Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Refresh // Accessories

Now that my closet is a little more spring-ready, I wanted to add a fresh round of accessories to my arsenal. I’ve been carrying my beloved navy leather bag all…

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

Now that my closet is a little more spring-ready, I wanted to add a fresh round of accessories to my arsenal. I’ve been carrying my beloved navy leather bag all winter, and it’s feeling a little dark and heavy these days. Not to mention my banged up sunglasses that float to the bottom of my purse underneath all kinds of baby paraphenalia — those could use a little help too. Once again, my pals at Zappos know how to help a sister out.

Side note: shopping online is my very favorite these days. I mean, I can order a new purse online while Henry is sleeping and it literally shows up on my doorstep two days later. And free shipping no less! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: We live in the future. What kind of magical place is this where we can hop online and just go to one website and have about a million different choices?

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Okay I got sidetracked. Hashtag mom brain. Anyway! This bag! I’m kind of a fan of just using a regular old purse as a diaper bag until we outgrow it but so far it’s working perfectly. This beauty fits all of my stuff, all of Henry’s stuff, and even a camera (for when we are out and about and spot an insane place to shoot like in front of these gigantic aloe plants). There are a ton of pockets, so the new sunnies won’t get smashed at the bottom of the bag any more, either.

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

This scarf? My spring and summer mantra. I think we all like to think that we’re a little wild at heart, no? And this guy is the perfect weight for wrapping yourself up in on a spring day. My poor winter scarves are just going to have to wait it out at the back of my closet for next year.

How about you guys?! Doing any spring refreshing of your accessories? Hop over to Zappos for a one-stop-shop to snag any little thing you might need. I may or may not be saving my pennies to get another thing or two from my wishlist… xoxo

Spring Accessories Refresh

Spring Accessories Refresh

This post is sponsored by Zappos. All opinions are totes my own. Thank you for being supportive of the sponsors who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

Surfers Art Print

Lovely Indeed Prints for Sale!

Hey gang! Major fun news to kick off your weekend! There have been so many times that I’ve posted photos here or on Instagram and had folks say they’d love to…

Surfers Art Print

Hey gang! Major fun news to kick off your weekend! There have been so many times that I’ve posted photos here or on Instagram and had folks say they’d love to hang those photos on their walls. Well… now you can!

I opened up a Lovely Indeed print shop over on Society 6, so you can buy some of your favorite prints! We’ll be adding your favorite images as we go, so if you see a photo posted anywhere that you’d love to own, give me a shout and we’ll get it into the shop. We’re starting our print game crazy strong with some of my very favorite images:

Pink Pineapple Art Print

San Francisco Skyline Art Print

Palm Tree Art Print

Bicycle Flower Art Print

TAKE ME TO THE LOVELY INDEED PRINT SHOP

Those and lots more are available in the shop, so head over and deck out your walls! Sending you all big fat high fives to go out and nail it this weekend. We’ll have lots of crazy exciting stuff going on around these parts this weekend, as we launch a big fat fancy redesign of Lovely. See you back here Monday with our new vibe! xoxo

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Spring (Closet) Cleaning

Spring is just the perfect time to hit the refresh button, isn’t it? All winter long I’ve been living in grays and blacks and my closet looks like this monochromatic…

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Spring is just the perfect time to hit the refresh button, isn’t it? All winter long I’ve been living in grays and blacks and my closet looks like this monochromatic wasteland. With the brighter days we’ve been having (today feels like summer!) my wardrobe has just been begging for a little update, so I’m starting to pick out a few pieces that will help get it from winter to spring. The Zappos gang totally gets me, so we teamed up to find a few things that would do the trick.

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Can you even deal with that shirt?! Seriously, the second I saw it I knew it would be a perfect piece to transition out of my black and gray rut. The bright white with that little stiletto heel print is perfect to pair with some other pieces that have bright pops of color. Which brings me to…

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The best yellow shoes in all the land! Yellow is and will always be my favorite color, and these bad boys are the perfect shade. And I’m kind of all about a d’orsay flat these days! Just right for spring — your toes are covered in case it’s cold but they kind of feel like a really chic sandal. Initially I ordered these guys in a size 10 (yes, I know I have giant feet) but they were huge when they came! Luckily, Zappos returns are crazy easy and free, which is the best thing in the world. (Speaking of which, their 2-day shipping is free, too. I live for free shipping.) I had new shoes in the right size in about 3 days. And it was a good thing, too, because I could not wait to wear these things.

