Tying It Together: Dots & Denim

15 Apr

spring fashion looks 2015

 

Be a laid-back, yet put together polka-dotty hottie with this fun black & white skirt paired with a casual light-washed jean jacket and tied together with funky turk ballet flats & a coordinating chunky necklace.

 

White Tank & Jean Jacket: Gap

Skirt –  Old Navy

“Liz” Turquoise Ballet Flats - Lindsay Phillips (available in other colors & textures)

Necklace - J.Crew

 

Behind the Shoe: Meet Hope

8 Apr

Espadrille Flat

 

Between her work as a senior analyst at FIS Global and raising her little girl, Hope is a busy lady. But her demanding schedule doesn’t keep her distracted from life’s pleasures for one minute.  Hope lives up to her name, inspiring everyone around her with her relaxed demeanor and unique perspective on life.  This season, Lindsay named our newest strapless shoe Hope, a spunky Espadrille slip-on Flat, after her happy-go-lucky friend –  an earthy,  seaside lovin’ gal who knows a thing or two about the importance of stopping to smell the roses ocean breeze! Feet, Meet the globe-treking free bird, Hope.

 

Fill in the name acronym:

H appiness

O cean

P eace

E asy going

 

A motto to live by:

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. ~Buddha

 

Fav Ice Cream Flavor? 

Chocolate chip cookie dough!

 

Favorite place for a stroll? 

Weekend mornings at the local farmers market

 

Fav Name For a Girl? 

That’s an easy one:  My daughter’s name is Summer.  A simple, unique, and memorable name.

 

Share Your Passions – What Motivates You?

I have a passion for photography and love of the ocean and travel.  I enjoy grabbing my Canon and snapping candid photos of Summer when we are playing in the backyard or just when the light is right.  Last week, I did a mini photo shoot with Summer at sunset while she was playing with spring flowers.

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Fill in the blank: Be_____________

True to yourself.

 

Astrology sign? 

Capricorn (she’s an Earth sign, of course!)

 

Soho or San Francisco?  

San Francisco.  I need the ocean view :)

Hope in Lake Como

Hope and Summer enjoy the ride on Lake Como in Italy.

 

Where Have You Ventured To?

Our travel adventures usually include the ocean.  My husband and I enjoy scuba diving, and we have been as far as Bora Bora to enjoy their amazing diving and breathtaking views.  Summer’s passport includes stamps from the Bahamas, Mexico and Italy.  We try to plan a new family vacation each year to a place we have never been.

 

Ideal Sunday Afternoon? 

The day would start with a mimosa brunch with friends and family, followed by playtime in the pool with Summer, and end with a beautiful sunset.

 

Fav Cegan/Vegetarian Meal? 

Black bean burrito filled with fajita veggies and Mexican rice.

 

What Features Do You Love Most About The Hope Espadrille Flat?

First, I love the color.  The light gold matches all items in my closet. Not to mention the braided jute wrap that keeps the look casual with a bohemian feel.  My go-to style is a white t-shirt and jeans with bold jewelry accents.  The Hope flat compliments my style perfectly.

Hope Espadrille Flat

 

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Like we said, does she inspire or what? From capturing snap shots of her favorite natural moments to plunging head first into the wonders of the deep blue sea, Hope has a unique knack for finding peace, beauty, and adventure.

 

Tying It Together: Warming Up to Spring

8 Apr

Spring 2015 Fashion Trends

When the weather is still slightly brr, warm things up with a funky blouse & vest combo, paired with the perfect pair of platform wedge sandals to show off your latest pedi.

 

Get The Look:

Top - Scotch and Soda

Vest –  Club Monaco

Megan Platform Wedge Sandal with Ankle T-Strap – Lindsay Phillips (also available in black and coral)

Jeans – J Brand

Bangles - Shellie Style

Tying It Together: The Tribal Chill

2 Apr

Fashion for Transitioning into Spring

 

Spring can be moody, but we’re on the upswing with this Southwestern-inspired black & white look that feels neutral whether it’s warm and sunny or windy with a chance of gray skies.

 

Get The Look:

Top - Anthropologie

Jeans- Old Navy

Booties- “Leah” by Lindsay Phillips (also available in tan)

Bangles – Loft

Behind the Shoe: Meet Mitzi

12 Mar

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Lindsay Phillips never forgets a name. Not just limited to close friends and family, she stamps each shoe style with a name that pays homage to practically every person who’s ever touched her life: from the first boutique that ever sold her switchflops, to family members of friends, and even the LP staff!

This season, LP dedicated one of her newest and most favorite styles to her upbeat graphic designer, Mitzi. We were fortunate to catch Mitzi in a moment when she wasn’t making some graphic magic (which isn’t often – this designing diva is a creative whirlwind!!) to get to know the name behind one of LP’s best designs to date.

 

Favorite Tropical Drink?  

Anything grapefruit!  I love tart & sour flavors, so a little pinot grigio, grapefruit juice, and club soda hits the spot for me.

 

Item You Can’t Leave Home Without?

Okay, I can’t just narrow it to one…I am a girl!

~AVA Body lip balm

~ Creme de Earl Grey tea bags (stashed in my car, purse, laptop case, etc)

~ Le Pen pens

~ Neutrogena Norwegian Formula hand cream 

~ My laptop (of course)!

 

What Inspires You?

The past.  I love mid-century modern artwork and architecture; the forms and proportions have informed so many of our design standards.  

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Snaps or Straps?

Snaps. I have a hard time finding ballet flats for my narrow feet, but the Liz (and now Tracy) fit perfectly. My favorite snap-to-date is the Sallie bow snap. But the Claire is a close 2nd.

 

A Quote You Live By

“Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape”.  I’m not sure who said this, but flexibility is key!  And of course, the golden rule (Matt 7:12): do to others what you would have them do to you.

 

Shade of Mitzi and Snaps You’re Most Likely to Be Seen Wearing?

Black with the original snap.  Although it looks great with the Braelynn and Monica.

 

Favorite Getaway Spot?

Tamarindo, Costa Rica.  Perfect waves for surfing and a low-key vibe.  

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Hobbies?

Anything on a board: wakeboarding, longboarding, snowboarding, SUP, etc.  After working at a desk most of the day, it is nice to get out and get active.  

 

What’s Your Fashion Style?

Clean, graphic minimalist mixed with art-inspired brights. Simple black and white everything with a pop-of-color accent piece, such as a bright snap, a bold lip color, or a neon clutch.

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What Do You Love Most About Your Work at LP?

I enjoy working with such a positive group of people!  Everyone works so well together, whether it is on a photoshoot or simply putting together an email.  Having a positive and encouraging attitude makes work not feel like, well, work!

 

It’s not hard to see why LP named this quintessentially comfy, yet spunky, vintage-inspired shoe  after our very own graphics guru. A comfort to be around, warm, and fun-loving, you can always count on Mitzi for a little artistic flair, mixed with sunny charm. Cheers!

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