Saturday, April 30, 2011

Pictures from my trip to Virginia {Part 1}

I know that some of you are waiting for pictures from my trip that I took last week. :) I have so many pictures that I'm going to try and divided them into two posts, maybe three. Also before I forget, go check out an awesome giveaway that Amber hosting on her delightful blog. Hurry though, it ends tonight.  Well, maybe don't hurry. As I really want to win. :)

Day 1 {really day 2, but we spent the first day driving.} - Harpers Ferry/Alexandria/Washington D.C.

Bookshop at Harpers Ferry =) I found some great books in this shop and all for a wonderful price. 

Harpers Ferry was great. The book shopping is wonderful. The town is unique and charming. And if the town looks familiar, it's because it was used in the film, Gods & Generals.  

Bridge in D.C.

Gabrielle in D.C.

The White House

Jefferson Memorial

Washington Memorial

Day 2 - George Mason's Home/Alexandria/Carlyle House
George Mason

Dogwood Blossoms

George Mason's House

A red gate that I found at George Mason's house. I love the color against the green grass. 

George Mason's Grave

Gen. Robert Edward Lee's Boyhood Home

Day 3 - Manassas Battlefield/Alexandria 
Gen. "Stonewall" Jackson Statue 


Spot where Gen. Bee said, "There stands Jackson like a stonewall..."

Stone House

The First Presbyterian Church of Alexandria

Friday, April 29, 2011

What I'm Wearing | 1950s Spring Time

After watching the Royal Wedding this morning I was feeling inspired to dress up. I pulled my 1950s vintage dress out of my closet and thought it fitting for today.

What I'm Wearing

Vintage {1950s} Baby Blue Gingham Dress - The Way We Wore {a vintage clothing store in L.A.}
Pearl with Floral Print Drop Earrings - Etsy Shop {won in a giveaway}
Blue Belt - Kohl's
Sandals - Steve Madden  

Don't forget to check out my post on Kate Middleton's wedding dress. :)

The Royal Wedding | Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress

Yes, I was one of those who woke up at 4:30 this morning to watch the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton. 

Was it worth it? Yes!! I simply adore Kate's wedding dress - minus the dip in the front neckline. Other then that her dress was pretty much my style - simple yet classic. And here's to hoping that wedding dresses with sleeves will come into vogue again. 

The moment I saw Kate in her wedding dress, I immediately thought that her dress had some similarities to Grace Kelly's wedding dress. Which by the way, is another favorite wedding dress of mine. :)  

Here is a comparison picture for y'all. Look at the lace overlay and the sleeves.

If you are wanting to copy Kate Middleton's dress may I recommend Vogue 2979.

Did you watch the Royal Wedding? What did you think of Kate's dress? What was your favorite part?

Thursday, April 28, 2011

What I am Wearing - Gabrielle Renee

Green t-shirt: Kohl's 
Black skirt: Epcot at Disney World
Brown boots: Target 
Brown belt: Maurices 

Gabrielle Renee

Monday, April 25, 2011

Fresh Modesty Swimsuit eBook Giveaway! {Closed}

I'm so excited to have Fresh Modesty - a site you must check out - back for another giveaway! =) Olivia the one who started Fresh Modesty, is the creator of a fashionable, but modest swimwear eBook! This eBook is full of ideas and styles for you to create your own bathing suit. No more needing extra clothing to cover up, like what you are doing in your store bought bathing suit. And guess what?!? She is offering one of our readers their own copy of her eBook. 

I have a copy of her book myself. It's an easy read and she writes like she is talking to you. Even though I have the ebook and all the supplies to make my own bathing suit. I still haven't gotten around to making my bathing suit. lol. I will someday - maybe this summer I'll make it. =D

Here's how to enter the giveaway - 
  • Leave a comment with you favorite summer activity and some way to contact you. {Blog, etsy username, email.}

More ways you can enter {Please leave a separate comment for EACH thing you do, thank you! Otherwise they won't count.}:
  • Follow Olivia's blog. 
  • Follow Bramblewood Fashion.
  • "Like" Fresh Modesty on Facebook
  • "Like" Bramblewood Fashion on Facebook
  • Follow Fresh Modesty on Twitter
  • Post the giveaway button on your blog's sidebar and/or giveaway page.
  • Blog, Facebook, or Tweet about the giveaway. (Leave a link in a comment.) {You can do all three, just leave a separate comment for each one you do.}
This giveaway is open to anyone with an email. As this is an eBook you are winning. :)  The giveaway will end on May 2nd at 10PM {EST}. The winner will then be chosen at random {using} and will be announced the next day. Then the winner will have 48 hours to claim their prize, before a new winner is chosen. 

Bramblewood Fashion


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