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Lauren Lefevre offers professional styling services and is a well-renowned fashion blogger, having made several trips to New York Fashion Week and being sponsored by Nordstrom.

Six Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

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Happy Fourth of July week! This is one of my favorite weeks of the year, and the fact that the 4th is on a Wednesday this year sure makes it feel like a full holiday week!

I am looking forward to lots of time on the lake, at the pool, eating my weight in watermelon and fresh guacamole, and celebrating with friends and family.

Here are some easy-to-replicate patriotic outfit ideas, all stylish, comfy and very festive for any Fourth of July festivities!

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1. Red or navy striped tee. If you don't own a great-fitting red or navy striped tee, this is the perfect week to snag one. Not only is this style tee a wardrobe staple for year-round wear, but it's one of the easiest ways to look patriotic! Simply pair a tee with blue denim or white shorts, jeans or a denim skirt, and you are good to go!

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2. White on white. If you have a pair of white shorts and a white blouse you love, pair them together! This look is crisp and classy, and perfect for day or evening. Just add a pair of red or navy earrings, or another red/blue pop color accessory to create a patriotic look. {This cute white Madewell pom-pom top is now on sale for $29!}

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3. Red romper or sundress. If you own a red sundress or romper, this is the week to pull it out! A bright red statement piece like this doesn't need much added! A simply white earring and/or a white or neutral sandal is all you need. 

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4. A red tee + denim shorts. This is an easy-to-create, yet very festive look! I love pairing these staples with white accessories, and adding a bandana is always fun!

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5. White sundress with red/blue accessories. A breezy white sundress is comfy and cool for any outdoor activities. Just add a hair bandana like I am wearing here or another red/blue accessory for a simple yet polished look!

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6. Gingham and denim. A blue gingham top with denim bottoms is another classic patriotic look, and one that can be worn all summer long!

Have a fabulous Fourth of July week! Be sure to check back here and also on Instagram @laurenlefevre for Holiday Sales!

Shop my favorite red, white and blue pieces here ::

Stylishly yours,

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The Mom-Friendly Swimsuit Edit

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This post is dedicated to all my fellow mama's and friend's who are rockin' one-piece swimsuits along with me this summer.

All I know is that I am SO thankful that the one-piece swimsuit is 100% in style and that there are SO many stylish, fun, flattering {and even sexy!] versions out this season.

Since I am curvy and generous-chested like many of you, I get lots of questions about my favorite swimwear. Here are my top five one-piece swimsuits for comfort, fit, flattery and STYLE ::

1. Becca Crochet One-Piece. If you follow me on Instagram, you may feel like I have beat this suit into the ground by how much I wear and talk about it! But it's just because it is SO DARN GOOD. I have heard from countless friends and followers, of ALL different body types that they love it, too. I own it in two colors, and wear a size small. Shop more colors options here. Also, the black version is currently 45% off!!

2. Ted Baker Ruffle Suit. This fabulous new suit-find is pricy, but worth every penny! The scuba-like fabric is thick, stretchy and flattering and the ruffles are perfectly placed! I also love the dusty pink color that has just enough pigment to make you look tan! This suit is almost sold out, but I also found a floral version on Amazon! Ted Baker's sizing can be tricky to figure out. I originally ordered this suit in a size 2 but exchanged for a size 1. I would definitely say it runs large, so I recommend sizing down! 

3. La Blanca Leaf It One Piece.  La Blanca suits are known for their flattery, and this one is no exception! I love the vibrant colors and embroidered details. This is a suit that feels like it "sucks it all in!" I am wearing a size 6.

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4. Trina Turk Off-the-Shoulder One-Piece. This Trina Turk off the shoulder one-piece is ultra flattering and prevents shoulder tan lines!! I got this patterned one last season, and it's still one of my favs. I am so thrilled it just came back in lots of pretty solid colors! I just ordered the solid red for Fourth of July! It's also available in about a dozen colors here. I usually wear a size 4 or a 6 in Trina Turk, and have a 6 in this suit so that the shoulders are comfortable! This style also comes in an adorable two-piece option!

