Thirsty Thursday: Your Lips Taste Like Sangria

Ah, sangria. That most perfect vehicle for day-time wine drinking. That epitome of grown up juice. That classiest of liquids you can imagine drinking from a solo cup. Whether you’re at a backyard barbecue or a cozied-up hayride, sangria is the ideal early fall drink. It’s warming in a way that won’t overheat you (save the bourbon for December, y’know?) It’s a fantastic way to use up the 10 pounds of apples you accidentally purchased at the store (and really, something needs to wash down all that pie, applesauce, etc.) And, if you’re into this type of thing – which you almost Read More →

Adorable and Affordable Navy Bridesmaids Dresses

Navy is one of the most classic wedding colors. It anchors a beautiful, elegant palette of ivory and navy with silver accents. Pair it with vibrant coral for a perfectly preppy summer wedding. Navy with pale yellow is gorgeous in spring. Navy and antique gold is rich and opulent for fall. It’s the perfect addition to a wedding palette and it has the advantage of being stunning on virtually any skin tone. This makes for happy bridesmaids, should you choose it as their dress color. And because it’s such a fashionable color, chances are you and your girls will be Read More →

Top 10 Engagement Ring Facts and Trends

Simply Bridal have outdone themselves with another fun infographic. They’re sharing their chart outlining the top 10 engagement ring facts and trends. It may come as no surprise that grooms take their time to make sure the ring is just right (3 months is nothing compared to a lifetime of happiness!), that brides aren’t shy when it comes to shopping for themselves, and that most guys still get down on bended knee (though that shouldn’t be a requirement.) Read on for the rest! About those grooms shopping though…this weekend was RLJ’s designer engagement ring trunk show, and having a showroom full of Read More →

6 Rules for Proposing (And Why They’re Dumb)

You’ve seen this graphic before. It started as a high schooler’s Pinterest caption on this amazing ice skating rink proposal (arguably one of the first ninja photographer captured proposals.) It has since proliferated on Tumblr and now Instagram. And it’s terrible. 6 “rules?” Call me a rebel, but you already know I’m not one for rules when it comes to engagement rings and wedding planning. Go shopping for the ring together. Say yes if he proposes without a ring. Get him a ring if that’s your jam! When it comes to engagement rings, and the logically ensuing weddings, the only rule Read More →

Thirsty Thursday: Lollipop + Lemon Drop + Lime Coat

Whew, today’s happy hour is a doozy. I’m mixing lemon and lime with my favorite lollipop flavor – Ippolita. Ippolita is having a moment, and arguably started off the slice jewelry trend a few years ago. We still aren’t purchasing many pieces from their Lollipop collections, and that means it’s still hot hot hot – typically I’ll start noticing more and more of a certain style or “it piece” in the showcases as its popularity wanes and the owners sell to RLJ or come in to trade for something new. So current Ippolita pieces are diamonds in the rough at RLJ. Read More →