A few folks mentioned along the way on my fashion posts, that they’d like to see Lauren’s fashion choices and how she dresses, so I thought that would be fun to share with all of you. She’s a young mom as well as business woman and at 33 has a wonderful fashion sense of what looks good on her. She’s always been an old soul and is way more Audrey Hepburn than the latest pop star icon in the way she dresses and carries herself.
(Lauren, Parker and Philip on Halloween….cutest family ever!)
But before we get to that, let’s go ahead and get to the BIG NEWS! Lauren is expecting baby #2 and we could NOT be more excited about that. We are all over the moon happy to have another baby joining the family, as we have been totally smitten with Parker since the day she was born. Babies will liven up your family, no doubt about that. She was the cutest little gnome for Halloween and got to experience trick-or-treating for the first time this year. Baby #2 will be arriving the end of April next year. We don’t know if it’s a boy or girl yet, but they will find out.
I thought it would be fun to share more about my beautiful and smart niece, Lauren. She has a big personality and has always been the lively one. She graduated from UGA and then went on to law school at Georgia, where she met her husband, Philip. Not only did she pass the Georgia Bar exam, she went on to pass the Louisiana Bar exam too and that is no small feat. Her profession suits her well. She’s always had an incredible work ethic and she’s a top producer at her firm. In our family, she’s known as the one who gets to call customer service and deal with issues. The girl can negotiate with the best of them, I’ve heard her in action! But, she also has a soft spot for senior citizens and animals.
She’s very close to my parents, as she was raised near them since she was a baby. They love her dearly as you can imagine, being the only grandchild in the family. She put in for a truck when she was getting her drivers license and learning to drive and my dad caved in and bought her a Dodge truck stick shift from a man in our church. Lauren recalls that he just about had a heart attack teaching her how to drive it. They drove around and around the block with her practicing the stick shift and with him doing a little screaming, I imagine.
Although she’s a girly-girl now, while she was in college, she worked at Tires Plus, getting dirty along with the guys. She changed oil, put on tires, and worked on brakes. I would have loved to have seen that in person! My sister remembers her playing with the little boys in their neighborhood and when she came in late afternoon, she was always the dirtiest one of them.
We are so proud of her! She is everything you would hope for in a daughter, niece, and grandchild. She’s grown up to be the best wife and mama and we love her dearly. It’s so fun to hang out with her now as adults. In fact, I’m so excited that she will be here this weekend and she and I will be heading back up to Asheville, NC and the Grove Park Inn for the National Gingerbread competition. They asked me back again to be a judge and I couldn’t be happier. I love that I get to share this with her.
Let’s get on with the fashion show. I asked Lauren to take some pics for me when she dressed for work everyday, so this is a sampling of how she dresses for the law office she works in. She has a very classic style and it works perfectly for her. You’ll notice her new sassy short haircut, which I think saves her time now that she is a working mama. I think it suits her so well too and shows off her cute face. She might be 33, but I still think she looks like she’s 20.
She’s not nearly as much of a jewelry person as her mom or I are and likes her jewelry a bit more subdued. My sister and I…we like the bling!
She gets her love for clothes and shoes honest, as her mom and I have always loved fashion too.
She actually first found that C Wonder store last year that was going out of business and after I saw her bargains, I hit it after she did. This dress was from there, such a pretty dress and jacket. Perfect for work.
She got the dress for $20 and the jacket for $35.
Shoes are Nine West.
Dress: c Wonder. $20
Shoes: Nine West
Necklace and earrings: Premier
The dress has sparkles on the bottom of it.
Cream Dress: Brooks Brothers
Shoes: Nine West
Notice the little photo-bomber!
Gray and white dress: Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx, $50
Shoes: Nine West
I see a baby bump in this photo!
That cute photo bomber again.
Pants from J Crew (affiliate link)
Blazer from H&M, without patches, her’s is an older version (affiliate link)
Jersey Top from H&M, similar (affiliate link)
The other photo-bomber, Stickers the dog.
