Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Guest Blogger: Kendall of Songbirds & Buttons

We are excited to have guest blogger Kendall, from Songbirds & Buttons, share her current LN favorites with us!

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There's just something about Lovenell. All of their items are unique, and just so different from what you'd find everywhere else. Each individual piece can be worn in so many different ways! I browsed the website and put together an outfit using items exclusively found at Lovenell.

First is the Butterscotch Chenille Casual Sweater which just looks so cozy! Second is the Everleigh Crochet Belt which just adds a little more cuteness to the top while defining your waistline. Third, is the Helena Gold Woven Headband, because let's be honest - I'm a momma and my hair is usually thrown up into a messy bun on most days. But that doesn't mean I can't add a little somethin' - somethin' that sparkles! 

The last item, to finish the outfit is the Envelope Purse in Moonlit Teal. I absolutely love this bag, it can be used as a clutch or a purse ( it has two removable straps ). The color is just perfect for winter, a deep teal that can be paired with nearly anything, and the faux leather is right on trend. This outfit would look great with a pair of dark denim skinny jeans and some knee-high boots, or a pair of black leggings with some cozy sherpa boots. Completely your call!

So what do you think of this outfit? 
What would your Lovenell outfit consist of?


Thanks, Kendall! If you'd like to be a lovenell guest blogger {guest bloggers receive compensation in the form of boutique credit} email us at info@lovenell.com.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Autumn Hair Inspiration

We love effortlessly gorgeous hair--especially when it truly doesn't take much time to throw together. While browsing Pinterest and a couple blogs, we've compiled a few of our favorites for the season:

Pinning up loose braids, creating a messy updo.

We love this look! {the waterfall braid} and our favorite part is that hair drying isn't necessary. Simply curl a few naturally dried pieces and braid or twist two pieces of hair to the back, pinning up at the ends. Effortless, cute, comfortable  and perfect for this season. 

The classic and timeless Side Chignon can be easily achieved by pinning up low swept curls and sweeping enough hair from the opposite side in to create a side bang look {that is, if you don't already have bangs}. 

The Twisted Updo creates an image of an updo that may have taken some time... but all that's really necessary is twisting two pieces from the top of your head {no braiding necessary!}, pinning the pieces at the bottom and twisting the remaining pieces into a messy bun--attaching with a hair tie. 

We will always love the classic half-and-half updo--regardless of the season!

The Boho Braid, which can also be styled and braided on just one side. 

A low chic ponytail.

And lastly, we will always love a classic high ponytail with bangs. 

Monday, October 15, 2012

Nesting: A lovenell baby shower.

For those of you who don’t already know, 
lovenell is owned by a Husband and Wife team {J & J} in Sunny Southern California.

They made this exciting announcement last Spring:

And found out that they have a sweet baby boy on the way {due any day now!}

Here are some highlights from our first official lovenell “nesting” baby shower:

We’re so excited to add one more person to the lovenell team, any day now! 
Thanks for reading. 

Photo credits: one, two, three and four

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Fall Favorites

It's finally starting to feel like Fall in Southern California, so we've compiled a few of our Fall Favorites. We will always love the classic and traditional Autumn mustard and beige colored pieces. Paired with cute boots, orange colored leaves and a pumpkin spice latte and we'd be completely content over here. ;)

Happy Autumn!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Guest Blogger: Practical Outfits for Practical Places

We are excited to have guest blogger Carly, from Matt & Carly share her {comfortable!} Fall style with us. We LOVE these ideas.


As Summer comes to an end, I always look forward to wearing Fall styles. A Portland, Oregon native, I am used to bundling up nine months out of the year and wearing just about anything that will keep my feet dry. Now I reside in the always-sunny state of California and look forward to the handful of rainy days we get. Here are a few tips and tricks that I've learned over the years to achieve warmer and practical outfits for the Fall.

For me, saying goodbye to Summer sandals is a mourning process, but I've found it helps when saying hello to loafers as September approaches. A good pair of loafers offer you great comfort and collegiate style, perfect for zipping around campus without sore feet. Slip them on with skinnies and an oversized sweater and you'll feel so comfortable you'll think you're getting away with something. 

If you want to sneak a few more days of short-wearing in before the rain comes, try wearing a pair with an unexpected winter item, like a beanie. It will give you the warmth you need while allowing a few last hoorahs with your denim cut offs. 

It's no secret that wearing a maxi skirt is the best way to obtain style and comfort, but keeping them flattering is key. Have back to back lectures on campus or a long meeting scheduled at the office? Slip into the most comfortable trend since Ugg boots, belt it at the waist and add a blazer. 

Don't be afraid of wearing a little leather-on-leather as rainy season approaches. Riding boots and a leather jacket will keep your feet dry and comfortable. Add a feminine piece underneath, like lace, to balance out the outfit. 

I hope these ideas help as you welcome Autumn into your wardrobe!

xoxo, Carly 


Thanks, Carly! If you'd like to be a lovenell guest blogger {guest bloggers receive compensation in the form of boutique credit} email us at info@lovenell.com.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

From Summer to Fall.

See how Blogger Lynne Gabriel transitions from a Summer to Fall look, in our seasonally versatile Eliot Deco Printed Dress.

Shop the dress here.

What are your most important must-have pieces for Autumn?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Simple & Impressive Summer Entertaining.

We love simple, yet impressive {not to mention healthy!} entertaining ideas for Summer. So we were naturally excited when we saw Monica from ::The Yummy Life's:: recipe for Naturally Flavored Water. A chilled fruit and herb beverage served in mason jars seemed too cute {and easy!} to pass up. We are most excited to try the "Raspberry Lime" and "Pineapple Mint" recipes--but they all look delightful and very simple to make.

Check out all the variations here and don't forget to share any simple Summer entertaining tips you have!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

"You can afford to be stylish with lovenell"

Read Jamie's review over at Fabulous Fun here. Be sure to enter the giveaway while you're there too. xo.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

On semi cloudy//semi sunny Spring days like today, here in Southern California, our Café Au Lait Ruffed Blazer is seemingly perfect with it's ruched three-quartered sleeves.
Pictured here with our Lola Sweetheart Barong Blouse, which is one of our ABSOLUTE favorites.

What's the weather like where you live today? :)

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

We are proud to say that at this very moment, all items in our boutique are priced under $50! 
We are incredibly “price point conscious” within our boutique. You can read about our mission as an “honest boutique” here and how we carry the exact same items as pricier boutiques. 
As shoppers ourselves, we know what it’s like to feel good in new clothes and we really know what it’s like to spend a lot of money for said new clothes. As you can see, we don’t really believe as much in the latter. We hope that you enjoy our idea as much as we do :)

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

We are huge fans of Spring. We know it’s still the beginning of March, but we believe in Spring-all-year-long {with the minor exception of Autumn}. With Spring on our minds, knowing it’s just around the corner, we wanted to dedicate our very first blog post to our most cherished items that remind of us of that perfectly seasoned weather. And the best part: these can be worn any time of year. 

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We could get sentimental right now, but instead we are just going to say thanks for supporting us. It means so much. Really. 

*A very special thank you to those who helped in our launch: VanNessa Manlunas of VManlunas Photography
Mikey and Keen of Minimo Video Productions
Model/Actress Kelsey Collins and Make-up Artist Tara Loren {taraloren.com}