Category: Accessories

FashionNew Year Hot Spot Style: Ginza

Not sure about the rest of you fashionistas out there, but right after, “What did you get for Christmas?” the question I’m getting is, “What are you doing for New Years?”.

With only four days left, I still have no idea what I will be doing … but I know what I would like to do! Barring money, travel, and time, here is the first of four awesome New Year’s Eve destinations I would love to visit (and the outfits I would love to wear!)

Ginza is an upscale part of Tokyo with luxurious shopping and high fashion everywhere. The flagship stores of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, and Gucci are always lit up, creating one of the most beautiful city nights I have ever seen. Having been to both, I dare say Ginza is brighter, even, than Times Square.

Class would be the name of my game — including a midnight toast at the Icebar Tokyo, a bar made entirely of, you guessed it, ice. Everything from walls, the bar, tables, and even glasses are made of ice. A jacket is provided in the Icebar Tokyo, but I would walk in wearing the Little Time Dress and Nekhbey Necklace in Gold [sold out!]. Simple, sophisticated, stylish … kind of like Ginza itself.

But let’s not be square bears — a splash of color is needed!  Jeffrey Campbell Pacific Teal Leather Double Ruffle Heels it is!

 

Check back tomorrow for my next New Year’s hotspot!

FashionBaby It’s Cold Outside

After all the holiday cheer has passed and January’s bitter cold sets in, we fabulous and stylish girls may find ourselves in need of some extra layers to keep us insulated from the chills that convince us to stay in bed with the covers pulled over our heads.

For me, winter used to be a long, dreary season during which I didn’t really care about what I wore. My old college sweatshirt, go-to blue jeans, and a humongous, unflattering old coat would do just fine.

What I know now is that layering a winter outfit is an art in itself. An art that, once mastered, can have you looking quite put together and weather-appropriate whether you’re going to work, school or running a couple of errands.

My new favorite blog to visit for fashion tips is The Freelancer’s Fashionblog. This vintage lovin’ lady, (whose drawing is featured above), teaches the art of layering in her newest post, “The Anatomy of Dressing When It’s Really Really Cold.”

I love the use of the word “Anatomy,” because that’s really how technical layering can be. The Freelancer’s Fashionblog advises to use buildable layers of warm knits, wool and handy accessories to not only keep you looking cozy but cute. I’ve already borrowed some of her tips to help me out on my teeth chattering passage to work.

Accessories are my favorite part of the layering process. A hat like the Sunny Disposition Cap in Black [sold out!] will help keep your body heat from escaping. We pretty much all own this hat at the office and wear it every day, so it works!

I love layering my Argyle Addict Knee High Socks under my long john pants and skinny jeans. They go great under boots too. Last but not least, my most recent find are the High Five Arm Warmers in Purple [sold out!], which allow my hands to defrost and get typing happily again. Yay!!

FashionMix&Match with Kristin Knauff!

Kristin Knauff just sent me these cool trend pics… sooo here’s some cute outfit ideas to try out!

Here, above, are some good mix and matching ideas complete with sweeeeeet leggings, belts, and necklaces! These gals are fashion designers themselves and have a totally fun and creative look! Try out our sparkly leggings and Alternative Apparel tops for easy layering!

Next we have the ongoing distressed look! This time, instead of ripping and shredding, this person actually shot through their tee with a bee bee gun! Biker jackets are hanging in strong and paired with plaid or a distressed tee, like above, you can own the “biker chic” look!

Remember to put a statement necklace with everything… these girls are all wearing necklaces, so make sure, sure, sure, you check out our huge selection of necklaces!!

FashionMaking a List, Checking it Twice!

Hey Lulu*s fans, the holidays have finally arrived, and all of us here at LuLu*s central are rivaling the productivity of the North Pole, busily working to make sure you have plenty of cute gifts to both give and get this season!

Our jewelry selection is growing each day, and I’m loving the assortment of pocket watch necklaces and lockets to be had. They make the perfect stocking stuffers. Not to mention all the cozy hats, arm warmers and scarves that any girl would love and appreciate on a frosty day.

Just so Santa gets the hint, I’m making my list early this year. Here are my holiday must-haves (so far, anyway):

The Tattler Owl Pocket Watch Necklace [sold out!] was love at first hoot!

Our has Let it Snow Scarf [sold out!] has been selling like wildfire, and no wonder! This thing is so darn soft and lovely. I love the dark grey color here. Perfect for a winter day.

 

Ok, ok, so it’s a little much for a stocking stuffer, but our All the Trimmings Dress in Green [sold out!] will be perfect for that next holiday party.

 

What’s on your list this year?

ContestsStyle LuLu*s Makeup Artist’s Wedding Video!

The Story:
Our makeup artist, Nyala, is getting married on June 6th! She and her fiance, Omar, will be shooting a music video to show at the wedding. They will be filming it in New York on December 12th at Times Square, Rockefeller Center, ice skating, and other locations. The song that will be playing is “I’d Rather Be With You” by Joshua Radin. The videographer, Alex, from Whiterose Production is a driven technical creative master at his work. Check out his style and work
here.

How to Enter:
-Choose 2 LuLu*s outfits for Nyala to wear in the video. This will include clothes, accessories, jewelry, and shoes.
-Become a fan on our Kaboodle.com page.
-Put your outfits on a style board on Kaboodle. (You can also edit the items in a collage yourself, on Photobucket, etc.)
-Leave a comment on this blog post, or our Facebook or Twitter page with a link to your styleboard or collage.

Prize:

$100 Gift Card
Your styles will be shown in the video!

Deadline:
Entries must be received by midnight PST on Tuesday Dec 8th.

Notes:

-Some stats about Nyala: 5’3, 100lbs,  size 8 shoes
-Make the outfits warm, since it will be filmed in December

Good luck!