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Lindz-terest: Happy New Year (ish?)

Written by Lindsay Scouras

It’s February. Is it too late to use the greeting “Happy 2016!”? Because it’s definitely still how I’m addressing all of my emails.

On that note, I hadn’t done a Lindz-terest post in a while, so it seemed like the perfect time in the “new year” to share all of the things I’m loving right now. As usual, there’s no rhyme or reason to any of this, just whatever links, music, fashion, decor, and more that are peaking my interest right now. So let’s get to it!

“Roses” by The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes

I have been in a total slump with music lately. Is it just me, or is every artist now saving all of their good music with the hopes of being one of the “songs of the summer”? Like I can’t listen to one more breathy Selena Gomez song and wonder if it is or isn’t about the Biebs. Once I heard this catchy EDM track on the radio, I was hooked. Like listen to it on repeat over and over again hooked. I don’t know anything about the artists (and was shocked to find out they put this song out in June) but I kind of love that it’s not everywhere yet. Yet being the keyword here.

Neon Winter Outfit from Southern Curls and Pearls

The chilly weather always seems to stunt my style. Sure, at first it’s fun to think about when the temp dips below forty degrees and you can wear colored tights again, but after a week, it’s like give me my sundresses back already. There’s only so many oversized sweaters and boots a girl can handle. The exception is this fun look from blogger Cait of Southern Curls and Pearls. She makes winter look like a breeze in this head to toe happy ensemble, so much so that I barely noticed all the white stuff around her. Her hat/coat/boot game during her entire recent trip to Lake Tahoe was so on point it almost makes me want to escape to a wintery locale versus a warm-weather vacation that Steve and I are trying to plan right now (emphasis on almost). Unfortunately, the hat is sold out (although if I ever spent $55 on a knit beanie I can most definitely assure that Steve would never take me anywhere again) and I’m hoping that maybe J.Crew Factory will come out with a more budget-friendly version of this sweater by the time next Christmas rolls around. And those Hunters… sigh. I have always wanted a pair, but am slightly crippled by not knowing which color is the best to invest in, beacause the correct answer is all of them.

Bitch Sesh: A Real Housewives Breakdown Podcast


I never thought I’d be able to get into podcasts because I drive literally three miles to work, but I’ve somehow found time out of my car to listen to a few really good ones that really expand my thinking and open my mind to new ideas. Or you could just be completely entertained, which leads me to my new favorite, Bitch Sesh with Casey Wilson and Danielle Schneider. If you are a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fan (or just enjoy the mind suck that is Bravo in general), you will love listening to these two and their bevy of special guests (aka other comedians that are equal fanatics) break down all of the really important (no matter how minuscule) details of each week’s episode. My new goal is to be invited into Casey’s breakfast nook to one day share my own perspective on whether or not Yolanda is “really sick” (a very hotly debated topic on the show). Beverly Hills is actually the city I watch the least, and I still tune into this podcast every Wednesday like clockwork. It’s really helping to fill the void in my life from the cancellation of Happy Endings (yes, I know it happened in 2013 and no, I cannot get over it). Thankfully, it’s now on Hulu so Steve and I are very slowly binging in hopes that the fifty-seven episodes will sustain us for a little while.

Home Office Rolling Ladder from Addison’s Wonderland


I know our Pinterest boards are full of ridiculously expensive and unreachable home decor goals, but holy crap you guys someone actually took my dream of having bookshelves with a rolling ladder and made it a reality. And it’s in like, a normal room and not in a library in some mansion. Just to give you a little background, this obsession started when I saw Beauty and the Beast in second grade, and hasn’t waned even now that I’m thirty and have accepted that at this point, I will probably never live in a castle. But this is seriously like every bookworm/petite woman’s dream. I don’t know what this supposed business is that I’m going to need a home office for, but I imagine that I would be THE BEST at it if I had a room like this to work in.

