Posts in the 'bridal accessories' Category
Winter brides still want to look beautiful while staying warm, right? This week we’re focusing on beautiful lace boleros, shrugs, and capelets for brides who choose to say “I do” in colder temperatures. We’re using the BHLDN first light capelet, which sells for $150, as our “Can’t Afford It” ideal. Our alternatives will cost under $100.
CAN’T AFFORD IT
First Light Capelet ($150 at BHLDN)
GET OVER IT
Ivory Short Sleeve Lace Wedding Bolero Jacket Shrug ($49.99 at Alex Bridal via Etsy)
Bridal White Lace Bolero Jacket ($82 at Angelina Design via Etsy)
Short Sleeve Tulle Jacket with Lace Embroidery ($99 at David’s Bridal)
Short Sleeve Lace Jacket ($79 at David’s Bridal)
Sweeping Waltz Capelet ($48.99 at Ruche)
Mandarin Collar Lace Bolero ($69.99 at Tulip Bridal)
Admittedly, a little lace won’t keep you warm. But it’s pretty… and pretty necessary in the winter. Any BABs out there find a super cute coverlet they’d like to share? (P.S. Send your “CAI/GOI” requests to firstname.lastname@example.org!)
Editor’s note: This is the very first post from our brand new contributor Heather! Let’s all give her a big ol’ broke-ass welcome. Happy to have you aboard, Heather!
Finishing a look requires paying attention to every detail, especially when it comes to jewelry! Recently, I fell in love with this Vera Wang necklace worn by a bride showcased on Style Me Pretty. First problem: I can’t find it! Second, even if I could find it, it’s probably way too expensive since similar necklaces by the amazing Miss Wang cost at least $500 — totally out of my price range. Rather than cry about it, let’s check out some other amazing options.
CAN’T AFFORD IT:
Vera Wang Statement Necklace, as seen on Style Me Pretty
GET OVER IT:
Multi Flower Statement Necklace ($18.50 at G by Guess)
Medina Bib Necklace ($89 at Stella & Dot)
Field Metal Necklace ($138 at Anthropologie)
Anna & Ava Beaded Statement Necklace ($98 at Dillard’s)
Anna & Ava Charlotte Pearl Statement Necklace ($68 at Dillards)
Jessica Simpson Silver Statement Necklace ($75.99 from Zappos.com)
There you go! Six options a broke-ass can afford to consider instead. These necklaces also give me some great DIY ideas. Maybe buying beautiful brooches and putting together my own unique necklace is a better statement to make.What a wonderful way to showcase something old or something borrowed!
Most brides have a few odds and ends they need to carry on their wedding day: a lipgloss, a phone, some tissues. So here are some gorgeous and budget-friendly clutches that can be carried on the wedding day and beyond!
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After you’ve selected the perfect slinky, silky wedding dress, accessories must be addressed! A birdcage veil for your hair? Or a lovely vintage hair pin? And of course, your gown could always use an extra pop of pretty – how about a bridal sash? Or a lovely silk clutch purse? This week, our giveaway items come courtesy of two fabulous Etsy sellers!
First up, we have this sumptuous, handmade bridal sash from Etsy seller whenlovehappens! Her shop is bursting with wedding pretties, so check it out!
Whether you’re sporting a simple sheath dress or a princess gown, a bridal sash is a great way to add visual interest to your wedding dress. And why wait for your wedding? Add a sash to any dress in your closet that could use a little floral flourish! Our giveaway winner will select a gorgeous satin sash with three flowers made of chiffon and organza, in your choice of available colors!
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Now – complete that bridal ensemble with a beautiful clutch purse from Etsy seller mermaidsdream! This week, we’re also giving away one of these gorgeous clutches, ideal for the modern bride!
I was lucky enough to snag this adorable Bow Clutch in Victorian Violet,which I fully plan to rock at my next formal event! The color, construction and detailing on this silk dupioni clutch are all exquisite. The lush interior is big enough to hold all your big day necessities, like keys, phone, and cosmetics stash, yet the clutch itself is compact enough to discreetly stash in a secret locale until you and the groom make your exit!
OR entrust it to your maid of honor while you greet your guests – it’s so pretty, she won’t even mind! Better yet, buy a set for your entire bridal party! Plus, get FREE personalized labels on your bags just for mentioning The Broke-Ass Bride!
To enter to win your choice of clutch, just leave a comment on this or any post on the blog this week!
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