Coco Melody’s Budget Friendly Bridesmaid Dresses for your Wedding Day

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Picking a bridesmaid dress for your wedding party is one of the most fun and exciting parts in preparing for your wedding. You get to bond with your best girls and just simply enjoy the fun that comes with picking the perfect style and color that will suit not only your wedding but as well as the personality of your vibrant bridesmaid.

In order to help you pick the right bridesmaid dress and make a fun memory about it, follow this two very important guides in picking the right dress for your bridesmaids.

1. Pick a color a little bit paler or brighter than your wedding motif

If you have a royal blue themed wedding, pick a lighter color for your bridesmaid dress. If you have a white themed wedding, go for pastels colors. The obvious contrast between your wedding theme and your bridesmaids dress will add a vibrant touch on your wedding entourage. It will also allow your wedding dress to stand out from the rest of the dresses featured on the wedding.

2. Experiment on different styles and cut for your bridesmaids dress

Your set of bridesmaids may have the same body type, thus allowing you to focus on a single gown type for their dress. Cocomelody offer various kinds of colors and styles of bridesmaid dresses under $100  that you can choose from.  Although, this is not the case in all circumstances. Some of your bridesmaid may be a little bit skinnier than the other or may have trouble spots and flaws that they would want to cover during your important day. Allow them to enjoy your wedding day as much as you do by featuring different dress cuts that works perfectly with their figure.

A darker color will suit a body type that is bigger than the usual while a lighter shade will make a skinny body type look just right. You can still do the opposite but be sure to go for a dress style that will suit the body type of your bridesmaids. Cocomelody have many options for all body types. You can opt to choose a high-waist gown that has a flowing skirt to hide big and small tummies and thighs. Add a little bit of shine and dazzle on the breast of the gown to divert the attention from the chest of your bridesmaid. This is also a modest yet very stylish design that will work well with any body type.

Whatever choices you chooses, the most important part is making them happy since their happiness is also your fulfillment.

Make the Cut Contest

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ModCloth is launching its second Make the Cut Contest of the year! Not familiar with Make the Cut? Well, it’s a fashion design contest, and in this edition, they’re giving contestants a template on which to create a print pattern for a scarf. The talented winner will have their design produced by and sold on ModCloth, plus they’ll receive a $500 prize! But first, the top 10 submissions will be hosted on the Be the Buyer page, where the community will vote for their faves.

Design submissions will be accepted now until Friday, 5/30, and the voting begins on Monday, 6/9. Make the Cut Contest  would be very exciting. 

If your a budding designer, this contest is definitely something you would not missed , this is your chance to shine and a chance to win big time.  Official contest rules can be found here. Good luck!

 

April Showers Brought May Flowers

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I have heard it many times, and that rhymes is really pleasing to hear but i have never fully grasps it’s true meaning until I’m old enough to understand things.

Some says that “April showers brought May flowers” means that despite the unpleasant things that happened during April, we can always look forward on the beauty of flowers during May month but this words has a deeper meaning especially for those who understand it well.  It is a lesson of patience that even after many trials and problems, great things  comes to those who wait patiently and happily enduring the hardships of life and the endless hours of waiting perhaps.

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These words is perfect on the last two wedding occasions I have attended, three of my daughter God parents got married on their mid 30’s, and I’m just too overjoyed on learning that they have already find their bliss.  My wishes for them is to have kids as soon as possible since having one despite the problems and stresses of life makes it worth living.

On the other hand,  have you noticed my blue bag, isn’t it pretty.  I have been using it for quite sometimes and i really love how it can fits all my things since it’s not too big and not too small.  It’s quite nice since i can use it on two different ways, be it hand bag or shoulder bag.  You can find bags like this at Sammy Dress, where fashion meets affordability.

Hot Wedding Trends of 2014

For all the lucky brides of 2014, there are so many different trends this year that are worth noticing. As in the past, the trend of making the wedding reflect their personalities will continue to sky rocket, and be more present than ever. Below are a few trends to take notice to when planning your big day.

