I’m going to go ahead and say it. I’m addicted to: iced coffee and buying glasses. I can’t stop. Honestly. I’m totally a free agent, and in an uncommitted glasses relationship. No pair is ever safe. I don’t know why, but I just love the way changing a pair of glasses changes my whole mood or look. Ever since my first ever pair of pink, sponge painted glasses in 3rd grade, I. Was. Hooked. Go big or go home, people. #yougottariskittogetthebiscuit.

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So fast-forward 20ish years, and probably no lie 50 pairs of glasses later, here I am – still addicted. I’ve Warby’d, Rivet & Sway’d, and my previous personal favorite used to be LensCrafters. That was, until the online places started popping up and were WAY less expensive. (But oh, the immediate satisfaction of only waiting an HOUR for glasses!! Now THAT is my jam. It’s hard to pass up getting to walk into the mall and, in the time it takes to down an Auntie Annies pretzel and pass on the one shoulder tank at Express, find yourself with a whole new look). However, thanks to a recommendation from Melissa, my newest favorite is Coastal. Tons of styles, great customer service, and your first pair is FREE.

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Read my lips: F R E E. No catch or hoops, you just pay shipping. So, I got the glasses in the photo above for $13 dollars. And I LOVE them. I got them just for fun, but now they’re my favorite pair to wear. Super super comfortable and (especially now that my hair is platinum!) they make a statement without appearing as though I’m trying to look ironic. The frames I’m wearing are the Derek Cardigan 7004 in Ice.

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You can buy them here, but be sure to click the f r e e link above so you can be walked through the process of almost stealing them! Check out this eye candy below from the Coastal Style Blog. Isn’t it cool how her look has so much going on, and the glasses still work?

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(Incidentally, that little cutie is wearing a different style than mine, 7008). And yet, I love how the clear look super cool even if your style doesn’t have a ton going on. (Especially if you’re a model). Click here for the full blog post about Blair’s look, below.

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On my less clear, more ironic days you can find me in a few different pairs from Rivet & Sway: Punchline in Neapolitan and Moss Landing (these are perfect for a retro look without being oversized. Perfect for beginners) | 5th Avenue in Downtown Tortoise | Director’s Cut in Confetti Pink. If you are in the market for new frames and see some R&S ones you love, use code LINDSAYRIVETS at chekout and you’ll get $10 off!)

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So if this post has taught you anything, let it be this: if you’re in 3rd grade and you look like the photo above, don’t worry. It gets better. Secondly, glasses buying is not what it once was. If you’ve been wearing the same pair for more than 2 years, do yourself a big fat favor (Laura, I’m talking to you) and get yourself a new pair. Whether your daily uniform is yoga pants and a tee or a tasteful pantsuit, you will not believe how a new pair of glasses will raise your self confidence. Trust me. xo (Also, if you’re wearing a tasteful pantsuit… don’t).

  • May 3, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Linnea - Great post! I’ve been on the hunt for some new stylish glasses. Love that R&S will send you 5 to try on. Those pink and brown ones above are to die for!!ReplyCancel

  • June 4, 2014 - 9:48 pm

    Emily - I’m catching up on reading blogs but I’m now so sad that I waited because I just clicked your Rivet & Sway link to find out they no longer sell glasses! And it’s been less than a month since you posted about them! Shouldn’t have fallen in love with that brown and pink pair gosh darn itReplyCancel

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How on EARTH did this happen?!?!?!? God’s grace, that’s how. I am a huge Nester fan, and I simply cannot believe that I got to do the lettering for her book: The Nesting Place! Myquillyn and I speak the same design and life language: Pretty and notperfect makes perfect. She was a dream to work with, and I love supporting her vision and mission for helping women everywhere love themselves enough to love their spaces, while realizing at the same time that “It doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.”

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I just love her blog, her style, and her transparency. And now, if you pre-order the book (all the details in her blog post here), you can email them to receive this printable PDF. Sweet

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This book (and a framed print!) would be the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Maybe even another goodie from the LL shop, too? Because, hey, might as well. ;o) Check out the For the Ladies Collection – just some special things I thought you might like for leading ladies in your life. (OR for yourself!)

Now what are you waiting for? Go buy the book and then email the Nester team for your free printable! xo

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(Fun photos, courtesy of the Nester!)

