Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Lori Talks Lariats

Watch the video below to see all the ways to wear the necklace of the season! 

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Inspired: Autumn & Beyond

I can't believe we are already talking about Autumn!  So much has happened this year...terrible things and wonderful things.  You know me, I'm always trying to focus on the positive.  So, I've been looking to nature to keep me inspired – the good earth always delivers.  The ocean, in particular, brings a sense of calm to my soul.  

When I was thinking about a fall collection, I looked to the beach to guide me.  Some people think we don't have seasons here in Southern California, but we definitely do.  You see it in the way the light changes to a deeper gold and how the turquoise of the ocean turns teal. Striations of terracotta, rust, and ochre run through the sandstone cliffs, the leaves on the coast live oaks become a darker green, and the fruit of the prickly pear cactus turns deep red.

And while the days do get shorter, the fall months – especially September and October – are some of our warmest.

So any collection inspired by Southern California's fall has to be transitional by nature.  It has to embrace some of our typical notions of fall, and also be evocative of the geography that birthed it.

Of course, anyone who works with their hands knows how much materials can have a voice too.  I've been loving the copper and bronze chain and leather pieces that are in my studio.  Some of the stones I've used in this collection, I've had for a while, and they really spoke to me as I began to create.  A big part of my process is just feeling the materials.

I'm so excited to share this new collection with you at the Virtual Trunk Show on Facebook that will launch the Autumn & Beyond Collection.  There will be limited edition pieces, giveaways, and more! I hope you will join me on the Autumn Equinox, Tuesday, September 22 from 3pm-5pm PDT.  To reserve your seat, join the event now!

And as a special treat, here's a behind the scenes photo of me styling model, Aura Walmer, for the lifestyle photoshoot.  See that golden light?

P.S. Here's the first giveaway reveal! Click on the video below.

Just as a reminder... join the event now!

xo, Lori

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Pop Up + Good Times

I feel immensely privileged to live where I do and to be surrounded by such amazing people. We've been having a great time (socially distanced and masked, of course) at the pop-ups, so we decided to do more of them! There is one scheduled for Saturday, August 15th and future dates are to be determined. Same time, same place, same rad group of vendors . . . and maybe some new ones too. As always, there will be great sips and sounds in addition to beautiful handmade local artisan goods.

 Outdoor Artisan Pop Up

Saturday, August 15th


Rebecca Norman Studio
134 E. Cliff Street
Solana Beach, CA 92027

Please park at the train station and walk over.

 We can't wait to see you there!

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Hoop Giveaway

It's Christmas in July!

In celebration of my first Virtual Trunk Show,
 I'm giving away a pair of hoops! 

 Hoops are my favorite wardrobe staple and come
in three different metals and LOTS of styles.

You'll be sure to find something you love!

Just fill out your contact info and you'll be entered to win a FREE pair!

Check out the hoops on the website and start dreaming of your perfect pair.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Fresh Air & Pop Ups

I'm excited to be popping up at the Rebecca Norman Studio on July 16th and 25th. Come shop the curated mix of local artisans and delight in summer’s fresh air, sparkling sips, and good tunes. I'll even be giving away a free mask with every $50 LilyGirl purchase. Come get your summer shop on in a safe outdoor space. Mask and social distancing will be required, and CDC safety guidelines will be observed, but we can still have fun!

Outdoor Artisan Market 

Thursday July 16, 3pm-7pm
Saturday July 25, 11am-3pm

Rebecca Norman Studio
136 E. Cliff Street
Solana Beach, CA 92075 

(park in the train station parking lot and walk over.)

Shop handcrafted goods by:

(bohemian jewelry, house blessings, stylish masks)

(leather bags, jewelry, wall hangings, gems+crystals, silk ponchos, ceramics) 

(handmade, organic bath salts & scrubs)

Assi Design Studio 
(chic linen clothing from Italy and bohemian home accessories)

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The LilyGirl MASKerade: More than just another mask

When the mandate to close down public spaces came to California in mid-March, it was devastating to my business.  For the past twelve years, the weekly Little Italy Mercato had been my livelihood in many ways.  Offering my jewelry, connecting with people, and feeling the camaraderie with my family of vendors was my life!  This shutdown affected me, all the farmers, the specialty food vendors, and the artists.  For the first time in the twenty-five years that I'd been self-employed, I wasn't sure if I'd be able to support myself.

I made jewelry anyway, finding peace and joy in the process.  I created a collection called It's the Little Things in hopes I'd spark some happiness in my customers.

Then I launched a few Jeweled Mandala Kits, thinking this is what my customers needed, a way to stay in the moment, to be present and calm.  Sales were coming in via the website and I felt supported, but they were slow.

My team and I worked hard to keep things going.  I also took time each day to meditate and try to connect to something bigger than myself.  I asked the universe to show me what to do.

When masks started becoming a part of our new and ever-changing lives, I felt the desire to make them and to make them stylish.  I remembered some batik fabric that I had bought years ago merely because I loved the vibrant color combinations. They had just been sitting in a box waiting for the right moment.  I thought, "the moment is NOW!"

I showed my mom the fabric and shared my desire to create these beautiful batik masks, and she took it from there, even coining the phrase "Join the MASKerade," which I thought was perfect!  All my life she had sewn for me, from little girly dresses to my prom dresses.  My sister encouraged us to go for it as a way to keep LilyGirl afloat while offering an essential item to our loyal and loving customers.
And so the LilyGirl MASKerade was born.  Mom came over and helped me turn that fabric into our first thirty or so masks.  Then a neighbor who found out what we were doing pulled out a box of fabrics she'd picked up in Indonesia years ago.  Another neighbor lent me a second sewing machine so we could work faster.

