Monday, January 26, 2015

Blush

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

old navy jacket, madewell flannel shirt, old navy rockstar jeans, stuart weitzman highland boots, clare v clutch, julie vos coin necklace, saint laurent sunglasses

-------OUTFIT DETAILS-------

Old Navy jacket  ||  Madewell shirt  ||  Old Navy denim  ||  Stuart Weitman boots  ||  Clare V clutch  ||  Saint Laurent sunnies  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos necklace (Don't forget the Julie Vos sample sale is still going on with an extra 25% off, code: EXTRA25)  ||  J.Crew ring  ||  Laura Mercier lip liner "Praline"  ||  Hourglass lipstick "Fable"



Happy Monday!  I hope you had a lovely weekend.  We were in Boston for the weekend celebrating my Nana's life with my Dad's family.  It was really nice to have a little get away as "Amma" lovingly watched the nuggets.  We had a lot of laughs and I learned more about my Nana than I ever knew.  We traveled on Saturday (amidst snow) down to the cape, to have her memorial.  Dad drove us around to some of our favorite places - Woods Hole, Falmouth, the cute little cape they lived in for 26 years, after they retired!  My grandparents lived full and long lives.

Unfortunately we came home to a feverish Ella and much of the rest of the weekend was tending and snuggling with her.  Poor little baby.  Today and tomorrow we're supposed to get quite a bit of snow which I love of course.  I'm hoping for a school cancellation so we can play, sled, and drink lots of hot cocoa by the fire :)

My style today is an every day look.  I wore this to dinner over Christmas (debuted on my Instagram) and decided, although it's simple, it is for sure "my style".  THIS flannel shirt is so soft and comfortable I've worn it countless times already this season.  I bought THIS jacket for $36!  Couldn't pass it up...  I love blush and I don't have many pieces, so it was a no-brainer.   Check out more gorgeous blush items HERE.  Looking for a pale pink/blush sweater?  THIS one is simply stunning.  THIS sweater is also a favorite.  I have it heather orchid and have been debating on the blush color as well.  The cashmere is so soft and the cut of the sweater is beautiful!

Thank you for stopping by on your Monday.  Have a beautiful day!
xo Lulu

Friday, January 23, 2015

Gorgeous Shoes, Handbags, & Accessories - 30% Off!





TGIF!  This week has been a struggle for me to really get much done.  Since the kiddos had off Monday, I worked in the office Tuesday, Wednesday the nuggets had early dismissal because of snow (or lack there of).  Yesterday was spent working at home and running errands, laundry, packing between phone calls and an audit report (last minute to-do).

Over the weekend the Mr. and I are traveling to Boston for my Nana's memorial.  I mentioned her in THIS post and I was so proud to say in November she turned 100!  It seemed that Nana had stuck around to celebrate that 100th birthday.  In early December, she went to sleep and didn't wake up.  This weekend my family is coming together for her memorial.

So...  this is a short post.  I really wanted to bring you a wonderful style board of my favorite sale pieces from Piperlime, but this will suffice and show you some things I intend to stock up on!

 Even though this weekend will be bitter sweet I'll be Instagramming (to see where I've purchased all my outfits register your email at www.liketoknow.it.  When you 'like' my photo, shopable links will be sent to your inbox) from the great city of Boston.  Nana lived a long and wonderful life.  I will be glad to see some family that I haven't seen in years, eat some yummy seafood, and celebrate my Nana's life.

Have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks as always for stopping by!
xo Lulu

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Protein Packed


I've been looking to spice up my lunches lately.  They usually range from 1/2 a turkey sandwich (on Ezekiel bread), to turkey chili (see my recipe HERE), or salad with grilled chicken or salmon.  It's completely awful to say but I don't eat much breakfast, so by lunchtime I'm pretty hungry.

