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Why I Don’t Want To Be Your Bridesmaid (Video)

April 29th, 2014

Completely in love with this YouTube video by Taryn Southern. If you are currently, or have ever been, a bridesmaid, you will appreciate this – even if your bride bestie is the bestest. Oh the things we do because we love our friends. Thanks Taryn Southern!

Rent The Runway Dazzles Vegas Bachelorettes

April 21st, 2014

Attending a Vegas Bachelorette weekend? Yes? Then you absolutely must stop by Rent The Runway‘s Vegas showroom at The Cosmopolitan. I stopped by back in January and loved the whole concept. Not only does the showroom provide an opportunity to try on some of the dresses you might want to rent at a later date – now with the knowledge of true size and fit – but more importantly you can reserve time at the showroom for you and your besties to drink mimosas, try on dresses for each other and…the cherry on top…rent a look for your Saturday night fiesta.

I love it; I love the whole idea. You can even try on a dress and see if it’s a bridesmaid dress contender. Everybody wins and nobody has to do any drycleaning. Luck be a Rent The Runway Lady! Travel safe.

A Summer Wedding Must: Jergens BB Body Skin Perfecting Cream

April 14th, 2014

Want to know my pick for best accessory for the 2014 Summer wedding season? Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream. It goes with everything without getting on everything (i.e., it won’t stain your clothes), it dries quickly and it moisturizes your skin while improving its look and feel. It also retails for under $12 so it is a wedding season steal (note, if you are traveling you will need to purchase a TSA-approved 3 0z. travel container to carry-on this illuminating and hydrating  product).

I have been using this Jergens BB Body cream for two months now and I feel confident – especially now that the days are getting warmer – my legs are going to look better than ever in my Spring skirts and dresses (partly due to my love of SoulCycle). Obviously, you still needs to eat healthy and exercise for looking and feeling your best, but this Jergens product provides an added glow to your step. Added values include: evens skin tone, visibly firms skin and helps reduce the appearance of imperfections. Sounds like a wedding season hit!

Jergens BB Body Perfecting Skin Cream is available at drugstore.com.

Disclaimer: While I have experienced no problems with this BB cream, all skin types and all beauty products are not the same. I’ve tested other BB creams and had to subsequently throw out my towels thanks to permanent stains. So if you are going to try this product, like any other product, don’t do it the day of a big event (i.e., brides don’t give it your first go on the day of your wedding). Give yourself time to see if the product works for you by applying a small amount and testing your skin’s response and reaction.

instagram mondays: Lucky FABB 2014 Edition

April 7th, 2014

Follow me on instagram: @WeddingSurvival

On April 4, 2014 I attended Lucky FABB – Lucky Magazine’s Fashion and Beauty Blogger’s Conference – at the SLS Hotel in West Hollywood. My third time as an attendee, I still learned even more from the panelists, breakout sessions and other bloggers in attendance. Here are some brand highlights from the day. Thanks everyone for the inspiration to continue down this path!

  1. Launching this week, a new line of necklaces by The Brave Collection, a jewelry line dedicated to fighting human trafficking and supporting the work of fair-trade artisans in Cambodia. The Brave Collection looks like a splendid destination to create unique bridesmaid thank you gifts that also give back.
  2. Trying on a new downtown-inspired, rose gold watch by Caravelle New York. Caravelle watches start at just $59 so they might have a great bridesmaid thank you gift option as well. Jacket from MediaNoche boutique in Eagle Rock, Los Angeles.
  3. Break time! Enjoying a chocolate almond pick-me-up from Pressed Juicery.
  4. Hair did and time spent with friends at West Hollywood’s Blow Me Away Dry Bar sponsored by Wendy’s in support of their #newsaladcollection. The Asian Cashew Chicken was delicious (great bachelorette weekend fast food option if you and your girls are on the road). Featured in photo is the dynamic, San Francisco-based Blogger, Jessica Ryzenberg of Ryzenberg On. My necklace from Glam House. Hosting, or traveling to an LA wedding? Blow Me Away Dry Bar is super chic and has plenty of space for a bridal party takeover. Plus, amazing brunch is right across the street at the always-delicious Little Next Door.

Austin’s French Legation Museum: A Perfect Texas Wedding

March 23rd, 2014

I have just returned from a four-day trip to SXSW and now find myself a bit in love with Austin, Texas. While running from event to event I discovered Austin’s oldest house, the French Legation Museum, which is now under the care of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas. Truly a hidden gem, even some locals I met were unaware of this most romantic and magical estate. The French Legation Museum is the perfect venue for a Spring or Fall Texas wedding (unless you enjoy humidity). The grounds easily lend themselves to love and celebrating.

Meet BHLDN’s Annabelle Bridesmaid Dress by Jenny Yoo

November 22nd, 2013

SWS Fashion Friday

New for this coming wedding season BHLDN brings you the latest from Jenny Yoo: the gorgeous and romantic Annabelle dress. Annabelle is quite versatile and can not only be worn eight different ways (and counting) but it can be worn by bridesmaids, guests and brides alike. Priced under $300 and with several different ways to style this gown it will certainly be worn more than once.

Available in four colors, BHLDN is the first boutique to carry this Jenny Yoo original with three colors exclusive to the site: rose, mist grey and soft plum. Designed with soft tulle and side boning the cut is quite flattering for may figures, shapes and sizes. But be aware, the largest size available is 16.

The last time I wore a Jenny Yoo bridesmaid dress the price tag was much higher and more stressful so I am all for this new partnership and design launch. This pairing provides bridesmaids with high quality, low cost options during a season of many expenses. On behalf of bridesmaids everywhere, thank you. For more on the Annabelle dress visit BHLDN.


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