Fashion + Accessories

Black Bridesmaid Dress Style

Black Bridesmaid Dress Style

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I loved these gorgeous shots that Elizabeth Messina shared on Kiss the Groom yesterday. A dramatic ruffly black bridesmaid dress? Stunning! The black toe nail polish and the romantic pink rose bouquet are the perfect finishing touches.

{Photos by Elizabeth Messina.}

Academy Awards Inspired Etsy Finds

Academy Awards Inspired Etsy Finds

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One of my favorite parts of the day is when I get the daily Etsy Finds newsletter. One day last week all of the finds were inspired by Academy Awards red carpet style and all of them blew my mind they were so gorgeous. I love the glamour associated with red carpet events, the glitz and glam of Hollywood celebrations. Why not infuse your next party or your wedding with a little red carpet style? A dramatic dress and eye-catching …

The June Bride

The June Bride

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This week I was delighted to discover The June Bride, a lovely Etsy shop featuring the prettiest of eco-friendly accessories and wares. If, like me, you haven’t yet stumbled upon The June Bride in your travels, today is your lucky day. From silk dyed Easter egg kits to sewing patterns, reclaimed wool brooches, coasters, reusable produce bags and more, each item is beautiful and truly unique.

{Photos from The June Bride.}

Patterned Vintage Wedding Dress

Patterned Vintage Wedding Dress

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I love this dress. The romantic in me loved it from the moment I first saw it for the clean, classic lines and pretty pattern. Wouldn’t this be absolutely beautiful for an intimate outdoor wedding? It’s the type of dress where you can get married barefoot and then curl up on a picnic blanket with your beloved and your closet friends and family for a spread of the most delectable sandwiches and bite-sized desserts.  The type of dress where you …

Pretty in Purple

Pretty in Purple

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This gorgeous purple dress has been on my mind for days since I first saw it over the weekend. I love the color, the romance, the elegance. In fact, this entire look speaks to me. The hair, the makeup and the jewelry are simply beautiful. I love this for the bride who maybe isn’t interested in the traditional white or ivory dress, but still wants to look like a million bucks as she celebrates her wedding. Nothing says you have …

Handmade Mardi Gras Masks from Lady In the Tower

Handmade Mardi Gras Masks from Lady In the Tower

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With Mardi Gras on the brain, I thought I’d share a few of these gorgeous masks from Lady In the Tower. These exquisite works of art are the definition of drama. They are elaborate, over the top and loaded with incredible attention to details from the sequins to the jewels to the abundance of feathers. Akin to the beautiful and highly detailed carnival masks you find all over Venice, these masks are not your average Mardi Gras accessory.

Hats and Fascinators from Love Charlie

Hats and Fascinators from Love Charlie

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Over the weekend I discovered Love Charlie, a millinery located in Prince Edward Island, Canada that uses vintage fabric, feathers, tulle, flowers and embellishments to create stunning hats, fascinators, and hair accessories that are both modern and delightfully vintage-inspired.  I love the hats especially. They feel incredibly stylish to me and yet I also feel like wearing one would make me feel as though I were playing dress-up in a historic era play. These pieces would make beautiful yet unexpected …

Romantic Accessories from White Owl

Romantic Accessories from White Owl

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I’ve been enamored with the creations of White Owl since their unique accessories, made from salvaged bits of material sourced at estate sales and flea markets, starting making the blog rounds last fall. Recently, a friend of mine showed up wearing one of their necklaces and later, a pair of their earrings, and I was so excited to see that the pieces are just as lovely in person as they are in these beautifully styled photos. They are romantic and …

New Couture Bridal Accessories from Twigs & Honey

New Couture Bridal Accessories from Twigs & Honey

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I do believe that the lovely Myra of Twigs & Honey can do no wrong. Every piece she creates is a bit of magic, a truly lovely work of art. The latest pieces she has created take it to a whole new level. She has painstakingly hand-dyed, cut, painted and sewed every last petal of each flower for creations that are beyond remarkable. From pretty handbands and hats and even a couture mask perfect for a masquerade ball, there seems …

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 …