It’s officially our favorite time of the year, fall! We’re so ready to grab our sweaters, vests, and jackets, but, sadly, if you live in the south like we do, it’s not cold enough for all those layers quite yet! VIEW POST
It’s finally fall, y’all! Time to break out the boots, scarves and pumpkin spice lattes. We’ve got a lot of things on our fall bucket list, and luckily we have all of the gear to do it in style.VIEW POST
What do you love most about the fall? Is it the cooler temperatures? The gorgeous colors of the changing leaves? Pulling out your favorite sweaters and flannel shirts to cozy up in? We love all of those things and so much more about fall!
One of our favorite things this year is getting into fall decorating, because there are so many fun ways you can celebrate the season! Pumpkins, greenery, gingham and plaid… You name it, we love it! Decorating should be easy and fun, not overwhelming or stressful, so we’ve made it easy for you by designing your fall table scape this year!
We created our own unique table that was inexpensive and easy to set up! Using pumpkins from our local pumpkin patch for the centerpieces, we also included some dark fall greenery and white candles to set the scene! Mix that with some white and gold dishes and amber glassware to create the perfect fall table!
How do you decorate for fall? Let us know in the comments below, and share your fall style photos with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet
If you’re from the South, you’ve probably heard lots of strange phrases from your grandparents’ generation. Things like “slow as molasses” and “quit your lollygagging” were commonly used during their lifetime, and some people still use these sayings today. If you’ve never been to the South, hearing someone say that you’re “knee high to a grasshopper” would probably be pretty confusing, so we’re here to help you out, by sharing some of our favorite Southern phrases and their meanings! Read up, and let us know your favorite sayings that you’ve heard in the South!
“Heavens to Betsy!”:
This is a mild exclamation of shock or surprise. You may hear someone say this after a long day at work, or after a series of annoying mishaps.
“Well, I declare!”:
This one’s another exclamation! You’ll probably hear someone use this one when they’re surprised about a piece of news that’s being delivered to them.
“Quit being ugly!”:
Y’all may have heard this one from your mom or grandmother. “Being ugly” doesn’t refer to your physical appearance, but to someone who is misbehaving or acting rudely towards others.
“Fit to be tied.”:
When you’re fit to be tied, it means that you’re angry or agitated, “to be tied” meaning you’re joking about needing to be restrained. You may hear someone use this term after hearing some bit of news that annoys them.
“All gussied up.”:
To be gussied up is to get dressed up for a night out. You may hear someone commenting on another person’s outfit.. “Well aren’t you all gussied up?”
“Knee high to a grasshopper.”:
This is a strange one that isn’t used very often anymore, but it just means that someone is small physically, or very young.
“You’re a peach!”:
Last but not least, and probably the most common phrase still used today, is “you’re a peach”. This phrase is a compliment given to someone, meaning sweet or cute. You could also say you’re a “doll” or “gem”.
What are your favorite Southern sayings? Let us know in the comments, and follow along with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet
We love summer for so many reasons. We can go outside, visit the farmer’s market, have brunch in our fav spots, and go on adventures, all while getting a killer tan! We really can’t believe that June is already (almost) over, but you know what that means… Let the 4th of July festivities begin!
Independence Day is right around the corner, and we cannot wait! It’s time to pull out all of the red, white, and blue in our closets, gather up the sunscreen, and search Pinterest high and low for the best 4th of July recipes we can find!
What’s one of our favorite ways to spend the Fourth? A summer picnic! There’s just something about being outside on this holiday that has us eager as can be to celebrate with all of our friends and family! And what better way to do that than while sporting your favorite Lauren James outfit?! Wear your Liberty Shell tee with denim shorts, the Stars and Stripes bikini underneath a tank and shorties, or even a patriotic little number like the Star scallop skirt!
Summer is officially here LJ shoppers, and whether you are swimming at the lake, chillin’ by the pool or having a barbecue with friends, you’ll need an epic summer playlist to get you through the heat. We have put together some of our favorite songs of the summer that range from country to pop to rock and roll. And of course we couldn’t resist adding a few throwbacks in the mix. So kick back, relax, and check out our “Songs of the Summer” playlist on our Styled Sweet account on Spotify.
Sometimes it seems like there’s not enough hours in the day to do everything we want to do, and it’s hard to stay organized between work, summer classes, and spending time with friends and family! Which is why we’ve made it easy for you with this ADORABLE printable June calendar! Use this calendar to organize your date nights, lunch dates with your girlfriends, work meetings, birthdays and more, so you’re always making the most of your day! We even included the easy Goals and To Do columns so you can always be sure that you’re getting your tasks done!
Print out your free calendar from the link below, and be sure to share photos of you staying organized with LJ throughout the month! Tag us @StyledSweet and @LaurenJames! #StyledSweet
June Printable Calendar
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!! It seems like this time of year really flies by, with spring weather beginning to show up, all of the different activities going on, and the rush to get to summer as soon as possible! So we know how sometimes, it’s hard to plan ahead more than a few hours, much less a few days or weeks about what’s going on on your calendar!
It can be difficult to keep everything organized, which is why we’re sharing this EASY three ingredient drink recipe that’s sure to be the hit of the St. Patrick’s Day party you volunteered to host a month ago (and immediately forgot about until two hours ago)!
All you need for this drink (seriously, we told you it was easy), is a 2-liter of ginger ale, a tub of lime sherbet, and a can of pineapple juice! We just poured a little bit of ginger ale into the bottom of a milkshake glass, about a quarter of the way full, and added a dash of pineapple juice for extra flavor! Next, layer a scoop or two of sherbet on top, followed by more ginger ale and juice, and then topped off with the final scoops of sherbet! And of course you have to add the cutesy paper straws to finish it off!
Usually, this type of drink is made in a huge punch bowl, but we decided to skip out on the punch bowl and make personal sherbet floats instead! It was easier to make sure everyone loved their drink when they were able to add all the ingredients themselves! AND, it makes it super easy to customize the drink and change up the ingredients to match theme of your party, whether it be St. Patrick’s Day, a summer barbecue, or birthday party!Try out our recipe, or make one of your own and share it with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet
SPRING BREAK!! The weather is warming up, and we’re starting to have that spring break fever! Schools all over the country have started letting out for a week of fun and relaxation, and we couldn’t be more excited!
This year, we’re dreaming of warmer weather and fun in the sun, so whether you’re heading to Florida, California, or even the Bahamas, we’ve got the perfect spring break essentials for you to bring along!Check out these amazing spring break essentials, and head to the Lauren James site to grab yours now! #StyledSweet
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching faster than we can even blink, we’ve been bombarded with hearts, pink and red, and punny cards left and right! There’s so many different ways to celebrate this fun holiday, so we wanted to share how to throw the ultimate V-day girls get-together!
The one MUST for every Valentine’s Day party is sweets! We used strawberry wafers, pink rock candy, and white chocolate covered popcorn for the sweets for our Galentine’s party! We dipped the wafers and popcorn in the white chocolate and then covered them in pink, red, and white sprinkles to make it all festive and colorful! And we may or may not have eaten the entire bowl of popcorn in one sitting because it was so delicious…
To decorate, we got a little bit crafty and made some adorable XOXO and tassel garlands to hang up, and we’re obsessed with how they turned out! They were so simple to make, so we’re planning on making for every single occasion now! We also cut out some tiny heart confetti from tissue paper to make the table extra festive!
You don’t have to plan anything elaborate or expensive to make a party look totally put-together! We just used simple ingredients and decorations, and created our dream V-Day girl’s night!
Share all your #laurenjames and Valentine’s photos with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet