gorgeous-ness happening at felice

Dear ladies at  Felicé Bridal,

I know we are all happily married {as do you, since we bought our dresses there}, but can we come and play dress up with your couture Romona Keveza gowns?

With love,
jessica, jenna and jodi of tutto bella

Just kidding. We wouldn’t do that to ya’ll, but these beautiful gowns are tempting us.

Romona Keveza continues to amaze us once again with its stunning 2013 couture bridal collection, available at Felicé Bridal

The elegant seaside resort of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat in the French Riviera in springtime served as inspiration for this Spring Couture Bridal Collection. The gowns are swoon-worthy with luxurious ivories, pearl, white, ice blue and one finale show-stopping gown in signature “Romona Red.”

Lovely, perfected details to note are the belts embellished with Swarovski crystals,  couture-ruched lines that drape so elegantly on the female figure and sculpted origami flowers.

Style RK355

Style RK831V

And, last but not least, my personal fave, Style RK352

For 10 years  Felicé Bridal, located in Cherry Creek, Colorado, has helped dress hundreds of brides, and their bridal party. The mother-daughter duo’s, Karen and Robin, unique, unparalleled customer service and exclusive couture gowns is what brides dream of when dress shopping for their special day. The team of women at Felicé Bridal, and their dresses, make a bride feel like the most beautiful woman in the world, just as she should. 

{images via Bridal Guide}

Stella and Dot Sparkle from Within Bracelet

NOTE TO SELF: Never leave a draft post up on the computer screen…because my 2.5 year old daughter somehow managed to actually post an unedited and unfinished draft. My apologies for the early, not-yet-complete email you received last night of this post. Kids…gotta love ‘em.

As I was saying…

Sparkle from the Light Within…and it doesn’t hurt to add a little sparkle to your wrist too. :)

We are big fans of Stella and Dot jewelry, and with a wide range of prices, there is something for every gal on your list. This year, we’re loving the simple, dress up or dress down, Light Bracelet FRIENDSHIP TIES, Sparkle From the Light Within. For only $19 , you can apply the one for me, one for you motto for this one.

You don’t have to attend any party, or even charge your credit card for this one, because Christine Morris, personal stylist for Stella and Dot, is offering Tutto Bella readers the Stella and Dot Light Bracelet for free. And, this giveaway will still be happening after Dec. 25…yay for more fabulous things after Christmas!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends on December 28. If you have any additional questions – feel free to send us an email!{images via Stella and Dot}

welcome our new sponsor Felicé Bridal

The word felice  means “happy” in Italian. We can tell you that weddings make us happy. Gorgeous weddings gowns make us happy. And, it makes us really happy that a fabulous, beautiful bridal store like Felicé Bridal, and the talented mom and daughter duo {Karen and Robin} who own it, are now teaming with Tutto Bella. In the future, we can all look forward to tips, trends and jaw-dropping gowns from Felicé Bridal here at Tutto Bella.

With a wide range of prices and designers including Romona Keveza, Amsale, Anna Campbell and Kenneth Pool, Felicé Bridal is one of Colorado’s top bridal salons. If you’re getting married {congrats}, or have a friend getting married, call Karen or Robin today to make an appointment for a fun-filled, pampered day surrounded by satin, silk and lace couture beauties.

When Robin showed us this dress, we fell in love {and secretly wanted to have another wedding celebration just to wear it}. Look at that stunning back!
Gladiator Dress, Anna Campbell, The Ivory Collection.
The best part, prices range from $1,000-$1,400 for this dress, and it comes in several colors.

And this dress by Romona Keveza, Spring 2011, is sure to turn heads and have a bride feeling gorgeous.

{images via Felicé Bridal}

october recap

We’re happy to report that we have our ‘bug’ debugged {fingers crossed that didn’t jinx it}, and our blog is back in business. So, while our posts have been live on the web, you {all our fabulous readers} have not received them via email. So, during your relaxing {or busy} weekend, take the time to catch up on all the fabulousness that’s been happening at Tutto Bella.

If you love chocolate or you’re looking for the perfect party dessert, read all about this chocolate mousse. Yummy.

The colors of the rainbow have never looked so good than when Drew Coleman, Event Consultant at Life Design Event Planning, and his team set up this shoot - seriously, so pretty.

It’s the time of year to bundle up…don’t forget to bundle up your home accessories too with these fuzzy sweater ideas. 

After you carve your pumpkin this year, make this spiced pumpkin seeds recipe.

Looking for a Longchamp bag steal…look no further than here.

We are head over heals for this lovely vintage glamorous shoot. 

This creamy Italian pasta recipe will have your guests asking for seconds, and you reigning as a domestic goddess.

If you like a good deal like we do, you will love these fall steals.

splurge vs. steal

There are certain key pieces a woman must have in her wardrobe. While we love a good deal, we do understand that a woman must have ‘the essentials’…and for those, you have our permission to splurge.

Our top 10 wardrobe essentials for women:
1. white tee – the been-around-forever, looks good with everything, comfy shirt is a must have.
2. fitted, white, button-down shirt - one that can tuck in or stay out. you will look so put-together.
3. cardigan – one that’s versatile with many outfits in all seasons, either black or a neutral color.
4. little black dress – need we say more…its a must
5. pencil skirt – you will feel so feminine and powerful. find one that is the perfect length, grazing the top of the knees.
6. designer jeans – its worth spending the money to find the perfect fit that flatten and flatter you body type.
7. black pants and/or black leggings - they are flattering and go with everything, plus you can’t beat the elastic waist band on the leggings.
8. ballet flats – they are more chic than sneakers, yet still comfortable. you can buy in black, black and neutral, or even a pop of color.
9. trench coat – one that will remain timeless.
10. black pumps {or nude pumps} – even if you are not a heels gal, every woman needs a pair of pumps for work or special occasions.

For the other, less essential, more trendy pieces, you can be satisfied with a steal if you can’t afford to splurge on the splurge. We found some steals for this season you might like below.

Happy Shopping! 
Gentle Souls Gigi Flat
, Nordstrom vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Odell Flats, Target

 Current/Elliott Camouflage Skinny Jean, Saks Fifth Avenue  vs. Urban Outfitters Tripp NYC Camo Jean

Cambridge Satchel Company Leather Satchel, Nordstrom vs. Mossimo Supply Co. Patent Pink Satchel, Target

Ann Taylor Colorblocked Blouse {super cute and still very affordable}  vs. Mossimo Women’s Button-down Blouse, Target

{images via Nordstrom, TargetSaks Fifth AvenueUrban Outfitters, Ann Taylor}