12.16.2014

Lauryncakes One Year Blogversary Giveaway


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L A U R Y N C A K E S has hit its ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY! 
To celebrate, we have all teamed up with some of the best customer service and quality companies to have 17 winners and over $1000 in prizes. 
Now that is a party! 
Just enter the giveaway below through the Rafflecopter. 
It is easy to get entries, and Rafflecopter never spams your email.
The giveaway will end December 24th at midnight, so there is only one week to enter! Hurry, hurry!

Thank you to our sponsors and all the amazing bloggers that made this giveaway happen!
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The nitty gritty details:
Open to US only. Winners will be contacted by email after being chosen and must reply within 24 hours, or else the prize will be forfeited and a new winner will be chosen. Winner is responsible for anything outside the given prizes (example: deciding to buy something other than the given prize) or shipping on returns. Contest is in no way affiliated with Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest, Bloglovin', Youtube, Tumblr, or Twitter.

12.15.2014

Body Image Rant + Spanish Vintage Review

Top: c/o S P A N I S H  V I N T A G E | Coat: Thrifted (O L D  N A V Y) | Gray Top: O L D  N A V Y | Shoes: T A R G E T | Necklace: c/o F I F T H & M A E


This morning, I weighed myself for the first time in forever (whose idea was that?), and it was not a pleasant experience. I had myself a nice little cry sesh after, got up, and took the dogs on a walk with Ezra. Then I pawned off every piece of Christmas candy I've received from friends and family (enter crying emoji) and decided that the number on the scale can go to hell. I feel healthy. I feel happy. And every once in a while, I feel beautiful. I've always been a curvier girl, and as soon as I realized that was OK (even a good thing!), It's made all the difference in my happiness. 

Growing up, my mother was never satisfied with her weight. She was constantly on a different diet, and even when she was getting results, she complained very openly about her body. I promised myself a long time ago that that wouldn't be me. I would make healthy decisions, and if I wanted something sweet every once in a while, I wouldn't think twice about it or beat myself up about it for a month (something both my sister and mother do on a regular basis). I refuse to let Ezra think I'm unhappy with myself or to have an unhealthy relationship with food and my body. I will do everything I can to give him a positive body image, and I know that starts with how I treat myself.

“There is nothing more rare, nor more beautiful, than a woman being unapologetically herself; comfortable in her perfect imperfection. To me, that is the true essence of beauty.” 
― Steve Maraboli 

I received this vintage floral top from S P A N I S H  V I N T A G E, and I can't get enough of it. The material is so high in quality, and I love the vintage touch of the cut and print. I paired it with my $4 thrifted coat (one of my favorite finds) and layered tee to complete the winter look. Check out the links below for quality vintage pieces from Spanish Vintage! 

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you all have a great week!
xx 

+ S H O P 
+ A S K 

12.10.2014

Stylish, Affordable Eyeglasses with Firmoo

Glasses: c/o F I R M O O | Top: F O R E V E R 2 1 | Sweater: B C B G | Necklace: c/o F I F T H & M A E | Polish: O P I (Gwen Stefani's Holiday Line)

So you could say I've got a bit of an eyeglasses obsession. One of my bathroom drawers is completely full of cases, and I'm constantly finding cleaning clothes throughout the house. I just love how different each one is, and being able to accessories with them definitely makes having a sight impediment a little easier. ;) 

I've been searching for the perfect pair of clear glasses for a while now, but none of them seemed to be right. They're either too thick, too big, too small, or too expensive. Then I found T H E S E beauties from Firmoo, and I knew they were perfect for me. I love their size and the unique tortoise pattern on the sides. The quality can't be beat, especially for the great price. And how great is that case it comes with? It's attention to details like that that makes me smile and keeps me coming back. Plus, right now, Firmoo is offering their new customers one free pair of glasses! That's right! Free. Find more details H E R E.

If you're looking for a new pair of unique, stylish, and affordable eyeglasses, take a look at the banner below. Have a wonderful day!
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