Broke-Ass Tag: bolero


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.


First Light Capelet ($150 at BHLDN)


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!)

  • 11/20

    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.


    A cover-up for the Avila Bay Dress


    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?

  • 5/6

    (Get to know more about Joy, our newest team member and DIY goddess, here and here!) When I saw the last weather forecast right before our wedding I freak out! --- RAIN, and wind!! Ohh NO! my dress and the first handmade wedding bolero I made (which was short-sleeved) were not ready for that.  So instead of scream and pull my hair out, I ran…

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