Summer Fashion Tip

One thing I love about living in the Philadelphia is experiencing every season. Whatever season we’re currently in is usually announced as my favorite (ok, ok, besides winter!). Fall is crisp and fresh (plus, pumpkin spice evrrrything!). Winter is winter… Spring is full of new life and new beginnings. And summer is especially fond.

Since childhood, I looked forward to summer the entire school year. I could hardly wait to trade in homework for summer reading, bedtime for sleepovers and evenings stuck inside for ice cream cones and fireflies! It was the most carefree time of every year. 

While there's no summer vacation in adulthood, I think we all look forward to longer days, warm nights and letting all our worries melt away.

If I can give you one fashion tip for the summer ahead, it’s to embrace that carefree attitude and lead with your inner beauty. Skip the foundation, let your hair air dry, go braless with that maxi dress and for the love of life, WEAR THE SWIM SUIT! Who knows what next summer will bring, but life is definitely too short to stay inside.

Oh, and tip #2 - ALWAYS wear sunscreen ;)

Happy summer, babes!

xx,
Lauren

The Art Institute of Philadelphia's Global Fashion Entrepreneurship Symposium

On May 18th, I had the pleasure of attending The Art Institute of Philadelphia's Global Fashion Entrepreneurship Symposium at the Kimmel Center. Some of Philadelphia’s top trend setters came together to discuss the innovative business trends, ideas, and inspiration of Philly’s fashion industry. 

Featured guest speakers included: Joan Shepp, founder and owner of Joan Shepp, Kristen Detterline-Munro, editor and Chief of Philly Style Magazine, Mary K. Dougherty of Mary K. Doughtery & Associates and owner of Nicole Miller stores, Nigel Richards, founder of 61 Lifestyle and Toi Sweeny, stylist and brand image strategist.

It was quite an honor to hear these Philadelphia fashion leaders and entrepreneurs talk about how they got started in the industry, built thriving businesses and stay inspired.

One thing they all have in common? Their love of Philadelphia! This group has traveled the world and they are all proud to call Philadelphia home. I couldn't agree more! Philadelphia is home to unbelievably fashionable designers, artists, jewelers, boutiques, and so many other talented people! 

Photos by David Kester

Thank you for having me, Art Institute of Philadelphia!

xx,
Lauren

Cameron + Sean | Married

I'm so excited to finally share one of my favorite weddings from 2016. Cameron and I worked together to style the events around her wedding (you might remember her engagement shoot featured on Donna Morgan's Blog) and her Big Day too!

The Inspiration

To start, Cameron and I talked in great length about her wedding day vision. Cameron and Sean would say "I do" at the Hermitage Museum & Gardens in Norfolk, VA and celebrate their nuptials at Norfolk Yacht Club. They were going for classic, romantic garden vibes with hints of subtle glam. The ball room reception and Southern inspired food created the perfect mix of laidback elegance the couple was looking for.

Based on their wedding vision, I created a color palette and mood board that we referred to when styling her look.

The Bride

Cameron wanted a timeless, elegant look. Her sweetheart ball gown was belted with beautiful crystals. Cameron's cathedral veil was her something old and new as it included lace from her mom's veil.

Our goal with the accessories was to highlight her gorgeous dress and veil, not make a huge statement. The drop pearl earrings complimented her entire look - dress, veil and hairstyle. And the shoes!? These sparkly beauties were exactly the pop of glam Cameron was looking for! 

The Groom

From the beginning, Cameron and Sean were set on a classic black tux for the groom and groomsmen. I love how Sean was set apart from the groomsmen with a white bowtie. And of course, you have to love the statement suspenders! 

The Details

I guess now is a good time to tell you that Cameron and Sean's big day just so happened to be the same weekend that Hurricane Matthew tore up the east coast. As you can see, they did not let the rain ruin their big day! Cheers to the happy couple!

Summer Wardrobe Refresh

Summer Wardrobe Refresh

Summer has (un)officially started and the beginning of the season is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe. I'm offering a Summer Wardrobe Refresh for $350 to get your closet ready for the warm weather! Here's what the 5 hour process includes:

  • We'll start with an in-home consultation to get a better idea for your lifestyle and clearly define your personal style.
  • Next, we'll do a complete closet overhaul! Together, we'll decide what items to keep, tailor, consign and donate.
  • With your newly defined personal style in mind, we'll create 5-10 outfits with what you currently own. I'll take pictures for your reference. 
  • I'll follow-up with a personalized shopping list with links to where you can purchase 5-10 summer essentials for your lifestyle.

The small print...

Offer valid through 6/5/2017. Service must be completed by 7/30/17. This service is only available on weekdays.

Let's get started...

Email lauren@trousseaustyle.com to get started today! We'll start by locking in your dates! Looking forward to working with you soon!

xx,
Lauren

Little White Dress Wednesday | April 26th

Now more than ever, women are taking a stand and that includes in the wardrobe. Gone are the days of just dresses and skirts. Today, let me introduce you to the jumpsuit. This option is not only fashionable, but it is very on trend right for spring and summer 2017. 

Little White Dress Wednesday

Business in the Front...

Do you want to make a statement, but also have a classy and sophisticated look? This is the jumpsuit for you. Business in the front with a crew neckline and party in the open back with a drape closure. This is a piece no one will forget. 

Shop this look HERE.

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Delicate Open Shoulder

This frill sleeve, wide leg jumpsuit is the perfect outfit to wear for an outside rehearsal dinner or shower. The drawstring on this piece gives it a laid-back look and with the keyhole back and cold-shoulder you won't have to worry about over-heating! 

Shop this look HERE.

A Little Lacy

What's for the short and sweet with a little bit of lace? This jumpsuit! A petite exclusive, this bardot neckline is the perfect amount of glamour for a bride-to-be. 

Shop this look HERE.