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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Trend Spin Linkup Week 12 - Colorblocking + $35 Poshlocket Giveaway!!

J Crew Blouse (save, splurge) // A-Thread Skirt c/o // Zara Heels via eBay // Coach Purse // Coach Aviators (save) // The Watch Company Citizen Watch c/o // Outrage Fashion Necklace c/o // Sira Mara Bracelet c/o

Thank you so much for all the wonderful tips yesterday on public speaking.  I received a lot of great ideas, and I'll be trying them out tomorrow in front of my boss and then next month in front of about 30 people.  Wish me luck!  You probably know I have been slacking on working out this summer, but especially since I started grad school.  I told you yesterday that Shane and ran 2 miles on Sunday morning.  After that I decided to start leaving my tennis shoes on the bench downstairs by the front door.  Lately it has gotten to where I am not even making a conscious decision not to work out as much, I am not even thinking about it at all.  I thought leaving my Brooks out would help remind me as soon as I walk in the door.  I usually sit my purse on the bench and open the mail there.  Yesterday when I got home, I saw them as soon as I walked in, and I went for a little over a mile run.  It was only a mile, but a mile or two each day adds up.  It only takes around 8-10 minutes of my time, so I can completely justify that.  Now I need to get back to eating paleo.  Does anyone have any new recipes?  I usually stick with grilling meats or making paleo quiche or meatloaf.  I would love to add some new recipes to my list though.
I also want to talk about Poshlocket today.  I have worn a couple of their pieces on here quite often, my favorite being my spike bracelet.  Poshlocket has some very fun, trendy and unique pieces, but they are also very affordable!  Today I have partnered with Poshlocket to giveaway a $35 credit to one lucky reader!  To enter the giveaway, just enter the rafflecopter widget below.  Also, Poshlocket is having a great sale right now, and you can get 15% off any purchase with the code EXTRA15.  Hint - my favorite spike bracelet is on sale!
Thank you so much for stopping by the Trend Spin Linkup with The Fashion Canvas and myself! Today's trend is colorblocking! Show us how you wear it - a dress, handbag or an entire outfit. It doesn't matter what clothing item it is or where it's from; we'd love to see it. Here are our top 2 black and white looks from last week.  

Featured Bloggers in Black & White
Sierra // Alicia

Next Tuesday's trend will be cobalt blue, so please come link up!

All bloggers will be able to submit their post links via the inlinkz widget below every Tuesday at 7:00am with their take on our trend of the week. This will allow bloggers to show off their personal style, find new followers and meet some great fashionistas! You will also have the chance to be featured on our blogs the following Tuesday! So grab the button (on my sponsor page) and link up.  For all bloggers we simply ask that you please follow your 2 hosts and your cohost of the week - Walking in Memphis in High Heels, The Fashion Canvas and GBO Fashion (the first 3 links in the linkup) and provide a link to the Trend Spin Linkup in your post or add the button below to your blog.  Don't forget to stop by the The Fashion Canvas and GBO Fashion to see how they wore their trend today.  Then spread the word.  Thanks, and see you next week in cobalt blue!
What would you choose if you won the Poshlocket giveaway?  Did you link up today for colorblocking?  Do you have any good paleo recipes?  Any more public speaking tips? 
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Linking up with Lauren.
Photo credit to Lindsey Rowland.


  1. I am in love with your color-blocked top! SO CUTE!

    Fizz and Frosting

  2. We don't follow a strict Paleo diet, but we do try to eat fewer grains and wheat products. I recently grilled up some steak with this chimichurri sauce and it was awesome!

    We've also made chicken and sweet potato tacos using either lettuce wraps or just eating the taco "fillings" in a bowl without the wrap. Let me know if you try any of these. Enjoy!

    Thanks for hosting the link up. I'm a regular weekly visitor. :)

  3. Cute top! And props to you on starting to work out again!!

    Runway Chef

  4. Love the mix of stripes with the colorblocking! Sometimes I really have to make myself work out, but I always feel so much better mentally after I do it!
    Debbie :)

  5. That blouse is so fun, and your skirt is the cutest!

  6. I love your color blocked blouse and think it is perfect with that skirt. Such a cute look!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  7. Your striped skirt is so cute! I totally admire you for running and getting recommitted to working out!

    The Tiny Heart
    Target Giveaway!

  8. Lovely!


  9. Your Blouse is Beautiful, Laura: Fun, Chic & Unique. I also love the Shoes & your Flirty Skirt. I am also wearing a Flirty Skater-like Skirt, today. =)

    And I have so much respect for people who can run, work out and such. It has never been my thing. Though I keep very active and walk a lot.

  10. I LOVE your top!! So pretty. And I just discovered Shannon's blog a while back, she's so cute. Good luck with the paleo thing, I've heard awesome things about it but I'm a vegetarian so I don't think I'd really have a lot of options there haha!

  11. I love your top, Laura! It is similar to an Equipment blouse I've been eyeballing!

    The Occasional Indulgence

  12. So adorable! Love that blouse, and it looks great with the skirt. I have been slacking on my work outs this summer too. I have been trying to spend as much time as I can with the hubs before he starts law school back that I haven't been very concerned about. But he starts back tomorrow, so unfortunately I will have plenty of alone time to work out...


  13. You all look magnificent - it's tough to say who stands out.

  14. You are the queen of cute skirts!!! Love this look!

  15. Beautiful skirt! I love how you keep doing your hair in that bun! The perfect way to beat the heat and humidity!
    <3 Hannah

  16. Great outfit. Love the colour block top with the skirt.

    Don't forget to link up every thursday for my weekly Tres-Chic Fashion Thursday Link Up.


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  18. Love your bag. I tried to up load just the one picture but it didn't work (since the one outfit isn't really colorblocking...!) Sorry!!!

    xo Lulu
    $200 J.Crew gift card GIVEAWAY

  19. Girl, at least you are running!! I haven't done that in years!! It's awful!! Great idea to put your shoes by the door!! :) And love your version of color blocking....still can't believe your scored those shoes from eBay!!

  20. My problem is def eating. I work out 5-6 times a week with Crossfit and running. I am doing a 1/2 marathon next weekend and I am so not ready due to a foot injury. For the first time in my life, I had to call my hubby to pick me up. I was so crushed!

    In regards to Paleo recipes, my favorite blogs are Nom Nom Paleo & PaleOMG. They both have awesome recipes that are so tasty.


  21. Love your top! This is a fun outfit!

  22. Soooo glad I got this skirt! Now if I can just get something to go with it....your the best!

  23. Great clash with the colour block blouse and stripe skirt, loving it! As for working out, since becoming a mom, I squeeze in the workout wherever I can - I even have a whole bathroom routine; squats in the shower anyone? ; )

  24. Love your top and how your paired with the skirt. I'm also a big fan of the high bun.

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