The Trend I'm Obsessed With Right Now
4.16.2018

wide-leg linen pants for spring | Love, Lenore
linen set for spring | Love, Lenore
matching set | Love, Lenore

I'm not sure what's gotten into me, but I can't get enough of breezy wide-leg pants and jumpsuits these days! When I saw this matching set I knew I had to have it. I love the button details and the tie in the back of the pants!

Maude Boutique has been one of my favorite places to online shop for unique finds this spring, and they were kind enough to give me a discount code for you guys! Use code LOVELENORE20 for 20% off your orders! Here are some more items I'm obsessed with from Maude: these gingham shorts, this wide-leg jumpsuit (looks so comfy!), these floral wide-leg pants, this round straw tote, and this one-piece swimsuit.   

wide-leg linen pants | Love, Lenore
tie-back pants | Love, Lenore
bag with wooden handles | Love, Lenore
cream outfit for spring | Love, Lenore
cute crop top | Love, Lenore
crop top + high-waisted pants | Love, Lenore
breezy wide-leg pants | Love, Lenore
scarf tied on a woven bag | Love, Lenore
set (c/o Maude)  |  sunglasses ($10!)  |  sandals (c/o)  |  earrings  |  |  similar bag

On another note, spring weather has not been easy to come by in the Midwest this year! Looking at last year's photos, things were green and blooming by, but aside from the trees I found for these photos, everything is still pretty dead looking around here and it was frigid here this weekend. This week is looking a little bit warmer though, so fingers crossed!

Since it was quite wintery this weekend, all three of my photo sessions got rescheduled, which left us with a free weekend to be home (my favorite)! On Saturday I stayed in my PJs all day and did virtually nothing. I felt super lazy, but sometimes you just need a day like that to let your body rest! Yesterday I started Kayla Itsines' Bikini Body Guide, we each went through a bunch of clothes and gathered quite a few bags of donations, we completed our taxes, and celebrated our nephew's birthday. So all in all, it was a good weekend with a balance of relaxation and productivity! Now, to get through a long Monday...    

Spring/Summer Mood Board + Shopbop Sale Picks
4.11.2018

Love, Lenore spring/summer mood board
Gingham dress (want! even though I just ordered this one)  |  earrings  |  mules
hat  |  bag  |  sunglasses

I'm feeling so inspired this spring, and just love the fashion scene/trends at the moment! The light earthy tones, woven textures, subtle prints, little details - it's all so good! My wardrobe is definitely coming together for the spring and summer seasons...now I just need some warm, sunny weather here in the Midwest! I included some spring/summer picks below, but a few of my current favorites that can't be linked in the widget are Maude, Shop Lux and Zara.



If you're in the mood for some spring and summer shopping, Shopbop just kicked off an amazing sale! My floral wrap dress and pink backpack are included in the sale, and I ordered these platform sandals, as well as these mules here & here to try on and decide between. Details and my picks are below 👇
 
Shopbop spring '18 sale


Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

My 5 All-Time Favorite TV Shows
4.04.2018

spring outfit inspiration | Love, Lenore
round straw bag | Love, Lenore
Cute white blouse for spring/summer | Love, Lenore
I did a little get-to-know-me post on my photography Instagram and made myself narrow down my 5 all-time favorite tv shows! It was hard, but I feel pretty good about my list and thought I would share 😜 Trey and I are huge tv show people (I love them so much more than movies), and I love talking about them with others too. So definitely let me know your all-time favorites!

The Office (probably my numba 1)
Parenthood
Friday Night Lights
Grey's Anatomy
Parks and Recreation

Some honorable mentions: Friends, Scandal, This Is Us, and One Tree Hill (embarrassing, but I loved it so much). Also, I'm sure I'm forgetting a show I absolutely love and it will hit me at a random time next week. Time will tell...

Casual spring outfit with slide sandals | Love, Lenore
LA blooms | Love, Lenore
I wore this outfit for a day of exploring LA last week! It was perfect for the sunny, 70 degree weather. I actually bought this top from my friend Brianna because she had a brand new extra, and it's even better than I had hoped! The fit is so flattering and breezy. However, if you don't want to shell out the Show Me Your Mumu dollars, I found an awesome dupe for $15! I actually have it in the yellow :) 

Confession: totally did not realize that this tie is supposed to be in a bow, so I wore it long all day :)

Tie-front top with crop flares | Love, Lenore
cute spring/summer outfit | Love, Lenore
tie-front top | Love, Lenore
top (look for less)  |  similar jeans here (want!) & here  |  similar slides here & here  |  sunglasses  |  similar bags here, here and here  |  similar hat

Be sure to let me know your favorite tv shows, and any you think I need to watch!
 

Simple Things that Make me Happy
4.02.2018

crop top
crop top + culottes | love, lenore
spring/summer set with a straw bag | love, lenore
We got home from vacation at about 2:30am on Sunday, and while I'm not excited about going back to work today, I am feeling refreshed and energized and so much more positive. I needed some time away with just my husband, and I also needed some warm sunshine and a change of scenery! It's amazing what those simple things can do! So, in that spirit, I thought I would share some simple things in life that bring me joy...

Seeing sunshine after days of clouds

Coming home to packages on the front porch

Taking a long, hot shower after a workout

Walking into the office and not having any voicemails

Getting the randomest of texts from my dad

Having meals planned out and groceries purchased for the week

How happy Russell and Lulu are when I get home

Having fun weekend plans to look forward to

Getting fresh farm eggs

When Trey shares funny tweets & Instagram posts with me throughout the work day

De-stressing at my weekly spin class

Sleeping in our own bed after traveling

Pulling off a new recipe and deeming it a "keeper"

That Russell sleeps curled up against my stomach every night

culottes for spring | Love, Lenore
beach vacation outfit | Love, Lenore
beachside outfit | Love, Lenore
top & culottes c/o Sage the Label  |  similar sandals here & here  |  similar bags here, here & here  |  sunnies

Trey and I shot these photos in Manhattan Beach, where we stayed for a couple of days last week! It's such a dreamy little town! I'll be sharing more about our trip soon though :)  


Spring Outfit + Playlist
3.21.2018

Cute spring outfit
Short sleeve button down blouse with a denim skirt
outfit with a round straw bag

Whether the weather cooperates or not at this point, I'm fully in a spring mood. I'm a weirdo and love making playlists and virtual mood boards for all kinds of occasions as well as each season, so I thought I would share my Spring Mood playlist with you! 

spring mood
straw bag + stripes + denim mini
Wrap mini skirt
Spring outfit with a denim mini skirt

You can listen to my Spring Mood Spotify playlist through the widget, or at this link.


spring vibes
spring outfit with a straw bag
denim skirt with a stripe top
cute spring/summer outfit
Top  |  Skirt (c/o)  |  Sneakers - here & here (have black accents)  |  Similar bags here & here  |  Sunglasses

I hope you enjoy the playlist! Do you like to make playlists for new seasons?

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