#WCW: Lindzi of The Trendy Sparrow

I first discovered Chicago-based  Lindzi of The Trendy Sparrow through her Etsy shop with the same name, and stuck around to check out her blog after I read about the origins of that name:

For as long as I can remember, my grandmother called me her “little sparrow”. Combine that with my love for fashion and other trends, you get “The Trendy Sparrow”. With a chic and vintage style, The Trendy Sparrow is often inspired by the girl who dances to her own beat, thinks outside the box, and isn’t afraid to try something new. I wanted to create something for those chic, unique, and quirky personalities that aren’t willing to stick to tradition. I want the emerging souls, the risk takers, the rule breakers, and polka dot wearers.

Welp, if that doesn’t sound like something I’d love, I don’t know what does! Some of you may know that I love lions. My grandma called me her CaroLion, and I’ve been collecting lions since I can remember. I’d like to think of Lindzi as a girlboss, blogging, soul sister, inspiration. She’s amazing, and has made her passion a full-time job! How awesome is that? Her blog is not just a blog, but an extension of the fabulous brand that she has created. (please note that I just had to go through that last paragraph and edit how many times I tried to use the word “amazing”.) Besides, she’s influenced by Blair Waldorf, one of my most favorite fictional characters of all time! I wanted to learn a little bit more about Lindzi, and I’m so glad she took the time to be my #WCW.

22101961840_9d90d0a2f0_cPreppy Pattern Play

10 songs for a perfect sound track
a. Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional
b. Stronger Than Me – Amy Winehouse
c. Mercy – Duffy
d. Bad Blood Remix – Taylor Swift
e. The Good Left Undone – Rise Against
f. Sittn’ On (The Dock of the Bay) cover – Sara Bareilles
g. The Mighty Fall – Fall Out Boy
h. So Impossible – Dashboard Confessional
i. The Mixed Tape – Jack’s Manniqun
j. Lights and Sounds – Yellowcard

9 words to describe you
a. Hard worker // Quirky // Passionate // Resilient // Creative // Chic // Strong
willed // Helpful // Loving


Leopard Print and Plaid

8 reasons that you love your life
a. Knowing that items I made are being loved and used in homes across the
b. I get to set my own hours & work when I want
c. I’m my own boss, and get to be creative everyday
d. I get to spend all day with my sweet wonderful dog, Lilly.
e. I met the love of my life, and get to live with him.
f. I get to live in the fabulous city of Chicago!
g. I have some of the most loyal and loving friends anyone could ask for.
h. I have a family that is healthy and happy and believes in my dreams!

6 non-electronic things you can’t live without
a. My dog!
b. My family
c. My day planner
d. My numerous scrapbooks
e. The owl candle holder that belonged to my MeMe
f. All of my TTS products


Burgundy Sweater and an Oversized Vest

5 people who have impacted your life
a. Andrew Phillips (my boyfriend and best friend)
b. Ricky Flinn (my closest and longest friend)
c. Patricia Brennan (my “gran” and inspiration behind the name “The Trendy Sparrow)
d. Blair Waldorf… yes I realize she isn’t a real person
e. My parents

4 places you’d like to visit
a. Paris
b. Florence
c. Greece
d. London


Casual Green Fall Sweater

3 unpopular opinions you have
a. All of Nicolas Spark’s books & movies are horrible and I hate them. (I couldn’t agree with you more, girl)
b. We DO NOT have a national religion in this country regardless of what some politicians try and say.
c. Not every woman wants a family and/or kids. That’s okay.

2 things that scare you
a. Not succeeding at running my own company
b. Losing the ones I love


Geometric Dress + A Long Black Vest

1 quote to live by
a.  “Destiny is for losers. It’s just a stupid excuse to wait for things to happen
instead of making them happen.” – Blair Waldorf

Get social with Lindzi!

INSTAGRAM: instagram.com/thetrendysparrow
BLOG: thetrendysparrowblog.com
FACEBOOK: facebook.com/thetrendysparrow
TWITTER: twitter.com/trendysparrow
PINTEREST: pinterest.com/trendysparrow