Working out is never a bummer when you’re rocking sweet new gear at the same time. Or, perhaps you’re more of an athleisure type of lady instead, running errands and picking up an almond-milk latte in your fitness tights and a leather jacket. Whatever the case may be, fresh gear is always a must – especially as we head into a new season.
I’ve been a fan of Lorna Jane for years. I love the versatility of the fitness line for women: all kinds of pieces in all kinds of colors, with cuts and shapes that are flattering to all. We’ve done a few giveaways before together and with the weather getting chillier we thought it would be fun to line another up for you, dear reader, right this very second!
I’m obsessed with the Luxe Wrap Pant pictured above – they’re absolutely perfect for a stroll around the neighborhood paired with nice kicks, or for layering on top of tights for when you’re heading out the door in cold weather. Very Alexander Wang vibey, right?
My favorite new top is the Lauper Excel Tank – finally, a crop tank from a fitness line that isn’t too short or revealing! My prayers have been answered! I want it in like 7 more colors (can we make that happen, LJ? Hint, hint!).
Next question I ask myself often: how many pairs of tights are too many? Well, when they’re the Be Seen Ankle Biker Tight the answer is NO AMOUNT, EVER.
Moving on to some jackets I’m loving right now…the one pictured above is for tough ladies only (you). The camo print on the Tough Girl Active Jacket literally changes my mood as I bound down the street towards my pilates studio. I feel bold and in charge – the right way to feel on the way to a workout, or anytime really!
Finally, lets throw a little COLOR into this mix, shall we? My favorite piece from all the new goodies on Lorna Jane right now is the Night Runner Active Jacket. Its cozy, with a nice mesh lining on the inside that’s perfect for layering on top of literally anything. I love the bright blue color, too.
SO – if you’re digging LJ as much as I am right now, why not enter this sweet little giveaway below? No reason I can think of not to! The giveaway is open until October 28th and we’ll notify the winner by email. Good luck!
I determined a few weeks ago that this fall and winter, accessories would be my THING. Not only are they well-priced, they don’t require a huge wardrobe overhaul each season to stay on top of the trends. Be it silk scarves, hats, cozy scarfs, gloves, or ponchos, they officially have leading roles in my upcoming looks.
Truth be told, my accessories craze couldn’t be timed better for my closet as I’m thrilled to reveal today that I’m the newest partner of Echo, the New York City scarf company crafting the loveliest of accessories since 1923. Together we’re working on the #ChangeYourStripes campaign by elevating wardrobes everywhere simply by accessorizing! From their silk scarves, to beanies, gloves, ponchos, and everything in between, the beauty of Echo’s accessories is that they allow you to change your look, your mood, or someone’s perception without ever losing yourself, the way that clothes sometimes can. Echo harnesses this transformative power of accessories through the expert use of color, pattern, and texture in their fashion and home products.
So with style in mind, let’s dive headfirst into my Top 10 List of New Favorite Accessories for the upcoming chillier seasons..
1. Silk Scarves
You know Echo’s silk scarves when you see them, the ultimate do-everything accessory. Here we have the Enchanted Forest Silk Scarf, my favorite piece from their new line available now, styled 3 ways…
Around the neck…
As a bandana…
Around the wrist…
2. The Black Beanie
The black beanie is a wardrobe staple, always in style, and totally chic when the temps drop below 50 F. This one is luxuriously soft, wearable all day long.
3. The Skinny Silk Scarf
From the pages of Vogue to the necks of fashionable women everywhere, the skinny silk scarf has taken Manhattan, Paris and London by storm this season. Check out Echo’s gorgeous version in every color imaginable.
Will be wearing this everywhere…
4. The Blanket Wrap
Nothing is cozier than a binkie, amirite? So every human on earth will be happy to learn that blankets are fashions now, wearable around your neck in the softest of fabrics and pretties of colors. Meet The Blanket Wrap!
Warm and Soft!
5. Hats with Style
Trust me, nobody is more excited to wear these beanies with a furry little pom on top than me. I got this guy in 3 charming, wardrobe-ready colors but it’s available in many more. Talk about soft and chic!
