I'm Baaaaack!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Well hellooo again! It's me, Lindsey. Remember me? That girl who used to blog about her outfits and general life experiences. It's been a solid four months since I've written and there sure have been a few exciting life experiences to catch you up on. Let's see, where should I start?

Hmm. Maybe I'll start with the fact that I got ENGAGED back in May! To the love of my life and best friend of almost six years. He surprised me with a family heirloom so beautiful that four months later I still can't keep my eyes off it. So far we've picked a date and a venue, and I found THE perfect dress. Bridesmaids shopping will take place this weekend, although I'm 99% sure I already know what I want them to wear (think mix & match, and don't worry I have a power point presentation to take to each appointment... psycho much? Yep.) I plan to share a few other details throughout the planning process so stay tuned!

Also, work has been nuts lately. I've been contributing to the Rue La La blog called The Style Guide since March, so any leftover creative juice has been dedicated to my weekly posts over there. We also had what felt like 57 weddings, bachelorette parties and showers to attend this summer (all fun, not complaining!) so between that and work and trying not to get sick, I haven't had a moment to post. And honestly haven't had the motivation. Still, no excuse to leave my friends over here hanging.

While my plan is to jump back into blogging full force, I know that might be setting myself up for failure. Anyone else who works in retail knows that we are about to head into Q4 aka holiday season. Which basically translates to "that time where all you do is work, eat, and sleep, but only if you're really lucky." So wish me luck! And I'll be sure to update when I can.

In other fun news, BostInno did a little writeup on what's inside my closet today. Check it out here

See you again soon!

The Sandals You Need

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Sandals You Need

Clockwise from left: Zara / DV Dolce Vita / Zara / Zara / J.Crew / Steve Madden

I'm somewhat of a shoe hoarder. If you've seen my Instagram account, you have probably noticed that I utilize my floor-to-ceiling bookshelves to showcase my footwear instead of your typical books and knickknacks. I tend to wear my sandals into the ground so I've been on the lookout for new styles for this summer. 

The six styles pictured above are staples that every girl can get a ton of use out of during the summer months. And they're all under $170! I have four weddings this summer so the nude heeled sandal will be great for not only those occasions but also for dressing up my favorite boyfriend jeans. Metallic flats spice up an otherwise bland outfit. And when it comes to leopard print, I'm not normally a fan but on a pair of cute sandals? Sign me up. Oh and every closet needs an embellished flat sandal AND a fun sexy heeled one. Duh.

Which are your favorite?

Have a great weekend!

Arbonne Party with the Girls

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Arbonne FC5 hand cream; Arbonne RE9 Advanced skincare line: Smoothing Facial Cleanser, Regenerating Toner, Intensive Renewal Serum, Corrective Eye Cream, Restorative Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, Extra Moisture Restorative Day Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 20 Sunscreen, Night Repair Cream; Makeup Primer; Arbonne RE9 Lift Gel

Let's get real for a moment. Like real real. Are you good to your skin? Do you understand the importance of having a good skincare regimen? If the answer is no, don't worry. Up until recently, my skincare routine consisted of face wash from CVS, whatever moisturizer I grabbed during my early morning fog, and the occasional anti-aging serum at night. I was always blessed with fairly well-behaved skin and good genes so I never took skincare that seriously. But as I creep closer to 30, I've started to notice my skin acting up a bit (what is UP with hormonal acne at 29 years old?!) I started researching different lines and became frustrated with all the info out there. Not to mention how do you know what reviews to trust and who to completely ignore?

In the midst of my confusion, my friend Lydia reached out to me to see if I would be interested in trying skincare from her company, Arbonne. 100% vegan and gluten free? All-natural and derived from plants? Sounded too good to be true. But I was desperate for some change and figured I'd give it a shot.

Fast forward six weeks and I am acne free and my skin has never looked or felt better. And I'm not just saying that. The RE9 line from Arbonne is a complete anti-aging skincare set that not only feels good going on, but actually works. I even had my friends test it out just to be sure. Thank you to Elena & Emma for being my guinea pigs!

We sipped on some specialty cocktails (created using this pomegranate fizz, water, and vodka, topped with some pineapple orange juice... YUM!) and tested out the products. The feedback was great and both left excited to continue using the line knowing that they were taking the right steps to preserve their youthful skin and prevent future damage.

I could go on and on about this line but instead of bombarding you with info, feel free to contact me with any questions. If you're interested in shopping Arbonne, click here.

For those of you in the Boston area, stay tuned for your own opportunity to try this fun line!


Off Duty

Friday, April 25, 2014

Jacket: Zara; Chambray Shirt: J.Crew Factory; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Flats: Zara; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Sunglasses: Rayban

There's something about the color yellow that just screams "spring". I wore this outfit last weekend while my mom and sister were in town from New York. We wandered the streets of Back Bay, had a nice little lunch and did some shopping. The denim-on-denim look is something you can usually find me bumming around in when I'm outside of the office. Chic but comfy! What's your weekend uniform?



Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crop Top: Zara; Textured Skirt: Topshop; Heels: Fendi via RueLaLa; Necklace: Chanel; Lipstick: MAC Snob

Yay for warmer weather and the ability to FINALLY wear the skirt that's been sitting in my closet for months now. I love that the black and white trend is still big right now because it's been my go-to color combo for as long as I have been able to dress myself. The full skirt/crop top duo is flattering on so many different body types -- who said you need abs to rock it? 


Blue & Yellow

Monday, April 21, 2014

Blazer: Zara (old); Tank: Yumi Kim via RueLaLa; Boyfriend Jeans: BlankNYC; Heels: Zara (old)

I'm baaaaack! Have you missed me? I've certainly missed you. After a long and brutal winter, I'm finally back to posting. If you follow me on Twitter, you already know that I recently transitioned into a new position at Rue La La. For those of you who don't know, I'm now the Assistant Fashion Editor for Men's and Travel and it's been incredibly fun, hectic and so much more my cup of tea. While my new position has been so much for fulfilling, a piece of me was still missing when I wasn't sharing my favorite outfits every few days.

So anyways -- onto the outfit. I thought this was fitting to post today considering it's Marathon Monday. And while I'll be spending the day at my desk, my heart will be on Boylston Street with all the runners, survivors, fans and First Responders. The past year has proven that we are all Boston Strong and I couldn't be more proud to call this city (and Back Bay specifically) my home.


Army Green

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Sweater: Vince via RueLaLa; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Booties: Seychelles via RueLaLa; Necklace: BaubleBar; Clutch: Alexander Wang; Rings: Stella & Dot; Nails: OPI You Don't Know Jacques (old standby)

I know what you're thinking. Rue La La gives this bish free clothing. Nope, I just have a serious shopping problem (and with the employee discount, WHO WOULDN'T?!) These pics were snapped last Saturday when it was a balmy 43 degrees, hence the no jacket. I felt so "Top Gun" in this outfit with my aviators and my army green pants. Sidenote: these jeans are THE most comfortable pair I've ever owned. They're cut well, made of the perfect soft denim and have some stretch to them without losing shape. Let's just say they made an appearance Superbowl Sunday as well.


It's 5 Degrees and I'll Wear a Kimono if I Want To

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Kimono: ASOS; Jeans: James via RueLaLa; Tank: AE; Bag: 3.1 Phillip Lim; Booties: Sam Edelman (last year); Necklaces: Stella & Dot, Gorjana Layer Necklace

Yes, it's WAY too cold to be baring my pasty white arms. But have you ever seen a puffy coat look chic? Me either. So for the sake of some blog photos, I shivered and smized like we were shooting in Hawaii. Speaking of Hawaii, this kimono is slightly reminiscent of my favorite tropical location. All the more reason to wear it during this never-ending polar vortex. Don't you agree?

LOVE layering dainty gold necklaces

Thank you J for the pics!


The Big Reveal

Thursday, January 23, 2014

So there's no actual big reveal. But I did complete my cleanse last weekend and am feeling great. If you followed along on Twitter, you know I tried a variation of the Sacred Heart diet for six days (the BF and I opted to enjoy football on Sunday and eat whatever we wanted instead of the "Miracle Soup"). This cleanse was more to prove to myself that I do in fact have SOME willpower (woohoo!) I lost a total of six pounds but the biggest improvement has been my change in attitude towards crappy food. Okay so I'd be lying if I said I am miraculously cured of my chocolate cravings but I haven't tried to order pizza since completing the diet and that's a HUGE accomplishment for me. We are continuing to incorporate more fruits, veggies and lean protein into our diet and we are working sessions at the gym back into our schedules as well. I have always been blessed with a high metabolism and I was an athlete throughout my high school and college years so this whole late-20s body changing/metabolism going down the drain thing is BS. But, such is life, right? I plan to welcome my 30th birthday in August looking and feeling my best yet!

Back to regular posting next week... Thanks for sticking with me and cheering me on during my cleanse!


Hi Again!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Apologies for the radio silence lately... I took some time off before and after Christmas and ended up getting a couple extra days off thanks to Winter Storm Hercules (seriously with that name?) So needless to say, it's taken me some time to get back into the swing of things. Not to mention I've been feeling a bit uninspired. Maybe it's the Christmas cookies sticking to my hips or the fact that the only pants I feel comfortable in are my bulky, fleece-lined sweatpants (hey, just being real!) but I'm hoping once the polar vortex lifts, (again, seriously with the apocalypse-esque terminology?) my mood will follow suit. 

Seeing outfits I've posted from the past year helps and blogging is truly something I have enjoyed over the past two years. Have you ever hit a lull like this? How do you pull yourself out of the funk? I'm getting back into the gym and starting a 7 day cleanse next week (check it out here if you're interested in joining me!) and I vow to blog/tweet my experience and results along the way. Hopefully I'll be back to regular posting soon!

Thanks for sticking with me!