Lo-Mingo: Lilly Pulitzer Alexa High Collar Shift Dress

Summertime in New York means hot and humid. For days when I don’t feel like making a fuss to get ready, I always love popping on an easy shift dress. I found this Lilly Flamingo dress the other weekend while shopping on Greenwich Ave in Connecticut. I’m obsessed with the whimsical flamingo print and the zipper that goes down the front – you can make it however high or low as you’d like (ohh la la).

I love Lilly Pulitzer shifts for easy summer dressing. I have to admit, I only started wearing Lilly more recently ever since moving to the East Coast. (you know….embracing those east coast summer vibes).

Also you guys, one item I never leave at home either is my jean jacket. I picked up J.Crew’s distressed denim jacket  in the Calyer wash back in May to rotate into the mix for summer. I’m not kidding you when I say I wear it – everrr-yyyy-dayyyy. I hate when buildings are negative 20 inside but it’s 80 degrees outside – so layering is still a must for me during the summer months. In other noteworthy cute purchases: I also recently picked up this J.Crew Gold Foil Clutch. It was love at first sight and it fits perfectly in my new monogrammed tote I picked off of Etsy. Happy Wednesday! Xx. Lauren

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Lilly Pulitzer Flamingo Dress // J.Crew Distressed Denim Jacket // J.Crew Gold Clutch // Etsy Monogrammed Bag // Wedges // Loren Hope Bracelet c/o // Celine Sunglasses (similar)

Weekend Notes

Hello, friends! Hi. How as your weekend?

I just got back from Montauk earlier this afternoon. It was a great weekend & just what the doctor ordered, actually. I’ll have another blog post this week sharing some of my favorite local spots but in the mean time, I’m back in New York trying to get ahead of this week as things have been a little slow around here lately. Speaking of which – do you follow me on Snapchat (@laurennelsonny) or Instagram (@_laurennelson_)? I love both platforms to share real time life shenanigans. Aw yeahhhhh.

So since we got back early today (we made the 11:30a train.. winning!) – I can finally take a few hours to rest and recharge. I’m working on some up and coming projects that I can’t wait to share with you all!

Let’s get our link on – shall we? Xx. Lauren

Summer

  • My friends and I hung out at this house yesterday – it’s even more beautiful on the inside. #lifegoals
  • I stopped by a beautiful home store called Gasnett Lane in Montauk this weekend. If you’re in the area – I highly recommend.

In case you missed it on lauren-nelson.com:

  • I stared incorporating a few dermalogica products into my skincare routine – I’m full on addicted.
  • Are you headed to a bachelorette party this summer? Take a peek at Nico and Lala’s new Boutique Bachelorette!

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Updating My Skincare Regimen with Dermalogica

I think you guys know by now but skincare is one of my favorite hobbies besides blogging and brunching. #truth. Over the past few years I have really upped my skincare routine. I literally cringe when I think back to college when I didn’t “need” to wash my face because I never experienced breakouts. Little did I know the importance of washing my face at the time (thank god that phase is over).

Today I wanted to share a new line that I completely converted to: dermalogica.

The team at dermalogica invited me to experience a treatment at their studio in SoHo. Man, oh man, I have to admit – it was the best hour of my day! Note to self: I really need to start incorporating a facial into my monthly “maintenance” routine. My skin felt so smooth and bright after my treatment I am HOOKED.

Throughout my treatment, my skin therapist asked me numerous questions about my summer skincare routine in addition to which products I currently use. I do have to pat myself on the back because she thought I had a great routine going! Woop de woop!!! My skin therapist did introduce me to several new products that I have since started incorporating into my routine.

Here is a breakdown of which products I started incorporating for my new summer skincare regimen:

  • The first two products: a pre-cleanse and clearing skin wash. The pre-cleanse formula thoroughly melts away layers of excess oil, sunscreen, pollutants and products that build up on your skin (so key when living in New York City!) Their skin wash formula is also on point. I’ve noticed ever since moving to New  York my skin has changed a bit. I don’t know if it’s caused by the pollutants in the NYC air but I make sure to use a gentle skin wash in order to get rid of dead skin.
  • The next two products are a serious addiction: the Firming Eye Cream and the Ultra-smoothing Eye Serum.  The ultra-smoothing eye serum (also a new addition) helps produce collagen and smooths fine lines which is definitely a concern of mine. I then apply their firming eye cream which aids in the natural repair process.
  • Last but not least, dermalogica’s ultra-calming face mist is a MUST. One of my biggest skincare concerns is hydration. I noticed that this past winter was especially rough on my skin. You know that 3 o’clock slump? My skin gets so dry by the end of the day that the ultra calming mist is the perfect product to use throughout the day.

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Anywho, I could talk about skincare all day. Be sure to check out dermalogica’s SoHo location for your next facial treatment and you can pick up my new favorite products below.

Happy Shopping! Xo. Lauren

Precleanse // Multivitamin Power Firm // Ultrasmoothing Eye Serum // Hydramist // Clearing Skin Wash

*In partnership with dermalogica