Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin's gold and black leopard-brocade Backloubi backpack features a considered amount of striking details. The compact silhouette is set on a hallmark debossed red rubber base, whilst the grosgrain and leather shoulder straps are adorned with an assortment of studs and signature spikes. Carry it to lend an opulent edge to tailored separates.
The tea kettle, that humble household necessity, has historically conveyed the notion of comfort. Steeping tea to be served with cookies (or "biscuits", per the English) is a time-honored symbol of hospitality. Then in 1980s America, tea kettles became status objects: Italian architect Aldo Rossi designed a sleek number for Alessi and architect Michael Graves designed his famous kettle topped by a red, chirping bird. It was the whistle heard around the world.
Today, tea kettles are must-haves on any wedding registry. Coveted styles include the retro SMEG design and the super cute kettles from Kate Spade. Even if you don't drink tea, a kettle is a must-have for boiling the water used in a French press for coffee or for hot chocolate. No hostess is prepared without one, particularly while hosting a brunch, a book club or holiday parties. We've rounded up the best tea kettles for your wedding registry from Anthropologie, Neiman Marcus, Williams-Sonoma and more. (And don't forget the Fortnum & Mason Wedding Bouquet Blend, a tea developed to commemorate the marriage of Prince Henry ("Harry") of Wales and Meghan Markle!)
Luggage is a purchase you only make once every few years (hopefully), so it's important to shop wisely. While you're of course looking for quality travel gear that's durable and roomy, you don't want to go broke before you've even gotten to the airport. Wedding and honeymoon planning is expensive enough — so avoid spending a small fortune by shopping luggage from stores like Kohl's and Walmart. The luggage sets ahead are functional, fashionable and, best of all, affordable — they're all under $150.
Celebrating one's nuptials by the sea provides ample opportunity to choose from an array of effortlessly chic bridal gowns. Luckily, there are nearly as many alternatives to the traditional ball gown as there are grains of sands on the beach. More casual beach wedding dresses make use of sheer panels, openwork lace and ruffles. Simple beach wedding dresses include those with midi lengths that feel easygoing, yet sophisticated. Boho wedding dresses are another choice: romantic and dreamy like a tropical island. Meanwhile, short beach wedding dresses feel cheerily free-spirited while providing wedding-friendly frills.
Look for lightweight materials for your beachfront or destination wedding dress. Silk, cotton blends, crochet, chiffon and lace make for breezy beach dresses. While not explicitly bridal, many white or ivory cocktail dresses will work wonders in a beach wedding, plus they can be worn afterward on the honeymoon. Below, check out 15 alternatives to the heavily embellished wedding gown that instead are easy, breezy and downright gorgeous. Post-wedding, you can relax poolside, confident you were a thoroughly beachy bride.
Ah, the honeymoon: It's the glittering light at the end of the wedding tunnel. It lures newlyweds to the getaway car with a siren's song of romance, self-indulgence and drinks topped with little paper umbrellas. There's only one stressor: What to pack? No worries. Like James Bond on a jet, we'll have you readily prepared for foreign travels and relaxing vistas with our list of must-pack honeymoon items. The goal is to keep the luggage light by packing wrinkle-resistant clothes and comfy-yet-stylish shoes that go the distance. Taken together, these items provide ease, comfort and style, along with day-to-night dressing. If the sun is on your horizon, you should also pack the requisite beauty products to keep your hair glistening and your skin sunburn-free. Read our list of travel must-haves from Anthropologie, Tory Burch, Nordstrom and more. Then hit the open road safe in the knowledge that you've got this honeymoon in the bag!
There are a few go-to retailers brides can always count on for stylish fashion finds, especially BHLDN and David's Bridal. With offerings ranging from dresses and shoes to lingerie and even decor, these two stores have literally got you (and your bridal party) covered from head to toe. If you're in the throes of wedding planning and haven't completed your bridal look yet, don't stress. Thanks to Black Friday deals and Cyber Monday sales on the horizon, there's a pretty good chance you'll be able to score a deal on the wedding dress (or accessory, etc.) of your dreams at these bridal destinations. Last year, BHLDN featured up to 70% off select styles, including gowns starting at $500, bridesmaids and party dresses starting at $100, and accessories starting at $30. Oh, and brides-to-be scored free shipping on their orders. David's Bridal had select shoes and accessories up for grabs from $4.99 to $29.99, 50% off select wedding dresses, $29.95 robes, $99 Donna Morgan bridesmaids dresses, and $299 select Truly Zac Posen wedding dresses. On Cyber Monday and Tuesday, they also gave shoppers 20% off online orders. Suffice it to say, we think this bodes well for 2018 deals. Ahead, we're highlighting our favorite dresses, shoes and accessories on offer from David's Bridal and BHLDN, so get ready to swoon — and then keep an eye out for Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. These stunning picks could just be among them.
