Weekend Notes

Weekend Notes

Did you hear? Piperlime is closing! Grab a tissue. I know we are all saddened by this news, but I promise we’ll make it through. I’ve been taking a peek at their sale section quite frequently, insert this pretty little blue romper. Gotta snatch up the goodies before their gone!

I’d love to plan a trip to Marrakesh. Add.it.to.the.list.

The perfect spring jacket for $95 dollars.

This whole Chris Burch and C.Wonder fiasco is quite interesting.

I have been updating my shop like crazy, check out some of my most recent obsessions here.

Wait….Do I need eye cream? Hell yes, you do! Loved Annie’s post talking about my all time favorite beauty product – eye cream.

Would like to try this fresh green juice. Thanks to my girl Gwyneth.

It’s not luck, it’s you. 

Did you know that if you sleep with two pillows under your head and not one, it will help with de-puffing? Magic.

GAP stepping up their game. Love this classic black leather tote. Oh, and it also comes in two other colors.

I just love her.

I started using bareMineral’s complexion rescue last week (more on this soon) but my winter skin couldn’t be happier – it’s light (key for me, I don’t like anything heavy), hydrating and lasts all day. You can pick it up at Nordstrom for $29 dollars.

How often should you wash your bath towels? And your sheets?

And in case you missed it this week:

Have a lovely weekend, my friends! Xo. Lauren

Virtual Book Club: 10 Books I want To Read

Can you believe we are reaching the end of January? I said I wasn’t going to make a formal “list” of New Year Resolutions this year but today I’m creating a “mental list” with today’s goal topping the list…I want to start a virtual book club – with you all. Are you in?

book club

I would love to do this because A. I never read anymore and B. I really want to! When I lived in Chicago I read book after book but ever since moving to New York that just came to a halting stop.

I don’t even remember the last book I read cover to cover…maybe the Hunger Game Series? I tried to read the Vacationers…on vacation…(ironic) but could not get into the book, does that ever happen to you?


As a result, I bought a new Kindle this year and I’m motivated to read as much as I can. So as I mentioned, I want to start a little virtual book club, if you will.  Today I’ve rounded up my top 10 books I want to read.

A few things to note.

  • I’m currently reading Jodi Picoult’s new book, Leaving Time. So that’s half way crossed off this list. I have read several of her books over the years (my favorite being My Sister’s Keeper, of course) but I simply love her books because of the story lines and how easy they are to read.
  • Another interesting fact (to me, anyways) is that I have become increasingly more curious about the food industry and how our food is grown and manufactured in the U.S. I know I have mentioned this before but if you haven’t watched Forks Over Knives yet, please do yourself a favor and watch it tonight on Netflix. So two of the books on my list specifically have to do with the food industry which may or may not interest you.

coffee table books

So let’s get started.

I have listed my top 10 books I want to read below and I would love if you could share yours, too! Of course it doesn’t have to be ten, but would love to hear what you’re currently reading or what’s also on your list. Oh, and if any of these listed here are not good/terrible, would love to know that too.

Happy Reading! Xo. Lauren


1. Jodi Picoult: Leaving Time 

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2. Amy Pohler: Yes Please

Amy Poehler Yes Please

3. Dan Harris: 10% Happier

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4. Cheryl Strayed: Wild

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5. Jojo Moyes: Me Before You

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6. Anthony Doerr: All Of The Light We Cannot See

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7. Liane Moriarty: Big Little Lies

Big Little Lies

8. Paula Hawkins: The Girl On The Train

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9. Jason Louv: Monsanto vs. the World

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10. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto

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Images: Stephanie Sterjovski // Nick Olsen for Domino // Glitter Guide

Currently Craving: Pink

Hello, ladies! Happy Monday. We are about to get a blizzard here in New York, 20-30 inches to be exact. With all the snow ahead, it’s safe to say I’m dreaming of spring. So with that, today’s post is dedicated to my favorite spring color: pink! It’s both feminine and flirty and can provide the perfect P.O.C. You can shop each product below by clicking on the “+” sign next to each product.

I have these earrings in just about every color but will need to add pink to the collection. They are seriously the perfect everyday earring.

A fun print for your gallery wall via Design Darling.

I love, love, love these pink guest towels.

A light cashmere sweater for work.

I definitely need these PJs for spring.

Because every girl should have a fun and colorful statement coat.

Flirty flats.

This Tory Burch scarf screams spring, no?

One of my favorite shades of pink lipstick via MAC.

I have this bag in turquoise but this pale pink  option will have to be added to the collection. I have to say, it’s my favorite cross-body bag.

A new weekender tote just because.

What’s your favorite spring color? Xo. Lauren


Marc by Marc Jacobs Pink Sweater // Kate Spade New York Beryl Flats // JOA Blush Long Line Coat // Kate Spade New York Small Square Studs // Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac // Kate Spade New York Cedar Street Maise Bag // MAC Candy Yum Yum Lipstick // Mega Babe Key Chain // Design Darling Pink Pineapple Print // Wildfox Malibu Barbie Sunglasses // Furbish Double Gourd Lamp // MZ Wallace Pink Tote // Yacht Stripe Rug // Rive Gauche Guest Towels // Tory Burch Robinson Wallet // Tory Burch Scarf // Equipment Cashmere Sweater // Three J Pajama Set // Design Darling Trinket Tray // Bobbi Brown Pink Blush // Jin Soon Nailpolish