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 Every Wednesday, 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

My first look is totally California inspired, as is most of my actual style, which is unfortunate for a girl stuck in Chicago. Luckily, in this photo I was spending some time in Carlsbad, which was the perfect backdrop for these photos. You may not first zone in on the denim shorts, but they are the most useful part of the look for me. I’m always in search of distressed denim shorts that aren’t TOO short to be appropriate, and I love the length of these and they are super comfortable. I’ve always been a tie dye girl, so this top is a total no brainer for me. I accessorized with fringe, aviators and a bold, bootie-sandal and loved the resulting warm weather laid back look with a touch of boho meets rock’n’roll.

Lauren Loves: Distressed Denim and Tie Dye

Tie Dye Dolman Top by Forever 21

Blank NYC Destressed Denim Shorts

Ray Ban Red Mirrored Sunglasses

Kenneth Jay Lane Black Horn Necklace


Blank NYC Distressed Denim Short – Revolve Clothing

Tie Dye Angel Sleeve Top – Forever 21

Kenneth Jay Lane Horn Necklace –

Ray Ban Red/Orange Mirrored 58mm Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Fringe Purse – Shop Similar at Shop Prima Donna

Wedge Bootie – Shop Similar at Last Call (Actual ShoeDazzle S/O)

Armor Ring – Shop Similar at Saks


{Photography: Beata Pevny / BZM Studio // Makeup & Hair: Jessica Frederick // Extensions & Color: Ashley Carlevato}