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.
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
- 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
Fashionistas are often born that way - one may be influenced by their family, their friends and the world at large, but ultimately some people just have an innate sense of and love for fashionable accessories and an outlet for creative expression.
Many of us know girls and teenagers who want to dress up or just be trendy in general, and sometimes it is a challenge to find gifts that are age and price appropriate. After all, if a girl is wearing Tiffany bracelets as a kid she certainly won't lose that expensive taste going forward, but we hear a lot of parents say that they want their girls to know that things have to be earned in life.
Kiki in Paris is a line created by and for younger trendsetters, inspired by the savvy sisters seen below. Who better to know what a younger person wants then a person who is actually that age?
The best part, aside from the fact that this is a beautiful sisterly creative collaboration, is that the items are mix and match. You can purchase any group of three or six bracelets customized for her style and personality. So just as they have created their own line, you can create your own combination for that little trendsetter and be the one who gives the gift that they actually want to receive.
And, since Easter is upon us, Kiki in Paris items make the perfect Easter basket gift for girls and teens. The Sweet Thing Bunny hair clips ($10) are a cute seasonal outfit addition, shown here:
Make the season special with a few fun pieces (starting at just $10) from our Kiki in Paris line. We have everything you need for Easter basket gifts and to complement that special dress, whether you shop in our stores or order online. Shipping is free and easy, and we will get it to you before the big day!
Happy Spring - accessorizing and gift giving has never been easier than with Kiki in Paris!
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!
As the weather cools down, it’s time to pack away your bright summer wardrobe and get ready for jewel tones. One way to sport the trendy jewel tones beyond your outfit is by accessorizing with rock jewelry.
The raw gemstone inspired bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings are a stylish way to add a colorful bohemian touch to any outfit. Many of the stone jewelry pieces are gemstone colored, then accented with shiny gold wiring. Whether you prefer the rougher raw gemstone look or the smoother polished rock look, the rock jewelry trend works with any style. And even better – the pieces can easily be dressed up or down.
For a thoughtful gift idea, find a rock jewelry piece with the geode in the color of your friend’s birthstone or in school colors.
Here are 10 of our favorite crystal jewelry items, available at lou lou this fall: