Dresses and Fashion


Get the Trend At Any Budget: Mint Green Bridesmaid Dresses

by HannahN

One of our favorite bridesmaid dress hues at the moment is the gorgeous mint spectrum. These colors look great paired with florals or accessories ranging from peach to coral, or with the nice contrast of lavender or yellow shades. For a twist on the popular yellow and gray color scheme, swap out the yellow for mint (or just add it in!) for a fresh look. Browse below for inspiration on mint bridesmaid dresses that fit in to your wedding day budget AND your sense of style, and don't...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: La Boheme

by HannahN

Boho syles paired up with lightweight fabrics go hand in hand with laces, tulles and silk chiffon that make up this trio of ultra feminine gowns.  Recently I had the good fortune to to shoot with Santa Barbara based photographer, Grace Kathryn, who with a great deal of skill and sensitivity captured these Boho gems perfectly .  In this editorial styled by makeup artist and hairstylist, Julie Morgan, the rustic backdrops of the Santa Barbara Historical Museum and Our Lady of Mount...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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Incorporate Sapphire Jewelry as Your Something Blue!

by HannahN

What could be a more classy way to wear your something blue than incorporating sparkling sapphires into your bridal jewelry? With so many gorgeous options out there, from rings to bracelets to stunning earrings, you really can not go wrong by choosing the timeless stone as your something blue. Browse below to see some of our favorite pieces that you could wear on your wedding day, and be sure to add your favorites to your Something Blue Ideabook! Something Blue Sapphire Rings: Be...

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Can’t Get Enough of these Beautiful BHLDN Wedding Dresses!

by HannahN

BHLDN's 2014 collection is one that I absolutely adore. All of the dresses are perfectly beautiful- I still can't choose a favorite! The gowns are so romantic and the detailed embroidery exude femininity, and feature many figure flattering options for many body types. I love the use of nudes and blush tones and floral themed embroidery. BHLDN's use of beads gives an extra touch of glint and detail that make the dresses walking works of art. The collection also includes a few gorgeous...

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Old Hollywood Glam Styled Shoot

by HannahN

This photo-shoot was inspired by a mutual love of Old Hollywood Glamour. The historic Ragland Mansion in Petersburg, Virginia was the backdrop for the shoot. This elegant antebellum Italianate built in the 1850’s later became home to the family of Joseph Cotton the American film, stage and television actor, and is Petersburg’s best kept secret. Hair and makeup styling was inspired by the film actress Rita Hayworth. Dayna Cobb Makeup Design transformed the beautiful model, Kelsey...

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The Era of Novelty Laces

by Bride Chic

Not only are the traditional laces like Alencon and Chantilly now used in cutting edge ways, new inventions in knit and revivals in cotton and crocheted laces are also gaining prominence. Some of it is being used discreetly on no more than a sleeve or yoke while the high drama of donning all over lace from collar to hemline is chic as well.  Here are a few dresses all lacy in some way-- that combine aspects from the finest eras styled with the contemporary bride in mind.

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Get the Trend At Any Budget: Bridal Shoes with Bows

by HannahN

A tale as old as time: a girl and her shoes. Not sure what style to walk down the aisle with? Consider bow adorned heels for a fun and flirty feminine vibe! Bows are very versatile - they can be retro cool on a kitten heel, girly chic with rhinestones on a strappy sandal heel, or fashion forward on a shoe with metallic or blingy elements. We scoured our favorite shoe spots online to bring you tons of great options at four different budget points so that you can get the look no matter...

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Get a Bachelorette Inspired Oval Shaped Ring at Any Budget

by HannahN

The Internet is abuzz after Monday night's finale of The Bachelorette, when Josh got down on one knee and proposed to Andi with an absolutely breathtaking Neil Lane diamond ring (pictured above). The oval shaped double halo ring is said to be the most expensive ring in Bachelor/ette history, with a rumored price tag of at least $100,000! While we have some serious ring envy, we also don't necessarily all have a hit ABC show footing the bill for our bling, so here is how you can get a...

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Adorable Dresses for Your Little Miss

by HannahN

We just can't help but smile when looking at flower girl dresses! Lets be honest, no matter what type of frock your little miss has on, she is going to be adorable! However, we know that you want to find a dress that perfectly complements your wedding style, so we found 16 darling dresses to help get your inspiration flowing. We are loving the tiered skirts and the full tulle skirts that are all over the mini fashionista world right now, and the sweet floral details in both the hair...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: The Floral Wreath

by Bride Chic

Brides who love the idea of  going unveiled can opt to go all out romantic by topping off with a band interwoven with fresh flowers, foliage and in some cases ribbons. Florists can put these together either with fresh, artificial, or dried flowers.  I wore a wreath of dried flowers on my wedding day with a swirl of tulle veil.  The look is incredibly romantic.  Below is a medley of some of my own faves that I hope can inspire you along in creating your bridal look! Take a look and...

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Get The Trend at Any Budget: Off The Shoulder Wedding Gowns

by HannahN

A big trend for Spring 2015 bridal gowns is graceful and feminine off the shoulder necklines. While the runway fashions are absolutely stunning, we know that the prices associated with the lovely designer creations are not necessarily attainable for the average bride, so we are happy to showcase how you can get the look no matter what your budget is! For the Beautiful and on a Budget Bride (Price range under $600) This beaded empire waist wedding dress from TD Bridal features a...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Beautiful Dots

by Bride Chic

There's something just so stunning about dots on tulle, cotton, chiffon or just about any lightweight fabric that ripples in the breeze.  Have you noticed dots have regained popularity recently?  As a heavier weave, dotted Swiss is typically cotton. On fine mesh or tulle it is commonly known as Point d'esprit. I have to say though it's not only wedding dresses that have my heart with this summery fabric, dots are also really lovely as veils and netting for hats. What is your...