I’m all about gloves once the temperature gets chilly. My hands literally freeze without them, and these adorable glittens are totally IN right now. Not only do they clip back to reveal a delightful finger glove, they are also iPhone ready with a magnetized finger!
Fingers optional! Look at those warm digits!
7. Everyday Ruanas
Guys, wraps are THE thing right now. I bet you’ve seen like 3 ladies wearing a ruana already today. They’re cozy, warm, and stylish while being totally effortless. This black one is at the top of my list right now.
8. The Fur Glove
Nothing screams #ChangeYourStripes more than a glove with a touch of fur. I love these from Echo, plus they have the built in cell phone finger that’s a must-have these days.
9. The Bandana Scarf
Hello, Paris Fashion Week! The Bandana is officially BACK (or did it ever really leave?), y’all! I’m absolutely coveting this black number with fringe, aka the Yak Triangle with Fringe.
10. The Reversible Ruana
What’s better than 1 ruana? 2 ruanas, obviously. This perfectly colored number is totally versatile, not to mention warm and in style.
I hope you enjoyed my top 10 picks for new accessories for fall and winter! I’m so excited to be partnering with Echo on their #ChangeYourStripes campaign this holiday season and you can expect more fun from us soon with some great upcoming giveaways and events. What’s your must-have accessory? A classic silk scarf or cozy beanie? Tell me below in the comments!
You may have already heard that it’s Gift Guide Week here at TheLoDown. That’s right, a whole week devoted to giving you a leg-up in the game that is holiday shopping. Today, we want you to focus on your favorite men.
I don’t know about you, but shopping for the men in my life is always the most difficult part of holiday shopping. I can list about ten different items my mom would like and another ten for all of my gal friends, but when it comes to the special guys in my life? Well, it’s not as easy. This year, I’ve started early. I’m coming at you Christmas list!
If you’re like me, have no fear because I like to share. Whether you’re shopping for your dad, brother, uncle, boyfriend or best friend, make them smile with one of these special gifts specially compiled by yours truly.
Give them the gift of music.
Style and music combined into one. These record players and headphones are not only practical but insanely cool.
What time is it?
Time for you to give them a watch (and many other goodies). Guys accessorize, too.
Whose number #1?
Presents disguised as opportunities for you to up their closet. Win-Win.
All about the #Mems.
Help them up their photography game.
It’s in the details.
Spoil them with some extras.
With this gift guide in hand, is there anyone in your list that you’re still struggling with? Let us know in the comments, and we’ll work our magic for you! Happy shopping!
We all have that one friend. That one friend who’s not always the easiest to shop for. But still, it’s vital you get her something because it’s the holidays and you’re wrapped up in a shopping frenzy.
Money doesn’t buy happiness? Psh. Queen B, Blair Waldorf that is, would say otherwise. Money can buy a smile if you know just where and what to shop 😉
To make things a little easier, we’ve curated a selection of gifts based on the girl. Go ahead, you may now breathe a sigh of relief!
Because we all know that one gym junkie. It’s almost impossible to love her and loathe her at the same time…but you do. How she continues to work out in the rain and snow? Yea, we’re just as horrified. Honestly though, her unwavering commitment to the gym makes you the unbefitting couch potato—which, like, no. Um bye.
Why not get this gal pal some super fly athletic gear? We guarantee she’ll dig the banging sports bras!
The Holiday Hunny
We know you know a festivities fanatic. She basically has the holiday bug. Her decorations, well, they’ve been up since BEFORE Thanksgiving. That’s right. It’s not brain science. We all know what she was thankful for.
Gift this end-of-the-year enthusiast with a couple gingerbread hot chocolate toppers OR some fancy schmancy plates. She’ll be in heaven!
The Alcoholic Workaholic
Know someone who drinks a little too much? Sorry, we meant works a little too hard? Is she you?
Keep it Kla$$y with some cocktail glasses, alcohol manual, and a BYOB (Brew Your Own Beer) kit. You’ll She will be chugging away, fueled for work, in no time.
