Dream Closet

Happy Thursday!

So my husband and I have been talking about buying or building a house in the near future.  Since I am always on Pinterest (you can follow me here) looking for new home ideas I thought it would be fun to share a post about one room in particular, the closet.  Now, most people wouldn’t think much of this but I love clothes, shoes, purses and need a nice size spot to store them all, yes my husband has his hands full!  I have been thinking up what the perfect closet would look like for me and wanted to share some of my ideas!

I have always wanted a walk in closet/combo glam room.  I would love a place to store all my things as well as a place for me to get ready.  Right now in our apartment I have no room for getting ready in the morning.  Our bathroom is small and when the two of us are trying to get ready at the same time it does not really work out too well.

Here are some fun things I came across that I would totally incorporate into this dream closet:

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As you can tell I have a bit of an obsession with white and gold.  I just love a nice clean, bright look and then I love the navy and pink as fun girly accents!  I would also love white built ins along the walls and if there is enough room I would have an island with storage and a nice white marble counter top.

While searching for the perfect items for this dream closet of mine I came across a really cool company that I thought would be perfect to share in this post.  They are called MakeSpace.  MakeSpace is a new service that comes to your place, grabs your stuff, and stores it. Through the use of their app you can tell them to bring you whatever you need out of storage whenever! It’s kind of like having a second closet, or even a personal assistant that brings you your stuff at a snap of your fingers.  You can find the locations they are serving here.  I wish I would have come across this over a year ago when we had to clean out my in-laws house and had to take on a number of new things.  We bought a storage unit, which is always a hassle, and not everything fit so we had to bring a lot of it into our-not so big- apartment.  Have you ever used them, would love to hear feedback!

It doesn’t hurt to dream, what would your dream closet look like?!

xoLauren

Cyber Monday Deals-My fave time of the year!

Hi loves! Happy Monday (says no one ever, unless its cyber Monday!)

I hope everyone enjoyed their Thanksgiving.  Mine was relaxing, filled with tons of food and family time.  How was your holiday?!

I am so excited to share with you some of the great deals I have come across.  I am a deal shopper, always have been.  I get such a thrill knowing I didn’t pay full price for something LOL.  Here are some of the sites I will be shopping today!

Best Damn Beauty by Nicole Guerriero

I have yet to try any of her products, but if you follow beauty bloggers like I do then you know she is amazing and any products she is making are also going to be awesome.  I have read great reviews on her lip mask.  You can get 50% off your order PLUS free shipping with promo code NICOLE!  Now is the time to check out her stuff!  Here is the lip mask and also the face beauty oil I am going to buy!

West Elm

By far one of my favorite online home shops.  I think they always have great prices and they always have the items I try to find in the stores near me but are never successful finding them.  Here are some things I just love and with the 50% off Cyber Monday promo you cannot resist!  I love this Velvet duvet cover and shams, comes in 2 colors.  I love these Gold Terrariums, super cute accent decor.  You can add succulents in it or even some pretty stones of candles, easy and cute.  I also really love this Terrace Coffee Table which is half price!  They have tons of furniture, rugs, bedding, mirrors etc., all on sale as well.  If you are in need of some home goods I would check them out!

Tory Burch 

I only shop Tory Burch when I find good deals.  You can get some cute bags and shoes on sale right now.  I love these Sidney Boots and these Nola High Top sneakers. I love cross body bags because they are great for day or night.  This Harper Flat Wallet Cross Body one is perfect and a great price!

Tarte and Dermstore.com

I have always had a love for Tarte Cosmetics.  My love really grew for them once I did some free lancing for them.  I learned so much about their products and got to try a bunch of them out.  I just love how so many of their cosmetics wear, last, and are not filled with harsh chemicals.  They are vegan friendly (which also makes me happy) and they definitely have some of my favorite go-to products.  Everything on their site is 25% off with promo code MONDAY.  They also have the best gifts, really cute travel size gift packages, perfect for any makeup lover. I was searching and came across Dermstore.com.  They also sell Tarte products and also have 25% off your entire purchase with promo code HOLIDAY.   If you want to get a bunch of different products you may want to check out Dermstore instead.  To start I LOVE Tartes’ Amazonian Clay Blush, it last all day long and comes in amazing colors! Maracuja Oil is my all time fave.  Tarte also has it in a travel size, which I love, so I normally get that size along with the normal size and use it every day!  I am a bronzer lover and cannot go without their Park Ave Princess one!  Okay, I could literally list out another 20 items that I have used and loved but you get the picture haha.  If you are just looking for Tarte then go direct to their site but if you want to buy other brands, such as:Beauty Blender, Juice Beauty, Clarisonic, or Lorac (just to name a few) then head over to DermStore.

