Where has the time gone?!

Hi lovies!!

I am not sure how 3 months have flown by so quickly!  Well I guess most of it can be blamed on the fact we just bought a house and I have been so consumed with the entire moving, unpacking and decorating process.  Its been such a crazy new chapter of our lives that I would love to share with you all.  I intend to get back to a regular schedule of blogging now that things have died down a little bit.

When we first moved it was just non stop go, go go!  It has been a month and a half since we closed and I am finally feeling like our house is becoming our home.  There are still some things we need to get to that will really make it feel like home.  The decor makes a huge difference.  We just started to put up some of our photos and artwork on the walls this past weekend and what a difference it makes!

I am going to do a before and after blog post.  We were lucky to have purchased our home pretty much renovation free.  The person we purchased our home from actually bought it and flipped it so all the big ticket rooms like the kitchen and bathrooms have already been gutted and redone, which saves us all that time and money!  We did paint almost every room though, just the two of us….which was insane haha.  If I learned one thing about the painting of an entire interior its that pick colors you wont get sick of because you will never paint it again.  That is what I kept saying while we cranked out all the rooms in just 4 days…I was like this color is going to be here for the rest of our time in this house, hubby agreed haha.  So most of the before pictures I have are of an empty home with different wall colors.  I have been waiting on posting any pictures until we really have the rooms decorated and put together.  We finally just got our dinning room table and are starting to get that room a little more put together.  It is just so crazy how many things need to happen when you move from an apartment with limited space to a home with lots of extra space.

I just wanted to get on here and say hi.  Keep an eye out for another post in the near future.

All the best,

xoL

 

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Dream Dressing Room

Hi lovies!

Wow, its been far too long!  My life has been a whirlwind of craziness (all good, just busy)!  We have been in the process of buying our first home and boy, is that a long intense process.  We are due to close in the next couple of weeks and things have settled down just a tad bit.

Since we are moving into our new home so soon (and I finally have a chance to post) I though it would be fun to post some fun dressing room ideas or as I have been calling it with my hubby “my glam room.”  He was so confused at first but I explained that I needed a place to put all my makeup, purses and shoes and a place with room for me to get ready and not hog up the bathroom.  Here are some things I love and feel would be perfect for that dream dressing room!

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I just really love the look of gold right now in almost every room.  I think a funky colored rug and some cool furniture could really tie together the space and make it feel inviting.  I love this bench from Anthropology and its functionality in a dressing room.  I am also obsessed with this chandelier, I have been looking at so many fun beaded ones for our new home and just love this pottery barn one!  Another great site that I go to all the time for fun lighting is Arhaus you can find so many great options here!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!

What would your dream dressing room look like?!

xoL

 

 

Wayfair Home Update

Hi loves!

So today is a great day, I am home having a SNOW DAY!  I feel like a little kid, so excited to not have to get dressed and travel to work haha.  The weather here in NYC/Hudson Valley has been crazy.  Yesterday was 60 degrees and then today there are blizzard and storm warnings in and around the area!  I normally commute a while to work, almost 2 hours each way, so with the weather being so nasty right now I am sure it would take me closer to 3 hours…So I opted to not travel out and stay home.

Anyone else home for a snow day?!

So I know in my last post I mentioned my hubby and I have started the home buying process!  It really has been a very new, exciting and nerve racking experience thus far.  As long as all keeps running smooth we should be moving into our new home in July!  So with that said I have of course been dreaming up each room and how I will decorate.  We also are moving from an apartment so there are a few items that we do not own now that we will need to get.  I have been filling up a cart on Wayfair (I know, a little premature, but I cannot contain my excitement!) and I thought I would make a post on some items we plan on getting or things I just love.

Is anyone else obsessed with Wayfair like me??  You can get anything you can think of and really furnish your entire home all on one site!

