When I saw this Madewell eyelet cutout dress in the store, I immediately purchased it. The dress has pretty details inspired by a vintage pinafore, with soft ruffles, contrasting buttons and subtle side cutouts (which makes the dress a little sexy). Plus, the dress is 100% cotton, which really helps in this Atlanta summer heat. So, now it’s pretty much my favorite summer dress.
I work closely with the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation “AVLF.” AVLF is a non-profit that provides legal help to low-income individuals and families in the Fulton and Clayton counties. Specifically, a few of my other female coworkers and I are on the executive planning committee for AVLF’s yearly event in February titled “PurSHOEing Justice.” See recap of the February 2017PurSHOEing Justice event here. Read more
My husband and I are constantly traveling, so it was nice to finally have a weekend at home in Atlanta. We had a family filled weekend! My husband’s step sister and her husband live in Sandy Springs. Then, his father and other sister came into town to visit for the weekend. His father lives in Blue Hill, Maine and his sister lives in Chicago. Read more
As I recapped in two of my prior posts (see post #1 and post #2), Fab’rik has become one of my favorite boutiques in Atlanta. The mission of the company is to provide high-style at an affordable price and to help others. So, another reason why I love Fab’rik is because it is a charitable organization.
As I recapped in one of my prior posts, I hosted a ‘Vacation Chic with La Vie Petite’ styling event at the Fab’rik City Walk boutique. During the event, I wore this Fab’rik paisley romper. After leaving the store that day, I ended up purchasing a lot of summer staples, including these Jack by BB Dakota crochet shorts. Both the romper and the shorts are currently on sale for $40 each! I’m wearing a size small in both for sizing reference. One of the selling points of Fab’rik is that everything in the store is on trend, but also under $100 (except for jeans). So, Fab’rik is much more affordable compared to other boutiques. Read more
This past weekend I had the pleasure of partnering with the boutique Fab’rik. Fab’rik’s mission is that everyone can feel beautiful without breaking the bank. Everything in the store is under $100, with the exception of jeans, as the company believes that every woman should invest in a quality pair of jeans. I really identify with the brand because it is affordable, but doesn’t sacrifice quality.
Over Memorial Day weekend I flew out to the west coast to visit one of my best friends, Katie, in San Francisco. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. If it wasn’t so expensive, I would love to live there with my husband. On Sunday Katie and I ventured out to wine country. Napa was having its annual ‘BottleRock‘ music festival, so we went wine tasting in Sonoma instead of dealing with the craziness in Napa. Read more
As I recapped in my prior post, South Moon Under, one of my favorite Virginia boutiques, just opened two new stores in Atlanta. One store is in Ponce City Market and the other store is in Alpharetta at Avalon. From now through May 29, you can get 15% off $150+ in stores and online with promo code “SUMMER15.” Valid through May 29. Read more
I got a new beautiful rose gold watch from Welly Merck, a Switzerland based watch company. Welly Merck designs Swiss watches for both men and women at an affordable price. The ‘Classic New York R‘ (36MM) watch I got only costs $265, but looks like it could be worth $500 or more. Welly Merck gave me a code to share with my readers. Use code ‘LaurenNicole20‘ to get an additional 20% off your purchase. I know I just missed Mother’s Day, but Father’s Day is coming up. Watches are always a great gift for any occasion.
South Moon Under was one of my favorite places to shop at when I lived in Virginia. So, when I moved to Atlanta, I still purchased items online, but missed being able to shop in an actual store. But now South Moon Under finally just opened two new stores in Atlanta! One is in Ponce City Market and the other is at Avalon in Alpharetta. To celebrate the openings in Atlanta, South Moon Under has given me a promo code to share with you: “PEACH,”valid through May 10th, online only for 15% off full price items and free shipping, no min order amount, exclusions apply.
Vernacular, a growing womenswear brand, just opened a store in Virginia Highland. It’s a brick + mortar store with women’s apparel, jewelry, and lifestyle products. The brand was started by a husband and wife team from Columbus, Ohio in 2013. Since their beginning Vernacular has grown to having 3 stores in the central Ohio area and now are venturing into select cities; first up Atlanta, followed by Dallas later this Spring. Read more
Dress: Amy Kuschel ‘Wedge’ in Mid Century Essentials // See the ‘Wedge‘ in Denim // Belt: Maison Boinet (similar) // Purse: Handmade in Florence (similar) // Shoes: Nine West (similar)
As I recapped in one of my recent La Vie Petite posts, Amy Kuschel, my wedding dress designer, launched her ready to wear collection online. Amy Kuschel expanded her brand to include dresses for other wedding occasions, including engagement parties and rehearsal dinners, weddings and anniversaries. In addition, she designed pieces for the office as well. Every Amy Kuschel dress is made in San Francisco with high quality American craftsmanship. Read more