Here Comes the Bride

In case you didn’t already know, Bridal Fashion Week started Friday and is still in full swing.  So far we’ve seen amazing shows from Marchesa, Monique Lhuillier, and Carolina Herrera (just to name a few).  You can keep up with coverage at Pop Sugar, The Knot, and of course Instagram!  Follow @nytimesfashion for constant updates.  I look forward to seeing the Oscar de la Renta show online tomorrow!  Here are a few of my favorite dresses so far, all pictures found at New York Times Fashion Instagram.

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Coast to Coast

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As most people may not know, my heart belongs to three places: California, Texas, and New York.  Here’s a little bit of my history.  I was born in Orange County, California and almost all of my family lives or is from the west coast.  Although I only lived there for 6 years, the relaxed Californian lifestyle has always run through my veins.  I dip my vegetables in mayonnaise, I’ve been raised on In-N-Out, I want to be mermaid – you get the picture.  After coastal living, Texas became the core of my life as I went through grade school and now college in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  Although I had a hard time adjusting at first, I soon fell in love with the cowboy culture, southern pride, and of course Texas cooking. Lastly, New York.  Ever since I first visited when I was 8 years old, I was hooked.  The crowded streets, bright lights, and diverse people all contribute to my fascination of the city.  And of course, as the center of fashion, I know that my interests would definitely be in the right place.  All of these places are so different, yet they all provide me with inspiration and insight into the world of fashion.  I follow a lot of blogs, and I’ve realized most of the people that write them come from these places.  Here is a list of my favorite bloggers out of California, Texas, and New York.

California:

1) Cupcakes and Cashmere (Los Angeles)

2) Song of Style (Los Angeles)

3) Fashion Toast (Los Angeles)

Texas:

1) The Glamourai (from Austin, now in Brooklyn)

2) Bag Snob (Dallas)

3) Kendra Scott (Austin)

New York:

1) The Man Repeller (New York City)

2) Atlantic-Pacific (formerly San Francisco, now New York City)

3) Sea of Shoes (New York City)

Which are your favorites?

Websites that put you into E-Commerce Comas

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I recently found this list of the “10 Shopping Sites To Lose Two Hours On.”  As an avid e-commerce shopper, I find this reference dangerous and exhilarating all at once.  Elle does a great job of reviewing each of the websites and also showing their “Editor Picks” that can be purchased on each (everyone go look at the Giuseppe Zanotti Fringed Suede Sandals that can be found on FEYT.com).  My favorite website right now is ShopBop.com, which made the list, but I’m excited to check out these other websites as well.  Tell me which ones are your favorites!