a few of my favorite things

top: zara / leggings: gap / necklace: madewell / boots: target

i realized after i took these photos that i'm wearing all of my favorite things in my wardrobe right now. also, i've rediscovered the color black. for years, i would shy away from wearing anything black. i think it was a combination of the fact that it usually shows every little speck of lint (and being a cat owner, you better believe i'm almost always covered in cat hair) and i felt like it was harsh on my skin. i don't know if it's the darker hair or just a plain old change of heart, but i find myself reaching for black more often than not when picking out something to wear. odd, i tell you.

note: after reading yesterday's post, you should not be surprised by where all of these items are from. eh. 


  1. I love those boots! I am going to have to stop by Target on the way home from work. I have been looking for some more casual boots and I think those would be perfect with leggings or skinny jeans!

  2. I love Zara! And I keep seeing all these fabulous boots from Target! I think I need to make a trip!

  3. I love that top! The sleeves are the perfect touch of leather!

    Life Unsweetened

  4. Look at you sassy pants ( or well sassy shirt)!! Supa cute as always!

  5. Too cute!


  6. Love this outfit! I'd totally wear it. 'Cause it's simple and comfy (looking) but yet really cute and pulled together.
    I wear black or something black almost everyday! It's by far my favorite color to wear. Expect the lint. I have a cat too..
    xx Natalia


  7. i love that top!! the leather detailing on the sleeves is adorable!

  8. Ohhh Emmmm Geeee - so cute!
    i want to wear this ourfit NOW.
    all I need is that stinkin' cute zara top, soooo on my crave list.

    xo - heather

  9. That necklace is so cute!

  10. You sound like me Lauren! Lol. People ask where I get things (usually Old Navy/Maurice's) and that's my reaction too...that should not surprise them, I am addicted to both stores! Cute outfit too!

  11. I love black! It's so slimming! =)

    I really need to venture into a Zara, I've never been but have heard so many great things about it recently!

  12. Love that top and necklace!



  13. I love that top! So much, that I literally just went to Zara's website and bought it. Talk about instant gratification!


    Kristina does the Internets

  14. I love the necklace! There are so many cute cat necklaces out there but not nearly as many dog! Poor dogs!

  15. Effortless beauty, I tell ya.

    Random Q: Do you ever feel like your rear is totally bare to the world when you wear leggings as pants? I'm so self-conscious, and I've only worn leggings with dresses or tunics. I feel so vulnerable. :/

    ^^^ Yikes. I sound like a crazy person.

    1. you don't sound like a crazy person! when i wear actual, pocket-less leggings my booty is always covered because that is not a good look for most people. but, these ones are actually jeggings, so they have pockets in the back, which makes it less gross and totally bare ;) they wear like leggings but look like jeans...which is i guess why they're called jeggings! (look who sounds crazy now)

  16. leather sleeves AND a cat necklace. oh girl, you just made me go online shopping. so cute. http://www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

  17. haha love the sneaky camera remote in your hand. cute outfit!

  18. I'm also rediscovering black too. Maybe it's the "in" thing now. lol Love the touch of leather!

  19. Hi Lauren! Love the outfit! I have been eyeing that top lately but am debating on what size I should get. Does it run true to size? I haven't ordered anything from Zara in awhile. I think I want it loose like a boyfriend tee :)
    Everything but Ordinary

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  24. By saying this, I'm admitting to my silly TV show loves but I totally just saw someone wearing this top on 90210. My first thought was I have seen that recently on a blog! :) I love her sense of style and yours as well!


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