FashionCure for the Winter Blues: Annabella Barber for Harper’s Bazaar Australia December 2012

As I may have mentioned before, winter is not my thing. I long for the hot and sunny summer months where days are long and there is a dreamy sense of youth in the air.  Alas,  seasons are not affected by my wishes. In order to keep our heads up and spirits bright through all the cold months, we have decided to start a new series for this season, Cures for the Winter Blues! For our first post I wanted to share a cool-blue, ocean photo shoot from Harper’s Bazaar Australia. This sun-drenched shoot full of sparkling waters and gorgeous clothing is starring model Annabella Barber and was shot by photographer Simon Lekias.

Feeling cold and tired? Get energized by these gorgeously bright and sunny photos below!

(images courtesy of Fashion Gone Rouge)

FashionLuLu*s at Snowball 2012!

Last weekend we jumped on a plane, suitcases full of all the best LuLu*s pieces, to one of the best fashion events of the year! Two Point Oh! LA and their awesome network of bloggers, throws an annual LA fashion blogger holiday party called Snowball. This was our second year in attendance and we were so excited to meet all the girls in the network and to have a night full of fashion and giveaways! Of course we brought the famous spinning prize wheel and gifted some of the hottest holiday dresses. There were sparkles and sequins everywhere! Some lucky winners even took home $100 gift cards to! It was a great way to kick off the holiday season and to party with some amazing ladies!

Take a look at some of the amazing event photos below!

Party-goers having a blast!

Blogger Joo of Love Joo Kim blog looking gorgeous in a sequined LuLu*s dress!

Deciding on a favorite is hard work!

Blogger Sheryl Luke of Walk in Wonderland wearing a LuLu*s  exclusive Ballroom Lessons Strapless Black Dress!

Wooo! The spinning wheel is always a hit!

Blogger Mara of M Loves M looking gorgeous with her sweet husband, Matthew!

A cute blogger wearing our Exceeding Ex-Spike-tations dress, ready to spin the wheel!

Blogger Bethany of Snakes Nest having a blast with friends!

Cuddled up! So cute.

Thanks again Two Point Oh! LA. We had a blast and can’t wait for next year!

 photos by Marla Verdugo

FashionBlogger Roundup: Winter Warmth

Tis’ the season to layer and and stay warm. Keeping it cute while being layered up and toasty can sometimes be hard without feeling like the Michelin Man. Take a look at how some of our favorite bloggers have stayed warm with these wintery looks!

Constance from Constance Victoria in our Lost Forest Black cropped jacket staying warm with tights and a fuzzy beanie.

Hallie of Hallie Daily showing us that with the right layers you can stay warm in heels! Well…maybe not your feet ;) At least those Luichiny Floating bow heels look fab, especially paired with a rad, furry coat!

Tina of Tinacious Me styled our studded lace-up combat boots and paired them with one of our favorite trends, the varsity jacket! Winter perfection!

Here is Tina again, styling a rad  Blank NYC Two Tone leather jacket! Check out her blog post here for more winter inspo!

Cecilia of Dearest Lou stayed toasty warm by styling our Diamondback brown sweater and added a splash of color with our Very Volatile Denver Aqua cowboy boots! I love a bit of color in the drab and cold months! Keeps things cheery and warm!

Analisa of Rouge Fox knows the value of a scarf during the cold months! Here she styled our infinity scarf with a soft sweater and perfect platform boots! I love this look.

Flor of Flor de Maria styled our sick Promise Abigail studded motorcycle ankle boots complete with a furry vest, tights and warm headband to battle the winter chill. Love it!

How do you stay warm during these cold and long winter months??

DIYHoliday DIYs From Our Favorite Bloggers

With so many cool DIYs out there in the blog world, we thought it would be cool to put them together for you.  These ladies know how to craft up super cute projects and whether it is a holiday decoration or a gift for that special someone, there is a do -it-yourself for you here today!

So here we have our first collection of DIYs from our fave bloggers: Holiday Edition!

A Beautiful Mess: DIY Advent Tree

Elsie and Emma at A Beautiful Mess have the most inspiring DIY’s and I simply love following their blog! (Personal fave!) When they posted this tutorial for making your own Advent Tree, I knew I had to post it! I love the idea of the countdown to your holiday with special treats each day and this DIY lets you create your own little packages so the gifts are customized! The minimal look of the tree is perfect for a house decorated in a modern and minimal way!

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FashionBlogger Spotlight: Ashley of Purse’n Boots

Blogger Spotlight time! I love Ashley from Purse’n Boots! She has rad gypsy style full of jewelry and fringe and glamorous excess! Just like I like ‘em! Take a look below for some some examples of her bad-ass boho style.

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