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These are a few of my favorite things

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These are a few of my favorite things

It’s been a good amount of years since I left my buying and fashion merchandising career behind, but there is so much that I miss about it. The other downfall of stepping away from working in retail, is losing the fantastic discount I took such great advantage of. From these two thoughts I’ve brainstormed a few ideas to feel just a little more creative outside of my day to day.

The idea is to do a weekly blog post with my favorite things I’ve found throughout the week. I obsessively check Nordstrom, Shopbop, Revolve, Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, among other retailers, so why not put all that searching to good use? There’s literally nothing more therapeutic to me than scrolling through the new arrivals and adding to my hearts/faves/wishlist… closet… etc.

Then, every couple of months, go back through my picks and purchase a few. This way I make sure I really love that item before impulsively buying… which I am oh so good at currently.

Maybe the only person who will love all these items is me, but there’s just a chance, you might find something you love as well. Cheers to new beginnings and retail therapy!


I love wearing white and am on the hunt for the perfect white blouse that I can wear to work or out or wherever. These are a few contenders, but I’m not sure if I’ve exactly found THE ONE yet.


I want these in every wash. I bought my first pair a few months ago and want to only wear these Levi’s exclusively for the rest of my life.

Levi’s Wedgie Icon Fit


I love a journal. Do I need another one? Probably not. Would this one be really fun to fill in though? Most definitely.

Bucket List Journal


Between teaching barre classes and working from home, I spend a lot of time in leggings. And I am 97% sure I need these velvet ones.

Beyond Yoga Velvet High Waisted Leggings in Amethyst


I like to buy one really nice pair of sunglasses every year or so. I am notoriously good at taking care of them (knock on wood), so without the fear of losing or damaging them, I know when I find a good pair, I’ll keep them for as long as I decide I like them. These Dior round aviators are exactly what I think I need. I might not make it the few months before purchasing these…

Dior UltimeF 53mm Round Aviator Sunglasses


Where I am good with sunglasses, I am notoriously hard on shoes. Not sure why. Maybe because I walk fast? Whatever the reason, I am super hesitant to pull the trigger on designer shoe purchases. I own one pair of Valentino Rockstuds, totally worth it, but, have so far talked myself out of any other expensive shoes. With that being said, I am absolutely obsessed with Malone Souliers currently. I feel like these nude heels would be a wonderful staple in my wardrobe.  

Malone Souliers Robyn 100mm Pumps

These mules are to die for as well.

Malone Souliers Marguerite 85mm Mules


I read about this mascara on some blog somewhere. I’m nervous to pull the trigger because I’ve never heard of it before beyond this one instance. Is it a diamond in the rough that is just waiting to be a household name mascara or is it only this one person that actually likes it? I would love to hear if anyone has ever tried it before.

Bourjois Glam Volume Mascara


This one isn’t even a question. The only reason I haven’t purchased it yet is because I don’t know where I am going to put it.

Magnolia Standing Peacock Sign


This one is for Parx. He’s growing so fast. I hate to buy him a $24 t-shirt just to have him wear it once. But I am a sucker for shark shirts. He is, of course, Parxie Sharxie.

Hatley Watercolor Sharks T-Shirt


Some Things I Did Buy This Week

I’m always on the hunt for good SPF lip stuff. The smell/flavor(?) of this lip balm from SUPERGOOP! is unbelievable. It’s so subtle and I say flavor, but it’s not even really a flavor. It’s an essence maybe? Whatever. It’s perfect and just like that I have a new lip balm of choice. My hubs loves it too.

SUPERGOOP!AcaiFusion Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30

New work shoes. I love supporting the babes who got their start on the internets, so these Something Navy pumps were a must have.

Something Navy T-Strap Pumps

Needed new shampoo & conditioner. I have very sticky hair. It needs a lot of moisture at the ends to bring it to life. Heard good things.

Alba Botanica Drink It Up Shampoo & Conditioner


What do you think about my picks? Anything you personally love… or dare I say, hate? I would love to hear your opinions.

Much Love,

Linds

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My Favorite Fall Outfit

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My Favorite Fall Outfit

Happy Fall y’all! It’s been quite a summer and I am happy to finally feel the change of the seasons coming to Florida. It’s honestly been hot as balls and these beautiful days are much appreciated. I posted my favorite fall outfit on Insta today and wanted to elaborate with a little blog post.

Now that I work in financial services, I really miss my fashion days. So social media is really the only way to tap into my styling and explain why I love the things I love. So here’s a little BTS about my favorite Florida fall outfit and some insight into what’s been going on in my life.


FALL…

Finally!

