Every love story is unique: For the bride, an alternative engagement ring becomes her outward symbol of a one-of-a-kind love. Unusual rings are embraced by the bride who requires statement-making jewelry, and her choice of style runs the gamut from quietly minimalistic to exuberantly ornate.
Sure, the white round diamond has long been the classic engagement ring, but many gorgeous options exist beyond that typical style. Some are rendered unique due their setting design, be it modern or vintage-inspired. Others stand out due to their metal, ranging from rose gold to a highly-polished platinum band. A constellation of gemstones is there for one's choosing, including deeply red rubies, ink-toned sapphires, blushing morganites and opalescent pearls. Here, we've selected the most stunning alternative engagement rings from Nordstrom, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and more.
Taking advantage of the long Fourth of July long weekend for your wedding celebration? Tones of red, white and blue will add sizzle to the shindig. Our country's birthday invites you to imbue your wedding with classic Americana motifs. Plus, planning a patriotic party allows you to create a laid-back and casual wedding vibe.
Think out of the box when orchestrating your Fourth of July wedding. Rather than the traditional white flower girl dress, choose gingham. Instead of fancy ties or ascots, have your groomsmen wear red, white and blue bowties. Then, finish the affair with sparkling fireworks!
A blushing bride with a dewy glow, lush lashes and flushed lips: Doesn't that sound like a pretty picture? You can create it. Use your inner beauty as your canvas, then bring your creative talents and some artist-worthy glowing beauty products into the mix. This is how you can amp up your natural beauty for the big day. We love the high-low nature of beauty products that can be found in one spot, via Walmart, which offers high-end brands such as Guerlain and NARS, as well as affordable brands like L'Oreal and Revlon. We've curated a list of glowy skin and makeup products, including bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and more, for a wedding day look from Walmart that won't break the bank.
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.
To guarantee that there are no cold feet at a wedding, buy some stylish socks for the groomsmen. Fun prints abound in men's sockwear, from those featuring vintage Mickey Mouse illustrations to adorable dogs to the Rolling Stones' iconic tongue-and-lips logo. Because stylish men's socks offer guys the primo opportunity to energize their ensembles, look for funky, colorful sock sets that will bring chic to their feet.
The dual traits of fun and quality are a rarity in men's socks, but we've curated a list of socks that accomplish both. Groomsmen socks make awesome wedding party presents, so seek out yours among the favorites that we found at ASOS, Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
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The Lulus Sunset Lover Brown Wooden Beaded Mini Bag will keep you styling from sun up to sun down! This adorable mini bag, compose...d of round and oblong wooden beads has a cute tote handle and a lined interior just big enough for your daytime... read more
Lulus Exclusive! The Lulus Madrona Ivory and Mustard Yellow Mini Purse is the perfect accent to all your looks! This sweet little ...two-tone purse, made from smooth vegan leather, is perfect for taking all of your goodies to-go! Open the shiny gold... read more
Happily go about your day with the Lulus Harmonious Harper Pink Multi Wooden Beaded Mini Bag! This ultra sweet mini bag features l...ight pink, fuchsia, and orange wooden beads in a cool geometric pattern. Unzip the top to reveal a structured interior... read more
The Lulus Kirby Black Mini Purse is a perfect finishing touch to your look! Soft vegan leather and faux leopard print fur shapes t...his cute purse with a magnetic front flap closure, with a gold circle charm, opens to a roomy interior with two... read more
Fendi Medium Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo regular bag cover. Attaches with press studs on the side and has a name tag. Made of mes...h with black and brown ff motif. Fendi stamp appliqué and dark brown leather details. Gold-finish metalware. Made in... read more
Fendi Small Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo mini bag cover. Attaches with press studs on the side and has a name tag. Made of mesh wi...th black and brown ff motif. Fendi stamp appliqué and dark brown leather details. Gold-finish metalware. Made in italy.... read more
Fendi Small Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo mini bag cover. Closes with side press studs and has a tag for customization. Made of gla...zed fabric with ff in shades of brown. Fendi stamp appliqué and caramel leather details. Made in italy. Length: 26.... read more
