How to Make a Floral Crown, Courtesy of Birchbox UK
Inspired by the totes perfect-for-summer ethereal floral crown trend, Birchbox designer Victoria made a step-by-step video showing us how to create the romantic summer accessory.
Dying for the written instructions on how to put this floral look together? Find out more on the Birchbox UK blog.
If you’re obsessed with the floral crown look—you can build your very own floral crown wardrobe with these gorgeous DIYs.
We’ve been planning our dream weddings since we were five years old. So it’s no surprise that we can’t get enough of Lover.ly, a wedding inspiration site that lets you search through pics of swoon-worthy gowns, bouquets, and everything else you need for the big day. Once a week, the ladies behind Lover.ly will be sharing their best tips for getting through the craziness of the season—whether you’re standing at the altar or enjoying a view of it from the audience.
When it comes to bridal head pieces, we’re thinking beyond the veil. Smaller hair accessories, from birdcage veils to flapper-style headbands, are the looks we love for 2013. Here are our favorite picks from Lover.ly:
As much as we love fast fashion and popular style from the Zaras and Bloomingdales of the world, sometimes we just want a beautiful, totally unique piece from an adorable boutique. Enter Shoptiques, an e-commerce site that allows you to shop local stores in the U.S. and Paris. This week, Tracey Wallace—Shoptique’s Director of Content—is giving us the lowdown on the best shops and how to pick standout pieces that play up your individual style.
Evil Eye Bracelet, $60, shoptiques.com
The hunt for one-of-a-kind pieces is a never-ending process. Boutiques generally beat out bigger chain stores when it comes to original items that speak to the buyer, the store, and the designer all at the same time. It is truly the style trifecta and it allows you the opportunity to forever say, “Oh, I just picked it up at this little shop.”
But atypical pieces aren’t always the easiest to incorporate into your everyday wardrobe. The trick is using them in ways that are subtle yet surprising. Here are my best tips to getting it right every single time:
OK, they don’t have $1.99 album deals or groceries yet, but Beauty.com is adding a whole new element to its arsenal: Accessories. I had a chance to check out the new collection this morning and it’s a nice mix of necessities like Spanx and Cosabella (what, shapewear isn’t a necessity for you?) as well as well-priced jewelry, hair doodads, sunglasses, and more. The appeal is that if you’re already planning on stocking up on something from Beauty.com (or Drugstore.com for that matter), it’s that much easier to throw in a pair of Ray Bans or a Dogeared wish necklace. My picks? Jane Tran’s adorable bobby pins, Commando’s cute and comfy undies, and Foot Petals, a must for sky high heels.
Speaking of accessories, have you snagged a Birchbox Travel Pouch yet? They’re going fast!