I’m Talking about some of my Fall Faves over at livefashionABLE.com today! Check out that post, and then this scarf and these bracelets, and get 15% off at FashionABLE for the next 48 hours with code LINDSFAVES. Enjoy!!! xo, linds

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fashionABLE Meselu Scarf | Anthropologie peplum top, brass ring, and earrings | Madewell Bezel Midi Ring | Coastal Derek Cardigan Glasses | fashionABLE Mamuye Bag

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Friends, let me share with you a little goodness that’s about to change your life. And I’m serious. If you haven’t already discovered it, or even if you already have, you’re in for a special treat. Four years ago, my friend Jess Connolly, founder of Naptime Diaries, designed a set of 25 cards – one to celebrate each day of the Advent season, leading up to Christmas. Her friends took notice, and the cards basically caught like wildfire. Four years later, the Naptime Diaries team continues to come up with new and inspiring Advent calendar designs (and an Advent Journal, too!) and offer them for sale at a huge discount – their Christmas gift to you!

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Because I know all of the thought, prayer, intention and love that goes in to the Advent line, I was beyond excited to come alongside the Naptime Team to get to help with some of the Advent design elements this year. I just love Jess’ bohemian style and ability to give life & energy to paper with perfect color combinations and inspiring words, and so this was collaboration was such an incredibly sweet time of creative collaboration for me!

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The Advent “calendar” card set includes 25 mini prints for you to do what you like with. We love them strung up over the fireplace, pinned to tree branches, or even used as little cards on gifts. (I got two sets – one for my fireplace, and one to separate and give out to various new friends). I also love that the prints aren’t all super Christmas-y. There are lots I envision nestling about my house and leaving up all year. Orrrr… just keeping it on my fireplace all year. Because why not.

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Something I’m personally SUPER excited about this year is the full-blown Advent Journal. And here is why. I’m all for the hustle and bustle and gifts and decorations and things at Christmas. Truly, I love it. But I also feel like I wish I could find a way to go about my December (especially) with a good amount of reverence for what the season truly means. I already have my journal out on my desk, ready and waiting to dive in. I really think that the Lord is going to use this journal as a tool to keep me grounded in and mindful of Him in the busiest of seasons. Plus, I’ve cheated and already read this thing, and it’s the real deal. Not stuffy, just personal and to-the-point. That’s my kind of journal.

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If you see this and love it, and can think of a bunch of friends who would also love it, awesome. You can buy the journals in bundles. How perfect for a small group, mom’s get-together, roommates, or to give as early gifts? (I’m passing mine out when I see friends & relatives at Thanksgiving!)

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Now, I know we just barely finished talking Fall, but I wanted to share the Advent things with you now because, well, because I know how I am. The fall will fly by, and on top of good intentions for Advent might come homework, after school stuff for kiddos, dinner making and meetings… For me, anyway. I love that I’m all stocked and ready. Bring it on, Christmas. If you’re anything like me, I think it might bless you to take care of this now. So if you see this post and find your heart beating pitter patter, and if you see the images and think that the Calendar and Journal might be a blessing to you or friends/family this season, then spread the words and visit the Naptime Diaries Shop. Here’s hoping for a grounded & blessed holiday season! Now, back to fall… xo, l

(And if you decide to dive in this year, we’d love to see your pics! Use #NTDAdvent on Instagram!)

  • October 3, 2014 - 8:23 pm

    India Hill - This definitely looks like something I want! I’m going to check it out now!ReplyCancel

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Introducing the new Lindsay Letters Fall Collection! My goal this year was to create fresh, beautiful pieces that nodded to fall and all the seasonal goodness it brings, while still being pieces to love year-round. Find pretty neutrals with bursts of poppy, mustard, and copper. Use coupon code FRESHFALL for 15% off TODAY!!! Shop the collection now!

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Photography for the collection (and most of the LL shop) is by Lark Wedding Photography, and is styled in Laura’s beautiful home! Enjoy, friends! xoxo

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Calling all creative entrepreneurs!  I’m speaking at Dream Rock Retreat – a 3-day retreat in Sedona, Arizona that will help you start or grow your creative business. Dream Rock will offer fundamental business discussions, valuable networking, watercolor and calligraphy classes, yoga and other fun surprises. (Eeek!) And the cool part? @CraftCultureEvents is offering a flash sale now through August 31 and seats are limited to only 30 people, so reserve your seat now! Ya’ll, I am so excited about this retreat. Leanne’s vision for this is for it to be a restful, inspiring time to soak in nature, learn from each other, and be inspired to go back to our lives and launch back in to our respective businesses with a renewed vision and passion (and maybe some new skills!). It will truly be a unique experience and what a way to kick off the new year! To learn more, visit CraftCultureEvents.com.  Hope to see you there! xo, l

