So Last Week... Things I Read That Are Totally Worth Your Time (Blogger Love Edition)

Happy Sunday! I hope all of you had a great weekend. This week, I crowd sourced most of the posts in this round up by asking other bloggers who I’m in private Facebook groups with to share. I was really excited to get to know some new people and learn about their about their perspectives on travel, wellness, beauty, and self-love. Think of it as a mini-collab. If you are a blogger and want your posts featured here, please get in touch. Also, if you love private Facebook groups, my podcast, Things We’re Too Lazy To Blog About has one. We would love to have all of you be a part of it.

Handbags & Hotels: Exploring The World- Paris

If you don’t love Paris, I don’t know what to tell you. It’s one of my favorite cities. Sabrina Forscutt took the most stunning pictures and shares some great travel tips. This is a must read if you are planning to travel to this beautiful city.

With Purpose And Kindness: Being Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Self-love is something I know many of us need to work on. I’ll readily admit, it’s not always easy for me. I’m super hard on myself. But experiencing another woman’s perspective and understanding her experience, made me realize I’m not alone.

The Blonde Aesthetic: 3 Ways To Hide Your Roots

Being blonde is great. Having roots is a nightmare. In this post, The Blonde Aesthetic suggests three really clever (like I could never have thought of these myself) ways to hide your roots. These tips apply to non-blondes as well.

Healthistic: The Master Cleanse

I love it when people do things like cleanses because I’m pretty sure I never will. This post is all about Jaclyn Doyle’s experience doing the Master Cleanse for ten whole days. That’s beyond impressive. She reflects on her journey and gives some great tips. As for the results, spoiler alert: she looks fantastic!

Entrepreneur: 4 Tips For Hosting An Unforgettable Marketing Event

The brilliant Jeana Anderson Cohen, who founded A Sweat Life, which is a fitness website I write for, is quoted in this article about connecting to your audience IRL. By the way, if you are in Chicago, A Sweat Life’s calendar lists a seemingly endless amount of fitness events, many of which are free.

Man Repeller: A Celebrity Eyebrow Guru Changed How I Think (and Look)

From microblading to brow gels and even prescriptions, brow guru Joey Healey breaks down everything for Harling Ross, who finally finds her best brows ever.  Warning-- reading this might change the way you feel about microblading.

 

 

 

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

Whether you are having a Sunday Funday or ending a chill weekend, here are a few links to check out before Monday comes. You might think these are so last week, but they’re totally worth your time.

The Skinny Confidential Him & Her Podcast: Alli Webb & Cameron Webb, Founders and Creators of Drybar 

I feel like I’m late to the game with The Skinny Confidential, but it’s one of my new favorite blogs and podcasts. I love this new episode with the founders and creators of DryBar because it really delves into the nitty gritty of turning an idea into a business and making your dreams come true.

Fit Fab Well By Chanel

If you are the kind of person who eats chia seeds on the regular and can properly pronounce cacao, my friend Chanel Gold Kenner’s Instagram will be your newest obsession.

Fashionista: Nasty Gal Founder Sophia Amoruso Gave the 'Girl Boss' Costume Designer A Tour Of Her Own Closet

Have you been watching Girlboss on Netflix? Here is some behind the scenes info about the wardrobe on the show, including the iconic jacket that started it all.

Man Repeller: 10 Things I Learned About Leandra From Her Vogue Closet Tour

I think I learned at least 11, possibly 12 things from this post. But seriously, I wish I could shop in Leandra Medine’s closet.

Southern Curls & Pearls: 5 Tips for Feeling Fresh While You're Traveling

Good to know I’m not the only person who feels icky when they travel. Southern Curls & Pearls shares some tips for de-grossifying yourself on the road. 

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

Photo by  Hayley Fisk

Photo by Hayley Fisk

Happy Sunday! I am writing this from my bed because I’m exhausted. I’ve had a very tiring, but exciting week. Yesterday, I had a photoshoot for Kinx Active, which is a new brand of activewear cosmetics. I can’t wait to tell you more about Kinx and share all of the pictures with you soon. In the meantime, I’m doing a giveaway. All the details are on Instagram.

After you’ve entered the giveaway, don’t forget to check out some of the posts I came across last week. As always, they’re totally worth your time. 

The Cut: 50 Simple Pieces For Building A Classic Wardrobe

Classic clothing is always a good investment. Here are fifty suggestions.  How many of these do you have?

The Lady Gang: Kate Sommerville Skincare Notes

If you aren’t listening to The Lady Gang Podcast, you should. A few weeks ago, they interviewed Kate Sommerville and it was one of the best beauty podcasts I’ve ever heard. This post is the Spark Notes version of the episode. This information won’t change your life, but it will change your skin, so that’s close enough.

Vogue: Forty Things I've Learned In Forty Years

Listen to your not-so-elder elders. This is important stuff!

Man Repeller: Why I'm Done Dressing Down

I related to this essay because I work from home and rarely dress up. Like Claire Beerman, I’m trying to pick up my game. Perhaps #ootd on Instagram is in my future.

Ali Levine: Wardrobe Wednesday All Dressed Up

Celeb stylist Ali Levine makes some fancy and affordable wardrobe suggestions that are especially applicable to those who read the Man Repeller link.

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

Happy Holidays! My gift to you is bringing back So Last Week (I know… You were hoping you’d get a handbag, me too). From self-love and body acceptance to turtlenecks, here are some of the best posts I read last week.

Did you read or write something that needs to make So Last Week next week? Please email AmandaLauren212@gmail.com

The Cut: Why I'm Proud To Be A Size 10

I love this essay from The Cut by Nadia Aboulhosn. It’s about loving your body and not letting other people’s standards influence your life decisions. As someone who is short, has an hourglass figure and fits into clothing ranging from size XXS to size 10 (not kidding and yes, I totally should write a post about this), I have a deep appreciation for what she has to say.

Man Repeller: Monocycle Podcast Episode 44, Hi Again

In this episode of Monocycle, Leandra Medine talks about having a miscarriage and learning to have more compassion for herself. Warning: listening to this podcast will make you laugh, cry and give yourself a big hug.

A Sweat Life: A Yoga Workout To Calm Your Mind

Want to namaste sane when you visit your family? Try this workout.

Cupcakes and Cashmere: Spotlight On Statement Tights

Living in Los Angeles, I totally forgot statement tights existed, but after reading this post, I literally want to buy every pair.

Le Fashion: How To Toughen Up A Chunky Turtleneck Sweater

Turtlenecks are everywhere this season. Le Fashion shows you how to make them chic in a way you probably didn’t even think you could.