Spring 2014

  • Makeup Monday: Au Natural Illuminated Beauty

    The Spring and Summer 2014 beauty spectrum is taking us from the very bold to the very natural. This new trend or "non-trend" of natural beauty has models, celebs, and street trend setters walking about with "barely there" natural painted faces. They are still wearing makeup, but this time it is only to conceal certain flaws, give extra definition to specific features, and bronze skin to give it a fresh, dewy glow!

    Chloe Model With a Natural Healthy Glow Chloe Model With a Natural Healthy Glow

    The Chloe model above is shown wearing MAC cosmetics and only has on the minimal. Makeup artists only used a sculpting cream to highlight her brow and cheekbones and a cream color base in bronze to give her face some little hints of color. Wow! She looks gorgeous! Perfect for a day at the beach in one of our rompers!

    Very Natural Emilio Pucci Model Very Natural Emilio Pucci Model

    "A strong girl who is naturally beautiful and doesn't need make-up," Lisa Butler said of the inspiration for the makeup of Emilio Pucci. We couldn't agree more with this philosophy. We think this beauty trend is empowering for all young women everywhere to finally embrace their own natural beauty and use makeup to accent their features instead of hiding them. The model above is only wearing MAC's face and body foundation in a shade slightly darker than her own to provide more glow, and natural shadows across the lid. The best part of this trend is not doing your hair! Use a dab of oil for frizzy strands or apply volumizing cream at the scalp and toss hair softly for beach like waves!

    Michael Kors Model With Barely There Makeup Michael Kors Model With Natural Illuminated Makeup

    What do you think of this Spring/Summer 2014 natural makeup look? Do you like going natural or do you like to experiment with bold makeup choices? Would you consider this look for prom or graduation? Comment below and let us know!

    Source: Vogue UK Beauty

  • Sherri Hill Takes the Stage At Miami Fashion Week 2014!

    Miami Fashion Week, held each year in Miami Beach, Florida is a spicy Fashion week broadcasting the most creative and passionate fashions of the resort collections to the USA, Mexico, Latin America, Canada, and Europe! Hundreds of media and social outlets meet with designers and party with the glamorous celebs and high fashion crowds for this special occasion! It just so happens that one of our fave world-renowned prom and evening wear designers, Sherri Hill lit up the stage with a runway show at this extravagant event!

    Sherri Hill 11032Sherri Hill is no newbie to the fashion show game. After working with now competitor Jovani Fashions for 8 years, Sherri Hill started her own line in 2008. Soon after, her designs began to get name recognition in the pageant world as several top competition winners began to win in her gowns! Now, over 800 stores scattered in 30 countries sell the Sherri Hill brand and it's only getting better. Continuously dressing celebrities for the Red Carpet like Selena Gomez and Bella Thorne, The Sherri Hill Collection hit New York Fashion Week's 2011 runway with Kendall Jenner walking for the show, as well as other big names. The Spring 2013 Spring Collection featured Kendall and Kylie Jenner walking the New York Fashion Week show, as well as Miss Universe 2008, Dayana Mendoza!

    Kendall and Kylie MBFW 2013 Kendall and Kylie MBFW 2013

    At MFW 2014, Sherri featured her contemporary designs with a twist for the resort 2014 collection and it was perfection as always! One of the fabulous models walking for Sherri Hill was Miss Universe 2013, Gabriela Isler! She was beautiful and sparkled down the runway like the diamond that she is!

    Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler Miss Universe 2013 Gabriela Isler

    The next complete Sherri Hill collection will be featured on her website June 2nd, and we can't wait to see what she has in store for Homecoming and Fall! Are you excited? What was you favorite Sherri Hill dress this season?

  • Fashion Friday: Printed Ankle Pants And Crop Tops

    Spring is in full swing and we are having so much fun with the Spring/Summer 2014 trends! What are we loving for this week's "Fashion Friday?" Flowy printed pants and an elegant crop top! The crop top is a difficult shirt to wear without looking overly provocative or sloppy, but the right top for your body plus the perfect pair of printed pants can make this an outfit to wear all weekend from afternoon shopping to an evening out to dinner with friends. A sleek jacket and an awesome pair of heels pull the outfit together for a surely show stopping look.

    Printed Ankle Pants

    Splendid "American Wildflowers Pant" Splendid "American Wildflowers" Pant

    Start with the perfect pair of printed pants! Even though the loose casual styles are trending, these pants can be more fitting as long as you feel confident and comfortable. With so many prints and lengths, the options are endless. We love this spring trend!