Sigma Spa Brush Cleaning Glove


In my quest for better skin in this new decade of my life, I’m starting to think about daily habits that I could improve on. One thing I know for a fact that I’m failing at is regularly cleaning my makeup brushes. Like I can’t even tell you the last time I washed them. I think my main issue is that no matter how much I rinse them, I always feel like they still have gunk in them and feel as soft as when I first bought them. Not to mention I don’t really have any expensive tools, so sometimes I just throw them out and start fresh. I’ve seen multiple bloggers touting the benefits of this silicone glove with eight different cleaning textures. Even the thumb piece serves a purpose (to help reform brushes).

Beyond Beautiful: A Raw & Honest Roundtable 


There’s nothing more inspiring than a bunch of talented, kick-ass women in a room together chatting about their triumphs and challenges as a lady in 2016. Granted, they’re also super-talented actresses who make more money from a single film than I will probably ever see in my whole life, but listening to them talk about the sexism that they encounter daily in Hollywood somehow still seems relatable in Entertainment Weekly‘s new initiative Beyond Beautiful. I’m sort of biased because Reese Witherspoon is my most favorite actress of all time, but seeing these women together completely turns whatever image you had of #squadgoals upside down. I’ve been stalking the PO Box and my copy still hasn’t shown up yet (damn you, island mail + New England weather), but you better believe when it does, I will be hunkered down reading the full issue cover-to-cover. For now, watch this video (it’s twenty-eight minutes and worth every second) and just bask in the awesomeness of these four females.

So what’s getting you through the winter blues (or the mean reds)? Let me know in the comments. Remember, only thirty-nine days until spring – we can do this!


Lindz-terest: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Written by Lindsay Scouras

I don’t think I’ve done a Lindz-terest update since switching over to my new blog space, so it seemed about time. You never quite know when inspiration is going to strike, and I’ve actually been finding myself getting sick of my usual resources for interesting information. I used to be all about BuzzFeed, and it’s still the place where I am introduced to a lot of things (mainly because my feed is bombarded with every “article” that could literally ever exist about anything) but I just feel like I’m kind of getting sick the “21 things you’ve ever thought about this” or “48 times that animals ruled Tumblr” (I think that was an actual headline today… and yes, I read it and laughed, because how could you not). So lately, I’ve been trying to seek out alternate sources of internet entertainment, which believe it or not, is easier said than done. Here’s a few of what caught my eye this week:

#HotDudesReading: I feel like every week there is some witty Instagram account that pops up and I’m like omg omg follow follow follow. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about one since discovering Fashion Dads (which is the brainchild of one of my favorite bloggers), but Hot Dudes Reading has definitely slid into my top spot. Mainly because I enjoy anything that turns the tables and objectifies men instead of women. Seriously, how creepy would it be if there was a website where men sketchily take cell phone pics of women without their knowledge? (Oh wait, there is.) But for real, something about this is really sweet to me. I’m seriously just happy that there’s this many people still in the world that aren’t just staring at their iPhones. My favorite part? #NoKindles.

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Art History’s Burn Book: You’ve seen them on Capitol Hill. You’ve seen them take on the French Revolution. But the best new Mean Girls parody account has to be Art History’s Burn Book. The simplicity of it is just brill – timeless works of art overlaid with the greatest words Tina Fey has ever written. And apparently it’s been around for like a year but I’m just arriving now to the party because of what else? BuzzFeed.

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Grammys, Toddlewood Style: I’m sure I’ve posted about this before, but I’m kind of obsessed with this photographer Tricia Messeroux and what she does with these tots. I love seeing her kiddie interpretation of award show fashion a few days after the red carpet. Some people might think that this is the epitome of everything that is wrong with our society/a little reminiscent of JonBenét Ramsey (too soon?), but I find it to be hilarious. Everyone takes these award show fashions so seriously (including myself) and there’s something about a scowling mini-Kanye that kind of allows you to take a step back at it and remember that it’s all in fun. It also reminds me of Cameron on Modern Family when he dresses up baby Lily as music’s fiercest females for elaborate photoshoots in their home. Obviously that’s the kind of mother I would aspire to be. Um, she also birthday does parties. I know what I want to do for my 30th…


