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  • RaeLynn Getting in the Holiday Spirit with Jovani

    Happy Holidays to all of our Roo friends & family! With the Holidays in full swing, we wanted to have a special post for a celebrity that's been keeping us in the Holiday spirit - RaeLynn! She's been participating in Holiday events and seen wearing some very pretty Holiday-inspired Jovani dresses this month, and we can't get over how  beautiful she looks in them!

    RaeLynn first became famous on the second season of The Voice, where she finished third on Blake Shelton's team. If you're a fan, I'm sure you didn't miss her returning to the stage two weeks ago on December 11th - she came back to perform her first single 'Boyfriend.' She looked absolutely beautiful wearing a royal blue strapless sequin cocktail dress from Jovani (style 1954), and her performance was amazing!

    She was also recently seen wearing a short baby doll Jovani dress (style 2933) at jcpenney's "Holiday Giving Tour" in LA. The tour began on #GivingTuesday on Nov. 27th and lasted for 12 days, visiting a new city each day throughout the US. The goal was to bring a touch of Christmas cheer to cities across the county, "through simple, humble acts of generosity that pay homage to classic American holiday traditions...from Christmas tree lighting and ice skating to Santas and tobogganing." Blake Shelton and RaeLynn joined the retail store in LA for the final day of the tour to give an exclusive, free holiday performance outside their store in Westfield Culver City. It doesn't get much more in the Holiday spirit than that! 

    Are you a RaeLynn fan? Leave a comment below and let us know!

     

  • New Year's Eve Party Outfits!

    This year is coming to an end very quickly! So many parties...so little time! You HAVE to dive into the new year looking fab, of course. We picked out our fav cocktail dresses that are so perfect for a New Year's eve party. Whether you're hitting up a nightclub or celebrating at home...you'll be sure to enter 2014 looking super glamorous!

    A NYE dress is not a NYE dress without sequins or some kind of embellishment! But, sticking to the plain sequin dresses isn't always the best way to stand out, since a lot of people will be rocking the sequins on this night! It can be fun to find a dress that has the sparkly sequins, but with a little bit of a twist to it.

    We especially love Jovani for this - they are always so fashion forward with their designs that we can barely keep up! Our favorite two Jovani dresses for New Year's are below - they scream NYE in a very unique way and are especially great if you're celebrating at one of the hottest nightclubs. We love the long sleeves on these dresses, too - perfect for winter festivities! Since they are classic cocktail dresses, they both can be worn time and time again for other events, too!

     

     

     

     

    This Jovani 4973 cocktail dress features a nude underlay with a sheer beaded overlay. The sequins gives it a festive look! It's perfect for someone who wants to stand out and show off their legs. You'll definitely turn heads in this one!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    The studded detail on this Jovani 9419 dress gives it an edgy rock n' roll look. If you want to channel your inner Rihanna, this one is definitely the one for you!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    If long sleeves aren't your thing, no worries - there's nothing wrong with showing off some arms on NYE! The other cocktail dresses we picked out below, like the Jovani dresses, have a unique look to them but still have that new year's eve sparkle! They are both also only $178, so if holiday shopping burned a hole in your pocket, and the dresses above hurt your wallet, these are great options for a more affordable dress!

     

     

     

     

     

    Be the star of the night in this strapless Scala 47488 cocktail dress. This ivory dress features silver and gold sequin embellishment, a sweetheart neckline, and comes in three other colors. It hugs you in all the right places!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Watch the ball drop in this little number! This fun one shoulder Dave & Johnny 7947 cocktail dress features a sexy open back and all over multicolor sequins. Perfect for this celebration and many others!

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What are your plans for this NYE? What are you going to wear? Tell us - leave a comment below!

  • How to Dress Up for a Family Holiday Dinner

    The Holidays are here and that means it's time for lots of parties - and lots of different types of parties! The Family Holiday Dinner is one event you're bound to be attending at one time or another this Holiday season, whether it be your own family's, your boyfriend's, or even your best friend's. This can be one of the more trickier events when it comes to dressing up, though. With family members aplenty - whether it be the Aunt that's your BFF, or your boyfriend's grandparents that you've never met before - it's important to make the right impression. Even though the holidays are usually a time for glitz and glam, this may be one holiday event where it's best to tone it down a notch; there will be plenty of time to show off that cute short sequin dress on New Year's Eve!

    No matter what holiday you're celebrating, the general rules should hold constant: keep the fashionable side of you showing through with a cute dress, but stick to one that's more simple and toned down. Black is usually a good color choice for a simple look, but don't be afraid to show some festivity with a red, green, or blue colored dress. It's also always good to bring a blazer or cardigan to wear over the dress to cover your shoulders, especially if you choose a strapless dress.

    Our 3 favorite for a Holiday family event are great simple, yet sophisticated mini dresses:

    1. Dave & Johnny style 8281 cocktail dress is a strapless black dress with taped taffeta over lace for fabric. It's a very classic looking LBD, with unique styling to it with the distinctive textured stripes throughout the dress.

    2. Terani style H1216 cocktail dress comes in the colors red and blue - both perfect for the Holidays. It has a scooped cowl neckline in both the front and back of the dress.

