LP’s Holiday Gift Guide

11 Dec

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1. I try not to take things to seriously, especially when I just wake up….That’s why I keep Ashley Brooke Designs mugs around. Nothing is better than beginning your day with laughter. http://shop.ashleybrookedesigns.com/treat-yo-self-mug.html

2. This is a no brainer….I am obsessed with this cookbook. http://www.amazon.com/Its-All-Good-Delicious-Recipes/dp/1455522716

3. Calling all ladies! We all need a TN dress. I live in Tracy’s line. Her dresses are the most comfortable and cute designs out there. We all need some color in our life (even during the cold months). Her dresses don’t wrinkle and you can throw them in the washing machine. This is a noooo brainer. http://www.tracynegoshian.com/Catalog/Shop-All/Dakota-Button-Up-Shirt-Dress.ph

4. Hello perfect hair. This little tool is a gift that every girl needs. Why not get great beach waves within seconds?  http://sarahpotempa.com/products-page/hair-beauty/the-beachwaver/

5. Every girl needs some bling…I love these fun bangles. http://www.stephaniealbertson.com

6. This is the phone case I am rocking these days…I get stopped on the street when I have my phone in hand. http://kennydana.com/products/sea-coral-iphone-5-case

7. I love a good lip gloss, and I have been amazed by these fabulous lip glosses….My new must have. http://www.sephora.com/shimmer-shake-show-stopping-collection-of-15-mini-full-on-lip-polishes-creams-P383032?skuId=1548007

8.  I love this throw, and I think yellow is such a great color that works with a ton of colors. http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-room/25531104.jsp

9. Talk about OMG….I can’t live without this eyeliner. http://www.sephora.com/skinny-liquid-eyeliner-P310736?skuId=1429752

10. Don’t forget the LP Liz Bronze Ballet Flat…with 3 snaps Carmella, Novalee, Cailyn (shown). Super comfy, super chic! http://www.lindsay-phillips.com/liz-metallic-bronze.aspx

 

Giving Thanks This Season

27 Nov

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We live in a fast-paced world filled with iPhones and tablets, beeping and buzzing, pop-ups and flashing ads – however helpful modern technology can be, it can often distract us from what’s truly important. But in spite of the chaos, we don’t have to look too far to realize our blessings this Thanksgiving.

 

Cheers to Your Health

As you feast this holiday, remember your blessings!

As you feast this holiday, remember your blessings!

How many of us wake up healthy every day and take it for granted? Good health is a true gift that we should feel blessed to have each and every day. It takes an incredible amount of strength and energy to do the daily grind, and I am truly thankful that I live each day without pain and suffering. They say that you never know what you have until it’s gone, but I believe that with continued awareness, we can learn to appreciate each breath we take. And it’s amazing what that appreciation will do for the spirit too! Gratitude is instant happiness…

 

Cheers to Family

IMG951517 Beyond health, I have really learned this year that Family is EVERYTHING – honestly, the rest is all gravy. It’s no secret that I’ve always stressed the importance of surrounding yourself with loved ones, but becoming a mother is what has really reinforced the importance of family for me this year. I am so blessed that my husband and I had a child early enough to have the support of our parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles!

Speaking of family, make this Thanksgiving about remembering where you came from – your foundation, your moral values. We exist only because of the people who sacrificed so much to help shape us into the people we are today. You can change your hair, your wardrobe (and of course your Switchflops ;) but the person you are at your core has a lot to do with your family.

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Burcham with his daddy and great-grandfather! It’s beyond amazing to have so many generations in one room, isn’t it?

 

Cheers to the Unrecognized

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I give thanks to those who have helped me take care of my guys :)

For me, this Thanksgiving is also about literally thanking those who have made my life easier – juggling is always more manageable when your load is lightened! So I say acknowledge everything that your family and loved ones do for you, be it babysitting your children, running errands, helping you plan, and just simply being there. Deep down, they know that you’re grateful, but make it a point to verbalize that this holiday – tell them how much you just couldn’t do it without them.

And of course I can’t forget my first baby – Cosmo. Family pets make an amazing impact on our lives, and we shouldn’t forget them this season. xoxo

Behind the Scenes: The LP Spring ’14 Photo Shoot

7 Nov

I am so thrilled with this year’s spring shoot – we actually shot at three separate locations, including a private orange grove estate in Clearwater and a fruit stand.  From day one, we established LP as a Florida brand, but I feel like we’ve really taken it to the next level. Orange groves are a part of Florida history – I used to pass orange groves on the way to school everyday. There’s really no fruit that better represents Florida than the orange – bright, colorful, glowing, and full of flavor :) Like oranges, LP too is quintessential Florida; it just seemed natural to bring them together…

Our theme for this spring is A Slice of Sunshine. Everyday when I wake up,  I look for the sunshine – both literally and figuratively. To me, this year’s theme  just really captures the brand and the LP lifestyle – it’s about fun, it’s about color, it’s about happiness. I look for the sunshine and the bright side with everything in life. Even in the grayest of skies, one must still look for the positive.

I want LP to be thought of like you would think of an umbrella drink company – when you wear your LP’s, it is all about being relaxed happy and carefree. Even the process of deciding on your shoe and snap/strap combination is something to look forward to each day – it’s one thing that’s never tedious because of all the possibilities. LP truly is a slice of sunshine in your day!!

We also did a day of studio shooting, so we could focus solely on the shoes, snaps, and straps. These studio shots are how we bring you the crisp web images that you see when you search and shop Lindsay-Phillips.com. You can expect to see some new shoe styles and some fabulous straps, snaps and cover ups. We have also added our core shoes in many more colors!!! xoxo

A lemonade stand that we made as part our Spring 2014 photo shoot - so fun!

