Weekly Wedding Look: Lovely Lavender

Elegant and simple, lavender is the perfect inspiration for a classic bridal look. Slip into Winifred Bean’s breathtaking Petals dress—a silk, scoop-necked bodice flows into a romantic skirt layered in lovely tulle. Bring a blush of color to this gorgeous gown by cinching your waist with a lavender ribbon. Reflect this bloom’s purple hue in your perfectly polished lilac nails, and tuck all your essentials into a lavender clutch. Contrast pale purple accessories with a dark plum Swarovski crystal necklace and black suede booties. And don’t forget your handsome groom—add a splash of lavender to his slate gray suit with a pretty purple linen tie.

WWL-Lavender-StyleWedding Features: Petals Gown: Winifred Bean | Tenoverten Nail Polish in Prince via Sephora | Khirma Eliazov “Lindsay” Clutch via Aha Life | Coralia Pendant Necklace via AUDEN | Ottavia Booties via Coclico | Plum Linen Bow Tie via Forage |

Originally posted to http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/10/30/weekly-wedding-look-lovely-lavender by Annie Erling Gofus

Neon Bridal Style Created for WinifredBean.com


September 9, 2013

For centuries, weddings have been all-white affairs, only adding soft colors in bouquets and modest bridesmaid dresses. Break away from tradition with hot hues at your neon-themed wedding. Subtle splashes of eye-popping color offer a brilliant contrast to Winifred Bean’s strapless Sweetheart chiffon gown. Bring the bling with sparkly jewels—a crystal necklace with pops of neon color hangs around your neck, while hot pink gems decorate your ears. Keep your makeup neutral except for a vivid splash of blue swiped along your lash line, and tuck a soft pink lipstick into a blindingly blue clutch. Dance the night away on hot pink heels, as you finish your neon newlywed look with a kick of fuchsia on your feet.


Originally posted at http://winifredbean.com/blog/2013/9/2/wwl-neon by Ann Erling Gofus

Image compilation created by Ann Erling Gofus

Wedding Features: Sweetheart Gown: Winifred Ben | Tom Binns Necklace via ShopBop | Kate Spade Square Stud Earrings via ShopBop | Makeup Forever Aqua Eyes via Sephora | Georgina Skalidi Clutch via AHALife | Kelsey Suede Ankle Strap Heels via  Ann Taylor


Philadelphia often conjures images of our Founding Fathers, cheese-and-meat-loaded sandwiches, and overzealous sports enthusiasts. But, hidden among the cheesesteak joints and hardcore Eagles fans, is a fit Philadelphia ready to get you off your feet.

Lace up your walking shoes and take off on a self-guided tour of Philly’s most historic spots. Channel Benjamin Franklin’s good sense and swing by Totem Brand—this store sells USA-made men’s clothing and accessories that’ll get you looking sharp for a night out on the town. When you’re suited up in Philly’s finest threads, pull up a chair at Tulala’s Garden, a eatery with a seasonal menu inspired by local growers. Philadelphia never misses a beat, and neither should you with your training! Step it up at CrossFit Center City—right in the heart of the City of Brotherly Love. Looking for a more relaxed workout? Dip your paddles in the Schuykill River and get a gorgeous view of this stellar city from the comfort of a rented kayak.



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Philadelphia Hot Spots: Locally Sourced Grub via Talula’s Garden | Kayak on the Schuykill River via Hidden River Outfitters | Danner Boots via Totem Brand | CrossFit Center City | Self-Guided Walking Tour of Philadelphia via The Constitutional |


Workdays are a blur, making it tough to find time for fitness. The key to squeezing a quick workout into your hectic day is to simplify: Organize your schedule, manage your time, and carefully pack the bare-minimum of gear for your mad dash to and from the gym. Skip the gym bag altogether, because these bare essentials can easily fit in your purse. Start with Patagonia’s bold green running top which features a built-in bra. Throw on a pair of light shorts, then lace up Merrell’s Vapor Glove running shoes which weigh in at 10 ounces—total. Even during a quick workout, hydration is vital! Bring along Vapur’s collapsible water bottles that roll up and are easy to store when empty. And as you wipe the sweat from your brow and head off to your next appointment, stuff your stinky gym wear into Flight 001’s handy Gym Gear Bag, which separates your sweaty clothes from the clean stuff.



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Minimalist Gym Bag Fashion Features: Gamut Sport Top via Patagonia | GTD Running Shorts via The North Face | Gym Gear Bag via Flight 001 | Barefoot Run Vapor Glove Running Shoes via Merrell |Water Bottle viaVapur |


It’s official: The word “Mancation” has its own Wikipedia page, bringing authenticity to this bro-y word. A mancation is any “guys only” excursion taken by male friends, and what guy doesn’t like a chance to kick up his feet and relax for a long weekend?

While on mancation in Lake Tahoe this summer, any mancationer worth his salt knows the importance of packing light and sporting versatile clothes. This ensemble (pictured here) takes you straight off the airplane to Lake Tahoe’s pristine hiking trails. Rep your hometown with City Sports’ Pedal Pusher Philly tee and keep warm on those chilly flights with an ultra-soft jersey hoodie. J. Crew’s Stanton shorts look great, are cozy enough to encourage a mid-flight nap, and hold up while traversing boulders out on the trails. And don’t miss the finishing touches! Killer shades might get you mistaken for a celebrity at baggage claim, and Danner’s hiking boots are a pain to kick off at airport security, but you’ll be thanking your lucky stars you have them once you set off around the lake.

