Welcome to By Lauren M! I’m so glad you’re here!
About By Lauren M
By Lauren M features affordable style, beauty, and lifestyle tips for living your most stylish life. Although it initially began in September 2012 as a personal style diary under the name Fizz and Frosting, the blog has since evolved to include style, beauty, lifestyle, travel, and stories of motherhood.
I firmly believe that feeling confident and looking great doesn’t have to cost a fortune! My hope is that you will leave By Lauren M feeling empowered to own your personal style and will come back often to be inspired to try something new, whether that be a new outfit combination or lipstick shade!
Although I moved around quite a bit growing up (born in Tucson, Arizona and also lived in Richmond, Virginia, and Southlake, Texas), I’m now happily settled in Richmond with my husband of 6 years, Aaron, my three-year-old daughter, Layla, and our two dogs! We are also currently expecting another little girl due in August. (You can read our announcement here or follow along with my pregnancy updates!)
Having another child was a struggle for us. I was very open about my miscarriage and the loss of our daughter Grace at 21 weeks of pregnancy. Should you be struggling through a difficult loss, I hope I can be both a story of hope and a source of support! I recommend reading through my suggestions of how to support someone through pregnancy loss. Also know that I’m only an email away.
One of my passions outside of encouraging fellow moms is sharing my love of fashion. Whether you’re on the hunt for maternity outfit ideas, need the perfect pair of mom shorts, or love dressing room review posts, I’m your girl! I’m also a self-proclaimed lipstick hoarder. (Y’all my addiction is real.) You won’t want to miss my fav drugstore neutral lipsticks!
I am so thankful for the opportunities blogging has provided me. Not only has it allowed me to connect with other women in deeply meaningful ways, but I’ve also been able to work with brands that I have loved for years! Over my blogging career, my partnerships have included Target, COVERGIRL, Marshall’s, Kohl’s, Reebok, Banana Republic and more! I’ve also had the opportunity to contribute to popular websites such as Weddingbee.com and PrettyExtraordinary.com. Virginia locals also may have seen me appear on Virginia This Morning!
Want to work together? See how to contact me here!
You can also see more daily style inspiration on Instagram!