Introducing Your Favorite New Boutique


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So, without a doubt, one of the things I miss most about dorm life is the closets. Oh, the closets. When your wardrobe wasn’t in a good mood, you could just move on to the next one and suddenly there were new, wonderful clothes just asking to be worn. You hadn’t bought them, you weren’t tired of them, they fulfilled all your wardrobe needs. Oh, those beautiful borrowed closets.

My husband’s closet isn’t quite so magical, although his long-sleeve thermals are perfection on a cold morning. Theoretically. We don’t have cold mornings in Tampa. They’re just less hot.

So, for all of those of you out there that have no qualms about wearing other people’s clothes, this is for you. I’m tired of looking into my jam-packed closet and thinking, “I have nothing to wear!” And it’s because I have so many clothes that don’t fit or match my staple items. I have a problem of buying things that don’t fit very well. “I know it’s not petite, but it’s only $4.29!” No more. I’m going to be good now. But, I couldn’t let these perfectly good, often barely worn clothes go to waste! They’re still so good, I just can’t use them! But you can!

So, I created Lauren’s Closet. This will hopefully be something that I can keep adding to as I update my closet. I’ve tried to price things very reasonably, and if you purchase more than one item it will combine shipping to make that not much extra. If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know! I want to know that it makes sense and works for y’all. There’s a link on my sidebar that you can check back and see when I’ve added new things.

(If you’re local to Tampa/someone I see often, let me know and we can arrange for you to pick up the items free of shipping charges.)

Go take a look around! Even if you can’t afford to get anything, go take a look and see what you think about the layout and let me know.

Happy Thursday! Happy shopping!



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First Date

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Happy Anniversary, my love!


“Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.”


Welcome to The Petite Peach Blog! I’m so excited to join the world of blogging that I’ve fallen in love with in the last several months. I want my posts to include both the practical and pretty, the solemn and happy, the frugal and the occasional splurge.

My motto is finding the “better.” If you have a great cleaning product you love, but then you find out something you make out of baking soda and vinegar works just as well (and is cheaper) — that’s “better.” If you want to buy a new shirt but discover you can remake an item you already have — that’s “better.” If you are torn between fruit or ice cream — you get my drift. It hasn’t failed me yet. There are right and wrong decisions too, of course, but there’s a lot more that aren’t right or wrong, they’re just choices, and this aim of this blog is to help us all find the “better” ones.

I am a full-time wife, though I also happen to work 40 hours at a library. I love Moleskine, lace, Jane Austen, Target, cooking, photography, fruit, curls, and sewing, and my blog will include those and much more.

Let’s get started!