I posted this on Instagram last weekend and thought I would share it with you!  This recipe just sort of came to me and is packed with protein (about 15 grams depending on the size of your sandwich).  Tuna salad is something I enjoy, but rarely make.  Usually I eat it with gluten free crackers (Crunchmaster multi grain), but I really wanted something with a little more umpf, packed with protein and goodness.  Check out the recipe below.  If you're not into tuna, chicken would do nicely :)

Ingredients:

  • tuna salad (see recipe below) - approx. 7 grams of protein
  • baby kale - approx. 3 grams of protein(see THIS article for the benefits of kale)
  • Ezekiel bread (1 slice) - approx. 5 grams of protein.  See THIS article to see benefits of sprouted bread
  • avocado (THIS is a great article on health benefits of avocado and I'm vowing to eat more this year!)
  • Jane's salt and fresh cracked pepper

Ingredients for tuna salad (I use about 1/3 of the salad for 1 serving):

  • 5 oz can of tuna
  • 1 - 2 tsp of mayo (I use olive oil mayo.  I've tried the Vegenaise and just don't like it)
  • 1 tsp of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp of sweet relish

Mix all together in no particular order :).  I like my bread toasted, then I layer the baby kale first, tuna salad, and top with avocado.  Jane's salt (my fav) and fresh cracked pepper to taste.  






jcrew cashmere boyfriend sweater, AG jeans, tuna avocado sandwich recipe




tuna avocado sandwich recipe

jcrew cashmere sweater, tuna avocado sandwich



-------DETAILS-------

J.Crew sweater  ||  AG jeans  ||  Target socks, similar (SO comfy, in the $1 section!  I bought 8 pairs!!)  ||  Gorgana ring  ||  Michael Kors watch  ||  OPI nails "Big Apple Red"

wood bowl, pepper mill, and cutting board via CS Woodworks (my Mr.'s Etsy site - aren't his pieces amazing?!  See more on his Instagram)  ||  Villeroy & Boch flatware (loving these white dishes)  

 Enjoy!  Thanks for stopping by, have a delicious day :)
xo Lulu

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Lulu Loves




Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are having a good week - it's half over :)  On Monday I stopped into Nordstrom to pick up a watch I bought online (LOVE it!).  They had a pop up Zella store (check out their online "Zella Zone" page, it's super cool) and it totally inspired this post.  The athletic wear is so fun, colorful, and bound to get you in the mood to work out.  Many of us (including myself) vow to get in shape after the new year.  I'm doing well so far and I definitely have some Zella pieces on my wish list.

I've put together a board to inspire you to get fit.  Don't forget the little things, like a great headband or lip care (my lips get super dry in winter/working out, this lip glow is a favorite of mine) and the important things, like a a good water bottle.  Load up on the water, I struggle with this too.  Let's get in shape - together!

More fit inspiration for you below.   Thanks for reading!



xo Lulu

Monday, January 19, 2015

Teal

BP beanie, ray ban aviators, anthropologie coat, boden bag, old navy rockstar jeans, nine west boots, jcrew ring, jcrew sweater

BP beanie, ray ban aviators, anthropologie coat, boden bag, old navy rockstar jeans, nine west boots, jcrew ring, jcrew sweater

BP beanie, ray ban aviators, anthropologie coat, boden bag, old navy rockstar jeans, nine west boots, jcrew ring, jcrew sweater

BP beanie, ray ban aviators, anthropologie coat, boden bag, old navy rockstar jeans, nine west boots, jcrew ring, jcrew sweater

BP beanie, ray ban aviators, anthropologie coat, boden bag, old navy rockstar jeans, nine west boots, jcrew ring, jcrew sweater

-------OUTFIT DETAILS-------

J.Crew sweater  ||  Anthropologie coat, winter sale going on, up to 40% off! (similar here, more options below)  ||  Old Navy jeans  ||  Nine West boots (similar here)  ||  Boden bag (another option here)  ||  BP beanie (sold out, similar here and more options below)  ||  Ray Ban sunnies  ||  J.Crew Ring  ||  Julie vos bracelet (the Sample Sale is going on now, up to 80% off!  ||  YSL lips #4



Happy Monday!  Did you have a good weekend?  We had a great time with some new activities and relaxing...  You can always check out our antics on Instagram!  I hope you're able to enjoy the day off as some of us do.  The nuggets are off school and we'll be toting around doing something fun.  I haven't quite figured out what that will be...

