May 20, 2015

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale Picks

 It's here!! The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale! Now let me just say....there is a LOT of merch on sale. I really tried to keep my picks to under 20 items as not to overwhelm you, but there is SO much more I could have included. Here are items I either already own, or have had my eye on for months that are now on sale. Enjoy!

I own this cardigan wrap in about 4 colors. It's one of Nordy's top sellers which is why it's always available and there are a freak ton of color choices. It is smooth on the outside and fleecy on the inside. Cozy and warm but because it is a fly-away style, you can wear a tank underneath so you don't get too sweaty.
Was $58 Now $39.90

I blame my parents for getting me obsessed with this bag. I own it in 3 different colors and it is just the perfect tote. As a mom, I love that I can fit all sorts of baby and toddler items inside of it and it still looks streamlined and chic. It doesn't close on top, but I like that so I can easily reach in for wipes or my wallet or whatever. This is a killer price and I'm so in love with this classic 'Peanut' color! Perfect with black, navy or brown!
Was $278 Now $166.80

This style sandal had to grow on me, but now that it has, I'm in love. SO comfy, so simple, and I love this warm pink color!
Was $60 Now $40.17

Here's another item I own in just about every color. I wish I would have discovered HUE leggings during my first pregnancy. The ones pictured here are the denim style. They have plennnnnnty of stretch without losing their shape. I love that the rear looks like real jeans but the waist is an elastic waistband. If you need a size reference, I am 5'8 and 140lbs (not pregnant) and usually wear a 'Small'. Right now I am 33 weeks pregnant and I'm wearing a 'Medium'.....and my bump is not small. I just shove the waist band below the giant crest ;)
Was $40 Now $23.98

Everyone needs a good classic maxi skirt. They look perfect with a slouchy t-shirt or a fitted tank. I love that this one is long enough that it's not an "ankle biter" and the ruching on the top sides is SO flattering.
Was $48 Now $19.90

Um....basically the most perfect sunglass style. Flattering on every face shape and the color is really pretty. The price almost made me faint. Snatch these up before they're gone. They'll go quickly.
Was $120 Now $67.76

My heart has always beat rapidly for anything tortoise shell. I own this watch in rose gold and it's just lovely. I need this one though because it's so classic and it matches literally everything.
Was $225 Now $134.90

How cute is this maxi dress?? There are a few different color choices and I think I like the grey tones best, but what a flattering cut! So comfy, too!
Was $68 Now $39.90

I own these sandals in the charcoal grey color and I get about a million and seven compliments on them whenever I wear them. I got mine at Macy's and I paid full price (UGH) but I think it's a sign that there are gold ones and they are on sale here. *grabs wallet* They aren't the most comfortable sandals, but they're worth it because they're so damn cute.
Was $48.95 Now $29.37

I am SO mad I didn't wait a week to pick up this bag! I really wanted it as my hospital bag when I go have my 2nd bambino this July! Herschel makes incredible quality backpacks and duffles and this print is to die for! Now that it's under $50 I may need it to have on hand for all those weekend trips we'll be taking (fingers crossed).
Was $80 Now $47.98

This is just a perfect slouchy v-neck boyfriend sweater. Everyone needs one. End of story. 
Was $59 Now $26.55

This bag also comes in black and white and I originally had my eye on it as a diaper bag. I ended up going in a different direction, but HOW CUTE would this be as a diaper tote?! Le swoon!
Was $198 Now $118.80

I really like how this brand of jeans fits. They sell them at Macy's also, but this style is so cute on all body types (skinny, straight, curvy, plus size, etc) and the price is so incredible. They can easily be dressed up with a cute heel or wedge boot.
Was $89 Now $53.40

I. Die. Seriously. Who doesn't need a leopard print wedge espadrilles? These are even cuter in person.
Was $100 Now $59.90

Okay......let's get one thing straight. If you don't have a "Cloud Robe" as they've been so affectionately nicknamed, you NEED one. My husband got me a baby pink colored one way before we were married as a Valentine's Day gift and I STILL wear the hell out of it. They are absolutely incredible.
Was $98 Now $65.66

Another super cute maxi dress perfect for Spring and Summer. Again, this style is really flattering on all body types. Very "forgiving" without being slobby. Plus this rose color that's popping up everywhere is evvvvvvverything.
Was $58 Now $38.86

I have this t-shirt in a few colors and it fits like a dream. I recently found a pretty good knockoff at Target, but at this price, it's a better deal for the original! Again, very flattering and looks really nice in person.
Was $28 Now $9.90

