Lauren’s picks

28 Dec 2017

Activewear For The New Year


With the New Year right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to refresh your activewear! New Year resolutions will be in full swing and if you’re anything like me, “working out more” will certainly be on the list.

Investing in activewear instantly makes me feel better when I hit the gym! Today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite activewear pieces I’ve had my eyes on + below is my must-have list! P.s. Don’t forget today’s the lastly for the Shopbop sale! You can shop an additional 25% off sale items with Code JOY25.

Hope everyone had a great week!! Xo. Lauren


1. APL Sneakers: These are by far my favorite sneakers I’ve tried to-date. They are great for running and everyday activities – plus they come in a wide variety of colors! I love them so much I even got my boyfriend to try them.

2. Jogger Pants: When it comes to working out during the winter, it’s important you wear the appropriate outerwear to the gym or workout class! I love jogger pants for warmth over my yoga pants or shorts! Jogger pants are also perfect for travel.

3. Cropped Sweatshirt or Hoodie: This is a new trend I’m getting on board with asap. I’ve seen girls all over New York pair a cropped sweatshirt or hoodies with their yoga pants and it looks so cute!

4. Sports Bras: Whether you prefer tanks with built in sports bras or wearing sports bras alone for your workout, it never hurts to have too many sport bra options! I love this mesh corset bra from Live The Process.

5. Activewear Tops: This is one thing that I never buy for some reason – I have to make a distinct effort in investing in new activewear tops! I love this one and this one!

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26 Dec 2017

The 7 Best After Christmas Sales To Shop Right Now

Back home in Cleveland, watching the Crown , and praying for snow by Christmas!! How pretty is this festive home? ❄️✨ | Regram @theyellownote - a must follow!

Good morning! How was everyone’s Christmas?! I’m still at home in Cleveland and we’re currently experiencing a little snow storm! As a result, I will be inside all day online shopping the best after-Christmas sales happening right now. Who’s with me? Here are my 7 can’t miss after Christmas sales you have must shop today!

  1. Shopbop – I always love a good Shopbop sale! Today through Friday you can shop an additional 25% off sale items with Code JOY25. Some items are up to 75% off! This is the perfect time to invest in a new handbag, boots or activewear for the New Year! I’m loving this: black cutout turtle neck ($39 dollars!), this Milma bucket bag (love the navy), and this BB Dakota Front Drape Jacket ($47 dollars).
  2. Tuckernuck – Shop an extra 20% off sale with code FinaleSale20!
  3. J.Crew – Take an extra 30% off sale styles today! This time of year I like to invest in classic staples like Italian Wool Blazers, coats & jackets and festive holiday jewelry!
  4. Serena & Lily – I always love when Serena and Lily launches their Winter Tent Sale. You can pick up some major goodies 30-70% off (something they don’t do often). I always take a peek at the sheet and duvet selection. How cute is this scalloped duvet? This is also a great time to pick up new towels or big piece of furniture you’ve had your eye on! You can currently pick up the classic director’s chairs for summer for $299.
  5. Lands End – Now’s the perfect time to stock up on a new monogrammed tote bag! Lands End also has a great selection of puffer jackets, chunky knits and totes all at great prices.
  6. Club Monaco – Shop up to 60% off select styles! I’ve had my eye on this grey wool coat for WEEKS. So excited it’s finally down to a reasonable price – also comes in pink! This striped turtle neck would be great for layering (also comes in black),.
  7. Pottery Barn – Take up to 70% off select items! While home shopping with my mom we stopped by Pottery Barn at Beachwood mall where I picked up three different silver candle sticks and hurricanes! I can’t wait to add them to my current collection. Side note – don’t they remind you of Ralph Lauren?


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23 Dec 2017

The Best of 2017


I can’t believe we’re just days away from 2018! Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite posts I created throughout the year – many of which feature Project Upper East Side, entertaining and travel posts — take me back to Saint Tropez!!! You can click on the title above each photo to read each post.

Wishing you and yours happy holidays. Xoxo. Lauren

January 2017 | Get The Look: A Modern Hamptons Home 


March 2017 | Big White Houses


April 2017 | A St. Louis Home Tour


May 2017 | Project Upper East Side: My Bedroom Reveal 

Good morning! It's going to be a hot one today. ☀️ In case you missed it, my bedroom tour is now live on the blog! | by @alexandra__wolf #interiors #bedroom #navy

July 2017 | Brunch at Home with Chloe Wine


August 2017 | Saint Tropez Travel Guide 

From Saint Tropez to Monte Carlo, the South of France is seriously beautiful. ☀️⚓️ I already can't wait to come back! Next stop, Provence.

