Monday, November 16, 2015

great baby gifts...

Take-Me-Home Gift Set - LOVE!
Aden + Anais Snap Bib Set
Stokke Xplory Stroller
Diaper Bag
Bloom Fresco Chrome High Chair

Cute gifts for an expecting mom.... Click subtitles to shop!

Xx, Lauren

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

best stretch mark creams, lotions and potions...

A Jar of Hope, Whipped Body Butter, a homemade gift from the wonderful Hope Dworaczyk

Virgin Coconut Oil

Everyday Shea

Jojoba Oil 
Bio Oil
Click the subtitles to shop these items or learn how to obtain them via provided link <3. 

Let me start off by saying, I have thus far not gotten one stretch mark during my pregnancy and am so grateful! I am sure some people are simply blessed with good genetics when it comes to not getting stretch marks, but I really haven't wanted to take any chances, and I am confident many women share this concern. I have been working hard to prevent them! Here is my personal list, above, of the best stretch mark creams, lotions and potions to help keep your skin soft, supple and beautiful. Apply 2x daily to belly, breasts, hips, lower back, buttocks and thighs!

The first photo depicts two glass containers of  "A Jar of Hope, Whipped Body Butter", a homemade gift from the wonderful Hope Dworaczyk Smith, my absolute favorite anti stretch mark cream, hands down. You can check our her fabulous blog here. She literally whipped these pregnancy anti stretch mark body butters in her kitchen, crafted from her own unique recipe. She used her own body butters during her pregnancy with Hendrix and never got one stretch mark. The ingredients are all natural with the most hydrating, purest ingredients. So far, Hope is sending out jars to her pregnant friends, but she hopes to make this fabulous body butter available for all soon, so stay tuned!

I have so far used all of the above twice daily starting from the moment I discovered I was pregnant, excluding Bio Oil. I introduced Bio Oil only once I was half way through my second trimester and beginning to run out of my now favorite "Jar of Hope". (Once Hope's body butter is available for sale, I think we all should just buy enough to last our entire pregnancy, and then some... it's THAT good!) I have been trying to stay as all natural as possible, with slight exceptions where needed and in good judgement.

I began to up my usage, pretty much combining all these products, from 2x a day to 3x a day as I hit week 21. These products have made my skin incredibly soft and supple, and it makes me feel better physically and mentally. I also use whatever is left over on my hands for the bottom of my ankles, which for some reason are dry during my pregnancy and never have been before. I am SO glad I have had these products on hand, thanks to sweet friends' recommendations and Hope's "Jar of Hope Whipped Body Butter" pregnancy gift. I HIGHLY recommend these products! Happy stretch-mark free pregnancy!

Xx, Lauren

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

fringe for fall...

Jasmine Tosh, fashion blogger, as seen in the Lauren Lorraine black fringe Dolly boots from Nordstrom.

Seriously, how stunning is Jasmine Tosh in the Lauren Lorraine Dolly boots from Nordstrom? She is looking so haute! Fringe is SO in style for fall. Snag your pair, or give them as a gift this holiday season, in either black or red!

Xx, Lauren

holiday heels...

Heels: Lauren Lorraine at Nordstrom

The holidays are near! And that means fabulous fall fashion, lots of events to dress up for, galas, parties, get togethers, gatherings, eating - and lots of it! - and wanting to look your best! The great news is you don't have to look any further for your special occasion shoes because Lauren Lorraine heels from Nordstrom are not only stunning in design, but they are comfortable too! The most comfortable styles, according to our amazing customers and their feedback, are the Lauren Lorraine Candy sling, because it sits atop a hidden platform, the Paula 2, because of its great lower heel height, and the Arielle, because you can dance the night away with an adjustable ankle strap - and actually keep your heels ON! The Elissa 2 is also very stunning and a popular choice among shoe fanatics. Heck, for the prices, you can truly have them all! Happy shoe shopping! 

Xx, Lauren

Monday, November 9, 2015

fabulous pregnancy hair...

Hairdryer: Ghd | Brush: Mason Pearson | Curling Iron: Thairapy 365 | Long Hair Lengthening Treatment: Alterna | Styling Spray: Oribe | Volumizer: Sachajuan | Conditioner: Living Proof

Pregnancy plus: beautiful hair! Well, sometimes, but not always. Some pregnant women experience bouncing, gorgeous locks, while others may experience dull or flat hair that just won't cooperate. If you are on the latter end of things, or in the market for new hair products in general, check out a few of my favorite items I personally use to achieve GREAT HAIR every day! Here is a list of the products I used for my baby announcement photo shoot. When combining these useful tools, you can unlock the secrets of gorgeous salon blowout hair every day! Reduce frizz and flyaways, boost volume, and create beautiful styles that last longer - all on your own. Happy styling!

Xx, Lauren

Photo: Adam + Alli

Friday, November 6, 2015

ecstatically plus one...

This year, I’m so unbelievably grateful for my wonderful family. My husband is my entire world and I’m so blessed to have him in my life. As you can see from my growing belly, there’s a new addition coming to our family in the spring 2016 and we couldn’t be more thrilled!!!! Feeling thankful. Photo by Adam + Alli.

Xx, Lauren

Sunday, November 1, 2015

easy tees...

Hey guys! As we head into the Fall season when the weather is changing constantly, I love a great t-shirt that is easy to wear under blazers, with jeans or slacks, and which still looks good when the sun comes out and it feels too hot out to keep your jacket on. Transitional weather is perfect for layering so I wanted to suggest cute shirts, like this Zenobia tee from Anthropologie, as an easy go-to fall fashion staple. It has sheer silk lacy sleeves, which makes it not-so-basic, and it's great under a blazer or by itself. And for quick day to evening shoes, I always recommend Lauren Lorraine, notably the black Elissa 2 heels from Nordstrom because they are classic, yet updated, and create a sophisticated chic look. Happy fall shopping!

