The Venue, The Cake, and of course … The Dress.

It’s our anniversary month! I’m still in love with my husband as much today as I was on the day that I married him! Know what else I’m still in love with? My wedding day! The Dress, the venue, the food… wouldn’t have changed a thing! Thought this would be a good day to share. Enjoy.

Wedding Venue

THE VENUE
My mother-in-laws beautiful/flawless backyard in New Hampshire. 

 

The Cake

THE CAKE
Simple, sweet and sooooo delicious. In fact, we STILL have a piece in the freezer! It’s traveled from New Hampshire, to Minneapolis to LA, and no, we will not be eating it ūüôā

THE HAIR Did this myself! I still can't believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE HAIR
Did this myself! I still can’t believe I trusted myself to do this on the day. I must be nuts because if I would have messed it up, brushes would have been flying!

THE DRESS

THE DRESS
It’s not your typical wedding dress (it actually wasn’t a wedding dress at all), but hey, I’m not your typical type of gal!

DRESS DETAIL

DRESS DETAIL
Pop of crinoline = a party!

THE MAN

THE MAN
The perfect guy and my best friend (with just the right amount of goofy).

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Beach Bum

Who says ya can’t wear sparkles to the beach!

When heading to the beach, we still want to look cute and stylish … all this while maintaining a sense of comfort. This red and white sparkly anchor tank, sweater and boyfriend jeans¬†are the perfect combo for hanging out. ¬†Top the look off with some fun spikey sandals and you’re ready to rock the beach!

Red and White Stripe Anchor Tank

Sandals with Spikes

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Screw the LBD

Okay, okay… so everyone COULD use a Little Black Dress in their closet from time to time, but wouldn’t it be much more fun to step out in one of these little numbers?! Patterns, geometric shapes, cutouts and fun colors seems to be gracing the pages of magazines like crazy these days, and not just in clothing, jewelry too! ¬†Paying attention to the details can help set your look out from the rest.¬†So next time you’ve got a hot date or a fun night out on the town, step out in something bold and leave your little black dress at home (it could use a break).

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - BCBG

Dress By – BCBG

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By - Rebecca Minkoff

Dress By – Rebecca Minkoff

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Salwar Kameez2 and a half years ago I had the pleasure of attending a good friends Indian wedding celebration. That meant I got to go shopping for an amazing, sparkly Indian dress or Salwar Kameez. I found this … and did back flips. For someone who loves sparkle AND color … I was in heaven ūüôā

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This Red Skirt

I’m pretty sure when I bought this skirt it sat quietly in the closet. I loved it, but I wasn’t sure what to pair red with! Now I see that it’s pretty versatile. Browns, blues, sparkle or stripes … Which is your favorite?

Red Skirt and Blue Top

Red skirt, navy sequin top and patterned sweater.

Red skirt with purple, ruffled tank and brown belt.

Red skirt with brown stripes

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A Modern Twist On Nautical

Try mixing and matching patterns in your closet, you might be surprised what you come up with! I love the look of this paisley halter with striped jacket. Paired with an armful of bangles, nautical feels like it’s been turned upside down and given a new fresh look.

Stripe Jacket With Pattern Shirt

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It’s All About Hats

Whether you’re wearing them to keep your noggin warm or just for plain old fun, hats can take fashion to another level.

Winter Hat

Baby It’s Cold Outside…
Not only do I LOVE this hat that my aunt Carrie made, but I love my mom in it!
Such a fun design and color!

Sparkly Baret

Berets always have a way of giving off that smart, artsy vibe.
This sparkly one is a fun, new twist on an old classic.

Fedora

Sexy and sophisticated. You can never go wrong with the fedora.
Try one with some detail or add your own touch like your favorite pin or a pretty ribbon!

All photos Copyright © 2013 Amber Ward

www.amberward.com

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RAW Artist “Generation” Exhibit

Generation

I’m very excited to announce that I’ve been selected to participate in the RAW artist “Generation” show on March 6th, 2013 in Hollywood, CA.¬†Click here¬†to purchase tickets.¬†Choose “Buy a ticket for this artist” and be sure to select me as the artist you are supporting!

When: March 6th, 2013
Time: From 7:00PM to 12:00AM
Where: The El Rey in Hollywood, CA
Ticket Price: $15
To purchase tickets and view my profile visit: http://www.rawartists.org/amberward

 

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A New Year. A New You.

It’s a new year, which means a new you! Fashion isn’t about looking a certain way, it’s about feeling a certain way. This year, bring out that inner fashionista, the dare-devil or the flower child that makes you feel good. Try something new. Be someone different. You may be surprised by the confidence it brings out!

Over the weekend I had the pleasure of working with Rebecca Gibbons Pandit ( blogger at Tech In Real Life¬†). Not only did we push the envelope with her style, but we came up with some pretty fun and slightly different ways to pair items you might have hanging around in your closet. Although I’m pretty sure most of you don’t own a pair of these killer British flag tights, how fun are they?! We paired these up with some cute black shorts and other accessories. The final results are rockin.

Close up of pattern tights with white shirt, vest and tie

With an armload of bangles…

Pattern Tights with white shirt, vest and tie

a button up collared shirt, tie and vest …

Plaid jacket and British flag tights

or a plaid jacket!

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Get Your Sparkle On

It’s always fun to infuse your wardrobe with a little sparkle this time of year. ¬†Hopefully one of these ideas will help you pull together something special for your 2013 New Year’s party.¬†Whether it’s a sequin scarf, shimmering belt or full on sparkly skirt, be sure to get your sparkle on!

Sparkle Top With Collared Shirt And Bow Tie

Bow Tie

Wrap yourself up with a floppy bow

Gold Sparkly Scarf And Frog Ring

A thin, light scarf acts as a nice accessory

Copper Sequin Shoes

“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”
I feel like Dorothy when I wear these heels!

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