Fairytale Proposal

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One week and a day ago, my life changed for the better… the man of my dreams, my boyfriend for the last four and a half years, ask me to be his wife!!!!

Here’s how it started…

In my last post I told my readers how Wayne and I were doing a road trip vacation throughout California.  First stop, San Francisco, then vineyard hopping in Napa, pit stop to see Big Sur, then a couple nights in Venice with a blog shoot in Malibu, and ending the trip in Downtown Los Angeles.

The day before my birthday, we were staying in Venice Beach, and Wayne had a work dinner the night of my birthday.  We decided that we would be celebrating my birthday the night before.  First stop of the night was a blog shoot with our friend Khan in Malibu, California.  We went to a secluded beach called Point Dume and I had three dresses I wanted to shoot in.

I was initially wearing the white off the shoulder blue floral embroidered dress, and when walking to the entry of the beach / cliff there was an entire patch of yellow wild flowers.  I figured I would save my white and yellow daisy dress for last when we climber back up the stairs from the beach.

After a few poses in the white and blue dress, we made our way down to the private beach and I changed into the pale pink off the shoulder maxi dress.  I had previously told Wayne that was my favorite dress I brought with me, and what I’d want to wear to my birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant, NOBU Malibu.

After a few different shots and posts in my floral maxi, I was told to walk toward the water, pause for a couple seconds, turn around slowly and walk back toward the camera.  I did just that and as I was walking back from the water, Wayne started walking toward me.  All I could think was, “What are you doing?? You’re in my shot!” 🙂 From there Wayne went on to tell me he had a question to ask me, that there is no where else he’d rather be than on this beautiful beach with me.  Next thing I know, Wayne is down on his knee, showing me the most beautiful, sparkly yellow gold diamond engagement ring and asking ME to be his wife!!!! I was the best day of my entire life.  Seeing how handsome (and nervous) he looked just made my heart gush!!

After a few shots of us together in my final dress, the gorgeous off the shoulder daisy dress, we drove to NOBU Malibu and we were seated right on the water, drank refreshing cocktails, and ate fresh seafood! It was the most perfect day and so glad to share it with each of you!

Dress #1 (Daisy): ASOS Daisy Embroidered Bandeau Mini Dress

Dress #2 (Floral): River Island Floral Maxi

Dress #3 (White off Shoulder): Sold out; Similar: Francesca’s Embroidered Dress  (20% Off Entire Site)

Sunnies: Marc Jacobs Aviator Sunglasses ~ Rose Gold  (20% off with code: MOM)

Wedges: Marc Fisher Adalyne (on sale!) (20% off with code: MOM)

Earrings: Old from Express; Similar: Etsy

Bracelet: Charriol Cable Bracelet

Ring: ‘Love’ Ring

Engagement Ring: Designed with Jeweler from Vincent Wu

Lipstick: Clinique Matte Lipstick ~ Suede (My absolute Fav)

Lipliner: MAC Lip Pencil ~ Whirl

Xx, Creme de Lauren (soon to be Mrs. Hudson :))

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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 SkirtMorning 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

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

Fall(en) for Voluspa

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Fall is officially among us and it’s the perfect time to start lighting candles; it just makes a room feel cozy and warm when the weather starts to get a little chilly.

One thing, besides flowers, that I have an obsession with is candles: small tealights, three wick, floral, seasonal, even citronella for the outdoor terrace, I can’t ever get enough!!  I have a huge under-the-bed storage bin full of different candles, different scents, different brands and one of my absolute favorites that I purchase every year from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (Nsale), is the Voluspa Metallo Tin Candle sets.  There’s different collections, Maison Jardin & Maison Blanc, that are available during the Nsale — I have both and all six scents are just to die for — very lux!!

They come in beautifully decorated tins, with either florals, or vintage gold, luxury designs which feature three different scents per collection.  I have both the large, 11 oz. sizes and small, 4 oz. sizes.  These make great gifts, either as the whole kit or just one of the candles!  The hardest part is deciding which to light first since they all smell fabulous.  Another amazing aspect of purchasing these in the kit, is the price!

In Anthro or Bloomies, these 2-wick candles individually run between $16-$18, during the Nsale, they run $15. 90 for the small collection (3 mini candles) and $29.50 for the large 2-wick collection (3 large candles)!! Seriously one of my favorite purchases during the Nsale!

**SALE** One of my favorite scents, Maison Blanc “Pink Citron”, is currently on sale at Bloomies for only $9.60 — almost half off for the 2-wick candle – check it out here!!

Do any of my readers love this brand and their collections as much as me?!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Green Glam

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This fall I am SO loving this olive green color for dresses, vests, army jackets, sweaters — it’s so in!

I found this adorable BP woven shirt dress, which is a great transition piece from summer to fall, during the much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I’m so excited to finally make it’s long over due debut on crème! With the weather getting a little cooler this weekend, I would pair this with some tan booties and a leather jacket; perfect solution from day to night dress.

I paired this little number with Steve Madden Lace Up Nude Suede Sandals Heels, which are surprisingly very comfy and I walked all around Soho for this shoot (also shot by photographer and friend, Jason Mize).

