Dress-tivus For the Rest of Us: Day 6

Day 6 of Dress-tivus! Hope you are enjoying this as much as I am, and that you are successfully conquering your holiday shopping and parties.

This Milly dress would be the one I would pick to wear to my holiday party. Love the berry color, the metallic fabric, the V-neck, and most importantly the flared skirt! It’s so fun yet classic. I would just want to twirl all night long!

Milly Metallic Doubleknit Flare Dress
c/o Milly/Saks Fifth Avenue

Hump day! We got this week, guys!

The Only Lip Color You Need


I LOVE beauty products! It’s a borderline obsession. I can’t walk by a Sephora without going in, and I count down the days until my monthly Birchbox arrives. That doesn’t mean I’m a beauty snob. I do not discriminate against the drugstore brands at all. They allow me to try some of the trendier shades minus the guilt from overspending.

I’ve always been on the hunt for the perfect lipstick, and I believe I’ve found it in NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil. Yes, they are a bit pricey at $27.00, but for the quality, color, and durability they are absolutely worth it. These pencils are highly pigmented. A little goes a long way. Even though they have a matte finish, the application feels smooth and doesn’t dry out your lips like most matte lipsticks. The color stays put all morning even after drinking coffee. By afternoon it does fade, but instead of reapplying I put on some lip balm and it leaves a nice stain on my lips.

I have dark hair and fair skin with cool undertones, so I tend to go for the bolder, blue-toned shades. Right now I am currently rotating Let’s Go Crazy, which is a bright pink with a little purple mixed in, and Famous Red, which is a bright pink/coral shade. Since I’m very pale, they definitely brighten my complexion, and make me look like I’m among the living.

Don’t believe me? Go to your local Sephora and try them on for yourselves. You won’t be disappointed. They even have miniature sets if you want to test out 2 for $20.00. They also makes great stocking stuffers!



Hello!  I’ve wanted to create a blog for awhile now to showcase my writing, current obsessions and random musings, and finally decided to go for it.  Here’s to the Late Bloomers, is an homage to one of my recent favorite films, La La Land, and obviously because I’m a late bloomer.

My name is Lauren, and I live in Queens, NY.  I’m a writer, a lover of books, film, TV, podcasts, true crime, dogs, college basketball, James Norton, Jackie Kennedy, vintage jewelry, and all things New England except the Patriots.

My proudest moment was being sorted into Gryffindor via the Pottermore website, followed by a getting a selfie with World’s Greatest Guy, John Krasinski.

Look at my crazy eyes.   I don’t think I’ve been happier since.
 Thanks for joining me on this journey.  Strap in.  It should be a fun ride.