Cakes of 2014

One trend that is on the rise is the “naked cake”. This increasingly popular fad foregoes the external layer of frosting along the sides to display the unpolished batter. Often accompanying rustic decors, naked cakes are usually topped with fruits, nuts, syrups, and even real flowers to create a charmingly simple aesthetic. These desserts can come in all different shapes and sizes, matching your personal preference and amount of guests. While it works well in rural settings, the naked cake will seem right at home in a minimalistic, contemporary warehouse environment.

Vintage-styled cakes will never grow old; this wedding facet experienced a surge in 2013, and expect to see more vintage cakes this year than last. Brides are opting to showcase nontraditional add-ons to the decorations, like lace, pinwheels, and pearls.

All about the colors

Pink has always been linked with unconditional love and romance, so it shouldn’t be a shocker that this hue will continue to be popular with this year’s weddings. Blush styles will “take the cake”, as this softly feminine tint works well with vintage palettes and can offset the cool aloofness of blues and greens without competing for the spotlight. Many bridal designers are even now incorporating it into their creations, like many of the wedding dresses by Vera Wang offered at David’s Bridal.

With it being the year 2014, we cannot forget about the pantone color of the year, Radiant Orchid. This subtle purple tone goes well with mostly every wedding theme. Balancing royalty and a sense of whimsy, this playful tone will look particularly fetching on bridesmaids.

Themes of 2014

Rustic barn weddings are very popular this year, as it incorporates rural touches without the risk of being rained out. Similarly, the woodsy theme is becoming more prominent. Both themes are commonly minimally decked out with mason jars and/or twinkle lights, mismatched centerpieces with wild flowers, medleys of lace and burlap textiles and playful, DIY elements. Selection in foods tend to be simpler (no chocolate fountains), and focus locally grown ingredients.

Popular culture is continuing to inspire couples in 2014, notably the Great Gatsby and Mad Men. For the former, gold plays a significant role in decking out the environment, as do feathers, pearls and shimmery materials. Many brides wear flapper dresses and encourage their guests to dress in a similar fashion.

 For weddings inspired by the AMC show based in the 1960’s, it’s very much about the retro style. Women should consider tea-length gowns or tight-fitted dresses that show off their va-va-voom curves; red lips and nails are a must; and accessorize with hair nets, pearls and white gloves. Don’t opt for a faded, vintage color scheme and, instead, embrace boldly contrasting combinations like red, white and blue.

All these trends and themes are perfect for 2014, but what is most important is what you truly love and want. After all, it’s your big day and only happens once, make it count.

Choosing a Sexy and Classy Prom Dresses from dressv

Promenades and school dances are not just simple events at school. It is an event wherein teen age girls and boys alike are given the ticket and a glimpse of what lies ahead in their social lives in the future. The sexy prom dresses and outfit they would wear will most likely serve as their entrance to a happy and sociable young adult life.

Boys really do not have to worry a lot about what to wear and how they would look like during the prom night. They could simply wear a coat or a suit and would probably survive the night without awkward glances from the people around them. Teenage girls on the other had are not as lucky as they are.

Good thing there are many options when it comes to prom dresses for every young girl looking for the perfect dress out there. Sites like dressv offers a lot of interesting dresses especially for woman.  Gone are the days when they have to settle for the prom dresses their mother, aunts or sister wore during their prom night. Now they are provided with hundreds of options like with dressv when it comes to finding the perfect prom dress that will suit their personality.

Of course, some girls would want to go daring and wear something sexy during their prom night. Parents need not worry because there are a lot of sexy prom dresses available for these girls that are still classy and descent for their age. They could choose a design that will work well with their assets. A short gown would look great on a teenage girl with long legs and you will surely be the queen of the night.  A descent low back gown with a see thru lacy back can also fall on the daring and modest types of gown every teenage girl could confidently wear to make their prom night a memorable one.

