MusicBest of the Fest: LuLu*s at First City Festival

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I have had a pretty great festival season, and First City Festival was the perfect way to end it! It was the festival’s first year, but they totally pulled it off. The food was fabulous (awesome food trucks galore), the bands were amazing, and there was even a carnival! It took place at Monterey’s County Fair Grounds and Event Center, where the Monterey Pop Festival took place in 1967, which was a super fun fact to me being obsessed with 60s and 70s culture.

Purity Ring, Toro y Moi, and Capital Cities were up there in my favorites along with Dr. Dog, Washed Out, and Delta Spirit. But in the end, pretty much every band I saw this weekend was amazing! In the photo above, you can see us LuLu*s girls goofing around at the festival. Check out more of my fav bands, festival looks, and instagram snaps below!

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Purity Ring

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Modest Mouse

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Two cuties we spotted at the festival! On the left, a girl wearing our Made For Rockin’ Cutout Floral Print Dress. On the right, a cutie in an awesome Mink Pink Maxi!

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Captial Cities and their adorable matching silk jackets!

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Toro y Moi

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Delta Spirit

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 The First City Fest Sign!Instas_FCF

 Here you can see a collection of our instagrams from our personal accounts and from the LuLu*s account. Clockwise from top left: the Ferris wheel; a cutie we spotted in a striped dress; Kerrie, Brit, and Allison with Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi*; Avery Tare; our favorite drink at the festival– strawberry lemonade;  all the girls at Dr. Dog!; Kerrie taking a picture with Scott McMicken of Dr. Dog*; another festival cutie; and finally, the center photo is the crowd at Passion Pit!

 

*photobombing in progess

ContestsLuLu*s Rock the Road Pinterest Contest Winner!

Rock the Road Winner
We are happy to announce that the winner of the LuLu*s Rock the Road Pinterest contest is Oleah! Your board left us dreaming of blue skies and the open road! Email hello@lulus.com to claim your prize!!

Thanks to everyone who entered, we loved checking out all your amazing roadtrip inspiration!
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FashionBehind the Scenes: Rock the Road Shoot

Rock the road

Late last week I got to hang out and shoot with my two main gals, Kennedy and Grace, for the Rock the Road Pinterest Contest for First City Festival. It was a pretty fun shoot where we got to experience driving a really rad VW van. We hadn’t done a photo shoot all together in a long time, so the energy was absolutely amazing. Plus we used some of my favorite pieces we have in stock here at LuLu*s, which you can shop below!

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Kennedy and Grace taking selfies with our vintage 35mm camera

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MusicBest of the Fest: LuLu*s at Sasquatch ’13

I don’t think anyone could have had a better time than I did this weekend at Sasquatch. Although I wasn’t able to stay for Monday (I missed: Postal Service, Toro y Moi, At-J and Dirty Projectors), I still got to knock off quite a few bands off my bucket list. I also met Elvis Costello, aka the coolest guy in the world. Below are some of my favorite bands I got to see, as well as some adorable festival looks! I also snagged some pictures from the Lulu*s Instagram  and mine, as well as some fun Polaroids I snapped. Enjoy!

A few Instagram shots from the fest!

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FashionTop 5 Favorite Collections from NYFW Fall 2013


I am through-and-through a creature of fall and winter. They are absolutely my favorite seasons – give me a jacket over a swimsuit any day.  So when it came to picking my 5 favorite collections from NYFW, well, I struggled. But I made it through to the other side! In no particular order, here are my favorite shows from NYFW fall 2013.

1. Phillip Lim 3.1: This was a natural pick for me, seeing as I would wear every single piece in this show. The neo-bohemian Harley Davidson inspired girl pulled at my heart strings. Lim named the collection “Sono Mama” which is a Japanese phrase for “as you are” which describes this show perfectly. All the outfits had the feeling of being haphazardly thrown on to create the perfect devil-may-care biker attitude.

2. Marc Jacobs: What can you even say about this show? There was so much to love. The glowing sun-like orb. The topless model. The glam. The hotpants. It brought me back to my 16 year-old self obsessed with glam rock and David Bowie (who am I kidding, I still am). Not only was the presentation out-of-this-world, but so were the clothes. Bravo, Marc, Bravo.

 

3. Prabal Gurung: I have to admit, sometimes the whole military theme in fashion really bores me. It has been a recurring theme in fashion for a long time, and recently, I had had my fill of it. Prabal Gurung has thoroughly changed my mind. I love the tailored feminine silhouettes combined with the masculine military colors and harnesses! Though Gurung’s collection moved me visually, it was the back story that sealed the deal for me. He created his army of “confident, self assured women” based off the Ukraine’s Asgarda, a group of women trained in martial arts to fight the culture of human trafficking in their country and empower their women peers. I’m not sure if the Asgarda is a real thing, but it’s totally badass, just like Gurung’s collection.

 

4. Proenza Schouler: This collection oozes of maturity, refinement, and sophistication, and I love it. This collection is such a 180 from last season, where their show was filled with vibrant, kaleidoscopic prints. They grew up a little bit with this collection, and it worked out beautifully for them. Their pieces were simple and vintage inspired, and reminded me of 50s couture, but with textures and shapes that made them more unconventional.

 

5. Kate Spade: It was a surprise for me, putting Kate in my top five, but it happened. I have always liked Kate Spade, but something about this seasons cheeky patterns and 80s bubblegum prints really got me. And really, who doesn’t love big hair? I’m normally and all black kind of girl but you may see me in fall prancing around in a doughnut sweater. Maybe.