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New Year, New You

December 29, 2016

Happy (almost) 2017! It’s a new year, which means new beginnings, fresh starts, and 365 days to do whatever you wanna do! Are you getting back in the gym for an upcoming vacation? Maybe your goal is to cut out soda or sugar or spend less time on your phone. Do you want to read a few more books in 2017? Whatever your goals for the year, you can achieve them all with dedication and planning!

Everyone has their favorite tools for organization and planning that help them stay on track. Here at LJ, we have two tools that help us boost productivity, nail deadlines, and streamline goal accountability!

Enter stage right, the LJ Planner and our May Book Journals! In fun prints and colors, these items are not only adorable, they’re extremely functional as well. How do you stay organized? We’d love to get your feedback on your resolution organization!

We asked Team LJCo what their number one New Year’s resolutions are for 2017, and we got some great answers! What are your top resolutions for the new year?! Share them with us below!

Lauren: My New Year’s Resolution is to stop sweating the small stuff!  Less stress, more gratitude!  I also want to travel more!!  My husband, Lance, and I never even went on a real honeymoon because we were in the middle of starting Lauren James so I would love to take some time to travel somewhere new at least once or twice in 2017!

Jennifer: My mantra is always “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” – Dumbledore. LIVE…..EVERY…..DAY.

Candice: My New Year’s resolution is To travel Hwy 1 with my dog! 🙂 (@the.fynnstagram)

Jordan: In 2017, my goal is to get out of my comfort zone (I’m not a risk-taker at all) and to read! I love reading and learning new things, so my goal is to read 23 books this year because I’ll be 23 years old in October!

Lance: My New Years resolution is to be more present personally and professionally. I think work/life balance can get difficult sometimes, but I’m a firm believer that there is time for both at a high level of attentiveness.

Katie: “Do less with more focus.” My resolution is to become even more organized this year and take more time to enjoy the simpler things in life!

Kayla: This year my goal is to be more spontaneous because it’s okay to not have every minute of your life planned out like I usually do.

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LJ Cookie Party

December 27, 2016

Lauren James Christmas Cookie Party
What’s winter break without all the sweet treats that people make around the holidays?! We can’t imagine a holiday season passing without sampling gingerbread cookies, homemade toffee, and lots and lots of anything chocolate! But maybe the best sweet treat of the season comes with the opportunity to decorate sugar cookies like a little kid again in your best tacky Christmas attire… Which is what we did here at LJ this year!

Friday, December 16th, was National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day, so of course we had to celebrate in the office! We gathered everyone together in their best tacky Christmas-wear, and we had a blast decorating sugar cookies with icing and sprinkles! It was definitely a fun team-bonding experience, and it gave everyone a little break from work so they could get into the Christmas spirit!

We think this may be a new Christmas tradition here at LJ! What’s your favorite holiday tradition that you partake in with your people? Let us know in the comments below!  

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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2016
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Merry Christmas from the Team LJCo family! We hope everyone is having a wonderful time with friends and family this weekend! Here at Lauren James, we are spending some special time to celebrate the holidays with family, but we’re excited to get back to work because 2017 is going to be the BEST year yet! We have so many exciting things ahead to share with y’all, but for now, we are sharing some of our favorite Christmas moments from this season!

Be sure to share how you celebrated with LJ this Christmas, we can’t wait!

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Holiday Party Glamour

December 23, 2016

Lauren James Holiday Party Style
What’s your favorite thing about the holidays? We love family traditions, yummy sweets, taking pictures at the square, and so much more! But one of our favorite things is having an excuse to get all glammed up for all of the holiday parties! There’s just something about the holidays that makes you feel like you need a sparkly outfit or jewelry, and the best part is, it’s always totally acceptable!

Lauren James has exactly what you need when it comes to dresses for all your holiday events this year! With so many styles and silhouettes to choose from, there’s a dress for every kind of occasion! So you can rock a flattering shift dress for your family holiday party, and then change into a dress with a full skirt and a dramatic bow for a holiday get together with friends! You could even pair a Boyfriend Flannel with a fun, party skirt! The possibilities are endless!

With all the parties happening around this time of year, it’s easy to get caught up in all of the excitement and forget to be grateful for everything going on around you! Showing up to your holiday party with a gift for the hostess is the best way to say thank you and show you thought about the work they put in for everyone to enjoy! Lauren James has tons of accessories that would be perfect to bring such as these custom May Book Journals or a cute Tumbler or Water Bottle! Add a bottle of wine or a holiday treat, and you’re set! And check out our gift-wrap blogs from this year AND last year to make your gift something special!

Share pictures from all of your holiday parties with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet

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Wrap It Up

December 22, 2016

There are two types of people that emerge during the Christmas season; Those that have had their Christmas shopping done for weeks (maybe even months) You know the type. They have all their presents wrapped neatly under the tree by December 1st and every Christmas detail has been finely tuned. Then there are those that frantically shop all the way up until Christmas Eve.

Which one are you?!

However you choose to do your shopping for the holidays, it’s always nice to have presents wrapped neatly under the tree for the admiration of others! Taking the time to thoughtfully pick out a present for someone and then wrap it shows that you really care!

We’re loving the trend of non-traditional colors for Christmas decorations this year. We’ll always be partial to the red and green, but it’s fun to throw in some bright colors to shake things up!

Today, our blog guru Jordan is sharing how she chose to wrap her gifts this year, and the colors are on point!

White and gold wrapping paper (from the amazing Sugar Paper collection at Target) provides a blank slate to add ribbons, baubles, gift tags, etc. to your gifts for a totally customizable look!

