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Loft & Life Chats

We are half way through the week friends, yay!

This week is a super busy one for me full of events and fun things! I wanted to share something fun with you that I had the opportunity to do yesterday. You all know how much I love Loft, I mean let’s be honest over half my closet is Loft but yesterday I had the chance to actually go into Loft at the Altamonte Mall and try on some of their new fun pieces for fall! Literally it was a dream come true to get to work with a brand I love so much! I had the honor of meeting some great girls and working with them last night to do a try on session, check it out on my IG stories @lifestyle_w_laramie! They were the sweetest people and so fun to work with! Literally so grateful I get opportunities to do things like this!

So now on to this look, of course it’s Loft! This is a suit I got for our Vegas trip a few weeks ago and wanted to share it with you! I have never tried Loft swimsuits before and I ordered 3 for this trip! I loved EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM! I was totally surprised but I really did love the fit and cut of each one and they were perfect for my trip and trips to come! Anyways this one is so fun with the lace up detail and the fun colors I couldn’t pass it up! I paired it with some hot pink sunnies from Loft as well and sandals from Old Navy to top it off! The whole look is under $50 as you all know I love a good deal and got everything one sale, I had my eye on this suit for a long time! Loft is just literally perfect for the everyday woman and I just absolutely love shopping with them! Make sure to check out their current sale which is 40% EVERYTHING!

As for everything else going on we are now into what I feel is my busiest time of year! I have some weddings I’m shooting in October and November. I’m planning my own wedding (I promise I will be writing a post about this soon). I have tons of blogger events to attend. Still work my 9-5 job and have a few trips lined up as well. Not to mention the holidays are coming! I mean really after Halloween is over you blink and it’s Christmas!

Again so thankful for all of you that take the time to read my blog and like my IG posts! I am so grateful for all of you! Hope you have a great week and I will see you next Wednesday! xoxo

Classic Casual Look

Hey guys! Hope you're having a great week so far! Quick life update for you I'm gearing up for a busy fall. We are headed to Vegas this month, possibly planning some beach trips for September, and I'm boarding my first cruise ship in October. I have weddings booked, wedding planning for my own big day, and starting to plan for the holidays, I seriously need more time in a day, anyone else? 

Anyways...I've got a classic Laramie look for y'all today. When it's not boiling outside a look like this is pretty much my go to. I love everything girly and dressy don't get me wrong but I'm a jeans and t-shirt girl through and through. Old Navy has always had some of my favorite jeans and I love a good distressed pair of denim! Paired with a fun t-shirt with some embroidery from Loft and fun flats (again from Old Navy) add some sunnies and I'm good to go anywhere. This look in total is under $50, you know I love me a sale!!! I hope you love this look!

Let me know what you would like to see next on the blog? Do you want to see some beauty products? Transitional pieces going into fall from summer? Let me know!

 

Summertime Fun with ArteSands Swim

Happy Wednesday ya'll! We are officially half way through the week! YAY! Can anyone else believe we are already more than half way through the year? Where does time go, truly?! Anyway we are still very much feeling the heat here in the sunshine state, so all the more reason to be living in our swimsuits! 

I want to talk about ArteSands Swimwear for a minute! This brand is truly amazing, and I love their mission! They really inspire women to embrace their curves and be confident in in their own skin and I think that is amazing for a brand! The quality of the pieces are great as well and they offer such classic silhouettes! Below you will find a cute highwaisted bikini but I also have two one pieces from ArteSands as well and their suits are my favorite to wear! Make sure to check out the brand HERE they really are amazing! 

I paired this look with my go to pool hate from LC Lauren Conrad, and a fun pineapple bag and hot pink sandals these are both from Old Navy. The sandals ya'll have heard me talk about they are my favorite and I want every color! This is my favorite pool look this summer thus far! What is your go to swimwear brand? Let me know!

The Perfect Shoe...For Everyone with Shoes of Prey

Ya'll know I love a good pair of shoes! It's no secret that my closet is filled with every kind of shoes and no lie the line from the movie, In Her Shoes about how clothes don't always look good but shoes always fit is everything! I will never turn away from shoes! Growing up however I always hated my feet, I have a wide foot and finding shoes was a struggle when I was a kid. Even to this day in most brands I have to size up a half size to make up for my wide foot. So I must admit when I saw the range of sizes and widths from Shoes of Prey I had heart eyes!

