Fashion + Accessories

What I Would Wear (Wedding Style)

What I Would Wear (Wedding Style)

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One of the things I never expected to love about planning our wedding was dress shopping. There were a lot of reasons I suspected that to be case, but it ended up being the complete opposite. I loved shopping for dresses and went from being the girl who thought I’d never have that “this is the one!” moment to falling completely, madly, deeply in love with my dress. It’s actually the only part about planning our wedding that I miss. …

Bringing Back the Evening Glove

Bringing Back the Evening Glove

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For those of you out there who, like me, are a product of the 80s, the thought of long white evening gloves might bring to mind images of shiny synthetic fabrics and tacky dresses to match. Today I am here to challenge that association and even go so far as to nominate lady-like gloves as the accessory of the year in 2010. This stunning bride is a portrait of sophistication and grace, two qualities that never go out of style. …

Romantic Creations from Boutique Bonheur

Romantic Creations from Boutique Bonheur

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Before I share these glittering, romantic creations from Boutique Bonheur with you, it has to be noted that I am not nearly fashionable enough to pull most of these things off. But perhaps you are and perhaps you’re on the hunt for something truly show-stopping, a little something with a couture flair that not just anyone can rock with confidence. If that’s the case, today is your lucky day. These pieces are elegantly handcrafted, bohemian, and dramatic in their over …

The Perfect Pink Wedding Dress

The Perfect Pink Wedding Dress

Apparently, I am just a sucker for gorgeous dresses and amazing photography today. Ok ok, clearly I’m a sucker for such things every day, but I’ve got to be honest – this dress has me rethinking everything. I’d get married and frolic around like the pretty ballerina I was clearly always intended to be in this perfect pink wedding dress which I discovered thanks to Liana at Mixed Plate. No doubt about it, this frothy pink tulle confection is the …

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – New Year’s Eve

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – New Year’s Eve

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I am loving this last look of the week from the ever fabulous Anne-Marie of Perfect Bound – it is it the perfect outfit for a night out on the town with your girlfriends or a festive New Year’s Eve party with a special date.

For this look, I was inspired by this Glamour magazine cover of Rihanna wearing a short sequined dress with a huge stack of bracelets on her arm. I thought it would take some coaxing to carry …

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – The Black Tie Affair

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – The Black Tie Affair

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As promised, Anne-Marie of Perfect Bound has another great holiday look to share with us today – this one being perfect for the ultra sophisticated black tie affair.

Dressing for a black tie event doesn’t mean you have to be serious, just formal. A long black dress with a killer neckline, in this case a single ruffled shoulder, does the trick without being boring. This gown is done in a floor-sweeping green tiger-print silk-georgette with gold snake-skin detailing–amazing. You could end …

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – The Office Party

Holiday Fashion with Perfect Bound – The Office Party

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With the holidays swiftly approaching, I called on my lovely friend Anne-Marie of Perfect Bound to inspire us all with her stylish fashion sensibility with a few looks for the upcoming festivities. Today I’m happy to share the first of her looks, perfect for the office holiday party. I, for one, love this look and am definitely feeling inspired to pull together something sassy for our office party tomorrow evening. Thanks, Anne-Marie!

From Anne-Marie…

When Cyd asked me to put …

Emersonmade.

Emersonmade.

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I was so delighted when I came across Emersonmade last night, I just knew I had to start off your Friday morning by spreading the delight. From big fabric flower brooches and corsages that are as grandiose as they are whimsical to incredibly stylish clutches, ties, sashes, and even dinner napkins, Emersonmade’s shop is literally bursting with colorful accessories for any and every occasion you can imagine. I love that each piece is hand-dyed, cut, stitched and assembled …

Beautiful Bridal Accessories by Louise Broad

Beautiful Bridal Accessories by Louise Broad

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There is something so ethereal and beautiful about the pieces textile designer Lousie Broad makes that I couldn’t help but find myself completely mesmerized as I scrolled through all the pretty little things in her shop. She uses the loveliest of natural fibers like silk and the softest merino wools to create each piece, perfect for a bride or any lady looking to add a dash of irresistible glamor to her life. These accessories are romantic and undeniably feminine in …

Florrie Mitton Couture Garters

Florrie Mitton Couture Garters

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While planning my wedding, I knew from day one that a garter and a bouquet toss were two things I was avoiding. And avoid I did. It was just something that was never on my radar and never of interest to me. With that said, I might have felt very differently about at least wearing a garter (I still wouldn’t have participated in any kind of dance floor garter antics, I can assure you that much) had I known about …

Lovely Dresses from Elizabeth Dye

Lovely Dresses from Elizabeth Dye

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Many kind thanks go out to the lovely Myra of Twigs & Honey for turning me onto the blog of the incomparable Elizabeth Dye. These dresses would be so beautiful for a wedding, a rehearsal dinner, a great New Year’s Eve party or any occasion worthy of a great frock. My favorite might be this beautiful black and white striped number with the perfect sweetheart neckline and the simple pleated bodice detailing.

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Fabulous Fascinators from Twigs & Honey

Fabulous Fascinators from Twigs & Honey

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By now I’m sure there’s a good chance you heard all about the lovely Myra and her amazing Twigs & Honey creations. If not, consider this your introduction. Myra offers the most exquisite collection of fabulous hair adornments for brides or basically any festive occasion you can imagine. Myra’s most recent additions to her shop are girly, a little bit decadent and completely fashionable – I adore every single piece. Having worn a Twigs & Honey hair piece for my …