Saturday, December 19, 2009

Just in . . .

Just in! This gown is gorgeous and is priced under $200! A beautiful empire bodice and sweetheart neckline with ribbon detail.  Available in over 10 colors, including white & ivory.  This would make a fabulous bridal gown and for under $200 you can't go wrong. Love it!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wedding entrance idea . . . what do you think?

I know you have all probably seen this video before since it has been on YouTube for months now. But I thought it would be fun to share with those that haven't or just for y'all to see again. It reminds me of how fun weddings really can be. Yeah, most brides probably won't allow something like this at their wedding and I would imagine many churches wouldn't allow it either. But it is pretty entertaining. And puts a smile on my face! This had to be one fun wedding!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Hair flair

Now that your bridesmaid is armed with the prefect dress, some extra flair may be needed, and we look to the accessories department for that.  Hair accessories are a great way to set the tone of your wedding, whether it is for the traditional, modern, formal or informal affair. Here are a couple of our favorites.

Headbands can spice up any look! And are perfect for those girls that may not want to invest in getting an updo the day of! They also make a perfect bridesmaid gift because it is definitely something they’ll want to wear again. Just think how cute these would look with jeans and a t-shirt! These Jaxie headbands can be customized to match your wedding colors and are available at Miss Ruby for under $20!


Looking for something sweet and girly? These pastel button hairpins from bazaarLatino on etsy are actually vintage buttons glued on a bobby pin. Oooh, so shabby chic!

This look may not work for all parties, but I love this modern take on a hippy-style hairband from two adorable ladies in the UK. (

Flowers are available in an endless variety of sizes and color palettes which make them the perfect hair accessory.  Depending on the flower you choose to don in your tresses you can create any type of look – vintage, modern, casual or sophisticated.  The options are endless!  Etsy has a plethora of flower hair pins to choose from. Or if you want to go au natural add a few fresh blooms to your floral order! (The flower shown is from mandizzle on etsy.)

When I think vintage I think of lace, brooches & pearls. Head to your nearest antique store and sort through their collection of lace & jewels to create a timeless and elegant look.  I love this simple look! 

As you can see the options are endless!  But what do you plan to do? We’d love to see what other bridal parties are sporting in their hair! Please share with us!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Dress in the City

Chapter 4: You gotta have friends . . .
As women, the friends we have are an essential component to our very foundation. In them we find happiness, comfort, strength and certainty. We carry them with us throughout the events of our lives, learning from their accomplishments and mistakes, teaching them from our own and finding refuge in their very existence. But in the few moments that we find ourselves “alone”, who or what do we rely on for comfort? Maybe it’s realizing our accomplishments; our numerous talents and skills; or maybe, just maybe it’s a great pair of pumps! After all, who’s with you at every board meeting and presentation, at every social event and luncheon? In today’s couture centered world, has fashion become our new bff?

Judging by the gal in this pic, one would think so! This ensemble is the definition of comfort and style! The empire waist of this fabulous frock elongates the torso and slims the midsection, while the feathered details on top add a little volume to the bust-line, not to mention

But it’s the versatility of this look that makes it an instant closet must have. While the dress itself can be the conversation piece of the night, when paired with a longer cardigan and tights, it becomes work wearable. Leave the cardigan open for a more casual look, or pair with a skinny belt cinched right at the empire waistline for a sleek and tailored spin.

However you choose to sport this look remember this is one friend you can trust to always make you look good!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Dearest Wellies - You are now my new best friend

Well this post is a little different than most but I wore my new wellies (aka rain boots) for the first time today and let me tell you they were worth every penny!  Well they were only $50 or so (courtesy of DSW), but to not have soaking wet feet and water-stained shoes after trudging through the sloppy, snowy mess today makes me one happy girl.  Between heading to and from my car to both of my jobs everyday I walk quite a bit. My UGGS were destroyed last winter from climbing snow banks to pay all those darn parking meters. Anyway, my new wellies are warm & cozy and completely waterproof. It makes splashing in puddles and trudging through snow a whole heck of a lot of fun!  Plus they actually look cute with tights & dresses, or a fav pair of leggings and skinny jeans too. Or you can rock them like Kate Moss and wear them with shorty shorts!


Closet Helpers

Each and every one of us has, at one point in time, come to a crossroads in our closets. We wake up, dig through the piles of clothes and, after making a mockery of your organizational skills, declare, “I have absolutely nothing to wear!”. Upon deciding this, we limit ourselves to two options. We can either sort through everything again and desperately try and find pieces that can actually go together, or throw everything out and start again. Well my friends there is a more economically friendly way to ensure a fashion hassle-free morning or night. By keeping these staple pieces in your closet you’ll save money and your sanity!

The Boy-less Boyfriend Jacket: Be the leading lady of comfort and savvy in a jacket that’s even acceptable for the future in-laws! With a longer cut and tailored sides this piece offers a sleek but oh-so-casual-cool look. Pair with skinny jeans and tall boots for dinner and a movie, or a pencil skirt or dress at the office.

The Sleek Sheath: Take sophistication to the next level with a form flattering and fabulous sheath dress. With this piece in your closet you’ll be ready to take on any fashion dilemma. The cinched waist and pencil skirt hug the figure in just the right way, while the top portion comes in a variety of necklines suitable for all different body types. Beautiful by itself for a night out on the town, or pair with a cardigan and skinny belt cinched around the waist for a day at the office.

(This adorable plaid sheath is available at Miss Ruby!)

The Cozy Cardigan: This winter it’s all about the cardigan - they are the quintessential add on for any outfit you choose. With all the different shapes, patterns and plethora of color palates available, you can have your cardigan and wear one-everyday if you wanted too! Pair a cropped cardigan with a cute mini skirt and tights for play or opt for a longer cardigan to wear over your pencil skirt for work. And you don’t have to just stick to solid neutral colors. Instead mix and match patterns with brightly colored solids for a look that will wear away at your winter blues.

The Wearable Winter Coat: Who says you have to sacrifice style for warmth? With this season's feminine coats the puffy winter coats of yesterday have finally met their match. These wool and nylon blend coats show off your figure all while keeping it warm! With frill details, pleats and skirted bottoms, you don’t have to pick between femininity and comfort the coat of 2010 is slowly becoming the new dress!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Gift idea...Vintage hairpins

I spend countless hours exploring It is amazing what you can find on that website! And a great place to find handmade and vintage gifts and accessories.

Today I found these pretty vintage bobby pins. They are made of upcycled vintage earrings that were rescued, reused and glued to gold bobby pins. How cute is that? They are so girly with that flair of vintage. Of course they’d look adorable on a bride or bridesmaid or any girly girl (like me)! They also come with a shabby vintage style gift tag. Oh so cute and what a clever idea! (You’ll find these and other vintage hair pins, felt brooches, and much more at