Lindz-terest: Happy New Year (ish?)
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!