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5. Trina Turk Short Sleeve One-Piece. Trina Turk is hands-down one of my favorite swimsuit designers, since her suits are so unique, flattering and vibrant! This is another favorite style from last season, that has just been relaunched for this summer in several solid colors. Two things I love about this suit is that it provides sun protection on the shoulders, which is perfect for long beach days AND that is is surprisingly supportive of large chests! This suit looks adorable paired with denim shorts as a cover-up, and looks like a top/bodysuit for a beach/pool-side lunch. I am wearing a size 6. It's also available on Amazon here and here.

I hope you love these suits as much as I do! It's always fun to hear feedback from you all, so always feel free to email me at lauren@editbylauren.com or message me on Instagram @laurenlefevre.

Stay tuned for a "Swim Cover-Up Edit" coming up later this week!

Shop a few of my favorite swim-accessories here ::

Stylishly yours,

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$1,000 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Giveaway

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway! I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to give YOU a chance to win: a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time to shop the Anniversary Sale!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter. You’ll receive one entry per completion. This giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada only and runs until 7/9. Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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Roadtrip to Nashville with Chevy

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Last week, our family had the incredible opportunity to roadtrip to Nashville with Chevrolet for the CMA Fest.

We drove a brand new 2018 Chevy Equinox from Atlanta to Nashville, and then drove a 2018 Chevy Traverse High Country around town once we arrived in Nashville. 

I learned so much about Chevy, both the company and its cars, and left the trip truly impressed by both!

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Here are a few things I loved about both of these Chevy cross-over vehicles ::

  • Both the Chevy Equinox and Chevy Traverse were surprisingly roomy inside...much more spacious than I would have anticipated. Our family of four + ALL our luggage fit comfortably inside the Equinox road-tripping to Nashville. My twins commented multiple times about how the backseat felt so big and comfortable! My tall husband also agreed. The Traverse is even roomier inside and offers third row seating!
  • One of the features my family and I loved most about Chevy, is that all Chevy vehicles are equipped with wireless internet, as well as Apple Play. This was a game changer for our family road trip, allowing me to work from my computer from the front seat while Mike drove, and the twins to watch their favorite movies and YouTube videos while en route.
  • Safety! I cannot tell you how impressed I am with Chevy's commitment to safety. I learned about Chevy's new Teen Driver Technology that allows parents to set a speed alert, a volume limit and provides parents with the industry’s first and only in-vehicle report card. As parents, you better believe I want to put my kids in a Chevy when they start to drive! It's pretty remarkable technology!
  • In addition to the Teen Driver Technology, I appreciated how truly "hands-free" and easy is was to navigate everything by voice, without distraction. I have driven quite a few "hands-free" and "voice-activated" cars and these two were the easiest to implement, by far! There is also a Safety Alert Seat, Collision Alert, Lane Assist and a Rear Seat Reminder every-time you exit the car. 

Last but not least, the stylish side of me LOVES two tone interior that was in each crossover. It's so pretty and looks so high-end and luxe!

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While in Nashville, we stayed at the one-year-old Holston House Hotel downtown. The hotel is beautiful, and in a walkable distance to so much, including Broadway/Music City venues and the Gulch. The bathrooms and showers are large and  luxurious. The gorgeous rooftop pool and bar are offer amazing views of the entire city, and was a highlight of our stay!

We dined with the Chevy team at Husk, which is a quant farm-to-table eatery, with on-site garden. Literally everything we tasted was fresh, unusual and delicious...and I loved that that the restaurant's building and grounds are full of so much history.

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The CMA Fest was so fun! Mike and I sat in the Chevy tent during the afternoon shows on the Riverfront stage and then got to hear several fabulous country artists at the Titans Stadium at night.

If you are on the market for a safe, stylish and reliable crossover, I highly recommend checking out the Chevy Equinox and Traverse! I am confident you will be impressed by the styling, safety and technology features like me!

Thank you, Chevy for an incredible trip! Can't wait to drive another Chevy soon!

Stylishly yours,

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