It’s officially October! Fall in New York is seriously the best. I hope everyone picked up some goodies last week during the Shopbop sale. I saved up and bought the classic Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee boots. Fingers crossed they fit!!
In case you need more fall inspiration, I’ve rounded up some cute must-haves in my October Edit. Has anyone else noticed that pale pink is ev-ery-whereeeeeee?! I’m not a huge pink person but there are certain shades I can totally get on board with. How cute is this Madewell leather jacket? This pale pink trench coat is also great as the leaves start to change – plus, it’s only $129 dollars! Yes, please. I’ve been burning this Diptyque candle all weekend long. Last but not least, I want this blouse in every single color ($49 dollars!).
Even though we experienced 80 degree temperatures this past weekend in New York, I’ve already started breaking out my fall decor.
What I love most about fall is spending my weekends at home. There’s nothing better than inviting a few girlfriends over and dishing over good wine and a delicious cheese plate. Who’s with me?!
Today I’m so excited to share with you four key tips on entertaining friends at home this fall.
One – Must-Have Good Wine
The key to entertaining at home this fall is to always (and I repeat) to always have a good wine on hand.
Given that September is a transitional month, it’s the perfect time of year to drink white wine. I personally love Chloe Wine Collection’s Pinot Grigio. It’s light, crisp and refreshing!
Plus, I love Chloe’s pretty wine labels! I always think displaying bottles of Chloe Wine enhances each and every tablescape I create. Did you know you can purchase the Chloe Wine Collection directly on Amazon right here? Yes, please!
Two – Pick Up Mini Pumpkins
When decorating for fall, take a peek at your local flower store or grocery to see if they have mini pumpkins. Whether you prefer the real ones or faux mini pumpkins, you can typically find them in a variety of colors.
What I love most about incorporating mini pumpkins is they can up your seasonal decor an instant. Place them throughout a tablescape like I did here or group them together in a bowl to create a festive centerpiece. Mini pumpkins are a very easy (and affordable!) way to provide a fall flare to your home. Psst.. I want these faux white ones from pottery barn next!
Three – Create a Quick & Easy Cheese Platter
If you want to be the hostess-with-the-mostess, create a quick and easy cheese platter for your guests. Cheese platters don’t have to be complicated to be delicious! My favorite key components when creating a cheese platter include a block of brie cheese (my favorite), pre-cut pieces of sliced cheese, crackers, berries and nuts. My favorite Chloe Pinot Grigio pairs perfectly with a fresh mozzarella!
Four – Fresh Flowers
Almost as important as tip number one but fresh flowers are a must when entertaining guests at home! White hydrangeas are my go-to — as they look beautiful in just about any vase. I love displaying them in classic tall vases, round bubble vases or blue and white ginger jars for a more sophisticated center piece effect.
What are some of your favorite entertaining tips when hosting friends over in the fall?
*In partnership with Chloe Wine Collection. Thank you for supporting brands that support Lauren-Nelson.com!
Good morning, friends! I have some really good news to share this week.
If you’re in need of a little retail therapy, Shopbop is having their major fall sitewide sale which kicks off today! You can shop the entire site with 20% off all orders and 25% off orders over $500. You must use promo code EOTS17 at checkout!!! The sale will run through today through Friday, September 29th at 11:59PM PST.
Whenever Shopbop’s major seasonal sales come around, I always love to take a peek at the latest from brands that I don’t shop on a regular basis. This would include brands like Tory Burch (I love this cashmere scarf!), Tibi and Equipment. One brand on my radar that has a more affordable price point is English Factory – they have so much cute stuff! I also like to invest in classic wardrobe staples. Insert a leather jacket or trenchcoat, Stuart Weitzman over-the-knee-boots (I have my eye on these!) and jeans.
I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pieces below! Xo. Lauren
Ok, have you guys heard about this new Korean skincare storeInnis Free that opened up in Flat Iron? I’ve heard rave reviews as the brand offers beauty produces with the finest natural ingredients sourced from Korea’s pristine Jeju Island. – Huffington Post
I updated my shop with my current beauty, home and style must-haves for fall! – Lauren-Nelson.com
Speaking of skincare, I scheduled a facial at Great Jones Spa this week and the aesthetician sold me on the Trinity NuFace, a facial toning device. Have you guys heard of this thing? Am I late to the game? You can pick up the Trinity or the Mini on Nordstrom. I will be doing a whole other blog post on here but let’s just say I used it once and am already obsessed! – Nordstrom