Designer Spotlight: Elaya Vaughn Bridal

10.29.2014



It's no secret that I have a little huge soft spot in my heart for Project Runway.  Although Tyler and I have cut back drastically on our TV watching so I've missed the last season or so of the show, I'll definitely be tuning in tomorrow night to catch my girl Kate Pankoke do her thing on All Stars!  As nice as she is gorgeous, Kate is sure to kill it this season and I'm really hoping that she'll finally take home the grand prize.

You may remember that around this time last year I had the pleasure of meeting Kate at New York Bridal Market and was so impressed with both her and her bridal line, Elaya Vaughn.  Her work is beautifully constructed and it's designed to fit a feminine aesthetic perfectly. I loved her collection last year and this year's collection, Behind the Gilded Veil, is not letting me down at all!  The looks are a little softer but equally as delicate with beautiful details including her signature off the shoulder drape sleeves. Take a look at my top dress picks from the 2015 Elaya Vaughn line..





Images via Elaya Vaughn.  This is not a sponsored post. 

You can see Kate on Project Runway All Stars every Thursday starting TOMORROW at 9/8c on Lifetime!

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Fall Florals & [Faux] Fur

10.27.2014







Anthropologie fur collar (from this vest // similar // similar)
Versona Accessories earrings (similar)
Vintage belt

Photographed by: Tyler Skiles


The rain sure got the best of me last week. Well, maybe not me per se, but it sure did not allow for any outfit photo sessions with Tyler.  We already have such slim windows to get them in and when the weather doesn't cooperate we're just completely out of luck.  I'm hoping to get some more shots in today so we can keep these outfit posts going as a regular thing! 

I could go on for days about the fur collar I'm wearing.  It's actually from this Anthropologie vest - it just buttons on-and-off to give you 3 amazing options for your wardrobe. I've worn it all 3 ways (as just the collar, with it buttoned onto the vest, and the vest without the fur) and am truly obsessed with it each and every way.  Unfortunately it is out of stock right now, but keep an eye out on my Facebook & Twitter pages because I'll let you know if they get more in stock!  

Oh and this dress. Ah, isn't it gorgeous?!  It was another love-at-first-sight moment for the two of us. I mean with that open back and rich Fall colors.. how could it be anything less than love?!  Do yourself a favor and check out this post from my Lexington friend Beth who blogs over at Seersucker & Saddles.  She's a hard act to follow but she wore this same dress recently and looked absolutely stunning!


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Vest Obsessed

10.22.2014


If you've liked my Facebook page, you'll see where I posted that I was unable to get together posts for both this past Friday and Monday.  To make up for it, my goal is 2 (yes TWO!) outfit posts this week!  I know! What's gotten into into me, right?!  Because of the pouring rain I'm seeing outside, the second post may be pushed back to Monday.  I'm just trying to keep you on your toes!








H&M vest (old, similar // similar)
Vintage belt
H&M tights
Philip Lim for Target bag

Photographed by: Tyler Skiles

I posted a preview of this look on Instagram recently and all the buzz confirmed that I needed to shoot this look for you guys.  I'm all about the easy layers this Fall and, lately, I'm especially into topping off my looks with a fabulous vest.  I picked this one up at H&M last year and while I didn't get much use out of then, well, I'm definitely making up for lost time now. 

I'll see you back here Friday with - fingers crossed - another outfit post!! 

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