Origins Quarter Life Crisis Campaign: I was scrolling through one of the many social media emails I subscribe to, and this article about Origins new campaign immediately peaked my interest. Why? Because I am totally their target demographic here. My friends and I have been joking the past few years about how we’re still breaking out in our late twenties despite serving our time as awkward pimple-faced teens. Turns out, we’re not the only ones, and the company is capitalizing on our vulnerability in a real and kind of amusing way with a “global, integrated, digital campaign developed by Estée Lauder’s own millennial employees, aimed at 20-somethings to help them address the early signs of skin aging.” There’s even an app for that. I don’t know about the rest of you, but I know I have seen a definite shift in my skin since I hit the second half of my twenties, and this is the first time that I can think of any major cosmetics line saying that they get that. I don’t know what kind of Mad (wo)Men they have behind this, but I can tell you they’ve got me hooked.

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Read anything interesting online lately? Or are cat videos still all the rage? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. I’m always looking for new inspiration/procrastination resources.


Linds-terest: Holi-daze

Written by Lindsay Scouras

It’s been a few weeks, so I thought it was time for another installment of Linds-terest, my wrap up of internet goodness that I’m kind of obsessed with. This week, it feels like the holidays just exploded, probably prompted by my day at the Boston Bloggers Home for the Holidays event, and punctuated by the fact that I’ve already started making gift tags and even purchased a few Christmas presents already. I am ON IT this year, you guys. I’ve even started my 2014 Christmas list Pinterest board, coming soon as it’s own post. As soon as I finish my DIY pennant banner (and you know, Thanksgiving is over), I am going to Christmas the crap out of this place. So let’s explore these early goodies getting me in the holiday spirit.

Anna Kendrick for Kate Spade… Again.
I know what you’re thinking. That perhaps I started this series just to continuously proclaim my love for Anna Kendrick and everything she touches. And if they keep releasing videos like this, well then yes, that’s exactly what this is. After her 20 Questions interview, I didn’t think it could get any better, until they debuted this little ditty, “The Waiting Game.” I love this because:
A) She’s as adorable as ever.
B) She spends the majority of the video conversing with a scruffy little pup, which conveniently, so do I.
C) Getting locked out of places is a specialty of mine.

Also, how badly do I need that hat for my Christmas card photo?
I Heart Organizing: Photography Tips
I’d like to think I know a little bit about photography, but then sometimes I read these schmancy blogs and I’m like I may as well be shooting with a disposable camera. One of my favorite bloggers, Jen from I Heart Organizing, posted her blogging photo tips, and I loved getting a behind-the-scenes peek at how she makes her home look so good (of course, the meticulously organized drawers and perfectly coordinated decor doesn’t hurt either). I also discovered one of her secrets: a basic lighting kit, which is now officially on my Christmas list.
“Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Michael Buble & Idina Menzel
Disclaimer: This is on my list this week, but just barely. I had to include it as one of my all time favorite holiday songs, but I’m not quite sure about this video. Instead of featuring the amazingly talented and gorgeous Michael Buble and Idina Menzel, there’s two children I’ve ever seen lip synching their way through a little song and dance number that takes place in a hotel. My number one question is why, and my number two is could they have casted a pair of more mismatched children? I know that girls grow faster than boys, but that boy looks like he should still be on the playground and I would be stunned if that chick didn’t already have her learner’s permit. Also, they have changed the lyrics (because the song was so scandalous before with all of the unmentioned but implied sexual scenarios) to make it a little more kid friendly, and I have to wonder if this is a “what came first, the chicken or the egg” situation. Like, did they change the lyrics because they were planning on making the video with castoffs from the Disney channel, or did they cast the mini-me’s because of the now family-friendly verses? Whether or not you’re creeped out by this, it’s still a great song by two of the best entertainers out there right now, so it’s worth a listen.

