A few 2012 Wedding Trends

{Wedding Wednesday inspiration from our wedding contributor, LaVonne}
I recently read an article by celebrity wedding planner, David Tutera, in which he talked about the 2012 wedding trends. Here is a few of the trends he mentioned.
Family Style Dinners. I love this idea! Keeps guests out of a buffet line, but still able to control their food selections and portions.

Red. Anyone who knows me…knows I LOVE COLOR! I love colored shoes at weddings to set off a white traditional gown and I also love seeing a colored wedding gown.

Metallics. I’m just learning what this concept means and I love the idea of using huge chandeliers, especially over the dance floor. So fun & elegant too!
LaVonne, LF Events

DIY Pin Bracelet

A few months back I made a visit to one of my favorite places, The House of Blues.  I came across a pack of pins and knew I could do something fun with them.  {The HR pin was given to me by Hell Razor Art & Jewelry} I simply pinned them on ribbon to create a bracelet.  I now have a new accessory from the next concert I attend.

Halloween Decor & Free Printables

  When I came across Secondsister and her “Witchs Larder” collection I knew I had to share, share, share!
I have mad love for owls and using them for Halloween is a must in my home.  I love the way she decorated and how she used her collection.  This collection is fantastic and she is letting us have it for FREE!  Amazing right!?!  Head over to her site here to see more photos and download your collection.

Outfitted Under $75: It’s Almost Fall

{I’m excited to have a sweet friend of mine as a fashion contributor.  I hope you enjoy her first post, I’m lovin’ it!}
I want to start by introducing myself – my name is Meli from Blush + Jelly. The other day the lovely Melissa sent me a message that made me a very happy lady. She asked if I would like to guest blog and of course I quickly replied “Yes! Yes!”. So every once in a while you will find me here talking about something we all love – fashion!

I decided to challenge myself and find outfits that will cost you under $75, because let’s be honest, how many of us wake up every morning and slip on a pair of Manolos? If you do, then I envy admire you.

So let’s get down to business! Today I set up a little combo that I am crushing on…major. It’s a perfect pre-fall combo – you know, that time of year that isn’t cold but you just can’t wait to wear boots so you balance it out with a dress.

P.S. – I am a big fan of items that come with a belt – it makes me feel like I am getting an extra little bonus with my purchase. ;)
Where to Shop:

1. Turquoise Dress – $24.99

2.Tribal Bracelet – $5.80

3.Heart Petal Studs – $3.80

4. H & M Brown Boots – $39.95

If you have any requests contact me at blushandjelly@gmail.com and I’ll look for a little inspiration.


DIY Button Rings

Not a secret that I love an easy do-it-yourself project.  I’ve had a bag full of random buttons for awhile now and knew I could do something fun with them!  I made a visit to Joann’s and found rings with a flat top for only 3.50 and knew this would work perfect.  Insert a hot glue gun and tada!.. I now have a set of button rings. 
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