This girl—she can make a trash bag look high fashion. But really, we both know she’s werked it with worse. The world is her oyster and the roads are her runway. Ugh, she make us mad jelly!
Buy her some see-through-lace-up combat boots or groovy sunglasses. She won’t just pull them off, she’ll make them her beeeeesh.
Don’t mistake her for lazy. She just has this inexplicable affinity for sleeping, lounging, and straight up chilling. BO$$ status right here.
A pajama set will be perfect for your princess prima donna. After all, she deserves her beauty rest.
Don’t break the bank! If you’re looking for incredible gifts for your favorite people, but aren’t sure where to look without an unlimited budget, this will be nothing short of a life-saver. Here at TheLoDown, we’re all about quality over quantity, and with these gifts in tow (all under $100!), you are sure to please.
Know anyone out there absolutely obsessed with YouTube make-up tutorials? Anyone who spends more time in Sephora than their own home? Anyone who can list the best beauty products and brands at the drop off a hat?
Asking these questions, I’ve realized that I’m thinking of a friend who once came to visit with a suitcase half-filled with a light-up mirror for her make-up routine (she’s perfected it to 45 minutes). “Where do I plug this in?” she asked as I half-groggedly pointed her to the outlet. She’s a keeper that one.
For the beauty lover who already knows all there is to know about beauty, holiday shopping can be difficult. This year, take a step back and breathe because we’re here to help. This handy gift guide will help you pick out the best for the beauty connoisseur in your life, and that’s a promise.
Exciting news party people! This month, TheLoDown and Birchbox have partnered up to create the December box. A beauty subscription service, Birchbox delivers a cute box of goodies every month straight to your door full of samples from the best brands for just $10 a month — perfect for your favorite beauty lovers obsessed with finding only the best products. Head on over to TheLoDown’s page on their site and use the exclusive promo code LOBOSWORTH to try out the one-month-only Party Ready Box. What does it include, you ask? Ruffian’s Nail Lacquer in Ruffian Red, Embryolisse’s Lait-Creme Concentre, Davines’ Replumping Hair Serum, Joie’s Eau de Parfum and Cynthia Rowley’s Creamy Lip Stain — all the essentials you require to get your holiday self together.
For the #ManiMonday obsessee, the best gift comes in the form of a trip to Paintbox in SoHo. The brainchild of Eleanor Langston, the previous beauty editor for Self, Cosmopolitan, and Fitness magazine, Paintbox is shaking up the manicure world by combining high fashion trends with classic manicures. To top it off, Paintbox has its own mani cam that allows guests to snap their freshly manicured hands–now we can all quietly pretend we’re showing off our hands at the Academy Award’s mani cam… or is that just me?
Beauty Advent Calendars
Advent calendars were one of my favorite things as a child. Okay, okay, they still are… Only now, I’ve upgraded from an advent calendar that dispenses chocolate to an advent calendar with beauty treats. These aren’t technically gifts for the Christmas day, but just as as fun, if not more…
When we say, #IWokeUpLikeThis, most of the time #WeReallyDidnt. It even takes effort to create a messy look (Messy hair? More like “It took me half an hour to get the perfect mess”). That’s why we LOVE Lancôme’s “Nouvelle Vague” collection. Giving renowned designers like Jacquemus, Yiqing Yin and Alexandra Vauthier the assignment to create a luxe makeup case with their own stylistic spin, these sartorial masterminds created makeup cases that simultaneously double as purses. Genius or genius?
The first time that I stepped into Lush, I felt my life change. To this day, I empty my wallet every time I walk into the shop. Bath bombs? Yes, please! Shower jellies? Don’t mind if I do! Face masks? I’ll take four, thanks. Surprise your favorite beauty junkie this year with gift packages carrying the best goodies. These are especially amazing for people who love surprises…
We’ve been saving the best for last… our favorite items are our favorites for a reason (or nine).
Oribe Cote d’Azur Eau de Parfum — It’s Oribe’s first fragrance, and we couldn’t be happier that it’s for both men and women. Did anyone else just cross off two people from their shopping list, too?
