In the past few years I’ve really learned to embrace the color white, especially in the Spring and Summer months (and that’s really saying a lot, because I am an all-black devotee). I think it all started (the caving process, I mean) when I tried on my wedding dress for the first time. It was the right “shade of white” (believe it or not, that’s a thing), and it was so very me. Since then, I’ll occasionally try on a delicate white lace or sheer top or dress, I’ve even rocked an off-white tutu, and it will all just click. I’m not sure I’ll ever become a jeans-and-a-white-tee kind of girl, but glammed-up white: I’m surprisingly a fan.
We may still be in the midst of Winter, but I spotted this romantic braided hairstyle, complete with little white flowers woven in, and all I could do was dream of Spring. If you’re a bit of a free spirit or a serious flower lover, or the idea of a delicate floral crown just gets you every time, why not try weaving in a few flowers into a braid or updo for either the ceremony or the wedding party, that way the funkier floral look will only be in some of the pictures.
We’ve all seen the vintage lace veil or headpiece. Odds are your grandmother or great-grandmother wore a delicate piece of lace to cover her head at her once-upon-a-time wedding. But today’s lace hair-pieces are dramatic and beautiful and completely unexpected. I’ve never been so taken with lace.
Black and white are two major staples in my closet, and in the cooler months, I practically live in the color combination. This Fall, I’m trying to throw in a pop of color, and I know I’ve stumbled upon a Fall accent color that is just right: blush. (Ahem: have you seen my new site design? I’m all for the soft blush paired with black, white, and charcoal. Swoon.) I’ve never been one to wear anything overtly pink – though I love the color and will buy office accessories in pink for days. But blush is subtle, it’s soft and warm, and when paired with crisp black and white, it’s chic, romantic, and ever-fashionable. The color palette also feels equal parts modern and classic, and is simple to throw together while still looking perfect.
These shoes are just so lovely … really, the whole bohemian Botticelli-esque wedding shoot is lovely … but the shoes = so unique. So far, these Free People heels are as close a match as I can find to the lovely nude and black strappy heel seen on this bride. Any thoughts on where these beautiful shoes could be from?
I love a fresh burst of winter white in weddings. There are plenty of beautifully-themed Christmas weddings, but a winter wedding with subtle nods to the Holiday season are some of my favorites. White frosted pine, stars, metallic Holiday touches – it all fits the theme perfectly, and makes for a festive celebration.