I bought this coat 3 seasons ago and still love it.  It's one of those purchases that you just know you'll keep for a very, long, time.  Teal is a beautiful color that is warm and bright for the winter dull days.  This coat is super chic with a fur trim hood and 40% off!  This teal peacoat is under $30!  I love pairing burgundy with teal.  It's a great color contrast and a little unexpected.  :)

Piperlime is having a jeans event!  Take 20% off with code: GOODJEANS

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.
xo Lulu

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sunday Style

Monday:


This giveaway is ending today!  Don't miss out - enter HERE.

Tuesday:

Keeping warm with this beautiful Chicwish coat & over-the-knee boots.  See full post HERE.

-------OUTFIT DETAILS-------

Joie Sweater (sold out, similar here & here)  ||  Chicwish coat c/o  ||  Old Navy denim  ||  Stuart Weitzman boots  ||  Clare V clutch  ||  Merona scarf  ||  Ray Ban sunnies  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos ring  ||  Chanel lips "Sensible"  ||  OPI nails "Siberian Nights"


Wednesday:



This weeks Love List is about dark wine and a leopard bucket bag.  Check out the details and more of what I'm currently craving HERE.


1. Nordstrom sweater (50% off, comes in gray and a gorgeous sky blue) ||  2. J.Crew necklace  ||  3. Loeffler Randall bag  ||  4. Mango coat (on sale!)  ||  5. Nars lipstick  ||  6. Paige denim  ||  7. Topshop heels  ||  8. Vita Fede ring

Thursday:

I've recently been sharing my thoughts on purpose.  Read both posts HERE (part 1) and Here (part 2).

Friday:

Friday's look was about unexpected layering and boycotting my skinny jeans.  Read more HERE.

-------OUTFIT DETAILS-------

J.Crew shirt  ||  J.Crew blazer  ||  Love Token fur vest (similar (faux fur) here, (real fur) here), and find more perfect fur vests here.  ||  Goldsign flare jeans (similar here & these AG jeans are less than $50!)  ||  Louis Vuitton handbag  ||  Club Monaco booties (on sale & 30% off!)  ||  Saint Laurent sunnies  ||  Julie Vos jewelry (necklace, similar ring (which I LOVE)  ||  Missoni scarf

Don't miss out on the Julie Vos Sample Sale going on now!  There are some beautiful pieces - my favorites below.



Happy Sunday!  Will you be enjoying tomorrow off?  I hope so.  SLS will have a new post, so come back tomorrow morning and be inspired while you sit and enjoy your coffee :)

xo Lulu

Friday, January 16, 2015

Layered

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

jcrew plaid shirt, jcrew boy blazer, love token fur vest, goldsign flare jeans, club monaco booties, louis vuitton handbag, missoni scarf, saint laurent sunglasses, julie vos coin necklace

-------OUTFIT DETAILS-------

J.Crew shirt  ||  J.Crew blazer  ||  Love Token fur vest (similar (faux fur) here, (real fur) here), and find more perfect fur vests here.  ||  Goldsign flare jeans (similar here & these AG jeans are less than $50!)  ||  Louis Vuitton handbag  ||  Club Monaco booties (on sale & 30% off!)  ||  Saint Laurent sunnies  ||  Julie Vos jewelry (necklace, similar ring (which I LOVE)  ||  Missoni scarf



One of the best ways to stay warm this winter is to layer.  I love to layer in unexpected ways like throwing on a fur over a blazer or a coat.  Fur, real or faux is truly warm.  Lately I've been boycoting my skinnies, opting for boyfriends, bootcuts, and flares.  Flare jeans can really lengthen your legs and chic up a denim look (one of my favorite OP looks).  I actually wore this look on my Instagram a few weeks ago!  See my last flare jeans post here.

Stay tuned this weekend via Instagram to some Lulu family moments and weekend style.  Have a super weekend.  Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to stop by.  
xo Lulu
 
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