What To Wear This July 4th

Can you believe July 4th is right around the corner?


I’m headed back to Chicago for this 4th of July and literally couldn’t be more excited. I haven’t been back to Chicago since the year I moved! I have so many friends I want to see, things I want to do, and restaurants I want to try. It’s going to be weird going back for sure, but so glad Jess and Hallie will both be there this weekend!

In honor of one of my favorite holidays, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite pieces that would be perfect to rock this weekend. These Illesteva red sunnies? Duh. Happy Tuesday! Xo. Lauren

Sail to Sable Top // Turquoise Tassel Earrings // Kate Spade Belle Place Straw Bag (on sale!) // Illesteva Sunnies // Stripe Romana Top // Panama Hat // Jean Shorts // Sandals // Searsucker One Piece // Ankle-Strap Sandals // American Flag Shirt


Weekend Notes


Sales & Shopping

  • The Italian luggage company – Brics – is having a sale on One Kings Lane! Regularly priced items are typically $300 dollars and up – this is the perfect sale to shop before a long weekend trip this summer! Insert this duffel or this perfectly cute bubblegum pink carry-on.
  • If I were to be a dress – I would be this one.

Links I loved

  • I can’t wait to read this book – Design Sponge

In case you missed it on lauren-nelson.com:

  • I updated my summer skincare regimen with dermalogica!


Lo-Mingo: Lilly Pulitzer Alexa High Collar Shift Dress

Summertime in New York means hot and humid. For days when I don’t feel like making a fuss to get ready, I always love popping on an easy shift dress. I found this Lilly Flamingo dress the other weekend while shopping on Greenwich Ave in Connecticut. I’m obsessed with the whimsical flamingo print and the zipper that goes down the front – you can make it however high or low as you’d like (ohh la la).

I love Lilly Pulitzer shifts for easy summer dressing. I have to admit, I only started wearing Lilly more recently ever since moving to the East Coast. (you know….embracing those east coast summer vibes).

Also you guys, one item I never leave at home either is my jean jacket. I picked up J.Crew’s distressed denim jacket  in the Calyer wash back in May to rotate into the mix for summer. I’m not kidding you when I say I wear it – everrr-yyyy-dayyyy. I hate when buildings are negative 20 inside but it’s 80 degrees outside – so layering is still a must for me during the summer months. In other noteworthy cute purchases: I also recently picked up this J.Crew Gold Foil Clutch. It was love at first sight and it fits perfectly in my new monogrammed tote I picked off of Etsy. Happy Wednesday! Xx. Lauren










Lilly Pulitzer Flamingo Dress // J.Crew Distressed Denim Jacket // J.Crew Gold Clutch // Etsy Monogrammed Bag // Wedges // Loren Hope Bracelet c/o // Celine Sunglasses (similar)