While chatting with Lauren Wilson, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if songs like Chaka Khan’s “I’m Every Woman” or Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” began playing in your mind. Because, indeed, the 29-year-old Detroit native boasts an impressive resume of both personal and professional achievements.
After moving to Atlanta post-college and working for a few years as a child-advocate paralegal and an executive assistant in the entertainment industry, Wilson came back home to Detroit in 2015 and switched gears to a career in real estate. Since then, she has become a successful real estate agent — as well as a certified life coach, a landlord, a vending machine and box truck owner, and a social media influencer. She navigates it all with her husband, Domanic, by her side, and the two now reside in Troy with their 6-month-old son.
Wilson shares insights into her daily life — from motherhood to beauty and fashion faves — with her 159,000 Instagram followers. And here, she shares a bit more.
My personal style is … Fun, girly, flirty, sophisticated. I try to keep myself together. I get my makeup done professionally four times a week, and I have my hair done 100 percent of the time. If I’m getting dressed up, I wear dresses 95 percent of the time. If I am dressed down, I’m typically in a girly kind of jogging suit.
Think pink: Pink is my favorite color; I have something pink on every day. Sometimes I’m dripping in pink from my head to my toes.
Where I shop: Swank A Posh in Southfield. I also shop at Saks [Fifth Avenue] and Nordstrom. A lot of my dresses are from Amazon and are $25 and under.
My home decorating style: Very chic. I love the bling. I love modern. I love grays. I love newer styles. In my master bathroom — which is probably my favorite place in the house — I have the clawfoot tub, the bling sink, the bling mirrors.
Every home should have … An area to relax. When you go in that room, you’re happy and you feel good. For me, it will be between my bathroom and my office. I have an all-pink office with a flower wall. It’s really feminine and girly.
My favorite date night spot: The Renaissance Center. [My husband and I] go there a lot. We’ll either go to Joe Muer [Seafood] or we will sit and look at the Riverwalk.
A musical artist I love is … Beyoncé, hands down. No matter what noise is around her, she is not going to be that person checking the blogs and clarifying everything that’s said. And that’s something that I learned to do as well.
My favorite thing about motherhood: The bonding experience. Having a child you love with the person you love — it’s just unbelievable.
On entering new chapters in life: Have grace. You’re going to make mistakes along the way. … Ask for help. Understand that if it’s something that you love and you care about, I’m sure you’re doing your absolute best.
Follow Wilson on Instagram at @iamlaurenlyrics.