ASK LINDSEY #1

I have gotten a few requests to do a video with questions you guys wanted answers to. So, I sat down yesterday and got a little emotional, a little silly and had a great time answering some of the best #AskLindsey questions I got from Twitter. I had a lot of fun and definitely want to do more of these! What do you guys think?

 

Much Love,

Lindsey

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Pink Hair for 200K!!!!!

 

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I am so excited! We asked everyone on Twitter what we should do to celebrate 200k subscribers on YouTube and the overwhelming response was dye our hair. So to honor this wish, I am a going a lovely shade of dusty rose as soon as we gain the last 10k subs! And I could not be happier.

I am absolutely welcoming the change and excited to try something fun. These are the things I get to do now that I am a full time YouTuber and only part time adult.

Here’s to growth whether it be subscribers, daring life decisions or just becoming comfortable in your own skin.

Much Love,

Lindsey

Lustful Fridays #5

Hooray for the illustrious return of Lindsey’s Lustful Fridays! I love being on tour because it has given me down time to do things like this. Down time which I definitely haven’t had available at home recently. I love it.

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Swim Amara American Flag Hotcakes
With all of the hoopla surrounding the World Cup, I feel like I have been even more patriotic than normal. I’m obsessed with American flag printed things, but am still in need of some awesome, super American swim pieces. I came across these in my search for swim for Shore and decided at $45 I have to have them. Wish I would have gotten them in time for today, but I’m sure I will use them for years to come!

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Neutral Rompers and Dresses for Miami Swim Show
Miami Swim Show is now less than a month away and it’s time to start planning outfits! I’ll probably stick to my standard of rompers and little dresses, but want to definitely get a lot of neutral colors in my wardrobe. It’s my favorite to find great neutral outfits that I can dress up with accessories, but also reflects the style of Miami. Bringing out my inner beach goddess.

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Shoes
I’m always on the hunt for some great, moderately priced footwear. These are some of my current faves. Since Danny will be out of town for the next couple of months I’m thinking that rocking a super tall wedge is totally ok. Bring on the ridiculous heels!

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A Show Bag
The one thing I’ve realized while traveling these last few weeks is that I am in need of a large structured purse. I tend to buy slouchy bags, but once I start carrying a lot it doesn’t stay organized and is really hard to carry. Time to get some structure in my life and move on to a big girl bag. Definitely still on the hunt for the perfect one.

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St. Regis Bora Bora
Finally Danny and I are starting to plan our big Fall vacation, and this is on the top of my list. I have to check out the wifi to make sure we can still upload our daily vlogs, but that’s really our only stipulation when it comes to where we stay. I feel like every time I see the curaçao water and palm trees that’s just where I want to be. I don’t know if I’ll ever be a ski trip vacationer. Always the beach girl at heart.

Catch ya next time.

Much love,
Lindsey

Summertime Playlist #2

My love for music is unending and therefore, forever evolving. I really loved doing my last Summertime Playlist post so I decided to do another one. I’m still really loving house and EDM, but since being on Warped Tour, some old favorites have been making their rounds in my Spotify again. It’s a good mix. Here are some of my favorites:

“White Noise (HudMo Remix)” Disclosure

I’m still ridiculously obsessed with the Disclosure Settle The Remixes. This is an ongoing love affair I don’t see dwindling anytime soon. I find a new favorite weekly, play it into the ground and then pick a new one the next week. It’s fun to hear the different of the songs and follow the different interpretations. I am becoming a full on EDM enthusiast. If you would have told me that a year ago, I would have laughed because I really used to hate it. I love how much it has evolved though. It’s not just Skrillex and weird noises anymore. It’s really good music and definitely bleeding over into the pop category. Love it.

“Ambling Alp” Yeasayer

This band is weird in the best ways. This has a catchy chorus and somehow incorporated the lyrics “formidable foe”. Props for getting all those syllables to fit and make sense. They also sing part of the bridge in falsetto and somehow, still keep me listening. I just really appreciate the work that went into this song.

