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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Trend Spin Linkup Week 5 - Red, White & Blue + $45 Marshalls Gift Card Giveaway!!

Parker Blouse // Lauren Conrad Blazer (save, splurge) // Tailor & Stylist Skirt c/o // Vieta Fashion Purse c/o // Coach Aviators (save) // Steve Madden Pumps via Marshalls (save, save) // Michael Kors Watch (save) // Marley & Lily Anchor Bracelet c/o // Apple of My Eye Spike Bracelets c/o // Stella & Dot Necklace // Stella & Dot Bracelets

It's official, I'm 30!  (Thanks Erin for adding that sweet banner on the collage!)  I feel like it snuck up on me (the last 10 years that is.)  I don't feel like it's been 12 years since I graduated, but I do feel like I've accomplished a lot of the things I've wanted to over the years.  This next year should be eventful - I will graduate with my MBA, finish my last CCE certication at work, and who knows what else is in store for Shane and me??  I don't know, but I'm definitely excited to see where the next 10 years take me.  = )  Everyone says your 30's are much better than your 20's, so this should be a fun ride.  = )  Shane and I will be going out of town Thursday and Friday to do some hiking one day and then go to a waterpark the next day.  It sounds like the perfect fun, outdoorsy but relaxing trip to me.  And on top of that, a 3 day work week!

Thank you so much for stopping by the Trend Spin Linkup with The Fashion Canvas and myself!  Today's trend is red, white and blue.  Show us how you wear it - a dress, denim, a tee or an entire outfit.  It doesn't matter what clothing item it is or where it's from; we'd love to see it.  Here are our top 2 chambray looks from last week. 

Featured Bloggers in Chambray

Next Tuesday's trend will be stars or stripes!  It doesn't have to be red, white and blue.  You can wear any color stars or any style of stripes.  Have fun with it!

Non-Boggers: All non-bloggers will be able to submit photos to We will then select one photo each to be our featured reader of the week on the day of the linkup!
Bloggers: All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 12:00am with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday! So grab the button and link up. = ) For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your 2 hosts and your cohost of the week - Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas and Mix and Match Fashion (the first 3 links in the linkup) and provide a link to the Trend Spin Linkup in your post or add the button below to your blog. Don't forget to stop by the The Fashion Canvas and Mix and Match Fashion to see how they wore their trend today. Then spread the word. Thanks, and I'll see you next week in stars or stripes!
Featured Readers in Red, White & Blue 
Jasmine // Victoria

I want to introduce you to some of my amazing July sponsors that have teamed up to giveaway a $45 Marshalls gift card to one lucky reader!  These ladies are genuinely sweet and beautiful.  I can't say it enough, but I have met some of the nicest, most down to earth girls through blogging.  Make sure to stop by and say hello to them and then enter the giveaway by using the Rafflecopter widget below.

Bri and I have been Instagram/Blog buddies since the beginning.  She is a wife, teacher and mother and still finds the time to run - busy, busy!  Bri likes to blog about her day to day life which includes her beautiful year-old daughter Ella (in the picture above!) and her husband and training for her second half marathon.  Bri loves shopping and also loves doing outfit posts.  Please stop by and say hello to Bri to keep up with her busy but fun life!
Miranda is a 20-something cat lady living, working and blogging in Houston, Texas.  She describes herself as any other girl with a shopping addiction who happens to just post her everyday outfits on the internet, but she is so much more than that!  She has a very feminine style with touches of edge and sass, and she loves to shop on a budget.  She also enjoys being a resident "everyday girl" with an average body size representing the non-model types of the blogging community which I completely relate to.  She is anything but ordinary though, and I think you will love her girly, fun style!  Please stop by and say hello if you get the chance.

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Today I'm linking up with Lauren and Tori.
Photography by Pea Pie Photography.


  1. I want that skirt. Love it so much. You look great as usual and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I turned 30 in April and so far, so good :). Have the best day EVER!

  2. Happy Birthday! A great one is thirty. You all look fabulous in your red-white-blues. Thanks so much for hosting once again!!

  3. Happy Bday!!! And I love this outfit!


  4. Making 30 look great, girl! The pop of red looks great with this look! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!


    The Pretty Pinhead

  5. That skirt is so pretty you did red white and blue so well.


  6. Happy Birthday Miss Laura! I am loving the link up this week - so much inspiration for the bajillion events we have this weekend!

  7. Happy Birthday Laura, and yes the 30's are better, so far anyway ;)Lovin' the skirt!
    Sheree xxx

  8. I love this outfit, you look gorgeous! The skirt is perfection and I'm all about the Stella and Dot too :)

  9. I had such a hard time with the big 3-0 and let me tell you, it was silly because 30's are fabulous! Happy birthday and enjoy the long weekend you have planned!

  10. I love your blog!

    And btw i came by your blog through BLOG BIRHTDAYS
    and that little bird told me..

    Love, The mind of an exchange

  11. Happy Birthday, Laura!! Being thirty this year hasn't been too bad ;) I love your striped skirt paired with chambray, perfect July 4th look!
    xo Bethany

  12. Love love your skirt! I was looking at one almost identical from Shabby Apple!!

  13. Hope I win!! I spend WAY too much money at MArshalls haha

  14. Happy Happy Birthday! I am loving that skirt and it looks great paired with the red jacket!

  15. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRLY!!! I hope you and Shane have fun celebrating! I need to buy your a birthday drink next time I'm in town!

    Love the red white and blue link up! Unfortunately, I don't really have a lot of red (and I totally forgot to pack what I do have), so I have nothing to link up :-(


  16. Hope you had a fantastic birthday! I am right behind you with turning thirty and I can not believe it!

    Love your 4th look! That skirt is fantastic!


  17. Happy birthday!! My 20's were great, but my 30's have been even better! I'm sure it will be the same for you! =)

  18. Happy birthday beautiful! You look so gorgeous! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  19. Happy birthday!! I love your skirt, so adorable ;)

    Kristina does the Internets

  20. Happy Birthday!! You are looking beautiful as always! I hope you have a fantastic celebration. :)

  21. Happy Birthday!! Great post today and thanks again for a wonderful link up :) Have a fantastic day!

  22. Lovely outfit - bright and crisp and you look lovely :)

  23. Welcome to your 30''s the cool kid club!! Happiest of birthdays!! :) And girl, you are rocking this look...on fire!!!

  24. Loving your skirt. So pretty!!!! Happy Birthday.


  25. Loving this link up so much! Looking amazing Laura!


  26. You girls all look awesome in your red, white and blue! LOVE love love that gorgeous striped skirt on you! And, HAPPY BIRTHDAY...hope it's fabulous :)

    The Other Side of Gray

  27. Happy Birthday Girl!!! Your outfit is my fave! I'm kind of obsessed with the skirt. And what?? You're 30?! There's no way...
    I'm linking up some white today...I'll have more red and blue in the next couple days :)

  28. Love your look! Happy birthday!

  29. Love your look!!

    I am totally inspired right now! I want to make a cute outfit in r,w,b, too!

  30. Happy happy birthday!!! Love the red, white, and blue!!! And all the ladies look great too!

  31. Happy birthday! Love the striped skirt -- you look fabulous!
    Heather from Friendship, Life and Style

  32. These outfits are amazing!
    Congrats on a great blog, I love it!
    I just followed you and I'm checking out your older posts. If you can, check out La Dolce Moda and if you like I'd be so honored if you follow :)

    La Dolce Moda

  33. I have a skirt just like that and always wanted to pair it with something red! It looks fantastic. :)
    Lindsey | Zip & Zeal

  34. I love your skirt and blazer and how you did your hair! So pretty! And happy birthday to you!! 30 is so not old; I turn 19 in two days and just keep reminding myself, "I'm not old, I'm not old, I'm not old." =)

  35. Happy Birthday!!! Love love love your look and have found so many great bloggers through your linkup. I hope you have an amazing year pretty girl.

    Chelsea & The City

  36. Happy birthday pretty Laura.....may you have many many more stylish years to come!!!


  37. Just linked it up girl;) Wahoo! Hope y'all have a great Fourth!

    Book of Leisure

  38. I so love this outfit! That skirt is perfect....I actually have one that is very similar haha

    Tiffany Ima
    Style Honestly

  39. Loving this skirt so much

  40. I LOVEEEE that you did a blazer of a aline skirt! i would of never though of it but it looks really cute on you!!

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