Category: Advice

FashionThe Kristin Report is In!

Look at all these pics that Kristin sent from L.A. this week!

Check out the cut-out tee on the left, and the boyfriend blazer over a bright floral dress on the right.

Since Kristin is one of our fabulous buyers as well, she has read the trends perfectly and has pre-stocked Lulus.com with all of the right things to get these super awesome looks. For instance, I would check out the Mango Tango Top [sold out!], the Cakewalk Dress [sold out!], and the My Boyfriend’s Back Blazer in Grey [sold out!].

And here we have a fabulous red and black plaid shirt and SUPER distressed pants with sweet button up boots. Once again, if you’re looking for cute new clothes to make these looks work for you, I would check out the Rockaway Plaid Jacket [sold out!] by Lost, Helsinki Cutout Leggings [sold out!]and Miss Me Footwear Monet 12 Button Up OTK Boot [sold out!].

BeautyPumpkin Skincare

During this time of year, we pick pumpkins for decoration, carving, and baking pie … so why not use them in our beauty routine?

Pumpkins are rich in beta-carotene, which gives them their intense orange color. This anti-oxidant powerhouse does wonders for your skin, including protecting your skin against sun damage, evening skin tone, and giving you an overall healthy glow.

Now that the weather is turning, the elements can be even harder on your skin. If you’re feeling a little cracked and dry, treat your skin to a little PLC (Pumpkin, Love and Care).

For the ultimate skin treat, I love to use GreatSkin® Pore Refining Pumpkin Mask. Not only does this mask exfoliate your skin, but as you rub it in, it heats up and relaxes the face. It’s like having an expensive facial right at home. Can’t beat that.

And if I’m feeling a little creative in the kitchen, I’ll whip up the scrub recipe below found on Care2.com. It’s so easy and simple, and hey, we all have these ingredients in our cupboards anyway.

Pumpkin, Sugar, and Spice Scrub

  • 1/2 cup cooked or canned pumpkin, pureed
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  1. Combine ingredients in a bowl.
  2. Stand in a tub or shower stall and use a damp washcloth to scoop some of the mixture up.
  3. Apply to body, starting with your feet and working your way up, but avoiding your face. Scrub gently using circular motions.
  4. Rinse with warm water and pat dry.

So head on down to the pumpkin patch — or the canned goods aisle — and get in on the fun. It’s like a pie in the face, only more relaxing.

BeautyHalloween Idea: Vampy Vampire

With the popularity of books and movies like Twilight, our culture has revived its obsession with vampires, and good lookin’ ones at that! Halloween is just around the corner, and if you need a little inspiration, why not join in and go for a hot vampiress look?

I love this tutorial from Niki at Pixiwoo, and hey, minus the dagger teeth and blood, you could pull it off as a great smokey eye look.

FashionLookbook Loves

Whenever I get a chance to peruse Lookbook, THE most awesome street fashion blog ever, I am inspired and amazed by all the creative looks individuals around the world have posted.

This week, I noticed that quite a few Lookbook members posted outfits incorporating items similar to Lulus.com! I felt I should share some of my favorites, so you Lulus fans can get a little inspired as well. Here are my favorite Lookbook pics for the week!

Look 1: Black Floral Tights

I love the way Robynne Mc. from Vancouver pairs the tights with her floral shorts and lace up shoes. It puts the floral pattern of the tights in the spotlight. Our Posh Lace Leggings in Black [sold out!] will give you a similar effect.

Look 2: Ditsy Florals

These cute floral prints (as seen on our Love Me Do Skirt in Floral [sold out!]) have been so popular lately! Adding a black contrast to this material is really effective. Rachel I. from Detroit pulls it off effortlessly.

Look 3: Slasher Leggings

Wow, we were all crazy about these leggings when they came in. It takes a certain kind of confidence to pull it off, and Carina Elisa Dorothea H. from Germany has got it! I love the way she makes the rest of her outfit really soft and feminine. Give it a go with our new Helsinki Cutout Leggings [sold out!].

FashionThe New Little Black Dress

Oversized is truly overtaking current fashion trends, with stylish oversized tees, sweaters, and now even dresses! It turns out you can still be feminine and sexy without all the form-hugging bodices of your tradional knock ’em dead dresses. With a little accessorizing, imagination and plenty of confidence, these oversized dresses are just as hot.

Here at Lulus, we’re lovin’ the Galactic Tunic Dress in Black [sold out!]. This dress is perfect because it comes in a great basic color without an overwhelming print, providing the perfect canvas for your creativity. Check out how guest stylist KB has brilliantly worked the dress into three wearable and super cute outfits. 

Outfit #1: Elegant Evening

Valiant Val Necklace [sold out!]

Talletale Belt in Black [sold out!]

Big Apple Purse in Black

Classified Python Dark Bronze and Gold Trim Ballet Flat [sold out!]

Outfit #2: Casual Day

Swirling Romance Beret [sold out!]

Melie Bianco Sidekick Saddlebag in Black

Insight Beanpole Splattered Skinny Jean in Smokey Grey

Classified By Name Black Ruffled to the Point Flat [sold out!]

 

Outfit #3: Classy Kitten

Berenice Beaded Headband [sold out!]

Cat Eyes Mini Skirt

East Village Studded Clutch [sold out!]

Jeffrey Campbell Adelaide Black Suede Platform Wedge [sold out!]

You’re bound to have fun pairing different tights, shoes, belts and jewelry with the dress (we know we did!). C’mon, you know you wanna give it a try!