Category: Accessories

FashionLadies We Love: Zooey Deschanel

Women everywhere may find themselves developing an unavoidable girl-crush on actress and singer Zooey Deschanel. Maybe it’s her curious blue eyes, quirky sense of humor, or her unique and individual style, but not only is Zooey a star women love to love, but a style icon of her own making.

Zooey’s style doesn’t seem to follow any specific fashion trend but that of her own whim. It manages to be at once playfully tomboy and feminine all at the same time. Zooey never shies away from wearing girly accessories, sporting a bow or flower in her hair and pulling it off effortlessly without looking too dainty. The difference is having confidence and a sense of adventure when it comes to putting together an outfit.

To get her look, experiment with flashes of bold color by tying a piece of bright red or blue ribbon in your hair. Don a vintage-inspired locket or statement hat. Balance the color and flair with subtle touches elsewhere, and don’t be afraid to stand out.

Perhaps what’s most essential to Zooey’s style is a wink and a smile. You can just tell she’s having fun and loving life. Now that’s a fashion trend to follow. :)

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FashionGlee Your Style

A new fashionista is making her way to Wednesday nights on Glee! Actress Jayma Mays plays Emma Pillsburry, the guidance counselor on Fox’s new series Glee. We couldn’t help but gush about her character’s adorable style, which is a combination of vintage, prep and a little whimsy.

On a school day, you’ll usually find Emma sporting a feminine blouse, colorful cardigan, high waist skirt and an eye-catching accessory. This combined with her impeccably styled red hair and charming personality has made her a fashion favorite, winning the hearts of vintage-lovers everywhere.

Steal her style with similar items [sold out!] here at LuLu*s! Here’s what I think Emma would be eyeing on our website after a day with the Glee Club:

 

NewsEarrrrrrrings Galore!

My first day at Lulus.com, a few months ago, I kept noticing all the girls wearing these rad gold painted leather feather earrings. Funny thing is, I was too shy to ask them where they got them.

I finally got the answer to my earrings question when I was given a new style leather fringe earring to describe and put up online (the Out of Sight Fringe Earrings). I found out that the wonderful earrings, which remind me of some kind of urban warrior woman, are made by Claire Fong of Chico, California. Chico is where LuLu*s was born and is still located. How sweet is that?!

Soooo, then the other night, I was hanging out with my cousin, Kyle Delmar, who is also a local photographer, and who showed up but Claire Fong! I got to see her in action and snapped this picture while she was making the most recent shipment of Sequoyah Double Feather Earrings and Tiger Lily Earrings for Lulus.com.

I was talking to them for a little bit when I realized that Claire also makes these really cool oversized bows to wear in your hair and bow earrings (which she is wearing in this picture). They reminded me instantly of the trend pictures that Kristin Knauff sent me from L.A. and that I used in a blog last week. My cousin recently shot some of Claire’s accessories and this is my favorite picture of her work yet. Here the model is wearing one of Claire‘s bows and the Out of Sight Fringe Earrings.

How much fun is that?! Accessories to really, actually brighten your day!

MusicThe Darling, Sarah Darling!

I now present our favorite fan: the wondrous, the beautiful, and the charming Sarah Darling! Here is Sarah Darling’s tale of finding Lulus.com, music, writing, and her calling.

When I travel for music, I always grab tons of magazines for the road. I happened to grab a People Stylewatch about 6 months ago, and my eyes caught this really cute dress. It said it was from Lulus.com!

I’m a dress freak and a girly girl. When I got to my hotel room, I checked out the site and ended up buying a ton of stuff. I fell in love with lulus right from the start!

My favorites are the Love Fool Dress and my Miss Me jeans! I like jeans with a little bling!

Ever since I was a little girl, I was into fashion. I’ve never been afraid of color and I consider my look very classic. I have always loved wearing dresses. I think it’s because I am a fan of the 40′s. My favorite designer ever is Betsey Johnson, if that says anything about me.

I grew up a small-town girl who loves fishing, baseball and the outdoors, but I might be wearing a fancy dress while doing it. (Ha ha!) I’m the type of girl who wears cute stuff while I cook! I am a fan of women dressing up and feeling feminine!

As I get older, I’ve been doing a lot more accessorizing. I’m totally obsessed with scarves right now. I think I might have a hundred!

I’m loving the tights and legging with dresses. I think that will always be in style!

Music has always been a part of who I am. I was born singing, I swear. Been wanting to do this since I can remember. My music is very real and I consider my songs little stories of my life. When I write a song, I put my heart into it.

I started writing at age 23. I moved to Nashville at 20 and it took a failed relationship and just being away from my family to really inspire me to start writing music.

“Jack Of Hearts” was written about a boy that I fell madly in love with. It just so happened that when we were having problems in our relationship, a friend into astrology said that he was the Jack of Hearts. Apparently we all have a card that lines up with our birthday. Check out your card. It’s so much fun! I wrote a little song about it anyway!

My favorite part of making the album was seeing my songs come to life. You are so much more personally invested when the songs are yours and your diary. My goal is to always move people. That’s what music is all about to me. I consider it my gift in life. 

Sarah Darling

Sarah Darling’s music video for Jack of Hearts (above) is one of the top 50 Music Videos of 2009 on Great American Country … soooo ladies, go vote for Sarah Darling so her video moves to #1!

 

FashionTrend Alert: How To Wear Knee High Socks

No longer just a uniform accessory for school girls, knee high socks are making a big comeback this season for women of all ages. Spied constantly on the stars and repeatedly on the set of Gossip Girl, these socks are truly strutting their stuff!

The look is so easy, simple and cute. These socks especially make a great transition piece for fall, allowing you to transform shorts or a skirt into a colorful, weather appropriate outfit.

I love them paired with a sophisticated oxford heel or cute bootie, as seen on Blake Lively below. They also make a perfect couple with the growing trend of tall boots as seen on Victoria Beckham and Jessica Alba (below).

Available in many different colors and prints, these stylin’ socks are taking the center stage when it comes to fall wardrobes everywhere. If you want in on the trend, check out our new collection of knee highs.

My favorites? The Argyle Addict Knee High Socks in Brown and the Kawaii Crocheted Knee High Socks in Teal.