ContestsName the Dress Contest #31!

When: This new unnamed and adorable dress needs to be named to be put online tomorrow evening!! (see above picture for this weeks’ dress)!

What: Monday through Tuesday by 5:00 PM PST enter your idea for a name for the dress presented! The winner will be announced tomorrow evening when the product goes up online!!

Where: Enter to win (as many times as you’d like!!) on our blog by leaving a comment with your name idea below.

PrizeYour name on a dress on Lulus.com and a $50 Gift Card!!!

FashionHot “T” Trend: T-Strap Platform Heels!

Maybe you’ve seen them, and maybe you haven’t, but lately all of us here at the warehouse have been drooling over the amazingly cute T-strap platforms that seem to come in any color and style you could ever want!
 
Bloggers and style-istas everywhere are going crazy for them, so I just had to share some of the cutest pairings out there!
 
These stunning pictures by Tractordog were taken in Puerto Rico.
 
One of our absolute favorite bloggers, Keiko Lynn wearing the Jessica Simpson Dany in black. Could she be any cuter?!!! Definitely be sure to visit her blog because this lovely gal is as cute as a marshmallow pie!
 
The Jeffrey Campbell Foxy Platform Heels styled for a day in the big city.
I love this easy urban look!
 
The Jessica Simpson Dany in Tan. OMG, this girl is so cute I could eat her with a spoon!

 
 
My favorites are the Tan ones and the Black Patent Leather, what about you?
Which are your favorite styles?
 

FashionCelebrity Style: Leigh Lezark

If you are not familiar with Leigh Lezark already, you will definitely be unable to forget her after these pictures! This DJ and model is best known for her part in the New York City-based trio, the Misshapes. Made up of three DJs, The Misshapes dominated the New York City party scene for several years, throwing weekly events, and becoming well known for both their taste in music and fashion. Leigh has DJ’d and created compiliations for major fashion shoes including Chanel, Calvin Klein, L.A.M.B., Tory Burch, and more. Trademarking a chic and dark palette, Leigh’s monochromatic looks make her one to watch.

Check out some closeups below!

My favorite thing about her style is that she rarely veers from black. While not a style for everyone, Leigh makes this look her own!  She often sticks to a long and lean, black-on-black ensemble though occasionally seen in white, grey, or a dash of purple. With porcelain skin and a midnight-black bob, her style is always sleek and put togther.

Here Leigh is caught in a few rare moments wearing a gorgeous fuscia! I love this color on her, it really shows off her glossy hair and pale skin!

If you want to see more Leigh Lezark check out the Misshapes site or her gallery of photos highlighting her fabulous style on Style.com.

GeneralLaurie’s Loves: Seventies Sirens Storm Lulu*s

 
Hey guys, what do you think of the new styling on the Lulu*s website? Pretty adorable, huh?
 
Our awesome stylists have been working on some new tricks for pulling together some really adorable outfits, so you can see how our clothes might actually wear in real life. Of course, it helps to have the entire Lulu*s closet at our disposal, but I think it might give you a head start on the whole “what do I wear this morning?!?” dilemma.
 
I don’t know if you’re seeing a pattern here, but I’m seeing a whole lot of retro action going on with these outfits. The high-waisted shorts, wide leg pants, and floaty mini dress all have a distinctly seventies flavor.
Let’s take a closer look at some of my favorite pieces from these ensembles:
 
 
I am recently obsessed with the Parlor Music Floral Dress. It’s flirty, feminine, and utterly adorable. The great thing about it is that when you put it on, it’s insta-cute. Because it’s sheer, you get to wear a super comfy slip underneath, and then, ta-da! It looks adorable on its own, with a pair of leggings and boots, or even with a slouchy sweater and jeans.
 
 We just got the Bow-nus Points Black Romper in yesterday, and I personally am loving it for this spring. Even though it’s raining outside right now, this cute lil romper is still a great option for this time of year. Wear it with some black tights, a cozy cardigan, and knee high boots, and you’re set! Then, of course, wear it with sandals in the spring and summer and you’ve got a totally transitional outfit.
 
  
 
And how about this adorable Mocha Sprinkles Polka Dot Crop Top. They’ve got it paired here with a long maxi skirt, but I think it would be so adorable with flare jeans or shorts, too. Add some chunky platforms and you’re set!  And how lovely is the Savannah Sachet Blush Pink Jacket? We’ve got it paired here with high-waisted shorts and a button down, but it would be equally as cute with a pencil skirt or a cute floral dress. I’m also thinking it would be office-appropriate, too, with the tailored lapels and structured cut. 
 
 
 
And of course, I can’t go one blog without sharing some of my favorite accessories. There were quite a few adorable additions in these new stylings, so I picked out three of my favs: the Future’s So Bright Sunglasses, the Melie Bianco Leah Beige Vegan Purse, and the Chelsea Crew Chelsea Crew Tolido Tan Fleece Lace Up High Heeled Boot. All of these items are super transitional and can be mixed and matched with many different outfits, especially if you stay within a fairly neutral palette as in the outfits above.
 
Ah sookie sookie! Can ya dig it?

CelebrityTrue Grit: Emerging Actress Hailee Steinfeld

Classic stories seem to linger; an old paperback you once glanced at the book store, or a bit of a movie you saw once on TV long ago sticks to you with a distant familiarity. 
 
Having long ago heard of True Grit (the classic western film starring John Wayne) I guess I never actually got around to watching it OR reading the novel written by Charles Portis in 1968 . . . and I’m so glad I didn’t!
 
Last Saturday, a simple date night to the movies yielded an amazingly heroic and inspiring tale, along with, I think my favorite new actress, Hailee Steinfeld!!!

 
Co-starring with Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges, Hailee goes far beyond just holding her own amongst these Hollywood all-stars. Her quick-witted character and sense of strength build an intriguing persona that is as lovable as she is admirable. It’s no wonder why True Grit 2010 held top sales at the box office last weekend!
 

 
Not only does Steinfeld know how to ride, she did many of her own stunts and pulls off her character, Mattie Ross, with absolute believability. Here’s Hailee winning us over with her passion and endurance on the path to avenge her father’s death!
 
Behind the scenes with Ethan and Joel Coen, the directors of True Grit 2010.
 
Added Bonus: Past the pioneer duds, it turns out that Hailee is one cute little cupcake!
Here she is in New York City with Matt Damon and Jeff Bridges.
 
Hailee with Justin Timberlake at an LA screening of True Grit 2010.

p.s. I hear Haille will be presenting an award at the Golden Globe Awards this Sunday!!

What’s your take? Did you love this movie, the original, or the book the best?