My personal style was always difficult to define for those who asked in my 20’s. But after years of rotating classics and trendy pieces in and out of my closet, I’ve really narrowed down and identified my style as eclectic feminine. I am an artist at heart, so a lot of what I wear is an expression of either my emotions, a current season of life or an intentional response to fashion trends.
Even with the sports and grunge trends taking over this season, I find ways to make them my own- making sure to wear my hair down and curly, accentuate my waistline or throw on a bold, girly lip color. What do YOU do to make your own statements and take your own spin to new trends?
PS this outfit TOTALLY reminds me of middle school. Anyone else out their experiencing a full on throw-back moment? Linked up this exact look (similar sweater because this one is sold out) on the @liketoknow.it app and about to share a TON of shoppable story posts. Also happy to share links when you babes DM me. Lots of love! http://liketk.it/2xprR #liketkit#revolve
Catching up on real-life. When things get crazy busy, I always try and remember to carve out time for friends, family and peace of mind. This means more evenings at home, dinner with friends and lots of outdoor activities (when the weather permits). ..
What do you do to maintain balance and recharge? Shop my look on the http://liketk.it/2xoMA app or head to my stories. @liketoknow.it #liketkit#revolve#revolvesummer#revolveclothing#lavendascloset#portlandblogger
NEW BLOG POST highlighting my first time experience getting Botox and fillers from Dr. Yan of @renew.aesthetic.clinic, a doctor who is known for her conservative work and subtle results. Head to my profile link for the full scoop! #ad#renewaestheticclinicportland
There’s a couple of things you have to know about me if you’re a new follower or just stumbled across this post. First off, I am quite natural when it comes to both beauty and food sources. I believe nature provides most of what we need in order to maintain physical and mental health. Secondly, I am of the mindset that it is better to PREVENT rather than recover or alter yourself when it comes to aging. That’s why I also incorporate carefully researched anti-aging products and services into my beauty routine.
Read more about the minimal filler treatment and conservative Botox I received with natural results. SWIPE to see an example of filler treatments to address under eye bags and dark circles. #SORRYIMISPELLEDCheek 🤦🏽♀️ #lavendascloset#portlandblogger#botoxfiller#juvedermvoluma
About to publish my @Revolve Week recap and already missing that eternal SUNSHINE. ☀️ #RevolvePartner Instead of dwelling on that however, I’m gonna share my top 5 favorite things about Fall. 🍂✨🍂✨🍂✨🍂✨🍂✨🍂
1️⃣ I love the PNW foliage. It’s stunning!
2️⃣ I love wearing layers and boots.
3️⃣ I love drinking all the hot drinks like tea, cider and cocoa.
4️⃣ I love the snow. (For about 3 days, ha!)
5️⃣ I love Thanksgiving and Christmas which are tucked right in the middle of Fall and Winter. 😜
What do you LOVE about the upcoming seasons? And PS I’ve linked up my recent look for you on the @liketoknow.it app. Give it a screenshot or head to my stories OR shop them all on the blog this week. http://liketk.it/2xmDn #liketkit#revolvearoundtheworld#lavendascloset#portlandblogger #
G I V E A W A Y 🎁✨ Been running at full speed this season, but now it’s time to slow things down at home with @ritualsusa.
Calling all Portland area locals!
To celebrate the NEW @ritualsusa Shop-in-Shop that just opened in the @macys at @washingtonsq, I’m super excited to do a Rituals Giveaway!
♣To enter, follow @ritualsusa and tag a friend who lives in the Portland area.
♣I'll be picking two winners to giveaway away a special gift!
♣Note: Prizes must be picked up in-person at RITUALS shop at Macy’s in Washington Square ♣Giveaway closes at 6PM on 9/15. Winners will be DM’d on Saturday night!
Never one to pass up a good snuggle session, me and Tobi took full advantage on our new @lovesac. Pictured here in Snow Owl Phur. 🐶💕✨ So excited that we have one of their stores in the Portland area now! Just head to @washingtonsq to shop their samples in person and put your new furniture together with one of their team members on site.
I definitely want to save up for one of their custom couches next! #lovesac#portlandblogger#lavendascloset#puppylove#dogsofinstagram
Had such a blast taking over #NYFW 🖤 with the @sheinofficial_ crew yesterday. It was so much fun sitting front row at the @oxfordfashionstudio show decked out head-to-toe in my @shein_us look. #sponsored
Head to the their SOHO pop up today (open till 7) or visit the #Shein site to shop my look! ✨ Don’t forget to use my code LAVENDA20 for 20% off!!! #SHEINtakesNYFW#lavendagoestonyfw
Outfit deets: Dress// dress180613723
Top// teemmc 180706707
Bag// bag180723622 #nyfwss19#nyfw#nyfwstreetstyle#lavendascloset#nycstyle
It’s day 3 after my first Vampire Facial from @renew.aesthetic.clinic and my face is PEELING beneath my minimal mineral makeup. I’m excited to see what it looks like by Monday though!!
