7 Nov 2015

The Top Holiday Gifts For Him

‘Tis the season to begin shopping the top holiday gifts for HIM! I always love doing gift guides for men, mostly because men typically need so much help with their wardrobe. You know what I mean? I’ve scoured the web today to bring you the TOP holiday gifts for him! From your boyfriend to your dad, brother or uncle, I’ve got you covered!


So when it comes to shopping for men during the holidays, my favorite place to shop for gifts include: J.Crew, Mark and Graham, Nordstrom and a new favorite, J.McLaughlin. From shirts and sweaters to home and bar accessories, you can shop each category below by scrolling through the product feed. Happy Shopping!



This portable bluetooth speaker for the frequent flyer.

If you’re looking to splurge, I’m obsessed with this beautiful leather weekender bag.

This needlepoint wallet for the prep. Speaking of needlepoint, this flask is also super cute.

For the guy who can’t get enough displaying his expensive watches.

This leather monogrammed catch all is a win-win.

These coasters might be the best stocking stuffer – ever.

You can never go wrong gifting the perfect holiday plaid shirt.

For the dude who’s obsessed with his bar.

The gift that can keep giving all year long & his coffee table will thank you.





Classic MacAlister Boots // Vintage Oxford Shirt // Cashmere Scarf // How to Be a Man Book // Anchor Socks // Daniel Wellington Dapper St. Leather Watch // Harwick Messenger Bag // Monogram Leather Catch All // Checkered Shirt-Jacket // Needlepoint Flask // Croquet Set // Wool Ball Cap // Monogram Liquour Decanter // Graham Wallet // iPad Case // Anchor Bottle Opener // Gentleman’s Pigskin Folio // Cashmere Lined Leather Smartphone Gloves // Harry’s For Jcrew Shave Set // Sailcloth Pouch // J.McLaughlin Plaid Shirt // Christmas Tree Embroided Belt // Christmas Tree Socks // Essential Cuff Links // Bar Open Bottle Opener // Keihl’s Facial Fuel


In case you missed it:

The Top Beauty Gifts Under $100 Dollars

Stocking Stuffers Under $25 Dollars

2015 Gift Guide: For Her

2015 Gift Guide: For Him

The Best Holiday Plaid Gifts To Give

The Top Gifts To Give the Stripe Enthusiast

Gift Guide for the Monogram Lover

My Favorite Gifts from the Design Darling Boutique

6 Nov 2015

Weekend Notes


Links I Loved:

  • I have loved JT since I was in 7th grade..nothing has changed. – YouTube
  • THIS is so. good. – Mark Manson
  • I recently came across Abby Mancheky’s blog and feel like we are best friends already! Love discovering new interior designers and bloggers. – Abby Manchesky Interiors
  • I want to go here. – Waiting on Martha

Sales & Shopping:

  • Serena and Lily released their newest candles!

In case you missed it on Lauren-Nelson.com: 



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6 Nov 2015

Friday Roundup

TGIF, party people! Hope everyone had a great week. This weekend will be dedicated to completing the One Room Challenge! In case you missed it, here’s what happened this week.

Today’s Friday Roundup has a whole lot of navy and gold. Duh, my favorite. Insert the perfect navy accent chair, this Aurora towel (who’s ready to go back to the beach?), and these brass bowels which are $19 dollars (yes, please). You can shop each product by clicking on the black and white plus sign below. Have a great weekend!

Aurora Towel // Navy Chair // Gold Rim Champagne Glasses //Brass Bowels // Mini-Foo Dog Lamp Set

5 Nov 2015

One Room Challenge: Week Five

Welcome to week five of the One Room challenge!!! Can you believe it? With only seven days to go, it’s serious crunch time. In case you are just tuning in, myself and all of these beautiful people are redesigning a room in 6 weeks. It’s safe to say that Week 1 feels like decades ago.

This week is all about the art of styling. I STILL need to finalize my gallery wall. #stressssss. I did decide on a few of the prints I shared last week including this one and this one from Minted. Don’t you love?

I finally set time up for the installation guy to come over to install my custom bamboo shades via the Shade Store. Thank goodness.

I finally have all my bedding in order – I’m seriously obsessed with my monogrammed pillow shams. A big thank you to Sue from the Zhush! P.s. She’s also taking part in the One Room Challenge so be sure to follow her progress here.

I also received my navy and white striped pillows from Roxy over at Society Social – also obsessed.

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I went back to look at my original to-do list from week one and am very relieved that I’m almost done! I can’t wait to show you guys how everything is coming together. Be sure to tune in next Thursday for the Final Reveal – EEK!!!

  1. My super needs to paint these beautiful (and dirty) white walls of mine. I’m very excited to be partnering with BEHR on my paint color! After visiting Home Depot, I realized how many paint colors there are to pick from. How is a girl ever to decide?
  2.  I need a whole new gallery wall refresh.
  3. These gray and white striped curtains have got to go.
  4. Sam inspired me to invest in custom bamboo shades! So I will be partnering with the Shade Store to get these made! My samples are below. There are so many beautiful options – need to figure out the best option given my paint color and curtain material.
  5. Speaking of curtains, also need some beautiful new hardware – particularly brass.
  6. New bedding! All of the new bedding.
  7. A fun and colorful rug.
  8. Upholsterer custom x-benches utilizing a bold and colorful print!
  9. A new piece of art for above my bed which has already gotten delivered.
  10. Update my bedside table situation. I would really like to invest in a desk since I mostly work on my couch or bed at the moment. It’d be nice to have a more formal work space in here – somewhere…
  11. Last but not least, debating on investing in a new mirror for above my dresser. This one below I picked up from a flea market in Connecticut for $15 dollars. It might be about time to get a new one… thoughts?

In case you missed it:

Week One

Week Two

Week Three

Week Four