musings #11

Attending the Spring 2015 Bridal Fashion was not in my fortune.  Luckily, Harper’s Bazaar created a slideshow of the highlights from the week.  My favorites?  Temperly London, Oscar de la Renta, and Naeem Khan.

I adore this short wedding film by Chris + Oliver from Abbie and Mark’s Cafe Brauer wedding.

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2015 collection is amazing.  When I say that Look 38 is my favorite, I mean the entire look.  It’s fabulous.

It was fun to look through this slideshow, 50 Wedding Dresses You’ll Remember From the Movies.  

Like the rest of the blogging world, I have started oil pulling.  I however, have not had any success.  My teeth started to hurt after four weeks and I really didn’t see my teeth getting any whiter. This trend is so not for me.

Kristen + Scott: The Details

As mentioned earlier this week, Kristen and Scott were recently featured in Brides Magazine. My first post highlighted Kristen and Scott’s ceremony. My last post showed their reception photos.

All photos by Olivia Leigh.

The flowers in Kristen’s jewelry were complemented by her beautiful Oscar de la Renta shoes.

I love all things paper, and I definitely appreciate a cohesive stationery suite. Here are their programs.

The bridal bouquet incorporated hydrangeas and orchids.

They used a book from the Art Institute as a guest book. It was fun for out of town guests to flip through the colorful pages about Chicago.

Their modern centerpieces included moss, orchids, carnations and succulents. Here is the arrangement on the head table.

These books from the Art Institute doubled as favors and escort cards. I did the calligraphy on the belly bands, which matched the invitations.

Decor included letters from Anthropologie and framed family photos.

This was such a fun wedding. Thanks for letting me be a part of your big day!

I love you, Oscar de la Renta

If you don’t follow politics, Huma Abedin is Hilary Clinton’s assistant, was recently married. Her gown was custom designed by Oscar de la Renta.

I absolutely adore this gown. It is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.

PS. I love it even more for not being strapless.

Wedding Myths

Myth #1:  Bridesmaid dresses can never be worn again.  They are awful.
Truth: Fabulous dresses like this Jenny Yoo dress can be worn again and again!  As I had mentioned a few months ago, I won a gift certificate to Jenny Yoo.  I ended up wearing this dress to a holiday party.  I received several compliments on it!  

Myth #2:  No one is going to see your bridal shoes.  There is no reason to spend a lot.
Truth: Um hello, we are talking about shoes!   Of course you are going to see them. Photographers take loads of photos of bridal accessories.  I recommend getting a shoe in metallic color.  I chose to wear a deep champagne shoe that complimented my light champagne dress. My gorgeous de la Renta’s will be worn again next weekend!

Hello Lover!

For my wedding shoes, I planned on a total splurge for my wedding shoes. They needed to be pumps. Preferably, d’orsey. And, I really wanted a shoe that I could re-wear to many formal events.
Here are some of the top contenders.

Polka dot Manolo Blaniks, what more could a girl ask for? Actually, silver. Gold doesn’t match at all. Otherwise, I would have totally bought them.

I heart bows. These Stuart Weitzman shoes are only available in limited sizes.

Fellow blogger Tara plans to buy these beauties in fuschia.

I found these on the wild west of the web…and have no idea who makes them. They aren’t quite perfect but I love the color!

My dress wouldn’t go with a pointy-toe shoe. If it did, these would be the ones that I would love and adore.

This is a fabulous shoe. Really. It isn’t quite right with my gown but I do love it. I wish Kate Spade made it in black.

On a total whim on a very slushy and gross Chicago day, I decided to head over to Saks to browse. Why is it that the sales staff in shoe departments always look at your shoes? To protect myself from the elements, I was wearing tan suede cowboy boots. Not very fashionista but it is the best I could do in the weather.

The sales staff brought over two pairs for me. The first was a pair by Gucci with gold. No can do. The second, well, I think they found a slice of heaven for me.

Pair found on the web, by Allie. Apparently they were the hit of the Fall Fashion Week.

Of course, they didn’t have my size 36. All of Saks was sold out. Neiman’s, Nordstrom, Berghoff, Intermix, and Barney’s don’t sell Oscar shoes. Panic in the disco!

Finally, I called up the NYC Oscar boutique. Desperation in my voice,
….do you have the shoe? ….In a 36? ….in champagne? Yes!!

The oversized brooch makes me swoon.

4 inch heels. Did you know that heels make for a better sex life?

Hello Lover!