Monday, October 5, 2015

Feminine Tulle Skirts With Shabby Apple

Maybe it's the girly-girl in me, but in my opinion there are few things more chic than a tulle skirt. When the team over at Shabby Apple reached out to me to review their tulle skirt collection my heart nearly skipped a few beats. When given the opportunity to play dress-up in a big tulle skirt, you take it! I chose to style this beautiful long grey wooster skirt, which features layers upon layers of tulle, a fitted waistband, and a sweet bow to top off the fine details. It's truly a show-stopping party staple. There are infinte ways to dress up a tulle skirt. One of my favorite tulle outfit combos for fall is to pair the skirt with a moto jacket and ankle booties. I even love incorporating plaid print to add more dimension.

To mix things up, I decided to shoot indoors at Anya Foto's studio. I had too much fun dancing around (hence the very first shot). This skirt feels very luxe and bridal-esque, so I brought along some of my favorite bride-to-be accessories including these Olive + Piper crystal earrings, statement necklace, and Future Mrs Planner notebook. This planner has been at my side since I received it. The detailed checklists, budget worksheets, etiquette tips, and pockets for receipts have been so helpful. Not to mention, it's full of beautiful inspirational illustrations to keep you motivated. It certainly makes for a great gift for all brides-to-be.

This grey skirt may be a tad too long for everyday use, as it's more geared towards special events, but Shabby Apple does have a full collection of tulle skirts that vary in length and color. To view more options scroll through the widget below and click directly to shop.

Photography by Anya Foto

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Fall Transitional Pieces

 Outfit Details: Meredith Paisley Shirt Dress, Millie Cut Work Block Heels, Moxie Boutique Layered Feather Necklace, Ray Ban Aviators, LuLu*s Clutch

In my opinion it's too soon for turtlenecks, but a little too late for sleeveless tops. One minute it's sweltering outside and my hair is frizzing out of control, and the next second I'm freezing! I can't keep up, but I do know that proper layering is key this time of year. I never leave my apartment without a scarf or light jacket. One of my favorite ways to transition my outfits is to pair fall pieces, like this shirt dress from, with open-toe shoes. By keeping your toes exposed and highlighting a fall piece up top, it makes the outfit feel seasonably appropriate. 

This is also the perfect time of year to begin incorporating warmer tones and fall signature hues into your outfits such as orange, red, olive green, and subtle pops of yellow. Lately, I've been reaching for printed dresses that include flirty fall colors. I always get a little giddy when fall rolls around each year because it means I can wear long-sleeved dresses again without overheating!

How do you transition your wardrobe for fall?

Photography by Art Petrosemolo

Monday, September 28, 2015

LC Runway Collection

Outfit Details: LC Runway Ruffle Organza Dress, JCrew Earrings, Aldo Heels (similar) and Animal Print Clutch (sold out but also love this one)

Lauren Conrad made her first fashion week debut and the entire collection is dreamy. The clothes pull inspiration from the 70s, with lots of earthy details and rose gold finishing. Scalloped hems, bell sleeves, and high waist wide-leg pants dominate the collection and offer an elevated look, while at the same time it remains approachable. I watched the show online and the moment I saw this beautiful ruffle organza dress make it's way down the runway, I knew I had to have it for upcoming special events. I actually already wore it to a wedding and styled it very simple with oversized j.crew earrings, gold heels, and soft curls. I'm going to challenge myself soon to re-style it for fall. It would look stunning paired with booties, and an oversized blazer topped off with a thin belt wrapped around the waist.

If you missed the runway show you can still view it online here (for a limited time). Although LC describes herself as "pretty basic, but pretty happy," I happen to think this collection is far from basic. However, I am partially biased because I think everything she does is perfection...#girlcrush. Can't wait to get my hands on this white lace babydoll dress for spring.

Happy shopping and cheers to a speedy week ahead!


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Aisle Style: Engagement Part 2

Outfit Details: Adrianna Papell Floral Fit and Flare Dress, JCrew Elsie Pumps (similar), Forever21 Boater Hat. On Rob: Express Tall Dot Print Shirt & Chino Pants

Welcome to part 2 of our e-sesh! We did a quick outfit change about halfway through shooting. It was fun to switch gears and highlight the playful side of our relationship. When planning outfits for the shoot I knew I wanted a dress that felt elegant, but I also wanted a look that showcased my personality. This Adrianna Pappell dress perfectly fit the bill. The floral print and fit-and-flare silhouette offered just the right balance of flirty and feminine. I had so much fun dancing with Rob in the tree-lined roadway leading up to the Ashford Estate (which by the way is a stunning venue). When we pulled up to the estate I felt like we were swept away to a chateau in France. From the mansion, to the well-manicured gardens, to the charming little chapel barn situated near a pretty little pond, everything was so beautiful and we had a blast roaming the property looking for fun photo ops. 

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into our engagement session this week. It was fun letting you guys into the most special part of my life. I owe a big, big thank you to Jessa of Love & Light Photographs for helping to create beautiful memories in the form of photographs, Jess from Sugar & Grace for the gorgeous save the date sign, Crowns by Christy for the stunning flower crown, and lastly, the Ashford Estate for letting us use the entire property! I am so grateful. If you missed Tuesday's Style Me Pretty post you can check that out here. Much more #aislestyle to come in the following weeks!


Photography by Love & Light Photographs