What’s Your Shade? Blush Rose Pink

Now that everyone’s seen Jessica Biels’ blush wedding Giambatista Valli wedding dress, I’m sure it will be all the rage for next spring. See all the shades of pink, blush and rose.

BRIDESMAIDS : Peonies Monogram handkerchief, from Tenereze, $27  |  DINNER : Rose wines are making a comeback. Would you serve it at your wedding?

BRIDAL : Manolo Blahniks, BB patent leather pumps, $595  |  FLORAL : Luscious blush peonies from Fifty Flowers, $139-$329

BRIDAL PARTY : Well Dressed, the softest blush pink from MAC Cosmetics, $20  |  BRIDAL BOUDOIR : Bridal nightwear, Ikebana Babydoll from La Perla, $494

Five Fall Trends to Love

It rained for most of the day and I got to bring out the silver Hunter boots. I love layering and bundling this time of year. And buying a few key pieces for fun, of course. What’re you splurging on this season? I’ve noticed tons of print, texture and color layering. Here are some of my favorite pieces.

Graphics are all the rage for work looks. Marni Grid dress *This would make a great day time wedding look!

Pattern tights draw attention in a flattering way. Topshop Aztec tights

Rustic and romantic details like this blue sapphire Lauren Wolf ring add drama to every look.

Floral was shown all over the runway, even for winter this year! If you don’t feel like you can pull it off, don a simple accessory. Zoe floral scarf

Unexpected texture and color makes any outfit buzz. Jacquard pants from J.Crew

Great Pairings : Print + Pattern

I love color and I’m not afraid of it one bit. There’s something uplifting about an unexpected hue on pillows, clothing, shoes. Everyday things that are ho hum really pick me up when I see them in a bright color and the same can be said for a wedding or party setting. Don’t let your guests get too comfy. There are plenty of ways to surprise them at every turn. See for yourself.

ENTRYWAY: Saturated floral makes a bold statement paired with graphic chevron from Style Me Pretty

CAKE : Talk about a centerpiece of the evening. Teal, pink and gold exceed your wildest expectations in chevron, stripe and dots at 100 Layer Cake

MORE CAKE : Flowers look even sweeter when you pair them with the hard edge of a stripe at Ruffled

SETTING : Treat your guests to a stunning and layered backdrop for any occasion. Confetti and layers of paper from Confetti System

PARTY : Cotton candy pink is especially pretty when you mix it up in stripes and dots at Tiny White Daisy



Spring Fashion 2013 : A J. Crew Moment

Ok, yes. I’m obsessing about Fall leaves and cider and donuts. But Fashion Week gets me excited for a new round of pastels, floral, all things spring and summer 2013 (wait, this one’s not over yet…)! But no matter, I saw J. Crew’s mix and match 2013 collection and I’m in the mood for some prep-chic-cool. Check it out. It’ll take you from work to shopping to rehearsal dinner.

That last number is so effortless but gorgeously cut. Can’t wait to see them in person and drool all over ’em!

#MuseMonday: Inspirations for Every Occasion

WEDDING : Lovely peonies and palette at WedLuxe.com  | RECEPTION :  Heart shaped amazingness via Souvlaki for the Soul

WEDDING GIFT : Perfectly mismatched Batik Sham via Tenereze  |  BIRTHDAY : Moth Identification Chart print via Small Talk Studio

ENGAGEMENT PARTY : Strapless, chiffon, pretty via David’s Bridal  | BACHELORETTE : So much drama with peacock details via Prom Garter

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!

Happy Color Monday

Here’s a little bit of color to bring you some happy this Monday.

Real men aren’t afraid of color. Cole Haan

Bright Chevron Pattern frame, $24

Rainbow Betsey Johnson Chelsea pump, $180

Legacy pieces and accessories from Coach

Sephora Studio Customizable Eye Palette, $34

Mini cupcakes from Sprinkles

Gifts for Yourself: Top 5 Summer Fashion Pieces

The temperature has officially dropped to below 90 and I’m feeling super motivated to get outside. I hadn’t done any summer shopping (no joke) because I simply couldn’t peel myself off the sofa to go store to store, window shopping, much less trying on clothes. Have you added any pieces to your summer wardrobe? Here are five essentials that I’m thinking about picking up – a few treats for myself!

The summer hat: No more fedora. The updated summer look is fun and unexpected. Maison Michel hat with pops of neon. Image: Vogue

The everyday skirt: Jardin maxi skirt, $118

The versatile work/evening top: A puffy sleeve top is a feminine day look but also looks amazing paired with skinny jeans and stilettos. Image: InStyle

The hot dress: A signature evening dress for date night is a must. Presley Skye split neck silk dress, $148

The  comfortable but stylish wedge: Paz Wedge sandal, $139.95

Mix n’ Match Party Looks: Birthday, Anniversary, Shower

I hate to be the gal that sits there and laments that I have “nothing to wear” to the party but sometimes I am. But you understand, right? I mean, how many times can you be photographed in the same tribal print maxi dress? I think separates are the way to go. You don’t want the wrapping paper to make a bigger statement than you but you can’t buy a new outfit every time someone has a ____________ (insert major life milestone).

I created a handy chart with some awesome basics that you can mix and match for each occasion. Choose one of each and you’re on your way to looking chic. Toss on some different jewelry, wear your hair up and you’re good to go. Good luck!

1. Spotlight knit crop top, French Connection, $68.99  |  2. Cowl neck cap sleeve top, Ann Taylor, $39.50  |  3. Layered one shoulder top, BCBGeneration, $58  |  4. Pencil skirt in Super 120s, JCrew, $118  |  5. Goddess side zip skirt, Ann Taylor, $78  |  6. Jayne skirt, Club Monaco, $159.50  |  7. Rachel Comey wedge slingbacks, $425  |  8. Diane von Furstenberg Opal suede wedge, $298  |  9. Brian Atwood Fracoise pump, $395