It’s that time again…..to wear it again!!

It’s finally Spring people and no one is more excited than Flair! We are so excited to start adding some new Spring accessories to our Wear it Again blogs!
This week we are spicing it up with a jean jacket, hold onto your hats! Seriously though, all this cutie dress (Abby by Jenny Yoo) needs is a classic jean jacket it make it a perfect day dress. Then we paired it with gold flats and this adorable purple necklace from New York and Co. and we are ready to hit the streets of Boston!
Hope to see some of you maids out and about in your dresses! Definitely let us know if you do, we’d love to feature you on our blog!
Happy Spring!
Lindsay XOXO

Things we love: Different colored bridesmaids’ dresses!

We love it when a bride thinks outside of the box. After all, your wedding should be as unique as you are! One of the easiest, and prettiest, ways to separate yourself from the pack is by having your bridesmaids’ wear slightly different colors.  I just placed an order today for three bridesmaids and each is wearing a slightly different colored green. All of the greens go well together and stay along the bride’s color theme, but each girl was able to choose the green that looks best on her.
Photo By: Ashley Ambroso


A big trend these days is letting the bridesmaids have some choice in terms of their dress style; the reason being that with all those different body types it is hard to find one dress that looks great on everyone. It’s the same thinking with colors; not all colors look great with all skin tones/hair colors. You may find an adorable dress but if you put it in a color that your maid just cannot pull off then she will never even think about re-wearing it. We do have one warning though for those considering mixed colors: it can be more work for the bride to organize. You’ll need to keep an eye on who has chosen what color and decide if you’re OK with some overlap. The result of all of that work, though, is a gorgeous and unique bunch of maids, hopefully in dresses/colors that they can re-wear in the future! Who doesn’t love that?

XOXO
Lindsay and Stacey 🙂

Going green is the new black!!

Let’s face it, weddings take a lot of time and money to plan. As much fun as it is to plan a wedding, wouldn’t it be even better if you knew not only you, but the world, was benefiting from it? OK, a little over dramatic I know but if you plan your wedding to be a little more “green” then that is basically what you’re doing. Not only are you a bride, but a superhero for the world (sans uncomfortable looking leotard, tights and cape)! Want to learn more? Boston’s “Elegantly Green Wedding Showcase” can help you do just that!

This expo is like most you’ve probably been to/heard about, in that there will be tons of amazing wedding vendors at your disposal in one location. However, these vendors have met strict green standards and offer eco-friendly alternatives to the usual wedding fare. There will also be an eco-friendly fashion show, featuring one of our designers, Seams! Harper, the owner and designer, designs gorgeous, green bridal gowns that you can really feel good about. So, you can go see her there and also sample some amazing food and beverages, hear great live music and more. Need I say more?

The 411: The expo is taking place Sunday May 14th from 1-5 PM at the Renaissance Waterfront Hotel in Boston. See the link below to register.

http://www.elegantlygreenweddingshowcase.com/

Go green brides!

Lindsay

WeddingWire….What are you waiting for?

 

We were introduced to WeddingWire through one of our favorite brides Molly. Ladies, her wedding isn’t until next year and she already has her BM dresses checked off her to-do list! Talk about on the ball!!

Molly came to Flair looking to do something a little bit different for her 8 bridesmaids!! Needless to say she came to the right place and stay tuned….until next year 🙂 to see what we came up with for Molly’s fab bridesmaids to be a little bit different from every other wedding!!

As I was saying Molly introduced us to WeddingWire and boy do we love it!! It is super user-friendly website and it is the place to go for all your weddings needs.

WeddingWire is a full service Wedding Website complete with:

  • Vendor profiles
  • The largest Collection of Wedding Reviews on the Web
  • Wedding planning checklists
  • Tools to make a free wedding website
  • Local Wedding Events
  • Wedding Forums to help answer all your pressing questions
  • Photo Galleries Galore!!

I could go on and on, they also have three fabulous Blogs as well, with tons and tons of inspiration!!

Wedding Aces

Bridal Buds

WeddingWire Blog

 

 

 

 

 

A big thanks to Molly for telling us all about WeddingWire we love it for inspiration and fabulous planning tips!! Feel free to tell us what you love about WeddingWire and make sure you review Flair if you have time!! We would love to hear what you think!!

XOXO
Stacey

To Market We Go!! Spring Edition!

I took a trip to bridal market in NYC this past weekend and had such an amazing time! I just love getting face time with some of my favorite designers (wish I could have seen everyone!) and chatting with them about what’s to come in the exciting world of bridal gowns/bridesmaids’ dresses. I saw two huge trends there that I just had to come home and immediately share with my Flair friends.
1.  Fabulous faille: I’m sure most of you are scratching your heads right about now. What the heck is faille, you ask? Well, it’s a gorgeous fabric that one of our fav designers, Coren Moore, has just started working with again. It’s a really rich looking fabric, with a gorgeous sheen. It photographs beautifully and is a super reasonable price point.

   Plus, it comes in these crazy beautiful colors, there’s really something for everyone! Flair has ordered a faille dress for the store and we can’t wait to start sharing it with you. It might just be the next big thing in fabrics! 

2. Party dresses 
    When it comes time to choose a bridal gown, every girl gets a little Cinderella in her. It is so hard to resist those gorgeous ballgowns! After all, when else are you going to be able to justify wearing something that elaborate? 
     
