Shop Lovely: New Years Eve Looks

We are getting so excited for the holidays, and we are already planning our New Years Celebration ensembles! Whether you’re looking for the perfect little black dress, some gold and silver metallics, or some glitz and glam, Shop Lovely has you covered! We picked four of our favorite dresses and oomphed them up a bit with some accessories, now all we have to do is pick which look we want to wear! Are you a blingy gal, a red-lipped siren, an all-black babe, or a pretty in pink princess? We love to mix and match our styles, and you can too! Just head to ShopLovely.com to find your perfect holiday dress and show us your NYE looks! Don’t forget to tag us #myshoplovely so we can see how you wore it and we’ll share your photos on our instagram!
sparklesparkleTaurus Dress from Shop Lovely :: Earrings :: Jacket :: Shoes

wine&dineDonovan Dress from Shop Lovely :: Necklace :: Lipstick :: Coat

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Deirdre Dress from Shop Lovely :: Lashes :: Coat :: Booties

prettyprincessPisces Gold Dress from Shop Lovely :: Tiara :: Coat :: Nail Polish :: Clutch

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Real Wedding: Cara & Tim

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Tell us about THE dress and what inspired your look.

There are so many beautiful wedding dresses.  I was looking for something a little unique and fun without going over the top.  As I was trying on dresses at Lovely, I kept looking at this blush colored dress hanging on the rack.  I had never considered any color other than white, but my mom, sister and I agreed that I might as well try it on.  I loved it!  It was colorful, whimsical, and most importantly comfortable. As I was debating between this dress and another Lovely dress, my sister pointed out that throughout my dress shopping, I had maintained a straight face thinking and pondering each dress.  But when I was wearing the Watters Soledad dress I had a big smile on my face.  That made my decision easy!

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

What was the most memorable moment?

Tim’s uncle sang a beautiful rendition of John Legend’s ‘All of Me’ during the ceremony.  During these few minutes I was able to look around at the crowd and took note of Tim standing across from me and all of our family and friends together under one roof.  I felt so honored and grateful that each of them took the time to travel and witness our special day.

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

What were the most important details to pulling off your dream wedding?

Since both Tim and I went to Penn State, the campus holds a special place in our hearts.  We were able to blend my dream wedding of romance and an abundance of flowers by holding the ceremony in the H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens and his passion for sports, especially Penn State football, by holding our reception in Beaver Stadium.  We incorporated some other details so our guests could share in the Penn State experience.  Some of these included tailgate themed welcome bags upon arrival at the on-campus hotel, The Nittany Lion Inn, using the Blue Buses for transporting our guests (the buses that the football team uses to travel to the stadium), access to the All-Sports Museum in the stadium before cocktail hour, and a bottle of local wine from Mt. Nittany Vineyard and Winery as a wedding favor.

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

If you could give future brides any advice, what would it be?

Planning a wedding can feel like a balancing act at times between trying to figure out what you want while weighing the opinions of others close to you.  Weddings are about love, so treat everyone with love.  If you’re unsure of what to do, go with your gut and feel confident in your decision.  It will be a beautiful, magical day with your loved ones.  Enjoy every minute of it!

Cara & Tim - Soledad Dress by Watters from Lovely NYC - Photo by Jessica Ames Photography

Dress Designer: Soledad by Watters from Lovely NYC
Shoes: J.Crew
Earrings: Nadri
Floral Headpiece: Cécile Boccara
Photographer: Jessica Ames Photography
Ceremony Venue: H.O. Smith Botanic Gardens in the Arboretum at Penn State
Reception Site: Mount Nittany Club in Beaver Stadium
Videographer: Birdhouse Productions
Florist: Avánt Garden
Ceremony Instrumentals: Allegria Ensemble
Reception Band: John Parker Band
Invitations, Table Numbers, and Place cards: Rifle Paper Co.
Alterations: Sew Elegant

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Special Trunk Show: Alexandra Grecco at Lovely SF!

West Coast ladies, listen up! This is a once in a blue moon occurance and we want you to be the first to know! We usually don’t do this, but we are having a very special trunk show for one weekend only at our Lovely San Francisco store featuring the fabulous designer Alexandra Grecco! This is so unusual because we don’t carry her gowns in our stores, but we just had to get her beautiful pieces in to show them off! Her dreamy dresses are perfect for your beach wedding, your rustic mountain elopement, your classic estate soiree…seriously we could imagine these gowns in any venue! Make your appointment today to have this exclusive peek!

ALEXANDRA GRECCO
Lovely San Francisco – January 16-18

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Trunk Shows: Nicole Miller and Rosa Clara Soft

We are so happy to announce two amazing designers bringing their dresses to Lovely soon for fabulous trunk show events! Nicole Miller and Soft by Rosa Clara both have sleek, sexy silhouettes, classic details, and timeless elegance. Make your appointments to see the new collections not yet in stores, try on your favorites, and get 10% off the designer’s gowns during her trunk show! It doesn’t get much better!

NICOLE MILLER
Lovely NYC – January 23-25
Lovely DC – January 30-February 1

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ROSA CLARA SOFT
Lovely DC – December 12-14 and February 6-8
Lovely Philly – January 23-25
Lovely San Francisco – February 27-March 1

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Shop Lovely Gift Guide

With the holidays just around the corner, we’re getting our wish lists ready! And Shop Lovely has something for everyone…cute bracelets for your sisters, silky boho robes for your bridal party, and hand-stitched hankies for your besties. While you’re at it, nab a few cute things for yourself! We have the perfect party dresses for all your celebrations, from the cookie exchange party to New Year’s Eve, from your rehearsal dinner to your reception. Head to ShopLovely.com to get your shop on and cross it off your list!

Shop Lovely Gift Guide

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