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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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

 

 

Happy Halloween!

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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.

My blockheel suede booties, were also a crazy deal, for ONLY$28 and they’re super comfy! Lulus.com has unbelievable deals on gorgeous boots!

Hat: Similar; 1. here (under $15!), 2. here, 3. here (splurge)

 

Tee: N-sale purchase; Lush Deep-V Neck Tee

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

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

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!

As promised, below are my top picks for the #nsale which opens to the public today!! In my opinion, it’s the best sale of the entire year!! These items are all brand new fall / winter wardrobe pieces that are on sale to up to 40%! ¬†Once August 8th comes around, all of these items featured in the sale will go back up to original price!

As mentioned in my last post, an insider note, you should just buy whatever size available (if yours if not available) and then do an exchange once the sale ends and the inventory is restocked. ¬†That way you ARE guaranteed to be locked into the anni sale price. ¬†This is the perfect time to stock up on this fall’s favorite boots, dresses, sweaters, demin, outerwear, handbags, cosmetics, etc. ¬†Below are my TOP picks for the 2016 Nordstrom Anni Sale!

Which items are you going to buy??

Xx, Creme de Lauren



DRESSES: *Almost all under $40!!

(1) ASTR Floral Romper, (2) Hinge Lace Trim Dress, (3) BP Sleeveless Shirtdress, (4) Wayf Lace-Up shirt Dress, (5) Billabong Long Sleeve Shift Dress

SHIRTS: *All of these shirts are under $40!

(1) Black Tee, (2) Striped Tee, (3) Strappy Blouse, (4) Cowl Neck Sweater, (5) Striped Button Down

 

DENIM: *All my denim picks are under $60!

(1) Cuffed Skinny Jean, (2) BlankNYC Skinny Dipper, (3) Vigoss Destroyed Jeans, (4) Ripped High Rise Jeans

OUTERWEAR:¬†*These faux leather jackets are amazing¬†&¬†can’t beat price, loving the colors!

(1) Cupcakes and Cashmere Faux Leather, (2) BLANKNYC Faux Leather, (3) BLANK NYC Leather Knit, (4) Ralph Lauren Topper, (5) Burberry Brit Quilted Jacket

SHOES: *All of these suede booties are gorgeous, and under $100! 

(1)¬†Vince Camuto Over Knee, (2)¬†Block Heel Bootie,(3)¬†Steve Madden ‘Sharini’ Bootie, (4)¬†Halogen Lace Up Flat, (5)¬†Lucky Brand Perforated Bootie

BEAUTY: *Loving the MAC and YSL Kits!! 

(1)¬†Anastasia Beverly Hills Brows Studio Set, (2)¬†MAC Burgundy Lip & Eye Kit, (3)¬†Yves Saint Laurent Nude Lip Set, (4)¬†MAC Basic Brush Set, (5)¬†Kiehl’s Health Skin Collection, (6)¬†Drybar Beach Collection

HANDBAGS: *The rich colors are so beautiful! BP Bag under $35! 

(1) Ted Baker Floral Print, (2) Louise et Cie Leather and Suede Shoulder Bag, (3) BP Faux Leather Tote(4) Tory Burch Mini Cross Body, (5) Tory Burch Leather Hobo