Outfits

Snow Day in Hunter Boots

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Winter Layers and Pink Hunter Boots // My Boring Closet

Boots: Hunter // Socks: Urban Outfitters (similar) // Tights: DKNY // Skirt: Gap (love this one, and this one, and this one)// Shirt: Gap (I love this option from J. Crew) // Sweater: Urban Outfitters // Coat: Victoria’s Secret // Lips: Glo Minerals

Having grown up in Florida and having spent five years in LA, I’m not exactly too fond of winter. I’ve definitely acclimated to it a little more since moving to Denver, but man it still throws me off when we get dumped on like we did this weekend! It’s so easy when it’s cold and gross out to just snuggle up in my sweats and my electric blanket and hibernate until May, but I don’t always get that luxury. So, when I have to be outside in the winter, my motto is: LAYER, LAYER, LAYER.

It is, in fact, possible to still look fashionable in the winter, it just takes a little creativity and some good winter staples to get you through. One of my favorite winter purchases are these Hunter boots. They make such a difference when you have to be out in the snow and the slush. Not only do they brighten up the outfit (and the landscape!), but they keep my feet warm and dry and I can run around without letting the snow slow me down.

Layering on the top and the bottom also helps because duh–you’re wearing more clothes! To keep your layers from feeling bulky, think light layers underneath and maybe something a little bigger like my sweater above as your top layer. This sweater is awesome because the lace detailing gives it more dimension and the illusion of another layer. Then, when you get home, immediately change into sweats, and that’s my winter survival guide in a nutshell.

brb…counting down the days until spring.

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Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Lace Crop Top and Wide Leg Pants // My Boring Closet

Top, Pants, and Shoes: Target // Jacket: Gap // Sunnies: H&M // Necklace: Baublebar // Lips: Smashbox

My mom’s look: Pants: Alice & Olivia // Shirt and Jacket: Stitch Fix

Denver weather is fun in that you never really know what you’re going to get. The old joke is that you can experience all four seasons in one day, and that is absolutely true! Growing up in Florida, we really only had 2 seasons: hot or not hot. So, dressing in Denver is definitely more challenging. I’ve learned to get more creative with layers, and I always have at least one jacket or sweater in my car just in case. Luckily, we had pretty decent weather on Valentine’s Day when my mom and I donned these outfits to go see Cinderella the musical. It was the perfect mother-daughter outing! Of course, we couldn’t resist taking a few photos in front of this bright yellow wall, and I thought my mom’s outfit especially looked great in contrast. Can you tell we’re ready for spring??

xo Lacey

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Love Yourself First

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it was only fitting to write about something that is near and dear to my heart…because it is my heart.

Black Skater Dress via My Boring Closet

In 2012, I started this blog. I was still living in LA trying to make it as an actress, but I was having such a hard time watching myself on camera and looking at photos of myself. I kept comparing myself to everyone around me to the point where it became an obsession. I never felt good enough. I was completely miserable. I would skip auditions because I would talk myself out of it before I even got started. I would see other people walking into the building and think, “I can’t compete with that!” I knew something had to change if I was going to keep on pursuing this career path, but even more than that, I knew the way I felt about myself was unhealthy. I wanted to truly be the happy, confident person I was pretending to be.

My Boring Closet began as a way for me to accept myself exactly the way I am. Taking pictures of myself and posting them online was one of the scariest things I’ve ever done. At first, I would take pictures and delete them all or trash photo shoots altogether because I didn’t think they were blog worthy. I didn’t even share my blog with anyone I knew for months! After a while, I decided to stop being so critical. I have posted tons of photos that I wasn’t 100% confident in. I shared my blog with anyone and everyone. To my surprise, some of my most popular posts have been the ones I have hated the most! Looking at so many photos of myself has really helped me to accept my physical appearance. I look at pictures and think, “yep, that is me!” And instead of criticizing every flaw, I am able to see the things I like. Things I love!