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Tan Leather Backpack. Keep your hands free with this supple leather backpack featuring both interior and exterior pockets for orga...nizational bliss. 10 W x 12 H x 4.5 D2.5 handle drop16 max. backpack strap lengthLeatherZip closureInterior: one zip and... read more
Powder Suede-Contrast Leather Backpack. Make this bag an instant staple in your daily ensembles with a sleek, sophisticated design... in Italian-made leather. 8.7 W x 8.7 H x 4.9 D9.45 handle drop35.4 max. strap lengthLeatherFlap / buckle closureMade in... read more
Gray Runaway Leather Crossbody Bag. A compact size and sleek leather design allows you to take along just the essentials in high-e...nd fashion when you stash them in this hands-free crossbody. Note: Alternate image is for reference and does not reflect... read more
Louboutin's iconic red soles are transformed into contrasting backpack straps on this leopard backpack. Top handle Adjustable back...pack straps Zip around closure Goldtone hardware One exterior front zip pocket One interior zip pocket Fully lined Leather/polyamide/thermoplastic polyurethane Made in Italy SIZE 8.07"W x 11.22"H x 7.68"D. Handbags - European Collection Hdba. Christian Louboutin. read more
Studded detailing adds that extra oomph to this feisty leopard print tote. Dual top handles Open top Removable zippered pouch Lini...ng: Calfskin Leather/thermoplastic polyurethane Made in Italy SIZE 19.25"W x 12"H x 5.5"D. Handbags - European Collection Hdba. Christian Louboutin. Color: Brown. read more
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Christian Louboutin - Named after the historic passageway in Paris that houses the designer's original boutique, Christian Loubout...in's leopard-print Vero Dodat clutch will strikingly accompany after-dark edits. It has the house's signature red sole appliqué on the back and a clear acetate and silver-tone metal logo plaque at the front flap that opens to reveal the red leather interior. Attach the gold-tone metal chain strap and spotlight it against an LBD. read more
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Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin's grained-leather Panettone wallet features an enlarged leopard print for the new season.... The compact piece contains two interior coin compartments lined in the house's signature nail polish red and the shoe-shaped zip pull nods to the designer's hallmark codes. read more
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Christian Louboutin - Constructed in Italy from scratch-resistant grained leather, Christian Louboutin's generously-sized Cabata t...ote is refreshed in leopard print for SS19. This open-top design reveals a smooth red leather interior - complete with detachable pouch for valuables - whilst the structured rubberised base is debossed with the house's logo signature in reference to the label's iconic shoe soles. Reach for it to accompany smart city ensembles. read more
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Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin's bold yet feminine aesthetic is exemplified with these leopard-print, satin Metrolisse ...boots. Crafted in Italy, the head-turning pair features a thigh-high shaft, rows of gold-tone spike studs and a stiletto heel with the label's iconic red sole. Channel your inner power and style them with a black tuxedo dress to keep the boots the main event. read more
Iconic leopard print clutch with stunning goldtone spike studs. Magnetic flap closure Six credit card pockets One bill pocket Lini...ng: polyurethane Body: leather Made in Italy SIZE Shoulder strap, about 23" drop 8.6"W x 5"L x 2"D. Handbags - European Collection Hdba. Christian Louboutin. Color: Caramel Black. read more
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Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin's Zoomi clutch will add an ornamental feel to an evening ensemble. It's crafted in Italy... with a red leather interior - a homage to the label's signature lacquered soles - then suspended from a detachable gold-tone metal chain and leather cross-body strap and set with spike studs. Style it with a blouse tucked into a pencil skirt for an informal dinner party. read more
Christian Louboutin - Christian Louboutin updates its Victoriana-inspired Lady See ankle boots with a high-octane aesthetic that c...hannels AW18's animal-print trend. Crafted in Italy, the leather uppers are coated with leopard-effect lurex and finished with the label's signature red lacquered sole. Take them from day-to-night as the striking accent to tailored separates. read more
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Studded heel adds edge to shimmery leopard flats. Cotton/polyester/leather upper Round toe Cotton bow Slip-on style Leather lining... Leather and rubber sole Made in Italy. Women's Shoes - C Louboutin Womens Shoes. Christian Louboutin. Color: Leopard. Size: 38 (8). read more