Happy {Holiday} Weekend!

I am off to Seattle today to spend Christmas with my family and friends which should be full of good cheer, laughs and celebrations!  I wish you all the happiest of holidays and safe travels to wherever you are headed! 



GAP Demin Giveaway WINNER!

Eeks!  Yesterday was busy and I totes forgot to announce the winner of the Gap Giveaway yesterday!  I want to thank you all for entering and am excited to announce that MJ from Teaching In Heels is the lucky winner!! 

Congratulations MJ, hope you find the perfect fitting jean just for you!  Please email me with your address so that I can get your prize out to you! 

Thanks again for entering and I look forward to hosting another giveaway soon in 2012! 

Song Of The Week ~ All I Want For Christmas Is You (Cover)

We all know that the Mariah Carey version of this song (minus Justin Bieber) is the best and most adored pop Christmas song.  While I am not the biggest Mariah Carey fan I do just jump for joy whenever this song is on the radio or my iPod.  It reminds me of a fantastic evening in Solvang with my girls and makes me happy as can be. 
When I first heard the Michael Buble version I just wasn't sure what I thought...but after 3 or 4 listens I realized it is a beautiful different take on "All I Want For Christmas Is You" and very romantic and perfect for a holiday evening with your sweetie.  Michael Buble croons those poppy lyrics with a nice piano backup and it really makes me feel all romantic and stuff.  Normally I would say don't mess with a classic, but this is gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!

Two great versions of the same song is just fine with me when they evoke such different feelings, both of happiness!  Also, please tell me y'all watched this on SNL!


Forever Frugal Friday

Do yourself a favor and invest in this Bold Shoulder Striped Blazer immediately!  Last February I purchased an almost identical blazer (in navy blue) from H & M and it was easily one of the best purchases I have made as I am constantly complimented on every time I wear it.  The blazer is the perfect piece to add to almost any outfit and I just know you will love it as much as I love mine! 


Gift Guide #4 ~ Kate Spade for All!

I am pretty sure if I only received presents from one store this year, Kate Spade would be the place for me this year.  Every single item I am head over heels in love with!  And if you follow Kate Spade on Twitter or Instagram you would see all the fabulous happiness this company spreads to all around!

If you are still stumped on what to get that special lady or bestie in your life, look no further than below!

Any of the goods above is sure to make your loved one overjoyed!


Song Of The Week: Christmas Wrapping

Happy (dreary, rainy) Monday!  Anyone sick of holiday music yet?  I sure am not!  One of my favorite holiday songs of the season is The Waitresses "Christmas Wrapping".  It's totally 80's fun and the perfect punch to the normal slow holiday tunes.  This song would be the PERFECT addition to your cheesy, ugly Christmas sweater party!


Happy {Holiday Shopping} Weekend

It's Friday and we are two weeks away from Christmas!  I am one week away from my holiday party next week...and still minus a dress.  Which means my weekend will be filled with searching for the perfect gift for my loved ones and a dress to fit me! 

May your weekend be filled with glittery cheer and a warm cup of hot cocoa!  Don't forget to enter to win a free pair of gap jeans (click here)!


Forever Frugal Friday

I have this weird obsession with cute printed thermals.  They remind me of long johns and bundling up and I just love the look.  This Mixed Patterned Thermal is absolutely coming home with me to Seattle this holiday season.  Pure perfection.  And for under $10 you have got to be kidding me! 


Gift Guide #3 ~ Give the Gift of Gap {GIVEAWAY}

Being the generous people we all are, every so often it is nice to treat yourself to a little holiday cheer!  And the nice folks over at Brand About Town and The Gap are helping make that possible with a free pair of Gap jeans! 
To enter leave a comment below with the item(s) you want most on your Gap Wishlist.  You will earn one entry for leaving a comment below (please include your email address) and a second entry for tweeting (@lyndsylee) about this giveaway (please be sure to leave a second comment that you tweeted for your extra entry).  The contest will close at 11:59 PM PST on December 18th!  Good Luck!

I have become a true believer in Gap jeans and can be found wearing mine every weekend!  In addition to their fantastic jeans, I basically want just about everything in the store every season.  My Gap Wishlist is below and I am hoping a certain Santa is taking note and making purchases...

faux fur coat - so soft and gorgeous!

1969 ponte five-pocket leggings - most comfortable pants ever!!

metallic blouse - love the leathery look

cozy squirrel socks - shout out to my AGD secret squirrels!

gFast capris - cause i could use some more workout pants for cw!

quilted knit bomber jacket - it makes me feel warm and cozy just looking at it!

heart print henley T - um...could this be any cuter?  i think not!

Good Luck Everyone!!


Gift Guide #2 ~ For the Foodies

Food related gifts are the perfect present for just about anyone!  Co-workers, friends, family, you name it - everyone needs a little something for the kitchen.  And if that person is not one that works well in a kitchen, then I am sure they would love to eat any of the sweet treats!  The gifts below are sure to strike a chord with someone special in your life!


Wide Open Spaces...

Thanksgiving in Kansas was wonderfully relaxing and full of good memories.  I can honestly say I experienced the most beautiful sunsets/sunrises ever and felt like a straight up country girl.  While I  not ready to make the move to farm life anytime soon, I thought I would share my fave pictures from the trip.  I returned relaxed and full of cheer and am so thankful for B's amazing family for hosting such a wonderful trip!

Below are some of my fave pics (loving instragram btw! follow me @lyndsylee) from the trip!

4.5-5 hour drive from Colorado to Kansas

early sunrise Thanksgiving morning

sunrise continued from the farm

wild farm kitty who couldn't have been sweeter!

happy thanksgiving (i wore my uggs the ENTIRE week!)

shot some guns at targets (no animals)

serene sunset

gorgeous deer who just stared at us!

more deer off in the horizon - bambi?

finished the 750 piece puzzle...only took us 2 days!

sunsets with my sweetie make me happy

wide open spaces is all i kept singing the whole drive there and back (also thought about the disgusting outhouse we had to stop at on the way to Kansas but passed on the way back to Denver)

rocky mountain high! returning back to LA aboard Frontier


Song of the Week: Twelve Days of Christmas

With the recent revival and successful return of The Muppets (thanks to one darling Jason Segel) it seemed only fitting to select the "Twelve Days of Christmas" for song of the week. 

Can I just tell you how much I loved this song as a child growing up?  It brings me back to my aunt and uncle's house on Christmas Eve and begging for them to put The Muppet Christmas record on...yep I said record.  Oh the joy that album would bring me. 

While the album was filled with great holiday tunes, my favorite still to this day is their "Twelve Days of Christmas" version.  Miss Piggy's "ba-da-bum-bum" always had me in stitches and I also loved Beaker's little squeaks (which is missing in the version above).

All this reminiscing has me looking forward to Christmas Eve again at Aunt Randi & Uncle John's, where I just may make them pull out the record and play it for old time sake.  Enjoy!


Happy {San Diego} Weekend!

Yippee the weekend is here!  Tonight I am off to First Friday it up on Abbot Kinney and then off to San Diego in the morning to hang with a great group of gals.  Football, friends and lots of giggles are for sure in store. 

Hope you all have a festive weekend full of holiday cheer and hugs!


Forever Frugal Friday ~ Robes for Everyone


A bathrobe is a pretty standard holiday present and let's be honest, we all are usually wearing a robe that could use some replacing.  Why not treat yourself or your bestie to a cozy, lovely robe she can feel confident wearing to the door should an unexpected visitor stop by?  Best part about these robes...they are all under $20!!  Go ahead and check off a few of your favorite ladies from your holiday shopping list with one quick trip to Forever! 


Gift Guide #1 ~ Pretty Polished

Happy 1st of December!  You now officially have 24 shopping days left to get gifts for those special to your heart (including yourself!). 

Today's gift guide is for the gal in your life who likes to wear her flare on her fingertips.  Nail polish is the perfect gift for any one if your life.  You choose the price range and the color selection is endless.  It's a perfect stocking stuffer, little gift for your favorite gal at the office or little sister. 

Oh Deborah you always have me crushing hard on your polishes!  for that rockstar best friend of yours, why not treat her to the Get This Party Started set?  Or for your sweet little snow angel and Led Zeppelin fan, a little Stairway To Heaven which looks like little bits of snowflakes in a jar.  Love!
A little sweeter but still smooth as butter is this Holiday Glitter Trio.  All the goodness of butter with none of the calories...yes please!

Glitter?  Check.  Sparkles?  Check.  All out flashy fantastic - yep and the names are just my favorite!

For your favorite gold digger who likes to play it cool, Gold Flash should do.

I am loving this pair together, Shine of the Times and Bobbing for Baubles.  Essie's whole holiday collection is straight up glamorous and rich.

The perfect red, a splash of white a tinge of black and a gloss of gold, could we NARS have nailed it any better with this Kabuki Mini Nail Polish Coffret?  You could buy the set and split it amongst your different girlfriends - sexy, innocent, bold and dazzling. 

Any of these polishes as gifts are sure to leave you perfectly polished in their books!


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