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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!!)**

Lindsay Letters for #BitsOfStyle

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!

Lindsay Letters for #BitsofStyle

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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My great friend Laura recently sent me some beautiful images with this Andy Warhol print in them (although I found the above image from Coco + Kelly) and I was reminded of how much I just adore Andy Warhol. Not the typical Marilyn and such, but the more whimsical and typographic things he made. Just beautiful. (You can find an old post I did on how he inspires me here). When browsing through images in search for the Pretty print, I stumbled upon this letter of rejection he had received from MoMA. I’d seen it before, and loved it before, and thought it was worth revisiting.
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Next time you think your work – no matter the kind – might be unvalued or unwanted, think of Andy and think of Shoe, and take a deep breath. Keep doing your best, keep making work you’re proud of, and people will notice. And even if they don’t, you will still have made yourself proud, and that’s really what matters, anyway. xo, l

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  • September 24, 2014 - 2:42 pm

    Dawn - I love this! How inspiring! It’s so hard to hear the word, “no” sometimes… but I have to remember it’s not the end of the world. Thanks for the this reminder :)ReplyCancel

    • September 30, 2014 - 4:50 pm

      lindsay - Always reminding myself, too! Thanks, Dawn! ;o)ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2014 - 2:26 am

    Kristen Ostow - Lindsay,

    I just found your blog and I have been reading for awhile. This post – it has my heart! Thank you for this reminder. I am now a fan of Andy Warhol Shoe, Lindsay Letters, and never giving up. You’re so right when you say, “you’ve made yourself proud and that’s all that matters.”

    Big hug!
    Kristen :)ReplyCancel

    • September 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

      lindsay - Thanks so much, Kristen! xoReplyCancel

Land of the free and home of the brave!
Hi everyone! I hope your Fourth was full of love and yummy grilled food and fireworks! Ours was low key and lovely. I made this incredible recipe from the Oh She Glows Cookbook (thanks, Steph!) and we splashed around in the pool and dreamed and reminisced about Fourth of Julys in year past. So now that the Fourth of July has come and gone, if you’re anything like me, you’re just now sitting down to plan your July! If that’s you, (and I hope it is because then I feel less alone in my summer laziness), then I have a treat for you! I’ve had the pleasure of teaming up with my good (and super talented and lovely) friend Jess from Naptime Diaries again, to bring you a super cool monthly printable bundle! You get everything you see below emailed right to you for just $5. Yes. That’s right. FIVE DOLLARS.
NTD July Bundle
Pretty prints, desktops, thank you notes, to-do lists, etc etc etc. Jessi and I loved creating this, and hope it gives you a little boost of energy and fun as you gear up to tackle this month and all it has in store for you! Purchase it right here —> NTD July Printable Bundle. Enjoy! xo, L

  • July 7, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Coleen - love your work!ReplyCancel

    • July 11, 2014 - 1:18 am

      lindsay - Thanks, Coleen!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2014 - 3:43 am

    Talia - SO awesome that you made Angela’s delicious tex-mex casserole! How’d it turn out? I thought the leftovers were just as good as the first round. Thanks a ton for the shout-out, flattered you liked my post :-)ReplyCancel

    • August 4, 2014 - 7:31 pm

      lindsay - YAY!! Yes, I loved it and totally agree! The recipe made a ton so we ate it for days upon days… ;o)
      Thanks for posting! xoReplyCancel

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So this is seriously happening right now in my office! Getting lindsayletters.com all ready for Christmas in July! There will be some new fun updates to the LL shop, plus super amazing steals and deals on Holiday stuff and some last chance goodies. Starts MONDAY NIGHT at midnight!! xoxo
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  • September 14, 2014 - 12:30 am

    Darrah Callen - do you do custom prints? if so, I would like some information on how to order.
    Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • September 30, 2014 - 4:50 pm

      lindsay - Hi Darrah! So sorry, I don’t.ReplyCancel

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