May 19, 2015

Spring Lipstick Favorites // Oranges & Corals

I've really been into warm lipsticks lately. Let me rephrase that: I've really been into warm lipsticks when I have the energy to shower, do my hair, slap on some makeup and look presentable lately. I am always on the hunt for fun colors and I love seeing them on other people to see what they look like with different hair colors, skin tones and eye colors. It just makes lipsticks "come alive" rather than seeing a swatch on a hand (which don't get me wrong, is still super helpful). These 4 have been making their way into my Spring rotation more than any others from the orange/coral/warm pink family so I thought I'd give them a quick shout-out. Let me warn you that the BEAUTIFUL YSL Rouge Volupte shade you see in the bottom righthand photo (it's called 'Rose Paris 27') is discontinued (wamp wamp!) Don't you hate when that happens?? It is the creamiest, prettiest, warmest pink and I am cherishing it like it's spun out of gold because....well... this is it for this tube, baby!

Here are the swatches on my hand with and without flash so you can get a better idea of the color since they showed up a bit light on my face in my bright white bathroom.

Top to Bottom:
YSL Rouge Volupte 27 "Rose Paris" (Discontinued...but you can shop the other colors HERE. This is hands down one of my all time favorite lipstick formulas in just about every shade they make so you really can't go wrong.)
NYX Round Case Lipstick "Peach Bellini"
Revlon Colorstay Matte Balm "Mischievous"
NYX Butter Lipstick "Lollies" (I find that this one works best if you first use a lip primer like the e.l.f. Studio Lip Primer & Plumper or the Cargo HD Picture Perfect Lip Primer since this formula can be a bit patchy when applied.)
May 15, 2015

Favorite Nude Lipsticks for Fair to Light Skin

Hola my little Chiquitas! I bring you this blog post live from my couch while I lie here eating Sour Patch watermelons, Swedish Fish, and Grape Red Vines. I'm in my 32nd week of pregnancy and well, let's just say the cravings for everything gummy is REAL. I mean...grape Red Vines?! I've never even had them until tonight and suddenly I needed them like the deserts need the rain. Anyhoo..I tell you all this because A) I'm hoping the format of this post comes over okay since I'm plunking it out on my iPhone with sticky candy fingers...and B) I likes to keep it real y'all.

Let's move on shall we?

It's Springtime here in the PNW and we've actually been getting some awesome weather! Now, I'm a fan of a good nude lip year round, even with snow underfoot, but there's something about the climbing temps that prompts people to start thinking about a lightened-up lip. I thought it would be a great time to share with you guys my CURRENT favorite nude lipsticks (since we all know the list of favorites is an ever-evolving one and may be totally different next year!) Some of these are "true nudes" and others I'd consider a "MLBB" which in the makeup world stands for "my lips but better" shade. Something with a bit more color and oomph.

I will say that the YSL Rouge Volupte in "Nude Beige" will ALWAYS AND FOREVER be in my top 3. Even when I'm 95 years old. It's THAT perfect. If you've never tried YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick, get thee buns to a Nordstrom immediately if not sooner, and try one out. It's the creamiest, dreamiest, most pigmented, perfectly hued line of lipsticks this side of the Mississippi. You won't regret it.

Here's the lineup. We'll go from left to right top row first.

1 | MAC "Hue" $16

Now...I say these are MY favorites because they work on my skin tone which is fair to pale with peachy undertones. I have dark brown almost black eyes, no freckles, and strawberry blonde hair. If that sounds nothing like your coloring, there's a chance these colors may not be a good match. But if any of you have seen me rocking a nude lip and have wondered what I'm wearing, chances are its one of these 6. Another little tip when you're shopping around for a new nude, if you don't have the time or patience to go in person to try lipsticks on yourself, utilize Google image search and Instagram hashtags! There are always so many different types of skin tones and colors wearing various lip colors and you can usually find someone with similar coloring wearing the shade you're wondering about. It helps to have a specific color in mind so you can search for it.

I hope this helps at least a few of my pale sistas! We gotta watch each others' backs! What are some of your favorite nude lipsticks??

