Posts in the 'unique vintage' Category
You guys are ready for spring, aren’t you? I know I am, and I live somewhere that saw 70-degree-plus weather last week. So while we wait for the blooms to rise from the frozen ground, how about we just pretend that patio-drinking weather is right around the corner? These gorgeous frocks, all under $60, evoke a considerably brighter, cheerier season ahead.
Which one of these pretty floral frocks do you like, BABs?
When Ben and Jenni from Two Sparrows Photography contacted The Broke-Ass Bride little while back asking if we’d be interested in featuring a broke-ass LGBT shoot in honor of October’s roll as LGBT History Month — National Coming Out Day, Oct. 11, also happens to be my birthday — I responded with a resonating HELL YES. Gimme dat! So after hooking them up with some of our amazing homies, like DIY darling Tabitha (of geometric table numbers and cement planter fame) and of course BHLDN and Unique Vintage, I waited oh-so patiently for the photos (read: Not patiently at. all.) and guys, it was SO worth it. Here’s what Jenni has to say:
At Two Sparrows Photography we believe love is love, and when LGBT History Month came upon us we were inspired to celebrate the couples who finally have equal opportunity to exchange vows in California and a growing number of states across the country.
We’ve found that gay and lesbian weddings don’t have nearly enough creative inspiration out there yet, so we wanted to do something bold, affordable, and fabulous to help give Broke-Ass-Brides some fresh new ideas. When we partnered up with Tabitha Johnson at Winston and Main her fabulous DIY style helped our vision came to life; pride rainbow colors with an elegant twist, a nod to 60s style, and some fun splashes of unique ideas.
We wanted to contrast our colorful scene with a natural background so we chose some beautiful landscapes around the Altadena trails to shoot, and we have to say, couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. The work certainly isn’t done for marriage equality, but we’re well on our way and are so grateful to have the opportunity to share our inspiration for couples of all kinds with BAB readers. #loveislove
Check out this behind the scenes video:
Photography – Two Sparrows Photography
Photography – Behind the Scenes – Two Sparrows Blog
Event Design & Styling – Tabitha Johnson
Makeup – Vivian Tran
Jewelry – Sophia Kaman
Bridal Dresses – BHLDN
Bridesmaid Dresses and Accessories – Unique Vintage
Scooter – Route 66 Modern Classics
Cake – Bakebeth
Popcicles and Candy – Suck It Sweets And Treats
Tableware – Borrowed Blu
Video – Making of The Shoot – Richard Che
So, this cold front, you guys. It’s cold, isn’t it? I swear I moved to Texas to try to get away from the cold, but it’s following me. And what are you supposed to do if one of these jerk cold fronts come in just in time for what you thought was going to be a temperate autumn wedding? Well, you get a rad cover-up, that’s what. Sure, jackets or nice sweaters can be an investment — but it’s just that: An investment. If you spend a little money on a good piece, then it should last a while. And whenever you wear it, you’ll likely think back to your wedding, which is like a double-plus bonus. So for this Five for Friday, I hunted down five smokin’ hot jackets, coats and sweaters to keep you looking cool on your wedding day and all these beauties clock in at under $120.
Classic blazer. Not-so-classic cut. This would be so great with a ballgown or A-line dress. Bonus if the dress has a ton of sparklez.
A cape, you guys. A CAPE.
Going for an Old Hollywood feel on your wedding day? Channel the glamour pusses of Tinsel Town and rock this bad boy.
Who said you have to wear white? If red is part of your color scheme, don this gorgeous number for some outdoors shots.Visibility Oak Jacket, $69.99 at ModCloth
You know you’d feel like a total badass rocking a moto jacket with your gorgeous dress. I mean, come on.
How are you planning on staying warm during your wedding, all you winter BABs out there?
Real Bride Kate’s wedding was gorgeous — not only because of the uniqueness of it, but because the bold color palette was stunning. I mean, her DRESS. Come on. So I found it only appropriate to put together an inspiration board with a similar palette, featuring a bold red, ink black and smooth off-white. This combinations pairs so well, and gold, silver, gray or another easy neutral would easy sub in for the off-white.
