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Shop Small to Do Your Denim Up Big

Posted on June 15, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

We value the little things in life, even when it comes to style. Anyone can throw on an outfit, but how you accessorize your look every day is what tells your story and showcases your unique personality. Check out our favorite finds from small businesses for accessorizing your denim and living #TheLucyLife. 

Kutula Kiss embodies the spirit of the collector, the nomad, the wanderer. It is for those who value the journey in life, for those that want to hold in their palm a piece of the past, present, and future. Through a collaborative process with artisans around the world, stories are beautifully woven together. We are loving this navy and gold cool color combo which will go perfectly with all of our new denim washes coming soon! 

Kutula Kiss Navy Gold Color Combo
Add a pop of red to your blue jeans with the Red Canvas Simple Tote from Burgundy Circus Hardgoods. Even in today’s busy lifestyle, Burgundy Circus Hardgoods still strongly believes in solid handshakes, direct honesty, and quality craftsmanship - values that we can get down with! 
 Red Canvas Simple Tote
If your go-to outfit isn't skinny jeans and flats, are you even a human? Just kidding! Either way, these Sonia yellow loafers from Loly in the Sky are sure to brighten up your day! Even if you catch yourself looking down, they'll be there to remind you to enjoy the little things in life. These are definitely approved for living #TheLucyLife! 
 
Top off any denim look with accessories from The Topping Tree, a one-of-a-kind shop sharing unique hair accessories that are all handmade by independent designers from all over the country (and even some from Canada). Add a little fun to your outfit with this casual knotted headband! 
Knotted Headband from The Topping Tree
Show us how you accessorize your denim with hashtag #TheLucyLife on Instagram

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8 Ways to Simplify Your Life Immediately

Posted on June 06, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 2 Comments

1.) Declutter 

Get rid of what's unnecessary. Physical clutter causes mental clutter. It's amazing how much clearer life can get when you take a few hours to get rid of the material things you don't need that are physically clogging up your space! 

2.) Donate 

Getting rid of unnecessary material possessions is liberating on its own. Take decluttering to the next level by donating items to those in need instead of just throwing everything away. 

3.) Complain Less

Give life a break. It's never perfect and it never will be. Complaining won't change anything about the situation, it will just give you a bad attitude and will also rub off on others. Complaining encourages discomfort and discomfort can make life complicated. 

4.) Say "No"

Over booking yourself and constantly extending your energy way beyond your limits makes day to day life extraordinarily complicated, not to mention exhausting. By over-accommodating  others now, you're burning yourself out and limiting what you can do for those around you in the future. 

5.) Make up your mind 

Lose phrases like "I don't know", or "ask me later". Save some time and energy by challenging yourself to be decisive in the moment. 

6.) Do it now 

Research shows that 95 percent of people report having procrastination problems. So, start making a conscious effort to, as worded by Benjamin Franklin, "Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today." 

7.) Think big first 

One of the best ways to stop procrastinating and get tasks off your plate is to put the hardest, most energy consuming task at the top of your to-do list. Not only will you be less stressed for the rest of the day by getting the big stuff out of the way, but you'll also be left with a sense of accomplishment to keep you motivated! 

8.) Ask for help 

There's no need for you to do everything on your own. No one gets an award for being able to do it all. Delegate your tasks at work and trust they'll get done and reach out to the friends and family around you to help manage your plate. You'll be surprise how many people are ready and willing to give you a hand. Plus, asking for help strengthens your relationship with the people around you. 

 

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10 Songs for Your Summer Playlist You Won't Hear on the Radio

Posted on May 27, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

Warm, sunny summer weather is great. but what's one thing that can always make it better?  Great music!  It's difficult to keep up with all the hot new artists on the rise, so, lucky for you, we've compiled this list.  You won't hear any of these songs repeating on the radio every 5 minutes (at least not yet) because we want to give some love to all the independent/up-and-coming artists who deserve it.  So, here's our list of 10 songs that we feel are must-haves for your summer 2015 playlist!

10 Songs for Your Summer Playlist You Won't Hear on the Radio

1. Miracles by McBeth - Get in the summer mood with this pop rock track.  The catchy chorus and beautiful harmonies are great for a sunny day.

2. Cherry Moonshine by Tarra Layne - This song has a classic rock vibe with a hint of country.  Powerful vocals with just the right amount of attitude compliment the music perfectly.

3. Ghost Town by Danielle Barbe - This pop rock track has smooth vocals and a melody that's sure to have you singing along on those summer drives.

4. Southern Curves by Sydney Hutchko - A cool blend pop and rock country with a chorus that will have you singing along by the end of the song.

5. Midnight by Shaun Novak - A pop rock song with a hint of alternative influence.  An infectious melody that pulls you in from the beginning.

6. Oceans by Coasts - This alternative/indie track screams summer from the lyrics, to the music, and even the title.

7. Hypnotech by Johnny Stimson - If you feel like doing some fun summer dancing, this dance/funk song is a perfect choice to get your night started.

8. Young And Free by Sucre - The gritty bass at the beginning of this electronic/dance/pop track will get you moving, and the beautiful vocals will hold your attention throughout.

9. Reflections by MisterWives - A unique blend of folk and electronic pop music.  MisterWives are creating their own genre and ensuring a promising future for themselves.

10. For You by Fickle Friends - Dancy, pop track with a slight rock vibe that is perfect for warm, sunny drives.

Posted in Music, Summer

5 Energy Boosting Easy Snack Recipes

Posted on May 18, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

You know that annoying 3:00 pm no-energy zone of the afternoon? Instead of reaching for your third (or fourth) cup of coffee or longing for a cat nap, try one of these energy boosting pick-me-up snacks that are ultra easy to make and your body with thank you! 

1.) Yogurt & Granola 

Mix 6 ounces of plain Greek Yogurt with 1 tablespoon of granola, a dab of honey and a few berries. The mix of grains, nuts and dried fruit in grand is packed with nutrients to super charge this snack! / Photo from Health.com

2.) Crackers With Chocolate-Hazelnut Spread and Banana

Spread 1 tablespoon of chocolate-hazelnut spread between 2 crisp bread crackers. Then, top with 1 sliced small banana (a wonderful energy-boosting carbohydrate). At 210 calories with 4g of protein, who can say no to this delicious treat? / Photo via Real Simple

3. Strawberry, Banana And Almond Butter Smoothie

The perfect post-workout drink to put the pep back in your step. Combine: 1 frozen peeled banana, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 1 tablespoon almond butter, 1 tablespoon honey, and 1 cup water in a blender. Season with salt at the end of blending to bring out the nutty taste of the almond butter. / Photo from Delish 

4. Chocolate Brownie Energy Bites 

These naturally sweetened energy bites taste like a chocolate walnut brownie but are 100% gluten free, vegan and protein-packed. Plus, they only use 5 ingredients! Check out the full recipe here

5. Whole-Grain Raspberry Jam Bars

Tasty, low calorie, and packed with Vitamin B for the perfect on-the-go breakfast or midday snack. Here's how to make them

Posted in eat clean, healthy living, life

10 Body Positive Morning Mantras

Posted on May 05, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

The way you start your day makes all the difference. Take time to build a morning routine that you can't wait to wake up to. Create your own confidence by making these morning mantras your own. Don't forget to share your favorites with us on Twitter!

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20 Ways To Build Others Up

Posted on April 27, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

Lucy Marie Denim - Build Others Up

Our top priority at Lucy Marie is to make women feel amazing about who they are. We exist to encourage women to flaunt their features and own their curves instead of being embarrassed and ashamed of their body.

The world needs less critics and more compliments. Join us in living #TheLucyLife by learning how to build up the people in your own life…

  1. Compliment their character, not their looks
  2. Skip small talk and empty gossip
  3. Send small gifts and cards just because
  4. Opt for a nice lunch instead of drinks at a noisy bar
  5. Phone calls and FaceTime > text messages and tweets
  6. Ask them about their passions
  7. Make time to listen
  8. Remember and acknowledge big events beyond birthdays
  9. Ask how you can encourage them
  10. Keep them accountable and motivated to achieve goals
  11. Always tell the truth with love
  12. Invite them to try something new
  13. Avoid comparisons at all costs
  14. Point out strengths as soon as you see them
  15. Be excited about their dreams and ambitions
  16. Offer (and be ready to) to help in any way that you can
  17. Challenge them to set higher goals and bigger dreams
  18. Make them laugh
  19. Love unconditionally, even if you don’t agree with some of their choices
  20. Treat them with unlimited respect

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8 Most Iconic Denim Moments

Posted on April 20, 2015 by Lucy Marie | 0 Comments

Trends come and go, but blue jeans are forever. These iconic moments solidified denim's place in fashion history.

Daisy Mae Duke via CBS

Daisy Mae Duke’s super short shorts on Dukes of Hazzard became affectionately known as “Daisy Dukes” in the ‘80s. The trend is still a sexy summer staple. (Photo: CBS)

Brooke Shield via Calvin Klein

In 1980, nothing was more provocative than 15-year-old Brooke Shield’s Calvin Klein ad. The poster boasted the famous phrase “You wanna know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing.” We could say the same about our Lucy Maries, Brooke! (Photo: Calvin Klein)

Michaela Bercu Vogue Cover

Anna Wintour wanted to make a statement with her first Vogue cover in 1988, so she put cover girl Michaela Bercu in stonewashed jeans. It was the first time denim had been featured on the cover and the beginning of a new era for the magazine. (Photo: Vogue)

Beverly Hills 90210 via Fox

The cast of Beverly Hills 90210 ruled television in the ‘90s with heavy doses of drama and light wash denim. (Photo: Fox)

Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake via WireImage

The matching denim ensembles donned by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake at the 2001 American Music Awards are cemented in red carpet infamy. Kudos to Katy Perry for recreating the look at last year’s VMA’s! (Photo: WireImage)

TLC via Rex Features

Always ready to make a statement, girl group TLC sparked the extra large and loose fitting denim movement with their appearance at the 1992 Billboard Awards. We love their confidence and unique sense of style, but we’re glad this trend didn’t stick around for long! (Photo: Rex Features)

Cindy Crawford Pepsi Campaign

This 1992 Pepsi Super Bowl commercial featuring supermodel Cindy Crawford in her denim cutoffs is still recognized as one of the most famous advertisements of all time. (Photo: Pepsi)

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The early 2000‘s saw the rise of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants. The best-selling-book-turned-movie shares the story of four teenage girls who are all able to fit in the same pair of jeans, despite their different body types. These girls definitely understood the power of a good pair of denim. (Photo: Warner Brothers)

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