April 1, 2015

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things (These Days)

Heyyyyyyy-O! I wanted to do a quickie post for you guys on a few things that have really been rocking my socks off these past couple of weeks! You'll have to excuse the lame, cell phone shot above, I was drinking my afternoon coffee in the front room, slouching on the sofa like a bum and realized the lighting was pretty dang good! I'm also wearing all 3 of these products in this photo. This shot is 100% unfiltered and un-retouched (you can tell by the bumps on my chin and the scar on my chest that I acquired a few years ago from a bad P90x accident...damn you, Tony Horton!!) I noticed the "flaws" a bit better when I was viewing the pic from my iPhone so maybe if you're reading this review from your phone as opposed to a desktop, you'll see my gigantic pores a bit better (you've been warned).

But I digress. This foundation is L E G I T. For me, anyway. I know that foundation is subjective and can be a bit of a tricky ho depending on what skin type you have. Personally, mine is combination with a pretty oily T-zone (especially my nose and inner cheek area where my pores are the largest). I wanted to give it about a week or so to tell if I realllllllly liked it or not and the jury is in: I reallllllllly like it. I just applied it with my fingers directly to my face, no brushes, no Beauty Blender (gasp!) just my clean digits. The consistency is a bit thicker than a traditional liquid, but not quite as thick as a cream or souffle, it would fall somewhere in between. I was worried it would be too thick to distribute evenly on my skin but it really did a lovely job. Very even and smooth. I noticed as I was working it in that I could feel the oil absorbers in there. Definitely not "gritty" but if you've ever used a facial primer that controls oil (kind of like the discontinued Smashbox oil controlling primer....which I miss terribly by the way) that's kind of what it felt like, which gave me comfort that it would in fact last longer than a couple hours. The other main thing I like about this foundation is that I barely have to use ANY setting powder! I typically always use a high def powder of some sort and I just don't have to with this foundation. Not immediately anyway. I find that a very light dusting on my schnozz in the afternoon is all I need! It has great medium to full coverage and seriously does last all day. I just wish there was more product in the package...however, since a smaller amount goes a long way, I'll be interested to see how long one tube lasts me. If you are a gal who needs a bit more coverage and likes a satin matte finish, go give this a shot!

In the same product line as the foundation, L'Oreal came out with a setting spray which is supposed to be similar to the Urban Decay "All Nighter" Makeup Setting Spray (4oz) which I love BTW. I have to say, I'm pretty impressed with this one! For the price, it's a really great way to experiment with setting sprays to see if you even really like them or not (since this one is about half the price as the UD one). Sometimes you can find the trial size (1oz) of the Urban Decay sprays for anywhere from $10-$14 but you're only getting a very small amount as opposed to the L'Oreal one (3.4oz) which is only a couple bucks more. This spray isn't something I use every day, but for days I want my makeup to last allllll day or I have to apply my makeup in the morning and need it to look just as good in the evening, this spray is wonderful. I also really like it if I need to "refresh" my makeup halfway through the day as it gives somwhat of a healthy finish to the skin which is great especially if you've just applied a fresh layer of powder. Don't be afraid of spraying yourself; it's a very fine mist and it comes out extremely evenly. There are no globs or areas that get more wet than others.

Lastly, but certainly not least, is one of my all time favorite mascaras that has just been remastered and reformulated. I received this mascara complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes and I was so jazzed to see if I noticed any real differences in formula. Here are the claims from YSL:

"The most emblematic "false lash effect" volume mascara, now with an all new Lash Care formula. Its secret is the Triple-Intensity Formula: intense volume, intense color and now intense care. The nylon fiber brush coats each lash in deep color and maximum volume from root to tip, while B5 Pro-Vitamin strengthens and protects lashes."

My take: basically the addition of this new "Lash Care formula" is supposed to do all the above aforementioned stuff, PLUS keep the mascara from drying out in the tube so quickly (which in my opinion was the only turn off from the original formula). This mascara doesn't mess around. With one swipe, it gives really incredible super dark black pigment which I LOVE. The brush bristles on the wand are the same as the original which I am so glad they didn't mess with. It's not a silicone brush, but rather a traditional brush head but with each bristle going in a different direction. They did this on purpose to make sure each lash is completely coated in product from the first swipe. This mascara not only has incredible pigment, but it gave me those big, fluffy, doe eyes that I'm always after. I always hate having to choose between length or volume when shopping for mascara because I WANT BOTH, DAMMIT! This gives it to me. I am wearing it in the above photo and you can see how long and fluffy and dark my lashes are. Every time I use this mascara I am reminded why some beauty products are worth the extra pennies. It is just a very high quality and consistent product. Period. Also note that this mascara comes in waterproof as well as a few other colors. I have black, but my other favorite is 05 Burgundy which is kind of a cross between plum and brown. LOVE it on brown eyed girls!

