Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Big News!

First, let me say I'm sorry for not updating for so long-my life has been a little crazy lately! (If you're at all interested in that story, you can read about it HERE)

But guess what????

Here's a little bit of a back story that also ties into the ring:-) Marcus and I met July 16th, 2011 at his place of work. I was on a family vacation with my mom, step dad and little sister. Marcus was actually our waiter at a banquet in a beautiful hotel. I am incredibly shy and was definitely intimidated by his good looks (He is a former model) and could barely look at him until my sister nudged me and pointed out the fact he kept looking at me. Finally, I looked up and smiled at him and the rest of the night we flirted every time he came to the table. I am actually a terrible flirt...I have no idea how I managed flirting with him, LoL. I think God definitely stepped in and gave me a bit of a push. He seemed so cool and confident-I only found out later he was intimidated by me! I still find that hard to believe but he swears it's true, LoL. 
Anyway-He told me he was shy and nervous to talk to me because he thought I was "so beautiful"-he said  I looked"just like a Princess". (I like to say God gave him beer goggles but just without the beer! Haha!) So Marcus has called me his Princess ever since we first started seeing each other. So that's why he chose the princess cut diamond (which also happens to be my favorite cut!) and I love my ring so much. He did such a good job picking it out and the proposal was a complete surprise. It was private-just how I would've wanted it if I could have chosen the moment myself! 

Some ring shots....

I am very much a person who prefers a classic style (I am a total sucker for the 50s) -I never had a desire for a trendy ring or anything too big and flashy. This ring is actually bigger than I would have expected or picked but it's absolutely perfect! It's a princess cut diamond, about 1/2 ct, in a gorgeous cathedral setting in white gold.(I also prefer white gold over yellow). He picked it out all on his own and absolutely nailed my taste! Not that that's surprising-He has had an amazing knack for that since our very first Christmas together!

I am so blessed and grateful to have such a wonderful man in my life- I couldn't have hoped for anyone better. I am thankful to God for putting us together and am excited to start planning our wedding. I want Marcus to be involved in every step of the planning (Well-all the steps he wants to be-except the dress shopping, of course! haha) He is actually excited about having a traditional wedding- It will be a small and intimate wedding-we're hoping to keep the guest list around 50- 75, but I don't want to leave anyone I love out-and I love an awful lot of people, LoL. That's been the biggest struggle so far:-/ The wedding will be in October of next year-October is my favorite month and Marcus proposed on the 8th of October so there couldn't be a better time for it! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has offered their love and support! I am grateful beyond words to my loyal followers and readers! Also, stay tuned for a little celebratory giveaway! (It'll be taking place on my other blog, A Little More Beautiful-but I'll post it here as well:-) I'll be announcing that in this upcoming week!
Please feel free to leave comments if you are planning a wedding, recently engaged or already married and share your wedding/engagement stories! And if you're not engaged or married yet, I'd love to hear bout your dream ring, dream engagement, and dream wedding!

 Love to ALL!!! 

Ps: Feel free to follow me on Pinterest-HERE-I will be posting photos and things there:-)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Gorgeous Cocktail Rings!

Cocktail rings are a great way to display style-especially your unique personal style (Being Unique is key to being a style icon, after all!). Cocktail rings are almost always better when they're costume than when they're real. Vintage or vintage inspired rings are really special and eye-catching. They're also meant to be bold and make a statement so don't be shy, go big and dramatic!

I love bold, glamorous nature inspired rings....David Webb makes incredible ones with these qualities. They're superb quality and worth the price by far! This one has a hefty price tag ($6,300.00) but as an animal lover, I'm in utter awe of it!

You can find an abundant amount of styles from romantic and feminine to rocker and punk styles. No matter what your personal style, you can find a cocktail ring (or several!) to match it!

Here are some great vintage Cocktail Rings to inspire you! These are all available at Etsy's. They're all under $40!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses

Well, it's that time of year, lovelies! Wedding season....and who doesn't want to make a splash on their wedding day? I have a special place in my heart for a classic, vintage or vintage inspired wedding dress. They're so unique in comparison to the very modern styles you see coming down the aisle these days! So if you're looking for a unique, drop dead gorgeous, stop traffic kind of wedding dress, this may be just the way to go for you. Here are some of my favorites-I hope they inspire you as much as they inspire me!

Marjorie by Fancy New York
"A real Southern Belle! This artisanal hand crochet dress, has an off the shoulder flounce and yards of skirt which creates a breathtaking effect. Fully lined with a silk slip, this dress can be personalized with a colored vintage grosgrain sash."

Cecile by Fancy New York
"For the bride who dreams of getting married in Paris, this halter neck line drop waist dress with full gathered skirt in silk gazar is the perfect dress. A halter shaped bodice offers more support on top and the belt at the natural waist creates a gamin look."

Madeleine by Fancy New York
"Silk Satin boat neck dress with dropped waist, gathered full skirt all tied up with vintage grosgrain sash at the waist."

by Blue Velvet Vintage
"Pretty 1950s style party dress would be perfect as an informal wedding dress or reception dress for a vintage themed wedding."

1970's JACARANDA, Ropa de Playa White Cotton and Lace "Mexican" Wedding Dress at Antique Dress

1950's Sheer Wedding Gown Complete with Original Attached Ruffled Underskirt, Original Satin Slip, Original Hoop Petticoat, Original Satin Twisted Headpiece with Wax Flowers and Veil, Original Sheer Gauntlet Gloves. at Antique Dress

Are you planning an upcoming wedding with a vintage theme or have you had a wedding with a vintage theme? What's your favorite dress style shown here? Let me know if you know of any other good finds!! Have a wonderful day, lovelies:-)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Get Ready for Cold Weather in Style!

Staying stylish and sexy in the Winter can be somewhat of a challenge at times, especially if you live in an area where it gets extremely cold! Most of the time during Winter, I get out of bed and could care less what I look like and more about keeping warm! Well, you can stay warm and look amazing! I don't know about you but I absolutely love the look of a retro or vintage style coat! Here are some gorgeous ones to Inspire your Winter fashion!

Houndstooth of the Baskervilles Coat
The shape of this coat and the amazing red and black Houndstooth print make this a perfect option for any stylish woman!
Price: $161.99
Available at: ModCloth

Wuthering Delights Coat
This is an absolutely drop dead gorgeous coat! It's ladylike and sexy and a touch dramatic! This is a definite eye catcher! The lining is also a gorgeous touch -it's red and white polka dot print!
Price: $179.99
Available at: ModCloth

Impressing the Gals Coat
Pure class! This pretty little number is a great color, great print and the touch of lace ads a special little detail!
Price: $93.99
Available at: ModCloth

Poetic Pea Coat
A classic pea coat with a sweet twist! I love the sleeves on this coat-it definitely makes it a little more special than your average pea coat!
Price: $69.95
Available at: Victorian Trading Company

I hope you enjoyed this small look at some options for Retro/Vintage style Winter wear:-) Is there one you like better? Do you have a favorite Retro Winter coat? Let me know in the comments section! Don't forget to subscribe or follow and keep checking back for more Old Hollywood Style! Have a great rest of the week!

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