Bag, Borrow or Steal

Want to rent or buy gently used designer bags?! I love this site.  They are having a great sale right now.  Here are some LV bags I have been eyeing and they are marked down, today only! Here and Here

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Cannot forget some good work out clothes marked down! I love their stuff, and they have 25% off everything, no code needed.

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Another site I adore for workout/yoga clothing.  They have 35% off their site PLSU $20 store credit for orders over $100 AND Free Legwarmers with promo code TEEKICASH20.  You should def check this one out!  I have never seen these leggings go for 35% off before.

I hope you all enjoy your awesome shopping day!  What can be better then shopping and not having to wait in lines?!

xoLauren

 

 

 

Rose Gold Obsession

TGIF lovies!

I am so excited this week is over and that we are getting closer to Thanksgiving!  Tom and I are hosting this year which is going to be so fun.  I live for entertaining hahah.  I cannot wait until we have a house (with more room!) so we can host and invite a ton of family.  What are your plans for Thanksgiving?!

So, I have been crushing over the rose gold fad for a while.  Both of my wedding bands are rose gold, and I also find myself leaning towards a rose gold and white kitchen (again, once we buy a house lol).  I thought I would share some super cute rose gold accents and decor that you can incorporate into your home or office.   I love how rose gold adds a glamorous vibe without being too much.  These items I have posted below are just subtle ways to incorporate a pop of color and shine into your rooms.

Are you loving rose gold too?

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xoLauren

Patriotic Style

Hi lovies!  Happy Tuesday/Election Day!

For those of you in the good ol’ USA, today is a big day, voting for our presidential election! I was going to do a different post but thought, why not be a little creative?

I always get complements when I wear red, yet I own very little red clothing.  Thought I would post some cute outfit ideas with Red, White and Blue in them.  I got the idea from these velvet navy boots I have been eyeing!

Hope you enjoy your day and don’t forget to get out and VOTE!

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xoLauren

Den Blå Planet in Denmark

Hi lovies!  Happy hump day!

I thought I would share another fun day from our Euro trip.  I feel like I still have sooo many more fun days to talk about and never the time to upload the pics to do it!! I promise I will stop being such a slacker lol.  This day was a perfect family day.  We went with my husbands cousin, Christian, and his wife and 2 girls.  It was a fun thing to do on the overcast day.  It was an aquarium filled with some pretty cool tropical fish.  Everything had the option of being read in Danish and in English so I wasn’t completely out of the loop!  Here are some fun pictures we took to capture the day.  Its a nice spot to check out if you are visiting for an extended period of time and especially if you have kids!  I would have to say that my favorite exhibit was seeing the piranha tank!  They are such crazy and pretty little fish, to think they are so dangerous is just mind blowing!

Outfit Details:

I opted for a comfy outfit this day. I found this tank tops at a boutique in NYC it was perfect for this trip.  I got it in black and white, similar here and here.  I opted for my comfy ripped jeans (similar here) and adidas sneakers.  This bag was also a favorite for me on this trip, perfect size and cross body (found similar here)!

Have you ever been? What was your favorite exhibit??

 

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Myself, Olga, Thomas, Emma and Sidsel-posing outside after we saw the Otter show🙂

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They had this cool indoor jungle section.  We are heading down to where the piranha’s are!

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Enormous tropical fish…

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Piranha’s!

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This is the mouth of a megalodon-so scary! 

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I tried getting fancy with the camera (that I still do not know how to work!) and thought I would try to get some cool fish pics🙂

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My cute hubby and his family!

Have you been to the Blaa Planet before?

xoLauren

Layers

Hi dolls!

I hope everyone is surviving the week, we are so close to the weekend!  I thought I would share some of my favorite go-to items during this time of the year.  Here in NY the weather is so wacky.  One day it can be a nice chilly fall day in the 60’s and then the next day can be back to summer heat and in the 80’s, so crazy.  So what do you wear for the day when you leave your house and its chilly and then it gets warmer later on?  The answer is layers.  I love layering up, especially in the fall.  Here are some items that I love for this transitioning time.

