Liancarlo Spring 2016 Trunk Show

With many of our trunk shows, we like to highlight our top picks from the latest collection. For this week’s Liancarlo trunk show, starting tomorrow, we wanted share some Liancarlo love as well. This season the collection was filled with something for everyone, from princess ball gowns to sassy sheaths. To make an appointment and see these gorgeous gowns in person call 202 965-4696 or email info@carinesbridal.com…

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Bride of the Month: Sierra Cooper

In our newsletter we featured our bride Sierra and her husband John’s love story. They had a fabulously fun Annapolis wedding, with their ceremony at the Naval Academy Chapel and a formal cocktail reception at the Annapolis Yacht Club. Sierra stunned in her Berta gown and looking at their photos it is clear that they had the time of their lives celebrating their marriage with family and close friends.

Photos: Hamilton Photography 

Flowers:Violets Florist

Cake: Fiona’s Cakes

DJ: EventProDJ

Ceremony: Annapolis Naval Chapel

Reception: Annapolis Yacht Club

Planning: Allison Barnhill Designs

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What We Love This Month: District of Chic

As we mentioned in our newsletter, we are absolutely loving local lifestyle blog District of Chic! We wanted to chat with the creator and editor, E, to discuss her style and spring trend tips. Here’s what she had to say…
Q: What do you love most about your blog?
A: One of my favorite things is to look back at some of the places my husband and I have traveled and explored around the D.C. area. It’s like having an online scrapbook! I also use it to document my favorite recipes. (which I reuse often in my daily cooking) and favorite restaurants. We’re big foodies!
Q: What do you think is the easiest way to transition your wardrobe to spring?
A: Pairing a nice tailored blazer or sleek leather jacket with warmer weather pieces is a very easy way to integrate spring dresses and tops. At this point, I’m strongly resisting tights so flared denim with high-heeled statement sandals is another great way to bring out spring pieces on cooler nights.
Q: What are your spring essentials?
A: Right now I’m stocking up on bandanas, skinny scarves, and wide belts. They’re an inexpensive easy way to update tried and true staples for the new season.
Q: What is your favorite spring trend this season?
 A: All things 70s! Flared denim, long, flowy dresses. I’m also loving just about anything fringed!
Q: What are your top three things to pack for a spring break get-a-way?
A: My go-tos are always soft knit dresses that won’t wrinkle, denim cut-offs, and light breathable tops. Throw in a pair of heels and a pair of flats and you’re good to go!
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Q&A with Style MBA- Valentine Style Tips

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.

Valentine’s brunch

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 😉

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Just in- Kenneth Jay Lane Jewelry

For years Kenneth Jay Lane has been synonymous with exquisite costume jewelry. Since starting his jewelry collection in the 1960s he has had the pleasure of adorning some of the most iconic women in the world. Jackie Onassis, Diana Vreeland and Audrey Hepburn have all been clients of Mr. Lane. After serving as Vogue’s Art Director, he began designing shoes, collaborating with the likes of Delman and Christian Dior, before launching his luxury costume jewelry collection. 

CZ by Kenneth Jay Lane is the latest expansion of the designer. This collection features the quality and glamour Mr. Lane has become known for with a trendy twist. We are thrilled to have this amazing line of jewelry in our store!

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Shop for a Cause- Jewelry Event Benefitting St. Jude’s

Wedding season is in full swing and when it comes to taking care of last minute details brides can get overwhelmed. Many brides ask, “What do I get my bridesmaids?!” Don’t panic! In the spirit of our Monique Lhuillier bridesmaid trunk show, Carine’s Bridal Atelier has partnered with Stella & Dot to find your bridesmaids the perfect gifts. We will be hosting a jewelry event on July 9th from 6pm-8pm and the best part is 50% of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital! Who knows, maybe you could take a much needed break from wedding planning and treat yourself too! You can come in, shop, sip, and help save lives just follow this link to RSVP… http://www.stelladot.com/ts/6qdz5

Here are some amazing pieces available from Stella & Dot as well as other gifts ideas for your girls..

Colorful and on trend best describe these gorgeous earrings.

Norah Chandeliers $49

 

Retro and geometric patterns make this bracelet standout.

Macey Bangle $39

 

This necklace can add just the right pop of color to any outfit.

Coral Cay Necklace $98

 

These gold earrings have a lot of movement perfect for day or night.

Reverie Chandeliers $39

 

A classic gold link bracelet is a jewelry classic, this one hits the mark by not being too thin or chunky.

Jackie Link Bracelet $69

 

If you’re looking for some other options here are some of our other favorite things…

Your girls will feel instantly luxurious with a silk robe in their favorite color. It’s thoughtful and a glamourous staple every woman should have in her closet.

Silk Robe by Natori $98

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If you are having a destination wedding, chic travel accessories can make the journey even more fun.

Henri Bendel Laundry Set $48

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A unique clutch is definitely something your bridesmaids can use again. If a clutch is dressy but not too “evening” your girls can wear it for a night out or dress it up for another wedding. Depending on her style you could go for something more classic or funky but still special either way.

Hexagonal Clutch by Tasha $48

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Knuckle Clasp Clutch by Tasha $78

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Most women love receiving a “little blue box” but what makes this necklace special is the message behind it. The olive leaf or olive branch has long been associated with friendship, what better way to show your girls how much they mean to you?

Paloma Picasso “Olive Leaf Vine” sterling silver pendant by Tiffany & Co. $175

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