Winter Fashion

  • Crushing Hard On These Red Valentine's Day Dresses

    So, we already know that you have a general idea of how you'll do your Valentine's Day makeup look, but the special day is quickly approaching and it's certainly time to put the rest of your outfit together. Whether going on a date with your significant other of a long time, a first date with a new love interest, attending a high school dance, or having a night out with your BFFs, we love Valentine's Day (no pun intended) because it's a perfect excuse to rock a dress.

    While you can certainly wear any type or color of dress that your heart desires (pun intended!) on V-Day, black (think LBD), red, pink, and purple tend to be the colors of choice for the holiday. Since Valentine's Day is especially known for red, check out our favorite looks below to rock the radiant color and stand out no matter where you are on February 14th. Trust us - you'll be crushing hard on these red Valentine's Day dresses!

    Fabulously Flowy

    Hannah S 27037

    We love Hannah S 27037 because it's perfect for any body type, and can so easily be dressed up or down depending on your event. It's a flowy chiffon trapeze style cocktail dress that features a sweetheart neckline, rhinestone beaded straps, heat-set stone that's scattered all over the bodice, and a detachable beaded belt. The detachable belt means that you can rock two different looks with one dress!  Continue reading

  • 5 Cutest Sweaters Under $100

    The leaves are falling and the cold is setting in. It's definitely officially sweater weather, and while we're a little sad to see dress season go, we're excited to get all snuggled up in comfy sweaters! Plus, you can always wear dresses for Holiday parties and NYE, anyway! If you're as excited as we are for sweater season, you've probably already been shopping online just a little obsessively looking for that perfect new top. Well, we're here to help out! Check out our pick for the five cutest sweaters under $100 for Fall and Winter 2015.

    Tribal Print Sweater

    Tribal Print Sweater

    Tribal print is an on-trend style right now, and we couldn't love it more in this Aztec Print Cardigan. It's an oversized cardigan that will sure to have you feeling so comfy that you won't want to ever take it off. It's a very versatile style, so you could wear it to simply run errands throughout the day, for going to work, or even to attend a casual holiday party (Thanksgiving's coming up, after all!). This sweater is $52. It's also on sale right now during our 100+ Genius Holiday Gift Ideas Sale - you can take an extra 10% off with code GENIUS through the end of today!

    Cut Out Sweater

    Cut Out Sweater

    The cut out style is super popular for dresses right now, so why not bring the trend to tops? This Cold Shoulder High Neck Sweater brings the trend perfectly into winter time. The high neck makes this sweater a super trendsetting look that is sure to turn heads. This is a great choice for a casual date, or a night out with the girls paired with skinny jeans or skirt. This sweater is only $50, plus take an extra 10% off through the end of today.

    Leopard Print Sweater

    Leopard Print Sweater

    You can never go wrong with animal print - it's such a chic look that will always be in style. And, with this Sequin Elbow Leopard Sweater, you get some cute sparkles added in, too! It's a leopard print knitted sweater that features sequin elbow patches. This sweater is only $42, and also on sale - you can take an extra 10% off through the end of today.

    Black and White Sweater

    Black and White Sweater

    Black and white is always in-style, and to get it in a pull-over makes it something you can always be both comfy and stylish in. It's a marled turtleneck poncho that has side slits with pockets, long sleeves, and a fringed bottom. This is another sweater that would be perfect for casual holiday parties, like a Thanksgiving dinner. It's $66, and is on sale - you can take an extra 10% off with code GENIUS through the end of today.

    Houndstooth Sweater

    Houndstooth Sweater

    The black and white houndstooth print on this poncho gives it such a fun look. The poncho features a wrap style with large black button closures, a collared neckline, and a fringe hemline. The polyester and wool blend will keep you warm from fall into winter. It's perfect for wearing as a jacket in the warmer fall months, and as a sweater in the colder winter months. This poncho is $58.

    We're feeling so warm and cozy just looking at these sweaters, and we hope you do, too! They're not only great for yourself (duh), but for holiday presents for friends and family.

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  • Rissy Roo's Featured in New Jersey LifeStyle Magazine!

    To all of our New Jersey Roo friends out there, the December 2013 LifeStyle Report of the New Jersey LifeStyle Magazine is out, and we're so proud to announce that we've been featured in their Holiday Gift Guide! Lifestyle Report 400x400 Their The LifeStyle Report Holiday Gift Guide lists their last-minute treasures for everyone on your Holiday gift list, so it's quite an honor that we were included amongst their favorite finds. Two of our brand new products were listed: our Sweetie's Anne Lace Ballet Flats and our Leopard Purse! The flats are fabulous lace ballet style shoes with a knot detail and clear stone detail. They are the perfect shoe to sweeten up any social occasion dress if you don't want to go with heels. The Leopard Purse is an envelope clutch that is a perfect way to glam up any outfit. It's currently not available on our website, but can be purchased at our store in Linwood, NJ.

