August 2021 – Summer Travels + Fits

Friends! It has been a total hot minute since I have uploaded a post to Labels and Linds. February to be exact. I definitely had no plans to wait so long to write, but ish (life) happens ya know?! I am excited to be back and to continue sharing all of my favorite things with my little corner of the internet.

I ended the spring with a new mindset, new goals, a new life chapter, and many unexpected blessings. While so many things are hard to understand, I have been clinging to this verse: “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
—Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31 speaks to me at least a handful of times a day, I pray this verse over my friends and family each week – simply because we never know what the people we care most about are dealing with. If you are here, I want you to know that you are strong, you are loved, you are noticed and I hope you are doing exactly what makes you happiest!

Now let’s talk fashion…

Over the last few months, I have spent time catching up with so many friends, making new friends, spending more time with my family and going on quick trips just because..why not?! I have also spent lots of time doing a little (or a lot) of retail therapy, adding updates to my closet! Everything I have pictured below are pieces I have added to my closet over the last two months – plus links to make it easy to shop directly.

We’ll start with a few basics…

A few comfy staple pieces, plus some that are easily dressed up or down! All affordable, as always. The KISS vintage tee is a splurge, but so worth it. I grabbed the white tee and tie-dye’d sweatshirt because they were on major sale. The grey shorts were an in-store purchase from Madewell, but I found them online! So comfy and easy to dress up or down. Sunnies are from FP and perfect for lake weekends. Lastly, key organization at its’ finest – I recently got new keys and decided to try my best at keeping them organized, so this Lululemon set of key rings has helped me keep my life together (sort of).

First let’s talk about this black ribbed midi dress…hello comfortable and hello $20! I paired it with the green pump, and also a pair of sandals when I was on a trip to New Orleans recently. The side slits give it a little leg action too 😉

I paired the pair of black linen joggers with the leopard tie front top – both are on sale! I say size down in the top, the M was pretty big on me.

The jeans may be my favorite piece out of this entire lot…they are sooo good. I have worn them a ton of times, and once with the pink jumpsuit. A perfect duo for a GNO!

On to a few dressier options…

This little black dress is everything y’all…AND it’s less than $30! I wore it on a bachelorette trip and it is super comfy. I paired it with a pair of block heels – the sleeves would not stay up on me (I am 5’2) but I let them fall off my shoulder and I honestly liked it better that way. I haven’t worn the leopard print shirt dress yet but plan to wear it to a birthday party this weekend, it is super affordable too, like $15 affordable!

The pink dress is soooo comfortable, lightweight, and fit like a glove. It is petite sizing so it is perfect for my shorter girls, I wore a pair of wedges and changed into sneakers later that night for comfort – both looked super cute! I did not order the 2nd pink dress in the picture above but it would also work perfect for an end of summer GNO!

We all know that I love denim and ruffles, this skirt is the best of both worlds and it is on sale for less than $40! Paired with a simple black tank and sandals, I am obsessed!

Stay tuned for alllll the transitional and fall pieces coming soon! I don’t know about y’all but I am beyond ready for it. Happy shopping!

xoxo,

Linds

Affordable Transitional Fits

SWEATER SEASON = the best season!

Welcome to a post filled with some of the best winter transitional finds, that are all affordable! My goal for this post was for all of my finds to be $30, under $30, or very close to it. I thought it would be hard to find great ones, because sweaters/etc can get pretty pricey! Let’s ring in the beginning of a New Year with some cute new looks! Shop the link below each photo!

Sweaters are one of my favorite things about winter – they are so easy to style with a great pair of jeans and booties, or leggings and sneakers! I am excited about this post because it has been freezing in Alabama lately, well, the south version of freezing at least. I think a slouchy sweater is a cute and easy way to transition into spring, especially with a pastel pallet added. I am also loving mules right now, I wear them to work most days out of my week. They are comfortable, and you can style them with basically any bottoms.

Gray Knot SweaterPink Know SweaterPastel MulesPink Demin TopJeansGold Hoops

My favorite find is the pink knot sweater, it is a little sexy but also super flattering, and also affordable. I am tempted to order the gray one because I love it so much! I decided to share these jeans because they are a great Joe’s Jeans find! I ordered one size down because the reviews state that they run a little large. The furry mules are just adorable and the perfect transition shoe for the chilly start of spring. I am also loving the pink denim top, easy to dress up or down! Throw on these $12 gold hoops and you are good to go, sister!

Now for a few dressier transitional fits! I adore dresses alllll year around – they are so easy to throw on, dress up and down, and work for so many occasions! The shoes are my splurge of these picks, I got them for Christmas and love them so much! I currently have the black babydoll dress in my cart and plan to pair it with a fun pair of pink booties.

Happy Shopping!

xoxo, Lindsay

Gift Guide for Her – $25 and Under

It’s the BEST time of the year! I can’t wait to share all of the gifts and goodies I have found for your girls, or yourself! I wanted to share multiple gifts that are $25 and under, because some of us have a ton of different people to buy for, and while giving gifts is fun, let’s remember that the holiday season is not about gifts. It’s about the people we spend it with and the love that surrounds us.

