Category: Advice

FashionHot Trend: Bib Necklaces

Though the name may sound funny, bib necklaces are making quite the mark in the fashion world. Layered, chunky and boasting plenty of bling, these necklaces can make even the most bland of outfits effortlessly glamourous.

The trick to making this look work is to keep the neckline as simple as possible. A neckline that frames the necklace or serves as a flat, subtle background works best. Check out these bib necklaces found on the stars, the runway and on our models here at Lulus.com!

BeautyHow to Hair: Heidi Braids

Sometimes, we gals just don’t want to mess with our hair in the morning. Enough with the blow drying, the straightening, and the hairspray already!

When you’ve got five minutes to get to work, and you want a hair style to get you through the day looking fabulous, the Heidi Braid is your answer. Follow these 5 simple steps, and get ready for the compliments:

  1. Part hair down the middle and separate into two pony tails.
  2. Braid each pony tail and tie off with clip or hair tie.
  3. Lift one braid and lay over the top of your head. Fasten with bobby pins.
  4. Lift up the other braid, lay it parallel to the first braid, and fasten into place.
  5. Secure both braids with as many bobby pins as you see fit.

Now you can make this look clean or messy, depending on your mood. Personally, I like mine to look a little windswept, like Mary Kate’s braid above. To start with, braid more loosely and then lightly curl a few loose strands around your face to soften the look.

Remember, when you’re in a pinch, this look is a cinch. That Heidi knew what she was yodelling about.

FashionBelt Battle Basics

Ah, Monday morning — that time when, from behind your blurry eyes and before that life giving first cup of coffee, you need to fight the good fashion battle.

This morning, I find my arsenal of fashion (aka my closet) lacking in certain areas. I had the skirts, the shirts, the shoes, the socks….. but after 20 minutes of trying to pair every top with my magenta tube skirt  I realized it was a lack of accessories holding me back. That’s right — I found myself defeated by a total belt break-down.

   

Belts are a must-have — the more, the better. As I discovered at 7:15 this morning, just one black leather belt to hold up your jeans won’t do. A varity of color, shape, and size is needed to start a nice belt base.

Big belts are an excellent way to help break up large areas of color into a new layer- such as the High Sierras Belt in Grey [sold out!] (which would have been my saving grace this morning). I love the way skinny belts like the That’s a Wrap Belt [sold out!] helps articulate a waist, like on rompers or fitted woven pieces. Another quick fix to get ahead in the fashion battle is to use the belt itself as the dominate piece in an outfit. The Three’s Company Belt in Multi-color [sold out!] is so much fun it desrves all the wowed looks it gets!

I already feel more confident about my next Monday morning fashion battle… at least belts won’t be the problem next time ;)

NewsModel Pick of the Week: Lulea Vest & Cute as a Button Shrug

Wow! We are working hard here at Lulus.com getting ready for the Fall season. New shipments are coming in every day with cozy items for the impending cold weather.

We had two favorites this week, the first picked by our model Michelle, seen below wearing the Lulea Vest [sold out!]. This vest has those great zippers that have been so hot this season, combined with a vintage feel from the great vegan fur and leather.

The second item is the Cute as a Button Shrug [sold out!]. Brittany, our marvelous customer service rep (who doubles as a personal shopper if you ever need some advice ;) ) put it perfectly: “Put buttons on a scarf and it is everything. It just makes so much sense!”

Talk about snuggle time! This shrug works as a scarf, vest, sleeves, jackets, etc., etc., a perfect wear all. Kendra, below, is showing but a few of the various ways to wear this bad boy. 

Until next week, fashion bugs!

FashionHot Trend: Mad for Plaid

Fall is almost here, and it’s time to transition to tights, boots, cardigans and — of course — cozy flannel plaids. No longer just for lumberjacks, these new plaids are designed for a hip and trendy crowd. Great paired with belts, dressed up or dressed down, a reliable plaid will see you through the end of summer to the chill of winter. 

Here at Lulu*s, we’ll make sure to keep you pretty in plaid this fall season. Check out the many plaid tops we have to offer, including our personal favorites: The BB Dakota by Jack Hugo Shirt [sold out!], The RVCA Weekender Coat in Plaid, and The BB Dakota by Jack Rosanna Top [sold out!].