“We Sink” CHVRCHES

What’s with the V instead of U in band names right now? This definitely isn’t the first time I’ve seen it this summer. I interpret this song as the girl threatening her boyfriend that if he breaks up with her she will be a “thorn in your side till you die”. Mega bitch move, but you tell ‘me girl. There are also the lyrics, “We are… What the fuck were you thinking,” which always makes me sing it really loud and then laugh. I want to see a lot more of this band in the future.

“Wake Me Up” Madilyn Bailey

This song, in all of reincarnations, never gets old. This is the most beautiful and poignant version. I also have annoyed many the car passengers while I sang this at the top of my lungs.

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It makes me cry every tiiiiiime :)

“I Feel Alive” We the Kings

This song has been the most fun to watch during this tour. Trav does an awesome job of getting the crowd involved. So fun to see from the stage.

“Wasting Time (Eternal Sunner)” Four Year Strong

“Maniac (R.O.D.)” Four Year Strong

This band is hands down my favorite on Warped, other than We the Kings. I wish the best for them. There are so many great songs, but I put the videos of the best ones for a summer playlist. Feel free to grow a beard and scream along.

“Chasing Hearts (Featuring Tyler Carter)” Breathe Carolina
This band toured last summer with We the Kings so I got to see them a lot. It’s fun to see how they’ve grown into more of an electronic sound. They play at Tao in Vegas once a month, which is pretty exciting, not to mention, lucrative for them. They should be everyone’s guiltiest pleasure.

“Wiggle (featuring Snoop Dogg)” Jason Derulo
YOU KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH THAT BIG FAT BUTT! The Shore girls are unhealthily obsessed with this song. If you haven’t seen it yet, the Vine of the stripper playing the clarinet is the best version of this song.

Alright y’all. Much love and until next time,

Lindsey

Touring Life (6.25.14)

Whoooohooooo! I am neck deep in touring life. It has been almost a week since I joined Warped Tour with Danny, and I still have four days left before I fly out. Quite the little stay in tour town :)

 

My trip has been stellar so far, and I have never done a blog post about traveling, but I feel like now is for the best. I am in a Starbucks with solid internet and coffee, the band doesn’t play until 4:45 PM today and there is an interview on the bus with the E! network so I had to head out on my own for a bit. This seems like the best time to document my trip so far.

 

Last Thursday I left Sarasota airport bright and early headed for Las Vegas. Little did I know that the biggest music festival in the US was also going on in Vegas this particular weekend, Electric Daisy Carnival. I met some interesting people on my way who obviously were huge fans of music, just not quite the We the Kings kind. Still fun though. I also took the most epic airport selfie.

McCarran International Airport Selfie :)

Gotta love that vlog stick :) In Vegas we went gambling (a little), bought Danny his first suit, ambushed an Urban Outfitters for new rompers and ate at the lovely Hofbrauhaus. We’ve now officially eaten in the original in Munich and the extra fun one in Vegas. Both were delightful.

 

The next day brought us to Pomona, CA where I went for a run through the hills and begged people to bring me Starbucks. Followed by a stop in San Fran where I visited with family and enjoyed the beautiful weather. We also found a fan’s wallet and turned it in to the venue where she picked it up yesterday fully in tact! Good wallet karma for Danny :)

Then we were in Ventura followed by 2 days off in Los Angeles. We did a podcast for The Danny Duncan Show and visited with our good friend Jake from Mayday Parade, and his girlfriend, Jes. They’re amazing.

Overall, tour life has been pretty fantastic. Lots of hanging with my boyfriend, shopping and even great luck finding frequent showers. I am starting to get a little homesick for my pup and bed though. We still have Vidcon ahead of us, as well as, three more shows before I skip town :)

I think my Warped Tour Do’s and Don’ts still ring true from the original video I made>

But I do think there are a couple of things I could add:

#1 Deodorant: It’s pretty obvious, but I just forgot to say it.

#2 Wet Wipes: Whether it’s to wash your hands before lunch, clean a spill off of you, or when the Port-a-Potty is out of teepee, they definitely come in handy.

