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 – dinner 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! 🙂

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 

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

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Bedroom Details

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

RugSafavieh Handmade Moroccan Cambridge Lavender Wool Rug

Nightstand(s): Cityscape Grey Top Drawer Nightstand

Ceramic KnobsWhite Ceramic Knob w/ Blue Leaves & Rosette

ComforterLauren 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 – this one is cool too!

Faux Flowers: Old TJ Maxx; Similar Here

CandleVoluspa 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

BootsCole Haan Cambridge Woven Leather Chukka (Sold out – similar style: Zanzara Botticino Leather Woven Lace-Up Boot)

Eyeglasses: Persol 

 

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Sunday Strolls in SoHo

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Did winter come early?  It’s not even Thanksgiving and I’m already freezing!  I planned to do a mini shoot yesterday while shopping in SoHo with my little sister and I froze my butt off.

This jacket is one of my favorites, and a hand-me-down from my momma (really hoping she doesn’t want it back now!).  It’s a few years old and from Express but I’ve found a few, all on sale in similar colors below.  I’m always one for neutrals: cream, gray, tan and black coats but I just love having a few options that give me a pop of color!

Now is the perfect time to start making your shopping wishlists, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday right around the corner!  With coupons flooding the internet and Black Friday flyers being released early, you’re bound to find a deal on things top of your list!

Coat: old; Similar: 1. Eileen Fisher Merino Jacket, 2. J. Crew City Coat, 3. J. Crew Topcoat

Sweater dress: H&M Turtleneck Dress

OTK Boot: Vince Camuto Melaya OTK Boot; Similar: Marc Fisher OTK (Use Code: FEAST under $100)

Xx,

Creme de Lauren

Happy Halloween!

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Happy Halloween, to all my readers! This weekend, my friends and I went upstate to New Paltz, NY, to pack in as many “fall” activities you can in a weekend! The weather was absolutely perfect – a perfect crisp fall weekend and unbeatable fall foliage.

We went apple and pumpkin picking at Dubois Farms in Highland, NY before venturing off to some local vineyards.

My first outfit of the weekend was spent for apple and pumpkin picking, and I have to admit I didn’t really pack appropriately when it came to my footwear.  For some reason, I wasn’t thinking we would be walking around in dirt and mud, so I packed my suede block heeled booties; luckily, we didn’t run into too much mud!

Love the casual feel of my outfit, the long-line hooded sweater was purchased last week from, you’ll never guess where… Forever 21… for under $23!! Great find, and the long sweaters are very “in” this season, my wardrobe feels like I time hopped back to middle school with the chokers, long sweaters, flared jeans, etc.

My blockheel suede booties, were also a crazy deal, for ONLY$28 and they’re super comfy! Lulus.com has unbelievable deals on gorgeous boots!

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

 

Tee: N-sale purchase; Lush Deep-V Neck Tee

Denim: Banana Republic (Old); Similar: 1. Here, 2. Here, 3. Here (Splurge) 4. Here 5. Here

Sunnies: Ray Ban Aviator

Lips: MAC Creme D’Nude

Nails: Essie “Perfectly Picked” 

I ended my fall-fun-filled weekend making my family’s recipe, homemade Apple Crisp! How did you spend your Halloween weekend?!

Xx, Creme 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

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!):

  1. here 2. here 3.here 4. here 5. here 6. here 7. here

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

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

Whimsical in White

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A few weeks ago, I did a mini fashion shoot with my friend, Jason Mize, who I mentioned in my last post! This was one of my favorite looks he did and I absolutely love the shot of Wayne and I.

This dress is A-MAZ-ing and the background just makes this photo – gotta love Lower East Side, for their eclectic artwork! I can’t find it on Lulus anymore unfortunately, but it is absolutely gorgeous, with the hand detailed white flowers, mesh netting and love the sexiness of the fit.  I paired the look with my favorite rose gold Dior Reflected sunniessuede pale pink block heels and ‘Saint Germain’ lips.

Love this dress for date night or it’s perfect for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner!

Other similar looks on Lulus that I love: here, here, here

Xx, Creme de Lauren

So long sweet summer!

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I cannot believe Summer 2016 has come and gone.  Where did the time go??  Anyone who knows me, knows summer is my favorite season! It’s always sunny, everyone is happy, there’s always something fun going on outside – whether it’s happy hour, dinner on our terrace, long walks in the neighborhood or weekends at the beach!

I think we can all agree that this summers hottest looks and trends included anything white, striped, lace, pale blue and off-the-shoulder.  I think it’s safe to say, I have a thing for the off-the-shoulder look and hope to continue it throughout the fall, it’s just too cute!

Above is one of my favorite summer looks shot by photographer and friend, Jason Mize. Check out his blog here.  He specializes in Weddings, Couples and Lifestyle.  I met Jason, through my friend while he was shooting her magical wedding. He’s truly talented and does amazing work!

Dress: 1. here (similar: 2. here (under $13!), 3. here, 4. here (sale!))

Love these floral pumps, they’re so beautiful and really pop when you add them with a solid colored outfit.  I love the variety of colors, which allows you to pair with so many different outfits.  These can truly dress up any look!

Floral Pumps: old; (similar: 1. & 2. here (perfect for fall and winter!), 3. here, 4. here )

Sunnies: Dior Reflected

Lips: M·A·C ‘Saint Germain’

Nails: Essie ‘Ballet Slippers’

Hoping everyone had a wonderful, exciting summer! Looking forward to fall fashion.

Xx, Creme 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