Lilly Pulitzer for Target

I’m sure you have probably heard by now but Lilly Pulitzer for Target is coming! Mark your calendars for April 19th (yes, that is a Sunday). I have to say this is probably going to be my favorite Target collab to-date. I think the Lilly brand is such a natural fit for Target. Their prints and color combinations are loved by women across the country.

So in honor of the upcoming collab, I’ve rounded up some of my favorite products you can currently shop on I pursued their site before I went to Puerto Rico and came across so many things I wanted for vacation! Insert this ‘Casey’ floral shift dress, these gold elephant earrings, and this cute coral printed race back top. I’m also a big fan of Lilly’s handbags (obsessed) and mini pouches.


April 19th the line launches

#lillyfortarget is the official hashtag

250. The number of pieces that will be in the line! They will have everything from home accessories to clothing to shoes, so get ready – this is going to be huge.

Surry Cashmere Wrap // Casey Shift Dress // iPhone 5/5S Cover With Charger // Oversized Scarf // Cabana Tote // Sea Treasure Cuff Bangle // Stone Drop Earrings // Pouch

Weekend Notes


Did you hear? C.Wonder is shutting down shop. #tear. Be sure to check out their final sale – everything is 50% off!

Screw a coffee cart or your typical bar cart, a champagne cart is more my speed.

Bloggers, so much goodness over on The Well this week. I loved 10 things you should be doing for your blog, site stats and analytics worksheet, and a handy dandy guide for a bigger and better 2015. Thanks, V!

I love my friend Annie from She’s In The Glow beauty resolutions for 2015. Insert drink more water, up the antioxidants, apply more lotion to hands (they are the first part of your body to show signs of aging!).

I’m planning a trip to London and Paris with one of my bffs so Gab has been helping me with our itinerary! Check it out here. One word. Ralph’s.

6 Mobile Apps to Kickstart Your Productivity in 2015 via

I just got a Roku 3 this week (I know, where the hell have I been) and I hate to admit but I started Gossip Girl, Season 1 all over again. It’s so fun watching now that I live in New York! And Jess looks so cute channeling her inner Blair! I will be picking up this sweater as soon as my Frugal January is over. Xoxo.

Have you heard of/seen Forks Over Knives? It’s a must-watch Netflix documentary discussing our food system here in America. So interesting.

Omg, Kelly’s dog. Too cute not to share.

With the first snowfall here in New York this week, I really need to invest in some snow boots or duck boots. I love L.L. Bean’s because they are classic, but any other recos?

I’m dying to try THIS restaurant.

2014 Home Trends to Keep (or Ditch) in 2015 via Elements of Style.

Currently Reading.

And in case you missed it:

Bekka Palmer Photography

A Few of My Favorite Quotes: Let’s Do This 2015

It SNOWED here yesterday, you guys. And right now, it’s 21 degrees out (ok, I know, not as cold as Chicago) but you get the point. In case you stopped by on Monday, I shared a few of my resolutions for 2015. Rather then creating a check-list that is never going to happen (guilty), I’m focusing on larger resolutions that hopefully will help me create a more well-balanced life in 2015.

Hashtag ZEN.

I need every bit to help me stay motivated so today I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite motivational quotes – 20 to be exact. From Helen Keller to Steve Jobs, there’s so much great inspiration out there and who doesn’t love a good quote!? And side note, not all of them have authors so if you know who they should be let me know! I’ve collected all of these over the years and at the beginning, I really didn’t care who said it, I just wrote it down. You know?

Let’s get started, shall we?


1. “Most people never pick up the phone, most people never ask. And that’s what separates, the people that do things from the people that just dream about them. You gotta act. And you gotta be willing to fail… if you’re afraid of failing, you won’t get very far.” Steve Jobs

2. “In the first 30 years of your life, you make your habits.  For the last 30 years of your life, your habits make you.”

3. “If you want to live your life a creative way, as an artist, you have to not look back too much.  You have to be willing to take whatever you’ve done and whoever you were and throw them away.”

4. “What are the ten things we should be doing next?  Write them down then come up with ten.  Slash the bottom seven and announce, we can only do three priorities at a time. It helps turn off the noise that is going on around you.  It allows you to focus a few things and say no to many things. The focus is always the future.”

5. “When you grow up you, tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world, try not to bash into the walls too much, try to have a nice family, have fun, save a little money. That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.” Steve Jobs

6.”The minute that you understand that you can poke life and actually something will, you know if you push in, something will pop out the other side, you can change it, you can mold it. That’s maybe the most important thing. It’s to shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you’re just gonna live in it, versus embrace it, change it, improve it, make your mark upon it.”

7. “You have nothing to lose, so forge ahead at full speed.”

8. “Self centered is uninteresting.”

9. It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” Lucille Ball

10. “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt

11. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney

12. “Don’t worry about being worried. You’re heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.” Tracy Kidder

13. “Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone whokeeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.” Henry Ford

14. “Every single cell in the human body replaces itself over a period of seven years. That means there’s not even the smallest part of you now that was part of you seven years ago.” Steven Hall

15. “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.” Howard Thurman

16. “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” Steve Jobs

17. “Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

18. “There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” Franz Kafka

19. “Happiness is not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” Franklin D. Roosevelt

20. “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” Helen Keller

Do you have a favorite quote? Xo. Lauren