FashionThe Dream of the 90s is Alive… on Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2012 RTW Runway

The nineties are back in a big way, but I’d forgotten just how much the decade of my youth had to offer until my fellow blogger sent me the link to Jeremy Scott’s Fall 2012 RTW runway show. Oh-my-Lisa Frank! Mr. Scott brought back the nineties like a psychedelic time warp straight to the second grade, but for grown-ups. We’re talkin’ Lisa Frank, Bart Simpson, emoticons, smiley faces, bubble font, peace flowers, peace signs! (It took a lot of self control to not type all of that in bold, all caps, and followed by ten thousand exclamation marks). Ah, every look is like the turn of a long lost yearbook page, just a million times more awesome.
I ruined a lot of furniture with Lisa Frank stickers, but yeah, a corset covered in them? How did I not think of this before!
The smiley face tee. Didn’t we all have one? Computer keyboard pants? I wish…

You can just barely make out the hippie dippy flowers on this amazing metallic rainbow dreamcoat… I mean trench. And, um, holographic pink overalls? Yesterday, today, tomorrow, always. And yeah, there’s a rainbow peace sign tee under all that.
So, boo ya! Jeremy Scott. That was, like, all that and a bag of chips.
(Images courtesy of and Incredible Things)

FashionLove It or Leave It: J-Lo in “That Lady Is A Champ” for V Magazine

I have to admit…I don’t know how I feel about this shoot. 

When I first stumbled upon this spread (literally!) for the March 2012 edition of V Magazine, shot by the famed Mario Testino, I immediately thought “yuch!” and clicked off the page. For some reason, however, I kept coming back to it and finally sent it in to our blog manager extraordinaire, Cara, for her opinion. Lo, and behold, she had the same reaction.
So now we wanna know: what do you think?

(Outfit aside, how does J-Lo still look this hot?!)

Final opinion: Love It or Leave It? Tell us in the comments below!
(All pics courtesy of Before You Kill Us All.)

ContestsName the Dress Contest #91!


The contest has ended. Be sure to enter again next week!

Winning Dress Name: Sangria Sunrise

Winner: LaKeisha

GeneralInterior Motives: Decorating with Live Plants

The quickest way to liven up your living space is to add a little greenery. But where to begin? In general, you’ll want to start by choosing the sunniest locations in your house and attaining healthy plants, know that the most common death for houseplants is overwatering, and (since plants need to eat too) be sure to fertilize at least once a year. Now let’s start designing!

Work with the height of your windows: The tall plants pictured below work beautifully against the sparse white walls and lengthy windows. Smaller windows can be treated with a row of low-growing plants. 
Clusters: Because one really IS the loneliest number, you’ll probably gravitate towards clustering your indoor plants. You can choose a variety of sizes and textures, or find a nice repetition with similarly sized pots filled with the same species. A healthy plant will often reach a point when it needs to be divided; an opportune time to create this look!
Non-Traditional Looks: Sure succulents are an all-time favorite for indoors, but this colorful succulent wreath adds a new shape and allows you to hang it in a variety of places. Below is an apartment windowsill with a few potted plants, a sprouting pineapple and a cluster of dried chili peppers. The casual assortment adds an interesting personal touch.
Add a Terrarium: You need absolutely NO green thumb to care for a terrarium, just be sure to buy or make one that has a lid, and the atmosphere will recycle its own moisture. If it ever seems too dry, give it a quick spritz with a spray bottle. Mosses are the hardiest, and require very little light, making them perfect for the office, or any non-sunny location.
Share YOUR best tips in the comments below!

BeautyCapital LOVE for the Capitol Colours Collection

The Hunger Games fever has officially set in here at Lulus, and with just two more weeks ’til the much-anticipated premiere of The Hunger Games movie, I think it’s about time to get all gussied up for the reaping. Lucky for us, Lion’s Gate and China Glaze have teamed up to bring us the “Capitol Colours” line of Hunger Games-themed nail polishes, inspired by the twelve districts of Panem, but clearly with a Capitol-worthy spin. Are you feeling the Hunger pangs, too?
Despite some serious controversy surrounding the production and the “original” names (which may or may not have been preferable), I think we can all agree that there are more than a few gems here.
Without further ado, allow me to introduce your nail tributes, ordered by district, with flawless applications by All Lacquered Up to show how they really look out of the bottle.
Luxe and Lush
Inspired by: District 1 (and The Capitol)
Industry: Luxury
Stone Cold
Inspired by: District 2
Industry: Masonry
(Okay, so I may have ordered this one for myself yesterday)

Inspired by: District 3
Industry: Technology and Mechanics
(….and this one too…)

Hook and Line
Inspired by: District 4
Industry: Fishing

Inspired by: District 5
Industry: Power

Fast Track
Inspired by: District 6
Industry: Transportation

Mahogany Magic
Inspired by: District 7
Industry: Lumber

Dress Me-Up
Inspired by: District 8
Industry: Textiles

Harvest Moon
Inspired by: District 9
Industry: Grain

Foie Gras
Inspired by: District 10
Industry: Livestock

Inspired by: District 11
Industry: Agriculture
Smoke and Ashes
Inspired by: Katniss’s own District 12
Industry: Coal Mining
Who will you sponsor?
(Images courtesy of Us Weekly, All Lacquered Up, & The