Whitney Deal
Mother + wife + dress designer living in NC

 

Tuesday
May012012

Instagram Goodness

Quick snippets of my life lately...

...a growing belly, outdoor bluegrass festivals, starting to plan a nursery, visiting with little nephews, sewing dresses, and spending time outdoors...

Tuesday
Apr242012

Mini Spring Sample Sale

It's a mini spring sample sale on discontinued styles! Take a look over here...

Monday
Apr232012

Oh yes I did.

I couldn't help myself. After finding out that our wee one was a girl, I had to make her something to celebrate...just a little polka dot number.. 

Friday
Apr202012

A Tiny Collar

A hint of a collar on the Elsie dress...

Happy Friday!

Wednesday
Apr182012

Why I <3 White Paint

I stumbled across a photo of our house before the mini-renovation we had before moving in last summer. Whoa, thank god for white paint. When we decided to move in to this house, we were still living in NYC and had about zero furniture or furnishings, so I wasn't really in a decorating mood. I asked my father-in-law to paint the whole thing white, trim and all. 

Aside from the white paint, the doors/windows were replaced...and the light just streams in..

Monday
Apr162012

Wedding Style

When I'm working on a new collection, I'm ultimately thinking about designing dresses with a definite comfort and distinct style. But with that being said, I find it so important that a bride be able to make the dress her own with accessories and flair. So let's play a little bit...here are a few ways I'd style a few of the 2012 collection...

 

MARCILLE
This dress has layers of delicate chiffon and a soft scooping back so it definitely leans more romantic without being overly dramatic. I paired it with a subtle jimmy choo ballet flat, crochet drop earrings by bhldn, and a delicate twigs & honey veil

 

ELSIE 
Isn't she darling? I love the perfect touch of simple modesty in this dress paired with a delicate peter pan collar. I thought it would be great to go with neutrals for this dress, nude t-strap heels from ruche, a light-weight rose gold diamond ring from catbird, and just a little bit of pop with a deep red butter london nail polish.

 

BELLE
There is a sophistication about this dress that makes it feel very intimate and could really be taken in many directions. I chose to play on the existing glamourous details of its charmeuse trim and add some colorful accessories. First, adding an untamed petals rhinestone comb, followed by a silk pom-pom brooch in ice by bando, and these strapy coral heels from kate spade.

 

LOLA
Tea-length goodness! Another great dress you could dress-up or down, take it formal or casual...so I went all natural with this number. A gorgeous infinity gold ring by melissa joy manning, a soft pink butter london nail polish, and a rustic wildflower halo from kinfolk magazine.

 

Sunday
Apr152012

Feeling Girly

I'm pretty sure I wore blue and gray all winter long...and I'm itching to embrace my feminine side with all this warmer weather we're having down south. Currently loving these girly looks from Orla Kiely SS2012.

Wednesday
Apr112012

It's a...

...sweet, little girl! The hub and I couldn't be more excited :)

Little Lief Ruffle Dress + Salt Water Sandals