Entrepreneur Lauren Wilson is the Queen of All Trades

In this month’s MI Style, the metro Detroiter talks personal style, her favorite places to shop, date night spots, and more
Lauren Wilson
Lauren Wilson at home, in her son’s nursery room, wearing a dress from Amazon, where she says she often finds cute items at fair prices.

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.

This story is part of the March 2022 issue of Hour Detroit. Read more in our digital edition. And click here for more MI Style.