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Friday Five | Acts of Kindness

February 16, 2018

tumblr_n0w9wgS5vs1s8u29to1_1280How are we already halfway through February? I’m grabbing sushi with girlfriends tonight and devoting tomorrow to honeymoon planning! Any recommendations for Italy and the coast of France are very welcome. Here are five reads for your weekend:

Xx.

 

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Cinq a Sept | the blazer edit.

January 22, 2018
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A few weeks back I snagged this Cinq a Sept blazer at a fashion presentation that the brand held in conjunction with A Couture Cause, the fashion charity event I started here in Houston. I had a major fan girl moment when I got to meet Cinq a Sept’s renowned designer, Jane Siskin. Jane got her start at 7 for All Mankind and then Elizabeth & James (not a bad resume!) before starting her own line.

Did you know Cinq a Sept is French for “five to seven,” and embodies the time in-between late afternoon and early evening, “When streets are awash in the warm glow of the vanishing sun and anything is possible.” Doesn’t that just make you want to hop on the next red eye to Paris?! Well, Jane was in France dining at a cafe during happy hour, the hour of the day that inspired the name, and Cinq a Sept was born. This favorite brand is as magical and as beautiful as it’s Parisian beginning….

In the spirit of haute couture, we’ve rounded up some statement blazers for you giuys today. Just add a tee and your favorite Levi’s and you’re good to go!



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Outfit details | denim | Madewell teeCinq a sept blazer | Jimmy Choo shoes (old) similar here, Splurge here and Steal here and here | Dior sunglasses | Bag similar here, here and here |

Photos by Traci Ling

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2018…..the year of less productivity.

January 9, 2018

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Happy new year guys! I realize we’re already a week into 2018, but my laptop crashed and I’ve been in computer purgatory so far this year. Gosh, that first sentence to my first blog post of 2018 wasn’t as upbeat as I’d intended! I’m genuinely excited for 2018 for a lot of reasons. So I had a minor breakdown in December–the entire family sick with multiple ailments (flu, bronchitis, ear infection, pink eye, and strep to name a few!) I was rundown and sick yet again, work was at an all time level of busy and it was Christmas which is always hustle & bustle. I’ve been burnt out before but this point I just felt even more so, completely fried. I’m sure you’ve all been here at some point too!

I promise this post is only going up from this point on, keep reading, it gets better! Sometimes the low points are actually good. I’d reached my low–crying on and off all day, questioning what I was doing with my life, why I was failing in all capacities, etc (I know, this is a bit dramatic, which I blame total exhaustion for the heightened drama) But then I had a moment of clarity. It was finally time to slow down. My mom has been preaching this to me my entire life and now she’s nudging me from heaven–“Lyndsey, sloooooow down! Take care of yourself!” Last year, adding the third kid to the mix and a full time job (yep, this gig is every bit of 40 hours a week) meant less time for exercise, self maintenance, and just chilling out and watching Netflix without my laptop in my bed. Every single hour of my day was scheduled last year–kids and shooting during the day and then laptop all night long after the kids were down. I know other moms out there feel my pain, when you’ve got a bunch of young children, you really don’t sit down ever. But not only was I not sitting down, I wasn’t making time for meals, exercise or any other self maintenance items. So 2018 is THE year. I read this article, Let’s Bury the Hustle, that my best friend sent me the day of the breakdown (I’m so dramatic!) and it resonated with me for a million reasons. But the one piece that has stuck with me the most is this, ”

“And for God’s sake, relax. Pumping your mind full of anxiety about whether you’re getting enough, doing enough, chasing enough is no way to live. Background stress like that is literally lethal.

Put in a good day’s work, then close the damn laptop. Waste some time on the rest of the human experience.”

