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Winter White Look

February 10, 2020

By Luci Fioritto

Which book said no white after Labor Day again? Wait, there’s no such book and the rule is there are no rules. You should wear what makes you happy. I love to wear a good chunky/ oversize knit, white jeans and my winter boots during winter. With that being said what’s your favorite white in white? .

Here some outfit inspiration for you:

Portuguese Version

Qual livro mesmo que fala para não usar branco depois de Setembro (aqui nos países nórdicos)? Opa! Espera aí, não existe este livro e não existem tais regras! Você tem que usar o que te faz feliz. Amo combinar uma lã grossa e mais larga, calça jeans branca e uma boa bota de neve. E vc? Qual seu look branco no branco favorito? Feliz ano novo 😆

Aqui para vocês se inspirarem…

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Christmas Lights in Downtown Detroit – Take a Picture

December 5, 2019

By Luci

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Everywhere you go… – I love this song.

Christmas lights in downtown Detroit keep getting better year after year. We love watching Holidays lights with the girls, it is one of our traditions this time of the year. Last weekend we finally had a chance to check it out, closing our long Thanksgiving holiday weekend perfectly.

Campus Martius Christmas Tree

It was cloudy and it started raining unexpectedly on our way to the city, which it made us almost to change our plans, but since we’re halfway through and so in need of some fresh air, we decided to give it a try. We were also hungry, so we stopped at a place to get a bite, with the hopes the rain would stop. Best decision we made – the rain stopped, we had our bellies full and it wasn’t too cold. The streets were wet, but it wasn’t bad, it actually made it extra fun for the girls with all the puddles. 

Cadillac Square Christmas Market

Campus Maritus wasn’t crowded, so we stayed around that area. We had a chance to really look around and see the amazing job the city and sponsors did this year. 

Campus Martius

So many adorable spots and interactive installations with the cutest lights and backgrounds to take Holidays pictures in Detroit. Actually I think I’m starting a series of this to give you ideas to take yours. Here are my findings around Campus Martius. Check it out!

Woodward Ave – across the street from Quick Loans
Quick Loans Building
Michigan Humane Society Installation
Campus Martius

I can’t wait to go back and explore more! What’s your holiday tradition?

Looks

Wearing Calvin Klein coat (old collection) .
Tony is wearing Jcrew coat (old collection) and YSL scarf.

Carolina is wearing Kate Spade hat & scarf. Zara Jacket & boots and Pipa & Julie dress.

Vivian is wearing Zara Jacket. Neiman Marcus hat and Ugg snow boots.

Campus Martius Christmas Tree


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Luzes de Natal em Detroit – tire uma foto

By Luci

As luzes de Natal em Detroit ficam cada ano mais bonitas. Ver as luzes de Natal é tradição da nossa família nesta época do ano.
Fim de semana passado nós finalmente conseguimos ir conferir as luzes de Detroit, fechando com chave de ouro o nosso fim de semana prolongado do Thanksgiving.

O tempo estava fechado, e começou a chover no caminho, o que fez a gente quase desistir, mas resolvemos arriscar e ir assim mesmo, porque precisávamos tomar um ar. Estávamos com fome, então paramos em um lugar para comer, na esperança da chuva passar… Foi realmente o que aconteceu, a chuva deu uma trégua e conseguimos nos divertir. As ruas estavam bem molhadas, cheias de poças d’água, o que não foi problema, porque até adicionou uma diversão à mais para as meninas – elas adoram pular em poças! Como estavam com botas, deixei elas aproveitarem. Amaram!

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Conseguimos explorar a área da Campus Martius. A cidade e os patrocinadores arrasaram este ano. A decoração está linda!

Campus Martius

Tem tantos lugares fofos e instalações interativas com as luzes de Natal de fundo os para tirar fotos de Natal em Detroit. Na verdade, acho que vou começar uma série de uns lugares legais tirar foto nesta época do ano. Aqui estão as minhas descobertas ao redor da Campus Martius. Confiram!

