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Posts Tagged ‘Fashion’

Get glad in your new gladiators...

If you are having a destination wedding this summer or are honeymooning in a warm and sunny climate, you will definitely want to bring a few pairs of cute sandals with you. Our Wishpot Wedding Experts found adorable summer sandals for your honeymoon so you and your new spouse can relax and soak in some rays in style.

Even if your honeymoon doesn’t take you to Greece, you can channel the relaxed style with some fun Grecian sandals, like any of these pairs above.  There are so many fabulous sandal options out there for you to choose from. Throw on a metallic pair or one with studs and add a little rocker goddess to your swimsuit.  Don a distressed brown leather pair with stone details and channel your inner indie side. With these sandals’ structured ankle straps and hardware, they  look great with a flowing, printed maxi dress or a relaxed t-shirt style dress, but are adaptable enough that you can wear them with your everyday favorite pair of jeans.  Wedding Expert, Gekd Boutique found an adorable white beaded pair that would look fabulous with a pair of distressed denim shorts.

Espadrille-esque fabuloso...

Not a casual sandal type of girl? If you want to dress up your beach wear this season, you are in luck! Wedge and espadrille sandals are back with a vengeance, with taller heels, funkier patterns, and wicked ankle wraps.  Expert, Wedding Nouvea is on point with this style. She found this fun espadrille, perfect for a romantic dinner date or a

Retro rockabilly pin up girl glam...

While neutral colored sandals, are wearable with any color clothing, they are not necessarily for everyone.  If nude sandals just won’t do the trick for you, try one of these flirty, striped espadrilles and add a little interest to your standard summer shorts or skirts, above.

Espadrilles have been a summer staple for decades. While the espadrille trend goes away and comes back like most trends, espadrilles are back with a vengeance this season!  Espadrilles are a unique type of sandal because they are known for their extreme comfort, even though they have a heel.  The beauty of the espadrille is the soft, natural materials of which they are typically made and their wide, supportive platform heel. No complaining about blisters for you on your honeymoon!

Planning a wedding can be a large undertaking. Many brides focus a large portion of their attention on what they will wear the day of the wedding, neglecting their honeymoon wardrobe. Don’t let this happen to you! No matter where your honeymoon takes you, make sure to stock up on some great footwear that will leave you feeling like the queen of the beach!


Wishpot is a free social shopping service that makes it easy to save and share interesting things you find in stores and online.

Items are easily collected online or from stores and organized using simple online lists. Lists and items can be kept private or shared with others. You can collect and discover products you like, recommend your favorite stuff, share and explore gift suggestions or ask for opinions and advice.

For even more great wedding and registry ideas, visit Wishpot’s blog


From the Wishpot Team


Photo Credits:

1. Sam Edelman ‘Hazel’ Thong Sandal

2. DV by Dolce Vita ‘David’ Sandal

3.  BC Footwear ‘Oh Sailor’ Sandal

4. Mossimo for Target Phyliss Nailhead Flat Sandals

5. Stewart Weitzman Fez Espadrille

5. Spectator Sport Wedge

6. Grevy’sWedge


Welcome Elizabeth Yin, CEO of Shiny Orb, a time saving, savvy, social shopping network for you and the ladies in your life…

For my wedding, I knew I wanted my best friends to be my bridesmaids.  Unfortunately, everyone was scattered across the globe, but I was determined not to let distance get in the way of shopping for bridesmaid dresses together.  A plan was quickly established over email: we’d each surf the web for potential dresses for the group.  Then, we’d discuss all the dresses and pick the best one to order.

Simple enough, right?  However, we soon found ourselves buried in our email inboxes.  Everyone in my bridal party spent hours writing countless emails about cute dresses they found and wasted even more time piecing the mish-mash of communications together.  As a busy professional, I was very quickly getting overwhelmed and simply could not afford to spend so much time deciding on dresses!  So, in the midst of all the confusion, I scrapped the plan. I quickly went to a bridesmaid dress retailer website and bought everyone the first nice dress I found.  (It was an Alfred Angelo bridesmaid dress, because the website was sorted alphabetically by designer).  Luckily, it was a cute dress, and my bridesmaids looked fabulous.

After my wedding, I kept thinking there had to be a better way for bridal parties to browse and shop together for wedding apparel.  Furthermore, I knew I was not the only bride out there with a scattered bridal party.  So, last year, one of my bridesmaids and I left our jobs to build a website called Shiny Orb, a comparison shopping website for bridesmaid dresses and other wedding apparel.  With over ten thousand dresses from more than three hundred designers, Shiny Orb has a huge selection that covers all styles, including many non-traditional and trendy wear-again bridesmaid dresses.

I’m excited to announce that today we’re opening up Shiny Orb Dressing Rooms, a social shopping platform to make it easy and enjoyable for brides and bridesmaids to browse and shop together.  With a Shiny Orb Dressing Room, a bridal party can add any of the thousands of dresses on the site to the room, and everyone in the party can comment and chat about these dresses at their convenience. We’ve already heard some great things about this feature from our group of beta testers, so we really think it’s going to be something brides will love!


Elizabeth Yin is a co-founder of Shiny Orb, a comparison social shopping site for bridesmaid dresses and wedding apparel.  She previously worked at Google as a product marketing manager and has been building websites since high school.  Elizabeth hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where her friend and bestselling 3-book Anti-Bride co-author Carolyn started this all.

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