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 Clutch : Looks from the Golden Globes

Sunday night’s Golden Globes proved to be another head-turning fashion moment. From Jessica Alba’s ultra feminine salmon-pink Christian Dior to Helen Mirren’s edgy Badgley Mischka gown, I was loving every second of it. And while everyone was striking their poses, it was hard to miss the clutches in their hands.

The clutch is a perfect companion for your wedding day of any soirée. It’s practical (for your lipgloss, a small compact, some mints) and small enough that your MOH won’t feel burdened with holding it for you! Can you name that clutch below?

ClutchImages via Getty and E Entertainment

1. Rachel Weisz had the best accessory all evening. Her clutch wasn’t shabby either!

2. Jennifer Lopez’s lacy Zuhair Murad number was so over the top, a simple metallic clutch made sense.

3. Golden Globe host Amy Poehler struck the right note with a chic, angular clutch.

4. With one of my favorite looks of the evening, Emily Blunt complemented gold lace with sparkle.

5. Megan Fox’s velvety red clutch looked striking against her off white gown.

6. Glitter was the way to go with Jennifer Lawrence’s regal red frock.

7. Ultra feminine Jessica Alba went with a feathery number to go with her salmon pink Dior.

8. Golden Globe cohost Tina Fey looked gorgeous with a tapered look at matching black and white clutch.

9. The most accessorized and styled I’ve seen Jodie Foster in years, her sleek clutch matched her beaded gown perfectly.

Wedding Color Forecast : Tangerine and Violet

Pantone is the company that researches and forecasts the colors for the upcoming year. They announced a while back that Emerald was the it color for 2013. Colors like Linen are timeless and great bases to build a wedding palette around too. But my favorite on the list are African Violet and Tangerine. Can’t you just see a whole day built around those hues?

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VioletTangChiffon tiered dress with flutter sleeves, David’s Bridal  |  Violet and tangerine floral bouquet via Wedding Vibe

Jimmy Choo acrylic glitter clutch via Shopstyle  |  Lavender floral pillow, Tenereze

Marbled cake with purple accents via Pinterest  |  Custom fan program kit, Tenereze

A Few of My Favorite *Red* Things

I really love this time of year. It’s festive and fun and there’s too much eye candy to handle. While I’m shopping for others, I’m taking in all kinds of inspiration for the upcoming year too. Lately I’ve been curating a lot of red. Enjoy the rich colors and themes! Happy Friday, everyone. 12Graphic and modern cake via Project Wedding

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Toms Vegan Wrap boots

verona_albumVerona memory book with Austrian crystal brooch via Tenereze

ft_wrapping02_xlJust like Julie Andrews sang, “brown paper packages tied up with string…” via Martha Stewart


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Red Rose & Anemone BouquetAnemones and roses. I’m in love! Via Fleurology

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Bud vase favors, multiple colors via Tenereze

void(0)-1For the man in your life: Thomas Mason J. Crew slim shirt

Emerald : The New Pantone Color for 2013

Pantone, the company that researches and foresees color trends for all types of media, creative and marketing outlets has just released its list of 2013 colors including the classic color, emerald green, as the “it” color for 2013. What do you think of that shade of green?

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Picture 4Emerald green looks via Dessy Group

HB-LOIS_IVY-GREEN-NOBLE-SATIN_zoomThe emerald green Lois Clutch from Nina

Picture 5Give your guests a great reminder of your wedding location with a custom pillow from Tenereze.

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Round brilliant emerald engagement ring from Tiffany

Sneak Peek : 2013 Bridal Looks

Carolina Herrera 2013 Bridal via WWD

Marchesa 2013 Bridal via Tom + Lorenzo

Amsale via WWD

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2013 via Wedding Inspirasi

Ramona Keveza via One Wed

Reem Acra via Tom + Lorenzo

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



The Warmest Winter Wedding Looks

The weather has really turned and I’m ready to cuddle up in a parka. If you’re planning a cold weather wedding how to you prepare to look chic and stay warm? I’m partial to white fur (faux and real) and how luxurious it feels. Here are my top 5 picks.

Satin mid length cape with faux fur trim, David’s Bridal, $125

J. Mendel cropped fur bolero, $2,690

Shapely and feminine: Fur collar felt coat, $1500

Protect your toes in an outdoor setting: Bearpaw women’s boots, $151.68

An affordable option: White faux fur coat, Gap $78

Did you have a winter weather solution for your big day? Send me your photos so we can share!

Spring 2013 : Bridal Ruffles

I loved the pattern and print of yesterday’s post. And I love it even more on a wedding dress. Mine was a one-shoulder custom made crepe jersey dress and I sewed on the silk floral myself. I’ll have to dig up a photo and post it…

Would you or did you wear a dress that had lots of wow factor? What stood out about your silhouette? Here are highlights of the Spring 2013 wedding collections.

Soft and ruffled at Lazaro 2013 via Affordable Bridal  |  Crisp white, Monique Lhuillier 2013 via Wedding Chicks

Would you do red? That’s most of what Vera Wang Spring 2013 is all about. There are some darker hues too.  |  Pronovias 2013 one-shoulder via Wedding Trends

Showing some leg at Reem Acra 2013 via Wedding Dresses |  A lacy train at Birnbaum and Bullock 2013 via Wedding Dresses

What did Anne and Adam’s Wedding Look Like?

I’m enamored with the blurry photos of Anne Hathaway’s nuptials to jewelry designer, Adam Shulman this past Saturday. With around 100 guests they supposedly spent a whopping $100,000 on floral alone. Good for them! Here’s my vision of their day in Big Sur.

Headpiece from Arabia Weddings

There was definitely champagne – that’s a no brainer! Swirl toasting flute set, $28 per pair

Lily and hydrangea arrangement from Blossom, via Chin-Azzaro

Branches from the Bridal Circle

Anne wore a delicate off-shoulder Valentino ballgown