Woodward Ave
Woodward Ave
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Transitioning into Fall Look in The Shinola Hotel

September 25, 2019

By Luci

Beginning of fall… i personally love this time of the year! Daylight doesn’t last as long anymore and temperatures start to drop, however the days are beautiful and staying out in the sun feels so incredibly comfortable. It’s time for transitioning outfits, where we basically have to wear 2 in 1 combinations, because of chilly mornings and warm afternoons. An opportunity to pair up a couple of spring/summer pieces with the new season’s fashion.

Photos by Junia Lapp/ Fashion Producer: Marina Anauate

A couple of months ago I finally visited the beautiful Shinola hotel boutique in Detroit. The hotel is located in the city’s shopping district right on Woodward Ave. When you walk in it feels like you are in an art gallery because of all the incredible paintings, furniture, photography and books displayed in its living space. I felt like I was submerged in this mid century modern vibe that made my eyes shine! Oh, and let’s not forget about the great hospitality! I have to say this because the customer experience is everything to me: Every single hotel worker, from the valet guys to the front desk staff said good morning to me. They all had beautiful smiles on their faces, and they seemed happy to be there, which for me completed the vibe of this place.

“The Shinola Hotel Parker’s Alley”, that you see here in my pictures is named after Thomas Parker, one of the first black landowners in the city of Detroit. The alley “is lined with specially-curated shopping options”, which “offers a mix of global brands and homegrown businesses that celebrate Detroit’s entrepreneurial spirit” – https://www.shinolahotel.com/parkers-alley

My outfit is Zara and my shoes are from one of my favorite Brazilian brands Schutz.

When I first visited Michigan from São Paulo more than a decade ago, Detroit looked like a ghost town to me, and I didn’t quite understand how such a remarkably iconic American city was left like that, destitute and empty. Nowadays, seeing all the construction, the various projects, and the evolution that has taken place over the years is an amazing experience to watch. There is still a lot to be done, but it makes me so proud and happy. Go Detroit go!

Have you been to Detroit? What’s your favorite spot?

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Matching Dresses and Sunflower fields

September 13, 2019

By Luci

Visiting a sunflower farm has been on my bucket list for years, and after having the girls I was determined to find one and share this experience with them. 

We found one only one hour away from our house, and the trip was actually very pleasant and pretty with roads full of beautiful farm houses and rural landscape.

I love to spend time outside in nature with my girls. We take every opportunity we have to teach them something through play and experiences. At the farm we taught the girls how the sunflower likes to face the sun and Vivi noticed that they don’t like shade (proud mom moment there). They also could observe the bees and how gentle they are (if not bothered) while collecting their nectar. It was a dream come true for me, and I was glad my husband was able to capture beautiful shots of us before they became hungry and ready for their naps!

Oh and let’s not forget to talk about the matching outfits! I think it’s so cute and my heart melts every time I see two girls twinning dresses. Vivi is tall for her age and sometimes it is hard to find matching dresses, so when I found these at Zara I didn’t think twice. I choose my outfit of the day to match theirs and free people never disappoints. 

Click here for my girls dresses.

What about you? What are your plans for these last weeks of summer?

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The Satin Midi Skirt Trend

August 7, 2019

By Luci

The satin midi skirt, also known as slip skirt, has been one of my favorites trends this season. Everything started in the 90s,  with the simple and elegant design of the slip dress, which was easy to bring out for any occasion. The skirt version is no different, and it’s easy to pair with everything from t-shirts and sneakers to blazers, sweaters and heels.  Love it! 

A Moda da Saia Midi de Cetim

Por Luci

A saia de cetim midi tem sido uma das minhas tendências favoritas nesta temporada.  Tudo começou nos anos 90 com a tendência do design simples e elegante do vestido de cetim, um queridinho para usar em qualquer ocasião.  A versão da saia não é diferente, e combina com tudo! Desde camisetas e tênis, até um tricô despojado ou blazer e sapato alto. Adoro! 

