My Closet in Sketches was born after hours of playing “The Closet Game” with my most fashionable roommate— we raid one another’s wardrobes and dream up (mostly awesome) outfits from the depths of our stashes. Thusly, we devised the buzz word, “dig”, to refer to that one element that takes your outfit to the next level. Say, “you’re digging with those new shades,” or, “those crazy-ass wedges are the dig.”

I’ve been sketching clothes on the margins of my notebooks since I could hold a pencil; naming outfits ever since my best friend labeled a gauzy shirt and scarf combo “bedouin chic” before a trip to the Israeli deserts; digging through sale racks at bargain stores and thrift shops with my mother before I ever wore adult sizes. Figured, years of “practice” could be used to tell the tales of my ever-expanding closet.


  1. susan andrews
    Posted May 23, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Lauren: your new website is amazing and beautiful!
    xox Susan

    • Posted May 24, 2011 at 9:16 am | Permalink | Reply

      Thanks SUSAN! I’m so happy you like it :)

  2. Posted May 27, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    i loved your blog…its just something very unique!!!!love your style of sketching and presentation!will def keep coming back to check out your awesome stuff!

    • Posted June 2, 2011 at 9:50 am | Permalink | Reply

      Hi there earthymind! (Great name, btw). Thanks so much for stopping by and enjoying what you see! It makes me very happy to be embraced by the wordpress community :)

  3. Carmen Lara60
    Posted July 4, 2011 at 9:55 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, Lauren, as a graphic designer and illustrator I love the way you present your sketches and your handwriting! I check your blog daily and also love the way you show us how fashion works! Keep up the great work!
    Carmen, from Morelia, Mexico

  4. Kathy
    Posted July 12, 2011 at 10:50 am | Permalink | Reply

    I *LOVE* this website!! A friend forwarded it to me and now I’m hooked! Can’t wait to see what you have for tomorrow!!

  5. Posted September 13, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I just found your site and love it! I love your illustrations and your unique take on showcasing your outfits!

  6. Posted November 18, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Your blog is amazing! Such a different take on outfit posts. Really, really smart!

  7. TheFashionStudUncle
    Posted November 19, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Loved the video, so proud of the designer, desparately in need of a fashion consult!! Way to go!

  8. kelsey tyler
    Posted December 11, 2011 at 6:28 am | Permalink | Reply

    Dear Lauren,

    Over here in Ghana, I have loved keeping up with your illustrations, and cloth ‘meditations’. I’m so glad you are doing what you love, and getting support to keep this and your other creative pursuits going!

  9. Posted March 19, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Wow your site is amazing i just spent the last few hours admiring your sketches and being inspired by your illustrations. I teach fashion design in New Zealand to secondary school students and cant wait to let my students know about your blog so they too can be inspired to present their drawings more creatively. Thanks :)

  10. Alli Cain
    Posted May 11, 2012 at 9:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    I just found your blog via Refinery29 and have spent my off hours of the past week going all the way to the beginning. I loved seeing how your sketching and style has evolved. The way you mix and reuse things is unique and approachable. I love it! Thanks for your hard work!

  11. Kathy
    Posted December 7, 2012 at 4:20 am | Permalink | Reply

    Lauren, although we are a generation or two apart in age, your presentation of your style. vision, and fantastic
    attitude has made me a loyal follower.

    Stay true to your sense of self and never allow anyone the opportunity to knock you from your pedestal that you have so rightly earned as your place of honor to grace and design it as your own!

    As I tell my daughter, the world is so desparately calling out for more strong and gifted women like yourself!

    Thank you for allowing me to be one of your supporters on your creative journey!

  12. Posted December 30, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What do you use to illustrate/color your drawings?

  13. Posted January 2, 2013 at 7:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    your blog cool! and all your fashion items sketches are so nice…

    Would like to ask you if I can use some of your ideas/sketches for fashion idea. I’m selling online clothes! Will credit back to your blog. Hope you are fine with it.

    You are soo great!

  14. Posted January 12, 2013 at 3:47 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hey… Just wanted to say I love all your sketches, they are amazing! :D

  15. Anne
    Posted March 31, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Permalink | Reply

    Lauren love your sketches and your photography! Such a creative, fun journey through your blog!

  16. Tiffany
    Posted April 5, 2013 at 3:40 pm | Permalink | Reply

    What do you use to sketch and color in your sketches of your dresses and clothes?

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