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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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

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

Valentine’s Day Bliss

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 

Xx, Creme

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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. ūüôā

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¬†here,¬†here 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 РEssie Ballet Slippers, ToesOPI Lincoln Park After Dark

Happy Shopping!

Xx, Crème de Lauren

Polka Dot Print

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Polka dot print is one of my favorite emerging fall trends; it’s always so spunky and fun! I love mixing prints together to have a fearless¬†look! You can always pair mixed prints with bold statement pieces to really make you standout in the crowd.

I could live in these polka dot¬†pleated culottes. ¬†They’re flattering to every figure and oh so comfortable, making it so easy to move around. I paired these amazing pants¬†with this kimono-styled tied polka dot top. ¬†Both pieces are from Zara and are each under $35!!

I styled¬†this black and white ensemble with a bright red studded Rebecca Minkoff ¬†Quilted Leather Bag and nude, strappy Steve Madden heels (similar), which are comfortable but would not recommend walking on the cobble stone streets of SoHo. ūüôā

Nails:¬†OPI – Let’s Be Friends (Gel)

Lips: Clinique 

Sunnies: Dolce & Gabbana 

What are you favorite prints to mix?

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Stylish Sunday Sundress

Blog 7v1Blog 7v3Blog 7v4Blog 7v5Blog 7v6Blog 7v10My Sunday’s are usually full of relaxation and enjoying time with a close friend or loved one. ¬†I have a section of my closet full of simple, yet beautiful¬†dresses that help me get through my Sunday mani/pedis and make it to dinner and drinks with my man.

The best thing about dresses like these, they’re so easy to just throw on with a pair of flats or sandals, then transition into the evening with strappy heels and statement sunnies.

Almost any and everything you see this summer has the delicate embroidery on it and I just adore it. My dress I wore yesterday (similar here,¬†here, and¬†here) is so flowy and lax. ¬†Some of my summer favorites with embroidery are here:¬†Lulu’s Ivory and Blue dress,¬†LOVE LOVE LOVE,¬†Off-shoulder Midi dress,¬†Revolve Navy dress,¬†Lulu’s Navy Dress.

My Accessories: Prada Sunnies, House of Harlow Wedges (similar:¬†here,¬†here), Lips:¬†Clinique,¬†Nails (Gel):¬†OPI “Let’s Be Friends!”.

Xx, Creme de Lauren