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THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: A RECAP

  I told everyone that would listen about my idea for The Monthly Dress Series. The whole way my vision for The Monthly Dress Series came about is a story all its own (read about how I started The Monthly Dress Series here). Once I had the concept for this series...

THE MONTHLY DRESS TOUR: PASADENA TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET!   Tickets for the Pasadena Monthly Dress Tour are officially on sale! I will be talking all of The Monthly Dresses to Pasadena in an exhibit on February 8th and 9th. The first day I will be speaking, and the second will be the...

THE MONTHLY DRESS TOUR: UTAH TICKETS ARE LIVE!

CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET!   Tickets for the Utah Monthly Dress Tour are officially on sale! (Pasadena tickets will be on sale soon!) The Utah exhibit will be 2 days long from January 31st-February 1st. The first day I will be speaking, and the second day are...

BEHIND THE DRESS: SEPTEMBER

Here it is! A full look behind the creation of The September Dress, the 12th dress in The Monthly Dress Series. The exact moment when I found the Oscar De La Renta wool suiting for the blazer, going from store to store to track down all of the gold trimming, and an up...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE SEPTEMBER DRESS

If you are new to The Monthly Dress, make sure you check out my post on WHY I STARTED THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES     THE SEPTEMBER DRESS The September Dress is the final dress in my Monthly Dress Series. When I was sewing some of the last stitches of the...

BEHIND THE DRESS: AUGUST

  As you will quickly see from the Behind The Dress: August episode below, The August Dress was the one dress I wasn’t super crazy about. I felt like I was just going through the motions as I started to prep for this dress…but just wait until you see...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE AUGUST DRESS

TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE c/o St. Eve Jewelry  ||  LAYERED TURQUOISE NECKLACE  ||  TURQUOISE RING  ||  TURQUOISE EARRINGS ||  TURQUOISE BRACELET ||  LAYERED BRACELETS   ||  GOLD CUFF  ||  BODY ILLUMINATOR  ||  GOLD SANDALS (on sale, run TTS)   THE AUGUST...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE JULY DRESS

RED LIPSTICK IN ‘LIGHT MY FIRE’  ||  LIP LINER IN ‘HOT RED’  ||  SIMILAR RED HEELS  ||  NECKLACE  ||  EARRINGS   THE JULY DRESS   Since July is the most patriotic month of the year, The July Dress had to incorporate red, white,...

BEHIND THE DRESS: JUNE

The June Dress was a dream to shop for, a dream to sew, and a dream to shoot! I can’t wait until you see how magical the setting was for this dress. It’s one of my favorite Behind The Dress Episodes yet! I can’t wait for you to see how The June Dress...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE JUNE DRESS

THE JUNE DRESS June is traditionally the most popular month to marry, so The June Dress is all about the bride! I put my own spin on this dress and created a wedding gown inspired by the old English saying that all brides walking down the isle need...

THE MONTHLY DRESS TOUR!

I am excited beyond words to announce that at the completion of a full year of dresses in The Monthly Dress Series, I will be taking my dresses on TOUR! In each dress reveal I include detailed shots of the dresses, an explanation of the fabric and how each dress is...

BEHIND THE DRESS: MAY

  I’m so excited to share everything that went on during the shopping, sewing, and filming for The May Dress. Shooting this dress in a field of flowers was one of the most fun experiences I have ever had on a shoot. All the images for the reveal of The May...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE MAY DRESS

BEHIND THE DRESS: APRIL

It’s Behind The Dress: April day! Launching my Behind The Dress videos has almost become as fun as The Monthly Dress reveal day. I only wish I started it back in October when I first started the series. But that is part of the fun about these dresses…they...

THE PARIS DRESS TUTORIAL

I made this dress for our ten year anniversary trip to London and Paris last year. You can see my inspiration for this dress here (and one of the key factors that led me to create The Monthly Dress Series). SIMILAR BLUSH HEELS OR HERE Last year I made this dress, and...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE APRIL DRESS

The April Dress. Spring colors are bursting all around me. Trees and flowers and wardrobes are adding pastel pinks, blues, and yellows after a winter of drab. April is the perfect time of year to gather up a bouquet of garden flowers and head to an elegant tea party!...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: HOW IT STARTED

behind the scenes of The February Dress shoot A FLOOD OF INSPIRATION HOW IT STARTED – One year ago this week, I was walking the streets of London with Garrett. We were on a trip celebrating our ten year wedding anniversary and it was a dream come true; we were...

BEHIND THE DRESS: MARCH

Today I’m taking you behind the construction and shoot from The March Dress. I revealed The March Dress (dress number 6 in The Monthly Dress Series) last week. Dress reveal day is always so much fun, but I might be as excited to share this Behind The Dress...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE MARCH DRESS

BEHIND THE DRESS: FEBRUARY

So much planning and construction went into The February Dress, and this month we decided to take you along with us! For this month’s edition of Behind the Dress I take you down to the LA Fabric District as I search for the perfect fabric, at home as I cut, sew,...

THE MONTHLY DRESS SERIES: THE FEBRUARY DRESS

The February Dress. A dress inspired by the love and romance that February brings. A month full of flowers, hearts, love notes, and kisses. I knew early on that February would be a ball gown. It had to be big and grand and beautiful, but it also needed to be...