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If you have read my Facts About Me post you know that I am a true red head! November 5th is National Love your Red Hair Day and because of that I’ve partnered with Meg over at Gingy Love and we are chatting about our experiences with being red headed.

Growing up I hated my hair.  I think it was mostly because it brought attention to me when I just wanted to “blend in”.  In high school I started highlighting my hair blonde and by college you could hardly tell I even had red hair.

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As I have grown older and gotten used to the skin I am in I have learned to embrace my hair for the unique quality it has.  I not longer color it and I am not embarrassed when people compliment it.  I actually enjoy when people say something nice about it! I have learned to love when people call me a ginger… I mean my blog is named after it even!

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As a women we are so self critical of our bodies and appearance and I love that I can finally start to feel confident in my skin and proudly say I LOVE my red hair.  Growing up it wasn’t easy but now I realize that so many people struggle with different parts of themselves everyday and that we should all try to LOVE how different we all really are.

Also, can I just say we need a RED HEAD emoji like yesterday?!?!

If you are red headed or love someone red headed give them a big ole hug today and say I love you AND your red hair!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Fort Worth Favorites

It is been awhile since I touched on some of my Fort Worth Favorites [here are some of my previous posts HERE, HERE & HERE]! Hopefully you all can try these places out or already have and love them like I do.

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Food/Beverage

Yogi’s Deli: A Fort Worth favorite great food and great prices.  Our favorite is breakfast there because their bagels, French toast and coffee are stellar!

Fixture: Drinks are amazing and the food is top notch! Perfect date night! LOVE their patio!

Piatello Italian Kitchen: Their dinner is OUTSTANDING and a great atmosphere especially on the patio when there is live music!

Kent & Co: Great Wine at GREAT prices.

Melt Ice Cream: Their ice cream is OUTTA this world and the shop is ADORABLE!

Activities

The Happy Lark: A fun indoor play space for kids with a SUPER cute boutique up front!

Benbrook Library: They have so many great activities for children and adults! For completing the summer challenge with Tripp they gave him a free book! The staff is amazing too and I have met some great mom friends at book babies!

Shop

Adorable Boutique and Monogramming: Great selection of products and you can bring your own thing in and their monogramming is affordable with a fast turn around!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Fashion on the 4th

How is it possible that July is almost here!?! I LOVE fireworks [not setting them off myself though #whimpforlife]! I am ready for the holiday “weekend” and to enjoy a few brews and watch Tripp hopefully enjoy some fireworks! These are some of my favorite items for the holiday and guess what… all from Amazon because #momlife. Another plus?! Every piece is UNDER $25!!!

Earrings:

 

Hat:

Shorts:

Shirt:

Sandals:

SO many of these must haves are versatile for the entire summer! And of course you could wear the blouse on any patriotic day! What are your 4th must haves?

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Giveaway- Share the LuLaLove

I have chit chatted on here before how much I love my LuLaRoe! Well my girl Jenna hooked  me up with a free pair of Tall & Curvy Valentine’s Day Leggings to giveaway.  Below is how I styled them! Check out my Instagram on how to enter!

I love supporting my friends and local businesses! #GirlBoss

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XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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OOTD: Tailgate Edition

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Pregnancy style has been a little hit or miss for me lately.  I am at a really awkward point where I don’t really look pregnant…. just like I drank a few too many Coors Light. I’ve just been wearing some pieces that tend to be a little big on me and thats what seems to work right now.

This tailgate outfit had LOTS of layers because it felt like negative 10 degrees outside (at least to me it did).  I had been eyeing this vest for years but HATED the vinyl print one that was popular at a certain outlet store.  I found this one that is real stitching and got it monogramed for cheaper than what the outlet carries it for.

Scarf [Target]

Vest [MarleyLilly]

Sweater (Old) [Similar]

Jeans [Target]

Boots [Ugg]

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Some BIG news

Since I have been gone…. Lots has happened.  I let the blog take a little hiatus but I am back in action with some news!

 

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We are so excited for our newest edition.  Stay tuned for some exciting post about style, pregnancy and this big life change!

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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From work to work out

Athliesure wear is a fun trend right now in fashion and I am ALL about it.  With how busy our lives are I love that there are options of fashion that can take you from the office to the gym and you look good at both places! Plus, it saves time and money having clothes that serve a dual role.

So I partnered up with one of my favorite boutiques again Tiger Lily to help showcase athliesure wear!

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ALL tops [Tiger Lily]

Pants [Gap]

What do you think of this trend?

Make sure to check out Tiger Lily on social media:

Instagram

Facebook

Twitter

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Blazer Series: Part 2

 

 

Since I started this series I decided I should publish a little “How to” for blazers.  They are so versatile but sometimes that can be really overwhelming when creating an outfit.  So here ya go!

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Step One: Blazing it up. Find a great structured blazer.  If you don’t have one already I would recommend black or navy as they are very neutral and can go with many blouse options.

Step Two: Top of your game. A soft blouse/ t-shirt or sleeveless shirt to go under the blazer. For a more casual occasion I go with a plain t-shirt and for a dressier occasion a blouse. Feel free to spice it up with a pattern or a bright color! Just remember your shoes and accessories will need to compliment one another.

Step Three: A mean jean. A well fitting pair of jeans.  Remember jeans can be colored or regular.  Whatever you feel most comfortable in or whatever color is suiting your mood! I prefer a dark wash denim with my black blazer. It gives it that dressed up crisp look. But when I am going more casual a light wash jean is my “go-to”.

Step Four: Pump it up.  A nice pump really helps balance the jean and blazer look.  Gives you classy and edgy look. Go for a fun color (magenta) or pattern (leopard)!

Step Five: Bling, Bling.  A statement necklace is the icing on this outfit.  If you haven’t gone bold with your shoes, or top here is where you can make your impact.

Step Six: Show em’ what you got.  Have fun in your new outfit!

[You can also find this same ebay guide review HERE]

Blazer [Similar:Loft]

Tee [Old Navy]

Jeans [Target]

Pumps [Nine West]

Bracelets [David Yurman]

Necklace [Kendra Scott]

XOXO Gabbing Ginger

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Life Goals

You know some life goals are big and some life goals are small. Well my name is Lauren and I have a lip balm problem. My goal… completely finish one of my lip balms before buying a new one.

Here’s to hoping this holds me accountable.

 

Xoxo Gabbing Ginger