Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lulu Loves

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I've been thinking constantly about the beach.  My life has been pretty hectic lately from my HR job, to the kiddos, another design job I have, and then... oh yeah, Simply Lulu!  I'm very anxious to get away on our vacation and just relax.  So much of the time when you're at the shore, beach time runs right into dinner time.  Whether it's dinner on the beach, on the boardwalk, or at a cute cozy place; the pieces I've picked out today will take you from beach to dinner in no time.  

I love how this wrap can be throw on over your bathing suit to run up to the cafe to grab an afternoon iced coffee or fruit smoothie.  I'm all about hats in the sun.  Since turning 40 my face is made for shade :)  I also had a skin cancer scare this past fall, so I cover up a lot!  These Jack Rogers just say beach right?  Think West Palm or the Florida Keys.  Or in my case, Martha's Vineyard!  This dress is so perfect to throw on after a sunny day on the sand.  It's bright, cheery, and can be dressed up or down.  How cute is this shell clutch and flamingo iPhone case?  You have to bring a little fun into your wardrobe, especially in the summer.

What pieces are apart of your summer looks?  Thanks for stopping by.  Have a beautiful day!
xo Lulu

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My Everyday

jcrew shorts

Tory Burch handbag, Ray Ban sunglasses

d.RA top

julie Vos jewelry

sam edelman wedges


jcrew shorts

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d.RA top (similar top)  ||  J.Crew shorts  ||  Sam Edelman wedges  ||  Tory Burch handbag (loving this summery bag!)  ||  Scarf  ||  Ray Ban sunnies (similar under $25!)  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos bracelet  ||  Julie Vos ring  ||  NARS lipgloss "Turkish Delight"  ||  Dior nails "Pandore"  ||  Ella's bathing suit by Hanna Andersson



These pictures were taken just before spending the afternoon at the pool.  Ella wanted in on the action and we took some cute snaps together :)

This is an outfit I wore on Saturday; a full day of errands, a birthday party, and basically running here and there!  I love these shorts.  They are super comfortable, soft, and easy going.  The back has a little elastic so order a little size down so you don't have a bunchy butt :)...  They are gorgeous and have a cobalt blue piping on the side which is why I paired this scarf with them.  This top is d.RA from last year, but I'm loving so many of their pieces this year (check them out HERE)!  Wedges this season are everywhere.  These wedges are beautiful!  My husband (who is 6'1") said, "Wow!  You're almost my height!" Haha.  They definitely give my petite figure a lift!  My new Julie Vos bangles and ring are my new favorites.  These bangles have been on my wishlist for a while and I love how summery they are.

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

Monday, June 1, 2015

Colorful Clutch

star mela clutch

halogen leather jacket

susana monaco top

jcrew tassel earrings

susana monaco top, star mela clutch

susana monaco top, prada retro sunglasses

halogen leather jacket

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Happy June!  Even though May is a long month, I swear it went by so fast.  I was so excited to have a date night on Saturday.  We went to a restaurant in Devon that we hadn't visited in a while.  I had yummy Lobster Pad Thai (that I ate up so fast I didn't even snap a shot!), steamed dumplings, and a chocolate and raspberry torte for dessert.  I was a happy camper.  

This is such a summery top and it was perfect for a warm spring/summer night out.  These sandals from J.Crew will definitely be a summer staple.  The upper strap was a little loose for me because I have some seriously skinny feet.  Luckily I have a super shoe guy (a must have) and he fixed them wonderfully for me for just $20.  My tailor and cobbler are my fashion besties because they tidy up my looks :).  Don't you just love this clutch?  I have had a fun colorful clutch on my wish list for a while and scooped this one up a few weeks ago.  I love how the tassel earrings play with the tassels on the clutch.  

Thank you so much for reading.  It means a lot that you stopped by today.  Have a wonderful day.
xo Lulu

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Sunday Style

It was stripes for Memorial Day!  See more of the post HERE.

