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Golden Monday

I tweeted my heart out last night during the Golden Globes! So much so, that I just don’t have anything to put into a blog post first thing this Monday….. don’t hate me?

I will show you my favorite look of the night, though, and you can catch the rest of the fashion round-up on my Tumblr account…just click HERE and enjoy!

Olivia Wilde in a gorgeous Marchesa dress and gold spikey Louboutins!

What was your favorite look of the night?

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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. ūüėČ

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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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:

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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.

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

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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!

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

The Most Gorgeous…

….ceremony seating arrangement:

This 360 design allows for the new husband and wife to literally be surrounded by loved ones.
What could be better?

{Photography by LunaPhoto}

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P.S. ~ Tune in a little later for another round-up of “ordinary” things you can use at your wedding! It was a hit last week – thanks!

Vintage Glam Done Right

Actually, done spectacularly.¬† I fell in love with this bride when I saw the back of her dress (which was handmade just for her), but her whole style comes together flawlessly.¬† She looks like an Old Hollywood film star, doesn’t she? Also, I figured it was appropriate to post today due to all the snow that’s been going around – maybe the beauty of snow at this wedding¬†make you hate¬†the weather¬†less!

Photos by Eliza Claire Photography
Go check out the whole wedding and leave some love!

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P.S. If you are ANNOYED at the sight of snow…even with a beautiful bride in the midst of it…keep scrolling! There is some great SUMMER-WEDDING-WEAR right below!

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. ūüôā

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! ¬†

 

Gold, Ivory, Champagne, and….Banana?

Banana Republic, that is!

These great flats added the perfect touch of pale pink and sparkle to the bride’s ensemble, which blended seamlessly with the wedding she designed.¬† She says she bought them last summer so you might not find this exact pair right now, but Banana still has some fabulous stuff {see end of post for my 3 fave flats}.

Wait, what? You want to see some of this wedding? Oh. I guess I can do that. ūüėČ

{Wedding Photography: Studio Vérité Photography, via Style Me Pretty }

And these are my three favorite pairs of flats now available at BR online:

Antigua, Tessie, Marble

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Are you wearing flats during any part of your wedding day? I was a very basic bride…
had one pair of shoes (heels, of course) which got kicked off during an incredible and rowdy
dance with my brother to Don’t Stop Believin’ ūüôā

Trust me, an extra pair of flats or flip-flops are better than barefoot…

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