Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Look for Less: Princess Christening Gown

Christening is one of the most important occasions in the lives of several children—and preparing for a christening can be a tiring task for parents, especially when considering the right outfits and shoes. Since christening is a very special event, it’s extremely important to choose just the right look to go along with the occasion. It’s also very tempting to stray off your budget—especially when making a big purchase for a special event—but you don’t have to! At NancyAugust.com, you can still find quality special occasion outfits at an affordable price. For instance, this Little Things Mean A Lot princess gown is $367 at Nordstrom.com, but you can easily get the same look for less at NancyAugust.com!

Photo: Nordstrom.com
This Elegant Christening gown is an exquisite choice for your baby's Christening ceremony, and it’s only $49.99 at NancyAugust.com!  Made from premium silk-like taffeta, this dress has a classic bodice with dainty puff sleeves while the quilted elegant skirt is accented with flowers. The bodice features arrangements of floral and leaf embroidered appliqué which beautifully mimics a lace design. The charming little sleeves are decorated with an adorable trio of matching floral appliqué to compliment the bodice and waistline. Included with this gown is a matching bonnet. This is a darling and beautiful Christening gown that will leave your guests speechless!

Photo: NancyAugust.com
Shop at NancyAugust.com now before they're all gone!

Love,

Bridal Bee

Monday, May 21, 2012

Ivory and Fuchsia Baby Flower Girl Dress

Happy Monday!

I just wanted to pass along this gorgeous picture of little Josie looking absolutely stunning in our Ivory and Fuchsia Baby Flower Girl Dress for her Father/Daughter Formal.

Photo: Courtesy of Melanie Ron Hutson
"Josie in her dress from Nancy August getting ready to go to the Father/daughter formal with daddy! We love all the dresses we get from Nancy August and of course we thought she was the best dressed girl at the formal!" - Melanie Ron Hutson

This adorable baby flower girl dress is the new talk of the town. With its beautiful vibrant fuchsia and yellow floral design on the bodice, no detail will ever go unnoticed. Every flower on this baby dress is accented with pearls and shiny sequins. With an ivory organza bodice and a ballerina-inspired tulle skirt, this dress is the perfect choice for any upcoming special occasion. Be sure to see our wonderful flower girl accessory collection to complete the outfit with some cute gloves and socks. 

If you would like to share any of your photos with us, please send them along to info@nancyaugust.com! 

Sincerely,

Nancy August

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Get the Look: Wedding Looks Inspired by Jolie-Pitt Kids

So now that Brad and Angelina have confirmed their engagement to the public, little by little details about the couple’s wedding are starting to emerge. There’s no doubt that it is going to be the wedding of the summer—and no one is more excited than the pair's boisterous and vocal children, who had been urging their parents to get married. With the wedding now fast approaching, it’s now time to also think about what they’re all going to wear, especially the children.

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s ever-expanding brood aren't only adorable and well-dressed; they're also incredibly unique in style. When Brides.com asked Sara Morgan, founder of Tailored, to create her favorite wedding looks inspired by the Jolie-Pitt kids, she picked out some adorable pieces. Check out a few of the key pieces now, and see how you can get their look on NancyAugust.com for your own little one!

Photo: Brides.com
Below, natural cotton tulle flower girl dress, $90, available on Etsy

Photo: Brides.com
Get the look with this Classic Ballerina Dress, $44.99, available on NancyAugust.com. This dress is the epitome of sweetness and charm—it is perfect for any formal event. 

Photo: NancyAugust.com
Linen pants and vest, $75, available on Etsy

Photo: Brides.com
Get the look with this Neo-Victoria Taupe Infant Boy VestShorts Set, $30.50, available on NancyAugust.com. This vest shorts set is the perfect outfit for a garden party or any outdoor summer wedding. Have your little boy looking classy and stylish with this geo-pattern vest and bow-tie, while feeling totally comfortable in the flat front shorts.

Photo: NancyAugust.com

Check out these looks and more on NancyAugust.com!

Love,

Bridal Bee

Monday, May 14, 2012

Chiffon vs. Organza: What’s the Difference?

Since both chiffon and organza are used frequently in weddings, most brides are very familiar with the two materials. To the untrained eye, chiffon and organza look quite similar—however, there are several distinct differences between the two.


