Party Pretty with Patriotic Nail Art

Julep Fourth of July Patriotic Nail Art

Patriotic Nail Art

Party Pretty with Patriotic Nail Art

Did you know tomorrow, June 14th, is Flag Day? To get into the spirit we turned to our friends over at Julep. Sometimes we want to party pretty without looking like a walking American flag. So we dress in a solid, usually   reds, whites or blues and then add some patriotic nail art to make a classic Americana look pop.  We are loving Julep's fun patriotic nail art inspiration that is perfect for both Flag Day and the 4th of July and for that matter any other patriotic holiday!

Take a look at these pictures for ideas on how to pretty your nails for the upcoming holidays. What is even better is that Julep is offering a free Star Spangled 8-piece gift when you join Julep Beauty Box. This includes four patriotic polishes, a hot pink lip gloss, a peony pink blush stick, a bronze eyeliner, and white chevron nail decals. A $122 value FOR FREE! Use the promo code FIREWORKS from now until July 5th!  Continue Reading →

Sports Team Ponchos – They’re BACK!!!

Sports Team Ponchos – They're BACK!!!

Last Christmas we posted these fabulous sports team knit ponchos under our Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Your Ugly Sweater Holiday Party and really thought they would be the year’s hottest ugly sweater. We might have been wrong on that one but if you had bought one, you definitely could have pulled it out today for Cinco de Mayo, too! How cute would that be! The more we think about it, the more we still believe that all sports fans should own sports team ponchos They are not only great for ugly sweater parties, they are perfect conversation starters at tailgates, and of course, you can wear them at least one more time during the year, on Cinco De Mayo. A big shout out to Wade for reminding us 🙂

One more thought >> these sports team ponchos would make a unique and smile-worthy college admissions gift and high school graduation present. We promise you, your graduate will not receive one from anyone else 🙂 And now your college freshman will have something to wear to at least three parties!

Party Hearty!

Rent The Runway Unlimited & Change Your Closet Forever!

Rent The Runway Unlimited

Rent The Runway Unlimited

Rent The Runway Unlimited & Change  Your Closet Forever!

We asked, Izzy, our very own fashionista to try out the latest and greatest from Rent The Runway >> their Unlimited days option. Just to back up a bit, Izzy has used Rent the Runway to wear high end designer label clothes to special occasions off and on over the past few years. She has tended to use them for what she would call one-time dresses. These are dresses that stand out so much she would most likely not recycle them for another event. For example, she once rented the Herve Lager Citrus Flamingo Dress to wear to a Vegas style theme party. There is no way she would ever consider purchasing a curve hugging bandage dress for $1450 retail but for $40.00 it was the perfect 1x wear dress for that event. Similarly she has rented dresses to wear to luau themed cocktail parties, New Year's Eve, and holiday parties. She even considered renting the Moschino Think Pink cropped sweater and matching bag to create a Barbie look for Halloween one year. But now that Izzy works for a renowned fashion house, she needs to look professional, yet on trend, each and every day. So she decided to give Rent the Runway's Unlimited Days a try and she loves it! It is so much fun having new clothes appear at her doorstep. She tends to wear each of the three outfits once or twice and then sends them back for new options. Izzy's only issue is finding the time to select the new outfits. Not a bad problem to have. (In full disclosure – neither Izzy nor PartyIdeaPros received any discount or compensation for using Rent the Runway Unlimited. The fact is we did not even receive our usual referral commission because we wanted to keep this experiment and subsequent review as impartial and fair as possible. Having said that, if you do end up purchasing something from our RTR link, we should receive a small percentage of the sale. We promise – you will not pay any more.) Continue Reading →

Party Pretty >> Fabulous Affordable New Years Eve Dresses

Rent the Runway for New Years Eve & Party Pretty

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Look Spectacular on New Year's Eve in  

Fabulous Affordable New Years Eve Dresses

Party season is here – so no matter your size, shape, style or budget you can party pretty for less! Pick your favorite selections from Rent The Runway You don't even have to worry about accessories because Rent the Runway has those too.  We were a bit concerned that the most fabulous affordable New Years Eve dresses were already snatched up by others but good news – there are still plenty of stunning dresses available to rent and wear on New Years Eve.  Be sure to order your dress for delivery no later than December 30th just to make sure there are no snafus.

