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The Comfort of Clothing

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Hey friends!

Melissa recently visited me here in California and we had the best time together!! One thing that came up in conversation was how comfortable clothes are truly the best. You know, leggings, jeans, tees, and sweatshirts…those are the things we always reach for, again and again! And you know why? Because they are easy and we don’t have to think about them once we put them on. Let’s be honest: we are most comfortable in clothes that are cozy and feel good on, the ones you don’t have to pull, tug, and adjust throughout the day. This does for undergarments, too!

Think about how you feel in your favorite pair of jeans & sweatshirt. Relaxed, comfortable, confident, happy. Right? Right! Investing in pieces that are comfortable is always a good idea, because they are the ones that you wear 80% of the time. And let’s make sure we talk about how comfortable still means cute! We are big believers that liking what you are wearing is important. Comfort & cute go hand in hand, in our opinion. There are SO many options out there of adorable clothes that can double as loungewear. Add your favorite pair of denim with an oversized tunic sweatshirt and you have yourself an outfit that carries you from brunch to happy hour.

The comfort of clothing can be yours! Don’t let tight jeans or an itchy sweater steal one more second of joy away from you…it’s not worth it! One of best things I have done when de-cluttering is said goodbye to uncomfortable clothes. The majority of my closet is a collection of sweatshirts, tees, leggings, and jeans and I wouldn’t have it any other way. The items in my closet currently are truly items that I love, ones that I reach for on repeat, and ones that make me feel like me. When adding something new to my closet, I really try to be intentional and think about if it’s comfortable, when I will wear it, and what I will wear it with. If there are good answers to these questions, then it comes home with me! If not, it’s a pass.

What about you? How do you define comfort when it comes to clothes? Let us know!

xo

WHAT I’M WEARING

top | denim | sunnies | shoes

The Best Brand For Beautiful Everyday Jewelry

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Have you been looking for bracelets and necklaces that you can wear everyday with everything? Consider the search over! Meet gorjana– the best brand for beautiful everyday jewelry.

Founded in California, this West Coast jewelry brand has a collection of effortless, beautiful, versatile jewelry pieces from earrings to bracelets to necklaces to rings. If you haven’t explored gorjana before, you must! Their pieces are ones to be treasured.

A Few Of My Favorite Things

This healing bracelet

This gold locket

This balance bracelet

This chain necklace

This chain bracelet

This everyday ring

These studs

These hoops

 

Ensuring the Purest Air in our Home: Austin Air

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NEW YEAR

First of all, happy 2020 to you all! We are incredibly grateful for the community that has developed on LSK. It is truly one of the greatest highlights from this past decade! As you guys probably know by now, I am so passionate about living a clean and nontoxic lifestyle. My life experiences, personal research and wellness journey has all led me to where I am now, which I am ultimately so grateful for!

NEW HOME

Okay, so…I have so much to fill you in on. We have been in a bit of a holding pattern as this past year was wild yet exciting, challenging, and quite adventurous to say the least. I will get into way more detail in blog posts to come, but a small portion of this year was digging into the renovation and remediation of our new home! 

MOVING FORWARD

Long story short, we were in escrow on a house we fell in love with, and it happened to be in the Woolsey Fire 4 days before we closed. We first made sure our house was still there as the house next door burned down, prayed if we should continue forward, felt extreme clarity to do that, and then the remediation and renovation process began! What an intense learning curve this last year has been. We truly had no idea what we were getting into, but I must say, it ultimately has been so rewarding and worth it. 

NONTOXIC RENO

We aimed to do a fully nontoxic renovation + made sure to remove all toxic contamination in our home caused by the fires and smoke damage. We installed a special HVAC system, we painted the interior of our home twice with non-toxic, no-VOC paint, had several deep cleanings, replaced insulation, installed a whole house water filtration system, and did multiple toxicity examinations with solutions to follow.

