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!
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
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. 🙂
Crème de Lauren
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