Happy Friday, friends! I got a jump start on this week’s The Weekly Lo Down because last night my girlfriend & I did a little staycation at The Crescent hotel here in Dallas. She is in the midst of planning a wedding & all of you COVID brides know how stressful that can be, so I thought it would be fun to treat her to some girl time. If you’re new, The Weekly Lo Down is a post I put out each week (& send in my newsletter) with random things I’m loving online, answers to your questions & link requests, weekend deals, discount codes, recent blog posts, & a charitable organization to consider supporting. Let’s get into it all below.
The Weekly Lo Down | 11.13.2020
Currently crushing on this white corduroy button down. It has such a cool, relaxed vibe & can be styled so many ways.
I am ordering this adorable beanie! I love the detail & it look so warm. This would make a good gift.
I live in comfy sweatshirts & leggings this time of year & this tie dye/ombre one is so freaking cute.
I ordered this mascara to try a few weeks ago & have been loving it. It goes on so well & makes your lashes look great! This brand is really clean, so I ordered a few more things to try.
The floral wallpaper (black & gold) link please.
Did you get unfollows due to not announcing who you were voting for? Good move BTW.
One or two people messaged me that they were unfollowing since I wasn’t sharing. However, I got a ton of feedback saying most agreed with my decision, that it’s a private matter, & that I can choose to share what I want. Most of you follow me for fashion, beauty, travel, & everyday life as an escape & way to feel good, so I want to keep my page about that as much as possible. There will be time I share things that I am passionate about & feel that attention needs to be specifically called to, but I want everyone to feel welcome, heard, respected, & appreciated on my page. My opinion about voting & other sensitive topics is that they are done privately for a reason, so should you choose to keep what you do private, then you do what is best for you! I decided that was best for me, particularly this year, so I have stuck to my guns on that. If that upsets someone & they choose to unfollow, I respect that, too. I can’t please everyone!
Favorite products for brows.
Gahh I love all things eyebrows! I use this pencil to really shape them out on the edges as needed (I’m shade 4). I love the really fine tip! Then, I go in with this one to fill in the middle more. I use this tinted gel to set them or on ‘no makeup’ days. I use this serum for growth that I swear by. For my Dallas girls, I go to Claria Renee for microblading & lamination! She’s the qweeeen.
Date night dresses & tops for the winter.
Is any of your wallpaper peel & stick?
No. It was all hung by local Dallas wallpaper professionals. I’m so OCD that I would just stare at any imperfections if I tried to do it myself, so I wanted to make sure it was done right! I have this one in my cloffice & this one in our new family room. I’ll probably do one more wallpaper accent wall (or even ceiling) somewhere in our home eventually. I personally get overwhelmed when a whole big room is all wallpaper, but on one wall as a statement or in a small power bath or something I love it!
I love Office Ladies so much! The Daily Stoic is great. It’s short 2-3 minute little episodes based on the book that I love & was reading every morning. Sets your day up right! Listen while you brush your teeth first thing. The Skinny Confidential. Joe Rogan depending on the guest (I tend to love the celeb ones & just the ease of their convos compared to traditional media). Girls Gotta Eat. It’s a dating podcast, but they are hilarious & always crack me up. Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend. The Sakara Life podcast, The Goop podcast, Work in Progress by Sophia Bush, Ted Talks Daily. I definitely could use some more! I love uplifting podcasts that put me in a good mood or are entertaining. Would love to which ones you all love most!!
Dress ideas for work holiday parties.
How to make a sporty girl look cute, but not too repetitive or casual?
Truly love specificity here! I think pairing sneakers (sporty) with any sort of solid dress is a great option. Layer a blazer to dress up the look so it isn’t too casual. The key to not feeling too repetitive in your wardrobe is to mix & match closet staples & then change out your accessories!
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 + 25% off your purchase if you’re a member (free to sign up! Just enter your e-mail)
American Eagle is having 50% off clearance + an extra 10% off. They also have 25% off jeans!
Ann Taylor has $75 full price dresses.
Anthropologie has tons of mark downs & adorable gifts already on their site!
Bandier has tons of great activewear on sale.
Baublebar is having 15% off any 2 custom gifts.
CB2 is having up to 50% off clearance.
Crate & Barrel has 20% off dining seating.
DSW is having $10 off $49, $20 off $99, & $60 off $199 with code: SPOOKYSEASON
Express has 50% off everything.
Evereve has tons on sale + free shipping.
Free People is having sale styles up to 50% off.
Loft has 40% off of your purchase.
Marc Fisher has a lot of good mark downs.
Nordstrom has tons of mark downs.
Nordstrom Rack has new mark downs up to 70% off.
Pottery Barn has 25% off lighting.
Sephora is having their holiday savings event!
Soma has Buy One Get One (BOGO) 50% Off your ENTIRE purchase from 10/23-10/27
Vince Camuto has sherpa lined sandals on sale.
West Elm is having 40% off thousands of styles.
White House Black Market has all of their leggings on sale.
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
Miranda Frye– ALOPROFILE for 10% off + Free shipping
Poster Store— ALOPROFILE
Safe + Fair– ALOPROFILE20
Sakara Life– XOLAURENMR
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Today I am sharing Freedom Service Dogs of America (FSD). This is a nonprofit organization that unleashes the potential of dogs by transforming them into custom-trained, life-changing assistance dogs for people in need. These people are often Veterans (in honor of Veteran’s Day this past week), children or adults with special needs, & others in need. This is such an impactful organization! If you feel compelled to donate, you can do so here.
Thank you so much for stopping by to spend some time with me before the weekend! If you are doing some holiday shopping, don’t forget to check out my gift guides. I have one for seriously EVERYone on your list. I spent a lot of time brainstorming unique options so I could be the best resource for you all. As always, reach out if you need anything at all. Have a great weekend, friends! XO