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{Can’t Afford It/Get Over It} A Faux Fur Winter Cover-Up For Under $150

A change in wedding plans means this bride is on the hunt for some new wedding accessories…

I love reading the Can’t Afford It/Get Over It feature, and I would love to see something on winter cover-ups!  I am getting married on December 15th in Los Angeles, and wearing the Avila Bay from Dolly Couture. We were originally getting married in May so I wasn’t worried about being cold, but now that we are having a winter wedding I’m not sure what would go with it to keep me warm. The weather here at that time of year is usually in the 50′s, so I won’t need a coat but I will need a sleeve (and I have taken a liking to faux fur shrugs, but I’m not sure how it would look). Help!

This was a unique challenge for me to take on. I wasn’t sure sure if you want to keep it all white or add a pop of color. Personally I wanted pops of color in the mix, so just in case you’re like me, I gave you both options.

CAN’T AFFORD FIND IT

A cover-up for the Avila Bay Dress

GET OVER IT

Coast Eliana Faux Fur Cover Up (£75 at House of Fraser)

Satin Mid-Length Cape with Faux Fur Trim ($125 at David’s Bridal)

Heartfelt Comfort Jacket ($64.99 at Ruche)

Eliza J Collared Faux Fur Bolero ($138 at Nordstrom)

Calvin Klein Faux Rabbit Fur Jacket ($138 at Zappos)

Vince Camuto Faux-Fur Jacket ($132 at Dillard’s)

With so many faux fur options, the biggest challenge will be picking a style. What will it be? Anyone else have a great suggestion to throw in the mix?

Wedding Inspiration: Winter Wonderland Weddings

Ummm…..ok. Remember last week when I was all “I need to have a peacock themed wedding?” Well, I changed my mind.

I found a new wedding inspiration. After seeing Black Swan (seriously, have you seen it yet? Go see it!) and countless performances of the Nutcracker during the holidays, I decided that I absolutely need to have a winter wedding complete with Tchaikovsky music, blush pink and grey colors, and a ton of winter wonderland elements.

What do you think? I’m a little bit in love with it if I do say so myself.

Find the dress here. Find the ivory coat here. Find the pink pump toe shoe here. Find the Lela rose lace belt on the dress here. Find the flat ballet shoes here. The earrings and necklace are from amazon and Kohls. Score! Similar versions are still available.

I would serve my guests up a big, white, fluffy confection of coconut wedding cake. I think it looks all snowy and lush and it doesn’t hurt that coconut cake is de-li-cious!

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If I were having my dream winter wedding, I should have one of my dream rings, right? Take a look at this beauty! Rose cut diamonds aren’t as popular as they used to be (because they don’t have the sparkle diamonds nowadays can achieve), but I’m absolutely smitten with this little grey rose cut diamond ring! What do you think?


Le sigh! I love this ring so! It can be found here for $1,900 big ones.

Last but not least, we can’t forget about centerpieces! I’m partial to these inexpensive and simplistic arrangements of just babies breath. I know, I know… babies breath is often given a bad name, but here? Here it looks like tiny trees covered in snow and it’s kind of divine, don’t you think?

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What do you think about a winter wedding?

Are you having a themed wedding of some sort? Got a favorite color you’re planning your wedding around? Let us know! We’d love to hear from you! And, if you would like a mood board or inspiration post centered around you and your big day, leave a comment and I’ll create one for you.

-Maddie