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Party Pretty In Pink on Valentine's Day

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Party Pretty In Pink on Valentine's Day!

You can wear red almost any day of the year (at least I do) but pink is a bit harder to pull off – except on Valentine's Day.  This year choose one of these head turning designer looks for a fraction of their retail cost. Rent the Runway makes looking your best easy and affordable.  Do we have a favorite?  We are obsessed with the Narciso Rodriguez Geo Shift Dress and Blumarine Amber Waves Jumpsuit.  So party pretty in pink on Valentine's Day! Continue Reading →

Card Game Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

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Card Game Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Whether you play gin rummy, poker or bridge, you will be proud to show your hand with this delightful card party.  Possible theme names include Deal Me In and Aces Wild. Hail to the Queen would make a fun girls night out theme and every guy we know thinks he is the King of Hearts.

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Classy and Flirty Holiday Party Attire

 Badgley Mischka Starry Evening Skirt and Crop Top, Classy and Flirty Holiday Party Attire   Badgley Mischka Windswept Skirt and Gold Dust Crop Top, Classy and Flirty Holiday Party Attire

Badgley Mischka Starry Evening Skirt and Crop Top | Badgley Mischka Windswept Skirt and Gold Dust Crop Top 

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Classy and Flirty Holiday Party Attire!

This holiday season we would love to wear classy and flirty holiday party attire but truthfully do not really want to spend the money on a dress, no matter how fabulous, that is really just a one or two time wear.  And no matter what the sales person tells you these crop top ensembles are not forever pieces – they are very, very today and although they fit our criteria of classy and flirty holiday party attire to the tee we would be unlikely to be willing to spend $795.00 or even $745.00 retail + taxes to own either of these dresses.  We would, on the other hand, be ok spending $110.00 or even $160.00 to wear a stunning on-trend Badgley Mischka ensemble and look absolutely gorgeous for a special Christmas party or New Year's Eve bash. That is why we are renting both from Rent the Runway!

Rent the Runway really does make it easy for you.  The first time we ordered a dress through Rent the Runway we discovered that it helps to put in your dates first – before you fall in love with any particular outfit – and then choose your favorite from there.  Our other suggestion – do not get too too hung up on the size. Carefully look at all the pictures and truthfully assess your body shape and size.  Just because you want to wear a size 4 does not mean you should!  Going up to a 6 may give you just the tad extra coverage that will create a classy and flirty holiday party attire look that will be getting second looks for all the right reasons!

It gets even better.… shop between 12/10-12/21, choose a rental start date between 12/26-12/31, and use code HAPPY2015 to save 20% on your order of $50 or more! Don't fret about ordering the wrong size either. With Rent The Runway you can even select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost.

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Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts >> Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar

We recently stumbled upon a DIY gift idea involving baking mini banana breads in  ball mason jars (lightly oil the jars and only fill batter about half way up).  We liked almost everything about the project except the bedraggled cloth tied to the lids – it cheapened the entire look and not surprisingly, we believed we could find a way to make a good idea even better >> hence, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts – Cupcakes in a Glass Bell Jar !

As usual, however, when we begin obsessing about a project, we never quite know the direction our research will take us.  This time we got sidetracked and quickly became enamored with these featured wonderful Miniature Glass Bell Jars with White Fluted BaseHoliday Cupcake Wrappers, Cheap Chic Holiday Gifts - Cupcakes in a Glass Bell JarHow great would it be to add an adorable holiday cupcake wrapper to create a festive, chic and expensive looking little gift of thanks.  It would be especially cute if you used the Merry & Bright Cupcake KitThe Nutcracker Cupcake Kit, The Twelve Days of Christmas Cupcake Kit, or create more of a non-denominational winter wonderland look using the damask light blue patterned cupcake wrappers (perfect for teacher gifts!)

OMG – now that we are thinking of it these would make fabulous party favors for just about any celebration.  For Thanksgiving make pumpkin cupcakes and decorate them with the Turkey with Hats Cupcake Kit. For baby showers think Peter Rabbit, Animal Parade, and vintage baby cupcake wrappers.  And how perfect are these glass bell jars for a chic Paris Party!

Buy the glass jars in bulk (they are cheaper that way) and store them away for whenever you need a cheap but chic little gift of thanks.

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Rent the Runway’s 5Y Collection & Party Pretty This Holiday Season

Rent The Runway Party Pretty in Christmas Red, Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection

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Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection & Party Pretty This Holiday Season

Celebrate Rent the Runway's 5th Anniversary!
Rent the Runway is celebrating their 5th anniversary. In honor of this occasion, they have partnered with some of today's most respected designers to create their exclusive 5Y Collection. To start celebrating with Rent the Runway, shop for a dress or gown from one of these 5Y Collection designers: Badgley Mischka, Christian Siriano, Marchesa Voyage, Monique Lhuillier and Lela Rose. Complete your look with fabulous accessories by Kenneth Jay Lane and Oscar de la Renta. Wouldn't these gorgeous Monique Lhulleir red dresses be fabulous for the upcoming holiday party season? Here are just a few of the amazing Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection looks available to you:

Monique Lhuillier 
Presenting Dress
Badgley MischkaHelena Gown Lela Rose
Catch the Wave Gown
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If you need another reason to shop now, read this: Rent the Runway is the hottest sensation in rentable designer dresses and accessories. Dresses are tailored to fit all shapes and sizes (available in sizes 0-22), and you can even select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost. Rent the Runway also has more than 25 stylists on hand available as consultants to help women find the perfect look, wear it and send it back with no dry cleaning, no shipping costs, no stress.

