Monthly Archives: July 2012

Pin And Win Your Wedding Registry in Dillard’s Pinterest Contest!

Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the real fun.

Creating your wedding registry is an exciting part of getting married.  A registry is fantastic because it makes it so much easier for friends and loved ones to give you a wedding gift (bonus: that you picked out!).

You can win your wedding registry in Dillard’s Pin and Win Your Wedding Registry Pinterest Contest! We’ll give you up to $5,000 worth of your registry. A gift from us, to you. Happy wedding!

5 simple steps. $5,000.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Log into your Pinterest account. If you are not already a Pinterest member, visit Pinterest and request an invitation. (Please take into account there may be a delay between the time you request an invitation and the time you are actually signed-up.)
  2. Follow Dillard’s on Pinterest
  3. Create a pin board entitled “Dillard’s Pin and Win Your Wedding Registry”
  4. Pin up to $5,000 worth of home products from Dillards.com
  5. Visit www.dillards.com/bridal to complete the contest form, including a link to your board, from July 29 – August 11

Go on, get pinning with some Dillard’s registry items!

What do you think are the main things a bride should register for? Let us know in the comments below!

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Superga, Converse & Keds: Classic Sneakers with Fresh Style

Even if pumps are your go-to during the week, leave room in your off-duty lineup for casual sneakers. They offer relaxed comfort, but earn must-have status for their playful spirit and iconic design.

   

This pairing is delightfully unexpected for 2 reasons. First, casual lace-ups play well with dresses. (Together, they effortlessly create a fun and feminine vibe.)  And second, the Superga 2750 sneaker, a classic since 1925, comes in shimmering shades.

To strike the perfect balance between polished and laidback, start with a bright and breezy blouse, add your favorite cropped pants and finish with animal-print sneakers. These laceless Keds are the easiest way to add spots to your look – just slip them on and go.

Punch up a T-shirt and jeans day with bright kicks. These raspberry Converses add a delicious pop of color to your casual blank canvas.

Shop Shimmer: Superga 2750 Metallic Sneakers, Gianni Bini Clark Tier Dress
Shop Spots: Keds Laceless Animal-Print Sneakers, Antonio Melani Cassidie Sleeveless Blouse, Antonio Melani Maxine Skinny-Leg Pants
Shop Color Pop: Converse Chuck Taylor All Star Sneakers, BCBGeneration Hi-Low Hem Top

Shop all Superga, Converse & Keds.

How do you sport your sneakers?

 

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Word of the Week: Hobo Bag

Hobo bags come in different shapes and sizes, but they are typically made of soft and flexible materials so that they slump when you put them down. The roomy silhouette and comfortable design makes them a great everyday option.

Shop our pick: Brahmin Melbourne Collection Carmela Hobo Bag

Shop all hobo bags here

What is your favorite shape to carry?

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Mix and Match Bedding

You can mix and match different colors and styles to create a personalized look. As an example, this pairing couples a comforter with different decorative pillows for an All-American look that brightens up the bedroom. The look blends together so well, you might think it belongs together.

Cremieux Colette Bedding Collection: The Colette bedding collection from Cremieux features a calm, allover presentation in pure white. Tuxedo pleating and eyelet lace appliques texturize the face, while eyelet lace trims the edges.

Cremieux Summerfield Quilt Collection: We love the homespun, country-cottage feel of the Summerfield quilt collection from Cremieux. The quilt features a patchwork of plaid and striped squares in shades of red, blue, pink and light blue. The palette is easy on the eyes and calming to the senses.

Do you mix and match your bedding and linens? Tell us about it in the comments section. 

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Shift Out of Neutral with Bold Bags

We’re seeing tons of fabulous and richly saturated hues on some of our favorite bags this season. Not sure how to integrate one of these colorful stunners into your wardrobe? Check out our examples below to see how easy it is.

Shop our picks: MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium Leather Travel Tote, Antonio Melani Sophie Top and Katie Pencil Skirt, MICHAEL Michael Kors Grayson Woven Satchel, Gianni Bini Loch Dress, Gianni Bini Brie Satchel, Buffalo David Bitton Sleeveless Tank, Brahmin Melbourne Collection Ramona Cross-Body Bag, Calvin Klein Houndstooth Sheath Dress

Shop all handbags here.

Will you rock a bold bag this season?

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Mother of the Bride: Not Your Mother’s Dress

Adrianna Papell Lace Sequin Dress Nina Women´s Pachita Sandals Cezanne Oval Stones Frontal Necklace BCBGMAXAZRIA Floral-Lace Dress Antonio Melani Pippa Sandals Carolee Topaz Crystal Chandelier Earrings BCBGMAXAZRIA Piper Specchio Envelope Clutch Alex Evenings Bead-Neck Cutout Gown Nina Doriane Glitter Sandals Nina Jewelry Provence Drop Earrings Nina Bridal Angelica Crystal Bracelet Aidan Mattox Floral-Sequin Gown Nadri Rosa Bangle Bracelet Nadri Crystal Drop Earrings BCBGMAXAZRIA Bardot Envelope Clutch

Few moments in your child’s life are as important as their wedding day. You want to look your best without upstaging the bride, but that doesn’t mean you have to wear a dowdy dress.

