SPRING HAS SPRUNG IN NEW YORK!

🌸 Oh, how lovely the springtime in New York has been in April!🌸 I’ve found fresh inspiration to explore, film, and create! Come along with me in this April Instagram Stories roundup video and don’t forget to follow me @lindsayofsheaves to see things as they are happening!

Some highlights of the month were when Jonas & I went to the Nyack street fair it was the first warm spring day we could go coat free, and you could see how everyone had a spring in their step again!

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Jonas surprised me with a lovely Easter egg hunt and we got a surprise tea set that is just perfect for Buxton Cottage!

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I’m so thrilled it’s flea market season again!!! I’ve always loved looking for treasures at rummage sales but not until now could I actually take some home with me to decorate the cottage! 🏑

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I can’t seem to get enough of floral prints, flowers, and sunshine! I expect May will also hold some wonderful adventures that I do hope you’ll come along with ❀

Bye For Now,

Lindsay of Sheaves

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CA GIRL, MARRIED TO A SWEDE, LIVING IN NEW YORK!

{Get To Know Me/Q&A}

I tend to confuse people when they find out I’m a California girl, married to a Swede, living in New York⁉ I thought a “Get To Know Me Tag”/Q&A would be a fun way to explain my background, interests, and how I’ve become the woman I am today! 😊 Thank you for your lovely questions and I hope you enjoy getting to know more about me and don’t forget to tell me in the comments something fun about you❀

Spring In My Step

AT LAST! Spring has sprung in New York and I couldn’t be more excited to see charming old towns come back to life after a long winter. Come along with me & Jonas to the Nyack street fair filled with loads of fun vendors, enchanted boutiques, and a Victorian house cafe on the most gorgeous spring day!

This is literally the first time in MONTHS that I’ve worn lashes, lipstick, and the best part…FLATS!!! Farewell, snow boots and winter coats!

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I finally felt a “spring” in my step again as the warm sunshine kissed my face this weekend. Oh, the wonderful feeling of curling your hair and letting it blow in the soft breeze. I’m thrilled that it’s hair scarf weather again, I knew I had to bust out my nifty 50’s scarf in “white” for such an occasion!

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When I saw the forecast for a warm weekend I knew it was time again to reach for my white and red poppy dress that I found at a Goodwill in Virginia last spring. I paired it with another lucky New York Goodwill find with this black and white lace cardigan with the cutest little pearl details.

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I was never much of a floral kind of gal until the last few years when my whole heart longed to be bathed in flowers and sunshine. Now, I have my eye on a quite a few floral novelty print dresses, hope to snag some soon and be able to dress on the outside what I’m feeling on the inside!

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The first snowdrops and crocus have started popping up around Buxton Cottage and I’m so thrilled to watch the spring awaken around our vintage home. Speaking of vintage homes, it was so fun stumbling across the Edward Hopper House & Art Center. A realist painter whose work inspired Alfred Hitchcock in films such as “Psycho”!

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I love that there is so much historic everywhere we go in this part of colonial America. I can’t wait to keep exploring it and plan more fun adventures as we head into summer. What about you, have you any fun fair weather plans?

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Wishing all fresh inspiration and to feel that “spring” in your step again! Bye For Now,

Lindsay of Sheaves

DELETED 7 YEARS OF PHOTOS

{MARCH 2017}

ACCIDENTALLY PERMANENTLY DELETED ALL MY PHOTOS FROM HIGH SCHOOL & COLLEGE! 😦 I made a huge mistake at the start of March and I’m still devastated and trying save what I can. This was a HUGE set back for me and really showed me how important it is to take care of your memories and share them, so I hope you enjoy coming along with me & Jonas in my daily life adventures via Instagram stories and don’t forget to follow me @lindsayofsheaves to see things as they are happening! ❀

February 2017

Hello dearies! Wow, between trying to find furniture for our tiny home, working, being sick, snow days, and drama at work this month has just flown by!!!

Settling into our cottage has been fun but also challenging! (You can read all about it on Tales of Sheaves.) I’m so thrilled the weather has been warming up and even though it was a good winter, I’m so excited for spring!

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I hope you enjoy coming along with me & Jonas in my daily life adventures via Instagram stories and don’t forget to follow me @lindsayofsheaves to see things as they are happening! Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

GOTHIC VALENTINE WINTER OOTD + Sourpuss Clothing Dress Review!

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Curiouser & curiouser…

Here’s my gothic take on a wintery Valentine’s day OOTD featuring the “Fatally Yours” dress provided by Sourpuss Clothing which is perfect for us spooky gals who aren’t into pink and Valentine’s Day!

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As soon as I saw this dress it made me think of the Queen of Hearts and Tim Burton’s Wonderland style and I knew how I wanted to style it! This dress could be done up in so many ways but since it’s still wintertime here in New York and Valentine’s day is around the corner I thought it’d be fitting to do a romantic gothic retro look.

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This style of dress is new to Sourpuss and I can’t even express the wonderful feeling I had when I zipped up this XL and it fit like a glove! I really adore the gathered material on the bust area, it’s so flattering for my figure.

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The hearts & daggers design was created by a Philly tattoo artist and the print even has tiny hearts and stars which is a very unique touch. The anatomic hearts are adorable and the daggers have a very classic feel to it.

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I really adore the length of the dress, how it comes to the knees, and has a fun mesh lining which I’ve never seen on a dress before. The dress is 100% polyester, has the softest feeling, and I love how it flows as you walk…so light and has a little stretch!

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Now let’s talk about how I styled this rocking dress! My black velvet vintage style turban with diamond shaped vintage silver brooch with black onyx center is my go to in the winter. Both items I found separately on Etsy.

My gothic lolita coat is from Pyon Pyon which I ordered from Restyle.pl while I was living in Sweden and I have done a whole review on it + some winter fashion tips I picked up which you can see HERE.

My lovely pen pal friend from Germany (@ladydewilde on Instagram) sent me these charming handmade “Alice in Wonderland” jewelry which turned out to the the crowning touch to this outfit. The earrings say “Curiouser & Curiouser” and the necklace, “We’re All Mad Here”. I mean, how serendipitous is that?!

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My husband & I really lucked out with finding the perfect shooting location to fit the mood I had envisioned. Lasdon Park nailed it with it’s twisty trees and old statues.

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Later that evening I changed up my outfit details in the car since we were attending a black & white winter gala where Jonas’ “Sleepy Hollow” & “Red Riding Hood” art was on display. I realized that I too was wearing art and oh, how that red POPPED against all the b&w!

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Hope this review of the new Sourpuss Clothing dress was helpful and that you got some outfit inspiration for your Valentine’s day whether that be with your gal pals, man, or even alone. Know that you’re awesome no matter what your relationship status is! Bye For Now,

-Lindsay of Sheaves

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New Year, New Beginnings (January 2017)

MOVING AGAIN!!! This year has already been so full of adventures like finding a new place to live, getting stuck in a snowstorm, collabing with @sourpussclothing again + MORE! I hope you enjoy coming along with me & Jonas in my daily life adventures via Instagram stories and don’t forget to follow me @lindsayofsheaves to see things as they are happening!