Summer

  • Finding The Perfect Pair of Sunglasses

    Whenever I think of sunglasses, I always remember that “one hit wonder” from back in the eighties by a band called Timbuk3, “The Future's So Bright," and Corey Hart's famous song "Sunglasses at Night" (also appropriately from the 1980s). Nowadays, buying a new pair of shades is not only about looking cool (and wearing your sunglasses at night), but also about making an investment in your vision and finding the pair that’s just right for you.

    You don’t just want to buy any old pair of sunglasses. You want to purchase a pair that block up to 99% of the UV rays that can harm your eyes from too much exposure. You often hear that term, but it's more important than you may think. Protecting your eyes can diminish the chances of developing major vision problems later in life, like macular degeneration.
    When I was a teenager, Ray-Ban sunglasses were all the rage and while they’re still available today, there’s literally hundreds (maybe even thousands) of other brand names to choose from. And what about polarized lenses versus traditionally tinted ones, what’s the difference?

    The Truth About Polarized Lenses

    Some people think that polarized lenses offer greater protection against UV rays, but the truth is that normal UV protection sunglasses and polarized sunglasses usually both offer UVA and UVB protection. Polarized lenses offer a different type of defense. Simply put, regular sunglasses are designed to block out direct light, while polarized lenses shield against indirect light, especially that reflected from surfaces like water, snow and metal
    This would obviously make a difference for someone who worked on a boat or at a ski lodge. But there’s also some drawbacks to these lenses. First and foremost, they tend to be more expensive. These types of lenses can also make it difficult to view certain types of electronic screens, such as computers, tablets, or a TV. With that said, if you're playing an outdoor sport, the polarized lens can be a great accessory for clear vision.  Continue reading

  • Every Day Summer Makeup in Under 10 Minutes

    It's summer time and that means that because of that gorgeous tan you got (which you acquired while wearing sunscreen, of course), you can take it easy on the makeup and still get that natural sunkissed look you love. For the next few months, those perfect rosy red cheeks you always try to mimic with makeup is au naturale! That means less time prepping and putting together that perfect look, and more time doing the things you love.

    But, just because you can take it easy on the makeup (of course, there is never anything wrong forgoing makeup altogether), doesn't mean you won't want to do some basic maintenance. YouTube star Carli Bybel (she calls her channel The Beauty Bybel!) recently put together a quick and easy summer makeup tutorial that we're loving. The goal was to put together an every day summer makeup look in under 10 minutes, and she did exactly that - she timed it to be about 9 minutes and 45 seconds, to be exact. Check out the video below!

    Not only is this look quick and easy, but it's also affordable! As she mentioned in her video, all of the products she used can be purchased as your local drug store, and she listed all of the products mentioned (in order) on her blog.

    Whether going shopping for the day or having a night out with your BFFs, this is a perfect look for any time of day or event. Like Carli mentioned, it's a lightweight, pretty makeup look, which is exactly what you want for the summertime. And, even though Carli specifically made this video for a summertime makeup idea, it's a classic look that uses more natural colors that can be worn during any season. So, after the summer is over, you may want to consider testing it out for your homecoming dance!

  • Dress Up Your Cap and Gown With These 2016 Graduation Dresses

    It's tough to believe, but Prom 2016 is coming to an end. That means that the high school years of many of our Roo Girls are also coming to an end, and it's almost time for summer to officially start... and to eventually go off to college! But, before all of that comes, it's time for that special graduation day.

    2016 Graduation Dresses

    Whether graduating high school and moving onto college, or graduating college and moving onto your first job, graduation is a day of celebration. The day will start off in your cap and gown, but eventually, you'll be throwing them off and celebrating all that you've accomplished while in school, and all you have yet to accomplish in your new adventure. So, of course you should rock a dress under that graduation gown that reflects your confidence and shows off your sense of style! We've picked out some of our favorite 2016 graduation dresses to help you find that perfect dress for under your cap and gown. Read on below to see them!  Continue reading

  • Turn Heads From Day To Night In Dresses Under $100!

    If you love dresses as much as we do at Rissy Roo's, you know that the more dresses you have, the better. Dresses are certainly the best way to look put-together from head to toe any day of the week, whether just out doing some weekend shopping, dressed to impress at work, attending a summer party, going to homecoming or prom, or having a night out with the girls.

