Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Neutral

madewell linen sweater, gap tulip skirt, madewell belt, tory burch fringe bag, julie vos jewelry, stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

madewell linen sweater, gap tulip skirt, madewell belt, tory burch fringe bag, julie vos jewelry, stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

madewell linen sweater, gap tulip skirt, madewell belt, tory burch fringe bag, julie vos jewelry, stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

madewell linen sweater, gap tulip skirt, madewell belt, tory burch fringe bag, julie vos jewelry, stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

madewell linen sweater, gap tulip skirt, madewell belt, tory burch fringe bag, julie vos jewelry, stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

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I hope you're having a good week!  One look at these pictures and realized I'm a chameleon.  I'm matchy matchy with the brick and gravel paths :)

There is something about neutrals that just embody fall.  They are a beautiful way to welcome autumn and transition your wardrobe.  This tulip skirt (last seen HERE) was such a nice piece for summer, easy and breezy with a touch of elegance.  Adding a sweater with a cinched belt gives it a polished look for cooler weather.  My coin necklace is a jewelry staple and I find myself reaching for it for often than not.  Double up the chain for a different look.  If you haven't realized Julie Vos has been my jewelry muse as of late.  Her pieces are beautiful, classic, and bold.  Check out her new collections HERE.

I wore this look to brunch with my family the weekend before the nuggets birthday.  It was very surreal afternoon as 6 years ago to the day the Mr. and I had brunch at the same restaurant.  As we ate I remember being completely uncomfortable (not knowing the twins would be born less than 24 hours later).  Monday morning they were born at 6:51 and 6:53 am.  They are now 6 and believe the people who say, "the time goes by quickly, enjoy it".  I still go in every night before I go to bed and look at my precious babies sleeping.  I still kiss their heads and breath in the smell of them.  I still pat their little hinies and give hugs every chance I get.  They will always be my babies and I will always be there momma.  I forget to relish every moment sometimes.  So I'm sharing my thoughts and telling all you momma's and momma's to be.  relish it - it goes by fast!

Ok, so I went off on a little tangent :)  Thanks for listening and stopping by!
xo Lulu

Monday, September 29, 2014

Wild Prairie

old navy shirts, loft floral fluid pants, jcrew jean jackets, steve madden sandals, clare v clutch, julie vos jewelry

bronde hair color, julie vos acorn earrings, jean jacket

old navy shirts, loft floral fluid pants, jcrew jean jackets, steve madden sandals, clare v clutch, julie vos jewelry

loft fluid floral pants, old navy shirt, clare v clutch, jcrew jean jacket, julie vos jewelry

old navy shirts, loft floral fluid pants, jcrew jean jackets, steve madden sandals, clare v clutch, julie vos jewelry

old navy shirts, loft floral fluid pants, jcrew jean jackets, steve madden sandals, clare v clutch, julie vos jewelry

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Happy Monday!  I hope you had a nice weekend  It goes by so fast right?  I wore this look to dinner Saturday night.  The Mr. and I went to a favorite restaurant while grandma watched the nuggets.  It was a much needed night to have some adult conversation and wine :).

I bought these gorgeous pants on sale at Loft last week.  They are so comfortable and I love the wide banded waist.  The pattern "Wild Prairie" is beautiful and because it's simple and a small, it's perfect for any body type.  Even though they are fluid pants, they are so slimming, and of course I love the pockets!  I paired an elegant blouse with it and think this top would be lovely as well.  I've been loving this clutch because it's neutral, it goes with everything!  The leather is amazingly soft and I can fit all my must have items in it for a dinner out.

Have a wonderful day!
xo Lulu

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Sunday Style

jcrew chambray shirt, halogen leather skirt, kate spade beau bag, aquazurra heels
A classic and chic black leather skirt with pops of red on the blog.  Read details HERE.

J.Crew shirt  ||  Halogen skirt (on sale!)  ||  Aquazurra heels (similar)  ||  Kate Spade bag (similar and loving this one!)  ||  J.Crew earrings (JCF now)  ||  Julie Vos bracelet  ||  Gorgana ring  ||  YSL lips Rouge Pur Couture #9

loft tunic shirt, jcrew cashmere sweater, old navy pixie pants, boden leopard bag
Work style with the perfect pixie pants from Old Navy!  Check it out HERE.

