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Late Spring/Early Summer Haul

Hello readers!

I have some exciting news…but actually it might just be exciting to me and to no one else. But it is that I bought a camera remote and I have successfully learned how to use it! So in this post I experimented with it and had a lot of fun. It makes me feel so much more independent…no longer do I have to find people to take my pictures for me! But using the remote is a lot more difficult. It takes a lot of setting up, checking the camera, focusing, retaking photos, etc. Which explains why some of these pictures are a bit blurry; I promise I will work on it!

I definitely did not buy all this stuff at once. It was an accumulated sort of thing, where I would pick one thing up one day and something else like a week later. As always, I will have linked what is still available.

1. H&M crop top and paper-bag shorts

I had an H&M gift card from Christmas, but sadly all the H&M shops closed where I live and for some reason their gift cards can’t be used online, so I had to wait a while to be able to use it. And when I finally did, I spent it on these paper-bag-waisted shorts. They are a light brown color which will pair nicely with a lot of my shirts, and they are pretty high-waisted which makes them work with crop tops. I don’t have any shorts like these, so I am very excited to style them! They are no longer available, but here are a similar pair.

I picked up the crop top because it was only three dollars, and where else was I going to find a deal like that? It is a few sizes too big, but I don’t mind because I like my tops loose anyway. It’s a great basic.

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2. Thrifted blouse

I picked this blouse up for five dollars at Goodwill. I really liked the bright floral pattern and that it was sleeveless, making it perfect for the summer. Knotting it at the waist makes it much more flattering and gives a nice ’90s-inspired touch.

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3. Free People crop top

I bought this top for 20 dollars (on sale!) and with a gift card (so basically I got it for free holla!). It’s quite a different look for me, as, like I mentioned before, I like my tops loose. It’s also REALLY cropped. But I thought it would look nice with a pleather A-line skirt or some high-waisted pants/shorts. With the shape and the keyhole in the back, it’s a nice variation of the typical French-movie-star striped shirt.

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4. Madewell T-shirt

We just got a Madewell! That store has some really nice basics. I love how the T-shirts all have a twist, like tiny holes, cropped and boxy fits or, like this shirt, a slit in the back. I don’t have anything this color in my closet and it looks really nice against tan skin. Also, it’s nice and loose, which is right up my alley. Plus, it was on sale with an extra 20% off, and all students get a 15% discount on all of their purchases!

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Also this is my dog Jake. He really wanted to model with me.

5. Free People off-the-shoulder top

Off-the-shoulder tops are really trending right now, and my mom found this top for me on sale. Yellow is also a color I don’t have much of in my closet, and I liked how it had spaghetti straps that give you a little more security. My only complaint is that it fits a bit awkwardly, as I can’t tell where the waist elastic and shoulder elastic are supposed to hit, but that’s my own fault.

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6. Lana Del Rey concert T-shirt

A few weeks ago I went to a Lana Del Rey concert as part of her Endless Summer tour and I had been waiting for that night for six months. It was perfection. Lana looked beautiful and the whole crowd was really into it. Unfortunately I had a migraine, but that didn’t stop me from screaming and singing all night (which would explain why the headache was even worse the next day). This shirt was incredibly overpriced, but while at a Lana concert do as the Lana fans do, right?

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7. MAC Taupe

I have been looking for a ’90s-inspired brown lipstick for a while, and I didn’t really want to splurge on an expensive one, but then I found myself at a MAC counter and I found myself trying on this lipstick and I found myself coughing up the money. I am weak when it comes to lipstick. But I’m glad I got it, because it has a really creamy formulation and it really suits my skin tone. Plus, it looks really good with a brown smoky eye or just brown eyeliner which I tend to wear every day.

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As always, let me know in the comments what you think, and have a beautiful week 🙂

Love,

Lauren

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Light and Shadows

Hello readers!

I realized I have some photoshoot photos that I never uploaded (featuring the lovely Andrea), so here they are coming at you now. I am trying to work on playing with natural shadows, light and reflections, so hopefully that shows through. I hope you are having a great week, and enjoy! As always, let me know in the comments what you think or if you have any advice.

P.S. If you would like, follow this blog on Instagram at @hautepourri to make sure you never miss a new post!

Love always,

Lauren

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Outfit details: Sweater, Free People. Necklace, Free People (only one color left). Skirt, Forever 21 (similar). Tights, Forever 21.  Boots, Latigo.

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Outfit details: Coat, Forever 21. Boots, Steve Madden. Tank top, American Eagle. Necklace, Forever 21.

Here is yet another photo shoot post featuring Andrea. These photos were taken at the river trail on campus on a chilly spring day, and we both did our own edits. Hope you enjoy, and as always, comment what you think of the pictures and the outfits 🙂

Lauren

OOTD: Park

Hi readers!

I’m still trying to figure out how to use a tripod (I know, embarrassing) so I tried taking these pictures by myself and this was the best I could get them! Anyway, I went to the park with my mom the other day, and it was a pretty warm late-spring afternoon, so I opted for shorts and a blouse. I thrifted these high-waisted denim shorts and distressed them myself, and the belt is thrifted as well. The blouse was a gift from my mom for this past Christmas, and it is from the Nine West Vintage America Collection. I was hoping to go for a laid-back and summery yet still put together combination, as it’s so easy for me to just throw on shorts and a t-shirt in the summer and I’m trying to actually wear all of my nice summer shirts this year! I had taken my shoes off when I took these pictures but I had worn some Birkenstocks.

I hope your spring is progressing well!

‘Til next time,

Lauren

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