With wedding season approaching, many brides are on the hunt for that perfect wedding shoe for their big day. As a bride once upon a time, I know that as fun as it is to shop bridal shoes, it can also be a little overwhelming. You want to look gorgeous, unique, and stylish but feel confident and comfortable at the same time. And then there’s the guilt factor? Do most women ever wear their wedding shoes again?
No more worries! There are sooo many benefits to shopping LP for both yourself and bridesmaids. Flip flops, wedge sandals, ballet shoes: we have the perfect bridal shoes for any wedding destination. Especially after the ceremony. It’s all about having fun and dancing the night away. You need comfortable flip flops to switch into! Even better – wear the same sandals on your honeymoon and beyond – just change up the strap or snap! And we have oh so many choices:
Traditional Wedding Shoes
One option is to stay classic with white – and between our Lulu white & Gwen white and this season’s chic selection of elegant rhinestone and pearl-inspired snaps and straps – you have half a dozen options to choose from! For snaps, check out Keiko, Melanie, and Geri. Our bridal straps include Devina, Mitzi, and my personal favorite, Anjali. Our flip flop straps can even be monogrammed.
Blue Wedding Shoes
Having a hard time incorporating blue? Save for your undergarments, it can be very challenging for a bride to sneak blue into her look if it isn’t part of her color scheme. Well how fun would it be if you just added a touch of blue to your wedding shoes? We have a variety of blue snaps, from the subtle & elegant Cassidy to the glimmery & bold Bettina. Check out some of my fav picks for Gwen below. Or consider one of our pretty blue straps like Martina or Patricia. What ever suits YOUR personality and taste.
BOLD Wedding Shoes
Another idea that is SO fun is to consider a more funky wedding flip flop. I love seeing brightly-colored shoes on brides who want that bold pop of color to flash on the dance floor – it’s so edgy and trend-setting. Why not consider pink or turquoise Kelli or a pair of our Lulu brights?
What About Shoe for Bridesmaids??
I heart LP sandals for Bridesmaids and here’s why: not only can you have a lot of fun with bright, funky options, but LP shoes can double as bridesmaid gifts! Surprise your besties with a pair of LP sandals AND a few extra snaps and straps so they can continue wearing their shoes after your wedding day!
We really have you covered with a ton of wedge, flip flop, and ballet shoe options for your girls. The Gwen wedge is always a classic – and don’t forget that she comes in black, red, gold, and stone in addition to white. Kelli and Lulu flip flops are perfect for a more laid-back theme. Choose colorful, personalized snaps or straps for each bridesmaid, or stick to the same snap/strap that matches your wedding theme or colors for continuity. It’s honestly up to you! Get inspired with our mix and match feature @ www.lindsay-phillips.com.
If you’re looking for fabulous favors for your wedding guests, why not consider LP flip flops? They’re fun, memorable, and trust me on this – no one’s going to throw them out at the end of the night! This is the gift that keeps on giving. Your female guests will absolutely adore them.
As you shop for that perfect wedding shoe, remember: it’s your day. One of my favorite bridal trends right now is is customization of colors to the bride’s favorite colors. I used pink and orange because they represent who I am as a person. Go with what speaks to you and you can’t go wrong. And don’t forget to take advantage of our mix and match feature @ www.lindsay-phillips.com. xoxo
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Spring is around the corner and I am so excited to be on the road promoting!! There is nothing more exciting to me than spending time with fans. Last week, I was at a local account in Winter Park Florida – Chloe Lane. Yesterday, I visited The Beadcage in Columbus, Georgia. They are both such incredible merchandisers. Check out how bright and awesome these stores look!! Stay tuned for more images to come. Next Stop: Opryland in Nashville!!
This season, we have been beyond excited to launch our latest Switchflop – Libby – which features a foam-cushioned heel and a distinctive cork, flatform base. When we began conceptualizing this sassy flip flop, we really focused on matching the comfort and style of our highly popular Gwen snap shoe – but creating something more strappy for our strap shoe fans. I like to think of Libby as the artsy cousin who everyone envies – she has globe-trotting style and aesthetic flair that will truly enhance those fun spring dresses and colored capris!
Libby’s unique style is just one of her many redeeming features. What’s also fabulous about this shoe is her luxurious comfort. Just what makes Libby so easy-fitting?
*Libby’s flatform base lifts your entire foot, rather than just your heel, so pressure stays even.
