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The LightInTheBox 7th Anniversary Sale: How Low Can We Go? You Tell Us!

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It’s not often that you can just say what price you want to pay for something. But guess what–now you can. Oh, and you can also buy $100 coupons for just $1. And play games for money. And just have a blast doing some shopping. Continue reading

Fashion Friday: Be a Celeb Look-Alike

The Teen Choice Awards last Sunday saw some really fabulous styles.  Luckily, you can get those same looks for less here at LightintheBox!

 

Glee star Lea Michele rocked an Atelier Versace floral mini.  Get the look here and here.

 

Tip: Make sure to wear your hair down when wearing a strapless top. Big earrings or a big necklace also look great when paired with a mini-dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham wore a graphic-print dress by Mara Hoffman. Get the look.

 

Tip: Graphic prints are ‘in’ right now, but make sure you don’t overwhelm your look by wearing too many different patterns and colours. Kat paired her bold dress with solid-coloured shoes and a neutral clutch.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Country singer Taylor Swift is known for her flowly, ethereal dresses and at the Teen Choice Awards she didn’t disappoint. We have two great Taylor Swift-inspired options here and here.

 

Tip: For a more casual look, pair this dress with a jean jacket or leather boots. For a more formal occasion, I love Taylor’s peep toe heels with this dress. We have similar ones here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This J. Mendel dress looks amazing on Vampire Diaries actress and model Nina Dobrev. Steal her style.

 

Tip: This dress makes a big statement, so make sure all eyes stay on it with a simple pair of earrings or a simple necklace. A pair of sandals or pumps in a neutral colour look great with a brightly-coloured dress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, check out LightintheBox Fashion for more great looks!

Fashion Friday: Sexy Sleeves


Even though the weather is warming up and spring is here full force, you don’t have to resort to tank tops and short shorts just yet! You can transition easily from season to season with this new trend—long sleeves! Here you’ll see some hot fashions with sexy sleeves that are sure to make you look cool!

This is a trend we’ve been seeing on celebrities everywhere, from the red carpet to everyday life! The key to making long sleeves work for you is to make sure the silhouette of the dress flatters you. Make sure the neckline fits and the shoulders are not too broad or too tight. Since a dress or blouse with long sleeves is a statement piece, you want it to fit you perfectly!

If you’re still not sold on the virtues of wearing long sleeves in the warmer months, all you need to do is find a piece made of light material. A dress with thick, sequined sleeves is obviously more appropriate for colder weather, but anything with mesh, chiffon or lace sleeves will keep you cool in the summertime!

To check out more items with sexy long sleeves, visit our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection!

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Fashion Friday: Go Bold!

Happy Friday everyone!! If you’re looking for a fun outfit to make your weekend more exciting, you’re in the right place. There’s no better way to electrify your night than wearing clothes that are dazzling and bright! In this post, you’ll find lots of fantastic options in bright, bold colors that are sure to stun everyone in the room!

A trend we’ve been seeing a lot of lately is bright, vibrant clothing. You can go for this trend in the form of funky prints, solid colors, or anywhere in between! To stay on top of this trend, try wearing a bold colored blazer, vivid pants or a patterned dress.

Buyer beware: this trend is not for the faint of heart! Wearing a vibrant color palette will definitely attract attention, but your ensemble doesn’t necessarily have to be gaudy. Remember—the key to rocking loud prints or dramatic colors in your clothing is wearing neutral accessories. Those nude pumps or black clutch you’ve been meaning to try out would work perfectly with this trend!

If bright colors aren’t your thing, not to worry! Check out our LightInTheBox Fashion Collection for other great options for a night out.

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Fashion Friday: Classic Looks

If you fancy yourself a fashionista then you’re going to love our latest fashion collection! Inspired by the classic styles of the 1950s, these dresses, skirts and blouses have a certain flair that is sure to make heads turn! In this week’s post you’ll see some great vintage styles that are guaranteed to give you that classic look you’ve been craving!

American fashion in the 1950s was all about playing up that feminine silhouette—full skirts, accentuated waists and demure necklines. When in doubt, remember the Three Bs: bows, belts, and bold colors! Although oversized bows and skinny belts aren’t necessary for every outfit, bold colors definitely are! In this sense, ‘bold’ doesn’t have to mean ‘bright’; even black and white are colors that stand out!

And don’t be afraid to mix and match styles! If your skirt is more contemporary, try pairing it with a vintage blouse or vice versa. You can give your look a more modern twist by bringing the hemline up to your knees and pulling your hair up into a rockin’ do! Complete your look with some fabulous costume jewelry and you’re ready to go!

For even more classic looks, check out our LightInTheBox Fashion collection.

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LITB Guide: Customer Service


In this week’s LightInTheBox Guide, we’ll be discussing how to contact customer service regarding your LightInTheBox.com purchase. We call this process opening a ticket. Whether your item is missing, you’ve received the wrong item, your item has arrived damaged or you’re otherwise dissatisfied, our friendly customer service representatives are here to help. Read on for a step by step guide to contacting customer service and resolving your issue.


Step 1. Sign in to your LightIntheBox.com account.


Step 2. Click My Orders to view your list of purchased items.


Step 3. Find the item you’d like to inquire about and click View Details.


Step 4. Click Returns & Refunds or Missing or wrong product.


Step 5. Type your problem and preferred solution into the text box. You have now opened a ticket. A customer service representative will read this and respond.


Step 6. Click My Tickets to follow up on your issue and read the reply from a customer service representative. You are now communicating directly with a customer service person who is aware of your issue and trying to help. Thanks for shopping with LightInTheBox.com.

