I’m back!

Hiya Friends!

I got back on Sunday from our AMAZING Euro trip! I am SO SO excited to share it with all of you ūüôā We traveled to Copenhagen, Rome, Positano, Capri, Pompeii, Naples and parts of Iceland. ¬†Each part of the trip was amazing in its own way and such an adventure.

In Copenhagen we have my husbands entire family, including his brother. ¬†So we were busy getting together with family and friends but we had a solid 14 days there so getting to spend quality time with everyone was totally doable. ¬†We did lots of family dinners, exploring areas that my husband would spend his summers at growing up (and making so many memories!) and yes, we did good old Tivoli. ¬†Each and every time we have visited we have gone to Tivoli Gardens (one of the oldest amusement parks in the world). ¬†It is such a fun family tradition. ¬†I think it has continued on mainly because Thomas’ cousin, Christian, has two girls (11 and 15 years old) who absolutely still love going. ¬†When Thomas and his brother were younger his older cousin, Christian, would be the one to bring them each year as well. ¬†I think its so nice that we have continued the tradition and go back each time we visit, and the hopes will be it never stops since we would like to do the same with our future kiddies. ¬†It is such a beautiful park, with lots of Scandinavian charm. ¬†Then we always eat dinner at a place called Grafton, again its the only place we usually grab dinner at. ¬†It was funny actually, since I am a vegan (and Danes LOVE their meat and fish) the menu had zero things on it for me to eat haha. ¬†SO we asked them if they have a vegetarian option that could be made vegan and I got a look like, “oh no, one of these weirdos!” ¬†It was so funny actually, but they did deliver and they gave me this lentils and veggies type dish which was actually not too bad.

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Tom and I in Copenhagen, our first day.  This is in Nyhavn

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Tivoli at night

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We ate dinner this night at the top of the Tivoli hotel )amazing views!) at a place called Sticks and Sushi.  Poor hubby was taking the pic otherwise he would be in it too haha.  This is my bro-in-law, Adam, and his gf, Signe.

Then after 12 days in Copenhagen we flew to Rome where we did one night, then drove (yes, we drove in Italy and yes it was one of the craziest things I have experienced lol) to Praiano, where we stayed for 3 nights. ¬†Then drove back to Rome and spent the night and took off early the following morning. ¬†It was actually great having a car and being able to stop off where ever we wanted to and to be on our own schedule. ¬†Rome was amazing. ¬†I know it is touristy but for all the right reasons. ¬†I have never with my own two eyes seen such amazing history all over the city. ¬†It is a giant metro city and as you walk down the street you pass structures that are 2,000+ years old! ¬†It was just so magical to see all of it. ¬†We did get a chance to do a guided tour of the Colossuem and Pantheon (which I highly recommend!) It was great having a guide show us around and point out things and explain them to us. ¬†Way better then if we walked around on our own, at least that was my personal opinion on it. ¬†Our tour guide was also an archaeologist so she was super knowledgeable and really painted a great picture for us about the history of Rome. Then from Rome, our most relaxing part of the trip, Praiano/Amalfi Coast. ¬†As I referenced above regarding the driving, I mainly am referring to the crazy roads you have to take to get to the Amalfi coast. ¬†I have never seen such narrow (2 way) roads that wind and turn like crazy all along the edge of a cliff….It was just unbelievable how they drive and how good they are at it! haha Then on our way back to Rome we stopped off in Pompeii (another crazy awesome piece of history to explore) and Naples. ¬†The Naples stop was literally just for pizza. ¬†We weren’t going to drive past the birth place of pizza and NOT get some to try. ¬†So we made a special pit stop in Naples at a place called, Del Presidente, to grab pies. ¬†OMG, it was everything I hoped and dreamed it would be haha.

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When in Rome, get gelato (or sorbet if your vegan like me ūüôā )

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the. best. gnocchi. ever. (In Praiano)

This is just a little sneak peak of some of the pictures. ¬†I literally took thousands! Haven’t even uploaded them all from my camera. ¬†These are all just my iPhone pictures.

