UNDER CONSTRUCTION

day 280 thumb B

I should have never written “#13, bad luck? No way!” in my Lustful Friday #13 post because apparently, I was wrong. It kinda was bad luck. I ran into a bit of a hiccup with my site and am in the process of building a new one. Considering I am pretty new to this self-hosting stuff, it is taking me a bit longer than anticipated, but I am learning so much in the process. So, please keep your eyes peeled and hold your breath (or don’t) for the brand new LindseyBrooksBell.com coming to you very soon! And as always,

Much Love,

Lindsey

About these ads

Motivational Tuesday #6

iwokeuplikethis

Because Beyonce!

Much Love,

Lindsey

An Open Letter to Women

I feel like lately when I’ve turned on tv or read about anything in the media I have been truly saddened by how women are letting themselves be treated in the world. Between the Sam Pepper crap or pretty much anything having to do with the NFL, I get pretty bummed out about the state of women’s rights. I have been lucky in life because I grew up with a very caring father, a loving brother, some very strong women role models, and currently have a boyfriend who loves me and treats me with respect.

As a woman who has gained a small spotlight in the world, I want to set an example for other girls and let them know that who you are is worth fighting for. It will be a hard won battle, where people will constantly be trying to change who you are or tear you down. I just want to let anyone who feels this way know, that you should never sacrifice who you truly are. Life will be so much more satisfying being who you want to be. And I wish you the best of luck.

There’s a quote I saw recently and that I thought really sums up how I feel I want to live my life.

“Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of women.” Nora Ephron

Have a great week. Much Love,

Lindsey

Lustful Fridays #13 (Bad Luck? NO WAY)

It’s lucky number Lustful Fridays the 13th! Does this mean bad things? Gosh I hope not. I’m pretty sure we should just keep on truckin’. Hopefully your Friday is fantastic and full of all the wonderful things you could ever wish for. Here are some things I’m wishing for!

butterbeerfrap

Yummmmm Butterbeer Frappachino. This little guy is one of the special fraps on Starbuck’s “secret menu”. I put it in quotes because it’s Starbucks sanctioned, you just have to ask for the right bits in the recipe of your drink and voila, secrets become reality. I always wonder what to do with those freebies I get with all my Starbucks stars in the app and now I am going to start trying all of these drinks! Starting with the Harry Potter related one, duh!

applepiebars

I am still not eating pie, so I am always searching for things that look like pie, or taste like pie, but are healthier. I’m not sure these are actually better for you, but I’m willing to try them out, feel a little like Fall and indulge in some pie-like goodness.

balmainpants

As some of you budding fashionista might know, it is Paris Fashion Week. All of the Spring goodness is flooding the runways and I am getting so excited for what is to come. I never get to buy any of this stuff in real life, I just go to H&M or Zara to hit the inspired by pieces, but I can still get excited for what’s to come. The crop top is still having it’s moment in the sun (thank goodness because I love it), and how about these pants. This outfit is Balmain, which is definitely out of my price range, but how lovely will it be when there are some printed pieces like this for us regular girls?

cactusgarden

Anyone who has taken a quick look around my house knows that I am obsessed with having plants around. I think having things growing brings good energy and better air to your living space. Does science back that up? Not sure, but I still believe it. I love these little cacti in all different colors. I am totally making one of these in my house.

chiapet

Speaking of plants, how about this adorable little Mr. King wannabe in his Chia Pet outfit? So stinking cute.

officestuffagain

I’m still on the lookout for awesome office stuff. These pastel colored accessories are exactly what I’m looking for. Maybe I can even just paint some of my plain white ones to match my tangerine dream room! Ombre orange boxes perhaps? I think so!

pinkandnudeheels

I am obsessed with these shoes. Ever since dying my hair pink I know always think, “I NEED ALL THE PINK THINGS” I would be towering over Danny, but whatevs. Look how fun they are!

trench

Another favorite from PFW… this amazing trench from Lanvin. So pretty and feminine. I need to get me a trench for Fall.

whitebalmainjumpsuit

And my last fav from Paris is this Balmain jumpsuit. It comes in red too and is just amazing. I love jumpsuits and am glad they’re sticking around for another season.

That’s it for this week! What are you obsessing over right now?

Much Love,

Lindsey

Ask Lindsey #2

My second Ask Lindsey made it’s appearance up on my YouTube today! Check it out if you want to know a little more about me!

Much Love,

Lindsey

Motivational Tuesdays #5

bikinibody

Everyone always asks me how to get a bikini body? My answer is and always will be: just put on a bikini. Confidence is your best asset. Exercise won’t hurt, but everyone feels uncomfortable sometimes. It’s just about playing up your best assets and being happy with yourself!

Much Love,

Lindsey

Love Songs Playlist

Love is the air! It’s wedding season and it got me thinking about some of my favorite love songs. I’m about to get mushy on y’all. I like to think that I have a pretty eclectic taste for love songs. I’m not just listening to Celine Dion and getting all weepy. There’s more to it than that. Great lyrical content is super important to me. The song could sound not very love song-y and then you pay more attention to the lyrics and it opens up your eyes to a whole new perspective on what a good love song is. Here’s some of my favorite <3

“All of Me” John Legend

Ok, I so I just completely contradicted myself. This one is so obviously a love song. But, I love how it talks about the imperfections of their relationship, but that it doesn’t really matter. That’s true love. Plus, how could you not love Chrissy Teigen?

“Kanye” The Chainsmokers

Because nobody loves anyone like Kanye loves Kanye.

“Waiting Game” Banks

This song is so sad to me. Nothing like tour getting in the middle of a budding relationship. Listening to the songs just isn’t the same when the person is gone.  It’s a moving and sad love song.

“Photograph” Ed Sheeran

Nobody writes a good love song like Ed Sheeran. This guy kills it. Yes, it’s another song about the guy being away and hoping she’ll wait for him to come home. Tour songs hit such a note with me because it’s such an integral part of Danny and my relationship. There’s some pretty good advice for making things work in this song.

“Paperweight” Joshua Radin

This was my favorite song when Danny and I first started dating. They’re voices are perfect together and it reminds me of young love. Ah, those were the days. So innocent and silly.

“We Found Love” Rihanna

This song almost always brings me to tears. It describes pretty well how I felt when Danny and I weren’t together. I always missed him so much and just didn’t want to move on. It also makes me really sad that Rih wrote this for Chris Brown. He doesn’t deserve something so beautiful to be about him even if it is brought on by the emotion of being involved with him.

“Miserable at Best” Mayday Parade

Speaking of crying… grab a tissue real quick. This one’s a killer.

“Tautou” Brand New

This is hands down my favorite song ever written. I know it’s an intro to entire amazingly awesome album, but something about this always gets me. There are only two lines in the whole song, repeated over and over. “I’m sinking like a stone in the sea. I’m burning like a bridge for your body.” That just sounds like how love feels sometimes. Really amazing, but also really, really hard. I don’t know how to explain why I love that so much, it just has always been my favorite.

“You Be Tails, I’ll Be Sonic” A Day to Remember

I love how this song sounds just metal, and then you pay attention to the lyrics and it’s a super sad breakup song. “I miss your family and I miss all our friends”… It gets a little aggressive at the end with the “All of the things that you love, are all the things that I hate”, but this is one of those songs that is so much deeper than you realize from the first listen.

Well, I’m not exactly sure this playlist turned out so positive. There’s a lot of sad love songs, but still lovely. Now everybody go get some chocolate as this was kind of depressing and we now deserve it :)

Much Love,

Lindsey