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How Do You LuLaRoe?

3 May

Sponsored post, all opinions and photobombing dogs are mine. As always.

If you know me IRL you probably know that I’ve been obsessed with LuLaRoe for the past six months or so. I got hooked with the famous buttery soft leggings, and it’s only escalated from there. In fact, when I put together all of my work outfits for this week (because yes, I am that crazy and I do that every Sunday) I realized that I was wearing LuLaRoe every single day. I can’t help it, the clothes are cute and comfortable, easy to dress up or down, and I always feel good when I wear them.

So how did I style my new lovelies? I’m so glad you asked.

Nicole

For the first look I added a chambray shirt tied up at the waist, and my trusty brown cowboy boots. It’s fun and casual and great for Southern California nights, where it still gets cold after the sun goes down. (Cripes my legs are pale.)

Next up I went casual chic with a wide belt and my Sperrys. You really can’t beat this for comfort alone. I feel so much more pulled together running errands in this than yoga pants, and it’s just as comfortable.

Finally, I went basic with a nice work look. Plain dress, navy blue heels. You could jazz this up with jewelry, but to be honest I wear the same whale necklace and small hoops every day. I’m just not a jewelry person.

Classic Tee

For the Classic Tee I started off by pairing it with LuLaRoe leggings. Holy mother of comfort. It’s long enough in the back to cover my bum, but I don’t feel like I’m swimming in fabric. (Tunics, I’m looking at you.)

Next up, distressed denim capris and my Sperrys. I would 100% wear this for a day on the water – it’s perfect!

And yes, you CAN wear the Classic Tee to work! I paired it with black pants, a blazer, and heels, and I’m ready for any meeting that comes my way. Plus I’m comfy.

LuLaRoe Leggings Three Ways

2 Feb

Have you heard of LuLaRoe leggings? According to the women I know on Facebook, they’re revolutionary. I heard people talking about them for so long I knew I had to try them for myself, so I picked up a pair with this cute dog pattern!

Here’s some background if you’re new to LuLaRoe. The company makes comfortable clothes in a huge variety of patterns, but there are only 1,000 pieces made in each pattern. So you’re getting something that’s different from what everyone else is wearing. They have a lot of dresses, skirts, and tops, but they’re really famous for their leggings. The leggings come in OS, which fit sizes 0-12, and TC, which fit sizes 10-22. There are also Tween leggings, which fall between their kids and adult sizes and fit kids size 10 through adult size 4. I wear a size 0 and have the OS leggings, which fit great. I want to try a pair of the Tween to see how they compare, but I am loving my OS!!

So how do you wear these leggings? Everyone knows you can kick back around the house or hit a yoga class. But the beauty of these is that they’re thick enough to be pants. You don’t have to worry about them looking sheer, or wearing something long enough to cover your bum so your underwear won’t show. So I styled my LuLaRoe leggings three different ways to show you how I wear them.

Dress It Up

For my first look, I added calf-high boots, a basic black t-shirt, and a black blazer. It’s great for lunch with friends, casual Friday at the office, or even date night.

Keep It Casual

For my second look I went with a black sweater and basic black flats. It’s your standard out and about look. You’re really good to go for almost any occasion in this look, and you can add jewelry to dress it up more if you want.

Kick Back Casual

No, I don’t actually do yoga in booties, but I was trying to find a creative way to show you the shoes. Listen, I was taking these with a sketchy makeshift tripod and a camera on a timer. We’re lucky they’re (barely) in focus.

At any rate, if you want to go really casual but still cute, throw on a black hoodie and some cute metallic fringe booties. Perfect for running errands!

So that’s how I style my LuLaRoe leggings. Want to try to style your own? I’m having a LuLaRoe party next Tuesday and you’re all invited! It’s a pop up shop on Facebook, so you can come and browse with no pressure to buy! Hit me up on Facebook if you want an invite to check it out!

The Essential “On Hand” Gift Guide

17 Dec

This post is brought to you by The Outlets at Orange, where you can save up to 70% during their ‘Wrap It Up’ Super Sale, now until Sunday, December 20.

