This blog is thoughtfully curated by Lauren Afghahi Stack, a fashion stylist, lifestyle blogger, and owner of Patina + Peonies Gift + Flower Shop. 

Lauren was born and raised in Midland, Texas where she attended Trinity School of Midland. Lauren was a gymnast winning the State Champion Level 10 title + competing in the Junior Olympics twice (notably at Disney World). After leaving gymnastics in 8th grade, Lauren transitioned into competitive cheerleading where she received the All American title 6 times. She was a member of Alpha Cheer and Dance and won Back to Back National Titles. 

Post high school and a little stint at the local community college, Lauren went on to cheer at the University of Texas Tech. She graduated with her Bachelor's Degree in Business Marketing.

Born and raised in Texas, naturally, Lauren started her career at Neiman Marcus. Lauren worked in wholesale fashion for 7 years as an account executive and fashion rep for over 30 women's contemporary lines including Yoanna Barashi, Monique Luhllier, Jill Stuart, Badgley Mishka, Tracy Reese, Hunter Bell, Tart Collections and many, many more. She built relationships with over 100 speciality stores as well as Neiman Marcus, Tootsie's, Julian Gold and Amazon. Lauren has presented and spoke on behalf of Monique Lhuillier at the Neiman Marcus concave event. Lauren worked with Rhonda Sargent Chambers in runway fashion and eventually had the opportunity to be a stylist at New York Fashion Week. Lauren has worked as a billboard stylist, runway production specialist, stylist for a number of local television shows and was a stylist for "Fashion Night Out". Lauren has also been involved with the Fashion Group International. 

After taking a break from the fashion world to be home with her children, Lauren found a passion for home design + luxury events. 

Her home has been featured by Pottery Barn Kids + Better Homes and Gardens.

Lauren's favorite roll in life is wife to Mitch and mom to Eli, Caroline Carlisle + Collins Claire! She loves the Lord + attends Gateway Church. Family is absolutely everything to her! She enjoys every holiday, reading the bible, traveling, fellowship with friends, designing events, floral design + home design. She is a sustainer from the Junior League, resides as the Chair of Junior Event at Stonebriar Country Club, is the Kindergarten coordinator at her children's school and recently has taken on the role as the Decor Coordinator from the Refresh Ministry Conference. 

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