NATURAL BEAUTY: I’m loving the Alicia Keys no make up look. Actually, she doesn’t wear makeup and if I looked like this – I wouldn’t either. I’m not a big make up person ever, but especially in the summer. I’m loving the simple summer dewy look and HERE ARE MY TIPS FOR A MINIMAL SUMMER LOOK…THINK HYDRATION!
HYDRATE the hell out of your skin. This products is the BIG BUZZ. It was just released, but since I work for the company, I’ve been using it for 3 weeks and I’m addicted. Hydrated skin looks so much younger. (Think Grape VS. Prune:) . This works on all skin types. For more information and ordering details on ACTIVE HYDRATION SERUM – CLICK HERE.
SUN KISSED CHEEKS: Cream blush gives your your face that sunny summer look. This one is Cremeblend blush in the color Posey from MAC. Stop by any MAC counter to get a color that works for your skin type.
GLOWING EYES: I’m not a fan of eye shadow especially powdery ones but I love these paint pots by MAC. My favorite color is Bare Study. They are cream based, easy to apply and give a very subtle color.
LASHES FOR EVER: Lash Boost naturally thickens and lengthens your lashes in 4 weeks. Mine are so long that I had to trim them. I had them dyed so now I don’t wear mascara – AHHHH…LOVE! For more information and ordering details – CLICK HERE.
LUSCIOUS LIPS: I’ve been addicted to this lip balm ever since I “won” it at a party (I actually cheated at a little game that we were playing #mynance). It’s what I wear everyday and makes a great gift also. Sara Happ – The Lip Slip. Sarahapp.com
Many of you know, 2 years ago, I became a consultant for Rodan+Fields skin care despite my complete lack of interest in skin care. Since joining, we are now the #1 premium skin care brand over all brands and price points in the US – that includes Clinique, Lancome and Estee Lauder. Ours sales in 2016 exceeded $1 billion.
The reason I decided to add this to my well edited repertoire of things I LOVE… is because these products really did change my skin which allows me to wear less makeup which I I LOVE – plus it keeps me looking younger which makes me feel younger and so on… If you wanna #gominimal give them a try. You can go to my website or contact me for further information.
CHEERS to an awesome Summer!
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“She’s my BEST friend!” I’m 51 – what exactly do you mean by that? To me, that means ONE as in BEST right? I mean there are not two BESTS? Is it just my diligence to grammar (HAHAHA) or my inability to understand the use of the term and its purpose? Anyway, isn’t saying that someone is your BEST friend a little odd? Young people say that everyone is their BEST FRIEND or BFF (best friend forever which means that no one will ever take the place ‘cause its forever – DUH! My daughter has 100 best friends and counting…)
Anyway, my suggestions for alternatives to “she’s my best friend” since we all agree it’s weird…
She’s one of my besties (I have so many friends they are all BESTIES he he)
Love her like a sister (I will pull her hair – welcome to the family)
She’s a dear old friend (country club chatter)
We’ve been friend’s forever (meaning I don’t like her but I’m stuck- fuck)
Bitches- love her (straight outta the hood)
So, I have a new BFF and her name is …. ALEXA! Yup. I love her. She sits in my kitchen and we chat all day… “Alexa play the weeknd I feel it coming” . She plays it. “Alexa, what the weather?” she tells me more rain! “Alexa, what’s the latest news?” She tells me the latest nightmares. You’ve seen the commercials – well its better than that. I love it. And GUESS WHAT – it makes the perfect Mother’s Day Gift !
Happy Mother’s Day to you all – watch my favorite Mother’s day video by actually one of my besties, I mean I love her like a sister, dear old friend, friends forever, bitches – love her… Stephanie – this rocks! CLICK HERE FOR THE BEST MOM VIDEO . Whose Mom ever says a bad word?
FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @laurastyleofficial AND watch for lauraschoch.com my new jewelry collection… you know – I don’t sit still:)
P.S.Love you MOM and my other MOM (SAL) you are both EPIC!
“Happy Birthday to a true original” someone wrote that on my Face Book page and I have to say, that is the biggest compliment to me (and I know they meant it as one).
Follow your arrows…it’s become my motto. I have it tattooed on my arm to remind me to always be true to myself, be original, color outside of the lines. Okay I know – back to the tattoo – so crazy for this suburban MOM. I’m sure that I was the center of town gossip for a least a week until some dumb bitch forgot that is was her turn to bring the snacks to soccer practice. I actually had someone at my country club say, “Oh you are the one with the tattoo” Hilarious dude- I doubt that I’m the ONE. Seriously?