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  1. I love white and this table just jumped out to me.  I would love to pair this table with chairs like the one I included in this post.  We love to entertain so having a table that can fit 8+ people is a huge plus and this table is extendable.  I also love the distressed finish!
  2. The chairs are exactly what I would love to have for my dining room.  I love how they are a neutral color and would be comfortable for an everyday kitchen chair as well.
  3. I just love this nightstand for our master bedroom.  I love the lines, the fact it is white and also has a drawer.  It looks large enough to have a light on it as well which i really like to have next to the bed.  I plan on doing one on each side.
  4. THIS BED.  I just love it.  Again, the distressed look is amazing and I love that its natural wood but also has white on it.  I was originally looking for an all white bed but did not seem to like many that I came across.  This is one that I think would go great in our new bedroom and with those nightstands!
  5. I love the look of new rugs that have that distressed worn-in look.  I think this rug would be a nice addition to our bedroom.  Again, its more neutral but I love that it still has pretty blues in it.
  6. I love this sofa for a couple of reasons.  I love the blue velvet and I love that this is a pull out bed.  This would be perfect in my office/glam room I plan on having.  We want each bedroom to be able to sleep people, again since we like to entertain, but I did not want an actual bed in each room.  So this is perfect.
  7. This ottoman is just awesome.  It comes in a ton of different colors and would be perfect in my glam room or even in the living room.

Any new items from Wayfair that you have been eyeing?!

xoLauren

Life Update

Hi dolls!

It has been so long since I have had a free minute to get on here and post.  Life has been a bit hectic but in a really good way.  The holidays were just so busy and then we jumped into the new year in a big way, Tom and I started the house hunting process!  It has been a bit nerve racking but so exciting at the same time.  I am ready to say goodbye to apartment living.  The thought of having our own space where we can entertain and just have room and not be so confined, it just makes me really excited!  So we have found a house we love and are in the beginning stages so anything can still happen at this point, but we shall see.   More updates to on this to follow later on.

 How has life been for you guys?  Anyone catch the Superbowl, or more importantly Lady Gagas awesome performance.  I just love her.  She is so talented!

So I have some fun reviews in the works.  I like to really try the products first before coming to a conclusion on them.  I have this awesome PMD device that I have been using for 2 weeks, I need to do my 3rd treatment and then I will make a blog post on it.  I also have some hair products I want to try out a few times before reviewing as well.

Just wanted to give a little shout out to everyone!  I hope all has been well and keep a look out for my new posts filled with some fun things coming soon 🙂

xoLauren

NYE Outfits

Why hello there!

It has been so long since I have made a post! The holidays are always such a crazy time for me.  Involves lots of traveling which makes it hard for me to post.  I hope those of you that celebrate Christmas had a wonderful one!! It was so nice being home with family and friends.  My brother-in-law  flew in from Denmark a week ago so it was really nice having him in town as well.  We were one giant family gathering which is always lots of fun.

I thought with New Year’s Eve around the corner it would be fun to post outfit ideas.  I know some people go all out and others do more intimate celebrations.  Here are a few different outfits, all of which I love and would wear depending on what kinda night I have ahead 🙂

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Loving the ruffles and the texture of the sweater with the feminine length skirt.  I think the green is a gorgeous color and something different, pair it with some black shoes, bag and jewels and you are all set!

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I love this look.  A bit more casual with the pleather pants but still super cute and festive.  I love this ruffled blouse and the House of Harlow jewlry

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If you have read my blog before you know my current obsession with Rose gold.  I think this dress is so amazing and fun.  I wouldn’t wear any jewelry since the dress is so sparkly.  This would be a fun dress if you were going to a fancy spot or out in NYC

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I just love this outfit.  I am so into ruffles right now on tops, and the color of this blouse is pretty amazing.  This skirt is so classy and elegant yet fun and festive.  Also these Steve Madden heels come in a ton of different colors, I am loving block heels right now too!

Do you have a favorite?

Any fun plans for NYE? What outfit will you be wearing?!

xoLauren

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