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GeneralTop Tips for Being the Best Bridesmaid

Obviously you wouldn’t have been asked to be a bridesmaid if you hadn’t been a good friend in the first place! So here’s how to keep it going with our top tips for being the best bridesmaid!

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1. Be there. Be there when you’re supposed to, be supportive, and don’t be a flake. The bride needs as much support as she can get right now. Meeting at the reception hall to discuss decorations? Be there. Bridal shower? Be there. Bachelorette party? Be there. Third meeting at the reception hall to discuss decorations? Don’t miss it! This is distance-permitting of course, but you can still offer plenty of support via email, text, and phone; let her send you as many wedding decor Pinterest links as her heart desires!

2. Don’t make it about you. Let’s be honest, it can be pretty fun having a wedding as an excuse to get to shop for a new dress, shoes, and accessories, as well as a perfect reason to get all dolled up and get your hair, nails, and makeup done. But in reality it’s important to remember that this day is not about you, it’s about the bride and groom. This day is only supposed to happen once (ideally), so even if you hate your dress, your hair, and the maid of honor, just suck it up, put a smile on your face, and make the most of it – for you and for her.

3. Lend an ear. Being a therapist and helping troubleshoot emotional crises (no matter how small) is part of the job! Whether it be an over-controlling mother-in-law or the fact that the makeup artist didn’t have the absolute perfect shade of eyeshadow to match her nails, make sure you’re there with tissues, hugs, and emotional support. Even if she’s not a total Bridezilla, she’ll still have plenty of things she needs to get off her chest because planning a wedding can be stressful!

4. Smile and nod. This is kind of a sequel to number three. You might be at your wits end with hearing about the details of the wedding. Who cares if the servers don’t have matching ties?! Your bride cares. It’s important to her. Even if you have other opinions, your bride really just wants blanket approval that everything she is doing is okay. Just remember to keep a smile on your face and be as supportive as you can!

5. Be proactive.  Maybe the bride hasn’t approached you asking to help with certain responsibilities. If she has, great! Follow through and help out with your assigned duties the best you can. If not, offer to help and take on a few small responsibilities. Trust us, it will lower her stress level tremendously! Even just offering to help her address and stuff her invitations or being in charge of her day-of “emergency” kit (tissues, lipstick, foundation, tampons, etc.), will make a world of difference.

6. Have fun. Not only for yourself, but for the bride too. There’s no better way to make her forget her pre-ceremonial jitters and all the stress of the big day by having a laugh and making her forget her worries. C’mon, how often do you get to go all out and indulge like this? Have a blast! 

 

Do you have any tips on being a bridesmaid that you’d like to include? Feel free to share!

GeneralLuLu*s How-To: Clean Out Your Closet

closetThe changing of the seasons always finds us stocking up on the latest looks, but it’s not always easy to find room for them in the closet. That’s why there’s no time like the present to finally clean out your closet! It can be hard, we know, but there are ways to make it easier!  We recommend you ask yourself the following questions to help with the process:

1) Have you worn it in the past year? We understand that some items are worn less often than others, but if you haven’t worn an item in more than a year, it’s probably best to get rid of that piece to make way for something more fabulous!

2) Does it fit? Dress for the body you have now, and get rid of items that are too small or too large. Our figures are bound to change over time, and our clothes should change too! Stick with the clothes that fit your body now and flattering outfits are sure to follow.

3) Is it damaged? We are all guilty of hanging on to an item that we love, even though it has a hole or a stain. If you’re sure you can (and will!) get it fixed, then by all means keep it! Otherwise, if it takes more effort than you will realistically put forth, it is probably best to break up with that item.

4) How do you feel when you wear this? When you feel good, you look good! If wearing a particular item doesn’t make you feel confident, then it’s time to part ways and find something new to love.

But wait, don’t just toss those clothes in the trash! Consider donating them or doing a clothing swap with the gal pals to give those clothes a second life!

GeneralItalian Cream Soda Recipe

The weather is heating up which makes us want to cool down with something sweet and refreshing like an Italian cream soda! Just a few simple ingredients and you’ll be satisfying everyone with these creamy and fruity beverages. It’s easy to prepare and serve to your guests or let them have a little fun by setting up a make-your-own Italian cream soda bar!

