a personal style blog by Lauren Pfieffer

Friday, November 20, 2015

Utilitarian Stripes.

Striped Turtleneck (similar): Aeropostale.
Burgundy Skirt (identical + only $10!): c/o OASAP.
Black Boots (similar): H&M.

Hello there ♥ 

My facebook has seemed like a war zone as of late between the fiery opinions of all my friends not only of the US, but abroad, as well, in light of the recent attacks on Paris. So much about refugee admission, counteracting terrorism, Islamophobia, and necessary next steps the world should take flood my feed. And it's all important. I think as being a millennial, I am at a greater benefit than any generation before me to educate myself with the enormous breadth of resources and opinions out there. I see such a divide between every one and so much biases. It saddens me. We should all be united, despite our varying opinions, and respectful always of others and the thoughts they may have on issues.

I think making sure to have a well rounded, full education of all aspects is so important. So many people only read the articles or seek news sources skewed to their preferred side instead of further challenging their mind, beliefs, and ideals to perhaps think outside of the box.

As a fashion major, we can get the stigma to be rather vain, vapid, and uneducated on many topics outside of our industry. I hope to always represent fashion well in being a seeker of knowledge and information so I can form my own ideals and not the ideals based off of the herd. One of the most important things to do in crisis like these is to properly learn, then listen...you'll be surprised at what you hear. x

With much love, Lauren.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Holiday Event with Trollbeads + Come Hang with Me!

Hey guys!

I am so excited because this Saturday I am hosting and styling at my first ever event for Trollbeads at the South Park Mall in Strongsville, OH! I feel so honored to be able to do something like this, and it's such a fun opportunity to get to meet and talk with some of you all who may live in Ohio!

Troll beads is the perfect first brand to collaborate on an event with because they offer something I've been super into at the moment; personalization. Troll beads is a company similar to Pandora where you have a bracelet and you can customize to your liking with various beads that fit who you are. I've always been a huge fan of vintage charm bracelets & this is the perfect modern version of them!

I'll be helping pick out items for your holiday wishlist & styling a bracelet for you if you'd like. Greatly looking forward to everything :) You can RSVP to the event on the Troll Beads at Southpark FB page right here, or just drop by any time from 1-4 on the 21st of this month.

Hope to see some of you there! 

With much love,Lauren.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Monochromatic Cream.

Lace Blouse (similar): Thrifted.
Suede Skirt (similar): Thrifted.
Tan Coat (similar): Forever21.
Nude Oxfords (similar): Forever21.
Clip Earrings  (worn as collar clips) similar/clip: Thrifted.
Floral Hair Pins (similar): Ulta.

Hello guys!

This was the amazing skirt I was talking about in my previous post! It's vintage 1970's heaven...I've really been into monochromatic looks lately: taking one hue and wearing pieces in various shades and tones of it. Also, a really simple style tip I love to do is taking earrings from my clip collection and using them as collar clips! It adds a little something special and extra to just a plain blouse. 

Another little thing I loved doing in this look was the parallel hair pins! Having short hair definitely doesn't mean you're limited to doing different styles and trends; it just means you have to find ones less common! The models at the Hullabaloo fashion show rocked this visible bobby pin trend, and I thought it would be perfect to try out with my short locks. My mother got me these darling floral printed large bobby pins a few weeks ago, and they were just the cherry on top to this outfit. I'm excited to have a new way to style my hair (not that I don't love my short hair; it's just nice to mix things up!) that's easy and super cute. x

With much love, Lauren.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

The Perfect Corduroy Skirt.

Polka Dot Blouse (similar, only $12!): Thrifted.
Corduroy Button Front Skirt (very similar): Thirfted.
Silver Locket Necklace (similar from JCP): Thrifted. 
Hat (similar): c/o OASAP (old).
Lace Up Boots (similar): H&M.

I went back home this weekend to visit my family a little bit, and every time I go home I get so excited to go thrifting. Maybe it's because I've lived in my town so long and so I know the goods spots around & the tricks to getting the best deals, but no place has ever competed with the items I find there. I found this PERFECT skirt for only $2 and I was so happy I thought I might cry. I've been dying for a skirt like this all season, but they usually retail for above $50 or so in various retail stores. LOL. Like I would pay that for a skirt as a broke college student. So when I found this one in a beautiful navy color and just my size I was on cloud 9. Also found a Oscar de la Renta silk nightgown for $.99, a 100% leather tan skirt that is very similar to this one (been wanting one of those super bad too so I was pumped), and lots of other little knick knacks. I seriously need to cut back on my thrifting though...it can get out of hand sometimes. I'll go to just 'causally look' as a break from school work or such and always end up walking away with something. A dollar here and there doesn't seem like much, but it seriously adds up when you go thrifting as much as I do! Must cut back (but lets be honest here I probably won't). *smirks*

With much love, Lauren. 


Monday, November 16, 2015

Ohio Explored.

Gray Hoodie (similar): Aeropostale.
Leather Jacket (very similar to mine!): H&M.
Boots (similar): Thrifted.