Shop Rent the Runway's exclusive 5Y Collection.

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Personalized Photo Christening and Baptism Invitations

Baptism and Christening Invatations

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Personalize your Baptism and Christening Invitations with adorable keepsake photos

New year, new reasons to celebrate! It's Baptism and Christening season, and what better reason to celebrate than the birth of a child. This year don't just send a generic invitation, commemorate the event with a personalized photo invitation.

We've said it before and we'll say it again, invitations are your first chance to make an impression on your guests,  and they set the tone for the entire event. Make the right first impression with an adorable personalized photo of your new bundle of joy.  This is a keepsake you will cherish forever and with Tiny Prints 300 plus styles all on sale, its just as easy and inexpensive as sending one of those generic paper invitations.

TIny Prints makes it so easy to customize the perfect Invitations with matching thank you cards and even decorative envelopes with your return address printed right onto it.  Just select which style card best fits your event, customized your event info, upload your own adorable picture and with promo code (check right sidebar for today's deal) you can save at least 10% on your entire order.  They even offer 2 day rush delivery if you have procrastinated a bit too long and need to get things rolling.

And can we just say, no one can resist the charm of a newborn babies face, the invitation will cheer up everyone's day and make them look forward to joining you for your special event!

And don't forget Tiny Prints also has the perfect personalized photo invitations for First Communions and all other religious events.

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Chic Hair For The New Year! >> Voluminous Ponytail | Party Pretty!

By: Sarina

Voluminous_PonytailMerry Christmas! Even as you are opening your presents and eating your feast, the chances are you are already surreptitiously thinking about your New Year's Eve celebration and starting to obsess over the perfect outfit, accessories, and hair & make-up. If you are contemplating wearing a statement dress for your New Years party, then you should seriously consider wearing a sleek and chic hair style like a ponytail. There are various ways to wear a ponytail. My favorite hair inspiration, Kate Beckinsale, has been seen sporting a voluminous ponytail quite often. It is the perfect way to vamp up the typical ponytail. It has a very 1950s vintage vibe to it. And it doesn't matter how much hair you have because with the right teasing, it will look just right!  Plus a perfect way to put a modern twist to the look is to add an elastic band hair cuffs! They add glam without overpowering the style. To see how to style this hairdo look below!

Chic Hair For The New Year! >> Voluminous Ponytail

Elastic Band Metal Hair Cuffs

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ChineOn Metal Hair Band Cuff | Metallic Cuff Hair Tie | Metal Spike Cuff Hair Band 

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Holiday Party Hair Ideas!

By: Sarina

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Holiday Party Hair Ideas!

Holiday party time! Got your perfect dress for your Christmas or New Years party? Now all you have to do is have a glamourous hair style to compliment your festive dress! My favorite hair accessory this season have been these jeweled headbands! They are a perfect way to add a regal touch to any outfit especially for a party! You can wear these headbands any way you wish but there is one way in particular that I love! I love to wear a headband in a chignon style! To find the tutorial on how to wear it, keep reading  below!

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ModCloth’s Perfect Holiday Party Dresses!

by Sarina

ModCloth Party DressChristmas and New Years are just around the corner – finally it's the holiday season, my favorite time of year!  This winter is bound to be filled with innumerable holiday parties with lots and lots of excuses to dress up! Lucky for you we've done the leg work and picked out some great party dresses from ModCloth which will let you shine and show off your figure no matter your shape or size. Whether you are going to a business holiday party, a New Years party, or lucky enough to attend a lovely Christmas dinner, we want you to look your very best.

You can never go wrong with a little black dress!  

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Unique & Chic Prom Dresses

With prom just around the corner, there is still time to order and receive a well made, reasonably priced, unique and chic prom dress from Modcloth.

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We tried to capture different vibes in our featured dresses.  If the sight of this orange-and-lemon prom dress makes your heart want to explode with joy, just imagine how you’ll feel once you’re wearing it! Dream of your tulle-touched twirls spinning its splashing eyelet print to catch the eye of everyone around you. Pair it with a citron pendant dangling above the strapless neckline and padded bust of this lined frock, as well as chestnut-colored heels below it, and your fashion future is looking bold and bright!

Your personality isn’t the only thing about you that sparkles when you’re wearing this one-shouldered Starlight Hearted  prom dress! Copper and ivory sequins twinkle over the bodice and up along the hem of this look’s stormy-grey mesh overlay, mimicking the blanket of stars that spreads above your Under the Midnight Sun Prom Party Theme. With its ruched details hugging your waist, a pair of plum pumps at your feet, and a dash of crystals bedecking your ears, you’ll feel as luminous as a sky filled with constellations!

We've picked this one especially for seniors who want to stand out in a long dress.  We call it simple glam.  This navy Take in a Show Prom Dress will hang invitingly on the back of your bedroom door. Its pewter bead-and-sequined front gives it the  formal factor that kicks it up to prom worthy! Slight boning at its bust gives its top a structured shape above its gathered floor length skirt. You pair it with silver, studded wedges, an asymmetric capelet, and a hard case clutch after you use its adjustable spaghetti straps and invisible side zipper to dress yourself in its exquisite design.

This stylish  ecru  floral-paisley embroidered Frill Seeking Prom Dress will  carry you away into an evening of thrills! An adventurous, dressy option, this frock’s scintillatingly scalloped hemline and supportive side-boning and padded bust are only part of what makes this piece so sensational. With black tights beneath its full lining, an onyx statement necklace above its strapless neckline, and suede Mary Janes, this number is about to fill everyone’s evening with beauty!

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