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*

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ #NYFW Favorites Part 2

Hello my beauties! Welcome to my 2nd installment of gowns from New York Bridal Fashion Week for Fall 2016. Part 1 (if you missed it) was all about the stunning “Princess Ball Gowns” that were shown off by some of my fav designers from their runway shows. This time ’round I’m concentrating on the 2nd biggest fashion trend I noticed. Metallic Lace & Gorgeous Embroidery.
Can we say “Satin, Tulle & Lace Oh My!!”? Honestly, some of these gowns are the most beautiful I have ever seen! Aaaand to make things even sweeter? There’s an awesome selection of color gowns as well! *Swoon Alert* Don’t get me wrong, I love me a Gorgeous Stunning White or Ivory gown as well, especially since those traditions run pretty deep in my family. But there’s just something about a touch of blush or champagne (or Red!) that makes me melt like butter! lol lol. But enough about me, let’s get to the gowns! 💖💖

10. Jenny Packham for David’s Bridal Fall 2016 Wedding Dress Collection
I was ecstatic when I read that our dear Miss Jenny was joining the likes of Zac Posen, & Vera Wang (whom my daughter wore this last Spring) as designers who have teamed up with David’s to make a line of affordable designer gowns! Aaaand, of course, they’re gorgeous! I think even the Dutchess Kate would wear these beauties!

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Jenny Packham Spring 2016

9. Matthew Christopher’s Fall 2016 Collection
These photos do not do these gowns any justice. Every. single. one. is a show stopper in my book! I highly recommend watching the video of this runway show to get a better idea what these gowns really look like.
Click on this link to watch:
TheKnot.com – Matthew Christopher Fall 2016 Video & Photos Totally worth watching!!

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8. Lazaro’s Spring 2016 line  Lazaro Perez’s latest line is made up of cream and pastel-colored gowns accented with organza lace and floral beaded embellishments. Truly some of his best work yet!

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7. David’s Bridal Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses for the Modern Romantic Bride.
I hadn’t planned on including 2 collections from David’s Bridal. But when I saw these awesomely gorgeous creations, I just had to. I’m especially fond of the metallic flower print dress! 💙💙

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6. Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress for Fall 2016
~ Finding the balance between sexy and chic just got easier. Pnina Tornai took her signature looks to new heights this season. Bold Brides definitely have plenty to choose from in this collection. Pina has prooved once again why she’s one of the most sought after designers in the world! Modern & Sexy but Timeless & Elegant at the same time. *Major Swoon!* 💖💖

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5. Amelia Sposa 2016 Bridal Collection Timeless styles that will enhance an ethereal look that will definitely turn into an instant family heirloom! Simply Stunning Breathtaking gowns. See the whole collection here

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My Dream Gown Right Here!

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4. Watters’s Fall 2016 Wedding Dress Collection

Watters changed up its quintessential classic style with modern details for this seasons line. The contemporary flair flirted with timeless lace, ornate beading and classic silhouettes mixed with shades of pink, champagne and gold for some really gorgeous alternatives to the traditional Ivory or White gowns.

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3. Naeem Khan Fall 2016 Collection

The Boldly Bohemian Embroidered Eclectic Gowns from Naeem Khan are nothing short of perfection! From Pink & Golden gowns to the sweetest sheaths, Naeem captured the female spirit in a way that’s hard to define. But you sure can feel it looking at these Stunners!

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2. Gala by Galia Lahav Fall 2016 Wedding Dresses Ready-To-Wear Bridal Collection No. 1 “Gala Collection No. 1” Galia Lahav gives brides a wide selection of dreamy dresses inspired by some of the most romantic capitals around the world. The new ready-to-wear bridal line, the label’s first, is not a mere spin-off of the main label. But instead it is an exquisitely developed luxury range that builds on the Galia Lahav aesthetic & couldn’t be more awesomely gorgeous if it tried!

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And last but soooo Not least! My Favorite Designer of All Time!

#1. ~ Claire Pettibone ~

Claire Pettibone’s 2016 Fall Collection ” The Gilded Age ” – Exuding old-world opulence and the regal romance of the 19th century, Claire Pettibone’s Fall 2016 wedding dress collection took us back to the age of golden beauty. Pearl details, gold embellishments, heirloom fabrics and exquisite embroidery were modernized with unexpected pops of black and pink with scalloped hemlines and light tulle overlays. Creating a look that’s both unabashedly feminine and decidedly romantic these gowns will undoubtedly stand the test of time.

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Wowzzers!! That’s a whole lotta eye candy!! Really though, I did have a lot of fun putting all this together. Even though it took me 4 Days lol!
So I gotta know….which one was your fav?? I have 2 that are tied for 1st place: The Amelia Sposa Ivory & Silver Lace Gown and Claire Pettibone’s Gown “Bijoux” (the 1st one I showed in her line-up).
Well I hope y’all enjoyed looking at all the pretties with me today! 😉 Remember, always add a lil bit of Dapper to your everyday!! See you next time! 💖✌🌹👰

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Trending Color for F/W 2015-16 Navy Blue

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Belle Bridesmaid Co.