Italian Cream Soda

 

Ingredients:

- Ice

- Blueberry & Strawberry Syrup

- Club Soda

- Half and Half

- Blueberries and strawberries for garnish

 

Instructions:

- Fill your glass with ice

- Pour in the syrup until it fills up 1/4 of the cup

- Fill the cup almost to the top with club soda

- Add in a splash of half and half and stir

- Garnish with strawberries and blueberries

 

Enjoy!

GeneralLuLu*s White Hot American Summer: A Memorial Day Sale

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LuLu*s is having another amazing Memorial Day sale starting Friday of this week! We partnered up with some of our favorite bloggers to create White Hot looks for you to get inspired this holiday! Whether you are heading to the lake, a family picnic, or a BBQ with friends, Summer’s white-on-white trends will keep you cool and pulled together! Take a look below to see how it’s done.

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Blogger Sazan looking light and dreamy in our A Near Myth Backless Ivory Dress, our Wild Diva Lounge Danica 03 Sandals, and our rad Quay Asha Gold Sunglasses. This is the perfect warm weather look and Sazan nails the white dress trend perfectly!

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Merrick looks so beachy and beautiful in our white maxi, Feline Rust Brown Sunglasses, and The City Classified Saloma White Sandals! This picture makes us want to hit the beach ASAP!

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Jessica from Hapa Time is ready for a pretty picnic in this white hot ensemble! Pairing the Mink Pink Sweet Thing Ivory Lace Crop Top with our LuLu*s Exclusive Times Flare Ivory Skirt is a super cute way to look chic and put together! We love the casual Chinese Laundry Macrame Flats for staying comfy while strolling around.

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Veronica of Bittersweet Colours looks beyond chic in our BB Dakota Dax Ivory Lace Midi Dress, which she put over the Lovers + Friends Flamingo Heart White Muscle Tee!  Add a pop of color with the Golden 14 Coral T Strap Dress Sandals and stay stylish with the Quay Oslo Black Sunglasses!

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Christine of Hello Fashion is a dream in our Billabong Sand Kisses Embroidered White Dress. Her adorable baby is the perfect accessory! For comfortable footwear that is still super stylish, turn to the  Solo 14 Tan Tall Gladiator Sandals! Love this look for relaxing on Memorial Day!

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Chelsea of Zipped is looking darling on the dock in our Laundry Room YOLO White Tee and Unforgettable Gal Ivory Lace Kimono Top. Our Dollhouse Preserve Beige and Black Flats make for the perfect pair of sea-worthy slip-ons and our Switch it Up Reversible Nude Tote is totes ready for a day at the lake!

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Janelle Paige
 is pretty as a picture enjoying her beach picnic in our BB Dakota Loulla White Maxi Dress. And no beach look would be complete without toes in the sand a drink in your hand!

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Robyn of Cleverly Yours is dressed to impress for her play-date at the park! She paired our Truth or Flare White Skater Skirt and BB Dakota Kit Ivory Sweater together perfectly! When you look this cute and feel this comfy, it’s a recipe for a relaxing day!

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Courtney of Pretty Little Fawn is ready for beautiful weather (and a little bubbly!) in our Laundry Room YOLO White Tee and Say It Isn’t Sophisticated Embroidered Ivory Skirt. Our Grey City Willa Charcoal Cutout Ankle Boots are the perfect shoes to add a little edge to any ensemble!

What kind of white hot outfits are you planning for this holiday? Happy Memorial Day!

GeneralHome Chic Home: Styled Bar Cart & Roundup

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Warm weather and parties go hand-in-hand, so what better way to store (and show off!) all of your entertaining goodies than with a chic bar cart?! Whether you’re going for gold and girly, or modern and minimalist, the styling possibilities are absolutely endless! We were so inspired by the Gingersnaps blog’s styled bar cart that we decided to share our must-have pretties to help inspire you to style your very own! Check out our “Bar Cart Must-Haves” below!

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Shop this roundup:

1. Antique Key Bottle Opener 2. Champagne is Always the Answer Gold Foil Print 3. Green Striped Paper Straws 4. Jalapeño-Lime Cocktail Mix 5. Alexander Decanter 6. Stemless Drinkware 7. Green Hobnail Highball Fashioned Glasses 8. Moscow Mule Mug 9. Bar Tool Set 10. Honeysuckle and Jasmine Apothecary Candle 11. 101 Sangrias & Pitcher Drinks Book 12. Libations Bar Cart