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If you keep up with this blog on a semi-regular basis then you are well aware that my fashion obsession pretty closely rivals my wedding obsession.  In addition to centerpieces, lighting, and flowers, I also spend a lot of time swooning over gowns, shoes, and jewelry.  Sometimes the styling is just so right I have to share it with anyone who will take a look!

This is one of those times.

More often than not, bridesmaids are put in colorful frocks and then subdued shoes and jewelry. This look {above} does the opposite and it’s fantastic! The neutral dresses have gorgeous detail, and pops of pink tie the whole outfit into the wedding palette. Do you love it?!

/As seen on Style Me Pretty/Dress ~ Love by Enzoani/Necklace ~ Murphy Jewelry/

I was inspired to put together a couple of looks with a beige core and colorful accessories:

Coral is my favorite color for this spring!
Dress | Necklace | Shoes

Necklace | Shoes | Dress

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Is this something you like or do you prefer more color?

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Stone Cold Fox

Some brides don’t care about being called “Pretty” on their wedding day – they just want to be a stone cold fox. Maybe that bride will ditch the chiffon, trade a vintage vibe for something more….retro, and upgrade the typical strapless bridesmaids dresses to an off-the-shoulder stunner.  The perfect designer for this type of lady is {drumroll please} Stone_Cold_Fox. Perfect, right? ;)

How about these for the bride and her ‘maids?

Te Amo Gown and Bonita Dress

Having a hard time visualizing these coming down the aisle? Well, you’re in luck.  One of the partners of SCF made these for her sister’s wedding…

Do you recognize the bride? You might know her name/blog…
Go find out and see all of this truly amazing wedding on 100 Layer Cake.

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You can see more of the Stone_Cold_Fox collections here, {Lady Bonita 2010 is my fave} and shop for their pieces at Revolve Clothing.  Three more dresses I love:

Don Juan Dress, Alice B Toklas, and Commune

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What do you think? Is this your vibe or not so much? I really hope you’ll check out their site…I am most amazed that each piece is handmade and that they are so young! I’m looking forward to seeing lots of great stuff from SCF in the future.


My Dreams Have Come True

Jason Wu now has a bridal collection, exclusively available at Net-A-Porter. That’s it. That’s all I have to say about it, because the pictures are enough:

Tiered Tulle Gown

Bow-embellished silk-faille dress

Ruffled silk-chiffon camisole and silk-chiffon skirt

Embroidered tulle and silk tank and ostritch feather-embellished cotton skirt

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There’s more, too. :) Go have a look.


‘White’ by Vera Wang

Very exciting! I got an email last night from David’s Bridal…with a sneak peek at a few of the dresses that will be released next month from the “White” collection by Vera Wang. And they are amazing! Can’t wait to see the full line. 

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Aren’t they lovely? If you don’t have your dress yet, will you go check these out?


Dress of the Day!

This could’ve easily fallen under my new “The Bride, The Designer” category but since I don’t know much about this frock (yet!) it gets to be Dress of the Day! :)

Sharisa (the bride) designed this dress and had it made by a woman in Arizona. That’s all I know! So now you’re probably happy because you’ve seen such beauty, but sad because you can’t buy it.
I know. Very conflicting emotions.

See more of Sharisa + Rex in their elopement pictures on Ruffled!
If you love the dress, wait until you see the jewelry she wore…

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And did you see the Valentine-y love shoot we shared earlier today? Keep scrolling….


Take a Look!

Well, just go ahead and color me late to the party.  It wasn’t until this week that I finally caught a glimpse of Ruche’s winter lookbook….but there sure as heck is some winter left so I guess I’m not that late. ;)

Maybe you haven’t seen it yet either so I thought I would go ahead and share some of my favorite pretties to send you into the weekend on a good great note.

My very, very favorite (and you’ll soon see that’s a big statement…so much gorgeous stuff!) are the ‘alternative bridesmaid dresses’. I have always loved patterned frocks for the girls – you will SHINE no matter what they wear, so why not pick something good….and interesting…and (gasp!) a dress they can maybe wear again for real.

Can you even pick a favorite?! I’m torn between the first one with the flower sash, and the plaid… good thing I’m not trying to make a decision in real life!

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Then there’s this ~ (get ready to swoon!)

Perfect for just about anything: ceremony, reception, or going-away dress! But I would want to wear it for as long as possible…

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And don’t forget threads for when you’re the wedding guest – or whatever else you have going on this winter: Outerwear, glam wear (including a muff! The perfect alternative to gloves), and jewelry.

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Don’t you love it all? And don’t worry that I’m teasing by showing you amazing stuff you’ll fall in love with only to discover it’s super expensive….these prices are completely reasonable! So go SHOP! I’ll be getting my first order together this weekend – true story.

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A Sucker for Seersucker

I think it’s about time we get ready for Spring and Summer weddings, right?! Please. I think Winter weddings are beautiful {see above} but after a few weeks of the cold and snow I’m ready to cross over into warmth.

And if you’ve spent any amount of time here then you know my love of fashion rivals my love of weddings…so what better place to start than some thread inspiration for warm-weather weddings?

Let’s hear it for the boys! ~

Seersucker is a lightweight cotton material made popular in the South and often is blue-and-white striped, although other colors are available.  It is traditionally only acceptable to wear from Easter through Labor Day, but I think the most important thing is the weather; if it’s warm, wear it. :)

So not only is it a nice material for your summer nuptials but look how versatile it is! I love how the three grooms above have completely different looks and color schemes. Did you catch that pink polka-dot pocket square? So great.  See more of these fellas and their weddings: Navy and Yellow, Pink Bowtie, Blue Dots

Next up: Your ‘maids! ~

Another consideration for incorporating seersucker into your wedding is the time of day – for a brunch or afternoon event it’s perfect, but I wouldn’t recommend dressing anyone in it for an evening affair.  This material lends itself to a more casual gathering than an evening shindig.

So what do you think of the gals dressed up in ‘sucker? The girls above are in the traditional blue stripes, but like I said before there are lots of other color options.  Two dress designers that offer great ones are Lula Kate and Thread:

See Lula Kate’s color swatches HERE.

See Thread’s color swatches HERE.

Maybe you like the general concept of seersucker but don’t want it on your clothes? Or maybe the clothes aren’t enough and you want to use it for even more? Check out these invitations – which, by the way, the bride and groom did themselves after learning letterpress just for the occasion!

Seen on Oh So Beautiful Paper

And now…for The Showstopper…

Well, I actually can’t decide. So you tell me which deserves to be named “the best” of today’s Seersucker Collection. Is it the Bride or the Little Dudes?

Dress by Ian Stuart as seen at Bridal Market; pic by Southern Weddings

via Style Me Pretty

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Whew! Who knew there was so much inspiration for a little piece of cotton? But there it is…do you like it? Have you considered it, or will you now?  I can’t wait to hear what you think and if you’re wearing it then naturally I can’t wait to SEE!  

 


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