2011 Roundup: Best Style Blog Posts of 2011

As a 2011 roundup, here are our best style blog posts of the year — decided by you and Google Analytics. In order of popularity, here we go!

12 Ways to Tie a Scarf

Breaking Dawn: Bella’s Wedding Dress is Beautiful

Infusing Personal Style to Professional Attire in 2011

modbod Giveaway: Wear One Piece Five Ways

Halloween Costumes from Your Closet: Alice Cullen

Giveaway: modbod basics – Wear One Piece Five Ways

Royal Wedding: And the Bride Wore Alexander McQueen

12 Last Minute Halloween Costumes for College Students

Golden Globes 2011: Olivia Wilde


Fall 2011 Fashion Trends You Can Wear Virtually Everyday

Halloween Costumes From Your Closet: Sushi

What would you like to see more of in 2012?

Breaking Dawn: Bella’s Wedding Dress is Beautiful

I have a confession to make. I have a weakness for Twilight as evidenced by the fact that I just got home from seeing an advanced viewing of Breaking Dawn (which is far better than a midnight viewing, I assure you).

Can I just tell you that Bella’s wedding dress is beautiful? It is a simple V-neck Carolina Herrera dress with a structured bodice, sleek silhouette, beautiful lace detailing and a row of buttons down the back for a vintage flavor.

That gaudy wedding engagement ring aside, the wedding scenes were exquisite.

Are you planning on seeing Breaking Dawn? Thoughts on Bella’s dress?

Royal Wedding: And the Bride Wore Alexander McQueen

We’ve all been waiting for Kate Middleton’s wedding dress to be unveiled and today it was, in all its splendor. The bride wore an Alexander McQueen gown with a gorgeous lace overlay, designed by Sarah Burton. How refreshing it is to see such a classy gown.

Royal Wedding. Photo: Reuters

  • Something new: Leaf-shaped diamond earrings, a gift from her parents
  • Something borrowed: Cartier tiara from Queen Elizabeth II
  • Something blue: Blue ribbon was woven into the interior of the gown. Also, Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring

Here are some of our favorite photos from the Royal Wedding.

Royal Wedding - Close-up on earrings

Kate Middleton's Gown. Photo: Getty

Photo: Reuters

What did you think about Kate Middleton’s wedding dress?

Wedding Wednesday: Rosalind and Blake’s Australian Wedding

Today on The Bride’s Cafe, I fell in love with Rosalind and Blake’s Australian wedding, captured by Sugar Love Weddings. It truly is delicious.

Rosalind’s gown is a custom couture gown by Hanna Couture. As she tells The Brides Cafe, “I knew I wanted something with a restrained, vintage feel and that I didn’t want any floral, shiny satin, beading or sequins.”

This wedding is practically the epitome of a vintage wedding. Isn’t it glorious?

Wedding Wednesday What I Wore

This morning at 5:30am, I was at the Channel 2 studio downtown doing modeling bridesmaid dresses for Lily and Iris, the latest addition to Salt Lake City’s wedding industry. Perfect feature for today’s Wedding Wednesday!

(L to R: Lenni, Sarah, Abbie, Amanda, Hilary)

What I Wore:

  • Black and white chiffon dress
  • Bolero jacket
  • Clutch with rhinestone closure
  • Feather hairpiece

Considering it’s been 0*F recently, this black and white ensemble styled by Hilary is glamorous and warm, ideal for outdoor photo ops. The light bodice draws attention up and the bolero balances out the body, making it a great choice for women with fuller hips.

One of the things discussed on air this morning is how today’s bridesmaid dresses are no longer the “one and done” dresses. They can be worn again for evening wear, cocktail dresses, and even to the beach (if hemmed properly!).

Abbie’s aqua dress, Amanda’s fuschia silk dress, and the ensemble I wore are all available at Lily and Iris in downtown Salt Lake City.

To get the whole breakdown, you can watch the Channel 2 Lily and Iris segment here!

Lily and Iris Bridesmaid Boutique – Grand Opening 1/4/11

Salt Lake City wedding industry is in for a treat this year with the opening of Lily & Iris, a boutique dedicated to providing bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride, and wedding reception dresses! Lily & Iris is brought to us by the owners of Alta Moda Bridal, Hilary and Justin, prominent members of the wedding community.

At Lily & Iris, you’ll find fashionable, fresh choices in dresses, bridal accessories, and the latest, most contemporary shorter wedding dresses. To give you a sneak peek, here are some of the fabulous dresses they will be carrying:

Being a bridesmaid doesn’t have to equate with ugly dresses anymore!

The Lily & Iris grand opening is today — Tuesday, January 4, 2011! They are located at 258 East 100 South in Salt Lake City, UT. Call them at 801-413-3233 to schedule an appointment.

By Christine Olson Photography

Grand Opening Promotions
For the first 25 brides to visit us on January 4th:
Buy five gowns, receive a sixth gown for FREE*. Receive a sixth gown of equal or lesser value for free when you purchase five gowns at full price. Buy gowns for your five bridesmaids, get a party dress for yourself! Or get the value of your most inexpensive dress towards a reception gown for yourself. The options are endless!

For anyone shopping in January:
Receive 10% off your entire dress order if you place your order during the month of January (January 4-January 31).

If you’re engaged, or are a bridesmaid, or have a daughter getting married this year, be sure to check out Lily & Iris!

Alta Moda Bridal Annual Sample Sale Saturday

If you are a bride-to-be this December and you’re looking for an unforgettable gown, you’re in luck. Alta Moda Bridal, Utah’s source for stunning couture gowns, is having their annual Sample Sale on Saturday, December 11 with prices from 50-80% off. You’ll want to be there.

According to the Alta Moda Bridal blog, here are some things you’ll want to know:

  • Sale hours are 10am – 3pm, December 11th only
  • No appointments: First come, First served (wait list)
  • Gowns are sold as is
  • No holds and all sales final – Come ready to buy
  • Most gowns are suited for street sizes 4-12
  • We only do this once a year – So, now is the time
  • Space is limited; only one or two key decision makers/guests per bride

Last year, there were several dozen brides lined up outside an hour before the shop was due to open. It’s advisable to come early.

Rest assured that you’ll get terrific service and a gown you’ll never forget at a great price this weekend!

In love… with Platinum for Priscilla of Boston

I’ve often fantasized about getting married all over again — to the same groom — and wearing a different dress.  Tonight I was perusing the Utah Bride & Groom Blog and happened upon this magnificent wedding gown by Platinum for Priscilla of Boston.


Seriously, what’s not to love?  The elegance, the sophistication, the vintage air…

I’m in love.  Again.

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