1. ceecee
    February 13, 2015 @ 9:50 am

    Hi Lauren, this is my first time leaving a comment even though I’ve been reading your blog for a while now. I want you to know how very courageous you are for letting go and want to assure you that your best is yet to come. It’s not going to be easy because you have to put a brave smile on your face to cheer others and yourself up but keep smiling. The best kind of love will come when you least expect it. Happy V-day!

    • Lauren
      February 13, 2015 @ 10:17 am

      thank you so much for your sweet words!!

  2. coco
    February 13, 2015 @ 12:03 pm

    aww sorry to hear that, lo, hope you’re doing OK! if you’re ever in need of a girl’s night in (or out haha) lemme know!!!
    xo, coco | millennielle.com

  3. Alia and Noah
    February 13, 2015 @ 12:30 pm

    Lauren! I’m sorry to hear about you and George but this post just gave me more of a confirmation to love myself and put me first!! Although me and “you know who” didn’t have as many years on us (5 years to your 15) as you and George it was still a little difficult dealing with the break up. But I’m happier than I’ve ever been (minus the occasional bs I have to deal with) and you’ll get to the point where you’re just as happy and okay! 20’s are our selfish years and trust me it’s okay to be a little selfish! Don’t settle until you get what you know you deserve! I wish you nothing but the best! Hopefully we’ll run into each other again without the guys! 🙂

    Alia and Noah!

  4. Megan @ Lush to Blush
    February 13, 2015 @ 3:44 pm

    Love this post so much! You are a really great writer and that definitely shines through in this post. I have been where you are. I ended a 4 year relationship when I was 25 and felt so lost. But as you know, it was clearly for the best and I couldn’t be happier with where I am now. I’m so glad you’re staying positive and I have to agree that you seem to be handling it in the best way. What you already realize about the relationship is something most people take years (if ever) to realize. Cheers to you and I can’t wait to celebrate Galentine’s Day with you tomorrow!! Love you, Lauren!!

    xo Megan, Lush to Blush

  5. Megan @ Lush to Blush
    February 13, 2015 @ 3:46 pm

    Oh, I almost forgot. DAAAAAAAAYUMN (2 syllable damn). I’m obsessed with these photos and this look!!

  6. Judith Asuncion
    February 14, 2015 @ 4:55 am

    Love love this look!!! & that dress is as gorgeous as you!!!

  7. Wishes & Reality
    February 14, 2015 @ 3:17 pm

    Such a well-written post! This dress is incredible and you look beautiful, Lauren!


  8. Jenn
    February 14, 2015 @ 5:34 pm

    You look absolutely beautiful! That is such a perfect dress for Valentine’s Day! x

  9. Courtney @ Beleive in Style
    February 14, 2015 @ 7:22 pm


    Thank you for being honest. I love an honesty post, sometimes we don’t concentrate on the realness of a lifestyle blog. I appreciate when people are vulnerable on their blogs.

    First of all you look beautiful! But you are right, as women “me time” is something that gets pushed to the back burner. We are so selfless and consumed that we forget about ourselves, it’s seems so natural. Our relationship and the love we have with ourselves is what should be fostered the most – I know easier said than done. Once the obligations of life kicks in we loss sight of ME and try to balance the world on our shoulders. Take this time to make it all about you. Grieve and feel every feeling that comes with heartbreak because we have that physical and mental pain for a reason. You owe it to yourself to cry, smile, eat ice cream, watch Netflix, be in bed all day because that’s what Lauren needs. Don’t dismiss how you feel because that’s what will make you the women you’re meant to be.

    You will grow and flourish from these moment. Sorry for the long message but I wanted to share! Keep up your amazing work with Fashionably Lo. Being able to say goodbye takes more courage and strength then people think. Thank you again for sharing.



    • Lauren
      February 15, 2015 @ 4:30 pm

      Wow Courtney. Thank you so much!

  10. Lisa Coomer Queen
    February 14, 2015 @ 9:52 pm

    Aww that almost made me cry. You are super strong though. Just keep on forging ahead and you will be fine. And you look beautiful!

  11. Nila
    February 15, 2015 @ 7:12 am

    wow lovely

  12. Judy Thomas
    February 15, 2015 @ 3:52 pm

    This is such a beautiful dress, very classic!

  13. Ronald Gagnon
    February 16, 2015 @ 5:04 am

    I must say you have done a tremendous preparation for valentine’s day….no matter who it is for. Actually I wish I was 30 years younger, you would not only be smothered with more roses to offset that beautiful dress, but you would be treated to a very nice place to wear it. And if you can’t love yourself..how can anyone else love you?
    Just keep going young lady.

  14. Ivan p
    February 16, 2015 @ 11:55 am

    Wow you look elegant and amazing. It really fits you well..