Top Five Ways to Repurpose your NYE Dress for Weddings

The asprin’s probably kicked in by now- you should be all recovered from New Year’s Eve and ready to take on 2015! Check out your calendar and look ahead at all the fun that’s coming up- the birthdays, the holidays, the weddings (our favorite, duh!). With all those fun dates in mind, we’ll give you the best ways to turn your NYE dress around and make it work all year long.

Blaze Up Your Outfit

If you have something bright (like a diamond) in a bold color, simply do a long straight cut blazer with a matte texture in a neutral color. Be sure to do contrasting colors though- if your dress is deep maroon or blue, pull a khaki or white blazer. If your dress is eye popping pink, pair it with slate gray or black. A long blazer instantly makes your look chic and slimming- plus you have pockets to stash your phone, keys, and camera to snap shots of the bride.

Hit the Hardware

If your NYE dress doesn’t have a lot of texture, add some to make for an interesting, unique look that will stand out at the reception. We love adding studs to pieces- they’re easy to apply and super cheap (buy a bag on ebay for just a few bucks!). If you want something more romantic, replace belts with soft satin ribbon. Get a little crafty and make your dress even more your own.

Give Em the Booties

If your dress is a little too formal for your friend’s beer garden wedding, pair it with some booties over regular heels to make your NYE dress more low maintenance and informal. It’ll be much easier on you, on your feet, and on the dancefloor. If you want to go super grunge, pair it with combat boots. If you want something flirtier, pick up some velvet booties with bows.

Super Tight

If your NYE dress was a little short (ahem- we’re not judging!), pair it with some deep toned or neutral tights. Tights will keep your legs covered, warm, and looking long and lean under your sparkly and fun NYE dress. For this look, skip the bright and bold colors. You want to save the 80’s throwbacks for the DJ, not your fashion choices.

Make Other Statements

If your NYE dress was a little more on the safe side (LBD anyone?) rather than the sparkly side, this is the time to pack on the sparkles. At weddings, you’re sure to find a ton of women in sort of basic, neutral, or non-sparkly dresses. You don’t want to blend in- you want to stand out so you can tag yourself in group photos! Pack on statement jewelry or a bold statement clutch to liven up a more basic outfit. You should wear clothes that make you comfortable and accessories that make you confident.


New Year’s Eve Styling Tips

Weddings are not the only excuse to get all dressed up. New Year’s Eve is here and we are so excited to celebrate 2015 in the style.   If you are having a what-to-wear dilemma, then have no fear, we have some fashion help from our friends and owners  of Two’s Company Alexandra Boulger and Emily Kouri which will surely make your NYE evening a stylish one! We love these ladies and their style, as they always keep us up to date with the latest trends in fashion.  Today, they have shared with us their New Years Eve styling tips. So whether you are going out to a hot party in town, or staying in with friends, these styling tips will make you NYE ready! Happy New Year!

Two’s Company‘s New Year Eve’s Styling Tips:

This year, New Years fashion is all about mixing and matching! Tulle with sequence, an old band tee with a chic blazer and sparkly pants, a bold lip and a top knot bun – we could go on and on! Be certain to make sure your look doesn’t have too much going on. A lot of people make the mistake of throwing on TOO much glitter and sequence for their New Years look. A perfect rule of thumb would be to choose one article of clothing to be sparkly and fun – whether it be your top, pants, accessories or even makeup! Finish it off with a blazer or fur coat and, of course, a glass of champagne!

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Photo Credit via Pinterest: Gold Sequin Pants, Lips, Tulle skirt, Fur jacket , Blazer

After you have finalized your outfit, it’s time for the fun stuff – accessories! Here at Two’s Company we make it a point to have options for more than just a bride! We have fun, fashion forward accessories that will be sure to jazz up any outfit! Check out some of our favorite Jennifer Behr pieces that we carry below. These are the perfect accessories to ring in the New Year! Cheers!