August 2017 | The Best of the Provence Flea Markets

Loved visiting my first Provence flea market yesterday morning in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon! Only a short 10 minute ride from the center of Avignon. What I've learned is that you seriously need a whole week to hit the major Provence markets (and a rental car). Next time I'll definitely be planning around L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue!

September 2017 | South of France Itinerary

One more from our visit to @hotelcapedenroc because it's just so pretty.

September 2017 | The Ocean House RI Beach Polo


October 2017 | The Chicest Provence Hotel

I still can't get over how cute our room was at @la_mirande. Also, if you ever have a chance to dine at the restaurant - it's . The best meal we've had all trip!!

October 2017 | Project Upper East Side: Couch Reveal with Horchow

Rain, rain go away.

November 2017 | Ralph Lauren Holiday Windows

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December 2017 | 10 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

‘Tis the season! ✨ Can you believe it’s officially November? Sharing 10 Christmas tree decorating ideas on the blog today. I’m lovin’ this preppy one right here. Need to find vintage snow boots on Etsy. | via @housebeautiful ✨✨✨✨

22 Dec 2017

11 Must-Have Warm Weather Getaway Essentials

Today's view does not suck. ⚓️☀️⛱ P.s. Where's the blue and white striped umbrella emoji when ya need it!? #miami #jetsetlo #beach #vacay #southbeach

Good morning!! I’m back home in Cleveland for the next few days and couldn’t be more excited for Christmas on Monday! I know it’s been a little quiet around here so hoping to pick things back up after the New Year. Any who! My boyfriend and I are headed to Miami for a wedding in the beginning of January. There are a few warm weather getaway essentials I still need. First on the list, swimsuits. I need a total overhaul this year! I’ve been wearing some of the same swim suits for 3 years and just need to get a totally new variety. I also need new sunnies & beach cover ups! Take a peek at my top 10 must-have warm weather getaway essentials below! Xo. Lauren

  1. Jean Shorts: When we went to France this past August, I picked up two new pairs of jean shorts. I wore them so much during out 12-day trip that I think it might be time to officially invest in more options.
  2. White Tennis Shoes: If you like to hike or do a ton of touring around on vacation, white tennis shoes are a must! I picked up a pair for France and wore them everyday. I already need a new pair!
  3. Clutch: One can never have too many festive resort clutches – this means braided-jute, tassels, pom moms, etc. This one from Tuckernuck is only $68 dollars! I also love this one.
  4. Tassel Earrings: Hart is a jeweler based in Charleston. She makes some of the best tassel earrings around – I have two different pairs! I need to pick up two more for next year – they are great for vacation & everyday wear! They are so light, they don’t hurt
  5. Swimsuit: I’m on a mission next year to buy new swim suits – if you’re like me, you buy in bulk and then just home they last at least 1-2 years. This year I need to totally revamp my swimsuit collection. I was pleasantly surprised with Tory Burch’s swim collection at Nordstrom. I picked up this black one shoulder two piece. I love that the bottoms are high waisted! I also picked up
  6. Beach Cover Up: Whenever I go on vacation, I always try to pick up at least one new beach cover up. I LOVE this lace up tunic from shop bop + it’s under $100 dollars.
  7. Sunglasses: Karen Walker has some of the biggest and best sun glasses for vacation. I have yet to purchase a pair but I’m making it happen for my next vacation!!! I love these tortoise sunglasses.
  8. Sunscreen: I’ve been using this sunscreen since I was 24. I saw that the Kardashian’s also use this version so it has to be good, right? But seriously, I won’t go on vacation without it.
  9. Sun hat: I’m to the point in my life where I can’t go to the beach without some sort of hat. I love J.Crew’s panama hat and this one from Tuckernuck.
  10. Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF: If you haven’t tried Fresh Sugar’s tinted lip treatment, please add it to your shopping cart right now! It’s only $24 dollars and is a life saver on the beach.
  11. Sandals: From beach to lunch, I bring out 3-4 pairs of sandals on vacay with me!