Fashion Friday: A Little Rusty

Wild prints and funky designs were not the only styles we saw in this season’s many Fashion Weeks! Lots of current designers chose to feature more classic options in their collections. These staple pieces were trendy, flattering and came in solid prints and bold colors. In the next few Fashion Friday installments, I will be featuring one color that saw a lot of face time on the runways this season. In this week’s post you’ll see some fabulous fashions in a shade called rust!

Most people don’t think of anything attractive when they hear the word ‘rust’. But if this season’s runways have taught us anything, it’s that rust is in! This red-brown-orange color has been spotted on tons of models and celebrities. Many of us already have shoes or handbags in this shade, but it also looks stunning as a more prominent color in your ensemble.

Wearing a rust colored coat, dress or pant is a great way to show everyone how fashion forward you are—but make sure your rust pieces are well-tailored! It’s easy to look frumpy in this color, but even easier to look fabulous in it! This is the perfect color to wear this fall; it even matches the changing leaves outside! Plus, this shade looks great with another fall color—mustard!

Here are some of my favorite rust colored pieces from the LightInTheBox Fashion Collection— amazing items that won’t break the bank but will make you look on trend!

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1) Double Breasted Tweed Coat

2) Wide Leg Pants

3) Capri Pants

4) Tweed Pencil Skirt

5) Body Con Party Dress

6) Chiffon Long Sleeve Top

7) High Heels with Rivet

8) Wide Waist Belt

9) Leather Tote Bag

[ LITB Labs ] Ouku Night 3G Tablet Review

This week we’re very excited to get our hands on the brand new Ouku Night 3G tablet that has recently been launched exclusively on Light In The Box.

Some of you may remember the original Ouku Tab and the Ouku Black that were released way back in Q1 of this year. These low cost Android tablets proved to be very popular, offering as they did unbeatable value for money, solid hardware, and a pleasant user-experience.

Well this time around Ouku have brought even more to the table with the Ouku Night 3G Android tablet, offering a whole host of high end of features and functions, whilst offering great value for money. For less than $230 you get a 3G Android 2.2 tablet with a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen and built-in front and rear cameras.

Features

The first thing to note about the Ouku Night is the fact that it is 3G, simply insert a 3G enabled SIM card into the tablet and you should have internet access wherever you go. The 3G internet worked well, and was speedy enough to prevent any serious frustrations. I was able to comfortably check out all my favorite websites whilst sitting on the bus on the way home from work, without any problems at all. I even attracted some envious looks from the conformist Wi-Fi only iPad owners, who seem to outnumber Manchester United fans these days.

The Ouku Night 3G has an excellent 7 inch capacitive touchscreen, making web browsing a breeze and gaming a lot of fun…I was able to slice the fruit like a true ninja. The 800MHz processor coupled with the 512MB RAM prove to be fast enough to handle all the action packed games available from the Android Market, Angry Birds Rio and Alien Invasion were superb.

The Ouku Night 3G also comes with front and rear facing cameras so that you can take videos, snapshots and perhaps even video chat with applications such as Fring and Tango. I was also able to make voice calls and send/receive text messages once my 3G SIM card was inserted, which proved to be a surprisingly useful feature.

The media player was as to be expected on an Android device. It was very easy to use and it seems to play most video formats. The 720p HD videos played very nicely and the 7 inch screen was just enough to enjoy my favorite shows on the morning commute. Unfortunately there is no HDMI out port, so there’ll be no connecting this device to your HD television.

Summary

Overall the Ouku Night 3G tablet is perfect for anyone who is looking for a 3G tablet and doesn’t want to sign up for a lengthy data contract and doesn’t want to break the bank, as 3G tablets are often priced well in excess of $500. Currently the Ouku Night 3G is on sale for only $219.99, a bargain for such a solid product. The four color options also give you the chance to own a tablet that stands out from the crowd for all the right reasons.

The Ouku Night 3G is available now, exclusively at LightInTheBox.com

MiniInTheBox.com: Bicycle Essentials

This week we are dedicating our MiniInTheBox.com blog post to the most environment and health friendly way of transport: bicycling! Whether you’re living in the city or on the country side, chances are that a bike is the most convenient way to get around. And if not, at least it is the perfect exercise and excuse to get out there!

Whether it comes to bike safety, extra functionality or practical tools, we’ve got it! Check out a small selection of the coolest bike gadgets we have and go to MiniInTheBox.com for more!

From left to right:
Solar Bicycle Light (US$25.69), Electronic Bicycle Power Horn (US$4.39), Tie-On Bike Lights (US$4.39)
5-LED Bike Light Set (US$5.69), Bike Compass (US$2.89), Wheel Lights (US$7.59)
Bicycle Turban (US$12.99), Bicycle Tire Repair Set (US$4.19), Bicycle Speedometer (US$6.69)
Bicycle Repair Kit (US$12.19), Bicycle Alarm (US$13.49), Tea Pot Shaped Bell (US$3.19)

LITB Guide: Coupon Codes


In this week’s LITB Guide, we’ll be discussing how to use a LightInTheBox.com coupon code. You can receive our coupon codes in a variety of different ways including visiting our Facebook page, winning an event or through a promotion on our website. Keep reading for a step by step guide to using your coupon code and saving money on your next LightInTheBox.com purchase.


1. Select the items you wish to purchase and click Add to Cart.


2. When you’re finished shopping, click Proceed to Check Out.


3. Select your preferred shipping address and click Ship to this Address.


4. Make sure your shipping address and shipping methods are correct, then scroll down until you see Use Coupon Code.


5. Check this box and enter your coupon code into the text field.


6. When you’re finished scroll down and click Place Your Order. You’re done!