Father’s Day Giveaway ft. Jord Watches

img_0463Hi loveslies! Hope you’re all doing well. I’m happy to announce that I am once again working with Jord Wood Watches! As you may know, I’ve worked with them in the past and our project consisted of a contest where one of you got to win a $75 off voucher for anything in their collection. Anyone who entered also got a complementary $20 off just for entering! This time around it’ll be a little bit different but the perks are even better! Keep reading for details! Feel free to also DM me on Instagram or comment below for any questions/requests you may have! Since Father’s Day is this weekend, I thought it would be perfect to present to guys the pieces I picked out from Jord! I think watches make great gifts, for just about anyone. There’s a wide range of styles, and let’s be real, the best part is that it’s practical and is handy to have at all times – see what I did there? Okay I’ll stop. This particular piece is for my boyfriend. I mean he’s a dog-father, does that count? It counts. But I promise you I picked one out for my dad too haha. I’ll be posting pictures of that on Instagram soon so you’ll be able to see! (This is the one I got my dad if you’re curious) This little beauty is their Fieldcrest wood watch in Zebrawood & Maple. This is a unisex watch but I find that it’s a great size for guys with smaller wrists. (39mm) It’s a smaller face, but definitely does not go unrecognized due to the uniquely built wood style – it still makes a great statement. This one will be one of the watches you can win for the giveaway! Details are listed on the bottom 🙂 img_0468

img_0466Giveaway Details

– Follow me on Instagram: boohoolindalieu (optional)

– Follow Jord Wood Watches on Instagram: Jordwatches (optional)

– One person will be able to pick a Jord Wood Watch of their own (from styles $180 and under)

– You can also use the code: boohoolindalieu to receive an immediate $25 off AND a free watch engraving option (some models excluded). You do not need to enter the contest to use this code, but hey, why not?

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Good luck everyone! xoxo

Fitness Favorites

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all doing well today. I was having a hard time figuring out what I wanted to post this week, and then my new Nike Macaron Flyknits came in! So I figured it would be perfect to share some of my current fitness favorites with you all! Fitness has been a big part of my life since high school. It mainly started when I wanted take control of my body/physical health, and let me tell you, that is STILL a journey. Here and there, I will take a break from exercising (life gets in the way), but all in all, I know that fitness is something that I will always incorporate in my ideal lifestyle. Over the years, I’ve definitely learned what I like and need to work on about myself, as well as what works and what doesn’t – gym-wise, so today I wanted to show you some of my staples/favorites!

