FashionMood Board: Mod Squad

From Prada to Bottega Veneta, Mod is one of the prevailing trends for the Fall RTW 2011 runway. Below is a collection of our inspirational pictures that get us excited for this groovy trend, ya dig?

ContestsWin Prizes from Boscia!

The lovely people at boscia are giving away some amazing prize packs for LuLu*s fans! You can enter 2 ways, and we will be drawing winners from each method.

Grand Prizes (2)
MakeUp-BreakUp Cool Cleansing Oil, Luminizing Black Mask, Purifying Cleansing Gel, Oil-free Daily Hydration, Willow Bark Breakout Treatment To-Go and Blotting Linens (a $130 value)

Runner-Up Prize Packs (7)
Blotting Linen and Purifying Cleansing Gel (a $31 value)

How to Enter:

Visit the boscia site and enter in 1 or both of the following ways-

Entry Method 1:
Comment below on this blog post with which item from boscia and which outfit from LuLu*s would make you feel fresh faced (must include at least 1 item from each site)

Entry Method 2:
Figure out which item is in the blurred pic below and e-mail your answer to with the email subject line of “Boscia contest” (Be sure not to mention the answer in your comment so it stays secret!)

We will be drawing a grand prize winner from EACH entry method (and 3 runner-up prizes from the email entry method and 4 runner-ups from the comments)

Contest Deadline
Entries will be accepted until Wednesday July 6th at 11:59pm PST.

Bonus Freebie Code!
We have an exclusive code for you to get a FREE 1.7 oz Purifying Cleansing Gel (a $10 value), pictured below, with any purchase at! Use the promo code LULUS. This offer is valid June 30-July 31, while supplies last.

FashionSwapLuLu*s! A Night of Fun and Free Fashion

This past week we were lucky enough to team up with the lovely ladies from The Swapaholics, Amy and Melissa, who are the event hostesses for the awesome! We partied the night away while swapping clothing, sipping wine, and meeting new friends! Fashionistas lined up to drop off their stylish clothing that never quite found its niche in their closet, and they had the chance to fill a bag with new finds! Swapping is the new shopping! Take a look below for a full recap of the nights exciting events!

Prepping in full swing! Clothing was sorted into categories to make finding your new favorite piece even easier!

We stocked the swap with more than 200 pieces of new LuLu*s swag! Dresses, shoes, accessories, and more; the hidden treasures from LuLu*s were up for grabs for those was lucky enough to find them!

All the excited swappers lining up and ready to do some serious damage! The best part of swaps is that you only have to pay a small entry fee, and after that, you can fill your bag to the brim!

Swappers were all equipped with a tote bag to fill with finds!

The mayhem ensues! Ready, set, SWAP!

Swappers eagerly try on their items to make sure they have a perfect fit! If not, then on to the next girl!

One of the best parts of the evening was our blogger mixer! We were able to meet some of favorite bloggers, connect with new girls, and provide them with special handpicked LuLu*s items! We had one special piece for everyone and when we said “Ready, set, SWAP!” it was a mad dash to get what everyone had been coveting!

 Shoes, shoes, and more beautiful shoes! All laid out for the bloggers to take their pick! I wonder who was lucky enough to score that pair of Jeffrey Campbells???

Some of our newest jewelry up for grabs! Literally!

For our snacking pleasure and to keep us fueled up and ready to swap, Pretzel Crisps provided us with their delicious flat pretzels and gourmet toppings! Salami, cheese, and olive tapenade were just some of the options our swappers could nosh on!

Wine was flowing with different options for everyone!

 We even brought the spinning prize wheel! The adorable Ashley of Fancy Fine was spotted for her adorable vintage 1960′s style and was given the chance to spin the wheel and win a prize! I love her sweet dress and floral crown!

What a trio of amazing ladies! The sweet Erin of Calivintage, Pamela of Market Publique, and my favorite girl, James from Bleubird Vintage! These ladies made the party and looked so perfect doing so! I am in love with Erin’s vintage violet dress!

LuLu*s and Swapaholics ladies looking silly and having a blast!

The gorgeous and perfectly polka-dotted Pamela poses for a quick pic with one of my favorite bloggers, Laura of On the Racks! Just as adorable in real life, she was a real pleasure to meet!

All in all this amazing event made for such an exciting evening! Tons of new clothes, new friends, and recycled fun!

Thanks to all of our lovely LuLu*s ladies who came out and made the event a real success!

Check out a full album of the photo fun on the Swapaholics Facebook page!

All photos by Cat Perez

CelebrityReturn of True Blood: Season Four Is Here!

Any true True Blood fan already knows that the first episode of Season 4 aired Sunday night, June 26, 2011. Not that we were counting down or anything.
If you are not already a True Blood fan, well, then shame on you. However, this show is just so good that I’ll forgive you and tell you everything you need to know.
The main premise of the show is that Japanese scientists have created a synthetic blood, called “True Blood,” that allows vampires all over the world to forgo human blood and integrate with the rest of human society.
However, vampires aren’t the only “different” ones out there. In Bon Temps, Louisiana, Sookie Stackhouse, played by Anna Paquin, can read minds. No big deal. 
She’s dating a 173-year-old vampire named Bill Compton, and works for Sam Merlotte, a shape-shifter who owns the local diner. They both love Sookie and (barely) tolerate each other.
Sookie’s brother, Jason, is at times not the brightest, but he’s often shirtless, sometimes single, and has a good heart. He’s also dating a blonde were-panther named Crystal.
Tara is Sookie’s best friend. Right now she’s dating(ish) Sam. Her cousin Lafayette is an ex-blood dealer and chef at Sam’s diner.
Eric Northman is the local vampire sheriff with serious yum appeal (swoon) and a thing for Sookie. He and Bill also hate each other (surprise.)
Eric’s hench(wo)man Pam, has a heart of ice and a bod we’d all kill for.
Jessica is a newly-made red-headed vampire with a penchant for trouble, and she’s in love with Hoyt.
Alcide is the yummiest were-wolf of all time, and he’s also got a thing for Sookie (again, surprise).
Throw in some bad guys, witches, fairies, and fangs, and you’ve pretty much got the basic plot of the story.
Based on the books by Charlaine Harris, this incredibly addicting show is an awesome combination of delicious abs, hot girls, awesome fight scenes, romantic love stories, and plot lines that will curl your blood (literally).
If you’re ready to get addicted, head over to the True Blood homepage for more info. For those of you already wisely converted, did you know you can watch Episode 2 of Season 4 online (before next Sunday!!)?? Go here to view.
True Blood fans, who’s your favorite character??

FashionNew Lookbook! Beachy Keen

Are you feeling Beachy Keen?
Then check out our new LookBook!!!
Shot in beautiful Venice, California, we combined our love of sun and fashion to create one of our favorite photoshoots yet!
P.S. Check out her hair in the photos below. I’m seriously obsessed!
Intrigued yet?
Then head on over to LuLu*s to see all the rest of these great looks!