Hi guys! 

I've been following this account called Ohio Explored on instagram for quite awhile now. It's a super neat account that combines photos from people all across Ohio and the beautiful shots they take of this state! I don't know, been super Ohio proud lately since living in so many places throughout the last few years. It takes being away to appreciate something! Anyways, it's a beautiful account to follow and I was honored when they asked if I wanted to take some photos in one of their new limited edition t-shirts! So, little sis and I went out this past weekend into the woods and had a ball exploring our local nature center in the crisp November weather. Nothing like home

With much love, Lauren.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Hullabaloo Fashion Show 2015.

Hi guys!

So last week I had the chance to attend and get a back stage look at my very first fashion show! It was an amazing event called Hullabaloo put on by Valerie Mayen who was on season 8 of Project Runway and is an Ohioan from Cleveland! This was the fourth annual show she has put on & every year she holds it at a different venue in Cleveland and with a different theme. This year's was inspired by strong empowering women; in particular those at Laura's Home in Cleveland which is a women's crisis center organization.

The event was seriously incredible and I felt so honored to be there! Everything was hustling and bustling and I made sure to hit up the candy table before the crowds started arriving, ha. I got to meet Valerie whom was so kind and sweet, and then went back stage to look at the madness that comes before the beauty! The hair and makeup were super inspiring for me. I loved the bold brows with glitter (might take on the trend for my eyes!) and the parallel showing bobby pins. I thought this was a brilliant beauty look and am excited to try out with my short hair for a little extra twist! 

Around the venue their were live illustrators sketching, a pop up shop with tons of cute things (those panda leggings though above...), food, drinks, and a fun photo station! The show itself was full of twists and turns with Mondo Guerra (winner of project runway allstars!) showing a capsule collection, a dance performance, Valerie showing her 40 piece collection, a live marching band that came out, and then Valerie even played the most amazing tribute to a dear friend on her ukulele. 

I was super impressed by the clothes and it was inspiring as a current student to see the work and detail put into these one of a kind garments up close. There were lots of feminine touches and unique little details which are two things I love clothing to have. Seeing this fashion show made me so excited about my upcoming entry into the fashion industry; it's such a thrilling, passionate, driven field of work that I'm honored to be a part of.

Valerie has a website,Yellowcake, where she sells some of her pieces, and they'll be doing a brand re launch soon! And I loved some of Valerie's last words when she was explaining the inspiration behind her collection. I think it was spot on in so many ways:

"It's okay to be emotional and be vulnerable. It's okay to cry sometimes because as women we are still so strong. That's what this collection is for. For women. For everyone who believes in us and what we do." 

With much love, Lauren.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Feelin Foxy.

Orange Lace Dress (similar & such a good deal! + this one is almost identical): Fig Leaf Boutique.
Cream Poncho (similar): Thrifted. 
Yellow Beret: Target.
Brown Boots (similar): c/o Pink and Pepper (old).

Hi there

Matching the leaves I am in this outfit! If you read my about bio in the toolbar above, a frequently asked question I get is "where do you draw inspiration from?" You can read my answer, but in a nut shell it really is nature. I've always been drawn to nature and the colors, shapes, and textures serve as a continual and every changing sort of real life mood board for me. Sure, pinterst looks of bloggers and seasonal runway shows are definitely thrown in the mix for inspiration; but my favorite outfits I've worn or the ones that hold special meaning are always the ones where I looked to something outside human creation and to the root of it all (pun intended). With stunning colors such as these that we've had this fall in Ohio, sometimes I just can't help myself to blend into my scenery. x

Also, a small side note. My adorable (& so soft!) fox scarf is from a sweet online boutique run by a fellow fashion merchandising major. It's insanely inspiring to see someone in my field developing their career so well + early on, and I am a huge supporter of that! Check out her darling shop with all sorts of unique goods with swell prices.

With much love, Lauren.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Someone Like You is Six!

I can't believe it, but today my baby blog turns six years old! When I calculate how much that's a percentage of my life, technically I've been blogging for over a quarter of it! At 16 years old I would have never thought my blog would be where it is now, let alone that I would continue for this long. Someone Like You is like my best friend. It's always been there through everything that's gone on in my life the past six years, and has been an amazing creative space to create content (both writing and photography) that is me. 

Since I've come back from NYC, I've been more passionate about blogging than I ever have been these last few months. So thankful to be at a stage where I'm bursting with ideas and inspiration...I'm not sure if I could ever stop blogging (it's been so ingrained in my way of life at this point), and hope to continue finishing out this year strongly and continue on into the next and next and next years with as much fervor....

Thank you all for being a constant support system of love and positivity for me throughout the years. Some have been with me since the very beginning, and I am so grateful for that. I cannot tell you that every time one of you reaches out or says a kind word how much it means to me...as a loner, the internet and you all have been a place of pure acceptance and welcoming that I have very much needed in my life.

Love you all dearly and here's a little collage above of a rainbow of outfits I've worn throughout the years ♥ 

With much love, 

Blogger Template by pipdig