Category Archives: green

Fall’s Jewel Tone Nail Polish Picks

Admittedly, I’m a fan of Fall because I have an excuse to wear tights and cardigans once again.  (That’s not to say that I don’t wear them most of the Summer, but once Fall has arrived, I get fewer bizarre looks as I chill on the beach in tweed.)

And though Summer is still hanging on, every fashion publication (Hello, September issue!) is launching a major push for Fall threads, colors, and my ever-favorite: booties.  But one easy Fall trend you can get on without having to re-stock your wardrobe?  Nail polish.  I LOVE nail polish.  And though I’m not kind to my polish – I store it in a giant bin under my bathroom sink (so chic!) – I love to buy more and more.  This Fall’s color trend is looking rather royal, and I dig it.  So I’m off to the store to stock up on burgundies, navies, emerald greens, and more.

Are you a fan of the new fall hues?  Have a favorite?

Navy: 1 // 2 // 3
Burgundy: 1 // 2 // 3
Green: 1 // 2 // 3
Taupe: 1 // 2 // 3
Glitter: 1 // 2 // 3
Purple: 1 // 2 // 3


Tuesday Shoesday

I’ve been eying the Vivienne Westwood Lady Dragon peep-toe heels for some time now, but this picture really stole my heart.  Not only are the PVC pumps earth-friendly, but the giant heart toppers really take the cake.  Also, the shoes’ have a name – Lady Dragon – how awesome is that?

Image found on The Cinderella Project


A Mythical Irish Wedding Shoot

Fly Away Bride, along with Photographer Shane O’Neill from Aspect Photography dreamed up and photographed this ethereal Irish wedding shoot based on Ancient Irish Wedding Traditions, set in South to Co. Cork in Inish Beg. (Ireland, here I come!)

A few fun facts about Irish Weddings:

In ancient times, Irish brides wore blue dresses to symbolize purity.

A wildflower hair wreath is a head piece that is traditionally very popular with the Irish bride.

During the vows, a bride and groom participate in a hand-fastening ceremony using ribbon or rope.  Irish legends have often told the story of two lovers uniting as they “tied the knot”.

A horseshoe is carried by the bride, turned up so that their luck wouldn’t run out.  In modern Irish ceremonies the horse shoe is usually a small porcelain version and incorporated within the brides bouquet.  (Though I’ve spotted horse shoe rings – worn up – necklaces, and bracelets on many brides as well!)

For more stunning details, see the full shoot at Fly Away Bride.

Fly Away Bride // Photographer: Aspect Photography | Photographer’s Assistant: Simon Curran | Cinematography: Heavy Man Films | Venue: Inish Beg Estate, Baltimore, West Cork, Ireland | Concept & Production: Fly Away Bride | Art Direction & Styling: Pearl & Godiva, assisted by Maura Dineen & Colette Nolan | Florist: Wild Floral Couture | Cakes & Desserts: The Cake Stand | Stationery: Farrell & Chase | Doves: Dove Days | Harp: Harper and Bow | Bride’s Attire: Dirty Fabulous | Groom’s Attire: Geraghty’s | Makeup: Kathryn O’Neill Makeup Artist | Hair: Up Style Junkie | Jewellery & Cape: Elsa & GoGo Boutique | Ribbons & Trimmings: A. Rubanesque | Models: Rebecca Howarth (Lockdown), Eider Leite (Morgan Agency) & Aisling Finnegan (Assets)