Lauren is a life and style blogger currently residing in Northern Virginia with her husband, Mike, and their orange cat, Milo. Lauren Loves (formerly The Lauren Elizabeth Blog) started in 2011 as a creative outlet while Lauren was working on earning her degree in Fashion and Textile Management from North Carolina State University. Lauren has held a variety of positions in the retail, design, and social media sectors. Along with maintaining her space on the internet, Lauren owns a successful fashion jewelry business, Elisabeth Ashlie

 When she’s not making jewelry or creating content for Lauren Loves, you can find her browsing her favorite stores, catching up on her favorite television shows, or enjoying a glass of wine (or two). She has a vast collection of handbags, eats coffee ice cream with chocolate sprinkles, and is a total homebody. 

 Lauren has worked with several fashion brands and companies on collaborations, including Nordstrom, Athleta, Kendra Scott, Target, Sole Society, LOFT, and David Kind. She is part of the fashion publishing network, rewardStyle. For brand collaborations and advertising inquiries, contact Lauren at laurenlovestheblog@gmail.com.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Is blogging your full-time job?
At this point, blogging is not my full-time job. While that's something that may evolve in the future, I'm really happy putting a lot of time and energy into my retail business, Elisabeth Ashlie.  

How do you curl your hair?
One of my most asked questions! I have a full video tutorial here

What mascara do you use? Tell me about your eyelashes! 
I swear by this mascara for lengthening and thickening of lashes. I have naturally full and long lashes, so I have a bit of an upper-hand when it comes to full/thick lashes, but this mascara is amazing! I've never done anything to my lashes - they're totally natural. 

Where are your favorite places to shop?
I love Nordstrom for the variety of brands, products, price points, and they're free shipping and returns! Madewell is my favorite place to buy denim. Lou & Grey and Aerie are my favorite for loungewear. Athleta is my favorite fitness-wear brand. I love the occasional gem that I'll find at Anthropologie, too!