Tag Archives: purse

Look What I Made! Hair Flowers for my Maids

29 Apr

Check it out…

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(please excuse the poor lighting in the photos — I don’t have a flash on my iPhone, and my “first-thing-in-the-morning-taking-a-self-portrait-as-I-wait-for-the-dog-to-poop” facial expression.

These were fairly easy to make, and actually kind of fun!

Coming up next – where the idea (and tutorial) came from — so you can do it yourself.

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Nelle Handbags — Spring Line Released!

19 Feb

Oh, I love Nelle Handbags. I’d blogged about Nelle’s line back in September, even though I’d been privy to the lovely gorgeousness since the previous spring. Please forgive me.

I’m writing about Nelle again because the Spring ’09 line is decadent! And you can choose from a variety of colors. And… Nelle handbags were highlighted on Brooklyn Bride!

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Check out this lovely cherub tote with hand-died silk ribbon detail!

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And how could you NOT find a bag to match your dress, and your maids’ dresses? What a lovely gift to your girls!

Laura really outdid herself with the updated collection!

Skip The Bouquet, Carry This Purse!

28 Jan

Who says you and your maids have to carry bouquets?

Have you ever considered gifting your maids (and/or matrons) with a sweet handbag they can use again and again, rather than supplying them with beautiful (but short-lived bouquets)?

I am absolutely loving these J.Crew jcrew_silk_gala_clutch_yellowjcrew_silk_gala_clutch_ivory

For $88 each, these Gala bags are one sweet gift and they’d look lovely next to a 50s style dress, a sleek gown or the cutie-pie yellow dress I mentioned earlier!

Other colors include black, aqua (spearmint) and tea rose (stunning dark pink).

The Perfect Wedding Clutch

3 Sep

I love a good purse. I seldom buy them, because I love my classic lovelies, and I can’t bear to spave (spend money on something because it is cheap, and thus, save money on the price) my money on a cheap handbag, unless it is beyond lovely.

Enter Nelle Handbags. I love these bags, they’re quirky, cute and so well made. I love stalking the blog posting to see when new bags are unleashed, and I can hardly wait for the day that Nelle Handbags are seen on the runways with some hot celebrity grasping the gorgeous silk charmeuse or ribbon material.

Sooo, here you go. Eye candy that makes my resolve (to save money) melt.

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What I love about Nelle Handbags are these things:
1. those with brooches are all different! Each bag has a different bit of vintage “bling”
2. she hand-dyes the fabrics, creating rich, delicious colors
3. Laura loves ribbons and she makes them gorgeous, from details on the Fit To Be Tied to creating an entire bag from pleated petersham ribbon.

If you’re at my wedding, I can promise that you’ll see one of these pretties on me… but which one?

Beautiful Bag To Carry Your Gloss

16 Mar

nelle-handbag.jpgMy other favorite handbag designer is Nelle. This cutie is a silk charmeuse with a hand-dyed ribbon. What’s cool about these bags is that each one comes with its own unique broach. If you’re cool with a little bit of mystery and magic, this cutie-pie flex-close bag is perfect! It comes in different shapes (this one is 6″x6″ with a vintage brass handle, but there’s also a 13″x6″ bag)

Know what else is awesome? Its under $150!

Pretty Purses To Carry Your Stuff

14 Mar

letty-handbag.jpgletty-bag-2.jpgI’ve gotten my wedding purse sort of figured out.

Here’s the deal. I haven’t chosen my dress, shoes, hairpiece or hairstyle. But… the purse seems like an easy, light thing to focus on. I have it narrowed down to some beautiful pieces from two seperate designers.

Letty Designs has these beautiful, rich and glamorous bags that would be perfect for a wedding, fundraiser or cocktail party. These little numbers have exceptional attention to detail and use really fabulous materials. They are a bit more pricy than I’d budgeted, but… I may be able to justify. Want to buy one? Check out I Do & Baby Too (my absolute FAVORITE bridal shop).