Wednesday, March 31, 2010

etsy wedding giveaway! gorgeous bridal shrug by bonzie

Ethereal Light Baroque Wrap IVORY
{ the ethereal wrap by bonzie }

i'm *so* delighted to post this: have been a fan of bonzie for a good long while and couldn't believe my (our!) good fortune when lovely yvonne wrote to offer this amazing giveaway.

what a great thing to wear over a strapless dress! as a wisp of romance like the ethereal wrap, or a pop of color. you have to check out their blog for this amazing yellow shrug.

to enter! do go check out bonzie's shop please.
then, in the comments tell us:
  • a) what wedding website/planning tool are you using, and do you like it/would you recommend?  OR
  • b) another item from bonzie's store you like as well OR
  • c) all of the above.
please include your date if you have it. no need to post your email, i will find you. :) giveaway ends midnight PT april 7 8!! (next thursday).

and! everyone who enters qualifies for free shipping (from ireland!) on a bonzie purchase if the giveaway doesn't end up as yours.

here are some more irish-made lovelies:
WHITE Victorian Inspired Silk Bolero with Corsage Trio Duck Egg Blue Ruffled Silk Carina Bolero 
Rococco Bridal Wrap Rich Poppy Red Dupioni Raw Silk Wrap

Sunflower Yellow Ruffled Silk Carina Bolero French Vanilla Bridal Wrap
Coral Raw Silk Venetian Ruffled Shoulder Wrap Black Fallen Angel Ruffled Bridal Bolero 
thank you so much, yvonne!!
more at

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a message?

is my mail trying to tell me something?

what is up, strapless dresses?

Merengue corset dress Wentworth Street Gown 
Helene wedding dress Rambling Rose Wedding Dress
Red Poppy evening gown Autumn Blossom Couture Dress in Gray
Strapless Draped Taffeta Wedding Gown with Floral Detail Eco Wedding Dress, Tiered Hemp and Silk - Callie 
{each photo links to its shop} 

so pretty. why must you be my nemeses?

here's a classic post from perennially amazing a practical wedding on dress shopping: where did all the sleeves go?

(see also my well-documented strapless-dress issues.)

i use this to introduce the next giveaway: the perfect solution! stay tuned, announcing tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

my heart's in paris sampler

JE TAIME (I LOVE YOU) Romantic French Print in Classic Black and White - 8x10 inches French Candles - Hand Stamped - IVORY - Ooh La La - Paris, France - xo
wedding garter cotton and satin ribbon bow n33 Burlap Table Runner w/ Paris Screen Print Design
The Amelie Wedding Invitation Suite The Wedding Cake
Parisian Princess City of  Love - Fine art photograph (8x10)
ARTWORK.  Up in the Air Series. CDG. Paris, France. Wooden Block MapArt  (reserved) Parisian Love Affair .-. Sophisticated Lady Cufflets .-. Vintage Dream Inspired . Limited Edition . Original Sakura Couture Collection
French  Toile in Pink... Handmade Eco Tiered Sundress 12M 18M 2T 3T 4T 5 6 This is  not a Tie. Dadaist screenprinted microfiber necktie
Paris Photo - Metro Sign at the Pont Neuf at Midnight French Friends Necklace
{each photo links to its shop}

i so wish i could have been in paris this weekend, for my beloved friend's milestone birthday. we've talked about it for seven years. between an insane double issue and car trouble and my sad mini publishing salary, .... normally i'm just crazy enough to hop on 17 hours of plane for 24 hours of birthday.... je suis desole, cherie. we will celebrate soon!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

etsy vintage: clutches + purses for the bride

Silver 50's Lana Turner Clutch Evening Bag 1960's Golden Blossom Clutch
1930s Vintage Retro Clutch Hollywood Red Carpet Purse Evening Bling OOAK Vintage Sparkling Silver Clutch Purse Formal-Wedding-Prom
vintage Grandee White Beaded Purse with Embroidered Flowers Vintage 1940s Queen Elizabeth CLUTCH
vintage 1940s BRILLIANTINE metallic opera bag Vintage Beaded Lace Purse
Vintage Letisse Leather Clutch SPRING SALE Glossy White Vinyl Easter Clutch
Red Sonja Vintage Clutch Beaded  Vintage 1960s WhiteEvening Frame Bag
c1920 beaded clutch with rhinestone detail Cute For Spring... Macrame and Bamboo Handbag
Chevron Clutch in Almond 1940s  Embroidered Flowers and Birds Clutch
Vintage Cigarette Powder Lipstick Case Evening Pizazz vintage BEADED clutch
{each photo links to its shop}

voila! vintage wedding purses! as requested by reader "better than naked" in a comment.

(i pondered this username for a while this evening. does it mean, better than naked as in "it could be worse, you could be naked?" or [i prefer] something so great it's even *better* than naked? intriguing.)

(and yes, i'm supposed to be doing my taxes. denial, river in egypt, etc.)


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