How to Wrap your Convertible Dress into a One Shoulder Goddess Style

Today I am going to show you how to create the one shoulder.  The one shoulder creates an asymmetrical look with your dress, and is flattering on all body types.  If you are looking for a modest yet sophisticated style, the one shoulder can be a great option for you.

Nuova Vita Convertible Dress One Shoulder

Please view the video as well as step by step instructions

ONE SHOULDER

1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Bring both sashes over your right or left shoulder as desired and arrange so that sashes are overlapping one another (there should be no visible keyhole).

3. Right shoulder: Take your left hand and bring the left strap to the front, take your right hand and bring the right strap to the front (Reverse for left shoulder).

4. Bring the sashes down and around the waist and tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

You can also twist the straps of your one shoulder style and create another look.

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ONE SHOULDER WITH A TWIST

1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Bring both sashes over your right or left shoulder as desired and arrange so that sashes are overlapping one another (there should be no visible keyhole).

3. Take the strap at your shoulders, criss cross them and twist.

4. Right shoulder: Take your left hand and bring the left strap to the front, take your right hand and bring the right strap to the front (Reverse for left shoulder).

5. Bring the sashes down and around the waist and tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

 

Mothers Day Gift Guide

Mother’s Day is only a few weeks away, and finding the perfect gift can be challenging. Mothers are some of the most thoughtful and selfless people so the least we can do is to dedicate a day to them for all they have done.

Here are some gift ideas that will help take the challenge out of finding the perfect gift.

1. PAJAMAS 

EBERJAY – Slouchy Tee and Lounge Pants

GILLIGAN & O’MALLEY –  Women’s Jersey Short Pajama Set

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You might think really? Pajamas?  but these pajamas are so soft and comfortable your mamma will not want to take them off.

2. PHOTO ALBUM – Mother’s Day Photo Album

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What mom does not like beautiful pictures? My pictures of my children and family are my most prized possessions.  A photo album of some of your favorite memories is something she will cherish forever.

3. JEWELRY 

BRIAN AND NICK PRIVATE JEWELERS – 14k Gold Diamond Bubble Bar Necklace

14K White Gold Diamond Heart Bracelet

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COCO WAGNER JEWELRY – Initial NecklacePersonalized Bar RingEngraved Mothers Day Bangle

A new piece of jewelry on Mother’s Day is a gift your mother will not forget.  It can be something more expensive with diamonds, or it can be a personalized piece of jewelry.  A necklace with your initials, a ring with your name on it, or a bangle with an engraved note on it.  These are all pieces of jewelry you mother would cherish for years to come.

4. JEWELRY TRAY – Mom Jewelry TrayMama and Baby Jewelry Tray

A mama needs somewhere to put her jewelry.  A dainty jewelry tray to hold rings, trinkets and other small jewelry is a great gift.  Every time she takes off her jewelry it will be a reminder of how loved much she is loved and appreciated.

What will you be getting your mamma’s for Mother’s Day?

XO –

Francesca

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How to Twist and Wrap your Convertible Dress…

You can wear your Convertible dress in over 15 different styles! I have a style guide on my website that you can print out and view but in my opinion videos are the best way to really understand how to wrap and twist your dress.

Today I will show you how to create the twist shoulder with your dress. The twist shoulder is one of the most popular styles to wear. It is flattering on everyone.

Please view the video as well as step by step instructions.

TWIST SHOULDER
1. Step into dress or place over head so that sashes are facing the front.

2. Take sashes over the shoulders then bring the sashes down and around back to the front of your dress.

3. Simply twist shoulders as desired.   The more you twist the less coverage you will have, and the less you twist the more coverage you will have.

4. Bring the sashes down and around the waist. Tie and/or tuck in front or back of dress.

 

There are many different ways to create different styles with the of the back of the dress  as well the front.

I will create more tutorials for you to see the endless possibilities.

Happy Twisting!

XO –

Francesca

 

4 Tips for taking Maternity Photos

Maternity photos are a wonderful way to document your life during pregnancy. Hopefully, you’re enjoying the glow of pregnancy and want to capture it. However, even if you aren’t feeling your best, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be photographed.

Here are some tips for taking maternity photos.

1. Location

First, decide on a location that you would like to take pictures. I have always preferred natural light and taking my pictures outside. However, some prefer the comfort and privacy of their own home and others prefer a studio for a more formal vibe. All three are great locations and your pictures will look beautiful.

2. Timing

The best time to schedule a maternity photoshoot is when the belly is large, but not too big. This is typically in Months 7 and 8. At this point your belly will be big and beautiful but not too big where it is hard to move around or pose for a picture.

3. Feeling Beautiful

I think the most important thing is that you feel beautiful, when we feel beautiful inside and out it will shine through in your photos. So buy the dress you love, get your hair done, and put on some makeup.

4. Attire

I suggest wearing a solid color, a pattern would be too busy and take the focus away from your bump. Avoid wearing anything too trendy you don’t want to look back at your photos and think why did I wear that? I prefer simple flowy dresses or a tighter floor length dress that showcases your bump. Some of my favorite dresses are from Rachel Pally http://www.rachelpally.com, Sew Trendy http://www.sewtrendy.com, and of course Nuova Vita http://www.nuovavita.com.

Pictures last a lifetime so take this moment to cradle your baby bump and take the moment to connect to your baby bump. The twinkle in your heart and eyes will shine through in your photos.

XO – Francesca

How to Find the Perfect Bridesmaid Dress: Part Two

As I previously discussed, finding the right bridesmaid gown can be daunting. Everyone has a different style, theme and location for their wedding, so how does a bride choose the perfect look?

Patterns – I am seeing more patterns being introduced into bridesmaid dresses.  I can picture these dresses in a garden wedding, country wedding, or a beach wedding.

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Mix ‘n’ Match – Whether you want to mix and match with the same gown and styled differently for each bridesmaid, or styled the same but in different colors, Nuova Vita’s convertible style gowns are ideal for bridesmaids who want to wear a bridesmaid gown that they can wear again. View our convertible gowns here.

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Sparkle – Those who want a bit of sparkle for their wedding should choose a standout gown. The ladies will look glamorous with understated accessories and flowers. The gowns are the showcase.

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Lace – Lace will always be classy and glamorous. Seen as romantic, lace would be the perfect option for a traditional or beach wedding.

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Two piece – For a chic, fashion forward ,non-traditional bridesmaid dress, a two piece is another eye-catching option.

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Happy Hunting!

XO – Francesca