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26 May 2016

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale! Now Through June 5th
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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back, ladies!!! I don’t know if your bank account or your newsfeed is ready for it but this is one of my favorite sales all year. This is a great time to shop some of your favorite brands up to 40% off. Happening now through June 5th you can pick up some great pieces from brands like Burberry, Tory Burch, and Kate Spade. I’ve rounded up some of my favorite finds below! Happy Shopping. <3

Tory Burch 

 

Burberry

Kate Spade

26 May 2016

Jet Set: Miami
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Memorial Day weekend is one of my favorite weekends of the year. It’s officially summer which means warm weather, brunching outdoors, walks through Central Park, travel, travel and more travel. Oh, and there’s so many great sales to shop (hoping to have my roundup for you guys tomorrow or Saturday so definitely stop back here!) Anywho, I’m currently on my way to Miami for a bachelorette party. I’ve only been to Miami once before (two years ago) and I loved it. The vibrant colors, the sleek hotels, the colorful lifeguard stands, and beautiful weather, it’s truly hard not to fall in love with Miami. Plus it’s such a quick trip from New York.

On Monday I shared my packing guide for Memorial Day so if you’re headed somewhere warm this weekend (or over the next few weekends for that matter) definitively check it out. And in case you’re just in a shopping mode today, I’ve included links to all of my spring product round ups. You’re welcome. Have a great Thursday, my friends!! Be sure to add me on Snapchat (laurennelsonny) + Instagram to see what we’re up to in Miami this weekend. Oh, and if you have any Miami recommendations, send them my way!!! Xo. Lauren

What To Pack For Your Memorial Day Weekend Getaway

Your Summer Shopping Guide

10 Beach Bags On My Radar

The Best Sale Items To Shop At J.Crew

West Palm Beach Ready

The Best of Gingham For Spring

10 Spring Tops On My Radar

Pom Pom’s

10 Finds Perfect For Summer

 

Sources: Jacquelyn Clark, Express, Entourista, The Nifty Fifties, Collage Vintage, Sugar and Cloth, Etsy, Amy Stone

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24 May 2016

How To Throw A Flower Crown Party
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If I could wear one accessory every day it would be a flower crown. How amazing would it be to have your favorite snap chat filter come to life?! Last week I had the chance to throw a flower crown party with the one and only Crown’s by Christy and we literally had the best time ever!!! When you round up your girlfriends, are surrounded by city views, fresh blooms and rose & prosecco it’s pretty hard not to have a great time! Below are my five tips on how to throw a flower crown party (or any party for that matter).

1. Always spell out your hash tag in gold balloons 

When Christy and I were party planning, we knew we wanted gold balloons. What better way to make an impact than by spelling out your hashtag in huge gold balloons?! We originally wanted to line the balloons on the railing out side but given that we were on a top floor terrace, the wind was not in our favor. We set up the balloons in the living room as it was the first thing you saw when you walked through Christy’s door. Let’s just say it was a huge statement maker and our guests loved them!!

2. Determine A Color Scheme

Whenever you’re planning a party, it’s important to determine a color scheme. Since we were throwing a flower crown making party for our girlfriends, we knew there would be bright colored blooms everywhere. To go with the floral theme, we opted for a beautiful flower table runner with gold accessories. Target provided us with the cutest gold bar cart (similar), these Nate Burkus gold organizers and gold scissors. We also mixed and matched vases – we used these Kate Spade bubble vases as well as vintage vases Christy had on hand.

3. Accessorize with fresh blooms 

Since the flower crowns were the focus of the party, it wasn’t hard to accessorize the party with fresh blooms! We used them literally EVERYWHERE. We even made rose ice cubes to help chill the rose.

4. Dress up your bar cart 

There’s nothing I love more than a beautifully styled bar cart. You can take a peep at my bar cart inspiration board here. I think a bar cart is such a necessary item when throwing a party these days. Since we were utilizing both the indoor and outdoor living spaces, the bar cart was perfect outside when guests needed a refill. Target has so many great options for stylish and affordable bar carts. How cute is this bamboo bar cart?! Plus it’s on sale.

5. Rose All Day 

You can’t have a flower crown party (or any party in my opinion) without rose!! Chloe Wine was nice enough to provide our party with rose and prosecco. Their packing/labels are so pretty that the bottles complimented the entire party. I highly, highly recommending buying this wine for your next party!! CrownsRose-Lauren-edited (6 of 15)

THANK YOUS

A big thank you to our sponsors Target, Chloe Wine, Packed Party, Gotham Cookies for helping us throw the best flower crown party, ever! And of course to all of our girlfriends who made it out – Gabby, Sam, CarlyKatie, Olivia, + SMP & My Domaine ladies!! A HUGE thank you to Christy for teaching us all how to make the prettiest flower crowns!!! If you are in need for a flower crown for a wedding, bridal shower or event – Christy is your gal!!! She made my flower crown for the Polo Classic last year and I got so many compliments. Also, you should follow her on Instagram in addition to my girl Victoria who was a MAJOR help to us throughout the entire party planning process. Last but not least thank you to Alexandra Wolf, our amazing photographer who captured all of these pretty photos!!! You can also follow on Instagram Alex here.

So what do you guys think? Should I do more entertaining content around here?! Xoxo. Lauren

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23 May 2016

What To Pack For Your Memorial Day Weekend Getaway
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Not sure what to wear Memorial Day weekend? Don’ttttt you worry – I’ve got you covered! I’m off to Miami (I swear this is my last trip to Florida!) on Thursday for one of my best high school girlfriend’s bachelorette party! I haven’t been to Miami in two years so I’m so excited to return to the infamous South Beach, dine at some of Miami’s best restaurants and hang out at the pool with my girlfriends. Of course you should follow me on Instagram and Snapchat to stay up-to-date with my holiday weekend shenanigans.

Whenever I pack form a warm weather getaway, I  try to pack versatile pieces so I can stick to a carry on suitcase and not have to check my bag. P.s. How cute is this Bric’s suite case? I still need to get one of those. Anyhow, these pink tassel earrings scream Miami, this cross-body clutch has been on my radar for the second summer in a row, I spotted this embroidered cotton dress from H&M on ad here in New York and so happy I found it online (plus it’s only $49.99). I’ve blogged these white tassel earrings several times this spring & you really can’t beat the $45 dollar price point. Nude heels are a must for Miami. This orange and white stripe cabana towel is a no brainer. And since you all know off-the-shoulder tops are my favorite thing right now, I couldn’t include a roundup without one! Insert this bright yellow off-the-shoulder top from J.Crew. Shop all of my favorite weekend getaway essentials below! Have a great Monday, ladies.

 

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