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Crosby City Bike | $399

Happy Wednesday! Dayna Winter at Shopify put together a chic Mother’s Day Gift Guide featuring various Shopify merchants. (That’s me!) I’m pumped the Love in All Things Canvas made it in to this group!

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Love in All Things | $55+

Here are some other lovely goodies from the group:

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Rockport Women’s Cycle Motion Lace Up | $100

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Trend Addictions Soap Dish | $6

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Butterfly Measuring Cups by Two’s Company | $32.50

Click here for the full post! (p.s. Monday, May 5th, will be the last day to order from the LL Shop with guaranteed Mother’s Day delivery!)

 

  • May 6, 2014 - 5:17 pm

    Ryan / The Blooming Thread - If I had that bike, oh my goodness. I’d put a wood crate on the back and ride it everyday to the post office to drop of my orders. Just added that to my birthday wishlist!ReplyCancel

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I’m so so so thrilled to announce: Just Love – a new line in the Lindsay Letters Shop!

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Deciding to create a line like this was birthed months and months ago. When D and I moved, it was so fun to look at our new place and decide what should go where. 24 hours after our moving truck pulled away, I had these 3 thoughts: 1. If we ever again move to a totally different climate and home-style, I will leave 98% of my material things behind and start over. Wool sweaters and shabby chic didn’t really make sense in our new AZ adobe. 2. Never again let the tamale lady sell her goodies to the moving guys before they’re done actually moving your stuff in. 3. What the heck kind of art do you put in a bedroom?

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You see, I always start with art first. Always. No matter if I was moving to my new locker in high school, my new room at the sorority, or a new house, art for me is the foundation of everything else. We may not have a bed, but we sure as hell have some paintings and a few plates rigged to the wall. It helps me to feel at home. In our new place, we’re fortunate to have a good size bedroom with a lot of wall space. So naturally, I leaned our 3 (small) wedding photo canvases on the walls and laughed. Wow, we look little. (Also, so did the canvases). And it got me thinking – aside from wedding photos, what do people hang on the walls of their bedroom? Sure, there’s the “always kiss me good night” barn wood panels, maybe a Starry Starry Night or an abstract painting and perhaps a mirror. But what else? And eventually, here is where I landed.

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Six new Art Prints, all in black letterpress and shiny gold foil. The prints are sketchy, and that’s intentional. I’m not exactly a romantic – I wanted these prints to be pretty, but not overly cursivey or feminine feeling. I choose classic matte black letterpress together with gold foil. Because who doesn’t love black and gold? And the paper is awesome – it’s not quite white, not quite tan, with little flecks throughout. It looks like if a white sandy beach were to reincarnate as a piece of cardstock. At 11″ x 14″, the prints are the largest ones in the shop. I wanted them to feel substantial, and like they would make a great gift to someone, even without a frame. Just stick a pretty bow on it and – voilà! Leave it perched on the gift table so all your friends can ask who got it for them. (You did. You did). And finally, for a little je ne sais quoi, each print has a special little something at the bottom in gold.

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The prints are all available right here, for $35 each. Or, you can choose any 3 for $85, or pick up the whole lot for $150. If you’re looking for a frame, I got this white one at Target and a chincy black pop-in one at Hobby Lobby (I thought it looked really cool in my gallery wall in my office, and it was only like, $4 with my coupon!). I couldn’t find any gold ones I loved, so I worked the system: I got this Gold Leaf Gallery Frame from West Elm, and just had my local framing store cut a matte to fit my 11″ x 14″ prints. It’s perfect! These prints could easily stand along, but I love the idea of hanging several in a row together. And of course, in a gallery wall as mentioned above. (Little peek at my un-finished desk space below).

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I hope you find one – or a few – you love! I’m hoping to see these prints pop up all over… in Arizona adobes, lake front cottages, farm houses, suburban cities and sandy beaches alike. I also think they would be super cute to use as photo props and in event styling!

Oh, and one last note: aren’t those flowers beautiful!? My friend Teresa, owner of Camelback Flower Shop, worked with me to style the photos for the line. She’s such a natural. Effervescent, joyful, and really knows how to work a poppy. Thanks for all your help and beauty, Teresa!

Enjoy! xoxo

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