winter formal

  • 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

  • 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

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