The New You & Lu!

Notice something different??? We have a new name! Welcome to the new YOU & LU.  Sometimes, change is necessary. It’s a sign of growth. A sign of hope. A sign of celebration. … and that’s EXACTLY why Lauren’s Lyst needed a re-birth. If you’ve been following along with me since the start, you’ll remember this space started solely as a personal diary documenting my quarter-life. Over the past year, however,…. Read more

Black and White in the Big Apple

I’m currently freezing. The Big Apple is not as balmy as LA, but the city is still on a style high from New York Fashion Week. One major takeaway from the shows I’ve been to? Hello, 70’s! Yep, they’re back. I’m seeing turtlenecks, bell bottoms, maxi dresses and fringe on the runways. Some designers are taking a bohemian approach, while others are maintaining clean lines. Regardless, style editors agree things are about to get groovy. In some not-so-retro…. Read more

Dressing Up Flannel

Let’s just call today Flannel Friday. Because flannel is having a moment. I never thought I’d be one to rock a checkered anything on a night out, mostly because the midwest girl in me still associates the pattern with something outdoorsy. But when you pair a flannel with leather skinnies and stilettos, there’s nothing outdoorsy about it. You can apply this to a lot of your comfiest closet staples. Wear them…. Read more

Looking Back on 2014

Happy last day of 2014! I hope you’re celebrating, whether it’s from your couch or a club. This year gifted me a lot of new experiences, from moving into my first home as a wife, to hosting a wedding show, to jetting out to New York Fashion Week. My favorite part has been sharing it all with you. I’ve always been deeply private, but here, you make me feel eager…. Read more