Good morning! How was everyone’s Christmas?! I’m still at home in Cleveland and we’re currently experiencing a little snow storm! As a result, I will be inside all day online shopping the best after-Christmas sales happening right now. Who’s with me? Here are my 7 can’t miss after Christmas sales you have must shop today!
Serena & Lily – I always love when Serena and Lily launches their Winter Tent Sale. You can pick up some major goodies 30-70% off (something they don’t do often). I always take a peek at the sheet and duvet selection. How cute is this scalloped duvet? This is also a great time to pick up new towels or big piece of furniture you’ve had your eye on! You can currently pick up the classic director’s chairs for summer for $299.
Pottery Barn – Take up to 70% off select items! While home shopping with my mom we stopped by Pottery Barn at Beachwood mall where I picked up three different silver candle sticks and hurricanes! I can’t wait to add them to my current collection. Side note – don’t they remind you of Ralph Lauren?
I can’t believe we’re just days away from 2018! Today I’m rounding up some of my favorite posts I created throughout the year – many of which feature Project Upper East Side, entertaining and travel posts — take me back to Saint Tropez!!! You can click on the title above each photo to read each post.
Wishing you and yours happy holidays. Xoxo. Lauren
Good morning!! I’m back home in Cleveland for the next few days and couldn’t be more excited for Christmas on Monday! I know it’s been a little quiet around here so hoping to pick things back up after the New Year. Any who! My boyfriend and I are headed to Miami for a wedding in the beginning of January. There are a few warm weather getaway essentials I still need. First on the list, swimsuits. I need a total overhaul this year! I’ve been wearing some of the same swim suits for 3 years and just need to get a totally new variety. I also need new sunnies & beach cover ups! Take a peek at my top 10 must-have warm weather getaway essentials below! Xo. Lauren
Jean Shorts: When we went to France this past August, I picked up two new pairs of jean shorts. I wore them so much during out 12-day trip that I think it might be time to officially invest in more options.
White Tennis Shoes: If you like to hike or do a ton of touring around on vacation, white tennis shoes are a must! I picked up a pair for France and wore them everyday. I already need a new pair!
Clutch: One can never have too many festive resort clutches – this means braided-jute, tassels, pom moms, etc. This one from Tuckernuck is only $68 dollars! I also love this one.
Tassel Earrings: Hart is a jeweler based in Charleston. She makes some of the best tassel earrings around – I have two different pairs! I need to pick up two more for next year – they are great for vacation & everyday wear! They are so light, they don’t hurt
Swimsuit: I’m on a mission next year to buy new swim suits – if you’re like me, you buy in bulk and then just home they last at least 1-2 years. This year I need to totally revamp my swimsuit collection. I was pleasantly surprised with Tory Burch’s swim collection at Nordstrom. I picked up this black one shoulder two piece. I love that the bottoms are high waisted! I also picked up
Beach Cover Up: Whenever I go on vacation, I always try to pick up at least one new beach cover up. I LOVE this lace up tunic from shop bop + it’s under $100 dollars.
Sunglasses: Karen Walker has some of the biggest and best sun glasses for vacation. I have yet to purchase a pair but I’m making it happen for my next vacation!!! I love these tortoise sunglasses.
Sunscreen: I’ve been using this sunscreen since I was 24. I saw that the Kardashian’s also use this version so it has to be good, right? But seriously, I won’t go on vacation without it.
It finally feels like winter here in New York and boy do I feel it in my skin. My one main skin challenge throughout the year is dry skin so when the cold winter temperatures finally hit, my skin feels even more dry! I try extra hard during these winter months to keep my skin hydrated. Today I’ve rounded up a few of my key winter skincare favorites I’ve been using on repeat these past few weeks.
Cuadalie Serum: This is one product I’ve been using for years. I’m a huge fan of the entire Caudalie product line but their serums in particular during the winter months enhance the brightness of my skin and also reduce blemishes caused by the wind.
Chuda Sheer Hydrating Lotion & Chuda Healing Hydrating Cream: Chuda is a new-to-me skincare brand that was introduced to me earlier this year. I can’t recommend both of these products enough. I wear the Sheer Hydrating Lotion with SPF 30 during the day and the Hydrating Cream at night. It’s amazing how moisturizing the hydrating cream is – I noticed a difference even after the first wear.
La Mer Moisturizing Cream: I’m sure you’ve heard by now but this moisturizing cream is a game changer. If you battle dry skin during the winter, La Mer’s moisturizing cream is a must-add to your winter skincare routine.
Ta Ta Harper Regenerating Cleanser & Volumizing Lip/Cheek Tint: My friend Amy introduced me to the Ta Ta Harper regenerating cleanser and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s gentle on my skin, reduces the look of pores and leaves my skin glowing – perfect for these cold winter months! The lip/cheek tint is also a winter skincare must – I’ve been opting for a more natural look during maw work week so I love this product to give my lips and cheeks a little color.
RMS Magic Beauty Luminizer: Everyone is talking about RMS beauty right now. It’s a natural, organic beauty line with a cult-like following. If there’s one product you must buy from this line is the magic luminizer. I personally love it to give my cheeks a healthy glow – again, great for achieving a natural look!
The NuFace Mini: I recently got a facial at Great Jones Spa where the aesthetician introduced me to the NuFace Mini, an at-home micro current device that helps with the collagen reproduction. I’ve been recommending this product to everyone who’s interested in hearing about it. They recently introduced a body product that’s great to help reduce the look of cellulite! Microcurrent mimics this natural current and goes beyond skin deep to tone facial muscles while improving contour and skin tone, and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.