Fall Edition: Stripes & Scarves

There are only 5 MORE DAYS OF FALL! But it already feels like Winter here in Portland, Oregon.

Going forward with The Burb Girl, a new vision is underway – one that aligns with the changes occurring in my life. After being enlightened on the harsh impacts fast fashion has on our environment,  I couldn’t help but reevaluate my role in it. As a young consumer trying to keep up with the ever changing trends, it is natural to buy into fast fashion – brands like H&M, Forever 21, Cupshe (Yes, all have been featured on my blog before, and yes, all have very cute clothes) are all fast fashion. There comes a point where the demand for new trends exceeds the capacity for ethical fashion. But you must know, despite what the media tells you, there is hope for a sustainable future in the fashion industry. You as a consumer have more power than you think.

There is hope. Here are some of the ways you can decrease your shopping footprint!

  • Consignment shopping
  • Local boutique shopping (also supports your local economy)
  • Online shopping with sustainable brands
  • Research on companies that are doing it right!

The outfit featured below was all bought locally and second-hand, not to mention it features in-style trends from this season. Comment below and flaunt some of your fashion friendly finds!

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Denim:

Helmut Lang – $97.50, Crossroads Trading Co. $27.50

Top:

Staccato – $35, Crossroads Trading Co. $16.50

Scarf:

BCBG – $26, Poshmark

Boots:

U.S. Polo Assn. – $15, Goodwill

 

 

 

Fall Edition: Rocksbox

Hello lovelies!

This is my first post of Fall, and my last post for about a week or so-I’m travelling to Peru! So enjoy this post as you explore my Rocksbox Fall collection. I can’t rave enough about this company and what they have to offer. So many great deals and surprises for their premium members! You too can join the party…

Some of the premium exclusive offers include:

  1. A personalized profile that caters to your style and taste.
  2. Receive a Rocksbox with 3 pieces to wear on loan based on your wishlist.
  3. Swap anytime to get 3 new pieces.
  4. Earn credit so you can purchase new jewelry!

 

Join me and thousands of others who are treated every month with a Rocksbox!

When you are joining the club, don’t forget to include my code ⇒ LAURENRBFF6 ⇐

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Summer Edition: Lace Ups & Basic Denim

The leaves have started to crisp into browns, yellows and reds. Soon enough your wardrobe will start to adapt to the hues of Autumn. As I wrap up this Summer, I see it fitting to include a taste of Summer with a glimpse of Fall. Fall is lovely with its seasonal flavors and beautiful landscape. So why not embrace this beauty that was gifted to us, and display it with style?

Below features an outfit with the very basics that you will want this Fall. From denim to a neutral handbag, you can’t go wrong!

Loving this transitional outfit from Summer to Fall? Shop the look below!

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Top: BP, $20.40

Shop: Nordstrom

Denim: Forever 21, $17.90

Shop: Forever 21

Flats: Forever 21, $6.00

Shop: Forever 21

Handbag: Merona, $34.99

Shop: Target

Summer Edition: Pink Leather and Blue Dress

Even though it’s still technically Summer, the weather here in the Northwest has seemed to flip the ‘on switch’ for Fall. It’s a funny thing living here in Oregon, experiencing three months of sunshine and then nine months of rainfall. This combination produces a beautiful landscape of vivid colors. From this, I have decided to draw seasonal outfits based on the display of colors Oregon has to offer.

The outfit featured below is all things Forever 21. Between the pricing and trends, Forever 21 has to be one of my favorite places to shop both in-store and online. I have found online stores produce better prices and styles. Some frequent online stores I visit are Romwe and SheIn. Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom and shop the look!

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Jacket: Forever 21, $37.90

Shop: Forever 21

Dress: Forever 21, $17.90

Shop: Forever 21

Shoes: Forever 21, $34.90

Shop: Forever 21

Summer Edition: Lace & Rompers

Soaking up these last few weeks of Summer and don’t know what to wear? Rompers! They are the easiest things to slip on and you don’t have to worry about the whole outfit. Because the romper continually makes its debut every Spring and Summer, it offers many options both online and in store. With its many options, comes some great price points.

As stated in my last post featuring two piece outfits-which can be found here-there are many websites and shops that offer these popular trends. Some of these shops include Forever 21Rosegal, and Cupshe. Summer is coming to an end and shops are ready to get rid of their Summer collections. Now is the perfect time to score on those popular trends that will carry over into next Summer!

