Words of Wisdom

Dance like the photo's not tagged, love like you've never been unfriended, tweet like nobody's following

Monday, January 30, 2012

ideal work outfit(s)

so I asked my bff today what her ideal work outfit would be, (click on the link to see hers) then of course began thinking about what mine would be...

work outfit

I originally had a pair of new balance sneakers in there but figured I'd clean it up a bit because I'd probably only wear those to work and then change when I got there.  Thoughts?  Feel like sharing yours? Show me!

Sunday, January 29, 2012

little babushka

Lucy decided that she'd rather wear her orange bandana (so we can see her in the woods) as a head piece...too funny not to share.

Happy Sunday...xo

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Currently coveting...

This bad boy...
Got this in an email from Ms. Spade this am and immediately knew I wanted it...I've seen it in stores before but always held off...until this color came out.  I think I need it for Valentine's day...thoughts?
Happy Thursday loves! XO

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another Spinning Playlist

1. Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
2. Where them girls at (#1 hits now...mix version with quicker tempo)
3. Ooh La La (Goldfrapp)
4. No One (workout remix...power music workout on iTunes)
5. When we stand together (Nickelback)
6. Human (The Killers)
7. Mercy (Duffy)
8. Can't be tamed (Miley Cyrus)
9. Something that I want (Grace Potter)
10. Burn it to the ground (Nickleback)
11. Send me on my way (Rusted Root...great cool down song)

Monday, January 23, 2012

New fav outfit

Details to come tomorrow...happy Monday!
-on the go...posted from my iPhone!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

bridesmaid dress ideas

Okay so a good friend of mine has a sister getting married this spring/summer and she's trying to decide what she wants for bridesmaid dresses.  She likes either red or purple, so I figured I'd get in on the action and mock up some options within that color range...let me know your thoughts!

Bridesmaid dress options

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kick-Ass Spinning Playlist

If I do say so myself...I nearly keeled over after this class!
1. The Lazy Song (Bruno Mars)
2. Crazy Beautiful Life (Ke$ha)
3. Where Them Girls At
4. Jet Lag (feat. Natasha Bedingfield. Simple Plan)
5. E.T. (Katy Perry)
6. International Love (Pitbull)
7. S&M (Rihanna)
8. What Doesn't Kill You (Kelly Clarkson)
9. Every Teardrop Is (Coldplay)
10. When We Stand Together (Nickleback)
11. In Love With a Girl (Gavin DeGraw)
12. Born This Way (Lady Gaga)
13. 18 Wheeler (P!nk)
14. Raise Your Glass (P!nk)
15. Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
16. That's the Way (Eli Young Band)

let me know your thoughts...also, email me if you want suggestions of what to do during each song.  I will say that this playlist is great if you want to do a lot of hills!

Monday, January 16, 2012

houston we have a problem...

with the whole "no manicures for this chick".  So far I've been good...I've painted my own nails and done an "eh, okay" job...until now. 
I tried to tackle the elusive perfect red manicure.
I failed miserably.
I don't know if I was nervous about it or what...(perhaps the wine didn't help...but it was red too!)
All I know is that it's all over my cuticles and I've been leaving little red marks all over my papers all day...so annoying.  Plus, I start school tomorrow and certainly cannot be leaving red nail marks on those notes, that would just send me right over the edge.
This is where you all come in.
I need help (yes, in more ways than one, but let's focus on the nails for now).
What can I do to stop the nail graffiti...is it just with red nails? 
Do I need a better top coat?
Does this happen to anyone else? (please please humor me and say yes).
HELP ME!(notice I put that in red)

Oh, and if you could give me some suggestions on songs you like for Spinning that would be helpful too!  Happy Monday Peeps XO

The classics

3 Classics

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cleaning out the closet...Volume 2

So I woke up this morning and totally had the urge to just clean out everything in the house...and my closet in particular.  It might be due to the upcoming move (and packing- yikes!) but I wanted to have a major overhaul. 
Oh, and hubby let me clean out his closet too...there were some vintage goodies in that one...Nordica duds circa early '90s...yeah!
Anyway, while I was doing this I realized that there are some classics that I'll always have in my closet:
1. Crisp white button down
2. Slouchy, long beige sweater
3. Black pencil skirt
What would you all say are your three classics that you keep in your closet?  Oh, and tomorrow I'll show you a few of my favorite ways to wear those classics!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Casual Friday

