Can you believe Christmas is upon us?! It seemed to sneak up on me. This will be the last version of The Weekly Lo Down this year, as I’ll be trying to take a little time to unplug around the holidays. If you’re new, this is a weekly blog post & newsletter I put together featuring my favorite online finds of the week, answers to your questions, weekend deals, discount codes, recent blog posts, & a way to share the love or give back! Let’s get into it.
The Weekly Lo Down | 12.18.2020
If you’re in need of some new make up brushes, I bought these earlier this year & cannot say enough good things about them. They save you SO much product & blend your make up in so well.
I shared this blazer on stories this week, but have to highlight it again. It’s a staple & comes in 10+ colors. I got it in a size XS. You can save 15% on it with code: LAUREN15.
I’ve heard so many people rave about this brand, so I finally ordered this collagen cream to try. I’m a huge fan so far!
I just got these sneakers in & they are so beautiful! I love the texture on them. They fit TTS!
I have these sweatpants & if you are wanting a cozy, oversized pair that fit like you stole them from your guy, these are it.
This SPF/skin tint is like a tinted moisturizer with SPF & I love it so much. I’ve been putting it on each morning at the end of my skincare routine!
This coat is Internet famous. No, really. It was one of Oprah’s favorite things & I’ve seen it alllll over Instagram. Supposedly it’s the warmest thing ever! I’m thinking I need it for my walks now that it’s been freezing outside.
I’m dying over these cozy slippers. They would make a great last minute gift!
I shared this chic sherpa jacket on stories that I wore out for date night, but had to share it here, too. It’s absolutely stunning! For sure my new favorite in my closet.
If you need a chic pair of matching PJs, these are so adorable!
Biggest piece of decorating advice?
Stay true to your own style. You are the one who has to live in the space each day, so make sure you like it. If you’re choosing big pieces of furniture– go with classics. It’s easy (& more affordable) to switch out accessories in a room rather than a big piece.
Advice for a new blogger?
Be YOU! Don’t do something just because you see everyone else doing it. Your own spin on things will make you stand out! Plus, you don’t want to get stuck playing some persona. Work hard, be kind, & care more about the relationship you have with the people who currently follow you rather than growing the #. Answer people’s questions thoughtfully! Be a good resource.
Can you please share some tall boot options?
Where did you & your hubby grow up?
Charles grew up in a very small town called Helena, Arkansas. He only had about 17 people in his graduating class! I grew up in Dallas! I lived in North Dallas, but went to school in Richardson ISD. I graduated from JJ Pearce high school if you’re familiar with Dallas at all.
Favorite Christmas song?
Love this question! I feel like Carol of the Bells is the most classic & gives all the feels. I also shamelessly love Justin Bieber’s Christmas album, specifically The Little Drummer Boy.
What’s the #1 thing you’d rec to be successful?
Do the work when no one is watching! Hard work always, always pays off.
Interview suits for a law firm? (Traditional look)
Best quality/affordable ring light?
Will you share what you eat in a day?
I’ve always been hesitant with this because truly, it varies so much. I try to live by 80/20 & just eat what sounds good or feels good. I’ve seen so many share what they eat in a day & I just don’t buy it. I think it can either make you wonder how people eat certain things & stay thin or they will add to what they eat when telling everyone to make it seem like they eat more than they do. When it comes to what people eat in a day– its so personal & in my experience, it varies for different reasons & seasons. You could take exactly what I eat in a day & do my exact workouts & see completely different results. I share what I’m eating here & there on Instagram stories, so follow along there & I feel like you’ll get a good glimpse into what I eat without me trying to outline it day by day if that makes sense.
Can you share more home decor?
Yes! I love sharing home decor. I created an entire home account on Instagram, @alo_abode so be sure you’re following that account for way more home decor than I can share on my main account!
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 up to 50% off.
American Eagle is having 25% off jeans, joggers, & leggings.
Ann Taylor is having a Gift More, Get More sale with up to 60% off with code: GIFTMORE.
Anthropologie has 30% off everything.
Bandier has tons of great activewear on sale.
Baublebar has $20 & under gifts + 20% off the rest with code: 2020.
CB2 is having up to 50% off clearance.
Colleen Rothschild is having deals on last minute gifts.
Crate & Barrel has up to 30% off holiday.
DSW is giving you 15% off store pickup orders with code: CURBAPPEAL & 4.95 2-day shipping with code: ISHIPIT.
Express has 40-60% off everything.
Evereve is having holi-daily deals featuring great savings on one popular item each day.
Free People is having sale styles up to 50% off + get $100 gift card when you spend $150+.
Loft has up to 60% off almost everything & extra 25% off sale with code: GIFTITUP.
Marc Fisher has a buy more, save more sale up to 25% off.
Nordstrom has tons of best selling mark downs & their designer clearance with items up to 40% off + a spend & save event.
Nordstrom Rack has up to 75% off women’s styles + tons of Uggs on sale.
Pottery Barn has up to 40% off gifts for everyone.
Sephora is having free shipping on all orders with code: FREESHIP + earn points faster with code: BIGPOINTS.
Shopbop has so many good sale items right now.
Soma has 30% off sleep & apparel.
Vince Camuto has 40% off your purchase for a limited time.
West Elm is having 60% off + an extra 50% off clearance with code: GETJOLLY.
White House Black Market has 40% off full priced styles.
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
Dagne Dover– Aloprofile25 (works on signature collection items)
Flawless Beauty– LAUREN10
Freedom Moses– ALOPROFILE
Gibson Look– ALOPROFILE20
HP Housekeeping– LAUREN10
Liquid IV– ALOPROFILE for 25% off + free ship
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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Share the Love
Instead of a charity this week, I’m sharing a great idea to give back before the holidays. Consider going in or calling a store that offers lay away & pay off a family’s Christmas! Walmart & other stores often offer this for those who need payments plans & Christmas is such a common time. You can help a family get a bike for their little one, new clothes, & so much more! This is such an incredible way to give back & share the love.
Thank you so much for stopping by to spend some time with me before the weekend! I hope this is a great resource for you, but as always, if you need anything or have any questions, feel free to reach out! I’m here to help however I can. XO