Bring on spring! We would feel much more ready if we had all of these pieces.
Oh my gosh you guys, Ashley (Greek) and Gareth (The Walking Dead and also from Greek) got married last night and their photos are amazing. I know I’ve always said that Seth and Summer were alway my favorite tv and real-life couple, but they just couldn’t last. It’s something that Amber and Andrew managed to do and I’m pretty overjoyed (from someone that doesn’t know them at all) that they’ve decided to make things official by becoming husband and wife. I had a really unhealthy addiction to watching Greek on ABC Family.
The two were married on Friday night at the Carondelet House in Los Angeles.
“I could not imagine a better send-off into the rest of our lives together. Amber was beaming all night,” West, 31, tells PEOPLE. “We were surrounded by so much love.”
Adds Stevens, “It was the most magical night of my life. I wish I could rewind and play it again, but I’m so looking forward to our future together.”
The two met on the set of ABC Family’s “Greek” when Andrew was selected to be Amber’s boyfriend:
“He came in to play my boyfriend on the show. We were introduced by the casting director, and I remember I went back to the hair and makeup room immediately and started Googling him. I was like, ‘Well, that guy was cute!’ ” Stevens, 28, said on Conan in June.
Amber walked down the aisle in a gorgeous CB Couture gown while Andrew donned a J. Crew tux.
Throwback to the time I blogged about their engagment here.
I know what you’re thinking. Any time any news is released about smaller sizes being released or models looking even more thin than they really should, everyone starts getting uncomfortable. I’ll admit, I’m one of those people. But I’m also in that same boat as the people that wear a 00 in jeans and an xxsmall in tops because that’s just what fits. People think it’s unrealistic for others to be this tiny, but it’s totally a reality. The only time it should be considered unhealthy is when someone who is not naturally this way hurts themselves to become a size 00.
J. Crew announced today that they were releasing a new size to their roster – 000 – to satisfy their customers in Asia. J. Crew’s sizes typically run a little larger so there is an entire demographic of people who are unable to wear their clothing.
A spokeswoman told Today.com, “We are simply addressing the demand coming from Asia for smaller sizes than what we had carried. Our sizes typically run big and the Asia market tends to run small… To further put into perspective, these sizes add up to the smallest possible percentage of our overall sizing assortment.” She noted the brand aims to “accommodate as many customers as possible… [It’s] all based on customer demand.”
Looking forward to my first pair of J. Crew jeans!
Is it too early to be talking about Spring 2014 collections? Most would say yes, but I’m already wrapped up in my Pendleton blanket for warmth so I guess you could say I’m over fall. This week, Madewell unveiled their new Spring 2014 collection led by J. Crew vet of 12 years – Somsack Sikhounmuong and it is everything you thought it would be – classic pieces, stripes, and a slight nautical theme. Sikhounmuong mentioned that he plans to “elevate” Madewell and “focus on making things a little more classic-based.”
Retailers are starting to view Pinterest as a good opportunity to expand their audiences. First, Nordstrom created “P” tags for their most pinned items online in stores and now J. Crew has released their entire September catalog via Pinterest board. We love this idea especially because we can now post our favorites directly onto Yow Yow! The physical catalog just won’t let us do the same thing. There are very few catalogs that can do what J. Crew does and the collection that they have just released for fall is absolutely stunning.
To view the entire catalog via Pinterest, click here.
Here are our favorite picks…!
It wasn’t too long ago that Kevin brought home a floral skinny tie from J. Crew and I had to question it. Can guys really pull off the floral look like women can? As much as it is a change that we might have to adapt to, I think the floral can really soften a guy’s look in a good way. It’s refreshing and at the same time, completely appropriate for the summer season. It’s an accessory that I can see donned at a wedding this summer and hopefully maybe I’ll catch a few of them! What do you guys think? Do you love it or hate it?
Every year, I always post a little Yow Yow! Christmas list. I thought I would have more “wants” this year, but I’ve got everything I need! It’s always just fun to have a little list of things that would be nice, but when it comes down to the holidays, good company is all I’m asking for.
Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook – $27.95
It’s been awhile since I’ve received another cookbook and I’m ready to do some work in the kitchen again!
My former co-workers and I got into a heated discussion last night over weddings. When one of them asked me what I thought my overall wedding budget would be, I couldn’t give her an answer. To be honest, I don’t actually know the average cost is for every aspect that goes into it. Furthermore, there are many aspects these days that can all be DIY. A long time ago, couples would enlist wedding planners, caterers, photographers, designers for invitations/menus/ etc, and rental companies to provide the furniture and decor, but these days – those things seem a little uncommon, don’t they? Why not just ask your own friends and family to help you out?
I may not know how much I want to pay for my wedding just yet, but I know what aspects I want in it and I can definitely say that I want a second dress for my reception! I’ve envisioned my future wedding gown to be long, flow-y, lacy, or silk, but I’ve always been partial to the short dresses. Since it seems to be more appropriate for a reception, that is most likely what is going to happen. I stumbled into BCBG Max Azria yesterday and drooled over almost every short white dress in the store hence leading me to be inspired to write this post. What do you think readers? Are second dresses for you?
Nel Lace-Back Cocktail Dress – $268
With shows like Dancing with the Stars and outrageous red carpet gowns, it is no surprise that school administrators have been cracking down on the dress codes recently. Schools districts all over the country have gone as far as creating a guide for their students informing them what types of dresses are banned from their formal dance. The times have definitely changed since I was a high school student because this was never an issue for my peers.
However, from a young girl’s perspective – I get it. Short is sexy. Cutouts are intriguing. See-through gowns are mysterious…maybe? But there’s a difference. You can incorporate trends without being over the top and can ere on the side of classy over trashy. You may think that the only way to be fashion forward is to be sexy, but you’re going to Prom to wear a beautiful dress and to have an incredible time with your friends and your date. The sexiest thing about a someone at Prom is confidence and you don’t need a dress to do that for you. Here are some of my favorite picks for the season:
J. Crew Sinclair Dress – $250