Navy/Dark Blue Bridesmaids Dresses have been trending for quite some time now. Blue itself has been the most popular wedding color for years, and it isn’t going to give up that title anytime soon. Using the color Navy/Dark Blue in your palette gives the feel of being classically timeless. And with all the beautifully different types of gowns being made now it can really fit into any theme for any season! Here are a few beauties to get you inspired~ enjoy! 💙💙
  

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Navy & Dark Blue Gowns

     
     
    

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Viola Dress By Aidan Mattox on BHLDN.com $458.00

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Pisarro Nights Embellished V Neck A Line Cocktail Dress in Navy $158.00

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Rachel Allan 4009 Off the Shoulder Long Sleeve Dress $478.00

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Modern Metallics Bridesmaid Dress Style 8635
in Sapphire – Sorella Vita

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Vera Wang Sleeveless Plunge Cut V-Neck Silk Jacquard Gown 

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Enigmatic Essence Dress by ModCloth $159.99

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Long Sequin Blouson Dress Style: F19022 by David’s Bridal $199.95

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Goddess By Nature Multi-Way Dress
by Belle Bridesmaid
$300.00–$380.00

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

All photo credits to designers and/or company in the link for each gown.

**Don’t Forget to Check Out My Other Posts for Lots of Color Palette & Wedding Attire Inspiration 😉 **

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Pretty in Pink Bridal Shoot

Hello my beauties! I was so inspired by this too pretty for words pink & gold bridal shoot that I saw on ‘Hey Wedding Lady’ today, that I just Had to share it with y’all! The absolutely Stunning gown set this gorgeous palette in place and would make any bride seriously consider wearing a color gown instead of white. It so had me at Hello! And I’m not even close to being a pink girly-girl. So enough talky talk already! Here ya go 🙂
    
    
    
       

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Your Welcome!
I just can’t get over how beautiful that gown is! And the Maids gold stripe dresses are just too cute!
Well I definitely think this more than qualifies as daily dose of dapper, don’t you!? I hope y’all loved it as much as me.
See ya next time! 💙💜🌹✌

🌻 Lorie Lee 🌻

Original Post & Photos : Hey Wedding Lady

Pink Print Wedding Dress : McLeod by – Kate McDonald

Gold Stripe Bridesmaid Dress : Lula Kate

Dapper Inspiration Daily ~ Princess Ball Gowns

Hello loves! Happy new week to you! I hope this finds you all well & had a great weekend 😁
We are doing pretty good around here. Having family & friends over for the Big Game Saturday was a blast! (college football in case you’re wondering) Even though my team lost 😦 I had a lot of fun.

I’ve been watching all the gorgeously awesome wedding gowns coming from New York’s Bridal Fashion Week last week! Oh my, Oh my! Just truly Stunning groups of gowns after Stunning groups of gowns! And far as I could see, there were 2 equally stand out trends for 2016 brides. #1- Delicate Metallic Lace with Gorgeous Embroidered Details and #2- Romantic, Fairytale Princess Ball Gowns, like straight out of a dream. Some designers even meshed the two togther with some Seriously Stunning results! I sure don’t envy brides these coming seasons having to actually pick just one favorite gown! So many beauties can make your head spin & overwhelm even the most level-headed, organized Bride. So here is a list of Princess Ball Gowns by 10 of my favorite designers from last weeks’ Bridal Fashion Shows to help you weed through the masses 😉
And FYI my next post will be a list of my favorite metallic & lace beauties, so keep your eye out for that in a couple days!
Hope y’all enjoy! 💖💖

10. Kate’s Bridal (peaches & cream gown) & Kate’s Bridal (blush & lavender ombre gowns)

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Peaches & Cream

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Blush & Lavender Ombre Gowns

9. From her debut collection for Fall 2016 By ~ Sabrina Dahan Couture Bridal
(Even though this is her debut, she has worked for Monique Lhuillier for years! Remember her name cause you’ll be hearing it a lot I betcha! Named a ‘designer to watch out for’ by Martha Stewart Magazine ).

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8. “Melani” Beaded lace and tulle dress, in ecru And “Monaco” Beaded lace and tulle dress, in gold, ecru or white. by ~ Aire Barcelona

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Melani

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Monaco

7. Hayley Paige Bridal for JLM Couture

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6. Fall 2016 collection By ~ Matthew Christopher Bridal

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5. Disney Fairytale Princess Collection By ~ Alfred Angelo
Because No-Body does “Princess Ball Gown” like Disney & Mr. Angelo! Amen!

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Aurora & Belle

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Cinderella, Elsa & Jasmine

4. From the Fall 2016 Collection By ~ Galia Lahav

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3. From the Fall 2016 Collection By ~ Tara LaTour

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2. From the Fall 2016 Collection By ~ Romona Keveza

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1. From the Fall 2016 Collection By ~ Monique Lhuillier

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There ya have it! 😍 Aren’t they Amazing? I keep going back & looking at them lol. You might be wondering where Vera wang or Claire Pettibone are? No worries, they’ll both be in my next post for sure! They just didn’t really have any “Ball Gowns” for this post.
And just as a side note – I know someone(s) might be reading this and not know that 90-95% of these gowns are Not for sale quite yet. The best way to see if they are is to click on the link of the designers name I provided for you above, or go to their website where you can inquire about your favs ☺ 👍
I really hope y’all enjoyed looking at all the pretties today! And remember, always add a lil Dapper to your everyday! 😁 💜 💜 ✌ Til next time.

🌻Lorie Lee 🌻

all photo credits go to the designer in the appropriate link And to TheKnot.com