Summer Favorites Under $100

Happy Thursday, friends!

I’m keeping it short and sweet today. I’m literally typing this from the car right now (thank goodness for remote wifis!).  I’m headed back to Newport, RI with my mom, aunt and cousin today! I’ve only been once back in February and as you can imagine, it was quite cold and there was so much snow. I can’t wait to see what this city is like during the summertime!

So to celebrate a little weekend getaway to one of New England’s favorite towns, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite summer finds all under $100 dollars. Be sure to follow me on Instagram for all of my Newport happenings! @_laurennelson_

Have a great rest of your week! Xo. Lauren

Summer Finds Under $100-R2

Pinapple Loafers // Jaguar Dress // Coral Striped Towel // Wide Brim Sun Hat // Scarf // Sunglasses Case // Chloe Stud Earrings // White Pineapples // Spotted Tumblrs // Pillow // Ginger Jar Print // Printed Shorts // Red Seamed Shell Top // Blue and White Stripe Dress //

7 Ways To Decorate With Hot Pink At Home

My lease is about to come up in September. Who knows if I will end up moving or staying because as you know – moving in New York City is an absolute nightmare. However, I do love the possibilities of decorating a new pad so of course I’m already brainstorming different design ideas I’d love to incorporate into my next apartment.

Insert: the color pink. It can bring a feminine touch to any room. It can be strong, authoritative and complex. Even if you use it as an accent color, it’s a surefire way to grab guests attention. I’m such a fan of upholstering furniture with this bright, poppy shade to use as a focal point with in a room. You also can’t go wrong if you use it in a slightly less forward manner. Incorporate pink pillows on a white couch or find desk accessories like a planner, magazine holder or pens.

Below are 7 different ways to decorate with hot pink at home! What do you think? Would you decorate your home with this color? Xo. Lauren


Society Social


College Prepster


Home Adore


Rue Mag


Emily Ley


Charming in Charlotte 


Apartment Therapy

Weekend Notes

Hello, friends! Happy 4th of July! How was everyone’s holiday weekend?

I’m currently sitting at Chicago’s Midway Airport trying to catch up on my to-do list before the week. I’ll be sharing some of my new favorite Chicago hot spots this week – can’t wait! Until then, here are some of my top links from around the web this week.

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Sales & Shopping

  • Before heading to the airport, I popped into 900 shops to stop by J.Crew. Lucky us, they’re offering an additional 50% off sale items! Picked up this simple tank and this fun top that I would love to pair with boyfriend jeans or white denim. –
  • Shop 20% off this weekend on West Elm! –
  • Old Navy is one of my fav destinations for simple summer basics – shop 35% off today only! Use promo code ‘Happy’ at checkout. –

Links I Loved

  • Looking for the perfect brunch spot in Chicago? Don’t miss out on Summer House Santa Monica in Lincoln Park, Chicago. So. good. –

In case you missed it on

  • I’ve been rocking Navy and White all summer long. Can you blame a girl?
  • Just because the 4th has passed, doesn’t mean these summer staples are in the past. I’ll take one of each, please!

Currently Coveting

Happy Thursday, friends! I’m off to Chicago today. Can’t wait to spend the weekend visiting some of my best friends, trying new restaurants, stopping by North Ave beach and more. Today I rounded up a few little things that I’m currently coveting. From this Lobster Print to this $35 dollar Ginger Jar, I kind of love this nautical roundup. Xo. Lauren

Lobster Print // Blue Bone Tray // Lobster Shack Apron // Anchor Bottle Opener // Bottle Stopper // Caosters // Blue Placemats // Blue Bowl // In The Spirit of the Hamptons // Sailboat Matches // Henry Side Table // Ginger Jar ($35 dollars!) // Carson Armchair // Eclectic Candle