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Jacket / Black Jeans / Choker / Sneakers / Laura Mercier / Shades /  Bag

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Sweater / Booties / Jeans / Fringe Bag / Shades / Choker / Hamsa Necklace

Happy Shopping!

xoLauren

The Wonders of Rome

Ciao Bellas!

So I have been slacking (as per usual) on posting more about our Europe vacation.  Well, I was just looking at pictures and reminiscing on how amazing every part of it was.  I really loved Rome, the history in that city is so amazing.  Europe is just so old compared to the US and the buildings, structures and just overall feel always amazes me.  Here are some shots from one of our days in Rome.  We only got to spend 2 nights (one in the beginning of our trip and then one at the end) and we made the most of it.  I really want to go back and try to stay for longer.  I feel like there is just so much to see and explore!

Have you ever been to Rome?  Any tips on must-see places?!

 

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The Colosseum was fanastic!  To think they had the ability to build this almost 2,000 years ago is so mind blowing to me!  I highly recommend taking a guided tour.  Our tour guide was so informative and made the experience that much more enjoyable!

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Me on the inside of the Colosseum.  They said that from what they have gathered the Colosseum used to be painted in beautiful, vibrant colors.

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My handsome hubby.  It was SO hot and sunny this day (probably around 90F) and we were dying but we were able to get some really amazing pics along the way!

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After the Colosseum our tour guide took us on a nice long walk where we saw the Forum (pictured here).  Its so crazy that as you walk down the streets of Rome you will see all these ancient structures all over.  They do an amazing job trying to preserve everything they come across

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The last 2 pictures are of the Pantheon.  Such a beautiful building inside and out.  The rounded dome ceiling is so magical. 

I loved this part of our trip.  I cannot wait to go back and get a chance to explore more.  I will post about our other day in Rome.  Get this, I actually found a raw VEGAN place to eat at near our hotel.  Tom was such a trooper and went there because I really wanted to go.  He really enjoyed what he got and I loved it all!

Have a great rest of the week lovies!

xoLauren

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Colored Outfits!

Hi loves! I hope everyone had a nice long weekend🙂

I am loving this transition time, from Summer to Fall.  I drove home this past weekend to spend time with my family.  My drive was so gorgeous! All the leaves are starting to change and it just made the drive so enjoyable!  I was noticing all the vibrant colors of the leaves and it really inspired me into finding some fun fall items that remind me of those amazing colors.  I put together a couple go to outfits, I could live in either one of these outfits LOL.

 What is your fave fall color?!

Look #1:

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I also love these:

These boots and also these over the knee ones

Look #2:

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I also really love:

These jeans and also these jeans

and this suede moto jacket!

Clearly I am loving the suede trend right now.  Any trends that are your fall go to?!

xoLauren

Fall Dress and Booties from Revolve

Hi loves! Happy Hump day!

 I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.  I am loving this weather lately.  Its the perfect temp here in NY.  Its chilly at night (perfect sleeping weather!) and then warms up to the low 70’s during the day.  This time of the year is my all time fave because I just love the clothing you can wear-and of course all things pumpkin!.  From booties to layers I love them all LOL.  Here are some dresses I think are so perfect for the fall and I matched them up with some booties that I thought completed the look.  I am really loving the suede and mule booties trend this season!  I found all these awesome items at Revolve one of my fave online shops!

 

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xoLauren

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Carlsberg Brewery Tour in Denmark

Hi!  Happy Tuesday.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  It never seems to be long enough though!

I wanted to share another great experience that I had on my Euro trip.  While in Denmark we visited the Carlsberg brewery! It was such a fun time and so informative.  It was founded in 1847 and the tour takes place at their original brewing location.  So much history to see and read about, its definitely a fun couples day trip if you happen to be visiting Copenhagen.  We got there and walked around the gift shop, picked up some cute magnets and sweatshirts as souvenirs.  Then we bought tickets for a tasting.  The tasting was great because the woman conducting it was super knowledgeable about the different beers and told us all about the different hops and grains used and what different methods create the different flavors.  Overall super interesting and of course you get to taste everything, who doesn’t like that? lol  The Danes love Carlsberg and Tuborg beers (and no they do not taste the same here in the states, way better in DK!)

Here are some of the snaps I got from that day.

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xoLauren