So Last Week... Things I Read That Are Totally Worth Your Time

Happy Sunday! Welcome to So Last Week, all of the things I’ve read in the past seven days that are totally worth your time. Speaking of time, I’ve been spending a lot of it giving It’s Amanda Lauren a makeover. The new site is looking gorgeous and will be more informative, easier to navigate and more shoppable than ever. I’m hoping to go live Monday or Tuesday, at the very latest. I’ve been blogging since July and while the current site is pretty, I’ve just outgrown it in so many ways. And while I’m so not a DIY person, I designed the new site all by myself (so grownup), did lots of backend way beyond my pay grade and I just can’t wait to share it with everyone. In the meantime, enjoy these informative posts written by other people.

Who What Wear: Cashmere At Every Price- What You Need To Know

If you read this blog, you know I believe strongly that friends don’t let friends wear wool blends. Luckily, cashmere is more affordable that ever. Here’s everything you need to know about the different price points of this fabric. 

Brit + Co: Instantly De-Clutter Your Closet With These Easy DIYs

If you liked my post on closet de-cluttering, you will love these great tips and stunning photos from Brit + Co.

WWD: Neiman Marcus To Trial Plus-Size Departments At Last Call

I’m not plus sized, but I definitely feel people in that category get the shaft when it comes to shopping. So, cheers to those who can now look chic and get a deal at any size.  

Harper and Harley: How To Wear A Cropped Jacket

A cropped jacket and maxi dress is one of my favorite looks. Harper and Harley show us how to style these elements together.

Awkward Girl Beauty: Battle of the Beauty Sponges

Makeup sponges are becoming just as necessary as blush brushes. The brilliantly named Awkward Girl Beauty breaks it down by brand and price. Her findings might surprise you. 

F- It Fridays: Your Weekly Dose of Retail Therapy (Neutral Edition)

Welcome to F- It Fridays, a new series featuring some of my favorite finds of the week because F-It, It's Friday, you deserve a treat. This week, the theme is neutrals you’re going to feel not-so-neutral about!

MRKT Mateo Mini Backpack

Backpacks are back in a big way, even if they are little. The inside of MRKT’s Mateo Mini Backpack features lots of pockets including a removable media sleeve, so you can spend less time digging for your lone lip balm and more time being productive. Made of durable felt and vegan suede, it's equally stylish and practical.

Jac Vanek Perfect Cropped Sweater

I love Jac Vanek’s signature statement t-shirts, but this cropped sweater doesn’t need words to tell you how awesome it is. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans or throw it over a cute dress on a chilly autumn night.

Pull&Bear Leather Look Biker Jacket

Pull&Bear's Leather Look Biker Jacket is a great example of how a nude color can really stand out. Although it is technically a fall piece, you'll look forward to wearing this jacket again in the spring. 

BP Bell Sleeve Blouse

I love the bell sleeve look because it walks the fine line between elegant and boho. This BP blouse is a pretty ivory color that would look great accessorized with a statement necklace. Light colors not your thing? It is also available in green.

Yves Saint Laurent La Lacque Couture Les Grainés

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You made it through another week, so at the very least, treat yourself to a new nail polish. Yves Saint Laurent's Taupe Grainé 53 is the perfect shade of taupe, packaged in a bottle so chic, you'll want to leave it out, instead of inside your medicine cabinet.