*A 1-inch base provides a slight boost, perfect for events that require a lot of standing or walking.
*The cushioned footbed is made from a foam base, maximizing comfort.
*Libby’s stylish cork base and snazzy signature strap create a dressier flip flop that’s ultra comfy, giving you that extra height you’re looking for, but without the sometimes uncomfortable feeling of wearing heels.
In the past we have had dressy flip flops, but none that provided LP fans with as much comfort, versatility and style as Libby. She is really meant for ladies who want a more sophisticated flip flop, but still desire comfort. Even better—Libby can be worn for any occasion! And at just $49.95, what a steal!
To Clean Libby: We recommend taking a damp cloth and simply wiping down the footbed. xoxo
Kelli and Lulu are great beach shoes because not only are they comfortable, but you can rinse them off! Just be sure to remove snaps and straps first ;) We have a great assortment of bright, funky colors this year from radiant yellows and vivid turquoise shades to attention-grabbing pinks and corals. If you’re looking for unusually fun, fashion-forward cover-ups, LP is your source! Just call 973-285-0041 to order these cover-ups directly.
We are so excited at LP to announce that Libby, our newest Switchflop with a cork base, is here! And Taylor is back in black! I love, love, love these styles for any outings you might take, whether it be shopping, sightseeing, or exploring a new town. These are super comfy shoes with just a little lift to lengthen those legs (Libby is 1 and 1/8″, while Taylor is 1 and 1/2″. If you’re looking for a great investment to last you many vacays to come, try one of these neutral-colored Switchflops (Libby also comes in black and red), and have fun ordering from our wide-variety of spring-ready straps!
Some of the best evenings are those spent sipping umbrella drinks on the beach, or walking hand and hand along the shore. But when you’ve spent a day in the sun, the thought of getting ready doesn’t exactly seem appealing. No worries – we’ve got you covered with fabulous, cover-ups in shades like tangerine, coral, and turquoise (shown above) that you can slip on right over your suit, and look like a million bucks*. Compliment this look with Nicole or Gwen – whether you’re looking for a tiny wedge, or a 2 and 3/4″ boost – these wedge sandals will look amazing on those bronzed feet. Don’t forget to add a final touch with our many beach-themed snaps & straps. You’ll be ready, set, fabulous in under 5 minutes. It’s like having a fairy Godmother ;)
I wish you a trip filled with beautiful memories, sunny skies, and incredible sunsets. xoxo
*Please contact our Customer Service Team at 973-285-0041 to order our cover-ups.
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With the ever-increasing airline baggage prices – not to mention that many airlines now charge for carry on bags – it’s more important than ever to pack for your vacation wisely. You don’t want to be dipping into your vacation funds just so you can check a gazillion bags on the plane. I know downsizing can seem scary, but trust me on this: if there’s one thing I’ve become a pro at over the years, it’s packing!
So what makes packing so frustrating? In my experience, we ladies seem to get caught up with shoes, blow driers/irons, various bottles of lotions and potions, and too many clothes. Try the following tips, and you’re sure to pack lighter & smarter!
Footloose and Fancy Free
I can’t say that I came up with the Switchflop concept solely for the convenience of vacations & packing, but boy have they really come in handy when it comes to traveling! Think about how many times you’ve shoved 4-plus pairs of clunky heels, sandals, and sneakers into your suitcase, anticipating which pair you’ll need with each outfit. To carry twenty pounds of shoes with you on your winter vacation is total madness. Focus on packing one or two pairs only. Wear your sneakers or Liz ballet flats on the plane (since flying tends to be chilly), and pack a great pair of cozy flip flops that you can literally walk around in all day, such as Lulu or Kelli. For some of you, a core pair of flip flops with an assortment snaps or straps is all you’ll need. If you plan on spending more time at events that require a little more “dressed up” look, consider taking Gwen along with you as well. A neutral Gwen with a different pairs of elegant snaps are perfect (and comfortable) for an evening out on the town. One or two pairs of versatile shoes in your luggage will make a huge space and weight difference. I always take my snap/strap organizer with me as well, so I don’t worry about losing any of my shoe bling. Many of you have asked when we will have more of these available, and I’m so happy to tell you that they’ll be here in early March!
