Friday Favorites

Have you ever had one of those weeks where every day felt like Friday? That’s what the past five days have been for me. It’s such a tease. Luckily, Friday has finally arrived, which means I’m putting meetings, photoshoots, and time in the office on hold for a few days. Instead, I’ll be spending my weekend catching up with old friends and trying out a few new things along the way. I’m sure you have something just as fun in store too!

Before you head to the beach or the pool for the weekend, check out a few of my favorite things below…

Favorite Hairstyle (messy blonde beach waves are a summer must):


Favorite Trinket (a sleek monogrammed jewelry box via C. Wonder):


Favorite Summer Setting:


Favorite Guilty Pleasure
(baked sweet potato fries with Parmesan, cilantro and skinny Siracha sour cream dip via Savoring the Thyme):


Favorite Summer Song:

What songs do you have on repeat this summer?

Leave your playlist below and be sure to check out one of my favorite summer playlists by clicking here.

Have a beautiful weekend!

XO Lauren

Photo: Marloes Horst for Shopbop, C. Wonder, Savoring the Thyme, Nicole Franzen
Categories: Friday Favorites, Grow
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  • suzanne

    I always love seeing these pictures from your Friday Favourites :) Great way to start of my weekend!
    Suzanne from

  • Katelin Absher

    I love love the blonde messy beach waves!! I look forward to your Friday favorites!! :)

  • Kelly Lynne

    Messy, blonde beach waves all the way!!!
    The Kooks and The Bravery are always on my summer playlist
    Also…guilty pleasure; ever since 78violet released their new single ‘hothouse’ I can’t stop listening to it!

  • Kellie Norton

    These are all so cute! I’m absolutely loving “”Safe & Sound”” by the Capital Cities. It’s the cutest little summer melody :-) Happy Friday!

  • Rachel

    um those sweet potato fries look amazing!!


  • Ashley

    That looks like a fun party!

  • photosbyjaana

    Royals by Lorde too! Can’t. Stop. Listening. Also Radioactive by Imagine Dragons.

  • B. Lee

    I love “”Royals”” by lorde. Awesome song!

  • Meghan Conard

    Love that jewelry box! The sweet potato fries look delicious!

  • Valeria Alvarez

    Love the table setting!! Check mine!
    <3 Val

  • Dannii Hungry Healthy Happy

    I am loving sweet potatoes at the moment.

    For the recipes, healthy living tips and workouts that helped me lose 100lbs and keep it off, come and like

  • Rachel Trampel

    Sweet potato fries are SO DELICIOUS! And that monogram jewelry box is just too cute to pass up! Happy Friday!

  • Amy Favela

    Love that song! It’s been on my playlist for a few months. Happy Friday, Lauren and friends! <3

  • Tanisha

    Closer- tegan and sara
    holy grail – jay z and justin timberlake
    i love it – icona pop
    blurred lines- robin thicke
    mirrors – justin timberlake

  • Whitney @ To live & diet in L.a.

    These are all my favorites too! Except for me, it’s messy brunette waves :)

    If you like sweet potato fries, you should try butternut squash fries. They taste so similar but with half the calories!


    -Whitney from To Live & Diet in L.A.

  • Kelby Peachey

    Any song by HAIM. I love them and I hope to see them in September.

    That guilty pleasure looks delightful! YUM!


  • OfficalDaniella

    american girl by Bonnie McGee

  • Dana Abossi

    give dreaming by smallpools a listen, perfect summer song


  • Abby

    ‘Needle’ and ‘Ocean’s Deep’ by Born Ruffians
    ‘Counting Stars’ by One Republic
    ‘Sun’ by Two Door Cinema Club

  • stephanie birditt

    Loving the summer song, great find!

  • ronna.michelle

    I’ve had dreamboat’s album on reply constantly:

    They’re really new, and just getting started. Like, not-on-spotify-new and $3-for-an-album-on-itunes-new.

    They’re song Riverside is perfect for summer.

  • Ehren18

    I love this song!
    Another great one I recently discovered from watching Jimmy Kimmel is the song ‘Acapella’ by Karmin –

  • Deanne Castro

    Thanks for sharing! Happy friday y’all!

