Friday, April 29, 2011

Dime Piece 101

Dime Piece 101 is dedicated today to the hats at the royal wedding.


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Costume Change

OMG! Another Sarah Burton piece! Dying over this! This dress is for the fun reception which is happening as we speak over the pond. 

My Royal Couple

Back 33 years ago today my parents were married. In my eyes they are the first royal couple to be married on this day. I want to dedicate this post to my parents because without them I wouldn't be where I am today.

Sorry the pictures are a little grainy. I did not have a scanner so they are  pictures of  pictures!

Kate must have been inspired by my mom's lace sleeves and waist-cinching bodice!
Dress Priscilla of Boston $750.00!
My mom got it preserved so that maybe one day someone could wear it. 

 The happy couple. My dad looks like a straight don in his suit. Burdangy was the "it" color back in 1978!

Nene and Cheese (Parents of the Bride) Nene just threw out that dress. I was very upset :(

Jean and Sal (Parents of the Groom) all color coordinated.

Princess Kate

I can not explain how happy I am that Kate picked Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen. The dress was truly fit for a princess. I think everyone in the fashion world was taken back by how traditional and elegant Kate's McQueen gown was. McQueen designs are known for their unique, outlandish looks. One of the late designer muses was Lady Gaga. Given all this I'm so happy Kate chose Sarah Burton for the designer of her dress. It shows she is very up to date with today's fashion. Also, makes me excited to see her forming such a bond with designers just like Dianna did.

I know a lot of people wanted to know why she did not go strapless. The answer to that would be the Abbey. Ladies must cover their arms in some type of sleeve when in the Abbey. With that said, I think Kate did a beautiful job. I live for lace. I think I mentioned that yesterday. :) I find it no big surprise that Kate's gown looks similar too another royal princess; Grace Kelly. Both ladies opted for long lace sleeves, a waist-cinching bodice and full skirt. I believe without a doubt Kate was truly inspired by the classic style that Grace made so popular.

Sarah Burton:
"Alexander McQueen's designs are all about bringing contrasts together to create startling and beautiful clothes and I hope that by marrying traditional fabrics and lacework, with a modern structure and design we have created a beautiful dress for Catherine on her wedding day. The last few months have been very exciting and an incredible experience for my team and I as we have worked closely with Catherine to create this dress under conditions of the strictest secrecy."
 Rundown of the Outfit

Wedding Gown Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Tiara Cartier "Halo

Earrings Custom-made Robinson Pilham 
Wedding Band Wartski

Hair and Makeup James Pryce of the Richard Ward Salon and Metrospa

Princess for a Day....or Forever!

Congratulations to the Royal Couple!

photos from Getty Image

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flower Power

I am such a girly girl. I love lace, ruffles, and most importantly florals. This summer is definitely the summer of the Girly Girl. Floral wedges are every where! Wearing a plain outfit? Spruce it up with a pair of floral wedges. Flowers and shoes make a great couple. Women love them both! I am super excited to get a pair of floral wedges :) I can think of so many ways to wear them. Hot, summer days with a killer tan or cold, winter days with an opal legging. The choices are endless, people!

The above three wedges are Jeffrey Campbell. These beauties can be found on Solestruck. $119.95

The above two are by Breckelle and they are called The Rebeca. You can find these pretties on Urban OG for $23.90!

Lastly, the three above shoes are from Forever 21! The wedges are $25.80 and the peep toes are $22.90!

Which Floral Wedge would you buy?