26 Dec 2017

The 7 Best After Christmas Sales To Shop Right Now

Back home in Cleveland, watching the Crown , and praying for snow by Christmas!! How pretty is this festive home? ❄️✨ | Regram @theyellownote - a must follow!

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!

  1. Shopbop – I always love a good Shopbop sale! Today through Friday you can shop an additional 25% off sale items with Code JOY25. Some items are up to 75% off! This is the perfect time to invest in a new handbag, boots or activewear for the New Year! I’m loving this: black cutout turtle neck ($39 dollars!), this Milma bucket bag (love the navy), and this BB Dakota Front Drape Jacket ($47 dollars).
  2. Tuckernuck – Shop an extra 20% off sale with code FinaleSale20!
  3. J.Crew – Take an extra 30% off sale styles today! This time of year I like to invest in classic staples like Italian Wool Blazers, coats & jackets and festive holiday jewelry!
  4. 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.
  5. Lands End – Now’s the perfect time to stock up on a new monogrammed tote bag! Lands End also has a great selection of puffer jackets, chunky knits and totes all at great prices.
  6. Club Monaco – Shop up to 60% off select styles! I’ve had my eye on this grey wool coat for WEEKS. So excited it’s finally down to a reasonable price – also comes in pink! This striped turtle neck would be great for layering (also comes in black),.
  7. 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?


23 Dec 2017

The Best of 2017


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

January 2017 | Get The Look: A Modern Hamptons Home 


March 2017 | Big White Houses


April 2017 | A St. Louis Home Tour


May 2017 | Project Upper East Side: My Bedroom Reveal 

Good morning! It's going to be a hot one today. ☀️ In case you missed it, my bedroom tour is now live on the blog! lauren-nelson.com | by @alexandra__wolf #interiors #bedroom #navy

July 2017 | Brunch at Home with Chloe Wine


August 2017 | Saint Tropez Travel Guide 

From Saint Tropez to Monte Carlo, the South of France is seriously beautiful. ☀️⚓️ I already can't wait to come back! Next stop, Provence.

August 2017 | The Best of the Provence Flea Markets

Loved visiting my first Provence flea market yesterday morning in Villeneuve-lès-Avignon! Only a short 10 minute ride from the center of Avignon. What I've learned is that you seriously need a whole week to hit the major Provence markets (and a rental car). Next time I'll definitely be planning around L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue!

September 2017 | South of France Itinerary

One more from our visit to @hotelcapedenroc because it's just so pretty.

September 2017 | The Ocean House RI Beach Polo


October 2017 | The Chicest Provence Hotel

I still can't get over how cute our room was at @la_mirande. Also, if you ever have a chance to dine at the restaurant - it's . The best meal we've had all trip!!

October 2017 | Project Upper East Side: Couch Reveal with Horchow

Rain, rain go away.

November 2017 | Ralph Lauren Holiday Windows

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December 2017 | 10 Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

‘Tis the season! ✨ Can you believe it’s officially November? Sharing 10 Christmas tree decorating ideas on the blog today. I’m lovin’ this preppy one right here. Need to find vintage snow boots on Etsy. lauren-nelson.com | via @housebeautiful ✨✨✨✨

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22 Dec 2017

11 Must-Have Warm Weather Getaway Essentials

Today's view does not suck. ⚓️☀️⛱ P.s. Where's the blue and white striped umbrella emoji when ya need it!? #miami #jetsetlo #beach #vacay #southbeach

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Sun hat: I’m to the point in my life where I can’t go to the beach without some sort of hat. I love J.Crew’s panama hat and this one from Tuckernuck.
  10. Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF: If you haven’t tried Fresh Sugar’s tinted lip treatment, please add it to your shopping cart right now! It’s only $24 dollars and is a life saver on the beach.
  11. Sandals: From beach to lunch, I bring out 3-4 pairs of sandals on vacay with me!


17 Dec 2017

My Winter Skincare Routine


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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. Charlotte Tilsberry Sheet Mask: I use a sheet mask every single week during the winter – it’s one of the easiest ways to keep your skin hydrated during the winter. I use everything from Charlotte Tilsberry to Sephora’s face mask collection.

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