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Absolutely love that the weather is getting a little warmer here in New York, even though we’re expecting some early “April Showers” over the next few days!
I have this sweater in the black and the cream, and it’s definitely the perfect addition to your wardrobe for spring. It can be paired with destroyed denim, a flowy patterned skirt, or your favorite cut offs. Also, can’t get enough of these frayed cropped jeans from Forever 21! They have a little stretch to them, and hugs all your curves! These are so perfect for spring and summer, and are definitely a conversation starter!
Top: Open-Sholder Ruffle Sweater (20% Off your Purchase of $100+ with code: 0390)
Booties: Zara Burgundy Heel Booties
Lipliner:MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl
Manicure: OPI-Let’s Be Friends
Happy Spring to all my readers! It certainly doesn’t feel like spring here in New York. For the first day of spring, I figured only fitting to add some floral prints and bright colors to the blog! On trend for this spring, love the midi skirt. This Rose Print A-Line Midi Skirt from Chicwish is feminine, plus gives a striking pop of color and is great for brunch with your gal pals or a tea party inspired bridal shower! Below are some of my top picks from Chicwish and all are 20% off with code: SWE20!!!
Top: V-neck Sweater (Extra 30% off with code: VIP)
Ring: Gold ‘Love’
Lipstick: Saint Germain (25% OFF with code: MAC25)
Nails: Let’s Be Friends – OPI Gel (10% off with code: ENJOY10)
Happy Shopping and Happy Spring!
Happy Tuesday readers! Countdown to Friday has already begun for me. This past weekend I was visiting my beautiful mother in Charleston, SC. We had a blast – dinner and drinks, shopping and exploring, I love some quality time with my momma, but boy am I exhausted from such a busy weekend.
Looking forward to a weekend of relaxation. Here’s a sneak peak into my bedroom, where I will be planning to relax on all weekend — full of vegging, eating yummy snacks and watching countless movies! Wayne, Mr. Prince Charming, made a special guest preview and wanted to show off his outfit too! I’m so lucky to have someone who is so photogenic! 🙂
All details from my bedroom decor and our outfits are below — enjoy!!
XX, Creme de Lauren
My Outfit Details
Top: Only available online in Cream, I bought the black in the store. I ordered a small, but could’ve definitely sized down to the x-small if needed, because the sleeves are a little long on me. TODAY ONLY: 10% OFF EVERYTHING with code: 0400
Jeans: Old from Zara; similar: Here
Sneakers: Gold Casual Sneakers (Less than $25 and now 10% off with code: 0400)
Headboard: Murrieta Beige Upholstered Headboard (10% OFF w/ Code: SURPRISE)
Nightstand(s): Cityscape Grey Top Drawer Nightstand
Ceramic Knobs: White Ceramic Knob w/ Blue Leaves & Rosette
Throw Pillow: Similar
Faux Flowers: Old TJ Maxx; Similar Here
Wall art: ‘Home is Wherever I am with You’
Wayne’s Outfit Details
Shirt: Similar; Henley Shirt
EEK! Update on this shimmery, pale pink slip dress that was one of my choices for Valentine’s Day… it’s on SALE and available in most sizes! It’s been marked down to $24.99, fits like a glove in all the right places and the slit up the side is so sexy! Absolutely love this midi-dress for spring. Pair now with a black fur coat (as shown below) or in the spring with nude, strappy heels and a tan leather jacket.
Dress: Pleated Pale Pink Slip Dress
Booties: Zara Ankle Booties
Ring: Love Ring
Nails: OPI – Let’s Be Friends (Gel)
Lips: MAC – Angel
I hope everyone had a wonderful loving Valentine’s Day, whether you celebrate on the day or on the weekend, and whether it’s with friends, a loved one or your family! It’s so fun for Wayne and I to get dressed up and go to a nice dinner. This was our fifth Valentine’s Day together and boy, did he really keep me on my toes.
Early in the day, he texted me saying he couldn’t believe this was our fifth V-day together, and I really had to think about it, because I couldn’t believe it either. I can remember our first V-day, and how anxious I was to be going to Valentine’s Day dinner with this handsome man as his “girlfriend!” I had butterflies!!
This year, I had a work event and was able to head home early to work from home. As soon as I walked in the door, on our dining room table, was a HUGE bouquet of white and pink roses! I was so shocked!!! In the card it explained how this is such a special holiday today because it’s our fifth Valentine’s celebrated together, so he thought it was only fitting to give me five dozen roses – I was blown away and could not be more in love with these gorgeous flowers! So, this called for a blog shoot – Over the next few days, I’ll be posting the outfit I wore, and others considered wearing for my Valentine’s Day date night.
Bralette: Similar – Black Lace Bralette
Shoes: Similar -Black Heel
Nails: Gel OPI ‘Let’s Be Friends’
Lips: MAC Saint Germain
Valentine’s Day could quite possibly be one of my favorite holidays: I love all the pink, flowers, hearts, sweets, glitter, and champagne. I decided to do today’s posting as a guide to having the perfect Valentine’s Day, or Galentine’s Day, if you’re celebrating with your girls!