No matter how you choose to wrap your presents this year, be creative and make them special for those receiving them! Don’t forget to share all your Christmas fun with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet
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Lauren James Last-Minute Gift Wrapping

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Flannel Frenzy

December 12, 2016

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One of the best things about fashion is the way trends are recycled throughout decades and seasons. Something may be out of style now, but you better believe that we’ve found enough totally trendy gems in our moms’ (and even grandmas’) closets that we know eventually most styles will come back around eventually.

Flannel is one of those trends from the 90’s that we never want to go anywhere! We LOVE plaids, flannels, tartans, and gingham, and try to basically wear them year round. But during the fall and winter months, you can probably find us in a flannel shirt about 80% of the time! They’re so versatile and easy to wear: throw it on over leggings as a comfy top, wear it over another tee for extra layers, or just tie it around your waist to add some new dimension to your wardrobe!

The LJ Boyfriend Flannels are PERFECT for doing all of the above! In six different color options, you can wear it with bright colors like turquoise and pink, or dark fall colors like hunter green and navy. For this outfit, we styled the red Boyfriend Flannel with a red Scallop Skirt and a grey Texture Long Sleeve Tee. Add some fun combat boots or riding boots and you’ve got the perfect outfit for the cooler temps! AND to make things even better… The Boyfriend Flannel and all other Boyfriend Collection items are currently 25% off online, so grab your last-minute Christmas gifts now!

How do you style your Boyfriend Flannel? Share your photos with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet

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LJ Holiday Behind-The-Scenes

December 6, 2016

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Can you BELIEVE that there are only 19 days until Christmas?! This season has passed in such a blur that we can barely keep up! It’s already time for Christmas music, twinkly lights, hot chocolate, and all things Christmas (and we’re totally okay with it)!

Here at LJ, it’s so much fun getting everything prepped for the holidays and getting into the Christmas spirit so that everything looks perfect when y’all finally get to see it! Recently, we did part two of our Holiday 2016 shoot, and we’re so excited to finally be able to share it with you, but first, we wanted to give you a little behind-the-scenes sneak peek of how a Lauren James shoot really goes down!

We got to shoot at the Ravington, a beautiful new venue in our area, and can we just say… We are obsessed! If you’re in Northwest Arkansas and are looking for somewhere to hold an event, look no further! When we brought in all of our props and clothes, we were thrilled with how everything came together! We also got the most beautiful winter flower crowns from Zuzu’s Petals that were to die for! So here’s some fun behind-the-scenes snaps, and keep your eye out for our holiday pictures on Instagram now @LaurenJames! #StyledSweet

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Lauren James Happy Holidays Behind The Scenes
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Insider Access: Collegiate Edition

November 22, 2016

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This has been one of the warmest fall seasons that we can remember in a long time. We’ve loved that football games stayed warm and sunny, and we don’t have to bundle up every time we take a step outside! However,  a warmer fall also means less time for sweater weather (which we’re not so crazy about)! As bowl games approach, it’s FINALLY time to break out the cozy clothes so you don’t freeze to death cheering on your team!

This is where Lauren James comes in! We’ve been supplying you with perfect tailgate attire all season long, like the easy and versatile Tailgate Dress and comfy tees like the Vintage Tailgate Tee! A girl’s gotta have options, right?! So we’ve added FOUR new collegiate options to your gameday wardrobe that will keep you warm and full of team spirit!

The Collegiate Linden Sherpa, Rain Jacket, Shaggy V Neck, and Sweater Tee are all online now, so grab one before it’s too late! Be sure to share all your gameday pictures with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet

P.S. We know Thanksgiving is this week, and if you’re a last-minute planner, then you may still be looking for the perfect dessert to cap off the turkey and stuffing! We’ve decided to make it super easy on you! Here’s a link to our favorite pecan pie family recipe that’s sure to be a winner on any holiday table! You’re welcome!

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Hey There, Boyfriend!

November 15, 2016

It’s basically a fact that men’s shirts are insanely more comfortable than women’s tees. We’re not exactly sure why this is, but we know that it’s always tempting to steal your boyfriend’s t-shirts and try your hardest to not give them back.

We love the comfy, oversized fit of these tees, but still want them in a fashionable way, which is why we LOVE the LJ Boyfriend Collection! With several different options to choose from, this collection is perfect for a girl who loves comfort and style above all else. The Boyfriend Tee is lightweight and oversized, but perfect for the cooler fall weather coming in. The Boyfriend Sweatshirt is thicker than the tee, and it’s the softest sweatshirt you will ever own, we promise! We love the Boyfriend Flannel for layering over tees, or wearing by itself with jeans and booties! The possibilities are endless!

Have you grabbed yourself some goodies from this cozy fall collection? Share how you rock your Boyfriend Collection items with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet

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Halloween Throwbacks

October 31, 2016

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Happy Halloween, y’all! We’re celebrating at LJCO today with way too much candy (and even some fun costumes in the office)! To get in the spirit, we thought it would be fun to look back at some of the past Halloween costumes that Team LJCO has worn throughout the years! We asked everyone to find their best or funniest costumes from their childhood so we could share them with you, and this is what we found!

Lauren as a silver Hershey Kiss!
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Lance as a little pirate!
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Amanda as Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz!
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Jordan as a cheetah!
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Kara as Angelica from Rugrats!
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And Chase dressed up as a ghost! 
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What’s your all-time favorite costume you’ve worn in the past? Did you wear LJ this year? Share all of your best Halloween photos with us @StyledSweet! #StyledSweet