Tie It Together Thursday!

Hi! It’s Tie It Together Thursday! Today I’m styling a mother-of-the-bride dress.

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Missy sent me this dress that she’s wearing in October to her daughter’s wedding.

black dress 1

I could not help but think classic! It’s simple but elegant and being from the south, when I think elegant, I can’t help but think of pearls.

If you’re from the south, monograms and pearls are staples in your wardrobe. I would wear pearls with a dress but I’d also pop them on with a t-shirt.

Here are the pieces I added to this dress~~~

Here they are put together. This outfit is timeless! Because the weather will be cool, she can add a wrap and black pantyhose. (I would wear black hose over nude, that’s just my opinion.) She could also add a couple more bracelets.

Ralph Lauren Wedding Dress

Well you all are always honest, so what do you think? What would you put with this outfit?

Also, next week beginning on October 1 I’m starting my 31 days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips. We’re going to talk hair, nails, makeup, clothes, and by popular demand, cardigans. :-) I hope you’ll join me!!

31 Days of Fall Fashion & Beauty Tips

Beauty For the Heart~~I don’t know if I’ve ever shared my favorite verse with you. It’s Galatians 2:20,“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Have a blessed day!

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Tie It Together Thursday

Welcome to Tie It Together Thursday! This is where I take an outfit that you send me and add all the accessories. So please, if you have an outfit send it to me at cyndispivey(at)gmail(dot)com.

Tie It Together Thursday

Today I’m styling a dress for Debbie. Her son is getting married in October and she’s wearing this gorgeous grey dress from Lane Bryant.

Lane Bryant dress

Accessories are important especially when it comes to a wedding. Of course, you don’t want to out shine the bride but Debbie is the mother of the groom, and she is a part of the wedding party. It’s a big day and she will want to look her best!

I recently attended a wedding of a dear friend of mine. She was the mother of the bride and she was stunning! Here’s a quick picture of her waiting for her daughter to walk down the isle. Her dress was gorgeous but look at her accessories. Obviously the necklace was the focal point so she kept her earrings simple.

Teal Wedding

With the dress that Debbie is wearing the neckline is busy so I didn’t add a necklace. Debbie said eggplant was the main color so I decided to add that color in her heels. These are Kate Spade heels, and they’re gorgeous! I think they were $295. I’m sorry the price is high, if you can find a cheaper pair that looks this good, go for it!

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Next, I went with silver jewelry and you’ll notice, I like bling! Don’t be boring on such a special day! All the jewelry I found online at Ann Taylor.

Ann Taylor jewelry

Lastly, I popped a silver clutch. I found this at Ann Taylor also.

Silver Clutch

Here is the look all put together!

Grey Lane Bryant Dress

So what do you think? Would you go with a colored heel?

Beauty for the Heart~~“The cost of your sins is more than you can pay. The gift of your God is more than you can imagine.” -Max Lucado

Have a blessed day!

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Favorite “PINS” Friday-Dress Inspired

It’s June and that makes me think–wedding. I have a wedding I’ll be attending next weekend and I’ve been looking at dresses that inspire me. I already have several dresses I can wear but I’d like to add some accessories.

I love this dress and the clutch she’s carrying is gorgeous. Clutches are trendy right now so I’m seeing them everywhere.


This outfit would be perfect for a wedding and look at that adorable clutch!


I love blue and this dress would be perfect for a wedding. Again, I love the clutch.


The colorblocking in this dress is perfect and her shoes, oh I love those shoes!


{The source for all these “PINS” are from Penny Pincher Fashion. I recently found her blog and I love it!}

Beauty For the Heart~~I wanted to ask  if you would pray for my sister, Traci at Beneath My Heart. She’s leaving for Nicaragua on Monday. She is traveling with Compassion International and with other bloggers. Traci will meet the child that she is sponsoring and their family. You can follow her journey over at her blog beginning on June 18th.

Thanks for your prayers!

Compassion Bloggers Nicaragua Trip 2013

Have a blessed day!

Fashion Friday~Mother of the Bride Fashion

Happy Friday!

Yesterday I shared some mother of the bride etiquette and ideas with you.

Today, I’m going to share with you some dresses that would be

beautiful for the mother of the bride.

At my daughter’s wedding, I was her Matron of Honor so my color matched her

bridesmaids, but the style was different.

Honestly, I don’t think there are absolutes in fashion, for the mother of the bride.

Some will say don’t wear white, and in the past they said, don’t wear black,

but I’ve been to several weddings where the mother of the bride wore

black and they looked beautiful.

The style of the dress should compliment your size and shape.

For example, if you don’t want to show your arms, I would suggest a three quarter length sleeve.

If you have some belly bulge, don’t wear a tight fitting dress. Makes sense, right?

The color should also compliment the colors of the wedding. 

Remember, you will have pictures made with the entire wedding party.

Traditionally, the mother of the bride picks her dress out first and then the mother of the groom.

Last year I attended my cousin, Kelly’s wedding and it was gorgeous!

My Aunt Pat (my Mom’s youngest sister) was the mother of the bride and wore a beautiful

dress from the  Montage collection by Mon Cheri.

Here is the dress on the website. You can check to see if they have a boutique near you

that sells the Montage collection here.

