Home DecorHome Chic Home: Holiday Hostess!

‘Tis the season for cozy parties with all your friends and family! Being the best Holiday Hostess will be a breeze thanks to the round-up of exquisite party-ready items we’ve accumulated. Let everything gleam with holiday spirit from the time you send out your custom invitations to the time you slip on your new sequin dress right before your night of delight! We hope an item (or many!) catch your eye and give you inspiration for an unforgettable gathering of your own.

Holiday Hostess


1. Decanter 2. Wine Glass 3. VinoTini Flip Glass 4. Custom Invitations 5. Quilted Pillow 6. Candle Holder Set 7. Candle 8. Coasters 9. Cocktail Glass 10. Napkins

GeneralHow to Shop Online Like a Pro!

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Check the Measurements!

When it comes to shopping online and loving what you buy, it’s always helpful to know your measurements! Grab your measuring tape, and compare to the retail site’s size and fit tab. Keep in mind that different brands and styles will fit differently, so paying attention to all description details, photos, as well as size and fit notes is key! Does it run small or large? What size is the model wearing? Knowing all of these components will help determine the most accurate fit.

Tip: If you are need of an item in a pinch and are still unsure about size, order more than one and return the item that doesn’t fit!


Know Your Fabrics!

Going hand-in-hand with reading product descriptions thoroughly and knowing your measurements, it’s a good idea to know your fabrics as well. From cotton, rayon, polyester, and beyond, the weave and weight can play a huge role in the overall fit and feel. Lightweight fabrics are great for warmer temps, and thick knits make for great cold-weather staples. Some fabrics like nylon and spandex may help create stretch (allowing a little give to the fit), while other fabrics like woven cotton or poly may not stretch at all. Get to know what fabrics and blends you love most to find pieces you’ll treasure for seasons to come!

Tip: Compare the fabric of the item you are interested in to what you already have in your closet; or when in doubt hit the interwebs – Google is your BFF!


Get Inspired!

Still unsure if you can pull off that cape or those flare jeans? Now, more than ever, social media offers an endless supply of fashion tips and styling inspiration. Browsing fashion blogs and hashtags through platforms like Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook, will help you see the same (or similar styles) worn on a variety of fashionistas!

Tip: LuLu*s offers Live Chat Stylists to assist with any and all of your fit or styling questions!


Check Out the Reviews!

See what others are saying about the piece you love by peeking at the product reviews. They can be a helpful tool in knowing how the item suited a specific occasion, or how it wears on those with similar body types. At lulus.com we also provide a Top Rated page, where you can see all of our most beloved pieces at a glance, and shop the best of the best!

Tip: Join the conversation! Leaving product reviews yourself is a great way to provide feedback and assistance to your fellow fashion lovers!

ContestsName the Dress: #293

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The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Risque Business

Winner: Aurora

BeautyMani Monday: Navy Blue and Silver Glitter Nail Tutorial

Shine and sparkle through all of your holiday festivities with our Navy Blue and Silver Glitter mani dazzling from your fingertips! Using a combo of loose silver glitter, Inglot’s #201 and OPI’s Umpires Come Out At Night, you can get this sparkling look in a snap! Our easy-breezy tutorial can be found below!

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Hannah @ HannahRoxNails

DIYThe Perfect Thanksgiving Dessert: Maple Pecan Mug Cake

We went in search of a holiday dessert recipe to impress our friends and fam and found the perfect Thanksgiving dessert: maple pecan mug cake! This recipe is not only incredibly quick and easy, but amazingly delicious as well. It’s simple enough to whip up a serving for just two, or to double or triple for your Friendsgiving festivities. Check out the directions below on how to re-create this delicious dessert!


Ingredients (Makes 1-2 servings depending on the size of mug)

7 tablespoons yellow cake mix

3 tablespoons softened coconut oil

1/2 an egg (lightly beaten)

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Non-stick cooking spray

Grade A maple syrup

Whipped cream

Brown sugar



-Combine cake mix, coconut oil, and egg in a bowl, mix well, then fold in chopped pecans.

-Spray the inside of a microwave-safe coffee mug with non-stick cooking spray, and fill 3/4 of the way full with batter.

-Microwave on high for 3 minutes then check the center of the cake with a toothpick. If the toothpick comes out clean then the cake is done, otherwise microwave cake in 30 second intervals until fully cooked.

-Let the cake cool for 1-2 minutes, then top with whipped cream, a drizzle of maple syrup, and a sprinkle of brown sugar! Serve immediately and enjoy!

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