January is my favorite shopping month because everything is on sale! It freezing in Houston, which means our city is currently shut down. Which means more time by the fire stocking up on winter weather staples. I love this soft pale pink sweater because it’s one that will transition perfectly to spring. I love how the shoulder is so feminine and pretty.
I found these cool corduroys during the Tootsies sale last week and I’m living in them. They’re SO comfy! I dressed up today’s look with a statement scarf necklace by Mignonne Gavigan. Isn’t it cool?! Of all of my accessories I’ve gotten the most mileage out of this gem, so worth the splurge 4 years ago! These pieces are timeless and work for all seasons.
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Blazers are my fashion comfort zone and the closet staple that gets the most of my attention. I was just telling a friend of mine that I feel most confident in a blazer, whether I’m casual daytime or dressed up at night. I have one in my car always that I can easily throw over a tee-shirt for an impromptu meeting or lunch. So, it is no surprise that I would gravitate towards this pink Theory blazer to carry me into spring. I don’t own any of the pieces of this outfit below, but they are all at the top of my wish list!
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!
All black dominated the red carpet at the Academy Awards and for more compelling reasons than current trends. I loved the bold statement. Girl power dominated, the speeches were empowering and fashion on point. It’s been inspiring to see so many women stand together on social media the past few days too. Lucky for me, I don’t have a #metoo story for y’all, but I do have some all black fashion inspiration from over the past year or so! You can still shop these looks below.
Hello! It’s been awhile. Just as I am trying to savor this season of being engaged, I try to treasure all the different seasons of the year for what they are. January–as we all know–is one to reflect and resolve. If you have yet to set any intentions for 2018, here are a few ideas with instructions on how to execute.
I can’t believe my baby boy is 1 already. He’s officially entering toddler-land with lots of new tricks daily. We’re working on transitioning him from the bottle to the sippy cup, which has been quite the challenge because this boy loves his bottles. My friend passed down all of her blue sippy cups (only pink in our house until now!) and he’s doing the best with this one by Dr. Browns. I love it because it doesn’t leak and is small enough to travel around with. It also measures ounces so we still know how much fluid he’s getting daily. We also never leave home without a snack–the “organic” cheese puffs are the current favorite (I may or may not steal Jack’s snacks on the reg!) and the Dr. Brown’s snacking containers have been a life saver when on the go!
What are your favorite toddler age products? It’s been 3 years since I’ve had a young toddler, so I’d love to know what you can’t live without these days!
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How are you ringing in 2018? We are with family in Santa Barbara and will be cooking and celebrating with all my favorite people, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Santa Barbara is our go to vacay spot, so it’s only fitting we conclude 2017 and kick off 2018 in our happy place! In case you’re still pondering your NYE outfit, here are a few ideas. Cheers to you in the New Year!