STYLE GURU BIO: Lauren Bates

January 6th, 2016 at 2:00am

Hey everyone! My name is Lauren Bates. I was born and raised in Hendersonville, Tennessee. I am currently attending Lipscomb University where I am a senior and plan to graduate this coming May. I am studying fashion merchandising with a minor in business.

I have never blogged before so I am very excited about this CollegeFashionista experience! I have always had a love for fashion. Little did I know I was going to be studying fashion in college. I am almost finished with school and I have loved every minute of it.

I am currently working at a small upscale consignment boutique in Hendersonville called Bloom. I started working there about two years ago and I have learned so much. Going into this job I did not know anything about brand names. I just knew that I loved dressing up but I did not care about the brand I was wearing. Well that has changed a lot in the last two years for me. I hate to say it but I am kind of a brand snob now (not in a bad way).

This outfit I am wearing is definitely one of my favorites. Last year I would have never worn stripes and plaid together but now everyone is doing it! Here we have a cotton navy striped dress from the Gap, an army green jacket from Anthropologie, a plaid blanket scarf and Hunter Rain Boots! For accessories I am wearing my Tory Burch prescription glasses, a gold watch with a white and gold bracelet, Pandora ring, my favorite ring my parents got me for my Birthday a couple of years ago and Louis Vuitton Neverfull purse.

I cannot wait to show you more of what I love about fashion!