    Classic Solid Crop Top

    Dolce Vita "Romilda" Crop Top Dolce Vita "Romilda" Crop Top

    Crop tops are all the rage for Spring/Summer 2014! We love how versatile they are, whether paired with pants for a casual look, a nice skirt for something more formal, or even to the beach over your bathing suit, crop tops are here to stay! For a simple look that can be paired with any outfit, try something like the Dolce Vita "Romilda" crop top above. To rock the look at prom or homecoming, Dave & Johnny style 10003 is one of our favorite 2-piece dress looks to rock the crop top style.

    Dave & Johnny 10003 Dave & Johnny style 10003

    Light Casual Jacket And Funky High Heels

    Rihanna by Night Moves Sexy Platform Shoe Rihanna by Night Moves Sexy Platform Shoe

    Don't forget: summer isn't here yet, so the weather is still fluctuating from warm to cool. So, to make sure you're not showing off too much skin when the cold air comes through, we suggest bringing a light casual jacket or blazer to tie the look together, especially after the sun goes down. Also, add a pair of fun high heels like the Night Moves by Allure Rihanna to lengthen your body and give this outfit an edge. What fashion piece are you obsessing over for the weekend? Comment below, and have a great weekend from all of us at Rissy Roo's!

  • Get an A+ With these Perfect Graduation Dress Ideas!

    Days of warmer weather are approaching and the end of the school year is upon us. Exams, proms, and formals will all be over soon, but another special occasion deserves a celebration! It is graduation time, when we cherish all the fun memories we have had and look to the future with optimism and excitement! Of course a past time like this deserves a very special dress to unveil after you throw your cap into the sky, take off your graduation gown, and yell "I DID IT!" Read on for our favorite graduation dress ideas! Continue reading

  • Makeup Monday: the Must Have Orange Trend for Spring 2014

    From the runways of Paris to the streets of New York City, there is a fabulously bold makeup trend that is written (painted) on every girls face! Although soft pinks and ethereal silvers are also big for Spring/Summer 2014, it seems like shades of orange and coral are all the rage. This orange craze isn't just the new classic red lip either, as it has become a beauty staple on eyes and cheeks, too!

    Orange Makeup Runway ModelThis popping hue is so versatile and fun, it can be worn from morning to-night! Many girls have the misconception that these orange and coral shades can only be worn with certain skin tones, but the truth of the matter is they can be put on every face as long as the proper color is chosen and applied correctly. We recommend girls with warmer skin tones try something bright, perhaps with more tangerine notes. If you have cooler skin, try for something more bold and on the stronger coral/red side. Also, if choosing a matte orange lipstick, avoid adding anything extra like gloss and liner. Let the lips do all the talking!

    When adding this shade to cheeks and eyes, it will give a bright hint of sunshine. If you are tan it will give you the right amount of glow, while if you are more fair-skinned, it will give cheeks and eyes a beautiful, unique pop.

    Orange Eye MakeupJust remember when using these shades to try not to over-do it. Allow your face's natural beauty to add to the color, not the other way around. Try this trend for prom or any special occasion (Graduation, perhaps?) and I am sure everyone will be amazed how awesome you look!

  • Fashion Friday: Blazers for Spring 2014

    Since the seasons are changing, it has been quite the challenge to find the "perfect" look these days. Earlier this week, we talked about spring casual outfits, but there's one great spring look that we didn't mention: blazers! Until the weather is adequate for the more revealing summer wear, which we have been craving all winter, we find blazers are the perfect fashion piece to make any outfit look super trendy and complete! Plus, the look as been all over the runways.

    Spring BlazersAlthough prints are very "in" for the Spring/Summer 2014  season, a very minimalistic approach was taken by designers when it comes to blazers. As you can see above, a pastel blazer can be worn with shorts, a skirt, pants, or even a romper, and still look fabulous for day-to-day wear. A huge bonus by adding a blazer is you can still look great without a tremendous amount of trying or over doing-it by getting too dressed up. It will always have you looking both classic AND classy. The blazer is also the perfect piece of clothing to throw on after work for an event or special dinner!

