Summer Work Wear

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I love these outfits for inspiration when the days are oh-so long and hot and you’d so rather be at the pool than in the office.

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Honey Davis-Wilkinson by Koray Birand for net-a-porter via fgr via {this is glamorous}

Bridal Inspiration {Mother of the Bride}

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MICHAEL Michael Kors DKNY DKNY 

My mother and my future mother-in-law are very attractive ladies and at this early juncture, seem to love each other. They’ve been discussing together what to wear to our nuptials. They don’t want to dress alike but want to compliment each other. So many of the “mother of the bride” dress categories I see on sites like Dillards, Nordstorms and Macy’s are sooo not something that would make a MOB feel beautiful. I know that my mothers started dieting long before I did, so they will and they should look their best. And as an Southern girl knows, it’s their time to shine too. While I know they will unlikely be purchasing from Net-A-Porter, that site does such a lovely job of recommending styles that an actual beautiful mother of the bride would want to where. Therefore they are a good place to start for inspiration. A question I have for you, dear readers, can a MOB wear black?

Chloé Moschino Cheap and Chic L'Agence Zac Posen Camilla and Marc Giambattista Valli Catherine Malandrino Oscar de la Renta Vivienne Westwood Anglomania Diane von Furstenberg Miu Miu L'Wren Scott Ralph Lauren Black Label 3.1 Phillip Lim Vivienne Westwood Gold Label Amanda Wakeley Amanda Wakeley Notte by Marchesa 

All dresses via Net-A-Porter

 

Bridal Inspiration {Shoes}

In dreamland, my bridal shoes would be Miu Miu, McQueen, Jimmy Choo or Louboutin. Dream with me, won’t you? This is if I go the more traditional route…I will have to devote an entire post to non-traditional shoes.

Jimmy Choo 

Jimmy Choo

 

Camilla Skovgaard 

Camilla Skovgaard

 


Jimmy Choo 

Jimmy Choo

 

 

 

Jimmy Choo 

Jimmy Choo

 

Alexander McQueen 

Miu Miu 

Miu Miu (favorite, I think?)

Christian Louboutin 

Christian Louboutin

In the real world, however I must search for an affordable(ish) option and I’m pleasantly surprised by what I see. Badgely Mischka has quite a few lovely options.

Badgley Mischka "Lelah" Evening Sandals

Badgley Mischka, $225 Bloomingdales

Boutique 9 "Juleva" Sandals

Boutique 9, $200 Bloomingdales

Boutique 9 "Dulal" Knotted Sandals

Boutique 9, $180 Bloomingdales

Sam Edelman "Lorissa" Peeptoe Pumps

Sam Edelman, $225 Bloomingdales

 

Vince Camuto 'Moda' Peep Toe Pump

Vince Camuto, $109 Nordstrom

Badgley Mischka 'Kiwi' Sandal

Badgley Mischka, $200 Nordstrom

 

Badgley Mischka 'Olaf' Bootie

Badgely Mischka, $126 Endless

Steve Madden 'Laineyy' Peep Toe Pump

Steve Madden, $59 Nordstrom

DV by Dolce Vita 'Briar' Pump

Dolce Vita, $89 Nordstrom

Chinese Laundry 'Haylie' Pump

Chinese Laundry, $89 Nordstrom

Glint 'Josie' BootieGlint, $79 Nordstrom

Charles by Charles David 'Pure' Pump

Charles David, $99 Nordstrom

REPORT Signature 'Linnet' Pump

Report Signature, $224 Nordstrom

Bridal Inspiration {Parties}

Now that I have THE DRESS, I can focus on  the dresses (among other things) that I will hopefully wear to parties here and there. I love the idea of the bride wearing a chic white dress to all the engagements she attends. Here are some inspiring dresses…

Lanvin Alice + Olivia Etoile Isabel Marant Milly Narciso Rodriguez Richard Nicoll Shirt Sandro Halston Heritage Versace Jason Wu Antonio Berardi Valentino 

This one is the ultimate…

Jason Wu Jason Wu 

All these beauties are from net-a-porter and are linked to their sources.

Bridal Inspiration {Bridesmaids}

I’ve always wanted to go the non-traditional route of having bridesmaids in a white or cream or butter or blush. A color very close to the wedding dress. The problem is, it’s much harder to find the right dress because there aren’t as many options.

The below are lovely, but of course are from Net-A-Porter. Anyway for inspiration…

Antonio Berardi ALICE by Temperley Sandro Richard Nicoll Lanvin Temperley London Paul & Joe Alexander McQueen Gucci Notte by Marchesa Vionnet Maje Catherine Malandrino Halston Heritage Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti Joseph Stella McCartney Stella McCartney Versace Richard Nicoll Miu Miu Camilla and Marc The Row Temperley London