Hi Friends,

It’s the first day of October. You know what that means… though it was technically Fall last week, the month of October brings on all those looming thoughts of cold, it almost being the end of the year and Thanksgiving! I'm trying not to fret though,  it’s not all that bad. Here are some of my favorite things about October!

 

 SPORTS

I know, not everyone cares but sport season picks up and one of mine happens to be basketball. Time for me to get my jersey and tickets ready! I'm from London and I've even noticed that Football Sundays is a big thing out here. Like a real big thing. Almost everyone I know old or young has mentioned football to me in the past few weeks. I'll focus on the NBA but either way...

#LetsGoLakers!

 

 

FALL FOODS

I know, people always go on about Pumpkin, I’m not the hugest fan, but I do like Brussels Sprouts and this is the time of year I know I can always pick ‘em up at the store. I bake mine with some salt, pepper and olive oil for an easy dinner. (Bacon fans can add bacon for something extra) Easy and very good for you! I used to never eat them but they don't seem so bad now. What are everyone elses favorite Fall /winter stock food?

(I know some of you are still going to say yuck!)

 


Pumpkin Patches & DIY Fun to do with them. 

I love heading to the pumpkin patch in October. i'm terrible at carving them but I still like to try. I also like to pick up small ones as decorating around my apartment. Does anyone have cute and easy DIY's for October and Fall decorating?

Check out some inspiration here

 

 There's also other fun things like fall fashion, trends, hikes & camping. 

What do you love about October?

Karen

xoxo

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‘Ello Friends!

I was about to launch into a post about some behind the scenes antics of the Blowfish Shoes office, but as I was wondering around taking pictures I noticed a very manic, busy, crazy office! So instead I thought I’d take us a little off beat and talk about what makes me (YOU) happy, and to encourage you to do more of that. I was inspired by a Refinery29 post here. We may sometimes feel over worked or over stressed, some of your schedules are full of appointments, kids, errands, places to be and when. In order to maintain that balance… do more of what makes you happy. Even if it’s a small thing. Here’s a little of what makes me tick.

 

A sunset.

I know. I sound like a totalllll girl. But in my defense, I grew up in grey, rainy London, and I think I may not have known much of what the sky and sun could produce. Now I live in Los Angeles. I chase these. Literally chase sunsets and head to the beach to clear my head if so needed. The drive is always worth it… This was taken last Sunday at Venice Beach, CA.

 

 

 Family.

Not that it needs much explanation but we can also switch this to people we care about in general. Being around these people make me happy. Here’s my cousin and I being foolish this summer at the Getty Villa, CA.

 

 

Different scenery.

While I wish I could afford my most dreamed of travel destination or vacation we know that’s not always possible. I try to visit somewhere or something different often. It broadens my experiences and makes for a good talking point! I love meeting new people and seeing new things. This was a picture taken in Indio CA this year. How about trying a new coffee shop, new store, work out in a new park you’ve driven by?

 

 

Blowfish Shoes.

Duh. I’ve been working for six years. It makes me happy. And so does shoes. Tee hee. I’ve been wearing style Brink all summer long! It’s on sale here:

 

 

  

So my friends, what makes you happy? Big or small. Try and do more of it (I also like taking photos!) :)

Lots of happy thoughts always,

Karen xoxo

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Hey Ladies, 

So, I'm a single lady in Los Angeles and I must admit, I've done my fair share of online dating. I blog about it a bit over at owlyouare.com, you can check out my tips on navigating the first date, here. The thing to keep in mind, is not to get too invested before you find out if this person is worth your time. Because it's hard to really gauge much from an online profile... I like to plan on quick drinks or a casual dinner for a first meeting. 

When I'm picking out my outfit, I like to look cute and put together, but not like I tried too hard. I usually go for jeans & a cute top, or a casual skirt and tank top combo. Brink has been my go to for footwear options. This sandal is cute, casual, and also, super unique. The criss crossed straps and zipper back make for easys on easy off, and since they're flat, you're ready for an impromptu stroll along the beach. Because, it's summer afterall... Once fall comes, I'll switch back to the bootie, but for now it's all about SANDALS.

I love this look Karen put together and think it's the perfect look for a first date. Snag a pair today!

How would you style up the BRINK? Comment below!

Xo, 

Lindsey

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 I have to talk to you about a sandal that's been seeing a lot of my feet. The fujie sandals are my fave! They're a fun gladiator inspired sandal and they go with just about everything. Skinny jeans, shorts, summer dresses, maxi skirts- it's all fair game with these guys. While I typically go pretty basic with black or brown when it comes to sandals, but I am obsessed with this pop of blue! I was worried they'd be problematic to match with, but enough of my wardrobe is pretty nuetral so they still match with almost everything and just provide a fun pop of color- perfect for summer!

My favorite way to wear these is with boyfriend jeans, shorts or a long flowy summer dress! I wore this little number to work last week, then out with some friends for drinks after! It was comfortable and I got lots of compliments on the shoes. Duh. 

Snag a pair, here.

How would you style these up? Comment below!

Xo, 

Lindsey

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 Hey Ladies, 

Have you ever tried a juice cleanse? I did the 3 day Suja Cleanse in preparation for the summertime and it wasn't too bad. It wasn't awesome not eating food, but it felt good taking a step back and letting my body start to detox a bit. 

Here's what happened. 

Day One: This was the worst of it- I was a hot mess. I ate a bunch of ice cream and crap the day before, which is not recommended, and I think might be why I had headaches and cravings the first day. I had to go shopping for 1300 pairs of socks in DTLA's fashion district, and smelling the bacon wrapped hto dogs at every corner was kind of torture. I didn't feel super hungry, but I was very tired. I spend the entire night sinking into my couch and drinking juice.

Day Two: I did this over the weekend, so I spent most of Saturday in bed reading and painting my nails. Don't judge! I did a little bit of work, but my energy levels were up and down all day. I got a surge of energy that night, so I went to the beach and took a long walk. I also vaced and ate an avocado when my stomach started grumbling... 

Day Three: I woke up at 10am and felt pretty normal this day. The headaches stopped and I had much more energy. I was able to take a long walk, get some writing done and I even made some salad to get me through the week on a healthier note. 

Do you have any tips on cleansing? Comment below!

Xo, 

Lindsey

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