    When it comes time to boogie down at the reception though, you may not appreciate that no one can shimmy too near to you because of that huge, albeit gorgeous, skirt. If you consult your inner diva I’m sure she will tell you: get two dresses girl! You can get that fantasy ballgown for the ceremony and the first part of the reception, but as the night goes on you do a quick costume change into a cute little number designed for dancing the night away. You’ll blow your audience/guests away!                                                                                               
We can’t wait for fall market when we can get you more insider tips. For now though, come and see us in the store and we’ll impart more wisdom in person.

See you soon beautiful brides and bridesmaids!
Lindsay 🙂

Things we love: Statement pieces!!!

With the royal wedding right around the corner, there has been non-stop talk (especially amongst the Flair girls) about the statement pieces that Kate Middleton will inevitably wear. 
I mean, come on, she has access to the Queen’s jewels and an endless supply of Philip Treacy hats, of course she’ll pull off some jaw-dropping bridal accessories. So in honor of the upcoming nuptials, we’ve compiled some of the most fabulous statement pieces around…and just because you won’t be gaining an official royal title on your wedding day, doesn’t mean you don’t deserve to feel (and dress) like a princess. 
Bridal headwear by Philip Treacy

Big Crystal & Chain Necklace by Vera Wang
Rhinestone hair accessory by Erin Cole Couture

Ivory vintage lace statement earrings by This Ilk (on Etsy.com)

Crystal Overload head wrap by Ban.do
 Make sure you make a STATEMENT on your “BIG” day!! We sure know Kate Middleton will!!
XOXO
Brooke

Wear it again, Back and better then ever….we know you missed us!!

Wear it Again is BACK and better than ever!!
Sorry we took a mini-break from Wear it Again…it’s busy season here people, we’re working hard to get the dresses of your dreams 
We’re back in action this week with an adorable dress from Lynn Lugo that Brooke is modeling. It’s called the Rose dress and you can probably see why…the flower detail on the shoulder is super cute and feminine; perfect for a summer party! 
 We actually bought this one for ourselves, Stacey and I both already have events we’re wearing it to and we cannot wait!! It doesn’t take much to make this one look more ready to wear, it’s pretty darn cute on its own! We added a cardigan and skinny belt and are ready to hit the town!
Happy Spring brides and maids!
XO
Lindsay

Kate Spade….Stuff we reallllllllllly love xoxo

You certainly can not get any more girly and cute then KATE SPADE!
We were inspired by one of our beautiful brides that came in yesterday who picked up her wedding gown and brought along her gorgeous “NEW” Kate Spade heels for the BIG day!

So we checked out Kate Spade’s website and found that she has a whole selection dedicated entirely to weddings!!

Appropriately named “Wedding Belles and Whistles”  
The dresses are a little pricey but would be perfect for rehearsal dinners and showers!!




This would go fabulous with one of our simple bridal gown like the Jenny Yoo “Thea”.
BLING, BLING!
These gorgeous heels would pair perfectly with Coren Moore’s Kate in Stone Shantung!! 


Enjoy and please share your fab finds from Kate Spade!
XOXO
Stacey 🙂

Vendor Spotlight: Ode to Wedding Tresses


Hi ladies, I had my hair and makeup trial over the weekend and I have to admit, I was nervous. I’m a little particular when it comes to my hair and makeup, and I felt wary about having someone else do it for me. Can any of you brides relate? Plus, let’s face it, a week after the wedding my man will not be able to recall a single detail about my dress but he will definitely remember if my hair was a mess and I had clown make up on. So, hence my worry.

I chose Wedding Tresses for my hair and makeup because I’d worked with them on a gorgeous Style Me Pretty photo shoot in 2009 and they did an amazing job. Plus, Jackie is such a sweetheart and is SO easy to work with! I went into my trial with a few pictures and ideas and both Jackie, who did my hair, and Holly (makeup artist extraordinaire) did a great job of taking the photos and running with them. By the end, I looked like a slightly more glam version of myself, which is just what I was going for. The last thing I wanted was to not look like myself on my big day. Plus they both had great tips regarding the hair and makeup for my bridal party, mother and future mother in law. Long story short, I should have stopped worrying the minute I booked them!

A few more reasons I adore Wedding Tresses:

1.Their location on Newbury Street is super cute and inviting. Myself and a few others brides were there at the same time and it was so much fun to see what the others were doing and chit chat with everyone.
2. They will travel to you on your wedding day. One less thing to coordinate = heaven.
3. They use makeup that Jackie herself created! It is super lightweight and smooth; my skin never looked so good!
4. All of the girls there seem to really enjoy what they do and they will not let you leave until you are 100% satisfied.

OK, I could go on and on, but check them out for yourself and you’ll see what I mean! This is one thing on your to-do list that you will not have to worry about, I promise!

TTFN beautiful brides!
Lindsay


Appointment Tips: It’s all about the Benjamin’s baby!!

Ladies, we know that weddings can be an astronomical expense. Believe us, we are both planning Boston weddings as we speak!  So we know that every penny counts! Make sure you keep that in mind when coming in for your bridesmaid/bridal 
appointments!! 
“What’s your budget?” is usually one of the first questions we ask you ladies when you come in so make sure you have asked your girls or you personally know how much you feel comfortable spending.  That way you are never stuck in a sticky situation with your lovely ladies.  

However, if you do happen to fall in love with a dress that is a little bit out of reach for your girls it is always nice to put a few dollars towards their dresses so that both you and your girls end up happy with gorgeous dresses without having to spend wayyyyyy out of their budget!

XOXO
Lindsay and Stacey
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