Barrister’s Ball AKA Law Student Prom Shopping

After listening to me whine about how tough law school was, my sister decided to avoid law school like plague. Avoiding the institution was easy for until she met her current boyfriend who is a 3L at Nova Law School in Plantation, Florida. She is going to be her beau’s date to the upcoming Barrister’s Ball. This gala is a tradition of all law schools that I know of where the law students cut loose and break out the prom-wear. Barrister’s Ball really is the law student’s prom. I went every year when I was in law school. You know me, I jump at any excuse to get dressed up. My sister and I went prom shopping for a law school prom dress. We found a few amazing prom dresses at Nordstrom.

Hailey by Adrianna Papell
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Save the Date: The Movie!

My husband is a filmmaker and has been encouraging me to write screenplays and television pilots in my spare time. Unfortunately, my spare time is nearly non-existent, but I ended up writing this short film script during my lunch break. I had been thinking about a save the date video that would be unique and … Read more

Shop My Closet: Brand New Blue Dress

These are the dresses that I purchased for the bridesmaids for my wedding. I bought them from Mod Cloth, but they are current sold out. One of the dresses was never worn due. It can be purchase unworn with tags still on through I-Ella. Let me know if you have any questions. Also, there are … Read more

Hi-Lo Brunch

I try to get together with my girls friends as much as possible. Getting to do girly things together is a necessary past time for me. These brunches are also a reason to wear sunday brunch dresses. This hi-lo dress is not typical brunch choice, but as soon as I saw it in the Nordstrom … Read more

Leopard Bachelorette Party

Turquoise Cabochon Necklace Obsession of the Week: Turquoise Necklace Bachelorette Parties are a tradition that I thoroughly enjoy. Who doesn’t love a night out with girl friends where being silly is basically a requirement?!? I always have a great time at other girl’s B-Parties and I of course I had a great time at mine. Beforehand, my … Read more

Maid of Honor Shoe Shopping

Steve Madden Playy-R Satin Pumps As a self proclaimed fashionista, I was faced with serious pressure to find the right bridesmaid ensemble. It plagued my mind for many  late nights. Determined to find a dress for a reasonable price that could actually be worn again, I searched every store and every website I could find. … Read more

Versace Mansion Charity Ensemble

Who doesn’t love a good charity event !?!  This do-gooder event was extra special for me as it was the first time that I ever set foot into the famous Versace Mansion.  I vividly recall longing to enter years ago on my first adult visit to Miami Beach.  This was years before the mansion was … Read more

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Wedding Ceremony Location Scouting

The wedding date is quickly approaching and my days have been filled with planning details that have nothing to do with fashion.  🙁  I am very excited about having the wedding, marrying the love of my life, and getting my life back to normal.  Until then, expect bridal posts and days where I am completely … Read more

Short Fun Wedding Dresses

Short Wedding Dress With Sexy Shoes by aprilgolightly featuring lapis lazuli jewelry   Whether you are wearing a short dress as your main wedding dress or wearing it only for the ceremony, you want the dress to capture the bride within you. As a second dress, a short dress is a chance for you to … Read more

Save Money on Save the Dates DIY

Ingredients 1.  Save the Date Magnets purchased on Vistaprint 2.  Craft Bond Spray Adhesive 3. Paint Chips (note: I chose to mix the colors, but all the same colors would work as well) 4. Magazine 5. Ream of 8 x 10 – 25 Pound White Paper 6. Paper Trimmer 7. Glue Dots 8. Fiance helper (much … Read more

Tiffany Wedding Shoes

  Tiffany Wedding Shoes by aprilgolightly featuring stiletto heels   A friend of mine is getting married and she is on the hunt for some tiffany blue wedding shoes.  The Tiffany’s color is so specific, but here are a few pairs of shoes that I found that came really close.   Nicholas Kirkwood high heels … Read more

First Rent the Runway Experience

I finally tried out Rent the Runway! I have been on the mailing list for a while, but was apprehensive since I prefer to re-wear my clothing.  I decided to try it out for my engagement photo shoot because I was having a hard time finding a dress locally.  Also, I know that if I … Read more

Bridal Necklace

  A friend of mine is taking the walk down the aisle in a few months.  For the occasion she picked a classic romantic dress from Priscilla of Boston on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables, Florida.  With her nuptials just around the corner, I thought I’d try to help her accessorize for the big day. … Read more