Dress; Similar: here

Heels; Similar: herehere, here, here

Sunnies: Prada

Who else is excited to add fall fashion pieces to their wardrobes?!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

Whimsical in White

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A few weeks ago, I did a mini fashion shoot with my friend, Jason Mize, who I mentioned in my last post! This was one of my favorite looks he did and I absolutely love the shot of Wayne and I.

This dress is A-MAZ-ing and the background just makes this photo – gotta love Lower East Side, for their eclectic artwork! I can’t find it on Lulus anymore unfortunately, but it is absolutely gorgeous, with the hand detailed white flowers, mesh netting and love the sexiness of the fit.  I paired the look with my favorite rose gold Dior Reflected sunniessuede pale pink block heels and ‘Saint Germain’ lips.

Love this dress for date night or it’s perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

Other similar looks on Lulus that I love: here, here, here

Xx, Creme de Lauren

So long sweet summer!

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I cannot believe Summer 2016 has come and gone.  Where did the time go??  Anyone who knows me, knows summer is my favorite season! It’s always sunny, everyone is happy, there’s always something fun going on outside – whether it’s happy hour, dinner on our terrace, long walks in the neighborhood or weekends at the beach!

I think we can all agree that this summers hottest looks and trends included anything white, striped, lace, pale blue and off-the-shoulder.  I think it’s safe to say, I have a thing for the off-the-shoulder look and hope to continue it throughout the fall, it’s just too cute!

Above is one of my favorite summer looks shot by photographer and friend, Jason Mize. Check out his blog here.  He specializes in Weddings, Couples and Lifestyle.  I met Jason, through my friend while he was shooting her magical wedding. He’s truly talented and does amazing work!

Dress: 1. here (similar: 2. here (under $13!), 3. here, 4. here (sale!))

Love these floral pumps, they’re so beautiful and really pop when you add them with a solid colored outfit.  I love the variety of colors, which allows you to pair with so many different outfits.  These can truly dress up any look!

Floral Pumps: old; (similar: 1. & 2. here (perfect for fall and winter!), 3. here, 4. here )

Sunnies: Dior Reflected

Lips: M·A·C ‘Saint Germain’

Nails: Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’

Hoping everyone had a wonderful, exciting summer! Looking forward to fall fashion.

Xx, Creme de Lauren

 

Harbor Date Night

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Last night, Wayne and I took a spontaneous road trip for our date night to Harbor Point, Stamford, CT.  When I say this place was magical, it was just picture perfect, so quaint and truly how you would envision Connecticut; clear blue skies, followed by a beautiful sunset, wonderful drinks and seafood, and boats galore!

I chose a long sleeved crochet dress from H&M (old, similar: 1. here 2. here 3. here 4. here) which was perfect since we sat at a waterfront table by the live band at The Crab Shell.   I paired this summery staple with my favorite Catherine Malandrino wedges, Prada sunnies and Brown leather tasseled handbag.

I would highly recommend checking this restaurant out, right on the water, live band, happy hour, delicious selection of fresh seafood and pasta dishes!  Planning to do a few more trips to this adorable town which is a short drive from Manhattan while the weather is still nice, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

 

Sunday’s Stripes

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I wanted more of a nautical look this Sunday, so I paired this top with nude heels (more here, here, here) and bright red accessories:

  1. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Red Studded Quilted Leather Should Bag (Old, for sale on Tradesy)
  2. Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

A few other pale blue and white tops and dresses I love right now from H&M: (1) here, (2) here, (3) here, (4) here

 

Stripes and Everything Nice

This off-the-shoulder dress is the perfect wardrobe piece for a summer outing and I am loving the stripes!  I wore this classic dress to a family BBQ this past weekend that we had at my aunt and uncles house.  I just love the ruffled, off-the-shoulder look, and it is everywhere this summer.  I’ve been loving H&M’s summer collection and here are some of my top picks for this off-the-shoulder look: herehere, here, here.

It’s very light weight and breezy, making it an ideal option for a hot, humid day.  The khaki green dress is also to die for.  This olive color will be a huge hit this fall, so this is next on my list for purchases!  Pair either color option with a cute pair of suede camel booties for the perfect fall outfit.  Some of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Chestnut Suede Booties, Prairie Dust Suede Booties.

I will be posting my top picks from the #nsale on Friday morning once the sale goes live to the public.  You can shop the early access by browsing the sale then placing what you want in your Wish List.  Just as a reminder if you are not a Nordstrom Debit or Credit card holder, the sale will be available to the public starting Friday, July 22 (3:00 AM EST) – Sunday, August 8 (3:00 AM EST).  This sale includes the newest fall fashion at a discount up to 40% off.

**Just an inside tip: If they do not have your size available, order any size and you can exchange your item once the product is restocked as soon as the sale ends.  You won’t want to miss this sale, everything goes back to full price on August 8!!!! Stock up on your favorite fall booties, sweaters, leather jackets, chunky knits, designer fragrances and cosmetics, handbags, etc.

Thanks for reading!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

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