The team over at #RenewAestheticClinic took great care of me and Luke for our first time experience with microneedling. It looks crazy gruesome mid-process (your face bleeds), but didn’t hurt too bad. The results are supposed to include faded acne scars, smaller pores and diminished wrinkles. See more in my stories or Beauty Highlights.
Wait for someone who hears music in the same moments you do. 🎶
It took me a long time to realize that loving myself or the inherent practice of #SelfLove was the key to being a great partner. It doesn’t matter who you meet if it’s the wrong timing or you’re not ready. 💔🤷🏻♀️
However, when you’ve worked through your internal demons and learned to truly love yourself, responding with grace, patience and kindness, you’re finally ready to be the best lover, best parent and best friend to your loved ones...
Luke and I talk about how lucky we both feel and sometime wonder out loud about what it would have been like to meet years ago. But we always arrive to the same conclusion, acknowledging and appreciating the paths we had to travel to become the people we are today. Instead of wishing for a different story, I realize how incredibly lucky I am to know this man, to have found him at the exact day and moment we were destined to meet. I’m so grateful to call him mine, this stunningly kind, humble and honest soul. I’m in awe at the fire and trials that he not only survived, but learned and grew from. I appreciate that his past has made him who he is today... just as I know mine has made me.
All of that to say, I truly believe in the power of LOVE. But a lot of us forget that the loudest voice and the greatest influence of our lives is our own mind and our own heart. So when we start there, when we foster love and kindness for our own souls, we begin a journey in the direction of so much unknown beauty... So much promise. Wishing that for all of you tonight my loves. ❤️💋 #LukeAndLavenda
📸: @hanaalsoudi 💛✨ #lavendascloset#cutestcouple#cutestcouples#couplesgoals#couplesgoals#couplesofinstagram#portlandcouples#portlandcouple
Portland is still smothered in smoke, so I’m throwing it back to last week when we were still enjoying some sunshine. ☀️🌴✨
Our air quality is pretty similar to our water and food sources in that it affects our physical and mental health. I’m feeling kind of sluggish these past few days, and struggling to stay on schedule. Just wanted to send a reminder out to everyone who’s in this smoky environment to stay indoors where the air is being filtered, make sure to stay hydrated and keep to your normal schedule as well as you can.
Looks like we should be seeing some rain soon which will give us a clean slate. 🤞🏼💕 Happy Thursday babe’s! #lavendascloset#portlandblogger#portlandfashion
You know when you’re about to hit the pool and realize you’ve got those little red bumps or even an ingrown hair? It always makes me want to throw on shorts for the whole day. 😩💦
To prevent this worse-case-scenario I’ve been using my favorite @europeanwax Smooth Me Wipes at least once a day. They clear up bumps and unsightly hair within a few uses and if you head to a local European Wax to pick up the wipes or Serum for the first time you can also reduce any bumps you already have. #StrutSmoothly#Sponsored
They’re PERFECT for travel & perfect for my sensitive skin with a lightweight formula made with the Narcissus Tazetta bulb extract. This flowering plant is known to significantly reduce the length of the hair shaft and eventually prevent hair growth. If you try it out definitely let me know what you think and don't forget - new guests get their first wax free! If you have any other tips for this intimate area, let me know in the comments below. ❤️💋 #EWCStrutSociety#lavendascloset#portlandblogger
Nothing is so bittersweet as watching your babies grow up into these incredible little souls of their own. I feel wistful for the times that Ella wanted snuggles & mommy play time everyday, but I’m also so proud of the kind hearted, whip-smart human she’s growing up to be.
Anyone know of a way to hold on to those precious moments (other than continual baby making 😋) ?!?! Kind of kidding, but seriously. How do I slow down time? #mommydaughter#lavendascloset#portlandblogger#familyfirst
Can’t believe it’s almost time for NYFW again. Just booked my flights for next month and realized I never posted all my looks from February!!!
Do any other bloggers get so behind they post events 1/2 a year later?!🤣🤣
We bring our own kind of magic. ✨
This shoot was special because like all of our shoots, Luke & I consider them bonafide dates. 💕We don’t have a ton of free time without our kids or work or other life obligations, so the time we spend together is very special to us. It’s why we try and honor our days off #together with only our favorite photographers like @hanaalsoudi who met us in the mountains and adventured through the trails to find our perfect backdrop. I’m so grateful that 9 times out of 10 we really luck out and get to create true magic with such talent as her. Thank you Hana!!