Well, ladies and germs, that's all I have for you right now! I've been a little lazy in trying/reviewing products lately because as it turns out, when you're growing a human while also chasing a 2-year old human around, you just don't have the energy to slap on your makeup as often as before! I promise to make a better effort as Spring/Summer is here and all the fun and exciting new products start rolling our way!

~ Colleen
March 16, 2015

Bridal Makeup for a South African Princess

This past weekend I had the pleasure of doing makeup for one of the most gorgeous brides on the planet. She just also happens to be one of the sweetest, most gracious, kind-hearted gals I know. I wanted to share some "getting ready" photos that were snapped using an iPhone 5s (nothing fancy) and tell you all what I used to achieve this look. As soon as I get the professional photos, I'll be sure to share those as well, but in the meantime, you can check out some sneak peeks on their photographer's Instagram as he edits and posts some teasers! His website is right here if you want to see some of the most incredible images in the world: Benj Haisch Photography.

Now...back to the makeup! In these shots, the bride was having her hair done by Hillary Faye Designs. Again, you'll have to check out the final pics to see the finished result, but I can tell you, not surprisingly, it was STUNNING. Go ahead and scroll through the below photos and I'll leave clickable links for products as well as the specific colors used (since sometimes the widget photos don't represent the correct shade used). Specific colors will be listed underneath the "products used" grid.

Products Used (see below grid for specific colors) Some products are not shade specific (ex. primers, finishing powder/spray, etc.)

Foundation // TEMPTU AirPOD Foundation in Warm Ivory (You will need the TEMPTU Airbrush Makeup System 2.0 to apply foundation)
Highlighters // NARS Blush & Highlighting Duo in "Hungry Heart" and TEMPTU AirPOD Highlighter in "Champagne"
Blush // Milani Baked Blush in "Luminoso"
Eyeliner // YSL Creme Liner in "Pure Black"
Eyeshadow // All over lid I used Milani Bella Eyes Gel Powder in "Bella Sand" and then used NARS Eyeshadow Duo for detail work in color "Cordura"
Brows // Sigma Brow Powder Duo in "Medium" (I used the lighter shade)
Lip Liner // MAC Lip Pencil in "Rosy Rim"
Lipstick // I first applied Milani Color Statement Lipstick in "Nude Creme" and then applied Milani Moisture Matte Lipstick in "Matte Innocence" over the top (I couldn't find a link for the second color, but I bought mine at Fred Meyer. You can also find it at Walgreens, Rite Aid and/or Walmart).
Concealers // Both concealers listed were used in the "Light" color. 

I mean...LOOK at this beauty! Pictured with her is her gorgeous sister whose makeup I also did. Absolutely incredible! Once again, photography by Benj Haisch Photography.

March 9, 2015

How I Choose My Makeup To Compliment My Outfits

How I Choose My Makeup To Compliment My Outfits

I often get asked "Colleen, am I supposed to match my makeup to my outfit?" or "does my lipstick need to match my top?" etc. etc. etc. 

Well buckle up, cowgirls! I'm about to take you on a rare journey into the complicated web that is my brain and how I "style" my face to compliment what I'm wearing. If you thought you didn't need to think about the neck up, well boy howdy do I have news for you! Your face can sometimes be your BEST accessory, after all, it's usually the first thing people notice...even if you do have on this season's hottest sundress! Have you ever heard the phrase "she was not wearing that dress, that dress was wearing HER!" Well, there's usually a couple things going on here: the obvious would be lack of confidence, but the not so obvious is lack of vibe or cohesiveness. Take a look at any of the above outfits (which I'm pretty damn proud to tell you I selected each piece at $50 or're welcome!) and imagine it with a bare or "makeup-less" face. It's what differentiates someone from looking totally pedestrian in a killer dress to looking like they stepped out of this month's Marie Claire.

When I'm shopping for an outfit or dress for a special occasion, I typically start with the clothes. On rare occasion will I decide in my head "I want to wear a deep oxblood lipstick and I'll go from there" (not that that hasn't happened...because it has). But 9 times out of 10 I find the perfect outfit and let that steer me in the direction I want to go. The cool thing about fashion and makeup is that for the most part, it's wearable art, which in my mind means it's all subjective, baby! You might get a totally different vibe when you look at #7 above than I did and that's groovy, too! What I hope by telling you what I chose is that you can see how the wheels start spinning in my noggin and maybe inspire you to get a little more creative when you're out shopping for your next date/dinner/event/party/family-get-together. Don't be afraid to get a little bit funky with your bad self!

