Thursday, September 3, 2015

Need

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The first Thursday of the month I share an inspirational post.  Today I'm talking about need.  We use and throw around that word a lot don't we?  I need this, I need that.  

need
/nēd/
require (something) because it is essential or very important.


Is that sweater, or pair of booties a need?  No.  But we lose perspective.  Trust me, I have, I do lose perspective on a daily basis.  I was in my car driving home from dropping off the nuggets at school listening to my music.  The car, music, is where I do a lot of worshipping!  So if you ever see me driving with my hands in the air, I'm probably not waving, but worshipping my Savior :)  So back to my experience that day.  A song came on that I hadn't heard in a while and it just brought that reality to me of my need.  My need for Jesus, my need for a Savior.  

Part of what I hear from people who are not Christians is that we seem higher than thou.  We're hypocrits.  What they don't understand is that we don't feel like we're better than ANYONE.  But we know that we are saved.  We need saved.  We don't have to worry about being imperfect, making mistakes, being sinners.  God' grace has covered our sin.  Jesus took our sin away on the cross.  He can take away your sin too and make you a new creation.  It's because of this I have hope.  My hope rests in all of these things.  I NEED Jesus.

"Lord I Need You"
-Matt Maher

Lord I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart,
You're the One that guides my heart

Lord, I need You, oh how I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Where sin runs deep, Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me

Lord, I need You, oh how I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand, I'll fall on You
Jesus, Your my hope and stay

Lord, I need You, oh how I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You

You're my One defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.
You're my One defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You.


Are you in need of a Savior?  He can heal you and make you a new creation today.  Thanks for reading, love to you all.
xo Lulu

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Lulu Loves - White Tunic

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J.Crew tunic  ||  Mango vest  ||  J.Crew Factory denim  ||  M.Gemi oxfords  ||  J.Crew crossbody  ||  Ray Ban sunnies  ||  Julie Vos necklace (a staple for me!)  ||  Dior lipstick (my go-to, very moisturizing)

Hi lovelies!  I hope you're having a great week.  On Monday I shared 2 of my favorite staples in my closet (you can read about it here).  While writing the post I was inspired to start a weekly series in September sharing my must have pieces for fall.  Some of these pieces are trendy, some are classics.  All are items that you can keep in your wardrobe for years to come (even if they are a little trendy).  Each Wednesday I'll be sharing a new piece styled 2 different ways.  Today is about the classic, white tunic.  It is such a basic, beautiful piece, everyone should have one (or even 2) in their closet.  Trust me, although I've styled it 2 ways here, you could wear it countless ways!

Shop Look #1:



Shop Look #2:



Shop White Tunics:



Shop Leather Leggings:



Which is your favorite look?  Do you have a fall staple piece?  Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!
xo Lulu

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

My Everday

caslon tee, vest, current elliot jeans, jcrew flats, michael kors handbag, eugenia kim hat
eugenia kim hat, ray ban sunnies, julie vos necklace, nordstrom earrings

julie vos necklace, michael kors handbag, current elliot jeans

eugenia kim hat, jcrew flats

caslon tee, vest, current elliot jeans, jcrew flats, michael kors handbag, eugenia kim hat

current elliot jeans, michael kors handbag

eugenia kim hat, ray ban sunnies, julie vos necklace, nordstrom earrings

caslon tee, vest, current elliot jeans, jcrew flats, michael kors handbag, eugenia kim hat

caslon tee, vest, current elliot jeans, jcrew flats, michael kors handbag, eugenia kim hat

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Caslon shirt  ||  Vest (mine is actually an old Old Navy jacket that I had made into a vest!)   ||  Current Elliot denim  ||  J.Crew flats  ||  Michael Kors bag  ||  Eugenia Kim hat (similar here & here)  ||  Ray Ban sunnies (similar here)  ||  Julie Vos necklace  ||  Hourglass lips "Fable", Dior lipgloss

Welcome September!  I think September might be one of my favorite months.  The weather starts to turn cooler (but not cold), the leaves begin to change into their beautiful oranges and gold, and my twins celebrate their birthday (which they talk about allllll year!).  :)

Today is an every day look for me.  These jeans are beyond comfortable, the distressing is just enough, and in all the right places.  Over the last month or so I realized my closet was really needing some new basic tops.  This Caslon is right on the money!  It's super soft, and a great price.  They are always getting new colors and stripes in stock (it's a restockable item per customer service).  So even though this stripe is out of stock now, check back!  Aren't these flats so cute?  I love how they sparkle.  Do you have a vest yet?  I was seeing them just about everywhere but wasn't sure I wanted to 'buy in' to the trend.  Then I had a great idea!  I had my tailor (who is fabulous) take the sleeves off an jacket from Old Navy that I seldom wear.  Fabulous transformation!  I think my favorite part of this look is that hat :)  The color is just beautiful.  Even though I got this last year, I've linked some gorgeous fedoras below for you.

