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*Virtual coffee cheers to the last Friday of March*

This week went by faster than last, which is a good thing and a not so good thing. On the bright side, I feel like we’re getting into a routine and the social-distancing/shelter in place “lifestyle” is feeling more normal. I feel like I’ve settled into the fact that this is just how we’re going to be living for the time being and that’s okay! On the flip side, we’re one week closer to baby boy’s arrival, which means I’ve gotta get my booty in gear on a couple things! I’ve started to think through what I want to pack in my hospital bag and ordered a couple things for that. We’ve got a couple things we would like to finish here at the house before he comes, which is totally doable, we just need to, you know, do them. All in all, though, we’ve got just what we need, should he make an early debut, so that’s good!

If you’ve spent any time on social media the past week or so, there’s a 100% chance you’ve seen/heard people talking about the Netflix show, Tiger King. We finally started it last night because I was having some serious FOMO and I totally get why everyone is talking about it. We only watched the first episode, and I fell asleep before it even finished, but it’s bizarre and can’t-look-away worthy. I’ve heard it gets more and more wild with each episode, so I’m very curious to see where it goes!

The amazing retailer sales are seemingly endless right now, understandably! Certainly, not everyone is in a position where they can or want to shop right now, but if you are and have had your eye on something, there’s a really good chance it’s currently marked down to a great price!

Nordstromup to 40% off, plus 5 or 10x points for members and cardmembers.

Anthropologieup to 40% off select dresses and jewelry, 25% off home and furniture, including THE mirror. I actually ordered it last week when this sale started and it’s set to be delivered mid-week next week. I cannot wait to see it in person!

Aerie40-60% off the collection, including sweatshirts, sweatpants, tees, and more. Plus, buy one, get one FREE on all bras and bralettes. This is the bralette I recommend – I’ve got it in several colors and it’s so comfortable! I also love this lightly lined bra and this one, which I wear most often.

LOFT40% off select styles + free shipping with code COMFY, including these sweatpants everyone would enjoy (I wear XS, even at this point in pregnancy) and this matching sweatshirt.

Tory Burchup to 30% off, including my convertible bag I’ve been carrying for the last few months.

I shared on Instagram yesterday that one of the things I’ve tried to implement this week is planning one extra thing each day that I can look forward to. It can be something as small as doing a little at-home spa night for myself or something bigger like scheduling a FaceTime catch-up with friends. Since our options are very limited, in terms of activities outside of the house, it has helped me a lot to have something I can get excited to do at the end of my day. If you’re struggling in this time, try doing this! It’s nice to carve out some time away from work, home school, the news, and any other thing weighing you down and just doing something that you enjoy for the sheer purpose of enjoying it! I’m thinking my thing this evening may be baking cookies!

Have a great weekend!

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Lauren Bown Lifestyle Blog is an online destination where I share my personal style, beauty finds, and bits of life in hopes to inspire other women to feel good in their skin and find the beauty in the ordinary.

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