Let me know what are some of yours too 🙂

I’m thinking about doing a What’s In My Gym Bag post, so let me know if you’d like to see that as well! Nike ‘Macaron Flyknits’ – my new bbs! I got these in the Lavender shade. Aren’t they just the cutest?! They match my Fitbit Flex 2 band too! I’m so obsessed. I do wish that the swoosh was black (it’s a dark purple), but that doesn’t bother me that much. It also fits really well with a majority of my workout gear since I mostly wear purples, pinks, and black. These are my second pair of Flyknits but definitely not my last because they’re great for long distance running. What I like most about them is how light they are. Don’t get me wrong, I will still wear my Adidas Ultraboosts every now and then when I feel like my feet need the extra cushion, but sometimes they can feel quite heavy and bulky on my feet. I didn’t really think the weight of shoes would make that much of a difference, but it really does. I ran 5 miles yesterday with these baby’s, my first time breaking them in, and got no blisters afterwards! Electrolyte tablets from Nuun – My coworker introduced me to these tablets and I have to say, they are super convenient and portable! I started off with the energy one which has natural caffeine in it. I used to use it as a “pre-workout” tablet, but after I wanted to try another flavor so that’s why I got this one, it’s Strawberry lemonade ♡. This one isn’t caffeinated, instead, it has a boost of electrolytes in it. You may be wondering, what are electrolytes and what are they even good for? Electrolytes are what’s in a lot of sports drinks. They help keep your body balanced and hydrated. During a 1hr workout session, the average person can lose up to 1 liter (or more) of water through sweating! So it is important to give your body back what it has lost in order to maintain balance. These are fizzy and taste like strawberry lemonade, but there are a bunch of other flavors! They’re also way more compact and transportable than sports drinks. If you’re interested in trying them out, I got these at Sprouts. S’Well water canteen – Like I said, it’s super important to stay hydrated! Especially at the gym. I used to hate drinking water, but I find that if you have a canteen by you at all times, it’s a lot easier to reach for it. If you’re really bad at it, try setting an alarm on your phone every hour to take a big sip. To figure out how much water you should drink, just multiply your weight by 2/3 and that is how many ounces you should drink per day!Vega Sport Protein Powder – Protein powder is a new thing that I have recently incorporated into my routine. I don’t drink it after every workout, mainly just the days where I do extra lifting or run extra long. Like many others, I used to be scared it would make me gain weight, but when used correctly, it shouldn’t do that. It is a huge help with muscle recovery. Especially now that I’m older, I can’t run 8 miles every day, my joints would just crumble. This helps me perform better and recover quicker! I went for a plant based protein powder because I hear that it is more easily absorbed into the body and has less side-effects than what other protein powders may have (ex. less boating or stomach aches). Having that said, it’s also doesn’t have the most friendly taste. They tend to be a bit more chalky. This one is okay though! The flavor is super sweet. It’s not a Vanilla milkshake by any means, but it is better than the one I tried prior to this (Sun Warrior Vanilla protein powder – it was so nasty).  Let me know if you guys have any suggestions of other plant based protein powders!Fitbit – I wasn’t able to get a good photo of my fitbit, but here is what the app looks like! If you’re curious, I have the Fitbit Flex 2 in a lilac band. It is somewhat discouraging to wear on days that I don’t exercise, if I’m honest (sometimes I don’t even make my daily goal), but it’s super helpful for numerous reasons! I love using it to track my exercise and sleep. What’s great is that the Flex2 has a lot more exercises that you can track, and it’s waterproof! You can also set weekly goals for yourself too. My goal is to be active (go to the gym) at least 3 days a week. I try to do 4, but for the most part, 3 is what has been more manageable lately.

Thank you guys for reading! If you have any fitness favorites, let me know! I love trying out new products and such. Also let me know if you have any post recommendations! Hope you all have a wonderful week. ♡

A Day From my Phone

Hi lovelies! Hope you are all doing well. Did you all have a nice holiday? With graduation season, my sister moving into her new house, and the holiday, this past weekend was super busy for me if I’m honest. Although I had 4 days off, it didn’t feel much like a break because of all the things I had to get checked off my list. I had appointments to get taken care of, chores to do, errands to run, and on top of that, family events to go to. In hindsight, I feel like the only downtime I did have was when I was in the car, driving to my next destination. It was just a lot. Being around family was a lot, in a good and bad way. My parents and I butt heads a lot, so being around them can be draining. But it was nice to be around my sister and my cousins before they all head back to school. Anyway, I hope you enjoy this little snippet of the few hours I did have to relax on Sunday.

On Sunday, we started our day from San Jose (after my cousin’s graduation), we first had to go furniture shopping for my sister, and then after, we caught the last of Picnic at the Presidio before it ended. I’m so happy that it’s getting warmer because my boyfriend and I would always go! I went with my sister this past Sunday and we got BBQ parfaits. Sorry I forgot to get a photo of it! But if you follow me on Instagram you would’ve seen it on my Instagram story! After some sun and the picnic, we went to get ice cream at Smitten (I got the Almond Coconut Macaroon – my new favorite there!), and then boba at Boba Guys – what a day right? Full of foodies galore! 

