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Wedding Planning: Sneak Peek at the Secret Pinterest Board

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These are a few of my favorite things…

Are you sensing a Black, White & Vintage theme?? Bhldn-MRS-Hanger

Speaking of vintage, I’ve secured my lovely vintage-inspired MRS dress hanger!

Find the matching ‘Heirloom Hangers’ set at bhldn:
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To add to the Black / White / Gold, we’ve picked the perfect accent color…

JCrew-SilkChiffon-Bridesmaid-Dress Wild Beet!

Sorry ladies, but this color is going out of style! Literally, it’s being discontinued. Which makes me sad, but then again, kind of makes it extra special. Can’t wait to have my girls sporting Wild Beet by my side next July!

In the market for some bridesmaid dresses?
Shop our favorite J.Crew Silk Chiffon Bridesmaid Dresses:

XO,

Marty

Wedding Inspiration

Wedding planning is so much fun! Thought I, two weeks ago. That was before I found out the one venue I’ve had in mind forever is basically fully booked 16 months out – and here I thought I was really good at planning ahead! 

We I started planning two days after we got engaged when I got stuck at O’Hare Airport without a computer. Naturally, I purchased a giant textbook of advertisements (aka The Knot magazine) and it tided me over until we finally boarded four hours later. I read it twice and bookmarked a few pages – then proceeded to snap smartphone pics and immediately pin them to private boards – because without Pinterest how does one plan?!

Thus far, Pinterest has been the biggest source of inspiration. Are we surprised?! Thank goodness for unlimited secret pin boards, they debuted at the absolute perfect time!

Find my initial inspiration board below:  M&M Wedding
Clearly I don’t know which colors or flowers I want yet…

Wedding-Inspiration-Board As you can see – I’m attracted to traditional, vintage, & chic, with an appreciation for those little special touches.

Any tips on flowers, decor, dos & don’ts..And your reviews of all things J.Crew bridal / bridesmaid would be great appreciated. Thanks!

XO,

Marty

Wedding Season is Upon Us

The Most Wonderful Time of Year: Wedding Season!

J.Crew Weddings-Parties

While summer does mean lazy days, tan lines, and sunstreaked hair, it also announces the beginning of another season—wedding season. Sure, you’ve got a fridge full of save the dates, and seen plenty of Facebook countdowns until the “Big Day!”, but its just now dawning on you that all these weddings mean new dresses!

I mean…there really isn’t a better excuse to buy a whole new outfit than “I have a friend’s wedding, and everyone there has already seen all of my cute dresses!”

It also begs the question, “Just what is appropriate wedding attire?” Can you wear heels to a beach wedding? Does black tie require a floor length dress? How short is too short?

 

Have no fear, our simple wedding guide breaks it all down for you, from shoes to clutches to earrings and more!

 

Traditional Wedding

This type of wedding usually allows for a bit of fashion creativity. So why not play with a fun print or bust out a bright color? My current obsession is bright colored J.Crew dresses, let’s be honest, what’s not to love? Top it off with mint and gold accessories for a fun, polished look. Plus, those Kate Spade heels are to die for!

Scallop Wedding

 

Formal Wedding

Check the invitation for specific instructions, but usually this does not mean ball gown attire. Nevertheless, keep it classy with a high neckline, simple accessories, and muted shoes. This Milly dress has an adorable silhouette with a fun, but not too over-the-top print. Let your dress be the focal point with a simple pearl necklace and conservative heels.

Milly Wedding Attire

 

Outdoor Wedding

No matter where you are, there’s a good chance this wedding is going to get a bit toasty. Stay cool in an adorable Lilly Pulitzer shift in a fun, beachy print. Choose wedges over heels to keep your feet from sinking into grass or sand, and top it off with a laid back, cool clutch like this straw one from J.Crew.

Lilly Pulitzer Wedding

 

No matter the type of wedding you’re heading to, it’s all about having fun! Pick out a cute outfit, killer accessories, and most importantly…your dancing shoes! Get ready to have fun and celebrate with the bride and groom!

 

XO,
Lauren

For more fun fashion and beauty tips, check out my blog at lovelaurenkaye.blogspot.com!

P.S. Guess what’s out? The Fall / Holiday Weddings & Parties Lookbook

 

A Single Girl’s Guide: Your Best Friend’s Wedding

Quick update on my life that you don’t care about: I’m single.  That means I’ve been doing a LOT of therapeutic online window shopping… a favorite of the JCR girls.

A few of our PRO-TIPs for online window shopping post-break up: proceed with caution and hot tea, never approach the internet after 3 or more glasses of wine, and don’t actually BUY anything — trust us, you’re about to lose a lot of weight because you’re sad and eating reminds you of picnicking with your ex-lover in a meadow filled with daisies and your hopes and dreams, which absolutely never happened but IT COULD HAVE.

