FashionMorgan of Mama Loves Papa on How to Shop an Outlet Sale!

Psst! You know what I did this weekend? Ill give you a hint:

That’s right! I SHOPPED! Not only did I shop, but I did said shopping at the Lulus Outlet Sale. 

And not only did I shop the outlet sale, but I did it with the helpful hints from one of my favorite bloggers, 

Morgan from Mama Loves Papa!

She gave me tons of helpful hints on how to score the best pieces and what to wear.

Wanna learn more about how to shop an outlet or sample sale?

Head over to Morgan’s blog for all the helpful hints!

BeautyBeauty How To: Runway Color Pop Eyeshadow

Eye, yay, yay! In every color and every style, the bold and brightly-colored eye has been color-popping its way onto runways across the globe. We love the look, but can you actually wear that???
  
This week we took our beauty inspiration from the looks of Dries Van Noten, Miu Miu, and Prabal Gurung (pictured above) and did a little modifying to create looks for the everyday girl. Check it out:
On Olivia, we took inspiration from Miu Miu’s red color-bars by applying Obsessive Compulsive’s eye shadow in Burning just across the lid. Paired with turquoise or aqua (and perhaps a matching red nail lacquer) you’ve got a bright little experiment that’s not too over-the-top.
After falling in love with Dries Van Noten’s up-to-the-eyebrow runway look, we went with a chartreuse/yellow shadow on Grace, and darkened the eyebrow. Add a soft pink lip and enjoy the shades of spring!
Prabal Gurung’s diagonal swipes of blue had such a bold space-age look that we decided to tone them down by working a modified cat-eye across the lid, and around the inner eye. Perfect for the medium to dark complexion!
Obsessive Compulsive Loose Color Concentrates in Burning, Wasabi, and Saturate.

Would YOU wear any of these looks?

FashionBlogger Roundup: Brights, Pastels and More!

This month we had so many great photos from bloggers! Prints, pastels and brights are the latest faves and we have some super rad examples below!
Edgy and Bold
 
Hope of Simply Hope rocking edgy pieces like dresses and sheer capes! Hope is wearing (from left to right) the By Your Side Pleated Top, the Billabong Way Out Paisley Wrap, and the Star-Spangled Beauty Dress.

Bright Jewel Tones
Kenzie from Kenzie Faith in the beautiful bright stripes of the BB Dakota by Jack Covet Stripe Dress. On the right, Brittany from Itty Bitty Bomb in a pretty peplum dress. Love the mustard color!
Pastel Picks
We have Thu from Just Tututiny on the left and right! She is wearing the Lucy Love Gabriella Mint Dress and the Blaque Label Aeriform dress in Coral. Natalie of The Vagabond Dame, center, in our Chelsea Crew Maggie Platforms!
 Polka Hot
Breanne from Flattery mixing scarlet and pink in our English Estates blazer. Jen from Jen Loves Kev looking so sweet in the Tea at Three midi length dress! Any girl would agree that polka dots is a life long love affair.

Got the Blues
 
Beautiful bright teals and aquamarines are perfect for this season! From left to right we have Sheryl of Walk in Wonderland wearing our RVCA lace bodysuit, Chandamheer of Pancake Stacker in a stripey teal skirt, and Rosie of Rosie Glow wearing our Hey Skipper High Waisted Teal Shorts!
Vintage Inspired
Erin of Calivintage looking super cute in our O’Neill How Bizarre striped skirt!

How do you wear your Lulus pieces?
xoxo

ArtGuerilla Gardening Takes It to the Streets

 
I’m all about guerrilla art, and the pothole gardeners of the world are just the kind of awesome activists that make me smile. Guerrilla gardening has been around for a looong time, (Johnny Appleseed, anyone?), but I fell hard for the work of two British “pothole gardeners“: Steve Wheen and Pete Dungey.
 
 
Both men (separately) were “gardener(s) with no garden” in urban environments, and decided to take their planters to the streets. Part activism, part beautification, the pothole gardeners add some blooming charm to the concrete jungle, while simulatenously drawing attention to the less-than-stellar state of the streets they decorate.
 
A sample of Pete Dungey’s work
 
Steve Wheen takes it a step further, adding tiny props to his miniature gardens, adding an element of whimsy to the already delightful scene.
 
 


Wheen’s tribute to the Eye of London (see it in the background?)
 



 

ArtDIY: Silk-Dyed Easter Eggs

As much as I love the dip-dying, crayon-coloring, mess-making festivities of Easter eggs madness, I think I might have to try something new this year. After stumbling across this insanely awesome tutorial on Our Best Bites for silk-dyed easter eggs, I can’t wait to give it a go. Wanna try for yourself? Here’s how!
What You Need
  • Uncooked eggs
  • Silk fabric (ties, scarves, or tops)
  • Lightweight fabric (like old sheets or pillowcases)
  • Scissors
  • Twisty Ties
  • White Vinegar
  • Olive Oil
What You Do
Step 1:  Head to the thrift store and pick up a couple of 100% silk ties (or maybe a cool scarf or cheapie top) with some fun patterns. Make sure they’re silk, or the pattern won’t transfer correctly. 
Step 2:  Cut the ties so that you can remove any lining and use only the silk. Cut the silk into pieces that are big enough to wrap around the eggs. Place the “right” side of the fabric against the shell, and wrap it securely around the egg. Secure with a twisty either at the top of the egg or the side, depending on where you want the pattern to be the most prominent.
Step 3: Next, wrap the eggs a second time in a lightweight piece of fabric, like an old pillowcase or sheet or dishtowel. Secure with another twisty.
Step 4: Place all the eggs in a pot of water so that there is at least two inches of water covering them. Add 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and then bring it all to a boil. Once it is boiling, turn down the heat and let them simmer for twenty minutes.
 
Step 5:  Remove from the pot, drain, and let them cool.
Step 6:  Unwrap the magic!
  
When you’re done, you can rub the eggs with a bit of olive oil.
If you’d like to try this with blown-out eggs instead of regular eggs, head over to this site. For more pictures and tips, read the whole tutorial here.
If you try this at home, post some pictures of your awesome designs below!
(All pics and info courtesy of Our Best Bites.)