and warmer take on the Boyfriend Jacket, I love this wooly black one by Free People.
The Bib Necklace is a must-have statement accessory this season. Bejeweled Bib's have been featured on runways everywhere as well as recently in Vogue and In Style Magazines. A Bib necklace looks fabulous paired with a simple tank/tee, jeans and cardigan/blazer as well as dressed up to the nines with a cocktail dress. I can't get enough of Stella & Dot's Natasha Embroidered Bib Necklace and, thus, wasn't surprised when I found it featured in the October issue of InStyle Magazine! It is simply fabulous. The JET/CRYSTAL BIB NECKLACE at the White House/Black Market offers a similar look:: For a golden glow, the Glow Round Chips Bib Necklace is a perfect accessory. Stylishly yours, Lauren www.editbylauren.com
Atlanta Friends:: Edit by Lauren is sponsering an event, called "Sunset on the Roof", next week in Johns Creek. Did you know that Atlanta is one of the TOP cities in the US for Child Sex Trafficking? It's a shocking and horrible crime that I am passionate about fighting. Please spread the word about both the cause and the event. Here are the details::
When:: Wednesday, September 30th, 6:30pm-9pm
Where:: Garrison's Broiler and Tap Rooftop (Johns Creek, GA)
The "Sunset on the Roof" event will include a Fashion Show, Silent Auction, Live Music, Cocktails and Hors D'oeuvres.
All proceeds from the event will go to benefit two organizations, Street Grace (www.streetgrace.org) and A Future Not a Past (www.afuturenotapast.org), both working together to eliminate the sex trafficking of children in our city.
Advanced tickets are $25 and are available at Garrison's or through Lauren Lefevre and Ouida Williams. Tickets are also available at the door the evening of the event for $30. Space is limited, so advanced tickets are recommended. (Cash only accepted for ticket purchases.)
Each ticket includes a complimentary cocktail and hor d'oeuvres.
Door open at 6:30pm . Fashion show begins at 7:30pm.
Auction items will include:: Personal Training, Professional Photography Services, Spa and Salon Gift Certificates, Interior Design Services, Wardrobe Consulting and Personal Shopping Services, Boutique and Fine Dining Gift Certificates and more.
If you would like to donate an auction item, please contact Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are so many fun flats out this season! I love how flats look with skinny jeans, worn either long or cuffed. The shorter dress and skirt styles of the season, as well as leggings, are perfect styles for sporting a cute pair of flats! Three must-have flat's this season is a patent pair, an animal print and a studed pair. Try a patent pair in a bold color to add some energy to any outfit. With a bright colored shoe, there's no need to accessorize with much else. I love Boden's Patent Trim Flat's ($108, pictured in Red) that come in a variety of fun colors, and are super comfy, too!
As far as animal prints go, my picks are either a leopard print (since it goes with any thing and any color!) (leopard flat pictured by Charles by Charles David on Piperlime.com, $60) or a more subtle snake skin.
I spent nearly 8 hours in Nordstrom today shopping for multiple clients!! There was an energetic buzz in the store all day long. Why? It's Triple Points time! What could be a more exciting time to shop Nordstrom than when you receive Triple Points every time you use your Nordstrom card between now and Sunday, September 20th! Triple points = Nordstrom Notes hitting your mailbox in record speed = a free shopping spree is in your future!
Stella & Dot announced not one, but TWO, amazing sales and promotions today, that I know you will want to take advantage of. This is the perfecttime to stock up on some gifts for the fast-approaching holiday season!! First of all, check out the large selection of newly "on-sale" merchandise by clicking here. Supplies on sale merchandise is very limited, so shop early! Two of my most favorite, wear-all-the-time necklaces, just went on sale! (pictured below)
Secondly, an amazing September Promotional Event just started today and will run through the end of the month. Here's the deal:: Purchase $50 in jewelry and receive up to 2 selected promo items at 50% off. (Promo pieces, which are "Everyday Must-have's for Fall" are pictured below!) To take advantage of the promo, simply shop at www.stelladot.com/editbylauren and select "September Promo" as your hostess. Once you put $5o worth of any jewelry in your cart, you will be able to select your promo items at half-off.
