MusicLuLu*s Weekend Playlist: Friendsgiving Fun!

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Need a brilliant reason to get all of your closest friends together to enjoy every Thanksgiving food before Thanksgiving actually arrives? It’s time to throw one of our favorite faux-liday parties: Friendsgiving! Food, friends, and fun, what more could you ask for?! Well, since you asked, how about a killer playlist to take your party from chill hangout to downright dance-able? Your wish is our command! Now go on with your bad self and enjoy this frankly fabulous Friendsgiving playlist!

“Mourning Doves” – Mikky Ekko

“A Rush of Blood” – Coasts

“Get Away” – CHVRCHES

“From the Night” – Stars

“Uptown Funk” – Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

 

CelebrityStyle File: Mockingjay Part 1 Premiere!

IT’S FINALLY HERE! IT’S FINALLY HERE!

The Mockingjay Part 1 premiere has arrived and we are too excited for words! We have had our tickets for months now (we aren’t too ashamed to admit it), and we will definitely be donning our best Capitol Couture for the occasion (JK. Kind of). In the meantime, we are gushing over these fabulous looks from the red carpet premieres of Mockingjay around the world, and simply counting down the hours until we are reunited with our favorite Tributes!

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We are in love with this demure J Law look! Fit & flare & fabulous, you go girl!

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Natalie Dormer goes from fancy to fierce, making both look equally as fantastic!

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Oh my goodness, Gale! Liam Hemsworth looks handsome as ever in these sleek three-piece suits!

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Willow Shields, who plays Katniss’ little sister Prim, was simply stunning in this floor-length gown!

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Elizabeth Banks would make even the exquisite Effie jealous in these dresses!

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Could Jena Malone be any more adorable in these looks? The red number slays us!

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Our beloved Peeta, otherwise known as Josh Hutcherson, rocked a monochromatic suit one night, wearing a brilliant blue the next!

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One of our fave looks from the premieres? Elizabeth Banks in this brilliant crimson dress! Head-to-toe chic.

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How could Katniss herself NOT be our favorite look from this slew of premieres?! This shimmery number, complete with gold strappy heels, is classic and charming, and Jennifer looked as beautiful as ever!

FashionWhat to Wear: Thanksgiving Dinner

What to Wear: Thanksgiving

Friendsgiving:

Dressing for your best group of pals can still be an excuse to show off some amazing pieces! We absolutely adore the comfort and versatility of our Cliff Notes Grey Sweater Dress and when paired with a classic black blazer and your favorite OTK or heeled booties, it becomes in an instant winner! Add a pop of color with a festive red lip and a touch of bling with a standout statement necklace!

With the Fam:

Whether you’re heading across town or flying out of state, comfort is key when it comes to spending a day with the fam! Our Coming Up Cozy Oversized Hood Sweater is the ideal layering piece to style over a comfy t-shirt. Add a pair of skate-inspired flats to keepa the look cool and casual.

Meet the Parents:

If you’re dressing to impress this holiday, our Pleat in the Middle Black Skater Dress is the perfect LBD for a modestly, chic look. Pair with a neutral shoe like our Chinese Laundry Sea Breeze Ankle Strap Heels, and dainty accessories, and you’re sure to win the family’s approval!

BeautyLuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner!

LuLu*s + Sigma Beauty Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit Contest Winner

We’re excited to announce that Instagrammer @emlisz is the winner of the deluxe Extravaganza Copper Brush Kit from Sigma Beauty! A makeup maven like you is sure to put this amazing set to good use! Congratulations, gorgeous!

We want to thank each and every person that entered; we loved reading all of your entries! Be sure to check back soon for more amazing contests and other chances to #WIN! XOXO

DIYBacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese Recipe

Show up at Friendsgiving this year with a plate of these bacon wrapped dates stuffed with goat cheese (A.K.A. bites of heaven) and everyone will ask you when you found the time to go culinary school! Creamy goat cheese and savory bacon mixed with sweet, sugary dates makes for a complex and exquisite flavor that will rival any five-star restaurant! With three simple ingredients and thirty minutes, you’ll have a deluxe and delicious appetizer that will have absolutely everyone impressed!

Bacon Wrapped Dates Stuffed with Goat Cheese

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Ingredients:

-1 16 oz. package of dried Medjool Dates (can be found in the produce section of Trader Joe’s)

-1 12 oz. package of bacon, slices cut in half widthwise

-1 4 oz. package of Goat Cheese (Pecorino, Asiago, Manchego, Feta, or Bleu Cheese will work too)

-Toothpicks

-Paprika

-Brown Sugar (optional)

 

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 425°F.

2. Using a small knife slice a slit in the dates lengthwise and remove pits.

3. Fill each date with about a 1/2 teaspoon of cheese, depending on its size.

4. Wrap dates with your half slices of bacon, securing the overlapping ends of bacon together with a toothpick.

5. Arrange dates on rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with paprika.

6. Bake the dates for about 7-8 minutes or until browned on the bottom and turn (now’s the time to add the brown sugar). Cook for another 7-8 minutes or until the bacon is cooked and a little crispy, and the cheese is slightly browned.

7. Let these cool for several minutes and then enjoy!

Ingredients

P.S. For a vegan/vegetarian version, you can use soy bacon and replace the cheese with almonds!

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These babies go fast, so we recommend doubling or even tripling the recipe if you’re serving for a large crowd! Drooling yet?