Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Cowboy Take Me Away

A couple of days ago my Facebook alerted me it had been 5 years since I went to the Kenny Chesney concert in VA Beach.
I remember exactly what I wore: Maxi dress and flip flops.
Looking back, why didn't I wear cowboy boots?!
I've teamed up with King Ranch to create my dream outfit for upcoming country concerts!
They have a great selection of cowgirl boots that can complete any country outfit.
Like these beauties below.

I was trying to plan a trip to Dallas later this month to see Dierks Bently, but it just didn't work out.
I've always wanted to see him live.
I absolutely love Dierks' new album 'Black'.
No, I don't condone cheating, but his and Maren's voices on this track is so beyond beautiful.

I put this outfit together with that trip in mind.
It would have been hotter than hell itself outside and pants would be the last thing on my mind.
My two best friends from high school live in Oklahoma and Texas, so I'm always contemplating moving back to the South.
It's just way too hot for me.
But they would be the perfect concert buddies especially since my boyfriend hasn't quite found a love for country music like I have.
My honey is not the cowboy boot wearing type either, but I also saw these on King Ranch's website and thought he'd like them a lot!

If your fella is in touch with his Southern roots, be sure to check out the boots for him.
There are some really beautiful options.
My favorite is these boots here...

Are you going to any country concerts this Summer/Fall?
What's your favorite concert you've ever been to? Mine would have to be Britney Spears or Backstreet Boys!

Thanks for coming by to spend time with me!
xo Lindsey

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Summer Adventures

Hello all!
Will I ever get better at posting more often?
Probably not.
Between 2 jobs, a boyfriend, and all the Netflix shows I need to catch up on, I've been pretty busy.
I thought I would share a few pictures from the last few months with you.

My parents went to Europe and brought back some Parisian Macarons.
They were heavenly!
They also brought back some...

 ...Some Rose´!
I'm trying to get artistic with these photos, but really they're just Instagram filters...

 My honey and I plane watching at Point Woronzof in AK.

 Probably the best picture I ever have taken or will take.

At the Wildlife Conservation.

The little bear behind us.

Our most recent trip to Seward.
We went to the Sea Life Center and walked along the water.
It was about 80ยบ and we got a little burnt too.

Hunter and I have been trying to maximize the Summer weather and long hours of daylight.
I work 2 retail jobs and he works nights so the time we do have together is precious.
We love to go on drives and adventures and see places we've never been to before.

 One such trip/drive we found this little guy.
Alaska is amazing.

Our most recent adventure, fishing on the Kenai.

As our 1 year anniversary is approaching in a little over 1 week, I can't help but think about all the amazing adventures ahead!

Tell me about some of your summer adventures!

xo Lindsey

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stitch Fix and Nordstrom Sale

Hello friends!
This post is dedicated to my shopping addiction.
I haven't blogged about my latest Stitch Fix boxes even though they've been amazing, so I'm posting some stuff from that.
Then, the Nordstrom Sale happened {and still is happening}...the problem is, I work at the mall right around the corner from Nordstrom.
I went a little bananas shopping there.
Partially because I've lost some weight {20 pounds!} and needed clothes, and partially because I'm crazy.
So, let's start with the Stitch Fix items.
I'm convinced my stylist wants to be best friends because she keeps sending me the most amazing stuff!

These white jeans are amazing!
I was intimidated because there's so many things that go wrong wearing white jeans...
But I bought a nude thong and am prepared to rock these {even after Labor Day}.

I don't usually get a ton of accessories from Stich Fix.
Maybe one every other box.
But I squealed when I saw this amazing bag and earrings.

I love basics, I love neutrals, I love lace...
Jacqui {my stylist} managed to wrap all three in one item!

Again, another grey, basic top.
This one is the softest t-shirt material and I'm obsessed!

Can we TALK about this skirt!?
These colors are insane.
I can't wait to wear it with boots and a crisp white shirt this fall!

I asked for a faux leather jacket and Jacqui delivered!
I love love LOVE the stitching.
It reminds me of a Chanel bag.

I got a cute pair of green pants as well, but they are currently dirty because I've worn them a ton since I received them a few weeks ago.
Now on to my Nordstrom purchases.

