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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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

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

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

 

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

 

 

 

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 herehere, and here) is so flowy and lax.  Some of my summer favorites with embroidery are here: Lulu’s Ivory and Blue dressLOVE LOVE LOVEOff-shoulder Midi dressRevolve Navy dressLulu’s Navy Dress.

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

Xx, Creme de Lauren

Gorgeous in Green

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This summer I just cannot get enough of simple, chic dresses.  I’ve purchased many dresses this season that are so effortless and can be dressed down with a pair of simple sandals or up with pretty, strappy wedges.  This exact dress I cannot find anywhere online; I purchased it in New York & Company store.  Similar style here, loving the black and white!

Also loving these looks too: NY & Co. Yellow Maxi (perfect in a tropical paradise), NY & Co. Tunic (Only $15!) (teal and white are amazing), NY & Co. Off-Shoulder Maxi. All these lovely dresses are on sale at New York & Company!

My new Catherine Malandrino Espadrille Wedge Sandal, found at Nordstrom Rack could quite possibly be the most comfortable shoe I’ve ever owned! Other similar options: Catherine Malandrino Wedge Marc FisherChloé, and Stuart Weitzman.

My accessories: Dolce & Gabbana Sunnies“Love” RingDiamond PendantRose Gold Cable Bracelet and Pineapple Tumbler (perfect for summer cocktails or juices)!

Xx,

Creme de Lauren

Goodbye, Spring. Hello, Summer!

Happy first day of Summer everyone!

Sand, sunnies, simple dresses and skirts are some of my favorite things about summer.  I recently bought this skirt (ON SALE!) from Lord & Taylor.  I had to have this skirt to say “goodbye” to Spring and welcome Summer with open arms!  The bright colored, feminine print make this a staple piece to wear throughout Summer and I just love how it is pleated and midi length which is perfect for work, for brunch with the girls and date nights.

I just love how well this outfit pairs with my fresh pink Peonies, my favorite YSL Lipstick #7 and my newest addition, Dior Reflected Mirror Sunnies.  I cannot explain how much I love these sunnies.  They could be my favorite pair yet!

I’m very excited to see what this summer has in store!

Xx, Creme de Lauren

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