Dress: Saks Fifth Avenue
Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Dress: Ralph Lauren Outlet, $100
Jacket: Zara, $50
Shoes: Ralph Lauren outlet, $50
Shirt: Express, same shirt in polka dot (affiliate link)
Pants: Express, similar pants (affiliate link)
Shoes: Nine West
That’s a look at my stylish niece, Lauren, and how she dresses for work. I hope you all enjoyed the fashion show and can take some inspiration with you. I know I do have some younger readers who might enjoy this one. We are very proud of our girls….both of them! It’s going to be so exciting to have another baby in the family.
Love her style. A truly beautiful woman.
And congrats on the baby news!!! That is great!
Congratulations on baby #2 :-)! That’s great news.. She is very beautiful and has a great sense of style. Classy and elegant but fresh at the same time. Lovely post!
How lovely to have a young woman, dress with such a classic flair. My daughter is 30 and we could just interchange their heads and their pictures would look the same. My daughter dresses just like her! I even noticed the stores and brands…..same. Such a great feeling to know that there are grounded, smart young women out there. Thanks for sharing.
She does have great style. I love to see these classic styles and she pulls them off so well. She is so accomplished and I know you are all so proud of her. I can see your Daddy caving in for her for the truck. I mean, he just had to didn’t he♥ We love our grandchildren and when they work hard and do well we want to do what we can to help them. I am sure she is a great Mother too.Thanks for sharing her with us. Rhoda, I just want to say I enjoy all the different subjects you write about. It keeps it interesting.
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She’s ADORABLE – love her classic style. And her sweet baby girl – how fun that she’ll be a big sister! Thanks for sharing!
Congrats to your family! Baby #2 – yay! Lauren has great style & is beautiful! All the outfits are awesome without a huge price tag and she looks stunning! The lil photo bomber is adorable too. 🙂
Congratulations on the baby news! Her haircut looks so chic! She should make it her signature style.
Lauren is beautiful and has great head-to-toe fashion sense. So polished, professional, and sophisticated. Major congrats on baby 2.0!
Heidi @ Decor & More says
Love her style and Congrats on the new little one! Exciting times for your family, Rhoda!
Lauren is a beautiful young woman! Beautiful style!! Congratulations on baby #2! Very exciting indeed!! What is her due date?
Celia, I went back and added that, end of April next year.
Rosie S says
Awwww…congrats on your growing family! 🙂 Lauren looks gorgeous and love the hair cut especially! Her style is timeless too!
Debbie L. says
Rhoda, Lauren is an exceptional young woman, wife, and mother. I wish her the very best in this life, for a bright future, and many blessings for her and her family. I can tell she is as beautiful on the inside as on the outside. Her fashion sense is exceptional and I bet she carries herself very well.
Love seeing little Parker. I hope she will grow up just like her Mom.
Congratulations to Lauren for becoming a Mom again! I cannot wait to watch this little one grow up too!
I bet your Mom and Dad are elated over this news.
Please thank Lauren for sharing with us.
Thank you, Debbie! Yes, mom and dad are very excited for another baby to join the family.
Congratulations!!! Babies are so great : ) You have a beautiful niece and family. Thanks for sharing : )
jessica @fourgenerationsoneroof says
Yay!!! Congrats and love all the pictures . Great style and looks gorgeous 🙂
Mary Feagley says
Congratulations to all of you! Lauren is absolutely gorgeous and has such classic style! It’s going to be a fun Christmas with Parker this year!
beautiful girl and what a figure! Loved this post. Congratulations to all of you on the new baby, what a blessing.
Erin @ DIY on the Cheap says
Love her style! And how exciting about baby #2! Congrats to your family.
I can understand why your family adores her, from your description. It’s so refreshing to see a smart, beautiful young woman with classic style these days. Congratulations to your whole family on Baby #2 !!
Thank you and your niece for sharing! As working mom in her 30’s I really appreciate this post! You have such a lovely family 🙂