Packing List for Cancun

Monday, January 27, 2014

Packing List for Cancun






Can't wait to escape the polar vortex and get to Cancun this weekend! It's been far too long since I've seen the sun and I'm looking forward to a week of golfing, beaching and drinking tropical drinks. These are some things I'll be packing for the trip, along with a good book, my iPad and some magazines. 




What do you pack for a beach vacation?



-Lauren



Grammy's: Best Dressed

It was pretty hard to choose my favorites from the Grammy's red carpet. Not because there were too many gorgeous gowns, but because there were too few. I had to remind myself that many of the artists wear off-the-wall designs and probably aren't even trying to make the best dressed list. However, I was able to find a few looks I loved:





Who was your favorite from the Grammy's?




-Lauren

Kendra Scott Atlantic Collection

Friday, January 24, 2014

Kendra Scott Atlantic Collection




Jenna Bangle Bracelets in Blue Marine / Ailee Link Bracelet in Abalone Shell / Deily Earrings in Clear Iridescent / Rebecca Statement Necklace in Turquoise / Camille Statement Necklace in Gold / Embry Chandelier Earrings in Blue Marine / Penny Clip Earrings in Abalone Shell / Shannon Cocktail Ring in Turquoise / Abigail Long Earrings in Black Cat's Eye / Ellie Stud Earrings in White Pearl



I love all of the Kendra Scott jewelry but the new Atlantic Collection just blows it out of the water. The neutrals and blues are gorgeous for the spring and summer. Hopefully I'll be able to pick up one of these gorgeous pieces before my trip to Cancun next week!


What's your favorite piece from the collection?



-Lauren

Sephora Beauty Insider Gift from Benefit

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

I'm sure most of you are part of the Beauty Insider program at Sephora. So for those of you who have over 500 points, hurry over there to get this great Benefit giveaway. It comes with a full size Girl Meets Pearl and minis of the Bad Gal Lash and Bene-tint. These were all products I wanted to try and I was so glad my mom cashed in her points for me!




Girl Meets Pearl highlighter/illuminator -- meant to be put over your makeup for a shine/shimmer. I tried it on my cheek bones, nose and forehead and it provided a really nice glittery look. Kind of a bonus product to use along with your bronzers and blushes. 

Bad Gal Lash mascara -- a good solid mascara that's great to have in a small size for travel. 

Bene-tint -- I'd been wanting to try this for a while in any of the various shades. You really only need a little bit to go a long way for some color on your cheeks. 



What are your favorite Benefit products?



-Lauren

Weekly Wish List

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weekly Wish List






This week I'm sharing a random collection of items. I saw another blogger wearing this JCrew tee and immediately fell in love with it, however I will be waiting until it goes on sale to snag it. I've been loving wristlets and clutches lately, they are just so much easier than a big purse, and I randomly came across this one from BlueFly. These UGG fuzzy loafers look super comfortable and warm. Lastly, this blue statement necklace is gorgeous, I might use my birthday 20% off coupon to get it.


Happy Tuesday!



-Lauren

Winter Must-Haves

Monday, January 20, 2014

Winter Must-Haves






We were hit with another snow storm today and it reminded me just how much I lean on my winter items when it snows. Things like my winter jacket, Ugg snow boots, scarves, hats and gloves are must-haves in New England. I don't mind spending a decent amount on good quality winter items because they are a good investment to make when you know you'll use them every winter. 



What are your winter must-have items?



-Lauren

SAG Awards Best Dressed

Sunday, January 19, 2014







I have to say that I almost loved the SAG red carpet more than the Golden Globes! I loved the dark/royal blues and jeweled gowns and again…Lupita Nyong'o, she is definitely one to watch. 

Regretfully, I did not like Kerry Washington's outfit at all…she looked much better at the Golden Globes, sorry Olivia Pope.



Who was your best and worst dressed?



-Lauren 

Birthday Buys

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I celebrated my 26th birthday this past week and got some great gifts and a bunch of gift cards from family and friends. I used my Kate Spade gift card to get this wallet on sale, it's a great bright color and has 12 card slots. I found these Hudson jeans at Nordstrom Rack and the Theory shirt dress at Second Time Around. I also got this Kendra Scott necklace which I had been eyeing for a while, which looks gorgeous with almost anything. 
Overall I got some great deals! 

Birthday Buys


Golden Globes Red Carpet Favorites

Monday, January 13, 2014

Monica Potter

Naomi Watts

Leslie Mann

Rosci Diaz

Michelle Dockery

Maria Menounos

Margot Robbie

Allison Williams

Olivia Wilde


Lauren Parsekian & Aaron Paul

Julie Bowen


Kate Beckinsale


Neutrals seemed to be the theme at the Golden Globes red carpet with shades such as white, black and champagne as the popular choices. There were also a few pops of bright color such as Maria Menounos in magenta and Olivia Wilde in emerald. I think my favorite has to be Naomi Watts -- she's a frequent favorite of mine at these award shows -- she just looks regal in gold and I love the chain detail on the collar of the dress.



Who was your favorite at the Golden Globes?




-Lauren





Best of Olivia Pope Fashion

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

So I have a confession to make…I'm obsessed with Scandal. I know I'm late to the game but I've been binge watching episodes over the last week and I just can't get enough. Not to mention, Olivia Pope's fashion is beyond amazing and makes me want to watch just to see what she will wear next! I've never seen anyone look better in no color! Here are some of my favorite outfits:





Photo 1 - Ann Demeulemeester jacket 
Photo 2 - unknown
Photo 3 - Jean Fares dress
Photo 4 - Max Mara suit
Photo 5 - Tory Burch trench coat 
Photo 6 - Dior jacket
Photo 7 - Dior peplum jacket
Photo 8 - Gucci coat



Please share your favorite Olivia Pope outfit below!



-Lauren

Post Holiday Wish List

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Naturally there are some great deals following the holidays and lucky for me, my birthday is coming up this week! I found some great stuff on sale at JCrew, like the plaid shirt below, however the line in the store was so long that I didn't bother waiting. Lilly Pulitzer is having a sale today but hopefully their site doesn't crash so I can actually think about ordering something. Also, for anyone in love with the Rag & Bone booties, these from Dolce Vita are almost an exact replica and are on major sale at Nordstrom for about $65.

Weekly Wish List








What are some good deals you've found after the holidays?



-Lauren

Back from Montana!

Friday, January 3, 2014



Just got back from one of the most beautiful places on earth…Whitefish, Montana! We had a great week skiing, relaxing, going out and admiring the amazing scenery. The town is like a mini Aspen with tons of cool bars and restaurants and the mountains are a breathtaking view with a million photo ops. We got back in the nick of time, just as the snowstorm was starting here in Boston. I miss Montana already but it's nice to be home in my warm apartment. If you are looking for a new ski town to check out, I would highly recommend Whitefish, Montana. It's a lesser known place, but is the hidden gem of west coast skiing.



Happy 2014 everyone!



-Lauren