Black Skater Dress via My Boring Closet

We can talk about inner beauty all day, and it’s no doubt important to be beautiful on the inside, but loving the way you look is just as important because it’s you! Your body is the vessel that carries you through this world. It does incredible things for you! Just ask anyone who has been injured or who has suffered a physical setback. No matter your size or shape, the way you feel about your appearance matters. While there are many things we can change about ourselves, it’s the things you can’t change that actually make you who you are. When I look in the mirror, I see the “Riddle Nose,” which isn’t perfect, but it’s what makes me look like my family. I see a body that isn’t a typical model type, but I am lucky to be strong and to be physically capable of running and jumping and dancing. i am healthy, and that is what healthy looks like on me.

A funny thing happens once you decide to start loving yourself–people take notice and they want to love you too! Confidence is everything, and you can’t fake it forever. Insecurities will start to creep out in the form of jealousy, desperation, imitation, and other attention-seeking behaviors, and people pick up on those immediately. When you accept yourself as you are, you become more genuine, and people are drawn to that!

This Valentine’s Day, be your own valentine. Seriously! Whether you’re single or not, take a minute to notice how freaking amazing you are! Love yourself first, and everyone else will love you too.

xo Lacey

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Glo Minerals Makeup Review Plus Exclusive Discount Code!

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

Good morning! I am so excited to share with you some of my new favorite beauty products…glo minerals! Having very sensitive skin, it’s important to me to use products that are non-irritating, good for my skin, non-comedogenic, but also do what I want them to! I’m so glad to have found all of this in glo. The lovely babes at glo minerals kindly sent me these products for review, but all the opinions expressed in this post are my own! Keep reading to find out how you can save on your next order :) Let’s start with the base…

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

1. Sheer Tint Base Illuminator: I used this handy product as a primer. It’s light enough to be worn under just about any foundation, and gives my skin a nice glow without coming off greasy like some other primers/illuminators can. This stuff made me feel oh-so glowy and lovely! It also doubles as a highlighter- just apply a little to the top of your cheek bones and blend outward.

2. Sheer Tint Base: I tried this out in “golden,” which was a great choice for my fair complexion. Like the illuminator, this base was very light, but it still provided plenty of coverage. This is pretty much the dream, folks. As someone who doesn’t like a lot of foundation but still wants an even skin tone, I can tell you this product is IT. Layered over the illuminator, these two products are definitely a power duo when it comes to a light, everyday foundation.

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

3. Royal Lip Crayon in “Countless Coral” and “Regal Ruby”: This lip crayon is the best of everything–the coverage of a lipstick, the shine of a gloss, and the precision of a pencil all come together in the glo minerals lip crayon! The only thing I wish is that I had tried more colors! The coral is a perfect shade for daytime, and regal ruby is a deliciously vampy choice for nighttime or for a more daring daytime look.

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

Glo Minerals Makeup Review via My Boring Closet

4. Lipstick in “Socialite”: OMG OMG OMG this is my new favorite shade, hands down! I am such a sucker for a good shade of lipstick, and this one by glo minerals is now my go-to! It has just enough of a sheen to make my lips look full, and the bold pink shade keeps the overall look playful. Plus, this formula keeps my lips hydrated, unlike a lot of other full coverage lipsticks.

Now, on to the good stuff: glo minerals is offering a special discount code exclusively to My Boring Closet readers! Use promo code BORINGCLOSET15 at checkout and save 15% off your order. Treat yo self, babes! Visit the glo minerals website to order online, or you can call 1-800-232-0398 to find a local retailer.

Happy shopping!!

xo Lacey

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Black Joggers…Two Ways!

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Black Joggers…Two Ways! via My Boring Closet

Outfit 1: Pants: Patterns & Pops // Tee: Spiritual Gangster // Denim top: J. Crew Factory // Booties: Nordstrom BP “Trolley”

Outfit 2: Pants: Patterns & Pops // Top: Anthropologie (similar in red) // Heels: Aldo (similar) // Purse: Nordstrom (similar)

There are few things in life that make me happier than cozy, comfortable clothes that are also versatile enough to wear to work as well as more casual occasions. So, I was ecstatic to find these badass joggers at Patterns & Pops! The comfy yet put together look is not the easiest to achieve, so having staples like these black pants is a must! Today, I wanted to show you two ways you could wear these pants so they’ll take you to from work week to weekend seamlessly!

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