Crowns + Tiaras

I’ve never been a huge tiara fan, but I’ve been warming up to the idea lately after seeing some that have been done a bit differently. Royal imagery can be be a bit dull if it’s too traditional, but try freshening it up in a new and modern way just by changing up a few elements like materials and colors. Perhaps you could scale down the traditional tiara like this Swedish bride did above. Or perhaps you add in fun colors to a paper crown like Australian paper artist Anna Gleeson.

by Brittany Watson Jepsen of The House That Lars Built

Pretzel crown  |  Feather crown  |  Paper crown and jewels  |  Mini tiara

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Phi-Style: Chambray Details

1. Charlotte Olympia Dolores pumps, $845 | 2. Forever 21 bow pins, $2.50 | 3. Forever 21 surplice chambray dress, $24.80 | 4. Erica Anenberg peace dove bracelet, $100 | 5. Sugarhill Boutique Picnic on the Pier dress, $90 | 6. Sperry Chambray Topsider, $60 | 7. Forever 21 chambray fringe scarf, $12.90 | 8. Forever 21 mens chambray shirt, $14.99 | 9. 7 for All Mankind platform pump, $88

I love a good chambray fabric because it reminds me of quintessential sunny spring days.  Lightweight, breezy, and readily available to be dressed up or down.  Imagine a row of groomsmen in crisp chambray shirts for an outdoor wedding.  Your bridesmaids in their fluttering (and comfortable!) chambray sundresses will thank you! – Tram @ Phi-Style.com

[Images from My Theresa, Forever 21, Max & Chloe, Modcloth, Zappos]

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Phi-Style: Metal Caps and Straps

 

1. Sam Edelman Trina sandal, $100 | 2. Topshop Gabbi suede Metal Toecap points, $100 | 3. Vince Camuto Kastern sandal, $95 | 4. Michael Kors banded sandal, $595 | 5. Christian Louboutin metal-capped loafer, $1095 | 6. Sam Edelman Yelena sandal, $140 | 7. Stuart Weitzman capsize pumps, $365 | 8. Bronx Inca sandal, $79 | 9. Topshop Gabbi leather Metal Toecap points, $100

Have been loving the modern vintage trend with metal toe caps, heels, and straps that have been sprinkling runways and websites lately.  It’s an easy way to dress up any look while maintaining that certain edge with the unexpected metal hardware.  One of each, please!  – Tram @ Phi-Style.com

[Images from Topshop, Zappos, Piperlime, Neiman Marcus, Shopbop, and Bergdorf Goodman]

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Best in sleeves

I don’t know about you, but I have been stoked at the number of dresses with sleeves I’ve been seeing in weddings lately. It’s so refreshing to see something that isn’t sleeveless or asymmetrical. These are some of my favorites. – Brittany Watson Jepsen

Amsale Blue label  |  Vintage

Twigs and Honey  |  Vintage

J.Crew  |  Rachel Zoe

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I’m a Leading Lady!

 I’ve always wanted an Elva Fields necklace, ever since seeing one on a friend a few years back.  The color, the composition…it was all just heaven to me.  So imagine my excitement when I was invited to be March’s Leading Lady and get to design a necklace with Emily herself!  She sent me images of pieces and arrangements based on the inspiration board I sent and in the end, designed 2 necklaces that I would have been proud to own!  Chad made the final decision and the final result is a work of genius!  Thanks so much Emily for having me take part!  You can read about the entire process here.

[images by me]

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