Friday, December 13, 2019

My Favorite New Year's Dresses Out There Now!


I am loving all of the festive twinkling lights that are lining our streets right now, and it's got me thinking ahead as to what I'm wearing for this New Year's Eve.  So I thought I'd round up a few fun glittery dresses that might be the perfect one for y'all going into 2020!


Thursday, December 12, 2019

A Light In the Woods...


Nature really is a wonder.

We watch as it transitions through the year from sunny beaches and flowering branches to colorful leaves and finally to disparate trees and winter wonderlands blanketed with snow.


Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Our Home For the Holidays



It is that time of the year again when I share with you guys how we've decorated the house for the holiday season!  Transitioning seasons in the house is so much fun for me, and I enjoy bringing out some of our decor from over the years and mixing in new things to keep it ever-evolving!


Friday, December 6, 2019

DIY Tree Skirt

    



This year as I was gearing up for decorating our house for the holidays, we realized that this was the year we were going to take the plunge and get a legitimate sized Christmas Tree.   This was a big day!  What kind of tree should we pick out?  Pre-lit? Unlit? With or without snow?!

Well you can probably surmise from the first photo of this post that we went with a snow flocked tree, so no secrets there!  We ended up getting our tree online and lighting it ourselves incase the lights ever burned out.  Yay, we had bought our first 'real' tree (in the sense of size, not live!)!


Thursday, December 5, 2019

A Holly Jolly Christmas

   



As the days grow shorter and the temperatures grow colder, I'm finding more and more reasons to wrap up in a blanket and stay indoors on my free days with a warm cup of tea or hot cocoa.  So I found it only fitting to make my first outfit post of the Christmas season one that emulated that cozy indoor mood — and I was pretty much all sold when I saw these adorable holiday pj's at Target during their first week of putting out Holiday merch!


Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Holiday MoodBoard + Laydowns

Festive Cookies  |  Noelle Downing's Wedding  |  Decor Ideas  |  Decorative Banners  |
Festive Cocktails!  |   Steffy's Archive of Holiday Looks!  |  Aclotheshorse Hot Chocolate
 |  Vintage Holiday Illustrations  |  Ornaments made from Nature!  


It is officially December and therefore finally a legitimate time to start posting about the holidays!  I thought I would kick off the season by sharing some of the images that have been inspiring me for the season above, and also style up some cute little laydowns to start things off jolly this December!

Happy Holidays everybody!!!


Friday, November 29, 2019

Foyer Redesign



A photo story of our newly redesigned Foyer!

If you saw my closet post about a month back, you'll know we've been redoing different areas of our little 'partment bit by bit.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Amber Waves; Resplendent Fields



I've been pretty excited to shoot this vintage dress I acquired somewhat recently for a little bit now, and I'm so excited with how the photos ended up turning out.  Especially because it was SO COLD when we went out to shoot this.  But sometimes you have to sacrifice comfort for the sake of art!  I was just really feeling this golden toned dream in the fields, complete with touches of gold in the accessories!

If you're looking for me, I'll just be off frolicking in the golden fields!

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

A Woodland Love Story



We went to the woods to be animals for a bit for this one... bless my husband for putting up with me and being a woodland creature with me!  It was below freezing and we were both shaking in our boots, but the five minutes we spent out in the cold for this miraculously turned out pretty great!

An unlikely love story between a fox and a raccoon...


Friday, November 22, 2019

Fall Styling Video



Welcome to my first styling video!

This is a fun styling video I made for fall featuring my favorite pair of tall
boots from Modcloth.  Enjoy!



Until Next Time, 


— The Lovely Red Fox


Thursday, November 21, 2019

Vintage and Velvet


I just love this time of year — the few weeks where you are surrounded by the beauty of the turning leaves, before they all fall and are bare for the winter.


Tuesday, November 19, 2019

A Harvest Bread Board



Welcome to another installment of Lindsay bakes things!

This time, I decided a Harvest bread board was in order, as I was looking for something comforting with the cold weather rolling on in.  So I turned to my cookbooks and the internet to find some fun breads to make from scratch to create a well rounded bread and spread board!



Friday, November 15, 2019

Destination Wedding Planning: Catering



    



Oh my gosh, food. 

Do we love food, or what. 

Food for us is life-source.  My mother has always been so passionate about food for as long as I can remember, and Andrew has dove so deep into cooking over the years that I feel like I'm living with a chef.  I am surrounded by good food, and as a result I feel that the whole family is a bunch of foodies!

So planning food for our wedding was paramount.  Photography, Styling, and Food were the highest items of importance on our list. 

Thursday, November 14, 2019

A Romantic Rabbit


If you've been following my blog for a bit, you might have caught on to my love of woodland creatures ;) !  Well, I've been so in love with the animal masks we got from Spirit Parade on Etsy for our wedding, that I thought I would incorporate them into some outfit shoots this fall!   They are just so well made and fun, that I thought it would add a fun element of whimsy.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

A Fall Table Scape



Hello All, and Happy Fall!

