Red for Spring!

Ah yes my lovlies! This is a blog post with my favor-ite color in the world! I have loved it my whole life! Oh sure, I love lots of colors, all colors in fact. Color crushes come & go but my true love for the color of Love has never faded. And since Christmas & Valentine’s Day have come & gone,  everyone is looking ahead to Spring and all the lush pretty pastels. Which I love as well. But it seems I’m having some major red withdrawal. So I implore you all to not leave gorgeous red behind as we dive into Spring. Don’t wait for Summer to bring back the beauty of red hues. After all, Pantone Fiesta is a color for Spring 2016. Got it? Ok? Good! 😆 Here are some ways to incorporate red into your next Springtime Soiree & A lil bit of Dapper for your day. Peace! ✌💋❤😆❤

 

 

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Ralph & Russo Couture S/S 2017 – Paris Fashion Week

Hello sweets! I am really excited to share these *major swoon* worthy dresses with y’all today! This is the collection that just debuted on the runways of Pairs Fashion Week Spring 2016. Ralph & Russo are one of the premier clothing brands in the world, but this season they really outdid themselves. So. Many. Lovelies! I think my fav is the Serenity blue strapless gown with big circle flowers on the skirt! Which one(s) are yours? Make sure you check their website: ralphandrusso.com or their IG: @ralphandrusso & see the whole collection 🙂

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Aren’t those gowns just dreamy? I think it’s the perfect mix of Modern Flair & Timeless Designs. Oh, and btw, their handbags & shoes are supremely awesome as well!

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Yep! It’s offical. I’m in Love ❤
OK that’s all for today. Hopefully I will see you next time 🙂 And don’t forget to add a Lil Dapper to your Everyday! Peace 💜✌

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All photos credited to the offical Ralph & Russo Instagram Account*

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Pantone Color(s) of the Year 2016

Hello my lovelies!  I am really excited to bring to you The 2016 Colors of the Year from Pantone! You read that right! Colorsssss! For the 1st time since they started picking a “Color of the Year” (which was in 2000) the powers at be have decided on Two colors of the year.
Rose Quartz & Serenity

 

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And I for one couldn’t be happier!

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Aren’t they both just gorgeous??

When they announced the top 10 colors for Spring 2016 I was immediately drawn to both colors. They were my 2 favs besides Fiesta. Red is always #1 with me lol. And then when Pantone made the announcement for “Colors of the Year” , I could swear I heard the sound of wedding lovers everywhere squeal with delight! It’s the first time since 2006’s “Sand Dollar” that they’ve picked an actual pastel color. I’m already having a blast making a ton of inspiration boards lol 🙂 Also the nod to gender equality is pretty awesome! I had a feeling Rose Quartz might be color of the year, especially given all the pink & blush color wedding gowns that are out there now. And pastel blue isn’t too far behind.
So what do y’all think ~ Love it or Leave it? Is 2 colors of the year too many? Or do you like more choices? I said it before & I’ll probably keep on saying it, one thing for sure is 2016 is going to be awesomely gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what all those talented lovelies cook up for our eye candy fix! 😀 Here’s some pretties to help you decide which one you love ❤

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~ Jenny Yoo “Annabelle” Gowns ~

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~ Stella York ~

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~ Atelier Aimee Eme ~

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~FrenchKnotCouture on Etsy.com~

Happy Planning! Hope you enjoyed! See y’all next time on the flip! \m/ ❤

☆Lorie Lee☆

*All gowns credit to designers listed with photo. And All inspiration board photos credit to Pinterest*

20 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns in Shades of Purple

Hello there my sweets! I hope you are all doing great! I also hope this post helps your day even more with the perfectly pretty purple gowns I have to share with y’all! (Say that 5 times real fast lol) This is the 4th installment of my color wedding gown series. It all started with my post
“10 Gorgeous Wedding Gowns Under $500” and while researching those gowns I realized what an abundance of color wedding gowns are really available out there. And surprisingly most are pretty and affordable. So today I am concentrating on the gorgeous color purple. Laurie Pressman, the Vice-President of the Pantone Color Institute had this to say about Purple, ” The purple family – the most enigmatic of all shades – is a combination of the heat & excitement of red and the cool tranquility of blue. People who favor purple, tend toward being highly creative and relish the idea of not conforming.” I totally agree! If you’re considering wearing a purple wedding gown, then you are definitely not the typical bride. But in the most awesome way 🙂 Let’s get started:

Rapunzel’s Princess Bridal Gown. Style# 247 A cage-style gown covered in 3-D wildflower appliques in Lavender Dream by Alfred Angelo

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Eggplant Sweetheart Tulle Dress with Floral Lace Straps Style# TBQP327. This Would Make An Awesome Beach or Boho Wedding Dress! by Tulle & Chantilly

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PINK BALLGOWNS Style# 5520 A fully beaded bodice of pearls and color coordinating beads and a modest sweetheart neckline. The full tulle skirt is complete with a darling lace overlay In Lavender/Off White. By ~ Blush Prom

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Jasmine’s Princess Bridal Gown Style #248. This luxurious Disney princess wedding dress embodies Jasmine’s free spirit & independent heart. In Enchanted Violet. Also available in White & Ivory. By ~ Alfred Angelo

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Black Velvet Bodice & Purple Satin Ballgown Wedding Dress Style# 212211. Elegant and Sophisticated, this beauty of a Ballgown will definitely be a showstopper for your big day! By ~ Jovani on Mia Bella Couture

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Baroque Dusty Purple Underlay Vintage Style Lace Wedding Dress Featuring A Hand Beaded Satin Sash. Sold by ~ Lace Marry on Etsy.com

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Purple Watercolor Floral Chiffon & Tulle Strapless Gown by Theia, Sold by ~ PoshMark

