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Wedding Season

So I had my daughter four years almost five years ago and now me and her father are getting married. It’s exciting and I’ve been of course shopping for my dress, shoes, veil ect. I don’t want to post any pictures yet but I have been finding some great deals and ways to have a wedding on a budget. I will post pictures of my whole wedding look and the retailers that I bought them from. Since I’m still waiting orders to come in I thought I would at least list the retailers and links to looks that say bridal. I also was able to do my bridal look from top to bottom under $200. Remember you don’t have to do the traditional bridal store experience. I found my dress at a retailer that you wouldn’t have even thought of…..

Bridal look from Head to Toe:

1. Dress: I couldn’t find my exact dress on the site since I bought it in store but here is one similar and would be great for a Summer Wedding.

Floral Faux Leather Applique Dress:

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$27.90(This was the price I paid for my dress!)

*Add a belt with bling or a ribbon sash that matches your wedding colors and you have a moden bridal look*

Forever 21:

http://www.forever21.com/Product/Product.aspx?BR=F21&Category=dress&ProductID=2049257266&VariantID=

2. Shoes: These are those shoes I actually ordered. I LOVE them and I love that I found them in my size. I wear a 10.5 so it’s not easy finding cute shoes in my size at a great price. Miracles really do come true!

Jia Jia Women’s Satin Wedding Shoes

$_35

$54.90

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Womens-Satin-Wedding-Shoes-Color/dp/B00FVUPD4M/ref=sr_1_20?s=apparel&ie=UTF8&qid=1431105564&sr=1-20&keywords=Jia+Jia+Women%27s+Satin+Wedding+Shoes

3. Veil: So I really believe Amazon has some really great deals and if your a Prime member that 2-day free shipping is amazing!

2 Tier Layer White Ivory Elbow Tulle Bridal Wedding Veil with Comb-v26-white

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$18.99(Prime member price)

Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Layer-White-Bridal-Wedding-Comb-v26-ivory/dp/B00IOQLVDM/ref=sr_1_cc_1?s=aps&ie=UTF8&qid=1431106344&sr=1-1-catcorr&keywords=2+Tier+Layer+White+Ivory+Elbow+Tulle+Bridal+Wedding+Veil+with+Comb-v26-white

How do you brides make the most out of your budget? Or how did you make the most out of your budget?

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They put the “V” in Vintage

I found my new favorite retailer, Modcloth. They have really great vintage housewife styles and really adorable merchandise. It’s a pastels dream site. I love the vintage styles and they have carry size 11 in shoes. I had heard about them before but haden’t ventured on the site. Check out my blog soon featuring some great finds from this retailer and others- Coming soon

In the meantime checkout a couple must buys that I saw on the site today that you might see soon : )

Pastel Perfection Earring Set

Pastel Perfection Earring Set

Color : Multi – $14.99

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/earrings/pastel-perfection-earring-set

Classically Cozy Slipper in Magenta

Classically Cozy Slipper in Magenta

Shoe Size : 10 – $38.99

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-flats/classically-cozy-slipper-in-magenta

Special Occasion - Mirror to My Heart Dress

Mirror to My Heart Dress

Size : 6 – $99.99

http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/mirror-to-my-heart-dress

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8 Outfits For YOU MOM

I love to visit other blogs and get ideas and inspration. I found this great post that shows you eight outfits that you can pick and choose from. Here is the link to the site and some great outfit options. Enjoy – Also this blogger is a MOM-

8 Mom Outfits: Day To Night

Tom Ford Chooses L.A. over London?

So where was Beyonce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Lopez, Miley Cyrus, Reese Witherspoon, Anjelica Huston, Tracee Ellis Ross, Julianne Moore, Sofia Vergara and Amber Valletta on Friday February 20th 2015 at 7:00pm. Well you see, there is this designer by the name of Tom Ford and he was having a fashion show for his Fall/Winter Collection.

On a serious note this wasn’t  just another Tom Ford show that you would have traveled to in London, this time of year. For one this show was no where near the U.K. This year Ford decided to show off his collection on the West Coast. Denim, fringe, chevron motifs and leopard prints with the glitz and glam of Hollywood.

White rose petals scattered the L.A. runway. The collection was a tribute to old Hollywood glamour and the grit of the old Sunset Strip. If you think about it, this sums up what many think of L.A. There is the wrong side of the tracks and the right side of the tracks and Ford steered right down the middle, with the melding of the two. One would say this is the best of both worlds in fashion and a nice change of pace with the show being so close to home, for many A list stars that wore many past years collections to the show, in support of the designer.

Now the big question is, will there be many more Tom Ford shows in L.A. and other California destinations to come? I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. A girl can always hope, dream right?

AAU Fall 2015 Mercedes- Benz Fashion Week

This year AAU chose fourteen students to premier their thesis collections at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. This has been such a great opportunity for past and present students to get their work out to the masses, a dream come true to all. Since 2005, AAU has granted students the availability to show their work to their peers and the fashion elite. This year, according to Simon Ungless, Executive Director of the School of Fashion, these fourteen designers focus was on transformation. “They are using fabric manipulation and printing techniques to change the inherent qualities of textiles to create new textures and surface qualities. There is a focus back to the body and wearability in silhouette, which the designers have utilized advanced tailoring techniques to achieve. 

This was represented beautifully in the work done by M.F.A. graduate, Franaz Golnam. Golnam’s work incorporated 3-D details from flowers into the garments. The collection has a sculptural quality. The garments are enhanced by voluminous panels and seam detailing that is used throughout. The collection’s color palate and fabric incorporates solid grey and black wool and features needle felting details that play with viewers’ perception of depth.

 Watching the show my attention was grabbed by the black floral detail used in the majority of the garment, this added a feminine side to the sculptural quality and tied together the collection. I loved the use of structure and the 3-D details. A few of the looks were simple, with a ready to wear quality but still had great detail with free flowing fabrics. Even in black the details were noticed this added detailed touches just in the right places. Throughout the collection there was a cohesiveness of sophisticated femininity and class. The garments weren’t overwhelming in their style do to Golnam knowing exactly where detail and design needed to be added. It’s important to be conscious of the structure of the female form and Golnam did this by down playing the problem areas that most women deal with, with the technique of the seam, while enhancing other area such as the sleeve and the hemline.

http://blogs.academyart.edu/newspaper/2015/02/mbfw_fall_2015_desig6.html#sthash.2nkQnh3w.dpuf

Here is a couple of drawing from Golnam’s 2015 Fall collection:

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http://www.fashionschooldaily.com/index.php/2015/01/28/mbfw-fall-2015-designer-spotlight-farnaz-golnam/

Photo of designer walking the runway after showing her collection during AAU Fall 2015 New York Fashion Week.

Farnaz Golnam

Farnaz Golnam - Academy of Art University Fall 2015 Collections - Runway

http://www.zimbio.com/photos/Farnaz+Golnam