Sunday, September 23, 2012

2012 Emmys Fashion

Taking after Vera Wang herself, there was a lot of color on the red carpet last night at the 2012 Emmy Awards. Between the yellows, blues and greens, everyone looked elegant.

The most notable fashion statements of the night were the one-shouldered gowns. Hayden-Panettiere in Marchesa, Kelly Osborne in Zac Posen, and Jessica Pare in Jason Wu all rocked the red carpet in this style.
  Another fabulous trend on the Emmy carpet was the one-shouldered draping gowns, like the one seen here on Julia-Louis-Dreyfus by Vera Wang. You can re-create this look with gowns from David Bridal.  Choose from a One Shoulder Satin Dress with Beaded Detail  Bridesmaid dress or a One Shoulder Gown with Asymmetrically Draped Skirt by Vera Wang. 

Would you don a one-shoulder bridal gown for your wedding day?

As far as bridesmaid inspiration, sticking to the classics like these three did at the Emmys, is the way to go. Maria Menounos, Hilaria Thomas and Sarah Hyland were all gorgeous in their detailed ruffled gowns. Our personal favorite is Hilaria Thomas.


Did you watch the Emmys last night? If so, who wore it best in your opinion???

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jenna Lou Designs

Brides- want a cute, unique and affordable gift for your bridesmaids? Jenna Lou Designs has a great idea!

Create your own custom made 5" clutches from hundreds of fabrics for just $25! Choose your fabric and add ons like custom woven labels with your personal message and custom embroidery.

For more information on building your own custom clutches, visit

To make sure your bridesmaids take advantage of these clutches, make sure to fill them with lipgloss, tissues, schedules, gum and any other items they may need throughout your big day!

Newly Maid

Bridesmaids- hate that feeling of 'what do I do with my dress after the wedding'? Well now there is a solution! 

NewlyMaid  let's you recycle your old bridesmaid dress and in exchange, get a new little black dress! 

The 3 step process is SO simple: purchase your new little black dressselect an old bridesmaid dress that you won't ever wear againmail your old bridesmaid dress to NewlyMaid. The best part? When you receive your new little black dress from, you will also receive a mailer, packaging, and a prepaid shipping label to send us your old bridesmaid dress.

Browse NewlyMaid's latest selection of dresses and find the perfect Little Black Dress for any occasion and they'll either donate your old dress to Clothes4Souls or recycle it. 

Happy shopping! 

Sunday, September 9, 2012


Your wedding day is one of the most, if not the most, important day for any bride, and all hope nothing goes wrong but what IF something WERE to go wrong? What do you do?
Here are a few tips and tricks from Brides Magazine that you should have up your sleeve in case of disaster. 

What do I do if a zipper breaks?
Safety pins, it seems, couldn't be more valuable when it comes to curing wedding-day beauty emergencies big and small. Here's one more reason why you may want to stick more than one in your clutch: zipper malfunctions. "Just before she walked down the aisle," Jessica Harris recalls, "a dainty little grandmother approached me and motioned to the back of her dress where the full length zipper was broken from neck to tailbone! We delayed the beginning of the ceremony so I could use large safety pins to secure her dress from the inside. No one could see the safety pins, and she walked down the aisle without giving the other guests a show."

What do I do if I get a run in my stockings?
"Clear nail polish often helps with this," explains Dana Wood. "But if you're really freaked-out at the size of the snag, ditch the stockings altogether! Just make sure your legs are moisturized—no flaky flakes!"

What do I do if I break the heel on my shoe?
Your walk down the aisle should be dramatic, but not because the heel of your shoe suddenly snaps. "Make sure your shoes are not poorly made," urges Brides fashion director Rachel Leonard. "Practice walking in them a few days before the wedding to scuff up the soles a bit." This will help to prevent any slips or falls. If you do break a heel, all hope is not lost."Bring a hot glue gun," suggests Heather Minicucci, "and then you can glue the heel back together."

What do I do if my engagement ring gets stuck on the wrong hand?
"Soak your hand in ice water to get some swelling down," says Angel Swanson, "then use any slippery goo to wiggle the ring off. Anything from butter to oil to hair conditioner to lotion can be used. Wiggle and turn slowly and gently avoid unnecessary manipulation, which may lead to additional swelling."

