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A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat

Navy has long been a staple in most wardrobes, but for some reason, most of us haven’t yet invested in a navy coat. We reach for black and grey when it comes to coats and jackets, thinking those somehow cover a more broad range of looks; but truth is, navy is a classic, and complements most other colors. Especially when it comes to a deep, dark navy coat – the hue is stylish, modern yet classic, and utterly wearable. A navy coat also has chic nautical vibes that can add a little life to an otherwise lackluster bundled up look. Whether you go for a maxi or midi length navy coat or a shorter, sweeter navy coat, the look is an instant fashion staple that you’ll hold on to for years to come.

Read on to see these gorgeous navy coats in action – plus plenty of styling inspiration – and be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post for a chance at WINNING a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card to stock up on your own fall and winter fashion must-haves!

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via Maja Wyh 

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via The August Diaries

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via Refinery 29 (Photographed by Victoria Adamson)

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via Who What Wear (via Stockholm Street Style)

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via Gal Meets Glam (Love this navy wool double-breasted peacoat!)

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via Collage Vintage

A Cold-Weather Classic: The Navy Coat. Click through for the details. | glitterinc.com | @glitterinc

via Memorandum (Andrew Marc Boucle Wool Coat)

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Are you a fan of the classic navy coat? Any cold-weather fashion must-haves topping your list this season? You can check out what’s on my fall style wishlist here and the fall accessory must-have.


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Behind-the-Scenes: Serenity and Rose Quartz Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot

A few months back, I teamed up with a few amazing and talented vendors to put together this Pantone-inspired wedding inspiration styled shoot using Pantone’s colors of the year, Serenity and Rose Quartz. The shoot’s theme: a paper-crafted wedding. With so many adventurous DIY brides trying out a few handmade details of their own for their big day, we loved the idea of sharing simple ways to DIY details of your wedding ahead of time while still knowing where and when to hire the pros so that you can enjoy the big day.

Behind-the-Scenes:

In the world of weddings and styled shoots, if you’re trying to get something published in a magazine or on one of the many huge wedding blogs, you have to sit tight and NOT share anything from the shoot until it’s featured. Try telling that to a group of unbelievably excited creatives! We’ve all been nearly bursting with excitement to share this shoot, and then we got the e-mail: we were being published on Ruffled Blog. I couldn’t be more proud, and I’m so excited to share a few special behind-the-scenes details that made the shoot the stunning wedding inspiration that (I hope) it is. Be prepared; it’s a long one with plenty of funny details that go into the making of a styled shoot!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

I was crazy for this paper backdrop idea. Using oversized 3D paper pinwheels, balls, and flowers and plenty of clear tape, we hung up this gorgeous paper archway as the ceremony backdrop (and a great place to take photos during the party.) We weaved in metallics – gold, silver, and bronze, to give the Pantone colors a bit more oomph and contrast.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Notice anything familiar? Totally snuck in the clear acrylic chairswe use for parties and my favorite souk rug straight from Scarlett’s nursery.

*We get asked about these chairs ALL OF THE TIME. They’re copies of the much-pricier ghost chairs. You can get them on Amazon!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

My jaw dropped when I saw the flowers that Eclectic Sage had brought to the shoot. And Mikkel of Mikkel Paige Photography captured everything in such a gorgeous light. I may never stop sharing these photos.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

We decorated the tabletops with plenty of flowers, candlesticks and votives, my favorite gold flatware, geometric cups and glassware (These are THE best because they’re plastic! Hey, you’ve gotta do what you’ve gotta do when living life with a toddler!), gold chargers (Total score from Big Lots! Remember our dining room tour with them?), beautiful paper details, and plenty of metallics mixed in with our pantone colors.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Gold sequin pillows, guys, You can never go wrong with sequins. You know, in moderation.

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Sarah of Bella Joviality designed these awesome laser cut “we tied… the knot” decals to put on the bride and groom’s chairs and then we used ribbon tied in a knot to connect their seats.

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Details like laser cut names on paper placemats, the paper triangle backdrop behind the cake [You may remember seeing me putting together that beast on Snapchat → glitterinclexi (lots of fun behind-the-scenes there!)], even subtle paper details incorporated into the boutonniere and bouquet.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

How cute were our models? This was a great practice run for them because they’re getting married later this year!

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We wanted to add a pop of color to the bride’s stunning tulle overlay dress (Yes! There’s a lace mini dress under her flowing tulle skirt!); so we used one of the ribbons from our chairs to wrap around her waist and the bride wore a necklace my Aunt got me years ago in Israel. It really is so exciting when all of the little details come together so effortlessly. (Aaaand this is why my car is filled to the brim with accessories and decorative items on shoot days.)

