Pants: Level 99, similar; Top: Anthropologie; Shoes: Urban Outfitters; Leather Bracelets: Leather store in Wisconsin; Gold Bracelet: Anthropologie; Earrings: Goldie O (website coming soon!); Lipstick: NYX in Shocking Pink
You know those mornings where you stare into your closet, your hair still swept up into a towel and soaking wet, for days? Okay, maybe not days, but long enough that you’re forced to skip that much needed cup of coffee? Well, I’ve had too many of those days lately, and it’s not for lack of clothes. So I thought I might try some outfit posts to catalog what combinations work and what I haven’t tried yet. I like to force myself out of my comfort zone every once in a while, so hopefully this will help with that too.
ps – Have you tried NYX matte lipsticks? They are my new favorite. They go on smooth, last all day, and come in some great colors. And they’re only $6!
All photo cred goes to my lovely and talented sister, Audrey. Thanks, lovey.
Today I’m crazy excited to share that our elopement shoot is featured on Grey Likes! From conceptualization to creating, this urban elopement story was something I loved styling. The vendors we got to work with were some of the best. Please check them out and give them some love!
I was so thrilled this morning when I saw that our wedding was published on Style Me Pretty! Congratulations to our amazing photographer, Jon Schaaf! The day was seriously such a labor of love from so, so many family and friends. I get emotional just thinking about each of you, and I hope if you’re reading this and were part of our day, you know how deeply we care for you. It is amazing to see how all of the details (the jewelry, the bow ties, the lace tablescapes, the Nana’s-tea-in-a-mason-jar favors, paper suite, ceremony music – seriously, do you know my aunt and Sam Bush?!, my father’s prayer, the toasts, the candlelit sendoff) came together, but it is even more incredible knowing the beautiful faces who cheered our pronouncement and danced the night away with us!
I had so much fun designing, styling, and planning my wedding, and now with a few more styling jobs under my belt (you’ll be seeing them once they’re published!), I’ve decided to take on a few select weddings or events. If you’re interested in chatting, please reach out! I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a comment here! Let’s get a party started!
I recently discovered Mohammad Ashi, a Saudi designer, and I’m just so taken with his couture garments from the Mode 2 collection. This particular collection was inspired by Emily Dickinson (of whom I’m also very fond) and one of her poems about birds. There’s nothing super crazy or out-of-the-box about his designs, but somehow they feel so fresh. You can tell Ashi is a master of fabrics as each gown is draped so beautifully and retains a very architectural edge. Each garment highlights a woman’s frame so well, with just the right amount of volume and curve. If I were walking a red carpet anytime soon (or able to wear a wedding gown again), I’d be all over these.
Ashi Studio via My Everyday Couture
Did you watch the Oscars last night? I’m usually surrounded by girls on Oscar night (sisters, friends) because we are all such fanatic fashion – I mean movie – critics. But last night, it was just me, a very unenthused husband, and a large jar of chocolate covered almonds. Aside from the occasional complaint from my couch buddy and the stomach ache I contracted from almond overdose, I had a fantastic time feasting my eyes on this year’s red carpet fashion. I even led a moment-by-moment texting commentary with my mom, aunt, and sisters that sadly ended when my phone froze from text overload and died (I was woken by an onslaught of high-pitched blings from the texts I missed when my phone conveniently returned to life at 2am).
My favorite look this year must go to Michelle Williams who wore a stunning Louis Vuitton ruby gown. The color and texture make this dress. I’ve been intrigued by the peplum trend that seemed to take Fashion Week by storm, and I think Williams’ sophisticated choice is perfectly executed. Besides the fashions of the Jason Wu runway, I’m loving the subtle peplum looks in bright floral prints from J.Crew and Anthropologie. This silhouette is feminine and a bit architectural; in a great print, it’s one of my favorite looks for spring.
Jason Wu, J.Crew, Anthropologie
Spring has sprung! At least at J.Crew. The newest “Looks We Love” features all these super bright, cheery pants, skirts, and shorts. As a girl who generally sticks to neutrals on bottom, I’m pretty excited to add some pumped up color to my spring wardrobe. What do you think? Too loud or totally rad?
When I was flipping through the Lela Rose Ready To Wear 2012 images, I was completely taken by the long, painted gown. The yellow, white, and indigo brush strokes are unexpected and add a bit of edge to the otherwise ethereal design (also love that subtle peplum!). I was inspired to make a moodboard featuring 2012′s color of the year, Tangerine Tango.
On this cold February day, I’m looking forward to some bold pops of spring color! Beginning with that citrus lip a la Kate Bosworth.
Cake via Style Me Pretty, Paper Lanterns via Martha Stewart Weddings, Lela Rose orange shift, Orange cocktail source unknown, Lela Rose gown, Bauble necklace J.Crew, Orange marshmallows source unknown, Bouquet source unknown, Kate Bosworth, Orange flowers