Flattened + Frayed

8.22.2012


 Blouse c/o Haute Hippie (similar here), 
Thrifted American Apparel cut-off shorts, 
Alexander Wang crossbody bag (last seen here), 
Coach snakeskin flats (similar style here), 
Mossimo belt.

There's something slightly different happening in this post. Can you guess? Lauren is in flats! Though when she proudly displayed her choice in footwear I did point out that I've seen her around town this summer numerous times in sandals without a heel, but apparently that's totally different because they're not closed toe. I suppose she has a point.

What I love most about this outfit though is this Haute Hippie top. The watercolor-esque floral print is gorgeous and surprise, open back! It goes perfectly with another new item in her closet, these perfectly frayed, black cut-off shorts. I don't know about you but when she showed these to me it was like a light went off...THAT'S what my extensive cut-off shorts collection has been missing! Seriously. I need to make a trip to the thrift store ASAP and create a pair of my own.

xx, M

33 comments :

  1. preciosa esa camisa...me re gusto!

    beijos e boa semana

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  2. the back detailing is super cute!

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  3. haha i'm the exact opposite- heels scare me. and i love that op too, that cut in the back is awesome

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  4. Love love love this top. The watercolor effect and the back is just perfect!

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  5. LAuren looks equally good in either flats or heels.. legs still look miles long!

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  6. cute !!

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  7. love the open back!!

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  8. Aw you look great!! Your top is gorgeous and loving that casual way you have styled it. Your bag is also awesome! :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  9. Oh, how I love this top and am obsessed with the open back!

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  10. You look so hot! Love the back detail too, very pretty.

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  11. Lovely photos and outfit! You look so beautiful!
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  12. I really love your blog!. I love how there are two of you, and the idea of your name is fantastic. Love your style!, this top is incredible, the open back stunning..

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  13. superb outfit! great flats!

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  14. LOVE that shirt! FAB look!

    XOXO
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  15. your top is to die for! i love the abstract splashes of color!

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  16. Love the print on that top!

    xoxo lorena

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  17. that top is absolutely gorgeous!
    love it.

    xx

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  18. Micol I totally agree about the top, it's just lovely: I said a little "wow" to myself when I saw the back!!! Lauren looks soo cute in the flats, not so fierce but still just as gorgeous of course (it's the amazing legs)!

    Oh and Micol I've been doing some photo tips posts recently - I've given your blog a shout out today as one with great photography... thanks for all the great images as well as Lauren's amazing style since I've been following you guys!! You're both very inspirational!

    Catherine x
    http://notdressedaslamb.com

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    1. Wow, thank you! I just checked out your post and well, *I* learned quite a few things! GREAT post. And many thanks for the shoutout :) xx

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  19. I love the top! It's amazing! :)
    If you have time, I'd love to know your opinion about my fashion blog. It's all about my style and preferences! :)
    xoxo
    Luzia M.

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  20. Love that subtle open back :) This is such a gorgeous top on you.

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  21. Totally loving that top..back details get me every time :)
    kisses from NY
    Sheree xxx
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  22. Great look! Very modern and trendy!
    Love it! Have a great weekend girls!
    Xoxo
    Borka
    www.chicfashionworld.blogspot.com

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  23. That top is amazing! The open back... Love it!

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  24. Love your hair in this post! Gorgeous open back to that top.

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  25. Great job girls!
    Nice outfit!!
    Greetings ftom Greece



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