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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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

Booties: Zara 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 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!

Xx, Creme

Stop and Smell the Roses

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Happy Tuesday readers! Countdown to Friday has already begun for me.  This past weekend I was visiting my beautiful mother in Charleston, SC.  We had a blast Рdinner and drinks, shopping and exploring, I love some quality time with my momma, but boy am I exhausted from such a busy weekend.

Looking forward to a weekend of relaxation. ¬†Here’s a sneak peak into my bedroom, where I will be planning to relax on all weekend — full of vegging, eating yummy snacks and watching countless movies! ¬†Wayne, Mr. Prince Charming, made a special guest preview and wanted to show off his outfit too!¬†¬† I’m so lucky to have someone who is so photogenic!¬†ūüôā

All details from my bedroom decor and our outfits are below — enjoy!!

XX, Creme de Lauren

My Outfit Details 

Top: Only available online in Cream, I bought the black in the store. I ordered a¬†small, but could’ve definitely sized down to the x-small if needed, because the sleeves are a little long on me. TODAY ONLY: 10% OFF EVERYTHING with code: 0400

Jeans: Old from Zara; similar: Here 

Sneakers: Gold Casual Sneakers (Less than $25 and now 10% off with code: 0400)

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Bedroom Details

Headboard: Murrieta Beige Upholstered Headboard (10% OFF w/ Code: SURPRISE)

Rug: Safavieh Handmade Moroccan Cambridge Lavender Wool Rug

Nightstand(s): Cityscape Grey Top Drawer Nightstand

Ceramic Knobs: White Ceramic Knob w/ Blue Leaves & Rosette

Comforter: Lauren Ralph Lauren Lightweight Down Alternative Comforter

Throw Blanket: Old; Similar Here and Here  (Under $30!)

Throw Pillow: Similar 

Lamps: Old from Christmas Tree Shops; similar Here , Here , Here and Here Рthis one is cool too!

Faux Flowers: Old TJ Maxx; Similar Here

Candle: Voluspa Maison Blanc Two-Wick Tin Candle in Saijo Persimmon

Wall art:¬†‘Home is Wherever I am with You’¬†

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Wayne’s Outfit Details¬†

Shirt: Similar; Henley Shirt

Vest: Barbour¬†‘Lowerdale’ Trim Fit Quilted Vest

Jeans: Uniqlo¬†Men’s Selvedge Slim Fit Jeans

Boots: Cole Haan Cambridge Woven Leather Chukka (Sold out Рsimilar style: Zanzara Botticino Leather Woven Lace-Up Boot)

Eyeglasses: Persol 

 

Pretty Pastel Pink

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EEK! Update on this shimmery, pale pink slip dress that was one of my choices for Valentine’s Day… it’s on SALE and available in most sizes! It’s been marked down to $24.99, fits like a glove in all the right places and the slit up the side is so sexy! ¬†Absolutely love this midi-dress for spring. ¬†Pair now with a black fur coat (as shown below) or in the spring with nude, strappy heels and a tan leather jacket.

Dress: Pleated Pale Pink Slip Dress

Booties: Zara Ankle Booties

Fur: Adrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Coat

Ring: Love Ring

Nails: OPI – Let’s Be Friends (Gel)

Lips: MAC РAngel 

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

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: here,¬†here, 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) РSunday, 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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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 Market, Joss & Main, One Kings Lane, Christmas Tree Shops, Houzz 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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