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Brunch in Bluffton with Anna and Kate // An outfit I can’t wait to wear this fall

The first official weekend of September is here! How are you feeling? Not unlike much of the last year and a half, it has been a heavy week. Just so much devastation, sadness, and darkness in the world. I feel like my mind has been going all week just thinking of everyone directly affected by the latest tragedies, from Afghanistan to the fire in California and everything in between. It feels like it’s not enough, but it has been helpful for me to donate to some of the relief efforts and gofundme campaigns that I’ve seen floating around social media.

Next week begins a new schedule for our family! Liam will be attending a Mother’s Morning Out program one day a week, so we’re shifting around our nanny, Kaitlyn’s, schedule a bit to accommodate that. For 15 months, we’ve been going week-to-week on our schedule, making changes as needed and flexing on a lot. It is what worked best for our family during that time, but I’m so looking forward to having a M-F schedule to rely on!

Did you catch my Fall Wardrobe Essentials post earlier this week? It was really fun to put together and I hope it’s helpful for you! Chelsea, my assistant, pulled a lot of photos of previous outfits to provide even more inspiration for you, as you’re thinking about what to wear this season.

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty promo is happening for the next could weeks! There are some good products included this time around, so be sure to check it out.

I think this might have to be the next Half Baked Harvest recipe I try!

Items Mentioned This Week

Aerie – Oversized Henley Sweater

Aerie – Waffle Knit “Chicago” Sweatshirt

Aerie – Quarter Zip Pullover Sweatshirt

Aerie – Waffle Crewneck

Amazon – Cami Maxi Dress

Everlane – Boxy Oxford Shirt (discount code below for 15% off for first-time customers)

Able – Crossbody Tote (discount code below for 20% off)

Wet n Wild – Tinted Hydrator

Elemis – Pro-Collagen Marine Cream

Londontown – Nail Polish


Active Discount Codes



DIME BEAUTY – CODE: BOWN20 (20% off)

LOOPY – CODE: BOWN10 (10% off)


NEWTON MATTRESS – CODE: LAURENBOWN ($50 off + free shipping)


VICTORIA EMERSON –CODE: 20LAUREN (20% off GOLD pieces only, valid all the time – even during other promotions)


SAFE + FAIR – CODE: BOWN10 (10% off entire purchase)

MOCKINGBIRD – CODE: BOWNGIFT (free cupholder with purchase of stroller)


EVERLANE – CODE: LAURENB15 (15% off for first-time customers)

MAGIC SPOON (until 9/13) – CODE: LAURENEBOWN ($5 off variety pack)

LIQUID IV – CODE: LAURENEBOWN (25% off + free shipping)


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