I don't know about you, but when I dress for work, comfort is my number one priority. Listen, I care about looking cute as much as the next girl (or so I'd like to think), but when I'm looking at 8-9 hours slumped in front of a screen, I can't be dealing with an outfit that hinders my every movement. Who's with me?

I am lucky to work in a casual environment with no dress code, but I've done business casual and I know it can get tricky to feel comfortable and fashionable without breaking the rules. When the weekend rolls around I'm totally a jeans & tshirt kind of gal. I throw on a necklace and a cute pair of flats, pretend I'm trendy, I'm not lazy... Shh!

Here are my go to combos for maximum comfort without compromising style:

Printed Leggings- Pair them with a flowy blouse & a pair of riding boots and you're good to go!

Maxi Skirts- Pair them with ballet flats & a cozy sweater and girrrl, you lookin' fly!

Harem Pants- Tshirt, pointy toes and that's a wrap.

(all images via Pinterest)

Boyfriend Jeans- Because, casual Fridays. And they're just as cozy as sweatpants. For real.

What are your go-to comfy styling tricks & tips? Comment below!

xo, 

Lindsey

 

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It was the Grammy’s last night!!! Wuhoooo!! We’re music fans over here so we were sure we were tuned in to the show, based in our home of Los Angeles…

Now we know there was a lot of hoopla about the following:

Beyonce and Jay Z opening with a very sexy bump and grind.

Photo Courtesy of Billboard

T Swift dancing all night long…. 

Photo Courtesy of People Style Watch

Pharrell had a very interesting hat on all night long…

Photo Courtesy of Billboard

Lorde is the cutest thing in the world; we love her songs and are so happy she won some Grammy’s!

Photo Courtesy of Pop Sugar

And for some other notable comments…

1. People got married at the Grammy’s, live during the show (only in LA)

2. Kendrick Lamar and Imagine Dragons performance was AMAZING.

3. Hunter Hayes sang a very touching message to all kids out there.

4. Jay Z is so baller he gave a shout out to Blue Ivy saying “Daddy won a gold sippy cup for you!” A Grammy = Sippy Cup.

What was your favorite performance of the night? Were you entertained?

One thing we overheard that night was “Music is the closest thing we have to a universal language” – that line stuck with me. Whatever genre you’re into, I’m glad we share something in common. 

Love!

Karen xoxo

 

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So, I've been telling myself for what feels like my entire life, that I'm going to make my own hummus. I love it, and there's no reason I shouldn't be making copious amounts of it. Sure, the store bought is pretty tasty, not to mention easy access, but it's also kind of pricey and sometimes I want jalapeno-olive-red pepper-garlic flavored and the hummus makers inc. just aren't as experimental as I'd suggest, were I in charge of the hummus makers. Orange curry hummus? Hmm... Beet, basil & lemon hummus? These are flavors I've never seen at the grocery store, but NEED to try. 

For my first shot at this chick pea goodness experiment, I decided to keep it classic. I figured once I mastered the basic garlic hummus, I could branch out to new spice sets and veggie blends. Because, flavors, they're the best. 

Here's what you need:

1 cup hard garbanzos

2-5 garlic cloves 

1 lemon

3-5 tbsp. olive oil

salt & pepper

Directions:

Put your garbanzos in a bowl of water and soak them overnight. 

Drain the water out of beans and place them in the food processor. 

Add crushed garlic, olive oil, salt & pepper and squeezed lemon juice into food processor.

Blend. Add oil as needed to get the hummus to your preferred consistency. 

Add to crackers, salad, or just a spoon and gobble it up. It's good for you! ;)

Do you make your own hummus? Do you have any recipes to share? Comment below!!

xo, 

Lindsey

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Galaxies are pretty rad. The universe? Gets a big thumbs up. I went to the Griffith Observatory a few weeks ago and looked at Jupiter through a giant telescope and it was the most fun I've had all year. Like Disney Land for nerds. If I could trade homemade soup for telescopes, I would make all the soup for all the telescopes. 

The moon, sigh. I saw the moon giant and yellow going down under the mountains last week before the sun came up and it was too spectacular to relay. Blows my mind how the moon travels all over the sky so quickly. I know, I know, it's really the Earth moving so quickly, but, optical illusions. And stars... There is nothing in life I love more than a dark crisp night spattered with twinkling stars. For this reason, I often feel compelled to drive into the desert to stare into the star, but then I reason with myself... Low temperates, many hours in the car, rattlesnakes... safety. Long story short, I don't go as often as I'd like. 

So, instead... I decided to take this galactic inspiration and apply it to some nail art. I went to china town and got the trendy opaque white I've been seeing all the cool cats playing with for a while now, and I'm not sure why I waited so long... LOVE. 

Ok, so I used Essie's bottom and top coat, the white I used OPI & then I used some Essie gold glitter for the moon and stars. After I got the white down and topped it with some clear top coat, I used the tip of a feather to draw the moon on my pointer finger and stars (dots, glorified dots) across all my nails. You could use the tip of a pencil or a small brush, whatever you fancy, or have at your disposal. 

Have you done anything fun with your nails lately? Comment below!

xo, Lindsey

 

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Who doesn't love a made up holiday?! Especially, when it's one that encourages smiles, laughter and an overall good time. O yes, AND it's on a Friday. Because, everyone loves Fridays. 

We (the ladies of the office, o how we reign) celebrated this morning by tossing around the camera and doing whatever we could to make each other chuckle. At first it was hard, because, morning time. But, once we got into it, so. much. fun. (and yes, coffee got involved) We were all laughing for real within minutes and it was such a chipper way to kick start the day. It put me in a serious orange juice mood, and I only usually get in a serious orange juice mood on weekends. Because, I admit, weekends are my happy time. Like the Telletubies kind of happy time, like frollicking through fields of daisies and eating all the bacon (alongside all the bloody marys, of course) kind of happy. As much as I love coming to work and laughing with my coworkers (serious, no sarcasm here) I realllyyyyyy love waking up without an alarm, getting lost in a book, going for a walk in the middle of the day, staying up past my bedtime and not getting stressed out about it, strolling around the farmer's market with out a list or real purpose... you know. Weekend stuff. 

Well, there it is girls. Laugh your hearts out all day... from the belly. Like you mean it. 

Because, FRIDAY. And laughing is super fun. So why not?

Cheers to a happy holiday, you super duper awesome chuckling love of a being, you. (yes, you)

xo, 

Lindsey

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