Lauren W.

Lauren W.:  Where do I start?  Lauren is the second mind behind the blog Necessary & Proper that’s based out of DC.  She’s easily one of the most unique influences among the “blogger circle” who really pushes the envelope instead of following what everyone else is doing. From traditional to modern to big city chic, her style hits on a number of different genres that makes it impossible to effectively define even with an unlimited word count.  Lauren was a ton of fun in front of the camera last week as she featured a simple black dress that was transformed though various layers and accessories.  Her authentic, bold, no-frills-attached style is reflective of her personality that makes Lauren downright awesome to be around.  For more about this well-dressed Washingtonian, be sure to follow her on social media or page through the blog.

“As I’ve gotten older, I have gravitated toward timeless pieces that can stay in my wardrobe for years.  None of the items in this post are new — which goes to show that timeless doesn’t have to mean boring.  I try to look for punchy elements within the classics – studs on black pumps, dramatic proportions on a camel coat – that’s what makes a look standout without ‘trying too hard.'”

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Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim (similar)  //  Blouse: Theory  //  Jacket: Zara (similar)  //  Shoes: Loeffler Randall (similar)  //  Tights: Wolford  //  Necklace: Nocturne (similar)  //  Bag: Chloé  //  Sunglasses:  Karen Walker (similar) //  Bracelet: Hermés