Outfit: New Haircut and Everyday Style


I’m totally out of my “blogging” element in this post, but I figured I’d post a little shot of what I wear in everyday.  I’m one of those who love vintage and costuming but seldom wear it as a daily style, though I’ll sometimes throw in an “inspired” piece, or add a fun vintage necklace or brooch.  I never did vintage style everyday, but since most the photos I post of me are in costume or vintage I feel a bit funny sharing my normal self on here ;)  But a few of you have asked over time to see more everyday, so here ’tis.

Yup, this is me.  I actually cheated because I have a little more makeup on that I usually wear and I usually am in sandals or tennis shoes.

I actually am kind of excited because I got my hair cut last week and went back in for color today.  This is the first time I’ve had my hair colored in nearly ten years (I graduated from FIDM 10 years ago on Monday, and that’s around the last time I had it done)!  I went a bit understated with reddish hues and a few highlights.  It’s a fun change from what I’ve become used to.

So, yup! That’s about it, I guess ;)  I’m not a fashionista, pretty low maintenance in everyday life, but I really admire those who do vintage and style in everyday life.

Oh yes, my clothing I’m wearing in the pics are from Kohl’s primarily (all Lauren Conrad except for the knit jacket), the lacy tank is Forever 21, the necklace and glasses are vintage, and the shoes are the Mia Hepburn flat.  I usually thrift half or more of my wardrobe, but surprisingly this is a non-thrifted outfit for once!

29 Comments on Outfit: New Haircut and Everyday Style

  1. Jenny-Rose
    March 28, 2012 at 6:45 pm (4 years ago)

    Love the reddish hair color on you – very pretty indeed! :>

    • Lauren
      March 28, 2012 at 8:39 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks!! :)

  2. Stephanie
    March 28, 2012 at 6:47 pm (4 years ago)

    You are so cute! I’m trying to convince my husband that I’d look just as cute and nerdy as you do in glasses like yours but he’s not buying it. *sigh*

    • Lauren
      March 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you!!!
      Go for the glasses! Team nerd :D

  3. Paperdoll
    March 29, 2012 at 12:16 am (4 years ago)

    Your new colour looks great on you! X

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:51 pm (4 years ago)


  4. superheidi
    March 29, 2012 at 1:23 am (4 years ago)

    Hehe, that’s funny (practical jeanslover myself). :-)
    Nice to see your cut and length.

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:52 pm (4 years ago)

      I love jeans. About the closest I get to everyday vintage style is the 50’s jeans and casual shirt look. :)

  5. Casey
    March 29, 2012 at 4:08 am (4 years ago)

    I love your everyday style, Lauren! :) Looks so elegant and cute! I’m especially in love with that cardigan; I can never pull off that ruffly/drapey style, no matter how much I try to. hehe!

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

      That’s surprising, Casey! It totally think you would suit the ruffle/drapey style!

  6. Jenni
    March 29, 2012 at 5:16 am (4 years ago)

    I love the new hair! And cute outfit!

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:53 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you!

  7. jacqueline gonzalez The Darling Homemaker
    March 29, 2012 at 5:54 am (4 years ago)

    I almost didn’t recognize you. You look beautiful wearing vintage or modern…


    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks!! That’s so sweet of you to say! I was almost afraid of putting up these photos since it’s not vintage ;)

  8. Cait
    March 29, 2012 at 11:03 am (4 years ago)

    Love the new look Lauren! Super cute on you :)

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:54 pm (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Cait!

  9. Sean MacKenzie
    March 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm (4 years ago)

    Oh, you’re so pretty in vintage or modern!! :) Love the color, I’ve always wanted to be a redhead. I really like skinny jeans, they remind me of cigarette pants.

    And I’m the same way, I LOVE vintage/vtg insp, but I reserve that for Sunday mornings at church or special events. Like Easter I’ll be going 40’s, but this banquet with my local CPC I plan on going Edwardian. :)

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm (4 years ago)

      Thank you so much! I’m so thankful for your comment- I do like both vintage AND modern style, and happily like to mix it up depending on what I feel like that day.

