Flower crowns are all the rage in decorative headpieces, allowing a creative bride to imbue her wedding with a boho fairy vibe. These flower crowns have roots in mythology and art and can be traced back to ancient Greece, where people wore them to celebrate the gods. European women also wore flower crowns as they celebrated spring by dancing around a maypole on May Day. Of course, flower crowns made a major comeback during the '60s and '70s, when hippies ushered them in as a symbol of peace, love and closeness to nature.
Bridesmaids, flower girls and brides can all accessorize themselves with floral crowns for a romantic wedding filled with blooms. Any hairstyle will accommodate a flower crown, whether it's sitting atop cascading tresses, encircling a high, wavy ponytail or wrapped around an elegant bun. A bride might choose pale pastel flowers for a spring wedding, deeper tones for a winter wedding or white and cream for any time of year. Planning a Day of the Dead theme? Try a flower crown in a riot of colors. Regardless, most brides won't want to part with their flower crowns after the big day, and they don't have to: These crowns, available at favorite retailers including BHLDN, David's Bridal, Walmart, H&M and even Amazon, can do double duty as a festival accessory. Watch out, Coachella!
It's the most wonderful time of the year — yep, sale time — and no store does holiday sales quite like Nordstrom. The retailer is currently offering serious discounts in every department, but if you're in the market for a special occasion dress, the Nordstrom sale is pretty much a no-brainer, whether you're a bride-to-be or just an attendee. The selection is stocked with every style, including rehearsal dinner options, engagement dresses, bridal shower dresses, wedding guest dresses and even holiday party picks — all for less. Want to check one or more of these off your shopping list? Scroll on for 10 stylish sale picks you'll want to add to your cart ASAP.
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The hustle and bustle of the Christmas season is finally over, but the cold temperatures certainly aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Now's the time to nestle into winter, snuggled up in hearty knits and soothing earth tones. Here are 10 warm and comforting things that we might just be spending those gift cards on!
Calligraphy has a lot of very old-fashioned connotations. One couldn't help but think of Jane Austen and fussy grandmothers when seeing this distinctive script. But calligraphy, with the help of a few new style details, has definitely come into its own in the 21st century.
Emily and Joseph's elegant wedding doesn't sacrifice warmth for sophistication. Emily was inspired by one of her favorite artists when it came to designing the vibrant centerpieces. This allowed her to use rich colors in the tablescapes against an otherwise neutral palette. And we love the effect!
There's no better time than your wedding to share exactly how you are feeling. These ""love"" signs will leave no doubt in your guests' minds just how smitten you two are with each other. Use these signs throughout your reception venue to add a touch of romance to match your own theme.
Full of thoughtful, reserved jewelry and other accoutrements, these pieces are like a deep, soothing sigh.
Whether you're planning a wedding for next week or next year, here are ten signs that you grew up surrounded by Beanie Babies and harbored a secret wish that Jumanji was real. 1.
Colorful engagement rings have never been quite as in style as they are right now.
Buying gifts for your wedding party can often be a last-minute detail, and because so, is filled with unnecessary stress. Here are a couple of fun ideas for gifts for your groomsmen, as well as answers to your most common questions about how and what to give.
You're at the dress shop and one bridesmaid looks dynamite while the rest are less than thrilled with your selection. Let's face it--women come in more shapes and sizes than Jelly Belly flavors.
This traditional wedding features navy bridesmaid dresses (love), bejeweled bows (double love), and an adorable ring bearer in a dapper suit (could not love it more)!
Do you know what's better than presents? Extra presents. And you can have them if you win Macy's Ultimate Registry Sweepstakes. $2000 worth of presents. Here's how you enter: 1. Find your style! Go to our checklist page and select the items that excite you.
The best part about registering? Selecting all of the items you are going to use when you host friends and family at your new home. What better time than a party or weekend visit to show off your new-found couple style?
Want to embrace this celebratory theme? Here are some fabulous ideas to help you plan your wedding around this fascinating Mexican holiday.
Registering for your wedding gifts is such an exciting experience.
