Guest BloggerBreaking Fashion Rules with Kaelah of Little Chief Honey Bee! Part 1

 Hi ladies! Im Kaelah from Little Chief Honeybee! I am over here visiting the LuLu*s blog to break some fashion rules and answer some important fashion questions! Such as, can you really have ‘too much of a good thing’? Just curious because I’m the kind of girl who could wear red, pink and ivory every single day of the week and never ever grow tired of it. Maybe it’s my affinity for Valentine’s Day or just girly hues, but I instantly feel more “me” when I’m donning some pretty pastels!
 When you think about those 1980’s monochromatic suits or the way the 90’s had their way of wearing purple on top of purple on top of purple (only to be paired with… a purple!), you start seeing a trend: Too much of something is never good! Well I’m here to throw caution to the wind and help rewrite some of the old fashion faux-pas rules.
 
 I’ve never been a matchy-matchy kind of girl. More often than not “my thing” is wearing every pattern conceivable and still trying to pass it off as “acceptable.” Instead of going crazy with the florals and the dots and the stripes, I decided to keep it simple for this task: an eye-catching print on the skirt of my Cherry Parfait striped dress, and then everything else I’m wearing is taken directly from that (except that fun necklace!).
My rules may or may not work for you, but why not just give it a shot?! Here’s how I (try to) keep from looking like a monochromatic clown:
1) Make sure you have one statement piece in your ensemble. In this instance I’m working with a fun, bright red dress with a playful pattern of stripes on the bottom. The rest of the dress’ torso will undoubtedly scream “Oh hey! Look at me! I’m here!”, so make sure you know what is screaming and what is supporting.
2) Whatever clothing is immediately touching the statement piece should be a toned down version of it. I wanted to keep it fun and playful with this outfit so I opted for a pale pink blazer. This very same hue is found in the skirt of the dress so it works. Yes, a pink blazer is far from “neutral” but it’s so toned down in comparison to the bright red that you can get away with it.
3) If you’re going loud with the main piece of your outfit, keep the rest minimal. I opted for an ivory wedge (an even more diluted hue to pink), a red bow in my hair (to draw the eye up), and a turquoise and red necklace just to add a bit of zest!
 I think it’s important to keep at least one small piece as a “pop” item, such as this necklace. It still has the red in the stone so it ties in, but the blue is so vibrant against the other colors.
 
It’s easy to go straight to a bright red lip for this outfit but I decided to keep it neutral with a natural pink lipstick and I alternated my nails with the bright red and gold! My tattoos tend to do most of the accessorizing for me so they instantly bring more color to the outfit. By wearing a blazer and some tights I was able to tone it down, still look classy, and make it Autumn/Winter appropriate! Feel free to go bare legged or swap the blazer for a vest or cardigan for a more Spring/Summer feel!

This outfit is totally something you could wear to a wedding, girls night out, or a date! The choices are endless! Except maybe bike riding… I tried it and while it worked, I’d maybe switch out those shoes! 😉

 
What I Wore:
Blush Pink Blazer 
See you on Wednesday for my next post where we will we examine another fashion faux-pas!

ContestsName the Dress Contest #62!

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Winning Dress Name: Bow-doir Beauty

Winner: Jolene


FashionLuLu*s Fashion Blogger Mixer in San Diego!

 
Last weekend we were lucky enough to head to sunny San Diego to attend BlogHer, a conference for bloggers that attracts over 3,000 attendees each year. We wanted to show some appreciation and love for our Lulu*s girls attending the conference and also local fashion bloggers, so we decided to throw a party! Using the beautiful Hard Rock Hotel’s rooftop bar, Float, as our venue, we partied the day away in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. Take a look below for some highlights!  
 
 
  Alessandra and I (left and right), setting up jewelry and giveaways for our lucky attendees. 
 
 
 
Beautiful cheese plate with fruit and crackers.
 
 
 
Guacamole and chips, yum! More awesome appetizers!
 
 

Alessandra checking in bloggers and passing out drink tickets.
 

Happy bloggers chatting and networking. 
 
 
Alessandra and I hanging out with the lovely ladies from Clever Girls Collective! They are an awesome group of women who represent talented and influential bloggers from all over!
 
 

More fashion and fun for our blogger attendees.
 
 
  Alessandra about to draw a winner of some big giveaways from Lulus.com including some $50 and $200 shopping sprees! Lucky ladies!
 
 
So many ladies were chatting about that hot pink purse with tassel detail! Buy it here!
 
 
A lucky blogger wins some awesome Claire Fong Earrings. Get your own pair here!
 
 
Jewelry and more awesome jewelry! This blogger scores a feather and chain necklace! Get it here!
 
 
I even got to get a hug with one of my favorite bloggers, Morgan from Mama Loves Papa! How cute are her dress and shoes from LuLu*s?
 
Overall, this was such an amazing event! We loved meeting all of our LuLu*s girls and getting a chance to network and have a blast while doing so! Looking forward to next year! Will you be at BlogHer?
 

FashionMood Board: Color Blocking

Here at Lulu’s, one of our favorite trends right now is the bright and vibrant color block trend. So I decided to share some of pictures from our mood board of this trend. Enjoy!









(all images via tumblr)

CelebrityThe New Girl we can’t get enough of: Zooey Deschanel

Oh my goodness . . . can Zooey Deschanel do no wrong?
 
Of all the things I look forward to in life, new television programs don’t typically make the cut. It’s true that I recently stumbled upon the horribly wonderful reality show Love in the Wild and bring it up at work EVERY Thursday morning, but new television shows can all-too-often be such unfulfilling forms of entertainment that they often slip from their time slots without anyone (espcially me) noticing.
 
However, big screen starlet, Zooey Deschanel, paying me a visit on those dreary Tuesday nights sounds almost too good to be true! Hello New Girl!
 

 
The Gist: The quirky and “adorkable” Jess (Deschanel) finds new roommates after experiencing a traumatic and rather odd break-up. Each with their own distinct personalities, the three male roomies reluctantly take her in and help her get back in the game. Together, along with Jess’s professional model BF, form a happily dysfunctional (and hopefully hilarious) family. Check out the trailer below:
 

 
Fun Fact: Besides being the obvious star of New Girl, Zooey also wrote and recorded the show’s theme song!
 
New Girl premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20th at 9:00pm on FOX.
 
 
Anyone else looking forward to the New Girl?