. . . for Lauren and Lauren: 2020

December 27, 2020

Thank you Amazon

I am sure I am not alone in that I can't count the amount of things I've ordered from Amazon the last many months.  I'm so thankful it's easy to buy pretty much anything, and now clothes are right up there on the list! I was sent these items to review, and love each of them. This pullover is probably my favorite of all of them.  It's thin enough that you won't get hot wearing it inside, like some of my other sherpa like pullovers and I love the color.   They have a lot of other colors too.  I love the gold and the cream one!

This sweater is SO soft.  I feel like it can be dressed up or down.  Also it's long enough that I think it would look great in faux leather leggings (or any leggings) and knee high boots.  But I also love it just like this!

I love this sweater.  I didn't get it until the day before Christmas Eve and wish I would've gotten it sooner so I could've worn it more in December.  It's so cute!

This set is super soft.  The waist band is pretty wide, but has a string so fits better than I thought when I tried it on.  I'm in a size medium, which is true to size for bottoms for me.  The top is oversized and could be worn with leggings.  I love the color and material.  

This cardigan is great because it's lighter weight, so could be worn for a very long part of the year, and it has pockets which makes it even better.  I love the grey but it also comes in a ton of other colors. You can never have too many cardigans right?? 

What's the best thing you've ordered from Amazon lately? 

November 29, 2020

Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday? How about cyber October. Cyber November.  Cyber December.  
I am definitely doing more online shopping these days, but I keep telling myself that we don't spend money doing anything else these days, so it can't be that bad right? 
These are my recent finds from Shein and I love them.  This jacket is so soft and comfortable and only $22.  These earrings? $1.50! This pretty blouse comes in a lot of other colors and is under $20. Plus you can use the code S594h for an extra 15% off your order.  
Happy Monday! We aren't quite ready over here.  :/ 

November 22, 2020

Black Friday Sale

colorblock sweater
striped sweater
colorblock sneakers

I decided that once a week I should put on jeans just to remember how they feel.  Usually it lasts one good hour and then I'm back in yoga pants or sweats. But for that hour I feel put together.  Not nearly as comfortable, but put together.  I am loving these sweaters, and they'd be perfect with jeans or the more comfortable legging option!  From 11/18 to 12/12 Shein is holding it's Black Friday sale.  Use my code S594h for 15% off your purchase.  

November 11, 2020

SHEIN Big Sale - a full Fall outfit


This is my first time picking out a full outfit from Shein, and I loved everything I got. I was hesitant about the jeans, as the only bottoms I've picked out before have had elastic waists.  But I love these so much! A good mix of stretch, high waist and feel closer to leggings than jeans. Major win. (I got a medium and they fit well.) I've also never picked out any jewelry and they have some fun options.  I love the layered necklace look.  

From 11/9 - 11/12 SHEIN is holding it's annual 11/11 Big Sale! Use my code S594h for 15% off your order! Happy Fall shopping!!

October 29, 2020

My not a she-shed, she-shed

shorts & sweater: c/o shein

Welcome to my new space and fancy mirror! This summer we transformed our old chicken coop/barn to a workout/hang out space.  You could call it a she-shed, but Chris didn't love that term since he wants to use it too.  But that's exactly what it is and I could not be happier.  I need to take some pictures of it and share! For now here's one side, and some super cute Fall and Winter looks from Shein.  This sweater and shorts set is adorable.  The sweater is perfect with jeans and together they are only $15!!

leopard pajamas: c/o shein

Another matching pajama set? Yes please.  When I put these on Addi told me she loved them and wanted to match, so I found a similar set for girls on Amazon.  

leggings: c/o shein

These leggings are comfortable and I love the color.  I will say the mesh part on the side goes around that back.  It's tiny holes and you can't really see through, but I probably wouldn't wear them to a gym. Luckily for a million months I've been working out for home and will keep wearing them!

grey sweatshirt: c/o shein

This is one of my favorite sweatshirts from Shein.  It's so comfortable and I love the collar and zipper.  It comes in a lot of perfect fall/winter colors too!

cardigan: c/o shein

We went from summer to way cold so fast.  Which while there are a lot of negatives, a positive is that it's time to whip out all the sweaters and cardigans.  This one I love! 

jacket: c/o shein

It also means it's  time for all the fuzzy jackets.  Love the color of this one, and it's really soft on the inside.  Plus it's only $22. 

pink sweater: c/o shein

Another cute sweater for Fall.  The sleeves are fun and I love the higher neck. It's under $20 and comes in a lot of pretty colors. 

cardigan & pants: c/o shein

I saw a set like this on a few shops last year and every time debated buying it.  I was hesitant because this says one size fits all.  But it fits and I love it so much.  The waist band is stretchy and the rest of the pants are pretty loose.  I love the cardigan and can't wait to wear these together and separate.

henley: c/o shein 

I love tops like this.  Easily worn with jeans, or leggings.  Super comfortable. Easy to layer with a cardigan or a vest.  It's $15 and comes in a lot of other colors. 

hooded sweatshirt: c/o shein

This sweatshirt is a little thicker which I like, since I'm hoping we'll be spending a lot of time outside this Fall and Winter, and I'll need all the layers.  Love the buttons on the top and the length!

Don't forget you can use code Q4forlauren for 15% off your Shein order! 
I hope you're having a good week!

October 18, 2020

Homeschool Room

I am sure like everybody with school aged kids, this is not how I thought this school year would go.  Since last March, Addi has been home doing e-learning.  After the first few weeks of school, we made the decision to do half day e-learning, half day homeschooling.  So she does math and social studies/science with her class online and then I do homeschool with her for the rest of her subjects. It still is not what I wish this year looked like but I think it is the best choice we could make with the situation.  I'm thankful for our playroom space so we were able to make a designated "school" space.  (Even though at least half of it occurs on the floor!)  