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Colors and Polka dots

July 10, 2019

By Luci

I love the mixing of patterns to create a statement. Polka dot is one of my favorites, because of its versatility and sophistication. It’s summer and it’s hot, so nothing better than an off the shoulder top to feel the breeze. Here I pared it with pink cigarette trousers and one of my favorite statement shoes for a cheerful and sophisticated look. My tip: play with your closet! I’m ready for cocktails on this hot summer day. You?

Photos by Fabiola Masserant

Wearing Zara polka dots top and pink pants. Shoes are Sophia Webster.

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Cores e bolinhas

Adoro misturar estampas e cores para sair do padrão. Bolinhas são umas das minhas estampas favoritas, porque são versáteis e dão aquele ar de sofisticação. É verão, e nada melhor do que um top de ombro a ombro para sentir aquela briza boa batendo no peito. Aqui eu joguei um top de bolinhas com uma calça cigarette rosa, e para finalizar um dos meus sapatos favoritos, que também sai do padrão, para dar mais uma animada e sofisticação ao look. Minha dica, brinque com seu armário! Estou pronta para um drink neste dia de calor, e você ?

Beijos.

Vestindo top e calças da Zara. O sapato é Sophia Webster.

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Personal Stylist vs Image Consultant – My personal experience with my closet after two pregnancies

June 13, 2019

By Luci

You know that expression, “I don’t have anything to wear!” It happened to me! Hard to imagine, right? After two pregnancies I wasn’t looking at my closet with the same set of eyes. Several pieces are large and need to be adjusted, because during my two pregnancies I invested in larger numbers rather than on maternity items for me to wear them postpartum. Others are small and don’t fit, because my body is still changing after the birth of my second child – if you didn’t know, in most women, it takes at least a year for the body to return to normal after childbirth, and mine is still adjusting.

That however can bring a bit of frustration to say the least, and especially in women who just had a child. Many women are very hard on themselves and are very critical with their own bodies. That’s why I called my friend and image consultant Marina Anauate Vieira (Instagram @m.anauate) to help me. 

Photos by Junia Lapp

Do you know the difference between a personal stylist and an image consultant? I asked Marina and here is the definition:

“A personal stylist works as if the customer were a character and fashion the product. He is responsible for building and crafting the client’s image regardless of his style and personality. He defines the pieces for you and the image that goes behind it. He brings to the table already established looks.

The Image Consultant uses techniques such as: chromatic analysis, body analysis, personal style, personality and lifestyle of the client. She doesn’t use only what it is fashionable or trendy at the moment, but rather what really fits into the style and lifestyle of the customer. The consultant performs a more thorough and thorough work while the Personal Stylist ends up being more superficial. “

I invested in some pieces recently before my meeting with Marina, because my eyes were tired of looking at the same pieces in my closet. The eye of a professional also brings a different perspective. Marina brought in her energy and expertise. She showed me new possibilities aligned with mine and opened me up to combinations that my tired eyes just couldn’t see. Like the lace top pictured here. Believe it or not, I had never worn it!

We stayed part of the morning and early afternoon talking and creating looks according to what I had in my closet and of course the shape of my body. We created three looks, which I will show you in the next posts. I had a great experience and Marina gave me the confidence I needed. 

I loved this look! Specially for the fact that it is a great day night look to carry you from the office to cocktails. I’m obsessed with the color palette too! Great for now and fall. Trés cool! 

What about you? Do you like this look? 

