Thursday, April 28, 2011

Guilty Pleasure...

We admit, we try not to get caught up in celebrity buzz...but we are unusually excited about tomorrow's Royal Wedding!

We will be up early (is it possible to DVR 17 channels at once?) to see the event a la July 1981...

We can't wait to see the fanfare, church, our favorite prince (sorry Wills, Bradshaw Styling is Team Harry) and most importantly THE DRESS!

We absolutely fell in love with the latest Style Me Pretty fashion shoot inspired by the Royal Wedding. Two tickets to Scotland please!

Images: Craig & Eva Fine Art Photography

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Spring Break!!

Hope you haven't missed us too much, we took a little blogging break to enjoy the holiday and BEAUTIFUL weather Baltimore has finally received!

design, dress & decor

While we get our lives back in order regroup from all of the excitement, please enjoy a few of our favorites from around the web!

We are SO excited to attend this on Sunday!

Obsessing over this Lulu Frost partnership with J Crew...

Wondering if it's too early to purchase these...we don't want to scare away the sun!

Basking in the gloriousness that is Bikram Yoga...took an amazing class last night...and can barely walk this morning (don't you love that feeling?)

Good Advice.

Amen Girlfriend.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Wednesday Musings...

We are loving these images from one of our favorite blogs Cherry Blossom Girl...

They are so sweet, we CAN'T wait for gorgeous sunny weather (we have so much in our closets that needs to be seen!)


Happy Wednesday!

3rd Annual Charm City Fashion Show

Big plans this weekend? 

Head over to the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a night of fashion, live music and Baltimore fabulousness! 

Get your tickets here!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

People, Parties, Places...and Gwyneth.

Could Gwyneth be any more fabulous?

...yes she can. She wrote a family-style cookbook.

My Father's Daughter ($30)

(Photos, One King's Lane)

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood!

The team at Bradshaw Styling was "about town" today at the Style at the Station event, hosted by STYLE Magazine and Greenspring Station. It was an event full of designer trunk shows, giveaways, and live music! We stopped into some of our favorite stores to visit and check out their new spring merchandise. We even found a little something (size 3T) for one of the youngest Bradshaw Styling fans in Baltimore!

Check out some photos from the event!

Checking out the scene at FRESH! Boutique

Heidi Slacum (center), Owner of FRESH! Boutique

Yummy Cupcakes!

Stephanie, Bridget (center) Owner of wee chic, and Christine, Rep for Splendid and ella moss

Some familiar faces: We ran into shoppers (from left) Holly Joyce Hoey, Mikey Monahan and Hannah Rodewald in Hannah's store The Pleasure of your Company

Such a beautiful day for Style at the Station!

We had so much fun running into so many familiar faces, we HIGHLY recommend popping in (it goes until 8pm!), if for no other reason than the beautiful weather...and delicious cupcakes!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Facebook Giveaway!

Don't forget to hop over to Facebook and 'like' Bradshaw Styling!

'Like' Bradshaw Styling on Facebook and leave a comment on the GAT blog and enter to win a beautiful piece of statement jewelry from the Bradshaw Styling jewel box! Contest dates between April 8th and April 15th.

Winner's name will be posted on FB 04.18.11...GOOD LUCK!

Rainy Tuesday

Rainy Tuesdays are the best, perfect timing to organize your closet for the changing weather! Check out our tips for finding cash in your closet here.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Inspiration on the Big Screen

Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky:




all the pretty birds

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One of our favorite movies Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky captures the illicit relationship between the world famous French designer and Russian composer. We couldn't help but fall in love with the cinematography and amazing set design...(the fashion wasn't bad either!)

We loved the use of stark black and white (in true Chanel fashion) to contrast the colorful lives of the characters. Check out some of our other black and white inspiration pieces!

Happy Monday!

Friday, April 8, 2011

We Couldn't Help It....

Well Being 1, by Valerie Roybal

This is just too good.


Looks we L.O.V.E.

Diane Kruger, one of our favorite beauty inspirations looks amazing with this timeless side-swept loose braid. We are imagining this style paired with a printed maxi dress or crisp button-down with chino shorts. What would you wear it with? 

Learn how to recreate this look with a fishtail braid here.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Create Cash in your Closet!

