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

 

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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. 🙂

Xx,

Crème de Lauren

 

 

Rebecca Minkoff Sample Sale Madness!

Calling all shoppers and handbag lovers – Rebecca Minkoff is having a huge sample sale, going on now through  this Saturday, October 29th.  If you’re located in NYC their sample sale is being held at 260 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.  

Sample Sale hours: Tuesday – Friday (10/25 – 10/28) 10:00 AM -8:00 PM and Saturday (10/29) 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Get them before they’re gone, they make perfect gifts for holidays or birthdays!

Some of my favorites are below (& in my shopping bag now)!  Which are your favorites??

Xx, Crème de Lauren

Love Crossbody in Gunmetal

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Jumbo Love Crossbody in Navy Blue

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Mini M.A.C. Crossbody in Midnight

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Avery Crossbody in Iridescent

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Mini Perry Satchel in Bordeaux

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M.A.C. Crossbody in Black / Gunmetal

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Paris Saddle Bag in Moon

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Passport Holder in Limeade

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Mirrored Sunnies Pouch in Vintage Pink

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Georgina Sandal in Sand

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Bethany Heel in Black

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Green Glam

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This fall I am SO loving this olive green color for dresses, vests, army jackets, sweaters — it’s so in!

I found this adorable BP woven shirt dress, which is a great transition piece from summer to fall, during the much anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  I’m so excited to finally make it’s long over due debut on crème! With the weather getting a little cooler this weekend, I would pair this with some tan booties and a leather jacket; perfect solution from day to night dress.

I paired this little number with Steve Madden Lace Up Nude Suede Sandals Heels, which are surprisingly very comfy and I walked all around Soho for this shoot (also shot by photographer and friend, Jason Mize).

Dress; Similar: here

Heels; Similar: herehere, here, here

Sunnies: Prada

Who else is excited to add fall fashion pieces to their wardrobes?!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

Harbor Date Night

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Last night, Wayne and I took a spontaneous road trip for our date night to Harbor Point, Stamford, CT.  When I say this place was magical, it was just picture perfect, so quaint and truly how you would envision Connecticut; clear blue skies, followed by a beautiful sunset, wonderful drinks and seafood, and boats galore!

I chose a long sleeved crochet dress from H&M (old, similar: 1. here 2. here 3. here 4. here) which was perfect since we sat at a waterfront table by the live band at The Crab Shell.   I paired this summery staple with my favorite Catherine Malandrino wedges, Prada sunnies and Brown leather tasseled handbag.

I would highly recommend checking this restaurant out, right on the water, live band, happy hour, delicious selection of fresh seafood and pasta dishes!  Planning to do a few more trips to this adorable town which is a short drive from Manhattan while the weather is still nice, it’s the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the city!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

 

Sunday’s Stripes

Blog 9v1Blog 9v2Blog 9v3Blog 9v4Blog 9v5Blog 9v6Blog 9v7Blog 9v8Absolutely loving this strapless flowy striped shirt! Perfect for a hot summer day, and guess what?! It is under $13 and fully stocked in all sizes at H&M!!! Pair this top with white jeans or distressed white jeans (Anniversary Sale!) or cute jean shorts and you’re good to go for a fun night out or day at a beach bar!

I wanted more of a nautical look this Sunday, so I paired this top with nude heels (more here, here, here) and bright red accessories:

  1. Bag: Rebecca Minkoff Red Studded Quilted Leather Should Bag (Old, for sale on Tradesy)
  2. Lips: MAC Ruby Woo

A few other pale blue and white tops and dresses I love right now from H&M: (1) here, (2) here, (3) here, (4) here

 

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

Sassy in Suede

Blog 6v3Blog 6v4Blog 6v2Blog 6v1Blog 6v5Blog 6v8Blog 6v7Blog 6v6I cannot believe fall is right around the corner in just a few short weeks! One thing I get really excited about to gear me up for fall fashion, is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  Just imagine all of your fall favorites: booties, scarves, sweaters, jeans, glitzy accessories, faux fur and sassy suede all on sale!  The sale takes place July 14th -July 22 (Early Access for Nordstrom Card Holders) and from July 22 – August 8, the sale opens to the public.

I’ll keep you posted on my favorite steals I come across, so you can join the shopping excitement too!

This Suede wrap mini skirt , I got on SALE from Mango.  They’re having a huge sale right now, and this weekend I got a few adorable pieces to make it through summer.  I’m so obsessed with this skirt (only $39.99) and it’s real leather! It comes in this gorgeous Camel color and a really pretty dark gray. Top is from Charlotte Russe a few years ago, similar: hereherehere.

Some other favorites from the Mango sale: Embroidered MaxiFloral Mini DressFloral Flowy DressLace JumperFlowy RomperSandals (perfect for my upcoming Euro trip!)Frill Top (similar to what I’m wearing in photos)Leather Strap SandalsFloral Print DressCropped Palazzo Pants

My Accessories: Prada SunniesHouse of Harlow 1960 (Similar), Lips: Clinique Matte Suede Mani: OPI Let’s Be Friends! (Gel)

Xx, Creme de Lauren