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Romantic and Ethereal Wedding Gowns from Saja Wedding

by HannahN

Saja Wedding's current bridal collection is compiled of romantic gowns draped in silk organza, chiffon, and silk satin. The delicate details such as the flutter sleeves and hand beading are perfectly feminine and give the dresses a dreamy feel. If illusion necklines and straps are your style, this collection is perfect for you, as many of the gowns incorporate sheer sleeves that showcase the neckline and collarbones of the bride beautifully. We love how whimsical and ethereal this...

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Bride Chic’s Trend Watch: Shirr Beauties

by HannahN

You find shirring everywhere these days. Gathers, pleats, ruching and rows of stitching all make up different forms of shirring--an application process used a lot in evening and bridal wear.  Shirring can be out of the same fabric as the rest of the dress or something separate, usually lighter fabrics placed over lace that shirr nicely like tulle, chiffon and silk gauze.  This creates a kind of gossamer effect that's especially pretty when seen close up. Check out the shirring on...

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Stunning Shoe Inspiration from Freya Rose

by HannahN

  Freya Rose is known for its stunning, hand-made shoes that are truly walking works of art. In addition to how gorgeous these shoes are visually, it gets even better! Many of these heels have a comfortable secret weapon: an ergonomically perfected memory foam insole designed to ensure that you can dance the night away on your special day! The hand made craftsmanship and intricate details incorporate luxurious materials such as Swarovski crystals, French Chantilly lace, freshwater...

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Beautiful Bridesmaid Dresses Online from Review Australia

by HannahN

  TThese beautiful and affordable bridesmaid dresses from Review Australia continue the online clothing retailers' reputation for designing vintage inspired fashion with a modern twist. The stunning gowns in their wedding collection are the epitome of femininity, and offer the perfect combination of flirty fun and flattering styles that are sure to blow away your guests.  With the variety of selection that this collection offers, every bridesmaid can find a dress to adore on your...

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Vintage Inspired Veils

by Bride Chic

I found these lovely vintage-inspired veils on a group board on Pinterest. I in turn of course asked the curator of the board if I could join the pinning.  Nikki Mc Lendon of Rose Red Bridal Designs hails from from Anchorage, Alaska. She handcrafts veils and various head chic as well as sashes and bridesmaid accessories. I was blown away by the simplicity and purity of these particular tulle veils with beautiful laces and the finest materials! My faves are the drop veils or ...

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Fall in Love with the Bohemian ‘Romantique’ Collection by Claire Pettibone

by HannahN

Graceful and ethereal, Claire Pettibone's new Romantique collection is compiled of understated elegant gowns all under $3,000! Claire Pettibone just celebrated 20 years of being in business and marriage, and her experience and passion for the industry truly shines in this beautiful line of bohemian and poetic gowns. The collection features a mixture of flowy gowns, feminine off-shoulder sleeves, delicate embroidered lace designs, and her signature stunning backs. The sleeveless and...

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A Country Western Wedding

by Bride Chic

Howdy! Believe it or not you don't have to live in Wyoming to have a celebration the likes of any of these pics. Any country setting will do...all you need is a ranch, farm or meadow to kick up your heels and wing ding it country style. And check it out: Nearly any wedding dress properly accessorized can look cowgirly chic. A western bride with b-maids in cowboy boots and short dresses sure is hot right now. Add in some rustic elements like a weathered barn, pip berries and a few...

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Be the Best Dressed Guest in these Delightful Dresses

by Bride Chic

You just got the invite, now what? Count the times you've seen guests go into a panic when they have no idea what to wear. No worries!   Whether you're attending your bestie's seaside nuptials or a wedding at The Ritz during the holidays you can easily check out all your options for showing up and looking beautiful. Unless the invite specifies casual, semi-formal or formal you’ll have to either ask or figure it out on your own. Venue and the bride’s gown are big rule of thumb...

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Wear it Again with Reversible Bridesmaid Dresses from Durga Kali

by Bride Chic

More exciting news on the bridesmaid fashion front!  What if I told you about a dress you could wear 4-ways?  A bridesmaid's frock is probably the last dress you'd imagine had that kind of versatility, right?  Durga Kali has solved the common problem every bridesmaid faces--what to do with the dress after the wedding. This is a 4 in-1 dress collection that actually allows bridesmaids to don the same look to 4 different functions offering more mileage out of her formal attire....

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Understated Elegance by Amsale

by HannahN

  Amsale's stunning Spring 2015 bridesmaid collection features timeless and elegant dresses that prove simple means anything but boring! The gorgeous gowns come in beautiful hues such as blush pink, graphite, guava, and slate, and have lovely lace and unexpected back features that are sure to leave a lasting impression. Scroll below for the whole collection and be sure to pin your favorites!

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The Contemporary Chic Conceptions of Maison des Talons

by Claire

Maison des Talons brings a stylish, sleek look to your big day with distinctive shoes made to stand out. With architecture-like designs and unique colors, these shoes are sure to make a statement. Maison des Talons released their first bridal line in April, and the two golden pairs of heels that make up the collection are adorned with Swarovski crystals to make a bride sparkle. But we love the entire 2014 collection, and know that whether you're looking for your something blue or just...

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