When I was redecorating and rearranging things before school started, I wanted a world map to hang over the piano and looked at Hobby Lobby, Target, Amazon, Goodwill and didn't find one I liked that wasn't insanely expensive.  I was so excited when PHOTOWALL reached out to me about reviewing one of their products, because I found this beautiful map that works perfect for our playspace/homeschool area.  There are so many beautiful prints to pick from, it was so hard for me to choose.  You can have any print put on a canvas, framed or put on a hanger like I chose.  I love how it turned out!

It also came at the perfect time because last week we learned about different kinds of maps and the kids had fun finding the countries on the map and trying to figure out what the cute little pictures stood for in each area.  

PHOTOWALL also has some of the prettiest wallpaper and wall murals.  I was so close to picking something like this print, but was a little nervous to commit.  Now I keep thinking about I need it for either Addi's room or my new she shed space!  There are some gorgeous prints that would look amazing! And the wallpaper print is completely customizable to the exact size you need for your space.

PHOTOWALL gave me a coupon to share too! You can use code forlaurenandlauren25 for 25% off your purchase.  Happy shopping and decorating!! 

September 7, 2020

Cute jacket - now I'm ready.

jacket: c/o shein

This is my favorite thing from this order and makes me very ready for Fall weather.  This jacket is so cute. I love the rainbow and it's super soft and perfect.  And now I am ready for Fall.  Time to bring out the pumpkins, yes??

top: c/o shein

This is the perfect tee to wear with jeans or leggings.  It is long enough to cover your booty, or great for tucking into your jeans.  It's only $10 and comes in over 20 other colors!

shoes: c/o shein

These shoes are so fun! I love the sneaker bootie look and of course love the leopard print. I ordered the size I got last time and they are a little big, so if deciding between two go down one! 

sweatshirt: c/o shein

This is a close first for my favorite thing from this order.  I love the tie dye print and the more cropped length.  Only $13 and comes in two other colors. 

shorts: c/o shein   sports bra: c/o shein

These shorts are so cute.  (They came with a sports bra but the straps weren't adjustable and it was too big.  My bottom half needs a medium, but unfortunately my chest needs a small! But the whole set is $12 so totally worth it!)  This kind of sports bra has become my favorite since I workout in my garage and it's been super hot and humid, so these make for a perfect bra/tank top option.  The back is super cute too.  (I got a medium, but a small would've fit me better.) 

leggings: c/o shein

I love these leggings.  I think they are supposed to be a copy for the gym shark leggings, which I've never tried, but I do know they cost way more than $14.  I've worn them a few times to work out in and really like them! (I got a size medium, which is my normal legging size.) 

bra and leggings set: c/o shein

Clearly going for the loud prints this order.  Give me all the leopard print things! (Perhaps a little too matchy matchy with my leopard watch too.) This set is $18 and I love them both.  Both size medium and fit me well. Cute workout clothes definitely make me more excited about working out, even if it's from home. 

pants: c/o shein

I am attempting to get dressed for real more days in hopes of feeling a little more put together and ready to tackle the day, even though I'm rarely leaving my house.  These kind of pants are perfect because they feel like sweatpants but look much cuter.  Plus they are only $10! 

top: c/o shein

This top had a bunch of good reviews, plus some pictures of it being worn the other way and looked really cute too.  It comes in two other colors and is $11.  It'd be great now with shorts, or with jeans and a cardigan for Fall. 

Don't forget to use code Q4forlauren for 15% off your order! Happy shopping!

August 17, 2020

Are date nights still a thing?

jumpsuit: c/o shein

This jumpsuit is so cute! It's pretty wide in the legs, so won't qualify as the most flattering thing you could buy, but could win for one of the most comfortable.  Gosh I wish I had a reason to leave my house other than to go for a walk! I need a date night.  Are those a thing still?  I'm pretty sure we're up to at least six months since we've been on a date.  

tank top: c/o shein

This top is so cute and fun - and it cost only $7! You can easily wear a regular bra with it, it fits true to size and I love it. 

overalls: c/o shein

If you want to try to look like a 12 year old, definitely buy these.  Kidding.  Actually I think 12 year olds probably wouldn't be caught dead in overalls right?  But really I love these.  They are so comfortable and I'm voting them appropriate for a 35 year old.  

tank and pants: c/o shein

This set is so cute.  I love the wide legs and the pants' pockets.  I think it'll look great with mules and a cardigan in Fall.  And both pieces would be great on their own too!

pajama set: c/o shein

Time for three sets of pajamas that will make you happy.  They are all under $25, and I love them.  I mean we're all pretty much living in lounge clothes for the next year still right?  The only downfall is that the tie on the waist doesn't work for the two pairs of shorts.  But they're elastic and fit true to size, so not really a problem.  I love the print of all three and the material is super soft.  

pajama set: c/o shein
pajama set: c/o shein

workout set: c/o shein

This color is perfect for Fall (not ready to admit summer is almost over, so let's say it's perfect for summer too.)  The sports bra is a little longer, which I love.  And the whole set is $22!

swimsuit: c/o shein

I think this may be my favorite swimsuit this summer.  And embarrassingly I've bought quite a few too many.  (When they cost only $13 it's more justifiable right?) I love how this one fits, and love the ruffles on top!

swimsuit: c/o shein

I love this swimsuit too.  It fits well and stays in place.  Bonus - it's only $11! And comes in a lot of other fun colors.   Don't forget to use code Q4forlauren for 15% off your Shein purchase!