Outfit: emerald + sparkles

First I want to say thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a kind comment on my last post and to say a prayer for my grandfather. As you may have guessed, that is the reason I have been MIA these past few days. All his life, my grandpa was a hard-worker, determined, and even a bit stubborn. And even now at the end his personality is evident. :) It has been a truly rough week and may be a rough few days to come. Update: My grandfather went to be with the Lord at about 1:30am California time. I feel numb. I just try to picture the enormous smile on his face when he was reunited with my grandmother (they were married 50+ years). Earlier in the evening I had told him to be sure to give my grandma a hug and to tell her I loved her. <3 I know she got the message tonight.

Somehow it feels odd to post these pictures where I look so happy and carefree because that is not how I've felt this past week at all. I took these pictures a few hours before I got the news. On a lighter note, I absolutely love this sparkly, multi-color, sequin tank from Forever 21. It reminds me of the J Crew sequin tee that was not quite in my budget.  

Outfit: emerald + sequins

Outfit: emerald + sequins

Outfit: emerald + sequins

Outfit: emerald + sequins

Outfit: emerald + sequins

Green Blazer - Kohl's (similar, similar) / Sequin Tank - Forever 21 /
Ponte Pants - LC for Kohl's (similar) / Nude Pumps - Kohl's (similar)

Green blazer worn before here, here, & here.

A big thank you to Christina for featuring this post of mine on her Friday Link-up!

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  1. I'm so sorry to hear about your Grandpa. Will be thinking of you guys in the coming days as you make arrangements.

  2. I'm so sorry to hear about your loss girl. It's such a horrible thing to lose someone you have had in your life growing up. Prayers for you! And on a happier note, you look adorable. Rev. 21:4 "no more death, dying or pain". xo

  3. You are beautiful inside and out!! I am praying for you and your family. Your grandmother & grandfather gave you the most important gift: the value of unconditional love!! They have to be so proud of you, and will never leave your side in spirit! Love you sweet girl! xoxo, Steph

  4. First, I'm so sorry for your loss. Like you said, he's reunited with your grandma now, and happier than ever, right? Let me know if you need any help/support.
    Second, still totally in love with your colored blazers. I'm going shopping next weekend- hopefully I can snag one!

    xo, Hima
    Hima Hearts

  5. Love this look! You look so pretty. Your hair is gorgeous!

  6. I'm so sorry for your loss, but it does help to think they are with the Lord & never gonna be in pain or have to worry again. They had to be so proud of how beautiful their granddaughter is.
    I also wanted to tell you that your style is awesome & your hair is perfect!

  7. Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry for your loss. Just remember... he is with the Lord, in a place that is pain free and full of joy. You'll see him again some day!

    On a lighter note, I'm so happy you stumbled across my blog and led me to you. You have amazing style and are absolutely beautiful!

  8. Seriously, Lauren. You have the cutest blazers!! The top is cute, too. :)

    Life in the Fash Lane

  9. I am so sorry to hear about your grandpa. It sounds like you were blessed to have a fabulous one. You look great in this post. I love the blazer and the sequin tank. Stay faithful. Susan

  10. I am so sorry about your loss- I am so close to both my grandparents, so I can't even imagine what you are feeling. Peace be with you and your family, doll. Again, so completely sorry.

    xo, elle | Living in Color.

  11. I'm so sorry to hear about your grandpa, Lauren. You look absolutely beautiful in this pictures.

    Sending love your way!

    xo, Jessica

  12. Thanks for reaching out and leaving such a lovely comment. Great way of pairing the green blazer to match the sequins in the shirt. Green looks great on you!! =) Feel free to stop by any time.

    The Style Enigma

  13. The colors in this outfit are so pretty! I love your sparkly blouse!

  14. I'm so sorry for your loss! I've lost all of my grandparents now, and it is so hard. There is something so special about them. I'm glad you can take comfort in the fact he is with your grandma now.

    Also, love this outfit and that top. You look so fabulous!

  15. Oh honey I'm so sorry for your loss, keep in mind he's in a better place he will be watching over you.

  16. I'm sorry to hear of your grandpa's passing, but I'm glad that the blogging community has been there to support you. You look beautiful in these pictures! Thanks for paying me a visit, I hope you'll be back.



  17. My prayers go out to you and your family! Stay strong sweet girl!
    Claudia @ 256thriftshopaholic.blogspot.com

  18. I'm sorry about the loss of your grandfather. Prayers and blessings to you and your family.


  19. I'm so so sorry to hear about your grandfather. I lost my grandfather a few years ago so I'm familiar with the tremendous loss you must be feeling. Prayers and love to you and your family.
    And, on a lighter note, I just love the combo of that blazer and sequin top! Gorgeous colors, you look fantastic.
    xx Sarah
    sarah kate style

  20. So sorry to hear about your grandfather, praying for you and your family!

  21. i'm sorry about your loss. i know what it feels like. it's not easy but it will get easier, and the happy memories made me cope easier.

    rhea @ rheaetcetera.com

  22. Gorgeous outfit. I love the textural and color mixture.


  23. Love this outfit! Saw that top at Forever 21! So gorgeous! Your grandpa is in a better place :)



  24. Sorry to hear about your grandfather, it is always hard to lose someone close to us. I will be praying for you and your family! On another note, that tank top is fabulous on you! I love the green blazer over it!

  25. awesome sparkle top and nude pumps! way cute!


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