My final staple for spring? These pull-on skinny pants. I don’t know what’s wrong with me, but I can’t be bothered with pants that have a zipper or button these days. I’m kind of living in these. And they come in a rainbow of other colors that are perf for spring. I was digging on this sea glass shade. They go with evvvrything.

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So what about you? Does your closet need a good spring cleaning? Or am I the only one who slips into the winter monochrome trap? Ever since my little Zappos box showed up in the mail my closet is feeling lighter, brighter, and much more springy. I’d love to know what pieces you’d add to your closet to refresh for the new season! xoxo

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This post is sponsored by Zappos. Thank you for being supportive of the partners who help keep Lovely Indeed rocking!

Easter Best

Easter Best

I feel like, ever since I was a little girl, picking out my Easter outfit was a majorly important choice. It had to be just right — springy and fresh…

Easter Best

Easter Best

I feel like, ever since I was a little girl, picking out my Easter outfit was a majorly important choice. It had to be just right — springy and fresh but warm enough if there was a chill in the air, and you definitely had to have some new Easter shoes. Easter shoes are key, you guys.

This year I’ve been hunting through my closet for some Easter duds that are just right — I’m so tired of the black and grey I’ve been wearing all winter. I pulled out some of my fun pre-baby clothes (hallelujah they fit!) and went on a hunt for my new Easter shoes. Right now Payless Shoe Source has, no joke, so many cute options I hemmed and hawed in there forever. After much deliberation I chose these crocheted oxfords, which I have been holding myself back from wearing until it’s actually Easter! Clearly I’ve only been mildly successful at abstaining. They’re just so comfy and they go with everything (not to mention you can snag them for a total steal, which makes it even better).

Easter Best

Easter Best

Easter Best

I was kind of dying to wear them with a dress, but I’m finding it so tricky to wear dresses while I’m still nursing Henry! Any moms out there have a brilliant trick for that? It’s a good thing these kicks look adorable with just about everything — I’m definitely going to be rocking them out with these polka dotted pants, because if you can’t wear polka dots on Easter then when can you?! But I digress. On the real, head to Payless to deck out your Easter feet. (And pssst, if you’re looking for dude shoes for your fella, they’ve got some pretty sweet choices too.)

So what about you? What’s your Easter best? xoxo

P.S. Want more inspiration for your tootsies? Check out Payless on Instagram, FB, Twitter, YouTube, and Pinterest.

Easter Best

Easter Best

Easter Best

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Payless ShoeSource via Burst Media. The opinions and text are all mine.

St. Patrick's Day Style

Don’t Get Pinched

Do you remember St. Patrick’s Day when you were in elementary school? At my school it was absolutely imperative that you wear some form of green — not only to avoid getting…

Do you remember St. Patrick’s Day when you were in elementary school? At my school it was absolutely imperative that you wear some form of green — not only to avoid getting pinched, but just to show some holiday spirit in general. We were apparently a very spirited bunch. I remember a group of us being on green patrol during recess, just hunting for people who didn’t get into it. I’m not sure what we would have done if we found somebody without green but it probably would have involved glittered green construction in the shape of a shamrock taped to somebody’s shirt. We were nothing if not resourceful.

These days, the cheesy holiday spirit has totally stuck and I still wear green on St. Patrick’s Day. But I’m into a variation on the theme — mint green is my go-to right now, and I plan on sporting it in fun little pops instead of plastering it all over my being (which was my tendency in elementary school). If I could go on a little St. Patty’s shopping spree, these would be my picks this year.

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Sweater. Necklace. Skirt. Phone Case. Bag. Flats.

Oh it’s all so good. But especially that bag (which happens to be 40% off at Kate Spade Saturday… Just saying.) So! What’s your deal? Are you wearing green today? Happy St. Patrick’s Day! xoxo

Post Baby Date Style

Post-Baby Dates

Now that we’re getting a handle on having baby Henry around, Mr. Lovely and I are doing our best to get out on our own for little dates here and…

Post Baby Date Style

Post Baby Date Style

Now that we’re getting a handle on having baby Henry around, Mr. Lovely and I are doing our best to get out on our own for little dates here and there. We snuck out recently just to grab a cup of tea downtown. I’m not gonna lie, I miss the little guy when we are gone but it also feels so good to have some grownup time and put on makeup and real clothes and shoes with an actual heel. And speaking of heels, my previously swollen preggo feet are so happy to be back in their normal size. To celebrate, I snagged a pair of wedges from the Christian Siriano for Payless from Payless Shoe Source and wore them out to tea time with the husb.

