10 Apr 2016

Weekend Notes


Links I Loved

  • To celebrate the return of the One Room Challenge, I shared a few tips with My Domaine earlier this week on how to make over any room in just six weeks! Speaking of the ORC, be sure to follow along with my friends Gab and Sue as they take a room from drab to fab! – My Domaine 
  • Adding this hotel to my bucket list. – Lonny 
  • Have seriously been obsessed with Pure Barre as of late but wanting to try Orangetheory. Has anyone else taken this class yet? – Orangetheory

Sales & Shopping

  • Just bought a fresh pair of converses for spring. This style is my go-to.

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Source: Ashley Whittaker Design

7 Apr 2016

The Best Sale Items To Shop At J.Crew

J.Crew Sale

Helloooo and happy Wednesday, my friends! The weather in NY has been absolutely freezing. Oh, and we also had some rain today. I really thought spring was here!!! Anyone else? So in order for me to feel better about myself, I’ve started to do some online shopping for spring. Traveling to West Palm Beach last weekend was a real wake up call that I need to up my spring wardrobe. In case you missed it, Shopbop Friends and Family sale is in full swing and I’ve rounded up the best items to shop from dresses to swimwear to white denim. In other news, J.Crew is offering 30% off online and in-store. There are so many good items that I have on my radar. Insert this trench coat, this navy and white striped sweater (hello, it’s $34.99!), and these striped shorts. Other items I have on my wish list include this royal blue regent blazer and this bucket bag. I really, really need a denim vest and this is non-negotiable. It’s such a great layering pieces over long sleeve shirts or sun dresses. And just because items include this checkered shirt, these super cute PJs, and this light green jacket. You can shop more of my favorites below! Please note that the prices listed on the widget below do not include the 30% off. You can see the actual listed price items on J.crew’s site. Use promo code ‘TIMETOSHOP’ at checkout! You’re welcome.


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5 Apr 2016

Where To Stay In West Palm Beach: The Brazillian Court Hotel

Lilly Pulitzer Dress

The Brazillian Court Hotel West Palm Beach

Lilly Pulitzer Pink Dress

The Brazillian Court Hotel Palm Beach Island

If you’re looking for where to stay in West Palm beach for an upcoming trip, I’ve got you covered!! This past weekend Mackenzie, Jess and I had the opportunity to stay at the Brazillian Court Hotel (you can check out their website here). I had never been to West Palm Beach before so it was the first I really learned the difference between West Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island (PBI) which are literally two seconds away from each other. The Brazillian Court is located on PBI – walking distance from Worth Avenue and two blocks from the beach. Living in New York you get spoiled being able to walk everywhere but I am so happy to report that Palm Beach Island is very similar! It was so nice to be so close to Worth Avenue where there are multiple places to eat and shop! The hotel also has a signature restaurant called Cafe Boulud which is deeeeeelicious (New Yorkers, there’s also a location on the Upper East Side). Our room was so large, I wish I could have just moved right in!

Other highlights from our stay was doing a bike tour with Lilly Pulitzer on Friday afternoon. In case you missed it on Instagram or Snapchat, I rode around the island on the CUTEST pink bike. The Brazillian Court Hotel also has very cute yellow bikes you can ride around the island which I highly recommend doing! There are several paths along the water that also take you by various major establishments on the island too.

I wore two Lily Pulitzer dresses throughout the weekend. I wore the Valli Shift dress on Friday – how cute, right? This print is also available on two other versions: a wrap dress (great for day-to-night) and on the Pearl Shift Dress (would look so cute with a jean jacket). On Saturday I wore the Lenore Lace Cut-Out Sundress. It was light and breezy, great for the hot and humid Florida weather!

If you’re planning a trip to West Palm Beach soon, feel free to email me any questions! And I would highly recommend the Brazillian Court Hotel! I promise you won’t be disappointed. Happy Tuesday, friends!! Xo. Lauren


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4 Apr 2016

Shopbop Friends and Family Sale: Today through Thursday!

In case you haven’t heard, this week is Shopbop’s Friends and Family event!! This is one of my favorite sales all year – the perfect time to invest in swimwear, beach totes, white jeans, and rompers!! Use code “INTHEFAM” for 25% off your entire purchase. I’ve rounded up my favorite products from each category below. Get to shopping ladies! Many items are already selling out!!!


Now’s the time to stock up on new swimwear! I’m currently loving MinkPink and Marysia Swim. How cute are these matching little shorts? And this Marysia Mott Bikini has been on my radar for WEEKS. I also have these MinkPink Embroidered shorts in my shopping cart. I am OBSESSED with this swimsuit from 6 Shore Road. Other favorite swimwear brands at the moment include Mara Hoffman (love this, this and this), Nanette Lepore (LOVE), and L* Space.

Tops & Tanks

Because a girl can never have too many options when it comes to tops and tanks for summer, below are a few of my current favorites. BB Dakota is always a go-to brand I shop on Shopbop – how cute is this white eyelet tank? Also love this and this as other eyelet options. Another brand that is great for fun tops is Joie – insert this paisley top, this blue tunic and this. If you’re headed to Montauk this summer, although a little pricier I love these options: Parker Acres Blouse, this Parker Persimmon Blouse, or this Gat Rimon Blouse. Last but not least, you have to check out J.O.A, Parker, and Young Fabulous Options.


Let’s talk denim. This Friends and Family event I’ll mostly be shopping for white denim and shorts. I personally love AG – they fit me the best. I’m also a big fan of J.Brand, Joe’s Jeans and Sevens (although they tend to stretch). I also really, really want ripped white denim – I have these on my radar.

Dresses & Rompers

You guys know I’m all about off-the-shoulder tops, dresses, rompers – you name it. There are sooooo many rompers I have on my radar this spring! Can we please talk about this Finders Keepers blue and white striped romper? Yes, please. I also need this MLM romper and this off-the-shoulder blue dress.

Heels & Sandals

I will 100% be purchasing these Sam Edelman gladiator sandals this sale. These are also super cute. I’m seriously in the market for comfortable yet stylish sandals this season. The Friends and Family sale is also a great time to invest in brands you wouldn’t normally shop. Insert Loeffler Randall, Rachel Zoe or Stuart Weitzman. I love, love, love these Loeffler Randall wedges. Other current favorites include these Matiko fringe sandals, these Schutz sandals or these Schutz Rainbow  Block Heels.