Thursday, October 13, 2011

Orange You Glad It's A Wedding?

I love orange, so bright and sunny!  It can be a tough color to wear (especially for blonds) but I love to accessorize and decorate with orange, so I was delighted this morning when I saw this orange wedding reception over on 100 Layer Cake!  I just love the bold patterns!  To view the full post click here.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Workwear Wednesday: Hats!

It used to be that people didn't leave the house without a nice hat on but that hasn't been the case for several decades now. The hat’s demise has, over time, been credited to President Kennedy due to his reluctance to be photographed wearing a hat for fear it made him look old.  Hats (and let's be clear, I don't mean baseball caps) have been slowly making a comeback since the swing dance craze in the '90's got people interested in vintage fashion.  Today you can even go into Target and buy some (actually) gorgeous little pieces of millinery!
My new hat from Target
 I've been getting into hats myself; last winter I wore a little black cloche, this summer a straw fedora with a striped band, and I recently bought a cranberry wool hat to wear with a tweed autumn jacket.  I just picked up the most amazing vintage winter coat from the 1960's that's in absolute mint condition, it's red with a luxurious mink fur collar!  So I'm on the lookout for a cute hat to go with it!   I think they are great for work too because nothing ties together your outfit and makes you look more stylish than a great hat!  Still need convincing?  Here's some inspiration for you!   {All images via pinterest}

Cloche & knitted beret
Wow! Turban Hat!  This is an impressive one to pull off!  Available on Etsy!
Floppy brimmed hat. Isn't her dress fabulous too?
Another floppy, perfectly styled for fall! 
Cloche hats, probably my favorite and what you'll see the most of in stores now.
Think I could rock a fuzzy knit beret like this with my 1960's coat?  Maybe on a courageous day!

Fun bit of fashion history: Many hats in the mid-60's exaggerated the back of the scull, in a Queen Nefertiti kind of way, as seen here with this Givenchy hat worn by Audrey Hepburn.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Fall Florals

We tend to focus on spring and summer when we think about wedding floral arrangements but it's fall now and there are some wonderful ways to incorporate the dark beauty of nature in autumn into fall weddings! We're talking darker pinks, deeper reds, feathers, prairie grasses... the list goes on!
Love the birch bark!  {source}

boutonnières from Martha Stewart Weddings
Center piece from The Ritzy Bee Blog
Wheat arrangements {source}

Cotton Blossoms!  Great for fall or winter!  {source}
The above 3 designs are from Saipua Floral Design in Brooklyn, NY