CLEAN AIR

Even though we installed a rare and highly productive HVAC system to filter toxic air that could remain, I felt like there was more we could do to make sure we had the cleanest air circulating through our home. This has been my top priority. I did extensive research to find the most effective air purifier , and through many recommendations and research, Austin Air takes the cake. We chose to get the HealthMate Plus because it removes the widest range of gases, chemicals, VOC’s and formaldehyde. This broad-spectrum adsorption makes it the best choice for anyone exposed to smoke from wildfires and people living close to busy highways. The HM+ filters the broadest range of pollutants, so it totally won me over.

HEALTHY HOME

We run our filter 24/7 as they are designed to do. I love to know that our air is being filtered all day; it is the most settling feeling! They have three different levels of filtering strength, and we love turning it on high when we are out of the room or house so it’s extra productive when we are gone. At night, we put it on level two. For max health benefits, it is so great to run the unit in your bedroom when you sleep. And the best part is, it’s so easy to move, so we run it in other areas of the house during the day, but we always do it in our bedroom at night.

THE BENEFITS

My favorite part is seeing how pure air inside our home, thanks to Austin Air, physically affects our health!

-Eases headaches and reduces nausea related to chemical exposure

-Strengthens the immune system

-Eases coughing, wheezing and sneezing

-Reduces dry mouth and runny nose

-Sounder sleep

-Reduced snoring

-Lessens night time allergies and asthma attacks

Another bonus: it actually filters viruses and bacteria! What’s not to love?

THANKFUL

Jase and I are so thankful to have this running in our home. It is worth the investment as the air we breathe is one of the most important aspects of our wellness. Also, Austin Air is so kind and is offering a code for you to use to receive 15% off your purchase!! Use code: LSK15 at checkout

If like me, you’d like to clean up the air in your home, check out the Austin Air HealthMate Plus here. And its free shipping if you order direct with Austin Air. And thank you, Austin Air, for this collaboration! 

This Brand & This Sale Event

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Hey friends!

Hope you had the merriest Christmas and are enjoying the rest of this special holiday week! Chiming in with this blog post because this brand & this sale event are two things that you need to know about. Say hello to Everlane & their Choose What You Pay sale event. It seems like it is too good to be true, but it is real and it is happening now.

Some of my favorite items are from Everlane. Their quality is incredible and their mission is admirable. Take a look at their sale event and find something that you will love now and always. These jeans, this top, these sneaks, this sweater and this denim jacket are at the top of my want list right now!

xo

Denim For The Holidays

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I’m a denim girl through and through! Even during the holiday season. Of course there are parties that call for dressing up, and I love that, but for the day-to-day, you can find me in denim all year long. There is something about well-loved denim that is so comforting and always looks cool, casual-chic, and laidback in a classic way. Who else is a denim girl forever and always? Let me know in the comments below!

OUTFIT DETAILS

denim jacket (c/o) | jeans | tee | shoes (similar) | sunnies (similar)

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Five Things On My Christmas Wishlist

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I shared my gift guide recently of 100 gift ideas for those you love and hope that it has been a good resource for you during this season of gift shopping! Today I am  sharing a quick list of five things on my Christmas wishlist this year. Keep reading to find out what they are…

 

CASUAL-COOL SWEATSHIRT

I love the Anine Bing brand and this sweatshirt would be one I reach for on repeat with denim or sweats

BEAUTIFUL CUTTING BOARDS

These boards would go perfectly in our new kitchen and not to mention, V useful

PERFECT FLEECE PULLOVER

I absolutely love to be cozy in the winter, especially when spending time in Idaho, so this fleece is a must

NEW POTS FOR THE NEW HOUSE

Must-have pots for home-cooked meals now that we are settled in our new home

A VERY PRACTICAL AIR FILTER

Pure air in the home is so important and these are the best filters out there

What are you wishing for this year? Let us know in the comments! 

 

 

 

 

 

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