#3 Towel: If you’re actually touring DO NOT forget a towel to shower with. I totally did and felt so silly the first time I showered and had to air dry.

Well everyone, I will catch up with you again soon.

 

Much Love,

Lindsey <3

Lustful #4

It has been a crazy week here in the Bell-Duncan household. Danny leaves for tour in less than a week and the craziness is starting to set in. So, my Lustful Fridays is turning into a one-time Lustful Sunday :) There’s a definitely a new couple of things on the list though!

 

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Since we painted our chalkboard wall, our house is looking much darker than usual. There isn’t a lot of natural light that makes it’s way in because of small additions that were made to the house to add storage, but in turn took away windows. This added with the dark green color our cabinets are painted in our kitchen (yuck), we’ve got a real problem on our hands. My summer project is to repaint and get new hardware for all of our kitchen cabinets. And also tackle taking all the rest of the wallpaper out of our house. (The map in the kitchen included.) It’s a job, but I see how beautiful it looks when the cabinets are bright and just want that so badly.

 

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If you all have learned anything about me in the short time we have known each other, I hope it’s that I am always looking for the perfect romper. I love rompers. The ease of a dress without the hassle of accidentally flashing your panties. It’s a win win. And this one, by Stone Cold Fox, is perfect. I love this brand. It flowy and easy. Very boho, but still sexy. I’m not a huge hydrangeas fan… I’m more of an orchid girl, but this print is the right amount girly and fun. In fact, I’ll go ahead and take this romper in the solid colors too!

 

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I finally found my mermaid fin! I need this so much.

 

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Mara Hoffman can do no wrong and this dress is just further proof. I buy a lot of her pieces that we get in at Shore. This is one, unfortunately, didn’t make it to our store and I’m a little butthurt about it :(

 

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I am not a big jewelry wearer. I love a ton of bracelets, but usually shy away from rings, necklaces and earrings. I’m just a simple girl I guess. But this necklace pretty much changes my mind. I love how summery this is and it’s pretty much a mermaid necklace for sure!

 

There’s always more things to want, but more than anything I want to put some time into this, and really start developing more videos on my channel while Danny is gone. We will be vlogging all the way through these summer tours, but I figure a little double dose of Linds some days won’t hurt! Talk to you all soon!

 

Much Love,

Lindsey

 

Lustful Fridays #2

Fridays are my new favorite. At Shore, I am officially stepping down as a floor manager and moving away from managing the store. I have been being pulled in a lot of directions, but will now be concentrating just on the swimsuit buy and merchandising. I am most excited to be just doing the creative side of my job, but also am excited because I get a real work week! I’ll have most Saturdays and Sundays off, no more late nights there until 11PM, and feel like a real grown adult. I think this calls for a celebration.

Another reason Fridays are my favorite day of the week is because of my Lustful Fridays posts. Who doesn’t love looking at all of their favorite things for the week? So we will keep the tradition going with some of my new favorite things.

 

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These shorts are perfect for summer. I am loving bright, printed shorts mixed with a flowy tee right now. I mean I have always loved it because of comfort, but now I feel like there are so many awesome printed shorts to choose from, there’s something for everyone. I’ve also been dressing them up a lot lately by either adding a casual wedge, a fun bootie, or dressier sandal. These are only $14.50 so I’m pretty sure they’ll be in my closet in no time.

 

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I am obsessed with Mikoh swim. We just started carrying this line at Shore and it has been an absolute hit. The material is from Indonesia and is the softest swim fabric I have ever felt. Don’t let it’s softness fool you though. The pieces are expertly crafted and can accentuate all of your positives, while not causing any unwanted bulging in your not so positive spots. The lines of this suit are so fun and sporty. Perfect for a paddleboard date. The problem though… the tan lines will be really silly. And at $100+ per piece do I really need another swimsuit and I have to have an occasion to wear it for?