I'm here on the blog today with one of my favorite things ever to style — a holiday tablescape!  This fall setting would be perfect for a Thanksgiving table or a FriendsGiving table — whichever you like!

Read on for tips on setting a holiday table!

Friday, November 8, 2019

Handmade Harvest Crown & My Favorite Fox Dress



Lately I've been pretty inspired by floral crowns.  Partially from aclotheshorse's seasonal crowns , and my own floral crown Vanessa made for my wedding, I've been inspired to attempt to make one of my own for a little bit now.   Looking back on my last attempt at floral styling, I knew I needed to finesse my skills to make a crown that would dry out nicely.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Hollerin' at Apples


Not too long ago, Andrew and I took a trip up to a local apple orchard, called Apple Holler.  We used to take field trips to this orchard when we were in elementary school, but we hadn't been there since we'd been adults!  So I thought it would be a treat to take a little day trip and go gather some delicious

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

With Wild Abandon


A fun little desert glam look... I couldn't resist styling something to be shot amongst the cacti!  :)

A good number of items in my closet came from Forever 21 due to my having worked for the company for a number of years, and always having access to the newest pieces as soon as they were available.  I've always had an affinity for that piece that has an extra touch to it — whether that be some rhinestone

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

In the Cactus Forest


During our long weekend in Arizona, we wanted to be sure to get some hiking in, as we knew we would be near a National Park.  Saguaro National Park flanks Tucson on both the east and west sides of the city, and offers many hiking trails that weave through the Sonoran Desert. We greatly enjoyed

Friday, November 1, 2019

A Tucson State of Mind


A couple weeks back Andrew and I took a long weekend trip to Tucson, Arizona to attend his best friend Steve + Melanie's wedding.  The wedding was so beautiful, and we happily welcomed the sunny vibes and desert mood, especially as temperatures were starting to plunge here back at home.  For our stay, we found a great little Airbnb that was right in the middle of everything.  It seemed whenever we needed to get anywhere it was only 10-15 minutes away!  A welcome change from Chicago where we're always driving or on the train for what seems like forever and always drowning in traffic.  On top of the ease of transportation in Tucson, we enjoyed some desert hikes, and I just adored our relaxing and breezy accommodations!

Thursday, October 31, 2019

All Hallow's Eve



This Halloween I wanted to do something extra fun for the blog to celebrate the season.  It all started in the Halloween aisle of my local Goodwill, and unfurled from there!  A lot of planning went into this one, as well as trying out some fun new things I had not attempted before!  So last week my friend Mandy and I took a trip to the woods to shoot something spooky!

Something wicked this way comes, and we hope you enjoy! :)


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Sabrina Inspired Stylings



    


Hey guys!

For my last costume inspiration post, I wanted to do an outfit that had a spooky tie in it.  I've been obsessed with Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a new tv show with a dark spin on the classic Sabrina the Teenage Witch.   While the show is much creepier than I usually am into, I am loving every bit of it and anxiously awaiting the release date for the third season!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Follow Friday: Vintage Fashion and Furry Animal Edition

Fancy Fine Vintage  |  Svetlana Toys  |  Charis Raine Studios  
|  Adrian Company  |  ClaraLoo  | Spirit Parade


Hey guys!

On this edition of Follow Friday, I've rounded up some great artists/ sellers that I've been admiring lately to share with you.  If you like their work, follow the links to their pages and give them some love!  I love finding new and interesting artists around the web, and getting to brighten up my life with some unique things all while supporting other artists! :)

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Hello, Pumpkin!

   


As we near All Hallow's Eve, I thought I would style a fun festive Halloween inspired outfit that is fun and comfortable for everyday living!  It's mostly brought together with this wood candy corn necklace that I've had for as long as I can remember back, but made extra spooky with a fun black pinafore dress, striped knit top, cat socks, and witchy shoes!  :)

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Stationery Design From Our Wedding



   

Reception Photo by Eva Galka



Gosh, there is just so much to share with all of these planning posts.  It feels so strange sharing this stuff now after all this time for so many reasons.  The wedding was over 2 months ago now, and not only that, but we planned it for three years prior to that.  I really didn't want to spoil any surprise for people who came, so I didn't share a whole lot with people before the day.  I think it really worked out for the best doing it that way, because people didn't know what to expect leading up to it, and that was kinda fun.  But it makes for a strange sharing experience now, as it all feels so big now to share what Andrew and I were essentially working on in secret for three years!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

October Forever



I'm pretty enamoured with this week's outfit post because I feel like it incorporates some of my very favorite things — plaid, tie front blouse/dresses, and textured neutrals— and so much of this fab look was sourced secondhand.  I've had a conflicted relationship with fast fashion for a long time, because I do

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Audrey Hepburn Style

    


Everybody loves the iconic Audrey Hepburn style.  The classic black gloves, sleeveless black dress with pearls, the hat.  So do I.

But I decided I'd love to do a little bit of a new spin on the classic look by restyling the Breakfast At Tiffany's inspiration from different scenes in the movie.

