Things We're Too Lazy To Blog About Podcast: Bad Malls & Fast Fashion

In episode two, Ali and Amanda talk about malls, the good the bad and the ones that desperately need to be bulldozed. Growing up in NYC (Amanda) and the suburbs (Ali), shopping anxiety, NYC Bloomingdales, strange SoCal chain stores, and our shared love of The Caruso Family (not the actor David Caruso). They also dish on fast fashion, H&M, Zara, Forever 21 (FOREVER), dressing room disasters with our moms, clothing care tips and velvet hangers. Ali spills some secrets about working with Lisa Vanderpump, not spending money on trends, fake vs faux, and so much more.

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By the way, after the episode was recorded, Amanda saw some of the renovations at the Beverly Center and they were awful. It’s still the third realm of Hell.

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

Happy Sunday! If you’re new here, welcome to So Last Week, a compilation of things I read on the Internet that are totally worth your time. If there were a general theme of the links this week, I think it’s being your best self. Aren’t we all striving for that? So, whether it’s business, style, food or fitness, these posts can inspire us to try new things and push ourselves in a positive direction.

West Coast CEO: Etsy Entrepreneur & Eco Gifts for Animal Rescue with Jillian Clemmons of Best In Shore

Jillian Clemmons is doing amazing things for animal rescues with her Etsy shop, Best In Shore. She discusses her passion for helping our furry friends, creating eco-friendly products and running a business, in this enlightening interview for West Coast CEO. Stay turned for my interview with Alex, which should be posted in the upcoming weeks.

Among Other Things: How (and Why) to Be a Morning Workout Person

Are you trying to motivate before the sun comes up? Soul Cycle instructor Hallie Wilson gives us new reasons to become “morning workout people.” She also includes tips from other bloggers, myself included. Shouldn’t that be reason enough to click?

The Little Blog of Vegan: Best Ever Blueberry Pancakes

This beautiful blog features easy vegan recipes that vegans and non-vegans alike will appreciate, including these tasty Blueberry Pancakes. I can’t wait to make them!

House of Comil: Play It Like A Parisian Woman – Parisian Style

There’s nothing I love more than French style. Looking at this post, it’s almost impossible not to say “oui” to Julia Comil’s jaw dropping style. You will want to steal all of these looks.

LA Times: Shopping Habits Are Changing, And Teen-Oriented Retailers Like Wet Seal Are Among The Casualties

With The Limited reaching its limit earlier this month and now Wet Seal going out to sea, you might be wondering why these retailers that have been around since the beginning of time (the 80’s and 90’s) and now saying goodbye forever. The LA Times explains what happened. 

F-IT Fridays: Your Weekly Dose Of Detail Therapy (Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Those 3 Days When Basically Everything Is On Sale Edition)

I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving and you're having an even happier Black Friday. I rarely shop at brick and mortar stores on Black Friday because I don't want to wake up early and save money on something I didn't want in the first place. I'm also short and fear I'll be killed in a trampling incident. I'd rather shop online and save my sanity. So, whether you are about to kick off your holiday gift shopping or just buy yourself a treat, here are some of my favorite items on sale this weekend, as well as deals I've found at some of my (and probably your) favorite stores.

Neiman Marcus Cashmere Collection Classic Long-Sleeve Cashmere Turtleneck

I love cashmere. It’s so luxurious and when it’s on sale, affordable. Turtlenecks are on every must-have list this season, so check out this fabulous sweater from Neiman Marcus. It is available in several colors as well as a plus size version. 

Bloomingdales C By Angelina Solid Cashmere Scarf

No, you cannot have too much cashmere. This C By Angelina Solid Cashmere Scarf is classic so it will compliment any style outwear. 

J. Crew Campbell Blazer in Crimson Plaid

J. Crew’s Campbell Blazer in Crimson Plaid is winter wonderfab. Wear it to dress up jeans on the weekend or to the office. Be prepared to have everyone annoy you with compliments. Oh, and everything is 40% off at J. Crew this weekend with the code HOLIDAY.

Alice and Olivia Mae Wide-Leg Pants

These Alice and Olivia wide-leg pants are a bold choice that is appropriate for many occasions from a holiday party to your office the next day (but hopefully not to both.) They're on major sale this weekend, as is nearly everything else, at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Splits59 Portia Leggings

If you didn't think activewear could be any sexier (and seriously, we all know it is), just add mesh panels. They're the cherry on top. This weekend, Splits59's Portia Leggings are 25% off (as is everything from Bandier) when you use code BF25.