Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring fever: ACTIVATE!

February is evil.  Snow, then 75 degree afternoons.  Then more snow.  But, this week has been cruising at April-esque temps until this morning when we woke up to a chilly 35 degrees.  Let's just say we are all done with winter.  Our market trips, combined with the blooming of daffodils here in the Little Easy, have given everyone at LuLu's a hearty case of Spring fever. We've been cruising the Spring runways and have found  a few looks that will be sure to take you through the next few weeks in style.

The Classic Look
Corals and orange are all over the place this Spring.  Shed the cardigan when the weather is loco and you've got a perfect transitional Spring look.  We're pretty sure this coral wide leg trouser isn't going anywhere and bright pants are one of the big trends emerging out of Fashion Week New York 2011.  So feel free to splurge--you're buying for two seasons!  Look how smart you are.

Spring Booties!
We love the way she marries a chunky heeled bootie with a printed dress and vest.  While you can't wear your leather leopard moto jacket vest, oh say, to a meeting with the bossman, you probably have a few layering pieces in your closet that can make this look work!  A wedge bootie would do the same thing here.  Pull out those booties and show the world some leg.

Say Yes! to Shorts
SO many things make this look work.  Her bag (!!!), the great chartreuse color scheme, and a good polka dot are all major themes emerging from the Spring (and Fall) looks.  As soon as we shed our winter weight (darn you, Girl Scout cookie season), we will be sporting our own version of high waisted shorts. 

Nautical Girl

So classic, so affordable.  The nautical shirt is a staple piece this season.  They are truly one of the more wearable pieces we've seen.  Looks great with boyfriendjeans (love her belt), skinny jeans, or skirts.  A super cute friend of ours wears hers with charcoal patterned tights, denim cutoffs, clogs and a great pendant necklace.  Throw on a cardigan and you're good until flip flop season.  

The Maxi Dress

The last few seasons we've seen the maxi dress go in and out.  Take yours to a new level of cool by layering it and adding those granny boots that you don't quite know what to do with this time of year.  Great color here, again, and it sings of springtime while the jacket and/or sweater keeps ya' warm.  Also love how she throws a little edge on with some jewelry to keep it from being too sweet.  V. cute.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Breaking News! Published Author Loves Leopard Print Heel!

What?  You don't look like Kim in your heels?  Of course you do!
Everyone knows LuLu's isn't one to be shy about our seriously sexy heels.  Just peek in our front window--you'll see.  But sometimes we forget just how powerful that chemistry between shoe and foot can really be.  You know, that feeling that creeps into your stomach when you catch a glimpse of yourself with mile long legs and a perfect dress after weeks in your winter boots and jeans.  Homina homina homina.

Well, LuLu's old friend in a new way (Hi Melissa!) recently reminded all of us of the power of the prowess on her sparkle-tastic blog, Bitchin' Fiction!  We heart sexy shoe transformations and we really heart cyber shout outs.  Check out Mel and her shoe obsession (and some great teen vampire fiction love, too) here!

Here's to you, ladies--you, who know and harness the power of a sexy heel!  Maybe you can help drive old man winter out.  We can only hope.