All photos by Sue Rissberger

Hair and MUA Amber Wallace

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We got all our engagement photos back and I love all of them. I opted to do a full engagement photo session. A lot of people find this to be a strange thing to do, but in my opinion you only get married once, make the most of it!

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Of course I never go small, I went huge! With a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier dress I got from renttherunway.com, this gown was beautiful and so full. I had a blast twirling around in it. Bren chose his sapphire blue Zara suit. It was actually not on purpose that I matched my shoes with his suit. In fact, I didn’t even notice until much later. <3

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Fact: your high heels will in fact get stuck in between planks of wood in a bridge and cause you to be completely immobile while dozens of runners and bikers appear out of nowhere. Hilarity after your escape will ensue. 

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I found that the less I thought about the camera being there, the more comfortable I felt. Bren and I normally don’t show any PDA in public, besides the occasional peck on the cheek when leaving and holding hands. It was a little hard to warm up- going zero to sixty.

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If you go on the bridge to take pictures, the wonderful people of NYC will cheer you on and shout many beautiful congratulations your way, making you feel like a total glamours celebrity. We both loved the good attention. <3

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At the very end of the day, it’s not about how big your dress was or how beautiful the pictures came out (but they were both magnificent), it’s being able to look back and remember how elated you both felt. I’m beyond thrilled to be getting married and I know that no matter where I go, if I have Bren, I have everything.

xx

B

Outift Details:

Her

Dress: Monique Lhuillier (www.renttherunway.com)

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Him

Suit: Zara

Shirt: Prada

Tie: Chanel

Shoes: John Lobb

The second outfit I wore to New York Fashion Week was filled with lots of color. It’s a well known fact that most women in NYC wear black. And while I love noir, I love color even more. It can be easy to just want to fit in and shy away from what we love but I decided to be a little daring and wear bubble gum pink.

Love this little pin I found at a costume jewelry store in the meatpacking district. 

Matched my Dior sneakers with this adorable little bow (actually a sash from a cocktail dress) Double duty!

Outfit Details: 

Shirt: Zara

Jacket: Bubble gum pink 50′s vintage

Pants: American Apparel

Purse: Chanel GST

Shoes: Dior Fusion sneakers

Necklace: Betsey Johnson <3 

Huge thank you again to the girl tribe over at fashiondailymag xx

Thankfully, it’s still pretty warm here in NYC! I decided to whip out one of the last summer dresses that hadn’t gone out yet. I absolutely love wearing cute little dresses like these. They are easy to wear and you can wear them to just about anything. 

Somedays you just want to feel girly! 

Outfit Details:

Dress: Jessica McClintock 

Shoes: Chanel

Purse: Chanel

Hat: Century 21

Sunglasses: Dior

The day that Brendan proposed, he told me to make sure I wore something nice. I didn’t know we were going to a palace but I was excited to see what I could pull together to go to one. Bren has in the past told me to wear something nice specifically because he knew I would want pictures. I really took more time than usual to pick this outfit. 

When traveling it’s essential to pack things you can wear more than once, such as a coat, a hat, sunglasses. Many tourists think they have to sacrifice style for comfort. This is not the case! I wore a white cotton off the shoulder top, warm wool coat, pants and chiffon pants. 

I was so pleased to see that my outfit seemed to even mimic the colors of the flowers in the garden. 

France was surprisingly chilly but once the sun peeked out it was finally warm enough to go without a jacket. 

I felt really good in this outfit and I even felt glamorous. This might be one of my favorite looks ever. The best part was that none of it was planned!

Outfit Details:

Coat: Vintage 60′s Lili Ann 

Shirt: Zara

Pants: American Apparel 

Shoes: American Apparel

Hat: Vintage 50′s black velvet

Purse: Chanel GST

Sunglasses: Prada

A very happy birthday to one of my favourite fashion gurus, Pascal Grob. Years ago when lookbook.nu required you to have an invitation, I personally asked him for one, and he gave me one. 🙂

For some reason Pascal has always really appealed to me. The beautiful simplicity of his clothing and photography has always left me awestruck. 

You can read his fab blog rodeo.net 

Enjoy your day! 

xx

Belle