Xx Lauren

Monday, September 28, 2015

fall fashion...

Jasmine Tosh in the Lauren Lorraine Dolly Boots from Nordstrom.
The Lauren Lorraine Dolly Boots from Nordstrom.
The Lauren Lorraine Dolly Boots from Nordstrom.

Red haute fashion with the Lauren Lorraine Dolly boots, as seen here on the stunning Jasmine Tosh, available NOW at Nordstrom!

Xx Lauren

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

easy dresses...

Last week we celebrated my birthday! We had a blast, spent time with family, and ate WAY too much! But hey, isn't that what birthday's are all about!? Here is a look at what I wore... (and don't forget to click through and browse the site! There are so many dresses that look great and are so easy to wear!).

Xx, Lauren

Thursday, August 6, 2015

dream nursery...

You may or may not have figured this out about me, but I am a serious planner. It excites me and quite frankly, I love planning ahead - FAR ahead! I have been researching for my dream nursery for a little while now, I have to admit, and I am so excited to share with you some of the awesome things I have found and where to buy them! I love putting things together that not only look nice, but bringing it all together in an affordable way is a fun challenge for me. It is essentially what the Lauren Lorraine shoe business is founded upon: accessible luxury! I just apply the same concept to other areas of my life, whether it be fashion, footwear, or luxury baby nurseries! Let me know which nursery concept is your favorite! I personally like a few ideas from each concept to create my own unique vision. Click around for links and enjoy shopping! Speaking of babies... how do Lauren Lorraine baby shoes sound to you? We may have something brewing for you mamas out there! Stay tuned!

Xx, Lauren

Sheep Skin Rug (on sale!) 

Giant LUX Giraffe v More Affordable Giraffe (BOTH great!)

Jenny Lind Crib

Chest of Drawers

End Table

Monday, July 20, 2015

hot new Lauren Lorraine shoes...

The Lauren Lorraine Samantha, a haute style from our shoe line: Lauren Lorraine shoes! Shop this look here at Nordstrom NOW!

The Lauren Lorraine Samantha, a haute style from our shoe line: Lauren Lorraine shoes! Shop this look here at Nordstrom NOW!
So excited to share these gorgeous new shoes from our collection, Lauren Lorraine, now at Nordstrom! More colors available now HERE! Get them before it's too late! The Lauren Lorraine "Samantha" is amazing with denim, as well as dresses and gowns. LOVE!

Xx, Lauren

Saturday, July 18, 2015

summer products...

Portable beach fan: HERE.

All natural sport sunscreen: HERE.

All natural baby sunscreen: HERE.

Hip sunglasses: HERE.

Friday, July 17, 2015


One piece swimsuit: Calvin Klein, (Similar cut & style as pictured above HERE!), Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Other SERIOUSLY cute suits HERE!

I hope you are all enjoying a fantastic summer! Loving one piece swimsuits right now. Click the above links for a great classic, chic collection to choose from!

Xx, Lauren

Thursday, July 16, 2015

summer reads...

In need of a great summer read? How about the novel, Go Set A Watchman, by Harper Lee! This would be a great beach book. You can shop this book now HERE!

Interested in space and the New Horizons probe, which traveled 3 billion miles over nine years and gave us our first ever up close photo of a planet in 26 years? You can lose yourself in the following read HERE.

Xx, Lauren

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

dream closet...

Love these closets? I do too... Check out the shoes I stock my dream closets with at Nordstrom here: Lauren Lorraine. As for my current favorite Lauren Lorraine shoe style, see it and shop it now HERE! Need an "easy quick fix" to get you started? Check out these modular cabinets for great help with organization.

Xx, Lauren

Sunday, June 7, 2015

photoshoot outfits and where to shop...

Dress: Bebe, Shoes: Lauren Lorraine, Cuff: Tiffany 
Shoe Style "Arielle" HERE

Button Down Shirt: Brooks Brothers, Denim: Guess, Shoes: Lauren Lorraine, Cuff: Tiffany,

Swim: Calvin Klein, Denim: Guess, Boots: Lauren Lorraine,

Denim: Guess, Shoes: Lauren Lorraine, Shirt: Guess,

One of my favorite photo shoots took place this past Spring in Miami, Florida with the fabulous and talented Megane Claire. She is not only visionary and skilled, but she is also the new photographer for Guess? jeans! We had a blast and took some great photos. The shoes are all from the NEW Lauren Lorraine shoe collection, available THIS FALL at Nordstrom and! See above photo captions for where to shop!

Xx, Lauren

Monday, May 25, 2015

the best beach bag...

J.Crew hat here

Beach Bag: Tommy Bahama | Shoes: Lauren Lorraine at Nordstrom | Hat: JCrew

I am absolutely loving my new Tommy Bahama beach bag! All of my summer items fit perfectly inside and it's an excellent pop of color for the ultimate poolside chic look! Check out another great beach tote I am loving here!

Xx, Lauren

Saturday, May 16, 2015

lux swimwear...

Just returned from the best 2nd year anniversary trip with my love! We had a blast! I also really enjoyed my new Dolcessa bikinis and paired them with my favorite spring sandals, the Lauren Lorraine Ibiza flats from Nordstrom. These two must have items are a match made in exotic travel heaven! Dolcessa bikinis fit so well and flatter the figure. You will want one in every cut and color! Pictured here: style Midnight Blue Strings.

Xx, Lauren

Thank you so much for stopping by! Xo, Lauren

Thank you so much for stopping by! Xo, Lauren
Lauren Lorraine Jones, Co-Founder & CCO of Lauren Lorraine Shoes