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All About THE Dress

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
Today's post is a long time in the making. I have no idea why I didn't write it sooner. Sorry, y'all. It has been over a year since I got married, and since then I have been getting questions about my wedding dress. I am here today to answer all of your questions.
So, let's get started by answering the most burning question everyone seems to have: "Where did you get your dress?!" Well, guys - I made it. I found inspiration on Pinterest and combined a few styles that I loved to get the end result. I'm totally not a professionally trained seamstress, just a self-taught hobbyist which is why I did not make any patterns, take photos, or video of my process (really regretting that now!) but I was able to crank it out in a single day. I wandered around my local fabric store for about an hour touching all of the fabrics to find "the one". I ended up going with two yards of ivory crepe back satin because I liked the medium weight of it, the nice shine, and the awesome drape. I also purchased an ivory colored invisible zipper, snaps, and a package of hooks and eyes. The total cost for my wedding dress was around $30! 
Now, for the details of the dress. The top of the dress were basically two triangle pieces connected by a single spaghetti strap that covered my boobs. Before I connected the top to the skirt, I could basically hang the top around my neck like boxing gloves (lol). I made them quite long due to where I wanted the skirt to start, and overlapped them in the middle. For the skirt, I gathered the entire top section until it fit my waist, sewed it together, then added the invisible zipper and the hook and eye closure. I then sewed the top onto the skirt, and had a dress! The sash/belt that you see around my waist was a separate part that I could remove if I wanted to. To create that, I cut some fabric to a few inches bigger than my waist and folded it to get the pleating. I then sewed the ends until I had a long pleated rectangle of fabric. I hand sewed the snaps, and voila! There was a sash that looked perfect around my waist. And that folks, is how I made my wedding dress.
Considering I made my dress, I won't be able to post any links for where you can buy it yourself, but don't worry I found some similar ones for you. Unfortunately my finds aren't going to run you $30, but they are still significantly less than what you would pay for a traditional dress! All of my finds are from a cool company called Fame & Partners, and the dresses are completely customizable! (Nope, this post isn't sponsored I just really love the concept of this company!) 

My dress "dupes":
The Santina Dress | The Astrid Dress | The Stella Dress

I really hope this was helpful and informative! If you have any other questions, comment them below and I'll update this post. I'm also doing a wedding-related giveaway soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!
x Alicia

Florals for Spring?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Shirt (similar) - Zara | Bralette (similar) - XXI | Jeans (similar) - XXI | Shoes - Shein | Glasses (similar) - Aldo | Necklace - Twelve Oh Six
This was such a fun outfit to style. I (successfully) put together a look with four of my favorite trends - mesh, frayed hem, glasses, and mule loafers  - into a super fun springtime outfit. This outfit is perfect for a day of shopping in the City, or taking a walk on the beach on a cooler day. 
What is your favorite trend at the moment, and how do you style it?
x Alicia 

Trending: Glasses

Monday, June 12, 2017

Non-RX glasses are one of my current favorite trends. reached out to me to review a pair of glasses of my choice from the hundreds they have available on their site. Firmoo is an global online optical store that is super easy to navigate and has great customer service! I loved the process of choosing my glasses online and being able to “try them on” virtually. Glasses are super on trend right now, and it’s great that there are so many frames to choose from (and you can also get any pair filled with your prescription!)

Check out my full video review here!

Firmoo is having a super awesome promotion where you can get two pairs of glasses for the price of one! Buy one pair and get one pair for FREE from 
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*This product was sent to me, but all opinions are my own.