As someone who grew up in Boston when I think of the summer I think of Cape Cod, 4th of July and the Kennedy’s vacationing in Hyannis. It’s inevitable. The Kennedy mystique has always captivated me. And last week was no different especially with a Kennedy wedding taking place in the Cape, congrats to RFK Jr and Cheryl Hines! (side note: I love when celebs marry into iconic families). But what wasn’t all over the news was July 28th would have been Jackie Kennedy’s 85th birthday. Jackie was and still is America’s most iconic bride, our Diana, Kate Middleton and Princess Grace all wrapped up in one. She isn’t just an inspiration for brides on their wedding day but also for fashionistas all over the country, especially the east coast. In her early years, Jackie Kennedy set the tone for grace, glamour and pure waspyness. Can we ever forget her pill box hats or her green one shoulder gown that JLO later used as inspiration to accompany Ben Affleck to the Oscars (sigh Bennifer). Later in life after the President had passed away and she married a Greek bazillionaire, Jackie Kennedy Onassis defined New York City chic, a far cry from the demure young lady who lived in the White House. She’s was and is a fashion force to be reckoned with.
One element of a wedding that can be super hard to not cheese up and even harder to be original is favors. Sometimes they can be an after thought and you’re scrambling but they really shouldn’t. These are your opportunity to say thank you to all your friends and family who, in some cases, spent a lot of time and money coming to attend your wedding. Not only can they be a sign of appreciation but a great finale to your wedding and a nice way to tie up your theme. One thing to remember is donations are always a great favor. Who doesn’t want to leave a great wedding feeling like that also just completed a saintly act? Two birds, one stone, everyone wins. If the donation idea isn’t your route here are some of the more original and fun favors that I have come across on Pinterest lately.
If I could live in a world that accepted me covered in glitter from head to toe daily I’d be more than okay with it, but I don’t, society would completely shun me. So when I saw this very mature angle for glitter on your heels I was floored. These are perfection. Just enough sparkle and shine to feed my appetite for fun but a small enough amount that I can wear them from day to night and not feel like a tween. The marriage of the suede mauve with the glitter is modern, polished and sexy. So far, in my opinion, JCrew has nailed the shoe of the fall season. These will surely launch a thousand amazing outfits. And my last but not least favorite detail about these gems, their name, ROXIE. I have to imagine they are named after the sparkly and bold character Roxie Hart from Chicago…all the more reason to buy these immediately. These shoes deserve to have their name up in lights.