Why I love this look: I’m a rocker-chic kind of girl at heart, although I’m still working on have it really show through in my dressier style. If I could pick one designer to wear it would be Balmain, but since there’s a big-bucks factor, I created this look to reflect that style.

Where I wore it: Out in River North in the late afternoon / early evening. Oddly enough it’s been in the 60’s in Chicago, although it’s June, so I’ve had a jacket around just in case! Normally I’d save my leather jacket for Fall/Winter, even though I love it! On a day too warm for leather, I’d wear this with distressed denim or another slim fitting pencil skirt.

Inspiration: Balmain! I designed this tee as part of a collaboration with one of my favorite places for graphic tee’s, T+J Designs to express my true love for Balmain! I paired it with some of my favorite pieces—that faux leather pencil skirt has been my go-to for Fall, Winter, Spring and now into our chilly Summer—as an exaggerated expression of my love of leather and embellishment that is a true representation of that Balmain beauty on a budget!

Lauren Loves: A Balmain Inspired Look Lauren Loves x T+J Designs Balmain Bae Tee

Studded Leather Jacket

Lauren Loves x T+J Designs Balmain Bae Tee

Balmain Bae Tee

Shop The Look by Clicking on the Links Below:

Lauren Loves x T+J Designs Balmain Bae Tee // T+J Designs

Order one size up on Tee’s from T+J Designs

Celine 4014 Sunglasses  // The Glasses Spot

House of CB Embellished Imogen Leather Jacket (Sold Out) // Shop Similar Here

Black and Gold Spiked Bracelet // T+J Designs

Faux Leather Pencil Skirt // Zara

Peep Toe Studded Bootie // Go Jane

After about 5 years of stalking celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” feature on BigBlondeHair.com. Every week, you can expect a new outfit post of my finds inspired by celebrities as well as my own taste. I’ll feature everything from Saint Laurent to Forever 21 and tell you why I love it all. I own it all, so please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading