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Lust List: Monday-spiration

Lately I have been craving my old body back like you wouldn’t believe. I want to push myself in a sweaty muscle-aching work out. I want to feel what it’s like to sleep on my stomach or flop around trying to get comfortable without the effort of a thousand careful ninjas. I want to spontaneously online shop for the perfect oh-my-gosh-I-just-can’t-believe-how-beautiful-this-is jacket/skirt/blouse. And I don’t want it to have a stretchy panel. I want to climb hills and stairs without huffing and puffing. And I want to feel fabulous. Like really really fabulous. Because even though there are days where I do feel pulled together and confident as a big pregnant lady – there is no denying a lack of FABULOUSNESS due to functionality. I’m totally ok with it, there is a time and a place for everything! I just want it back.

So today I’m using the power of pinterest to share some of my lusty inspirations. Oh man… I cannot WAIT to wear something with a fitted waist, or a smart jacket that closes! What are your lusty inspirations lately? If you have a minute – leave me a link in the comments. I am always looking for more reasons to fashion-drool on my keyboard.

Flowy shirt, fitted waist. Swoon.

Flowy shirt, fitted waist. Swoon. Source.

Ethereal. Source.

Ethereal. Source.

Madly in love with this shape. Source.

Madly in love with this shape. Source.

I want to NEED to wear this. And if I can't find a reason I will throw myself a party. Source.

I want to NEED to wear this. And if I can’t find a reason I will throw myself a party. Source.

If wearing these out in public is wrong, I don't want to be right. Source.

If wearing these out in public is wrong, I don’t want to be right. Source.

There is apparently a black/white theme happening here... Source.

There is apparently a black/white theme happening here… Source.

Hides all kinds of sins. Source.

Hides all kinds of sins. Source.

Sweetheart, buttons, sheerness, red. Source.

Sweetheart, buttons, sheerness, red. Source.

I don't even have words for how pretty these are. Source.

I don’t even have words for how pretty these are. Source.

I can practically smell the sunshine in this photo. Lace! Purple! ahh! Source.

I can practically smell the sunshine in this photo. Lace! Purple! ahh! Source.

This is quite possibly over the top, but whatever. It's so far beyond a bathrobe and sweatpants I would wear this doozy to work if I could. Source.

This is quite possibly over the top, but whatever. It’s so far beyond a bathrobe and sweatpants I would wear this doozy to work if I could. Source.

Happy Monday everyone! I raise my 700th glass of water to toast a little day-dreaming and a lot of fabulous.

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Lust List: I Want All The Things Edition

It has been forever and a day since I scouted the internet for things I think are awesome-sauce. But now the streak will be broken with 8 things I think are ah-mazing and I want them all right this second. Oh being a grown up, how you thwart me so!! This bobby pin is too awesome.  I’m obsessing over the simple things and for whatever reason that means corks in white containers. Corks for the win. What I would put in this? I don’t know. but I want the whole collection. Where would I put it? That is far from important. Studs. Studly. Sea Foam. Why didn’t I think of this? I love this very much. I don’t even need a...

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Guest-Posting Lust List: Earrings

After my (little) large earring post, Eliza of candy_luminous (and of Australia, ftw) sent me a very excited email full of etsy links for earrings. She was not-so-subtly encouraging me on my accessor-escapade. I was already thinking of doing an earring roundup for any of you  wanting to spruce up your own collection (I’m assuming you all are much more accessorized than I am at this point), so it was the perfect timing! These are all of Eliza’s recs (after I scanned through her many, many links and picked out my favorites. A little round up of my own is at the bottom. Go Eliza!! These are so pretty, not at all boring, and would...

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Lust List Holiday Edition: Lauren’s 2011 Massive Gift Guide

The time has finally come! The Better In Real Life 2011 Gift Guide is here! I’ve scoured my favorite independent designer/artist/craftsman shops (etsy, supermarket, and A+R) for a well rounded gift giving-palooza that supports real artists, rocking it out in their homes as their day job and despite their day job. I’m sure there are other sites that put you in the shops of amazing jewelers, knitters, wood carvers, etc. but these are my personal favorites, and where I went when I needed gifts for my bridal party, gifts for professors, gifts for co-workers, and gifts for… well… myself. So! Whether you’re looking to...

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Lust List: Hair Accessories

Apparently all I can think about is hair. I’ve tried to mix it up with some cooking posts, and social awareness discussions, but can we all just be honest with ourselves for a moment? Hair is just where it’s at. Especially after you do something drastic. And, since most of the suggestions from the other day were all “VOLUME! And put something pretty in it!!” I figured a little roundup was in order. And I may run out before Saturday and pick something up. I wanted to get some options from target for a one-time-use (or 3 times, whatever) cheaper option, but they didn’t have any that weren’t for little kids...

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Lust List: Let’s Kitchen

I have been obsessed with the kitchen for the last few weeks. I don’t think anyone here is shocked by this. Last night we had an onion, potato, green bean, goat cheese scramble for dinner last night. In this house scrambles are our favorite way to eat veggies we don’t know what to do with. Are you sick of my vegetable talk yet? Ha! TOO BAD! No, actually let’s talk kitchen gadgets. Because shopping is still more fun than cooking. There are so many amazing dish towels, tea towels, or fancy cloth napkins running around out there. These I love because 1) beer 2) different shaped letters. They are simple, and fun, and perfect...

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Who the hell is she?


Lauren

I am a writer living in Seattle and I believe that life is a grand adventure and only boring if you believe it to be. Plus! You don't need money to have fun.

I live with my husband, a photographer by education and a maker-of-video-games by trade, and a baby named gabe in an apartment on the hill.

I am romantic about most things and I cry... about almost anything. I tell stories to entertain you, I spread stories to keep you in the loop. I am not a grammar freak, but I do know how to spell it. I am exceedingly proud of my scrambled eggs and I really could eat an entire pan of cupcakes. If I met me, I would be my best friend. I tend to be irreverent.

If you would like to chat with me or see what else I'm up to you can follow me on Twitter (betterinrealife), on facebook, or email me at betterinrealife at gmail.


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