      That is SO COOL you’re going in Edwardian to something! I should put in more effort when we go to church sometimes- nearly everyone goes in casual wear, but it would be fun to dress it up a bit.

  10. natalie
    March 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm (4 years ago)

    Wow i was suprised when you put up this post, only having seen you in vintage and repro antique outfits i thought thats what you did wear everyday, if i had a collection like yours id be wearing it everyday. Modern just dosent compare to the style and sophistication of the bygone eras.

    • Lauren
      March 30, 2012 at 2:57 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha! I know, I don’t often post about everyday boring things, just the fun parts (which for me is the costume/vintage part). But I do enjoy both vintage and modern styles :)

  11. Sarah Elizabeth
    March 30, 2012 at 10:24 pm (4 years ago)

    I love your hair coloring…and those glasses! I’m also glad to know that I’m not the only one who loves vintage but doesn’t dress in it everyday…just here and there.

    • Lauren
      April 2, 2012 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Sarah!
      Ditto- glad to find another kindred spirit. :)

  12. Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns
    April 2, 2012 at 11:44 am (4 years ago)

    That’s hilarious, Lauren, because even though I have a closet full of vintage dresses I very rarely wear them on an everyday basis! I usually wear business casual slacks with a ruffly or otherwise feminine top, with lots of dangly jewelry, vintage makeup, and an updo or regular hairstyle.

    It’s not that I don’t want to wear my vintage dresses all the time, it’s just that (#1) I don’t want to wear them out and (#2) most people would think I’m being a little outlandish or trying to be the center of attention. I do love wearing my 1950s dresses to church, but I feel kind of badly when just about everyone in the church (young and old, men and women) come up and tell me how gorgeous my dress is. Somehow I just feel too conspicuous!

    • Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns
      April 2, 2012 at 11:47 am (4 years ago)

      Oh yes, when I said “wear them out” I meant physically wearing the material out to where it disintegrates, not that I don’t want to wear them “out” as in outside the house! I love wearing my dresses around town & seeing the kinds of reactions they get!

    • Lauren
      April 2, 2012 at 12:06 pm (4 years ago)

      Likewise, Katrina! I don’t have a *ton* of vintage dresses (mostly me-made in comparison), but I usually use them for “dress up” rather than day-to-day style. I don’t know, it’s just the way I like to do it. :)

      I agree, I’m a BIG klutz, and have had too many run-ins that were my fault for being klutzy while wearing vintage. It makes me a bit paranoid about wearing them frequently. I don’t even buy much vintage anymore except for hats and accessories, or things I know would be a headache to make (like yummy tailored jackets or things with details). I do, however, wear 1950s cotton dresses or shirts with frequency, especially in the summer :) But even then I seldom do the head to toe vintage look.

      I agree re:church. I don’t expect people to judge me for the way I dress (especially in church, since we’ve got a great church full of great folks), but for my personal self I want to make it about WHY I’m there rather than what I wear. I find I’m a bit self conscious when all dolled up anyways, so being in my personal comfort zone is a huge factor for me. I’d also really love to meet more girls in my church to hang out with. I’m a bit of an introvert, especially in large groups, and want to make sure I make friends based on personality rather than mode of dress :)

      • Katrina - Edelweiss Patterns
        April 3, 2012 at 11:29 am (4 years ago)

        I’m glad you know what I mean! Back in the 50s we could have worn a big, pouffy dress without looking conspicuous in the slightest, but nowadays whether we want to or not, dressing like that automatically makes us the center of attention at church. It’s nice to know someone else knows what I’m talking about. : )

        But if everyone decided to dress like that again, I sure wouldn’t complain!

        Happy sewing,


  13. Lizzie
    April 7, 2012 at 6:03 am (4 years ago)

    Amazing! I’ve seen hundreds of photos of you in vintage styles, and honestly, if I passed you on the street I don’t think I’d have recognized you. It’s a testament to your era channeling skill!

    • Lauren
      April 7, 2012 at 11:22 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks, Lizzie!! :D

  14. Nuranar
    April 16, 2012 at 1:46 pm (4 years ago)

    Aha, finally I can load your site rather than just catch up on my reader! :D I LOVE your hair, both the cut and the coloring. Are you going to keep coloring it?