ArtValentine’s Day Pinspiration

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Valentine’s day is a time to share your love with the people closest to you. Whether it’s brunch with your beau, or a Galentine’s day celebration, it’s time to put a heart on everything and celebrate with something sweet! That’s why we’ve gathered some of our favorite Valentine’s Day pinspiration from around the net. Click through to see what makes us smitten for sweethearts day!

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Vanilla Ombré Cake with Strawberry Mascarpone Frosting via Style Me Pretty
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ContestsGalentine Blogger Besties: FASHIONlush and The Skinny Confidential

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Every blonde needs a brunette best friend. Maybe that’s why Erica of FASHIONlush and Lauryn of The Skinny Confidential are a brunette and a blonde with an inseparable bond. These besties even run a blog design company together called Blog-Doo! Their Galentine’s day consisted of braids, dancing in the rain, a little bubbly and a couple of LuLu*s favorite dresses! We love Erica’s edgy all black ensemble, completed by our Swinging Sixties Black Mini Dress, and Lauryn’s show-stopping look in our gorgeous Bariano Awards Winner Coral gown. Follow their blogs for more of their Southern California style, and don’t forget to enter our Galentine’s contest for your chance to celebrate with your fashion friend!
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GeneralGalentine’s Day Guide

VDayBlogHeaderGalentinesGuide2February 14th gets plenty of hype, but all too often people forget about the importance of celebrating your gal pals . . . that’s where Galentine’s Day comes in! February 13th, or Galentine’s Day, is all about celebrating your female friendships. What’s the best way to celebrate? By throwing a little Galentine’s brunch bash and inviting all your besties! We’ve got a few tips to help make this Galentine’s Day the best one yet!

1) Heart-Shaped Deliciousness: You’d be amazed how many different foods can be made in the shape of a heart! We recommend you invest in some heart cookie cutters and get creative. Pancakes, french toast, eggs, fruit, doughnuts, all these brunch classics (and more!) can be turned into Galentine’s themed treats.

2) Signature Sippers: Mimosas are the quintessential brunch beverage, so give then a Galentine’s twist by using ruby red grapefruit juice or cranberry juice instead of the traditional OJ. Or, skip the champagne all together and try mixing juice with the clear soda of your choice to add some bubbly fun. Don’t forget to garnish! We say go with some sweet strawberries, or take a little inspo from our first tip and garnish with a piece of heart shaped melon.

3) Creative Cards: Show your gal pals how much their friendship matters with a homemade Galentine’s Day card. You can look for inspiration from famous besties (you’re the Anne Perkins to my Leslie Knope!), or break out the doilies and red paper and make something that captures the style of the season. Either way, gifting your girls with a little homemade card is a heartfelt way to let them know you care!

Like the heart doughnuts pictured above? Check out Making Nice in the Midwest for the full recipe!

FashionWhat to Wear on Valentine’s Day!

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Valentine’s Day is around the corner! No matter your relationship status, we have the answer! From hanging with the girls to a date with the love of your life, LuLu*s has a sweet solution, just for you!

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First Date: Nothing is more nerve-racking than a first date! Why not take the edge off in a cute and simple slip dress that lets you feel dressy without being over the top? Enter the the Amour the Merrier Lavender Lace Dress. Understated and chic, this piece is perfect for layering under you’re fave chunky sweater. You’ll want to bring along the Cardi All the Time Grey Cardigan Sweater (just in case he doesn’t offer you his jacket) and a peach-perfect clutch to stash your lipgloss and phone. Tie the look together with a white and tan strappy heel!

Cardi All the Time Grey Cardigan Sweater, Amour the Merrier Lavender Lace Dress, Roll Along Peach Clutch, Refined Taste Cream Dangle Earrings, Flowers of the Day Purple Floral Print Scarf, City Classified Space White and Light Tan High Heel Sandals

Galentine’s Party: No date, no worries! You don’t need romance to make Valentine’s Day a special holiday. Celebrate with the ladies! After all, your girlfriends are the ones who are always there for you! Keep warm and look cool in this darling doe sweater. Not that you need it, but that statement necklace will make single look even more chic. After dinner, grab a drink with the girls. When it’s time to dance to the new Beyoncé, you’ll be glad you are wearing little black shorts! Tote a black bag to prove that simplicity is key.

Life in the Vast Lane Black Purse by Urban Expressions, Deer To My Heart Light Grey Sweater, Liliana Adan 1 Black Ankle Strap Heels, A Matter of Time Pink Watch, Nifty Shades of Grey Rhinestone Necklace, NYX Audrey Matte Lipstick

Dinner With Your Darling: Tonight’s the night! You and your main squeeze have a special night planned. What to wear? It’s never too late to impress that special someone. Show your full potential in this sexy black body-con matched with an ivory blazer. Keep the look sleek with a black clutch accompanied by black and gold heels. Make sure to keep those lips kiss ready with the perfect pink pout!

Cut a Fine Figure Black Bodycon Dress, We Won’t Stop Ivory Vegan Leather Blazer, Just What the Doctor Ordered Black Purse, Collar Me Crazy Pink Necklace, Shoe Republic LA Gemini Black Ankle Strap Heels, Fold School Black Shorts, Go For It Black Clutch by Urban Expressions

BeautyLuLu*s How-To: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow Tutorial

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Forget the box of chocolate this year and tell your beau you want the new Too Faced Chocolate Bar Eye Shadow! You’ll be moonstruck with your makeup with this palette comprised of natural browns, delicate pinks and luscious plums. With 16 matte and shimmer shades pigmented by pure, antioxidant-rich cocoa powder, the possibilities are endless! Needless to say our studio was smitten by the kit and came up with this beautiful Valentine’s day look using the shades listed below! Crazy for the kit? Let us know how you would use it for a chance to win it and $50 to LuLu*s! We will be choosing three winners so be sure to tell us how you would get gorgeous!
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