Top row, from left: ‘S Marvelous Heel in Scarlet, $39.99 at ModCloth | High-Shine Heels, $160 at BHLDN | Black Rotten to the Core Fit ‘n’ Flare Dress, $48 at Unique Vintage | Shortcake Story Dress in Red, $54.99 at ModCloth
Middle row, from left: Striped Affair Wedding Invitations in Red Lantern, starting at $1.59 at Wedding Paper Divas | Small Red Vintage Glass Bottle (Cylinder Design), $2.95 at Luna Bazaar | Dude-Quet of Calla Lillies with Ruscus, starting at $40 from The Bouqs | Stun, Moon and Stars Dress, $99.99 at ModCloth | Ivory Lux Lace Swing Dress,
$123 $50 at Unique Vintage
Bottom row, from left: Mignon White Pleated Chiffon Evening Gown, $718 at Unique Prom | Red Beaded Lace Mesh Cap Sleeve Long Dress, $200 at Unique Prom | Faye Gown,
$1000 $240 at BHLDN | Another Late Night Backless Black Lace Maxi Dress, $69 at Lulu’s
What do you think of this bold combination, BABs?
Are we sick of that play on words? Maybe? I don’t know. Puns. I dig ’em. Anyway, since we’ve had oodles of convo surrounding Halloween weddings this week (I mean, you saw the HP Lovecraft-inspired shoot, right?), it seemed appropriate to find some great dresses for this haunted holiday, whether you’re hitting the parties or are planning your own eerie I Do’s — and all of them are frightfully budget-friendly at under $100!
Unique Vintage’s site has this styled in Dia de los Muertos style, with fabulous sugar skull makeup. I die.
Black Long Sleeve Bats Print Dress, $17.59 at SheInsideWhat a Spangled Web We Weave, $94.99 at ModCloth
(Guys. The sparklez!)
How do you like these boo-tiful (sorry) dresses? How will you be dressing up for Halloween?
Happy Friday, darlings! I’m pretty stoked about this week’s Five for Friday, because the lovely, lovely peeps over at Unique Vintage and I schemed up something super special for you. In honor of this girl’s 30th birthday (which, you guys, I’ve been waiting FOREVER for this), Unique Vintage is knocking a cool 30% off select styles this weekend just for you, BABs, which knocks most of these dazzling darlings under $100. Here are my five favorite styles from the selection, and stay tuned for the special discount code at the end!
I love them so! But the last black and white one is my favorite, easily. How about you, BABs? Get yourself over to Unique Vintage to check out the rest of the styles and use code BAB30 at checkout to get 30% off. Happy my birthday to you, darlings!
I was browsing through some fall weddings on a big, well-known wedding website, and I was struck by how many were kind of … meh. I mean, sure, there is TONS of gold in fall weddings — and we all know how much I love gold — but the palettes, for the most part, seem so muted or they’re the same basic jewel tones over and over. Guys, c’mon! Let’s bring some color into this bitch, yeah? Sunflowers happen to be in season for autumn, and it doesn’t get much more bright than these fun blooms! For complementary colors, I didn’t have to look far — inspiration is everywhere! Teal and grey are great bedfellows for cheery yellow, as teal’s richness is mellowed out by a lighter grey tone, which is great for silver lovers!
Top row, from left: Paper Tassel Garland, Beau-Coup | Country Charm Bridal Bouquet, Bloominous | Charcoal Grey Recycled Glass Vase, Luna Bazaar | Teal Tissue Paper Pom-Pom, Luna Bazaar | Middle row, from left: “Ainsley” Dress in Sunlight, BHLDN | Mignon White Pleated Chiffon Evening Gown, Unique Prom | Fête to Print Dress, ModCloth | Jeweled Strap Wedding Dress, Ann Taylor | Sunny Socializing Dress, ModCloth | Bottom row, from left: Make a Scene Heel, ModCloth | Dance Instead of Walking Heel in Grey, ModCloth
What are your wedding colors, darlings? Are you having trouble coming up with ideas? Tell us in the comments below!
