Fashion Tip Friday

  
Happy Fashion Tip Friday my dears! 

If you see another fabulous woman out there this weekend, tell her she looks great! Think of how much better this world would be is we just complemented each other more! 💋

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Signature Leopard

   
I love this look together, for many reasons. It is absolutely one of my signature looks, and I don’t see this going out of style anytime soon…or ever. I also love how simple it is to put together. 

I paired the shoes and scarf together because their patterns were very similar in color and style. This is great way to wear a little extra leopard print without it over powering the whole look.

Outfit Inspiration:

Black Turtleneck Sweater – Target

Boot Cut Jeans – Old Navy

Leopard Scarf – Charming Charlie

Leopard Flats – Versona*

Happy Shopping!

 

*Shoes not available online.

Chunky Scarf Season

  
I hope you are all getting use out of your chunky and knit scarves, because this is the season for them!

I *might* have a few of them, and I am enjoying using them to spice up an outfit. 

I love the color red, it is so bold, and it looks great with leopard print, see below for how I put this outfit together.

Outfit Inspiration:

Black Sweater – Target

Red Chunky Knit Scarf – Old Navy

Boot Cut Jeans – Old Navy

Leopard Flats* – Versona 

Happy Shopping!
*Leopard flats are not available online.

Fashion Tip Friday

 
 
Happy Fashion Tip Friday!!

I really mean this, I want you to buy things you can’t wait to wear.

I’ll start thinking about my outfit while I am doing makeup in the morning and get excited about the pieces I have and the various accessories I can with them.

I hope the same for all of you!

#WCW – To All The Lady Leopards

Hello Wednesday! We have quite the snow day here, and I’m enjoying my day at home. Which also got me thinking that today might just be a great day to get this post up.

I think you all know that I greatly enjoy social media (FacebookTwitterInstagram, etc.) I like connecting with people, talking to others, and hopefully inspiring others through my various accounts.

The more I am on though, the more I am seeing an unfortunate “trend”. Girls, posting rather exposing pictures of themselves, in hopes to gain followers and “likes”.

“Likes”, that is how the majority of the “younger generation” sees their worth. This is sad. They hear stories about how someone gets “noticed” or “discovered” via Instagram, Vine, etc. Only they don’t realize this is similar to lightening striking. 

Sure, it would be awesome if it could suddenly just happen to anyone, but that isn’t how it works. They also don’t see the hard work behind the accounts for some of these people. 

Do you think someone signs up for an account and is immediately “discovered”? No, there is work behind any account. 

I praise those women who are staying classy and dignified, posting pictures in actual clothing without a ton of cleavage or their butts hanging out.

Please know that taking your clothes nearly off (or completely off) and posting pictures won’t make you famous. It only attracts the wrong attention.

You are not a piece of meat, stop allowing males to treat you like one. Getting comments like “damn, you so hot, I’d hit that.” Isn’t cute, it’s disrespectful, and also horrible grammar.

 

As I said before, this is how a lot of the younger generation is gauging their worth. However, there are plenty of ladies in their late 20s and up who are also doing these things.

What kind of an example are we setting for those younger than us? Our daughters, nieces, etc. I want my daughter to grow knowing that I didn’t do these things, and she won’t either. 

Please remember that you are a lady with class and a woman with dignity. You should be treated as such.

  
When it comes to the truth behind social media accounts and building your own brand, it takes time and work. Hard work. It takes proper attention, and care. You can’t simply “buy” followers. These are fake accounts, and the second their are found and deleted, your follower numbers drops. 

You have to WORK for real followers by putting out good content, that you have to spend the time creating. You can’t just haphazardly snap a poor picture of an outfit and post it hoping you get some “likes”. 

One outfit post for me takes time to put together. Besides picking the right pieces and accessories to go together, I then make sure to get a Vine and Snapchat stories done before I put it on. This shows the pieces up close.

Then I make sure the lighting is right, because a photo that is too dark not only looks unpleasing, but won’t show just how the outfit looks when on. I also do light editing on the photo to be sure exposure, color and light create a photo that is ready to be posted. 

Only then, after all of the time I spent doing that, is it ready to be posted. Again, it takes work. One post takes me at least 2-3 hours of work. From putting it together, to posting the Outfit Inspiration on my site, then sharing it through all of my accounts. I then do my best to respond to comments on all accounts 

Why? Because this is how else you gain and keep followers: interaction. Whether you find posts on your own, or someone finds yours, comment, interact, be kind and polite!

This post recently popped up on one of my favorite Instagram accounts (Humans of NY) and I love it, not just because of what she’s wearing, but also because of what she had to say.

  
Amen! 

So ladies, girls, and all females. Please, respect yourself enough to put your clothes on, act with class and dignity. You are a Lady Leopard!

And lastly, it’s 2016, enough with the “duck face” already. You’re prettier than you know, and we want to see your real smile.

Fashion Tip Friday

  

I have been down for the count the last few days of this week fighting off a cold bug, so I am a day late with this week’s post, sorry all!
Happy Fashion Tip Friday! I know we all love a good cable knit look this season, however, much like last week, we must remember that less is more. You want to avoid looking bulky, but also remember that the texture and patterns of the knits might not go well together.

Faux Fur Look

  
Ahh winter, the one time a year we can wear our cable knit and faux fur scarves and accessories! 

I greatly enjoy how they can dress up an outfit as well. 

Remember, only animals need their fur. Always go faux!

Outfit Inspiration:

Black Turtleneck Sweater – Target (This is close to the one I have.)

Faux Fur Scarf – Target

Boot Cut Jeans – Old Navy

Black Flats – Nine West (These are similar to the ones I am wearing.)

Happy Shopping!

Fashion Tip Friday

  
Happy Fashion Tip Friday! 

Mixing prints is, yet again, attempting to become a trend. If you are going to give it a try, remember to keep one bold and one small, and don’t mix more than two. 

(Example, plaid scarf or shirt and leopard flats. Or a stripped shirt and that tartan blanket scarf!) 

Hello Winter

  
Winter arrived here, slowly but surely, and I was finally able to wear my favorite sweater!

I got this while in Bend, OR over Christmas break with my family a couple years ago. The store I got it in is called Desperado and is an adorable boutique with country/western themed clothes and home decor. 

Here’s how I put this outfit together!
Outfit Inspiration:

Side Zip Cowl Sweater – Elan at Desperado

(Sadly, this is a previous season sweater, and I haven’t been able to find it anywhere online. I do suggest jumping onto Versona or going into your local store, because I am sure they will have something that works.)

Straight Leg Jeans Cuffed – Old Navy

Leopard Print Flats – Versona

(Style not available online, head into your local store to find them!)

Happy Shopping!

Leopard Print Lindsay’s Easy Snack Mix

   

This is the easiest mix to ever come into my brain. It is also delicious and healthy! 

While I am currently toying with adding other stuff to it, I’ll share the base with you. 

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Raw Cashews

Pineapple Pieces (dried)

Almond Slices (you can use regular almonds, I just like the texture of slices.

Craisins (Original and Cherry both taste good in this mix. Heck, use both if you want.) 
  

In an air tight bowl, place 1/2 cup of each ingredient. Put lid on bowl and shake/turn until mixed.

Then eat it.

That’s all, see? Easy!