Dress

  • Easy Dresses for Every Season

    Summer has just begun, but we must look forward to the upcoming seasons in order to make our wardrobe work overtime. In your closet, you may already have some easy dresses for every season that you've overlooked. Like that favorite summer dress you just can’t live without? If you could wear it all year long you would, right? With a bit of creative styling, you can! Layer and combine texture and pattern in an artful way to extend the life of your most cherished pieces.

    The key to carrying over lightweight dresses into the colder months is to keep things simple. This can also work with heavily beaded dresses or cut-out dresses. To have the greatest success, a short body hugging dress works best as a base for your cooler weather accessories. Keep casual cocktail dresses, either in prints or in solid colors, in mind for this application. Easy dresses cut in simple forms and light fabrics make versatile additions to your closet.

    Mixing it Up With Some Hot New Styles

    Easy Dresses - Sherri Hill 50146 Strapless Floral Black and Pink Print Cocktail Style Sherri Hill 50146 Strapless Floral Print Cocktail Dress

    Sherri Hill 50146 is a great example to illustrate how to pull this off. A bold graphic floral print doesn’t have to be confined to summer or spring. Since this dress has a strapless sweetheart bodice, it would go well with a solid color cardigan, solid knit stockings, and a pair of biker boots that hit just below the calf. This gives off a look that says sweet but edgy. Playing with contrasting textures is a great way to emphasize the best of each piece. The satin-like finish on the dress against a knit fabric can look sumptuous and rich. Depending on the color cardigan you chose, you can pop one color out of the floral pattern. A pale pink or a bold fuchsia makes for an interesting statement. Putting leather boots with this look makes it feel like fall, but keep them simple. The main focus is the pattern design on the dress. Neutral earth tones go well with this look. Deep blues or slate grays are colors that could pair well with this cocktail dress. Continue reading

  • How to Get Your Crush to Notice You

    I get it, girls. There's always that one person in your class that you end up drooling over, daydreaming about, casually clicking on their Facebook page - yeah, I'm an expert at this. During my high school years, I had a huge crush on a guy named James. I loved everything he did. His stupid jokes, his snort when he laughed, the way he played the drums and his disheveled curly hair.boy-girl-love-heart-sweet-lovers-valentines-day-1920x1200  I was the tomboy in school, who was always seen as one of the guys. Which in one way was great, because I had many guy friends, but I was never looked at as a viable dating option. When it came to trying to make James notice me as a potential love interest, I did just about everything wrong.  But, don't rush me, we'll get into all that as I teach you the dos and don'ts of getting your crush to notice you!

    James and I turned out to be good friends. He would tell me about the girls he was interested in and I would listen, as a friend would, but secretly wish he waI Love My Crush and Can't Keep Calms talking about me. I know the feelings, it's painful when you like somebody so much and they seem unattainable to you. Highschool eventually came to an end and we remained as we always were, friends.

    Once I began college, I started to meet new people, went to parties, found my style and myself. Although he remained a huge crush of mine- distance, school, life, took us down different paths. A year or two later, we ended up running into each other at a party and it was like I was seeing my crush for the first time. This was a great chance for me to start fresh and see if our relationship could take on a new direction, would he notice me? Here are some helpful tips to help you to get your crush to notice you. Continue reading

  • Hot Summer 2014 Quinceanera Trends!

    Is your 15th birthday rapidly approaching? Thinking of celebrating your Quinceanera soon? Summer is such an exciting time for you and your community to embrace this remarkable pastime, which you will cherish forever! Even though this tradition is held in many Latin, Central, and South American countries differently, the concept and value are still the same. It is important for families to recognize a young lady's presentation into society as a woman. The word "Quinceanera" actually refers to the young girl (15-year old) being celebrated and the ritual of a party and mass where this young girl presents herself to God and the community, honoring both herself and her religion. The Quineanera is a timeless tradition and should be carried out through generations of beautiful, talented young women!

    Quinceanera With Her CourtOf course, much planning goes into this special party, and we cannot forget the best part...the DRESS! Girls put much thought and effort into picking the perfect dresses for themselves and their court to match their theme and personality. Of course, trends are always changing, but traditional is always in! Many girls go with a standard princess-like, extra full, ball gown style dress. This season there are some newer colors and patterns, like animal print, but the most popular dresses are still the traditional ones. The trendiest colors for Summer 2014 Quinceanera's are pink, blue, white, and some pastel shades, however blue seems to take the cake! We pick Vizcaya by Mori Lee style 88001 in Deep Aqua for the ruffled organza skirt and beaded corset bodice!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88001

    For something more sophisticated and without so much ruffle, we adore Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88066 in either white, champagne, or light blue. The bow accent is very glamorous and the jeweled bodice is breathtaking!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88066

     No Quinceanera would be complete without shoes, and for some, several pairs! In fact, many ceremonies have a "changing of the shoes" where the girl's father will take off the honorary girl's low heels, and replace them with a high heel, as a sign off stepping into womanhood. Many Quince's will have three pairs of shoes including flats to dance in, or to be comfortable towards the end of the celebration. The trend for Summer 2014 in this category is pretty spread out including pink heels, metallic platforms, glittery sandals, and even strappy, colorful heels with tassels of favorite soccer teams! The options are limitless, so it's a good thing some get to choose more than one pair! We like the Jilly by Night Moves Metallic Heels, and the Gail by Sweetie's Strappy Sandal!

