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  • 2020 Holiday Planner
    Grab yours today! Just enter your email address and the link to the holiday planner will be sent to you. Grab your Digital Holiday Planner Today! After you get the dropbox link, right-click to download the 33-page planner to your computer. You can print it out and use it as you wish! *By entering your email address, you will be added to my mailing list. I occasionally send out newsletters. If you would prefer not to receive the newsletters, you can simply unsubscribe as soon s you download the planner. Easy as pie!
  • Wisdom from Proverbs 23:7
    7 For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee. This is one of my favorite Bible verses and I think of it often when my head is not in the right place. When we unpack the verse it shows a person who is saying one thing with their mouth—but their heart is in a completely different place. The thoughts and inclinations of the heart shape the reality of who you are. They shape your thinking which will ultimately shape your actions. What does a bible verse have in common with style? Well, a lot actually. I learned many years ago that I could ‘make’ my heart feel better by the simple act of getting up, brushing my teeth and hair, and putting on a fresh outfit, all the way to the shoes. There were days that I felt weary from raising and homeschooling three children and just wanted to slip out of bed and do school in my pajamas. When I did that, it set the tone for the rest of the day. A smelly, unkempt, disorderly tone. Our entire schedule was disheveled – just like my appearance. But, I found that if I made just an extra bit of effort and got up and dressed and went downstairs to greet the day (like it was my job) the day flowed much better and everyone was happier. Why? Because my heart was happier and that radiates out to EVERYTHING!, Yesterday felt off. It was one of those rainy, muggy, summertime is over feeling days and mentally, I didn’t feel so great. I didn’t want to put on my good clothes; I wanted to wallow on my unmade bed in my nightclothes, but there was work to be done, and I needed a positive attitude and a happy spirit to do it well, so I got up and got dressed.My mood lifted when I got up and got dressed down to my shoes! Even if you are not going anywhere, putting on your shoes makes you feel like something exciting is about to happen! Clothing from Nordstrom -Wide Leg Crop Pants by Halogen in Green, Ruffle Trim Top by Calson in Yellow. Shoes- Marc Fisher LTD Alida Espadrille Platform Wedge. As always, I appreciate you being here and reading my blog. If you are new here, drop a comment below and say hello! xoxo, Lindy
  • One Dress/ Two Ways
    Mixing and matching pieces from your existing wardrobe is a lot more fun, and a lot less expensive than buying new pieces for every season. This green faux wrap dress by Kaileigh was a Stitch Fix purchase from last year. I love the butterfly sleeves and the fit and flare shape makes it a lovely go out to dinner or lunch with friends dress. This dress would be great as is, but I like to pair it with different accessories from my closet and turn it into a fun and cute errand running outfit! Hair up, jean jacket, and cheetah print sneakers turned my pretty green dress into a causal outfit- just like that! I don’t have any links for you today because everything you see is at least a year or more old, but I do want to encourage you to go through your closet the next time you have some free time and just mix and match pieces that you already have. And by all means, don’t be afraid to mix in casual with fancy. You never know how many new outfits you can make with what you already have. Thank you for stopping by and I’ll see you on Tuesday! xoxo, Lindy
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  • New Favorite Jeans for Fall
    I don’t know about you, but finding jeans that fit well in the past 20 years has been a little difficult. My favorite style is a higher waist, small pockets in the back, and fitted (but not skinny fit.) The low rise jean style of the early 2000’s never suited me. It was unflattering and I could not squat down to pick up one of my children without flashing someone. If I got a pair that fit my behind, the waist was too small and the extra fat around my tummy puffed up like foam on a coke float. And forget tucking your shirts in; I always wound up looking – well…off. The skinny jeans were not any better. The stretch in them only lasts for a year before they look like wrinkly busted balloons. And heaven forbid you get some that are too tight! I was horrified when I saw my backside in skinny jeans in a picture last year!Girls, we need to wear shirts that cover our bottoms when we wear those. There are nooks and crannies on a lady that are not supposed to be shown in public. If they were meant to be viewed in public they would not be called private parts. But I digress. I think I have found the perfect jeans!They are a trouser jean from Talbots and they have everything I love! High Waist Flattering Fit Good Pocket Placement When I style my outfits, I like to always have one statement piece. This cameo was given to me by grandmother when I was 19, and it works perfectly with this vintage look shirt.Pintucks, dotted swiss and entredeux lace all in a knit shirt! Who could ask for more? As an aside, I used to adore watching Martha’s Sewing Room on PBS. Martha Pullen would demonstrate how to make this type of clothing on her heirloom sewing show. I even made my daughter a dress from one of her patterns. This vintage double daisy pin is one of my favorites! It also came from my Memmy! (my grandmother) These are the pants if you would like to try them. They are $109. I am not affiliated with Talbots- I just love their jeans! These jeans come in sizes 2-16 and they also have Petites! You can find the Trouser Jeans by Talbots here. As always, I appreciate you stopping by and taking time to read my blog. See you next time! xoxo, Lindy
  • Beech Mountain Getaway Weekend
    This past weekend, the man of the house and I took a trip to our condo at Beech Mountain, NC. It is one of our favorite places to go. The cooler air and the mountain breezes make for a refreshing weekend getaway and I love seeing all of the spectacular flowers in bloom. The temps were in the high 60’s so I needed a light covering on my arms. This gorgeous Bandana Oblong Scarf from Talbots worked perfectly! The periwinkle blue is a great color and I loved how there were small raspberry colored design elements in the pattern. That is why I chose my raspberry camisole top to wear.The pants were on a sale rack at Talbots and I am so happy with the fit! They are flattering and I love the way they have a slight crop.My talented daughter made the feather necklace that I wore! We had dinner at the Alpen Restaurant & Bar Saturday evening. We feasted on Pecan Crusted Trout and Beef Wellington. It was the best Beef Wellington I’ve ever had! Everything was so fresh and one of my surprising favorites was the Dilled Carrots. In fact, they were so good I am making them tonight. Fresh ingredients and real butter make a huge difference when you are preparing a meal and the Alpen did not disappoint! Sunday morning was cloudy and cool and the fog was so think that I could not get a picture of the mountains for you. As we made our way down the mountain, I noticed that the parking lot for Grandfather Mountain was completely full. I guess a lot of folks wanted a mountain getaway! I took the opportunity to take a few pictures of the flowers for you. The mountain air is the best for growing Dahlias. They are absolutely one of my favorites and I love the huge Dinnerplate sizes. As always, I enjoy sharing with you and I appreciate you taking the time to visit my site. Until next time… xoxo, Lindy *Referral and affiliate links in my posts may result in a small commission for me at no additional cost to you.
