Cold weather is here (in most places around the country of course), and while brides and grooms still choose to tie the knot during the colder months of the year, deciding what to wear to a fall/winter wedding can be a bit more challenging that the rest of the year. Luckily, I’ve partnered up with designer Andrew Marc to share some tips and ideas for fall and winter wedding styles.
What to Wear to a Fall/Winter Wedding: Dresses
As a wedding guest of a fall or winter wedding, you’ll want to opt for looks in darker shades, gorgeous prints and luxe fabrics. Here are a few of my personal favorites from Andrew Marc’s Marc New York collection…
Since this is mainly a wedding blog, I’m sure many of you see the word “florals” and automatically think I’m talking flowers, but today, I’m actually talking fashion! If you’ve been keeping an eye on the runway or your favorite stores, you’ve likely noticed a lot of florals this year. In fact, it’s one of spring 2013′s hottest trends! That’s why I’m excited to be able to share one last post featuring some of the hottest spring trends, available at Target… Keep reading…
It’s the first day of spring, and have you heard? In addition to lace, sheer apparel is a hot trend this spring!
Sheer has been making a statement for a little while now, and if you dare to bare a little skin this spring, here are a few of my favorite sheer items, which are still work/vendor meeting appropriate of course… Keep reading…
Planning a wedding is stressful stuff, and it’s quite the understatement to say most brides-to-be are busy ladies. Between work, DIY projects, vendor meetings and of course quality time with your hubby-to-be, who has time to waste?! Don’t let getting ready for the day be an added stressor: fill your closet with these key spring closet essentials, items that can be mixed and matched to create a variety of effortless and awesome spring outfits… Keep reading…
Alright ladies, I’m back with more hot trends from our friends at Target (see posts on pastels and lace if you’ve missed them), and this week, we’re talking shoes! I’d venture to guess that almost all brides-to-be — and women in general — love shoes. I know I do! And this spring, so many great shoe trends are taking center stage. I’m talking about wedges, prints and gladiator-style shoes! Keep reading…
Lace has been a hot wedding dress trend for years, but this spring, it’s a hot fashion trend period! Last week, I shared pretty pastel looks for your shower, bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner and honeymoon, and today, I’m back with more great looks from our friends at Target. But this week, we’re talking everyday fashion…
We’ve written a lot around here about the ombre trend in wedding decor and bridal style, but what about the semi-recent trend in ombre hair? I personally have loved this trend for a while, and this weekend, I finally took the plunge and colored my own dark brown hair ombre red! I was pleasantly surprised to find how easy it is to do, so I couldn’t help but share. Whether you want ombre hair for your big day or just for your regular life, it’s a fun trend to rock! Here’s my end result…
Ready to learn how to do it yourself?
You’ll need your hair color of choice. I found a great tutorial on how to dye dark hair red without bleach, so if you’re going a similar direction as me, check that out on Sparkling Beauty 17′s blog.
Once your dyes all mixed and ready to go, you’ll want to mentally section your hair into three sections — the roots that will remain your natural color, what I’m calling “the fade,” and the ends, which will get the most color. Here’s a handy diagram to help…
Here’s how to create the ombre effect with your dye:
Cover the ends in dye per the instructions on the dye you’re using. Be sure to cover it well. Wait 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, apply dye to “the fade” section. You can rub dye back down over the ends if you want. Wait an additional 20-30 minutes.
Since the color sits for a shorter time on the fade, the color has less time to absorb, making it a little closer to your original color. Easy enough, right?
As an avid crafter, a dog owner and wife to a pretty manly man, it’s important for me to keep a pretty strong laundry detergent in the house. That’s why I was thrilled when Tide asked me to take the MyTide selector quiz to find out what Tide product would be best for my lifestyle.
In our house, Tide Original is what does the trick according to the quiz, so I headed out to the grocery store to grab a bottle, use it for a week and report on my results.
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…and I must say I agree! Tide got everything in the wash clean in the first wash! And since Michael and I were just camping last weekend (in the rain/mud might I add), that is pretty impressive!
Overall, I was super thrilled with my Tide trial. For 65 years, Tide has provided outstanding performance benefits that you can count on to clean your family’s clothing, every time.
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Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Tide via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Tide.
Things are starting to really heat up for brides planning summer weddings. As luck would have it, I recently had the pleasure of meeting Lauren Tome, an aspiring designer, talented outdoorswoman and an inspiration to all young women. She has developed a line of seaside-inspired hairpieces and decor, Shell Obsessions.
Here are a few pieces of coif inspiration for you gals about to say “I Do” by the ocean blue!
I absolutely love these headbands for your bridesmaids and they can be customized in any shell or color combination.
Shell and starfish barrettes are just the perfect touch to add to your wedding hairstyle and can be worn alone or with a veil!