not a fashion blogger.

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because when temperatures are floating around 0°, I cannot keep a poker face.

all my face says is “get me out of here”.

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brrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

cold-weather fashion bloggers you’re rock stars. I have no idea how you do it.

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sheer sweater similar // pink rain boots // white satchel similar  // tassel necklace similar // chocolate down coat.

                                                   

now that I’m freezing just looking at those photographs, remembering how cold it was outside ..we need to grab a cup of coffee. and I’ll introduce you to a fellow blogger you should know.

say hello to ..

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ASHLEY @ MARRIED TO THE GAME.

morning or night: morning. breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and nothing is better than a big cup of coffee. plus, when you wake up, you still have the whole day ahead of you!
perfect sunday: I love lazy sundays. my ideal sunday is just laying on the couch watching movies with my fiance all day and then cooking a nice dinner.
I wish I knew how to: speak another language fluently.
favorite way to unwind at the end of the day: drinking a “sleepy time” tea while catching up on episodes of our favorite shows that we missed.
ashley is getting married at the end of june, & she’s been my motivation extra push to get fit for my own wedding.
follow along with her on twitter // instagram // pinterest.

10 things NOT to do on valentine’s day.

Hi everyone! I’m Katherine and I blog over at The Duchess of Plumewood! I just wanted to give you (guys and gals) a little heads up and 10 things NOT to do on Valentine’s Day… forewarned is forearmed people remember that!

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So on cupid’s day please please please DONT:

1. Get your loved one a workout tape. It basically says you’re body needs work. Let’s just say your face will get slapped.

2. Go on a first date.  Pick a different day, this either screams that you’re going to fast or that you don’t own a calendar.

3. Wear all black to work and shoot people in love ugly looks. How awkward! Let people have their love drunk day, you can scribble weirdly in your notebook later.

4. Get drunk and call your ex. This applies every day not just on Valentine ’s Day. Just delete that phone number. Bad breakups are good for you.

5. Make obnoxious social media posts about how you’ll be coupled up this time next year. That’s weird and makes you seem like a desperate psycho. You’ll end up marrying someone before you’ve known them a year and people will talk about you behind your back.

6. Get your loved one absolutely nothing. Even if you say no gifts, a bouquet of flowers or case of beer is the MINIMUM.

7. Think ‘dinner and a show’ means pizza and a monster truck rally or tofu and the Vagina Monologues. Be nice to your date or they will spend the whole date thinking about how you’re a huge mistake.

8. Discuss how love is just chemical reactions in a very loud voice. Nobody cares about your cynical views or your PHD in Chemistry..

9. Break up with your date. That makes you the lowest scum on earth.

10. Propose. Make another day special for the love of God. Just don’t do it. Just don’t.

I hope this makes your Valentine’s Day a little easier! Come drop by and say hi!

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thank you katherine. you’re a genius. now let’s hope america listens.

there is a lot more fun where that came from, go visit her blog the duchess of plumewood.

happy wednesday.

dressing up a tee.

last weekend I was a guest judge for a food competition downtown des moines, battledish. it took place on saturday, and was a majority of the day activity. I wanted to wear something I’d be comfortable in, yet made a statement, and incorporated a tee shirt from my favorite local clothing company, RAYGUN.

nothing dresses up a tee like a blazer. and a pair of fall-appropriate booties.

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dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

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dressing up a tee // LLinaBC.com

leopard blazer / RAYGUN tee shirt / dark skinny jeans / black booties / 3.1 phillip lim x target crossbody.

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let me happily introduce you to one of my lovely sponsors this month natalie of revel and design.

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happy thursday.

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