I absolutely love giving gifts, especially gifts that relate to someone’s personality or character. I spend extra time each year making my lists and finding gifts that are realistic for my friends and family, gifts that will actually be useful! A perfect example is apartment living friends that do not have a ton of living space! I did a poll on my Instagram story asking you all what kind of gifts you want to shop for and the majority voted home items over cozy clothing, so let’s shop! Click on each photo caption to shop!

Home Gifts: These may be my favorite! They are the most realistic and usable gifts ever – your friends and family will really appreciate them too! These items are PERFECT for your apartment living friends – we all love a good kitchen gadget!

Clear Coffee Mugs – great for him or her!
Metal Reusable Straws – dishwasher safe!
Bag Clips – and they’re gold!

Beauty Gifts: Beauty deals under $25 that your glam friends will LOVE! I have purchased most of these items to give as gifts, and the fan for myself. I have been wanting one that I can use while doing my makeup for drying.

$12 Makeup and Face Fan

Cozy Gifts: Everyone loves the gift of comfort, especially during cold months! The be merry sweatshirt is my fave – I got it for myself but it would be the cutest gift!

The Classic Fuzzy Slipper – comes in a ton of colors!

Happy Shopping, my friends! I hope you are all having the most magical December thus far.

xoxo, Linds

Closet + Office Updates

Closet + Office = Cloffice Updates

Welcome back, friends! I have been working on my closet/office, aka cloffice space over the past few weeks and I am so excited to share it with all of you! I am using a spare bedroom in our new house that we moved into in February. We have slowly been remodeling the entire house while living there at the same time.

I had a vision for the space that I use as an office, closet, and what I also like to call my girly space. I have all of my girly decor in this room, my Carrie Bradshaw and Sarah Jessica Parker collection, a few luxury items, and so much more! I wanted the space to feel almost like a loft apartment with city vibes, but cozy at the same time. Everything I have purchased for this room has been affordable, and it all came together so well. Let me help you transform a space of your own!

Let’s talk about my desk area first – I am absolutely in love with this desk! I almost got the white version, but decided the black added a little edge to the space. The gold hardware is perfect too. My favorite thing about this desk is the price! I looked at so many desks online, but didn’t want to pull the trigger on a desk that was way overpriced. I got lucky with this black and gold beauty! Since I have a pink comfy chair in the corner, I decided to go with a simple chair and love how it looks. I have been eyeing ghost chairs for awhile, and this one is right at $100! It is actually pretty comfortable and gives back support as well, honestly, I was shocked about that too! I found this gold mirror at an antique mall last year, but I found a similar one that I am thinking about purchasing for the master bedroom: shop mirror here. The lamp is a Hobby Lobby find! And my books are, of course, Candace Bushnell novels.

All the cozy corner vibes – I love this pink chair, I like to take breaks in the chair and prop my feet up on the emerald stool. Taylor actually bought the chair for me for Christmas two years ago, but I found a few similar chairs that are also affordable: option 1, option 2, option 3. The velvet stool is the perfect touch for a corner chair! I love emerald everything, so the green adds warmth to this corner. My blanket is no other than Barefoot Dreams, great blanket investment! The framed art on the wall are gifts from Taylor’s family and they are helloooo perfect! Nothing more adorable than vintage Louis Vuitton Advertisements and a print of Carrie Bradshaw’s apartment. My gold shelf is restocked all the time, it was pretty easy to assemble and looks way more expensive than it actually is! I rearrange this shelf all the time, it is kind of fun to me! I put things that are special to me throughout this space, and my SJP collection at the top, she deserves it! The pink rug is the newest piece I have added to this space and I l o v e her! SO affordable: shop here.

Decorating this room for Christmas is under way! Click here for a video with some decor details: Youtube Channel

Happy Holidays!

xoxo, Linds

Fall Decor 2020

Let’s Decorate for Fall! 

It’s ~almost~ one of the best seasons of the year! I absolutely love fall, not as much as the Christmas season, but fall is so much fun. I have an obsession with sweaters because you can never have too many! Fall colors are warm and cozy, and the weather is amazeballs. I know that fall is probably going to look a lot different this year with attending less events, and probably less football games. We are supposed to be planning out the last details of our wedding, originally scheduled for December 12, 2020, but had to reschedule to 2021. I am ready for covid to be CANCELED. So, I am doing everything I can to make the best out of the rest of 2020, even if that means spend a lot of extra time decorating and sharing home content instead if travel content because we can’t really go anywhere often without covid anxiety.

Everything I have found is pretty affordable! All is linked under each photo – happy shopping + decorating, my friends!

The cutest rug for your front door!

Now that I have shared some of my favorite porch decor finds, let’s move to the cozy indoors! Everything is linked on each photo.

Now I am REALLY in the mood for fall and cooler weather! I have already had like 3 pumpkin spice latte’s too, ha! All of the items I shared are affordable and will make your home feel so cozy this fall. If something I shared that you love is sold out, email me and I can help find something similar! Decorating has become a creative outlet, as well as a form of therapy for me since we moved into our first home in February. I hope you all love these pieces as much as I do! When I finish decorating, I’ll come back with a photo update to add to this post. Happy (almost) fall, my people!

Thanks for reading, xoxo

Linds