Friday, July 31, 2009

Leaving on a Jet Plane.

(Photo by Moonpies for Misfits.)

I'm getting on a plane to Oregon at 6:45 tomorrow morning! Only 15 days to go and time to finalize all the details! I'm going to miss my Jared and Logan terribly, but in 15 days, not only will we be together, but we'll be married! I just have to keep remembering that. As soon as I get off the plane I'm going almost straight into a fitting. Wish I could post pictures, but Jared still hasn't seen the gown. I've done a pretty good job keeping it a secret. I'm pretty proud of myself.

I'll still be updating from Oregon. So stay tuned for more!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

DIY Update: Lounge Pillows

Just another DIY project update. I had extra fabric from the photobooth backdrop so I threw together a few pillow shams (one embroidered and one with the green fabric on the front). There are going to be some adirondack chairs in the yard in front of the beach so I think these pillow will be really cute on the chairs and make it feel a little loungier.

I did in fact finish the napkins (throwing my back out in the process from hunching over a sewing machine all weekend) and they turned out really cute. I'm working on finishing the bunting this afternoon as well as some shoe bags for my girls and some table runners with the rest of my extra fabric.

My dress fitting is saturday, make-up and hair trial on Thursday and other finalization meetings next week. I also found out my SUPER talented step-brother and his girlfriend will be doing the music for our ceremony. It will be acoustic guitar and harmonica. I'm so excited. More updates coming soon.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Pretty Shoes on Sale at Nordstrom

Jeffrey Campbell 'Trudy' Pump on sale for $64.90 (40% off)

I would just LOVE to see a bride in these beautiful shoes, which alone could inspire the entire wedding scheme. Nordstrom has some great shoes on sale that would be fun for a bride or bridesmaid. Here are some of my favorites.

Jeffrey Campbell 'Lady 2' Pump on sale for $85.90 (40% off) - Plus your 'something blue'

And the big splurge (though it's 50% off) a beautiful pair of Stuart Weitzman's:
Stuart Weitzman 'Pomp' Pump on sale for $426.90 (originally $855)

The Nordstrom Sale Wedding

After scowering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for myself I ran across these two dresses by Komarov that are currently on sale for $158 (but will go up to $238 on the 3rd!) and thought how gorgeous would it be to have the bridesmaids in the solid orchid and the maid of honor in the beautiful print?

So I went through the anniversary sale as well as the regular sale section and pulled my favorite pieces for the bridal party. Here are my picks (including some GORGEOUS flowergirl dresses):

BCBGMAXAZRIA Lace & Tulle Tier Gown on sale for $379.90 (33% off).

Left: Blush by Us Angels Ruffle Neck Dress on sale for $68.90 (40% off)
Blush by Us Angels Crinkled Chiffon Dress on sale for $49.90 (50% off)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Lost & Fawned is on Vacation.

Hi all,

Some of you may have noticed my shop, Lost & Fawned is in vacation mode at the moment. Since I'll be flying home to Oregon on Saturday and will be busy busy this week trying to finish up the last of our DIY for the wedding I will be unable to ship. And since I'll be in Oregon for 2 and a half weeks without my jewelry kit I will be unable to fulfill orders while I'm there. I will be reading my convos though, so if you would like to start something custom we can start working out the details.

My pieces have been popular lately! Check out the two front pages I was recently featured in:

Lots of cool things happening for Lost & Fawned these days. Not only did I purchase (could that mean a future website? Perhaps!) but my soon-to-be-husband and I have been working on a collaboration store featuring our illustrations hand silkscreened on to apparal, bags, artpieces, etc. After the wedding that will kick into high gear. I'll of course be adding in some options for brides to be (custom out of town bags, bridal party-wear that doesn't suck, etc.). Stay tuned for details!

I'll still be updating this blog while I'm out west since I'll be working on lots of final details and will have time to make some posts.

Thanks guys! <3
Lindsey Lu

Out of Town Bags

Jared and I were at a local Cleveland craft store and happened upon a bin of nice organic cotton canvas bags for under $2 a piece. We snagged all of them (about 16) and took them home. We spent an evening sketching out a design together. It was important to me that it would be a design that people would actually want to use after the wedding (as opposed to our monogram or wedding date) so we went a long with our bird theme and came up with a pair of birds hanging out on a Peony bush.