So I did not steal this saying from Kasey Musgrave’s song, “follow your arrow” (but it’s a good one – listen to the lyrics). I say arrows (plural) , because I think we all have many arrows – explore them all, say YES, Dream BIG!
I designed a jewelry line called “arrows” – a great gift with meaning. I don’t have a website because I am too lazy to keep it up to date. If you are local – come to my event or stop into E Street Denim in Winnetka or e-mail me for some pictures. Whatever you do FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM @laurastyleofficial.
I’m thankful that you appreciate my originality and follow me. Happy Thanksgiving!
I would like to make back a little money on my clothes that I spent a lot of money on and wore once! Oh don’t worry miss Cherry Charity – I give a shit load away and plus I volunteer to do a lot of things that you’d never do. Putting a bag of your old clothes on your front porch doesn’t make you a saint! So now, for those of you like me – you are going to thank me for this one.
Have you ever loaded up your SUV with a bunch of kick ass items – hauled over to some resale shop only for the bitchy owner to turn up her nose and pick out 1 or 2 things that she thinks are FIT for her shop and they have to be perfectly clean and on hangers and in season and THEN then you’ll get paid on when they get paid! This is the biggest racket going. These owners own NOTHING. You are giving them their inventory and you get a crappy % of the sold price.
So there’s E-BAY which is a pain in my ass – let me write up a 100 word essay on this $20 item and take 10 pictures – no thanks!
INTRODUCING … POSHMARK. I fricking love this! Simply put – here’s what you do:
– Go to the post office and stock up on FREE mailing pouches
– You’ll also need tissue, and mailing tape to package your items
– Download the app to your phone
– Snap some pics of your items
– Upload them to your “closet” – and fill in the form which asks for a few things like color, price, description – very simple info – fill in the blank
– Once it sells they send you and e-mail “congrats you sold your party dress” and they ATTACH a mailing label- they had me at hello with this one!
– Wrap up the item and attach the label and put it out for your mail carrier
– You get paid into an account and then just transfer to your bank account or you can use the dollars to shop on Poshmark
– there are a lot of other features in the site to help you sell more – I want to keep it simple.
– you can sell any brands in any season – it’s your closet
You are welcome!
CLICK HERE to check out my LS BEAUTY page for an amazing offer just in time for the holidays!!
As I mentioned last blog, I’m a bit bored with fashion right now. Sorry not sorry. I need to be entertained or I start to drift (in all aspects of my life).
I don’t know what I’m expecting or looking for but I’ll tell you what it’s NOT…
The vomit inducing combo of dusty pink and mustard yellow…
A puffy coat over a dress or anything other than ski wear
(like some kid who heads off to church in a nice dress with their North Face jacket)
Shearling bomber jackets for the most unflattering look ever plus #hotflash
Ruffles… they are great for potato chips (period)
Statement CHOKERS – they started small but are going BIG for fall
Statement FUR – please stop me- I’d like one in every color please!
Statement EARRINGS – just bought these
Bags with a kick ass STRAP
I’ll let you in in a little secret, I’m buying a guitar strap and connecting it to a bag I already have! Cause I need another bag like I need a hole in
CHEERS to FALL!
I’m excited to get into my leggings and big sweaters to cover up a long summer of sin… which is slipping into a sinful fall and then comes the holidays – YIKES!
ISO means In Search Of, BTW. I did not know that but then again I thought LOL meant Lots Of Love (instead of laugh out loud). You can imagine my panic when I found out and remembered all of my Face Book comments… “so sorry about your grandma…LOL”. “Your cat lived a great life (or really 9) LOL.” Laughing out loud at how dumb I am (and trust me so are my kids!)
Anyway, I’m always ISO the perfect layering tops, which are great for this pre-fall season called “transition”. My current obsession is a great dark gray tee- clearly with a V-NECK or scoop (not a crew neck – we all know that right?) I buy them by the batch.
I love the simplicity – pair a gray tee with jeans, shorts or a long skirt and then layer a blazer, denim jacket or cardigan over them and of course some amazing accessories. (Of course you can get them in others colors besides gray – but gray is better) T by Alexander Wang’s classic pocket tee and Old Navy’s boyfriend tee are amazing. MY NEW FAVORITE is Z Supply’s pocket tee sold at E-Street Denim.
Purge the closet
If you didn’t wear it this season– get rid of it! Take stock and make a list of what you need for fall.
Purge the body
I tried that awful cleanse – I wouldn’t suggest that. I say just do a lot of fruit, veggies, water (and booze) and cut out sugar, dairy and bread – DONE!
