In My Closet | Fall Investment Pieces

The more my wardrobe evolves, the more I take the "less is more" approach. Rather than spending a ton of money on "disposable" clothing that will only last a season, I find a few pieces that really emulate my personal style and are worth investing in. These pieces shouldn't be overly trendy, they should be classic and timeless so you can wear them for years to come.

Here's what's on my wishlist this fall. Click here to SHOP.

Remember to be intentional about your purchases and the pieces you bring into your life! When you invest in your wardrobe, you invest in yourself.

xx,
Lauren

Transitioning Your Summer Favorites For Fall

It's finally starting to get chilly enough to wear sweaters on the East Coast. But don't put your summer faves away just yet! Pair the jean skirt you wore all summer long with a cozy sweater and blanket scarf like these from ElleLauri Boutique.

Fall transition outfit
Transitioning Your Summer Favorite For Fall

Warm up your look with a deep berry tone lipstick. 

Cozy Fall Scarf
Urban Pumpkin Patch

PS - I bought these booties on MAJOR sale at the end of last season and was pleasantly surprised when I found them while unpacking my fall clothes! While I don't ever suggest buying things just because they're on sale, if it's something you know you'll wear - go for it!

Jean Skirt and Boots

Clothing | ElleLauri Boutique
Photography | Ashlee Mintz Photography

xx,
Lauren

Our Anniversary Shoot Featured on Style Me Pretty

I'm so excited to share our one year anniversary shoot featured on Style Me Pretty today! Most of our love story takes place in Philadlephia - we met, dated, fell in love and live in the city. But after getting engaged on vacation in Oregon, we decided to return to Oregon for our wedding and engagement photos. We thought our first year anniversary would be the perfect opportunity to capture a little bit of our Philadelphia love story.

Celia from Celia Ragonese Photography captured our love story perfectly.

We started by visiting some of our favorite neighborhood locations in Old City. We had so much fun walking about the city remembering our first year of marriage! Next, we headed home for a replica of our wedding cake made by Nutmeg Cake Design, rosé and to read the "messages in a bottle" our guests left for us at our wedding. We laughed and cried reading through the funny, thoughtful and some cryptic messages (too much wine?). It was such a meaningful way to celebrate our first year of marriage and we'll cherish these photos forever.

Click below to read more and see the photos on Style Me Pretty!

Style Me Pretty Anniversary Shoot
Style Me Pretty Anniversary Shoot

xx,
Lauren

Photo Shoot at Brookfield Place

While attending the International Style Institute in New York City this June, I had the amazing opportunity to learn and grow as a stylist. Founders Sarah Boyd, founder of Simply Stylist and Anita Patrickson, celebrity stylist rolled out the red carpet and exposed us to an unbelievably talented network of fashion experts.

One person in that network was Sophie Elgort, fashion and portrait photographer. After choosing outfits with Anita's direction, we had a photo shoot during the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic Viewing Party at Brookfield Place. The opportunity to work with Anita and Sophie was truly amazing. Check out the photos below!

Brookfield Place Personal Stylist
Brookfield Place Personal Stylist
Philadelphia Personal Stylist
Philadelphia Personal Stylist
Philadelphia Personal Stylist
Philadelphia Personal Stylist
New York Personal Stylist
Philadelphia Personal Stylist

Photography | Sophie Elgort

Clothing | Joie / Theory / Diane Von Furstenberg / Club Monaco

BHLDN x Trousseau Style | Event Recap

Philadelphia Bridal Stylist Lauren Hartman

On April 27, 2017, I had the pleasure of hosting a styling event at BLHDN Philadelphia. Along with, ONLO Beauty, Flowers by Jenna Rayesky, Champagne from One Hope and yummy treats from Nutmeg Cake Design. Check out some photos from Love Me Do Photography below.

BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
One Hope Wine at BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
Trousseau Style and BHLDN Philadelphia
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
Trousseau Style at BHLDN Philadelphia
Trousseau Style at BHLDN Philadelphia
Trousseau Style at BHLDN Philadelphia
Trousseau Style at BHLDN Philadelphia
Trousseau Style at BHLDN Philadelphia

Looks fun, right?! During the event, we talked about gaining clarity and direction when shopping for all the events surrounding your wedding. Because, let's face it, the options are endless, and it's easy to get overwhelmed when shopping.

First Things First

The first thing I ask all my bridal and personal styling clients is "how do you want to feel?". Your clothing is your armor; a dress that makes you feel confident can get you through the blushing moment of opening lingerie in front of your further mother-in-law. It can also contribute to loosing your cool and feeling extremely uncomfortable when your guest give slightly embarrassing toasts at the rehearsal dinner. You should be able to rely on your outfit to make you feel comfortable and confident. So be sure to take the time to look inside and decide how you want to feel.

Determine Your Vibe

Next, you'll want to consider the overall vibe and venue of your event to ensure a cohesive look. Choose a theme like "old Hollywood glam" or "classic elegance" and stick to it. While you can stray from your wedding vibe for the pre-wedding events, try to keep some repetitive decor elements to connect the dots.

Find Visual Inspiration

I like to find some sort of visual inspiration as a guide. For example, if you're having a feminine and whimsical bridal shower, maybe an ornate tea cup is your inspiration. Your inspiration can be anything, a pair of shoes, a certain flower or print.Allow this visual inspiration to keep you on track when shopping - when you see a gorgeous white dress, ask yourself if it matches your visual inspiration before falling in love.

And then, we shopped...

After sharing some tips and tricks, we had plenty of time to SHOP! Congrats to all the bride's-to-be that founds their pre-wedding event dresses, bridesmaids dresses, veils, jewelry and beyond! It was great meeting you and shopping with you!

BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event
BHLDN Philadelphia Styling Event

xx,
Lauren