No Extra Baggage
Many of us can’t live without our various lotions, creams, body butters, toners, scrubs, exfoliators, cleansers, and deep conditioners. And I won’t even list all of the makeup items we use! But even skin needs a little vacation sometimes. If the beach is your destination, ask yourself what the likelihood of really needing all of your “usuals” really is. Why not keep these items at home, use the sand to exfoliate, and buy a few small products when you land? As a Florida girl, the beach is a huge part of my life, and when you’re sunning, pretty much anything goes, except makeup – it just gets greasy and sticky in the hot sun. What’s truly essential is sunscreen, after-sun lotion, chapstick, and maybe a tinted moisturizer if you’re self-conscious about imperfections. The same goes for your hair… Embrace the beach hair! It’s fun, your significant other probably loves it, and it’s so easy! Even better, no blow driers or irons required. So leave the beauty products at home. Trust me – your hair and skin will thank you!
This is probably the hardest part of packing for a woman. But if you’re anything like me, you most likely end up wearing about half of what you pack. It’s so much smarter to downsize. Think about it – a good pair of jeans, black pants, capris, or shorts can last 2 or 3 days, and you can change your look by just switching tops! It’s best to decide what you truly need on your trip by making a list of what you expect to be doing each day. If you’re going to be sightseeing in a chilly, windy city, chances are you won’t be needing (or wanting) to get dolled up every day. And don’t forget to check the weather forecast and pack accordingly. You may need that extra sweater! I always bring a sweater with me no matter where I’m going since I tend to get cold easily – something to consider :)
If you’re heading to a tropical getaway, there’s a HIGH likelihood you’re going to live in your swimsuit and cover-ups. And that’s great because these items are lightweight and take up minimal space! I live in cover-ups down here because you can practically wear them everywhere, and with a great pair of shoes or other accessory, this is a really chic vacay look! As for my other outfits, I lay all the clothes on the ground and see where I can mix and match to save space.This is also how I choose which snaps & straps to take with me for my shoes. And don’t worry so much having a gazillion accessories with you – bring a basic set that will work with all outfits, like a great gold necklace and big gold hoops.
A Trip Down Memory Lane
Have you ever bought too much and then wondered how you were going to get it home? One thing I’m learning to focus on is using vacation funds for things that truly matter – Memories. We tend to buy a lot of touristy stuff on vacation, convincing ourselves that’s how we’ll forever treasure the trip in our minds. But these trinkets often end up taking a lot of unnecessary space (if not in the trash). By all means, treat yourself to something really special – maybe an outfit that you know you’ll wear a lot back home, or a blown glass bauble that you’ll add to your treasured glass collection. But just remember to focus on creating memories too. Bring a camera along, or learn the features of your cellphone camera. Take that sunset sail with your hubby or go on that afternoon snorkeling expedition. Those are the things you’ll remember – and they only take up space in your memory :) xoxo
It’s that time of year when many of you are anxiously awaiting spring, but perhaps it won’t be truly warm for another few months. Still, why deprive yourself of all the great spring fashion and colors? That’s where ballet flats come in, like Liz. She’ll keep your toes warm and your outfits fresh. And don’t forget: if it’s a “boot day” due to snow, Liz fits perfectly in your handbag, so you can slip her on at work, indoor events, etc.
We have a great at color assortment for Liz this spring. We’re bringing her to you in bright coral; a pretty, shimmery metallic; a fabulous blue seersucker; and the ever-classic neutral patent. As I’ve always shared with fans, Liz is not only chic and funky, but versatile too. It’s a great idea to have a neutral pair on hand, but don’t be afraid to treat yourself to the more eye-catching colors, which go great with neutral outfits, providing a fun pop of color just where you need it!
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Fashoenistas – I am so excited right now because not only is our spring line beginning to launch in stores (and online next week), but spring is definitely in the air! With sporadic bouts of warm weather beginning to emerge in even the coldest climates, winter may be on its way out sooner than we think. I was just talking with a friend who lives in the Midwest, and she told me that she is actually seeing a few trees showing signs of budding! Like many of you, she can’t wait for flip flop season, and I’m hoping that the warm sunshine kicks up the heat a bit sooner.
A new season means new trends. So what’s hot this upcoming spring??? I’ve listed all of the fabulous color and pattern trends below. Warning: Be prepared to drool ;)
While last season’s biggest color was orange, emerald green made a popular mark as well, and it’s only going to get bigger this spring, inspiring other shades of green as well. I read the other day that from “Kelly to Kiwi”* greens are here to stay! Can you think of a better color to welcome spring? And what’s great about green is that everyone looks great in at least one shade.
