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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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!!! 🙂

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!

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

LeggingsExpress 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 – Perfecting & 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

 

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

BootiesZara 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 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

Valentine’s Day Bliss

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.

Top: Old from Forever 21; similar: Here: Polka Dot Mesh Ruffle Top, and Here: Short Sleeve Polka Dot Mesh Top

Bralette: Similar – Black Lace Bralette

Skirt: Satin Skirt, Dress (in same fuchsia color); Hot Pink Pleated Midi Skirt (NEW)

Shoes: Similar -Black Heel 

Nails: Gel OPI ‘Let’s Be Friends’

Lips: MAC Saint Germain 

Xx, Creme

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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

Fringed and Frayed Friday!

 

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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!):

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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

Addio, NYC! Ciao, Italy and Greece!

Today is the day I head on the DREAM vacation I’ve been planning for months and months, Italy and Greece here I come!  My three girlfriends and I leave for Rome, Italy this evening and I could not be happier!!!

It feels so surreal that today is finally here.  We have a itinerary full of adventure, wine, food and of course shopping!  After a few days in Rome, we venture to Florence to vineyard hop then head south to Positano, for 5 full days of R&R!  At each of these Italian cities, we’ll be staying in Air Bnb’s.  We got such great deals, and I am so excited to see what each Loft / Apartment / House has to offer in each place!  See the photos below for where we’ll be staying in each city!

After a wonderful week in Italy we’re heading east to Santorini, Greece.  I cannot wait to embrace Wayne after a week apart and see everyone for my beautiful friend’s wedding.  I am so blessed to have been friends with my Cassie for the last 15 years and so excited to be a part of her and Alexis’s special day.

Our first night in this paradise will be in another Air Bnb.  We will then be in the beautiful, Oia Sunset Hotel with all of our friends to celebrate the bride and groom.  The wedding week in Santorini will be filled with ATV tours, boat cruises,  more food and drinks, and lots, and lots of laughter!

I cannot wait to share my adventure with each of you and stay tuned for pictures of my outfits and experiences in each of these beautiful European cities!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

ROME:

FLORENCE:

MINORI / POSITANO:

SANTORINI: