Lauren Loves: Fishtail Braids, Sequin Skirts & Crystal Hair Accessories

April 20, 2015-

By Lauren

If you love sequins, feather and all around sexiness for a steal, you need to check out the amazing pieces I recently modeled for T+J Designs, the site to stalk if you love affordable—and original—bling. This shoot was totally fun, filled with fashion energy and fab women! It was so nice working with the stylish Jenn Worman, another Chicago-based blogger from, in addition to other amazing women!

Anything but basic, these pieces are perfect for any special occasion, whether you are a bride, bridesmaid or just want to glam it up for lunch with the girls! Check out the photos and the scoop on why these pieces are “Lauren Loves” worthy in today’s post.

Lauren Loves:

The Crystal Hair Feather & Fishtail Braid

Crystal feather hair clip

Fishtail Braid

Crystal Feather Hair Comb (and other pieces modeled) Available Here at T+J Designs

I love these crystal hair accessories because they are gorge and affordable (under $50). I recently helped a friend who is a bride shop for very similar pieces and most looked identical and were $150+ and went up to $1000+.  Hair accessories are totally on-trend for weddings this season, and these are amazing.

Our hair is styled by Amanda of Blohaute, the queen of braids and beautiful blowouts. Blohaute is the app that brings top hair stylists to your front door, get the scoop on my new obsession here.

A Black Feather Skirt

T+J Design black feather maxi skirt

long feather skirt

Custom Black Ostrich Feather Skirt Available Here in Black & White at T+J Designs 

I love these feather maxi skirts because it’s a totally unexpected look to wear to an event. When you show up in a piece like this, everyone’s head turns and they know you are a true fashion girl.

A Sequin Maxi Skirt

Sequin Long Maxi Skirt

Sequin Maxi Skirt

White Stardust Sequin Maxi Skirt Available Here at T+J Designs

A full sequin maxi skirt? Yes please! I can think of a million ways to wear this and look totally glam. I love it because in my 30’s rocking a sequin mini can look too young for me (Disclaimer: Unless I am  in Vegas, where nothing is too blinged out or too short), but I still love some sequins! I’m also obsessed with the other women’s skirts in this shot, also available at T+J Designs!

T+J Design Crystal Hair Bow DSC_0342

Crystal Bow Hair Comb and Available Here at T+J Designs

Luxe Silver Crystal Collar Necklace Available Here at T+J Designs

What is not to love about this little blinged-out bow, or Jenn’s hair piece for that matter? Both are totally different, yet so on point. I see both as perfect for a bride, and mine to add feminine style to any special occasion. 

Shop these looks and so many more HERE at

In Chicago? You’re invited to shop T+J with me in person here:

Blazers & Bling

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 (and maybe more), 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

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