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Why I Love Carolina Herrera

If there’s two things no one would guess just by looking at me, they are my Latin American heritage and my love of horror films.  As an Irish/Latina, I’m just as proud of my unique heritage as I am my love of fashion.  While my Dad is Irish American, my Mom was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela.  That being said, I’ve long had a huge adoration for fashion designer and fellow Venezuelan, Carolina Herrera.

Not only are her designs impeccable, but she carries herself with the such class.  She’s truly perfected the kind of class that my Latin mother always raised me to have.  If that wasn’t enough, Carolina Herrera has also perfected the iconic bridal gown dressing both American royalty and fictional characters in some of the most viewed weddings ever.

With their broad shoulders and crazy headdresses, I’ve never been a fan of 80’s brides, but I feel a personal connection to the shamrock-filled wedding dress Carolina Herrera designed for Caroline Kennedy.  Shamrocks were said to be a favorite of JFK so Caroline requested the dress have shamrocks in memory of her father.  As a proud Irish/Latina, I couldn’t feel more connected to a shamrock dress designed by a beloved Venezuelan.

Yes, I’ll admit it.  I’m a Twilight fan and I’m totally Team Edward.  The dress Carolina Herrera designed for the wedding scene of Breaking Dawn: Part 1, captured Bella’s simple glamour perfectly.

June Weddings 101

I love weddings, especially June weddings. With summer fast approaching, my daydreams are filled with images of breathtaking outdoor weddings under the sun.  Though there’s a certain etiquette to being a bride, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, etc. no one really tells you what to do or wear when you are just a guest at a wedding.  Well, that’s all about to change.

Being a guest at someone’s wedding is just as much of an honor as being in the wedding, but with less responsibilities.  Be sure to look fabulous by dressing appropriately for the theme, venue, and time of day.  When with the bride and groom, don’t steal their spotlight.  But, being the center of attention at your table or on the dance floor is fair game.  Though catching the bouquet is always fun, you up your chances of being the next person to get married  by hobnobbing with as many cute guys in the reception as possible.

What to Wear to an Afternoon Summer Wedding:

Just because I have yet to be invited to a wedding this summer, doesn’t mean that I can’t start planning my outfit.

1.  Miss Selfridge Mint Lace Skater Dress:  So cute and whimsical!  This dress is also conservative enough to get the nod of approval from the grandparents who are bound to be at the wedding without being matronly.

2.  Rebecca Minkoff Mini MAC Shoulder Handbag:  This cute little Minkoff bag is big enough to hold everything you need without being overbearing.  Beige bags are great for summer weddings.

3.  Yves Saint Laurent Obsession Satin & Suede Pumps:  I’m utterly obsessed with these shoes!  Enough said.

4.  TOPSHOP Dip Dye Drop Earrings:  These green and gold pastels go so perfectly with this ensemble.

5.  Banana Republic The Mad Men Collection High Ball Cocktail Ring:  Chances are you’ll be sipping your share of champagne and cocktails at the wedding in honor of the happy couple which gives you the perfect chance to show off a cocktail ring.

Fun Wedding/Bridal Shower Gift Ideas:

Though I prefer to give and receive cash at these occasions, I couldn’t get over how cute these potential wedding/bridal shower gifts are.

1.  Jonathan Adler ‘Jet Set’ Porcelain Coasters:  Jonathan Adler has excellent home goods to give as wedding presents.  These coasters are perfect for your typical jet setting socialite couple.

2.  Vera Wang Wedgwood Dinnerware:  Vera Wang doesn’t just make excellent wedding dresses, her dinnerware makes a wonderful bridal gift.

3.  Margaritaville Frozen Drink Maker:  The party doesn’t stop just because you tied the knot.  This is a great gift for a couple who loves to entertain.

4.  Missoni Tropical Sugar Bowl:  Even if the bride and groom aren’t the cooking type, this Missoni sugar bowl is an awesome kitchen decoration.

5.  Gift Boutique Fortune Cookie Box:  To give the newly married couple good fortune.

6.  Diane Von Furstenberg Camargue Rolling Expandable Luggage:  They’ll love a new set of luggage to bring on the honeymoon.

The Perfect Bridal Shower Outfit


I am by no means anywhere close to getting married or even engaged.  However, being the organized efficient socialite that I am, I’m all about planning ahead.  So today, I decided to go bridal and plan out the perfect bridal shower/engagement party outfit.  All that’s missing is my future Harry Winston sparkler.

1.  ASOS Filigree Pearl Capped Necklace:  Makes a simple yet elegant statement in the form of a pearl pendant with filigree detailing.

2.  kate spade new york Bridal Passport Holder:  It’s never too early to find that perfect something blue for the wedding.  Plus, you’ll obviously need a stylish passport holder for your honeymoon getaway.  Love the golden detail celebrating your newlywed life.

3.  Lovely Lace Dress:   This ivory-toned lace jersey dress with white lining and ruching on the skirt will give your guests a preview of the blushing bride in white without giving too much away.

4.  kate spade new york Primrose Hill Kaelin:  A beautiful bag small enough to carry around effortlessly and big enough to hold all the checks and gift cards you will be receiving.

5.  kate spade new york ‘Say Yes Mrs’ Stud Earrings:  These earrings are the perfect touch to any wedding-related outfit.  So sweet and subtile.

6.  L.K. Bennett Sledge Pump Taupe:  Sleek round-toe platform pumps to give the bride to be a quick boost.

*As always, click on the links to buy the items directly.  Happy Shopping!

Change Your Jewelry as Often as You Change Your Shoes With JennaLogan.com

Looking rich and famous is the first step toward actually being rich and famous.  Costume Jewelry can be fun, but nothing compares to the feeling of draping yourself in real fine jewels fit for the elite.  Thanks to the launch of JennaLogan.com, fine jewelry no longer has to be something you only wear in your daydreams as you stroll down Fifth Ave. admiring the jewels in the windows with price tags equivalent to months and months of rent.  Well, it may be time to start daydreaming about something else because JennaLogan.com is a website that allows you to rent and wear the finest jewelry for less than a dollar a day.  Perfect for both weddings or proms.

With new styles arriving daily, the website offers free shipping and returns with no initiation or cancellation fees.  So check out JennaLogan.com’s dazzling selection of fine jewelry and satisfy your cravings for A-list glamour without breaking the bank.  You can keep your rentals for as long as you want and if you really fall in love with an item you will be given the opportunity to purchase it at a discounted rate.  Aspiring Socialite readers can register to win an exclusive jewelry giveaway.  The prize is a socialite style pair of Blue and White Diamond Earring Paisleys set in Sterling Silver valued at $499.99.  Click here to sign up!  I guess diamonds really are a girl’s best friend!

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post, but the opinions are all my own.