6 May 2016

Weekend Notes


Links I Loved

  • Loooving this home tour. – SF Girl By Bay

Sales & Shopping

  • A bar cart perfect for summer entertaining + it’s only $129.99 dollars.
  • I’ve been finding so much good stuff on Etsy lately and came across these leather pouf ottomans. Anyone else obsessed with them as much as I am?!

In case you missed it

  • Not sure how to start a redesign? I shared how I went about my redesign with Gray Malin!
5 May 2016

Pom Pom’s


Good morning from Seaside, Florida! I’m here for a long weekend hanging out with my old college roommates. Be sure to stay up-to-date with our vacation adventures on Snapchat (@laurennelsonny) and Instagram! In spirit of vacation, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite pom pom products. Have you noticed lately, especially shoes – have the cutest pom pom fringe on them!! Happy Thursday, my friends. Xo. Lauren


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2 May 2016

May Mood Board


Hi chicas! Happy Monday. How was everyone’s weekend? And p.s. can you believe it’s OFFICIALLY May? Summer is only weeks away so I know life is about to speed up quite a bit with work, travel, events and so forth. It’s been quite some time since I last created a mood board so I thought it’d be fun to kick off May with a little inspiration board. You know… on Monday’s my mood is usually this but today I have a bit more pep in my step given that it’s a fresh month and summer is officially so so close.  Do you have any set Memorial Day plans yet?

Anyhow, I really want to get back in to curating a mood board each month. I feel like it’s a great way to help me stay inspired and roundup a few images that can help me (mentally) gather my thoughts for upcoming projects/blog posts. This month’s mood board is full of inspiring outdoor entertaining ideas, pretty flowers, stripes, and french blue (my current color jam). To give you guys a little more background (and I can’t wait to share more details soon) but I’m currently in the midst of planning two upcoming parties – one in May and one at the end of July. As a result, I’ve been searching high and low for creative and chic entertaining ideas.

SO. I need your guys’ help – what are some of your favorite websites or who are some of your favorite bloggers you follow for entertaining / table scape ideas? I already have a sense of direction that I’d like each party to go but it never hurts to stumble on more creative ideas! For example, I have been devouring Eye Swoon‘s previous parties, Style Me Pretty’s Pinterest Boards, and Camille Style’s tables capes. Hope you guys have a great week!! Xo. Lauren

Sources: Eye-Swoon, Who What Wear, Fashion and Style, Pinterest, Coco + Kelley

1 May 2016

Skincare Line I’m Loving: Tammy Fender


I recently was introduced to holistic skincare brand Tammy Fender and NEED to tell you guys all about it! If you’re just checking in for the first time on my blog, I have to let you know that skin care is a little hobby of mine. I love testing new products to see which ones I continue to use and which ones I can live without! So when Tammy Fender’s team reached out to me I was so excited to try her line as I’m not as familiar with the organic skin care space. I’m sure I will get more familiar as time goes on so that can be a whole other blog post for another day but I knew Tammy’s line had to be good as GOOP listed it as one of the best organic and natural skin care lines – and whatever Gwyneth says, goes! Right?

Anywhoo, I tried a few of Tammy Fender’s products and wanted to get these all natural, ultra-holistic, made-with-care products on your guys’ radar ASAP because I’m officially a convert. You know when you try a new product for the first time, you can tell if the ingredients are going to agree with your skin? For some reason, scent and the weight of a cream or moisturizer is important to me. As I’ve mentioned numerous times on here, hydration is one of my biggest skin care challenges so typically heavier creams work better for my skin type. Insert: Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm ($130 dollars). I’ve been applying this balm morning and night have seen a noticeable difference. My skin isn’t ask pink/red even given the cooler temps we have been experiencing here in New York and all around looks clearer! Before I apply the balm, I have also been using Tammy’s Quintessential Serum. Now this stuff is made of magic – it’s one of the thickest serums I have tried to-date so I know it’s deeply moisturizing!!

What I love most about Tammy’s line is that she uses 100 percent botanical formulas that are created to purify, protect and enrich your skin to deliver visible and nourishing results. Below are 5 different products I have been using on the reg. What I highly recommend (and could be a great Mother’s Day Gift as well) is Tammy’s Travel Kit for Sensitive/Dry Skin. With this kit you’ll be able to test a wide variety of her best products and and trust me, you’ll never look back. I’m officially a Tammy Fender fan girl, cult follower – you name it – and seriously can’t wait to visit her spa the next time I’m in West Palm Beach! For more details and product information visit TammyFender.com.

Tammy Fender



Source: Byrdie