    3. Clarisse style 2044 cocktail dress is a sweet mocha colored dress that's adorned with beading and rhinestones. The pretty patterns gives it such a distinctive look, while the mocha color complements the beading and keeps the dress toned down.

    What are your Holiday family plans? Leave a comment below and let us know!

     

  • The Perfect Theme for your Sweet 16

    The BIG ONE SIX is that time in a girl's life when she gets to shine and be the center of the universe for that one special day! It's an exciting day for her to get creative and showcase her personality through her party theme. It's all about the decor, the dress, and the party atmosphere. People have gotten really imaginative with their themes over the years. We decided to pick out some of our favorite Sweet 16 party themes - we hope they give you some inspiration for your special bash!

    Candy Theme:

    I hope all your guests have a sweet tooth because this one puts the sweet in Sweet Sixteen! If you're looking for a really delicious way to celebrate your 16th birthday, then look no further. You can go from Willy Wonka to Candyland! These playful dresses will go great with this whimsical theme. The pastel colors resemble candy colors and the sparkle gives it a fun and girly look!

    Dresses:

    1. Alyce Paris 5432 - Turquoise Strapless Hi-Lo Dress with encrusted geometric prisms and a sweetheart neckline. It also features a lace up back.

    2. Claudine for Alyce 2201 - A Beaded Cotton Candy Pink V-Neck dress with side cut outs and sheer three-quarter length sleeves.

    Accessories:

    1. Sizzle by Coloriffics Camilla 6300 - Sexy glitter platform sandal with ankle strap detail and criss-cross straps at toe.

    Mardi Gras Madness Theme:

    Mardi Gras is an extravagant celebration of crazy costumes, wild makeup, and colorful masks! Whether or not your birthday falls near the actual New Orleans's Mardi Gras, it is the perfect Sweet 16 theme for anyone who wants a magnificent carnival style to celebrate their special day. The gown we picked in our Polyvore set is so Mardi Gras appropriate; the multicolored jewels around the bodice has the right festive colors and the feathery skirt pairs up perfectly with the most important accessory...the mask of course!

    Dress:

    1. Alyce 6095 - A strapless black tulle and feather mermaid gown with a sweetheart neckline and a multicolored jeweled corset bodice.

    Accessories:

    1. Alisha Hill Shoes Selena S1143 - Platform heels in black with multicolored stones and a 5 inch heel. Perfectly matches with the dress!

    2. Helen's Heart Style JE-CV004 S - These super cool Volcano Crystal earrings are ideal for this outfit!

    Hollywood Theme:

    Lights! Camera! Action! Roll out the red carpet and pose for the paparazzi! This one is probably the most glamorous one of them all. Guests will feel like they are going to a movie premiere and you of course will be the star. The amazing gowns below are so Oscar worthy! The intricate beading and silhouette exudes elegance. Angelina Jolie will have nothing on you!

    Dresses:

    1. Claudine for Alyce 2213 - A beautifully beaded blue radiance strapless mermaid gown with a tulle skirt.

    2. Claudine For Alyce 2124 - A long beaded mermaid gown in lilac with spaghetti straps, sparkling jeweled sequins around the sheer bodice, and a tulle skirt.

    3. Alyce Paris 6083 - A gorgeous beaded aqua one shoulder jersey gown with front side slit and side cut outs.

    Accessories:

    1. Touch Ups Tahiti 943 - Formal silver 3 3/4 inch heels with beading around the straps

    2. Helen's Heart Style JE-BT002 - AB Sparkling Prom Earrings (top)

    3. Helen's Heart Style JB-168354 - Silver base AB stone bracelet

    4. Crystal Pear J5613E1S - Drop Earrings (bottom)

     

    New York City Theme:

    Start spreading the news...you're leaving today...you want a great big part of it...New York, New York! Bring the glamour and excitement of NYC to your party. Your guests will get to experience celebrating in the middle of Time Square without going over the Washington Bridge. This is one super chic party theme!

    1. Alyce Paris 5529 - A black strapless ball gown with a full tulle and lace skirt and beaded corset top.

    2. Alyce Paris 5533 -A strapless light blue tulle gown with a full skirt and beaded trim on the sweetheart neckline and bodice.

    Accessories:

    1. Night Moves by Allure Shoes - Satin platform with 3 1/2" heel, accented with a satin ruffle in the center (On sale for $40.00)

    2. Touch Ups Prom Shoes Style Patsy - 4 inch jeweled halter sandal with an adjustable ankle strap and studded platform

    Which one is your favorite theme? Which will you pick for your special day? Tell us by leaving a comment below!

  • Dress of the Week: Jovani Style 7757

    Because we have been seeing celebrity after celebrity rocking this dress over the past few weeks, we had to give a special spotlight to Jovani 7757, a short sheer cocktail dress.

    Recently, Paris Hilton and Joanna Krupa have been seen rocking the sexy number a few different times. Paris was seen wearing it in Las Vegas while out with River Viipperiin, and was also seen matching Courtney Orynich, Operation Smile Pediatrician, at Courtney's bachelorette party! Joanna posed for a modeling shot in the dress, and also wore it on a recent episode of 'The Real Housewives of Miami!'

