Category: Guest Blogger

Guest BloggerKiara of Tobruck Ave: A Fall Day In NYC!

Fall is for fashion, amiright??  Here at LuLu*s, we love the fall for all of its possibilities. With that just-right temperature, you can rock light layers without freezing or being uncomfortably warm. It is the season to break out all of your amazing jackets, perfect boots, and cozy sweaters. We love imagining fall in all of our favorite cities and enlisting bloggers to show us how they layer up in LuLu*s! Today we have Kiara of Tobruck Ave to show us how she rocks her LuLu*s layers in the greatest city in the world: New York!

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Hi everyone! I’m Kiara and I blog over at Tobruck Ave! Together with Brooklyn based photographer Emma Kepley, I hit the cute little streets of NOLITA for the day. It is my favorite zone to explore, especially Elizabeth Street. The cobblestone street lined with trees has so much character and so many great coffee shops, restaurants, and boutiques. We battled the rain the wind and even caught  a couple rays of sunshine ducking in and out of little shops along the way.

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Not to miss was a bright yellow gelato / coffee spot called A B Biagi! We could not resist a little taste test of pretty much every flavor; delicious! For lunch we stopped into California-inspired taco restaurant Tacombi, escaping the fall rain and wind. New York fall day looks always call for layers and outfits that are easily carried from day to night, since after street strolling and subways, evening events always follow.

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This shift dress and bomber combo was such a perfect go-to look for my day in the city and the combat boots added not only comfort while walking, but a little bit of a rocker edge to the outfit.

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After tacos, shopping, and a lot of walking (very purposely past the iconic heart wall), we stopped by a little cafe and caught up with my girl Natalie of Natalie off Duty for some Chai lattes. Before the storm hit that evening, in true blogger fashion, we took some outfit pictures and then beat the rain by ducking into a store opening in Soho. Thanks to LuLu*s for the perfect outfit for a day in the city!

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Now its your turn to shop your favorite fall look! Head over to Tobruckave.blogspot.com to enter for a chance to win a $250 gift card to shop your little heart out.

What Kiara’s wearing:

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FashionOrange is the New Black with Jenny of Good, Bad, and Fab!

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This week we have the insanely fabulous Jenny Wu of Good, Bad, and Fab showing us Halloween isn’t all about rocking a crazy costume. If you are headed to an office party or a dressy affair, orange is the perfect go-to color to get you in the holiday spirit. Okay, so it may not be the new black, but this week orange is having a seriously spooky-chic moment!

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As a lawyer, I can’t get away with wearing my Miley costume to work as teddy bear playsuits are specifically listed as “prohibited attire” in the employee handbook, so I have to find more subtle ways to celebrate the holiday in style. For a day in the office, I’m wearing my Lulus.com orange wrap dress as a top paired with a floral embroidered pencil skirt. A statement necklace, tights, and low key suede ankle boots keep the look professional, chic, and Halloween happy.

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Guest BloggerMani Monday: Geometric Nail Art

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Recently, Troian Bellisario of Pretty Little Liars posted a photo of her mani on Instagram and I knew I wanted to recreate it! Using just two polishes and some tape, you can recreate this geometric nail art too!

 

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xoxo, Lindsey @ Wondrously Polished

DIYDIY Glitter Pumpkins with Christine of Hello Fashion!

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Today we have Christine from Hello Fashion sharing a sophisticatedly-spooky Halloween decor DIY: Glitter Pumpkins! This easy tutorial is the perfect way to get your home fall festive without the hassle and mess of carving! So pick out some pumpkins and grab the glitter, it’s time to make something boo-tiful!

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Hi everyone! I am Christine from Hello Fashion. I typically blog about fashion and share my street style, but once in awhile I like to share a DIY when I’m feeling crafty. Fall is one of my favorite seasons, not only because of all the beautiful scenery, but I love decorating for the holidays. Today I am so excited to share with you my DIY Glitter Pumpkin. This is a super easy craft, just be ready for a glitter party :)

MATERIALS:
Pumpkins
Mod Podge
Foam Brush
Glitter
Tape
Paper Plates

STEP 1:
Clean and dry the pumpkins.

STEP 2:
Tape design on pumpkins.
I chose to do a dip dye look for this set. I have also done a chevron print which is cute, but the dips are my favorite. For the dip dye look, just wrap tape around the pumpkin so you have a clean, crisp line.

STEP 3:
Paint a thick layer of mod podge on the sections you want to be glittery. I have found foam brushes work the best and they are the least expensive, but any brush works.

STEP 4:
Generously sprinkle the glitter onto the mod podge. I like to put a paper plate under the pumpkin as I’m sprinkling so it’s easier to pour the excess glitter back in the container after (it also helps with the mess). You want to dump the glitter on pretty thick; a lot of it sprinkles off at first.

STEP 5:
Shake off any excess glitter and touch up any spots you missed.

STEP 6:
Let your pumpkin completely dry.

STEP 7:
Paint a top coat of mod podge on your dry pumpkin to help seal the glitter. This will help keep the excess glitter from falling everywhere. They also have a spray mod podge that works to seal it and is a little less messy, but I just used the same one I applied to the pumpkin.

STEP 8:
TADA! You’re done!
Hope you all have a great Halloween!

XOX,
Christine

Guest BloggerMani Monday: Glow in the dark, blood splatter nail tutorial

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Glow in the dark plus blood splatter just screamed “Something Wicked” and this week’s mani will show you how to get a spooky chic nails fit for any Halloween fête!

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Will you try this wicked look?

xoxo, Lindsey @ Wondrously Polished