I'm so grateful for the people who have helped me along the way.  My mom for her brilliant MASKerade idea and help sewing, my sister for believing in us, my team of helpers, the friends who first bought the masks and who have always supported my business, and my generous neighbors.

I love the masks we're making and the work we're doing and how it all came about.  And I love working with my mom and seeing her have a new sense of purpose. She feels so proud of our accomplishments.  These masks have been a lifeline in so many ways and I couldn't be more pleased.  I'm back at the Mercato, selling only masks for now.  I feel so loved and supported.

Thank you! Thank you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Keep out! Stay in!

Just roaming around an old shack shooting looks for some new jewels a while ago.  I had no idea then that “Stay in” would become the mantra for our current times. 

And here I am, standing by a “Keep out” notice, the literal exact opposite term. It just makes me think, so many things are the exact opposite right now, like some sort of bizarro world.

Every day, we’re being asked to renegotiate boundaries with friends, family, strangers and, maybe most surprisingly, ourselves. The normal social cue of safety in numbers has been turned entirely upside down.  The places we usually seek comfort—the beach, the arms of a dear friend, a parent—are now off-limits.
More and more, I find that returning to who I am—making jewelry, finding meditative moments, planting in the garden—is helping me discover order in my world. I try to share what I’m learning with my friends and followers.  Many people have written to tell me how much they appreciate my emails.  And that makes me feel good because that is what I set out to do—to not only sell a piece of jewelry, but also to communicate calm and comfort to everyone who opens the email and follows the link.  I’ve always made jewelry with meaning; to make marketing with meaning is a new step for me. But it also feels very right.

It’s amazing that at a time of worldwide contraction, I can still experience a sense of expansion of my own soul. This is what I wish for you: That in the midst of all this uncertainty, you find a way to expand.  To push the boundaries of who you are. To become more you.

I’ve titled my new collection Earth, Rain & Shine because the earth thrives on both rain AND shine, and so do we.  Here’s to our ever-developing ability to embrace all that we are offered and thrive, rain and shine.

With Love,

Friday, April 17, 2020

Mandala-A-Day Challenge!

I love making mandalas as a creative activity and they've recently become part of a daily practice that centers my spirit.  So, I'm offering you this fun challenge!  What a great opportunity to rejuvenate our hearts and unite with other artists and friends on Instagram.

To participate, make a daily mandala using your LilyGirl Jeweled Mandala Kit or anything you have at hand. Collect flowers, leaves, or anything else that inspires you, and get into the moment. (Below you’ll find a guide that comes in the kit that may help you get started.)

Follow us and post a DAILY pic to Instagram tagging @LilyGirlJewelry and two of your friends and use the hashtag #LGMANDALA. The challenge runs through the end of the month. And every post counts as a separate entry for a chance to win a $50 LG Gift Card and a FREE LG Jeweled Mandala Kit!

In case you're wondering...

The word Mandala comes from the ancient Indian language of Sanskrit. Loosely translated it means “CIRCLE” and suggests wholeness, unity, and eternity. The symmetry and beauty of mandalas inspire a deep sense of calm and they are so simple to make anyone can create one.

I’m excited for you to join the challenge!

Thursday, December 12, 2019

All Styled Out & Totally Sparkled Up!

Don’t get caught with nothing to wear!

Are you staring at your closet, dreading the task of finding something to wear to all the parties you’ve been invited to this season? Do you have clothes but “nothing to wear”?

Let me help you! Whether it’s an office holiday party, backyard stargazing get-together, or holiday happy hour with your girls, I bet you want to look your best sparkly self.  I’ll get you stylin’ in no time. Set up an appointment for one of my three new services.

1. Holiday Jewelry Session: FREE ~ Except for the jewelry of course. Come to the studio with your holiday ensemble, and I’ll help you accessorize the LilyGirl way!

2. Holiday Style Consult: $150 ~ A 2-hour session in your closet. I'll help you pull specific outfits for all your holiday festivities and bring along some jewels. Includes $50 LG Jewelry credit.

3. Closet Revamp: $250 ~ A 3-4-hour closet overhaul including clean out, reorganization, and at least 6 styled outfits.

Contact me directly to schedule your appointment! or call/text 760.492.2880 Want some ideas to get you started? See below or scroll directly to the video to see me in action!

XO, Lori

For a holiday happy hour with your girls ~ Go monochromatic! Shades of winter white and creamy hues will have you dreaming of a white Christmas.

For the office party ~ Throw an animal print top over a sequin cami and black pants for a super chic, business glam look.

For a backyard stargazing get-together ~ Pair a sequined skirt with a graphic tee and top it off with a denim jacket and fun beanie...totally cool.

Monday, November 25, 2019

Giving with Ease

Shopping for the perfect gift doesn’t have to be stressful.  Adopt one of these four philosophies to guide your way this holiday season:

1. Buy what you’d love to receive.

Your friends and family love and admire you, right?  So, chances are, they’ll also love what you love. Plus, you have such impeccable taste.  It’s hard to go wrong here.  So, maybe you'd like to get in on our offer to "Buy one, Get one 25% off" check out the HAPPY HOOP CLUB.

2.  Buy them something they would never buy themselves.

We all do it—talk ourselves out of things we love because they might be too frivolous or impractical.  But a little splurge goes a long way. Surprise your loved ones with an exquisite treat.  Like one of these RINGS!

3.  Don’t be a mind reader.  Get a list.

For all you practical Penelopes out there.  Ask your loved ones for a list and you’ll be sure to fulfill their wishes.  Our website offers a Wish List feature that can be emailed!

4.  Trust your heart.

Sometimes, a gift idea, piece of jewelry, or article of clothing just jumps out at you as the perfect gift for a specific person.  That’s the universe giving you clues about what will bring joy to the people you love.  Our Soulful Giving Collection just might have the perfect thing!

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