Lu’s Favorites: August

Blush and bronze and BABES, oh my! Happy [almost] August! This month’s list of feminine favorites will make you feel chic in the heat. I spotted so many pieces that are perfect for summertime, but that will also transition well into fall [which obviously justifies the purchase, duh]. I’m especially in love with these blush pumps + studded cross body bag. SWOON. I’m also lusting over this one-piece suit, because…. Read more

Playfully Patterned for Work

I’m constantly on the hunt for work clothes that are professional yet modern, stylish yet appropriate. Ultimately, I want to feel like me — with an extra side of #GIRLBOSS enthusiasm. Even though I work for myself, my office is part of a larger business building, so I can’t show up in PJ’s [sigh]. Instead, I try to modernize more traditional work pieces. Think patterned pencil skirts and youthful blouses,…. Read more

The Everyday Denim Dress

Happy [official] spring! Let’s celebrate with a little denim dress that you’ll wear over and over again. It meets what I like to call the ‘three C’s…’  comfortable, cozy and chic! First off, I found this gem at Forever 21, which means it’s a crazy steal. Plus, I’ve got a trick for making a baggy dress hug your body. Try wrapping a sweater or long-sleeve shirt around your hips to give…. Read more

California Winter

Don’t let anyone fool you — there’s no such thing as a California winter. Sure, we’re all in parkas when it drops below 60, but that doesn’t make it winter. Not when you’re a Michigan native… Still, I have a few winter-like pieces in my closet. This gray coat and ivory skirt from Nordstrom both scream snow-time [minus my bare legs]. I rocked them California-style and wore the combo to a work event….. Read more

Shades of Gray

Something about gray makes me feel warm and ready for winter. The color is comforting; as though to remind me January is for feeling cozy. Maybe it’s because growing up, my Michigan winters were always so gray — yet the gloom had a way of making me feel at home. To this day, I wear a lot of gray in the winter. I don’t think the color is boring or drab….. Read more