HAPPY FRIDAY! You made it, I’m so proud of you! This week was a good one for me, I booked our flights (with points, thanks Chase Sapphire Preferred!) out to Maine for our best friends’ wedding in June, I saw American Sniper, and I got to drink craft beer from Arcade Brewery (try the Grapefruit IPA or the Amber ale, both were delicious) and customize my own pair of Bucketfeet shoes at a fun event at Soho House last night. Plus my project at work is progressing without too many hiccups which is always a relief.

Not too much planned for this weekend which is always something I welcome. Dinner tomorrow night for the lil sis’ 25th. It becomes worrying when your younger siblings are turning 25! Because that just means you’re older than that. Woof. Anyway, hope you’ve got plenty of fun planned, and I’ll see you back here next week!



Forever 21 steppin’ up their denim game this spring. Love their skinnies on the cheap!

You guys, I’m literally dying. LITERALLY (haaaaay Skellie!). You know how they have a Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet before the Super Bowl? Well the puppies in this years game are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. For real. I need them all. Especially Blue!

So…Chicago is getting a country music festival? It’s lookin’ that way. Weird but awesome?

Speaking of Chicago, Chicago Restaurant Week starts on the 30th, better make some ressies soon or you’re going to be SOL.

I’m drooling over the packaging of these whimsy fun ChickLit candles. Ordering one (or three) ASAP!

If you’re a purveyor of, a design friendly flash deal site, then you’re probably going to lust after, another flash site from the same founders. It’s like Fab and Etsy had a love child – Members Only. New Products Daily. Emerging Designers. Iconic Brands. Great Prices. Curated Shops. And lucky you! You can use my code to become a member early using this link and you’ll get a $10 credit when the site actually goes live! Plus the site is really pretty!

You probably heard about, which is exactly what it sounds like btw. But did you hear how much it sold for after only two weeks in business!? Why haven’t I come up with such a brilliant idea yet!?

How friggin delicious dos this spinach artichoke dip look? Gimme a crostini and leave me to die happy. And it’s made in a slow cooker!

Cheat sheet Friday! Buzz Feed comin’ in clutch as per usual, 27 incredibly helpful infographics to help you be a boss in the kitchen.

Here’s a little diddy to make your ears happy today, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran mashup? Yes please.

This chic Teddi Tote is 50% off right now before they overhaul it next week, grab your favorite color and run before they sell out. I think I need that burnt orange for spring, I’m not sure what’s on trend but I like it.

Have you guys seen the trailer for Tina Fey’s new Netflix show? Check it out here. I loved Ellie Kemper in Bridesmaids (and The Office, duh!) and we all have seen what Ms. Fey can do, so I’m beyond ready for this hilariousness! Plus it’s Netflix, so the whole season gets released at once — hurry up March 6th!

x. lauren

  • Shannyn

    THOSE CANDLES. Yes, I saw them on Hautelook a few weeks ago and was so tempted..they packaging is clever and easy on the eyes to boot!