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FashionMVP Trend of the Week: Metallic

If you gravitate toward anything of the shimmery persuasion, congrats: Fall 2017 is your season. Like velvet before them, metallics have transcended their regular holiday-centric role and made their way into the autumnal arena. Meaning, the time to shine is now.

From sequins to lamé to glitter and beyond, get ready to sparkle— and not just for evening, either. No, while the currently trending heavy metals do make for great date night fare, many of the offerings are equally OOTD-worthy for daytime, as well. Try pairing your pleated midi skirt with silver loafers or adding a gold slip dress under your menswear blazer to get your glitz on in a more subtle way. Whether you prefer to work a pair of sparkly earrings or a sequin top, the getting is good right now — just scroll on to shop this week’s MVP  trend ASAP.

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(Shop these picks below!)

Are you ready to rock metallic for Fall? Tell us in the comments below and be sure to share all of your  sparkly Lulus looks with #lovelulus on Instagram!

xo

DIYHappy Hour: Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte

Happy Hour: Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte 

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One of our favorite things about fall? Okay, besides cozy sweaters, good denim, and great boots…a PSL (pumpkin spice latte)! We wait all year long for these warm, delicious, and perfectly pumpkin-y beverages and decided to make our own – with a twist. We added dark rum, coffee liqueur, pumpkin pie spice, and real pumpkin and vanilla to take this drink to the next level. Perfect for serving at your upcoming holiday parties or cozying up by the fire with, this is a cocktail you’ll be making for years to come. Read below to get the recipe!

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Ingredients

1 cup Whole Milk

3 tablespoons Canned Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix)

2 tablespoons Sugar

1 teaspoon Vanilla

1/4 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice

1/2 cup Freshly Brewed Dark Roast Coffee

1 oz Dark Rum

1 oz Kahlua or Coffee Liqueur

 

Directions

– Combine milk, canned pumpkin, and sugar into a saucepan. Warm on medium heat until hot (but not boiling), whisking occasionally.

– Add in remaining ingredients and stir well.

– Garnish with a sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice and star anise, serve, and enjoy!

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Ready to cozy up by the fire with your own Spiked Pumpkin Spice Latte? Shop a few of our coziest fall pieces below!

FashionSteal Their Style: Homecoming Dresses

If you haven’t picked your homecoming dress, we’ve got you covered! Below, some of our Instagram besties show us how they would style their fave Lulus dresses for homecoming and other formal events. Get some inspiration and get shopping!

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Long Sleeves

Chilly fall weather means long sleeve dresses are a must-have for casual and formal events. For homecoming, whether you go long or short, wearing a long sleeve style is a sure way to be cute and comfortable at the dance. Take your cue from twins Kenzie and Carol and Tess and Sarah and pick a dress with some of the season’s biggest trends like wrap dresses or bell sleeves. Also note how both these pairs chose long sleeve dresses that you can re-wear again and again – a major plus when picking out a homecoming dress.

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Shades of Blue

From deep navy to the palest periwinkle, blue is a universally flattering color, making it an easy pick for your homecoming dress. Whether you are a beach babe or a city chick, this popular color is versatile enough to fit any style. Add dainty accessories to a flowing maxi for an ethereal vibe like Molly Hogan from Trendy Chickadee or add some kicks and statement earrings like Payton Sartain of Hustle + Halcyon for a street chic look.

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Sequins

A glam-gal favorite, sequins are a surefire way to capture everyone’s attention at the dance! Go for a patterned sequin dress like Emily Rose Hannon of @emilyrosehannon to get the full effect or add some glitz with your accessories like Deniz Selin from @lefashnmonster. Either way, extra sparkle is always in style!

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Barely There Hues

Floaty formal dresses in blush, beige, cream and white are a dreamy way to inject some romantic style into your homecoming look. Play up the princess vibes like Jamie Kidd from @jamienkidd in a light peach maxi dress with lovely lace details and pearl accessories. Or go for a boho, Grecian-inspired look like Kelsey Floyd from @kelsrfloyd with lots of gold jewelry and an off-the-shoulder dress.

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Beyond Basic Black

It wouldn’t be a homecoming roundup without some picks for the best black dresses! An LBD is a solid go-to, but these pieces are bumped up with special style details! Get a little mod with O-ring hardware like Lauren Rhoden of @laurenrhoden or show off with sheer mesh details like Olia Majd from @oliamajd. Both of these LBDs show your look doesn’t have to be basic just because you wear black!

