October 21, 2014

Bridal Jewelry Review - Charming Charlie RSVP Collection


 As a bridal stylist I know that one of the first things a newly engaged bride will do is look for her dream wedding dress.  However what I also notice is that many times brides will overlook selecting the perfect bridal jewelry for herself  & also her bridesmaids.  I am definitely a lover of all accessories and I believe that the right accessories can complete your everyday style but also your bridal style.

Charming Charlie is one of my favorite stores for affordable jewelry & accessories.  I love that the store is color coordinated which makes it so much easier to shop and build outfits.   In select stores Charming Charlie has a bridal/special occasion section that houses their RSVP Collection.  It is full of amazing rhinestone & pearl pieces costume pieces along with special occasion clutch bags, tiara's and so much more.  I have had the pleasure of working with Charming Charlie on several editorial bridal shoots and their pieces always add an extra flair not to mention they are always on trend with what is popular.

The jewelry pieces from Charming Charlie are fashion forward pieces so if you are a bride on a budget these would definitely work for your day of the wedding jewelry but also for your bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride & groom for special gifts. What is also great is that if you have a larger bridal party you should not have any trouble finding the quantities that you need.   The pieces that I will be reviewing in this post would work great for the entire bridal party.


Pearl & Rhinestone Necklace - Retail price:$20.00
It is really good quality, the necklace does have some weight to it which is always something to look for when selecting jewelry.  This would be perfect for a Classic or Princess bride.




Cluster pearl + chain stretch bracelet - Retail Price:  $15.00
I love this piece because it can be cross functional and can be worn after the wedding day. *which is always a plus*    The elastic makes it great if you have a larger wrist & it also has weight to it and the quality is amazing.



Petals Rhinestone Earrings - Retail Price: $10.00
I must say that I was pleasantly surprised when these arrived because they were much larger than I expected.  The rhinestones are very secure in the silver setting & they are for pierced ears.  Please be aware that if you or anyone in your bridal party does not have pierced ears, you can also purchased clip on converters.




Shining rhinestone stretch bracelet - Retail Price: $13.00
Very simple bracelet with just the right amount of sparkle & this could also be worn after the wedding.




Rhinestone drop necklace:  Retail Price:  $15.00
This necklace actually reminds me a Chopard Jewelry piece by its design.  Its extremely elegant in looks however I didn't really like the quality of the necklace. The larger rhinestones were not attached well, in my opinion this was my least favorite piece however its the piece that I loved the most from the website.  I did reinforce the larger rhinestones with craft glue to ensure they were secure.




Overall I would recommend Charming Charlie for brides that may be on a budget or if your are bride that wants stylish bridal accessories.  If you are a Nashville Bride, the Mall at Green Hills CC has a separate RSVP section in store which makes shopping easy and convenient.  Opulent Couturier is available for your bridal styling needs as well, be sure to visit our website if you need assistance in pulling your bridal look together!!  I would love to style you for your wedding day!!

Remembering Oscar de la Renta


The fashion & bridal industry lost an design genius on Monday.  Oscar de la Renta lost his battle with cancer but he leaves a rich legacy of style, grace & elegance.   I wanted to share my favorites from his recent 2015 Fall Bridal Collection today with you guys.  











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Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & friends during this time.  The Met Gala Red Carpet  will never be the same....

October 15, 2014

Fall 2015 | Bridal Fashion Week | Lazaro Bridal


It personifies luxury, flirty, opulence & so femininity...the Lazaro Fall 2015 Collection is simply beautiful.  I am loving the color, texture, ruffles, beading  & sexy silhouettes that is only Lazaro.

My favorites from this collection....








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Are you a 2015 bride & still looking for the perfect wedding dress be sure to check out our bridal style services!  Based in Nashville, TN but I am available to travel just to help you look & feel your best!!  I would love to style you & your bridal party for your wedding day!!

October 14, 2014

Bridal Fashion Week | Fall 2015 | Jim Hjelm


What I am loving from the Jim Hjelm Fall 2015 Bridal Collection!











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If you are a 2015 bride & you are still looking for the perfect wedding dress be sure to check out our bridal style services!  We are based in Nashville, but I am available for destination bridal styling in your area!   I would love to style you & your bridal party for your wedding day!!

Bridal Fashion Week | Fall 2015 | Ivy & Aster


You talk about pretty!!  I am totally smitten with the Fall 2015 bridal collection from Ivy & Aster.  Its whimsical & elegant with a slight edge from the wide leg lace jumpers, capes, crowns & yarn halos, I am here for all of it!!

It was very hard to pick my favorites because I loved so many of them!!  The lace jumper....#iDie!  Oh & don't you just love the lace-up shoe booties, such a good mix!










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If you are a 2015 bride & you are still looking for the perfect wedding dress be sure to check out our bridal style services! We are available in the Nashville, TN area but also will travel to your destination wedding.   I would love to style you & your bridal party for your wedding day!!