Girl Crush of the Week - Lacey Wilson Bates

Lacey Wilson Bates - PR maven, beauty queen, baseball wife on the go, and our Girl Crush of the Week!
We are so excited to introduce you to our Girl Crush of the Week, Lacey Wilson Bates! I met Lacey at Miami, where we were in the same Delta Gamma pledge class, and was always impressed by her style, confidence, and upbeat attitude.

In 2010, Lacey was crowned Miss Massachusetts, which Julia and I find to be unspeakably glam - I mean, just check her out. Beyond!

Last year, Lacey married her husband Aaron, and started on her current adventure as a baseball wife! As someone who has also relocated at the whim of her significant other's career (though nowhere near as much as Lacey has) I love how Lacey embraces each change and move, totally supportive and up for anything. She is definitely an awesome example of how to deal with changes on the fly, especially for a former trying-to-reform control freak and obsessive planner like me! :)

Currently based in Texas, Lacey has her own PR firm, LWBPR, which specializes in fashion, accessories and lifestyle products. It's the perfect career for the gal on the go, and she is adding new, amazing clients all the time! Be sure to follow her social media handles at the end of the post, as well as those of some of Tartan & Sequins favorite brands represented by LWBPR, and enjoy getting to know our wonderful Girl Crush Lacey!
  • Style icon?  Blake Lively for sure!  She always looks so chic and put together and has that Cali girl glow to her.
Beautiful Lacey on her wedding day, with her sister Chelsea!
  • Design style? When it comes to my clothes I'd say I'm pretty classic and simple but I am a total dress and accessories girl!  That's one reason I love working for my designers so much, I am a total believer in simple style with a fun twist. 
  • Favorite book of all time?  I loved the Great Gatsby!  I am so excited for the movie to come out on Christmas Day.  I am currently reading PR Powerhouse Kelly Cutrone's books and I am hooked on those as well!  They are really inspiring and great for the point in my life that I'm at right now, working on building my company and brand.

Adorable engagement photos of Lacey and Aaron
  • Best advice you've ever received? Enjoy the journey!  My life with my husband has been pretty crazy recently.  Just this year we have lived in California, Florida, New York, Tennessee and currently Texas.  We never know where his job will take us next and being a planner that was hard for me at first.  But I've learned to just look at it as a fun adventure and embrace it while I'm young and able to travel with him.  My mom and dad are always telling me to just enjoy it and be grateful for all of these places I'm able to explore.  Throughout all of it my work for my designers keeps me really stable and I am so grateful for that!

  • Favorite stores? My go to store is and will always be Nordstrom. I'm originally a Cali girl and the Nordstrom's there are amazing.  You always know what you're going to get, great customer service and an easy pleasant shopping experience.  One of my favorite things to do is have girls lunch with my mom at Nordstrom's café when I go home.  I also love finding great deals at H & M, Zara, Forever 21 and even Target!
Lacey and her beautiful mama, getting some serious shopping done!
  • Dream place to live? That's a hard one! My husband plays baseball and just this year we have had to live in 5 states!  We are in the process of trying to figure out where to make "Home."  I'd have to say my dream place would be anywhere near my family because I am super close to them.  If I had to narrow down one city I'd have to say Boston.  That's where my husband and I got married and spent our last few years and we have some truly magical memories there and amazing friends.  It's an amazing city!

  • Beauty products you're obsessed with right now? My Chanel Foundation and eyelash curler.  Those are my two beauty products I can't live without.
  • Biggest indulgence? I'm a huge sweets person, I love desserts!  One of my best friends Whitney makes these insane funfetti cake pops that are delicious!  I'm trying to get her to start a business with them because they are that good.  My other secret indulgence is the Bachelorette, it's my secret reality show guilty pleasure. I love Emily Maynard's style so I always look forward to seeing what she's wearing.
  • Girl Crush? 100% Hands down my sister Chelsea!  She is 4 years younger than me but I have always looked up to her style and fashion sense.  She always looks so adorable and style just comes really naturally to her.  I love asking her for advice on clothes and I love seeing how she puts things together.  She's my best friend so we always have fun with it!
  • Favorite song? Oh that's a really hard one!  I like all kind of music and go through total music phases.  My Husband and I spent a lot of time down South this summer so I'm into country currently.   In the baseball off season one of our favorite things to do is go watch live music.  Not gonna lie I love a good techno song every once in a while :)  That's my go to gym music for sure.
  • Prized possessions? My wedding video, a fur shawl and purse from my Nonnie and My Miss Massachusetts USA sash.   Whenever I'm having a rough day I always watch my wedding video because it was truly the best day of my life.  My Nonnie is now in heaven and couldn't be at my wedding so my mom surprised me and had a beautiful shawl and purse made out of one of her old fur coats so I could have a piece of her with me on my wedding day.  I will cherish those pieces forever.  I'd also say my Miss Massachusetts USA sash because it was a dream of mine to compete at Miss USA since I was a little girl.  After competing for 5 years I finally made it to the Miss USA stage so my sash is a symbol to me of never giving up on your dreams!
  • Current hangout? The baseball field haha!  If I'm not working for my designers you can usually find me at the baseball field cheering on my hubby and hanging with my baseball girls!
  • Motto? Always be grateful, kind and enjoy each day!
  • Best place on Earth? Whistler, Canada is one of my favorite vacation spots ever!  My husband and I got married last December and went to Whistler for our honeymoon and Christmas.  We stayed at the Fairmont Chateau and it was one of the most magical places I have ever been.  It felt like I was at the North Pole, sparkling snow, Christmas carolers, hot cocoa and lights everywhere.  They even put Christmas stockings on our door and a real Christmas tree in our room for us to decorate, it was amazing!
Lacey with her new husband and beautiful family on her wedding day! 
Image via Lacey Wilson Bates 
  • Favorite drink? During the day I love Smart Water with lemon!  I always carry around a big one with me everywhere I go and I cut up and squeeze my own lemons in it.  For night, I'm a wine drinker, I could probably live off of wine and cheese :)
Now that you're as obsessed with Miss Lacey as we are, be sure to check out her website and follow her on her social media handles, linked below! 
Public Relations specializing in fashion, accessories and lifestyle products.
 Pinterest // @LaceyBates on Instagram 

We are totally obsessed with the amazing brands LWBPR represents -
check out some of our faves below!! 
Zink Luxury Bags
Website // Facebook // Twitter  

Kristin Hassan Jewelry
 Website // Facebook // Twitter // Blog // Pinterest // Tumblr 

Janessa Leone Hats

April Soderstrom Jewelry
 Website // Facebook // Twitter


  1. She's gorgeous! I am a DG alum too :) love to see fellow DG's doing big things! xoxo


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