Much to my boyfriend’s dismay, many of my favorite fashion blogs offer the occasional foray into wedding gowns, décor, and all other things bridal. (He doesn’t want me getting any wild ideas). So, along with some of these bloggers—Oh Joy, Cupcakes and Cashmere, Apartment 34—newly engaged gals, and (I’m sure) many females everywhere, I’ve been eagerly anticipating the launch of Anthropologie’s sister wedding line, BHLDN (pronounced beholden).
Not surprisingly, the gowns are gorgeous. But, let’s be serious, that ain’t happenin’ any time soon. Luckily for BHLDN’s profits and not so much for my Mint.com account, there are plenty of other ways to shop the new line.
The accessories include fabulous head pieces Kate Middleton would be proud to wear, including headbands by Jennifer Behr, who gained fame for designing the headbands of none other than Blair Waldorf.
The shoes are to-die-for. And, they also offer shoe clips to snazz up a plain pair of pumps.
Last but not least, the cocktail dresses are lovely, feminine, and unique—you would expect nothing less from Anthropologie’s designers. However, the price tags are a pretty penny, so you’d have to have a fancy pants occasion as a great excuse (I suppose a wedding would do). But, hey, a girl can lust.
Silk georgette, crochetted flowers, rhinestone embellishment, a yellow bow, and a cut-out back – everything about this dress is unique.
Gin Fizz Shift Dress, $450.
Black-and-white polka dots (of course) with a vintage feel by Tracy Reese
Revival Party Dress, $350.
This flowy, gorgeous dress would work best on taller gals. It feels very1920s, like you should bob your hair, sneak off to a speakeasy, and learn to dance the Charleston. (Unfortunately, with that price tag, you probably won’t be able to afford cocktails, le sigh).
Citrine Rose Peplum Dress, $650.