Kisses, Lulu

Burgundy leather motor jacket (sold out @nordstrom) similar here
Yellow pants find here
Lace top got in Brazil years back
Chloe bag in other colors here

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Minha experiência com o meu guarda-roupa depois da minha segunda gestação

Sabe aquela expressão, “ai eu não tenho roupa!” Aconteceu comigo! Difícil imaginar, né? Depois da minha segunda gestação, eu não estava olhando para o meu guarda-roupa com os mesmos olhos. Diversas peças estão grandes e precisam ser alteradas, porque durante as minhas duas gestações, eu investi em números maiores ao invés de peças de maternidade justamente para aproveita-las depois. Outras estão pequenas e não servem, porque meu corpo ainda está se transformando depois do nascimento da minha segunda filha – para quem não sabe, na maioria das mulheres, o corpo leva pelo menos um ano para voltar ao normal depois do parto, então o meu ainda está se ajustando. 

Isso tudo trás um pouco de frustração, e principalmente em mulheres que acabaram de ter filhos. Ela se cobra demais e seus olhos são muito críticos em relação ao próprio corpo. Foi por isso que chamei a minha amiga e consultora de imagem Marina Anauate (Instagram @m.anauate) para me ajudar. 

Você sabe qual é a diferença entre personal stylist e consultora de imagem? Perguntei à Marina e ela deu essa definição: “O Personal Stylist trabalha como se o cliente fosse um personagem e a moda o produto. Ele é responsável por construir e elaborar a imagem do cliente, independente do estilo e personalidade dele. Ele define as peças por você e a imagem que vai e quer passar, trazendo assim soluções prontas.
A consultora de imagem se utiliza de mais técnicas como: análise cromática, análise do corpo, de estilo pessoal, personalidade e rotina de vida do cliente, para que possa então trabalhar suas peças e forma de se vestir. Ela não se utiliza apenas do que está na moda ou tendência no momento, e sim o que realmente se encaixa no estilo e vida do cliente. O Consultor realiza um trabalho mais completo e profundo enquanto o do Personal Stylist acaba sendo mais superficial”.

Eu investi em algumas peças recentemente antes do meu encontro com a Marina, porque os meus olhos estavam cansados de olhar para as mesmas roupas no meu guarda roupa. Um olhar de um profissional traz uma outra perspectiva. A Marina trouxe um frescor e novas possibilidades aliadas às minhas e me abriu os olhos para composições que eu nem imaginava, como esse top de renda, que acreditem se quiserem, nunca havia usado!

Ficamos parte da manhã e comecinho de tarde conversando e criando looks de acordo com o meu corpo e com o que eu tinha no armário . Criamos três looks lindos, que vou postar para vocês aqui. Foi uma delícia de experiência e a Marina me passou a segurança que eu precisava.

Eu adorei este look! Principalmente pelo fato de você poder usá-lo tanto de dia, para o trabalho e depois, para um happy hour. Também adorei a paleta de cores, que tanto pode ser usada agora ou no outono. 

E vocês? Gostaram? Beijos, Lulu.

The Belt – Downtown Detroit

Jaqueta de couro vinho (sold out @nordstrom) parecida aqui
Calça amarela Zara aqui
Top de renda, comprei no Brasil a anos atrás.
Bolsa Chloe aqui

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Lulupeartree.com

June 5, 2019
introduction

Nice to meet you…

By Luci

I took a break from posting here because at one point I had too much going on with motherhood, work, and gigantic life changing events, so let me introduce myself again… Lulupeartree comes from my nickname in Brazil as Lulu and Peartree is one of my last names translated into English – which literally means pear tree! I’m Brazilian, from Sao Paulo. At the end of 2014 I created this blog for me to document looks and my lifestyle living abroad, all in an effort to express my creativity and love for life!

I lived in Lisbon, London, Toronto and Barcelona – in that order – before landing in Michigan in 2006. I graduated with a degree in Digital Media and I have been working in marketing and advertising in the States for over 10 years. I have always been fascinated with fashion, beauty and travel. Putting outfits together is my second nature. It is in the way I dress and what I produce visually where I find myself most creative.

