May 2011

OK, MIL, I Get You

Mother In Law, I get it.

At my brother-in-law’s wedding today, I actually had a connective moment with my mother-in-law for the first time in my life. She was complaining about how they don’t make cute clothes for fat people, and I chimed in that she was absolutely right, and it was a very brief moment, but I felt like I finally understood a tiny part of her. After that, I watched her more carefully throughout the day—more than I usually do, since she has this glare when she looks at me that makes me want to crawl into a hole and die—and had a little epiphany that I’m still not so sure about what to do with.

Bridesmaids Gifts They'll Love

Bridesmaids’ gifts can be tricky and stressful to select.  We have all been on the receiving end of bad bridesmaids gifts (really, how many monogrammed mirror compacts does one lady need?). Most brides want to purchase jewelry for their bridesmaids, but that can add up fast.  Don’t feel stuck to wander the aisles along, here are four fabulous gift ideas that your girls will love.

Jewelry Roll or Clutch

Steal Katherine, Duchess of Cambridge’s Wedding Day Style


There is a reason all eyes were on Katherine Middleton as she walked down the aisle this past April.   Not only had she established herself as a style icon, but she did a lot of things right when putting together her wedding day look.  Any bride can learn a lesson from watching the Royal Wedding or looking at photos.  You don’t have to be a princess in waiting to lift the wedding day basics that were on display at the Royal Wedding.  Here are the five things Katherine did right…

How to Pick a Wedding Shoe

The Stress-Free, Raw Facts

Lots of brides stress out about finding the right wedding shoe, and they shouldn’t.  Shoes should be fun and fabulous and bring you joy.  Are you stressing about finding just the perfect shoe to match your gorgeous gown?  Take a breath.  Just think back about a time when you found a perfect pair of pumps to match your little black dress? Remember how happy you were?

We are going to replicate that happy feeling when shopping for wedding shoes!  Here we go.