Shop this Look:



Shop Vests:



Shop Fedoras:



Happy September!  Thanks for reading!
xo Lulu

Monday, August 31, 2015

Fall Staples

trench coat, chambray shirt, flare jeans, ray ban aviators, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

chambray shirt, julie vos necklace, flare jeans, leopard bag

trench coat, chambray shirt, flare jeans, ray ban aviators, leopard bag

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Old Navy trench coat (find more trench coats here & more all under $40 here)  ||  J.Crew shirt  ||  CoH denim (similar here & under $30 here)  ||  Steve Madden heels  ||  Boden bag (this years version which is gorgeous!)  ||  Ray Ban sunnies  ||  Julie Vos necklace  ||  Stella & Dot bracelet  ||  Elizabeth & James ring  ||  NARS lipgloss "Turkish Delight"  ||  OPI nails "Mrs. O'Leary BBQ"

I get a lot of questions about what pieces you should actually own in your closet.  The pieces I'm wearing today are just that; staple items you should keep, no matter what trend is going on.  A chambray is a must.  I 'think' I have about 4 in my closet.  The color ranges from light to a darker tone, popovers, to long and short sleeve.  There are so many options, ways to style it, and it's just an every day piece.   The other item is a trench coat.  There's no need to spend hundreds on this staple item.  I've linked several below at great prices.  Look for classic details so that you'll have it for years to come and through all the seasons.  I last wore mine here.

Starting this week and through the month of September I'll be sharing my favorite trends (which are also classic pieces) every Wednesday on Lulu Loves.  I am going to feature each piece in 2 different looks.  I hope you'll stop by and check it out!

Shop the Post:



Shop Trench Coats (color shown may be different, but all available in sand):



Shop Chambray:



Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful Monday!
xo Lulu

Friday, August 28, 2015

Recently Purchased

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1. J.Crew tunic (25% off!)  ||  2. Mango handbag (real suede and under $70)  ||  3. Elizabeth & James ring  ||  4. J.Crew heels  ||  5. Mango clutch (real suede and under $50)  ||  6. Trouve shirt  ||  7. Shoes of Prey flats  ||  8. Madewell vest  ||  9. Caslon shirt  ||  10. Current Elliot denim 

TGIF!  I'm very thankful it's Friday.  For some reason I.  Am.  Tired.  I'm ready for the weekend.  Maybe it's because I'm still getting into the swing of school and all that entails.

I know I've been doing a lot of style boards this week.  The crazy things is that I have a ton of stuff on order, but it hasn't been delivered yet!  I usually don't have hiccups like this but when I spoke with a customer service person (who was so sweet), she said that the back to school has just been so busy.  A lot of stores are behind.  So if you're expecting a shipment, bet on it taking a little longer than usual.

So I thought I would share with you some things I'm expecting in the mail (and I can't wait!!!).  Below is more that has come recently and some still on it's way!



Have a beautiful weekend!  Thanks for stopping by.
xo Lulu


Thursday, August 27, 2015

Home Inspiration

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1. Book  ||  2. Vase  ||  3. Throw  ||  4. Rug  ||  5. Tray  ||  6. Candle sticks  ||  7. Lamp  ||  8. Ring holder  ||  9. Side table  ||  10. Candles  ||  11. Pouf  ||  12. Mirror  ||  13. Pitcher  ||  14. Pillow

Happy Thursday!  I'm sharing some home inspiration with you today.  You can find more on my Lulu's Home Shop page :)

Thanks for reading.  Have a wonderful day!
xo Lulu


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Lulu Loves

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1. Kut from the Kloth - $79  ||  2. Vigoss - $59  ||  3. Kut from the Kloth - $63  ||  4. Blank - $69   ||  
5. Vigoss - $72  ||  6. Topshop - $75  ||  7. Forever 21 - $33  ||  8. Halogen - $74  ||  9. Gap - $78  ||  10. J.Crew Factory - $60

As fall is approaching I look forward to slipping into some denim, do you?  I've picked out some perfect denim for you all under $100!  When shopping for denim I keep in mind these things:
  1. Inseam.  Measure your inseam with heels, flats, and if you want the crop look.
  2. Rise.  How do you like your jeans to fit?  High, mid, or low.  What works best with your body?
  3. Opening.  This is especially important when buying skinny jeans.  I look for no more than an 10 to 11" opening.  This ensures that it's a true "skinny" as opposed to a more straight leg look.
  4. Size.  Of Course this is important :)  But take into account the stretch of the jean.  Are you buying a boyfriend jean?  You might want to size down.
  5. READ REVIEWS!  This is super key for any piece you buy online.  It can guide you to how the piece fits, the quality, sizing, comfort - everything!
What are your favorite pair of denim?  Do you have any buying tips you'd like to share?

More Denim Favorites all Under $100!



Thanks for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!
xo Lulu
 
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