1 | When I look at this peachy little number, I imagine a girl with killer cheekbones, a sun-kissed tan, and juicy lips. The first thing I would think about would be finding the perfect bronzer that I could really sculpt my face with. I think a fun youthful mouth would be perfect here but I wouldn't want it to compete with the color of the dress so I chose YSL Rouge Volupte Sheer Candy in "Dewy Papaya" because it offers a pop of color but it's not opaque like lipstick. It's kind of like lipgloss in a stick form. More sophisticated than gloss and the tube is practically a work of art!  Great way to experiment with punchy colors without having to commit to the lipstick form.
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips | Bronzer
2 | This dress screams 60s to me! I picture Brigitte Bardot with teased, tousled sex-hair, LASHES galore and a matte nude lip. It's what would take this seemingly simple white sheath dress and take it up a notch to seem like it was styled to perfection. Everything chosen for a reason. 
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips | Lashes
3 | I had two immediate reactions to this dress. The first was a preppy, all-American vibe, and the second was a clean, polished, structural feel. I felt like I could do more with the latter so here's what I chose. I first envisioned a strong lip, but I wanted something more unexpected than red. Nothing is yummier to me than deep navy and bold pink. No gloss, no shimmer, just hot pink. A lip crayon is perfect here because you can line your lips and be super precise (which is so important when working with bright or bold shades) but then you can use the same product to fill in your kisser. No hauling around 14 different products (which would be ideal here because I also envision a very sleek clutch to go with). I would also focus on my brows (as if I ever wouldn't) but here I love the thought of a thick, defined brow paired with the bold lip. Clean skin with a satin finish and a simple eye. Chic chic chic!
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips | Brows
4 | This hotsy totsy little striped number is so fun and artistic! Again I thought of kind of a 60s vibe but this time more of an Edie Sedgwick feel! I'd paint on a cantaloupe colored opaque lip, a thick line of black eyeliner, and of course lashes up the wazoo. I might even toy with the idea of dotting on a faux mole just to be sassy! Hair would be teased at the crown then sleek bangs and sides tucked behind both ears.
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips (Cha Cha) | Lashes
5 | I absolutely adore the idea of tossing in a bit of edge to a seemingly sweet and girly dress. It would be so easy to make this dress some boring frock you'd see on a sorority girl but given a little more thought, it can easily be taken up a few notches. I think people so easily jump to a red lip when trying to liven up an outfit, but we so often forget about deep plums, burgundies, and brick reds (all of which would work with this dress). The last time I wore this shade of yellowish lime, I wore the prettiest grape juice colored lipstick and it just.....worked. I would keep my lids neutral but still sexy, almost dewy and I'd draw a super thin line of navy or black liquid eyeliner on my top lid. 
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips (Possesed Metal) | Lids
6 | Okay so technically I cheated with this outfit...sue me. This is a skirt and a dress (not a top) but I loved the look of the denim with tiny anchors with the floral skirt. Mommy likes to mix her prints and you should, too! Again, the expected thing here would be to go totally feminine, soft colors, blah blah blah but I thought "how fun would it be to give this a 90s grunge-esque face?!" FUN! A matte, muted brick lipstick with a totally matte, pressed-powder complexion! Oh I just love it! I'd style my hair kind of messy with one side tucked behind my ear and I might even include a teeny tiny almost undetectable braid on the tucked side for something different.
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Skirt | Lips | Face
7 | This print is so pretty and instantly makes me think of Summer. I just imagine the girl who is wearing it to look like she's glowing and lit from the inside. Like a fairy nymph on her way to a raging garden party (is that an oxy moron? Just go with it). This is where a gorgeous luminizer would be key. I'd contour ever-so-slightly, then I'd dust luminizer on my cheekbones, down the bridge of my nose, above my cupid's bow and under my brows. Lipgloss is so "duh" for this look so I'd use one of the new-to-the-scene lip tint oils. They're exactly what they sound like. It's a lip tint that feels like the most luxurious but not greasy, high quality oil on your lips. I'd apply a champagne or rose-gold colored shadow to my lids and a hefty dose of black mascara and I'd either skip liner all together, or I'd apply a moss green pencil liner and smudge the ever living hell out of it with my finger.
---------------------------------------------> Dress | Lips | Skin

Now if this doesn't inspire you to go shopping for Spring clothes, I don't know what will! Go have fun and think outside the box!

