10 inspiring quotes by style icons

Happy Monday!  I wanted to post some inspirational quotes to help start off the week! These are some of my favorite quotes by my fashion icons for #MotivationalMonday! 

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In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
— Coco Chanel
Elegance is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside.
— Coco Chanel
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Change is a great and horrible thing, and people love it or hate it at the same time. Without change, however, you just donโ€™t move.
— Marc Jacobs
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You have to hold onto your fantasy. โ€จ
— Betsey Johnson
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Iโ€™m a believer in fate and in fulfilling your destiny. Iโ€™ve always had a kind of inner voice that I have learned to listen to.
— Tom Ford
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Donโ€™t look to the approval of others for your mental stability
— Karl Lagerfeld
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Imperfection is fine.
— Anna Wintourย โ€จ
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Donโ€™t worry about whatโ€™s cool and whatโ€™s not cool. Authenticity is whatโ€™s cool. โ€จ
— Zac Posen
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Style comes from knowing who you are and who you want to be in the world; it does not come from wanting to be somebody else, or wanting to be thinner, shorter, taller, prettier.โ€จ
— Nina Garcia
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You have to create something from nothing. โ€จ
— Ralph Lauren
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fab in florals

Spring fashion is so fun and bright!  I love an easy and cute floral print dress and everyone knows I'm obsessed with jean jackets, which is why I paired  these two staple pieces together for a fun spring look!  The pieces in this outfit will be difficult to link, since this dress and shoes were bought last year, and the jacket is a 90's hand-me-down from my mom.  With that being said, I am going to link the items that I can find in the "outfit details" and will link similar pieces to the items that are  not linkable. 

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Outfit Details:

Holiday Gift Guide - All Under $100!!!

I have compiled a list of some of my favorite gifts for the Holidays! (all under $100)  The perfect gifts for your fam, best gal friend, or for your bae! (guy's, don't know how to shop for your girlfriend? READ THIS!) Click through these pics to see what your girl REALLY wants this Christmas!  All affordable, thoughtful, and trendy gifts that your main gal is sure to love!! 

$25 and Under

Gifts under $50

Gifts under $100

August in Review

Can you believe it's already September?  This time last year, I was counting down the days to 21, now I am just wishing for time to slow down a little!!! All in all, this month has brought me many blessings! Read to find out what I've been up to in August 2017! 

(my top 5 Instagram pics from August 2017)


Tanner & I got a house together!
This is the absolute best thing that's happened in my life this past month!  Tanner and I moved into an adorable little house together!! (More on this in a future post later!) This is a huge step in our relationship and I wouldn't have it any other way!  This is my first time ever having a roommate! I've lived in apartments on my own for all years of college so far, including freshman year, mostly because I like having my own space (don't we all?)  Well, this past month has been absolutely amazing for Tanner & I!  We've grown closer in our relationship and we're learning so much about one another and what it means to live with someone you want to share your life with! We have a two-bedroom home with a large backyard and a cute front porch! He turned one of the rooms into his man-cave and decorated it how he wanted, giving me the creative freedom to decorate the rest of the house how I wanted, with of course, taking into consideration some of what he wanted too.  In the next month, I will be blogging about the new home's decor & updating everyone on our new adventures living together as a young couple!  Stay tuned :)

4 years dating & 6 years of friendship with Tanner!
So, if you don't already know the story of how Tanner & I met, I've linked one of my previous posts explaining that amazing moment: here!!  This month marks SIX YEARS of being best friends with Tanner and FOUR YEARS of us dating!  I can't wait to see where the future leads us and can't believe that 4 years ago, I fell head over heels for my best friend!

Senior year of college started! 
This past month, I started my 4th, and final year of college!! I'm taking some really difficult but interesting classes, including three finance classes and one marketing class.  Next semester, I will really start diving into Marketing and I can't wait!! Stay tuned for tips on how to survive your classes and how I am dealing with the fears that come with finding a job after college & adulting!!! 

"Ooh La Lauren" Launched August 1st! 
This is the first month my new blog, "Ooh La Lauren" has been live!  I'm happy to say that it's been incredibly successful!! I never thought people from around the world would be reading what I write when I first started blogging about 3 years ago!  I'm so excited to see where blogging leads me, and to those of you who have been with me since day one, your support is so appreciated, you have no idea!!! To anyone and everyone who has shown support or has clicked on my "link in bio" even just once, thank you.  Subscribe for fun emails & exclusive looks at giveaways & promotions!  Exciting things coming to the blog this September, including my first makeup tutorial!! 

follow me on Instagram! @ooh.la.lauren

(I've reached 2,000 followers this month & my little passion of starting a blog is beginning to grow into the dream I've envisioned for years! Thank you to anyone who has ever taken the time to read what I have to say, it means the world to me!!!)  

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