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The Gap has recently introduced a new line of premium denim, at a price that is worth getting excited about! Gap's collection of 1969 Premium Jeans start at just $54.50 and are available in a variety of washes and fits for men and women. There are literally so many different pairs to choose from online, you must check out the line at Gap.com! I like the detail on the Women's Always Skinny Destructed Button Jeans ($69.50, pictured below). As for men, I think the Boot Fit Jeans in the Medium Authentic Wash ($54.50, pictured below) is a great all-around staple pair for every guy's wardrobe. Remember that Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic card-holders receive 10% all purchases made on Tuesdays!
Every woman who is likes her legs needs to purchase a pair of leggings this fall. Leggings are inexpensive, comfortable way to expand your wardrobe immediately. Invest in a pair of basic black, the most versatile and slimming color to wear. If you are okay with showing off your legs and think you'll wear leggings often, try another color such as gray, brown or ivory, such as the Alternative Skinny Leggings in Gray from Lulu's (pictured, $25) . This season, ankle-length leggings are the length to wear (as opposed to the calf-length's of past season's). Try wearing leggings under flouncey skirts, sweater dresses and oversized shirts and sweaters. Leggings paired with a long tunic or cardigan belted at the waist is an easy, stylish look that virtually every age woman can wear with confidence. Vertically every shoe style-- from flats to heels to boots--look great with leggings. I am loving some of the new leggings looks with detail added at the bottom, such as a zipper or buttons. (Black zippered leggings pictured by Diani.)
I recently "took the plunge" and purchased the "As Seen on TV" Strap Perfect at my local Target, thinking for just $9.99, why not give it a whirl?! :) I tried it out for the first time with a tank top, transforming a basic bra into a racer back...and I have to say that I was impressed! Though a bit difficult to put on and adjust at first, this little plastic gadget concealed my bra straps wonderfully and stayed in place all day. I recommend this bra solution as a much less expensive alternative to investing in multiple styles of bras...and I so wish I had found it sooner! And with 6 "Strap Perfects" to a pack, I don't foresee myself having to buy a new racer back bra nor more "Strap Perfects" for quite a while...which frees up more of my clothing budget for "fun clothes," which always is happy news! :)
Happy Labor Day! L.L. Bean is a company known for its classic styling and superior quality garments. I'm very impressed with both the styling and the price of Bean's Double L Cotton Sweaters for Men. These type of sweaters are such staples in every man's fall/winter wardrobe...and for under $40, the price is unheard of! The Double L Sweater comes in four styles: Crewneck, Full-Zip, Quarter Zip and Button-Front Cardigan and in seven colors. Pictured:: The Full Zip in Hazelnet Heather ($39.50) and The Quarter Zip in Gray Heather ($34.50). L.L. Bean offers free shipping and a 100% satisfaction guarentee, so you really can't go wrong!
Monogrammed and initial necklaces are showing up on celebrity necks everywhere these days. Taylor Swift has been seen wearing her own swirly monogram (pictured, $242) by designer Jennifer Zeuner. Halle Berry chose a sterling silver "H" necklace by designer Jessica Elliot ($72) while both Cindy Crawford (pictured wearing charms on the cover of the September Redbook) and Katherine Heigl wear gold vermeil stamped initial pendents by Stella & Dot (priced from $29). Get creative and wear your hubbie's/significant other's intials or your kid's initials. Pair initials with a birthstone (this is what Katherine Heigl did) or another charm. These necklaces are also an adorable gift for little girls...or a thoughtful present for a mom or grandmother!
As you shop for your Fall wardrobe, make sure you add a pair of black jeans to your list. Not only are this colored jeans so flattering on any figure (you can't find a more slimming color than black!!), but black jeans can easily be substituted for black pants this season, as a much more versatile counterpart to your wardrobe. I love that black jeans can easily be dressed up for a night on the town but easily transition to comfortable, laid back weekend-wear. Pair black jeans with whites and gray-tones for a crisp, wintery look or contrast with jewel-tones to add a pop of pizazz. I recently tried on a pair of Cabi black jeans called the "Super Flare" that were oh-so-flattering and reasonably priced at $89 (pictured with purple blouse). Two more to try:: Banana Republic Classic Black Skinny Jean ($90, pictured) and the Always Skinny Black Riding Jeans at Gap ($69).
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