New York City late-20-something trying to figure it all out -sustaining a life in the concrete jungle and juggling a career with co-habitation and more. Obsessed with all things weddings, as long as they remain stylish. From running around the city in countless LBDs, to eventually getting to my own pouffy white dress and beyond, there's inspiration and great finds everywhere!
Happy hump day! Here’s to making it through the first half of your week - and to another great cake. I love the slightly unconventional construction of the layers - between that and the color palette, the cake feels very modern. Pairing such a modern design with a few floral elements softens it, making it perfect for a wedding!
Another thing I encountered last night was on my to dinner - the rain was coming down really hard, so I popped into Sephora for a few minutes to touch up my makeup and wait for some respite. They are now featuring fall makeup looks, and have put together a fantastic guide on “how-tos.” The best part? They have space under each look for you to customize your own with the products you choose/try in store. I’ll post the looks throughout the day today, so definitely go check them out - the guide is available in store as well as for download on Sephora.com
To start, let’s talk eyes - a bold, black statement on the eyes is very big for fall, which of course I love, especially the winged look!
It’s official - I’m excited about fall. I know it’s still August, I know I have a birthday to look forward to, but after being bombarded with fall fashion over the past few days, how can I not be excited. Plus, as any true New Yorker will tell you, her closet is full of greys and blacks, which means that a lot of favorites get to come out of hiding come September.
Clearly, this post is not about weddings, but it is about things that I love, so I hope you’ll bear with me, and even enjoy it - it’s something I’m looking forward to doing more of. Over the past few weeks I realized that having too much of a singular focus is never a good thing, and by putting all of my attention on to everything wedding, I was losing sight of a lot of other things that I enjoy and care about - it even was affecting my personal life. So, I will still stick with the favorites - bridal blog weekend wrap up, themed posts etc., but interspersed, I’ll share a little more about the broader world that I’m living in, and hope that you’ll still want to follow along.
That said - here are some of the pieces I’m really looking forward to adding to my fall wardrobe (or my fall wish list, since they are pricey!). Enjoy!
BHLDN is another one of my absolute favorite favorite favorite retailers for anything wedding related, and their bridesmaids collection is no exception. They don’t carry a ton of choices in terms of style/color, but if they have what you want, consider yourself a lucky bride-to-be. Plus, as an added bonus, they style each dress with accessories etc. Here are three favorite styles of mine:
Jewelry also helps bring your art deco theme to life. Big costume pieces that incorporate an element of black nod to the time period, as does layering necklaces that feel like lariats. Texture and pattern are just as key in your jewelry choices as they are in your venue, so keep that in mind!