DIY BLOGGISTAS! | Chic + Pretty DIY Clutches for Your Bridesmaids + Free Template | by Danielle of DSMeeBee

{Update: scroll to bottom to find out our Make Believe’N giveaway winner!}

Happy afternoon, my love muffins!  Summer seems to have arrived slightly late, since it’s like, what – OCTOBER right now?  (WOW.  I need to put the petal to the metal on Halloween costumes for Bam.  We were thinking *bunny* but that wouldn’t require a costume…)  But you don’t hear me complaining, because it’s the perfect temperature right now for outdoor lovemaking, clothing optional.  I mean, if you were wondering what parameters I use to judge perfect weather.  It’s those.  Perfect weather is all about the choice to wear whatevs you want to wear.  And I could walk outside in longs and longs, or in my [STOP READING HERE IF YOU ARE MY FAMILY] {Continue reading…}

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SEASIDE GLAMOUR + I NEED HER DRESS | fuchsia + mint + white delight | Plus, The Bambeen… and I need a little advice from you guys. Also, holy crap I’ve lost my mind.

Second verse, same as the first.  I have to warn you, yet again, that today’s post got so out of hand I CAN’T EVEN TELL YOU.  I’m afraid even to read it over for spelling and punctuation.  I fear my own rampant oddness will get the best of me, like two parallel universes (universi?) colliding.  I’m scared.  Please, hold me.

Yep… happy late afternoon on Friday, friendlies.  Please, BRACE THYSELVES.  {Continue reading…}

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SURPRISE GIVEAWAY | Want a clutch purse? Choose from ruffles, peacock feathers, silk dupioni bows… le sigh :)

Update: this giveaway has closed; our winner was announced here!

It’s Friday, so we’re doing a killer giveaway.  Why?  Oh, no reason… maybe just because we looooove Mermaids Dream, and we know it’ll make you guys kinda hyper with joy on this last day of the work week?  Yeah, we live for that. :)

We adore Sherry from Mermaids Dream; not only is she a fabulous person, but she’s been working with fabrics for more than 30 years, so she seriously knows what she’s doing.  Quality is paramount to her.  We like that.  We also like ruffles, peacock feathers, big huge bows, and flower accents, and everything else she incorporates into her designs.

Those above are just a few of our top picks, but you guys, there are SOOOOO many more pretties from which to choose.  And here’s the beauty part:

You, as the winner, get to pick whichever one tickles your fancy, AND Sherry will personalize your clutch.  Yeah.

★ There are multiple ways to enter! ★

1. Leave a comment on this blog post after you’ve picked out one of your favorite items over at Mermaids Dream Custom Clutch Purses, telling us what it is!  Yeah, I know, so easy.  P.S. – no pressure; you can always just pick something else if you end up winning. :)

2. If you’re on Twitter, receive an extra entry by tweeting the below (tell us you’ve tweeted, by leaving an extra blog comment):

#Giveaway alert on @theknottybride! Win the clutch of your choice! Ruffles, peacock, bows, you name it :)

3. Extra entry if you “Like” The Knotty Bride on Facebook (again, let us know you’ve done so with an extra comment in the comment section of this post)

4. Extra entry if you blog about this giveaway on your blog, either as a stand-alone post, or within a post.  Must link to the contest, obvs.  (Note: Facebooking the post counts, too.)

This giveaway will remain open until Friday, April 1st @ 9AM, PST

Winner will be announced Monday, April 4th!

Some helpful notes: EVERYONE IS ELIGIBLE TO ENTER.  Yes, you can enter multiple ways, and yes, they will count as multiple entries.  If you decide to enter in more ways than just leaving a comment on this post telling us what you like over at Mermaids Dream Custom Clutch Purses, then, with each separate type of entry, you must leave a separate comment telling us what that entry was (if you’ve gone ahead and liked us on FB, leave a comment telling us.  If you tweeted the giveaway, that’s another comment.  Same with reposting the link to this blog post on your own blog.  Get it?  Got it?  Good!)…

Good luck, lovies!

xoxo!  – Alison

Mermaids Dream Custom Clutch Purses is a member of Vendor Love, The Knotty Bride’s Preferred Vendor Guide.  View this listing for more information and Knotty reader specials.

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DRESS UP YOUR WEDDING | Ed. 01: Black + Silver | Chic + unique bridesmaid looks within a chosen color scheme

If I know you guys at all, I know that you love dresses.  I know, duh.  But even more than that, I know that the vast majority of you LOVE those weddings where the bride has each of her bridesmaids wear a unique style of dress, with the only requirement being that it falls within the color scheme chosen by the bride.

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{FASHION} CHIC PICKS, DISCOUNT PRICES! | gifts for the ladies | Holiday sales mean wedding gold!

So, as you know, we were snowed in for the better part of yesterday.  Apparently, at certain points in the blizzard, we even had “thunder snow” – so, heh, I mean clearly, this was a serious storm.  What’s thunder snow?  I have NFI.  But it sounds outrageous, and I officially call dibs on it, should I ever achieve one of my ultimate dreams as the newest female addition to the American Gladiators. {Continue reading…}

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RUFFLED FEATHER CLUTCH | I FOUND IT!!! | … and I already bought one in every color.

Ok, so remember that little teaser from yesterday? Here we go… {Continue reading…}

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