Friday, July 31, 2009

Can I Wear Champagne Wedding Jewelry with My White Dress?

Color is SO in for weddings now! You should feel free to add any color to your wedding day ensemble, especially champagne. We love the look of champagne mixed with clear crystals to give you a little glow and a splash of color, it also looks lovely by itself or mixed with pearls. Check out some of our favorite pieces above or visit our store and let us custom design something new to perfectly match your wedding gown.

Earrings in center, MEG "Gabrielle," $98
Crystal Drop Earrings, $149
Necklace at bottom, "Raine," $299

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Low Heeled Wedding Shoes

Who says you need a super high heel to feel fabulous on your wedding day? Check out some of our favorite low heeled wedding shoes. All these shoes will look fabulous under your bridal gown and are all under 2.5 inches and $200! Now there's something to click your heels about!

From top to bottom:
Angelica $69
Fantasy $98
Camelia $79
Occasions Flats $34
Fiesta $72
Jordan $98
Robin $98
Cameron $140
Renee flat $195

See other great low heeled shoes, all under 2.5" on our website here.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Showstopping Bridal Necklace

Looking for the perfect bridal bling for a jaw dropping look? Grab one of MEG Jewelry's gorgeous "Roxanne" Necklace. Inspired by Nicole Kidman's "Diamonds by the Yard" Oscar look, this lariat necklace is full of Swarvoski crystals and fireballs and stretches six feet in length! Wrap yourself in this dripping, showstopping necklace on your wedding day and your guests will be talking about it for years to come.

Meg "Roxanne" Necklace, price upon request, 773.929.7422

Friday, July 24, 2009

Do I Need a Hanky on My Wedding Day?

Dress Hankies, assorted styles, $16

Here’s another item that totally up to you Miss Bride! A hanky, or handkerchief, is a handy thing to have tucked away just incase. It’s an easy thing to wrap around your bouquet, tuck in your bustier, or keep in a purse for those teary moments. It's a perfect place for your something blue and since wedding hankies are so light and dainty, there's no reason not to have one on hand.

Hankies aren’t just for Grandma anymore. Check out some of the super cute ones we keep in stock, and there's even more instore!

Lace Hankerchief $21
Something Blue Something New Hanky $18
Lily of the Valley Hankerchief $16
Sweatheart Handkerchief $16
Mother, Grandmother Embroidered Handkerchief $21.50
Something Blue Lace Handkerchief $15

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Fancy Silk Wedding Day Hair Flowers

Silk flowers are the perfect romantic touch for your bridal look. Check out these gorgeous silk and organza rosette flowers! They would be perfect tucked behind your ear, wrapped into an updo, or pinned to your bag. Wear one all day for an outdoor wedding or switch out your veil for a fun, flirty reception look. Grab one for you or matching multiples for your bridesmaids.

Dupioni Silk Rosette (left) and Organza Rosette (right). $56 each.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Don't Forget the Blog Party!

Don't forget our Blog Launch Party is this Wednesday!

Join us for fantastic swag bags full of makeup, jewelry, and more. Sip champagne cocktails provided by Hpnotiq, try mini makeovers by Beauty & the Bride, and nosh on a cupcake bar by Chicago's own "cake boss" Naomi from TipsyCake....all while getting your photo snapped by the new 5th Floor Photography!

Our Party is Sponsored by:

Fabulous Hostess Gifts

Looking for that perfect gift for your shower hostess? Wanting to bring something for the Mother of the Bride to your next engagement party? Try some of these beautiful, traditional ideas.

Everyone has an apron, but not everyone has one they can feel flirty and sexy in once the company arrives. Give her a satin Black Tie Party Apron, $29. Pearls shown: (top to bottom) Grace Kelly Necklace $229, Bubble Pearl Necklace $98, MEG Elise Necklace $249, Grandmother's Pearl Set $328.

Candles are always a favorite hostess gift. A fabulous gift for anyone since they can be used anywhere and anytime. Candles shown: (clockwise from top right) "Bonjour~Bonne Nuit" Linen Scented Candle $24, Seda France Elegant Gardenia $32, Bon Chic Sugar Blossom Lime and Pink Frangipani lily $13.50 each.

Another timeless and useful gift? Soaps and Sachets! Be it hostess soaps, petite squares, or giant bars, everyone can always use some fancy soaps. Soaps shown: (clockwise from top right) Petite Lavender Soaps $1.50 each, Eiffel Fancy Soap Bar $9.50, French Phrases Lavender Sachets $7.50 each, Set of 7 Olive Oil Soaps $18.

Friday, July 17, 2009

What Else Do I Need For My Wedding Day?

While you’re shopping for your wedding day jewelry at The Left Bank Jewelry, you can totally knock a bunch of other things of your to do list. Here are some other bridal accessories you might need:
*Guest Book
*Ring Bearer Pillow
*Flower Girl Gift Set
*Unity Candle
*Envelope Box
*Bridesmaids’ Gifts
*Honeymoon Tote Bag
*Honeymoon Beach Towel
*Travel Candle
Can you think of any other things we might have missed? Any brides with other goodies on their "to get" list? Or any married gals with things you wished you had bought? Leave a comment and let us know!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Something Blue Cocktail

Looking for a totally unique something blue? Try a blue speciality cocktail! Our favorite blue liqueur is Hpnotiq, a speciality blend of premium vodka, tropical fruit juices, and Cognac. When they're mixed together they create a soft and sexy blue color which the company calls a "signature frosted blue." Their slogan is "Blue La La" and we agree, what a perfect way to jazz up your cocktail hour or reception.