I haven’t been “real” shopping because I live in Brooklyn and my rent in one month is my clothes budget for an entire year.  Generally, I get by with my Christmas and Birthday presents, my roommates’ belongings, and $15 finds at Beacon’s Closet.  Bonus: when you shop at Beacon’s Closet you get to carry around a bag with a baby wearing hip glasses on the front.  It makes you look like you’re cool and from Brooklyn and I appreciate that because I’m not cool and I’m from Connecticut.  However,  I recently realized that a grand haul shopping trip is in store in the next month or so…

I had wondered back in January how I might continue on with my post as Resident Wedding Guest Blogger. I’d already posted about dresses twice; I’d covered my problem with shiny fabric; and now that I am in a romantic rut I’ve worried: Have I lost my Wedding Blogger Mojo?  But everything has a way of working itself out and one day, while online window shopping, I was reminded of all I have to look forward to… Which finally brings me to the Fashion portion of my post:

 

The JCR Girls Style Guide for Wedding Festivities!

The Bachelor Party

Bridal Parties aren’t always “traditional.”  For the girl who’s one of the guys, we suggest a laid back put together style:


 

We love the combination of classic pieces such as the nude/tan/peach wedges (J.Crew Lillian Patent Low Wedges) and a white blouse (MANGO Metal Fastening Blouse) paired with edgier pieces like a statement necklace (J.Crew Fan Fringe Necklace), and cut off/leather shorts (Rag & Bone Jean The Cut-Off Short.)  And while we’re all for breaking tradition and making things your own, we still think it’s bad behavior to wear white to weddings when you’re not the bride or not directed by her to do so! If you’re invited, sneak some white in at the Bachelor Party – you know you’ve been dying to show off your cute new spring top!

The Bachelorette

Girls, this is your night to go crazy!  While we don’t encourage behavior fit for a hollywood film, we think you should look like you belong in one.



There’s nothing wrong with getting noticed tonight, so go for it!  We love the combination of a fun, flirty dress (Ted Baker Penny Floral Embellished Red Dress) and attention-getting accessories.  The outfit above features OASIS Metallic T-bar Sandals and Modcloth’s Mint to Be Yours Bag.  What’s so great about these accessories is that they evoke a bygone era while remaining modern and fresh.  We love the idea of a modern pin-up cat eye with an outfit like this, check out  MAC Liquidlast Liner!

 

The Bridal Shower

Keep it light and classic for the Bridal Shower, with a few personalized touches.

 

Try a structured fit and flare dress like JCrew Loretta Dress in a summery shade paired with a flowy hat like JCrew Summer Straw Hat.  Add whimsical touches like Windsor Store’s Gold Love Signature Bracelet (similar here) , and Kate Spade New York All Wrapped Up Pearls Drop Earrings.  Then tie it all together with a staple piece from your closet, like white wedges (ZARA Block Sandal w/ Ankle Strap!)

 

The Rehearsal Dinner

For the Rehearsal Dinner, go for Ultra-Femme, Understated Elegance, in your clothes and in your demeanor: let the next 24 hours be about your family/friends without sacrificing fashion!



Peachy hues and lavender tones are perfect for a Rehearsal Dinner.   Find a dress that cinches in your waist and floats away from your hips like French Connection Berry Voile Fan Dress and pair it with a – dare we say it – COMFORTABLE low-rise heels (J.Crew Miri midheel suede pumps.)  Remember that you do NOT want sore blistered feet going into a day of standing on even MORE uncomfortable shoes! Remember to get creative – if you can’t find a necklace length you like with the neckline of your dress or shirt – check out the kid’s section like we did!  We found this JCrew Girls Ribbon-Tied Long Pearl Necklace, which would suit this neckline perfectly.  Finally, tie it all together with a peach-pink blush and lipstick like Nars Blush in Orgasm and Mac Creamsheen & Pearl Lipstick in Peach Blossom.


The Morning After

Ah, the bittersweet morning after.  You’ll probably find yourself partly glad the craziness is over and partly sad that something you have looked forward to has ended.  You will also probably be sore from dancing, tired, and possibly find yourself with a slight headache (21+ only!!!!)



Pictured: Jcrew Ray-Ban thick cat-eye Wayfarer sunglasses,  Korres Yoghurt Face Sunscreen Cream SPF30, Butter London Nail Lacquer in Fiver, Asos Straw Floppy Hat, TOPSHOP Cream Scallop Texture Swimsuit (similar)


Today, you will RELAX, sit by the pool, have a margarita, and think about how not married you are.

xo

AG