Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vintage as an alternative...

I have always thought that there was something really cool about fashion in all the eras that preceeded ours, and as I have learned more about it, I have actually found out that, a lot of the things that we think are so cool and hip for this day are things that our predecessors not only invented but often times actually wore better than we do now. Now don't get me wrong coz I think that we are doing pretty good and sometimes even give them a run for their money, but I think it is just amazing to me to realize that they started it all, and that we are simply reaping the benefits of what they started and created. As a result of this, I was thinking how cool it would be to share some vintage items that would be so fabulous in this time as a wedding dress for an alternative bride, so here we go. These are from vintage frocks of fancy on etsy, and you check out a bunch more at In the mean time sit back relax and let your imagination run wild as you see yourself as today's alternative vintage bride.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Flowers and the bride on a budget...

I wanted to share this blog with you all because I am big on people working within their budget to get what they want, and while that is looked down upon by some, I think it is a very wise thing for a new young couple to do when they are starting out. It makes no sense to go broke or get in debt because of one day when you have an entire life to live and look forward to.

So I wanted to share this really cool idea I found in a store on etsy for the bride who loves flowers and romance but needs to stick to their budget. Flowers are very easily one of the most expensive things you will spend on for your wedding, and if you don't, you are likely to end up with a very scaled down version of what you want, or not so great looking flowers which let's face it always looks pitiful and sparse.

The good news is that you don't have to give up what you want, you just have to think outside the box and be a little bit more creative, but for those who feel a little challenged in that area, that is what I am here for. So an easy solution to this problem is to use fabric flowers. These are made in various ways and styles and all have different looks and feels. They are fun, creative and actually allow for more flexibility as you can have them any way you want them...with variations on colors, patterns, prints right down to textures and the material they are made out of.

Here are a few pictures to give you an idea of what I am talking about as well as to inspire you to find something that works for you. If you are a crafty kindda girl, this should be a fun project for you and the bridesmaids, but if not take a look at on etsy and for options and really good prices.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Colored crinoline for the Bride, I mean why the heck not?

Hi Ladies,
Sorry I have been a little sparse with my entries but I am told this comes with the territory for new businesses, so please forgive the absence. I intend to blog more regularly from now though, I think I may have come up with a schedule that allows for it, so we will see, I will keep you posted on how it goes.
But now that the apology is out of the way, let's talk color for the bride, and some fun ways to inject it in to your attire.

I am in love with colored crinoline and love the various things that can be done with it as well as the fact that it really is one of the easiest ways to introduce a new and fun color in your outfit. But the best part is that it is not just one color that you can do, as you may have noticed in 'confessions of a shopaholic', you can do more than one and go as crazy or as light as you would like. This would work for the bride who has no fear of pushing the boundaries as well as the one who may have or want some limits within which to play... There is something for everyone so check out these pictures and see if you get inspired and go with it and see where it takes you.

Oh, by the way, in case you are wondering about where to get such an item, the first place I would look is in a vintage store or a costume store. If however you have no luck with either of these options, then buy one in white and have it dyed to whatever color or colors you want...You can do that (have it dyed) at 2birdstone on etsy for a really great price, so check them out and have fun with it!!!