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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


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

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Wedding Outfitters

MOST of you probably already know that the Urban Outfitters  company (also operating Free People and Anthropologie) will debut a wedding line this coming Monday named BHLDN {pronounced “beholden”}. Well the world wide webz is all atwitter as sneak peeks were revealed today! And let me tell you, these were very generous “sneaks”! I can only imagine what is left to share with us on Valentine’s Day.

You’re probably seeing them everywhere, so I’m going to skip the wedding dresses. Instead, I’ve picked a few of my favorite bridesmaids dresses, shoes, and accessories.


Do you have any favorites yet? The wedding gowns will run between $1000 and $4000 so if that’s way out of your budget….stick to loving the accessories! (like me!)

~All pictures via Aisle Dash – click on over to see about 49 more looks!~

Sweet Pink Heels

Aren’t they delightful?
By Miu Miu, As seen on Tumblr.


{Psst…Keep scrolling to see another shoe pick for today!}

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

 Last week we talked about the dreaded (but fabulous!) money pit that is Etsy… did you buy anything this week?  In my daily surfing I found another batch of great “every day” things you could use for your wedding!  And not to take sales away from the artist, but a couple of these have DIY-potential if you have more time than money.

Shaker Lights ~ I think these would be great for ceremony and/or reception decor depending on your theme and over-all wedding feel:


Annie Clutch ~ While this isn’t billed as a ‘wedding purse’, it certainly could be! Champagne and ivory goes with just about everything, plus it has a Something Blue interior.


3D Paper Heart Garland ~ I don’t think I need to tell you what to do with this. 🙂


Here’s a bunch of great stuff from La Pomme ~ The plush apples can be customized with names, so I think they would make wonderful ‘escort cards’ and double as favors. Maybe even use them for table names or identifiers on a fruit-themed dessert table!

Below that is some of the vintage (from the 1920’s!) sheet music they sell…perfect for backing your programs or menus, using as general decor, or…lots of stuff – turn on your imagination!


Soooo…what’s on your Etsy shopping list this week?

A Fab New Year’s Eve

If I could be anywhere, doing anything, wearing anything I wanted tonight….

{Click pic for info on the pieces – dress, coat, shoes, ring, etc.}

A quick flight to Chicago….casual dressy digs in a sweater dress with killer heels and accessories…a movie….sushi downtown…late night drinks at Hugo’s.  *Bliss*

Happy NEW Year!

Christmas Spirits

Spirits, people! As in alcohol.  You’d probably be suprised to learn that I don’t drink very often given how I can gush over a good cocktail recipe, but it’s true.  Diet Coke is usually my beverage of choice! But when it comes to the holidays I think I could probably  will indulge in one of these 😉 :

Candy Cane

Christmas Sour


Southern Nog



See all of these recipes (and more!) HERE

Now…finish up work, finish up your shopping and rush home to make/drink/enjoy one of these!

Bottles of Light

This is such a beautiful piece of decor, and it’s a DIY project!  There are several steps and it may seem intimidating (it’s not as bad as it might sounds) but the result is very worth the effort!

This would be a stunning way to decorate a plain-Jane reception venue or your home during the holidays.  It’s also useful year round – removing the snowflake ornament makes it instantly ready to light up your backyard during a summer barbecue or light the path for Trick-or-Treaters!

{See the full tutorial on Design Mom}