Fashion & Style: Lauren

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Introduce yourself!
Hi! My name is Lauren and I am the creator of the blog and YouTube channel, A Lovely Side Project, which focuses on my two passions in life, fashion and nutrition.
How would you describe your sense of style?
I have fashion A.D.D; my style varies from bohemian to edgy to preppy to ridiculously girly. It depends on how I feel, what I’m doing, and where I am going. One theme that is constant is comfort (minus my shoes). Usually, I end up preppy for work and bohemian to edgy for weekend casual. Nighttime is a free-for-all. I almost always go with my first instinct (even if I am getting a side eye from my boyfriend).

Where do you get your inspiration for each look?
Inspiration is something that I feel very strongly about. I have the magazine clippings to prove it! I have been ripping out fashion pictures since I was in high school and now have very large binders (divided by season) that house my inspiration pics. I find inspiration not only in print magazines, but also from street style pics, other bloggers, movies and television (SATC, Gossip Girl), and my friends!
What’s your ‘Go-To’ outfit for when you need to get ready in a hurry?
All black everything- motorcycle boots, skinnies, and a leather moto jacket. A pop of color usually comes in the form of a hat (or beanie) on my head.

What are the three favorite things in your closet?
My black moto jacket (which I am constantly reaching for), a perfectly pink Diane Von Furstenberg dress I scored at a Neiman Marcus Last Call a few months ago (I have yet to photograph it for the blog, but I do have a picture of it on my Instagram account, linked below), and a white/purple/blue dip dye Henri Bendel tote I purchased over the summer.

What are some of your favorite shops or websites for clothes, shoes and accessories?
I love Nordstrom, Shopbop, Zara, Madewell, J.Crew, and Lord & Taylor (I find great deals at L&T). I am a definite bargain hunter, but quality has become very important to me. I am starting to realize that splurging on something that you will wear 100 times might be a better way to go than wasting $20 on something you only wear once.

What fashion or styling tips would you give to someone who wants to improve their sense of style?  
Start with inspiration. Visit fashion blogs (peruse them on Bloglovin’), look at magazines, visit entertainment websites to check out celebrity style. Figure out a few people whose style you can’t get enough of and who have a similar body shape to yours. Start making a list of items that you would like to add to your wardrobe. Do you love Jessica Alba’s high-waisted bell bottom/fedora look? Do you own high-waisted bell bottoms? Do you own a fedora? Keep this fashion wish list in your purse at all times so you can glance at it when you find yourself shopping.

Is there a blog/webpage or Youtube channel where we can find you?
You can check out my blog at: http://alovelysideproject.wordpress.com/
I also have been working on YouTube videos, which you can find here: http://www.youtube.com/user/ALovelySideProject?feature=watch
My most recent fashion video is a Fall Date Night look:
You can also find me at:


Looking forward to talking to you soon!

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