ABBY LARSON, FOUNDER OF STYLE ME PRETTY, TALKS WEDDING STYLE
We love “I do’s” with a point of view. Right now, we’re concentrating on three different – and equally stunning – wedding styles. And we looked to wedding guru Abby Larson of Style Me Pretty for expert advice on how to take each style to the next level.
Top photo, credit: Sarah Yates
If the two of you have always been known to march to the beat of your own drum, then why wouldn’t you bring that unique style into your wedding day? It could be vintage, modern, or something totally wild. This is the no-rules, anything-goes, off-the-beaten-path guide to wedding planning. What makes you guys tick? (Not just as individuals, but as a couple.) Jot down a few things. If you try to incorporate everything that makes you awesome you might get a little overwhelmed. Instead, pick a couple of the most important elements and incorporate those into everything from the food to the favors.
Maybe you are super down-to-earth and love all things boho chic. Unorthodox flowers and super yummy food might be the way to go. And if you’re super crafty and creative then get down and dirty with loads of DIY details. This is your moment to get as crazy and kooky as you want! Don’t forget to let your wedding party be themselves, too, by showcasing their killer signature styles.
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ENTER TODAY FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $1000 WORTH OF STYLE
We know that great style starts with a luxe foundation, so we’re giving one (very) lucky winner $1,000 of “I do” underpinnings from Hanky Panky. What exactly is up for grabs? A $250 gift certificate to Hanky Panky, plus a trousseau with $750 worth of chic, lacy goodies (perfect for the big day – and every day after).
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Our STYLE. I do! Unveil Your Style Boutique opens April 27, 2011 at 11AM ET.
ABBY LARSON, FOUNDER OF STYLE ME PRETTY, SHARES HER EXPERTISE
Let us count the reasons we love weddings: the flowers, the cake, and (hello!) the dress. And then there are the reasons we don’t: ambiguous dress codes, cookie-cutter Mother-of-the-Bride ensembles, and the inevitable etiquette conundrum. So we turned to Abby Larson, founder and editor of Style Me Pretty, to take on our Facebook fans’ toughest wedding questions, all in preparation for our Style. I Do! wedding Boutique. Here, you’ll find everything wedding – from bridal gowns to guest’s gifts. So save the date (January 20), and in the meantime, read up on this expert advice.
What to wear to a January 29th wedding in cold, snowy Maine? — Jacqueline C.
The #1 priority is something warm! But you may have more options than you think. Our New England-er advice is to layer. What might start off as a chilly trip to the church might end up as a fun night on the dance floor, so you definitely want an outfit that’s flexible.
Consider a dress that’s a little heavier material than your average flowy cocktail dress – maybe even something with sleeves. Pair it with a great pair of tights and you’ll be one happy camper. We LOVE this look for a snowy soirée. We’ve seen tons of tights on SMP lately - one of those trends that we hope is here to stay. Consider adding a cute sweater or tweed jacket and you’ll be layering in luxe style.
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RUE LA LA STYLIST MAUREEN TACKLES THIS SEASON’S BIGGEST QUESTIONS
One of Rue La La’s very own stylists, Maureen, dishes on how to wear this season’s must-haves.
Q. How can I look fun and flirty but not silly at age 40? – Julie C.
A. Just because you’re 40 doesn’t mean you can’t be cute and flirty! But when you reach a certain age, some of the sexier trends can look like you’re trying too hard, so err on the side of caution when dipping into trends like leopard or leather shorts. Why not try a fitted, skinny cigarette pant paired with a pretty, tucked-in blouse? That look can be very flirty yet sophisticated. Or, try a rich jewel-tone feminine skirt with a cashmere top. And heels always add a touch of fun and confidence to any outfit.
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