Please welcome Lauren of L.A. in the Bay!

Lauren is so talented at such a young age, it makes me wish I could turn the clock back 20 years and start all over again with her innate sense of style and knack for the blogging biz! I got to meet her in person at the Lucky FABB conference in March, and she is as adorable as she is savvy. On her style blog L.A. in the Bay, she has already enjoyed much deserved success, with more to come for this standout!

Hi there Small Shop readers! Lauren here from L.A. in the bay. So happy to be filling in here today on Erika’s fabulous blog! Today, I will be sharing with you one of the many trends that will be hitting the stores in the New Year – stripes!

Spring season may seem far off, but in fashion, the clothing always comes early. Spring 2013 Collections will soon be hitting stores sometime in February, and sooner than we know it color will be filling the racks. There were so many trends that debuted in the Spring 2013 Runway shows, but one of my absolute favorites was the galore of stripes. Stripes have long been a favorite of mine, so collections like Dolce & Gabbana, Oscar de le Renta, and Michael Kors were of course among my favorite. I love how the designer’s didn’t opt for just thin horizontal stripes, but also threw in pinstripes, wide stripes, and a horizontal/vertical combo of stripes. So many options – I love it! If you are interested in adding more stripes into your wardrobe come the New Year, see below for some of my favorites that are in stores now. XO

1. Tibi Variegated Stripe Pleated Dress $385 | 2. Kate Spade Striped Celina Dress $398 | 3. Joie Momsen Striped Dress $188 | 4. Paige Skyline Skinny Stretch Ankle Jeans $189 | 5. Dolce&Gabbana Stripe Full Skirt $675 | 6. Raoul Border Stripe Silk Shorts $295

Will you be adding more stripes into your wardrobe this season?

Thanks so much Erika for having me today!

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  • December 27, 2012 Reply

    Albertina || Mimosa Lane

    I love me some stripes. No matter the season!

  • December 27, 2012 Reply

    Lauren (L.A. in the bay)

    Thanks so much for having me Erika and for the incredibly sweet introduction.
    You’re amazing and such a gem!!

  • December 27, 2012 Reply


    Polka dots and stripes are my absolute favorite. I love LA in the Bay and am so glad you featured her!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  • December 27, 2012 Reply

    Caren Moore

    So glad that you featured Lauren today from lainthebay! I have been following her blog since she started and I especially enjoyed todays inspiration with stripes…

  • December 27, 2012 Reply


    I have a terrible weakness for stripes. I love all of these outfits. Thanks for the fun post!

  • December 27, 2012 Reply

    Comfy Cozy Couture

    Who doesn’t love a great stripe? They never go out of style and look great on pretty much anyone! I love all of her inspiration pics! XoXo

  • December 28, 2012 Reply


    I’m with Lisa on this. I have a weakness for stripes. I’m so happy you featured Lauren. She’s such a sweetheart with great style and a passion that radiates! Happy New Year, Erika!

  • December 29, 2012 Reply


    Those shorts are my fave – so cute!!

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