Then after Italy we flew back to Copenhagen for 2 nights, which was great. ¬†We got to say goodbye to everyone one last time and the family introduced us to “Running Sushi” it was actually pretty amazing. ¬†Its a conveyor belt that has plated sushi and other items going around it. ¬†You take whatever you want as it goes by you. ¬†Such a cool idea! ¬†I guess its popular in Europe (really starting in Japan I guess?) it was a super fun experience and great night with the family. ¬†Each plate has one or two pieces of sushi on it so as you eat you make a stack of plates in the middle. ¬†Here was one of ours:

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Running sushi-you can see the conveyor belt in the back!

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We asked them if more veggie/vegan sushi would make its way to the belt and they were so sweet and made this up especially for me!

So after our 2 nights in Copenhagen we then flew out and did a 3 night layover in Iceland. We stayed in a hostel (with a private room and bath) in the heart of downtown Reyk. The beauty in that country is unreal.  The nature it like no other place I have seen.  The best way to describe how it looks is pretty much something from another planet.  The rocks, glaciers, moss, waterfalls, all just so insanely beautiful.  We also did the Blue Lagoon (you cannot visit Iceland and NOT go there-and yes, it lived up to its expectations).  We rented a car here, which again was an awesome idea.  No need to get on a big bus with strangers and go around, we were on our own time and it was perfect.

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and yes, they had a Lebowski bar which was pretty awesome

Again, this is just a sneak peak of some of the wonders we saw.  I have been brainstorming how I would like to present the trip here, on my blog, and I am going to post about it according to my journal.  I kept a travel journal the entire time.  I just hate forgetting each day, especially when you are traveling around for so long, so its a nice way to re-live each day when you read the entry.  This way I can break down the trip in a better order.

I am looking forward to sharing everything with you guys and will hopefully get the first post up and edited this weekend!  This is going to be a number of entries but I feel like its the only way to capture most of it AND show off some of my outfits and give all the details!

As mush as I loved Europe and going on such a great adventure, it is great to be back in the States ūüôā

Any fun travels that you have coming up?!

xoLauren

 

***All these pictures are my own.  Please do not use them without my permission.

Euro Trip! Follow me :)

Today is the day!  It seems like I have been counting down the days until we leave for this trip for so long.  I am SO excited, kind of like a little kid on Christmas Eve haha.  Well, I just wanted to give you all a heads up that I plan on taking TONS of pictures and posting about all my outfits as well!!

You can also follow me on Instagram and Snapchat: LaurenQskaggs.  I am hoping I will have some chances to post full blog entries but I may have limited internet access.  I will certainly be posting a lot on Instagram and Snapchat though.

Follow along if you want to see Copenhagen, Denmark; Rome, Praiano, Positano and Capri, Italy as well as Iceland!

TGIF!

xoLauren

SheIn Outfits

Happy Hump Day!

I hope you all had a nice weekend, weather was amazing! I just love the heat (I know some think that is so crazy) but I really do.  Put me outside in the sun (preferably near a body of water, or sprinkler lol) and I am so happy and content.  Something about how relaxing it is just makes me happy.

So I have recently been loving this site, SheIn, and I needed to share some things about it.  I love how cute everything is but what is even better are the prices!  I mean everything is affordable and they really have the latest fashions available too.  I thought I would share some super cute outfits that I plan on getting for my trip!

SheIn -Your Online Fashion Long Sleeve Dress

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The prices are seriously so great. The #1 sandals are only $35.99!I have been wanting a pair similar to these and they are around the $85-100 range.  And I am loving off the shoulder dress/blouses right now and they have a huge selection.  Check out their site and let me know if you end up finding some things!

Happy Shopping ūüôā

xoLauren


FUN IN THE SUN

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Don’t be afraid of the sun.

Have fun in this summer.

Get your favorite fashion style from SheIn.

Come on, just enjoy it.

Neon Summer

Hi loves!

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend! I got to celebrate my birthday Saturday with a few of my friends and we had so much fun! We went to a NY Mets game (and they won!!) and then out to a nice dinner and drinks.  I am so exhausted from it, still!  The older I get the less able I am to go out til late haha.  Oh the joys of aging!