I took silk screening in college and Jared has dabbled with it a little as well so it was pretty easy for me to paint this thing into a screen and print them all in an afternoon. I love the way they came out and I think they will be so cute as beach bags for our guests. I hope there is one left for me after we fill them all for guests.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Shoes! Beautiful Shoes!

After weeks of searching I found them. The hunt for the perfect wedding shoe is over. I found my beautiful seafoam Seychelles on, the website of a shoe boutique in Seattle and know as soon as I saw them they would be perfect. I have difficult feet so I was nervous about the fit but as soon as I put them on (and they fit like a dream) I was a Seychelles shoe girl for life.

I also bought a pair of mint linen flats from for $30 as a ceremony shoe (if you think I'm going to try and navigate that staircase in heels you are greatly mistaken) and as a back up in case this pair makes my dress too short in the front. Both pairs are beautiful and something I can't wait to wear after the wedding. I am hooked on Seychelles. I love their vintage styling, comfort and coloring.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Our Napkins.

Just wanted to show you the finished product of our DIY napkins. We still have about a third to go, but thanks to the help of Jared's amazing mother and her sewing machine they are turning out beautifully. They will add so much color and pattern to our tables. All the fabrics were purchased from etsy suppliers on sale and cut and sewn by my future mother in law and myself. We will be encouraging our guests to take them home and what we are left with we will keep and maybe make a small quilt out of.

I had some fabric left over so I bought some cotton rope and threw together some simple bunting for the either the breezeway or the staircase down to the beach. I think it turned out really cute. I'll need to starch them when I get out to Portland so they hang nice and flat but it was super easy to make and cost me about $6 for 25 feet.

I've become a DIY addict lately. If you have any questions about how we did any of these, feel free to contact me and I can give you a hand.


Groom Footwear

(Photo by Jose Villa)

We spend so much time these days searching for a fun shoes for the bride that sometimes we forget about the groom's poor feet! Grooms can have just as much fun with his shoes and socks as the bride. There are so many fun options for guys out there like boat shoes, oxfords and even a clean white pair of Converse Jack Purcells. You can also play with socks! Stripes, argyle or maybe a killer faux bois sock would be so fun for a groom as a little surprise when he sits.

We just purchased Jared's shoes from and ended up going with these cognac brown leather oxfords. They have a slightly old-school feel to them and will look balanced on his frame. I got him a pair of light blue and green argyle socks as well. I might be a beach wedding but that doesn't me he should be stuck in flip flops or barefeet.

More updates coming soon!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Only 25 days to go.

We're in the home stretch! The wedding is in 25 days now and things are starting to come together. From this point forward I'll probably be doing frequent wedding updates. I'll try and litter in a few additional posts as well.

Jared's new ring is here and it's beautiful. Still a tiny bit big, but it will do. I love the way they work together and harmonize. It's very reflective of our personal style and relationship. The ring is from Ball and Chain on etsy.

Lots of DIY and antiques coming soon! I'll be heading out to Portland on the 1st to start dress fittings, hair and make-up trials and final vendor reviews.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Gorgeous Clutches, Garters, Ring Pillows, Etc. from Mollusa

I just happened upon Mollusa's shop on Etsy and I am totally in love with the whimsical styling of all her pieces! I love this set of clutches and the way they all coordinate without being identical. She also does garters, ring pillows, hair accessories, jewelry, brooches and corsages. Everything you need for a beautiful wedding party.

Here are some of my favorite pieces from her shop. Check out the rest of her gorgeous pieces HERE.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bridesmaid Earring Set

Last week I finished up a custom jewelry set for a bride that I just love. These were the earrings for her bridesmaids and I also did her earrings, bracelet and a set for her mother. Lost of lovely shades of yellow and blue. I adore the way the all coordinated. I can't wait to see photos of her beautiful wedding! I'm sure it will be just gorgeous! Congrats Kelsey! I hope you love the jewelry!