Monday, June 16, 2014

Wedding Inspiration Board: Southern Belle --- Lady O Floral power Raffia Wedges

When I think of Southern charm, I think of beautiful hats, pretty parasols, blooms so gorgeous they make you sway, and irresistibly delicious treats to enjoy outside with friends. Sweet tea, peach cake, and thoughtful details like monogrammed handkerchiefs for your maids! Oh, and don’t forget the shrimp cocktail! Even if I might be stereotyping, you can’t deny that these elements make for some wonderful outdoor wedding inspiration. So go ahead and find your inner Southern belle, even if you live in the northern latitudes!
Southern Belle Wedding Inspiration Board by Sweet Violet Bride
Bride with Kentucky Derby Hat: Laura Murray Photography / Bride & Groom: Jessica Kettle Photography / Real Pressed Flower Shoes: Lady O / Brides with Parasols: Marissa Lambert Photography / Calligraphy Champagne Bottle: KT Merry / Peach Cake: Lora Grady Photography / Peach Bouquet: The Nouveau Romantics, Southern Living Weddings / Bridal Party with Monogramed Handkerchiefs: Fly Away Bride

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Testimonial of the Day: Loving it!

Loving it! June 8, 2014
Reviewer:Antonio P, CA United States
I love my new flower power - patent shoes! The unique flower arrangement on them are so refreshing and original. I can wear just about any outfit with them, solid colors or florals. They fit comfortably and I'm able to walk on them all day.

Friday, June 6, 2014

Review: Lady O Pressed Flower Shoes

Do you love shoes? Do you love flowers? I’m a little obsessed with both, and when I found out about Lady O, a company that creates beautiful shoes using real pressed  flowers, I just about did a cartwheel. You don’t have to be a botanist to appreciate the beauty in these shoes – they’re so beautifully designed. Each pair is unique since each flower used is not quite like another and wearing something one-of-a-kind is a fabulous thing.

Lady O Floral Love and Full Bloom
Floral Love / Full Bloom
“Our new floral collection shoes are true artisan pieces which were created by human hands using methods that date back to the Victorian era,” says creative director Lesley Zheng. “We provide authentic, floral artisan women’s footwear.  We are also working diligently to launch the features which will offer shoppers an opportunity to select each flower and have it meticulously placed to convey an individual personality.”

Modern Floral Patent
Modern Floral Wedge in Patent
I also heard that these shoes were also super comfortable and just had to try a pair out for myself! I chose to get the Modern Floral with a Raffia Wedge. These are cute dressed up or down, with a tea length dress or knee length skirt for attending a garden party, special event or wedding. They also look great with a pair of pants and a chic blouse (the other day I rocked them with a pair of teal skinny cords!). Because there are many different colors in the flowers of these shoes they can go with so many different outfits (and nail polish!). Of course, with the right dress, I could also see them for the bride at a garden style wedding!

Modern Floral Wedge in Raffia
Modern Floral Wedge in Raffia
They’re beautifully made, the sizing is spot on, and because they’re made with Poron® cushioning (the same stuff often used in athletic shoes), they are one of the most comfortable pair of heels I now own. The cushioned layer is super thin but surprisingly springy.  I have ridiculously high arches so I was worried I might fall out of them as I tend to do with some heels (typically strappy wedges are my go-to), but so far they seem to stay on. They’re very lightweight. Simply put, I’m in love with these shoes! I can’t wait to wear them on my next date with my husband and perhaps to my sister-in-law’s upcoming wedding.
Lady O pressed flower shoe review

They also come in a gorgeous box that can be used to store them or other pretty things in for many years to come! These shoes are unlike anything I’ve ever worn and I’ll treasure them forever. I’m sure I’ll be adding more Lady O shoes to my collection too!