So guys I may not have as many 2018 posts as the rest of my blogger pals, I may turn down contracts that are lucrative but too time consuming or just not truly a fit for my brand and I can promise you I won’t have as many good hair days in 2018 (ha!). But I will be exercising, spending more uninterrupted/cell phone free time with my kids and most importantly putting my laptop down and calling it a day earlier to cuddle up and watch Netflix! And hopefully this will drive more health, creative energy and make my overall happiness and success of L. Avenue even better than ever! Now that’s a juxtaposition I can get behind.  Here’s to a less-productive 2018 y’all!

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Cyber Monday Sale Guide

November 27, 2017

As if we haven’t seen enough SALE posts, today’s the biggest day of the year for online sales. Don’t miss out on the best Cyber Monday deals!

GAP | 50% off sitewide with code CYBER

Ann Taylor | 50% off everything + Free shipping with code BESTMONDAY

J. Crew | 40%  off + an extra 10% til noon Monday with code SHOPFAST

Bauble Bar | 35% off everything with code CYBER35

ASOS | 30% off sitewide with code EPIC30

Kate Spade | 30% off full priced items | 40% off sale items with code MOREJOY

Joie | 25% off sitewide with code THANKS *some exclusions apply

Wisteria | 25% off sitewide | 50% off their selection of 50 items with code CYBER17

Madewell | 25% off sitewide with code GOODMOOD

Alice + Olivia | 25% off your purchase

Serena & Lily | 25% off everything with code BESTDAY

Mark + Graham | 25% off entire purchase + Free shipping with code FRIENDS

Shopbop | Extra 35% off sale items with code WOW35

Bloomingdales | 25% off select items +Free shipping

Nordstrom | Extra 20% off select sale items

Net-a-Porter | up to 50% off

Bergdorf’s | 40% off designer sale | for beauty products $25 off orders of $250, $75 off orders of $500, $200 off orders of $1000, $400 off orders of $2000

Amazon | Check out our post here with our sale picks

Intermix | 30% off + Free shipping with code CYBMON

Neiman Marcus | up to 70 % off online clearance items | earn $50 gift card on orders of $200 and more!

Moda Operandi | up to 65% off with code 30EXTRA

Banana Republic | 50% off entire site

Tumi | Additional 20% off reduced items

Revolve | Extra 20% off final sale with code CYBER20 | up to 75% off new markdowns

Wayfair | up to 80% off

Pier 1 | up to 50% off + free shipping with code FREESHIP | My sister-in-law found these insanely gorgeous chargers that look exactly like Vietri and they’re on sale for $11! Beautiful for holiday hosting!

West Elm | up to 70% off + Free shipping with code FREERIDE

Horchow | 25% off site wide + Free shipping

Potterybarn Kids | up to 70% off

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school girl blazer

November 17, 2017
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Blazers are a staple in my closet. If I could choose one color, navy would win for the most classic and versatile. This navy blazer is a favorite this season, it’s so timeless and works for any season.

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$1000 Nordstrom GIVEAWAY!

November 13, 2017

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’tis the season to give back!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, to make your holidays just a little bit sweeter!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until end of day 11/20.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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flowy florals | one top, two ways

November 9, 2017
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This top is chic and has everything I’m loving about fall trends–the mock neck, statement sleeve and a fabulous fall floral print that I’d literally wallpaper my house in! Maybe I’ll start with stationary in this print! If you’re still looking for something new to wear for Thanksgiving, this top would be so fun, just roll up the sleeves when you’re reaching for the gravy!

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Friday Five | The Calm Before the Storm

October 27, 2017

10-Amazing-Honeymoon-Destinations-the-everygirl-9I can barely believe it’s almost Halloween, and the holiday season is upon us. It finally feels like that outside, which makes me more in the mood for all things fall. That includes cozying up with good books (or articles!) like these. Enjoy the five and Go Astros!

Xx.

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Friday Five | Helping Hands

September 15, 2017
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Hi! Long time no talk. As of just this week, there is somewhat of a sense of normalcy in the city LZ and I call home. It’s been a whirlwind to say the least, so I thought some regular Friday Five programming could be a nice distraction to all the readers who have been reeling from the recent devastations.

Have a great weekend.