Emmys 2013 – Allison Williams

I’m like, landslide giving her best dressed award. Simple, chic, Ralph Lauren. Done. She is the next America’s sweetheart. She’s just so beautiful!

Allison Williams in Ralph Lauren

 

Here’s some other favorites of mine:

Michelle Dockery in Prada. The purse and the tailoring are amaze.

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein. She’s so damn skinny and looks so damn good. I dig her lighter locks too!

 

Kiernan Shipka in Delpozo. Age-appropriate, chic, and beautiful styling.

 

Taylor Schilling in Thakoon. Vava-discreet-voom. Love some sideboob tat action.

 

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang. ‘Nuf said.

 

Kerry Washington in Marchesa. She’s an ethereal goddess in this. she wasn’t voted world’s best dressed woman for nothing.

 

Claire Danes in Armani Prive. This dress doesn’t shine in photos, but it was a stunner on-camera. Just gorgeous detailing and I love the red lip and bob!

 

 

Board #12 – Magnolia beauty

I had a special request this week from a former classmate and friend of mine to put together a board inspired by magnolias with the colors being green, gold and white. I find this color palette especially near and dear because it hearkens back to my southern roots. I grew up climbing magnolia trees with all of my cousins in my great uncle’s front yard and that is a fond memory of my childhood. I think to pay the proper respect to this great southern bloom, one must have a grand southern affair complete with a historic venue (perhaps a plantation home or old courthouse?), classic tuxedos, and beautiful ecru engraved invitations. I even love the idea of the calligraphy being in a beautiful, deep emerald tone. This is absolutely one of my favorite palettes I’ve created and I commend the bride for devising such a unique and heritage-driven theme for her wedding.

Board #11 - Magnolia love

Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

 

Board #11 – Shades of purple and grey

A friend of mine (from why back in elementary school!) requested a board with black, white, grey, and shades of purple. This is a pretty formal and muted palette, so I kicked it up a notch by throwing in a striped motif. Stripes are great because you can incorporate them throughout the wedding, from linens, to attire, to invites, to the cake! Enjoy!

Board #12 - shades of purple and grey

Clockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

Board #10 – Neutral Beauty

For this board, I decided to tone it down a notch from my typical style and lean towards a more neutral palette. If neutral is done right, it can be really beautiful. I always love to add at least one pop of color – in this case, a pale coral-pink. My personal favorite pic is the groomsmen shot – Leslee Mitchell does beautiful work and 2 of my good friends were groomsmen in this wedding.Inspiration Board #10 Neutral beautyclockwise from top left: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /

 

Stitch Fix #2 Review – June 15

Eek! My new stitch fix is here! I hated having such a big break between fixes, but financially, I just can’t do them monthly, so I’m going to switch to every other month..  for more info about this site, check out my previous fix here.

I got 5 items in this fix – and I loved it all!

COLLECTIVE CONCEPTS RILO TAB-SLEEVE CHAIN PRINT BLOUSE – $68

The colors and style of this shirt were so great, but ultimately, I decided it was too similar to some shirts I had in my closet already.

The colors and style of this shirt were so great, but ultimately, I decided it was too similar to some shirts I had in my closet already.

CARTER SKINNY ANKLE-LENGTH JEANS – $88

I wanted these pants so bad. SO SO bad. They were the best color and the fit was perfect. The only thing that deterred me was the pricetag..

I wanted these pants so bad. SO SO bad. They were the best color and the fit was perfect. The only thing that deterred me was the price tag…

ARK&CO VIANNA BELTED A-LINE MINIDRESS – $88

This dress is AMAZING! The fit was great, and I loved how versatile it is. I can wear it to work or out and I can change out the belt for a totally different look.

This dress is AMAZING! The fit was great, and I loved how versatile it is. I can wear it to work or out and I can change out the belt for a totally different look.

How great is the scoop back! I love that little surprise peek of skin!

How great is the scoop back! I love that little surprise peek of skin! Totally kept this one!

ARK&CO SIVA CHIFFON ROSE PRINT BLOUSE – $68

This shirt was nice, but not special enough to spend $68 on.

This shirt was nice, but not special enough to spend $68 on.

FACETED GEM CLUSTER NECKLACE – $32

They listened to my request and gave me a bubble necklace, but I could find this for $15 elsewhere, no?

They listened to my request and gave me a bubble necklace, but I could find this for $15 elsewhere, no?

So in the end, I only kept the dress, but I seriously wanted all of it so bad! I just didn’t need to break the bank! Stitch Fix really is SO much fun – if you love all the garments or not. If you want to sign up, click here and I’ll get a $25 credit towards my next fix!

Let me offer a small amount of praise as well – I found a tiny snag on my dress and emailed customer service a photo of said snag. They offered to either send me another (which could take a while since it wasn’t in stock) or give me a $15 credit so I could have it repaired. THAT, my friends, is customer service. Not to mention, they responded to my inquiry in less than half an hour! I opted for the credit just because it was less trouble and that was $15 in my pocket. Win-win!

Board #9 – Modern Tangerine and White

When I got married I already knew what my wedding colors were going to be, but I contemplated one other color combo for a hot minute. I love orange/grey/white as a combo, because it’s unique and contemporary. But orange is a much harder color to come by than yellow, which is I why I opted for yellow instead. In hindsight, I wish I had used these colors because I see yellow and grey EVERYWHERE now. OH well! Hope you enjoy!

