Her Conference 2017

July 25, 2017
Her Conference sponsored by KIND

Hi everyone! If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, you probably know that I was in NYC this past weekend for Her Conference! For months, I've been super excited for this event not only because of the amazing keynote speakers (Troian Bellisario and Aja Naomi King, I mean come on) but also because all of the panels were super interesting to me! I attended panels on marketing, PR, entrepreneurship, and book publishing; each one leaving me so inspired and with so many ideas!

Book Talk: Unfiltered by Lily Collins

July 22, 2017
Lily Collins' debut novel Unfiltered

I have been such a huge Lily Collins fan since I first saw her in The Blind Side about 8 years ago! That's kind of crazy to think that I've been a fan of her for almost half of my life! Stuck in Love is one of my favorite movies and I cry every time I see Love, Rosie. I wanted to read the book sooner rather than later, because in her new Netflix film To the Bone her character is struggling with an eating disorder which is something that Lily Collins has had experience with. It was important to me to read her story and gain some perspective before watching the movie, and conveniently one of my best friends, Allie, got me the book for my birthday (she knows me so well)!

Get Fit

July 19, 2017

Hi everyone! I've been super MIA from social media the past few days because I've been super busy with life, but I'm gearing up to go to NYC this weekend for Her Conference and I cannot wait! If any of you are going to be there let me know, I would love to meet up!

Sun(flowers) and Stars

July 14, 2017
Miss Lauren Alston wearing Stargaze Jewelry Solace Necklace at Sunflower Field

Welcome back everyone! I want to start off by saying that the inspiration for today's post comes from my girl Shannon over at Prep Avenue! In one of her recent posts, she shared some pictures from a sunflower field in Raleigh and she was kind enough to share the address when I asked!

18th Birthday

July 11, 2017
Miss Lauren Alston and friends at dinner

Yesterday was my 18 birthday! I had originally planned to post on my Instagram story and have a blog post up with some of the life lessons I've gained, but I was way too busy enjoying the day with my friends and I realized that I had hardly any advice. Instead, I wanted to share my dinner outfit with you and where we went!

How to Get Into Your Dream School

July 7, 2017

Hi everyone! As I'm registering for classes and packing my things into boxes, I cannot help but think about how blessed I am to be preparing to attend my dream school! While a large part of the college application process is about luck, there are also some things you can do to improve your chances of getting into your first choice school! In case you found this post randomly and don't follow my blog (which you definitely should) I'm going to be a first-year at Georgetown University this fall! Georgetown is quite a tough school to get into and I honestly feel so fortunate to have this opportunity!

Dressed In Denim

July 4, 2017
Miss Lauren Alston wearing a chambray off the shoulder dress

Happy 4th of July to all of my American friends! For me, the 4th of July has never been my favorite holiday because I'm always out of town at our family reunion and I never get to enjoy fireworks or festivities with my friends. Last year one of my friends had a cookout and I had a great time, but this year all of my friends are out of town this week (just my luck)! I think the plan for today is to finally see Cars 3 and have fun with my immediate family and hopefully make a fun dessert (I'm a sucker for those American flag pies)!

Sun Days feat. Warby Parker

July 2, 2017

Welcome back everyone! I hope you're enjoying the first Sunday of July because I know I am, the temperature in Chapel Hill is 90 degrees! Whenever it's this warm, I hate spending the day inside. I love going to get (vegan) ice cream, sitting outside with a book, or even just riding around town with the windows down (that was such a great rhyme). When it's bright outside, sunglasses are a necessity and my go-to brand is Warby Parker!
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