  • How to get rid of a puffy face
    Excess; We are all guilty of it, but I sometimes am more than others. After months of eating bad foods and drinking too many cocktails, I noticed a big change in my face and how I felt. My knees hurt, my neck hurt and I was puffy all over. I knew I had to do something about it. The crazy thing is- it was not a mystery as to why I looked and felt bad. I KNEW it was because of my bad diet, yet I continued to eat and drink to excess. Why do we self- sabotage when we know better? Because it tastes so good? Because the alcohol feels good (at the moment)? I knew I had to do something about it so I partook in a 3-day facial and body diet this past week and am very happy with the results. For 3 days I ate a lot of salmon, salads, cantaloupe, and blueberries, and drank a lot of water. It restrictive, but you can do anything for three days., and I knew I would benefit from it, so I stuck with it. You can watch the video below to learn more about it. As always, I appreciate you reading and for stopping by! xoxo, Lindy
  • From the Ground Up
    Where do you start when putting together an outfit? Yesterday, I began from the ground up. I have a great pair of cute red sandals that I love to wear and since I knew I would be doing a lot of running around, I needed something that would be comfortable too. These shoes by Lifestride fit the bill! You can find them here. I bought them earlier this year and love the style and splash of fun color they give! After the shoes were chosen, I decided to wear these (self) cropped white jeans from Talbots. The jeans are from last year and were just a bit too long. I never wore them and started to give them away, but realized I could just cut them off and make cropped pants. Because I did not hem them after I cut them, they have an on-trend fringe along the bottom. Not bad for a pair of pants destined for the giveaway box! Next, I chose this flowy summer top by LUQ. The red tassel was what prompted me to pick it. This top was in a Stitch Fix box that I received in the spring. When I first received the top, I was a bit uncomfortable with it and started to send it back. I have been trying to get out of my more conservative dress code these past few years, so I kept it. I am so glad I did! I love it and it is freeing to break from those perceived fashion chains that once kept me from letting my light shine! Now, I am of the belief that you don’t need to buy a whole new wardrobe and accessories every season; buy classic pieces and use them for years to come, and often. For my accessories, I kept it simple. I carried an envelope purse by Gunnie Sax. (Remember when their dresses were SO popular!?) and I wore a cuff bracelet, my 10-year-old Boluva watch from JC Penny and some small black hills gold earrings that my husband gave to me years ago. I had a larger pair picked out but I was going to have my hair done and didn’t want the earrings to get in the way. I was able to run errands, get my hair done at Locks & Lashes, have lunch at Bricktops in Charlotte, and shop a sale at Talbots.It was a good day! As always, I appreciate you and I thank you for stopping by! xoxo, Lindy *Links in my posts may provide a small commission to me at no additional cost to you
  • My favorite style advice…
    The best style advice that I have ever received is to know your personal best colors and wear them! Have you ever noticed when wearing certain colors, you get compliments, but people are complimenting the dress or shirt and not you? The color seems to wear you, instead of you wearing the dress. It will take a little experimenting, but when you find and wear your best personal colors, your skin glows, your eyes are bright and your hair looks great! The color that you wear closest to your face reflects at at 45 degree angle. You want to be sure that the colors you wear make you look alive and vibrant, not sallow and dull. For many years, I wore some of the wrong colors. My Mother was an Autumn and well, I thought what was good for my Mama was good for me too, right? Wrong. I was wearing orange and brown; colors perfect for Fall but not for my Summer coloring. When I made a few tweaks (and gave her all of my Fall colored clothes) my whole appearance changed. In the video below, I demonstrate the difference. You can experiment for yourself and find your best colors, but if you need profesional help, I am here for you! I can do a Color Analysis and get you in your best colors. Before you know it, you’ll be getting all kinds of compliments on YOU look great- not the dress. 😉 Thanks for stopping by! xoxo, Lindy