Classic Accessory Updates for 2013

We’re just a couple weeks in but I’m already seeing trends and classics that will certainly carry us through the entire year and beyond. Everything from updated translations on pearls and rhinestones to the a-line bridesmaid dress with modern details, there are endless possibilities.


Grosgrain ribbon and rhinestones are updated with contemporary grouping Eschutcheon d’Orsays pumps, $330

Discreet rhinestone clasp pearl necklace, on sale now $16.80

This is not your mother’s bridesmaid dress with a sophisticated high collar ruffle Blakely dress in silk taffeta, $200

Classic lace is made modern with a long hanging side veil Jannie Baltzer headpiece

Lace gloves



The Perfect Present : Personalized Christmas Presents

initial-round-ornamentFor your sister: Monogram round Christmas ornament, just $10


For your best friend: Candy cane personalized frame, $24

star-christmas-tree-ornament-1For your parents: Family name Christmas tree star ornament, $10

23knFor your mom: Crystal initial necklace, $14

14033na_1For your guests: A great wedding favor and keepsake ornament! Snowflake frame, set of 4 just $12

baby-s-first-christmas-round-ornamentFor the new parents: Baby’s first Christmas personalized round ornament, $10

Customizing Christmas Gifts on #CyberMonday with Free Shipping!

There’s an endless list of custom gifts at Tenereze and something for everyone. Happy Cyber Monday shopping!

Custom name photo frames

Mosaic Quilt with custom embroidery

Wine Bottles Pillow with initial

Monogram wine glass set

Script initial mug

Crystal initial necklace

The Classics : Wedding Looks that Never Go Out of Style

BRIDESMAID GIFT : You can’t go wrong with rhinestones and pearls, Discreet Necklace, $30  |  CAKE : Delicate frosting and piping will get oohs and aahs on your wedding day, Martha Stewart Weddings

ACCESSORY : Satin matte gloves get a lovely update with floral, $29  |  SHOES : Your something blue, slingbacks are a classic, $300

KEEPSAKE : A family tradition continues when you get your own custom monogram hankies, custom colors available, $27  |  FAVOR : Frame the seating card and then let them take home a handsome silver frame, $3.75



So Many Rings, So Little Time…

How do you narrow down your favorite when there are so many choices? Did you have a say in what your lifelong ring would look like? I did! I absolutely LOVE my vintage yellow sapphire with diamond pave. They basket setting is so much larger than any other I saw. And since we found the ring at auction, it was a steal! I’m not one to care about material things (I would’ve gotten married with a ring pop. Well…not really, but you know what I’m saying…) How much does it matter to you to get the perfect ring?

Have you noticed a turn toward intricate and fanciful settings lately? Here are some of the ones that stand out to me.

DeBeers Bridal designs for every dream detail

The rainbow’s the limit at Kwiat

It’s not your mother’s Tiffanys

Engagement rings galore at

Now you can have celebrity jeweler Neil Lane’s creations too from Kay Jewelers

Cutest DIY Ever! – Make Your Own Anthro Animal Necklaces via Flamingo Toes

When I saw this, I just had to share. This is by far my fav DIY tutorial of the moment! Scratch buying the Anthropologie versions of these mini animal necklaces – just make your own! Here’s the lowdown step by step for making your own Animal Necklaces. And notice the amazing crowns on the DIY version. I’m sure you can find some unique details of your own at your local craft store. Get the super glue ready. Thanks, Flamingo Toes!

The Anthro version, $38 each

The DIY version. Can you really tell the difference?

All the step by step goodness can be found here!

My Favorite Things Right Now

I’ve been obsessing about a few items lately and now I’m going to share…

Things that sparkle.

Butter nail lacquers

 Love a bit of bling for evening. Crystal circle earrings, $42

Things that grow.

I’ve been enamored with her work for a while. Paula Hayes never ceases to amaze me with her mini worlds.

Crack open the Eggling and grow your own herbs and flowers on the counter.

Things that make noise.

Surprise crackers for holiday or everyday via Design Sponge

Pop Rocks, a nostalgic favorite. Did you know they came in chocolate!??!

London Calling: English inspired gifts

The Olympics and all the talk about London has got me thinking about bangers and mash (a traditional dish of sausage and mashed potatoes – yum!), the Queen’s jewels, and dapper style. What’s your favorite part of this exciting international event?

1. The coronation crown belongs in the Queen’s collection, St. Edward’s Crown via Official and Historic Crowns

2. The picture of schoolboy chic. Schoolboy blazer in navy, $198

3. Fill the belly with a national favorite. Bangers and mash via Golf Stuff We Like

4. We can pretend…Tiara, $35

5. London phone booth photo via Fodor’s

6. Chain Link Bracelet, $77

7. Royal blue in the Fiery pump, $79

8. Pretty and dainty, English tea service via Tea Party Girl

The Night Before: Packing the Wedding Bag

The night before my wedding some of my closest friends and I stayed at our friend’s house, ordered in pizza, drank wine and just spent quality time together. It was one of the best parts of my wedding-planning process. That night, I made sure to pack all the essentials that I’d need (besides my wedding dress and shoes that had already been transported separately).

Here are a few key essentials that you’ll want for your wedding overnight bag:

1. A customized silk bag is a great way to carry all your belongings. Your MOH and bridesmaids would love this too!

2. You’ll want to look smashing in your get-ready photos the morning of. A silk robe will give you the elegance you’re looking for in the make up photos. Silk robe, Victoria’s Secret, $128

3. The most romantic and supportive bustier you’ll find. Carefully wrap and roll in tissue to keep from flattening the form. Affinitas, bridal bustier

4. Elegant wedding jewelry for the big day. Chandelier earrings (matching pendant available separately), Rhinestone and pearl chandelier earrings, $57 ** Right now, 10%! Use code: J712RLY

5. Your make up bag embroidered with your monogram won’t get mixed up with everyone else’s goodies, personalized cosmetic bag, $10

6. Your jewelry rolled safely in a roll. This one is custom silk shantung, a great bridesmaid gift too! Personalized jewelry roll, $10

7. Comfortable shoes to run around in the next day. They’ll match any outfit you toss in the bag and get where you need to go in style and comfort the morning of the wedding, Viv printed flats, J. Crew, $198