As we mentioned in our newsletter this month, we are OBSESSED with Sara Azani’s blog, Style MBA. Sara is both the creator and editor; her blog focuses on fabulous fashion, beauty, decor, and travel inspiration.
Sara was kind enough to take some time with us to discuss Valentine’s Day styling tips. With V-Day just around the corner her expert guidance is much appreciated! Here’s what she had to say…
Q: What is your go-to date look?
A: I love wearing neutral tones for date night whether it’s for dinner or the movies. Comfy heels are also number 1. If I plan on getting more dressed up, I’ll throw on a comfortable dress with some booties.
Q: What completes a date-night outfit for you?
A: The shoes and bag! Shoes and bags are investment worthy pieces that make an outfit. Make sure to invest in a nice handbag or pair of heels that you can wear repeatedly to make your return on investment.
Q: There are so many different types of date ideas, what would you wear to the following?…
Classic dinner and movie
A: I would wear a chunky sweater with sexy cut outs, leggings, and high boots.
A more neutral look — classic white silk top and great jeans, with high heels and a nice statement bag.
Home cooked meal and wine by the fire
A: A comfortable sweater dress and my favorite slippers ;)
Monique Lhuillier has built a bridal world based on her signature design aesthetic- from china, to home decor, and even fine jewelry. Her bridal empire shows no signs of slowing down and we are so excited to be able to work alongside such a multifaceted designer. In honor of our Monique Lhuillier trunk show, starting tomorrow, we wanted to feature some of our favorite fine jewelry pieces from her collection with Blue Nile.
Our trunk show will be running through February 7th. For appointment availability please call 202 965- 4696 or email email@example.com…
Liancarlo has become known for the custom embroideries they create as well as the exquisite lace they include in each collection. This season was just as beautiful, filled with the unique details we love. In particular, the line offered guipure lace gowns, hand embroidered tulle, and structured tiered hemlines. Liancarlo also designs belts and antique crystal jewelry; many brides opt to play with their accessories in order to switch their bridal look. Below we’ve selected some examples of the trends we discussed as well as some accessories from the Liancarlo line.
We will be having a Liancarlo trunk show starting tomorrow and running January 29th-31st by appointment only, for availability please call 202 965-4696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org…
We love the bridesmaid collection by Monique Lhuillier and know you and your girls will love it too! This season, Monique Lhuillier added touches of lace and tulle throughout her designs. One of the gowns in particular is draped entirely in soft tulle, your bridesmaids will have a lot to choose from in a range of fits and fabrics for all of their body types. Our trunk show will be starting tomorrow and running January 22nd-24th.
Orders placed during the show will receive 10% off, for appointments please call (202) 965-4696 or email email@example.com. Here are a few of the gowns available during the trunk show paired with some accessories you could choose as bridesmaid gifts…
Dramatic earrings with a hint of color looks amazing against a navy gown, try these from Maria Elena.
The right brooch can add a unique touch to a simple gown, we love this one from Homa.
Gold is a major trend this season and a crystal hair comb will definitely make your girls feel special, like this one from Homa.
A statement clutch is such a fun accessory! Plus your girls can definitely wear a clutch, like this one from Marchesa, to many formal events to come.
What better way to kick off the new year then some sparkle?! Our first event of 2015 is our Accessory Trunk Show running this week. We will be featuring all of the finishing touches brides need for their special day, with everything from jewelry, to belts, and veils. As with all of our accessory shows, the event will be running Monday through Friday, by appointment only. The discounts brides will receive will range depending on the items they purchase. Orders placed this week will receive 10% off of one item, 12% off of two items, and 15% off of three items or more.
For appointment availability please call 202 965-4696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org…
For the blog this week, we wanted to showcase some of the many necklaces we have available. Necklaces can be dainty and delicate or a bold statement. The great thing about unique jewelry pieces is brides can wear them after their wedding and think about it every time they put them on…
Paris by Debra Moreland
CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane
Winter weddings are always a favorite of ours. From a grand ballroom draped in winter white to a romantic and snowy country getaway, winter weddings have a certain air about them. They can be grand and glamorous or intimate and cozy but still leave an impression. Here are some of our favorite ideas for winter weddings from some of our favorite local vendors…
Photo by: Jennifer Lust
Karson Butler Events
Photo by: Lindsay Hite of Readyluck
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Photo by: Eric Kelley
Photo by: Christian Oath Studio