 

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I really love the look of crop tops with high waisted matching skirts. It’s a great look for almost anyone. You just have to make sure you get the right fit so both pieces hit you at your smallest point. This can make it difficult finding a set that flatters you, but makes it fun when you finally find the right one. I love that these pieces are knitted, and even more, I love the open back detail. I would wear the crap out of this. Unfortunately though, I found this image on Pinterest and there is absolutely no information about the designer what so ever. We may never know where to find this little gem.

 

rockstuds

Valentino Rockstuds… You pricey little bastards, GET IN MY CLOSET. These little stinkers have been taunting me with their awesomeness for over a year now. It’s pretty clear after seeing my obsession with the Alexander Wang bag last week, my boyfriend and now these Valentino’s, I’m into studs. (Get it?) All jokes aside, the nudeness of these shoes, the pointy toe, and the studs for a little punk rock in your life… I love it all. Just like my Wang bag though, these would be a purchase that would pretty much drain my checking account for a few weeks or at the very least put me on a no buying anything else for 6 months regimen… That doesn’t mean that Danny shouldn’t buy them for our anniversary though.

 

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POUFS! I love these. I want like 5 of them spread throughout my house so we have extra seating just in case. Poufs are the best.

 

frenchie

And last but not least, I feel like I have been thinking a lot about getting another pup. It’s not a great time right now because we are planning so much traveling in the next year, and that’s not really fair to leave another dog with my parents so much. But every time I see a picture of a Frenchie I get all befuddled. At just about double the cost of my rockstuds initially, and then the monthly cost of the a small child, I would say this is hands down the most expensive item on the list. But definitely worth every dang penny. LOOK AT THAT FACE?!?!?

 

Summer ’14 Playlist

Flowers are finally blooming, birds are chirping and everyone up North is finally getting to take off their snowboots. It’s time for some summer inspiration. In Florida, it’s already pretty much been hot as balls for two weeks now, so I feel like I’ve been easily getting great summer time inspiration.

 

Music moves me. Dating a drummer is no coincidence. There is something so sexy about a person who creates music. And in turn, just something sexy about great music. I thought this would be a great time to tell you all about some of my favorites that I have been blaring as we welcome Summer ’14. Maybe you love it, maybe you hate it. Maybe there’s a shameless plug (it’s still a really good song though). But maybe, just maybe… one of these will be your summer anthem. Here’s too being a little sunkissed, too late nights and sand between your toes!

 

“Girls Like You” The Naked and Famous

I’m pretty hopelessly obsessed with this song right now, and it’s like three years old. I don’t even care. I’m a lyrically driven music listener, and the lyrics to this are killer. No one wants to be the girl their talking about in this song. It’s a pretty deep cut to someone. There’s a girl out there who hears this song in a club and loses it every time. “Don’t you know people write songs about girls like you?” is not a compliment.  The positive? Dat beat.

 

“I Like It” We the Kings

Uh, yeah. You hear that drummer? I touch him on the regular. This is my favorite song off of Somewhere, Somehow to jam too. I love how upbeat it is. And guess what… I like it.

 

“You & Me” Disclosure featuring Eliza Doolittle (Baauer Remix)

I am a Disclosure addict right now. This DJ duo can do no wrong in my eyes. This fun little remix of one of my faves off of Settle, has been one of the best work out and party jams. It kind of makes me feel like I am a child, back in the 90’s, hangin’ at the skating rink… And I love that about it.

 

“Ain’t It Fun” Paramore

Haley is amazing. She’s the best live, she writes fantastic music and she’s just an overall badass at life. Great band. Great song.

 

“Fantasy” MS MR (Nicita Remix)

This is just good.

 

“Latch (Acoustic)” Sam Smith

Honestly, this is my wedding song whenever that happens. Sam’s voice is amazing. I love everything about this. Dreamy.

 

“Revolution” Diplo

Had to have some Diplo on here. If you have never heard this song, you’re missing out. He’s my favorite DJ and I love everything he’s doing… except “Black Sheep” by Katy Perry. gross.

 

“Turn Down For What” DJ Snake, Lil Jon

Ultimate party song for an ultimately amazing summer. The boner in the video makes me laugh so hard.