Friday, May 6, 2011

Royal Blush

This entire blog post is dedicated to my new favorite color! 

I know, I all-time favorite color is "Perrywinkle (Periwinkle)" but for the past year and a half, I have absolutely fallen in love with "blush pink!"  Back when I was planning my wedding, I had seen a creative piece in Martha Stewart Weddings featuring a "gold and pink" color palette!   At that point, I had already chosen my wedding to center around an "antique Wedgewood blue" color, so now I am dedicating this blog to the pink and gold!

With all the Royal Romance floating through the air, I was inspired to look back at other royal figures that may have helped inspire Kate in planning her royal wedding, and that have influenced our fashion choices today. I then realized that I have established a pretty extensive collection of  "royal blush" accessories, about a year ago I think I owned none... (I probably need to stop collecting now!)  I thought I would share a few of my favorites with you!  However, we are far from royalty over here in Charlotte, NC, so don't be fooled by the bling!  Here is my "Royal Blush" on a budget!

 Michelle at Curl Photography helped me snap a few photos last week, while we were working on projects for her "royal" wedding later this month!  Sooo exciting!

I absolutely love collecting eclectic buttons, textured fabrics, flowers, and ribbon!  If it weren't for Mary Jo's Fabric Store in Gastonia, NC, I would go crazy. Even though it takes me nearly 45 minutes to get there, it doesn't deter me from making my weekly trip!  I was so spoiled shopping for fabric with my sister (from Lil Blue Boo) out in LA.  It is like "China town" but for fabric!  I'm so jealous and really hope to have a chance to go back!

 Cuff bracelet from Forever XII

I LOVE my Very Hollywood Perfume by Michael Kors!

Of course....the "Royal Blush" Headband" by Perfectly Perrywinkle.

Earrings by J. Crew

You have heard me say it before...not only do I think I was born in the wrong decade...I think I was born in the wrong era!  I have a passion for the "Victorian Era"  where everything was extravagantly beautiful with puffed sleeves, large lace and crinoline petticoats, elegant jewelry, and lace-up corsets (however, I have no urge to ever wear a corset!)  Even the language was beautiful during this era, producing two of my favorite writers Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare. 

I love Victorian Cameos.  Queen Elizabeth I started the fashion trend, but Queen Victoria carried the tradition which has lasted centuries! 

Ultra fun "blush pink" cheetah print pencil skirt by J. Crew.

Handmade pearl and swarovski crystal bracelet.  This is one of my most cherished pieces of jewelry I own, as I wore it on my wedding day and it was made with love, custom by my very own sister-in-law.
Jennifer Farrell Designs.
Please feel free to contact me directly for inquiries on Jenny's jewelry, as she makes beautiful custom jewelry for all occasions.

Swarovski crystal earring by J. Crew.

After doing this photo shoot and reading more in-depth about the Victorian Era, I decided to start on a Victorian-inspired line of headbands by Perfectly Perrywinkle!  I'm loving every minute of it!  Stay tuned for my Mother's Day blog "Ribbons and Pearls" in which I have collaborated creative ideas with Photography by Jamie Lea!    Coming Soon!


  1. I Love blush! My bridesmaids dresses were a soft blush, 18 years ago this month :)

  2. This post made me smile. Made me think of Steel Magnolias... " My colors are blush and bashful"..."Your colors are pink and pink..."
    Beautiful photographs!

  3. Debra......I think this is a classic color! If you ever get a chance to post a picture from your wedding, I would LOVE to see it! I love sharing snip bits of wonderful moments in life! hehe! Behind every picture is a fabulous story!

  4. I love Steel Magnolias......especially since I am a HUGE Dolly Parton fan!!!!!!