Summer Wedding Footwear & Advice on Summer Surfaces

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You’ve decided on your wedding venue, picked out your dress, and now it’s time for shoes! Having a summer wedding means your free to have all the open-toe options and you also have the option to even go barefoot!

Before picking shoes, it’s important to know your venue and the surfaces you’ll be walking on. As we all know, heels and grass do not mix well. That also applies with heels in sand. Don’t fret – this does not mean you can’t wear those heels you’ve been eyeing! If you’re getting married on the beach and want to wear heels, opt for a boardwalk aisle so you won’t be sinking in the sand. If you’re getting married in a backyard or on a lawn, you can also make an aisle runner on which you won’t sink in the ground; however, if you want the natural look, ditch the heels and wear chunky wedges, beautiful flats, sandals, or even the new trending barefoot sandals!

Summer Wedding Guest Fashion

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Now that you’ve been invited to a wedding, it’s time to decide what to wear! Attending a wedding in the summer means you have a wide range of outfit options! From summery florals to bright pops of color, you’ll be the next best looking person in the room (next to the bride, of course)!
 

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Have some fun with your dress and go for floral patterns! With a patterned dress like florals, you don’t need to have statement jewelry, for your dress is a statement itself! Chances are, you can also re-wear this dress as a sundress throughout the summer!

The bride’s not the only one who gets to rock lace on her big day! There are so many cute summer dresses with lace textures, you’ll have a hard time choosing which one to wear! Pair with some cute earrings and a clutch!

Brighten up this summer day even more with some bold pops of color! With colors such as hot pink and vibrant orange, it’s going to be hard not to take the attention off of the bride!

 

Summer Beach Bag Essentials

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Finally, our favorite season is upon us! It’s time to throw on some flip flops and head to the beach! Since going to the beach is an all-day event, it’s important to know exactly what to pack in that cute beach bag of yours. Aside from the obvious, such as beach towels and sunglasses, we put together a list of our top beach bag essentials for summer 2017.

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Even though we all want that sun kissed tan, it’s SO important to wear sunscreen! Don’t forget to reapply throughout the day, and it doesn’t hurt to pack a little SPF lip balm to avoid burnt lips! In addition, grab some protection for your hair. With products such as Sun Bum leave in conditioner, you’ll leave the beach with soft and hydrated hair.

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Nothing is more relaxing than catching up on some reading with the ocean waves in the background. Whether on your kindle or a classic hard cover, be sure to buy some reading material to enjoy on your beach day!

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Whether you bring headphones, speakers, or even your own guitar, having music at the beach surrounded by your friends is a great way to spend your beach day! Go the extra mile and get a waterproof speaker (and of course, be sure to be mindful of your beach neighbors with your music).

Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Be sure to drink enough water throughout the day, as the sun dehydrates you! In addition to bringing water, it’s also smart to carry along a cooler to keep your drinks nice and cool (and to store some beach snacks, too). Get one of our favorite S’well water bottles here!

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The Jewel Tone Story

When thinking about this concept, we were inspired to mix the old with the new. The gardens and architecture of this late 1800s historical home nestled in the heart of Amherst, Massachusetts, created a simple but elegant backdrop to allow our deep beautiful jewel tones to take center stage.

Our vision for this beautiful shoot was to showcase a deep modern jewel tone palette and embrace a balance of the classic surroundings and the rich modern romance. We created a bold design with hues of pinks, purples, greens and blues, a palette that we accented with the mixture of vintage details and modern touches.

From the modern invitation suite with its geometric shapes and bold colors to the ombre guest seating we were inspired by this beautiful balance of classic and modern.

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Graduation Style

Happy graduation season! Whether you’re graduating high school or college, be sure to walk the stage in style! Here are some of our favorite styles for this season’s hottest graduation trends.

Nothing says classic graduation like a crisp white dress! Go for the elegant, simple dress, or opt for a more fun and flirt option with some gorgeous back detail or lace.

Give your fellow classmates that “wow” factor as you walk by in a bold color! Whether it’s hot pink, bright yellow, or turquoise, you’ll be sure to be the center of attention as you get your diploma.

Nothing says spring and summer more than a patterned dress! Wearing a gorgeous floral or patterned dress to your graduation will brighten your day as well as everyone else’s.

Summer Wedding Dress Trends

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With a new season comes new wedding dress trends! This summer, ditch the sleeves and embrace fun textures as you prepare to walk down the aisle. Think warm weather, slight breeze blowing your dress in the wind, and a glowing sun as you pick out your dream summer wedding dress!