If you’ve followed me for a while, you have definitely seen this outfit before. I feel like it’s a big shout out to buying well-made basics that will last through wear after wear. I bought this Splendid Tee in 2015, when I worked at Shore, and it’s still one of my favorite go-tos. Nordstrom sells it HERE.

I also ride or die for a great pair of denim. I bought these FRAME skinnies right before I had Parx since I knew I would need to size up for the few months after birth. They are getting a little big, but I hate to give them up. I’ve worn them a couple of times a week since May, along with many washes and they still look brand new! Buy good quality and they will last forever. These are on sale at Nordstrom HERE.

Have you seen me wear these boots before? YOU BETCHA. This is my second pair. The western looks is totally in right now, but I’ll keep buying them as long as they make them because I feel like they go with everything. Jeffrey Campbell Cromwells

Last, but not least, I put on a necklace today because I love my new P monogram necklace. It’s either P for Peacock or for Parx… I have a lot of special P words now <3 Moral of the story is we should all get special matching monogram letter necklaces especially since they are 25% off now. Anthropologie Block Letter Monogram Necklace

Finally a little background on what’s been going on in my life. I’ve really missed social media and vlogging and blogging, but have been so busy returning to work, taking care of my family, teaching barre classes, assisting with the Bucs cheerleaders, and taking care of my neck injury, that I have been super MIA. I want that to change and when I have time, I will be posting. I love the creative outlet and miss all my social media friends. So keep in touch and I will see you very soon.

P.S. Has anyone else’s succulent like grown an arm? This is blowing my mind.

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Parx Peacock is Two Months Old!

In honor of celebrating two months since Parx's birth,  I wanted to get some of my favorite pictures together to remember how much I have loved these first few months. I don't ever want to forget how wonderful it felt to be a new mom. There are hard times, but the amazing times by far outweigh the 3AM cry seshes. 

I know every mom probably thinks theirs is the greatest child ever so you may say I'm biased, but I think Parx is the most perfect little baby. I can't believe how amazing he is. I'm so excited to continue to watch him grow. Here's some of the best moments we caught throughout these first two months. 


Parx Peacock - Birth
Parx & Brian - Birth
Parx Peacock - New Born

I had a pretty easy birth. I was induced on my due date, May 9th, and we ended up having a c-section on May 10th. Parx's foot was stuck in the umbilical cord. Our favorite analogy was that he was ready to head out to sea, but was still tied to the dock. The surgery was quick and Parx made his debut at 6:35pm. 

Parx, Brian & I

Poncho Peacock

A friend from work made this awesome Poncho Peacock onesie. It's so funny that we called him Poncho as a joke for months before he was born, but once he was here, he's 100% just been Parx. 

Parx Peacock - New Born
Parx, Brian & I

Parx Peacock - First Night Home
Parx Peacock - gettin' a tan
Parx Peacock - 2nd Day Home

We were discharged just in time for Mother's Day. Parx had elevated bilirubin levels, aka jaundice, so we were tasked with getting him a little bit of sun to help the levels become normal. We learned right away that he loved being outside especially on walks around the neighborhood. 


Parx Peacock - 1 week old
Parx Peacock - 1 week old
Parx Peacock - 1 week old

Parx & Chloe
Parx Peacock - 2 weeks old
Parx & Darce
Parx & Brian
Parx - 3 weeks old
Parx - first bath

Parx Peacock - 4 weeks old
Parx - 4 weeks old
Parx - 4 weeks old
Parx's first trip to the beach
Parx - 5 weeks old

Parx took his first trip to the beach at five weeks old. We were prepping to move out there for a little family staycation. He's already a great beach and travel baby. 


Parx beach baby
Parx & I
Sleepy Parx

While on our beach vacation Parx gained a ton of weight, grew out of his 3 month clothes and held his head up on his own for the first time. He loved spending time with his cousins, grandparents and great grandparents. 


Parx - 8 weeks

Check out that smile! Melts my heart.

We head to the pediatrician today for his two month check-up. I'm interested to find out how much he has grown since we were last there for his one week check-up in May. 

Also, one leg is undone in the photo because my mom said he needed some freedom. I can't tell who's more obsessed with this little guy, myself or my mom :)


I try to put into words what I want for him in life, but sometimes it's just easier to borrow from Lynyrd Skynyrd.

So Parx, take your time. Don't live too fast. Troubles will come and they will pass. You'll find a woman and you'll find love. (*Or not a woman. That's ok too. I will love you no matter what you decide in life.*) And don't forget that there is someone up above. And be a simple kind of man. 

Parx & I

I've never been a particularly sentimental person, but man, having a kid has really done it to me. Hopefully, you have enjoyed our little walk through Parx's first few months. We'll catch up with a new vlog soon!

Much Love, Lindsey


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