    Dresses Under $100So, we have some amazing ways for you to stock up on dresses this week! Of course, you can shop our Website Specials Sale, which is going on through Tuesday, August 4th, but that's not all. We also have so many gorgeous dresses under $100 that are perfect for stocking up on stunning looks, from casual to formal. These are definitely looks for the dress obsessed! Get a taste of some of the looks in our dresses under $100 shop below, and click through the image or link above to see all of the stunning numbers!

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  • The Best Casual Summer Dresses For A Night Out With Your Girls

    Happy Summer 2015! As of yesterday, summertime is officially here and we couldn't be more excited (to wear dresses, of course). From weddings, to graduation parties, to BBQs, to nights out with your besties, summer is full of events for getting dressed up.

    While the weddings and more formal summer parties are always exciting, we know one of the most enjoyable times about summer is getting to spend some fun nights our with your friends. So, to help make sure you have some cute outfits to wear, we picked out some of our favorite casual summer dresses. These dresses are not only perfect for a night out, but can be worn at casual parties you have during the day, too, like a Fourth of July BBQ (believe it or not, less than two weeks away!). So, stock up on these casual dresses to take you from day to night all summer long.

    Cold Shoulder Lace Dress

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    For a dress that's all about unique style, we love Cold Shoulder Lace Dress style KD7204. This short dress has a cold shoulder cutout and a lace embroidered layer design with crochet detail at the hemline. Off the shoulder looks are such a unique style to wear, and pairing it with lace couldn't make this look any  more on-trend. This dress is only $58, so it's a totally affordable look that you can wear over and over again.

    Neon Floral Print Bodycon Dress

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    Floral is just about the perfect print to rock all summer long. Pair it with a little neon? DONE. The Neon Floral Print Bodycon Dress style 2298D combines floral and neon flawlessly, all in a look meant to show off your curves. This fun and sexy neon floral print dress features a strapless plunge neckline to finish off the look. The best part of this dress, though, is that it's on sale for only $18.99!

    Peekaboo A Line Dress

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    Cutouts are so on-trend lately and couldn't be more perfect to show off some skin in the summer. The Peekaboo A Line Dress style 7263 features an cutout open detail in the front, and a simple, yet stunning, cutout open back design. While you can wear this as a casual dress, you can easily dress this one up for more formal or semi-formal events, too. This dress is $88.

    Get Lacy Floral Lace Skater Dress

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    Last, but certainly not least (and there's plenty more in the Casual Dresses section of our website!), is the Get Lacy Floral Lace Skater Dress style CS2131. This flirty and fun floral lace skater dress features tank straps, a v-neckline, and a banded waist. Much like the Peekaboo A Line Dress above, fit and flare looks like these are great for just about any body type. While the dress is shown in Mint above, it also comes in White. This dress is $52.

    Whatever your plans are this summer, we hope you have fun dressing up all summer long! Obviously, dresses are our favorite piece of clothing, and summer time is just about the perfect time to rock dresses. So, enjoy!

  • 3 Perfect White Dresses For Summer 2015 From Blush Prom

    With Spring and Summer here, it's officially Dress Season and we couldn't be more excited at Rissy Roo's! So, Prom and Graduation may be over, but warm weather means there's plenty of reasons to wear a dress. No matter what summer event or party you're attending, summer is a great time to wear white dresses, especially with how popular the color has become over the past couple of years.

    Dress designer Blush Prom by Alexia recently released their Fall 2015 line, and many of their brand new dresses are all about the color white! So, while these dresses are technically part of their new Homecoming line, we're totally obsessing over them for summer time, too. Check out three of our favorite white Blush Prom dresses below and rock the new styles now for summer, rather than waiting for prom!

    Black by Blush C319

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    Could there be a better combination than two-piece and white in one dress for the summer? After seeing Black by Blush C319, we're not sure there is! This chic and sleek two piece jersey knit features a tank style crop top that's encrusted with opaque color coordinating beadwork and a rouged pencil skirt accented with a belt of matching beading. Dresses like this can be extra fun because you can mix and match the skirt and top with other styles of your choosing over and over again. This two piece dress also features a cut-out open back. While it's shown in the color Off White above, this dress also comes in Black.

    Black by Blush C310

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    Black by Blush C310 is a sleek jersey knit sheath that features a beaded high neck, eye catching keyhole back, and a finished hem trimmed with matching metallic beading. This dress is especially great for a formal event. While it's featured in Off White/Gold above, it also comes in Coral Pink/Gold - both great colors for spring, summer, or fall!

