Green Weddings

Bridesmaids dressesWho knew that weddings could be so bad for the environment? These are some tips for how to plan a more green, eco-chic wedding day.

Barnwood AccentsAs mentioned in the article, Barnwood accents, such as these by Lisa Curry Designs, are one of the ways to add eco-chic flair to your big day.

Shopping Finds

Some of the really adorable pieces I wrote the descriptions for are on sale now over at Parc Boutique. These were a few of the most unique products I worked on this past season. I miiiight be biased because I spent so much time with these figuring out the unique features and story of each piece, but I think they would make a great addition to any wardrobe olive branch blouse champagne dressred white blouse

Winter=Warmth & Style

Winter has always been the bane of my inner fashionista. There is really only so much you can do to dress up when it’s below zero and the only thing between you and certain death is a puffy down parka.

Then, once in a while, a piece of clothing comes along that reminds you that you can be warm and look great. Thankfully, this season I found several fashion items that restored my faith in winter style.

The first is a leather jacket. While I’m not blessed to live in a climate where a cute, tailored jacket can be my only jacket, I did get this amazing Anthropologie jacket for Christmas (my friends and coworkers can vouch that I’ve been eyeing this jacket since August). In winter, it’s the perfect indoor jacket that’s short enough to wear with skirts or jeans to keep warm at my desk or inside a restaurant.

The second is a cashmere skirt. Wrapping your legs in the same kitteny softness as a luxury sweater is unbeatable when it comes to winter comfort. Why let your arms have all the fun of sweaters?

My ears get so cold when the windchill drops, but luckily knitted headbands that are cute and warm are very easy to find this winter. I found a cute one at Target, but they’re also readily available on Etsy.

I put the whole outfit together for a photo shoot at my local dog park, where I usually am every weekend anyway.

dog park photo shoot

dog park photo shoot

Winter style

winter style

winter style

Winter style

Jacket: Anthropologie

Skirt: Aqua

Headband: Target (similar)

Ring: Simonson’s

Necklace: LC Lauren Conrad

Boots: White Mountain (similar)

Lowertown Event Center

Last month I attended the Twin Cities Wedding Professionals winter party at Lowertown Event Center. This group is always a ton of fun for networking and socializing, and the parties are always amazing.

chocolate trufflesThis one featured a truffle buffet by Kevin Lindee of Ganache: Truffles for Every Occassion.They tasted even better than they look!

lowertown event centerLowertown Event Center is a unique space (aren’t the exposed stone walls the coolest?) with plenty of lounge nooks built into the event floor space. It’s located in downtown St. Paul.

I’ll take more and better photos at the next TCWP event. More wedding-related posts to come soon!

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