Category: Accessories

DIYDIY: Christmas Chain Bracelet

‘Tis the season for Christmas-y crafting, so somewhere in-between stuffing stockings and hanging twinkle lights, why not make a cute little holiday treat for yourself (or friends!)? Just dust off those skills from your elementary school days, and get into the spirit with this paper chain-inspired cutie!

 

The things you’ll need:

Liquid Stitch (or a similar permanent, CLEAR drying adhesive)

Ribbon (as many or as few as you like!)

Fabric Scissors

Optional: tweezers, cotton swabs, patience

 

First things first: Snip your ribbon into 1.5″-ish pieces. It’s helpful to do this ahead of time so you don’t lose track of the size.

Then: Spread a little glue on the end of the ribbon (it helps to use a cotton swab for precision), then loop it into a little circle and press the ends together. It’s okay to get a little sloppy, the glue dries clear. Voila! The chain begins…

Keep it up: Loop another piece of ribbon through the circle you just made, then repeat the process above until your chain has reached the desired length. This is where a pair of tweezers comes in handy to swoop into those tiny spaces.

That’s all folks: Yep, it’s that easy! When you’re done, and your glue is dry, simply snip another small piece of ribbon and tie the ends together in a neat little knot (or a bow, if you want to get all fancy), and slip it onto your festive little wrist!

 

GeneralBest Gift Ideas for 2012!

If you’ve ever been stuck on what to give that special someone for the holidays, there’s nothing like a good gift guide to point you in the right direction. Starting at just $10, I’ve put together a collection of some of my favorite picks from LuLu*s and beyond!

Chic trinkets like watches, sunglasses, and jewelry make great stocking-stuffers, and it may be time to spring for that cute Wildfox necklace your bestie/sister/girlfriend has been eying!

I always love receiving a favorite film, and Moonrise Kingdom is definitely my pick of the year, along with the newly released gift sets from Blue Lagoon Iceland. It’s pretty much time to pamper your loved ones like never before!

Even if she hasn’t sent you her Wish List, a good coat is always well appreciated. TIP: Sneak into her closet and measure one that fits her well.

1. On Your Side Mint and Gold Watch, 2. Precious Metals Black and Silver Sunglasses, 3. Haute Coat-ure Striped Coat, 4. Moonrise Kingdom DVD, 5. Wildfox Poison Vial Rose Gold Necklace, 6. Blue Lagoon Iceland Beautifying Body Kit, 7. First Sip Two-Tone Taupe Scarf.

FashionAccessory Spotlight: The Symbol Life

‘Tis the season to turn that stuffed stocking into an arm party, and what could be cuter than a few of LuLu*s own emblematic accessories?! Crosses, chevrons, arrows, and more are infinitely cute, especially when you pile on a few favorites. And don’t be shy! In the spirit of the me-gift, don’t forget to pick a couple to complement your sparkly party dress!

FashionLooks We ♥: Black and Gold

While there’s nothing groundbreaking about this perfect pairing, the classy coupling of basic black and opulent gold is having a major moment, and I am hooked! The simplicity of black has a way of grounding the flashiness of gold, even when we’re talking sequins and sparkle. So whether you’re going for casually cute or bold and baroque, we’ve got oodles of new treasure coming in every day, so come check out the collection!



1. On the Bright Side Black Sequin Peplum Top, 2. Act of Gold Black and Gold Sequin Dress, 3. Mink Pink Vanishing Point Black and Rose Gold Dress, 4. Linked Up Black and Gold Necklace, 5. Times Table Wraparound Black Leather Watch, 6. Baroque ‘n’ Roll Black and Gold Skinny Pants, 7. Glitterati Gold Sequin Top, 8. Covenants Studded Black Skinny Belt, 9. Luxor Charm Black Pyramid Earrings, 10. Shoe Republic LA Shiva Black and Gold Studded Platform Heels, 11. Merci 2 Black and Gold D’Orsay Platform Heels, 12. C Label Gaea 7 Black Satin and Gold Peep Toe D’Orsay Heels, 13. Foil Me Twice Gold Print Pencil Skirt

FashionWild Week: Accessories Report

Because cat is where it’s at!

We couldn’t host a week full of leopard-y luxuries without including a few feline-inspired trinkets! Of course the leopard print dress is a must-have for every closet, but sometimes just a touch of animal print is your ticket to ride. Spruce up your shift dresses with an animal print belt and add a matching clutch, or let some adorable catty flats peek out from your favorite wide-leg pants. The results are purrrr-fect!

Shop the look on our exclusive Wild Week page!!!