1. Valentino patent bow pumps, $745 | 2. Oscar de la Renta Satin pump, $795 | 3. Badgley Mishka Babbette Sandal, $225 | 4. Badgley Mishka Bryant Sandal, $200 | 5. Lanvin jeweled sandal, $995 | 6. Valentino bow embellished satin sandal, $1195 | 7. Valentino peep-toe lace pump, $885 | 8. Valentino Glamorous bow pump, $695 | 9. Manolo Blahnik Joriano slingback, $795
In imagining a modern wedding, bows are not what usually come to mind. In fact, I joked that under no circumstance would I have any bows at my wedding. That is, until I saw structural patent leather and leopard print bows. Romantically edgy – love this dichotomy! – Tram @Phi-Style.com
[images from Net-A-Porter, Saks, and Nordstrom]
You guys have been reading long enough to know I have a penchant for clever jewelry…well, here’s a new one for ya! The Exo-Gem collection is a reinterpretation of the traditional solitaire, breaking it down into simple lines for something fabulously different!
[images from Vraifaux via Etsy]
Reem Acra of course does some of my favorite draping and layering of all the designers…you really have to see them in person to appreciate the handiwork that goes into each dress. True works of art if you ask me! I loved the hot pink accents and the chic hairstyles the models wore for this seasons collection.
[top 2 sets from Reem Acra, last set by me]
1. Narciso Rodriguez Petal-Print Silk-Charmeuse Dress, $2,485 | 2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Fei Fei Strapless Dress, $278 | 3. Kimberly Ovitz Comey Crepe Gown, $645 | 4. Notte by Marchesa One Shoulder Silk Dress, $795 | 5. Rick Owens Silk-Organza Bustier Gown, $2,695 | 6. Max Azria Asymmetric Silk Crepe de Chine Gown, $650 | 7. Thread One Shoulder Dress, $495 | 8. Alexander Wang Asymmetric Silk-Satin Dress, $675 | 9. Thakoon Gathered Front Dress, $1,050 | 10. Valentino Silk-Organza Strapless Dress, $3,990
Oh, the reception dress. Should I wear one, or shouldn’t I? Should it be long, or should it be short? How much should I spend on it? Undoubtedly, these are all questions that have crossed your minds. For me, I didn’t decide to spring for a reception dress until the last few weeks before the big day. My two musts – that it be fun, and that I be able to dance in it. Here are a couple of my picks of great dresses that you can dance the night away in. Get inspired! – Tram @Phi-Style.com
[images from Net-A-Porter and Shopbop]
Incorporating braids into your wedding day hairstyle is a great way of mixing romantic with modern. Here a several of my favorite braided looks. I especially love the single long braid. How whimsically elegant! – Tram @ Phi-Style.com
[images from Black Journal, Hairstyle Library, Everything Fabulous, Yan Photography, Polyvore, Jessica Renaud, Constance Zahn, Hair Romance, Jimena Roquero Weddings]