Glamorize your warm-weather outfit with these women's metallic slide sandals from Unionbay.Sandal Features Flower appliquesArtific...ial pearl accents Sandal Construction Faux-leather upper Manmade PU lining TPR outsole Sandal Details Open toe Slip-on... read more
The Sak Fairmont Crochet Large Tote is a hand-crocheted, oversized tote with lots of boho charm. Antique metal hardware Magnetic s...nap Back wall pocket Front wall 2 multi pocket Leather straps Removable handcrafted tassel with coin logo. read more
Simple and stylish, the Latico Rumi bag teams well with most outfits. The bag has large pockets with a slit opening on its front a...nd back for storing small items. Additionally, a zippered pocket and organizer is helpful for carrying miscellaneous... read more
Sleek and modern, the Athena Cross Body will keep you organized while remaining stylish. Features two exterior slip pockets, an ex...terior zipper pocket, a top zipper entry, and an adjustable 1 1/4 inch shoulder strap. The interior has a back wall... read more
Prada's sandals are made from glossy silver leather and have a wide clear PVC strap across the front - a key trend this season. Th...e flared block heel is ideal for days spent on your feet. Wear them with everything from jeans to elegant dresses. read more
Prada's sandals are perfect for translating this season's beloved (and not to mention, incredibly flattering) 'naked shoe' trend i...nto your everyday wardrobe. Made in Italy from glossy patent-leather, this pair has a clear PVC footstrap and is set on a 45mm block heel that adds just the right amount of lift. Make the most of the leg-lengthening effect by wearing yours with shorts or mini skirts. read more
Prada's sandals are just minimal enough that they'll go with practically everything in your wardrobe, while the PVC strap provides... a cool point of contrast. This patent-leather pair has been expertly made in Italy with a cushioned insole and has a 45mm block heel that's perfect for long days. Enhance the leg-lengthening effect with shorts or mini skirts. read more
When your calendar is filled with engagement parties, gala events and important dinners, it's great to have a beautiful pair of he...els you know you can count on. Cue Prada's sandals - they're made from high-shine silver leather and detailed with sparkling crystals along the front straps. Complement the metallic hue with a muted pedicure. read more
As featured in The EDIT, kitten heels are one of our favorite accessories updates for the new season. These sandals have the cult ...pin heel and Velcro® slingback strap that define Prada's Spring '17 shoe collection. Made in Italy from silver leather, they're finished with a square toe and supportive T-bar strap. read more
Prada's sandals have been expertly made in Italy from silver textured-leather which is especially good at balancing vivid colors a...nd prints. They rest on a manageable 65mm heel and the house's signature platform. read more
Miuccia Prada counterbalances the utilitarian elements of her Spring '17 collection with an array of fanciful feather trims. Craft...ed in Italy from glossy silver leather, these sandals are decorated with wispy pastel-yellow ostrich plumes. The sporty embossed rubber slingback strap is a brand signature. read more
Prada's sandals have an instant leg-lengthening effect, especially when teamed with mini hemlines. Made in Italy from shiny silver... leather, this pair is set on a 115mm stiletto heel and has three scalloped straps that offer just the right amount of support around the arch and ankle. They'll go with nearly anything, just like the gold version. read more
red 45 PVC patent leather sandals from Prada.
Tabitha Simmons' 'Judy Frill' sandals tap into this season's PVC trend in such a subtle and pretty way. The clear panels are borde...red with scalloped silver leather and they sit on a slight heel. Wear yours with everything from flowy dresses to jeans. read more
Under the wing off Miuccia Prada, this iconic Italian fashion house is year after year, a fashion favourite, delivering cutting-ed...ge designs and timeless pieces and never compromising the quality tailoring. These gold-tone leather metallic sandals feature an open toe, a branded insole, a slip-on style and a mid high stiletto heel. read more
Eye-catching slingback sandals constructed from metallic leather and modern PVC. Heel height, 4" (100mm).Leather and plastic upper.... Peep toe. Slip-on style. Leather lining and sole. Imported. read more
This season, Prada brings a young, futuristic vision to the forefront of the brand. Crafted in Italy from fuschia pink metallic le...ather, these strappy sandals from Prada feature a mid high stiletto heel, an open back, a branded leather insole, a slip-on style and an open toe. read more
If you think sandals are limited to summertime and special occasions, then Miuccia Prada will prove you wrong - she often sends st...yles like this down the runway paired with woolen socks. They've been crafted in Italy from metallic textured-leather in a curved retro shape with supportive crossover straps. The chunky platform makes the block heels even easier to walk in so you can wear them all day (and night). read more
Prada's scalloped sandals have caught the eyes of Kate Middleton, who wore them in black, and Eva Longoria, who rocked hers in red.... This Italian-made pair has three straps placed to flatter your feet, and is precision-cut from gold metallic leather. read more
If you're looking for a party shoe you can rely on year-round, then look no further than these Prada sandals. Set on a sizeable bl...ock heel balanced by a chunky platform, they're made from gold leather that's textured to catch the light. We find styling open-toe silhouettes with socks just as irresistible as Miuccia herself - try yours with this graphic pair. read more
Defining luxury since 1913, Italian fashion house Prada is renowned for their uncompromising quality and timeless design vision. C...rafted from laminated leather, these gold-tone metallic thong sandals from Prada feature an ankle strap with a side buckle fastening, a brand embossed insole, thin straps and a leather sole. read more
Once the very definition of a solid, 'safe' shoe, the kitten heel is suddenly something altogether more desirable, notes the The E...DIT. Prada's version has been made in Italy from leather that's beautifully scored using the brand's signature 'Saffiano' technique. Let yours balance printed pants, or elevate a sporty pair. read more
Kitten heels are one of our favorite silhouettes this season - they're chic, comfortable and ultra feminine. Prada's textured-leat...her pair has been made in Italy and has a sharp, pointed toe. We think the metallic hue will complement skirts, tailoring or denim. read more
Metallic leather Silver leather flatform brogues from Prada featuring an almond toe, a lace fastening and a brand embossed insole.... read more
Made from high-shine silver leather, Prada's brogues are punctuated with traditional perforations and set on a sizable rubber plat...form. We prefer to wear them with the laces tucked in for a cleaner finish. read more
Silver-toned leather Silver logo leather loafers from Prada featuring a round toe, a brand embossed insole and a flat leather sole.... read more