Try out this fabulous cocktail recipe in person at our Blog Launch Party, July 22nd, 6:30-9. Hpnotiq will be on hand to mix you a sweet treat and answer all your questions!

Bubbles and Blue ~ Something Blue Speciality Cocktail

2 oz Hpnotiq
2 oz Champagne

Pour chilled Hpnotiq and Champagne into a flute. Enjoy.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Should I Wear False Eyelashes at My Wedding?

Photo by 5th Floor Photography

False eyelashes are a great way to emphasize your eyes and add glamour to your look. They’re great for anyone and will instantly make your eyes pop. We say “falsies” are an I DO, especially for evening nuptials. Not brave enough for a full set? Have your stylist add just a few individual lashes to the outer corners of your eyes.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Wedding Shoe Clips

Spice up your wedding footwear with some sparkly shoe clips! Did you find the perfect wedding shoes but wish they had a little bridal bling or that extra something? No problem, grab some fun and sparkly shoe clips for an instant shoe makeover. Check out some shoes we’ve transformed with a simple clip. There’s no need to worry about being uncomfortable when you adhere the clips directly to the shoe with a jewelers adhesive; and if you buy your wedding shoes at The Left Bank in Chicago or on our website we’ll adhere them for free!

Sienna with Vintage Rounded Diamond shaped shoe clips $98 pair

Robin with Small Round Shoe Clips $22 pair

Poppy with Large Circle Crystal Shoe Clips $22 pair

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Blog Launch Party

Please RSVP to make sure you get a spot!
Email or Call 773.929.7422

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Trivia Contest Winner

Say Congratulations to Liz J., the winner of our trivia contest. The correct answer to the question "What did Holly Golightly have engraved at Tiffany's jewelry store in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's?" was a Cracker Jack Box Ring! Liz will be taking home our lovely Deco Pearl Bracelet. Keep your eyes open for more trivia contests and giveaways!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Wedding Shoe Trunk Show EXTENDED!

We just loved the Martinez Valero Wedding Shoe Trunk Show so much, we decided to extend it! Stop by the store until Friday, July 10th to check out all the fabulous bridal shoes that we normally don't carry. Martinez Valero is a sexy yet chic line of wedding shoes perfect for the bride who wants their footwear to say something special. And as a bonus, any Martinez Valero shoe purchase is 15% off until Friday the 10th!

Sparkly Wedding Bracelets We Love

Bring on the sparkle with these blingy bridal bracelets.

From top to bottom:

Three Strand Fairytale $189 (also available in 1, 2, or 5 strands)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

5 Ways to Wear a Brooch on Your Wedding Day

Fleurette Brooch

1. Add a designer touch to a simple shoe by having two petite brooches converted into shoe clips.

2. Wear one as a hair adornment. Ask your hair stylist to pin it in firmly or let us convert it into a hair comb for you.

3. A stunning brooch accenting a waist sash is still strong and a look we love.

4. An heirloom brooch is always special placed on your bouquet as a loving reminder of who it belonged to. If you don't have an heirloom, a butterfly, bee or dragonfly brooch will add a playful and colorful accent.

5. Add a brooch on a simple handbag or clutch. It will add a touch of sparkle for a completely chic look...even if no one notices, you'll know it's there.

Decided you can't live without a brooch for your wedding dress or bridesmaids? Check out a selection available at our shop. There's some online and even more in the store!

Win Free Wedding Jewelry Trivia Contest

There's still one more day to win some FREE bridal bling wedding jewelry! Send an email to with the correct answer to the question:

What did Holly Golightly have engraved at Tiffany's jewelry store in the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's?"

If you're right, you'll be entered for a chance to win this stunning deco-inspired pearl cuff!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Unique Wedding Veils

Want to wear a veil but don't like the look of a traditional wedding veil? Don't panic, you still have tons of options. We love the new trend of contemporary, unique yet chic, short veils that we've seen coming down the bridal aisle. Check out some of Canadian designer, Laura Jayne's newest creations for the bride. Her veils are totally custom designed to suit each bride's individual taste.

Short crystal accented circle veil with feather
flowers and sprays.

Mini chapeau hatlet with silk rosebuds and
feather sprays. Also available with a French Tulle
birdcage face veil.

Birdcage face veil with large feather flower.

French Tulle birdcage face veil with pearl accents
and silk flower.

Love these veils? Have any other unique veil ideas? Leave a comment and let us know!
All these styles and more are available at The Left Bank!

Martinez Valero Trunk Show Tomorrow!

Don't Forget!!!!

Join us for our Martinez Valero Wedding Shoe Trunk Show tomorrow! Martinez Valero is a sexy, chic, and sophisticated line of wedding shoes. The brand began creating high end women's footwear in the 1950s in Spain and the Spanish influence continues today in each detail of their unique bridal shoes. Come on Thursday, July 2nd from 2-8 pm to receive a personal fitting while working directly with the owner. See the collection and try on your favorite of this new-to-the-Left-Bank-Jewelry line and receive 15% off your shoe purchase.

How to find us @ The Left Bank: 1155 W. Webster Ave, corner of Webster and Racine
Chicago, Illinois 60614 773-929-7422 El: Red, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Fullerton.