Happy Friday everyone! Truthfully for me, this week has felt like one really long weekend since I have been on a road trip all week. I started in Austin and since then, I have been in West Texas with two of my close friends. We have been driving a ton & checking out all that there is to see in this part of the state. If you have been following along on my Instagram, don’t worry, I am planning to do a full blog post with an in-depth travel guide & all of my recommendations. If you’re new, this is my weekly post where I share random things I’m loving online or that you might have missed on stories, answers to your questions & link requests, weekend deals, discount codes, recent blog posts, & a charitable organization to consider supporting. Let’s jump into the good stuff!
The Weekly Lo Down | 10.30.2020
If you are looking for a winter coat, I am loving all of the options on this site this year! I got one of the puffer jackets.
I just got a ton of sweatshirts from here & now they are all over 30% off. I love it when in season stuff goes on sale!
One of my absolute favorite places to buy furniture is having a sale on mirrors and Christmas trees!
Starting to decorate for Christmas? Check out all of the decor I rounded up here!
I mentioned this last week but if you are in need of a new moisturizer, I’ve been using this one AM & PM for a few weeks & it is so so good. It hydrates & smooths your skin out so it acts like a makeup primer, too! I love anything that helps me skip a step.
This store has some of the most affordable shackets, jackets & sweaters I have seen this year! Right now, everything is 50% off!
If you are into the tie-dye trend this year, a ton of people I know have been loving this sweatshirt! Fits nice & oversized.
Stocking stuffers for him and her!
You are in luck! I have been making tons of gift guides here with all of my favorite stuff for the holidays. There are lots of stocking stuffer options. If you don’t find anything you like, let me know what you are looking for & I can help you narrow your search.
What is the best way to pack for a 2-week trip if you aren’t sure about the weather?
Such a good question! I should do a full blog post on this one but my main tips would be to pack things that could easily be layered & if it is a long trip like 2 weeks, pack items that are staples (items that are solid neutral colors & ones that go with a ton of different stuff) so you can wear it all on repeat and mix and match it to create different looks without having to do laundry if you do not have access to it. For inspiration, I did a blog post on 12 ways to style one coat and 15 ways to style a cardigan!
I somehow missed that you left your job. Interested to know more if you want to share.
Of course! I am an open book. I actually did a blog post here that shares all of the details. Overall, I am so thankful I left & went full time with blogging. It has been great for my health (physical & mental) & it has allowed me to put more effort into posting content I love as well as expand my team.
All the postponed coronavirus weddings are happening again. Need some wedding guest dress recs.
I have had a few requests for this so it seems like weddings are back in full swing. I rounded up my favorite fall wedding dress options for under $100 here! Also, this dress is a splurge, but OMG it is stunning. I wish I had an occasion coming up to give me a reason to splurge on it.
Looking for blog/influencing advice!
Love it! I am so thankful for this career. I wrote some tips at the end of this blog post that I learned at a conference a few years ago that I think are still applicable & super helpful. The best advice I have is to get started & just go for it. If you are passionate about it & it makes you happy, don’t let the opinions of others worry you. I also recommend starting to create a presence on social media and/or a blog as well as applying to be an influencer at RewardStyle if you haven’t already. Let me know if I can help you with anything else!
Winter bridal shower dress options (for brides)!
I just got this white dress & I am obsessed. I think this one is stunning if you live in a warmer area. If you like lace, this one is on major sale right now. I personally love this site & this site for dress options.
Tech winter gloves
I mentioned this above but this is one my absolute favorite places to buy furniture is having a sale on mirrors and Christmas trees if you are in need of those! Also, this store is having a big sale on table decor & throw blankets which are both a must for this time of year. If you are looking for outdoor furniture, I recently redid our patio & linked everything here. Also, I rounded up some of my favorite Amazon home finds here.
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 sale items for 40% off + free shipping on orders over $75
American Eagle is having 31% off select items
Ann Taylor has 40% sweaters and tops with the code SAVEMORE
Anthropologie has tons of markdowns & adorable gifts already on their site!
Bandier has tons of great activewear on sale.
Baublebar is having 15% off any 2 custom gifts with code CUSTOM15
CB2 is having up to 25% off mirrors and up to 15% off Christmas trees
Crate & Barrel has 20% off dining seating
DSW is having an extra 20% off boots
Express has 40-50% off everything
Evereve has tons on sale + free shipping
Free People is having sale styles up to 50% off
Loft has 40% off fall tops and sweaters
Marc Fisher has a lot of good markdowns
Nordstrom has tons of markdowns
Nordstrom Rack has an extra 25% off luggage
Pottery Barn is having up to 70% off furniture, lighting decor and more
Soma is having a deal for 7 pairs of panties for $37
Vince Camuto has $25 off an $100 purchase and $50 off an $150 purchase with code SPREE
West Elm is having 30% off of all tabletop and up to 40% off throws
White House Black Market has a HUGE buy more save more sale going
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
BB Dakota– LR20
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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The holidays are approaching quickly so I wanted to find an organization that will be helping out those in need during the holidays. I have heard amazing things about the organization called Brother Bill’s Helping Hand in Dallas. They focus on providing food, healthcare, and education programming to those in need in West Dallas and Oak Cliff – two areas not far from where I live. This Christmas, they are having a drive-through event for the families in need on 12/16-12/19. They are in need of donations, toy drive assistance, and help with volunteers at the event. This is a great organization to get involved with this time of year!
I hope you all enjoyed this week’s edition of The Weekly Lo Down. Whatever you are up to this weekend, I hope it’s a great relaxing weekend! Once I am home, I am planning to unpack, relax & enjoy some good family time. I can’t wait! XO