Travel in Style

Travel in Style

Expert series: Travel in Style
"Darlings, forget the diamonds.  When traveling, lou lou is a girl's best friend!"
Our featured expert this month is Karen Klopp, the author What to Wear Where and founder of What2WearWhere.com
Karen Klopp - The Author and The Founder of  What to Wear Where
With a backdrop of Manhattan and a background as a writer, documentary film producer, life-long conservationist, traveler, board member for various organizations, chair of countless events and wife and mother of three, Karen has participated in almost every kind of event that a woman experiences in her life. It’s with all this fabulous practice that she founded What2WearWhere to save today’s busy women their precious time by eliminating the stress of dressing for life’s events and travel!
Karen has also published Packing for Travel, the definitive globe-trotting guide. In it, she addresses the important topic of how and what to bring when it comes to packing your jewelry. We are thrilled that she is sharing her expertise with us!
According to Karen, there is a minimum number of pieces to pack. Obviously you can add to the list depending on your needs and your events list. Lightweight statement jewelry provides great impact and takes up little space in your bag. There are many useful jewelry snugs on the market, and lou lou offers a few different options:
Jewelry travel case - $21
Jewelry snug $29 - this one is specially designed to keep your delicate pieces tangle free!
Below is a lightweight bag that has become a favorite of ours for travel. The Tosca day bag is a steal at $39!
In Packing for Travel, Karen suggests the following must-haves :
Jewelry packing list - DAY
  • hoop earrings - Erica hoop earrings $15

  • small studs - our Anytime pearl studs go with any outfit and take up almost no space at all $10

Dainty Pearl Studs

  • bracelet - Touch of Gold wrap bracelet $22

 

  • pendant necklace - La Vie Parisienne Necklace $50

  • all-purpose watch - Roman numeral watch $25

Jewelry packing list - NIGHT
  • statement earrings - Katerina drop earrings $15

  • large cuff bracelet - 11 layer cuff $20

  • dramatic necklace - Evangeline necklace $60

Thanks to Karen's tips, you can be packed and ready for your next adventure in no time!
Follow Karen’s travels at What2WearWhere.com and to get her definitive guide to packing packing follow the link: http://www.amazon.com/Packing-Travel-What2WearWhere-Lara-Glaister/dp/0996660402
Reflection on Oscars Styles

Reflection on Oscars Styles

Now that we've all recovered from our Oscars hangover and Leo craze, let's just reflect upon some of the standout looks and similar lou lou pieces that we were reminded of as we watched these ladies dazzle on the red carpet. Margot Robbie, star of Suicide Squad, stunned and looked like an Oscar herself; we were reminded of our signature TWD Shooting Star hoops and one of our classic black clutches.
TWD Shooting Star earrings $75
Vegan Leather Tassel Wristlet $72
Use our Grab & Go Pony holders to create this fantastically knotted updo that Rooney Mara, nominee for Carol, sported:
Grab and Go Pony Pack by L. Ericsson $18
Olivia Munn, now best known as Aaron Rodgers girlfriend though she's also a true fashionista and holds her own on the red carpet simply wearing a beautiful bracelet as nothing else is needed. lou lou has so many bracelets, but this  cat's eye cuff is the one that immediately struck us as we saw her.
Gold Cat's Eye cuff $20
Hope you're enjoying your week and Happy March!
Isla

Get Stacked!

Bracelet: an ornamental band or circlet for the wrist or arm or, sometimes, for the ankle.

A great way to change your look from day to day is with bracelets! Depending on my mood, I wear anything from beaded, to bangles, to leather versions of this fantastic accessory. We have hundreds to choose from online and in store. Stacking these great pieces of jewelry on your wrist is a must do! We have several styles to wear depending on the look you want to achieve.
A great group of bracelets, rich in color and texture, to wear during this transitional time from summer to fall are the following: Amethyst wire bracelet, touch of gold wrap bracelet, and the circle bangle bracelet in antique gold. This trio looks fabulous!! Amethyst is my birthstone and I love this purple color. This is a casual look that can be pulled off by anyone. I love the antique gold which is a huge trend for jewelry this fall!
Amethyst wire& touch of gold wrap & circle bangle bracelet

 

Another lighter but luxe look is grouping the following: Quartz stone wire bracelet in orange, three fleur bracelet in brown, and the seed bead stretchy bracelet in gold. These look gorgeous together! I love how expensive this combination looks, yet each cost $18 and under! This also can be worn now and into the fall season. It would look great with a chunky, ivory knit sweater and jeans.

 

Lets step it up a notch! Heading to a cocktail party? The following assortment looks extravagant: Tassel cuff bracelet, two twisted wire bangles with square stones, the wire bangle with square buckle stone and the white savoie bracelet. What a beautiful mix these make!

 

These suggestions are only the tip of the iceberg. We have so many bracelets to choose from. There is no wrong way to stack them! Find your personal style through this easy trend for all ages.

With Optimism, Pamela