    New Jersey LifeStyle Magazine LifeStyle Report

      That's not all that's in the December LifeStyle Report, though! The magazine also has a whole article on what to wear at Holiday parties: gold, of course! Of their selection, they wrote, "These picks for the holiday season will have you effortlessly standing out from the crowd and looking, and feeling, like a celebrity. This year, make your holiday statement piece a head-turning gold dress, suitable for any occasion.

    Gold dresses in LifeStyle Report

    When it comes to choosing a long dress, they featured one of the dresses that we have at Rissy Roo's: Tony Bowls style Tony B 2351317! It's a sequin dress with a halter neckline and pleated waistline that's accented with a contrasting hand-beaded medallion. It's one of our sale dresses - it was originally $458, but is now only $299. The LifeStyle Report mentions that it's a perfect dress to wear if you have a Holiday gala event or black-tie New Year's Eve party, and we couldn't agree more. The article's author, Alyson Boxman Levine wrote, "full-length and flowing, yet fitted in all the right places, this sparkly halter dress will quickly become your glamorous go-to favorite."

    Tony Bowls tb2351317

    And, if you love the short metallic number that's featured in this article, you can get the same look with Terani style C1329. It's a metallic bandage dress with a v neckline that's a classic look for a Holiday party or any other semi-formal event that you may have. Since it's a bandage dress, it will hug your curves in all the right ways!

    Terani c1329

    We hope you love these Holiday gift and outfit staples as much as we do! Happy Holiday shopping!

  • Get Ready for your Winter and Holiday Formals with A Roo Girl!

    The most exciting part of having an upcoming event is picking out the perfect outfit, which goes far beyond just the dress. You also have to make sure you have the perfect hairstyle, make up, and shoes to truly complete your outfit! Because of all these important aspects of putting an outfit together, sometimes it can turn into a lengthy process, especially if you have no idea where to start! So, we're going to show you how we get ready for our special events in four easy steps! Read on for easy steps to get ready for a winter inspired dance or formal event.

    Step 1: Pick which dress length you would feel most comfortable in. Since you're going to a formal event, you'll be walking, sitting and probably dancing. Therefore, you want to choose a dress that doesn't keep you from the fun! And, of course, one that you love!

    Blush style 9800We chose Blush 9800, a floor-length, powder blue/nude mermaid gown!

    Step 2: Now that you've picked your perfect dress, it's time to move onto shoes. We tend to go with heels for most formal events, but if you're not comfortable wearing heels you could always go with a dressy pair of flats, especially if you plan on wearing a long gown that will hide the shoes anyway! Listed below are Sizzle by Coloriffics Andes and Touch Ups Dale - two shoes that we'd love to wear with Blush 9800!

    Sizzle by Coloriffics Andes HeelsTouch Ups Dale Heels

    If you want to go with fancy flats, Sweetie's Anne Ballet Flat is a great choice! They are the perfect shoe to sweeten up any social occasion dress, and with them coming in 3 different colors: Black, Nude, and Silver, there's definitely one to match your dress. Continue reading

  • Latest Must-Have Fall & Winter Trends

    Each year, fashion gets more and more unpredictable. With so many great trends to follow this Fall, we had to narrow them down to just three.

    Say YES to White after Labor Day!

    Lots of rule-breaking trends this season, including the always infamous no white after Labor Day rule. These rebellious celebs are going against the rules of fashion by keeping white throughout the fall and winter. It's all about how you accessorize and the type of fabric.

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    whiteblakelivelyThis is one trend you can use for your next formal event; it's definitely perfect for the Holidays. If anyone comments that you're not supposed to be wearing white, they're just not up on the latest fashion trends!

    sherrihill2948Sherri Hill style 2948 White Cocktail Dress has the right fabric and the intricate beading to still give it that fall or winter look. This stunning dress would be great for homecoming..a cocktail party..or even an upcoming holiday party. Continue reading

  • What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

    Finding the perfect dress to wear to a winter wedding can be difficult; you want to wear a cute dress, but it's cold out! Whether a formal or semi-formal wedding, here's some ideas that are perfect for showing off your fashion sense during the one month when dresses aren't quite as easy to wear.

    Formal Wedding

    This type of wedding usually means it's good to wear a long dress, since it's the winter time. Black is the perfect color for winter because the darker color is always appropriate, no matter what the setting.  It can also always be dressed up or down with accessories, depending on just how formal the black-tie affair is.

    The first dress is La Femme style 18928, an elegant and classic jersey gown with satin accents and criss-cross satin straps under the bust. The back also has satin straps that criss-cross with a rhinestone brooch in the center. Since it's a simple black gown, you can have a lot of fun changing the look with accessories.

     

    La Femme style 18928

     

    The second dress is a fancier number that's perfect if you know the event you are attending is on the more formal side. It's Alyce Jean De Lys style 29602, a satin and lace gown with a scoop-neck. The cap sleeves and black lace make is so perfect for the colder months!

