My Hair Journey and How I Manage and Style My Curly Hair (#LoveYourCurls)

I was inspired to do a post about styling and loving my curls after viewing Dove’s “Love Your Curls” video:

I get teary eyed every time I watch it.  I wish I could talk to the school-age me and convince myself that curls are absolutely beautiful and that they mirror my personality – springy, happy, fun and a little bit crazy.  I think it’s important for all curly-haired girls to grow up knowing that curls are something to be proud of.  Continue reading

Pattern Mixing – Floral, Dots and Stripes – Part 2

I hope you all are having a good week!  I wanted to write this post a couple of days ago, but I’ve been SUPER tired this week and have a bit of a sore throat. 😦 My husband, a doctor, was on “home call” yesterday, so he was paged three times last night starting at 1 a.m.  We’re both worn out, but I can’t go another day without posting!  As I mentioned in my previous post, there seems to be a lot of pattern mixing on the runways and streets this spring.  Continue reading

Pattern Mixing Link-Up with Once Upon a Time and Happily Ever After (my mom) – Floral, Dots and Stripes Part I

This is probably one of the most exciting things I started trying in the last year or so.  Because this is such a big topic, I’m going to divide the post into floral & stripes (this blog) and dots & floral/dots & stripes (future blog post).  The first time I realized I liked pattern on pattern was after I purchased a Harper Bazaar’s Runway Report in 2010.  Continue reading

Cardigans – A Fashion Staple

For my second blog post, I thought I would talk about one of my fashion passions…As I mentioned in my previous post and in the “About Me and the Blog” section, I love cardigans.  I remember a time, about 10 years ago, when I couldn’t find any cardigans in any of the stores I shopped in.  Then Hollister debuted a whole line of cardigans, in almost every color imaginable.  Realizing this was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up, I spent a good chunk of my paycheck as a veterinary technician (job I had throughout high school and college) and purchased all of the cardigans available in my size. Continue reading

Hi!

Hi, there!  My name is Lauren and thanks for stopping by my blog!  I’m a curly-haired, remotely-located e-librarian for a large company, who LOVES cardigans…I mean, really, who doesn’t?  Since starting my work-from-home job, my once honed-in fashion skills have become a bit rusty.  My husband, bless his heart, has become used to the wild woman he sees when he returns home from work:  insane afro/ringlets, no makeup, pajamas (or as we like to call them, lazy pants, to make them sound a bit fancier than they actually are), surrounded by an assortment of work paraphernalia, and snuggled up with a large man-kitty, Doughnut.  I’m hoping this blog will inspire me, and maybe others of you out there who are in a work-from-home fashion rut, to find the motivation to dress up! Continue reading