DKNY Sport

by Lauren Corbett


I’m baaaaaccckk! It feels good to be back doing what I love! The last time I published a blog post was on New Year’s Eve and I was talking about my business resolutions for 2019. Let’s just say I didn’t keep those resolutions. Haha. I hope to tell you why I took an 8-month break soon, but I will say that no one and nothing can take away from the purpose that God has for your life! When He speaks to you…listen (we will talk about this later).

Now, let’s discuss this outfit! Yes, I know it’s still summer and it’s blazin’ outside, but I had to take pictures in this tough fit! I found this DKNY Sport Logo Print Jacket and Reflective Logo Tank Top at Macy’s in July. Macy’s was having their Black Friday in July sale. Usually, I don’t shop at Macy’s, but I had a $25 gift card that I never used, so I decided to buy this cute active ensemble. I do not remember the original price of the garments, but I do know that my total came up to $60. In my opinion, that wasn’t too bad for a DKNY outfit. The jacket is great for when it is raining and it can be used as a windbreaker.

My black and white exposed seam leggings (similar) come from a little teeny bopper store at my local mall. These are perfect for those who are exercise regularly because they are breathable, stretchy, and comfortable. There are slit two pockets on each side as well. These pockets can be used for holding your phone or keys.

My 2016 Balenciaga Speed Trainer sneakers were actually my mother’s, but she gave them to me because they were too big for her. Let me tell you, these sneakers are so comfortable! There is another version of the Speed Trainer sneaker, which has a black and white sole.

Do you like this outfit? Leave a comment. Also, I am trying to experiment with my writing style for the blog. Do you appreciate my outfit described posts or encouraging posts? Let me know :)

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Fearless.

by Lauren Corbett


Right now, it's 4:00 am. I should be sleeping, but God had other plans...

Fearless. These pictures are about three years old. Back when these pictures were taken, I was so eager to start this blog. I would give myself deadlines on when I would finish everything and finally publish it, however, I kept pushing back those deadlines. Why did I keep delaying the release of something that is so great? Fear. Fear of the unknown. Fear of judgement. Fear of imperfection. Fear of opinions. 

Now that I have published the blog, do I still deal with fear? Yes. I mostly deal with fear of opinions. I am real and honest enough to say that my fear of opinions have caused me to second guess my decisions and actions. Anyone who has ever said that they don't care at all about what people think of them is lying. That is BS. Everyone cares about what others think of them to a certain extent. It is human nature. 

For 2018, I am determined to be less fearful and more fearless in order to live my best life. And just by publishing this post, I already feel less fearful. :) 

Slay Wear

1. Fearless jumpsuit (Similar)

2. Iridescent stud earrings (Similar)

3. Black and white heels with sneaker laces and transparent sides from a thrift store

4. Pearl and multi-colored necklace from my mother

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Independent.

by Lauren Corbett


Independent. I remember I told my mother a few years ago that I would be independent by 21 or 22. If not fully independent, then semi-independent. I somewhat believed what I said, but not completely. Little did I know, I was speaking it into existence. At 22, I signed a lease for my first apartment near my college. I've been living on my own for a little over a year now. Initially, I worried about how I would pay for it since I am only a student trainee at my job, but eventually everything worked out because I was still able to work while attending school. My mother offered to help pay for my expenses, but I was determined to pay for everything myself. While I appreciate my mother offering to help, I knew it was time for me to take on some responsibility. And the thing is... I wasn't afraid. I have never been afraid of getting older and taking on more responsibility or maybe I should say... "adulting." Yes, bills are a drag, but I like paying them because it shows that I worked hard to pay them. I wake up early in the morning to work, go to school, and then come back to study and complete my school assignments. This routine is draining at times and I get frustrated, but I love doing it because I know my hard work will pay off. 

Being independent has mostly been a positive experience for me, but sometimes I struggle living by myself. I am somewhat of an introvert, so I enjoy my alone time. However, when I am not preoccupied with work or school, I find myself getting very lonely. My boyfriend visits me on the days that he is off. Also, my mother visits me every other weekend and vice versa since we are only an hour away from each other. When they leave, I get a little sad, but I snap out of it after an hour or two. Other than them, I get an occasional text from other family members, but that's it. While it is easy to mope about being lonely, I can't do that because whose name is on the lease? Mine. Who is enrolled in college? Me. Who has to work? Me. Who has bills to pay? Me. Therefore, I don't have time to be sad.

In terms of money, the only time I ask for help is when my rent takes up all of my paycheck and I don't have any money from the last one left to pay for things like school parking, gas, or groceries. I've gotten so self-dependent that I hate asking for help, but I know that everyone needs assistance sometimes. I just enjoy working for it. 

Do you live by yourself? If so, let me know what you like and don't like about it. 

Side Note: Ignore those shoes next to me in the second and third pictures. Those aren't mine.... lol. 

Slay Wear

1. Scarf Halter Top (Similar)

2. Black High-Waisted Shorts (Similar)

3. Silver Curb Chain Hoop Earrings (Similar)

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Liberated.

by Lauren Corbett


Liberated. That's how I'm feeling mainly because this is my first blog post. I have been working on and overthinking about the execution and brand of this blog for more than two years. I am a perfectionist, so I was not going to launch this website until I thought it was perfect. However, I realized that the more time I spent making everything perfect, the more I would delay the launch. Also, I started analyzing every detail of the blog that I wasn't having fun anymore. I was worried about how my family, friends, professors, boyfriend's family, etc. would think about my outfits and information presented on the blog that it resulted in me almost not having a blog. Can you imagine if The Fashtorious L.A.C. did not exist?! That would be horrible. I am glad that I finally let go of my perfectionism and realized that I cannot please everyone. There will be some things on my website that people will disagree with or not like, but I cannot worry about that because I am being myself authentically and unapologetically -- I am Lauren Ashley Corbett aka The Fashtorious L.A.C. 

Slay Wear

1. Ripped Denim Overalls (Similar)

2. Black Bodysuit with White Trim (Similar)

3. Call It Spring Iridescent Heels (Similar)

4. Rhinestone Hoop Earrings