In 2016 I became a mother, I was waiting for that life changing event for a long time. I love being a mom, now of two, and I want to use this blog as a tool for mothers and women in general to connect.

Get ready for looks, lifestyle, poignant motherhood discussions, savvy travel tips as I share firsthand how it was and has been to rediscover myself in a different country. And there’s more… I’m bringing in exciting collaborations with guest bloggers for us to share in their experiences and tips.

Leave me a comment and let’s connect! Xoxo, Lulu

Photos by Junia Lapp / Fashion Producer Marina Anauate

Versão em Português

Muito prazer…

Dei uma parada de postar por aqui por causa de um milhão de coisas, dentre elas a maternidade e a mudança de vida que nossa… Foi gigante! Então deixa eu me reapresentar… Lulupeartree vem do meu apelido no Brasil de Lulu e Peartree de um dos meus sobrenomes, Pereira, traduzido para o inglês – que significa árvore de pera, literalmente! Sou brasileira, de São Paulo. No final de 2014 criei este blog para eu documentar looks e meu lifestyle, expressando sempre a minha criatividade, e meu amor pela vida!

Vivi em Lisboa, Londres, Toronto e Barcelona – nesta ordem – antes de me mudar em 2006 para Michigan. Sou formada em mídias digitais pela PUC-SP e trabalho com marketing e publicidade por mais de 10 anos nos Estados Unidos. Sempre fui fascinada por moda, beleza e viajar! Adoro montar looks. É no meu modo de vestir e no que eu produzo visualmente onde me sinto mais criativa.

Em 2016 eu virei mãe. Eu esperei por esta oportunidade por muito tempo, até Deus me abençoar com minha primeira anjinha. Eu amo ser mãe, agora de duas anjinhas, e também quero usar este espaço como uma ferramenta para mães e mulheres em geral para se conectarem.

Se preparem para looks, lifestyle, discussões sobre maternidade, dicas de beleza, de viagens e de como é recomeçar e se redescobrir em um país com uma cultura diferente. E tem mais… Vou trazer convidados para compartilhar com vocês experiencias e dar dicas incríveis.

É isso gente, deixem seus comentários e vamos nos conectar mais. Espero que gostem.

Beijos, Luci.

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Little Black Poncho!

December 5, 2017

Hello December!!

Last month of the year, with yet so much to be done. Christmas parties, end of the year meetings at work, Christmas lists to go over, a toddler turning 2 in January… Pheww, so much to do and so little time… I need a hot chocolate!

Winter is arriving by the end of the month, and we are really taking advantage of the last nice fall days outside, which by the way has been absolutely beautiful this year. The weather has been cold but nice, perfect timing to rock one of my favorite looks: my black fringe poncho. It brings a statement to my look which I love! Here I styled an all black on black look pairing it up with a mini black skirt, black tights and some dark green boots to add color. Super chic!

What about you? What kind of piece do you like to use to make your statement outfit?

beijos,
Luci.

Photos by Jessica Petrelli

Fringe Black Poncho: Neiman Marcus (old)
Green booties: BCBG Generation
Sunglasses: Celine

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Oversized Sweater

November 27, 2017

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!!
I love taking walks outside this time of the year and people watching. Everything looks so festive and everyone is starting to get into the holiday spirit.. I’m not gonna lie, it’s cold here in Michigan and we even had some snow flurries when we were taking these pictures, but nothing stops us from having a little fun 😉

I am obsessed with oversized sweaters this time of the year. They are cozy and comfortable – all that a momma and a girl needs to keep warm and in style.
Here I paired a chunky neutral color oversized sweater I got at Zara while in Europe, with older pieces I had in my closet, such as this mini black tapper fringe dress my husband got me on a trip to Chicago years ago, and a Marc Fisher over the knee super comfortable black boots (available at DSW here). I accessorized the look with a beaded statement necklace that I picked up at Neiman Marcus.

Have a great week!
Beijos xo
Luci.


Photos by Jessica Petrelli