Five Ways to Wear Florals that are not a Crown.

I love a flower crown, but if you want to stand out in the wearable florals department, a regular old flower crown just won't do any more.  You need to get more creative.  

You can still wear flowers in your hair, but why not try them braided into your style? 

Maybe it's your bouquet you want to mix up?  How about trying a bridal corsage?  Or, keep the bouquet and don the corsage for the party. 

A floral anklet is the perfect accessory against sun-kissed legs at a beach wedding. 

Wouldn't a floral armband be a fabulous addition to an alternative bridal look? 

I am over the moon with the idea of stepping up your veil game and adding flowers throughout.  

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Three Unexpected Places to Shop for Bridesmaid Dresses

You ever think you've looked at every single bridal shop out there, and you just can't seem to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses.  The amazing thing is, that these days you can look anywhere for your gal's gowns.  Seriously, from vintage to Forever 21!  Along with the new, no rules for weddings comes options, options and more options if you look beyond the bridal shop.  A few of my go-to places to look for clients are the three below.  


First on the list, Asos.  Asos is amazing for so many reasons!  Their selection is HUGE!  So big it's tough to see it all, luckily they have great search tools.  Asos is always on the front end of the trends.  They have a range of prices and great shipping policies!  

ASOS

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Next up, Club Monaco.  I love their sophisticated silhouettes and clean lines.   Club Monaco styles are classic, yet fashionable.  Their prices are a little higher, but they have great sales and free shipping over $150.

CLUB MONACO

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Last on today's list is BCBG.  For the bolder bridesmaid, BCBG offers trendy, sexy styles that really flatter a woman.  Like Club Monaco, BCBG has great sales and they also offer free shipping. 

BCBG

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We Love Love Saja

I've recognized the name Saja since my early days in New York, they once had a boutique in NOLITA, and while they don't have the sweet little store front with prime real estate, they still have a fantastic collection of beautiful wedding gowns.  Saja gowns are so simple, yet so artfully detailed and beautiful crafted.  I got a chance to look at the stunning gowns up close at bridal market a few weeks back.  You can still find them conveniently located in SOHO and are a must visit if shopping for wedding gowns in New York.    

Steal this Style // Black Wedding Gown

We are back!  In case you missed it, yesterday I was over on Something Turquoise sharing ideas for the bride brave enough to don black on her big day.  This look isn't as one note as you might think.  I'm sharing all kinds of tips on how to make this unconventional ensemble work for your style. 

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