The Best Wedding Style Inspiration From Emmys


If you’re like me, you were glued to the Emmys on Sunday night mostly for the fashion. While most of us are not able to afford the extravagant costs associated with the starlets’ dresses, we can take away some style tips for our wedding days. Here are a few of my favorite looks, and how they can be translated to your wedding:

A simple sweetheart neckline looks stunning when paired with a showstopper necklace:

Regardless of your body type, a Grecian style is elegant and flattering. If the details on the dress speak for themselves, pair with simple accessories, like stud earrings or a few bangle bracelets.

The more sparkle your dress has, the simpler everything else should be. Claire Danes look stunning because the silhouette was streamlined, and her hair, make-up, and accessories were natural and classic. I did like her hair down, but I think this dress with an up-do would be just as phenomenal.

A short dress can pack plenty of drama when it’s unexpected, so don’t rule out a short dress for your wedding gown (or your reception gown). The best part about a short dress is being able to show off your wedding shoes!

Which dresses did you love or hate at the Emmys? Even though you don’t have a celebrity budget, don’t be afraid to take cues from their style. When you go shopping for your wedding dress, bring in a ton of pictures for inspiration, so you are sure to find the perfect one!

Making progress with my un-diet

I’m so excited because I think my un-diet just might be working! In the last week, I have lost three pounds simply by adjusting my eating habits a little bit. Here’s what I’ve been doing:

I eat a light breakfast with fruit and maybe egg whites. I never really have a specific “lunch,” I just tend to snack on a piece of cheese, nuts, fruits or veggies in between breakfast and dinner.

For dinner, I make sure to eat on a small plate. I fill half of the plate up with vegetables (I like spinach or green beans the best). On the remaining half of the plate, one half is devoted to the main dish (that’s a fourth of the whole plate), and the other half (again, a fourth of the whole plate) I allow for a piece of bread if I want.

And if I’m craving something, I will give in to my craving. Otherwise, it will drive me crazy, and I’ll end up going overboard on it anyway. For example, in the last two nights, I’ve had a Drumstick ice cream cone after dinner.
I also love York peppermint patties because they satisfy my chocolate craving, and the calorie intake is not too horrible.

I just want to put the disclaimer out there that I’m not a dietician or a doctor, and I’m not guaranteeing that this will help anyone lose weight. I’m just trying to commit to (or lean towards) a healthier lifestyle that includes more of the healthy stuff and less of the unhealthy stuff. 🙂

Tuesday shoe day

This Tuesday shoe day, I have TWO great wedding shoes for you, both by Kate Spade New York. I love the design of Kate Spade wedding shoes because the heels are just high enough without feeling like you are going to fall on your face during your wedding.

Also, the gold insole adorned with the Kate Spade logo will show perfectly in your wedding photographs. The first one, the Christa, is available in ivory satin, which can also be dyed if you prefer a different color for your wedding shoe. Both can be purchased through Zippos Couture.

Not like Diet

How many of you hate dieting? Not only do I hate it, but I’m also terrible at it. I am usually motivated for the first day or so, and then I lose focus. I start daydreaming…ice cream…candy…chips…my favorite restaurants…oath, cupcakes…

I have always read that instead of dieting, you should improve your eating habits for life. Even though I’ve always rolled my eyes at this thought, I wanted to experiment with this theory and share my results on the blog.

Enter un-diet. Instead of depriving myself of my favorite foods, I am going to concentrate on eating plenty of fruits and veggies and enjoying smaller portions of the foods I love.

I checked out the Mayo Clinic website to see how many servings of fruits and veggies I should have each day: at least three servings of fruits and four servings of veggies.

That brings me to my next question: what is a serving of fruits/vegetables? According to a serving of fruit is 1 small/medium piece of fruit, 1 cup raw fruit, 1/2 cup fruit juice, 1/4 cup dried fruit or 1/2 cup canned fruit. Meanwhile, a serving of veggies is a 1/2 cup of cooked vegetables, 1 cup raw, leafy vegetables or 1/2 cup vegetable juice.

Before I leave you to have a serving of fruit, how many of you are looking to get in shape for your wedding day? Are you attempting diets? What’s worked and what hasn’t?

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