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Guest Blogger: Bridesmaids are doing the Polka from Head Over Heels With Melanie

“I couldn’t be more excited about the latest trend to sweep the wedding industry away.  Polka Dots!  This playful pattern adds just the right amount of whimsy to every kind of wedding.  Whether your wedding is formal or casual, polka dots transform themselves to work for any occasion!  To show you how polka dots can transition seamlessly into any wedding, I created two inspiration boards.  One board is full of colorful, fun dots and the other is for a more formal, all black and white affair.  No matter which board tickles your fancy, one thing is clear.  Polka dots are the bee’s knees!

Top Row Left to Right: Polka Tie,  Cupcakes,  Cake,   Umbrella Kiss Bottom Row Left to Right:  Veil, Polka Favor BagsPolka BMS

Top Row Right to Left: Paint Dots, Cake,  Veil , Fun Wall,  Bottom Row Right to Left: BalloonsConfetti,  Back drop 

I have been a lover of the polka for quite some time.  You may remember this post, where I openly discuss my love for everything involving this quirky and fun pattern.  You also may have seen Polka Dots making a big come back in stores such as J Crew, Kate Spade and Madewell.  But I am here to tell you about the most exciting new way to show your love for all things polka dot.  BRIDESMAID DRESSES!  That’s right!  Designers are bringing the most classic of patterns to their bridesmaids’ lines in the chicest of ways.  And you are the luckiest ladies of all!  The White Dress By The Shore has two of these designer dresses ready to be tried on by your favorite friends.  Check these bad boys out!

left: Ivy & Aster right: Jenny Yoo

How fantastic are these?  Not only do they add some pizazz to your bridesmaids, they can totally be worn again.  I know, how often do you hear that phrase?  But it’s true!  Pair that gorgeous Jenny Yoo with a fun colored heel and statement necklace and you (or your maid!) are ready to paint the town polka!

 

I was feeling SO by this amazing trend that I started thinking about the Groom and Groomsmen.  Take the new fantastic Ivy and Aster stunner and pair it with a groomsmen in a polka dot bow tie and you have a match made in heaven.  Head on over to my blog here, and check out all of the fantastic Groom and Groomsmen Polka Love!”

 

xoxo, TWD


Guest Blogger: Two Looks for Coren Moore’s Two Toned Bridesmaid Dress from Head over Heels with Melanie

The fabulous Melanie Kluger, a former associate of ours and founder of  Head Over Heels with Melanie, is our guest blogger today giving you some tips on how to wear and re-wear one of our favorite Coren Moore maids’ styles.

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Have you ladies seen Coren Moore’s bridesmaid dress “Nolan”?  Not only does it have a fantastic fit, but also it comes in a plethora of gorgeous colors.  I personally own this little number in seersucker.  I know, I know, the nautical maven needed to get her fix!  But it’s your lucky day.  I’m about to tell you about the one of the most stylish of bridesmaid options.   That’s right!  Coren Moore offers “Nolan” in a unique two-tone option.  You can mix in several different colors for the perfect preppy bridesmaid look!  And you know what I love the most about this fabulous frock?  It actually can be worn again!  Here is a classic, formal look with bows and pearls as well as a fun and funky date night ensemble.  Your maids will thank you for such a versatile bridesmaid dress.

For the Wedding: Adorable Headband , Sweet Pearl Necklace , Classy EarringsFabulous Shoes

 Night on the Town: Necklace,  Gold ball studs , Red Heels 

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Grab your girls and don’t miss your chance to try on this fabulous dress and the entire Coren Moore maids collection at our Bridesmaid Open House Soiree , this Thursday 8/ 30 from 5-8!  We are offering 10% off your Coren Moore purchase and ivory pashmina when you purchase at the Open House!

xoxo, TWD

 


Guest Blogger: { Celebrate the 4th ‘Head Over Heels with Melanie’ Style! }

We are pleased to introduce former TWD stylist and present guest blogger, ‘Head Over Heels with Melanie’ founder, Melanie Kluger. Read on to see how Mel takes one stunning maids dress and creates three different looks you are sure to sparkle for this Independence day!

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 ”If there is one thing I love, it’s planning a nautical ensemble!  July 4th is the absolute perfect excuse to bust out that new striped clutch or fantastic navy hat.  Since I am a self-proclaimed “nautical fashion enthusiast” I feel it is my duty to help prepare you for the upcoming holiday!  Today I thought we would focus on accessorizing an adorable bridesmaids dress for your outdoor bash.  The White Dress by The Shore has so many great dresses for your bridesmaids and beyond!  One of my favorites is the Jenny Yoo “Nikki” dress.  The silk cotton fabric translates so well from day to evening.  Which is exactly what you need for a fabulous Independence Day fete!  Between the sunny Marigold shade and the flattering A line silhouette this cutie is extremely versatile for summer.  I’ve put together three July 4th inspired looks that are festive, modern and fresh no matter what your plan is this Wednesday!

Photo by Melanie Duerkopp

Anchors Away –This sophisticated getup is maritime style at its finest!  Whether you are going to a rooftop get-together or on a romantic date with your sweetie this look has got you covered!

This look features: (1)Pave Link Necklace , (2) Kate Spade Treasure Chest Hoops, (3) Invitation Clutch, (4) Mona Printed Pumps , (5) Gold Link Bracelet  

 

Soiree at Sea – I just adore a day with friends on a sailboat.  What a lovely way to celebrate Independence Day!  This alluring outfit is effortless and sleek.  Not to mention, who doesn’t love a good striped shoe!

This look features: (1) Navy Summer Straw hat , (2) Bubble Necklace , (3) Guess Nanci Pump , (4) Marc Jacobs Sunglasses , (5) Also Sivers Tote

Shoreline Stroll   –  Hey there Connecticut Shoreline Cuties, this look is especially for you!  When I think of summer on the Shoreline I think of BBQs, Twilight Strolls and picnics.  If that rings a bell for your July 4th festivities than you are going to adore this look!  This Jenny Yoo stunner pairs perfectly with Stella and Dot Jewelry including my new favorite statement ring!  Stella and Dot has some great nautical accessories that I am totally obsessed with this season!

This look features: (1) Rag and Bone Straw Fedora, (2) Cameron Pendant , (3) Felicity Hoops , (4) Polka Dot Sidewalk Skimmers, (5) Jules Ring

Hope you enjoyed my 3 Nautical Chic looks to gussy up your bridesmaids dress.  Like what you see?  Jenny Yoo’s “Nikki” dress is available at The White Dress By The Shore right now!  Happy Fourth!

 Disclaimer – No J. Crew employees were harmed in the making of this blog post… but my love for ‘the crew’ is deep and oh-so-nautical!”

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Melanie Kluger is a bridal stylist currently residing in the Bay Area.  She is the founder of Head Over Heels with Melanie, a chic and unique bridal styling business covering everything from the bridal shower to the “day after” brunch and everything in between.  Check out her website and blog here – its fabulous!

 

xoxo, TWD

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