Photographed by: Daniella Guzzo Photography

#whatruwearing – Green Crepe Maxi Dress: JCrew | Tan and Gold “Gerogie”Sandals: Rachel Zoe, Winners | Quilted Clutch: Value Village | Stacked Braceletes and Stud Earrings: Jeweliette Jewllery | White and Gold Bangle: Chapters | Makeup: Christian Dior, The Hudson’s Bay | Hair: KMS California “Hair Stay” Max Gel

There’s something so magical and enchanted about a forest!  The never ending hues of green and the gorgeous textures of leaves and branches makes it feel like I’m in a lush wonderland.  In Greek mythology, it is believed that creatures known as “Nymphs” lived in the forest.  They were not Godesses, rather “divine creatures who animated nature and usually depicted as nubile maidens who loved to dance and sing” .  They were knowm to live near rivers and springs, or in the trees or cool grottoes.  My favorite part is that they would never die of old age or illness (
I wish that were true in real life!).  This week’s style series is also a nod to the Pantone Color of the Year for 2013, Emerald; one of my favorite colors!

Confederation Park, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nadia Albano

Outfit Details:

I’ve noticed that so many couples are bringing nature into their wedding details.  In decor and florals, we’re seeing natural green center pieces, hand held bouquets and vertical garden backdrops.  In bridal style, we’re seeing floor length etherial gowns, romantic and twisted up styles with dreamy soft makeup.  If you’re attending a wedding this summer and aren’t sure what to wear, try something like this Crepe Maxidress by  JCrew.  It’s the perfect piece to wear to a destination or summer garden wedding.   This relaxed and minimal silhouette, combined with this stunning shade of emerald, makes this dress both eye catching and understated!

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JCrew Crepe Maxi Dress, Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nadia Albano

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo

Makeup Details:

To ensure long lasting eye makeup, I applied “Dior Backstage Eye Primer” on my eye lids.  I contoured and defined my eyes with Dior Show Mono Eye Shadow in “It-Purple” and “It-Yellow”, and lined my eye lid  with Dior Addict “It-Line” in purple.  After curling my lashes, I coated them with Dior Addict “It-Lash” in purple and black.  On my cheek I’m wearing Dior “Rosy Glow – Healthy Glow Awakening Blush” and on my lips I’m wearing “Dior Addict Lip Maximizer” .

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Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nadia Albano

Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nadia Albano

Daniella Guzzo Photography, Nadia Albano

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Daniella Guzzo Photography

Nadia Albano, Daniella Guzzo Photography

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 May we live and dream like we’re forever young and remain happy and healthy, always!

xo,