Loft shirt  ||  J.Crew sweater  ||  Old Navy pants  ||  Kate Spade heels  ||  Boden bag  ||  Elizabeth & James sunnies (similar)  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos & J.Crew bracelet (similar)  ||  YSL lips "Rouge Pur Couture #4"



This week's Lulu Loves fall must have - handbags!  See this post HERE, my ultimate boot picks HERE, and your best denim guide HERE.

1. J.Crew Factory tote (on sale!)  ||  2. Burberry wallet  ||  3. Danielle Nicole crossbody  ||  4. Rebecca Minkoff pouch  ||  5. J.Crew tote  ||  6. Kate Spade Saturday crossbody bucket (20% off!)  ||  7. Tory Burch tote  ||  8. C.Wonder wallet  ||  9. Clare V clutch  || 10. Kate Spade crossbody  ||  11. BP. hobo bag  ||  12. Foley & Corinna shopper

boden sweater, citizens of humanity jeans, clare v clutch, stuart weitzman peeptoe heels, julie vos coin necklace
Gray IS the new black this season.  See more of this post HERE.


Happy Sunday!  I hope you're enjoying your weekend.  It's been a busy one for us again.  Yesterday I spent most of the morning in our master closet reorganizing.  Then it was off to a family baptism (or babatisbum as Ella says).  Except after we were stopped in traffic going just 1 mile in an hour we turned around and went home.  There had been a serious car accident and we weren't going anywhere.  After some frustrating first minutes, my heart took over and I thought about the people IN the accident.  I prayed for them, their souls, their family, and loved ones.  Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our own life we forget to look around us.

Take care friends, thanks for stopping by.
xo Lulu

Friday, September 26, 2014

Gray

boden coatigan, citizens white jeans, stuart weitzman peep toe booties, ray ban sunglasses

boden coatigan, citizens white jeans, stuart weitzman peep toe booties, ray ban sunglasses

julie vos coin necklace, boden coatigan

boden coatigan, citizens white jeans, stuart weitzman peep toe booties, ray ban sunglasses

boden coatigan, citizens jeans, clare v clutch, stuart weitzman booties, julie vos bracelet

stuart weitzman peeptoe booties

boden coatigan, citizens white jeans, stuart weitzman peep toe booties, ray ban sunglasses

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Gray or grey (which ever you choose) is the color of the season.  You are probably seeing it everywhere.  Although gray has been around a long time in the fashion industry, it's chicness and class has hit an all time high.  If you're looking to add some beautiful gray check out these items HERE.  I've had this Boden sweater for many years and it was (being honest) in the back of my closet.  But what I found is that it's perfect for fall.  It allows me to layer without being too hot.  Boden has a similar "coatigan" that is really beautiful.  Ahh... let's talk booties.  It's an all year round staple in my humble opinion.  Whether you pair them with jeans or a dress, booties can make an outfit go from blah to amazing.  These booties were a definite splurge for me, but worth the investment.  The suede is super soft and the heel height (under 4" with a slight platform) is perfect.   

I love curating perfect picks for you and today I have more coatigan's and booties!





Thank you for reading.  Make today, a great day!  :)
xo Lulu


Thursday, September 25, 2014

Lulu Loves - Fall Handbags



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When the change of seasons come I'm always on the hunt for a (or a few) new bags.  I recently bought this handbag on a fabulous Labor Day sale 30% off!  I posted this bag yesterday which was also a new fall bag.  Grey is definitely the color of the year this fall and we're seeing it everywhere.  I fell in love with a Clare V on Piperlime crossbody/clutch, unfortunately it sold out.. :(  This grey bag is also on the top of my list and it's 20% off (along with all of these handbags at Kate Spade Saturday!).  

See more of my hi/low picks here!



Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful day.
xo Lulu

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Work Style Wednesday

loft tunic shirt, jcrew cashmere tee, old navy pixie pants, boden leopard bag, kate spade nude heels

nordstrom crystal earrings, julie vos coin bracelet, elizabeth and james sungalsses, boden leopard handbag

jcrew cashmere tee, boden leopard handbag, elizabeth and james sunglasses, julie vos coin bracelet

loft tunic shirt, jcrew cashmere tee, old navy pixie pants, boden leopard bag, kate spade nude heels

boden leopard handbag, old navy pixie pants, kate spade nude heels

loft tunic shirt, jcrew cashmere tee, old navy pixie pants, boden leopard bag, kate spade nude heels

loft tunic shirt, jcrew cashmere tee, old navy pixie pants, boden leopard bag, kate spade nude heels

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Loft shirt  ||  J.Crew sweater  ||  Old Navy pants  ||  Kate Spade heels  ||  Boden bag  ||  Elizabeth & James sunnies (similar)  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos & J.Crew bracelet (similar)  ||  YSL lips "Rouge Pur Couture #4"



Happy Wednesday!  Work style shouldn't be complicated.  Pants or skirt, top or sweater.  Add texture and details through patterns and fabulous color mixing (see a post about that HERE).  The blouse I'm wearing under this amazing cashmere tee is from Loft.  It has been a staple for me this season (last seen HERE).  And let's talk about this cashmere tee.  I wish I would have been introduced to this little luxury sooner.  We since have become besties.  It's warm, but I love how I can layer it too.  See more of my J.Crew cashmere picks below (all on sale!).  When it comes to crunch time and I'm hunkered down in my closet wondering what to wear to work... I choose the pixie.  They are comfortable, chic and slim your legs.  What more could a girl ask for?  Ah, did I mention they are just $35 (now $25 on sale!) and come in a beautiful array of colors?  Hello perfect work pant!  They do shrink a bit so be careful when you wash - the delicate cycle is your friend.  Last comes accessories.  I was super excited to get this gorgeous handbag (gift from my MIL - thanks Cri Cri!).  It's half the price as some similar bags (and the inside is red - love).  I usually keep my jewelry to a minimum as I don't want to be clank, clanking around the floor.  My go to's are my Julie Vos coin bracelet/necklace and Nordstrom crystal earrings.  Simple and classic.

J.Crew cashmere picks - on sale!



Have a wonderful day, thanks for poppin' in!
xo Lulu

Monday, September 22, 2014

Leather Midi

jcrew chambray skirt, halogen leather skirt, aquazurra heels, kate spade bag, jcrew factory earrings

bronde wavy hair, jcrew chambray skirt

jcrew chambray shirt, halogen leather skirt, kate spade beau bag

jcrew chambray skirt, halogen leather skirt, aquazurra heels, kate spade bag, jcrew factory earrings

jcrew factory earrings, ysl lipgloss

kate spade beau bag, aquazurra heels

jcrew chambray skirt, halogen leather skirt, aquazurra heels, kate spade bag, jcrew factory earrings

jcrew chambray skirt, halogen leather skirt, aquazurra heels, kate spade bag, jcrew factory earrings

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J.Crew shirt  ||  Halogen skirt (on sale!)  ||  Aquazurra heels (similar)  ||  Kate Spade bag (similar and loving this one!)  ||  J.Crew earrings (JCF now)  ||  Julie Vos bracelet  ||  Gorgana ring  ||  YSL lips Rouge Pur Couture #9



I don't get a chance to dress up very often and frankly I'm more comfortable in jeans.  But when I saw this skirt it ended up in my shopping bag :)  I figured it could be dressed up or dressed down.  It's a great length that I can even wear it to work.  The skirt is the highlight of this outfit, but I wanted to add some pops of color with the red bag and lips.  It will definitely be a go-to skirt for me this fall!

Over the weekend we had a small celebration for the nuggets 6th birthday (today).  We kept it just family this year.  I'm all for celebrating, but the birthday parties can get a little out of control and I am really trying to teach my kids less is more and family is best.  Although it was quiet, we still had a wonderful time.  It's hard to believe it's been 6 years.  I got teary eyed when we went to brunch yesterday and I realized it was 6 years ago, on a Sunday, that the Mr. and I were having brunch just the 2 of us.  I was 9 months preganant expecting to go into a scheduled C-section on the following Wednesday.  Ella decided she wanted to start the party early, so I went into labor early Monday morning.  They were born at 6:51 & 6:53 am.  Being a mother is harder than anyone can tell you.  It's also the most rewarding, wonderful thing you'll ever experience.  SO, Happy Birthday to my wonderful nuggets.  I love you!

Jack & Ella at 9 months old.

Happy Monday, thanks for stopping by!
xo Lulu  

 
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