     

    Alyce Jean De Lys style 29602

     

     

     Semi-Formal Wedding

    If it's a semi-formal wedding, a cocktail dress is the perfect choice. This type of wedding allows you to be much more flexible with your outfit and more easily show off your style. Our two favorite cocktail dresses for a winter wedding are below - the longer sleeves make them so perfect for the winter time. And, since they're just classic cocktail dresses, they can be worn for a number of other occasions, too!

    For a funkier look, we love Jovani style 74207. It's a short cocktail dress with 3/4 length sleeves and illusion detail that shows off just enough skin, while still having that classy look for a wedding.

    Jovani style 74207

    for a cocktail dress on the more formal size, we love Alyce Jean De Lys style 29524. This chic and classy short dress has a lace over satin fabric with a scoop neckline and 3/4 length illusion sleeves. Best yet, it's a classic little black dress that can be word to many different events!

    Alyce Jean De Lys 29524

    Do you have any weddings coming up soon? What do you plan on wearing? Leave us a comment below!

  • Winter White Fashion Trend

    Wearing the color white is usually reserved for the summer months, but this year it's been given new life, with celebs and fashionistas wearing the color well through the winter! Taylor Swift has been seen wearing the color at a handful of red carpet events, with her rocking the color most recently at the Grammy Awards.

    Taylor Swift at the 2013 Grammy AwardsWhile it's not the most practical of colors, we love white because it brings elegance to any outfit. When it comes to wearing it, don't try to match shades - embrace the subtleties that comes with wearing pure white vs. ivory vs. cream, and don't be afraid to match different textures and fabrics. Don't wear white tights with the outfit, otherwise you risk starting to look like a ghost! Most importantly, any questions alluding to Labor Day are best simply ignored - they clearly just aren't a fashionista! Wear the color with confidence and pride.

    If you have a formal party to attend soon, it's definitely a great color choice to feel part of the Winter Wonderland with all the snow that's been falling lately! Or, if you want to wait to rock it at prom, the color has clearly become an on-trend choice to wear year round. Our favorite white dresses are below - check them out!

    When it comes to the classic evening gown, we love La Femme style 18631. It's a sheath gown with a v-neck fully embellished bodice flowing into a chiffon skirt. The back has thick embellished straps that form an X in the middle, and dips to a low open back.

    La Femme style 18631Tony Bowls TS11368 is perfect if you're looking for a short prom dress or cocktail dress for a Winter Formal. It's a strapless dress with a sweetheart neckline, silver studded bodice, and a gathered illusion skirt.

    Tony Bowls Shorts style TS11368For the ball gown look, check out Tiffany Designs style 16901. It's a strapless sweetheart ball gown with an iridescent stacked sequin bodice, a chunky A.B. rhinestone belt, and a full tulle ball gown skirt. It's a true princess gown!

    Tiffany Designs style 16901

    Are you a fan of the white color trend? Leave us a comment and let us know!

    Source: InStyle, Hollywood Life

  • Accessorize with Tights for the Winter

    Since the winter has taken a turn for the ridiculously cold this week here on the East Coast, the talk at Rissy Roo's has been all about wearing winter ready outfits. And, what we mean by that is finding fun tights to wear with our dresses! After all, why should a little snow stop us from rocking cute dresses??

    We do realize, though, that there tend to be 2 types of women in the world: those who don't like tights, and those who obsess over tights. Since we can't bear to part with our dresses and skirts during the winter time, you can guess that the staff here at Rissy Roo's are quite obsessed with tights! That's why we've picked out our favorite funky pairs that we found on Pinterest. Tights can be found in so many different styles, colors, and patterns that they really are a great way to bring some personality to any outfit. So, we're hoping that we'll convince those non-tight-wearers out there to give it a go and put those dresses back on!

    Fun Shapes

    With Valentine's Day right around the corner, we thought these tights with hearts on them were too cute! Find a sexy black or red dress to wear with them, and you'll be ready to show off your V-Day spirit. If hearts aren't your thing, you can find tights with all sorts of fun shapes on them - everything from classic polka dots to funky geometic shapes, so keep a look-out for something that you feel matches your style and don't be afraid to try it out!

    Lace

    Since lace is such a hot trend right now, we love the idea of rocking the look in tights, rather than the normal shirt or dress. It gives a fun, new way to wear the look and be on-trend, while showing off your unique style and deviating from the norm a little.

    Winter Inspired

    Of course, with it being winter right now, you can't go wrong with winter-inspired tights! Look for ones that mimic a cozy winter sweater. A lot of these tights even come in thicker fabrics that are perfect for staying warm in the cold weather. We especially love the ones with little reindeer on them!

    Ombre

    Ombre has been a hot trend on everything from hair to dresses, so it's no surprise that the look as even made it to tights! If you love wearing bold, solid color tights, this is another great way to rock them.

    Floral Print

    We love all clothes with floral prints, and we especially love the idea of floral printed stockings matched with a plain, solid color dress. It's a great way to let one accessory do all the talking!

    Do you love to wear tights? If so, leave us a comment and let us know what look is your favorite!

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