Are you going to homecoming this year? Let us know which of these homecoming dresses is your fave and share your pics with #lovelulus on Instagram!

xo

FashionModel Moment: Bregje Heinen

Time for another model moment! Earlier this month, we traveled to the east coast to shoot our first ever lookbook on the streets of New York! It was an amazing day shooting around Soho and the West Village filled with the people, puppies, and the hustle and bustle of daily New York life! We invited iconic beauty, Bregje Heinen, to model our fave fall styles. With plush outerwear, classic jumpsuits, and our favorite fall dresses, we took to the streets to bring Lulus to the Big Apple!

We took a moment for a behind-the-scenes chat with model bae, Bregje for a quick Q&A! Read on for more!

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5 things that people don’t know about you?

1) I’m obsessed with horror movies.
2) I love video games.
3) I don’t like alcohol.
4) I love hip hop.
5) I’m scared of snakes.

Craziest photo shoot experience?

There were many,  I can’t think of a specific one! One of the craziest ones was years and years ago a cosmetics brand where they put fake boobies and butt on me and a crazy wig. It was really cool!

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You have 3 super cute french bulldogs! What are their names and your favorite thing to do with your pups?

Norma, Harry and Winston! I love cuddling and playing with them that’s really how I spend most of my days. They all sleep in bed with us.

What is Norma’s favorite people food?

She loves apples.

What is your guilty pleasure meal?

Jeeze, there are so many but I love Mcdonald’s, Ihop and Taco Bell :)

How did you and your fiance meet?

Through a mutual friend. I knew he had a crush on me but when we first met he wasn’t talking to me very much. But it worked cause I was like, “Hmmm, challenge accepted.”

What is your fave date night with your fiance?

We’re very easily pleased. Nothing too fancy, we love going out to get food but prefer a low key spot. Then we enjoy catching a horror movies in the theater!

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Can’t live without beauty product?

I love Dr. Sturm and Tatcha everything! My must haves are Dr. Sturm SPF 50 drops to protect your skin against sun damage. It’s so so sooooo important! Another good one is COOLA self tanner. I try not to tan because it ages you so much so it’s a good alternative since nobody likes to be pale.  My good friend and amazing makeup artist Misha Shazada recommend these products and I can’t live without them!

Describe your teenage style.

A mess.

What are your fave trends for fall?

I honestly don’t really follow many trends. I kind of wear whatever I feel like but I’m really into the 90s vibe lately.

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OK, time for Fashion Face Off! Choose your fave!

Leather or lace?

Leather.

All-black or all-neutral?

If I HAVE to pick – black!

Jumpsuit or maxi dress?

Jumpsuit.

Heels or sneakers?

Sneakers.

Red lip or cat eyeliner?

Red lip.

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FashionFall Textures 2017

From the satin jacket you practically start living in come the first chilly day to the embellished leather jacket you’ve had tucked in the back of your closet since June to all suede everything, these are the trademarks of a fall wardrobe and their styling possibilities are limitless! We’re fully crushing on everything fall and can’t get enough of the luxe textures featured in our cool-weather staple outfits. Seriously, the only thing better than how these outfits look is how they feel! Check out our handpicked round up of our fave fall textures and shop your faves!

Satin

Satin is one of our very favorite trends for fall, but it is a look that can be particularly tough to pull off, especially at work.  However, the classic silhouette and rich burgundy hue of our High-Spirited Burgundy Satin Jacket makes it feel totally office-worthy, especially when paired with a little black satin dress and simple accessories for a sleek look. You can style a satin top or blazer with a great pair of jeans or pair a satin bomber with jeans and a white tee for a more casual take on this dressy fabric.

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Embellishments

This season, we’re loving all kinds of embellishments to up the cool factor in cozy sweater season. Pretty embroidery adds subtle texture and interest to even the most basic pieces, keeping your go-tos fresh for 2017. This trend is a glamorous, but not too over-the-top look you might try if you’re aiming for statement making outfits without much effort. Try wearing our Rock ‘n’ Rose Black Embroidered Vegan Leather Moto Jacket with a pair of black ripped jeans and carry a clutch for a polished look that will contrast nicely with some chic black suede booties.

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Suede

Incorporating suede into your wardrobe is V easy and it’s a quick way to elevate your look, not to mention how beautiful and soft the material is! Any suede jacket will give your entire fall wardrobe a winning upgrade. Need a go-to outfit? Try our Suede with Love Tan Suede Moto Jacket with an OTS black bodysuit and your fave pair of denim. Not sure how to wear a bodysuit? Check out our blog post: How to Wear It: Bodysuits.

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Show us how you rock these fall textures (don’t forget to check our full post about velvet!) in your daily wardrobe on Instagram using #lovelulus!

xo