I'm SUPER pumped to bring you my latest series - BAD Blog Crush. I'll be sharing some of my favorite blogs and the ladies who write them! And I'm particularly jazzed about my first crush because she's seriously too fabulous! So let's get started!
Meet Sara - The gorgeous gal behind the style blog Love By Lynn. Sara has an absolutely amazing wardrobe, totally enviable hair & a knack for styling outfits to perfection. I found her on Instagram over the summer (before she created her blog) Now, I visit her site everyday for an up close & personal look at her fabulous ensembles. Trust me when I say she'll get you to up your fashion game. Read on below to get to know Sara and find out her secrets to gorgeous hair, her kick ass bod & what products she can't live without!
Hello Ladies! My name Is Sara Lynn Wardell. I am from Payson, Utah and live just 20 minutes from there in a town called Springville. I am 24 & got married September, 24th 2011. I also have two amazing step kids. Tyson is 12 and Halle is 10. They are my best friends and love hanging out with them!
What's your Day Job?
I manage a tanning salon where I do Airbrush Spray tans and love it! My employees have become my really good friends. My sister also works with me and it is the best! Managing all girls sounds like it would be tough, but these girls are just awesome! I am grateful to have them.
How did you come up with your blog name?
It took me a few weeks to decide my blog name, but when I said it I knew it was the right one! I didn't want it to sound tacky or like I was trying to hard. I just wanted it to sound like me. So I decided to go with lovebylynn. My middle name is Lynn and I want my readers to love reading my blog because I love all of you!
Favorite local restaurant & boutique?
The closest local boutique that I love is still an hour away from me - It's called Koo De Kerr in Salt Lake City. It is so cute! My favorite local restaurant is Guru's in Provo, Utah.
What blogs do you visit for inspiration?
I have so many blogs I look at for inspiration, but my favorites are Wendy's Lookbook, Atlantic-Pacific, Peace Love Shea, Pink Peonies, & Cara Loren Blog.
Three beauty products you can't live without
1. My endless glow airbrush spray. It's the company I do spray tans for and I use that on my face for a little glow. You can buy it here
2. My Clarisonic scrubber for my face. I cannot go anywhere without this thing. I use it once a day before bedtime and it gets all that makeup out deep in your pores.
3. My enjoy hair care oil. It leaves my hair shiny and soft! I love it!
What's the secret to your gorgeous curls?
First, I section my hair off into three sections and do it bits at a time using a curling iron. I wrap the hair around the curling iron and I don't use the clamp. It is SO easy. I do hair tutorials on my blog as well and will be doing a tutorial on that soon.
Fill in the blank "I could spend hours ____"
Reading other fashion blogs and shopping of course!
Favorite stores to visit for budget buys
My favorite stores to visit for budget buys are TJMaxx and Forever 21! You can find some amazing stuff in there!
Who's behind the lens?
My husband is the main photographer for my page! We use a really good camera and he takes my pictures for me.
1 thing on your bucket list you've yet to check off
Well... I am SO afraid of the water.. I'm kind of a wimp haha. But I will overcome it! So I am going to go scuba diving to do that.
I would have to say a Margarita! You can never go wrong with that.
How do you stay in such amazing shape?
I could go on for days about this. There is so much I want to say. To make it simple I say always be realistic about your diet. 80% diet 20% indulgence. I work out 5-6 days a week for an hour to an hour and a half. I eat six healthy meals & snacks a day every 2-3 hours. My cheat meals I save for the weekends because my husband and I love to go out to eat and have some drinks. And yes you can cheat every once in a while ladies!
Fall/Winter trend you can't live without
There are so many! I can't live without peplum tops! They are amazing. Also anything oxblood, leather or cheetah print is fab. So hot for now!
One piece of fashion advice
Always, always be yourself! Fashion is just another accessory for your style, so fit it to what you like and what makes you feel good! That's the most important part. Wear what makes you feel confident and beautiful!
She's totally gorg right? I wish I could get my curls to look as amazing as hers - and aren't her outfits bomb? I love the way she styled her jean jacket above. Make sure you follow Sara via all her social media below!!
all images via Sara