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Top Five Places to Find Your New Year’s Eve Dress

We’re so heartbroken the holidays are all wrapped up! Our ornaments, lights, and trees are all packed up and put away. Our ugly sweaters are folded and tucked away for next year and our gingerbread houses are broken down into tupperware. As sad as it is to say goodbye to the holidays, we’re incredibly excited for New Year’s Eve! We’ve been so excited for the holidays that we almost forgot about New Year’s Eve (almost). If you’re going out for New Year’s Eve and need to put together an outfit, we can help you out with our favorite places to go get dolled up!

Ballin On a Budget

If you need a cute outfit and spent most of your money on your secret santa, we have a few favorite stores to hit up for cheap thrills. If you’re looking for something quick and cheap just for New Year’s Eve, hit up mall stores like Forever 21 or Charlotte Russe. Both stores have lines that are designed for a more mature audience that are flattering without screaming ‘spring break’. These outfits may not last for New Year’s Eves to come, but you’ll look great for the night and it won’t break the bank.

Go Old School

If you have an afternoon to kill today or tomorrow, go thrift store hopping (just be sure to drop it off at the cleaners really quick!). Thrift stores have a TON of fun outfits right now from people donating and cleaning out their houses while on break- it’s the perfect time to find some scores.

Sweat the Small Things

If you’re out near a big city or even a college town, you’re bound to have a small indie shopping district. In LA for example, you can shop tiny boutique shops up and down Melrose and get great outfits that are hard to find. This can be a great idea if you’re going out somewhere with a lot of people- you wouldn’t want to be seen in the same outfit as someone else! Since little fashion areas tend to be smaller designers and boutique shops, just be sure to try everything on. Sometimes pieces won’t fit the same measurements as mass produced pieces.

Second Changes

Are your bridesmaids dresses picked out? Surely you had a back up (or five!) that you were thinking about for your bridal party- why not give them a turn? Hit up the bridal shop and see if you can pick up one of your second choice dresses and dance around in it just for a night. Certain shops will let you borrow a dress for a night- and it can be cheap or free if you’ve already given or promised them enough business! It can be hard to pull off, but it’s not unheard of.

Swap with a Sister

Are you always jealous of your fashionista friend? Call her up and ask to borrow something you’ve been eyeing- just be prepared to trade her those shoes she’s been dying to borrow. You can play the bride card, say you’ve been too busy shopping for her Christmas present, or just that you needed an excuse to borrow it. Good girlfriends share everything- so be ready to offer up a temporary trade. And here’s a hint from us to you- get her some coffee or macaroons she’ll probably be more likely to trust you with her vintage pieces.


Top Six Makeup Looks for Thanksgiving

Are you ready to celebrate the holiday that is all about giving thanks? We know we are! We do not know what we are most excited about; the delicious and yummy dishes, the apple and pumpkin pies, a day off,  football, or just being with people we love and care about?  Answer? All of the above. Yep, we love this time of year so much. To get us ready for Thanksgiving, we have asked our friends and makeup experts at Blushington  to share the top Makeup looks for the holidays. Since it is such a special time of year, we we love to share what is trending most right now in the Makeup world. Thank you to Blushington for keeping us up date with the latest!

Which look is you? Comment below and tell us, we love to hear from you!

Pure & Simple: The “no makeup” natural look. Fresh, clean and light. This is the ultimate less is more look.


Simply Glowing: This is that “I just got back from the best vacation of my life” kind of glow. You’ll look and feel stunning. In that beach sexy kind of way.

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Life of the Party:  That’s right, girl. You know who you are! Get out there and dance! This look is sexy but fun – just like the night ahead of you.

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Lucky Stars: Reminiscent of the glamorous Hollywood icons of the 50’s. Sophisticated and stunning. Heads will turn when you enter a room, so dress accordingly.

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Smoke & Mirrors: Whoa. Who is that? Defined cheekbones and smokey eyes create that “She must be a model…” look. We suggest pairing this with high heels and a little attitude. Why not? A girl should have a little fun, right?