    Black by Blush C320

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    Black by Blush C320 is all about lovely lace! It's a strapless cocktail dress with a modified sweetheart neckline constructed of thick netting and overlaid all over with gently beaded lace appliques. This is also a great dress for a formal event, but could also easily be dressed down for a night out with friends, too.

    We hope you love these white dresses as much as we do! Whether for a summer party or Homecoming, these looks will have you looking on-trend, with all eyes on you.

  • Graduation Dresses Under $100 For A Perfect Grad Look

    Yesterday we wrote about some of our favorite prom dresses under $100 for those girls still searching for their perfect prom look. But, we know many girls already had their prom and are thinking of their next dressy attire event... graduation! So, to help make sure you're ready for your big graduation day, we picked out our favorite graduation dresses under $100. You'll be graduating in style, from your look to your pockets with these dresses! Check them out below.

    Peekaboo A Line Dress

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    White is usually the color of choice when it comes to graduation dresses, and we certainly love Peekaboo A Line Dress style 7263 to get that classic white grad dress look. It's a cute short dress with an open detail in the front. It's perfect not only for graduation, but for Sweet 16s and any other spring or summer parties you might be attending. It's a look that can easily be dressed up or down, so you'll find yourself wearing this one over and over again well past your grad day. This dress makes it under the $100 mark at only $88.

    Cold Shoulder Lace Dress

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    For a more casual look, we love Cold Shoulder Lace Dress style KD7204. This short dress has a cold shoulder cutout and a lace embroidered layer design with crotchet detail at the hemline. You can easily take this dress from day to night with a simple swap of accessories and makeup. Best yet: it's a cool $58.

    Elegant Lace Halter Cocktail Dress

    Elegant Lace Halter Cocktail DressThis Elegant Lace Cocktail Dress style LD1687 is such a classic, elegant look, yet still so sexy. Whether you're attending graduation, a cocktail party, homecoming, or a holiday or NYE party, this dress is the perfect style. This beautiful short dress features a halter neckline, sheer side cut outs and a scalloped lace hemline.

    Lace Please Casual Short Dress

    Lace Please Casual Short Dress style 38881281Be cool and casual in the Lace Please Casual Short Dress style 38881281. This is a short chiffon dress with a frayed lace inset, banded waistline, and side zipper. It's a great dress for much more than graduation - the coral color makes it perfect to rock all spring and summer long. This dress used to be $44, but is now on sale for only $17.60, so you really can't go wrong with this choice!

    We hope you love the dresses that we picked out, but there are plenty more graduation dresses under $100 on RissyRoos.com if you want to see more. There's also an entire Graduation Dresses section with many more choices. A huge congrats to the 2015 graduating class out there, from high school to college!

  • Perfect Back to School Looks to Take You From Summer to Fall!

    We're half way through August and September and Fall keep getting closer and closer! You know what that means...time for Back to School shopping! While we're excited for fall and long sleeves and sweaters, we're totally still in Summer style mode. So, if you feel the same way, we put together our favorite back to school looks that are perfect to take you from sweet Summer weather into the cool breeze of Fall. Check them out below!

    1. Navy Ruffled Sleeve Dress

    Navy Ruffled Dress

    We're all about 3/4 sleeve dresses, especially for Fall. And, the ruffled sleeves on this navy dress are just too chic! This dress is great for cool summer nights, and definitely perfect as the weather turns cooler. For an especially cold night, this dress will look perfect with stockings.

    2. Get Lacy Floral Lace Skater Dress

    Get Lacy Floral Lace Skater Dress

    Lovely in lace! Lace has been traditionally a Summer style, but it's become such a popular look over the past few years that it's so on-trend to wear it year-round. This skater dress is perfect for Summer in the mint and white colors it comes in, but works so well for Fall, too - just throw a blazer or cardigan over it.

    3. Zig Zag Chevron Halter Dress

    Zig Zag Chevron Halter Dress

    Achieve effortless beauty from Summer to Fall with this zig zag chevron print halter dress! A little black dress is something you can wear year around, and for just about any event, and this is one LBD that we love. For cooler nights, just add stockings and/or a cardigan.

    Are you ready for Fall? What will you be buying to add to your Back to School wardrobe? Leave a comment below!

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