Black to Basics

5.14.2014


Express crop top (also seen here), Mossimo pleated maxi skirt (similar here) and tweed jacket, ASOS mixed media clutch (I love this one too), Small gold spike necklace c/o Gold and Gray, Old Hollywood ring, Rose Gold booties. Shot by Lauren M. Darling.




It's always fun to experiment when it comes to your looks, and lately I've been trying to do more with my hair. I'm pretty lucky that my mane is naturally wavy and I'm able to shower and let it air dry on its own, but doing the same thing day-in and day-out also makes me feel like I'm stuck in a style rut half the time. So last week I decided to take an extra 30 mins and blow dry my hair straight (or straighter than usual at least) before heading out of the apartment. It's funny how one little change can make you feel like a whole new person! As for my outfit, I substituted a black pleated maxi and crop top in place of a little black dress for a fun look that's still just as classic.

How do you feel about experimenting with your style?
xL

17 comments :

  1. love the all black! that maxi skirt is gorgeous!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

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  2. Lovely look! This crop top looks great on you! I usually blow dry my naturally wavy hair too, but with the constant rain lately I decided to just skip this step, because 5 minutes after I leave the house all the work is for nothing anyway. ;)
    xo Andrea
    Wonderful and Marvelous

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  3. love it! I need that crop; so perfect!


    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  4. Stunning! Love this look!
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  5. my hair is wavy too but it gets soo much frizz at the ends :( forever taming it. I love the crop and maxi together it works so well which is always my struggle with maxi dresses - too short a torso
    Lauren x
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  6. 😊 I love tour look!!!
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  7. Gorgeous!
    xo
    Stacy

    http://tastyrumors.blogspot.com/

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  8. Super sexy look!

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  9. Great look! Loving that crop w/ the maxi!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  10. If I didn't change my hair in some major way (length, colour) every year or so, I think I'd die of boredom, dear Lauren!! And yes...it's just the BEST way to feel like a whole new person!! I love the way you've pumped up the minimalism of this look with a very textural clutch and jacket!!

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  11. Love maxi skirts with crop tops! The clutch is beautiful!
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  12. nice style!! = ]

    xoxo

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  13. Amazing look Lauren! Such a chic way to style a crop top and your hair looks so beautiful :)

    Take care,
    Daniella xox

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  14. You can never go wrong in all black...especially with that kickin' clutch!
    charity
    www.lifeafterbaseball.net

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  15. Gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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