Casual Friday

Casual Friday by lteevens featuring a pom pom hat

So now that we finally have snow way up here this is what I've been sporting on the weekends (since I can't wear real clothes to work)...just nice cozy and warm- UGG boots are a MUST...as is anything Patagonia.  I've learned slowly but surely that function/warmth beats fashion every time...Although I still try to be as cute as possible in 200 layers...Happy Friday! XO

Thursday, January 12, 2012

VIP (very important product)

Okay people...I have found the best product on the planet.  It's a mascara and it's called MultiplEYE from Tarte.  As much as I try to look put together every day, sometimes the only thing I can manage to put on is some concealer and this mascara...yes, I will take that extra 2 (very valuable minute) to put this mascara on...it's THAT GOOD.
Check it out:

Yes it's two steps but it is so worth it.  It makes my eyes pop.  The only downfall is that it is on the pricey side of mascara (at $22 for the base and $24 for the mascara) but believe you me I would not recommend something that isn't worth it.  I'll post a pic of my eyes later (right now I'm at worky and can't)...but trust: the lashes are the bomb.com. Happy Thursday Peeps: XO

Monday, January 9, 2012

It's that time...

Time to write out thank you notes from the holidays (I'll admit that I am a bit late) but here are some cute one's that I found on Etsy:
click here for link
Love these with the dogs!
Another fun dog notecard

Go Gators
This might be my fav
Happy writing...XO
Oh, and for those of you who are watching the game tonight...follow me @lteevens for snide comments etc. on LSU/BAMA

Back to school

Back to school

Back to school by lteevens featuring michele watches

So I'm excited to say that I'm taking a graphic design class starting this week! I'm super excited about it...My only hope is that i'll be able to stay awake for the whole thing (it's from 6pm-10pm) once a week.  I'm going to pack all the essentials: laptop, phone, water, pens, notebook, planner and phone.  I'll be coming from worky so gym clothes are where it's at!!! Hope you all have a very happy Monday...XOX

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Taking on 2012

As I told you all before, every year I make an "inspiration board" with one of my bff's.  I just completed this year's and thought I'd share:
As you'll notice, the majority of pics on this years' are of house interiors...that's because hubby and I are MOVING!  We are officially closing on our new house in February (fingers crossed...I'm superstitious) and I couldn't be more excited.  Another big thing on there is a quote that says "Respect Your Body"...I'm going to really try this year and take better care of myself (which will hopefully lead to no more seizures!).  I'm going to limit stress and try to "slow down" when I get too caught up in work, football season etc.

Hope you all had a great weekend...I'm off for a run with a new playlist (which I'll post later for those interested) then we're going to watch TEBOW take on the Steelers!!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

I'm related to Justin Beiber

or at least his twin...
Justin B.

little bro

little bro
Okay so maybe I'm not exactly related to Justin himself but I do think that little brother does look a lot like Mr. selena gomez...thoughts?
Thank god I was never one of those Justin Beiber-Fever fans...that would just be gross.
ps. do you think this post can get me to 100 followers? 

Wednesday, January 4, 2012


Good morning!  Found this little gem over on chicgeek (via mimi+meg) and thought I'd share.  This has my name written all over it...I am in need of a good closet clean out and this is the ticket.  Hope you enjoy!

ps. if you don't already follow those blogs check them out...they rock.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Peace out 2011...Holla 2012

2011 was quite a year...I started off thinking it'd be cool to have brown hair:
Then realized that I have way more fun as a blonde (even if the maintenance is a b-tch
I made it all the way through a seemingly never-ending winter (which included lots of skiing and drinking...for warmth of course). Finally Summer came, I turned the big 2-5 and learned to waterski
at the end of summer hubby and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary and took on football season with renewed resolve and a new hardened and more positive outlook (that lasted for much longer than anticipated...and I didn't hand out any verbal lashings...a victory in itself). Oh, and I discovered the awesomeness that is instagram (follow me...lteevens)
Finally we wrapped up the year with a fun weekend in Boston with the bestie (Whit) and hubby (who was a good sport among all awesome chicks)...
 Overall 2011 was a year of ups, downs and learning experiences.  I learned that stress and anxiety can play a part in your health. I learned that a positive attitude and sense of humor can get you through anything.  I learned that I really like red wine. I learned how awesome Pinterest is. I learned that patience is an ever-evolving virtue...but one that you can improve if you set your mind to it.  I learned that confidence is one of the best qualities to have...believe in yourself and everyone else will follow.  What is the most important lesson that you've learned this past year?
Happy Monday XO

Sunday, January 1, 2012

NYE: What I Wore.

New Year's Eve

Full Re-cap to come later but here's what I wore.  Hope you all had great NYE's!!!!