22 Nov 2017

2017 Gift Guide Series | For The Jet Setter
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You guys know how much I love to travel so putting together travel gift ideas for the jet setter on your list is always so fun for me! Over the past few years, I’ve learned a thing or two about my absolute “must haves” whenever I get on an airplane or train — many of which would make for great stocking stuffers or bigger gift ideas!

I personally like to travel with a carry-on suite case to avoid any delays that might come with checking a bag. Mark and Graham has come out with a new Terminal 1 Carry-On that is just as durable as it is chic. What I love most about giving this carry-on as a gift is that you can make it personal. Mark and Graham has a wide variety of monogram and color options to choose from! I would opt for a navy with white monogram, who’s with me?

I can’t travel without my back up external Mophie charger. Mophies come in a wide variety and colors. I personally like the XL version which provides up to two full charges for your iPhone – essential when you’re on a long flight! Make sure to get this version as I’ve noticed Amazon put several refurbished options on their website which can get confusing! In order to keep all of my chargers in place, I also like to travel with this leather wire roll up. One of my biggest pet peeves is when I have all of my chargers loose in my purse!

Whenever I travel, I like to be as comfortable as possible. This means cashmere pants (a new discovery for me!), APL sneakers (seriously obsessed with), and a comfortable cardigan because I’m always cold on planes and trains.

Other great travel gift ideas include this passport case, this worldwide travel adapter, these seersucker travel bags or this weekender which would make for a great gift for her, or him! Last but not least, I always like to take a peek at Shopbop’s travel accessories whenever I’m searching for travel gift ideas since they have a wide variety!

I’ve linked to all of my previous gift guides below. Happy Shopping! Xo. Lauren

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2017 Gift Guide Series 

Gifts For Her

Gift Ideas For The Boys

The Top Holiday Plaid Gift Ideas

Top Beauty and Makeup Gift Sets

Gifts for the Hostess

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2016 Gift Guide Series

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE BOYS

GIFTS UNDER $50 DOLLARS

13 PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE SUPER CUTE

Gifts For The Jet Setter

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2015 Gift Guide Series 

THE TOP BEAUTY GIFTS UNDER $100 DOLLARS

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

THE BEST HOLIDAY PLAID GIFTS TO GIVE

THE TOP GIFTS TO GIVE THE STRIPE ENTHUSIAST

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER

21 Nov 2017

2017 Gift Guide Series | For The Hostess
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The number of holiday parties that take place over these next few months can be overwhelming! I always think it’s important to come prepared with a hostess gift whenever you’re attending a party at someone else’s house. A hostess gift doesn’t have to expensive and can certainly be personal! Today I’ve rounded up the best hostess gifts to shop this party season.

A small Diptyque candle is always a good idea – I prefer the roses scent! Williams-Sonoma has two great coaster options – these gold rimmed coasters and these white marble coasters which both are under $25 dollars! A hostess can never have too many wood salad severs. Last but not least, this Williams-Sonoma mulling spices gift set would make such a nice hostess gift if  your budget is around $100 dollars.

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2017 Gift Guide Series 

Gifts For Her

Gift Ideas For The Boys

The Top Holiday Plaid Gift Ideas

Top Beauty and Makeup Gift Sets

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2016 Gift Guide Series

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE BOYS

GIFTS UNDER $50 DOLLARS

13 PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE SUPER CUTE

Gifts For The Jet Setter

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2015 Gift Guide Series 

THE TOP BEAUTY GIFTS UNDER $100 DOLLARS

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

THE BEST HOLIDAY PLAID GIFTS TO GIVE

THE TOP GIFTS TO GIVE THE STRIPE ENTHUSIAST

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER

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21 Nov 2017

The Ralph Lauren Mansion | Holiday Windows & Decor
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Visiting the flagship Ralph Lauren Mansion located on 72nd and Madison is one of my favorite past time activities to do on the weekends. Seriously, if you’ve never visited either the flagship men’s or woman’s stores,  you must add it to your list the next time you visit New York!

