IT’S A JAIME THING…

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Wedding Sketches & Dresses…

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…How Something Beautiful Is Born!

We all have ideas in our heads when it comes to creating.  Little ideas, big ideas and dreams.  But how do you make your dreams a reality?  For those of you planning your weddings, perhaps you write down a list of ideas.  Maybe you make yourself an inspiration board…or, perhaps your ideas begin floating onto your very own wedding blog!  

It’s what you do with those ideas to make them a reality that can make planning a wedding so exciting.  Come the big day, to see your ideas turn into something beautiful is quite rewarding!  On that note, I can only imagine how rewarding it must be for designers to see their wedding dress sketches come to life and onto the runways

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To see how several of your favorite Spring 2010 bridal gowns started, visit “From Sketch To Dress Spring 2010” over at Brides.com

While you’re there, be sure to visit the other collections by all of your favorite designers.  Go ahead…have a little fun dress shopping.  Do what you must to save your favorite dress ideas, then turn your dream wedding into a reality.  Enjoy!

Badgley Mischka Bridal Shoes…

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…Surprisingly Achievable!

If you scroll through my blog, it’s no surprise I’m a sucker for adorable wedding shoes!  While I try to feature fairly affordable shoes, once in a while a designer pair calls my name and I just have to share.  No matter the price.  Because for me, at the end of the day, shoes are like art

Well, today I nearly fell off my chair when I found designer shoes that are not only hot, but modestly priced too!  Shoes by none other than the fabulous Badgley Mischka…who would have thought?  Take a look…

Badgley Mischka ‘Costa’ ~ currently $200 at Piperlime.com

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Badgley Mischka ‘Chaz’ ~ currently $215 at Piperlime.com

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Badgley Mischka ‘Caroline’ ~ currently $225 at Piperlime.com

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Ok, so I know they’re still a little expensive – but a lot less expensive than some other designer pairs which can run you anywhere from $500 – $1000 and up.  I’m impressed!  It’s a little easier to save around $200, than it is $1000, that’s for sure!  What could you cut back on to save a little extra dough if you absolutely had to have a pair?  Cigarettes?  Fast food?  Restaurants?  Fancy mocha-chocha-lata-ya-ya’s?  Hmm? 

Hey – I know, times are tough for most everyone right now.  I’m not trying to make you splurge on a pair of expensive wedding shoes.  I’m just pointing out some options for you!  

Still don’t want to spend that much on a pair of shoes?  I don’t blame you…it never hurts to shop around!  Visit Like.com to find shoes that are similar to the ones you love, but a lot more budget friendly.  Or, visit the Wedding Guide at Piperlime to find selections fit for most any budget.   Happy shopping! 

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCFri, 17 Apr 2009 08:13:02 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:13 am

Grab Your Very Own Pair Of Personalized Heels!

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…Really, Can You Be Any Cooler?

One of my favorite blogging buddies, Kat of Rock ‘n Roll Bride, sported these hot personalized shoes on her wedding day!  However, I think every girl deserves a pair to wear, even if it’s just with a hot pair of jeans!  Let me introduce to you fabulous shoes by Shoe Missy!

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Hot, hot, hot to trot, trot, trot! 

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(Photo credits: David M McNeil, Rock ‘n Roll Bride & Shoe Missy)

To see more of Kat wearing these on her wedding day, click HERE.  I think these might possibly be some of the coolest shoes ever!  Think about it.  After the wedding, you could wear these babies anywhere – out to the bars, clubs, Las Vegas…or to bed!  Whoops, did I just say that?  Hey – I can’t help it, these shoes are killer!

To see more styles or to grab your own pair, visit Shoe Missy today…I think I might just have to head over there myself.  Cheers!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCTue, 07 Apr 2009 04:49:52 +0000 11, 2008 at 4:49 am

New York Fashion Week: Priscilla of Boston…

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…Hot Trends For Spring 2010!

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New York Fashion Week is in full swing!  If you’re not in New York to see the new styles hit the runway, fear not ~ the Priscilla of Boston Group Runway Shows can be watched on video, as they streamed live on Brides.com this year for the very first time! 

I was so thrilled to attend the fabulous show…even if it was from that “VIP” seat in front of my computer – ha!  Hey, it’s all good.  I still got to see some of the hottest trends right off the runway, so that I can share them here, with you!

Who’s ready to go dress shopping?  According to Brides.com on Twitter, “many of the looks will be available in Priscilla of Boston stores in April”, so you won’t have to worry about the usual waiting.  Now that’s something to look forward to, right? 

Until those beauties hit the stores, let’s look at some of the trends, shall we?

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 (Images thanks to Brides.com) 

Brides.com Senior Editor, Anne Chertoff, interviewed Priscilla of Boston designer, Tracy Uomoleale about the new Spring 2010 line (lucky girl!).  Tracy spoke about how Priscilla of Boston designs are often known for their classic styling with modern twists.  This year, she’s decided to add in subtle touches of color such as pearl and petal, making the dresses really “come alive”. 