Friday, October 11, 2019

You Need to Calm Down... and Just be Marvelous

   


I have seriously been so excited for this and a few upcoming posts for so long now.  Get ready for some Halloween costume inspo from yours truly hitting the blog today and in the next couple weeks!

My first installment in this series is inspired by The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel that I have been loving. so. much. 

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Varsity Vibes



I'm sure anyone who knows me in real life following this is thinking, "Why is Lindsay anywhere near a football field?".  I'll be the first to admit that sports aren't really my thing, and that can be case-in-point summed up by the fact that in trying to figure out where I should shoot this outfit, I asked Andrew where the nearest "Football Fork" would be.

I've been informed they're called goal posts, and not 'football forks', 'pitches' or any other variation of those that I would have come up with.


Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Reworking and Redesigning My Closet



   



When we first moved into our apartment — and honestly every apartment we've moved into or lived in since moving out of my parents house — I never gave much thought to changing around my closet.  I think often when we rent, we're thinking about things in the temporary.  We're thinking, 'well eventually one day I'll have a good couch, or organize my clothes, or try to hang up pictures.'

And while I've always been the one to push the envelope and hammer nails into the wall and put up pictures on a whim, I've always taken that closet part at face value: this is the closet I have here, and I'll just throw my stuff in it.

It wasn't until maybe 8 months ago that I started thinking to myself, "why haven't I used any of the tricks that I've learned as a clothing merchandiser to better interact with my own closet?".

Friday, October 4, 2019

Lovely Bakes: Lemon Blackberry Fig Cake



Fun Fact:  I had never actually eaten figs until this summer.

Basically, I guess I've always kind of been aware that figs were 'a thing', but up until about 4 months ago, if you mentioned figs to me, I would immediately think of fig newton cookies, and the thought would stop there.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Pumpkin and Spice is Nice



Well, hello October!

As is customary here in the midwest, this week as we plunge into fall we've gone from 85 degrees and thunderstorming and nose-dived 20+ degrees overnight to 57 degrees and damp!   Still, I'm getting excited seeing the tips of leaves starting to turn color and bright yellow hues popping up and dotting the trees here and there along the highways.  I'm thinking it will only be a week or so till we get full blown colorama around here :).

Friday, September 27, 2019

Our Wedding Day

© Kristen Marie Parker | 2019 

It's been over a month, and I still barely even know how to begin writing about this day.  SO much work went into this day.  So many hours of planning and driving and thinking and meeting people and combing the internet to make decisions that felt just SO BIG.


When we got engaged I really didn't have a whole lot of a picture or idea as to what planning a wedding takes.   I had only really attended a handful of weddings, and I had no idea what it would be like, or what it would feel like planning a wedding other than what you see in TV and movies.  The only thing I really knew going in was that no wedding is the same, and whatever we ended up doing would naturally be very 'us' because we would naturally choose things that are things we like, right?

Thursday, September 26, 2019

One Windy Morning



I'm not totally sure what it is about the water that makes it have such a calming effect on me.  Sometimes I feel the best way to clear my mind is just to make my way down to the lake and sit on the rocks for a few minutes, watching the waves come crashing in. 

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Billows and Breeze



It's funny, this shoot was definitely one that would fall under my personal category of 'Not so Great'.  But, I've been trying hard to not be so hard on myself creatively, so I wanted to work through my struggles and still get this one up for all that it's worth.  


Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Afternoon in the Orchard


Ah, September.

I think September might be my favorite month out of the whole year.   I think its generally a little under-appreciated, because all month people are racing to get to October, mentally.  A lot of people have the stress of the 'back to school' season, either prepping their kids for the return to school, or readjusting to campus life... and then the next thing on a lot of people's minds is crisp autumn air, PSL's and Halloween.

But September is in my opinion, the best weather month of the year to get out and enjoy.

Friday, September 20, 2019

Travel Planning



I'm big on planning. I love planning out my week, setting goals, planning meals out, planning how to tackle projects, you name it.  I love taking a big problem and breaking it down and ironing out every little detail.  So when it comes to planning trips, I am 100% in my element.  I love researching our

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Fresh from the Fields





I've been wondering a lot lately why we are so prone to procrastination.  It often seems like there's this little voice going, "we could do that, OR... we could just do something else instead", even when it's things that we really will be happy we did.  Like sweeping the kitchen or studying for a big test, or sometimes for me, going out and shooting these outfit photos.  I'm always excited once I get home to get the images on my desktop and start sifting through and editing, choosing the best shots and painting in light here and there.   I love styling the outfits, and even writing my little blurb of thoughts

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Endless Summer


Often times I feel like I catch myself in taking for granted the truly beautiful surroundings that we have here in Chicago.  We live very near to the city and I often find myself yearning for the wide open spaces more than the bustling city life — but we do have little pockets of wonder at our disposal like the beaches that line our Great Lake.  And I do love the giant rocks that hug Lake Michigan all along its coast. We definitely don't take enough advantage of the