Boba Guys has quickly become my favorite place to get boba! They are intricate and creative with their drinks, and I love that. Pretty much everything from here is great! I especially love their Strawberry Matcha. If you have a sweet tooth but like matcha, it’s the perfect collaboration of the two.

Have you ever been to Boba Guys? What’s your favorite bubble tea drink?

Hope you all have a great rest of your week! 🙂

Baby Bell Sleeves

Hi lovelies! I know it has probably been a tough week for some, considering the unfortunate even that happened recently. Let’s all tell our loved ones how we feel today and remember to do so more often. Regardless of what has been happening in the news, I hope you’re all doing well – as I always say. I thank you all for stepping away from the cruel reality of the world for just a few minutes and taking the time to read my blog. This simple Spring outfit was taken sometime last week, while my sister was in town. It has definitely become one of my favorites (so far) because I absolutely love the way the photos turned out! The natural lighting was great that day and the shoot was really quick and easy (that’s saying a lot on 5th day hair)! On that day, we went into the city for brunch at one of my favorite places, Blackwood; and then had a super successful shopping day. I couldn’t have imagined a better sisters-day. The bulk of our shopping spree was done at Zara, which I’m super excited about styling those pieces for you all later on! For today, I hope you enjoy this outfit post. 🙂 Blackwood is a yummy Thai fusion, brunch, and dinner place in San Francisco. My favorite thing to get there is the Spicy String bean with red curry paste dish – so delicious and satisfying! My sister got Yellow Curry. ♡

I’ve gotten loads of questions about how I keep my hair ashy so if you would like to see a haircare post, let me know! I was told that the grey would wash out after about 3 weeks, and the last time I dyed it was back in February, but I still see quite a bit of tones in my hair so maybe I’m doing something right. Woot!

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned before, but, growing up, I never really liked Spring – allergy season. It wasn’t until recently that I’ve grown to appreciate the nice weather. It’s just warm enough to bring out the shorts but the air is still brisk so I can layer or wear sleeves. I love this top because it’s like a statement on it’s own. The little bell sleeves are super Spring appropriate and this one top makes it look like I tried. I didn’t get any shots with my jacket but in case you were wondering, I paired this outfit with my favorite military jacket. They are perfect for Spring because it’s big and baggy (my favorite) but still light enough for the weather!*smiles at ground because my tummy is full and all is happy*Details – Off the shoulder ruffle top: Forever 21 | Mid-waist shorts: Forever 21 | Minimal Diamond and Opal chocker: Lili Claspe | Rings: Etsy | Watch: Daniel Wellington | Misc Accessories: Fitbit Flex2, PuraVida moon bracelet – Use the code: LINDALIEU20 for 20% off your purchase. ♡#Sideeye #Hairflip hehe. Thank you for reading!

Floral and Lace

45C090D9-489F-445E-931A-770B3F81D491Hi lovelies! How are you all today? I had a feeling this weeks blog post would be up late, but I wasn’t expecting to post it on a different day. Sorry if it threw some of you off! I’ve been super busy since last Tuesday with work, family events, and Mother’s Day. Some of my relatives are back from college so I’ve been trying to make time for everyone and everything that has been going on. I worked all week last week (except Friday), and the weekend as well – boo, but luckily, I had Monday and Tuesday off so I could recharge. After my Sunday shift, I went home to spend time with my sister now that she is done with Spring semester. It was so nice to just step away from my every day work environment for a bit. I spent my days off doing some of my favorite things: on Monday, we got to get brunch in the city and went shopping, and on Tuesday we went for a hike at one of my favorite places, Lands End. It’s not often that my sister and I get to do some of the things we used to enjoy together since she’s been at school and I’ve been working so much. If you follow me on Snapchat (boohoolindalieu) or Instagram, you probably saw some of our adventures! Anyway, as I told you last week, I would be posting what I wore on my birthday in a blog post. I hope you like this look! I’ll most likely be living in this – or versions of this – airy outfit all Spring and Summer. It was around 80 – 90 degrees on the day I wore this and I seriously felt like I was in pajamas hehe. Details will be listed below!

