Category: General

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. And how adorable is that baby of hers?! 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

GeneralPineapple Sunrise Cocktail

With summer on the horizon, we’re totally in the mood for something tropical and refreshing, and a Pineapple Sunrise Cocktail is just the thing to get you in the mood for sipping cocktails on a sunny beach! This fruity drink takes the classic Tequila Sunrise and gives it a simple pineapple twist. It not only tastes amazing, but is a treat for the eyes as well! See below for the recipe!

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Pineapple Sunrise:

Ingredients (serves one):

1 oz Tequila

4 oz Pineapple Juice

1.5 oz Grenadine

Pineapple Slice and Maraschino Cherry for Garnish

 

Directions:

- Pour the tequila and pineapple juice in a glass and stir until combined.

- Slowly pour the grenadine around the inside edge of the glass, it will sink and slowly rise to mix with the other ingredients naturally for a pretty sunrise effect.

- Garnish your drink with maraschino cherries, pineapple, and a cute umbrella!

 

If you prefer to stay alcohol free, you can omit the tequila and use club soda to complete your mocktail. Enjoy!