    Spring 2014 BlazersAs you can see, this light jacket can be paired with any type of outfit and it doesn't have to be plain. From striped to polka dots, everything works for Spring 2014! If you want to wear pants, shorts or a skirt, a blazer if the perfect complement, and is the easiest way to dress an outfit up or down. If it's colder out on the night of your prom, you could even throw a blazer on over your prom dress for a cute extra layer! It's always fun to dress a blazer up with a less "business-y" look like a prom dress, as it makes for stand-out contrasts. How are you wearing your blazer this spring? Let us know, we would love to find out!

  • What To Wear Wednesday: Spring Casual Outfits

    Even though we all love the Spring sunshine, flowers, and the days of Summer rapidly approaching, Spring can be a tricky time of year to dress because of its "in between" weather stage. However, for this same reason, this is one of our favorite times to mix it up with unique combinations of clothing and accessories. Due to the warmer weather, you can pair jeans with a crop top, or a dress with a sleek leather jacket. The options are endless, making us obsessed with Spring/Summer 2014 fashion. This week, we are all about Spring casual outfits. Our 'What To Wear Wednesday' is a casual, yet cute outfit that can be worn any day (night) of the week!

    A Fun Romper

    Shail K 3468

    Rompers are a great way to get a dress look, while feeling a little more casual in shorts. This trend is so in right now, and it's one that you can easily take from day to night just by adding some accessories (and heels) to dress it up. We especially love the Shail K. 3468 Sleeveless Short Romper -

    A Classic Denim Jacket

    Level 99 "Western" Denim Jacket

    A classic denim jacket is a must-have accessory for the Spring, and even the Summer, months. It's a classy way to throw an extra layer on top of any outfit during times when it's a little cooler out.

    The Modern Sunhat

    Modern Sunhat

    Sun hats are so fun! They're also perfect for keeping the rays out of your eyes once you're hitting the beach in the Summer.

    Perfect Shades

    Rayban Gold Aviators

    Shades are a must, of course. You might as well make sure you look stylish while you keep the sun out of your eyes!

    Ultra Mod Booties

    Free Bird by Steven "Rollin" Bootie

    The Spring months are your last chance to wear booties before Summer comes and you're in sandals all the time, so live up your last days! We are especially loving the new cutout bootie trend - a great one to try out for Spring.

    That's it! The perfect casual spring outfit that is still fun and flirty enough to be worn to a party or lunch, yet casual enough for a shopping trip! Like what you see? Comment below and tell us about your casual Spring day outfit!

  • Fun Spring Break Ideas For Every Budget

    Your friends have talked about it for months planning away and setting up airfares and  tours for their awesome spring break getaway to a tropical destination. However, given the astronomical price of the trip, you will not be joining. There is no reason to be bummed out, though - a lot of girls spend spring break at home or on campus for many different reasons. So, for those hanging back, we came up with some ways to fill up your week without emptying your wallet, all while still enjoying your time like you were away on vacation! Read on for some fun and simple Spring Break ideas.

    Spring Break

    Road Trip It

    Just because you didn't plan a lavish resort getaway doesn't mean you have to stay in the house all week. Grab a buddy and take a road trip to somewhere you haven't been in a while, possibly even to a family member's or old friend who moved away. This way, you could save cash on a place to stay. The trip will give you a chance to bond with someone, and have a real adventure. Remember to pack a cooler with drinks and snacks so you don't have to spend money on the road.

    Road Trip

    Volunteer

    Be a do-gooder! Use your week off to do something to benefit others by volunteering somewhere like a community center, nursing home, or animal shelter. It's a great way to spend your week, and you'll for sure feel like it was time well-spent. For a list of places looking for help, check out www.volunteermatch.org.

    Spend Time Outdoors

    Use the good weather to your advantage by getting a new outdoor hobby like bike riding or hiking. Take it to the beach and play volleyball or Frisbee in the sand! Make it an all day event by having a picnic or barbecue with family or friends. Not only is this good for your mind, but good for your body, too!

    Beach Volleyball

    Spring Cleaning

    Rainy day? Spend some time inside spring cleaning! Go through your closet and make a pile of clothes you know you are never going to wear again. Then, donate the clothing to charity or bring higher priced items to a consignment shop. You will feel refreshed after you eliminate clutter and have room to buy some new Summer stuff.

    Focus on YOU!

    Our last Spring break idea is to make sure to take some hardcore "you time." Be selfish for a few days and focus only on yourself. Catch up on sleep, or dive into a book you have always wanted to read. Learn something new by taking a dance or cooking class. The possibilities are endless!

    Are you staying home this Spring Break? What are your plans? Share with us by commenting below!

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