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina - Strawberry Kiwi Cocktails with Rock Candy Drink Stirrers

Details like a signature strawberry kiwi cocktail with rock candy stirrers and plenty of rosé wine were a yummy addition and fit right in with our color scheme.

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

We even had the food catered by Belle’s Catering (who are always amazing to work with!) When in need of a backdrop for your buffet station, casually pick up one of the venue’s room dividers and put it on top of the counter. Perfect backdrop. The food was displayed with hand-lettering on glass panes and mercury glass votive holders and vases.

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The caterers’ attention to detail was just incredible.

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The dessert table was also tons of fun to put together. We used the white triangle paper backdrop, and a stunning geometric shape cake designed by Sugar Euphoria as the centerpiece.

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Rose petals mixed with paper confetti, anyone?

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I loved that the couples’ sweet sendoff included these adorable handmade “yay” flags and more confetti. The bride wore a top and skirt sewn and put together by Alterations by Kali just for the shoot!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

So there you have it. I hope you enjoyed a few styled shoot behind-the-scenes!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Hop over to Ruffled Blog to see the full feature!

Behind-the-Scenes of a DIY Paper-Crafted Styled Wedding Shoot in The Year's Pantone Colors, Serenity and Rose Quartz, at the Glassbox in Downtown Raleigh North Carolina

Photography: Mikkel Paige // Venue: The Glassbox // Styling: Glitter Inc. // Hand Lettering and Paper: Bella Joviality // Catering: Belle’s Catering // Dress: Traditions by Anna // Flowers: Eclectic Sage // Cake: Sugar Euphoria // Groom’s Bow Tie and Pocket Square: High Cotton // Hair and Makeup: Perfection by Patricia // Models: Christina and Cody

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Tory Burch Tabletop Collection

Tory Burch Tabletop dishes _ Spongeware - blue and white

Tory Burch just launched her new home collection and it is classic perfection in all of it’s blue and white glory.  The exclusive new tabletop collection, inspired by Tory’s love of entertaining — is ideal for every day. The hand-painted Spongeware dishes are based on 19th-century English ceramics, and the colors, blue and white, are a classic combination seen in much of the era’s stoneware pieces. Substantial yet chic and totally ideal for any occasion — plus, the pieces will work especially well in mix-and-match place settings.  The blue jardin linens are an added bit of French femininity.  Forever a fan of the classics, I most definitely dig it.

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Don’t these pieces make you want to throw a sophisticated Summer brunch ASAP?  I’ll be dreaming of that spongeware pitcher, stacks of those chargers, and the bright blue old fashioned glasses.

By the way, for a limited time Tory Burch is offering free express shipping on the entire home line!

 


Lexi

Love. Want. Need. All Things Aqua

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Next up in the color Summer series: aqua.  I’m smitten.  And that Sophie Hulme Leopard Tote sold me.  (I’m not sure a cooler tote bag exists.)  That H&M pleated skirt had me at a close second.  And then of course there was the Caress® Fresh Collection Juicy Escape™ and Aqua Sparkle™ Body Wash.

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Caress® Aqua Sparkle™ is infused with lilac blossom and aquamarine essence and smells crazy good and exactly like Summer. This body wash packs serious cleansing power, plenty of suds, and the most delicate lingering perfumed scent that last hours after you’ve used it in the shower or bath.  (And just like the rest of the Caress® Fresh Collection, this body wash really leaves your skin feeling silky soft, is totally budget-friendly, and is surprisingly easy on my sensitive skin.)

The beach is calling my name.

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The Caress® Fresh collection wraps your skin in vibrant scents and hydrating lather, leaving it revitalized and delicately scented. Try the new Caress® Fresh Collection and revitalize your skin like never before.


Lexi

Dress of the Week

Charleston Winter Wedding - blue dress

This stunning wedding dress takes “something blue” to a whole new level.  And after falling in love with that blue and white silk Valentino dress in the Street Style Trend Report on florals, this bustled wedding dress easily stole my heart.  (I’m always game for a bold wedding dress, especially one with a gorgeous blue print and a classic French nod!)

Charleston Winter Wedding - blue dress - gold shoes

The bride also happens to have such a way with accessories … those gold Gucci sandals are oh-so right!

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Via Weddings Unveiled Magazine // Photography: Sean Money + Elizabeth Fay // Bridal Gown: YolanCris from London Bride Couture


Lexi

A Blue Wedding Dress

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This wedding might be full of the most unique and fabulous dresses (and fashion) I have ever seen in a wedding.  The bride’s custom blue tulle wedding dress with white lace sleeves and the bridesmaids’ mis-matched vintage floral bridesmaid dresses paired with black and gold ankle-strap heels — it’s all so perfect.

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Via Grey Likes Weddings // Photography: Samm Blake // Wedding Dress: Michelle Jank


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