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Emily & Gary | Real Weddings

In May, Emily and Gary exchanged vows along the sunny seaside of San Diego, surrounded by their dear friends and family. 

Emily, tell us about the location.

I’m a Navy brat. I was born in San Diego and spent most of my childhood there. Growing up, whenever my dad was leaving or coming home from deployment, my mom, brother and myself would go to the harbor and watch his ship. There was no doubt in my mind that would be the location of my wedding. Gary also proposed further down the peninsula, overlooking downtown San Diego.

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Katie & Sharif | Real Weddings

This past year, Katie and Sharif celebrated their nuptials with a classic winter wedding in the historic city of Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.

Tell us about the location.

We got married in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. Established 27 years before the United States, and located just seven miles outside of Washington, D.C., Old Town Alexandria is amazing for its history and charming streets. Old Town is a special place for us; when we were dating we enjoyed meeting here to try the amazing restaurants, walk along the shopping street, and watch sailboats pass by on the Potomac River. We like the small-town vibe, even though we’re on the fringes of our nation’s busy capital. Since our family and friends are spread out across the country, we wanted to invite everyone to see the place that we call home and where we plan to build our life together. We knew it would be a fun area for everyone to explore, and many of our guests took advantage of the opportunity to go sightseeing in Washington, D.C.

We held our reception at the Hotel Monaco. Since we had a winter wedding, we knew we would need to hold all of our events indoors, and the Monaco offered a great space. We had access to several rooms indoors, plus an outdoor courtyard where our guests could step outside for some fresh air during the reception, and our guests loved the hotel’s funky decor and boutique vibe. The hotel is known by Washington insiders for its restaurant, Jackson 20, and we wanted to treat our guests to a truly delicious dinner on our wedding day. We were not disappointed.

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ALL POSTS Style

Wedding-Guest Dresses | The Realest

Why should models have all the fun? We decided each month we’d find a “real woman”–i.e., of all shapes and sizes–and give her the model treatment. In this new feature, we bring the wardrobe, stylist, photographer and blog editor–she brings her anything-but-one-size-fits-all personality and style–and we all head out on location for an IRL photo shoot. Meet this month’s featured guest, Kathy Loyola–a new mom who balances a busy work schedule as a content publisher at Microsoft while she and her husband raise their 13-month-old, Lexi, at home. As a petite woman who stands at 5′ 3″ (and a half!), Kathy sometimes feels frustrated not knowing how clothes seen online will look once they’re actually on her.

That’s where we step in, outfitting her in guest-of-wedding dresses to inspire looks that take the stress out of that moment just after that invitation is received. What to wear? What to wear! Read on to get to know Kathy, and see our stylist suggestions for the perfect dress (hint: it’s all about rich, beautiful color) and accessories–no matter the occasion.

MIDNIGHT SHIMMER – Evening Wedding

Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration--Evening Shimmer.Adrianna Papell sequin mesh dress

Wedding Guest Dress Inspiration--Evening Shimmer.

Stuart Weitzman ankle strap sandal | Minaudieres | Stackable rings | Crawler earrings

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On dressing for weddings: “I love that you can really dress to the nines for a wedding! For events like this, my philosophy is that it’s always better to overdress than under.

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Fashion Week Street Style

Street Report: Nausheen Outside Just Cavalli

I feel like I’m almost stalking Nausheen, because I look for her every day at every Fashion Week. I’m so inspired by her unique taste and ever-changing style. As a stylist, Nausheen Shah adapts to trends quickly and effortlessly. I’d go so far as to say that she even starts a few! This modern lady look is feminine and chic, but has a hint of vintage Spanish appeal. I can never say no to a cape!

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Capes | Minidresses | Black Fringed Boots

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Nordstrom Cape | Adrianna Papell Dress | Steve Madden Bootie

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Street Report: Eva Outside Thakoon

Eva Chen, the editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine, might be one of the sweetest women at Fashion Week. She’s always smiling, even when we pester her time and again for photos of her impeccable outfits. She’s got a lot to smile about, as she’s currently expecting her first child!

I love her happy-face clutch, well-placed in front of her baby bump. Eva’s black-and-white ensemble is perfect for this weather: comfy, cool and casual chic.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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White A-Line Dresses | White Sneakers | Brightly Colored Clutches

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Adrianna Papell A-Line Dress | Nike White Flyknit Sneakers | 3.1 Phillip Lim Triangle Print Clutch

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Street Report: Emmy Outside Clements Ribeiro

Well, friends, it looks like we’ve got a bona fide trend on our hands. Emmy shows us that the golden coats we spotted in New York have crossed the pond.

While it hasn’t rained yet here in London (fingers crossed!), Emmy’s bright colors liven up a grey day. Her feminine look makes me wish spring was here already.

xo, Crystal

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Yellow Jackets | Spring Trend: Aqua Dresses | Yellow Scarves

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Tory Burch JacketAdrianna Papell Sheath Dress | Tory Burch Scarf

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