Shabby Apple – Up and Away


Shabby Apple – Up and Away.



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Zac Posen Spring 2012 | the OutNet


Zac Posen Spring 2012 | Mermaid Style Gowns | Mermaid Wedding Dresses.

He’s a genius.  ‘Nuff said.  Beautiful, colorful, sexy, and yet he still manages to keep classic lines and silhouettes!   I am struggling finding something that I feel totally sure is what I want.  I’ve been toying with the idea of not wearing white at all! I know I don’t want ‘WHITE’ in the purest form of the color, but I keep finding myself drawn to ivory, champagne, and now, other color options, too! These are fun discounted dresses found at The Outnet

Badgley Mischka Strapless ruched crepe  $595 now $267.75.

Halston Draped satin-jersey halterneck gown $2495 now $748.50.

Miu Miu Silk-satin dress $1295, now $388.50.

Mikael Aghal Strapless silk-chiffon gown $520 now $182.

Laundry by Shelli Segal Draped silk-chiffon gown $390 now $156.

Amanda Wakeley Ruffled silk-cady gown  $1575 now $472.

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DIY rope divider wall

Room Divider DIY: The Brick House’s Rope Wall | Apartment Therapy.

The construction process is pretty simple. Wood boxes were custom built with evenly spaced rope sized holes drilled through the top and bottom. Precut sections of rope were strung through the top and tied off at the bottom, allowing for the interior knot to hold the rope in place and taut. Just screw close the open side of the box and all those ugly knots are hidden away.

With this design the overall costs are kept pretty low for such a big impact. Rope is cheap, especially when bought in bulk, and wood boxes are very low cost to build. The true cost is going to be labor and time – it’s just a tedious and super repetitive process.

via The Brick House.

Option 2.

via Organic Rope Walls « ModHomeEc.

I’m thinking this idea could work well for a natural backdrop (similar to the “Milk and Honey” post) for the wedding table.  Maybe staple some fabric panels to the back or use fabric instead of rope.  If I get to do this for my wedding in September, I’ll let you know.

oxford shoes (part deux – add some color)

Poetic License Orient Express Pump ($98)

 These would be fantastic with a grey/lilic/yellow themed wedding.

Seychelles Dolley Crisscross Strap Heels In Teal ($99).

Chelsea Crew Sierra Oxford Heels | Modern Vintage Shoe ($59)

Men need Oxfords too! via Details. Cole Haan, Ralph Loren and others

oxford shoes (part one)

Okay, these are more ‘Mary Jane’ than Oxford, but it’s what gave birth to this post.  Seeing these made me start doing some shopping around for something more interesting than the standard white wedding shoe.  And I need to stay pretty low to the ground, I’m already pretty close in height to the Fiance.  These are sweet, but wait til you look some more.  (and don’t forget about part two- they bring a bit more color to the picture!)  above photo via poptasticbride

Chelsea Crew Susan Oxfords.

Cream cutout derby pumps // vintage womens 60s by cartoncompany.

1980’s Oxford Shoe Vintage White Linen & by PomegranateVintage.

shoes 6 nude leather cut out lace up oxfords curved by lisazain.

Jazz nude Heels by Chelsea Crew via Ruche

My favorite ( via Once Wed)

pallet pleasing @ home – DIY

I love using reclaimed wood.  The Lover has very modern taste, with which I can agree.  Sometimes too modern, too minimalist equals too cold and barren for me.  We compromise by bringing in pieces that show unfinished wood.  These below are faves- I love the colors in the headboard (don’t know if I would really write on it, maybe a design?), and the plants are just awesome.  Bringing greens, herbs, and flowers to the living area is sometimes just what I need to soften a space.

the tutorial on making this reclaimed wooden headboad is here at House*Tweaking.

And how about this upright pallet garden?  Tutorial is here, at Life on the Balcony for the how-to. photo via Domestic Charm: DIY Pallet Projects.

Farm wedding – DIY chalkboard glassware

My wedding in September is held at a gorgeous location in West Virginia and the reception is in a rustic old barn.  I am trying to rack my brain with some interesting way to have the ‘escort cards’ without having escort cards.  There will be a names at each place setting, and I think this is a great idea, and it’s DIY (see below!).  My wonderful Lover is planning to brew up some dry hard apple (or pear) cider, and we’re featuring beer from our friends’ local brewery.  I like this idea, but I’m concerned the chalk will rub off throughout the night. Thoughts?   via Farm Wedding Inspiration | Elizabeth Anne Designs: The Wedding Blog

Here’s the HOW-TO……….

Use painter’s tape to create the area you want for the chalkboard.

Spay with chalkboard spraypaint.

When dry, remove tape and hand wash.

DIY and ‘Kate’ glass photos via Domestic Charm: Chalkboard Labeled Glasses.

‘Shabby Apple’ styles Alice in Wonderland

 Bridesmaid dress?

By some divine intervention, I happened upon the Shabby Apple online this morning.  Groggy eyed with coffee still in hand, I thought I was in Wonderland.  Ok, maybe not, but I was giddy and delighted to share these from the Mad Hatter collection!  Featured here are Alice ($88, above), and (below) the Mad Hatter ($88), the Red Queen ($88) and the adorable I’m Late! I’m Late! dress ($94)- which is already limited to size 6 and 8, but accepting preorders for other sizes.  Do yourself a favor and look through the rest of the Alice collection here.

all photos via Shabby Apple.