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!

Emmys 2014 Fashion

On the night of the infamous television awards, fashion was front and center.  There were dramatic gowns, short films dresses and even some very comedic elements (I’m talking to you, Lena Dunham).  While these ladies all came together from their very different television categories, the fashion trends seemed to remain consistent.  Basically, if you were dressed in anything else besides red/coral/hot pink, a metallic or white – who were you and what were you doing at the Emmys?  Long, clingy silhouettes were popular with a few fuller gowns making appearances.  See the trends below!

Reds/Corals

emmy1 (Sarah Hyland in Christian Siriano)

emmy2(Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in Monique Lhuillier)

emmy3 (January Jones in Prabal Gurung)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals(Claire Danes in Givenchy)

emmy5 (Heidi Klum in Zac Posen)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals (Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Carolina Herrera)

Metallics

emmy7 (Taylor Schilling in Zuhair Murad) *My Favorite*

emmy9 (Hayden Panettiere in Lorena Sarbu)

emmy8 (Amy Poehler in Theia)

emmy10 (Julianna Margulies in Narciso Rodriguez)

Whites

emmy11 (Sofia Vergara in Roberto Cavalli)

emmy12 (Laverne Cox in Marc Bouwer)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals (Kristen Wiig in Vera Wang)

emmy14 (Julianne Hough in DSquared)

 

And two of my favorite stand-out looks of the night that did not fall into these categories:

emmy15 (Kerry Washington in Prada)

66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Press Room (Halle Berry in Elie Saab)

 

Who were your favorites?

 

 

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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always FASHIONABLY kate

Black & White & Mod All Over

Marie Claire recently had a photo shoot showcasing the ever-popular colors : black and white.  The magazine paired some fabulous looks with a bob-sporting model.  While I’m indifferent about the hair, the clothes speak volumes all by themselves.  With graphic prints and sharp lines adorning suits, dresses and separates, black and white never looked so good.  No need to read anymore from me, see for yourself!

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always FASHIONABLY kate