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Cutting Edge:  The name says it all. Looks like you just stepped off the runway. So flash a cheeky smile, and bat those lashes. Tonight could be a late one.

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Sneak Peek of TLC’s “Something Borrowed, Something New” Season 3 Episode 5

Is it Friday already? That gets us excited because that means it time for a brand new episode of TLC’s SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW.  We have really enjoyed each episode so far this season. Have you? If you have not checked it out yet, then you must go back and watch them!

If you are a SBSN (SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING NEW) newbie, then let us tell you a little bit about this amazing show. This show follows a bride’s journey to find the perfect wedding dress for her big day. However there is a twist!  The bride will have to choose a new designer bridal gown, or a fashionably redesigned family heirloom. Who will help the bride find something new and something borrowed for her special day? Each episode is hosted by designer Kelly Nishimoto and stylist Sam Saboura, who will work with the bride to help choose between two dress options. Kelly will turn a special, previously worn gown into a gown which is for the time, venue, and personality of the bride. The bride will also have a chance to work with Sam in shopping at a bridal salon to find a brand new stylish dress. What happens next? The bride will have to make a very important decision and choose between a one-of-a kind dress and a newly fashionable piece. Will the bride choose her mother’s wedding gown, or find something new and unique to her? Which one will the bride choose?

Tonight’s episode features bride-to-be, Amber Joi who has worn a few pagent gowns in the past, but never a wedding gown.  She is looking for a dress that will compliment her regal venue and easy to dance in all night.   Amber is not sure that her mom’s dress (which is handmade by her husband’s grandmother), has all the glam she is looking for. Will Sam find her the perfect dress for her wedding day, or will Kelly wow her with a remake of mom’s bridal dress? What gown will Amber walk down the aisle in? You will have to tune in tonight and find out!


TLC’s Something Borrowed, Something New is on tonight at 10ET/PT.  So set your DVR’s, or watch it live tonight.

Here is a clip from tonight’s episode:

Top Five Trendy Fall Wedding Pieces

Fall fashion is always exciting- just check out any fashion magazine right now! This fall we’re seeing this beautiful blend of deep darker colors that we usually use mixed in with peachy neutrals and light colors to contrast. This Fall is sure to be a special one in the world of fashion, and we could not be more excited!

Long Sleeve Skaters

Skater dresses were super cute for Spring, held strong over the Summer, and have had the best update for Fall! Scoopneck longsleeve skater dresses are starting to hit the shelves and are perfect for more casual weddings. Dress it up with fancy jewelry to create a really dynamic contrast. You’ll look super on trend, stay warm, and be cute and comfortable out on the dancefloor!

Loose Lengthy Cardigans

If you’re heading somewhere not too sunny for the big day, grab a structured but loose cardigan to go over your dress. This especially works if you’re doing a dress that’s a little more tight or short. Pair the cardigan to contrast your dress so you don’t look too matchy-matchy. Aim for fitted sleeves so it doesn’t look too untailored. If it gets too warm, use it to mark where your chair and bag is while you’re dancing.

Large Clutches

Red carpets have been showing us a trend of large, envelope style clutches to pair with your outfit. This fall, grab a large one that you can fit your wallet, phone, keys, and back up beauty supplies in. Pick up this piece in a neutral color to pair with wedding outfits all season long!

Delicate Chains

This season we’re seeing a lot of this beautiful contrast of delicate and girly with rough and tough. Play this trend up with doing a delicate chain necklace. A light jewelry piece is girly and dainty, but the chain is edgy. Delicate pendants like arrows, anchors, or even a small gem create a beautiful look that is easy to pair with most wedding outfits. Bonus points if you can find a vintage piece as your something old!

Bad Girl Booties

If you’re intimidated by spending a day in stilettos, opt for some bad girl booties. This season we’ve been seeing lots of black, buckled booties paired with sweetheart dresses and girl outfits. Pick something you can really move in and can reuse for other outfits. Pick something that is pretty as a standalone (i.e., try it on with a skirt before you try it on with jeans) so you know they’ll still be dressy enough for a wedding.