**UPDATE 9/14: Due to some scheduling conflicts, I will no longer be speaking at Dream Rock in February. However, I am still SUCH a fan of this community and am so grateful for places like this to dream, relax, and be inspired. I will be there in spirit and still encourage all of you to sign up and hear the amazing speakers!!! (And see the beauty that awaits in Sedona!!)**

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Did you all happen to read the incredible article from FashionABLE about Slow Fashion? In the article, Marisa writes:

Who makes your stuff matters. How it’s made matters. Your decision to intentionally purchase products that are thoughtfully designed and produced has the ability to change an entire industry.  We can be a part of the solution to create ethical, sustainable business, together, one SLOW step at a time.”

I’ve always loved 31 BitsTOMSFashionABLESevenly and companies of the like because their products were cool and trendy. But since reading that article, I’ve thought more about it. We have a choice as consumers. On-trend consumers, even. We can choose to buy our clothes and accessories and goods from wherever we like. So, when given the option, why not choose to buy our next tee, scarf, accessory, leather good… from someplace that is literally changing people’s lives? I want to take my choice as a consumer seriously. And the really cool thing is, you can do good AND look good.

Enter: 31 Bits.

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I am a long time lover of 31 Bits. Any company that uses fashion and design to empower people to rise above slavery is exactly what you would call my jam.

So when my friend Alex of AveStyles invited me down to my favorite AZ boutique, Frances Vintage, to check out the new 31 Bits Fall / Winter line with a handful of Phoenix’s coolest and creative ladies, the answer was YES YES, A THOUSAND TIMES YES!

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I am crazy over 31 Bits new line. I honestly want it all. I love all the little spiky pieces and the color combos this season – it feels tribal, yet soft. For this look, Alex layered me up with a few pieces, including the Brer Fox and Glacier. There were so many cool pieces – I have my eye on the Terrazo and Rogue next! To complete the look, Alex popped on that amazing green ring, fox bracelet, and (super comfy) coral wedges – all from Frances Vintage. (Top from Anthropologie, glasses from Costal, jeans from kensie). And that sweet tiny gold arrow? Part of a collaboration I’m working on with Project Heart Yourself – coming to the LL Shop in time for Christmas gifts!)

Oh, I have one last random favorite thing to say about these Bits. One of the things I love about wearing this paper (!!) jewelry is that its so light! Ever since becoming a mama (maybe all the time I took working from home and not getting ready??), whenever I put on a big statement piece, I’ve removed it by the end of the day. It just feels hot, heavy, and annoying. Not with these pretties. The paper beads are so light, I totally forget I’m wearing them! Until, that is, I get a compliment or Eva starts playing with them. Beautiful, empowering and comfortable?!… okay, so that’s my official jam.

For more styling ideas, check out the other ladies Alex styled here: Summer,  Reachel, Jenny, Jessica, Lauren, Jennifer, and our stylist herself, Alex. And while you’re clicking around our there, check out photographer Kym – she was SO FUN to work with! I’m walking away from this night with some sweet accessories and a new Phoenix memory to treasure. xo, L

{the official backstory on 31 Bits : 31 Bits started in 2008 by five college girlfriends, after they traveled to Northern Uganda and met six women making paper bead jewelry. They realized these ladies had a beautiful product and desperately needed an income and 31 Bits was born. Since that summer, 31 Bits has grown from 6 women to over 170 beneficiaries in Northern Uganda. All are cared for holistically, as 31 Bits runs health education, finance trainings, business training, mentorships, and more. Incredible, yes?! To read more, click here: 31 Bits | Fashion For Good. }

 

  • August 18, 2014 - 5:40 am

    31 Bits Fall 2014 collection - […] out how Reachel Bagley, Summer Bellessa, Alex Evjen, Lauren Kelp , Lindsay, Jenny Strebe, and Jessica styled their favorite […]ReplyCancel

  • August 20, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    brit - shoes! where are your shoes from????ReplyCancel

    • August 22, 2014 - 5:55 am

      lindsay - Oh man I have totally forgotten the brand! But they were SO comfy and they are from Frances Vintage. If you click on the link above for their website, you could call them and describe the shoe and I’m sure they could help you out!ReplyCancel

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