You now have zero excuses to look anything but awesome on your next mancation!

Mancation Fashion Image

Originally Posted to http://www.wodlounge.com/versatile-style-mancation-airport-lake-tahoe/

Mancation Fashion Features: James Perse Lightweight Jersey Hoodie via Mr. Porter | Philly Pedal Pusher T-Shirt via City Sports | Stanton Short Cotton-Twill Shorts via J. Crew | Cromwell Sunglasses via Warby Parker| Danner Light II GTX Hiking Boots via REI |

Vineyard Style for Winifredbean.com


August 13, 2013

Warm afternoons shift into cool evenings as the sun sets over a Napa Valley vineyard.  Be inspired by the rich greens of grape vines and deep burgundies of Merlot as you plan a vineyard wedding.  Evoke the shades of irresistible wine: Bring deep purples and burgundies into watercolor-printed stationary and playful blooms in your bouquet.  Use cork-framed escort cards to guide guests to long wooden tables accented with bowls of purple artichokes.  Create your own table numbers by wrapping wine bottles with burlap and adding numbers with a little sparkle.  Then send your guests home with custom-made wine or provide baskets of soft scarves to warm your guests against Northern California’s evening chill.

Originally posted at Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credit: Table Centerpieces and Table Numbers: Inspired By This

Vineyard Bridal Style for Winifredbean.com


August 12, 2013

Growing grapes and mashing them into wine seems so simple, but there is a beauty and complexity to this ancient drink.  Rows of green vines and stacks of wine-stained barrels create a romantic setting for a late summer wedding.  Start with Winifred Bean’s Audrey gown: Luxurious silk crepe drapes elegantly over the shoulders and cinches at the waist evoking early 20th century screen siren sophistication.  Gather inspiration from the color of Merlot—a rich red on your cheeks is reflected in a deep burgundy on your nails.  Channel a Sonoma sunset with ruby-gemmed earrings framed in brushed gold.  Sip on sparkling wine as you wander the vineyard in deep red heels, and prepare for chilly Wine Country nights with a steel gray shawl to warm your shoulders.


Originally posted on Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Image compilation created by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: Dress: Winifred Bean Audrey | Earrings: Chan Luu via ShopBop Nail Polish: Essie Nail Color in Bordeaux via Macy’s | Shoes: Gianvito Rossi Sandals via Shoe Scribe | Scarf: Stella McCartney Python-Print via Net-a-Porter Blush: Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Cheek Gelee via  Sephora

Safari Rendezvous Bridal Style for Winifredbean.com


July 29, 2013

Replace wedding bells with lion roars at your safari-inspired wedding. Add a touch of rugged glamour to Winifred Bean’s luxurious chiffon Sweetheart gown with a multi-wrap leather belt. Pack all your safari essentials in a softened leather clutch as you kick up dust in the Serengheti with strappy leather wedge sandals. Add splashes of color to the Sahara with emerald green and gold on your eyes and answer the call of the wild with an exotically hued bib-style necklace–blues, golds, and greens in this statement piece pull together a safari chic look flattering on any bride.


Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo Credits: DressWinifred Bean Sweetheart | Clutch: Tri-Lock Leather Purse via TopShop | Belt: Leather Multi-Wrap Belt via ASOS | Necklace: Nocturne Win Necklace via Shopbop | Eyeshadow: Sephora + Pantone Shadow Trio in Eclipsed via Sephora | Heels: Steven Midori Strappy Sandals viaShopBop

Friday Round Up for Winifredbean.com


July 26, 2013

The days are hot, but the nights are cool this weekend. Cozy up for classic flicks under the stars in the City of Brotherly Love. Watch “Back to the Future” on Saturday or snag dinner and an outdoor movie tonight: Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy is combining “Casablanca” and food trucks to create the perfect date night.

Still hungry? Check out two Philly eateries on GQ’s recently published list of “The 50 Best Things to Eat and Drink Right Now.” Devour theBlueberry Muffin Doughnut at Federal Donuts or sample a more daring Italian delicacy, Pig Tails with Fennel Agrodolce at Alla Spina.

Step out in style with a cute arrow bracelet dangling from your wrist, and infuse your boring ol’ ponytail with a touch of whimsy.

If you’re ready to stir up some DIY fun at home, check out these amazing Instagram-inspired stirrers. These sticks serve double duty: Your favorite Instagram shots swirl signature cocktails and direct guests to your event’s unique social media hashtag, such as #MamieandBrettWedding. How’s that for an #ExcellentDIY?


Originally posted to Winifredbean.com by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo compilation by Ann Erling Gofus

Photo credits: 1. Outdoor Movies via The Awesome Fest and Moonlight Movies in Mt. Airy; image via Domestic Slice | 2. Blueberry Muffin Doughnut via Grub Street | 3. Tai Arrow Bracelet via ShopBop  | 4. Topsy-Turvy Ponytail via Camille Styles   | 5. Instagram Drink Stirrers via Ruffled