Links + Loves: A Go-To Housewarming Gift + 2 Target Finds to Add to Cart Now

lavender ball gown

Welcome to another edition of Links + Loves! Let’s jump right in…

Even if you aren’t a parent, there’s just something about that transition of school starting, right? A few of our editors are tackling home school and distance learning, and some of us are just stocking up on school supplies for the nostalgia of it all, but we’re all feeling that fall is around the corner and we’re excited for the new season. We’ve started brainstorming ideas for a different kind of Halloween and we’re looking ahead to the holiday season, too. Hopefully, we’ll be a helpful guide to you as we all navigate the 2020 holidays together!

And on another note, yesterday was one of our favorite days of the year — the new Rue de Seine collection launched! (Speaking of purple wedding dresses…!) Did you see it?

{image above via @georgiarosehardy}

If you can, donate to the Jacob Blake fund set up by his mother, who is in critical condition after a police shooting. Let’s come together!

Okay, how dreamy is this lavender gown (and entire magical account)?! Loving the fairy-tale vibes from this Romanian designer.

This awesome ceramicist in New York is reopening her shop with a full stock on September 26 and I’m patiently waiting!

If you don’t listen to the Awesome with Alison Podcast, you need to start.

I’m low-key getting ready for fall weather by purchasing this folky hat for $22 at Target.

In the last few weeks, I’ve started to solidify a morning routine by overcoming that first hurdle: waking up early. This app was a game-changer.

I ordered my “fancy mask” from our very own Katie Pritchard and I’m so excited for it to arrive!

Slowly getting into a vitamin routine and I just subscribed to monthly shipments from Rae Wellness (you can also get them at Target).

I have made this healthy-dinner-disguised-as-comfort-food recipe two weeks in a row.

Just stop everything you’re doing and make this almond cranberry cake. I’m not kidding!

I finally found something to magically clean around the faucets and grout in my bathroom and kitchen.

My new go-to housewarming gift that’s perfect for anyone.

Staying cozy indoors with this bralette that is both cute and comfortable. Yes, Aerie!

And a few things for our LA/OC readers!

An LA wedding baker, Sugar Studio LA, is offering weekly “bake boxes” that includes a curated ingredient box of her featured recipes that week. Check her IG to see when next week will be available. Can’t wait to try it!

If you’re in the OC, Irvine Spectrum is offering drive-in movies at the top of their parking garage. So fun!