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IMAGE COURTESY OF: SYBRAND CILLIE

Finding a wedding dress with flirty hints of lace is perfect for summer! Whether you go sleeveless or strapless, the lace accents will be thin and airy for the warm summer heat.

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Beat the heat during your big day with a wedding dress that isn’t full of puffy layers and extra weight. Wearing a dress with lighter material, such a chiffon or silk, will be beneficial in the warm weather.

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Having a little extra skin showing is another great way to stay cool at your summer wedding. Pair that with a light material dress and you’ll be dancing the night away all while staying fresh and cool!

Summer Beauty Trends

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IMAGE SOURCE: JESSICA GORDON RYAN

Time to slip on the shades and embrace the warm weather! What better way to welcome the summer season than to discuss the hottest summer beauty trends this year?! From hair to makeup, we’ve got the scoop on how to rock your best look in the hot summer months!


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With the sweltering sun and heat, the last thing we want to deal with is our makeup melting off our face. This season, take a step back from the layers of foundation and eyeshadow, and opt for a more natural makeup look! Use lighter-weight powders, liquid foundation with SPF, and soft skin tones to bring out your natural beauty!



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Even with the ongoing trend of flirty beach waves, sometimes our hair won’t cooperate with the heat! Another option to wear your summer hair while beating the heat is to keep it up and off your neck! Go for the traditional top knot, or spice up your look with fun headbands and braids!

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Along with summer comes dryer skin. Exfoliating your skin daily is a must in order to keep that healthy summer glow! Instead of using a harsh exfoliating scrub, try one of our favorite peel-pads! If you need a little boost in moisture in your skin, try this pore perfecting water gel moisturizer!

Top Trending Fashion for Grooms

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Step aside, brides! It’s time to let your man shine in today’s top trending fashion for grooms! Whether it’s straying away from the traditional black tuxedo or adding different accessories to their attire, you’ll definitely want to say, “I do” the second you see him!

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It’s the year of colors for us ladies, and that goes for men as well! As opposed to wearing a traditional black tuxedo, groom’s fashion trends are leaning toward different shades of blues, grays, and even burgundy for their tuxes! Blue and burgundy tuxes look great with brown leather accessories, and you can pair just about any color with a gray tux (especially a colored tie to get that bold contrast)! 

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To spruce up your suit on your big day, try adding some simple accessories that will wow your bride-to-be! A big trend today is adding suspenders to bring back that classic look, or switching out neck ties for bow ties. Even if your groom opts to wear the classic black-and-white suit, try adding a timeless pocket watch chain or a glitzy watch to make him stand out!

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Just like it’s becoming a trend for bridesmaids to wear different dresses following the same color palette, men are now having their groomsmen pick their own suits and style! Instead of insisting each groomsman wear the same suit and shoes, allow them to express their own style and spin on their outfits!

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Pastel Wedding Color Palette

Spring is here! What better way to brighten your wedding day than focusing on a pastel color palette?! From pale pinks and purple to soft greens and blues, the ideas and color coordinations are endless! Think fresh cut flowers, warm spring air, and a romantic, whimsical atmosphere! 

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Image Source: One Fab Day

Spring to Summer Wardrobe Transition

Didn’t have time to complete your spring cleaning of your wardrobe? No problem! Going into the summer season, you’d be surprised at how many new outfits you can create with your clothes from prior seasons! 

With spring’s cool breezes, you probably still have a few lightweight sweaters hanging around in your closet. Store away any heavy material sweaters (wool & tweed), and keep some light cotton sweaters for those chilly summer nights. 

Keep an eye out for trends in fashion for the summer. You never know what articles of clothing you already own that you can transition into a trendy summer outfit!

 

Spring and summer share a similar color palette (pinks, yellows, blues, etc.). By already owning solid t-shirts or pants that share the same color palette, it’s very easy to create new outfits!

Keep your light-weight scarves in your closet to spruce up a dress, or wear statement necklaces with a new summer outfit. Just like clothes, you can wear accessories that you already own with new outfits, or to jazz up a basic t-shirt or tunic!  

How to Pick the Right Color Palette for Your Skin Tone

Picking out what to wear may be the hardest part of your day, especially trying to decide what colors to wear. You may not realize this, but just like matching your makeup to your skin tone, your skin tone plays a large role in which colors compliment you the most; therefore, we have made you a go-to guide on what colors to lean towards based on the tone of your skin! 


