blank'/> A LITTLE BIT OF LACQUER: May 2016

May 29, 2016

Memorial Day Picks - Splurge and Save Edition!


 striped dress save (loving this striped dress steal as well!) vs striped dress splurge 






have to include this pink option for sunglasses too! sunglasses splurge vs sunglasses save




Also - make sure to check out these amazing Memorial Day Sales before they end!

ANN TAYLOR // 50% Off Full-Price Purchase & Extra 40% Off Sale Styles
CODE: SUMMER50


ANTHROPOLOGIE // Additional 30% off all sale items, in stores and online


 ASOS // Extra 20% Off
CODE: HISUMMER


BANANA REPUBLIC // 40% Off Purchase
CODE: BRTAKE40


BLUEFLY // Extra 20% Off Your Order
CODE: MDW20


CALVIN KLEIN // Extra 35% Off
CODE: MEMORIAL35


EBAGS // Take 15% off $49+, 20% off $99+, or 25% off $199+
CODE: SALUTE


EXPRESS // 15% Off your Purchase
CODE: 9492


FREE PEOPLE // Additional 25% Off All Sale Items


GAP // 35% Off
CODE: EVENT


J. CREW // 30% Off Your Purchase
CODE: WEEKEND


JCPENNEY // 15% Off
CODE: JPSAV15


JOE’S JEANS // 25% Off Sitewide


LOFT // 60% Off Summer Faves & All Sale Styles + 40% Off New Arrivals


LORD AND TAYLOR // 20% Off Almost Everything
CODE: MEMORIAL


LULU & GEORGIA // 15% Off Orders of $250 or More, 20% Off Orders of $500 or More, 25% Off Orders of $1,000 or More
CODE: MEMORIAL15, MEMORIAL20, MEMORIAL25


MACY’S // Extra 20% off Memorial Day Sale + Free Shipping at $50
CODE: MEMDAY


MODCLOTH // Up to 40% Off + an EXTRA 20% off Sale Items
CODE: SOHOT (20% off Sale Items)


NORDSTROM // Up to 40% Off


NORDSTROM RACK // Extra 25% Off All Clearance


POTTERY BARN // Up to 25% Off
CODE: SAVEMORE


SERENA AND LILY // Save 20% Off Serena and Lily’s Memorial Day Sale
CODE: HEREWEGO


SHOEBUY // 25% Off + Free Shipping
CODE: REWARD25


SOLE SOCIETY // 50% Off Select Styles on SoleSociety.com


SUPERGOOP // 30% Off All Orders
CODE: SUNSCREEN


URBAN OUTFITTERS // Long Weekend Sale – 25% Off Shorts + 25% Off Graphic Tees

Hope you all enjoy the holiday! And the dermatologist in me feels absolutely COMPELLED to remind you not to forget your sunscreen! And reapply! My new favorite brand is SUPERGOOP (and they make the list above for a huge memorial day sale)! Their CC cream is my current must-have, and I'm really tempted to try their sunscreen oil, what a great concept!

May 27, 2016

Summer Shoes!



The weather has been so gorgeous these last couple of weeks - and although I've had very little time off - when I do get a day off I squeeze as much fun into it as possible. Which usually leads to tired feet! This past weekend we went to the zoo and spent all day walking around seeing the animals, and later came home and had a water gun fight, and then walked to a restaurant to have dinner outside! It was a fun-filled day, and thankfully I wore the right shoes! 

I don't know how many of you have ordered from Zappos before, but I've said it before and I'll say it again - their service is like no other! I love how fast they ship shoes (free 1-day shipping) and their actual selection of shoes! When they approached me to work together for a Crocs project I jumped at the chance! As you guys may remember, my Crocs Bistros were one of my favorite shoes for clinical clerkships (many prefer them to Danksos), but honestly they are not the nicest looking shoe. We all know what shoes we picture when we think of Crocs. 


Now Livi loves the "typical" Crocs look - and she saw these light up Mickey Mouse ones and had to have them. She jumps everywhere we go now! But for N and I, I wanted something a little different from the normal Croc look, and we were so pleased with all of the options! I got these adorable sandals photo'd above that were like walking on clouds while at the zoo! I love a shoe (especially sandal) that somehow is still incredibly supportive without being bulky!



