Monthly Archives: September 2011

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Get Styled: Elegant Engagement Party

September 15, 2011

Hello again everyone! Working as a stylist, I often get asked by women (and men!) what the appropriate dress is for various wedding events. For a lot of couples, the first time they are celebrated together is at their engagement party, and naturally, you want to look your best!

From the moment you’re engaged to well after the honeymoon, one thing is certain- your picture will be taken a lot! And the key to looking your best at any event (wedding related or not!) is to be comfortable in what you’re wearing. Stick to classic silhouettes that are not too revealing and stay away from really trendy pieces that will make you cringe 15 years from now. Oh, and don’t forget to smile- because you’re engaged!

I love Catherine Middleton’s style. She always looks elegant and beautiful and is pictured below in a Diane von Furstenberg dress. This type of dress can be easily dressed up or down and can be paired with tights for colder weather! And William looks so dashing in his navy suit and pocket square!


Image Sources:
Image of Catherine and William via Us Magazine
No. 1: Navy + Red Tie from Newegg ($24.95)
No. 2: Simonnot Godard Pocket Square from Barneys New York ($60)
No. 3: Soft Chiffon Dress from Asos ($64.03)
No. 4: Kate Spade ‘Licorice’ from Piperlime ($298)
No. 5: Santi Paillette Clutch from Nordstrom ($248)

Wedding Inspiration

Rustic Sunflowers

September 13, 2011

With the change of seasons approaching, it seems like the perfect time of year for some rustic sunflower inspiration… especially in the mid-western states! I’m really starting to fall for this effortlessly chic, outdoorsy look.

Featured Design: Love Logo #4 wedding invitation


Photo Credits:
row 1: Pine Mountain engagement via Style Me Pretty | Cake pops via One Lovely Day
row 2: Sign via Style Me Pretty
row 3: Groom and Bride via Pink Blossom List | Flower girl via Style Me Pretty
row 4: Love Logo #4 Invitation via Betsywhite Stationery | Bouquets via Green Wedding Shoes