Here are a a few more of our favorite New Year's Eve looks:

Badgley Mischka
Go Out With A Bang
Allison Parris
Noir Wonderland Dress

One more thing >> don't forget the bling! New Year's Eve is the night to pull out all your fabulous jewelry and if you would prefer something new and fabulous, you can rent accessories too!

Party Pretty! Party Hearty!

New Years Eve Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Party Dresses

New Years Eve Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Party Dresses

Since there has been such an outpouring of delight with our Great Gatsby Roaring 20's inspired Halloween costumes, we are delighted to bring you some fresh roaring 20s party dresses which would be perfect for an elegant Gatsby inspired New Year's Eve Party.  All of these dresses are reasonably priced.  In fact the Anna-Kaci flapper dresses are all priced well under $50.00, the only rub being that Anna-Kaci dresses are pretty much designed for small gals.  So if you are average or plus sized be sure to check out Modcloth – they offer a wide range of sizes from extra small to 4x. Continue Reading →

Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present!

Pretty Pashminas >> Beyond the Perfect Bridesmaid Present

We were just perusing Dessy, one of our favorite bridal sites, to see if they might have anything special for the holiday season  and stumbled upon these pretty pashminas. Wrap the special gals in your life in luxury! Pashmina shawls are elegant for evening or formal wear, and stylish for casual wear too. Wrap a pashmina stole around bare shoulders for a touch of late-evening warmth, or tie around your neck for casual panache. They not only make perfect bridesmaid gifts but they are lovely holiday gifts, birthday gifts and any time gifts. In addition to weddings, think holiday party attire, New Year's party dress accessories, gala formal wear, and special occasion celebrations of all kinds. We think every well-dressed gal should own at least one, and preferably multiple, pretty pashminas. And at just $28.00 they will not blow your budget but still look very expensive. Continue Reading →

Girls Thanksgiving Outfits & Holiday Party Dresses

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Girls Thanksgiving Outfits & Holiday Party Dresses

Now that Halloween is behind us, mom's are beginning to think about what their daughters will wear to this year's Thanksgiving dinner and holiday parties.  Our first stop for girls Thanksgiving outfits is always  Tea Collection. Not only are the clothes adorable, every girl we know loves these easy to wear pieces. The rompers and coordinating leggings  are not at all confining and their soft durable fabrics pass most girls “itchy & tickle tests”.  We also love the bright colors and fashion forward prints that satisfy our constant need to be teaching our children about the world.  (Tea Collection clothes are authentically inspired with a fundamental artistic interpretation of the global destination. Continue Reading →

Halloween Nail Art Inspiration

Halloween Nail Art Polish Set

Halloween Nail Art

Halloween Nail Art Inspiration

This month we have posted lots of Halloween party looks including some pretty fabulous & unique costumes, accessories, and even make-up tutorials, but somehow we have neglected nail art. Remember to truly party pretty you need to be polished from head to toe (and yes, pun intended.) So when we received this new nail art tutorial from Julep using colors from their Happy Halloween Welcome Boxes, we had to share.  Continue Reading →

2015 Halloween Costume Trend >> Wear Outfits, Not Costumes

2015 Halloween Costume Trend

Wear Outfits, Not Costumes

Just today we received an email from Shopstyle announcing that outfits rather than costumes are 2015's hottest Halloween trend. We wanted to scream – told you so! Every Halloween we feature real life clothes that can be dressed up for Halloween and then worn again throughout the year.

For example a must own little black dress like the one featured below, and available in sizes xs – 4x, can be paired with black cat bags, headbands, shoes, jewelry and cat face paint.  And then after Halloween you can continue to wear the dress and all the accessories, just not all together.

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DIY Halloween Glow Face Paint :: Free eGuide

DIY Halloween Glow Face Paint Free eGuide

DIY Halloween Glow Face Paint :: Free eGuide

Courtesy of Windy City Novelties

Face paint is always a fun accessory to add to your Halloween costume. It puts that final touch on a costume to make it complete. And, even if you’re not a fan of dressing in costume, a little face paint or Halloween make-up goes a long way and will instantly give you a costumed look. Get creative this Halloween by adding glow face paint to your Halloween costume! The face paint will show up matte in the daylight, but will glow once you’re in the dark. Choose between three different looks and follow this step by step DIY Halloween Glow Face Paint free eGuide, put together by the folks over at Windy City Novelties, in order to paint your own Halloween glow paint look!   Continue Reading →