Monday, May 16, 2016

Styling The Little White Dress

The little white dress has certainly taken over my wardrobe, and in a good way. There's something so fresh and beautiful about a short white dress, like this stunning Bell Sleeve dress by Eliza J. Not only are LWDs perfect for all brides-to-be, but they are one of the chicest staple pieces for the summer season. 

White provides for an excellent styling base. I recommend translating the look with accessories, like this vintage-inspired hair comb and pearl necklace from Aaraa Accessories. Did you notice I used the necklace as a belt? I love how the simplicity of these accessories keeps the balance of the lace and allows the full outfit to remain soft and romantic. This is always key when styling a bridal look. 

There are many bridal events headed my way over the next month. I truly cannot believe that in just about 30 days I will be walking down the aisle to my best friend. Today, I'm so excited to be over on the blog of Love & Light Photographs providing advice for all you brides-to-be out there and sharing some details on our wedding! Be sure to head over to Jessa's blog to check it out.

Whether you are engaged or just in love with the all white look, I rounded up some of the prettiest LWDs on the market right now. Scroll through the below and click any image to directly shop. 

Photography by Love & Light Photographs
Bouquet: Katydid Florals

Monday, May 9, 2016

Dreamy Blush Garden Moment

The warm, sunny weather has finally returned and I really hope it's here to stay. There's no better way to celebrate the new season than by picking up some fresh flowers for your home and shopping for a new spring wardrobe. I am a sucker for feminine dresses with unusual detailing, and I've discovered a ton of beautiful pieces from Eliza J's spring collection. This two-piece satin set features a boxy crop top with a subtle windowpane-check print and a full midi skirt. I love that these two pieces can be worn together to look like one dress, or separate for a more contemporary look. Both the top and bottom are extremely versatile. 

When Jessa of Love & Light Photographs and Paige of Gilded Lily Events told me we have access to The Market's new space in the Asbury Convention Center, I was ecstatic. It's the top floor of the convention center and it overlooks the ocean. For the most part, the space is empty. It's very clean and airy. It was the perfect place to create a dreamy garden-inspired moment and showcase some of the things I love the most. At the top of the list? The stunning oversized peony-tulip hybrid bouquet from Katydid Florals. You'll be seeing a lot more of this beauty in the next few weeks!

Photography by Love & Light Photographs
Rentals & Prop Styling: Gilded Lily Events & Dovetail Vintage
Peony/Tulip Bouquet: Katydid Florals
Location: Asbury Park Convention Center above The Market 
(if you're local be sure to go check out their new space!)


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Florals In Flatiron

Happy Wednesday! It's been awhile, I know. I have a very valid excuse...I promise! I've been so busy planning for my wedding, which is now less than 2 months away - eeeeppp!! There are so many little details that need to be finalized. We are currently writing our program and vows. The vows mean a lot to both of us so we are taking our time making sure we don't skip a beat and leave out an important piece. On top of that, my bridal shower was two weekends ago and I am still so overwhelmed with emotion, and gifts! It was hands down one of the most special days of my life. I can't wait to share more details and photos with you very soon.

In between wedding planning, I've been bouncing around the city shopping for new spring pieces. I have a ton of special events this month and need elegant dresses to match the occasion! I recently wore this floral pintuck dress from Teri Jon for my fiancé's 30th birthday. I love the lace detailing along the neckline, it makes the dress feel elevated. When it comes to florals, I personally like to keep the accessories simple and let the print do all of the talking. If you can believe it, this dress is even more stunning in person!

Scroll through the below to see more special occasion dresses (my favorites, of course) from Teri Jon's spring collection:

Photos by Lydia Hudgens

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Bright Spring Florals

Outfit Details: Adrianna Papell Flowing Floral Top (c/o), Madewell Skinny Jeans, Aldo Shoes (exact same Steve Madden pair here), Miu Miu Sunglasses via Ditto, Aaraa Accessories Necklace

Spring has finally arrived, as if you needed another excuse to bust out bright florals! I personally started wearing white jeans and florals back in March. I couldn't help myself and there were a few days when the temperature hit 50 degrees. I took any chance I could get to brighten up my wardrobe. One of the trendiest colors for this spring just so happens to be coral, which is a favorite color tone of mine for the warmer season. I tend to incorporate corals into my outfit through accessories or delicate prints. I am not one to dress head-to-toe in coral. Unless it's a fun fit-and-flare dress.

I mixed this floral top from Adrianna Papell with white denim and strappy sandals. These particular sandals will become a staple in my wardrobe this spring. I love the chunky heel and minimalist ankle strap. They can be worn with just about anything!

What new pieces are you adding to your wardrobe this spring?