I love S'well water bottles.
They keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 12 hours.
I have a smaller pink bottle and wanted a larger one.
As my niece says, "You had a pink one and now you have an orange one. Do you need both?"
Yes, Olivia, I need both!

I finally did it!
Tory Burch riding boots.
I have wanted a pair forever!
The problem is, the calf is sooooo slim.
If Nordstrom can't stretch the calf a bit I will sadly have to return these.

Recently work decided we have to wear closed toed shoes.
This was a real bummer because I love wearing my Birkenstock sandals.
But then, I found these, and all was right in the world.

AG Jeans.
These are also dirty so I took the picture from Nordstrom's website.
They are so comfy and such good quality!

So, even though I asked for a faux leather jacket, my heart really wanted a real leather jacket.
And my heart found that jacket.
And now my heart is full.

 I needed some new sports bras and these Nike ones are comfy and high performance without squishing my girls.

I didn't need workout pants, per se.
But...I saw these and really, really wanted them.
And that was good enough.

I hope you liked these and saw something maybe you need to rush out to purchase too.
Now, excuse me while I find a third job and weep into my empty wallet.
Bye Loves!

XO Lindsey

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Stitch Fix #8!

This was the first Stich Fix I had gotten in a while.
I had plenty of sweaters and jackets to make it through winter.
I needed more tops for summer, so I had a Fix sent hoping for some good items.
It did not disappoint!

'Daniel Rainn' Calhan Lace Neckline Knit Top
The picture makes the shirt look short, but it's actually quite long and flowy.
I like the detailing on the top of the shirt too, soft and feminine.
Verdict: Keep!

'Lila Ryan' Liza Skinny Jean
I don't really need more jeans, but the fit of these was perfect, so I decided to keep them.
Verdict: Keep!

'Tart' Anahi Printed Knit Blazer
I had just pinned a picture of a blazer very similar to this and was excited to see my stylist jump on it!
I don't own a lot of blazers, but it's the easiest thing to throw over almost any outfit.
Verdict: Keep!

'Daniel Rainn' Bettola Split Neck Silk Blouse
Yay, a pop of color!
I think this fit is really flattering on my body type and I love coral.
Verdict: Keep!

'Brixon Ivy' Renetta Dress
This dress reminds me of my bridesmaid dress from my college best friends wedding...in a good way!
I am a fan of cobalt blue and, of course, lace detail.
Verdict: Keep!

This was a great Fix and I requested the same stylist for next time.
If you want to look into Stitch Fix more, use this link.
It's great for getting out of a style rut.
Let me know what you think if you try it!

XO Lindsey

Monday, February 1, 2016

Monday Musings

Welcome back to my Monday Musings.
These are things I've been thinking about and it's a fun way to discover new music, books, tv shows, etc...

What I'm Listening To: Coldplay's New Album, specifically the song 'Amazing Day'
I wish they had an official video out, but they are so good live.
This whole album is amazing.
My boyfriend hates Coldplay...what's wrong with him?! :|
I love Coldplay and would pay so much money to see them live!

What I'm Reading: Brit + Co
I got the app a few days ago and have been reading everything.
The topics range from DYI and fashion to food and health.
It even offers online classes on photography, calligraphy, nail art, beer brewing, and more!
It's just a fun website/app to read articles about whatever interests you.

What I'm Watching: I just finished watching 'Chelsea Does' on Netflix.
I liked it a lot.
I've always thought Chelsea was hilarious, but I liked how she was able to go al little bit deeper, especially with the racism episode.
I really hope there is a second season!

My boyfriend also got me hooked on 'The Jinx'.
Holy moly.
This was intense.
I'm very interested to watch his upcoming trial.

Now that I'm done with both of those, I've started re-watching 'Game of Thrones' from the beginning.
I haven't seen the last few seasons, but I forgot where I left off, so I just started over.

What I'm Eating: Fruits & Veggies!
At work we're doing a wellness challenge.
We get points for eating fruits and vegetables, weighing in, losing or maintaining weight, working out, and various other things.
Admittedly, I do not eat enough veggies.
I'd pick a fruit bowl over broccoli and carrots any day.
A personal goal is to eat 3 vegetables a day and only 1 or 2 fruits.

