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APPARENTLY we’re forecasting correctly… again.
Check out the new bridal trend originating on the red carpet that Brides is reporting on from their Wedded Bits blog.
It’s award season… sigh. I love it. Everything that sparkles and shines can be seen on the red carpet every other weekend, and I can’t help but share some of my favorite looks with you. From the Golden Globes, and the Screen Actor’s Guild Awards, take a look at some of the hottest looks this season.
Beautiful. Marion Cotilliard in White at the SAG Awards.
and Lea Michele at the Golden Globes
And again… at the SAG Awards.
Kate Hudson at the Golden Globes
Christina Applegate at the SAG Awards
BEAUTIFUL in blue. Drew Barrymoyre at the SAG Awards.
Kyra Sedgewick at the SAG Awards.
I feel like I’m always waiting to be surprised.
I love surprises.
Maybe it’s the overload of romantic comedies that bombard us in the theaters, but I’m a believer in surprises.
I’m not talking material surprises. I mean sure what girl doesn’t love to be surprised by diamonds and pearls, but I’m talking about thoughtful surprises. Unexpected gestures. I love them.
Now for the actual wedding day… I’m not talking surprises that mess with the vision created on you or your friend’s wedding day. Don’t show up in purple when you know you’re supposed to wear pink. That is not a nice surprise. But a nice little surprise that the bride doesn’t necessarily know about, really makes for a nice little day. I know of a bride who recently was surprised via a video image message from her soon-to-be husband of her wedding gift… a brand new golden retriever puppy. Wonderful.
I’ve aided and abetted a few pretty great surprises and while being surprised feels pretty wonderful, surprising someone else is better…
Ok soooo you all saw the Brother’s and Sister’s Wedding before the holiday hiatus right? Ok maybe not all of you did, but I did, and the Walker girls were sporting some lovely and non matchy match printed bridesmaid dresses. Which got the sisters in my house thinking a little bit… printed bridesmaid dresses. Kind of awesome. Oh, and Glamour has dubbed it a “Trend Alert” so we think it might be something worth mentioning… Mix it up though. Prints, solids, a whole bunch of different dresses in the same color scheme. We love it all.
Or just do it in small ways… like at your feet. These printed shoes from David’s Bridal are great for a simple and solid colored dress that needs just a touch of fun.
Seriously. I think the world just exploded. MAC, the mind-blowing cosmetic line that I wax poetic about has teemed up with my girl Lilly Pulitzer, the “pink and green queen” of apparel, stationary and accessories “it” girl, to make magic at the makeup counter with MAC in Lillyland. I don’t really have words for this because I’m just that excited, so just go look around for yourself. My favorites, the Hot n’ Steamy Pink Nail Laquer, the Pearl matte eyeshadow, and the Lip Gelee in “Preppy”. Love, Love, Love. Listen up all you little Lilly Loving prepster with your popped collars. I ask one thing this January of a brand new year. Put down the baby pink blush, and live a little in Lillyland with MAC. Just try it. You might like it.
I love shoes. It is easily my greatest indulgence, and I’m so not afraid to admit it. But even the most fabulous shoes can can feel like the biggest mistake by the time the cake gets cut. So obviously Oprah has come to the rescue. Well, not really, but kind of. Featured on Oprah’s 2009 Holiday Gift Guide, Footzyrolls are the fold up in your purse answer to strikingly painful stilettos. I’m not really a ballet flats kind of girl, but I’ll tell you what, I’ll take fold up ballet flats to bare feet on a land mine of broken glass, spilled champagne nastiness that is a dance floor. Plus, they’re totally affordable at just $25 a pair. They come in black, gold and silver so you’re bound to find something to match your wedding guest dress look. And never to fret, they come in white too, just for the bride. Love it.
First, I hope you all had a FANTASTIC holiday and an even better start to your brand new year! I have t share super exciting news and the story that goes along with it!
A couple of weeks ago my best friend M’s boyfriend J called me at work. The moment I saw his name pop up on my caller Id, I knew what was coming. It went a little bit like this.
J: Nina, I need your help.
N: Oh yeah?
J: I’m at the jewelry store. You need to tell me what kind of ring M wants.
N: Oh my god. Really? Wait. um. I think… wait. oh god. Um. Can I call you back in ten minutes?
Then I hung up on him. Of course M had told 100 times exactly what her dream ring was, but for the life of me I could not think of anything except that episode of Sex and the City when Miranda helps Aiden pick out Carrie’s gold, pear-shaped diamond ring, that she finds and hates.
I did not want to be Miranda.
So I did what any self-respecting bestie would do. I went through my email. I knew somewhere there was at least one email with ring settings attached. I typed in “Her name, ring” and hit ENTER. Bingo. Two emails popped up. One was from 2007.
I sent that immediately to J, and then realized there was yet ANOTHER email from 2008. Better to go recent right? I sent that one, with the disclaimer to IGNORE PREVIOUS EMAIL. Done. Square setting, circle stone. Sent.
I talked to J a couple of times throughout the day, and when he decided to finally buy THE RING, I think I was more excited than he was. J, was so excited he wanted to run home and put that sparkly little guy in her burrito for dinner.
Instead he drove from Maryland to New York the day after Christmas, (Two weeks of secret keeping and ignoring all of M’s calls on my part here) with the plan of proposing to her that night after dinner. Instead, he proposed the minute he pulled into her driveway, in the rain. He couldn’t wait any longer. She was completely surprised, shocked and thrilled. So was everyone else.
Honestly. It was the hardest secret I have ever had to keep, but I’m so glad I didn’t say a word. That is NOT something you want to ruin ladies. I didn’t trust myself, let alone anyone else, and letting this secret get out would have ruined everything. Trust me I wanted to tell EVERYONE, but when you’re asked to participate in something like this, do yourself a favor, play by the rules, and do what you’re told. Because the SURPRISE is totally worth it! Check out M’s beautiful, beautiful, beautiful ring below. So excited for you M&M!