Guest BloggerLuLu*s Fit Series Part Three, staring Kyla of Blue Collar Catwalk

 Welcome back to our third and final installment of our Fit Series, starring the beautiful Kyla from Blue Collar Catwalk! In this edition of the fit series, Kyla takes one of my favorite styles from this season, the asymmetrical skirt! With its short hem at one side and longer hem on the other, this style is quickly becoming one of the season’s favorite looks! Take a look at the video below for some ideas on how to style and shop for this style!
 

Items Featured: 
Try a similar style skirt with the Swingin’ Swashbuckler Black Skirt 
 
Thanks again to the lovely Kyla for working with us on this informative and fun series! Make sure to check out her blog, Blue Collar Catwalk, for more inspirational pictures and outfit ideas!
 
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GeneralLuLu*s How-To: Throw Your Own Tea Party!

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When I was a little girl, tea parties with my stuffed animals and friends were among my favorite things to do. However, just because I am older now doesn’t mean that I have to say good-bye to this beloved pastime, and neither do you! I recently decided to plan a tea party for my best friend’s birthday, so I saw it as a perfect idea to share with all you lovely LuLu*s ladies!
 
 
Tea parties are especially fun because they can be thrown anytime, day or night. Since Victorian times, tea parties have been a social activity where women could get away from their husbands and joke and laugh. An excuse to get away with the girls? Sign me up!
 
Here is how to throw the perfect tea party for you and your girls to enjoy:
 
Theme: Themes are essential to any party planning. For a tea party, you can choose anything from a high-society theme, where everyone has to be dressed up and wearing hats and gloves, or a garden theme! The theme I will be outlining for you is a Mad Hatter Tea Party since I am utterly obsessed with Alice in Wonderland!
 
 
Location: Tea parties can be either indoors or outside, but I prefer mine to be located in gardens or parks. Personally, I think Mother Nature should always make an appearance at any party.
 
 
Decorations: For the Alice in Wonderland theme, I decided on stringing playing cards together and hanging them on the wall. Also, I baked goodies and wrote “Eat Me” in icing and “Drink Me” on all of the tea cups. You can also put some cute little candles and fresh flowers on the table for ambiance. An imporant tip when decorating is to not overdo the table, as you don’t want it to look cluttered and messy!
 
 
Invitations: One of my favorite techniques for making any kind of card is to decoupage them. You can use different kinds of paper and stickers to create your very own invitations. I like the idea below, which uses a fake tea bag that actually detaches from the invitation!
 
 
Place Settings: A pretty table cloth is essential for making your table look preciously put together. Of course, you should not forget your tea set. The tea pot should be the focal point of the table, since it is a party devoted to tea. Also, placecards are a great touch to the table so that everyone knows where they are sitting, thereby avoiding all that awkward shuffling around. You can make these yourself, or you can type them up and print them so that they are neat and professional-looking. Finish the table off with platters of food, utensils, and little plates. Don’t forget cute napkins so no one gets their sticky little paws all over the tea pot! 
 
 
Sweets: Sweets are the typical treat served at any tea party. Some suggestions are cookies, cupcakes, muffins, scones, or brownies. Don’t think that you can’t add a modern spin to your party, however; go ahead and serve sushi, sandwiches, or whatever suits your fancy!
 

I think you ladies are officially ready to start planning!
 
What kind of tea party will you host?
xoxo

ArtCurrently Obsessed: Christopher Bush Photography


 
I recently stumbled upon photographer Christoper Bush on tumblr, and now I cannot get enough. His grainy black & whites and desaturated colors of beautiful women have a minimalist and effortless style that keep me wanting more. But enough from me; I’ll let this New York native’s work speak for itself. Check out his work below.
 
 
 
 
 
What do you guys think of these photos? If you want to see more, head over to his site to check out the rest of his work.
 
Are you a Christopher Bush fan now!?

Guest BloggerLuLu*s Fit Series Part Two, staring Kyla of Blue Collar Catwalk

Welcome to our second edition of the LuLu*s Fit Series with our friend Kyla from Blue Collar Catwalk! Kyla has been offering up helpful advice to our readers on how to shop online for your body type, and today she is providing us with a review of the Descending Floral Printed Maxi Skirt! Dishing up info on the fit, the fabric, and more, this video will shed some light on how to buy one version of this season’s hottest trend!

 

Thanks again, Kyla!

Make sure to come back again this Friday for the third installation of our fit series!