Last weekend, Amy and I went to brunch at Flora Bar located in the Met Breuer Museum and then walked down to the mansions to take a peek at the holiday windows and decor. We first popped in the men’s mansion to take in all of the plaid trimmings.  I love the dark cherry wood that’s incorporated throughout the 5 floors in addition to all of the black and white polo photos.

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After we walked all of the floors over at the men’s mansion, we crossed the street to take in he holiday windows over at the women’s mansion! They were gorgeous and full of flocked white garlands and silver trimmings. The mannequins displayed in the windows and throughout the women’s mansion were wearing polo bear heads to celebrate the Polo Bear this holiday season.

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What was truly spectacular about this year’s holiday decor is that Ralph incorporated white flocked trees on each level of the mansion so if you look out the window from the women’s mansion, you can see the white flocked tree over at the men’s mansion!

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The best part about visiting the Ralph Lauren Mansion is seeing how the RL team decorated the home floor located on the 4th level. One trend I will be incorporating in my own decor this year is mixing blue and white ginger jars with the classic tartan plaid blankets and table clothes. I also need to get my hands on some traditional gold hurricanes. I found these Arlington Hurricane‘s at Pottery Barn which are a great affordable option.

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Do you ever window shop to find inspiration for your own home?! Hope everyone is having a great week! Xo. Lauren

21 Nov 2017

2017 Gift Guide Series | The Best Beauty and Makeup Gift Sets To Give This Year
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One of my favorite gift guides to create each and every year is the one dedicated to beauty and make up gift sets! Honestly, this is one of the best times to invest in skincare or make up brands you love as these value sets are truly phenomenal.

In case you’re just tuning in, we’re in the middle of my 2017 gift guide series! So far we’ve launched the top gifts for her, the top gifts for him as well as the top holiday plaid gifts to give this year. My fourth (and personal) favorite gift guide launching today is dedicated to skincare and make up. You can shop each and every gift guide by clicking on the black and white plus sign next to each product in the collage above. Or if that’s too hard, I’ve linked to every product featured below under “Shop The Post.”

After browsing a few of my favorite retailers for the best beauty and makeup gift sets, I’ve come to the conclusion that these below are just too good to pass up. Plus, the single products I’ve linked to (ones not included in a value set) I use in my daily skincare routine and hope you love just as much as I do. Let’s get to it, shall we?

My mom is going to go crazy for this huge lip kit from Sephora – can you believe how many lip glosses, balms and lipsticks are included in this set for $70 dollars? This would make such a good gift or stocking stuffer! I also thought this skin wonderland set that comes with Sephora’s best skincare sellers would be a great starter kit for anyone wanting to enhance their skincare routine. I will be stocking up on this L’occitane hand cream set – you cannot beat this $30 dollar price point. Last but not least, I’m dying to try the new Gucci sent, Bloom – you can shop a 3-piece gift set for $129!

Product Highlights — I’ve used Dermalogica in my skincare routine since I was 25 – this power firm eye cream is the best and this pre-cleanse is great for removing oils and unclogging pores. This Hourglass ambient palette is one of the best for highlighting your cheeks during the holiday season. This Charlotte Tilbery eye shadow palette is perfect for a smokey eye. Last but not least, a new discovery that I’m slightly obsessed with is this Henne Luxury Lip Tint ($21.95 dollars)- it’s a great, clean alternative to Dior’s Lip Glow ($33 dollars).

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Be sure to check out my gift guide series below for some more great gift ideas!

2017 Gift Guide Series

Gifts For Her

Gift Ideas For The Boys

The Top Holiday Plaid Gift Ideas

 

2016 Gift Guide Series

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: FOR THE BOYS

GIFTS UNDER $50 DOLLARS

13 PERSONALIZED GIFT IDEAS THAT ARE SUPER CUTE

Gifts For The Jet Setter

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2015 Gift Guide Series 

THE TOP BEAUTY GIFTS UNDER $100 DOLLARS

STOCKING STUFFERS UNDER $25 DOLLARS

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HER

2015 GIFT GUIDE: FOR HIM

THE BEST HOLIDAY PLAID GIFTS TO GIVE

THE TOP GIFTS TO GIVE THE STRIPE ENTHUSIAST

GIFT GUIDE FOR THE MONOGRAM LOVER