a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Friday, October 12, 2012


Baby Pink Embellished Peter Pan Collar Dress: c/o Dahlia.
Camel Beret: American Apparel.
Bunny Flats: Giveaway win from Le Bunny Bleu.
Beige Cardigan: H&M.

I wore this two days ago but been too swamped with school work to be able to post :( It's also gotten bitterly cold here in Ohio quite earlier than I expected or remember. All I can see is the pain on my face in these pictures as the icy wind blows at me...yikes, not a fun day hence the minimal amount of pictures! Back to wearing two pairs of tights with all of my dresses ♥

Things have been good just hectic lately. At the end of the day nothing is better than just laying in my bed, daydreaming and staring at the glow in the dark stars above my head. I think we all need to do daydreaming sometimes just to keep sane. For one of my fashion classes I have 48 flats due by next Thursday. A flat is basically a very detailed design of a garment that is sent to the manufacturers so they know how to put together a designer's idea (here's an image of what they look like). You have to put seam lines, hems, darts, details, embellishments, ect, and also it has to be drawn proportionally and exact because if you mess up, then thousands of garments (or maybe even more) will be produced that way.

Even though I'm in merchandising and flats are technically a designer's forte, I'm taking a required visuals class where I have to design my own collection with 24 original flats (but front and back). I'm nervous because up until a few weeks ago I didn't even know what a flat was, and frankly I've never even done one yet. They take hours to do; coming up with the design, perfecting it, then tracing it in ink. If you smudge, you have to start completely over. Even though it'll be a difficult assignment and one that is certainly going to test me, I'm ready for the challenge and am excited to expand my abilities. So, if you don't see me much this coming week, know it's because I am throwing my life into those darn flats!

Hope you all are swell ♥
With much love, Lauren.


Panni said...


Hannah R. said...

such a pretty dress! love your style dear! following you :) xxx

Kellie said...

Completely fascinated by the details of your studies - I'd really love to see your finished flats assignment! I know it will be stunning.

Kezzie said...

The dress is very pretty, so feminine and frothy- just like you!
Good luck with the flat- eeeeks! That sounds hard work! I will pray for you!
P.S. I bought 3 new berets this week- eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!!! I'm planning to post one tomorrow if you get a chance to look at all?!!x

Carlee, Little Sloth said...

You look great and good luck on your assignment. That sounds pretty difficult. I am sure you can do it though!
Almost Endearing

Britney @ Scout and Company said...

Oh my that sounds darn interesting! You have to design your own collection!!! That sounds super and so much better than writing an essay :P Mine you I have none of those left to do. Only practical things now!! CAN'T WAIT FOR BREAK! :P

Shey said...

You should try buying sweater tights, they are amazingly warm and there is no need to wear two of them, every winter I buy me a new pair and I wear them all the time.

Jeannee said...

This OOTD is all good!

I just wanted to let you know, after yesterday's post, I am praying for you +

Teddi said...

looking like utter loveliness dear lauren. sorry you're cold. we had to turn our AC back on, in it got hot, as usual, texas. :P i hope someday you share your artistic assignments with us, but only if you feel like it.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! All the colours go together so lovely, I hope you get all your school work finished! I know how you feel about the flats, we have to do something very similar on my course!

louisejoyb x

Kristian said...

Love this creamy-dreamy look!

Nerd Burger said...

You look uber cue in these photos. I love the lace and the little diamontees on the collar.

Unknown said...

Stunning outfit! I love reading your blog! xox

OrigamiGirl said...

That sounds like a pretty major challenge. Designing a whole collection without having done one flat before. Pretty impressive. Could we possibly see your designs at the end of the project?

I'd be really interested to see what you come up with!

Anonymous said...

It looks truly adorable on you!!!! How sweet!

The Styleaholic said...

This outfit is absolutely adorable! I love the monochromatic shades.The dress reminds me a bit of Louis Vuitton. =)

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