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J.Crew shirt (on sale 30% off)  ||  Old Navy jeans  ||  Tory Burch wedges (30% off, limited sizes!)  ||  Tory Burch handbag  ||  Ray Ban sunnies  ||  Nordstrom earrings  ||  Julie Vos jewelry (super sale going on, definitely check it out!)  ||  Hourglass lips "Fable" & NARS gloss "Turkish Delight"  ||  Dior "Pandore"

Sharing my skincare products that I'm loving!  Read more about them HERE.

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It's a bright and beautiful summer outfit!

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1. Illesteva sunnies  ||  2. Hourglass blush  ||  3. J.Crew shirt  ||  4. Berry clutch  ||  5. Jacquemus skirt  ||  6. J.Crew necklace  ||  7. Stila lipgloss  ||  8. Schutz heels  ||  9. Kendra Scott earrings  ||  10. Kate Spade "Walking on Air"

A blueberry recipe that you need in your life!  :)  Get the recipe HERE.

Get some inspiration from my everyday looks.  See all the outfits and details in this POST.

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shirt  ||  shorts  ||  sandals  ||  bag  ||  sunnies  ||  necklace  ||  bracelet

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE NORDSTROM HALF YEARLY SALE!  TODAY IS THE LAST DAY :)


Happy Sunday!  It's the last day of May can you believe it?  Enjoy the day lovies!
xo Lulu

Friday, May 29, 2015

My Everyday

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shirt  ||  shorts  ||  sandals  ||  bag  ||  sunnies  ||  necklace  ||  bracelet


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shirt  ||  denim  ||  sandals  ||  hat  ||  sunnies  ||  bracelet  ||  necklace


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shirt  ||  shorts  ||  sandals  ||  clutch  ||  sunnies  ||  necklace  ||  bracelet  ||  watch


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shirt  ||  denim  ||  wedges  ||  bracelets  ||  ring  ||  bag


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cover up  ||  hat  ||  sunnies  ||  sandals



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dress  ||   wedges  ||  necklace  ||  bracelet  ||  bag



TGIF!  Today I'm sharing my everyday looks via Instagram.  Did you know you can get all the pieces I'm wearing on Instagram through www.LIKETOKNOW.it?  Simply register your email and when you 'like' a photo on Instagram an email will be sent to you with ready-to-shop links.

See all my LIKETOKNOW.it photos HERE and follow me on Instagram to see more of my everyday style.

Have a wonderful Friday and weekend!
xo Lulu

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Big Blues


Since I was little girl I remember the most scrumptious blueberry muffins my mother used to make.  The recipe is from a Jordan Marsh, an old New England department store chain.  In 1996 the last of the stores were converted to Macy's.  But the Jordan Marsh's Big Blues recipe is still famous.  This is seriously THE most delicious blueberry muffin (or cake as I like to say).  I could eat the batter even before the muffins are baked!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 2 tsp. of baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. of salt
  • 2 1/2 cup of blueberries
  • 1 1/2 vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbps. of sugar (to sprinkle on top of muffins - yum!)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating after each one.  In a separate bowl combine all dry ingredients.  Alternate dry ingredients with the milk, starting and ending with the dry mix.  Add vanilla.

Optionally mash 1/2 cup of blueberries and add to the mixture (I love doing this because it turns the batter to a lovely lavender color).  Fold in the rest of the blueberries.  

Add the mixture to muffin cups within your muffin tin.  Sprinkle sugar on top of the unbaked mixture.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Enjoy!  Trust me, you will!

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

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Lulu Loves

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I spied this color combo recently in a magazine and loved it.  Yellow is so summer and beautiful.  I love the bright pink heels with this fun striped skirt.  These heels would also look divine!  I love how the necklace and clutch (under $60) pull the look together.  It gives a summer garden look perfect for a brunch or wedding.  I also found this Topshop dress which is super cute and just $68!

Don't forget about the Nordstrom Half Yearly sale.  There are still great pieces to be found :)

Thanks for reading, have a great day!
xo Lulu
 
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