Shoes of Prey allows you to design and personalize your own shoes! Really, how cool is that?! Like I mentioned they offer extended shoe sizes, US 2-15 and in narrow, wide, and extra wide widths in most styles! I created a super girly pair of heels in the style Ives 70 designed with White Nappa Leather and Rose Gold Metallic Leather, they are what dreams are made of! I just love that you are in charge of every detail in your custom made shoes! They are also so comfortable and beautifully made and packaged! The box, the wrapping, every detail is stunning!  Want your own pair of custom shoes? Click here to check out Shoes of Prey plus I have a coupon code (LARAMIE) for free custom inscription in your new shoes, I put the name of my blog as my inscription in my custom beauties! 

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July ya'll!

Some of my favorite memories with my family are spending the 4th in Michigan with all our extended family cooking out and watching the fireworks over the lake! I haven't been to Michigan in the summer time for a couple years but if you ever have the chance I highly recommend it! The town has a parade and blueberry festival along with so many other fun activities for the 4th!

Here's my fun take on red, white, and blue for the 4th of July. I've been loving pieces from Loft lately and they have some super fun pieces for summer currently! Both the shorts and navy top are from Loft and were super discounted, I got both pieces for under $35. Loft always has some of the best sales around especially when it comes to mark downs on top of sale prices! 

I paired this look with some fun sandals from Old Navy and my Coach purse. I love a great deal and designer bags are no exception! I always try if possible to grab a bag when it is on sale or has made it to the outlet store. This bag was a investment piece but you can't beat the quality and I've worn it almost everyday this year, definitely worth the money!

I hope you all enjoy this look and have an amazing 4th of July! Let me know what your favorite summer looks and activities are! Do you have any fun trips planned? Let me know!

Hamptons Vibes

Happy Wednesday ya'll! Summer is in full swing, especially here in FL and this has to be one of my favorite looks to date! i snagged this Vince Camuto Jumpsuit from TJ Maxx for only $40 isn't that amazing! I love a great deal on high end pieces and TJ Maxx never disappoints. This look is very different from what I'm used to, more bold, bright, and colorful but as long as you like it and feel confident in it that's all that matters! Right?! 

I'm sharing this fun look with you below, as well as the accessory details so keep scrolling and check it out!

This look gives me all the resort feels and makes me feel like I'm in The Hamptons on a vacay! What accessory gives you all the vacay feels? A big floppy hat of course! This LC by Lauren Conrad hat has been my everything since the moment I purchased it! It goes great with everything and is perfect for the beach, pool, picnics, you name it! 

I finished the looks with some pink wedges and gold oval hoop earrings keeping the accessories minimal and clean since the jumper is so loud and vibrant. Jumpers and rompers have quickly become my favorite look this summer since they are so easy and perfect for the heat! 

So between the V-neck on the jumper, the print, the accessories, this looks can really take you anywhere! I've worn this to work paired with a sweater and the same wedges. I've worn it to a conference/event and out to eat! This is perfect for pretty much anywhere and you don't have to try to hard! What do you think of this look and are you loving jumpers just as much as me this season? Let me know! 

 

Photos: Lacey Irving Lifestyle

Summer Night Out

Summer is probably my favorite season next to spring not only for the beach days and fun trips but the fashion! I love the bright colors and fun accessories. Summer is a time to be playful and just have fun and what better way to do that than with your wardrobe? Am I right?! Some of my best memories and fashion moments have definitely been in the summer time which is why I'm so excited to share this look with ya'll!

Date night usually consist of myself wearing skinny jeans and a cute (usually black or white) top and wedges. So I've decided to switch it up a bit, with the FL sunshine as hot as ever you don't need an excuse to wear a sundress. This is one of my go to's for summer, yes I know it has long sleeves but this dress is the lightest most breathable cotton and the sleeves eliminate having to bring a sweater to happy hour or the movies. I added the fun pineapple clutch for that fun summer touch and some nude wedges that are the most comfortable things ever, and with a fiance who's over 6 ft. tall I tend to sway towards wedges when I can (short girl here). 

You can find the dress and clutch at Old Navy and the wedges at Nordstrom Rack, but currently tons of places have cute sun dresses and wedges, including Target, Loft, and TJ Maxx! I've linked these pieces below for you to shop the look!