The Year of No Kardashian Kristmas Kard
Sometimes, if you’re a good person and you pray really hard, good things happen to you. I’m kidding, but seriously, how excited am I that there will be no ridiculous Kardashian holiday card this year?! I will admit, there’s a teeny part of me that will miss that crisp winter morning when I wake up and run to my computer to find that the card has dropped, followed by my mom and I spending a good hour critiquing it and pointing out all of the ways that the Scalera cards are superior. If you’re thinking I need to get a hobby, I just need to point out to you that that is my hobby, and I don’t judge you for doing macrame or whatever (that’s a thing, right?). Unfortunately, all of the K’s are too busy getting divorced or sparking a much heated debate about whether they have or have not had surgery to enhance their faces (or Adam’s apple, either or) to take the annual family pic, which I find ironic, because I’ve always thought it looked like half of them were created by a Pixar animator and Photoshopped in anyway.

24 Delightfully Festive Ways to Do Your Nails for the Holidays on Buzzfeed

I am a self-proclaimed nail art addict. I’m not a reenact entire scenes on your fingertips kind of girl, but I do enjoy a subtle ring finger bling. So when I saw this entire post on Buzzfeed filled with holiday-inspired manis, I clicked immediately, ready to do some serious Pinning to my Nailed It! board. I was a little turned off by some of the more elaborate ones (especially anything involving French tips… the year 2001 has come and gone, people). I mean, I don’t like nutcrackers in my home and I certainly don’t want them on my fingertips, especially if it requires more than one finger to complete the scene. My favorite has to be the plaid/sparkle combo, which probably existed before last weekend but I feel in some way is inspired by my ensemble for the Boston Bloggers Home for the Holidays event.



“Toast Talk” on A Piece of Toast

This has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays, but I read this post recently and I just thought it really hit the nail on the head with how women treat each other today. I have to admit, A Piece of Toast is a blog I have on my reader because so many other people seem to be obsessed with it, and I kind of never got what the big deal was. In my usual skimming, I noticed that this wasn’t a fashion-related post, and I stopped to take a look (which is weird, because usually the site of a lot of text has the opposite effect on people). I don’t want to give it all away, because I really think that this is something that should be shared and read, but it’s about a new show that I’m obviously watching (House of DVF on E!) and their very free-flowing use of the word “bitch” in this week’s episode.
Now I’m not a total prude, but I just really don’t think that profanity is an effective means of communication. My friends used to make fun of me in middle school because I refused to repeat swear words, not because of any strong convictions I had about what these words meant, but more because I always thought that people that used an excessive amount of profanity couldn’t think of a more intelligent way to articulate their feelings. Obviously, I’ve grown up a bit, and admittedly let out an occasional four letter word here and there, but it’s not anything that I feel shows any signs of class or intelligence.
I was shocked at Diane von Furstenberg’s repeated use of the word “bitch,” right to the face of Kier, one of the contestants (who I don’t particularly care for, but that’s a whole other debate of whether or not she is rude versus watching out for herself and not making friends with the other girls). Frankly, I’m more confused as to why she agreed to be part of this show in the first place. I mean, I love reality television, especially when it’s centered around an industry that I’m interested in, but I just thought DVF was so far above this. I also was envisioning it to be a behind-the-scenes look at one the world’s most exclusive fashion brands, not a competition between eight barely qualified women for a position that may or may not actually exist.
Didn’t mean to leave things on a heavier note, but what is a blog for if you can’t share your feelings on an issue, amirite?


Linds-terest: Tricks & Treats

Written by Lindsay Scouras
In an attempt to get back on the blogging bandwagon, I thought it time to start my own little series to inspire me to write even when there’s no award shows or Kardashian divorces to comment on. I used to have my Mall Madness Monday posts, in which I would share my weekly favorites from traipsing through the runway of retail that was my former place of employment. But since I am no longer trapped within the confines of shopping plazas, I needed to find some other form of inspiration. 

