Posted on Apr 23, 2013
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Here is a tip I don’t usually share. Shhhhh. It’s where I get some of my fabulous designer shoes for less. The Outnet. The Outnet is the “sale” site for Net-A-Porter.  Surely you all are familiar with them?  It’s been my go to place for everything designer for many years.

Today, they have some new Valentino in. Ah, this girl just LOVES Valentino.  From the dresses to accessories to the shoes!

valentino satin pump

You can find these lovely satin pumps here. Usually priced at $765, they are affordable with a price tag of $340.  It boasts a 6 inch heel! But don’t fret, 1.5 inch of platform means it’s really a 5 inch heel.  These shoes would run a half size small, as they are closed toe pumps, so order a 1/2 larger.  The Outnet has a great return policy, so if it still isn’t right, don’t worry. I love these shoes because of a comfortable platform and a the solid heel. For a bride, you will have height, style and comfort.

Good luck shopping and of course, if you need help planning, call us!

Posted on Feb 19, 2013

One of my secrets to shopping for fashion bargains is using Ideeli.  A couple of times a year, they focus on weddings. The sampling provides some dresses (which are returnable), gift items and my favorite: SHOES!

You must be a member, but membership is free.  They have a great return policy (I’ve never encountered a problem).  Items that are eligible for return are clearly marked.

Go now and snag this cute dress. Perfect for your departure at the end of the night.  I love the lace 3/4 length sleeve and the price! At $79.99, it’s a great choice and I could see myself dying it a different shade, perhaps coral for use after the wedding, if the fabric allows.

Posted on Apr 18, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Last year’s Vera Wang bridal fashion show featured gorgeous black wedding dresses. This year Vera Wang didn’t have one white dress in the collection.  These were stunning. I personally love red. It’s is my favorite color for a ball gown, it is on the soles of my shoes and a major factor in my business color.

Enjoy!

And look – peplum with a twist:

Which one is your favorite?

Posted on Apr 17, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Peplum is every where at this week’s bridal market in New York City and I love it! Here are a few images from the past few days shows.  We love this look and we’ve seen some detachable peplum!

Ines Di Santo

Romana Keveza

Angel Sanchez

Mark Zunino for Kleinfeld – detachable peplum for a slightly different look during your wedding day!

Posted on Feb 22, 2012
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Brides – call for your appointment and spot at the trunk show for Badgley Mischka bridal TODAY. Spots are taken quickly. February 24th and 25th.

Belle Mariee Bridal
2509 River Oaks Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77019
713.523.0068

Posted on Jan 26, 2011
Posted in Bridal Fashion

Yes! Go there now. I personally shop ideeli.com daily and have made several purchases. I’ve been pleased with each one. Occasionally I’ve seen bridal gowns, but last week, they announced a Ready, Set, WED! event which begins today.

I often see items appropriate for weddings: cocktail attire, dresses appropriate for your reception, TONS of shoes. Be sure to check them out today. You need a membership (free) and you can get one here.

I bought these shoes last month for less than 50% of the retail price. These would be beautiful under a white wedding dress.

I bought this Tadashi Shoji gown in November for a stunning low price of $399, regularly priced over $1000. Tadashi Shoji is my all time favorite gown designer. Perfect for black tie weddings and semi formal events.

Here is a sneak of what is available today in the bridal gown section:

Perfect for an outdoor spring wedding in Texas. Gown by Nicole Miller

And lastly one of my favorite shoe and gown designer, Badgley Mischka:

Go visit ideeli.com right away. You’ll be pleased with the selection, the price and their return policy.

Posted on Apr 10, 2010
Posted in Bridal Fashion

It’s that time of year again. It’s BRIDAL MARKET!! I’m excited because it is fashion week for the wedding industry. Let me not gush and just show you some pictures:

This photo from tweeter @perfect_bound at the Priscilla of Boston show:

More goodness from tweeter @destinationido at the Priscilla of Boston:


I’m spying lot of crystals in this seasons bridal fashions. Want to see more. I’ve saved my search for #bridalmarket on twitter. Click on the link and you will various tweeters comments and their twitpics. Those worth following:
@weddingwire
@brides
@destinationido
@marthaweddings
@brooklynbride
@perfectbound
@aisledash

I’ve been watching all day. Some amazing and beautiful dresses from Christos, Amsale, Kenneth Pool, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, Clair Pettibone’s accessories were to die for! Go on your own hunt, then make appointments at the trunk show to get your favorite gown. More goodness to come Monday.