Cali Bound!

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Hi all, Happy Easter!

So, as some of you may already know, Wayne and I have birthday’s just NINE days apart! And each year we like to do a little getaway as our “birthday presents” to one another, since traveling and experiencing new places is our favorite thing to do together!

Tonight, we’re off to San Francisco and I couldn’t be more excited! We’re headed to a nine day “Cali Roadtrip,” just Wayne and I!

We’re site seeing in San Fran, drinking vino through Napa Valley, driving down the PCH and cannot wait to see Big Sur (addicted to “Big Little Lies” with Reese!), partying with amazing friends in Venice Beach / Malibu and then finishing the trip in Downtown LA! My love for California grows each and every time I visit, now just need to convince Wayne to move!!! ūüôā

I frequently get questions on what I wear on long flights, so I’ve linked my favorite travel outfit staples below! ¬†I think when you’re traveling it’s very important to have key pieces which are comfortable, layered and still fashionable!

Sweatshirt: H&M Ruffle Sweatshirt ($9.99!!!!! Trust Me you with thank me!!!)

Leggings:¬†Express Leather Scuba Leggings¬†(they stretch¬†and they’re comfy, all while giving your ‘athleisure’ look some edge!)

Jacket: Blank NYC Suede Moto Jacket (I always travel with layers, because I’m ALWAYS freezing or having a heatstroke!) ALSO: 30% OFF with code: FRIENDS¬†

Loafers: Steve Madden Jill Loafer (best Gucci Dupe I’ve seen!!!!) I can’t find the floral embroidered online with the faux fur, I just purchased them in store at Lord & Taylor for 30% OFF! Also, L&T is having their Friends & Family sale now through Tuesday, April 18, 2017. ¬† You get 30% almost everything, and 10% off cosmetics and fragrance with code: FRIENDS.¬†

Sunnies: Marc Jacobs 58mm Aviator Sunnies (30% off with code: FRIENDS)

Eye Mask: Sephora Collection Pearl Eye Mask РPerfecting & Brightening (These are heavenly, only $5, and no need to rinse afterwards. Just rub in circular motion under your eyes the remaining serum!)

Handbag: Celine Mini Luggage Black Tote (the greatest Christmas present I’ve ever received, thank you Wayne! :)) Of course you need a large tote to carry all your travel essentials!

Face Hydration: Evian mineral Water Face Spray – I love having something in my bag once I get off the flight to give my face a fresh glow! I use this throughout the day, everyday!!

See you all when I return, I’ll be posting some really good content for Spring and Summer fashion!

Xx, Creme

 

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Spring Sneaks

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Happy Saturday all! One of my favorite things to wear over the weekend is easy, slide on sneakers that are super comfy, and also super cute! Found the perfect pair, and a few others from H&M, that come in metallic gold (my favorite) and light blush!

Love pairing cute sneakers with my new, favorite distressed jeans, a t-shirt dress, or even lounging my joggers! The metallic gold adds some edgy style to your outfit!

Check out some of my other favorite, spring inspired sneaks here:

Copper sneaks 

Gold Slip-on sneaks

Powder pink sneaks 

Light Gray Twill Sneakers 

Also, you’ll be seeing me wearing my favorite destroyed and frayed jeans a lot this spring, because they’re such trendy, fun addition! ¬†Check out other favorites here:

Ombre Frayed Jeans 

Frayed Denim Ankle Jeans 

Distressed Frayed Ankle Jeans 

Have a great Saturday dolls!

XX, Creme

Easy like a Springy Sunday

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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)

Denim: Frayed Distressed Cropped Jeans; Similar: Ombre Distressed Cropped Jeans

Booties: Zara Burgundy Heel Booties 

Lipstick: Clinique Matte Lipstick in Suede

Lipliner:MAC Lip Pencil in Whirl

Manicure: OPI-Let’s Be Friends¬†

Happy Sunday!

XX, Creme

Spring has Sprung!

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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!!!¬†

Some other favorite midis from Chicwish here: Calla Lovely Midi Skirt, Morning Hydrangea Printed Midi Skirt and Peony Printed Midi Skirt.

Top: V-neck Sweater  (Extra 30% off with code: VIP)

Shoes:  BCBGeneration Studded Pump; similar: Jessica Simpson Studded Pump 

Coat: Old from H&M; Similar 

Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Red Studded Mini 

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!

Xx, Creme

Sunday Oyster Roastin’

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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.

Jacket: BLANKNYC Faux Leather Moto Jacket in Dark Green

Sweater: H&M Open Shoulder Top

Booties: Steve Madden Melina Bootie

Denim: old; similar: Lulu’s Cool Black Jeans, Topshop Moto Leigh Ripped Jeans, Urban Outfitters BDG Twig Ripped Skinny Jean

Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana

A special thanks to my very special friend, Molly Ann Jones, for the photography skills. ūüôā

Xx,

Crème de Lauren

 

 

Pop Champagne, it’s Fri-yay!

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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.

Mock-neck top: Similar; Here, Here, Here 

Denim: Banana Republic (Old); Similar: 1. Here, 2. Here, 3.Here (Splurge) 4. Here 5. Here

Flutes: Crate & Barrel Edge Champagne Flute 

Sheepskin Rug: Safavieh

Who else will be watching the fights tomorrow night?!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Malibu Magic!

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So, many of you have asked where you can get this L’atiste Odyssey floral maxi, that I wore to Nobu Malibu, which I am head over heels about both! Everything at Nobu exceeded all expectations I had for this establishment:¬†the food was amazing, the service was great and you truly cannot beat the view!