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Post Baby Date Style

Post Baby Date Style

Did you guys watch Project Runway the season that Christian was on? I was obsessed with him. He was constantly my fave, and now I’m pretty pumped (get it?) that he has a line of shoes and bags that you can get for a song! I’m loving all of the pieces — they feel so current and cool but still like something you could wear every day with a whole slew of different looks. The whole line is totally affordable but looks expensive and pretty chic, which you know I love.

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Post Baby Date Style

So we grabbed some tea (Mr. Lovely got boba! I was sorely tempted but I wanted to cozy up to something hot.) and wandered around downtown for a while. There’s this great big ivy wall so we snapped some photos, obviously. Is it weird that that’s what we like to do on dates? Wander around and take photos? I don’t care, I love it anyway. And you’ll be happy to know that even with all the wandering, the wedges kept my feet plenty comfy.

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If your shoe game needs a little boost, be sure to check out Christian’s line at Payless. You can also follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube for more stylish inspo. Now. Where should we go on our next post-baby date?! xoxo

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Post Baby Date Style

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of PAYLESS CHRISTIAN SIRIANO. The opinions and text are all mine.

Betsy and Iya

Out & About // betsy & iya

While we’re getting used to being parents, I’ve invited a few of my darling blog pals to stop by and share a post or two with you! I’m so grateful…

While we’re getting used to being parents, I’ve invited a few of my darling blog pals to stop by and share a post or two with you! I’m so grateful for the awesome folks who have been helping out, and today we get to hear from Rachel of The Crafted Life. Here she is!

Hi all, Rachel from The Crafted Life here! If you’re ever in Portland, brace yourself and your wallet because you’re going to want to spend all of you money at betsy & iya! Located in the NW part of the city, this brick mortar shop is part retail and part studio… and everything dreams are made of.

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Because they make all of their jewelry onsite, you can even take a tour of their studio when shopping. That’s right! You might get a chance to meet the person who crafted the pieces you’ll be looking at/buying. And let me tell you, their staff, and boss lady Betsy, are nothing if not delightful.

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(Photo: betsy & iya)

Aside from their own line, they also carry a variety of work from other independent artists, ranging from body care, to accessories, clothing and more. Like I said, you’ll want everything.

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Betsy and Iya
(Photo: betsy & iya)

Betsy and Iya

(Photo: Rachelle Hacmac)

What’s really exciting is the launch of their new collection, You + Me, pt. 1 (part 2 is coming this spring!). I was lucky enough to see these pieces first hand, and rest assured that they are even more beautiful in person. The necklace above might just be one of my favorites. The center actually becomes a ring that can be worn with or without the necklace. How cool is that?!

Even if you aren’t coming to Portland soon, you can still find their collection in other shops around the country and online. Be sure to follow them on Instagram too for more behind the scenes!

Thanks Rachel! For more inspiration, crafty DIYs, and pretty images, head over to The Crafted Life.

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Out & About // Max & Moritz

While we’re getting used to being parents, I’ve invited a few of my darling blog pals to stop by and share a post or two with you! I’m so grateful…

While we’re getting used to being parents, I’ve invited a few of my darling blog pals to stop by and share a post or two with you! I’m so grateful for the awesome folks who have been helping out, and today we get to hear from Kelly of Studio DIY. Here she is!

Hey folks! Kelly here from Studio DIY and I’m gonna take you on a tour of one of my favorite little shops in Los Angeles while Chelsea and Ryan are off snuggling little Henry (!). Max & Moritz calls itself “a not so general store” and I couldn’t think of a better description. You can find everything from gilded trivets to handcrafted wooden cutting boards to colorful and quirky ceramics and one-of-a-kind jewelry and accessories. Basically, if you need a not-so-average gift, it’s your one stop shop. Any store that has mini pink saucepans and marble wall clocks is a place to frequent, in my book. Let’s dive in!

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If you’re a fan of MUD Australia, they’ve got a STELLAR collection. I’m eyeing those pink pieces so hard. Their selection of REISS pieces is another favorite, along with table (or two!) you see when you walk in which is choc full of gold…. everything!

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Max and Moritz - A Not So General Store8

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Max and Moritz - A Not So General Store13

They have an online shop too (BONUS!) but if you want to check it out in person, Max & Moritz is located at 7209 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90046. They also happen to own FOODLAB which is a block away and DELISH! Shopping with a slammin’ sandwich and Bon Nuage cake waiting for you afterward? Sign me up!