For more tips for the big day, visit 

NOTE: Having an emergency kit on hand, full of band aids, scissors, kleenex, stain remover, lint roller, etc is also a great idea in case of any other scares. 

Thursday, September 6, 2012


DAY- Sept 6

This outfit looks A LOT cuter in person.

cardigan- Ross
tank top- Ebay
jeans- Ross(?) They're old...
shoes- Payless

Wednesday, September 5, 2012


This is my first post for my new installment of WHAT TO WEAR. Recently I have grown to love fashion and have noticed a lot of people my age and business women posting daily what they wear, so I decided to give it a go!

So without further a do...

DAY- Sept 4

jacket- Ebay
tank top- Forever 21
shoes- Payless
jeans- Ross


Yes I know my mirror is dirty. Cleaned it. (see photo below)

vest- Ross (?) 
tank top- Forever 21
skirt- Forever 21
shoes- Ebay 

DAY-Sept 5

jacket- Ebay
t shirt- Target
jeans- Ross
shoes- Payless

Monday, September 3, 2012

How To: Wear a Veil

                         How To: Wear a Veil 

There IS indeed an art to wearing a veil. Some brides like wearing theres forward, some like wearing it all the way in the back. So which bride will you be? Find out by reading these steps on how to wear a veil, brought to you by Wedding Magazine

DO: Choose a veil that suits your dress, not your hair ’do.
The selection of a veil must be based entirely on what type of dress you decide to go with, and the hair styled accordingly.

DO: Bear in mind that how you wear your veil will affect your look 
A front-positioned veil tends to dominate the bridal style, but works very well if your hair is slicked back into a bun or roll. Veils worn behind a headband or tiara look best when hair is worn down and lightly curled.

Wearing a veil at the crown looks great if you have a discreet up-do or if you’re going for a half-up half-down effect. Attaching the veil to the crown area is also a good way to achieve height if you’re opting for a down-do. 

DO: Think about using a hair piece to hold your veil in place if you choose to
wear it down
Using a small hairpiece at the crown means the hair can be worn down, but it gives you something to attach the veil behind or in front of. If you don’t want to opt for a hairpiece, wearing a tiara and attaching the veil behind it will give you a point of attachment. 

DO: Consider your wedding location when opting for a veil
Really think about how you wear your veil if you are getting married somewhere unshielded from the wind, such as a country estate or park. You will be spending a lot of time outside in the grounds to get the perfect shots, and if it’s a windy day your veil could start blowing around and lifting up, which won’t make for the best photos.

DO: Have a practice run on your hair with your veil secured in place
When you’re having your hair trial, don’t forget to take your veil along with you. Also, someone, be it your mother or bridesmaid, should be on hand to help attach and take off the veil. This way they will understand how the veil is positioned, and know how to manoeuvre it once you’re ready to remove it.

And finally... DON'T go for a long veil if you have short hair, or if you intend to wear an understated dress.

Check out our veils at Happilyeverborrowed

Sunday, September 2, 2012

DIY: Hair Flower Wrapping


When it comes to wedding hair, the simpler the better. The less time it will take to do hair for not only the bride but her bridal party, will make it easier on everyone. Luckily, there is a very cute DIY hair do featuring flower wrapping. This comes from Lauren Conrad's The Beauty Department. Below is the step-by-step: 

TOOLS: Floral tape (can be purchased at craft stores, some flower shops or google it and buy it online), beading wire or floral wire, scissors and whatever type of flower you want. Note: use an open flat flower so it sits nicely against the head. My favorites are gardenias, fully bloomed and opened roses, lisianthus, orchids, and here I used ranunculus.
  1. Push your thin wire through the stem, close to the base of the flower. If the stem is stiff, try poking a needle through first.
  2. Drag the wire through and cut it. The 2 sides of wire should be even. Make the wire is an inch or 2 longer than the stem so you’ll have room to curl the bottom up like you see in picture # 7.
  3. Twist each wire around the stem a couple times, and then twist them around each. This will make the wire twice as strong.
  4. Grab your floral tape and start wrapping the stem from the base of the flower.
  5. Keep wrapping until you get all the way to the bottom.
  6. Snip the tape right where you feel the wire ends.
  7. Now roll the bottom back up to make a loop. Use that loop to secure the flower with a bobby pin. This makes the flower more sturdy and it stays alive longer because you’re not crushing the stem. (And always try to avoid spraying hairspray on the petals of your hair flower!)