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Lady of the Lilac Bridal Gown~ This gown is for the bride who desires a truly ethereal ceremony. Made from dupioni silk, spiral steel boaning, taffeta, chiffon & beaded lace. Sold by ~
FireflyPath
on Etsy.com

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Fall 2016 embroidered lace overlay, Lavender Purple A-line wedding dress By ~ Tara La Tour via TheKnot.com

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“Bacall” – Royal Purple Paillettes Sequins, Silk & Chiffon. Old Hollywood Wedding Gown, Great Gatsby Style Dress. (Also in Gold) Made & Sold by ~ Gibson Bespoke on Etsy.com

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The “Ophelia” gown in Amethyst is truly a one of a kind gown. This unique creation is made using Silk Tulle and Italian Crepe Silk Satin. With French Floral Lace Top includes matching purple silk tulle lining made & sold by ~ Emily Riggs Bridal

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Gowns from the 2015 Plum Pretty Sugar Couture Collection. 4 gown styles that are all available in 4 pretty floral prints.

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This stunning Lace Wedding Dress is made with gorgeous Victorian Lilac Lace. The A-Line silhouette complimented with beautiful sleeves. Made & Sold by ~ Wedding Dress Fantasy on Etsy.com

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Jovani Lace Overlay, Cap-Sleeve Gown with Illusion V-neck and Keyhole Back in Lilac/Nude. Sold by ~ Neiman Marcus

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Deep Plum Strapless Degrade Embroidered Ball Gown. Strapless sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice with all over silver beading and contrast underlay. Made in the USA by Monique Lhuillier, Sold at Neiman Marcus

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Off-the-Shoulder Floral Metallic Jacquard Mermaid Gown. Off-the-shoulder neckline with ruched bodice and Metallic floral print. Made from polyester/nylon/metallic polyester. This is such a beautifully unique gown! You could definitely wear it more than once! By Badgley Mischka, Sold by ~ Neiman Marcus

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AK-10642WI – purple jacquard flower motif with gold beading weaved throught bringing out the stunning the three dimensional color. Made & Sold by ~ Yumi Katsura

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P1600 Flirt By Maggie Sottero Soft asymmetrical pick ups make this organza ball gown shine finished off with a corset back. Sold by ~ Prom Dresses

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Bariano Special Effects Purple Floral Print Maxi Dress luxurious chiffon along a pleated sweetheart bodice with boning and a no-slip strip for an impeccable fit.  Sold By ~ Lulus.com

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Wisteria tulle bridal ball gown, strapless sweetheart neckline, jeweled chandelier beaded bodice, natural waist, chapel train. StyleLZ3555
By ~ Lazaro Sold By JLM Couture

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🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Is Peach the new Pink??

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Peach & Cream Bridal Bouquet

Hello my loves! Happy Friday the 13th! (It is a lucky day in my family. 2 of my siblings were born on that date) I hope this finds you all healthy & happy 🙂 We’re getting ready for Thanksgiving over here. Been some wild weather this Autumn, Tornados in Michigan in November? Okaaaay? lol. Thankfully no injuries though 🙂 So I thought maybe I would put Autumn out of my mind for a bit and look at the pretties for Spring 2016 Weddings.
Thus leading to the topic of this post. I must pose a question to you… Is Peach taking over Pink as the “Go to” pastel color for weddings? From my vantage point it is hard to say. They’re both very beautiful colors with all kinds of gorgeous shades in-between them. And add the fact that Pantone included both in their top 10 colors for Spring 2016 with Rose Quartz and Peach Echo.

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See my dilemma? They are just both so pretty to me. Plus they also go great together. One arguing point for Pink is that a ton of designers have gone pink crazy in their bridal gown designs in the last few years, giving pink brides more choices than ever before. It’s an awesome color for brides who want a color gown but want to stay traditional as well. Pink is the quintessential color of softness & femininity. The popularity of Pink does make it a lot easier to find what you’re looking for. Then there is the Peach craze that has been flying just under the radar as well. Peach is great for brides that want just a bit more “Wow” factor than Pink can give. Not every bride is a Pink girly girl and Peach can be a great way to go for them. It can add softness without being too “Barbie” girl. Not to mention all those Southern Georgia Peach Brides 😁 . I must confess though, I am loving them both lol. But in this day and age of individuality, who says ya can’t have both? Here’s some pretties for you to drool over & maybe you can help me decide. Enjoy!

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Romona Keveza Spring 2016

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Romona Keveza Spring 2016

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Reem Acra Gowns

As you can see, smart designers are comimg out with fab gowns in both colors.

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FabMood.com

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SouthBound Bride

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SouthBound Bride

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Pink Gowns & Matching Bouquets

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Peach Gowns & Matching Bouquets

So what are your thoughts? Pink? Peach? Both? One thing is for sure. Spring 2016 is going to be a totally awesome gorgeous wedding season!!
See y’all next time & don’t forget to add a little Dapper to your everyday! Peace ✌💖

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

*All photos credit to their orignal websites and Pinterest*

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Watercolor Edition

Hello all you beauties! Hope you’re having a great weekend! Enjoying the warm weather while it is here. ☀
I am inspired to share with you today one of my more recent obsessions in fashion, weddings & art. Watercolor. This trend has been gaining popularity at light speed. And I sure hope it does not slow down! Because I Am In Love! Light pastels with pops of bold color and florals abound. Aaahhhh so beautiful!  So here’s a bit of Dapper for your day today, hope you enjoy~

   

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      Just don’t mind me over here swooning lol. Have an awesome & gorgeous day y’all. See ya next time. 🙂 💖

ƸӜƷ Lorie Lee ƸӜƷ