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The Couture Bride ...

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Dress by Jim Hjelm found at Lily Bridal Boutique {6 Franklin Square}. Jewelry by Louise M. Jewelry Designs sold at the boutique or through her website LouiseMJewelry.com. As soon as Jessica put this dress and veil on she immediately had the look and feel of a Parisian runway model! The jewelry completed the look.

A piece of Europe in our small town...

Here comes the Bride{s}

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Bridal Gown at Lily SaratogaMy bride-to-be friend, Jessica, told me about the about the New York Wedding Affair at the Canfield Casino this Saturday, January 31st from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. sponsored by Well Wed Magazine {for more information call 866-595-9221 or visit aweddingaffair.com}. Love is in the air... Valentine's Day is around the corner and everyone loves a good wedding, so this week I'll share with you some shots I got of Jessica trying on some fabulous gowns at our premier local wedding boutique Lily Saratoga {6 Franklin Square}.

 

IMG_1075.jpgI'll end my week of color with these great children's ski outfits I found at the Alpine Sport Shop. It would be hard to miss the girls zipping down the trails at Willard, West Mountain, or Gore in these adorable bright {and extremely cozy} ensembles. Alpine Sport Shop can outfit you and your family for any winter sport you enjoy. Embracing winter is a must in the North Country, so do it in style and with the latest clothing, gear and accessories that Alpine provides. The family owned business {since 1941!} will not disappoint. Entering the shop you get the feeling you are in a European chalet complete with a roaring fire, popcorn and the very lovable Gilda {their Golden Retriever}. Trust me - it's a shopping experience everyone will enjoy!

Have a powder-ful weekend!

Lilly Pulitzer PerfumeOur local "somewhere" is the Pink Paddock, 380 Broadway. It"s always summer there. Always bright and cheery even with their fall and winter collection {the fabrics may change but the colors don't!}. Bright pink, green, coral, turquoise, and yellow. All the colors of Lilly's Palm Beach. Her home and inspiration. The company is celebrating their Jubilee this year and have lots of fun events being held. I was told of the Lilly Pulitzer Jubilee Jeep that may be driving around the Saratoga streets during track season {how fun will that be? Must score a ride in the preppy mobile while wearing my favorite Lilly shift!}. So, if you aren't heading south this winter and have a case of the winter blahs just stop in the Pink Paddock and take in the luminous Lilly's.


Not ready splurge on the bikini yet? Enjoy shopping the sales on their fall collection {up to 70% off} and pick up one of her fragrances that were launched to celebrate the big event. The three scents - Beachy, Wink, and Squeeze are sure to give you the mental beach vacation you crave.
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They went for optimism. They went for COLOR! Loved the First Lady's dress {Isabel Toledo - a Cuban-American designer}. Elegant, regal, fresh, bright and welcoming {like a ray of sunshine}. She has impeccable taste. She knows what she likes and what looks good on her. Gotta' love a confident woman who likes to have fun with fashion {the bling around her neck and the green J. Crew gloves}. I admire and applaud her for her support of American designers - fashion is a business too. I also give high kudos to the girls Malia and Sasha. As my 6 year old said tonight "they were dressed appropriately". She is right. The choice of bright hues in cuts befitting a 10 year old and 7 year old picked from an amazing American catalog company {J.Crew} shows that Michelle is a mother who knows how little girls should dress without breaking the bank to do it. The perfect message all around...

Ahhhhh ... We Made It!

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As much as I love the holiday season - it is exhausting. All the preparing, parties and pressure!! It can send the most sane and well meaning person over the edge. But, we made it. It's 2009. A new year always brings a list of resolutions and a sense of renewal {just like a good nap!}.

I look forward to the new year and all the challenges it will bring {... and there will be a few}. One of my goals is to keep improving my blog. I have some ideas in store. I would love to hear from you with any suggestions (susan@downtownsusiebrown.com).

I have my new camera and the girls are back to school. Time to hit the pavement and see what's happening DOWNTOWN!

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DOWNTOWN SUSIE BROWN

Stay-at-home mom who left her job in the fashion industry in NYC to raise 3 wonderful girls, but never lost the passion for fashion. My husband and I were lucky enough to move to a small town that has an amazing downtown that offers a big city lifestyle. I will highlight here where to find the latest trends, great gift ideas, and delicious food and drink! All the THINGS I LOVE about downtown Saratoga Springs. Enjoy!


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