Both chiffon and organza are soft and delicate fabrics, which makes them very popular in bridal attire. Chiffon is machine-woven from either silk or synthetic fibers like nylon. It is soft and sheer, and flows more easily. Its ethereal quality makes it perfect for gowns, sleeves, overskirts, and layered wraps. Organza, on the other hand, is a stiffer fabric. Also woven from silk or synthetic fibers, its luxurious and lightweight hand makes it perfect as a sheer fabric for top layers or inserts. It does not flow as well, but is best for layered gowns, veils, trains, and layered skirts. Unlike chiffon, organza is matte in appearance.


Both fabrics wear well, which makes them great for bridal wear. Chiffon, in particular, is the perfect option for summer brides who want to have an outdoor wedding. Although organza is often used as a feminine top layer for wedding dresses, it can also be used to provide structure to a bodice. Organza provides both appearance and function, whereas chiffon is primarily used merely for the appeal.

Hope I provided you with some useful information!

Love,

Bridal Bee

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Look for Less: Rose Petal Dress

You don't have to break the bank when shopping for a dress for your precious little girl. This rose petal dress by Us Angels is $116 at Nordstrom.com!


The great news is that NancyAugust.com has this look now for a lot less! This darling baby dress with lilac flower petals is one of the most beautiful dresses we have seen here, and it's only $42.99! This baby dress features a classic sleeveless satin bodice and a magnificent tulle skirt with built in crinoline underneath. This one-of-a-kind piece is also available in your choice of white or ivory. The waistline is adorned with an adjustable crystal organza sash and a large rose, while the skirt encompasses flower petals accented with cute little green leaves. To top things off, the flower petals and leaves in the skirt are easily removable, allowing you to change the color to pair with any event or special occasion!


Shop at NancyAugust.com now before they're all gone!

Love,

Bridal Bee

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2012 Miss Teen Pasadena

I’m not sure if you’ve heard, but one of our Nancy August team members got to participate as an official judge at the 2012 Miss Teen Pasadena competition. Taken place on March 18 in Anaheim, CA, the pageant included four divisions with young ladies between the ages of 7 and 19 competing for more than $30,000 in prizes and awards. Furthermore, the contestant to win the title of Miss Jr. Teen Pasadena will have the opportunity to represent Pasadena and surrounding communities at the Cities of America National Competition in Orlando, Florida. In a world where people put so much emphasis on beauty, I was happy to see that the judges also evaluated the contestants on their stage presence and personality. Best of all, I got to see all the colorful and beautiful dresses at the event—take a look at some of the pictures from the pageant now!




If you have a little princess that is just itching to be in a beauty pageant, NancyAugust.com has a huge collection of affordable pageant dresses. There’s no need to plop down $1,000.00 or so for a dress! Some of our seasoned pageant girls have even won huge prizes and awards in our very own dresses. Visit NancyAugust.com now and start shopping for beautiful dresses, in all colors and styles!

If you'd also like to see more photos from the 2012 Miss Teen Pasadena pageant, please visit our Facebook page!

Love,

Nancy August

Friday, May 4, 2012

Pink and Ivory Flower Girl Dress

Happy Friday Everyone!

I hope you're all ready for an amazing weekend! I just wanted to share one of our customer testimonials today. Take a look at Dara and Dodi in our Pink and Ivory Flower Girl Dress--I think they both look stunning!!!


"Dara and Dodi were so excited to try their new dress. Thank you so much. I think it's so beautiful!" - Arlene Archer

Inspired by bridal gowns, this taffeta flower girl dress has a pick-up skirt accented with adorable rosettes! The dress is accompanied by a matching short-sleeved bolero jacket designed with intricate embroidery and sparkling beads. The skirt has additional built-in crinoline underneath for a full volume appeal. This is a true mini wedding-inspired gown for your special little angel. Your little girl will be the talk of the town in this gorgeous taffeta flower girl gown. It's also available in four different colors!

If you would like to share any of your photos, please send them along to info@nancyaugust.com!

Sincerely,

Nancy August

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Nancy August: Behind the Scenes!

Putting together our Nancy August Spring/Summer 2012 editorials was a lot of work. It begins with coming up with a concept, casting a photographer and models, scouting locations, pulling cute and adorable dresses, running all over town, putting together looks and then actually editing it into a layout. But once you’ve done all the stressful planning and show up on the actual shoot, it’s a whole lot of fun! Take a little peek behind-the-scenes of our spring/summer fashion editorial.




I hope you enjoyed the photos as much as we did taking them. If you like any of the looks shown above, make sure to visit NancyAugust.com! We are always updating our website with new deals, announcements, and gorgeous dresses!

Sincerely,

Nancy August