 Liv thought the princess ones were adorable too, so for the price we said why not, and we get them one size up so hopefully she can use them for a while!


I snagged another pair of thong sandals - these go with everything and are so comfy! I wish they had infant sizes because we definitely wouldn't gotten a pair for my Elli-Belly (who's foot snuck in the picture above hahaha! I was taking the picture with her on my hip)!


N got some really nice boat shoes and a pair of casual sandals - he loves both of them!


PS - I mentioned these Rio Flats in a post waaayy back on practical shoes for the hospital. They are seriously AMAZING for days I don't want to be wearing scrubs and sneakers or clogs, but still have to be on my feet - they are THE most comfortable I own yet! Highly recommend!

 


May 11, 2016

Dress Round Up

Hi and happy Wednesday all! I got a few questions about dresses I've worn recently so will share the info here! They're both incredibly budget-friendly!!
Grey Dress  //  Shoes  //  Earrings

N's Suit  //  Shirt  //  Tie (reversible)



Green Dress  //  Cardigan  //  Daily Planner sheets (available separate or as part of E-course)

May 10, 2016

Have Your Cake And Eat It Too

Hi guys! By now many of you have heard of (and so many of you are already a part of) my E-course that I'm running this month! It's been something that I've been planning on and working on for such a long time, it's a little crazy to think that it is now a reality! Check out the info on the left sidebar of the blog or here for more info!

To get a feel for the style of lectures in the course, check out this preview I made available - it's on of the 31 lectures that are part of the course - and it's all about how to deal with failure.


The E-course focuses on how to balance it all and still find joy and success daily, and a large part of it has to do with time management. For those who can't join the course but are still interested in my time management sheets (I used them in this YouTube video on time management) - as per so many requests I've now made them available for sale separate from the course!! I hope you all love them! Check them out here!

May 6, 2016

Mothers Day Gifts Ideas for Working Moms

I'll start by saying it's the thought that counts when it comes to gifting, so please don't be offended by my choice of post title, I say it jokingly. But in all honesty, when you search for mothers day gift ideas, almost every list is full of stuff like crockpots and candles and stamp makers and gardening tools... one list even breaks it down by "mom type" - Home CEO, Crafty Mom, Chef Extraordinaire, Fit Mom... I don't think any of these moms work. And while I myself would love some of these gifts and know my stay-at-home mama friends would too (and I love you ladies, and stay at home moms would totally love these gifts too!), I think it's time we had a list for working moms in particular... the Company CEO type. So let's get to it.


A diaper bag that only she will know is a diaper bag - this one by Charlotte + Asher is drop dead gorgeous and can just as easily go from carrying pacifiers and baby wipes to a laptop and business meeting notes. PS - Get 20% off with through July 1st with code LAURALACQUER


A gorgeous notebook - this one comes with lettersize paper that snaps into the notebook - Any mom trying to balance it all will love it! I plan on printing out my own customizable planning sheets onto these pages and snapping them in!


For my pumping-at-work mamas - this one is my dream pump! It's hands-free and wireless so you don't need to find an outlet, and it's small enough to carry with you in your work bag! PS - stay tuned mamas, I'm gonna be doing a huge post on BFing and pumping - and giving one of these away soon)!


Time is always limited, but that doesn't mean we still can't put on a good face! I am in love with this one-and-done do it all makeup product - it's Supergoop CC Cream. I've been using it for the last 2-3 weeks and it has replaced my moisturizer/SPF/foundation - it's the best!



If she's still the one cooking dinner after she gets home from work, gift her a subscription to a meal-planning/prepping service like Plated. Better yet - get the subscription and then cook a meal (or a few) of them before she gets home!


If there's one thing that makes me happy and calm it's a clean home, but finding time to deep clean the way I'd like is always tough with our schedules! Send her a gift card to a home cleaning service and she'll be so thankful!


Apple Watch - I've been reluctant to buy one of these (I think we already have enough notifications, thank you very much)! But I know a few moms who have one and they absolutely love it, so I can't exclude it from the list just because it's not my top choice!  


Not to toot my own horn but you could also surprise her with an enrollment to my e-course ;)

I hope you guys loved this list and can find some inspiration for the fantastic and hard working mother in your life! 
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