So what do people do on Nantucket with nary a chain store or outlet in sight? Why, take to the internet, of course. I decided that I need to expand my horizons past just shopping, though, and do more of an overall round up of all my online favorites for the week (or two, whatever). I’m thinking of aiming around five or so, but it could be more or less depending on how easily influenced I am that particular week. 

So starting off with a bang, or should I say, a boo, since it’s almost Halloween. But only a few of these things are bump in the night-worthy, and the rest? Just more of everything I cant get enough of. 

PS, the name came from my mom, who upon the discovery of the timesuck/craft shaming that is Pinterest, said that I should have thought of that myself and called it Linds-terest. And that’s the reason why I’m not a millionaire. Cheers!

Anna Kendrick for Kate Spade 
I have long been under the impression that Anna Kendrick is a national treasure and deserves nothing less than having her face added to Mount Rushmore. Even if you don’t think she’s pretty (you’re crazy) or you hate all her movies (blasphemous), I dare you to watch this 20 questions interview from the Kate Spade blog and not immediately fall in love with her. Also, she’s the star of their holiday campaign, so yeah, I’m going to need everything.

The Most Fashionable Pumpkins Ever
Every year, I pin all these amazing photos of super crafty, no carving needed pumpkins, and they NEVER happen. In 2013, I was all about glittery chevron. Seemed totally attainable. I even bought ten miniature gourds that sat on my shelf for so long that they dried themselves out and basically became maracas. So when I stumbled upon these last week, I was sold. And by sold, I mean I admired them and thought about making them and put no real effort into any of it. I mean, pumpkins inspired by all the major players in the fashion industry? As Rachel Zoe would say, I die. While I love them all, pumpkin Karl Lagerfeld is my favorite. I only wish there was an accompanying model of his cat

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“I Know I’m Not the Only One” by Sam Smith

Besides projecting a sound that can only be described as baby angels crying tears of joy, Sam Smith’s other greatest contribution to the world right now is this beautiful but soul-crushing music video. Since I like to know the kids are into these days, I do watch the MTV music video channel (it exists, but only in the 200s on Comcast) while I get ready in the morning and that’s where I discovered this gem. It stars Dianna Agron from Glee looking as flawless as ever as a neglected housewife, and the hot yet approachable Chris Messina from The Mindy Project as her philandering significant other (who I would hate, but then I remember that it’s really difficult for him to contain his hotness). I feel so many emotions when I watch this – pain, heartbreak, empathy, anger, but most of all, I just really need the tutorial for her eye makeup. 

In the Heart of the Sea Trailer
Shameless plug: I spent an exhausting but incredibly exciting two days this month working with Warner Brothers for a two-day long lead press event at the museum that I work at. I KNOW. It took every fiber of my being not to Tweet, Instagram, skywrite or use whatever other form of communication available that I could find and tell the world about this before it was happening. Instead, I just had to let it eat away at my insides that the likes of Chris Hemsworth and Ron Howard were going to be walking around on the same stretch of land that I live on, traveling the same halls that I do everyday, etc. Since they have long come and gone, I can not only breathe, but acknowledge that this in fact actually happened and I was a part of it. So when the trailer came out shortly after, I watched it forty-seven times and sent it everyone I know. It won’t be in theaters until March 2015, so you have time to not only read Nat Philbrick’s amazing book that it’s based on, but you could probably even get through Moby-Dick too (which was inspired by these true events, all from our little elbow of sand). Be sure to check out the official Facebook page, where they will be posting all kinds of tid-bits prior to the film’s release, including some promos shot at my work (featuring our authentic whaleboat)!

Oscar de la Renta Slideshow on Style Me Pretty
The fashion world lost an icon earlier this week with the passing of Oscar de la Renta, a true artist who was known for everything from award show wear to beautiful bridal gowns. So of course, the wedding bible that is Style Me Pretty put together a beautiful online gallery of some of his greatest nuptial works, from trendy to traditional. Me? I’m always partial to a large bow. 

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That’s it for the first installment. Not sure exactly when my next post will be, but I’ll be on the prowling the web this week in search of new finds (and I mean that in the least To Catch a Predator way possible).