    Jilly by Night Moves Jilly by Night Moves
    Gail by Sweetie's Gail by Sweetie's

    Once the party outfit is put together, it's time to think about hair! Most girls like to wear a tiara or crown, but some go without it. As far as Quince hairstyles, the traditional way is to wear a simple, age appropriate up-do or hair flowing and pinned half up. Nothing over the top to take away from the dress or a girl's natural beauty, but something elegant and off the eyes and face. Many girls like to accent their hair with flowers or crystal jewels, or match their hair with their damas (fellow girl court members).

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    Getting everything together for this special day can take many months of planning and organizing so don't forget to start early! Having the perfect look is a major part, and we are always here to help! Stay tuned for more Quinceanera trends and updates!

    Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88098
  • Johnathan Kayne Dresses Light Up Nashville Fashion Week And The ACMs!

    It looks like one of our favorite designers is conquering the world one day at a time! Famed dress and evening gown designer Johnathan Kayne is keeping busy this April, making a splash where ever he goes! He began the month featured at Nashville Fashion Week's closing night and the entire JK team partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a girl's dream come true! Together, they had 14-year-old Esperanza Montalvo live her lifelong dream of becoming a runway model as she strut the catwalk with Johnathan during the closing night finale! The crowd was cheering while Esperanza wore a gorgeous pink strapless gown, Johnathan Kayne style 409, on the 45-foot catwalk. What a dream come true!

    Esperanza Montalvo Johnathan Kayle style 409Keeping busy, Mr. Kayne went from Nashville to Las Vegas to dress celebrities for the American Country Music Awards! Song of the year winner, Lee Brice wore a custom Johnathan Kayne tuxedo jacket with leather accents and brass detail. Lee's wife Sara was also dressed in a Johnathan Kayne gorgeous sparkly gold gown, and won one of People Magazine's top ten best dressed! Get her look with these Johnathan Kayne gold dresses.

    Lee and Sara Brice Johnathan KayneJohnathan also dressed USA Today's Red Carpet Correspondent Hilary Bilings, also known as Miss Nevada 2013,  in a pretty bright blue embellished mermaid gown! Way to go Johnathan! Check out more Johnathan Kayne blue dresses.

    Hilary Bilings Johnathan KayneAlready working hard on the upcoming 2015 collection, Johnathan is one busy man! What will Mr. Kayne be up to next? I guess we will have to wait and see! As for now in his words, "XOXO Stay Beautiful!"

  • Steal Rita Ora's Style from the EMA Awards!

    Who tuned into the EMA Awards this past Sunday, November 10th? We sure did! There's nothing more entertaining than music and dresses, and when the two are put together it ensures a great time!

    There were many fashion do's and a few fashion don'ts! According to Perez Hilton, Rita Ora was "Blah in Black" at the 2013 EMA's.

    Rita Ora at the 2013 EMAs

     Although Rita's dress at this year's award show was deemed "blah" and "boring", her unique and daring dress from last year's EMA awards caught our eye and had us gushing so much that we're still talking about it!

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    We love a good ball gown. Especially one that's red.. and LACE! Rita looked like a million bucks from head to toe and we're going to show you how to accomplish this lavish look!

    Mac Duggal 61393R

    Mac Duggal style 61393R is so similar to the dress Rita Ora is wearing that you shouldn't be surprised if you're accidentally mistaken for the starlet. We adore the way the nude illusion leaves room for the red lace to really pop and catch eyes!

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     Rita decided to go with a red lip, which we think is fabulous, but if you want to tone the look down a bit you could go for a more natural make-up approach as shown in the picture above. Finger Waves are also a MUST! Finger waves and lace give off a very vintage vibe; which is why the two go together perfectly.

    Accessories

    Lastly, you can't forget your accessories! Try to keep the bling to a minimum because the dress makes a huge statement on it's own! We chose the Johnathan Kayne Austria - Swarovski Austrian Crystals heels, the Helen's Heart (JB-PD00339) Gold Bracelet and the Helen's Heart (E06245) Gold Crystal Stone Earrings.

