Wedding Season Events

With so many celebrations that follow up to the big day, each one calls for a different outfit!  From the bridal shower to the big bachelorette bash to the rehearsal dinner – being part of  a wedding party calls for quite a few clothing options.  However, looking back on a wedding “event schedule” my go-to choice has been short dresses that were perfectly appropriate for each separate occasion.

The Bridal Shower – the bride requested that all her lovely ‘maids wear her wedding colors (red/orange).  I picked this lovely simple coral number at Marshalls!  Necklace – J. Crew Factory

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The Bachelorette Party – Since the bachelorette party was to be in Atlantic City, dancing the night away, I opted for a sassier dress -this sheer paneled black fit-and-flare Topshop piece.  I thought it would be a bit difficult to wear with certain things showing or popping out when I didn’t want (!!!) but it stayed perfectly all night and was ideal for a last fling before a ring!

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The Rehearsal Dinner – To celebrate the last night before the couple makes it official, I opted for a classy, slightly preppy pastel yellow fit-and-flare from Nordstrom.  The rehearsal took place in a church and the dinner was at the groom’s old college club (kind of like a fraternity but much nicer – so awesome!).

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The best part is – WEDDING SEASON AIN’T OVER YET!!  Stay tuned!

Coral for Spring

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I can’t think of a punchier, perkier or more perfect color for spring than coral.  It’s the just-right mix of pastel and bright, depending on the hue you choose.  It compliments every skin color.  It also goes with every color of the rainbow – so color and outfit combos are truly endless!  Coral is also a perfect color to wear into the hot summer months.  But for now, we will just use it as a summer buffer to wear during the spring months.  The above look is from J. Crew and it inspired me to scour sites for everything coral to add to my closet.

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Left to right – Top row – H&M Slingbacks, Tom Ford Lip Color in True Coral, Essie Nail Polish in Tart Deco, BaubleBar Coral Bezel Bead Cuff, Zara Strappy Dress, Steve Madden wedges, Zara Button Neck Shirt. Bottom row – Stella McCartney Tailored Trousers, Zara Ankle Strap Sandal, River Island Coral jersey belted maxi skirt, Kate Spade new york Charlotte Street Small Sloan

SugarLips Spring/Summer Lookbook

LA-based brand, Sugarlips truly captures the Spring and Summer seasons on the West Coast with their new lookbook.  With flow-y dresses and tops, peplum and lace in black & white, neutrals and brights such as coral and red, Sugarlips provides the perfect pieces for a day of walking around town or for a swanky night out.  The best part about this brand is that it features fashion bloggers that get to style the looks any way they want.  Take a look at a few of the shots from their lookbook and see the all the looks here!

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The Colors of Spring RTW 2013

While details such as cut and length are big concerns when a new season is approaching, colors are also a major factor to bring into play.  The color spectrum for this upcoming season is truly all over the place and includes pastels as well as darker hues and even punchy shades.  As reported by Harper’s Bazaar, the big colors for this season are as follows.  Enjoy!

Turquoise (as seen at Rachel Zoe)

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White (as seen as Diane von Furstenberg)

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Emerald (as seen at Chanel)

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Chocolate (as seen at Elie Saab)

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Slate Blue (as seen at Giorgio Armani)

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Burgundy (as seen at Zac Posen)

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Icy Pink (as seen at Vivienne Westwood)

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Mustard Yellow (as seen at Tracy Reese)

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Coral (as seen at See by Chloe)

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Burnt Orange (as seen at Narciso Rodriguez)

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Black & Bright!

It’s no mystery that black is a favored color when it comes to clothing.  Black goes with everything.  Black is flattering and slimming.  Black is simple and conventional, yet elegant and timeless.  But who’s to say our beloved go-to color doesn’t need a little brightening up sometimes.  One of my favorite trends to appear in the fashion world is the bright-with-black trend.  It gives an updated look to the usual black ensemble.  Below are my own outfits that showcase a little bright with black.

BLACK & CORAL

 

 

Top – Charlotte Russe, Jeans – Express, Flats – Target, Necklace – Francesca’s Collections

 

BLACK & TEAL

 

      

 

Dress – Victoria’s Secret PINK, Belt – American Eagle, Bracelet & Sandals- Forever 21, Watch – Michael Kors, Ring – vintage

 

Enjoy!

 

always FASHIONABLY kate