Showing posts with label style. Show all posts
Showing posts with label style. Show all posts

Monday, April 22, 2013

A Little White Dress

After living in the South for 25 years I can tell you, we have some strange traditions. One that I've never really understood is the unwritten rule that girls wear white dresses to graduation. I suppose it's somewhere along the lines of a cotillion or coming out of sorts... so it kind of makes sense, right?

Well I have quite a few friends graduating school in a few short weeks, so if any of you out there are on the hunt for the perfect little white dress I've pulled a few gorgeous options for you! 

This dress is "currently unavailable" on ModCloth, but I love it so much I had to share anyways. Any southern girl who loves pearls is probably gasping somewhere at the perfection that is this dress. I need to come up with an excuse to wear this. Anyone getting married this year? Please wear this to a rehearsal dinner for me? k. Thanks. 

White Spot Jacquard Dress, Dorothy Perkins

I love the subtle polka dot of this dress, and I think this cut is flattering for just about everyone. Graduations are definitely a time to be on the more conservative side, so I love the high neckline, but the fit and flare keeps it current and attractive.  Plus it's on sale. You've got to love that. 

This dress is super classic, but the subtle wave pattern adds a bit of visual interest. I personally can't pull of shift dresses, but I love how effortless they look. Add some pearls, and you're the picture of southern perfection.

Brocade Peplum Dress, Ark and Co, Piperlime

I love peplum and this dress is just so perfect it really doesn't require much at all. 

Personally, this is the route I would go. The embellished silver studs across the top provide the perfect visual interest, making it not your average white dress. To me it feels slightly edgy, but it sparkles too so what more could you ask for? 

So, are you graduating this year? If so, what are you wearing? 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Friday's Fancies: Pop of Neon

I'm not going to lie. I've not been the biggest fan of the neon trend. While my personal style is pretty colorful, neon just strikes me as a bit abrasive. Needless to say when I saw this week's topic I made it my mission to find a neon look I would actually wear.

When I came across this dress, I knew this was it.

pop of neon

Jessica Simpson shift dress, $175 / Double breasted trench coat, $990 / Giuseppe Zanotti heels / Blue Nile peridot jewelry / Reeds Jewelers

While this isn't exactly the most affordable look I've ever put together, I absolutely love it! So how do you feel about neon? How have you managed to work it in to your style? I need some help!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Outfit Crush


Dress  | Booties | Pumps | Day Handbag | Evening Clutch handbag | Watch / Earrings | Necklace

I am obsessed with peplum, still, but who isn't. This Alexander McQueen dress has been taking up a big spot in my heart lately. I couldn't style it just one way because I love it too much!

Hope y'all have a great weekend!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Friday Fancies #4: Football Frenzy

Thanks to everyone who entered my reader appreciation giveaway. If you haven't yet, go here.

I'm all over the internet today. Thanks to the lovely Kellie of The Yuppie Files for featuring my fall favorites. If y'all don't read her blog, you need to. She's absolutely fabulous. 

AND my post from Monday made it on the Fashion Blogger Weekly Round up over on Fashion Treatment

Now. It's time for

Now obviously y'all know that the belles in the SEC (and across the South) take gameday fashion seriously. Dresses. Hats. Pearls. Heels. It's like a fashion show, where everyone wears the same colors.  I went to The University of Georgia (how bout them dawgs?) and I've accumulated quite the red and black collection over the years. Now that I'm out of school, I dearly miss saturday's in Athens. One thing I don't miss though is the standing up for hours on end. Sweating. Gross. Now I get to enjoy the games from the comfort of my couch or a booth in a bar. As I was putting together this outfit, I didn't realize how formal it is, but oh well. Better to be over dressed than under dressed right? 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Guest Post: The Gilded Peach

I've got another great one for you today. Margaret from The Gilded Peach is one of my favorite bloggers out there. I love her because she's from Atlanta, she has an awesome eye for decor, and she's just pretty awesome. Get excited....

Hello lovely BDB readers! My name is Margaret and I, like you, am an avid reader of Emily's blog. Isn't she groovy? I wanted to talk to you all a little bit about a movie I stumbled across.

NOVEM. This movie is about nine college students and the incredible trip they take to a secluded recording studio. They record their original music, drink, smoke doobies, and let you in on their truest feelings and thoughts in the process. Not only is this incredible movie inspiring and a "one of a kind" but it was also worked on by the post production company I work for. So, if you are ever in the mood to watch something a little bit different than the mainstream blockbusters you see at the movie theater, check out Novem.

So why am I rambling about some random movie that most people haven't heard much about? The fashion, of course! When most people think about their favorite era of fashion they automatically go to the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, or 60's. I appreciate all of the curve-hugging pencil skirts, flapper dresses with intricate lace and beading, and the ever-classic loafer but I have to admit that my soft spot lies with the 70's.

Call me a hippie born in the wrong decade but I love a good pair of bell bottoms or a cropped halter. Now don't get me wrong- I wouldn't be caught dead in either of those, considering my body type (it would be like stuffing a 10 pound sausage into a 5 pound casing.). Today's fashion is such a great mix of so many trends from decades across the board and if you look closely you can see so much that was directly influenced by the 70's.
High waisted jean shorts are so on trend right now and are a direct throwback to the 70's.
Over-sized sunglasses were mandatory, as they are today.
And you can't forget the tie dye that is popping up everywhere from hair dye to cakes, shirts, bedding, and more!
Whether you are a hippie at heart or prefer the high waisted glam sports shorts, you have to pay your respects to this absolutely unique moment in fashion. May you live on forever.
Thank you Emily for letting me take over your fabulous blog for a moment. Hopefully I can come back again soon to write more to your beautiful followers! If you want to read more of my insanity hop on over to The Gilded Peach and soak it all in!
Hugs and Peaches- Margaret

Thank you Margaret! Don't y'all love her? Please be sure to go visit!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Obsessed: Black and White Stripes

I've had a ridiculous morning, ugh.  so in an effort to make myself feel better i'm posting some of my recent pinterest finds. I'm obsessing over black and white stripes lately, especially with grey walls. So clean and simple but extremely elegant too...

Are you loving black and white stripes for your home too?

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