Top Five Alternatives to the All White Wedding Dress

Happy Day-After-Labor Day! Did you have an awesome three day weekend? We sure did here at BHL. You may have heard of the old fashion rule to “not wear white after Labor Day”, haven’t you? It may seem a little silly, but it got us thinking about wearing white. Most brides wear white dresses to their weddings, but if that’s really not your style that’s totally fine! It’s your wedding, you shouldn’t have to wear anything you’re not 100% comfortable in. If you’re leaning against the white dress and Labor Day has nothing to do with it, don’t sweat it. We have our top five alternatives to the classic white dress right here!

Be the Bold Bride

Go forth and make a statement! You didn’t land your fiance by being boring, right? Look for a dress in a strong color, but keep it a classic color so you’ll look timeless. Aim for red, navy, or black, but keep the cut and fit formal. Look for long and elegant gowns. If you want to really stand out, put your bridesmaids in nude tones or earthy muted tones.

Lacy Lady

If you want to have a romantic dress but put a little white in there anyway, look for pieces that have white lace overlays. You could also find a dress that you love and go to a seamstress to have lace put over it. This creates the look of a romantic white bridal gown, but you get the added color palette to play with!

Down to Earth

If you like a classic tone but just aren’t into white, find a soft earthy tone that suits your skin and work with that. Keep your bridesmaids in a similar tone that is a little softer so your color looks that much more vibrant near them, while still being somewhat neutral. This is probably one of the easier ways to get away with not wearing white and still looking like a classic bride.

Pack a Punch

If you’re outgoing and fun, go for something LOUD. Wear a bold and bright color that looks great on you like a punchy pink or a fun fuchsia. Wear green if you want to- it’s your wedding! But break up that bold color with some white, like a white underlay or a white waist tie. Incorporate some elements of white into the dress as an homage to the classic all white wedding dress. It’s a cute twist on the white dress that’s fun and playful.

Crisp and Chic

Wear whatever dress makes you feel most beautiful and top it off with a crisp white blazer. Your dress can be whatever color or print you want- anything looks polished and put together with a white blazer over it! This may especially work for you if you’re planning on an outdoor wedding this fall or winter. Plus, if you invest in a beautiful fitted white blazer you’ll just have this amazing classic piece in your wardrobe!


Fashionable and Stylish Engagement Session from Big Star Studios

Gushing over this super romantic and lovely engagement session from Big Star Studios. Where can I even begin with the introduction to this e-session? How can I properly introduce this stunning session with this fashionable couple? There are so many details that I love about this engagement session, and so hard to choose one to talk about. So, I will just talk about all of them! First, I have to talk about the dress. How adorable is this dress? It is darling. And the shoes? This bride is totally rocking the pink heels. Perfect compliment to a stunning dress.  I can not handle how pretty this dress is. The bride looks amazing.  Obsessed! Some may say the wedding day is all about the bride, but this engagement session really is! If she looks this good now, I can not imagine what she will wear on her wedding day. I bet it will be as fabulous as this dress.  But I have to say something about the groom-to-be.  He is looking pretty dapper and fashionable. These two love birds should be models. They are so darn gorgeous, and I am loving their style. What is great about this couple, is that you can tell how in love they are with each other and Big Star Studios was there to capture it all.  For all you fashionistas out there, you do not want to miss this stylish and modern e-session. Enjoy the incredible images below.












From Big Star Studios …

Lynn and Pat are such a fashion forward couple! They wanted something a little more couture and styled than the norm. So we headed up above our studio in Mebane, NC turned up the Bob Marley and started shooting. We love the feel of this shoot. It really captures their passion and love for one another.

Top Five Tips for Saving on Your Wedding Dress

The dress you get married in is the most important dress you’ll ever buy. It’s worth taking the time to find! Unfortunately, it can also be quite costly. We understand that more people are on a budget now, so we’ve got some tips that’ll help you save on your dress.

