Fall Photography – Fashion Inspiration

As summer comes to an end and our anticipation for fall grows bigger each day, many families start to think about having family photos taken. The holidays are rapidly approaching, the kids are back in school and the temperatures are a little bit cooler - fall is the perfect time to get professional photos taken. The number one question I get asked when a client books a session is, "What should we wear?!" It can be the most stressful part of taking photos, but with these tips you will be on your way to fun, stylish and beautiful family portraits. 1) Color - gone are the days of white t-shirts and jeans or every family member wearing the same outfit. Fall is a gorgeous time of year and the color of your clothes should reflect the season! Jewel tones are always a great option during this … [Read more...]

Paint Your Toes Pretty – Summer Pedicure Designs

Summer is upon us and our toes are ready for the sunlight! Or are they? Paint your toes pretty, girls! When choosing colors and patterns for this season, don't forget your feet. Try some of these pedicure designs and make your toes the talk of the (pool) party! I love the basic French tip pedi. It's clean and simple. But I also love spicing it up sometimes with some added color and bling. Notice how just a touch of a beautiful color makes a dramatic difference! And again, minimal color and design adds elegance to this French pedicure. Give your tips a little more sparkle with help from the above tutorial found on Oceasia.com. Or add just a single jewel to your fresh pedicure with tweezers and adhesive. If you want more color and design, check out this pink … [Read more...]

Stunning DIY Wedding Shoes

Beautiful shoes add a touch of glamour to a bride's wedding day style. But why spend a fortune when you can create a gorgeous pair of wedding shoes on your own? Customize your shoes using any of these beautiful DIY wedding day ideas and you'll be stepping pretty all the way down the aisle! Use Shoe Clips For Instant Glamour These beautiful vintage inspired shoes sparkle using heirloom pins. Have a few brooches leftover from your vintage brooch bouquet? Add them to your wedding pumps! [Style Me Pretty] Whether your wedding day shoes are simple or a fashion statement unto themselves, shoe clips always add a personal touch. Try these fabric flowers or any shoe clip complimenting your bridal style. [I Love To Create] Rhinestones Add Sparkle And Shine A tall pair of Oxford … [Read more...]

20 Vintage Brooch Wedding Bouquets

The bride's bouquet is a hallmark part of her wedding ensemble, second only to her gorgeous dress. The floral arrangement often speaks to her personal style as much as the centerpieces or her choice of shoes! The trend to use vintage brooches in place of live or silk flowers is not only stunning, but it's a beautiful way to incorporate family heirlooms into the wedding decor. Vintage brooch bouquets are perfect for the DIY bride - rummaging through local antique stores, thrift shops and estate sales will often unearth the gems and treasures needed for a beautiful bouquet. Do-it-yourself not your forte? Countless vendors offer customized brooch bouquet options, made with love and delivered to your door before the big day. Ready for some inspiration? /1/ Antro-inspired Retro Wedding … [Read more...]

15 Spring Crafts You Can Wear

Are you crafty? Do you appreciate making things on your own and then wearing them with pride? I have a head to toe round-up of springtime crafts that are easy and wearable. /1/ Fabric Flowers - After you make a few of these cuties you can add them to headbands or belts. Add a pin to the back and wear one as a brooch on your favorite jacket. /2/ Embroidered Sunglasses - Cross-stitch is HOT right now. It's not your granny's craft anymore! Please except these sunglasses as Exhibit A in my case. /3/ Perler Bead Earrings - Stumbling across this craft took me back to my childhood. Do you remember Perler beads? Back then we made shapes and animals out of them. Today you can learn to make a trendy pair of earrings. {They remind me of the popular wooden ones that are circling the … [Read more...]

10 Best Handmade Mother’s Day Gifts

Mother's Day is only weeks away, which means it's time to start thinking of ways to ensure the special women in our lives feel appreciated on that sunny day in May. I always have big plans for creative endeavors and every year end up ordering generic flowers the Friday before Mother's Day. Major daughter fail. This year isn't looking to be much different, so I've decided to enlist the help of other creative people in the process of bestowing upon my lovely mom (and mother in law!) special tokens of my daughterly affection. Want to do the same but need some inspiration? You're in luck! I've gathered a few of my favorite items from some of the best handmade sellers online. Their wares are beautiful, practical and meaningful and are perfect gifts for any woman - mother, grandmother, … [Read more...]