What I'm Wearing: Hempz Creamy Papaya & Shea
Found here
I found this at Ulta and fell in love.
It's not there anymore though!
I had to buy pomegranate this time, which I'm hoping I'll love just as much.
It doesn't leave me feeling greasy, and keeps my super dry skin feeling moisturized and soft all day.
I'm hoping I find the Papaya & Shea again soon!

Let me know below in the comments what you're currently loving!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Stich Fix #7

Yay for another Stich Fix!
I wish I had done a review for box #6, but I don't think I kept anything, or maybe just one item.
This month, I decided to keep two items for myself, and give one to my mom and send the other two back.
I've gotten a lot better at not keeping all five items just because I'd get a 25% discount.
I try to only keep items that I love and that fit me.
Although, I did keep a dress in this Fix that is a bit snug, but I loved it too much to send back!
I have so many clothes hanging in my closet that "will fit someday"...but that's a huge waste of money.
I plan on revamping my closet soon and consigning all my clothes that I don't wear or don't fit.
That will be a post for another day.
So, here's my latest Fix!
'41Hawthorn' Dita Sleeveless Ponte Dress
This is the dress I kept because duh!
I love the color and fit and the price was on point.
Verdict: Keep

'Market & Spruce' Carly Graphic Print Cardigan
My stylist picked this because I love oversized sweaters and my Pinterest board has some aztec prints.
I fell in love with this at first sight.
Verdict: Keep

'Market & Spruce' Kristah Ruffle Knit Blazer
I wanted this to fit and look great on me!
Look how cute the back is... 
Unfortunately, the stretchy fabric and single button was not very flattering on me.
I asked my stylist to try sending another blazer with a more structured fit next time.
I also would prefer something with a pop of color.
Verdict: Return 

'Liverpool' Rizzo Skinny Pant
These were so cute!
I loved the idea of them.
No zipper, a little bit of a stretchy waist band, but not too stretchy to look like leggings.
The only problem was they were a little too loose around the calf/ankle area and bunched up.
I liked them so much I might have kept them, but they were very pricey and I was already keeping a dress that didn't fit quite yet.
Verdict: Return

The other item that I gave to my mom was a cowl neck top in grey and 3/4 length sleeves.
It was nice, but I already have maybe 4 grey sweaters from Stitch Fix.
That is one thing I am getting kind of tired of.
I keep asking for a bright pop of color and I continuously get black, navy, grey, and white with an occasional red thrown in.
Those tend to be the Fix's I keep the most, however, I am dying for a bright pink dress or yellow pants or a cobalt blue blazer.
I'm hoping in the Spring I'll get some more colors.
Click here to check out Stitch Fix for yourself!


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Celebrating 28 and Post Holiday Goals

This past holiday season was filled with amazing memories.
It was my first Christmas at Apple, which was mostly filled with cheery people...mostly.
Getting to celebrate my birthday with my boyfriend.

And filled with plenty of treats.
In fact, there was so many treats that I packed on a few too many pounds.
It got so bad that I made 4 goals at the start of the new year {not resolutions, because who actually keeps those, right?}.
These 4 goals are as follows:
1) Eat breakfast/drink coffee at home instead of grabbing Starbucks every morning. Saving me lots of money and lots of calories.
2) Pack my lunch at home to bring with me to work. Again, not eating at the mall saves me lots of money and lots of calories.
3) Stop buying junk out of the vending machine. See 1&2 for reasoning.
4) Using the stairs at work instead of the elevator. I've been having a hard time getting to the gym lately and jogging up the stairs gets my heart rate up just a tiny bit.

I'm hoping these 4 changes make a big impact on my health and my wallet.
Like I said, I haven't been going to the gym like I used to.
Maybe it's how dark and cold it is up here.
Maybe I'm just lazy.
Either way, my body isn't happy about it.
You know when you just can't find the motivation?
That's where I'm at.
I'm hoping as these goals take effect, I'll be more intentional with getting workouts in.
Until then, I'll just watch YouTube videos about working out.
Buff Bunny is one of my favorite channels.
She's a fellow Alaskan and she is amazing.
Check her out!

What motivates you to work out?

Who's your favorite YouTuber?

I hope your 2016 started off and continues to be great!