Thank you so much for reading! Hope you all have a great rest of your week!

Details – Top: H&M | Lace shorts: SheInside | Cardigan: Urban Outfitters | Bralette: Urban Outfitters | Necklace: Etsy

A Day in Monterey

Hi lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well today. As I said last week, I will be filling you in on my birthday festivities from last week! I had work on my actual birthday, but it’s okay. I felt so much love that day, thank you to all who wished me a happy birthday. My birthday usually just feels like any other day, but for some reason this year it felt extra special. I owe that to all the people I’ve surrounded myself with this year, and some that I haven’t seen but still keep close to my heart. Thanks for another amazing year with you in my life.

Anyway, moving on from the mushy stuff – On my actual birthday I had to work – my choice guys. But I was off the next day so it was fine! My boyfriend actually surprised me at work with beautiful flowers and cupcakes (I guess that’s still a part of the mushy gushy stuff, oops), and when I was finally off, we went to get ice cream at Salt & Straw in San Francisco. Amazing btw, if you haven’t been there, I highly recommend it – try their ‘Roasted Strawberry Tres Leches’ flavor. Feel free to follow me on Instagram to see more of my foodventures! Later that evening we had a really nice dinner at a place called Foreign Cinema. You guys – this is such a great date spot. I loved the atmosphere and dim lighting (although I wasn’t able to get a good photo of my food because of it). They had outdoor seating where they projected movies too! It was definitely more on the pricier side Yelp: $$$), but let’s just say I felt seriously spoiled.

After that day is what this post consists of (Wednesday, 5/3/17). Let me walk you through it down below! img_6177-1

For lunch, we went to Umami Burger (my first time). The lighting was perfect for these photos but even that doesn’t depict how delicious they were! After lunch, we went to the Monterrey Bay Aquarium. I had a strong feeling that would be my surprise because we have been meaning to visit the aquarium for so long now, we just haven’t had a reason to until my birthday! When we were almost there, my boyfriend told me to guess, and I was right! He’s usually great with surprises so when I guessed it I was so happy with myself.

My favorite part of the aquarium was the jellyfishes, as you can see, so I hope you guys enjoy the rest of the shots I got from that day!The jellies in this top one look like they’re forming a heart. ♡img_6181Next week I’ll feature the outfit I wore that day! I think it’s the perfect thing for spring. I’ll definitely be living in it and other versions as well all spring and summer. Don’t forget that you can subscribe to my blog with email or your WordPress account to get updates on when a new post goes up! Thank you so much for reading. Hope you all are having an amazing week!

May Day

Hi lovelies! Hope you’re all doing well today. May is finally here! I don’t think I’ve mentioned this before on my blog, but today is my birthday [May 2]! So the shots of this post, as many others, were from last week. Having that said, I’ll be able to post what I did for my birthday next week! My boyfriend and I always surprise each other with fun things to do on our birthdays, so I actually have no idea what we’re doing today. My friends have been asking me for the past week what my plans are and the truth is, there’s nothing planned (on my end). So I’m just patiently waiting to see what my boyfriend has in store for me for today and tomorrow. Anyway, thank you to anyone who has sent me a birthday wish. As I’m writing this, it’s only 8AM and I already feel so very loved.

Anyway, moving on from that, it has been super warm in the Bay Area lately, so I wanted to get this look posted before it gets too hot for black skinnies. This is my current favorite button up. The cut is a bit bulky, but that’s what I like about it! I tucked it in to take away from the boxy shape it had and rolled up my skinnies for some dimension and paired it with my favorite booties to stomp around SF in. Hope you enjoy the look. Details will be listed at the bottom. 🙂 Details – Top: Cotton On | Jeans: Forever 21 | Booties: Aldo | Backpack: SheInside | Sunnies: Urban Outfitters