 

The LP Brand is synonymous with umbrella drinks...happy and carefree :-)

 

A sneak peek at one of our new styles!

 

 

 

 

Exclusive Preview of our Spring 2014 Snaps!

 

We went for a much more classic look during this shoot...check out the cat eye glasses!

 

Our "Florida Glam" Wardrobe was amazing!

 

 

One of our newest cover-ups for spring!

 

Setting up an in-studio photo shoot. Watermelon, anyone? ;-)

 

New Libby Flavors!

 

One last sneak peek - It wouldn't be spring without colorful new straps!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LP’s Baby Turns One!

22 Oct

It is so hard to believe that Baby Burcham is already one!  This whole year just happened so fast – It feels like yesterday that I was pregnant. Being a mom this past year has been an amazing feeling:  the love I feel for Burcham is a different kind of love than I have ever felt.

 

To ring in his first official year, we had a little party for him and celebrated with friends and family. At first I did not want to do a theme, and then it kind of morphed into a pirate theme… “A pirate turns one” concept ;-) Themes are always great for photo opportunities, but my favorite part of the day was just being with our families. So many generations all in one room! Burcham has 5 great-grandparents, which amazes me. We truly feel blessed.

It has been an incredible year and at the same time a life-altering year. I have changed in so many ways because of him. Honestly, the first thing I did was thank my parents. Being a parent is not only a full time job -  it is a life changer! It has been hard being a mom who is constantly on the go and working around the clock…Multi-tasking should be my first name! Yet somehow it has also balanced me out.

I’m often asked by fans if I have any advice for new moms. Now that I’ve officially done the mommy thing for a whole year now, I feel like I could write a book!. Here are my top tips:

1. Don’t get worked up about things you can’t control.
2. With a baby, you have to take it one day at a time. Some days are fabulous and amazing, and others are…challenging to say the least. Don’t try to project ahead, or you’ll overwhelm yourself,  which brings me to number 3:
3. Breathe.
4. It takes a village to raise a baby, and it also is important to have family around. I honestly don’t know what I would do without my mom, my mother-in-law, and extended family.
5. It’s all about teamwork…
6. Don’t read blogs or research every little thing. Instead, listen to your baby and use your gut feelings to figure out what to do.
7. Don’t worry about germs….Kids are kids and they are bound to get sick and be surrounded by germs.
8. Switchflops are a life saver…seriously. I think I must have channeled my future self when I invented them. Stilettos don’t work with babies. I live in my Kelli’s, Gwen’s, and Liz flats. Even if there’s spit-up on my top, I can always say that I put my best foot forward, each and every day! xoxo, LP.

Burcham with "the boys"!

No party is complete without good food...

 

Burcham's first official sugar buzz :-)

Burcham in his new ride - already learning to break for animals!

 

Autumn in New York

1 Oct

This past month, I flew to NYC to meet with some vendors and work on LP fall 2014!! It is always great to see what’s going in in the marketplace, and I am always SO inspired when I go to NYC. It’s a great place to trend watch as I call it!

Interestingly enough, I flew into New York on September 11. To be honest, it was very hard to get on the plane; the hardest part for me was thinking about those who died just living their normal everyday lives. But it also felt great to honor those of the past AND to stand up for freedom.  My goal is to never live in fear. I feel very blessed having the opportunity to be a female entrepreneur living in the US…

Once we touched down and I headed out into NYC, thing first thing I noticed was the surge of energy I felt! The energy is so contagious. It is such a fast-paced lifestyle and it gets me moving and thinking. I also love looking at all of the fall styles and colors. This year, I saw a lot of cranberry shades, as well as blue, and black & white. They are all hot hot hot. So is mixing suede and patent leather. I immediately thought of patent leather Liz, and our Nicole black wedge :)

Autumn is a very transitional time in the city. It’s crisp and cool without being too cold. It gets me excited about cooler weather, which is unusual, considering I like warm weather. But, like I said…NYC just affects you and it’s great to go when I can and get inspired for upcoming LP designs!

Oh – speaking of LP…the craziest thing happened to me during my trip! I ran into an LP fan  - Heather – in the meat packing district which is a super fashionable area in the city. I actually noticed her Liz ballet flats, so I knew I had to introduce myself!! It was so great….Nothing makes me happier and puts a smile on my face than running into someone I see wearing LP shoes (: It turned out that she is a huge LP fan and is actually a pretty well known food blogger. Check out her blog The Culinary Chase when you get a chance. Great stuff!

As if I didn’t have enough excitement during my trip, I also caught up with my two bff’s who happen to live in the city. We went to dinner at The Beatrice Inn, this fabulous restaurant in West Village – and caught up over great food and drinks. I was actually able to stay with one of these friends who is also recently engaged (!!)…so it was great to spend some quality time with her. It’s so important to stay connected with friends no matter how busy we get with work and family. Old friends are absolute gold  – they remind us of where we come from and how far we’ve come. It’s amazing to watch each other grow and pursue dreams.

All in all, I couldn’t have asked for a better trip. I was anxious to get back home to see my family again and return to working on the Spring 2014 line, which I am so beyond excited about! But for now,  Fall 2013 is right around the corner, and I can’t wait for you guys to see our new line…stay tuned! xoxo LP

PS: Below are some photos of my recent travels to meet LP Fans!

At the LP Store in Opryland!

 

I love that LP has fans of all ages - so fun!

 

Greetings from LP in Opryland!

 

How fun is this look??

 

Meet and Greet at the fabulous Molly's in Sarasota

 

Decisions, Decisions!