Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! In light of the holiday season, today I put together a few festive favs for your viewing pleasure… Enjoy!

Favorite Laugh:

Favorite Old Photo (it’s me and Santa…details here):
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Favorite New Year’s Eve Look (for more New Year’s Eve style ideas, click here):
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Favorite Simple Holiday Décor Idea (fill jars with festive candies):

Friday Favorites

Favorite Holiday Manicure:
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What’s your favorite this week?

Have a lovely weekend everyone! And good luck with all of your holiday shopping.

If you’re still crossing names off your holiday shopping list, be sure to check out our Gift Guides for a little inspo!

XO Lauren

Photos: Cupcakes & Cashmere, Real Simple
Categories: Friday Favorites, Grow, Holiday Specials
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  • Sarah Heckle

    Hahaha, that penguin video is hilarious. And I love the pic of you with Santa!

    Sarah – my festive favs

  • Kaitlyn Blackwood

    Just letting you know, your morning email this morning had two unsubscribe links instead of this link to this post. I almost accidentally unsubscribed :( Hopefully everyone checked before doing that!

    Great post as always, Lauren :)

  • The Fashion Careerist

    Love your NYE look – that dress is fabulous!! x

  • Shauna Ferry

    Kaitlyn is right! The e-mail had two unsubscribe links! Luckily it doesn’t automatically unsubscribe you though. It just brings you to the notification settings, so all of the subscribers won’t be lost unless the actually unclick their settings.

    I was confused when I wasn’t brought to this post but didn’t think much of it and just went to the main site page to get here.

  • Melissa Panici

    Omg that penguin video was cracking me up!! I am in love with that manicure. So creative! I remember that Christmas photo of you and Santa from last year. You are looking at him like you aren’t sure of him lol! Great post and have a wonderful weekend!!

  • Amy Breckenridge

    haha i love the penguin and the sparkly mani! and of course your cute photo with santa :)

  • hooleywithaz

    that penguin video is awesome, i agree with everyone else, that’s one of my favorites of the favorites.

  • Meghan Conard

    I love the holiday manicure! Check out my holiday nail art picks over at my blog!

  • Megan R.

    That penguin video is adorable! I have a favorite type of holiday party this week and that would be a holiday cookie swap. You get to see all your friends during the holidays and get to leave with a box full of yummy cookies. What could be better than that!!

    Megan – The Preppy Planner

  • Petra Zeller

    Amazing favorites. The pinguins are so cute and I love your dress. You look amazing.
    happy weekend everyone.
    xo, Petra

    Christmas gift Idea DIY for your friends on my blog today

  • Kaleigh Y

    Love the happy penguin – he’s so adorable x

  • Remy Kennedy

    Hey, just a FYI to the LC team, your e-mail blast for this week’s Friday Favorites was all kinds of messed up! The link I clicked to take me to the article, was actually a link to UNSUBSCRIBE. There is no link to the article in the e-mail. Whoops!

  • Kara Marrujo

    So cute!!!!! Love all of this!

    More DIY Christmas ideas on Here’s The Solution:

  • prey pray

    Gold glitter nail polish rocks.

    CHeck out for super sale items. Handbags, jewelry, trendy tees and watches 25%-50% off. Order by 12/18 for Christmas delivery.

  • Franci Gire

    The dress is gorgeous!

  • Cesie Alvarez

    Hahahaha I have a creeped out Santa pic too! Love the nails!!

    Happy Casual Friday!

  • Hanny R

    I love the penguin the video the most. It’s the most exciting one from the pack, perhaps because it’s the younger and maybe newest member :) and your childhood photo is so cute.


  • alex jones

    Happy weekend to all of you. This blog post is very useful because this Sunday i am going to shopping for my wife.


  • Willow Jarosh

    Those nails rock.

  • Cijoy27

    Those nails are cute along with the Santa picture. LOL!!!!

  • Theresalou

    Loving the nails! Just festive enough :)

  • Kshhrt

    happy feet does exist:D

  • steph M

    I seems like most kids are a little afraid of Santa. Such a cute picture! I guess if you’re a cute kid you’ll be a cute adult :). And that coat is too darling!

  • Stephanie Verhoeven

    I’m so that penguin when it snows! Absolutely love Christmas!
    Good idea about the jars of festive candy.. I’ll give that a try!
    And looove the nails! x

  • Yesenia Hernandez

    Love the picture of you and Santa! SO cute

  • Shoegal Out In The World

    “”Friday Favorites”” is one of my favorite posts… I really liked the New Year’s Eve look & outfit ideas…

    Have a great weekend!!!

    xo, Violeta

  • mary1024

    the picture of you and santa is so cute and that penguin reminds me of happy feet!

  • Amy
  • Kylie Miller

    Love the nails!! Check out my blog:

  • Taanjaa

    I love every picture and the new years look is beautiful

  • My Style Diary

    Love the Holiday decor idea!

  • kelliemurray

    Hi Lauren…what polish was used in the mani? It is stunning!!

  • a

    Bands will def make Lauren Dance..

  • Stephanie A

    loove that manicure! I am gonna try that!

    Stephanie (

  • Louminous

    There are some really lovely pictures here. I think I might have to try that manicure too!


  • Ambi s

    6 days late to post my Friday Favourites here, oopsy! Hopefully it will give you that Friday feeling a day early :-)

    check back my blog tomorrow for a new Friday Favourites!


  • Nathalie Maxey

    Cute! Love the nails!

    XO Nat

  • alex jones

    Love the Santa….Nice nails too..

  • kelliemurray

    Can you tell me what brand and name of the gold polish is? It is gorgeous.



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