Best Foot Forward – Sophia Webster

Need a great pair of shoes for your next event? Turn heads in a pair of eye catching stilettos!

During a recent visit to (Sorry, Pinterest, you have major competition), I was introduced to a fabulous footwear designer named Sophia Webster. Webster’s collection is a whimsical mix of femininity and modern sophistication. The luxurious shoes are definitely one of a kind, and the bright colors, bold patterns and girly details are sure to turn heads. I am a huge fan of polka dots and stripes, so obviously I was drawn to the pair below. Prices range from $150 to $1,000, and her collection includes sandals, pumps, wedges and even mini pairs for children. You can find these amazing shoes online at FarFetch, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue and Sophia

Want to see more? Check out the collection here.




In addition, thanks to Jenna Lyons, J. Crew’s fabulous creative director, Webster teamed up with the company to design a collection of sophisticated yet fabulous styles. “It’s a collaboration in the truest sense,” explains Webster. “Jenna and the team selected their favorite looks, then I was let loose with J.Crew’s entire spring/summer 2014 materials and color palette. I was like a girl in a sweet shop!”

For more information on the collaboration visit J.Crew’s blog.

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Bridesmaid Dresses

The most difficult part of planning my wedding was trying to figure out which bridesmaid dresses to pick out.  In all honesty, toward the end I gave up and left the decision up to each girl, not because I was afraid of the challenge, but because there were bigger fish to fry, and I was tired of everyone’s likes, dislikes, cost concerns, length, weight issues, tan lines and everything else that will surface once you start sending dress options to your chosen few.

It’s been two years since my wedding, but if you are planning, be thankful, because there are a bunch of new dress options available for your bridesmaid, and mixing and matching is still a trend that can be incorporated into your big day.

Recently, Lauren Conrad, who is planning her wedding, introduced a 12-peice collection of bridesmaid dresses that can be incorporated into a beach wedding or outdoor affair with ease.  But then again, you would think any dress could easily be utilized for a wedding, until your opinionated bridesmaid tear apart every.little.detail.  Have no fear, usually the options subside and nine times out of ten everyone is happy.

Back to the collection — The line is whimsical and the colors are muted.  I envision these dresses at an outdoor wedding with a lot of greenery and maybe a flower crown, which is how they are styled. But even if whimsy isn’t you style, with the right accessories you can glam up the dresses for any kind of wedding.

My favorites include the Cassandra  and the Maura. I’m not sure my bridesmaids would have gone for either, but a bride can dream.


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Do you like the collection?