The holidays are a time for dreaming. Small or big, it’s the time of year to let our imaginations run wild. So, in the spirit of dreaming, let me ask you to do one thing… no matter the cost, if there was one object that you could absolutely have… what would it be?
Here at the Lo Down, we not only want a partridge in a pear tree, two turtle doves, three french hens, four calling birds, five gold rings, six geese-a-laying, seven swans-a-swimming, eight maids-a-milkin, nine-ladies-dancing, ten lords-a-leaping, eleven pipers piping, and twelve drummers drumming. We have an endless list (a girl can dream, right?).
No clue what you want? We have a gift guide that’s sure to strike up your imagination… C’mon, ladies. Take a peek, this ain’t a season for being shy. This gift guide is beggin’ for your attention.
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Marilyn Monroe’s dazzling number in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes has it right. When we think of jewelry, we think of what else but diamonds? Whether in ear cuffs, necklaces or cuffs, if we unwrapped our presents to find one of these under our tree, we’d be over the moon.
Couture Party Frocks
If we’re going to have a party dress, we want it be a couture. Bring in Valentino, Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Elie Saab, Christopher Kane and Rodarte because this year, we want only the best.
Head over Heels (and Flats)
Our couture frocks need a pair of shoes equally as beautiful. Cue Valentino and Dolce & Gabbana. Valentino’s classic flats and D&G’s decked out pumps are the perfect additions to any holiday outfit.
What are you dreaming about for the holidays this year? Share below and give us something else to dream about.
Fact: Pets aren’t pets. They’re family. Here at the Lo Down, we’re big dog lovers. Ask us about our furry friends and we’ll tell a story (or stories) about that one time Bentley, Otis, and Muffin made us laugh, cry, and snort all at the same time.
We get it. Sometimes love doesn’t need words. It’s that wet nose nudge, that head resting on your lap, that warm thing curled up in a ball, on your bed, by your feet, and that unexpected lick.
So, this Thanksgiving, we’re giving thanks. Thank you Bentley for the unconditional love. Thank you Otis for showering us with affection. And, thank you Muffin for vacuuming all the food off the kitchen floor.
Whatever your pet, we don’t discriminate. Rabbits, lizards, and cats. Come one, come all. Gift one, gift all. ♥
Short on dough, tight on cash? No problemo. Like, what type of blog would we be if we didn’t feature an under $25 gift guide? Rhetorical question—don’t answer that.
In short, we hate mourning over bank statements just as much as the next person. Frugality for the win! Really though, why spend what you don’t need to spend?
So, without compromising quality or taste, we’ve scoured the internet for yaw-dropping inexpensive gifts. Oh you know, amazing THOUGHTFUL holiday somethin’ somethin'(s) for the special people in your lives.
Excited? Ya, we can’t quite contain ourselves either. Consider this your how-to on spending money efficiently. Exhibit A: This $10 coffee mug for the grump who can’t live without coffee.
Exhibits B and C: Wrapping-inspired bracelet and earrings, $13 and $8 respectively, for the holiday enthusiast.
Exhibit D: The perfect $18 kale beanie for a basic b!tch.
Can you believe it’s already November? If you’re anything like us, holiday planning and shopping began November 1st. We’re not dissing Thanksgiving, but for us, Christmas begins every year as soon as Halloween ends… and we’re sure the anticipation builds each and every day no matter holiday you call your own (tell us about your traditions in the comments below!).
This month, we’ll be sharing five different gift guides with you (and every day in December) to help you get ready for the holiday madness. Check back every Monday for new gift guides that will help you cross everyone off your shopping list. This week were looking at the best products– all $50 or less!
Have you started making your holiday shopping list? Share your list with us below, and don’t forget to share what’s on your own personal wishlist!
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I'm Lo Bosworth, your trusty friend and advisor. I follow my passions without fear (perhaps it's why I've cultivated so many of them). I'm an entrepreneur, foodie, a lover of wellness and beauty, and a best-selling author. I'm a graduate of UCLA, and the French Culinary Institute in New York City.
I’m Perfectly Imperfect
I'm not afraid to say what you're really thinking, get a little messy in the kitchen, and tell you my truth: the good, the bad, and the beautiful.