Friday, December 19, 2014

TGIFF-Wedding Style!

Thank Goodness It's Fashion Friday, Wedding Style!

It's the time of year that everyone is making plans for New Years Eve and more importantly picking out what they plan on wearing for their glamorous New Years Eve parties to ring in 2015!  The task of what to wear becomes even more daunting if you're getting married!!!

In this exclusive blog I've highlighted one of my very favorite bridesmaid dress options from Weddington Way and helped to accessorize it from head to toe!  With all of the New Years Eve weddings coming up, I hope you can use this look to become the perfect bridesmaid or take it as inspiration for whatever party you plan on attending this holiday season!
My beautiful bridesmaids and I last August!

I have a soft spot in my heart for styling wedding parties since I recently got married and had a pretty large wedding party of amazing and beautiful bridesmaids...10 to be exact!  Picking the perfect ensembles for your BFFs can make a huge impact on the whole look of the wedding and can also really help to tie everything together!

For today's look, I chose this dress because I feel with the sleeves and beautiful neck line it is a flattering cut for many different body shapes!  I am also in love with the trend of having your bridesmaids in ivory or champagne along with you!  I think it gives the whole wedding a clean, effortless yet glamorous feel! 

Now for the fun part!  When it comes to styling bridesmaids I think it's extremely important to let them all pull in a little bit of their own personality while still keeping it cohesive!  This will not only help the wedding party feel comfortable but also leave your wedding feeling true rather than contrived, so keep that in mind and let them choose their hair styles or makeup looks!!

For this beautiful dress I would have the girls keep the main accessories in the monochromatic color palate adding sheen with gold and texture with suede pumps!  I kept the champagne color going with the shoes and the statement earrings!  How insanely beautiful are those!?  The floral arrangement really adds the pop of color that this look is craving with the drooping shades of plum, lavender, blush and sage!

As for the makeup and nail polish, I think a glowing natural look is perfect!  And this dark plum nail polish ties in the flowers and the season!  Giving the look a modern twist to the luxury it already has!

 Remembering these major trends when deciding on your perfect attire:  monochromatic color palates, dripping in gold accessories, dark plum nails, and lace!  Take these elements and have fun creating your perfect look to ring in 2015!!!

Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year from Shopping Girl XOXO to you!

Lora LaPratt

DRESS:  Weddington Way
FLOWERS:  Pintrest
MAKEUP:  Jordan Liberty

Friday, December 5, 2014

TGIFF Couples style!

Thank Goodness It's Fashion Friday, Couples Style!

One of my favorite men's boutiques, Bonobos, reached out to me to style a woman's look to compliment one of the looks from their new collection of men's suits!  They have such great suits for all different styles coming out in their new collection!

I decided to choose this super sleek and modern slate suit!  I love the slim fit and the monochromatic idea of the whole outfit together.  It reminded me of the suits that my husband and his groomsmen wore in our wedding, so I took that as inspiration when coming up with my complimentary woman's look!  I also played off of the texture and color palate of the tie to pull in some neutrals and golds with my woman's look!

I love the idea of keeping both the guy and girl simplistic in color with some sheen and texture to add intrigue and pull the looks together!  I'm also really into the fact that both of these looks can be worn year round depending on where you're going!  

I picture these fabulous looks going together out to a fancy dinner downtown, or an amazing holiday party!  With these two looks, they're sure to catch everyone's eye without begging for attention!  Subtle, sleek, modern, young, and fresh come to mind with these two complimentary looks!

My woman's look is inspired by the monochromatic idea with ivory and gold in rich textures of brocade and leather!  The fun pink ostrich clutch adds that perfect pop of color! I would love to see the guy wearing a fun sock in pink to really tie them both together in a subtle way!


Be sure to take your significant other to Bonobos the next time you're on the hunt for the perfect complimentary look for your fashionable Friday night (or any other night) event!

Shopping Girl,
Lora LaPratt

Bangles:  3 Hearts Boutiquer
Earrings:  Glam 2 Go
Clutch:  Target
Belt:  Vintage