Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Pops of Red

jcrew jacket, louis vuitton never full bag, hunter boots

ray ban black aviator sunglasses

louis vuitton handbag, julie vos necklace

jcrew jacket, louis vuitton neverfull bag, hunter boots

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It's a wonderful time of the year isn't it?  I love having pops of red to bring out the holiday spirit.  This will be short post today but I just wanted to bring you a fun and casual outfit.  Denim x denim is an easy look when you don't know else to wear!  These black jeans and chambray shirt work so great together for the backdrop of the red.

Don't forget to enter a wonderful Beautycounter giveaway HERE!

Thanks for stopping by today!
xo Lulu

Monday, December 5, 2016

New Beauty Routine

**Photo is untouched and taken from my iPhone**

I'm so excited to tell you about some new products that I'm using.  Have you heard of Beautycounter?  Not only is my skin smoother and glowing, but best of all Beautycounter is on a mission to provide these amazing SAFE products. The biggest Beautycounter takeaways I found?  These products are SAFE!  They have a Never List of chemicals that will never be found in their products.  They are a transparent company and does not hide ingredients.  Everything is fully tested, tested and tested again (never on animals).  Their mission comes down to People. Planet. Profit.  You can read their mission directly from the founder Gregg Renfrew here.

I became aware of Beautycounter when we moved into our new home.  We were so blessed to move into a wonderful neighborhood with amazing neighbors who have quickly become friends.  Alyssa, my Beautycounter Consultant, has children that play with Jack and Ella, we both love coffee and red wine.  A match made!  To support my new neighbor friend I attended her Beautycounter holiday open house.  I'm always a little afraid to switch my beauty products because I do not want breakouts!  But, after trying out some of the products and reading about their mission I was sold.  I have been using Beautycounter's Cleansing Balm, Rejuvenating Radiance Serum and Rejuvenating Eye Cream for a few weeks and I love it.  The Cleansing Balm makes your skin so soft and luxurious!  The serum and eye cream have given me wonderful results in smoothing my skin, especially my forehead.  You know a product is working when you feel your skin "suck in" - hahaha!  True right?  I'm just so excited to start using the full Rejuvenating line!  Aren't the product jars and bottles so pretty too?

This Charcoal Cleansing Bar and Purifying Mask is a wonderful gift set for the holiday.  It comes in a beautiful red box so it's already wrapped!  They have a lot of great gift sets for Christmas :) 

Check out more of their mission and products HERE.  You will not be disappointed!


Today, you have the chance to win some Beautycounter products and a super cute makeup bag.  In your bag you'll receive Beautycounter's Daily Shampoo, Daily Conditioner, Body Wash (Citrus Mimosa), Hydrating Body Lotion (Citrus Mimosa) and Charcoal Cleansing Bar.  Enter through the Rafflecopter below!

You must be a resident of the US and 18 or older to enter.  Beautycounter is not sponsoring this giveaway.  Giveaway will run from December 5th, 7 AM to December 10th at 12 AM.  The winner will be announced on Monday, December 12th.  Winner will have 24 hours to claim prize or another will be chosen.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Good luck to you ladies and be sure to check out Beautycounter and their wonderful products!
xo Lulu

Monday, November 28, 2016

Cyber Monday & Favorite Looks

sweater, Old Navy  ||  shirt, Nordstrom  ||  denium, J.Crew  ||  boots, UGG  ||  bag, Kate Spade  ||  hat, Target  ||  earrings, Nordstrom  ||  bracelet, Vita Fede


turtleneck, Gap  ||  vest, (I don't remember! :)  ||  denim, Citizen's of Humanity  ||  sandals, Steve Madden  ||  bag, Randall Loeffler

tee, Nordstrom  ||  jacket, Nordstrom  ||  denim, AG  ||  boots, Nine West  ||  bag, Kate Spade  ||  scarf, Target  ||  necklace, Julie Vos

shirt, J.Crew  ||  vest, Mango  ||  scarf, Target  ||  denim, J.Crew  ||  boots, UGG  ||  bag, Boden  ||  sunnies, Ray Ban

As many of you know I took a fairly long break from blogging over the summer and fall.  It was a much needed time out since I was incredibly busy moving, packing and searching for a house.  Now that we're in and renovation mode, it's still been difficult to find the time (and motivation to be honest) to put together outfits, do my hair and make up.  I'm usually found in yoga pants and fleece most days!  But as the days and months go on I'll be switching up outfit posts with before and after shots of our new house and homes I'll be flipping.  It's another adventure and I'm excited to share it with you all!

But on with Cyber Monday and all the fantastic deals this past week.  They have been nothing but spectacular right?  So today I'm sharing some of my favorite sales and looks from last fall.  

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!
xo Lulu


Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday - Lulu Style

All the best pieces, curated for you!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We spend some amazing time with family and friends, and ate until we were very full :)  Today I'm sharing some of my favorite Black Friday sale pieces.  Enjoy!

xo Lulu

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving Eve

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Caslon tee (an amazing affordable brand & many selections now on sale!)  ||  Amazon fashion leather jacket (love this jacket, and it comes in red!  This leather jacket too)  ||  Current Elliot denim, on sale! (this pair under $100 & on sale!) ||  Kate Spade heels (the most comfortable heels I own)  ||  Shein blanket scarf  ||  Elizabeth & James sunnies (on sale) ||  Rebecca Minkoff bag  ||  Julie Vos jewelry

Happy Thanksgiving Eve!  We are traveling this weekend and very excited to be with family.  To check out more of our family adventures, stay tuned to Snapchat (simplylulustyle).  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday week!