Let me know what you think of this look and what you like to wear on a date night in the summer time!!


T-Shirt Shop Series: Tropical Vibes

Happy Memorial Day Everyone! I hope ya'll have had a great weekend! We had such a great weekend hitting Hollywood Studios and Epcot for some fun since we recently became passholders, we are really trying to make the most of it! Also binge re-watched all of Season 2 of Riverdale because literally can not get enough of Bughead, anyone else? I just love the show and all the characters so much! Needless to say we had a fun weekend! 

 Here's my favorite look of the summer T-shirt Shop Series! Perfect for the weekend and summer time here in Florida! I'm obsessed with the floral print shorts and graphic T and how perfect is the pool and palm trees? I live where you vacation and I am so grateful I live in the sunshine state! The look again is all Old Navy and super affordable and I love that all the pieces can easily be paired with other things! 

Hope you all have a great short work week! Let me know what you think about this look and if you want to see something specific on the blog!

T-Shirt Shop Series Take 2: Look 2

In case you haven't noticed pineapples are still a huge trend and this look embodies the pineapple and foiled trends that are currently happening. In the last T-Shirt Shop Series I brought you another pineapple look that was more bold, unlike this one that is more toned down. This has been one of my go to looks this summer especially on Sundays when I'm running around doing errands. You can't get more simple than jeans and T-shirt like I've said many times before but it's true and throw on a hat and it's the ultimate laid back look perfect for busy days! Like always pieces will be linked below and let me know if you love pineapples or a different current trend!


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T-Shirt Shop Series Take 2: Look 1

You all loved the T-shirt Shop Series earlier this year and asked me to bring it back, so here it is! Summer is coming to a close but let's face it here in Florida I'll be wearing T-shirts for a few more months as the temps are still high. I recently visited my hometown of Sarasota, FL and while I was there we made a trip to The Ringling Museum. **Side not if you have never been definitely make a trip and visit this museum, it's one of my favorite places in SRQ and the art is unreal!** Anyways back to our look, the museum is huge and has several different parts both inside and outside, regardless you do a lot of walking. Lots of walking calls for a cute and comfortable outfit especially when outside in the heat. So of course my go to was a cute T and some denim shorts and printed sneakers all from my favorite, Old Navy. The museum is on the water so my t-shirt has a fun saying on it to give the outfit something fun! I will link everything below for you guys! Let me know what your current favorite t-shirts are and where you like to shop!



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Summer Lovin'

With the official end of summer only a few weeks away of course we are hitting the beach and pool as much as we can! Even though we live in Florida and the summer heat will continue for a few more months for us our state will soon be home to the snowbirds and part time Floridians again, not just us locals. 

We ran away to my hometown a few weekends ago for a special post I'm in the process of creating and hit Longboat Key Saturday evening for golden hour. The heat was worth it for the view at the end of the beach with some beautiful breeze and driftwood! Sarasota as most of you know holds a special place in my heart, it's my hometown. Even though it is not my current zipcode, it is my favorite place and where I truly feel at home. I am someone that needs to live by water, not hours but minutes away. Water and the beach really feed my soul and put me at peace like nothing else.

Needless to say this was one of my favorite places to shoot and the look is exactly, me just a cute top and jeans on the beach, there is no place I rather be. I wanted to give you all a fun summer look that still keeps our summer vibes with color as well as relaxed with the ripped jeans, very Florida. I hope you love it!

Where do you call home, and why do you love it?



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The top and bracelets are currently out of stock so other options are below at the same or better price point!

Summer Dress Series: Look 3

Happy August Everyone! Sorry I have been MIA but if you can't tell the blog just got a beautiful face lift! The 10th was my 1 year blog-aversary! Yay! An anniversary post will be coming soon to the blog including a fun giveaway! Now this is the 3rd look in the summer dress series and it's a fun one, and so Florida! This is a dress from Old Navy in a palm print that is really popular right now and I love it! I paired it with some fun pink wedges from Bealls and simple earrings also from Old Navy a super easy and fun summer look! The look is really light weight and comfortable for the summer heat especially here in the sunshine state but you still look put together and who doesn't love that? You can shop the look below! Let me know what other looks you would love to see and stay tuned for the giveaway!


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