This dress I am wearing a small, it’s true to size (it would look a little better if my tata’s were a little larger, but hey, what can ya do?!) ¬† It was a little long on me, but with my favorite Steve Madden Melina heeled booties, it just grazes the floor. ¬†This dress is so perfect for fall and spring. ¬†It wraps and leaves little to the imagination with the low plunge neckline and open slit in the front. ¬†When I saw this at the most adorable boutique in Charleston, SC, I knew I had to have it.

Similar dress style here

Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana 

Clutch: Similar, here, here

Necklaces: Diamond Pendant, Pearl Choker

Lips: SALE! Bonton has 10% off all cosmetics and fragrances including my favorite,¬†Clinique Long Last Soft Matte Lipstick in “Suede”¬†SHOPPING CODE: OCTFF25F016, FREE SHIPPING CODE: FREESHIP75

Nails: Essie ‘Perfectly Picked’ (my newest favorite polish!) It’s the perfect neutral for any season!!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Polka Dot Print

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Polka dot print is one of my favorite emerging fall trends; it’s always so spunky and fun! I love mixing prints together to have a fearless¬†look! You can always pair mixed prints with bold statement pieces to really make you standout in the crowd.

I could live in these polka dot¬†pleated culottes. ¬†They’re flattering to every figure and oh so comfortable, making it so easy to move around. I paired these amazing pants¬†with this kimono-styled tied polka dot top. ¬†Both pieces are from Zara and are each under $35!!

I styled¬†this black and white ensemble with a bright red studded Rebecca Minkoff ¬†Quilted Leather Bag and nude, strappy Steve Madden heels (similar), which are comfortable but would not recommend walking on the cobble stone streets of SoHo. ūüôā

Nails:¬†OPI – Let’s Be Friends (Gel)

Lips: Clinique 

Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana 

What are you favorite prints to mix?

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Fringed and Frayed Friday!

 

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ll-0003 Happy Friday,readers!

This season, you’ll see fringed, frayed and ripped jeans everywhere. The raw edges of the¬†hem gives edgy vibes to vamp up your look.

I paired ¬†with floral pumps¬†which helps dress up the edgy, distressed look. ¬†Zara, has many pairs of jeans similar to the style I’m wearing here, they are true to size, have a little stretch to them and they are my absolute favorite. ¬†Also, at that price point ($39.90) you can’t beat it!!

Other awesome destructed jeans from Zara (ALL UNDER $50!):

  1. here 2. here 3.here 4. here 5. here 6. here 7. here

In my previous post, Green Glam, I wrote about my love for¬†army green¬†and how I’m incorporating it a lot this autumn in: sweaters, vests, jeans, etc. ¬†Perfect to pair with black, brown, nude or printed accessories! ¬†My vest was purchased from TJ Maxx, found a similar one¬†from Macy’s and it’s on sale!

This tee was a Nsale purchase, it’s honestly the most comfortable tee and comes in black and gray too.

Sunnies: Dior Reflected

Necklace: Diamond Pendant 

Floral Pumps: similar

Photo Credit: Jason Mize

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Darling Dining!

I’m so excited to start sharing different rooms, the very few, within my apartment which I just adore. Over the next few posts, I will give you a walk-through of my favorite spots in my 1 bed, 1 bath, 850-square foot Hamilton Heights gem, my humble abode. ¬†We did one walk-through of the occupied apartment and immediately fell head-over-heels for it (you’ll see why in the photos)! After a long, and expensive process (Broker fees in NYC are ridiculous),¬†it was finally ours, our first “home” together.

I just had so many ideas to decorate each room, which is a true passion of mine. ¬†I’d say the style¬†of my interior decor choice is very modern, feminine and clean mixing vintage pieces in a modern setting and color scheme.

One thing Wayne (my very handsome, loving and supportive boyfriend of almost 4 years) and I love to do in our home¬†is host dinner parties with our closest friends. ¬†What’s a dinner party without a dining room? ¬†Yes, in NYC, we finally had a dining room which¬†fits a table, chairs and bar cart! This place is actually heaven!

The round dining room table we purchased off of Craigslist, it’s¬†Ikea Ingatorp¬†that can expand to seat 6, for only $40!

These gorgeous tufted dining chairs, I purchased from Target in “Glacier”. ¬†They come as a pair. ¬†You’ll see from my other furniture choices that I love the elegant, tufted look in my pieces. ¬†My recommendation is to wait until Target has a sale to purchase these before buying¬†them full price. ¬†Also, if you have a Target card, you get 5% off every purchase!

The soft rug was purchased from Wayfair.  I highly recommend checking this site out for quality products at a low rate.  I was a little hesitant about the rug because it ended up being the exact diameters of the table and chairs, but honestly I just love the colors in the rug and it helps the room decor flow nicely between the dining and living room.

The vintage, gold bar cart¬†¬†was another steal from Target. ¬†I got it a few years ago during a Black Friday sale and Wayne absolutely loves it. ¬†He has a knack for crafting cocktails for our guests and it’s so fun experimenting with the different liquors and flavor combinations. A few other options:¬†Houzz Bar Cart, ¬†Vintage Bar Cart with Bottle Holder, and¬†World Market Bar Cart.

Some other sites that I usually find good deals on furniture and home accessories are: World Market, Joss & Main, One Kings Lane, Christmas Tree Shops, Houzz and last but not least, Home Goods!

Thank you for stopping by and I’m so excited to keep sharing my lovely apartment with you!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

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