Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Emmy Award Red Carpet Style

I really love award shows - not for the awards, but for the fashion. The gowns are always so scrumptious and lovely, okay well most of them. Here are some of my favorite's from last night's show...


Allison Williams

Hayden Panettiere


Sarah Hyland



Zoe Deschanel

What were your favorites? Did I miss a goodie? Can you guess which is my absolute favorite from last night? 

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Weekly Quote: She Sees Possibility Everywhere

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Gals, be a doer. A thinker. See possibility everywhere, and look fabulous doing it. 

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Friday, August 22, 2014

HAPPY WEEKEND + LINKS

Black Bow Pumps
 
I need this, this and these for my wardrobe
 
 
 
Style Me Pretty's Best Bridal Buns - perfect for brides and their maids
 
Dealing with that quarter-life crisis? Refinery29 can help. Praise the Lord.
 

Happy weekend, Party People!
 
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Mia Bridal Couture, Houston, Texas

Mia Bridal Couture in Houston, Texas holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. Not only did sister and two of my best friends find there wedding gown here, but it's how I got my start in the bridal industry. Today, we take a tour of Mia's new location, which opened in April, and chat with Jill Nelson, owner of Mia Bridal Couture, about the new space and makes it the best bridal salon in Houston.


Jill Nelson

Store: Mia Bridal Couture
Location: Houston, Texas
Owner(s): Jill Nelson & Starla Flake

How did Mia get it's start, and why the name "Mia?" 
While working with Starla at Brickhouse Bridal, we tried to get couture designers to let us carry their gowns, but they wanted a Houston address, not The Woodlands.  That, in combination with the closing of a couple couture bridal salons in Houston, we decided in 2006, it was time to open a couture shop. 

After many brainstorming sessions, we decided upon Mia Bridal Couture.  Mia in Spanish means “mine” and during the naming process someone said, “I like Mia, because it’s all about MEEEE-a!”  That’s right, it’s all about the bride!


Mia Bridal Couture

The new shop is absolutely stunning; what was your inspiration for the new space?
We really wanted to keep the flavor of the West Gray space and mix in some glamourous and modern touches.  By using the chandeliers, vases, antique Asian panels and the specialty bubble mirror, we kept a similar feel.  We incorporated silver gray sofas, large mercury glass framed mirrors and new shiny vases to blend with the original pieces.


Bubble Mirror

What is your favorite design aspect of the new space? 
I love that the space has wonderful, comfortable couture, inviting feel about it. Brides walk in and feel welcomed, never intimidated.


Mia Bridal Couture

Describe the experience at Mia. How do you achieve creating such an amazing experience, in what can be a stressful time for a bride?  
We feel that when a bride is searching for her wedding gown that it should be a fun, enjoyable process.  We have created a space that lends itself to a wonderful experience, and our team takes it from there.  The Mia team is committed to assisting brides with their knowledge, expertise and eyes for fashion.



You were a design major in college; did you always know you wanted to work in bridal? 
I started working part time at a bridal salon in 1998, and have never looked back.  I began in the salon’s alterations department conducting fittings and worked with brides on Saturdays.  Bridal is something that is in you or it’s not.  If it’s part of you, it’s hard to think of doing anything else – it’s in me for sure!


What is one tip you give to brides when helping them choose their dream gown? 
Relax, enjoy the experience and pay attention to how you feel.  Choosing a dress, in the end, is about a feeling.  When a bride feels amazing in her gown, she will look her very best – that shows on the wedding day!



If you could choose any dress in your store, which would it be? 
The answer to that changes every time we go to market.  I chose the gown I wore for my wedding at a market and Starla and I always asks each other, “What was your favorite gown at market?” at the close of each buying trip.  Right now, I am LOVING Sareh Nouri’s stunning Sophie Hallette lace and sleeves as in the Asi gown – absolutely breathtaking!

Sareh Nouri Asi Gown

Thanks so much, Jill! Isn't the store a complete dream? It's everything. The sea of white, the delicious decor, the knowledgable staff, Mia Bridal Couture is simply wedding heaven. Recently engaged? Mia is your store.

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

This Versus That: Pancakes v. Waffles

Pancakes

vs.

 Waffles
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Breakfast. The most important meal of the day. For many reasons: nutrition, energy, attitude. I mean it sets you up for how your day is going to go, really awesome or really lame. It's a crucial decision. One breakfast can make or break an entire day of your life. Dramatic? Meh, I take food pretty seriously. Hangry Kitty is more like hangry lion. So which is it? Pancake or Waffle? We're throwin' down the gauntlet today.

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Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Weekend + Links!


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Happy Weekend! We did it! So thrilled it's arrived. I'm off to Indiana this weekend for a trunk show, but couldn't be more excited! Here are some weekend links for some serious veg browsing. 

Robin Williams Stand Up on Golf. Pure Brilliance. Genie, you will be missed.

Low back wedding gown trend = sexy back

Updated my 101 in 1001. Start your own list and comment! I will repost

The adorable store where I will be working this weekend here

I want to "say yes" to this sweatshirt from J. Crew. Seriously perfect for my job


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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Tieks Ballet Flats

Tieks ballet flats. God's gift to women who travel for a living. I received my first pair the other day, and I'm hooked. As a gal who loves her some ballet flats, I can say without a shadow of a doubt, you need a pair of Tieks. So what's the big deal you ask? Let me tell you...

Tieks Packaging

The packaging. Can you even? It's the happiest package you'll ever receive.

Tieks Ballet Flats

They fold up, and come with a teeny pouch for your pocketbook.

Pop Pink Tieks

They come in pop pink

Tieks Flats

50 other colors

Obsidian Black Tieks

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I chose obsidian black. It was one of the hardest decisions! Really. I need all of the colors. They are the comfiest flats ever, y'all. So much cushion, it's like walking on a pillow. 


 It might be a tradition to buy a pair of flats each payday until my collection is complete. Do y'all have Tieks? What color? If not, which are you deciding between? Tell me. Tell me.


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Wedding Wednesday: Low-back Wedding Gowns

Low-back wedding gowns are the new black. The silhouette is the newest craze in bridal, and gives a whole new meaning to "bringing sexy back." Take a peek at a few of my current favorites.

Watters Cinzia

Watters Cinzia Back


Amsale Nicole

Amsale Preston


Galia Lahav Pricilla Gown



Aren't these gowns incredible? I'm a traditional gal, but this new trend is incredible. What silhouette will you wear on your wedding day?

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kate Spade Swimwear Launch

It's happening. Kate Spade is launching a swimwear line. It's music to my ears and candy for my eyes. I think my adoration is severely flirting with addiction. If it's wrong; I don't want to be right. The line launches in November, and I will look good. Heard it here first. Cue not eating...




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November can't come soon enough for lil' ole kitty cat. Are y'all as excited as I am? 

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Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekly Quote: I'm Gonna Get It

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Watch me. What do you want? Go get it. 

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