Excited to make some springtime purchases, but strapped for cash? Bradshaw Styling has the answer!


Spring fashion magazines have been on newsstands for weeks and temperatures are finally on the rise. That being said, to create an organized home for your treasures. Follow these simple steps and you'll be well on your way with some extra cash in your pocket!

1. Edit, Edit, Edit (and Pack Up!) - Start by emptying your entire closet and creating four piles...KEEP, STOW, CONSIGN and UNDECIDED. Make decisions based on fit, condition and how many times you wore the item last year. Keep the items you love and wear regularly, consign impulse purchases and bad fashion decisions, stow cold weather items and come back to your undecided pile AFTER completing #2 below.

2. Reorganize and Clean - After everything has been categorized, evaluate your organizational design. Are you forgetting to wear certain pairs of shoes because you simply can't see them? Buying another black dress because the one you bought last week is nowhere to be found? Consider purchasing like hangers, hooks and organizational tools to help display shoes and accessories. Place all KEEP items back in your clean closet and begin organizing based on color, style and occasion. Now, go back to the UNDECIDED pile and make some tough decisions based on the items now hanging in your closet.

3. Do Your Research - Call local consignment shops and find out their policies for accepting items, do you need to make an appointment, pricing guidelines, and payment options. Don't forget to pop in first and check out the quality of garments in their store before selecting the one that best fits your needs.

4. Turn in Your Clothing & Collect Proceeds - Now that your research is complete, pack up your clothing and take it to your consignment store of choice. Consider having coats and formal dresses professionally cleaned prior to delivery. Stow seasonal items in dust bags and shoe boxes and consider investing in items that are timeless and unique.

5. Shop Smart - Make a list of items you will want/need in the coming months. Spend time leafing through magazines and peeking at websites to find inspiration. Shop for the items on your list and stay on budget. You should have some extra cash in no time!

(Photo, Tumblr image)

Baltimore Bride's Aisle Style-Glam Goddess

Baltimore Bride magazine's Aisle Style Wedding Event is one of our favorite bridal shows and this year Team Bradshaw Styling put together a delicious vignette of lush creams, ivories and gold with tons of glitz and glam. Check out some of the gorgeous photographs from the event by Meaghan Elliott of Meaghan Elliott Photoraphy and Jennifer Domenick for Love Life Images. We couldn't have been happier with the end result!

Photo by Meghan Elliott
Photo by Meghan Elliott
Photo by Jennifer Domenick
Photo by Jennifer Domenick
Kelsey (Bradshaw Styling Intern), Tina (Wicked Willow), Stephanie Bradshaw, Carla (Carla David Design)

Photo by Jennifer Domenick
Photo by Jennifer Domenick

Many thanks to all of our vendor partners including: Blondell's Accent on Events, Carla David Design, Radcliffe Jewelers, Table Toppers, Party Rental, Ltd. and Wicked Willow.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

French Connection Trunk Show at Whimsy Boutique

Trunk Show Alert! What are your plans for the weekend? If you're in the mood for shopping, Whimsy Boutique in Baltimore is hosting their first-ever Trunk Show on Friday, April 8th - Sunday, April 10th. (1033 S. Charles Street) 
 Mention you heard it from Bradshaw Styling and receive 20% off all French Connection!
 We are obsessing over these looks from their SS/11 Collection:

Dressing Up (and Down) like a Parisian

We l.o.v.e this list for so many reasons, Parisian women really know how to mix high-end and low-cost items. We took note of this Parisian Style Guide when styling one of our clients last week; we adorned her in amazing (and inexpensive!) finds from Baltimore-local Sassanova, Target, Loehmann's and J. Crew and suggested that she mix high and low for effortless and unabashedly chic looks every day!

(Photo, Lonny)

Products we L.O.V.E. Bright Nail Polish.

If you're like us, you're constantly looking for new ways to update your day-to-day look--especially during "transitional months" like March and April. Team Bradshaw has discovered a quick, current and cheap way to update your outfit by adding "pops" of color. We have been visiting our local drug store and buying bottles of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri nail color (we were skeptical too, but it actually dries that quick)! The last couple of days we have been sporting "Mint Sprint," "Silver Sweep," and "Snappy Sorbet."
Check out their huge color selection!
 (Photos:, Sally Hansen)