Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Socktober!

Happy October everyone! It's time to "take back the internet and do something great!"  And we happen to know how...

FACT! Kid President is partnering with Soulpancake, Smartwool, and Cole + Parker to bring you #Socktober!

FACT! On any given night in the US, around 600,000 people are homeless.

FACT! We can all do something to help them.  

Step 1: Watch this video. 

FACT!  Linen, Lace, & Love and Charity Girl Problems are jumping on this bandwagon of awesome by donating one pair of socks, to our nearest homeless shelter, for every like on instagram, twitter, Facebook, every comment, every retweet...any way you know of to tell us that you saw, heard, and are ready to help, we will answer!  You can make a difference by just clicking a button. 

Click here for more information.

"The time to be awesome is now!  1 month.  1 million people.  All helping the homeless."

Jen & Jess, and Charity Girl

image via here.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Be YOU tiful

Today we, once again, get to feature Sevenly!
Sevenly was founded in 2011 by four people who shared the mission of leading a generation toward generosity. Based on a core belief that “People Matter,” they began a journey to do their part in helping to change the world for the better. 
Activating the “cause art” movement worldwide, Sevenly creates 7-day cause campaigns, inviting customers to purchase products that gave $7 to a weekly charity. 

This shirt in particular supports Made In A Free World.  Which is a movement committed to using the power of the marketplace to disrupt the business of slavery.
I was drawn to the message.  It reminded me of a Coco Chanel quote that we posted last night on our instagram, "Beauty begins the moment you decide to be yourself."  and another quote by Theodore Roosevelt, "comparison is the thief of joy."  I try to live by these two principles in so many ways.  Fighting to find, and hang on to, the girl I am, was, want to be, and constantly having to stop and remind myself that I only see what others present about themselves.  I don't see the struggle, and the hurt.  Their story is theirs and my story is mine, and unlike anyone elses. 
Happiness begins when you are beautiful to you, and that joy feeds other peoples stories.  It doesn't compare, or exalt, or diminish, it gladly and eagerly encourages, loves, motivates.  When you are "be YOU tiful," you are filled with a beauty that gives.  (It's a tall order I know.  And one that's nearly impossible to meet all the time. I'm far from it, but maybe just acknowledging it, is the start of something beautiful? Maybe?)
Top: Sevenly // "Cindy" Jeans: Articles of Society // "Strength" Key Necklace: The GIving Keys

I know it's just $7, and it never seems like enough, but it's an introduction to the change makers who are out there, and a way to stay inspired and encouraged until maybe you become one yourself. 

Jen & Jess

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Spooky Spirits: Halloween Link LLLove

From left to right: (top row) Ghostly hot chocolate (this is adorable, and brilliant, and created by our very own Jess for Evite) // Vampire Bite // (bottom row) Haunted Jack Cocktail // Boo Brew

Don't be afraid…it's just a party.

Jen & Jess

Monday, September 22, 2014

Fall Cocktail Roundup!

     Well, it's officially Fall…let's raise a glass, and welcome in this change of season.  Just like our wardrobe, it's time to move to something I little thicker, a little warmer, but still as yummy as ever. 

1) New York Sour: This whisky, lemon, syrup, and red wine concoction will make you wish it was Fall all year long.  One might even say, the red wine floating into the yellow whiskey sour, it's reminiscent of leaves changing.

2) Ginger Beer Mimosa: I am not kidding when I say I will never go back to Orange Juice (sorry OJ).  Ginger beer and champagne is the best combination I have found yet!! Try it! You're welcome!

3) Nuttin' Honey: Frangellico, Irish Cream, and honey simple syrup…it's dessert in a glass, with a twist of delicious!

4) Hot Apple Pie: I love apple cider during the Holidays.  Even the smell of it takes me to this time of year.  I want to curl up by a fire and snuggle. This apple cider and Tuaca drink will warm you, and your heart.  

Cheers to a new season, a chill in the air, and celebrating with friends!

Jen & Jess

Friday, September 19, 2014

Let's Get Physical

     Did you know that Gap has a really stylish workout line called Gapfit?!  Because they do!  It doesn't have to be New Years day to start working out more.  Every new season, new week, new day, is a chance to start a new and healthier routine.  And let's be's much easier to start that routine with a cute outfit...I chose this one.
 Top: Gapfit Motion Tee // Leggings: Gapfit gfast cityscape leggings (on sale)

So get physical! I dare you!

Jen & Jess

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Are you ready for some football?

     As we welcome back the fall, we also welcome football season!  We are more college football fans (Go Trojans!), than NFL, but if there's a fun party with friends, just tell us what team colors to wear and we'll be there! 
     So, here's a party that pleases the "I love football" guest, and the "I'm just here for the party" guest….

The Invite:
via Evite

The Food:
No matter who you're cheering for, these snacks can't loose.

Sweets that Will Score:
Cause chocolate makes everything better...

Fun and Games:
     For those of us who might need a little more to focus on than the game…how about another game and a drink?

So, don't be afraid to get ready for game day.  Because you can make it whatever game day you want!

Jen & Jess

 If you want some more football decor and DIY inspiration, check out some of our other game day posts…

Monday, September 15, 2014

Alice & Ivory Giveaway!

    Happy Monday!  We are thrilled to be giving away one of our personal favorite prints from Alice & Ivory!  This Song of Solomon 8x10 print is perfect for a special someone, or as a gift to a newly engaged or newly married couple!

    We will select someone at random at the end of the week, and announce the winner the following Monday!  You can win in three easy steps!

1. Like Alice & Ivory and Linen, Lace, & Love on Facebook.
2. Share the image above, either on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.
3. Leave a comment on this post that you completed 1 & 2.

    We can't wait to see who wins!  And make sure and check out the rest of the Alice & Ivory Etsy shop!  They have the cutest pieces for kids as well!

Jen & Jess

Friday, September 12, 2014

Into The Wild...

     …Animal Park!  It's hard to transition to Fall when it's still 80 degrees outside, so don't force it…it will come.  And until then, enjoy the prolonged Summer for as long as it's here.  
     One of the most famous places to visit in San Diego is the San Diego Zoo…but did you know that if you go just a little bit farther east they have a Safari Park?
    The Safari Park is an expansive wildlife sanctuary that is home to more than 2,600 animals. Its renowned botanical collection represents 3,500 species and 1.5 million specimens. Over half of the Park’s 1,800 acres have been set aside as protected native species habitat.
     Walking around is absolutely beautiful, and you can take a tram through their safari area and see all the animals in as close to their natural habitat as you can without going to Africa. 
…or you can try to blend in…
...or find a spot to hide away in the gardens for a little while.
White Top: Free People (oooooooold, but I also like this one) // Black Shorts: H&M (sold out in black, but they still have them in denim) // Flats: Madden Girl ℅ Nordstrom // Bandeau Bra: again old, but similar here

Thanks for joining me for my walk on the wild side.