    With last year's outfit in mind, we're not surprised that Rita landed on the "blah" list this year. Any dress is sub-par compared to this goddess gown!

    What do you think of this bold look?

  • ROAR like Katy Perry in Mac Duggal 6399N!

    Do you love Katy Perry's song "Roar" as much as we do? The song is so catch that it's hard not to love it! If you haven't heard the song or watched the video yet, give it a watch here:

    http://youtu.be/CevxZvSJLk8

    The beautifully bright colored forest the "Roar" music video is shot in got us thinking of how popular the color green has been over the past year! Designers are including that beautiful forest green color in so many of their collections, and it especially reminded us of the daring green Mac Duggal dress style 6399N!

    Katy Perry RoarMac Duggal - 6399N

    Mac Duggal 6399NDemure yet daring, this short cocktail dress is an ideal dress for Homecoming or Prom. The asymmetrical draping has a dressy look and feel while the ruffled tiers of chiffon give the homecoming dress a fun and flirty feel. It has gathered chiffon on the bodice and waist, and ruffled chiffon on the skirt with a rhinestone pendant on the center front. The beaded straps gives it the perfect extra touch of glam!

    Whether you wear this dress at Prom or Homecoming, the color and style of the dress will sure to leave on-lookers green with envy!

  • Best Dressed Celebrities of 2012

    The new year is finally here, and while that means looking ahead at what's to come, it also means reflecting on the year that's past. Of course, with our love for fashion, we've been looking back at some of the best dressed celebrities of 2012! We loved Lucky Magazine's list of their 25 best dressed stars because they included our favorite 4 in their picks. Check out our best dressed celebrities below and how you can get their look for your next formal event!

    Jennifer Lawrence rocked some very fashionable outfits througout her Hunger Games promo tour - they even earned her a gig as the next face of the Miss Dior handbag! Our favorite dress was the one she wore to the Hollywood premiere - a Prabal Gurung gold cut-out gown. The gown reminded us of the shiny outfits the contestants wore during the Opening Ceremonies of the Hunger Games. If you want to be the star of your prom, check out Faviana style 7182 - a foil jersey mermaid style evening gown with mesh cut-out details.

    Taylor Swift had a great year of fashion, from her casual looks, to being on the cover of Glamour, to dressing up in sparkly gowns at award shows. She's relatively consistent with her outfits, but she always looks so perfect, how can anyone complain?? We especially loved the nude gown with red floral embellishments that she wore to the CMA Awards show because of its elegance. If you want a similar look, try Sherri Hill style 21016 - a gorgeous strapless sweetheart high low gown with lace overlay.

    This soulful singer is always dressing in glittering gowns and cinched-waist skirts that suit her beautiful voice. We love that Lana Del Rey paired dark red lipstick and her long brown hair with this sparkly silver dress - she looks so glam! Get a similar look with the dress Night Moves style 6755 - an all-over sequin gown with matte and shiny sequins. The strapless bodice is accented with a beaded band at the waistline for a more fitted look.

    Jessica Chastain recently came into the spotlight for her role as a CIA analyst in the film Zero Dark Thirty. Even though she has a tough character to play in the film, she's been looking nothing less than gorgeous on the red carpet. Lucky Magazine says that Jessica tends to wear "feminine A-line silhouettes, well-placed sequins, and lovely lace." We definitely see all of that in our favorite champagne colored dress that she wore! If you'd like a similar look for prom, check out Primavera style 9490 - a gown with uniquely crafted sequins in a cross diamond pattern with a super sexy criss-cross low back.

    Who was your favorite dressed celebrity for 2012? Leave us a comment below and let us know!

  • Dress of the Week: Faviana Style 6428

    The 2012 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, which aired this past Tuesday (Nov. 4th)  was as amazing as ever! The performances by Bruno Mars, Rihanna and Justin Bieber were absolutely incredible - you could tell the whole place was full of Bieber Fever!

    While we couldn't take our eyes off of Biebs, we were amazed by Rihanna's performance and outfits. We especially loved her Audrey Hepburn inspired black gown with pearl glasses and necklace and lace gloves. That's why we picked Faviana Style 6428 as this week's Dress of the Week. We love the classic black gown, of course with a little sexiness added in with a slit down the side and a sweetheart neckline!

    This strapless evening gown has tightly ruched fabric across the bust and bodice. The skirt has a slight flair, and the back reveals a flyaway detail of chiffon for a whimsical touch to this classic evening gown. Best yet, it comes in 8 different colors - black, forest green, ivory, navy, plum, red, royal, & Tiffany blue. Just add some pearls to which ever color you choose and you'll look like a star!

    You definitely can never go wrong with the classic Audrey Hepburn look, whether it's on the runway or at prom.

     

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