Purge your skin
You know I love the Rodan+Fields REVERSE regimen – takes away all of the sun damage. CLICK HERE to read about the 60 day challenge.
P.S. Coming soon… Fall Trends 2016. WARNING – it’s a snoozer…not my blog – just the trends. I’ll need some extra creativity (wine) on this one!
This little package – o – grossness arrived today as I am set to start a 9-day cleanse on Monday! Everyone says “oh you will feel so good after you finish.” I feel great now, I eat whatever I want, drink like a fish, sleep it off and repeat. Let me be clear, I’m not doing this to “feel better” I’m doing this to get rid of the flab that has developed around my mid section from all of the things that truly make me “feel better”.
Inside these exciting containers are what I will be surviving on for the next 9 days and let me tell you they sound delicious.
- A powder that magically turns into a yummy “shake” by simply adding water AND ice. It’s a miracle!
- A jar full of “snacks” – my favorite snacks come in a bag and are called chips.
- Another powder thing called “cleanse for life” and it’s berry flavored but I will be cleansed “for life” so down the hatch with the berry goodness.
- A natural accelerator which are some pills – I’m thinking a take all of them day one and accelerate this cleanse down to a day or two.
First problem I see with this. No instructions – very annoying! Now I have to go download them from someplace. STRIKE ONE!
To follow my 9 days in hell – I’ll be posting updates on Instagram – FOLLOW ME @laurastyleofficial
SIMPLY STYLISH….This is how I am rolling these days. A few things OLD, one thing NEW, NOTHING borrowed (because I’m 50 and I don’t borrow shit from people. Girls, really?) and my nails always BLUE.
When you go simple, you can get ready in a flash ’cause it’s so easy. I love it when people ask me “what are you wearing tonight?” Um, It’s 8 am – I will know what I’m wearing about 3 minutes before I am walking out the door. Side bar and HUGE pet peeve… When someone asks you what you are wearing and you say… “probably jeans” and then you decide to wear a dress and you show up and they spend the rest of the night nagging the shit out of you… “you said you were wearing jeans”, “I feel so under dressed”. BITCH, I CHANGED MY MIND!
My tips for going SIMPLE:
1. You can NEVER have enough black and white tops. EVER!
Do not be that person who finds a kick ass white blouse and doesn’t buy it “because I already have a white blouse” WHAT? So instead you buy some ugly AF print thing that you never wear “BECAUSE IT WAS ON SALE” (#anotherpetpeeve) And a shout out to those who say “I can’t wear black” in a super whiny voice – HAHAHA – you have no idea what you are talking about!
2. If you love a denim brand – STICK WITH IT!
Why in the hell would you torture yourself with trying on 100’s of pairs of jeans when you know for a fact that your favorite brands are X and X. Just get another pair- you can even buy them online and you know they will fit- DUH! My favorites are FRAME and 7 FOR ALL MANKIND – fyi!
3. I LOVE DRESSES.
What could be easier than a dress? It’s one thing and it matches . Just whip it on, grab a jean jacket as a topper and a necklace and off you go!
4. Have a STATEMENT item.
People who have GREAT accessories get all the oooh’s and ahhh’s so put your money there. I love hats, vintage anything , a unique bag, kick ass jewelry and anything furry or leather! Things that DO NOT COUNT as statement pieces… name brand bags – your PRADA bag – useful not interesting. A print scarf – keeps your neck warm – that’s it. TIFFANY jewelry that everyone else has – nope!
5. PURGE and AVOID SALES.
Keep your closet cleaned of items that you don’t wear- just get rid of them- it will be okay- let it go! And now for my annual SIDEWALK SALE WARNING… My rule: Do not buy anything that you would not pay full price for. You need to love it that much. It should be like this…” OMG – I love this jacket. I can’t believe it’s on sale- what a bonus”. It should NOT be like this… “HMMM would I wear this? I hate red but this is kind of a good red right? Wouldn’t I wear this to um maybe a holiday party or on Valentine’s Day? I mean geez it WAS $200 and now it’s only $ 50 – that’s a great deal for such an… um… interesting looking top- right? Maybe I’ll ask the random people around me what they think.” Walk away and go get some free popcorn at the bank!
In my photo:
Necklace- LS Designs- Kick ass huh?
White Pants – Hard Tail – at Londo Mondo Winnetka (Love that shop!)
Black Slip Top – Aritzia – I have 5 black and 5 white
Buckle Bracelet – Vintage
Bag – Meghan – talk about a statement! Oh, and it’s 10 years old