If your skin tone is warm and has a golden undertone and olive complexion…

Oranges, Golden Yellows, Ambers, and Reds

Olive, Turquoise, Magenta, Orchid 

Taupe, Creamy Whites

 
 
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If your skin ton is cool and has a blueish undertone with fair or very dark skin…

 
 

Ruby, Bright Rose, Pinks

Bright Blue, Royal blue, Emerald, Lilac

Gray, Navy, Winter White 

How to Dress for a Destination Wedding

Upcoming tropical destination wedding and no clue what to wear? Not to worry, we have you covered. Preparing for a destination wedding can be a lot more difficult and stressful than your average wedding! There may not be a clear dress code, but it’s safe to say if you’re headed to a tropical destination that you’ll have your toes in the sand aside some crystal-clear water! 

For a tropical wedding, we recommend you have some fun with your outfit choice! A destination wedding calls for some bright colors or even fun patterns (without going too over the top), so leave your fancy lace at home and enjoy the sunshine with a pop of color. Here are some of our picks for 2017 destination weddings, all under $50!

 

2017 Fashion Trends

New year, new trends! To get our minds off of the cold weather, it’s only appropriate to start thinking about updating your spring wardrobe. To help you get started, we’ve looked into this year’s hottest fashion trends for spring 2017, filled with nothing but fun colors, bold stripes, and even some creative textures! Have fun and happy shopping!


 
 
 

Stripes are the new “classic white tee!” Whether bold or subtle, adding some stripes to your wardrobe will spruce up your outfit fabulously! 

 

In need of some comfy footwear this season? Lucky for you, sneakers are in! Patterned sneakers, textured sneakers, or platform, they are sure to give you that chic look all while keeping your comfort as your #1 priority! 

2017 is looking bright! This season's colors are pointing toward different shades of pinks and yellows! Nothing will give your wardrobe a fresh new look than a pop of color! 

No longer just for your sneakers! Creative new ways to (literally) tie together your clothes. From shirts to dresses, you can spruce up any outfit with some fun ties and laces! 

2017 Bridal Trends

The 2017 runways have spoken! We wanted to share with you our top picks for trends from the runway that you can incorporate into your wedding day style and beyond!


Depending on your style, a veil might not be for you. A great alternative to help create an ethereal look is to wear a bridal cape or capelet! The cape has been trending for a few years and we think its a trend that is not going away anytime soon. Incorporating a cape into your big day's attire is a great way to give a way to switch up your dress; where the cape for your ceremony and then take it off for the dance party reception!

Cape styles are versatile, so there is a cape for every season and every dress style. Time to glam it up!

Top Left: Photo Jose Villa  Dress Lihi Hod | Top Right: Alberta Ferreti | Bottom Left: Temperley via One Day Fab | Bottom Right: David's Bridal


Who doesn't want their wedding day to be dripping in flowers! So why not have botanical design elements incorporated into your dress. Leaves and blooms and vines, on my! We love this trend for the bride that wants her day's look to feel romantic but have a modern flare.

Top Left: Tara Lynn Lawton Photography | Top Right: BHLDN | Bottom Left: Claire Pettibone | Bottom Right: David's Bridal


The metallic trend has been one of our favorites for awhile and from the looks of the 2017 runways it continues to be everyone's favorite. Who doesn't want a little extra sparkle on their big day! From gold to silver to champagne, there is a metallic to fit every style, every bride and every wedding day's design.

Top Left: Maggie Sottero | Top Right: Erica Velasco Photographers Dress Truvelle | Bottom Left: Maggie Sottero | Bottom Right: Photo: Sophie Epton Dress: Alon Livine 


Looking for a fun style? Ruffles bring that unexpected surprise to a dress design. You can go full ruffle for dramatic effect, or have a little ruffle add flare to your style. Ruffles are a great way to add dimension to your hips (if you need it!). We love ruffles for brides who want to add a sense of whimsical and fun to their big day's style.

Top Left: Allure Bridal | Top Right: Persy | Bottom Left: David's Bridal | Bottom Right: David's Bridal

Top Holiday Party Outfits

Having a hard time figuring out what to wear for your holiday festivities? We’re here to help! One of our favorite parts of the holiday season is the wide variety of options you have to choose from while still looking cute and staying on a budget. Between bold, seasonal colors, bright, fun metallics, and classic neutrals, the possibilities are endless!


For a more classic look, we love a simple base dress that you can accessorize to your heart’s content. Add a statement piece necklace or a cozy blanket scarf, throw on some ankle booties, and you’re ready to go!


Looking for something that does all the talking itself? No problem. Here are some of our favorites for the girl looking to add a little character to her outfit.


Finally, for the girl who really wants to make a statement! We love the bright, flashy sequins these options offer. No doubt, all eyes will be on you!


Do you have a favorite holiday look? Let us know what your secret is!