Raid Closets

This one’s sure to make you feel nostalgic- go to your mom, grandma, or anyone else who’s been married in your family and still has their dress. There are some cultures that pass down wedding dresses from mother to daughter, why not give it a shot? If you’re able to recycle a family dress, the only expense you can expect is a good dry clean and some slight alterations. It’s a great way to save money, get some extra use out of another dress, and to honor the women in your life.

Go Big

You may already go shopping at H&M and Target- why not check out their wedding collection? More and more big brands like H&M and Target are releasing wedding lines for the more financially savvy bride, and they’re not bad! Frugal fashion is one great thing to come of the recent recession, why not take advantage? If an H&M or Target wedding dress doesn’t feel special enough, take it in to get some alterations to be more fitted or add some lace or beading for a special touch.

Try New-To-You

Go cruising at consignment stores for wedding dresses, just be sure to check them for stains first! Most people will only wear their wedding dress once, why not give it a new life? Don’t believe the hype or superstition that you can’t wear someone else’s wedding dress. If you wear it to your wedding, that makes it your wedding dress! Its’ history doesn’t matter as long as it looks good on you. If you can find the right dress and the right price, you can’t get hung up on where it originally came from. Just be sure to dry clean it no matter what, and seriously go over every inch of it for any tears, stains, or frays.

Go Short Term

Wedding dress rental businesses have been booming- why not try it out? There are tons of websites to check out in addition to actual brick and mortar stores. If the groomsmen are going to rent their tuxes just for the day, why not rent your dress? If you feel like you’re not going to wear it again after your wedding (and let’s face it- are you realistically going to wear your wedding dress again?), consider renting. Simply search ‘wedding dress rental’ and your zip code and presto! Wedding dresses by the day near you.

Try a “Non-Wedding” Wedding Dress

Are you married to the idea of the white dress? What matters most is that you feel as beautiful as possible. If that’s not in a white dress, don’t feel pressured into it! If you want to do something closer to a cocktail dress, check out the cocktail dresses! Not everyone feels comfortable in formal wear, and if that’s you it’s ok! Instead of shopping for the wedding shop for the bride (you!). Wedding dresses tend to be marked up, so if you find a dress that you love and isn’t a ‘traditional’ wedding dress, you may be able to save some money.


Sareh Nouri’s Ready to Wear Collection

It is a lovely Monday morning here at BHL  Yes, it may seem like a bummer that the weekend is gone, and another week is here, but we’ve got something to celebrate today. Don’t worry, you too will be happy once you read on about today’s  gorgeous feature. Just when you thought our friend Sareh Nouri of Sareh Nouri Bridal couldn’t be more fabulous (I mean she has created the most beautiful and breathtaking gowns for brides with the most intricate of details), she tops it off with a new Ready to Wear Collection. A collection which is perfect for any bride or gal who wants to feel relaxed but super sexy at the same time. You see, Monday is not so bad when you have a killer collection like this one.

Once again, our lovely and fabulous friend and designer, Sareh Nouri has totally impressed us. Take a look and see for yourself. Believe us when we say that you will want to pick up one of these stylish dresses coming soon!

















Dress: Sareh Nouri


A bit about this fabulous new collection by  Sareh Nouri Bridal

Introducing Sareh Nouri’s Ready to Wear collection.  Sareh Nouri has been turning heads and making moves in the Couture Bridal Gown industry over the past 2 years and is now ready to make her debut into the Ready to Wear world!  Releasing an exclusive collection of Ready to Wear dresses, we introduce to you,  ‘Yola’!

The “Yola” dress,  with it’s chic lines & subtle sexiness can be worn for any occasion.  We like to think of it as the honeymoon getaway dress!  Yola comes in a variety of styles & colors including, racer back, sleeveless & 3/4 sleeves, v neck or scoop neck.  The color options range from black to grey & chocolate to ivory.