The Montage collection by Mon Cheri has so many beautiful dresses for the mother of the bride.

I love this dress from the Montage collection. The one shoulder dress is

popular and it comes with a matching shawl.

I could not get a great picture of the this dress from David’s Bridal but I love the sleeves!

This dress is from Macy’s and would be great if you’re not wanting to wear a long dress

and I love the short jacket.


Bottom line, get something you will feel comfortable in and

will compliment the wedding party.

This is an important day and you want to look and feel your best!

So what do you think, any other suggestions? 

Have a great weekend!

Linking to: Fashion Friday

Mother of the Bride Etiquette

Hey ladies!

A few weeks ago one of my readers emailed me this question:

“Have you ever done a story on ideas for fashion for the mother of the bride? My daughter is getting married in July and I am feeling a tad over whelmed by the daunting task of picking out my dress!! Any ideas would be welcomed. Thanks and Blessings,”

I loooove questions like this and I have lots of things I’d like to share with you

about being the mother of the bride and picking out your dress.

First, the etiquette rules for the mother of the bride are much more flexible

today than ever before. Mother of the brides can choose from lots of styles and colors.

There’s really no hard core rules except that you need to

feel good in the dress and it should coordinate with the wedding colors.

My daughter, Courtney married in June 2010. It was both fun and stressful!

After we picked out Courtney’s dress, we started on my dress.

I was in a little different situation because my daughter had asked me to be her Matron of Honor.

I had never seen this done before but I was honored that she asked me, so I played double duty,

mother of the bride/matron of honor!

I was picturing myself looking and feeling a little like Scarlett O’Hara from Gone With the Wind.

Courtney was picturing me looking a little more like Melanie from Gone With the Wind. Ha!

Oh boy!! Let’s just say we did a lot of laughing while picking out my dress!

Here’s what I ended up wearing and of course it matched the bridal party~

 I think it’s important to pick a dress that you’re comfortable with.

If you don’t want to show your arms, there are still lots of beautiful dresses to choose from.

Although the wedding is all about the Bride, (my daughter reminded me of this often) I think

the mother of the bride should feel special too.

How many times do you get to dress up like this? Take advantage of it!

Here are a couple of things I would suggest to make the mother of the bride feel good

on the day of the wedding:

  • Have a manicure and pedicure before the day of the wedding.

Courtney and I did ours together and had some great mother/daughter time.

(The only picture I found of my toes!)

  •  Have your makeup done the day of the wedding.

The makeup artist was doing Courtney’s so I let her do mine too and I’m so glad I did!

I loved wearing false eyelashes!

(If you don’t want to pay a makeup artist, find a friend who likes to do makeup.

I’ve done makeup for several weddings)

I also got a spray tan and a bikini wax (yes I just said that, Courtney got one

and for some reason I decided since Wayne and I were going to the beach

in a few weeks after the wedding, I would too.

I have birthed two babies naturally, one being 10 pounds, but the bikini wax nearly

killed me! She assured me it would get easier every time.

I will never know, because I’ll never do it again! :-) )

Okay, I realize I haven’t answered her exact question so come back tomorrow

for some dress ideas!

Thanks for sticking with me ladies!

Beauty For the Heart~~The most important thing we did was to bathe Courtney and Chris’

marriage in prayer. Too many couples today, worry over the ceremony and the

reception, but forget about Christ.

Marriage takes three and Christ needs to be the focus of our marriage.

I love this photo taken right before the ceremony started. Such precious memories!

This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called ‘woman,’ 

for she was taken out of man. That is why a man leaves his father and mother

and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. Genesis 2:23-24

Don’t forget my Savvy Stitches giveaway ends tonight!!!!

Photo Credit: Scarlett O’Hara and Melanie.

Pajamas, Coffee, and Faithfulness…..

I’m sitting here this morning in my leopard print pajamas sipping on some wonderful coffee and thinking about LIFE. As I was doing my devotion and reading God’s word, I continue to be amazed at His faithfulness.

The past two years have been filled with so much change but as I think back I can’t have imagined going through it without the Lord.

To some people that might sound crazy but I’m telling you I would be a mess without Him. This time last year we were in full wedding mode (I’m exhausted just thinking about it!) preparing for our daughter’s wedding on June 6th.

Here’s some pictures from their big day…………….




Their reception was outside and the weather was perfect!











Such sweet memories and so hard to believe they will be celebrating their one year anniversary! So here we are June 2011 and we’re planning another wedding.

A much smaller one……….June 11th my Dad will marry Janet.

They are having an outdoor wedding at home with only immediate family. I am so happy for both of them!

What a blessing Janet is not only to my Dad but to our entire family. I know if my Mom could have picked someone to love my Dad and his family, Mom would have picked Janet.

Although I still miss my Mom so much and Janet will never replace Mom, (Janet knows this and she doesn’t want to) she is a blessing and I’m thankful for her.

She loves my Dad and she makes him happy!! Thank you Lord for your faithfulness!

Well thanks for stopping by and I hope you  know that God is faithful.

Praise the LORD, all you nations; extol him, all you peoples. For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD. Psalm 117:1-2

How has he been faithful to you??

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