Below are some of my favorite’s to creating the perfect Valentine’s Day look and gift guide for your special night on the town. If you couldn’t tell, I don’t think I could do Valentine’s Day without a touch of pink, ruffles and frills! Happy Reading, and Shopping!
Xx, Creme de Lauren
V-day Outfit Selection (linked from top left to bottom right):
- Pink Satin Dress
- Floral Ruffle Wrap Dress
- Pink Pleated Maxi Open Back Dress
- Pale Pink Smock Dress with Frill Detail
- Velvet Metallic Drape Open Back Midi Dress
- Pink Pleated Midi Skirt (Pair with #7 Ruffled Top)
- Pale Pink Mesh Polka Dot Ruffled Top (Pair with #6 Pleated Midi Skirt)
Gifts for Her (linked from top left to bottom right):
- ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ Mug
- ‘Love’ Ring
- Floral Phone Case
- Longchamp Le Pliage in Pinky/Gold
- YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink
- Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Stockpile
Gifts for Him (linked from top left to bottom right):
- Personalized Cuff Links
- Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit
- Leather Travel Toiletry Case
- Men’s Leather Travel Grooming Kit
- Allen Edmond’s Dupont Ave Dress Belt
- Burberry London Manston Check Silk Tie
A fun, fall weekend activity in Charleston, SC consists of oyster shuckin’, live music and romantic views. While visiting my mom this past weekend, I experienced my first ever Oyster Roast, and what an amazing experience it was! Unlimited, steamy oysters, which you shuck yourself, gloves and shucking picks are provided along with different toppings. My favorite is a few dashes of hot sauce on a saltine cracker — Delish!
When I’m visiting my mom down south, it’s always tough to determine how to dress, especially because the weather varies so much from in New York! This weekend was actually pretty chilly, highs in the low 60’s.
One of my favorite pieces I bought this summer during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, was this BLANKNYC faux leather moto jacket. Every time I wear this jacket, I get so many compliments because the color is so striking and different from the average black leather jacket. It always adds a pop of color when your wearing neutral colored pieces.
Sweater: H&M Open Shoulder Top
Booties: Steve Madden Melina Bootie
Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana
A special thanks to my very special friend, Molly Ann Jones, for the photography skills. 🙂
Crème de Lauren
Did winter come early? It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’m already freezing! I planned to do a mini shoot yesterday while shopping in SoHo with my little sister and I froze my butt off.
This jacket is one of my favorites, and a hand-me-down from my momma (really hoping she doesn’t want it back now!). It’s a few years old and from Express but I’ve found a few, all on sale in similar colors below. I’m always one for neutrals: cream, gray, tan and black coats but I just love having a few options that give me a pop of color!
Now is the perfect time to start making your shopping wishlists, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner! With coupons flooding the internet and Black Friday flyers being released early, you’re bound to find a deal on things top of your list!
Sweater dress: H&M Turtleneck Dress
Creme de Lauren
Happy Friday to all my readers! Many of you who know me, know I love Conor McGregor and this weekend is the first ever UFC Fight Card at Madison Square Garden and my love, The Notorious, is the headline event! I’m so excited I could scream!!
UFC in NYC at MSG, it’s gonna be a fight for the books!
So what better way to welcome the weekend than with a glass of bubbly and a cute fall ensemble!? This mock-neck cutout top could be one of my favorites right now in my closet! This top was another purchase from my visit in September to Charleston at an adorable boutique downtown. I have found a few similar options listed below.
Since this season has been all about the O-T-K boot, I figured I’d share with you my favorite pair right now which I snagged during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Sheepskin Rug: Safavieh
Who else will be watching the fights tomorrow night?!
Xx, Creme de Lauren
Happy Halloween, to all my readers! This weekend, my friends and I went upstate to New Paltz, NY, to pack in as many “fall” activities you can in a weekend! The weather was absolutely perfect – a perfect crisp fall weekend and unbeatable fall foliage.
We went apple and pumpkin picking at Dubois Farms in Highland, NY before venturing off to some local vineyards.
My first outfit of the weekend was spent for apple and pumpkin picking, and I have to admit I didn’t really pack appropriately when it came to my footwear. For some reason, I wasn’t thinking we would be walking around in dirt and mud, so I packed my suede block heeled booties; luckily, we didn’t run into too much mud!
Love the casual feel of my outfit, the long-line hooded sweater was purchased last week from, you’ll never guess where… Forever 21… for under $23!! Great find, and the long sweaters are very “in” this season, my wardrobe feels like I time hopped back to middle school with the chokers, long sweaters, flared jeans, etc.
Tee: N-sale purchase; Lush Deep-V Neck Tee
Sunnies: Ray Ban Aviator
Lips: MAC Creme D’Nude
Nails: Essie “Perfectly Picked”
I ended my fall-fun-filled weekend making my family’s recipe, homemade Apple Crisp! How did you spend your Halloween weekend?!
Xx, Creme de Lauren