Are you done with your holiday shopping? If you said no, please don’t tell me, it will just stress me out. Seriously, I had to temporarily unfollow Leah Remini on Instagram because her lack of preparation was stressing me out too much, and I don’t have her address to just show up and finish decorating that tree for her. Also that would be weird.

But if you said yes! Yes, I am totally finished! I ask… are you really? I mean really?

Because there’s always the one. The friend who shows up with a gift, and you had no idea that you two were “exchange gifts” type of friends. The last minute emergency. The forgotten teacher’s gift.

“But Anne,” you’ll argue, “there’s no way to prepare for that, you just said it was a last minute surprise!”

And that’s where I disagree, and introduce you to my secret weapon, the gift closet. Everyone needs a gift closet, especially at this time of year. This is where you stash lovely, albeit slightly impersonal, gifts that you can grab on 0.37 seconds notice.

So what do you keep in your gift closet? Here are some of my favorite ideas – gifts that are appropriate for just about anyone on your list, and are sure to be enjoyed.


Fragrance

Fragrances and fragrance gift sets are great to keep on hand! The best part is that the CK One and DKNY Be Delicious are unisex, so they make the perfect gift for anyone who pops over. Tommy Hilfiger is always a classic, and you really can’t go wrong with a Victoria’s Secret assortment.


Accessories

It doesn’t get more classic than a cozy winter scarf or hat! Banana Republic Factory Store and Nike Factory Store have a great selection of both. And everyone loves Ray Ban aviators – you can find them at Sunglasses Hut. H&M also has some great nautical style bracelets that are super on trend. Bonus: all of those are unisex! One of my favorite emergency finds is this US Polo Assn watch set, because it makes a perfect couples gift, or you can split it and end up with two gifts.

You could also take the super easy route and get a few Neiman Marcus cookie mixes to keep on hand. They’re chocolate chip cookie recipe is famous, and they carry a mix to help you make them at home!

But wait, I haven’t even told you the very best best part. You can stock your gift closet with the fabulous finds at a fraction of the retail price. Just because you’re giving a last minute emergency gift doesn’t mean you can’t wow them with your generosity! The Outlets at Orange have extended their ‘Wrap It Up’ Super Sale, and now through Sunday, December 20 you can save up to 70% at each of the stores I mentioned!

That’s right, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Tommy Hilfiger, Victoria’ Secret, US Polo Assn, H&M, Banana Republic Factory Store, Sunglasses Hut, Nike Factory Store, and Neiman Marcus Last Call are all up to 70% off!

Just don’t tell the lucky recipients how little you actually spent!

The Outlets at Orange are open from 9am to 10pm (except for Sunday, when they’re open from 9am to 9pm) and they’re conveniently located right off the 5 in Orange. Get there now, and then you’ll really be ready!

Maleficent Disney-Bound

19 Oct

Remember when I did the CHOC Walk and joked about stealing Sleeping Beauty’s castle because I was dressed like Maleficent? Of course you do.

I knew I wanted to do a fun Disney-bound for the CHOC Walk, but it also had to be comfortable and warm enough to do a 3 mile walk starting at 5 am. So here’s what I wore:

Black leggings
Black tank top
Purple t-shirt
Black cape sweater
Black boots
Custom ears
Glitter crow

Actually, if we’re being honest, I swapped out the high heeled black boots for black sneakers, because for once in my life, common sense prevailed when it came to my footwear choice. And that’s why there aren’t any pictures of my feet. 😉

I think it was a fun outfit – understated and comfortable but sill festive.

Fall Essentials

24 Sep

It’s finally fall, y’all! Woo hoo! Are you ready? Not to worry, I’ve got everything you need to have an amazing, Instagram-worthy fall.


Home Essentials

1. Pumpkins / 2. Cozy Blankets / 3. Candles / 4. Mercury Glass / 5. Cozy Pillows


Style Essentials

1. Smoking Flats / 2. Riding Boots / 3. Leggings / 4. Long Cardigan / 5. Infinity Scarf


Instagram Essentials

1. Pumpkin Spice Latte / 2. Boots / 3. Apple/Pumpkin Picking / 4. Leaves Changing / 5. Cozy Night In