I am so excited we are finally getting into warm weather. ¬†I have been SO pumped that our Euro trip is around the corner and I have been buying items here and there for the trip. ¬†I have always loved bright fun colors for the summer time and these few items I just couldn’t pass up and thought I would share!

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Happy shopping!!

xoL

Saks Off 5th

Happy Tuesday!

I hope everyone had an amazing weekend! ¬†I cannot believe it is already MAY! Time has been flying by a little too fast. ¬†I love this month, mainly because its my birthday month ūüôā but also because its the time when the weather in NY finally starts to get warm enough to not wear tons of layers.

As I am sure you have all figured out by now I love shopping and when its a good deal I just cannot resist to talk about it and share it with everyone!  I think its silly to pay full retail for most things.  Saks Off 5th is having an amazing sale with up to 70% off plus their regular deals are usually pretty awesome.

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These are just a few of the items I think are nice and versatile for summer.  I am just in such a spring/summer mood with items I am currently buying.  I just love simplistic easy to wear outfits  for once the weather changes and gets nice and hot (my fave!)

Happy shopping loves!

xoLauren

Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH

Chicnova Clothing

Hi loves, Happy Hump Day! I hope everyone is having a fabulous week so far. ¬†My week hasn’t been too bad, mainly because of the gorgeous weather we are finally seeing!

I am excited to share with you an awesome site with amazing prices and deals called Chicnovaicon!  I was shocked when I saw how great their prices are! I did some research because prices this great usually mean they are coming in from overseas and I was right.  I read a bunch of reviews and most of what I read was positive.  Shipping taking a bit longer was the biggest negative comment I read but other then that the site seams pretty legit.  I have not yet placed an order with them but plan to do so and will give a review after.

I thought I would share what I have in my cart. ¬†I have been trying to slowly purchase new items for our fun Euro trip coming up in July. ¬†Here are some things I just couldn’t live without!


Red floral maxi
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Cover up


Grey knit mid length skirt
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Off the shoulder mini dress

I just love dresses in the summer months and I think all of these are super cute and versatile.  When you travel for a long period of time you want to make sure you bring things that you can wear a few times without looking like your wearing the same outfit over and over LOL.  I just love that skirt because it can be worn so many different ways and look different each time.

Have a great rest of the week!

xoLauren
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ChicNova

Beach getaway outfits

Hi all!

I hope all of you are having¬†a great week so far! ¬†I thought a post about a beach was needed since this “spring” has been rather cold here in NY lately. ¬†I mean it snowed the other day…and they are calling for possible snow again this Saturday?! Ugh, I just need to dream of beaches to get me through this haha.

Well my hubby and I officially booked our summer vaca!! We are going to Denmark (to visit family) and since we are able to go for 3 weeks we decided to wrap in Italy and Iceland to the trip (I am so pumped!).  So we will do some swimming and beach days while in Copenhagen but we are going to Rome and Amalfi Coast in Italy (beach attire all day!) so I thought this post would be perfect.  I need to find some super cute outfits for the beach, day as well as nights out on the town and love all of these options.

Here are some items I came up with. Enjoy!

Beach Look:

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can find this here

Love this one piece!

 

 

 

INC International Concepts Tropical Beach Bag

super cute beach bag

 

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perfect for beach or day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Look:

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a cute white dress with some embellishments 

Ray-bans on sale! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have been wanting a pair of these Valentino inspired ones and these are actually affordable and on sale!

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You need a fun summer bag that is bright and can be paired with anything

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Night on the town:

Image 1 of ASOS Lace Up Maxi Dress

I just love lighter colors in the summer and maxis can be great for day or night

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or this peachy, flowy dress is dreamy for night time too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moroccan Mirrored Clutch - Front cropped

this bag would look amazing with any dress at night or even during the day.  Love the Moroccan flare!

 

 

love a wedge for night time in the summer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 lace up and chunky heel are another perfect summer combo

 

As you can see I am super excited for summer time and this trip. Happy shopping ūüôā

Do you guys have any fun summer plans? What is your favorite place to travel to in the summer??

xoLauren