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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Pretty Valentine’s Day Guide

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):

  1. Pink Satin Dress
  2. Floral Ruffle Wrap Dress 
  3. Pink Pleated Maxi Open Back Dress
  4. Pale Pink Smock Dress with Frill Detail
  5. Velvet Metallic Drape Open Back Midi Dress
  6. Pink Pleated Midi Skirt (Pair with #7 Ruffled Top)
  7. Pale Pink Mesh Polka Dot Ruffled Top (Pair with #6 Pleated Midi Skirt)

Gifts for Her (linked from top left to bottom right):

  1. ‘Stop and Smell the Roses’ Mug
  2. ‘Love’ Ring
  3. Floral Phone Case
  4. Longchamp Le Pliage in Pinky/Gold
  5. YSL Rouge Volupte in #7 Lingerie Pink
  6. Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Stockpile

Gifts for Him (linked from top left to bottom right):

  1. Personalized Cuff Links
  2. Kiehl’s Men’s Starter Kit
  3. Leather Travel Toiletry Case
  4. Men’s Leather Travel Grooming Kit
  5. Allen Edmond’s Dupont Ave Dress Belt
  6. Burberry London Manston Check Silk Tie

 

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 MarketJoss & MainOne Kings Lane, Christmas Tree ShopsHouzz 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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