FashionFall Wedding Style with Andrea of Blonde Bedhead: Rustic Outdoor Venue

Fall is the new wedding season and if you were wondering what to wear to an upcoming October Wedding, look no further! Andrea from Blonde Bedhead has taken three popular Fall wedding venues and dished the best advice on what to wear and how to wear it! See below for more details!

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 Hello! I’m Andrea, the hair behind Blonde Bedhead and I’m back to take over the LuLu*s blog to share what to wear for three different wedding styles. With pretty fall colors and cooler weather, it’s no surprise October has become one of my busiest months to shoot weddings (and attend as a guest!) Today is part two of three this week to show what to wear to various fall weddings.

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There’s nothing like a fall outdoor wedding at a farm or restored barn where rustic details meet fall color changes. This is by far my favorite style of wedding during my favorite time of year. I just want to prance through the fields and farms and kick my heels in the air.

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FashionFall Wedding Style with Andrea of Blonde Bedhead: Romantic Venue

With October being an increasingly popular time of year to get married, this has left us wondering, “what to wear?” Our friend Andrea over at Blonde Bedhead counts wedding photography as one of her many talents so she is constantly heading to various venues and different style weddings. Sometimes it can be challenging to find the right piece for each occasion and to anticipate what to wear based on the information given. For this series, Andrea will show us 3 different style wedding venues with advice on what to wear so you are both dressed to code and stylishly appropriate! Read below for more details!

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Hi everyone! I’m Andrea and I blog over at Blonde Bedhead! I am so excited to share my styling advice for Fall weddings! For intimate weddings at venues like the English Inn, the attire calls for color to match the natural beauty of the estate. Gardens, historic architecture and a quiet countryside make it a perfect location for a fall wedding. And fun to dress up for!

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 With fall weddings at similar locations, you’ll spend time both indoors and outdoors for the ceremony and reception. For this intimate, romantic location, I chose an easy maxi dress with a kimono and heels. A bold maxi dress with a floral kimono fits the dress code, but it’s also comfortable and practical. You can layer the kimono for the outside ceremony and shed it once you’re ready to hit the dance floor!

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Tip: Pack flats to change into during the cocktail hour! This is your opportunity to roam the gardens and it’s just easier in flats. I’ve stumbled and have had my heels sink in grass too many times to not finally learn my lesson!

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See you Wednesday for more ideas and inspo for another beautiful wedding location!

Wedding location: the English Inn (http://www.englishinn.com/index.shtml)

Moved to Tiers Maxi Dress and Just Fleur Fun Kimono Top c/o LuLu*s, bag by Marc Jacobs, sandals (shop similar)

 Photos by Liz Vartoogian

FashionBlogger Spotlight: Cara Loren

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We are in love with this week’s blogger spotlight, Cara Loren! This busy wife and mama has rad style and posts the most adorable images of her and her family! Cara is all about classics, from a white button down to a classic heel, but always adds her own special touch, like a cool graphic crew neck or the season’s hottest handbag. We love her blog for inspiration on how to look polished and put together, but with a timeless twist! Make sure to head over to her blog for more ideas on how to look fab! Now, if we could just figure out how she gets such perfect hair…

Guest BloggerFall Trends with Kimberly of Penny Pincher Fashion-Part 3!

 

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Today we have our 3rd and final post from the awesome Kimberly of Penny Pincher Fashion! All week she has been showing us how to take Fall’s hottest trends and incorporate them into our wardrobes! Kimberly is a master of finding the cutest pieces on the cheap  and with her polished and trendy aesthetic, she could easily be our next style guru! Take a look below to see how she styled a pair of super-chic and sporty drawstring pants. We have seen sportswear all over the runway and in the best of street style, so this final segment is sure to inspire you. Make sure to head to Kimberly”s blog for more daily doses of fashion for less!

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Hi everyone! This is my final post in the fall series with LuLu*s and today we’re tackling the sporty trend.  Slouchy & track-style pants are totally in for the season, which is a major bonus for those of us who crave comfortable pieces that still look stylish!

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 I personally like to add a heel when wearing looser-fitting pants because it elongates the leg line & adds a feminine touch.  These pants have such a modern feel & I love the faux leather detailing on the side.  

Neutrals + plaid

I chose to pair them with more tailored pieces to balance out the sporty vibe, but you could just as easily wear them with a graphic tee & leather jacket for a cool weekend look.  

Trench + relaxed trousers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this week’s posts & have gotten some good ideas for how to style these new trends with pieces you already own.  Thanks so much to LuLu*s for partnering with me!

What I’m wearing:

Trench (similar),  blouse (similar here or here), sweater (similar here or here), c/o LuLu*s Pants, heels ( similar here), Vintage clutch, watch (similar), bracelet (similar)

 

BeautyNYFW SS14: Our Favorite Beauty Trends

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 It’s no secret that we love fashion week! We had such a great time keeping up on the spring ’14 shows and talking NYFW around the LuLu*s HQ. Catching the  hair and makeup details that each designer pairs with their collection is one of our favorite parts of fashion week!  NYFW Spring ’14 was full of  fresh beauty trends! With bright pouts, smooth and sleek hair, gorgeous updos and more, this upcoming spring will have something for everyone. We have rounded up our favorite runway beauty looks! Browse below and let us know what you think!

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Kate Spade was all about femininity. Bright skin and a pale lip evoked a 60′s Bardot feeling, while linear manicure’s and perfectly tousled top knots felt decidedly modern. This look has an easy sophistication that is just timeless.

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Prabal Gurung went for robotic uniformity that avoided the mundane with a striking pallette of lip colors.  Hair was kept sleek with a severe side part, lots of product and following the models head shape. Skin was perfected to be flawless, almost poreless, with a super-bright lip in one of  three custom-blended shades. Give us a pop-lip and we are in!

ZacPosen

Zac Posen kept it romantic with delicate and simple makeup in a pale pallette. Updos and pretty silk flowers may not feel right for day to day but they evoke a classic femininity that we can definitely appreciate. 

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Badgley Mischka opted for a wash of blue across the eyes and understated lips that when paired with vintage inspired upswept hair felt fresh and very spring. We love the bright color up to the brow. The bold splash of bright in a simple face is modern and fun! A look we will definitely try for the next spring.

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Rebecca Minkoff went in a direction that felt almost “boho-noir”. With a bronze flush across the cheeks, lined eyes, and  fishtail milkmaid braids, this look crossed genres yet still felt pulled together and modern. We can easily see a LuLu*s girl brekaing out some fun fishtail braids and going with an easy bronzed look for next spring!

Which designer beauty look is your favorite?

(Photos courtesy of Nordstrom, Style.com, STYLITE, Style Bistro, Pop Sugar Beauty, and Harper’s Bazaar)