ArtResume Art: Spring Clean Your CV

The rains have (mostly) gone, and the flowers are officially here, so you know what that means…it’s time for a little spring cleaning!
Many of you may be graduating from school soon or ready for a summer break between semesters, so it’s the perfect time to bust out that resume and spruce it up for your next interview! No matter what job you’re applying for and no matter what industry you’d like to enter, the competition has definitely gotten much stiffer recently. More and more, it’s become increasingly important to stand out from the crowd and be remembered in order to interest future employers.
Now, while some very creative people have taken this advice to the extreme and come up with the unique and engaging resumes below. Many of them are for graphic design jobs, but others are for more mainstream positions like serving and freelance writing. 
Take a look:
This is certainly a little different than your average restaurant resume!
These resumes above are hand-stitched!
Want to see more creative resumes like these? Check out (where I found these pics) for inspiration.
Now, here’s the real question:  while these resumes are definitely eye-catching, do you think they are as effective as a simple black and white one in Times New Roman? Some people claim it depends what job you’re applying to, others say go all out on the design and cross your fingers, and still others are die-hard traditionalists. It seems to be a fine line between terrific and too much.
Not into the crazy and uber-creative? Check out this site and this site for some basic resume-boosting tips. 
I personally have never veered beyond the wild black & white yonder, but have you? What kinds of resumes have you found to be the most effective?

FashionSaturated Brights of Elle Denmark May 2011

With a beautiful editorial featuring super saturated bright colors, Elle Denmark really hit a home run with their May 2011 issue featuring model Laura Blokhina and photographer Sigurd Grunberger. I love the contrast of the light wood-paneled wall behind the model. It really allows the saturated colors to shine and take center stage. Have a look for yourself and then check out my picks for how to achieve the look without having to sell and arm and a leg for that Marc Jacobs dress below!

Pictures from Fashion Gone Rogue

What a dose of color! Talk about color therapy; those bright shades are a real mood booster! Take a look below for some shots of super saturated color that will fit in perfectly with your budget. 

Try out the gorgeous Cherry Parfait Striped Red Dress for a cheery spin or the Favorite Pastime Green Romper for some seriously cute color!

The Lemon in the Coconut One Shoulder Yellow Dress is sure to get you some attention, while the long and luscious Citrus Cooler Orange Maxi Skirt will be a hit!

Will you try out some brights to make your summer super cheerful and fun!?

GeneralA Day in the Life at Lulus: Funky Hat Day

Since we couldn’t make it to the royal wedding last week, we decided to pretend we were there at work! The Royal Wedding invitation clearly stated that ladies were required to wear a hat for the wedding service. In order to respect the wishes of the Royal couple, we happily obliged and saw it as a perfect opportunity for a themed Friday. 
When I saw these adorable ladies I had to snag a photo of them. Look how cute Simbala and Sarah’s floppy hats are! 
These two ladies decided on head pieces and I think Amy and Jorie look gorgeous!
Yes, there are guys that work here too! Josh looks so happy showing off his favorite hat. Who wouldn’t be happy in front of racks and bins filled with beautiful clothes?!
Rifat’s hat has to be my favorite from the day, since it is floral and fabulous! Renee chose a feather headpiece to mix it up a little bit and it looks great.
Sara looks so precious today in her crocheted hat, she’s ready for a day of sunshine in the park. Kellen is always such a good sport and participates in our themed Fridays and she out-did herself with this gorgeous hat that I secretly want!
Happy Friday and thanks for stopping by! We hope you all have a good weekend and do something super fun for mom on Sunday!

MusicAdele: Soul for a New Century

Happy Birthday ADELE!

When I gave in to my instincts and bought the new Adele album on itunes the other day, the genre said “Pop”.
Now, aside from being extremely popular the world over, the sultry and soulful music of Adele just doesn’t seem to fit with mega pop stars like Britney, Usher or even “The Biebs”.
With the near Gospel first track, “Rolling in the Deep” and a strong Motown influence throughout, this bewitching Brit puts me in the mind of Diana Ross and Aretha Franklin; the infamous Queen of Soul herself! Despite hitting a high point on the first track (you probably won’t break a sweat dancing to this album) the contemporary collection of love songs are deep and full of heart. The stories are far beyond her years (23 today!) and will take you through a series of break-ups and lovelorn hauntings that are never whiny or flat.
When I heard the track “Someone Like You” I was pretty much floored, and seriously, I beg you to listen!
If you live in New York, Seattle or LA, perhaps you’ll be catching one of her U.S. tour dates.
As for the rest of us, is anyone else out there bumping this album as much as I am right now? What genre would YOU put her in?

GeneralLulus Favorite Reads: Summer and the City

 I don’t know about you gals, but I am obsessed with everything Sex and the City. Naturally, I am super excited about Candace Bushnell’s latest adventure, “Summer and the City”. This a perfect read for a day on the beach or just at the park on a beautiful spring day. The book is the sequel to the #1 New York Times Bestseller “The Carrie Diaries” and has been anticipated by Carrie Bradshaw fans for quite some time!
Candace Bushnell is the real Carrie Bradshaw since she is best known for writing a sex column that was turned into the book and movie series “Sex and the City”
Even Carrie can hardly wait to read this book!
What are some other suggestions for summer reads?