Dearest Lou

Galentines Style & The Importance of Loving Yourself & Others






Dress || Necklace/Earrings || Clutch || Glasses || Shoes || Lipstick

Last week I shared the adorable Galentines Brunch Michelle (The Mumsy Blog) hosted a couple weeks back! Well, for today''s post I have shared my outfit details as promised along with a video produced by Joel from DOTD Films! We each shared a bit about why it's important to love ourselves and others. Enjoy!


Super Bowl Party Food & Style














Who's ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday? I'm not much of a sport-fanatic but when it comes to big sporting events I'm definitely in it for the food, socializing, and dressing for the occasion.

The Seattle Seahawks didn't make it to the Super Bowl this year so we are rooting for the Panthers! For our looks I simply purchased some Panther gear and colors. Both Z and I will be in leggings since no one wants to wear pants when pigging out on delicious Super Bowl food (;

I love putting together a fun table full of delicious snacks and having friends/family over.  I'm not much of a cook so I'm all about purchasing fun pre-made treats. How cute are these football cupcakes and cookies? I seriously couldn't get enough of them. Our family is also loves spinach dip and salsa so you know we will be snacking on that during the big game!

Something I don't have to worry about on Sunday is food stains thanks to Persil ProClean 2in1 detergent. This detergent was rated higher than any other stain removal detergent so I put it to the test. After pigging out on this delicious food Z had a few spinach dip and salsa stains on his blue shirt and it came right out. No second wash needed.

Polka Dots, Burnt Orange, and a Giveaway







Tote c/o Pavilion Gift || Dress || Cardigan || Belt || Boots


Here's the second way I styled this lovely polka dot dress from She Traveled. This little number will be hitting their online boutique late next week! Stay tuned because I will be sharing a discount code you can use and possibly another style post featuring this dress.

I styled my polka dot dress with burnt orange accessories and a black cardigan! How lovely is this tote from Pavilion Gift?! I immediately fell in love with the  gorgeous laser cut details and shape of this tote. It's perfect for running errands and makes a killer statement piece.

I have teamed up with Pavilion Gift to giveaway an item of winners choice (up to $50 value)!

To enter, simply visit Pavilion Gift and fill out the rafflecopter widget below so I can keep track of your entries. The more entries you complete the better chance you have of winning. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian Dearest Lou readers only thru February 10th at 11:59PM EST. If your twitter, facebook, or instagram profile is on P R I V A T E please set your settings to P U B L I C on Feburary 11, 2016 since I will be verifying the random winners entries at that time, private profiles will not be eligible of winning. Winners will be announced here on or after February 11th and contacted via email shortly after.

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