Fashion Forward Friday [V.19]: Wedding Bliss with Lover.ly

2c921370a8ca0f013765ec82ae46fa19It’s great to feature companies and in this edition of Fashion Forward Friday I am featuring Lover.ly. Lover.ly is “The New Way to Plan Your Wedding.” This one-stop shop for all your wedding needs from the dress to invitations, Since the company launched on Valentine’s day in 2012 their mission has been “to make wedding planning more simple and more fun.” Who wouldn’t want to add simplicity what could turn to a Bridezilla situation? In this edition I will be sharing my favorite wedding dress from the site and an entire look for that special day. Be sure to click the links within the post.

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I chose to go with a lace dress from David’s Bridal as it serves as the main attraction and accessory of the look. Being that the dress is strapless, the dress can either be in a bun or if you have shorter hair, beach waves would be cute as well.

Shoes, shoes, oh how I LOVE shoes. I chose a nude pair of t-strap sandals that are under $100 from Nastygal.  You can add them to your every day wardrobe even after your special day. The other choice of shoes is a pair of gold/nude sandals for those ladies having a reception or for those that are just not comfortable in heels. T-strap sandals are not the most comfortable and if you plan on dancing around the simple sandal will give you that comfort.

For makeup I went with my favorite from Mac, Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation. While you want to be flawless on your wedding day you also do not want to cake a whole bunch of makeup on your face. With this powder foundation you can apply for the amount of coverage that you want. For me personally I would say its a good medium coverage foundation. An alternative to this if you do not want to pay $27 is BH Cosmetics, BH Studio Pro Matte Finish Pressed Powder. Compared to Mac which has 42 shades, BH Cosmetics offers 7. For a thorough review of that product check out one of my favorite YouTubers, WhatWouldLizzyDo.

Moving on to the eyes. I would go for the Urban Decay, Naked 2 Palette as you can get both simple every day looks plus vamp it up with a smoky eye. For this look I think a smoky eye, not heavily smoky, would be great. Below is a tutorial from YouTuber, ThatGirlShaeXO, that I would use.

In addition, you do not have to wear fake eyelashes. With Younique 3D Fiber Lashes, you can get the fullness and length that lashes give.

As for the lips I chose one of my favorite lippies which is Revlon ColorBurst Lip Butter in Fig Jam. They are so moisturizing and who would not want soft smooth lips for the duration of their wedding ceremony. The pigmentation is withstanding and buildable which is a great deal for just $9. It’s definitely one of my favorite lippies that I own. I went for a more neutral lipstick that not only hydrated, but something that wouldn’t stain, well noticeably stain.

For iPhone users you can download the Lover.ly app. For more on what Lover.ly is all about CLICK HERE and for all the future brides, happy planning!

Fashion Forward Friday [V.18]: Play Ball with Fanatics!

UntitledWell the World Series are underway and the series is tied 1-1 with the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals slated to play tonight 10/24 in game 3.  I am not a fan of either team so no bias when creating this look. I decided to go with the Royals. Fanatics.com has a great selection for your game day attire and both the hat and shirt for this look are both from the site. The look I came up with is comfortable, trendy, and game worthy.

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I decided to go with boyfriend jeans because not only are they flattering to any body type they are extremely comfortable. I would cuff the jeans and then pair them with a pair of converse. Maybe not the most comfortable sneaker, but they are a great addition to any wardrobe. Around my waist I would tie the plaid shirt. It just adds an extra element to the outfit and in addition to serving as an accessory if you did get chilly you could throw it on. It wouldn’t be a game without the teams attire. I chose one of the championship shirts because it’s a big deal to get to the World Series. The gold in the shirt ties in with the bag. Just a little detail. Also the basic Kansas City cap just ties it all together. Both the hat and the shirt are from Fanatics. No need to lug a huge purse. Crossbody bags are great for any time of outdoor event and even on the go. You can store your phone, a camera if you choose, and anything else you lug around.

I chose the pieces I did because not only are they comfortable, but they can transition to an array of other outfits. I wanted to do something different then the regular team t-shirt, hat, jeans, hoodie. This is just a little something extra to a traditional outfit.

Fanatics offers an array of sports attire from baseball to football, basketball, hockey, Nascar and more. Be sure to click all links in this post to check out what Fanatics has to offer.