    For more fashion inspiration check out my blog:
    Today’s post: Wearing short shorts…


  • CassieMcG

    i love Royals by Lorde ! and totally digging Sweater Weather by the Neighborhood… both on repeat <3

  • Raven Locks

    Oh my goodness…you have no idea how much I love sweet potato fries. Heck, I like sweet potato anything!

    That summer setting is gorgeous!

    xo Azu

  • emerald city

    ‘Sometime around midnight’ by The Airborne Toxic Event

    ‘Superhero’ by Sophia & A-Lo

    ‘The best is yet to come’ by Frank Sinatra

  • Donna Hale

    Who doesn’t love a good sweet potato fry!? I love eating mine with a spicy ketchup, which is super easy to make at home too!


  • Ashley at Sincerely Miss Ash

    I am obsessed with sweet potato fries!!! I am absolutely loving “”Florida Georgia Line- Cruze””


  • Angie Hogge

    I agree with you on these songs-perfect! Especially blurred lines it’s awesome!

  • Angie Hogge

    These picks are perfect! My daughter and I can’t get enough of sweet potato fries, even by themselves. I love the summer setting too! I have been listening to Lorde a little bit too as I’m always looking for new music to listen to. I like the song ‘Tennis Court”” by her too.

  • Aggie

    your body- christina aguilera and treasure-bruno mars (:

  • Ashley Rizzardo

    Love sweet potato fries! I could snack on them forever. Have a nice weekend!


  • liz o

    I have a weakness for fries period! Sweet potato fries I do adore though lol. Have a great weekend!

  • liz o

    I have a weakness for fries period! Sweet potato fries I do adore though lol. Have a great weekend!

  • Kim

    Passion Pit – Take A Walk
    And OneRepublics new album<3

  • Amy Burnham

    ‘Cruise’ by Florida Georgia Line
    ‘I Want Crazy’ by Hunter Hayes
    ‘Come and Get It’ by Selena Gomez

  • Dana


    This year’s summer song has got to be “”A little party (never killed nobody) by Fergie””


  • Dana Ivy

    I’m obsessed with Nelly’s song – Hey Porsche and literally listen to it on repeat while I workout. Find out more details here:

    Also loving these remixes and mashups –

    Dana Ivy – Check out my blog!

  • Taanjaa

    I love the summer settings! :)

  • Taylor Bonar

    Love sweet potato fries and Sriracha sauce!! My summer playlist is on repeat and I’m yet to get sick of it! A couple songs from it : Robyn “”Dancin’ On My Own””, Lana Del Ray “” Summertime Sadness””, The Heist “”Can’t Hold Us””, Miley Cyrus “”We Can’t Stop””, & Cayucas “”Cayucos!!”” You should have @jillyhendrix put together another mix — those are always fantastic!

  • Amye Landers
  • Leanne

    Love the summer setting!

    From South Africa

  • emerald city

    Not sure how to edit my op, but I’d like to replace the Ol’ Blues Eyes song with:

    ‘Have a little faith’ by Michael Franti & Spearhead.

  • Alexis Mendez

    Get Luck-Draft punck

  • emerald city

    Gone, Gone, Gone by Phillip Phillips

  • emerald city

    Ring of Fire – The man in black

  • Emerald city Sister in-law

    Gravity Rides Everything – Modest Mouse

  • emerald city

    ‘Nobody’! – Keith Sweat

  • Josh

    I had not heard this song yet! I love it though, it’s very catchy. Thanks for sharing, Lauren. Definitely a summer fav now!

  • Adri lintz

    Love the song! I just downloaded it.
    I can’t stop listening to “”Do I Wanna Know?”” by Arctic Monkeys. Sooo good.

  • emerald city

    ‘Mirrors’ by Justin Timberlake.

  • Daniela


  • emerald city

    ‘Alive’ by Empire of the sun
    ‘Intro’ by M83
    ‘Love Reign O’er Me’ by The Who

  • emerald city

    Then I met you- The Proclaimers

  • emerald city

    ‘Wake me up’ -Avicii

  • emerald city

    How about those Jersey Boys? ‘Can’t take my eyes off you’

  • emerald city

    Chicago sz: Deephouse Cat July 2013 w/ Alex B. Groove

  • emerald city

    More & louder drums! Dragula by Rob Zombie

  • emerald city

    Raconte-Moi Une Histoire -by M83

  • emerald city

    Tusk by Fleetwood Mac



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