    The thigh-high dress features a boat neckline and long sleeves, with sparkling jewels scattered all over the translucent fabric. There is definitely no better way of looking like a celebrity than in this captivating dress!

    With the holidays on their way (Thanksgiving's only 3 days away...who's getting excited for Black Friday??), this dress couldn't be any more perfect for some New Year's fun. The lavish, sexy look of the dress, along with the stunning jewels, will have you sparkling on a New Year's Eve night out on the town in Jovani style 7757.

     

  • What to Wear to a Masquerade Ball

    Halloween is near, so we wanted to have a little fun this week and talk about planning for a Masquerade Ball! Dressing for a masquerade is very different from the normal Halloween costume party. A masquerade is traditionally formal or semi-formal, and may have a specific theme to it.

    Finding the Right Attire

    If the dress code is formal, men should be in tuxedos and women are expected to wear gowns. If it is semi-formal, men can wear suits and women can wear a more casual dress, like a cocktail dress.

    Choosing the exact type of dress you buy will also depend on the theme. For instance, if there is a Victorian or Shakespearian theme, your attire should reflect this. But, if it is a more general masquerade, you can choose a classic gown or cocktail dress. Below are some of our favorite dresses for a formal and semi-formal masquerade party.

    Paparazzi by Mori Lee 93033
    Paparazzi by Mori Lee 93056
    Scala 47484
    Scala 47434

    Choosing your Mask

    Having a masquerade mask is the other essential piece of your outfit. You can wear a small mask that only covers the eyes, or a larger one that covers your whole face. There are usually no limitations on the type of mask you can wear. You should fine a mask that is unique to you and your personality; just make sure that your mask compliments your outfit. Some masks can be very elaborate, with gems and oversized noses, while others are much more simple. Another option is to purchase a plain one and decorate it yourself.

    If you don't have a masquerade to attend, but still need a Halloween costume, dressing up like a masquerade ball attendee can be fun, too! It's as simple as finding a formal dress and choosing a mask to wear with it!

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  • Trend Setter – The Hourglass Dress

    This Fall there’s a new shape to fashion: The Hourglass.  Dresses this season are taking a step back in time to the prim fit that used to rule the world.  No longer just a vintage style from the 40s and 50s, The Hourglass Dress is hitting the mainstream.

    The Hourglass Dress accentuates the bust and hips.  This fashion is known as the woman’s best friend, allowing you to show off your natural curves.  While there are stick thin models walking the runways, the real trend is feeling confident and comfortable in whatever shape you’re in.

    Hourglass Dress Style Fall 2012Above: Miley Cyrus, Paris Hilton, and Jessica Alba rock the Hourglass Dress look

    The 50’s fit gets an update this Fall with new modern prints and accessories.  Even if you don’t have an hourglass figure, like most of us, you can still pull off the Hourglass Dress.  Wear a blazer, jacket, or cardigan with your dress to give it a more modern feel, and add on a belt to your outfit for a cinched waist look.  Thick or thin belts worn at the waist will give you the hourglass look.

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  • Celeb Watch - Blake Lively Style

     

    Chosen as the face of Gucci’s new perfume “Premiere,” Gossip Girl Blake Lively is known for her star quality on the runway, and on screen.   We decided to take a look at some of Blake’s favorite styles to see what fashions she loves most.  If you want to get this Gossip Girl look check out the dresses below.

    Blake loves wearing short, simple dresses, covered in sequins!  This style she wore for a Gossip Girl shoot features a deep V-neck and lots of big, blue sequins.  You can get a similar look with one of these sequin covered, sparkly dresses from Alyce Paris:

    A.  Alyce After Five Cocktail Style 4267 – A dazzling strapless number with bright sequins and a sweetheart neckline.

    B. Alyce After Five Cocktail Style 4260 – The perfect short party dress with v-neck and cutout back.

    Bold colors are in style this summer, and Blake Lively definitely knows how to rock red!  This dress, worn to a Coca Cola benefit event, is covered in a unique red velvet fabric pattern.  If you want to make a bold fashion statements then try on a red dress:

    C. Scala Style 14315 – Covered in beautiful beading, this dress is one of a kind.  With one sleeve and a scoop neckline this short dress would definitely turn heads.

    D. Sherri Hill Style 2938 – This red dress features a broad bow waistband and sweetheart neckline.  Its intricate silver facets make it just as unique as Blake’s dress.

    Blake wore this sheer white with lace dress to a movie premiere, and the paparazzi couldn’t get enough of it!  Her simple fish tail braid looks great with the classic style of her dress, showing off her down to earth personality.  If you want to look lovely in lace too, these dresses are two of the hottest styles this year:

    E. Sherri Hill Style 2954 – This strapless party dress has a notched neckline and lace skirt.  This fun and flirty style would fit Blake well too!

    F. Sherri Hill Style 2957 – Twinkling accents cover the bodice of this short, scoop neck dress.  It’s lace skirt and cap sleeves match Blake Lively’s classic style.

     

    For more celebrity styles visit our Celebrity Dresses page, for dresses that the stars have worn!

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