Hey BABs! I’m pretty excited about this week’s Can’t Afford It? Get Over It! Reader Shannon wrote in about “Evie” by House of Mooshki. Owned by Vicki McCarthy, House of Mooshki is a team of people in London who cater to the modern day bride but with a dash of vintage flair. I discovered them earlier this year and I’ve pretty much been OBSESSED ever since. Sadly, they don’t have any stockists in the US but a little birdie told me that will probably change in the future! “Evie” is an elegant, tea-length gown with tiers of tulle & hand-dyed guipure lace. This dress reminds me of the way women used to dress. All you need is some lace gloves and a veil and it’s perfection. I hope you like what I’ve found for you!
“Evie” by House Of Mooshki. $2,600
A-Line Silhouette With Layers Of Tulle & 3/4 Sleeves (Gilded Grace Dress) $140 at ModCloth
Tea Length Gown With Illusion Neckline (Style: 0117134) $280 at ForHerandForHim.com
Satin Tea Length Gown With V-Neck & Scalloped Lace (Style: 80464) $288 at SimplyBridal.com
Embroidered Lace Tea Length Dress With Jacket (Style: P9515) $298 at Unique Vintage
Tea Length Wedding Dress With Sweetheart Neckline & Tulle Skirt (Style: 6749) $394 at BestBridalPrices.com
Glimmering Lace Dress With Shear V-Neck (Style: 31882756) $420 at BHLDN
Tea Length Tulle & Satin Bridal Gown With Zipper Back (Style: 1550) $658 at BestBridalPrices.com
(Free Veil & Shoes!)
Mid-Century Inspired Tea Length Gown With Rho Lace (Style: Rho 6741E) $670 at BestBridalPrices.com
Cap Sleeve Wedding Dress With Illusion Neckline (Style: CMK513) $700 at David’s Bridal
Sweetheart Neckline Floral Ivory Embellished Dress With Gold Sequin Detailing $700 by Amanda Archer
I would definitely look further into Etsy, too. There are so many bridal shops, just when I think I’ve found them all, I discover 50 more. There are so many styles to choose from for every budget. Let us know if you have anymore questions. Until next week, BABs …
Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below!
*As always, please do your own research before buying a gown online. Team Broke-Ass is here to provide you with inspiration and resources, but it is up to the consumer to know what they’re purchasing.
Hello, BABs! This week we’re going to be looking at SHOESIES again, and of course, Jimmy Choos because … duh. Liz wrote to us about these Jimmy Choo flats that are so fabulous you could wear them with some skinny jeans OR on your wedding day and they would just WORK. Liz is my kind of gal. I have never really been a heel wearing girl and I definitely can’t imagine trying to run around on one of the most important days of my life with sore feet just for the sake of fashion. No way Jose!! I love these flats because the slight heel adds a bit of sophistication so it’s not just your typical flat. So let’s help Liz out!
Jimmy Choo Finlay Square-Toe Flat In Silver (Style: #86966077) $236 at Nieman Marcus
Blue Bridal Collection By Betsey Johnson (Style: #8347807) $24 at 6pm.com
Man-Made Reptile-Embossed Flats (Style: 8330462) $27.99 at 6pm.com
Dessert Dash Flat In Silver $30 at ModCloth
Silver Fish Print Point Toe Flats (Style: 10970842) $44 at TBDress.com
Silver Glitter Mila Flats (Style: P1411) $52 at Unique Vintage
Touch Up Shoes (Style: Tamara 415/416) $54 at BestBridalPrices.com
There come in gold, too!
Sexy Ballet Dance Flats (Style: 10543365) $61 at TBDress.com
Silver Leather Metallic Finish Ballet Flats (Style: 323134402) $75 at BlueFly
So, whaddya think, Liz? I hope this helps you out. I know the right shoes can pull an entire look together. Let us know if you need help getting over any other awesome accessories for your special day. Until next week, BABs!
Got a gown that you just can’t get off your mind? We’re happy to help you get over it! Just tell us in the comments below! Please remember to include the budget you’re working with so we can find you the best alternative for you.