Jil Sander Belted Dress, Barneys
Brian Atwood Suede Sandals, Eve’s Apple
1. Our cute little elephant ring stand from Umbra
2. A Christmas present from my future extended family
3. The most versatile, classic pair of shoes I own. These Elie Tahari beauties have taken me from dinner parties to the office.
4. The best smelling unisex fragrance. It’s New Haarlem by Bond no. 9. My fiance and I share it for special events and while on vacation.
As I update my wardrobe for the new year, I try to find inspiring outfits to help set a direction for where I’d like to go. For me, this season will be about rich textures, the skinny jean (I ignore all reports that flares are back), and lady-like details such as flared skirts, sheer tops and pointy shoes.
These are my latest pins:
Images from my Pinterest
It’s very clear that I’m a huge fan of Santigold. So when I heard she released a short song called “Girls”, I knew I had to check it out and share it with you. I love the concept of this video and the beat’s not bad either.
Now that I’m well-rested, I’ve started wedding planning again. I went dress shopping over the holidays and discovered that the styles I thought would flatter my body most, didn’t. I fell in love with the slip dress style, which looks rather boring on a hanger. In fact, I almost over looked this deceptively simple style when sifting through racks for dresses to try.
Thankfully, my consultant encouraged me to try on multiple styles that might flatter me. Since then, I’ve booked three appointments for a wedding dress “do-or-die” weekend with my sister and future mother-in-law.
If you haven’t been wedding dress shopping before, it’s a lot like going to a fitting for a fashion show. All the dresses are placed on a rack and you basically strip down, put on bridal undergarments (i.e. a tight corset and a poofy skirt) and place dresses head first on your body. Once the dress is on, the consultant usually pins it to give you an idea of how the dress should fit post alterations. Outside of the dressing room, your family and friends wait to see how you look. There’s usually a round pedestal for you to stand on and of course, tons of mirrors. Something that surprised me about the whole process is that many places don’t allow photography unless you’ve committed to buying the gown!
I can’t wait to find my perfect dress (at the perfect price point). Unlike other brides, I’m more interested in the style of the dress than any particular designers.
I hope you’re off to a great and successful start this year! I began the year very comfortable (wearing a Brooks Brothers boy oxford!) and with friends and have made many resolutions that I actually intend to keep. 2012 was a great year for me; I graduated from University, started my career and got engaged to the love of my life. I’m so excited to see what this year has in store!
My list of resolutions is a lot longer than this, but my general themes for this year are adventure, self-improvement, and building and nurturing relationships.