We’ve put together four mother of the bride or groom looks that are not only special enough for the occasion, but also allow you to express your own style. As a bonus, you can wear these chic looks to future events.


The dress: Rich greens, golds and browns shimmer with this eye-catching look. This short olive green dress from Adrianna Papell glows in lace adorned with tonal sequins. Greens and golds catch the light and glimmer with every step you take.

The rest: Complement this classic spaghetti-strap silhouette with T-strap sandals from Nina in a mix of textures and goldtones. Top off the look with a dazzling brown stone necklace with clear crystal pave accents from Cezanne.

Shop the lookAdrianna Papell lace sequin dressNina Pachita sandals and Cezanne Oval Stones frontal necklace

The dress: This lace dress from BCBGMAXAZRIA channels floral flair in a bold Turkish rose color. The classic A-line skirt and solid piping contour your silhouette for a flattering fit, while punchy pink lace conveys your inner princess.

The rest: An envelope clutch in bronze from BCBGMAXAZRIA adds a metallic luster. Sparkling stones in the metallic Antonio Melani sandals and Carolee chandelier earrings tie the look together.

Shop the lookBCBGMAXAZRIA floral lace dressBCBGMAXAZRIA Piper Specchio envelope clutch in bronzeAntonio Melani Pippa sandals in sand gold and Carolee topaz crystal chandelier earrings

The dress: You can never go wrong with navy for a timeless, elegant look. Glamorous in its own right, navy creates a sophisticated ambiance on this bead-embellished cutout gown from Alex Evenings. The ruched bodice and waist of this flattering A-line silhouette carefully disguise the most common figure flaws.

The rest: Light up your wrist and ears with a sparkling crystal bracelet and drop earrings from Nina. Feet get the royal treatment as well in glitter sandals from Nina.

Shop the look: Alex Evenings gownNina Bridal Angelica crystal braceletNina Provence drop earrings and Nina Doriane glitter sandals

The dress: Wrap yourself in platinum perfection with this floral sequin dress from Aidan Mattox. Silver sequins luminesce against the matte silver fabric.

The rest: Radiant accessories keep your look gleaming well past the cutting of the cake. Inspired by filigree lace and vintage jewelry designs, this bangle bracelet from Nadri sparkles in pave crystal and cubic zirconia. Wear your hair in an elegant updo to show off these captivating Nadri crystal drop earrings.  Metal mesh gleams from this envelope clutch from BCBGMAXAZRIA and mirrors the sleek look of your gown.

Shop the look: Aidan Mattox floral sequin gownNadri Rosa bangleNadri crystal drop earrings and BCBGMAXAZRIA Bardot envelope clutch in antique silver

Shop all mother of the bride dresses here.

What’s your favorite mother of the bride look? Tell us about it in the comments.

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Dillard’s Exclusive Interview with ECCO designer Felix Zahn

Q: Who is the typical ECCO customer?
A:
That is really hard to tell I would say almost everybody, as ECCO provides products for both genders, every age group and almost any occasion. Overall, I do believe ECCO shoes are the perfect fit for an active lifestyle.

Q: Where do you draw most of your inspiration for your designs?
A: In general, there is no limit to where inspiration might come from. In most cases though for us it comes from nature itself. As a Scandinavian company, we also do get a lot of inspiration from Scandinavian architecture and furniture.

Q: What do you feel you bring to the industry?
A:
A point of difference and a lot of innovation. ECCO is specialized — and the world leader — in the direct injection technology. This is the core fact why our shoes feel so great. In addition, we stick to our Scandinavian heritage and design principles which makes our product look different.

Q: What’s the ultimate message you want to get across through your shoes?
A:
Feel free starting with your feet! Our shoes are amazingly comfortable and do have a very contemporary design. That is a great combination. These days other shoes are either comfortable but look old or they look modern/trendy but are far away from being relaxed.

Q: What are some of your favorite shoes in the line?
A: That’s a tough question. Ask a parent who is their favorite child. With all seriousness, within our women’s collection it is definitely the Sculptured series which represents all we stand for: clean Scandinavian design, premium leathers, fantastic comfort and innovative technology.

Q: What are some key trends we will see from your line next season?
A: We will continue with the modern simplicity, clean lines and functional design, which is very Scandinavian. From a color perspective we will go very aggressive. We will feature almost every bright color in our line. Color pop will be key during at least the next 2 seasons to come.

Q: Tell us about a shoe you will never forget.
A: My first Michael Jordan basketball shoe. I am from Germany, and back in the early ‘90s a pair of Jordan sneakers was very hard to get.

Q: Which shoe should no woman be without?
A: The Yucatan sandal. It is the perfect sandal for every occasion for active people. If you go on a vacation, this is the ideal companion that  will provide comfort all the way.

Learn more about ECCO at our Comfort Shop.

Shop all ECCO here

Have an ECCO favorite? Let us know!

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