Inspiration Board #9 - Tangerine dream

Clockwise from top left:                                                                                                                                            1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 /

Board #8 – Turquoise, Coral, and Gold

I have a serious crush on this festive and fun color combo. It has the feminine coral touches without being over-the-top girly and is also glamorous with the touches of gold. I usually don’t LOVE pink in a wedding, unless it’s brightly hued and combined with some fun non-pink colors. I pulled some of my favorite images from a shared Pinterest board for this board. Hope you enjoy!

Inspiration Board #8- Turquoise, Pink, and Gold (1)

The numbers will link you to the original, gorgeous weddings these images are pulled from! Clockwise from top left 1. These Bari Jay bridesmaids dresses are a personal favorite! / 2. How sweet and simple is this cake? Perfect for an outdoor bride / 3. I have serious love affair with succulents / 4. Mason jars with striped straws are a perfect way to serve a signature cocktail! / 5. Those envelope liners and fun quirky calligraphy drive me wild! So fun! / 6. Turquoise bow ties are the bees’ knees. / 7. Kate spade. Need I say more?

Stitch Fix #1 Review – April 29

Stitch Fix is:

1. $20/Fix (or month if you sign up for monthly) – if you buy anything the $20 is a credit towards that item.

2. A shipment of 5 fashion items – My first box was 2 tops, 2 bottoms, 1 pair of earrings.

3. 25% off all items if you buy all five items.

4. Customized based on a survey you fill out, you have a personal stylist that tries to match your likes and dislikes to garments in their collection.

5. By invite only – click here and sign up! I’ll get a $25 credit if you do!

6. Confusing? Any other questions can be answered here.

7. AWESOME! My friend Katie Nall told me about it, I signed up, and had to wait almost 2 months for my first box, but I was SO excited I could hardly stand it!

My box came in looking all pretty and stuff! I literally stood and waited for the mailman to come into the leasing office because I couldn’t wait to open it!

For my first fix, the price point was slightly too high for my taste, so I requested they put more affordable tops in my next box.

Amour Vert's Catriece Sleeveless Crossover Knit Top in white

1. Amour Vert’s Catriece Sleeveless Crossover Knit Top in white – $88
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I really liked the cut and shape of this shirt, and I never would have picked it for myself which made it kind of fun, but at $88, that was just too much to spend on a white tee in my opinion.

Here were the style options they offered up for this shirt.

Here were the style options they offered up for this shirt. Love the one with the blazer – it’d make this shirt work appropriate!

These earrings were a really nice shape and I loved the hammered gold, but I would much rather have paid $18,  rather than $38.

2. Marjorie Baear’s Triangular Spear Danglers – $38.These earrings were a really nice shape and I loved the hammered matte gold, but I would much rather have paid $18 than $38. I’m not one to spend a lot on jewelry that isn’t handmade.

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3. Kensie Jeans’ Bay Polka Dot Cropped Skinny Jeans – $88

I kinda liked these, kinda felt they were too junior. Not to mention I bought some polka dot pants a week ago (see pic above), but the fit, shape, style was spot on. I just didn't like the color / print!

I kinda liked these, and kinda felt they were too junior. Not to mention I bought some polka dot pants a week ago (see pics 3 & 4 above), but the fit, shape, style was spot on. I just didn’t like the color / print!

Fraiche by J Sansome Striped Maxi Skirt - $88

4. Fraiche by J’s Sansome Striped Maxi Skirt – $88

Notice that the 2nd style option is the shirt I'm wearing in the picture above! I actually really liked this skirt a lot, but the drawstring was bulky and the hips had to be covered as the skirt hugged me strangely. I will now actually consider buying a maxi skirt and I never would have had they not shipped me this!

Notice that the 2nd style option is the shirt I’m wearing in the picture above! I actually really liked this skirt a lot, but the drawstring was bulky and the hips had to be covered as the skirt hugged me strangely. I will now actually consider buying a maxi skirt and I never would have had they not shipped me this!

5. Aryn K Sonia Silk Colorblock Blouse - $88

5. Aryn K’s Sonia Silk Colorblock Blouse – $88

This shirt was non-negotiable! I loved everything about it! The colors were so fun and unique, the sheer fabric was awesome, and the shape / style very versatile, I could easily wear with a blazer for work or skinny jeans / black dress shorts and heels for a night out! Definitely a must for my wardrobe!

This shirt was non-negotiable! I loved everything about it! The colors were so fun and unique, the sheer fabric was awesome, and the shape / style very versatile, I could easily wear with a blazer for work or skinny jeans / black dress shorts and heels for a night out! Definitely a must for my wardrobe!

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The style options were kind of uninspired for this look! I thought of better ones on my own!

So of my first five items in my fix, I only kept item #5, but that was mainly because of the prices. I seriously liked all of it except for the polka dot denim! This was so much fun – I cannot wait until my next fix! I requested beachy items for my upcoming Memorial Day family trip! Check out Stitch Fix and sign up! It was so much fun!

Which items did you like most? Did you agree with my decisions?

Angel Sanchez Bridal Spring 2014

This man is a vortex of some of kind of insane creative energy. There is much to be envied about him in the bridal world. He takes risks, while still maintaining a very commercial appeal. There isn’t a single one of these dresses that is too outlandish to imagine not being worn by some real bride out there on one of my gajillion wedding blogs I follow. I love him. Look at the cube thingy on that girl’s head. I mean, really? What’s NOT to love?! Maybe it’s the architect in me, but this guy has GOT it. Whatever IT is.

Enjoy this journey of gorgeous bridal fashion and when you are done, tell me which is your favorite. I think this is one of the best collections I have EVER seen. Maybe you can help me decide because I simply do not know how to pick one.