10/24

Happy Friday, BABs! I think fall has finally decided to show it’s face — albeit shyly — here in North Texas … just in time, too, since all the cutest stuff seems to be on sale! This Ten for the Weekend has oodles of gorgeous and cozy fashion finds that won’t destroy your budget, but will leave you looking the bestest.

1. A super fancy dress at a quarter of the price? Yep, Rent the Runway does just that. And go ahead and score $20 off orders $75+ until 11/1 when you use code TREAT2014.

Marchesa Notte gown from Rent the Runway

I’d love to see this gorgeous Marchesa Notte dress on a fall bride (Rent for $200, retails at $1395).

2. Speaking of fashion: Ann Taylor (#duh) is offering 50% off your entire purchase with code FASHION50 utnil 10/28.Take 50% off Entire Purchase with code FASHION50. 

3. Not one to be left behind, Lord & Taylor is taking an extra 25% off women’s, men’s and kids with their Friends & Family sale until 10/26 with code FRIENDS. 

4. Stock up on cool, casual essentials with American Eagle’s 25% off new arrivals offer — use code NEWVIBES until 10/27. 

AEO Striped V-Back Sweater Dress

This striped sweater dress (with a V-back!) would be in constant rotation — with my pajamas. Erry day, y’all.

5. Cooler weather calls for sox, but not just any old sox … Save 10% on all orders from the Sox Box using code SAVE10.

6. Flaunt your team spirit at Fanatics with 15% off NCAA sweatshirts and jackets until 10/31.

7. Get a head start on holiday shopping and get home decor, cards, calendars, etc., with Shutterfly and go ahead and save 40% off while you’re at it.

8. YO, DIY BRIDES! If you’re printing your invitations at home, you need this: Comp and Save is offering $5 off your $5 order (+ you get a free wristband) until 11/2 with code 5BC5 at checkout — so stock up on ink and toner!

9. Still in denial that winter is, indeed, coming? Book a vacation with Expedia where you can save up to 55% in Los Cabos, Mexico, plus get a 20% spa discount at select resorts until 10/31.

10. Of course, the best for last: Fab.com, my own personal favorite place for all things fun, funky and design-y, is knocking 10% off sitewide (you must use this link)! Get on it!

Heart Gloves Grey Cherry by  Yastikizi

Got a cold-weather engagement shoot? These gloves would be perfect!

Happy shopping, BABs!

christen
  • 10/24

    One of the things I hear from many future BABs is that they have their hearts set on certain styles of engagement rings, but are often hard-pressed to find their favorite stunners at a price that fits their budget. Y’all, I’m here to tell you that finding your dream ring at your price point is totally doable. Longtime friend and partner of The Broke-Ass Bride, Mia Donna, is a prime example: Mia Donna has a whole gang of gorgeous engagement rings and wedding bands in the $500 to $1,000 range. This Five for Friday highlights my five faves, all under $1,000.

    Mia Donna Amore Engagement Ring

    Amore Vintage Engagement Ring starting at $980

    Amore is definitely a classic design with a vintage feel. It’s the kind of ring that will be timeless, and always a little unique.

    Mia Donna Allure Wedding Ring
    Allure Wedding Band starting at $569

    Not everyone is into the center-stone look, and many who work with their hands or are pretty active, the prong settings can get snagged and you could lose your stone. A pave band is a great way to incorporate the sparklez without putting your precious in peril.

    Mia Donna Daci Engagement Ring

    Daci Solitaire Engagement Ring starting at $795

    I’ve been digging tension settings like this lately — it’s just a clean, different line than what you typically see from solitaire rings.

    Mia Donna Peaches Engagement Ring
    Peaches Engagement Ring starting at $973

    Peaches is just gorgeous, in my opinion. I’m not usually super into the halo look, but I think this ring pulls it off quite successfully.

    Mia Donna Poppy Accentend Engagement Ring
    Poppy Engagement Ring starting at $894

    Aside from the shorter, less protruding prongs, my favorite thing about this simple ring is the teeny bezel-set diamond in the setting base.  Sometimes it’s the little details that make it.

    Which is your favorite, darlings? Anything from Mia Donna catch your eye?

    christen
  • 10/24

    Ask Liz: Self-Catering Rules

     

    Photo: Andrea Chesley

    Dear Liz,

    How to do your own food (with a bit of help from willing friends/family) for your reception??? Food item suggestions and logistical tips especially!

    Signed,

    Self-Serving

    Dear Self-Serving,

    Funny thing is, I  talked to someone this morning who catered his own wedding, and …

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    10/23

    www.vogue.com

    Hey BABs. A couple of days ago the fashion world lost one of its greatest treasures, Oscar de da Renta. Without a doubt one of the greatest designers to ever live, some would argue THE greatest. He was born Óscar Arístides Renta in 1932 in Santo Domingo to an affluent …

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    10/23

    photobooth2

    Have we really been married for 11 days already? Time sure flies when you are partying your face off and then relaxing in an island blissland for an entire week (although amongst a hurricane … ).



    Yes, that is a JMEOWW cat on a stick. She couldn’t actually be present so …
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  • 10/21

    Eric and Erica

    Guys, our On Marriage posts are usually pretty serious and talk about you know, like real stuff in regards to your relationship. But then I found this post on HuffPo and realized that well, I couldn’t not share it, because: awesome.




     

    Photo by Persimmon Images

    Like most loving, decent, …

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    10/21

    BAB Throwback: Falling for Fall

    BAB Throwback is a series that highlights some of our favorite posts from the days of yore. This autumn has felt the most fall-ish for me, and I’m crushing hard on the colors. So, #duh, I’m throwin’ it back to this great post from 2011 that’s still totally rad today.

    It’s …

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    10/20

    Budget Wedding Myths that Need to Die

    Last week on Facebook, a friend of mine, who’s also a wedding planner, linked to a blog about a $6,000 wedding. It was on her personal page, and it definitely wasn’t one of her weddings – that’s well below her usual clients’ budgets.  She wasn’t posting it because of  the budget, at …

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  • 10/20

    wedding elements

    Okay, Broke-Ass Brides and Grooms, my time as Real Bride Kate is drawing to an unfortunate close. However, before I fill out the Real Wedding questionnaire and check out from the site, I wanted to impart my ultimate piece of wedding planning wisdom.

    I began to title this piece: “Question …

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