Photos by Jeff Mindell

Thanks Kell! For more LA adventures, fab DIYs, and general good times, head over to Studio DIY.

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Holiday Gift Guides // For Little Ones

Hey friends! It’s our final holiday gift guide, and today we’re wrapping up with just a few very sweet things for the tiny people in your life. Take a peek…

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Hey friends! It’s our final holiday gift guide, and today we’re wrapping up with just a few very sweet things for the tiny people in your life. Take a peek at these adorable little pieces, and don’t forget that each shop is offering a special discount just for you Lovely Indeed readers! Pop into the individual shops and look around — remember, the discount codes are good for anything in each shop and not just my favorite pieces, featured here. Now, who’s got a little cutie that needs a Christmas gift?!

Baby Gift Guide

Southwest print diaper cover and bib from Barrel and a Heap. 20% off any purchase. Use code falalovely at checkout.

Pretzel Pants from Pink Olive. 10% off any purchase. Use code lovelyindeed10 at checkout.

Bookplate stamp from Idieh Design. 10% off of any purchase of $25 or more. Use code lovely10 at checkout.

Gold Art Print from White Nest. 20% off any purchase. Use code LOVELY20 at checkout.

Pop Out & Play City from Pink Olive. 10% off any purchase. Use code lovelyindeed10 at checkout.

Custom room signs from Minted. 10% off and free shipping through 12/12. Use code LOVELY10FS at checkout.

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Hope we’ve helped you out a bit with your holiday shopping! A big, fat, lovely thank you to all of our makers who have generously hooked us up with these special discounts. In case you missed ’em, find your gals and dudes gift guides, too. Merry merry! xoxo

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Holiday Gift Guides // For Gals

Happy December! Today we’ve got the second installation of our gift guide series (check out the Gift Guide for Dudes if you missed it!). We’re talking about your gal pals…

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Happy December! Today we’ve got the second installation of our gift guide series (check out the Gift Guide for Dudes if you missed it!). We’re talking about your gal pals today, and I’m sharing my favorite finds from makers, creatives, and shop owners. All of the pieces are curated with you lovelies in mind, and each shop that’s featured is offering a holiday discount, just for us! Still can’t believe how fun it’s been to put these together, and how generous all of these makers have been.

Take a peek through my picks, but remember — the discount that each shop is offering applies to the whole shop, not just the item featured! How rad is that? So be sure to poke around the shops in case the perfect present is hiding in there somewhere. Now do yourself a little holiday shopping.

Holiday Gift Guide for Women

Legit shirt from Idieh Design. 10% off of any purchase of $25 or more. Use code lovely10 at checkout.

Handmade napkin set from Cute Bright Things. Free shipping with any purchase. Use code HOLIDAYLOVE1 at checkout.

Leather clutch from Love the Hustle. Get an extra fob or wristlet free with any purchase. Mention Lovely Indeed & leave your wristlet/fob choice in the “Note to Seller” at checkout.

Woven wall hanging from Dew North. Free domestic shipping with any purchase. Use code FreeShippingIndeed at checkout.

Don’t Give Up print from Ann Shen. Free shipping on any purchase. Mention Lovely Indeed in the “Note to Seller” at checkout.

XO earrings from Seoul Little. 20% off any purchase. Use code LOVELY20 at checkout.

Trinket dish from Hello Plum Studio. Free domestic shipping with any purchase. Use code LOVELY at checkout.

Pardon My French print from Amanda Catherine Designs. Buy any print, get one free through December 16th. Mention Lovely Indeed & leave your free print choice in the “Note to Seller” at checkout.

Lady Boss banner from The Bannerie. 15% off any purchase. Use code LOVELY15 at checkout.

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Hope you find the perfect gift for someone totally lovely! And three big cheers for all of these wonderful creatives for spreading some holiday love our way. xoxo

DIY Leather Valet Kit

Tiny Shopping Tip

Hey you gorgeous holidayers! Just a fun reminder that if you’re getting your holiday shopping on this weekend you should check out the DIY collab kits over at Brit +…

DIY Leather Valet KitHey you gorgeous holidayers! Just a fun reminder that if you’re getting your holiday shopping on this weekend you should check out the DIY collab kits over at Brit + Co! And not just because I have a kit over there, although I do and it’s right here and it’s awesome, but because there are lots of other great kits to choose from.

…Buuuuut I’m really partial to this one. Have a great weekend! xoxo

DIY Leather Valet Kit

CHECK OUT THE BRIT + CO DIY COLLAB KITS