Fendi Medium Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo regular bag cover. Features a phone pocket and trinket pocket on the front. Side press-b...utton closure. Made of pu with embossed pequin texture. White calfskin details. Gold-finish metalware. Made in italy.... read more
Fendi Small Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo mini bag cover. Attaches with press studs on the side and has a name tag. Made of mesh wi...th ff motif in light blue and black. Fendi stamp appliqué and dark brown leather details. Gold-finish metalware. Made in... read more
Fendi Medium Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo regular bag cover. Side press-button closure. Made in glazed beige canvas. Finished with... green suede leather details and green leather edges. Gold-finish metalware. Made in italy. Composition: 58% cotton, 23%... read more
Fendi Medium Peekaboo Defender - Peekaboo regular bag cover. Features a phone pocket and trinket pocket on the front. Side press-b...utton closure. Made of pu with embossed pequin texture. Black calfskin details. Gold-finish metalware. Made in italy.... read more
Fendi Small Ffreedom Pouch - Fendi is famous for creating playful and emblematic designs that are meant to add elegance and luxury... to your wardrobe. Keep your cards and coins secure with this brown and black small FFreedom pouch. Featuring a top zip... read more
Fendi Ffreedom Logo Clutch - Dimensions: Width: 23cm, Height: 14cm, Depth: 2cm 100% Calf Leather, 48% Cotton, 31% Polyester, 21% R...esin, Lining: 61% Cotton, 32% Polyester, 7% Polyurethane. Made in Italy. read more
Fendi Large Flat Clutch - Fendi bags exude the brand's elegant and sumptuous spirit. By creating breathtaking designs that last a ...lifetime, the label continues to showcase their unique mastery of materials, as showcased by this rust-brown calf leather... read more
Fendi Brown Cloth - Fendi brown cloth clutch bags. Good condition.
Fendi is for women who mean business. That is, the power-women of the world. Strong, sharp and confident, the brand is at the skil...led (and gloved) hand of the legendary Karl Lagerfeld. Made from leather, this brown bag has an open top, a round top handle and gold-tone hardware. read more
Fendi Brown Cloth - Fendi brown cloth handbags. Good condition.
Fendi Brown Cloth - Fendi brown cloth clutch bags. Very good condition.
Fendi Small Busta Logo Canvas Zip Pouch - A bold logo-embossed medallion brands a compact zip pouch made from coated logo-print ca...nvas and detailed with smooth leather. read more
Fendi Large Ffreedom Envelope Clutch - By offering modern energy and style, Fendi has captured the minds and hearts of fashion lov...ers everywhere. Keep organized as well as elegant with this brown cotton and calf leather large FFreedom envelope clutch.... read more
What better way to spice up your outfit than by purchasing a signature Fendi bag. Debossed FF logos, colour block "Fendi Mania" mo...tifs and sleek Bag Bugs appliqués make the brand's new collection a perfect match for the modern man, with pieces like this dark brown and light brown small two-toned FF clutch. Featuring a zip fastening, stitching details, gold-tone hardware details, an internal branded pull tab by the zip and at the side and a transparent mesh effect finish. read more
Fendi Mania Small Triplette Clutch - Tailored in Italy and expertly fashioned from calf leather this small triplette clutch from F...endi features a wrist strap a top zip fastening a main internal compartment a Fendi Mania lettering and iconic FF embossed... read more
Fendi Baguette Brown Suede - Fendi brown suede baguette handbags. Good condition.
Renowned for creating trendsetting yet timeless handbags season after season, Fendi's newest bag collection will surely ensnare yo...u. Tailored in Italy and expertly fashioned from calf leather, this small triplette clutch from Fendi features a wrist strap, a top zip fastening, a main internal compartment, a Fendi Mania lettering and iconic FF embossed motif. read more
Fendi's newest collection is stunningly adorned with beautiful and alluring patterns and prints. By mixing a joyful palette of col...ours with delicate and unique embroideries and motifs, Fendi has done it once again. This brown monogram clutch is crafted from leather and a cotton blend and features a top zip fastening, a main internal compartment, multiple interior card slots, a double F logo print and a debossed logo to the front. read more
Fendi Small Zip-around - Mini crayons wallet with zip fastening along three sides. Interior with two gusseted compartments and car...d slots. Made of pink tumbled cruise leather. Insets in color block and small studs create the bag bugs motif.... read more