Introduce yourself! Who are you?
My name is Haley Lauren. I’m a twenty-something blogger and publishing rep. I live in Oklahoma with my gorgeous husband and our little Frenchie puppy, Winston. I love being active, drinking coffee, reading and writing, traveling, spending too much money at Target, and of course, obsessing over fashion.
Who would you say is your #1 inspiration?
My husband. He is one of the strongest and most caring people I’ve ever met, and he truly inspires me every day to be my best self.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
“Listen to Your Body.” I read this in a magazine years ago, and it changed the way I faced my body. I’m a health nut and a fitness fanatic, but this simple statement has always helped me when it comes to a balanced diet and a balanced life. Sometimes, our body is craving that ice cream, so listen to it and indulge; sometimes it’s saying go for the salad at lunch. Sometimes it’s saying to take a day off and rest, and other times it’s saying to get moving and hike that three miles. Being in tune with yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally is a great way to maintain your health in every way possible.
Have you ever had anyone doubt you? How did that make you feel?
Life will always be full of people that will doubt you, question you, criticize you, or just down right not like you. All you can do is control what you can control, keep a positive sense of yourself, know your worth, and at least for me, rock that “prove them wrong” mentality.
What message do you think every woman should hear?
Every woman needs to know that she is powerful and beautiful, without the help of anyone else. She has everything she needs to take on the world, and just by embracing who she is and taking care of herself, she has the ability to impact and inspire more people than she could ever imagine. Be a voice, not an echo.
What is your favorite thing about where you live?
One of my favorite things about living in OKC is that I can be outdoors almost all year round! I love going for walks, hiking, and being active outside, so shorter winters, warmer temperatures, and beautiful scenery are something that will keep me here for life.
What motivates you most?
I’m motivated by people, especially women, that aren’t afraid to be themselves and that refuse to let any label define them nor limit their opportunity for success. Empowered women empower women.
I’m very proud of all I’ve accomplished in my life, but I’d like to think I haven’t quite reached my greatest achievement yet. That’s what keeps me moving forward toward my goals.
What is one thing people would be surprised to hear about you?
I’m a WWE fanatic! My husband and I watch RAW and Smackdown every week, and Wrestlemania is our Super Bowl. We also go to live shows whenever we can. It’s not the most girly thing to be into, but the athleticism, strength, and work ethic of those performers is something I’ve always admired. Plus, Nikki Bella is my BFF…she just doesn’t know it yet.
What is something on your bucket list?
To attend Wrestlemania, of course.
What are your biggest passions?
My biggest passions are my family, traveling and seeing new places, and just truly living life in the moment and enjoying every day.
Where/When did your passion for fashion start?
I’ve always been a little fashionista. I used to dress up as the Spice Girls, or have my own runway shows as a little girl. I think my obsession with my Barbie dolls and their many clothes embedded fashion in my mind from birth.
How would you describe your clothing style?
My style depends on my mood: it ranges from feminine to athletic to professional chic to punk rocker. Mostly, I like pieces I feel comfortable in, that fit well, and that are versatile all year round.
What are your favorite brands and shops?
For fashion boutiques, I love Pink Lily Boutique and The Pink Room, a local OKC shop. For retail stores, my go-tos are Express, The Buckle, Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack, Dillards, and of course Target! For designers, you cannot go wrong with anything from Louis Vuitton, Kate Spade, or Michael Kors. I’m an advocate for shopping outlets and discount stores, because what girl doesn’t love getting great deals.
I’m loving the leopard prints, whether it’s a cardigan from Target or the purses from Kate Spade. I’m a huge fan of blanket scarves for fall and winter, and I’m also looking forward to getting out my faux fur vests in these cooler temperatures ahead.
Heels or flats?
As much as I love my heels, I’ve become a flats girl.
Who was your first style icon?
I’ve always thought Jennifer Aniston was so effortlessly beautiful and put together. I’ve idolized her style since “Friends”.
How did you first get into fashion blogging?
It was something that I got a lot of encouragement to do. I love taking photos and I love fashion/travel, so based on my Instagram at the time, I received a lot of feedback to start one. I’m still feel like a novice in it and am continuing to find my voice through it, but fashion and lifestyle seems to be my focus of FabulousandFearlessHLB.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration all around me, from the people I work with to my family to the places I go to topics I read about. There is always something you can learn and something you can apply to your current situation.
What is your best travel tip?
Pack Smart! As women, we tend to overpack for travels, so learning to pack with purpose is important. As a girl on the go that travels often for my job, I suggest packing pieces you can re-wear or re-style from day to night, and plan your outfits out ahead of time to avoid throwing in excessive and unneeded items.
What’s your travel style?
I go for comfy cute when I travel. My go-to travel ensemble is leggings, flats, and a tunic top covered with a motorcycle jacket and a blanket scarf.
Why do you love travel?
I believe in St. Augustine’s quote: “The world is a book, and those that do not travel read only one page.” I love to experience life and everything that the world has to offer. Life is too short to wear boring clothes or to stay in one place.
What destination is on the top of your bucket list?
For now, my top destination would be Napa Valley as a romantic trip with my husband. Maybe for our upcoming five year anniversary? 😉
More About Haley
Haley Lauren is a fashion blogger and publishing rep based out of Oklahoma. She also has a passion for fitness and WWE.
She enjoys spending her days with her Husband and their Frenchie puppy, Winston.