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(Images thanks to Brides.com) 

Many of the dresses in this line are adorned with high-sheen beaded detailing, Swarovski crystals, feathers and other gorgeous embellishments. The dresses are sweet like candy, while remaining sophisticated and sexy all at the same time!

When asked to talk a little bit about who the Priscilla of Boston bride is, Tracy explained that she believes this bride, “embraces tradition, classic styling and attention to detail”, but that she enjoys a little more of the modern touches of today as well.  

For the new Spring 2010 line, Tracy has designed several of the gowns with traditional fabrics such as silk and satin, while keeping in mind the hot modern looks brides crave so much today.

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(Images thanks to Brides.com) 

Oooh…I’m loving it!  Seriously, watching the runway show was amazing.  It truly was one breathtaking dress after another – bam, bam, bam!  Just like that.  Watching the show, I felt like I was a little girl all over again, flipping through bridal magazines “oooohing” and “aaaahing” over them.  Simply stunning! 

If you’d like to see the other lines from the Priscilla of Boston Group, you too can watch the runway show by clicking HERE.  Viewers can also enter for a chance to win their own gown, so be sure to enter.  When you’re done watching, come back and comment about your favorite gowns!  We can talk dresses together all day if you’d like…

Enjoy!

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thUTCp30UTC04bUTCMon, 06 Apr 2009 15:25:29 +0000 11, 2008 at 3:25 pm

Watch & Win ~ Priscilla Of Boston Runway Shows To Stream Live ~ April 4th!

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…Here’s Your Chance To Win Your Very Own Priscilla Of Boston Wedding Gown!

Calling all brides-to-be!  This Saturday, April 4th at 7pm ET, Brides.com will be streaming live all six runway shows from the Priscilla of Boston Group, for the very first time, including the launch of their new Jewel line!  

Join other brides for the the pre-show to watch all of the behind the scenes action including interviews with designers, make-up artists, models and more…

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Brides.com will begin to air the shows on their Wedded Bits blog starting at 6pm ET, starting tomorrow – Saturday, April 4th.  The runway shows will then go live at 7pm ET

Ready for the best part?  While enjoying the live runway shows, brides will have the opportunity to not only chat online with other brides and vote on their favorite designs, but also have a chance at winning their very own gown!

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For more information, head over to Wedded Bits now, or visit Brides.com.  Enjoy the show!

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rdUTCp30UTC04bUTCFri, 03 Apr 2009 10:31:02 +0000 11, 2008 at 10:31 am

Lace, Fishnets & Tulle…

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…Now That’s One Sexy Combination, Girl!

Would you dare style your wedding gown with a pair of sassy fishnets?  I say go for it!  This bride sure did.  She rocked the look, with a hot pair of peep-toe pumps

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(Photo by Chelsea Elizabeth Photography in CA)

Hotsy totsy!  Pure awesomeness.

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rdUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 23 Mar 2009 23:49:41 +0000 11, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Patiently Await The Day With Your Bridesmaids…

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…With Lovely & Affordable Rings!

Man, weddings can get expensive, can’t they?  By the time you’re finally done planning (or close to being done) all you want to do is chill.  Maybe spend some time with your fiance…or let your hair down with your girls!  After all, if they’ve been living up to their bridesmaid “duties” they probably need some chill time too.  And maybe a little token of appreciation for all their hard work. 

If you’re looking for bridesmaid gift ideas but you’ve broken the bank paying for your wedding, fear not – their gifts don’t have to be expensive, just special!  Get them a little something special to not only remember your day by, but your friendship as well. 

Perhaps a pretty little ring will do the job?  Choose from over 40 designs or have one custom made by Etsy seller SoraDesigns!  Below are a few of my personal favorites…to see more of my favorites, head on over to my guest blog over at the Wishpot.com Wedding blog by clicking HERE.

 Karma Cocktail Ring:

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While you’re at it, why not get one for yourself, too?  You could even wear it on your wedding day…as “something new”!

Await The Day Ring ~ I bet you are!

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From the designer ~

Nearly every item in this shop is a one-of-a-kind creation, handmade with love and reflections on nature, relationships, and hope.
I strive to make jewelries that are functional and stunning as well as affordable. I use many recycled or environmentally friendly materials. My favorite materials are vintage buttons and artifacts; vintage Lucite beads and pendants; colorful semiprecious stones; and fabrics.
I love doing custom work, please convo me and I can incorporate your ideas in creating customized pieces.”

Seriously beautiful jewelry ~ and I love how affordable it is!  To see more of her designs including necklaces, earrings and other accessories, visit her Etsy shop by clicking HERE, or show her some blog love by clicking HERE.  Cheers!

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thUTCp31UTC03bUTCMon, 09 Mar 2009 20:16:31 +0000 11, 2008 at 8:16 pm