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happy boy // planning fall outfits

We made it to South Carolina late afternoon yesterday for a quick weekend away! We’re here with my sister’s family (staying at my parents house) as a little “summer sendoff” before the kids start school for the year. We’ve got no agenda and that’s exactly how I like it!

I’m working on a fall wardrobe staples “guide” to share with you next week, which includes putting together some outfits with those items. The outfit above is one of them! It was fun to put together some outfits and start tapping into my cooler weather wardrobe. I’m so excited to dress for fall!

I got my first manicure/pedicure in years earlier this week. Going to get my nails done is just not something I think to do for myself, but it was such a treat! I’m bad at making time to go out and do things, but having that experience may have been the little push I needed to make more of an effort to do things like that! It was nice to be pampered for a bit. I got a dip manicure, so I’m anxious to see how long it holds up for me.

Tarte Friend’s and Family Sale is happening – 30% off for everyone, 35% off if you sign up your email to join “team tarte”. With the discount, now is a great opportunity to try a new product, restock on your favorites, or even shop early for the holidays!

Items Mentioned This Week

H&M – Clothes for Liam

Madewell – Perfect Vintage Jeans: Fit TTS

Everlane – Authentic Stretch High Rise Skinny Jean: Fit TTS

Madewell – 10″ High Rise Roadtripper Black Jeans: Sized down 1

Anthropologie – Pilcro Vintage Straight Jean: Sized down 1

Minted – Customizable Name Labels: I got these slightly larger ones as well as these smaller ones. Both styles are waterproof!

Amazon – Three Drawer Dresser: Got this to use as nightstands in our bedroom! You can see photos of that in this blog post. 

Madewell – Whisper Cotton Tank Top: Have this in a future colors and get a lot of wear out of them!

Mockingbird – Stroller: Plan on sharing more about this in a blog post in the future but really liking it so far! I have a code below for a few cupholder.

Walmart – Baby Swing Set

Necessaire – Summer Skin Edit Set: Comes in a few scents. I really like using the exfoliator – especially before I use a self tanner and the lotion and oil are super luxurious! My code “BOWN10” gets you 10% off. You also get a free Shower Duo Bundle if you purchase the Summer Skin Edit Set!

Active Discount Codes

Mockingbird – Free cupholder for stroller with code “BOWNGIFT”

Necessaire – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Cinemood – $50 off the Cinemood, $100 off the Cinemood 360, and up to 50% off Cinemood TV with code “laurenebown”

Chatbooks – Free first month with code “FREEMONTH821”

Magic Spoon – $5 off a 4 box variety pack with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Home Chef – $90 off with code “LAURENB90”

Dime – 20% off with code “BOWN20”

Safe + Fair – 10% off your entire purchase with code “BOWN10”

Care/Of – 50% off your first order with code “LAURENBOWN”

Bright Cellars – 50% off first 6-bottle box

Storyworth – $10 off with link

Gimme Beauty – 35% off with code “LAURENB”

Loopy Cases – 10% off with code “BOWN10”

Equilibria – 15% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Native Deodorant – 20% off your first order + free shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Newton Mattress – $50 off + Free Shipping with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tarte – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN15”

Wellements – 15% off with code “LAURENBOWN”

Tao Clean – 50% off with code “LAURENEBOWN”

Victoria Emerson – 20% off all gold pieces with “20LAUREN”

Have a great weekend!

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  1. 8.30.21
    Kendra said:

    Can you style the Caslon Chelsea boots a few ways please? I’m trying to decide if I’m going to keep or return them from my Nordy Sale order… thx!

  2. 8.31.21
    Kerrie T Brinckerhoff said:

    Where are those mules from in your top picture?


    • 9.1.21
      Lauren said:

      They’re by Vince, but no longer sold.