Archive | December, 2010

Top Picks: My 10 Favorite Inspiration Boards from 2010

31 Dec

For JV -

Emerald City After Dark

Love is a Circus

Down by the Bay

On the Wild Side

Fall for Mustard and Burgundy!

Poppies Provençal

Flight of Fancy

Midnight Romance

Sweet Dreams


Today’s Dress!

30 Dec

Today’s pick is this unexpected beauty from Monique Lhuillier. I usually think of lace or frilly extravagant gowns when I think of the powerhouse that is Monique Lhuillier, but this shows that she does it all. This gorgeous gown channels a Cleopatra essence to me. I love the neck detail and the flowy skirt. An Egyptian themed wedding anyone?

Image from: Martha Stewart Weddings

Inspiration: Red and Pink Bridal Shower

30 Dec

Isn’t red and pink the perfect color palette to create a girly wonderland? Pink champagne with rasberries AND pink champagne cupcakes wit rasberries on top, chandeliers and flower poms – the stuff girl dreams are made of. Embrace your feminine side and use this inspiration to throw a bridal shower right now. And invite  me please, k thanks!

Inspiration: Pink and Red Bridal Shower

Photo Credits:
Chandelier: Always Elegant
Pink champagne: The Slightly Obsessive Bride
Cupcake: Kitchen Goddess
Earrings: Parisienne Girl
Tablescape & Stationary: Martha Stewart Weddings
Doily: Trace Face
Chair: The Bella Cottage
Flower poms: Party Poms
Dress: Moni Rose

The Look: Black Swan

29 Dec

For the bride with a dark side, Black Swan can surprisingly be great inspiration for a beautiful wedding day look. Even if you opt for a white dress, a black feather bolero would still look ravishing! A deep red lip, feather clutch, and ballerina tie pumps really help complete the look. And you don’t have to go full on tiara like Natalie Portman did, but maybe just a simpler jeweled headband.

From the movie:

Image via: Candi Star

Interpreted into a wedding day look:
The Look: Black Swan
Monique L’Huillier gown: Wendy Lady 2
Feather clutch: Cady Briar
Feather bolero: Herlbd
D&G Ballerina pumps: Forward by Revolve
Headband: My Laveliere

Today’s Dress!

29 Dec

Today’s dress is actually an Etsy find from Magnolija Dress. And with a $260 price tag, it’s an amazing  find for the indy bride on a budget. I love the detail on the bodice. It would even be cute with a pair of silver flats or sandals for the more casual bride. Adorbs!

Top Picks: Shoe Clips!

29 Dec

Can’t find that perfect pair of shoes for your wedding day look? Then just make an ordinary pair of shoes extraordinary by personalizing them with the perfect shoe clip. They look cute on the front or on the back at the heels. They come in all styles from bows to feather to flowers to sequins. Etsy is an especially great resource! It’s a great way to add some personality to your footsies. I have a pair of black peep toe pumps that are just crying out for some shoe clips that I can change out. They can turn one pair of shoes into lots of pairs of shoes. I LOVE them!!

Top Picks: Shoe Clips

Top to bottom, left to right:
Ostrich feather clips: Chuletin Design
Teal satin clips: Glory Design
Velvet bow clips: B Poetic
Sequin heart clips:
Chiffon sparkle clips: Fink Shop
Pink chiffon clips:
Pattern button clips: Renee Kae
Gold sequin bow clips: Black Satin Shoes
Beaded butterfly clips: Fink Shop
Vintage white tassel clips: ShoeClips.Biz
Red velvet flower clips: B Poetic

DIY: New Year’s Eve Party Decor

28 Dec

Here are two great uses from Martha Stewart for your left over metallic wrapping paper!

Paper streamers (learn how here) and a matching tray liner (learn how here).

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