fall fashion must-haves

We’re so excited that it’s finally fall! A change in season means a change in style… and PV is here to help you navigate the fall trends. Here are our must have staples for the fabulous fall weather!

 

Riding Boots

Every girl should have a solid pair of leather riding boots in her fall wardrobe. These boots are so versatile, pair them with anything from skirts to jeans to leggings and you’re ready to go. We love to top the look off with some knit socks or leg warmers peeking out the top

Some of our top picks can be found at DSW here and here.

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Image Courtesy of: wachabuy.com

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Image Courtesy of: stylishwife.com

 

Blanket Scarf

Here at PV, we love to snuggle up in a gorgeous blanket scarf. Want to keep it simple but feel like your outfit is missing something? You need a blanket scarf! This simple addition will add infinite style.

One of our faves can be found at Target, here!

 

Classic Trench Coat

There’s something swoon-worthy about a classic trench coat. It adds a level of class and sophistication that a classic windbreaker or light jacket lacks, while remaining the perfect weight for that in-between fall weather!

Bonus: you can get a great jacket without the stereotypical price tag. We like this jacket from Express!

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Image Courtesy of: Nordstrom

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Image Courtesy of: styleestate.com

 

Ankle Booties

Warning: ankle booties are an addiction, but we can’t help but continue the trend. A great way to spice up a cute dress or some ripped jeans. Ankle booties really look good with anything.

Our picks to add to your collection? These and these!

 

Poncho

Time to upgrade from cardigans and sweaters to a chic new poncho. Throw it over your favorite tee with jeans or leggings, or mix it up and layer over a nice dress with some boots!
 
This poncho from Old Navy is adorable and a steal at $26.

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Image Courtesy of: society 19

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Image Courtesy of: Luvv It

 

Sweater Dress

It isn’t fall if we don’t rock a good sweater dress. Paired with ankle booties or riding boots… there really is no going wrong. A simple way to look fabulous while staying super comfortable!
 
Our wishlist includes this number from ASOS and this one from Forever21.
 

Erin Pelicano Custom bracelets

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Image courtesy of: erinpelicano.com

Erin Pelicano creates custom jewelry, our favorite being something that will help you remember and cherish your special day. Her custom lace bracelets are the perfect way to celebrate an anniversary, or share your day with someone who cannot be there. The lace pattern is hand textured into the gold pendant and creates a preservation of your dress you can always carry with you.

Check out the Custom Bracelet Fine Gold Lace Package and so much more at her site, www.erinpelicano.com.

PV’s Forever21 Wedding Shop Faves

We’re so excited about the addition of a wedding shop to Forever21. The shop is broken down into eight categories, including options for bridesmaids, wedding guests, bridal showers and more. This shop is perfect for the everyday girl looking to find a great piece without the high price tag! Here are some of our faves.


Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21


Prefer a short dress? No problem. Our pick is the flounce bodycon dress. Don’t let the fact the term bodycon scare you off – this dress keeps it classy with adorable flounce sleeves and a nice neutral color that would look great on anyone. It sells for $29.90.

Bridesmaids

This surplice front maxi dress is simple yet elegant. Its rich color works great for a pop of color in a fall wedding. The best part? It rings in at $22.90.


Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21


This strappy sequined number works great for someone looking for something a little bit more contemporary and flashy. It’s a customer favorite and currently on sale for $22.99.


Wedding Guests

This collection has some great options for fall weddings. This first option is a cool mash-up of styles, with a high neckline and low hitting flounce sleeves. The black is classic, but we also love the maroon! The Rare London Open-Shoulder Dress is a slightly higher price point, ringing in at $58.00.


Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21


The Layered Chiffon Dress almost has a Gatsby-esque feel to it. Cute and simple, we would pair this dress with some bold jewelry and killer heels. Another reasonably priced option, coming in at $29.90.

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21


We’re obsessed with this Contemporary Cape-Sleeve Dress! Modern and fun, coming in a gorgeous hunter green that’s perfect for fall. To top it off, it’ll only set you back $24.90!

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21


Bridal Showers

This Contemporary Crochet Dress is to die for. Just because it’s your wedding shower, doesn’t mean you can’t still have a killer dress! Regularly $27.90, the sale price of $18.99 gives you something extra to celebrate.


Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Image courtesy of: Forever 21

Attending a wedding shower? Keep it casual and fun with a Floral Print Keyhole Romper. The sheer overlay and floral pattern gives it a nice look, and makes it easy to dress up with a fabulous belt and some flashy jewelry. It’s a bargain at $19.90.

3 weddings, 3 outfits

With wedding season in full swing, it can be hard to figure out the perfect outfit for different venues. No fear, PV is breaking down some of our favorite outfits for a variety of weddings!

As the wedding is outdoors, be aware of anything too dark or too tight… you could end up with visible sweat marks if it’s a hot day! Stick to looser, more comfortable, breathable fabrics. Look for bright, summer-y cocktail dresses that you can accent with a statement piece necklace and a great wedge sandal!

Like the backyard wedding, be careful of wearing anything too dark or too tight for a beach wedding! Additionally, avoid anything too short (and loose) that may get caught up in the sea breeze. Embrace the setting and play with those gorgeous blues and greens, solids and patterns are both fine! For a more formal beach wedding, look for a fun maxi dress. For a more casual event, a shorter dress that falls around the knee will look great! Pair with some dressy sandals and a fresh pedi, and you’re ready to go.

A night wedding, whether it be at a country club or similar venue, will come with a more formal dress code. It’s time to break out the floor-length evening gown! Stick to a classy, timeless look with an elegant gown, plain pumps, and simple jewelry to finish off your look. Prefer a shorter dress? No problem – we’ve got you covered there too.

Wedding Bling

The time is here; you’re about to pick out the ring for the love of your life. You want it to be perfect, but where do you start? Take a deep breath and feast your eyes. We had the pleasure of working with Maya MacLachlan at dmg (Don Muller Gallery) in Northampton, MA to help guide you while picking the perfect ring to pop the question with!

Take a look at what she’s wearing. How would you describe her style? Is she…

 
 
 
 
 

Use this guide to match her style with the ring that will get your soon to-be fiancée saying

To match her timeless sense of style, choose a ring with a classically clean, symmetrical and detailed cut. Shimmering silvers are sure to make her swoon!

Your glamorous gal isn’t afraid to have some fun! Play with rose golds and matte silvers – her ring will make a statement to match her style.

She’s adventurous and in-tune with the world around her. Colored gem stones are a gorgeous alternative to diamonds, and organic band designs are perfect for nature lovers.

She’s confident – unapologetically herself 24/7, and that’s what you love about her! Go for a bold ring that will set her apart from the rest.

Your lovely lady’s style is the perfect pairing of comfortable and cute. She would be happy with a ring that is beautiful in its own simplicity. She doesn’t need an intricate ring to make her happy, she has you and that’s all she needs!


Still need a little more help? We sat down with Maya MacLachlan, owner of dmg, to get you 5 tips to make the process even easier!

1.      Shop as a Team

It’s not unusual to see a couple come in together at dmg! If you’re a couple that’s open to going through the process together, stop into your jeweler as a team. This will help erase your anxiety if the bride to-be has a very specific sense of style.

2.      Consider Her Wedding Band

The style of her wedding band can dramatically change the look of her ring! You can add some serious bling to the set based on what style band you choose.  You can even mix and match metals and gem stones.

3.      Not Everyone Wants a Diamond

Natural gemstones can add color and a unique style. The center stone doesn't have to be a white diamond and you can be daring by going for a pop of color and unique style. Consider a sapphire or a colored diamond instead.

4.      Switch Your Metal

The metal you choose for the band of your engagement ring can completely change the style. At dmg they offer a variety of metals from gorgeous rose golds to matte platinum and everything in-between!

5.      Customize

At dmg you can customize every single ring in the store beyond the size of the band and carat.  Don’t be afraid to ask questions about how you can make the ring unique for your to-be fiancé!

 

The Bride-to-Be's Complete Veil Guide

Image courtesy of:  Lydia Leclair Photography

Image courtesy of: Lydia Leclair Photography

Unfortunately, “short” or “long” just doesn’t cut it when describing what type of veil you’re looking for on your big day. Don’t stress, Parsimony Vintage has got you covered with our Bridal Veil Guide!

 

birdcage


 

blusher


 

fly away


 

elbow


 

fingertip


 

ballet


 

chapel


 

cathedral


 

Juliet cap


 

mantilla


Veils can get pricey – don’t be afraid to go vintage, or If you’re feeling daring, try making your own!