Why Your Personal Style Needs to Match Your Personality

Okay, let’s talk about style for a moment here. I am not an uptight person. I’m all about living free, letting your hair fly out behind you – who cares if it looks like a disaster.

I am not a preppy person, and I’m not exclusive a fan of minimalist style, I love a good California Boho look, but then sometimes I like to pull out my white sneakers and white jeans. I do not follow the rules for perfect etiquette. Sis, I SCREAM ALL THE TIME! I’m not a “crisp ironed shirt” sorta person!

Sure sometimes I’ll manage to keep my white pants white if I’m at church where everyone can inspect my manners haha, but I’ll wear my bright purple Fitbit band with my church outfit any day because I’m more worried about getting my 10,000 steps than looking picture perfect all the time.

I don’t wear dresses very often because I’m definitely one to do spontaneous cartwheels in the grocery store aisle. Oh yes, I’m very serious.

Don’t let the “look” you want take over what you wear! If you love it, WEAR it!! Create your own style with things you love, don’t worry about what anyone else thinks, or how good anyone else looks.

When it really hit me was when I started not posting things to my Instagram because they didn’t match the aesthetic I was going for. If you’re a fellow blogger, you know what I mean…

Any who! What I’m getting at here is don’t let your desire to create something beautiful take over your life. Let yourself be the beautiful thing. Sure, everyone won’t like your personal style, but the important thing is to learn to rejoice in the beautiful person God has created you to be.

Don’t copy someone else -, don’t do what I did. Find the joy in your personal style, and let it reflect who you are.

So now I will step down off my soapbox – hope you were encouraged. This has been on my heart for a while! I’ll see you next time:)

Lots of love,

Lauren

My 1950s Garden Party

Hello there friends! Welcome back to the blog – I’m so excited for today’s post! A few weeks ago my sweet friend Noel and I co-hosted a garden party themed from the 1950s. I’ve always loved poodle skirts, saddle shoes, and bright red lipstick so this day was a dream come true!

Wasn’t this just a perfect dress? I actually found it at a consignment shop a few years ago, and at least found an occasion to wear it! I think finding dressing up for this party was the best part. I was even more thrilled when EVERYONE who showed up was dressed in vintage attire! It made the party so special.

Please appreciate this fine chocolate artwork – it was not an easy feat to accomplish;)

I guess I’ll begin telling about the party with the delicious food we served. The night before, my friends and I were in the kitchen baking until well after midnight (pro tip: don’t practice swing dancing while you’re supposed to be decorating chocolate strawberries and watching your cake in the oven…) Despite our crazy time in the kitchen, the desserts turned out beautiful as you can see, thanks to Noel:)

This orange cake was the centerpiece of the food – isn’t it gorgeous?
Raspberry thumbprint cookies have always been a favorite of mine – they added a darling touch to the array of desserts.
We didn’t want to have just sweets, so we had some cheese and cucumber sandwiches as well.

Next, we headed outside to play lawn games. We played croquet and badminton for a few minutes, but unfortunately the day was so hot everyone wanted to go inside. So we had a swing dance lesson instead – and that was a blast! 1950s music is my favorite, if you’re looking for a great song, try this one… We used Spotify for our playlist and they have an amazing selection of old music!

For our decor, we wanted light, airy, and vintage, and I think our dollar store pompom garlands did the trick! 🙌🏻 Also, shoutout to my sister for letting us use her pennant banner – isn’t that fabric the cutest?

Despite the overwhelming heat and some slightly melted chocolates, the party went off without a hitch. Hope you find this helpful for hosting your own vintage party sometime – I’d recommend it for sure:)

Thanks so much for reading friend! I’ll see you on my next post.

Love from,

Lauren

Don’t mess with these hostesses…

A Morning Berry Picking Trip

Blueberry picking is for sure a Michigan must-do. One morning last week, I took a trip to some fields not far from our house. To say the least, the fields were magical… In the morning mist, the frosty blue of the blueberries was breathtaking (not to mention delicious!)

Lately, west Michigan weather has been unbearably hot, so it was definitely a good idea to go in the morning! Somehow, my mom and I managed to pick enough blueberries, but I’m sure I ate twice as many as I put in the bucket… they were so sweet and juicy!

On a side note, I just had to share my favorite part of this outfit – these linen shorts. I wore them all. the. time. last summer on my tour of Europe – and they still look amazing – such great quality for the price! I also have them in this beautiful blue.

Back to the berries, if you’re looking for something to do in Michigan, you’re never far from a blueberry field for sure, and I can’t recommend picking berries enough!

Thanks for reading, I’ll see you on my next post!

Love from,

Lauren