Neutrals & Naturals
This season is definitely all about back to basics – think beige, off-beige, and whites, along with natural fabrics like rattan. Neutral-colored blazers with a pop of color underneath are hot this spring, as are neutral-colored shoes! We can thank Kate Middleton and her fabulous classic style for popularizing nude footwear, which is great, since they go with everything and elongate your legs!
Polka Dots & Stripes
Solids are always classic, but I’m SO excited to see Polka dots coming back! They’re so fun and flirty –a welcome diversion from the norm. Stripes are back this season, getting bolder and brighter. How fun!
Fun, Funky Pants
Brightly-colored jeans and patterned pants will be huge this spring. The key to pulling off this look is to keep it simple on top, while accessorizing your bottom half with prints and vivid colors. Colored skinny jeans – think yellows, blues, greens, and corals – will be super trendy and you’ll want to consider pairing them with neutral-colored blazers. Very easy-going and very sleek.
Short, A-line Skirts
I love, love, love this up and coming trend, especially with tucked-in blouses and ballet flats. A-line cuts are so slenderizing, and allow you to show off your legs and shoes!!
Black & White
Both black and white each look great when paired with bright colors, so when they’re mixed together, they’re the ultimate foundation for a pop of color – the combo is so funky! My favorite? Pairing yellow with black and white. Chic and memorable!
Think chunky glasses, cat eye shapes, and patterns. These are a fun way to contrast the simple tops that are will be more popular as the spring season emerges. Just remember to choose shades that pair best with your face shape :)
*From Country Living Magazine
Having Burcham has been pure joy and an absolute whirlwind all at the same time! Fortunately for me, I can work from home, but like many of you, I still have emails to respond to, phone conferences, decisions to make, and business-related traveling. Honestly, it is a true balancing act. I feel like I have eight balls in the air and only two hands to catch them with. It’s a ton of work. Not really sure how I am doing it…All I know is that I am doing it! I am lucky to have some family help, and my husband gives me time off at night to get work done.. It is all about multitasking.
In sharing my adventures in mommyhood, I wanted to include some photos of the baby’s room. Thinking back on when we first began to work on it, I can’t help but laugh. We were totally unprepared for his birth, since he came 5 weeks early, so his room was not ready when he made his grand entrance. In fact, his crib hadn’t even come in yet!
One of the things I did do to make life easier was to buy the majority of his bedroom furniture and accessories on the same day. When I was at market in Atlanta, I headed over to the furniture mart and found a great interior showroom for kids. I picked out everything for Burcham’s room within two hours. It was a one stop shop for me. We started with the crib bedskirt and went from there. There really is no theme to his room, which is why I love it so much. I’m not a big fan of baby blue, so we went with navy and neutrals – very classic.
I have definitely found that the key to the new mommy balancing act is staying as organized as possible. Whatever colors or themes you go with in your own baby’s room, keeping it clutter free is super important. I keep necessities like diapers and burp cloths easily accessible – I personally love using baskets for this very reason. If you have room for a chair, keep comfort in mind. We chose a reclining chair, which for us is key for those late, late nights. Just remember: make it a room you want to spend time in and keep it really tidy.
I know that some parents choose to put a spare crib in their bedroom for the first few months. My husband and I decided to put Burcham in his own room as soon as his crib was ready. I think it’s best for him to have his own space and know when his bedtime is.
Speaking of bedtime, I certainly never realized how much I valued sleep until I lost it. Seriously, new parents have got to be the most sleep deprived people on Earth! I guess just like any new mom, I just sleep when I can. I never took maternity leave, so I suppose I’m just getting used to running on limited sleep. Again, I count my blessings that I am able to work from home much of the time – I can wear my Lulu’s around the house all day (seriously, not sure what I would do without them. They’re so comfortable, it’s like walking on clouds), and sometimes I never make it out of my workout clothes, lol. I must say though – whenever I look down at my beautiful boy and he laughs and smiles at me, I wouldn’t trade this for anything in the world…
Steve the Monkey”, a gift from a friend, sits propped up in Burcham’s crib. I’m in love with this….it’s too cute!
This is a brass sculpture that I found at a vintage shop. It is one of my favorite pieces.