Dating back to the 1600s, cufflinks have long been the choice of nattily-attired men for securing the French cuffs on their dress shirts. These small ornamental clasps, once called "sleeve buttons," were made of silver and gold that was often encrusted with precious gems.
Today, one needn't be a true gentleman with an estate and butler to wear cufflinks to a special event. In fact, for a wedding we'd expect no less: After all, cufflinks are a must-wear, especially if yours is a black tie wedding. Plus, they're a great way to add a commemorative piece of jewelry to the occasion. They can announce his style, celebrate your bond or underscore his passion for a movie, book or vehicle.
The white ball gown remains the iconic wedding dress for a princess bride. Think: Cinderella, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. Such wedding gown imagery is bound tightly within our collective memories, yet modernity has brought many a twist to the time-honored silhouette. One is the wedding jumpsuit. Another recently popularized style is the two-piece wedding ensemble, a new choice for the iconoclasts among us. The two-piece bridal outfit allows a bride various options. With a crop top and skirt combo, fit brides can subtly (or not so subtly...) flaunt their washboard abs. A voluminous skirt paired with a simple, structured top creates a stunning display. A slinky skirt and form-fitting top can allow for movement within structure. Here, we've made it a cinch to find your two-piece wedding gown by listing amazing options from Nordstrom, Etsy, David's Bridal and more.
If you happen to have two major dates in your future — a baby's due date and a wedding — well, soon-to-be Mrs. Mom, you have much to celebrate. But first, take a deep breath and pick the wedding dress. Size your maternity wedding dress according to what your due date will be on your wedding day, and size up to cover your bases: It's always easier to tailor a larger dress. Then the sky's the limit! You can a choose a silhouette that includes a flowing A-line skirt and a high empire waist or, in the opposite direction, a form-fitting style that shows off your great legs and features a flattering neckline. If your bump will be small on the big day and you would prefer to hide it, a peplum waist is the perfect camouflage. (Bonus: In some cases, you can double dip by using your wedding dress as your baby shower gown.) No matter how far along you are, your wedding will be a celebration of love and life. We've rounded up some gorgeous maternity wedding gowns from our favorite online shops, including Etsy, Nordstrom and David's Bridal. Cheers to you!
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!)
Your wedding day is the perfect opportunity to reveal your beautiful best all the way to your fingertips. That's why we've curated the prettiest nail polish colors for summer brides, all available now at Walmart. From sweet pink to sensual gray to seaworthy blue, here are a handful of our favorites tones that will work with wedding gowns and bridal party dresses of any color, along with suntanned skin of course!
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Get ready to build your fall wardrobe, care of Nordstrom's Summer Sale, which is live through September 9th. For your planning pleasure, we've rounded up the 12 pieces you most need for fall. Find out what we've chosen and why these gems can't be missed below.
Lenox - Lenox Butterfly Meadow (Stainless) Medium Solid Cold Meat Serving Fork - Stainless,18/10,18/8,Butterfly,Glossy
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Imperial Glass Coin Plate With Box 1 - Crystal; Front And Reverse Of Us Coins
Fostoria - Fostoria Jamestown Pink Iced Tea - Stem #2719, Heavy Pressed
Imperial Glass-Ohio - Imperial Glass-Ohio Broken Arches Punch Cup - Pressed, Starburst/ Fan Design, Clear
Fostoria - Fostoria Ice Pink Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Line #2451, Ice Dishes/Liners, Pink
Fostoria - Fostoria Ice Topaz Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Line #2451, Ice Dishes/Liners,Topaz
Fostoria - Fostoria Ice Blue (Azure) Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Line #2451,Ice Dishes/Liners,Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria Ice Blue (Azure) Ice Dish with Insert & Und Tomato - Line #2451,Ice Dishes/Liners,Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria Mademoiselle Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem 6033, Plain
Fostoria - Fostoria Hermitage Topaz Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem 2449, Topaz
Fostoria - Fostoria Hermitage Clear Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem #2449, Heavy Pressed
Fostoria - Fostoria June Blue Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria June Topaz (Yellow) Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Yellow
Fostoria - Fostoria Versailles Blue (No Trim) Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #278, Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria American Clear (Stem 2056) Ice Dish, Missing Insert - Stem 2056,Clear,Also "Early American"
Fostoria - Fostoria Hermitage Clear Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem #2449, Heavy Pressed
Fostoria - Fostoria June Blue Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria June Clear Ice Dish with Crab Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Clear
Fostoria - Fostoria Manor Clear Ice Dish with Crab Insert - Stem #6007,Etch #286,Clear
Fostoria - Fostoria June Blue Ice Dish with Crab Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria Manor Clear Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem #6007,Etch #286,Clear
Fostoria - Fostoria June Clear Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #279, Clear
Fostoria - Fostoria Fairfax Green (line 2375) Celery Dish - 2375, Green, Service Pieces Only
Fostoria - Fostoria American Clear (Stem 2056) Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem 2056,Clear,Also "Early American"
Fostoria - Fostoria Versailles Blue (No Trim) Ice Dish with Tomato Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #278, Blue
Fostoria - Fostoria Versailles Blue (No Trim) Ice Dish with Crab Insert - Stem #5098, Etch #278, Blue