Go check out the outfit featured below and shop the look!

 

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Romper: Cupshe, $17.99

Shop: Cupshe

 

 

Summer Edition: Two Piece Trend

Is it a dress? Is it a romper? It’s a two piece set! One of the latest and greatest trends that features a short and top combo. It’s so wonderful that newer trends aren’t just taking into account style, but comfort as well. These two piece outfits are all around amazing. Not only does this two piece combo complete one outfit, but each of the pieces can be featured in other outfits as well. Think of it as a three-in-one. You have yourself a packaged deal!

If you want more details on the outfit below, scroll to the bottom to shop the look. Some of the shopping apps and sites where I found my latest Summer collection are Cupshe, Tobi, and Romwe. They have some killer deals! Make sure you are always checking for discount codes at the checkout. Frequently these sights feature 25%-50% off codes! Enjoy.

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Two Piece Set: Cusphe, $19.99

Shop: Cupshe

Sandals: Tobi

Summer Edition: Button Up Skirts

As some of you may have noticed, this week’s featured outfit has the same gladiator sandals as before! Below I have provided the links to shop these lovely gladiators in case you didn’t get the chance in last week’s edition.

I can’t wait to share with you this week’s AMAZING find… a button up white denim skirt! This little skirt is so versatile, comfortable and just flat out adorable. Not only does this skirt have chic street style potential, but it can also serve as a swimsuit cover up. The front buttons make for an easy change into your suit!

Find out more about this outfit below! Quick links provided for your shopping convenience.

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Top: Forever 21, $8.90

Shop: Forever 21

Skirt: Forever 21, $17.90

Shop: Forever 21

Sandals: Forever 21, $20 (BOGO)

Shop: Forever 21

 

Summer Edition: Gladiators & Red Rompers

With some things, we shouldn’t pick favorites. But, when it comes to seasons or sandals or styles, it is t o t a l l y okay to pick favorites.  So I want to share with you two of my favorite things… SUMMER and sandals. Emphasis on the Summer because typically us Oregonians have to wait for Summer to bring out our lovely sandals. Summer is a time when the blanket of the sun wraps you up. You can expose those toes without feeling cold, and rock those skirts without getting goosebumps. Summer is the ultimate season in my wardrobe.

It seems like companies love to honor the season of Summer as well. Nordstrom has their Annual Anniversary Sale, Vistoria’s Secret has their Semi-Annual Sale and Forever 21 has their big BOGO sale (Not sure how often they do this, but it’s great and they should do it more). These are just a few of the big retailers that play a big role in the season of Summer!

The outfit featured below was discovered at Forever 21 featuring some items from their BOGO sale. Forever 21 as a retailer offers some of the most competitive pricing on new styles. If you are looking for a Brandy Melville shape but a clearance price, then Forever 21 is the place to be. Go check out the outfit featured below, and keep scrolling to SHOP THE LOOK!

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Romper: Forever 21, $14.90

Shop: Forever 21

Sandals: Forever 21, $20 (BOGO)

Shop: Forever 21

 

Summer Edition: Leather Skirts

I couldn’t be happier to say this… WELCOME SUMMER! In honor of the first day of Summer, it’s only fitting to bring out the neutral leather and crop top. This skirt may look like a million bucks, but it doesn’t leave a whole in your pocket! Nordstrom Rack is just a treasure chest filled with hidden treasures. Yes the line can be a bit overwhelming and yes it can be an adventure locating these items, but it is so worth it.

Check out the outfit below from head-to-toe so you too can look like a million bucks!

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Top: Topshop, $19.97

Skirt: Missguided, $29.97

Shop: Poshmark

Spring Edition: Rompers & Wings

Have you ever wanted to fly? Well I can’t guarantee that you’ll be able to fly in this romper, but I can guarantee that you will be looking fly. With chiffon as the material, it brings both comfort and style to those warm Spring days. The flattering detail of the seams separate the piece for more shape. It flows with its breathable material and disguises any insecurities. This romper is a fairy tale that comes to life with its wings and weightless feel!

Find your fairy tale romper today and shop the look below!

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Romper: Top Shop, $24

Shop: Lyst or Nordstrom Rack in store

Boots: Urban Outfitters, $79

Shop: Urban Outfitters