As always, we're kicking off this Monday at full speed, the only gear our friend & fashion boss, Lauren Monroe operates at. This girl's not only LCLA's premier fashionista, she also juggles the uber successful Mimosa Boutique, an amazing family, and baby snuggles like nobody's business.
After years of transforming Southwest Louisiana beauties of all shapes & sizes in to style icons as well as becoming a new mom in 2016, Lauren Monroe has learned a lot about living a "wellthy" life. Last Fall Lauren, supported by her husband Scott + her incredible staff, hosted "Fashion Gives Back" which contributed 100% of the proceeds (totaling more than $20K) to "Hand to Hold" (a 501(c)3 providing comprehensive navigation resources & support to parents of preemies). Not only did the Mimosa crew take fashion to a whole new level in Lake Charles, Monroe headed up the event all while she was expecting baby Kipton, her 6 month old, #1 son.
Lauren is one fierce female who is serious about fashion, family, and fitness. We caught up with her to snag a few tips from her favorite gift store, the mantra she lives by, the juice that keeps her going, and more.....
Fave Lunch Spot: Luna Bar & Grill
Your LCLA "Uniform": Skinny jeans and a v-neck tee.
One word people would use to describe you: Driven.
What's in your gym bag: 1. Gold Swell Bottle 2. My jacket
Song you can't stop listening to: Can't Stop the Feeling, JT.
Mantra you live by: Work hard, look sharp, do what you love.
What you wanted to be when you grew up: A Popstar.
Fave gift shop: The Little Pearl.
Friend Date: I love game night at someone's house after a great meal.
What are 3 things always in your medicine cabinet? Hmmm. This is probably a better question for my mom.
1 Thing on your Bucket List: Going to Fashion Week in NYC and attending a show.
Favorite Juice: Green Machine keeps me going. I've also been known to obsess over Acai Energy Bowls.
My food philosophy in 1 sentence: Food is an important part of a balanced diet. :)
Cardio or Strength: Strength.
The best advice you've ever received: "Comparison is the thief of joy, keep your focus on your own blessings in your life".
Trending in LCLA: Everyone is loving off the shoulder tops, dresses, & rompers.
Current healthy snack addiction: Carrots with Almond Butter.
Simplest way to look great: Confidence! It looks incredible on every body type.
Best way you like to detox: Laughing.
Who or what never fails to put you in a good mood? Kipton Charles Monroe.
We love collaborating with local businesses in SWLA and everyone knows Mimosa tops our list of favorites so mark your calendar for July 28 when we take our bikes over to Earnest Street to clip in & rock out at Mimosa Boutique! Yep! you read right, we're doing a ride on site at Mimosa for a sweat sesh to remember with fashion, friends, a DJ and more. The event is live on the schedule so you know what to do.....book those bikes!
Also, the "Fashion Gives Back 2016" buzz has already begun. Believe it or not, Lauren and her FGB team are planning an even bigger & better show including a special guest speaker. The fashion event of the year is expected to sell out quicker than ever so save the date for September 29, 2016 and get ready to make your claim to the hottest tickets in LCLA!