Check them out here and get big discounts :  http://www.dressv.com/prom-dresses-2014-c103441/ 

Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide

Blurb is one shop i so love to connect with.  Each year, they never failed to wow me with the easy way to create your own high quality custom book.  You know how much i love taking pictures and compiling them is just one of my hobby. If you are like me who loves to create books out of your simple projects, you can use Blurb’s 2013 Gift Guide to get inspiration and start creating your own photo book. 

The Gift Guide is also an instruction guide for how to make a beautiful Blurb book gift for anyone in your life or just a perfect collection. Get a head start on your Holiday gifts by creating your own Blurb book and save 20% through 10/7 with code EARLYBIRD20.

Layla Grayce Offers 15% off Pom Pom at Home

School is fun especially for little kids.  Since school time is near again,  Layla Grace offers great deals for school accessories that your kids would surely love .  The Zoo Pack Owl backpack is where fun meets function, the whimsical details and durable materials make this the perfect on-the-go pack.

It’s very pertinent that kids gets the best on their lunch or snacks,  The design blue and orange zoo animal print design of Monkey Mania Lunch Happens bento box  is perfect for any kids.  It has  double-decker, reusable square case features pre-measured compartments for fruits, veggies, sandwiches and treats and a built-in handle.

Soft and lightweight, theKashwere kids striped hoodie will keep your child cozy and stylish year-round on the playground.

Be sure to check out Layla Grayce for all your back to school needs! Click the links for the details.

Learn to paint from Craftsy

I always love to paint but I just lack the talent to do so.  But if given a chance, i would definitely love to learn some small  trick and the basics.   If you love, you can check out this particular session they have and when you join, you can get a discount too.

Craftsy Perspective in Landscape Drawing

Craftsy Portraits in Watercolor

Craftsy Master Palettes: Exploring Color Mixing

Let me know what you learn when you tried them.

Must Have Shoes for Women

Dress, bags, accessories, just like those things, shoes is one of the most important pieces in our wardrobe. Before, I used to think, why women owned a lot of shoes and how will they able to wear all of them.  But just like any hobbies, hoarding shoes (Oh, I called them hoarding, why?  because i have seen someone who buys three to four shoes in one shopping) is totally addicting. There are must have shoes.

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If you begin to collect shoes, you would not notice that your collection would be growing as years goes by.  It would be so much fun to see them, don’t you think? But the problem will arise when they were too many and you don’t know where to stock them anymore.

But if you don’t have the means to buy many shoes ,  there are some pieces that is a must have on your closets.

Ballet Shoes

Ballet shoes or flat shoes can be used in many dresses and many occasion.  It’s also very comfortable on you feet.

Stilettos

Ever heard of that famous mini black dress? Pair them with a nice stilettos and you are ready to go on a date or an evening of fun. Giving you not just glamorous look but very feminine.

Wedges

This shoes are perfect for summer but just as perfect for any outdoor events.  It adds additional inches on your height and make you more sophisticated. Colored wedges defines  your  sense of fashion statement.

Sandals and flip flops

One of my favorite.  If your just going for a simple run on the grocery or on the market, slide on to your favorite flip flops or sandals and you are ready to go. Now a day, flip flops is not just for beach only, you can see many ladies wearing them wherever they go.  Why?  They are very comfy and the designs do really rocks.

Boots

This is my favorite of all, pair them with your jeans or even a knee length dress and you feel like a star ready to go anywhere.

Sneakers

Are you into sports or just want to have a comfortable walking time, sneakers are good for jeans and shorts.

Having the basic shoes for just any occasion is just enough if you don’t have the means to buy all those beautiful shoes.  But start from one pair each month and you will have 12 shoes in a year and as years goes by, I would imagine, your shoes would be as many as your famous celebrities, ooh you also need to check out my stylish obsession and find out what i’m raving about these days.