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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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

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.

DressPleated Pale Pink Slip Dress

BootiesZara Ankle Booties

FurAdrienne Landau Rabbit Fur Coat

RingLove Ring

Nails: OPI – Let’s Be Friends (Gel)

Lips: MAC – Angel 

Xx, Creme

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

 

 

Feminine & Floral

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I found the most beautiful, feminine top perfect for transitioning from summer to fall.  It showcases my favorite summer trends: off the shoulder and pale blue, while also being long sleeved, and having a feminine floral print, making it an all time favorite!

I scored this gorgeous top at a trendy boutique in Charleston, SC over Labor Day weekend. I love how well it pairs with this felt floppy hat and semi-destroyed flared jeans (which I can’t believe are back in style; my inner 16 year old is loving this)!!  I’ve included similar finds of the top herehere and here.  This top from the boutique, is nowhere to be found online, sorry readers!  The brand is L’atiste by Amy, if you’re able to find it online, please let me know!! Also, here is almost an identical print in an open back, flowy maxi dress and it’s absolutely gorgeous!!

Hat: Similar; 1. here (under $15!), 2. here, 3. here (splurge)

Jeans: Similar; 1. here, 2. here, 3. here

Booties: Steve Madden Melena (Under $60!)

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Lips: Revlon – HD Camilia

Nail Polish: Fingers – Essie Ballet Slippers, ToesOPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Happy Shopping!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

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