February 12, 2015

Love is in the Air! Let's Start the Wedding Planning!

It's February! You all know what that means, right? Yes, it's the month of one of my all time favorite holidays (Valentine's Day) but it is also the start of WEDDING SEASON! For those of us in the industry, whether it be hair stylists, makeup artists, wedding planners, photographers, wedding planners, florists, etc. we all know that now is the time that Brides start piecing together their most perfect day.

Enter Loverly. "What the heck is Loverly?" you might be asking...well, picture a one-stop shop for all things wedding related. Inspiration? Yep. Planning tools? Absolutely. Vendors? You betcha. You can browse the world's top wedding images, search for inspiration by color, category or custom keyword, save your favorites and even "share" to your social media accounts for input and advice! It's like Pinterest only it's all wedding related! You don't have to sift through Pins of recipes and recipes and more recipes! Just focus solely on what you need and forget the rest!

Loverly recently reached out to me telling me about a brand-spanking new launch with Eva Franco, which if you didn't know, designs some of the most sassy, truly unique, feminine-without-being-cheesy dresses. This Eva Franco for Loverly line is all about Brides and Bridesmaids and is SO fresh and unexpected with some of the dreamiest fabrics and textures I have ever laid my brown eyes on! I thought it would be a perfect time to share this line with my readers since so many of you will be asked to participate in weddings this season! So hop on over to Loveryly to start putting together the wedding of your dreams, and while you're there, make sure you take a gander at this GORGEOUS collection! I was asked a few questions which I will answer below! Hope you enjoy my picks!

I was asked to tell you guys which dress (or dresses) I would choose for my Bridesmaids and why...
(Left to right)

Auriela Dress (in navy) | This to me is the bridesmaid dress that every gal wants to wear. It's sweetheart neckline, nipped-in waist and length would look great on any body type but what I reallllly love (other than the color which is a fave) is the fantastic lacy-textured bustier style bodice! It's just the tiniest bit of sexy without going overboard! 

Jax & Paloma Set (in white) | Okay, now for my most unconventional pick and quite possibly, my personal favorite: the Jax & Paloma. I'm in LOVE with the idea of a two-piece for a casual wedding, an outdoor wedding or a wedding where the Bride has a bit of a tongue-in-cheek sense of style (a.k.a. my kinda gal!) This crop-top of course wouldn't work for all body types, so don't go making this decision for your girls if you have any that are a bit insecure of their mid-section. Also, dare I say I may be one of the only women on the planet who kind of digs the thought of bridesmaids in white? I KNOW I KNOW it goes against everything the rules tell us, but if there is a Bride out there who is super confident and wants to buck tradition, this would be suuuuuuch a funky, cool, and fresh idea that I promise NO ONE else will be doing! And I always love that. 

Cecilia Dress (in dusty rose) | This typically isn't a dress style I'm drawn to, but there is something really special about this one that I couldn't take my eyes off of. For one, it is incredibly feminine. I absolutely adore the dainty cap sleeves and the oversize bow on the chest just screams "Parisian" to me! Oui Oui! The lace is so girly and timeless and in this dusty rose shade, so charming!

I was also asked which stood out to me the most. This one was a bit tough for me to drill down to just one because there were so many but if I had to choose one, here's my choice...

Maura Jumpsuit (in navy) | I love a good jumpsuit. The reasons are aplenty, but to me, they represent everything that is chic, strong yet feminine, and fashionable. I can't say that I've ever seen a wedding where the Bridesmaids are wearing jumpsuits, but I'll tell ya right now, the thought of it is so different that it just makes me weak in the knees! Maybe it's the Annie Hall lover in me, but I would just DIE over how cool the photos would be where there are sexy jumpsuit-clad Bridesmaids hooking arms with the Groomsmen! *le swoon!* Talk about making a statement! Bonus points for being able to wear this gorgeous outfit again AND for the fact that it has pockets (a personal must!)

Okay lastly, I couldn't help but grab a few more faves for specific wedding-related's what I got for ya!

Rehearsal Dinner outfit:

Courthouse Wedding

"Getting Away" or "Off to the Honeymoon":

Morning After Brunch

Bridal Shower

Alright, that should be enough to get the wheels spinning for you! If you are a Bride or a Bridesmaid, get thee to Loverly STAT! My days of wedding planning are sadly behind me, but that doesn't mean I can't live vicariously through you dolls! Which dresses would you choose?
Let's Talk About Lipstick © 2013.

Design by The Blog Boat