Don't forget to enter the Helen Ficalora giveaway HERE!

xo Lulu
(snaps by my awesome neighbor Alyssa :)

Don't the sales start so early now?  Aaand isn't it awesome?! :)  See some of my most favorite picks below!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holidays with Helen Ficalora

june fur coat, jcrew jeans, stuart weitzman boots, louis vuitton bag

helen ficalora necklace

louis vuitton bag

june fur, trouve silk top, jcrew jeans, stuart weitzman boots

louis vuitton bag, stuart weitzman boots

helen ficalora necklace

june fur, jcrew jeans, stuart weitzman boots

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Trouve top (similar here)  ||  June fur (love this jacket, beautiful faux fur option here & here)  ||  J.Crew denim  ||  Stuart Weitzman boots (check out these options) ||  Louis Vuitton bag  ||  Helen Ficalora necklaces  ||  Elizabeth & James ring  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  YSL #5 lipstain

Today I'm thrilled to be collaborating with Helen Ficalora.  I've been a long time fan of their amazing jewelry.  When Jack and Ella were born I purchased the beautiful initial necklace for my nuggets.  Helen's designs are amazing and she was the pioneer for the initial necklace.  While Helen Ficalora is known best for her initial necklaces, she has many stunning fine jewelry pieces from rings to earrings.  I love this silver snowflake necklace paired with my initial necklace and one lucky reader has a chance to win the gorgeous piece!  Enter through the Rafflecopter below :)

Can you believe Thanksgiving is just over a week away?!  I love Thanksgiving and all the food and family time.  We're heading back to Philadelphia to spend time with my husbands family and it will be so nice to see them.  You can catch all our family fun on Snapchat: simplylulustyle.

We are so thrilled to be in our new home.  The house is perfect for our family, the location is great and we love the neighborhood.  Thank you so much to my new neighbor Alyssa for taking my photos!  Didn't she do a great job?!  If you already follow me on Snapchat you know we're taking on some small renovations.  I'll be showing more of our new house on the blog soon!

Rafflecopter for this beautiful silver snowflake necklace: 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is for US Only, 18+ and will end on December 31, 2016 11:59 P.M. One (1) winner will be chosen at random and will be contacted by Helen Ficalora Press within two (2) weeks of giveaway end date. This winner will have 24 hours to respond to claim the prize. Failure to respond will result in another winner being randomly chosen. 
Helen Ficalora will fulfill shipment directly to winner.

Good luck!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a beautiful day.
xo Lulu

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New House!

Hello!  Gosh it's been SOOO long friends.  Boy has it been a hectic few months.  Life has changed drastically but we're super excited about it.  We have moved to western Pennsylvania (my hometown), Pittsburgh, city of champions baby!  If you have been following me on Snapchat (simplylulustyle), or Instagram (simplylulustyle), you know that we officially moved out here in June.  We sold our house in 2 days, I packed up in a month and we were gone.  Summer was hectic and great.  July was our awesome annual vacation to Martha's Vineyard, visiting family and pool time.  I also spent hours and hours house hunting.  I did not imagine it would take so long and be so difficult to find something.  It was grueling and not a fun process.  BUT God is good, and we found our wonderful home.  It's definitely a fixer upper, but it has great bones and character.  I'm excited to take on the project and since I'll soon be able to start my business, I figure our house will be good practice!  I'm taking on my first flip in January after Christmas with my new company Laurel Lane Homes :).  

On to our house!  It's a beautiful cape cod in the best neighborhood I could ask for.  We have met so many wonderful neighbors and everyone is so friendly.  Just a few houses up are the greatest kids that have quickly become my nuggets good friends.  They all play so nicely at each other's houses and ride bikes in our cul de sac.  I'm am continually amazed at God's blessing our life.  It has not been without struggles, stress and heartache.  Life is continually about learning to trust the Lord, His ways and timing.  

One of the biggest struggles was finding our house.  When I started looking a dear friend said to choose a house that fits your family.  Well, easier said than done!  So many did not fit us.  Pittsburgh is a hilly area.  Many houses have “integral garages”.  What is an integral garage you ask?  Well it’s a garage under your house, basement level.  Which means half of your basement is garage, the other half mostly finished.  For most this is ok, but not us.  That leaves no room for a wood shop for my husband which is super important.  It’s his hobby, stress releaser and frankly it helps me too (hello honey do list! :)  

This house fit the bill!  Yes, it still has an integral garage (3 cars no less), a BIG finished basement, but a crazy huge room off the back of the house.  Would you believe the original owners had it as an indoor pool???  Seriously.  The last owner however took it out and now it’s a big unfinished space.  Perfect for my Mr.’s wood shop.  It’s more than big enough!  We have projects galore, and my to-do list is never ending.  Our realtor said at our closing “I can’t wait to see what you guys do with the place”.  My response, “come back in 15 years!”  While I was joking, I was somewhat serious.  We have a lot to tackle and the first projects are not so fun (aka new roof, new windows, plumbing etc.).  The home was not maintained for a long time, so we’re starting fresh and doing things the right way.  However, if you know me I HAVE to do some things to make it pretty :)

I’ll be back blogging and showing before and afters, giving renovating ideas and advice.  But never fear I will have outfit posts too for all you fashion lovers :)  Today I’ll be doing some fun snaps, so follow along and check out all the fun! (simplylulustyle)

I’ve missed you all and I’m looking forward so much to getting back to normal.  Thank you so much for checking in.  Many of you have emailed me to see how things are going and I really appreciate it.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

xo Lulu
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