Weekend Notes

Christmas is so soon! I’m ready for some time off and some major R&R, you? Here are a few links that I loved this week. Enjoy! Xo.

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Weekend Sales + Last Minute Gift Ideas

  • Serena and Lily is offering up to 65%! I love when they have their private sales. So many goodies.
  • Shop 40% off sweaters and more holiday favorites for him, her and kids at J.Crew!
  • Hundreds of new markdowns on Nordstrom.com + plus get free shipping before Christmas. #yesss

Links I’m Loving

  • Hallie shares 29 things she’s learned in 29 years. “Trust when the answer is no, there is a better yes down the road.”
  • Last minute stocking stuffers from Anthro. The cutest iPhone back up charger.
  • I teamed up with Anne Klein to share some holiday staples.

Last Minute Gift Ideas

We’re officially 10 days away from Christmas! If you’re like me and haven’t necessarily finished alllll of your Christmas shopping, today I’ve rounded up my favorite last minute gift ideas!

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From the jet setter to the cook, I’ve rounded up a select few gifts from my gift guides that I think are the perfect last minute gift ideas! Have you completed your holiday shopping yet? Xo. Lauren

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Weekend Notes

Happy Sunday, loves! How was everyone’s weekend? I had a few friends in town which meant a bunch of New York Christmas activities. We stopped by the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, lunched at the Boathouse in Central Park (must-do), went to Bryant Park, dined at Spasso, and stopped by Rockefeller Center to see the tree!  If you ever get the chance to visit New York during the holidays, I highly recommend! It’s my most favorite time of year. Here are a few links I loved this week.

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11 Amazing Quotes from Cate BlanchettOn ageing: “Of course one worries about getting older – we’re all fearful of death, let’s not kid ourselves. I’m simply not panicking as my laugh lines grow deeper. Who wants a face with no history, no sense of humor?” LOVE Cate.

Beyonce releases a new film called “Yours and Mine.” A very cool documentary on her perspective and life. And hopefully you’ve seen this video, but if you haven’t, here is again just for fun.

Bloggers, have you thought about or worked on your SEO strategy? I highly recommend the lovely Julia Lovallo.

J.Crew is offering 40% off sweaters for women, men, and kids! Also, have you heard the news that the coolest 4 year old will be help designing a line for crew cuts?

Kate Spade and Anna Kendrick team up for the cutest holiday ad. #truelife

Love Julia’s holiday decor tips.

Have you picked up your blanket scarf yet this season?

Shop 20% off new markdowns at Serena and Lily! I NEED this alpaca fur cuff stocking. So cute.

Love this hair curling tip.

11 Ways to Turn Your Commute Into A Secret Getaway.

10 Things to do in Chicago this holiday season!

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