Keep Going

by Lauren Corbett


I wanted this to be a part of my newsletter, but I think it is better to write it as a blog post because it can help anyone who is going through a tough time right now.

As you all know, I took a break from The Fashtorious L.A.C. During this time, I went through a breakup, death of a family member, and other things. All these events brought up feelings of sadness, anger, and confusion. Around that time, I felt that it was not right to post blog entries knowing that I was in such a trying time. But… I was wrong. We (creatives) create our best pieces of work when we are in emotional pain. Also, it’s therapeutic for our soul and we unknowingly help others with whatever we create. Trust me, it is very easy to get so caught up in our own emotions that we want to isolate ourselves and dwell on the negative, but we cannot do that. That is the devil’s way of stunting our growth. We must keep going and fulfill God’s purpose for our life.

While I understand that this is a fashion blog and the majority of my posts should be about clothing, I get more joy out of writing blog entries like this one. Therefore, I know that God’s purpose for my life is to encourage and empower others.

So… KEEP GOING despite rejection.

KEEP GOING despite your past.

KEEP GOING despite your present.

KEEP GOING despite self doubt.

KEEP GOING despite fear.

KEEP GOING despite your insecurities.

KEEP GOING despite judgement from others.

KEEP GOING despite heartbreak

No matter what you’re going through right now, just keep going because eventually, everything will turn out the way that God meant for it to be.

Outfit Details

1. Black Neoprene A-line Dress with Mesh Sides and Zipper Detail (Similar)

2. Black Crop Leggings (Similar)

3. Christian Louboutin Black Patent Leather Décolleté 554 100mm Pumps

4. Marc Jacobs Women's Henry Watch Quartz Mineral Crystal MBM3106

5. Silver Rhinestone Hoop Earrings (Similar)

Shoutout to my mother for letting me wear her Christian Louboutin heels and Marc Jacobs watch.

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Slippin' It

by Lauren Corbett


Yes! I am back! I know that I have not posted since February and I apologize for that. There were a lot of personal affairs that I had to deal with and you can read more about my break in my monthly newsletter. I really wanted to come back with new sections on my blog, but I just could not wait, so here I am! I will add new sections within the next few days. 

I have been wanting to shoot this look for a long time. Originally, I planned to wear a black and white baseball jersey, but I lost it. You would not believe that I my whole outfit is from the thrift store except for the jewelry. And yes, I am wearing an actual slip! You can't see it, but I tied the back with a hair tie to make it look like a fitted dress. I love exposing intimates on occasion (like New Year's Eve), but of course this look would be worn at night. It would be a little too risqué if I worn it during the day. 

What do you all think about wearing exposed intimates?

Outfit Details

1. Thrifted LA Dodgers Jersey (similar)

2. White Lace Slip (similar)

3. Ann Taylor Navy and Tan Leather Ankle Strap Heels 

4. Lexington Gold-Tone Michael Kors Watch

5. Gold Tone Spiral Coil Criss Cross Twist Michael Kors Ring

6. Gold Hoop Earrings (similar)

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Overachiever.

by Lauren Corbett


These pictures are more recent. Taken in late summer/early fall. 

Overachiever. As most of you know, I attend Virginia Commonwealth University and major in Fashion Merchandising. What you may not know is that I am an overachiever. I have always had a strong work ethic, which has resulted in good grades and a slew of awards (not saying that in a boastful way). While I believe my desire to succeed and do well in school is great, I realized that my well-being comes first and foremost. 

Last semester was rough, which is why I did not post as much as I wanted. I was dealing with teleworking full-time, attending classes where I was required to be a part of semester-long group projects, increase in rent, struggling financially, and etc. It was definitely stressful and I finally realized right after the semester that I took on too much. Every other day, I was probably crying or snappy. I finished strong though -- All A's and one B.

I am happy to say that this semester, I have a lighter workload and am more focused on my well-being. The reason why I wanted to write this post was to tell anyone reading it, please do not take on more than you can handle. Your health (physical and mental) come before anything else. 

Slay Wear

1. Fray-Hem Chambray Shirtdress (Similar)

2. MCM Large Stark Cognac Backpack in Visetos

3. Black Crisscross Leggings (Similar)

4. Two-Tone Blue Crisscross Sports Bra (Similar)

5. Lace Up Peep Toe Ankle Booties (Similar)

6. Gold Hoop Earrings (Similar)

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Get Your Head in the Game.

by Lauren Corbett


Since it is officially Super Bowl weekend, it is only right that I post throwback pictures of me in a sports jersey. I will always be a Redskins fan, but I'm rooting for the Steelers this weekend.  (NOTE: I just realized a day after publishing this post that the EAGLES are playing against the Patriots...not the Steelers. LOL! Correction -- I'm rooting for the Eagles.)

Get your head in the game. If you are a creative like me, then you are always trying to differentiate yourself from others and/or be one of the best in your industry. You look at other websites, social media accounts, marketing techniques, and etc. to see what you can do differently. While this assessment can be beneficial, it can also be time consuming and damaging. For example, you end up spending an unnecessary amount of time trying to figure out how your aesthetic is different than that of another fashion blogger. You realize that your time could have been spent doing something more productive like writing a blog post or enhancing your website design, basically anything that grows your brand. If you say that you haven't done this before, then you are definitely not being honest with yourself. Everyone has done it... I have! 

I have realized that when you focus on others, you lose the "game." You don't get the "Super Bowl ring." It's like when a wide receiver catches the football in a football game. Although he tries to make sure that he doesn't get tackled by those on defense, you don't see him studying all of the members on the opposing team during the game. He has tunnel freakin' vision. His goal is to get to the touchdown zone to score points for his team and ultimately win the game. 

Basically, what I am trying to say is that it is imperative for us to focus on ourselves in terms of our creative endeavors (actually...in LIFE!) or else we miss out on opportunities and our "Super Bowl ring" (success). 

Slay Wear

1. Women's #26 Clinton Portis Washington Redskins Jersey (Similar)

2. Oversized Tuxedo Style Black Blazer (Similar)

3. Worthington Black Pencil Skirt with Gold Stud Side Detail

4. Michael Kors Hamilton North/South Tote

5. Nine West Black Leather Pointed Toe Pumps with Ankle Lace Up Straps

6. Silver Cat Eye Sunglasses (Similar)

7. Gold Bangle Bracelet (Similar)

8. Gold Hoop Earrings (Similar)

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