Yes, I did just wear these shorts last week. And yes, I am wearing them again already. In my defense, I did warn you that they would be worn with unnatural frequency. They can be worn so many different ways. Same shorts, very different look. Plus, I've gotten complimented on these shorts more than anything I've worn, and who doesn't love compliments??
So the people over at Influenster thought I was so fabulous and my review on the Spring Voxbox was so awesome, they sent me a Kiss Gradation Polish kit as a "high five, you go girl". Pretty sweet. I'm pretty bad when it comes to nail art so if there is a product that can make it easier, I'm all for it! Let's check it out, shall we!
The kit comes with 3 polishes that are "specially formulated" for the gradient effect. I didn't know how well I was going to be able to pull this off because I have to use the make-up sponge cheat for ombre nails. I'll admit, I was a little skeptical on how this "specially formulated" polish was going to help my inept abilities of nail painting. I'm just that bad!
The weather is cooling off and it's time to break out the ol' denim jacket again. Here I am lamenting over summer's passing again. Just you wait until the cold weather really sets in...then you're really going to see some "woe is me" posts. Maybe I should just move south...
Yes, this title was inspired by the book but only because it's catchy and it fit, not because I like the book. I got about halfway through the first book and realized everything seemed a little familiar. Basically, it's a Twilight replica with a masochist instead of a vampire. I mean, if you're going to copy a book, at least pick a good one! Amirite??
So hey, big news! This skirt apparently has pockets! And I am apparently an idiot because I have had this skirt for nearly a year and had no idea that this skirt contained this handy-dandy feature. So yeah. there's that. Wow.
There are many other like-minded parents who support and share our decision to homeschool but there are also a lot of parents who just cannot, and do not, understand this choice. For most parents who have not done this research or explored these options, it seems to be seen as an unfair method of sheltering our kids. Lack of "socialization" is the concern I hear most and they see it almost as a cruelty to our child. I have frequently found myself in a conversation with a, let's call them "traditional", parent and as I'm explaining our choice, they look at me like I have 2 heads. This conversation usually begins with them "finding out" that we homeschool, like it's our dark dirty secret. Homeschool to other parents seems to be some archaic, barbaric method of educating our kids and they just cannot understand how we could do that to our child. Public school is what's "normal" to them and choosing to homeschool makes us "weird" in their eyes. I'm sure. if you're a homeschooling parent, you've had a similar experience. But they are completely unaware of how homeschool works.
I've already said my sad farewells to summer this year. We still have warm weather but the seasons are starting to change. You can smell it in the air and the leaves are starting to turn. School is back in and the time for pools is gone. As sad as it is and as much as I absolutely loathe winter, I actually really like fall. One of the main reasons being fall fashion. I love the warm, rich colors. And I don't like the cold but I absolutely love a cozy sweater on a cool autumn day. So now is the time for transition pieces. Here are a few of my favs that I've got my eye on...
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Not boyfriend jeans, not skinny jeans. Not colored or printed or distressed. Just jeans. They still exist! And they're perfect for functionality and showing off my shirt. Which I love. I've become a real fan of floral print. I used to not own anything floral. It's a frilly print and it just wasn't me. But, I don't rule out anything anymore and I dress how I feel. Your mood changes, why shouldn't your style?
Are you singing it? "The touch, the feel, the fabric of our lives" Yeah, I'm not deaf. I know it's cotton but I like lace better. So let's talk about these shorts...I have been wanting a pair of lace shorts for months. I didn't get them because I just couldn't style them enough ways in my head to make them "versatile" and as a poor person, versatility is imperative. Ya'll know I'm poor. But then I decided to indulge anyway and was really surprised.
I have literally nothing to tell you today. I wish I could say it's because I've been busy solving world hunger but if I'm being honest, I've been busy watching reality TV. Yeah, I said it. My days, which used to have free time for blogging, are now filled with homeschool and my nights have prior engagements with Dance Moms, Real Housewives and Chelsea Lately. Not to mention the True Blood I have to keep up with. It's exhausting! No seriously though, I'll get my time management under control. Until then, check out Le Tote!
You know, with school being back in, I am realizing just how terribly I'm going to miss summer. Summer is my absolute favorite for numerous reasons...firstly, no cold. I'm cold natured anyway and winter is brutal. And #2: the sun! Winter has no sun at all. It's a mix between overcast and night and it's de-press-ing! Aww woe is me. Sweet summer, I am going to miss you!
BIIIIG change for the Blincoe household....
This school year is going to be a little different for us, too. We've decided to homeschool our youngest. She's heading to
Le Tote has made me one happy chick again! I am positively enamored with this skirt...this entire outfit really. I asked my husband what he thought and he said "Well...it's colorful." aka "I don't care for it." But what does he know? Absolutely nothing.
Hello readers of High Heels & Training Wheels.
I am Karen from KAMA FITNESS and I am super excited to be guest posting here today! Lindsey has incredible style and I instantly fell in love with her as soon as I stumbled upon HH&TW I just had to contact her to give her my support! She was nice enough to offer me a guest post to share one of my workouts with all of you :) annndddd I am adding a little fashionista to my workout - something I have never done before so phleeasebear with me!
Today's workout is a real burner....thigh burner that is...its focused solely on those thunder thighs! Oops...did I say that? Well maybe not your thunder thighs, but definitely mine! ;) I love working those legs. It always feels too damn good to have a great thigh/leg workout!
This workout can be done by anyone! It doesn't matter of your fitness level, all shapes & sizes are welcome! Are you new to exercising? If so, start off slow, focus on form and begin by completing one round. Once you're comfortable with the exercises - then move up to two rounds & so on!
Complete a total of 3 rounds.
10 Plank Triangles - alternating sides
10 Frog Jumps
10 Side Lunge & Leg Lift - alternating sides
10 Glute Squeeze
10 One Leg Bridge & Leg Abduction - alternating sides
10 One Leg Squats - alternating sides
10 Pike Leg Raise & Sumo Squat (x2)