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Grecian Goddess

For those of you soon to be brides who have watched the Gladiator one too many times, perhaps the wedding theme you’re envisioning is Grecian.
How to incorporate the theme?  Start with a flowing dress with a cinched waist.  Add crystals in your hair and lay your veil over top.  Throw on some sparkly but flat sandals.  And to really hit it home, use your bracelet as an arm cuff.
Take this theme on a destination wedding.  Say your vows under some ancient ruins or temple. What a special way to show your love will stand the test of time.

Grecian Goddess

Grecian Goddess by stylefromthesticks featuring crystal jewelry

Q&A- What Happens In Vegas

I received the following question-
Need some advice…
I am going to Vegas in a month. We are doing a short 3 day trip. I know I will be packing 1-2 swimsuits and a cover up for the days, but my big question is about my shoes. We are only taking 1 suitcase so I can’t pack every pair I own. We have no specific plans so I don’t know if we will be walking the strip at night, going to a show, staying around our hotel, etc. etc. I plan to wear sundresses at night and would love to pair them with a really fun heal, but I know my feet couldn’t handle miles of walking with heals. I refuse to wear dresses with tennis shoes. HAHAHA. So do you have an idea of a fun shoe that is a bit fun/sexy/not over the top/and comfortable to wear with a sundress?

Thank you for your question!

Oh, I know your pain.  I love to overpack.  If I tend to overpack one item, it would be shoes.  Shoes make such a big difference in an outfit.  Don’t think so?  Pair a sneaker with a short skirt and you look like you should be going to play tennis.  Pair that same skirt with a heel, completely different look.
When we went to France a few summers ago, this was my concern.  I mean, there are a few times when you are in PARIS that you want to dress up and look nice.  So how do you justify packing a pair of heels when you know that you’ll do a ton of walking and be only wearing them a few times.
My suggestion is a pair of low heels or wedge espadrilles.  If you want to really be able to go somewhere formal, a pair of low sandal heels will help you both get there and still look nice with a pretty dress.
Below are some examples.  The wedges are a touch more casual but still not terrible to walk in.  Remember the platform under the toes will be more comfortable and don’t forget an ankle strap!

Have a great time!

What Happens In Vegas

What Happens In Vegas by stylefromthesticks featuring kitten heels

Vero moda
$50 –

Club L chiffon dress
$35 –



European Vacation

Instead of thinking of the movie starring Chevy Chase, let’s dream about being in a romantic city soaking up some amazing architecture and sipping a glass of good wine at dinnertime. 
If you are lucky enough to take a dream vacation to Europe, I’ll try not to be jealous and instead help you pack.  Be sure to include the following:  a scarf, it’ll add dimension to your outfits without adding bulk to your carry on; two pairs of walking shoes because you’ll be siteseeing everywhere; and something demure to wear for your evenings.  Regardless of what you wear, they will know you are American.  So show them how well an American woman can dress while vacationing! 

European Vacation

European Vacation by stylefromthesticks featuring crystal jewelry

Mooiee chiffon top
$45 –

Quiksilver striped top
$35 –

Phase Eight jersey knit top
£29 –

Dorothy Perkins cropped capri pants
$39 –

Beige mini skirt
£25 –

TOMS bright shoes
$58 –

Mimco crystal jewelry
25 AUD –

Enamel jewelry
£15 –

Wallis printed scarve
$35 –