Another week has flown by! We have date night tonight at a fav Italian spot & then tomorrow evening we have an engagement party to attend. A nice mix of down time & safely socializing. Before we jump into the weekend, it’s of course time for another edition of The Weekly Lo Down. This is the weekly post I put together to share my favorite online finds from the week, answers to your questions or link requests, weekend deals, discount codes, recent blog posts, & a charitable cause to consider supporting. Kinda everything! It’s so fun to put together & you all have said it’s a great resource, so let’s get into it.
The Weekly Lo Down | 10.09.2020
I have been wearing my Apple watch again & have been loving it. I just ordered another new watch strap (got this one the week before) that is a little dressier for it.
I have been living in this under $35 loungewear set. The quality is amazing & it comes in several colors. I got a size Small.
Is it sweater weather where you live yet? It’s cooler many mornings here & I love it. I’ve been stocking up on sweaters. I think this one will be my next purchase.
Oh, hello perfect cold shoulder sweater. Need this!
Chelsea boots are all the rage this season! I’m working on a post with all my favorite combat style booties, but until then I love this pair & this pair.
I’m officially Lulu obsessed! Now that I have the sizing figured out I can’t stop. Ha! I just ordered these leggings (size 2, 25”) in the new Wild Thing Brown Camo color + this bra (size 8) to match.
I’m v into the shoulder drama I’ve seen all over lately. This dress & this top caught my eye that are on the trend!
I shared on stories that I already ordered some Christmas Decor! With all the shipping delays this year, I figured better safe than sorry. You all wanted links to what I got so I rounded everything up here.
If you need some new cute date night ideas– check out my Fall bucket list or 10 Fun Quarantine Date Night Ideas. We recently had an outdoor picnic by the lake (with this cute picnic basket) & it was so fun to switch it up!
My new office chair finally gets delivered next week! I’m so excited I could cry.
Such a necessary item right now. I have this one, this one, & this one. The best part is that all of these all double as sunglass chains, too!
Affordable teacher work clothes/shoes.
This sweater would be amazing for a teacher! So versatile & so many colors. Also love this cardigan or this blazer. You can’t go wrong with a classic pair of flats or I these booties look so comfy. I also have tons of great pieces linked up in my LTK if you need more!
Styling leather joggers? Thanks!
I styled two diff pairs here, here, & here.
How to style a bookcase with links.
I will 100% work on a blog post about this! We have two of these bookshelves on either side of our TV. My advice is to buy a ton of decor + books you like to start with. You can return what you don’t end up needing, but I find it’s best to start with a good amount of stuff & work to balance them out! 1 item on some shelves 2 items spaced on others. I will literally help with virtual styling if you want, but I’ll work on a post/video about this ASAP.
So random, but a tie dye PJ set. I need one for a bachelorette weekend.
These are for sure trending this year! I have a few See one here & another here (there are matching pants I’m just not wearing them in this pic).
Cropped non-turtleneck sweater!
I have this $10 one & it is amazing! Love it paired with skirts. I also really like the detail on this one. Another option is this one that is under $50 & comes in a few colors.
All home decor! Adirondack chairs/Patio furniture.
I have tons of home decor by room under my ‘home‘ tab on the blog. You can also follow my home account @alo_abode for more inspo. For patio furniture, see this post! We have some Adirondack chairs I linked in there that we love.
Foundation & eyeliner suggestions please!
I use this foundation the most. I also sometimes will use this one or this one! I really like using darker eyeshadows (like from this palette or this palette) as eyeliner. If I’m going liquid though, this one is my go to.
Tan/brown booties under $100.
Three solid options: one // two // three
Black booties to wear with black jeans for going out. Dressy & comfortable.
I absolutely love this pair. They are currently on sale + the block heel is usually really comfortable! These are beautiful, too.
There are SO many good deals & sales going on this weekend! All of the brands or store names are hyperlinked, so just click on any of them & you’ll be taken straight to shop.
Abercrombie has tons of jeans & other pieces BOGO 50%. Plus, most items are 15% off in your cart.
American Eagle is having 25% off jeans, joggers, & leggings.
Ann Taylor has $100 off your purchase of $200 or more.
Anthropologie has an extra 30% off sale clothing.
Bandier has tons of great activewear on sale.
Baublebar is having 15% off any 2 Pisa bracelets with code: PISA15.
CB2 is having 25% of rugs.
Crate & Barrel has style favs for 40% off.
DSW is having 20% off everything with code: FAIRGAME.
Express has 30% off all sweaters.
Evereve has tons on sale + free shipping.
Free People is having sale styles up to 50% off.
Loft has dresses on sale for under $50 with code: LOVEIT.
Marc Fisher has up to 70% off tons of styles.
Nordstrom has tons of mark downs.
Nordstrom Rack has up to 70% off knits, jeans, & Fall fashion.
Pottery Barn has 20% off for their kitchen & dining event.
Shopbop has tons of great markdowns. You can search & find items under $100 & under $250, too.
Target is having a bunch of markdowns. My recent favs from Target are in this blog post.
Tarte is having daily 50% off deals to celebrate their bday!
Urban Outfitters has 40% off fall favorites. See all of my recent UO finds + try ons in this post.
Vince Camuto has 25% off for their friends & family sale.
West Elm is having 15% off furniture & 20% off everything else.
White House Black Market has all jeans for $35 + tons of other great deals.
My discount code list kept growing (which is amazing), so I moved them all to live in one page on the blog for you all HERE. I’ll update that any time they change for you all, so you can save it for easy reference. I’ll also include them all for you below because some of you mentioned you like seeing them here in one place each week with everything else I share!
Allie + Bess- LAUREN20
Beakey Blender– ALOPROFILE20 (enter at checkout)
Christina Greene– LAUREN25
Flawless Beauty– LAUREN10
Freedom Moses– ALOPROFILE
Gibson Look– ALOPROFILE20
HP Housekeeping– LAUREN10
Liza Schwartz– ALOPROFILE
Marc Fisher– LAUREN20
Poster Store— ALOPROFILE
Safe + Fair– ALOPROFILE20
Sakara Life– XOLAURENMR
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This week I am so proud to share Brookwood. This is such a special place, y’all. One of my good friends from college (who actually lives on the next street over from me. We were also neighbors in our sorority house, so it’s so fun!) has two brothers who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. As you all may or may not know/remember, I worked with children with ASD for almost ten years as a School Psychologist. This community provides work opportunities & living opportunities for adults with disabilities. Truly, if organizations like this did not exist some of these young adults would not be able to live without their families taking care of them full time. It teaches so many amazing skills & gives these incredible individuals an opportunity to love their jobs, be self-sufficient, & feel successful. I cannot say enough good things!! If you all are interested in supporting (EVERY bit helps) you can do so HERE.
Thank you so much for reading another edition of The Weekly Lo Down. I hope it was helpful! Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it’s fun, safe, & relaxing. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or if I can help you in any way! XO
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