Party Pretty in White! Great New Year’s Eve Dresses for Less

White Dresses for New Years Eve

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Party Pretty in White!

Look Spectacular on NYE with Rent the Runway
Who said you can't wear white after Labor Day? Pick your favorite white dress from Rent The Runway and no matter your shape, size, or style you can party pretty in white. Show your friends exactly how to look white hot on New Year's Eve – for less!

With Rent The Runway you can even select an additional backup size to be shipped at no extra cost. Please do not dawdle – choose your dress and order today. It never fails – the best dresses get snapped up quickly! Be sure to order your dress for delivery no later than December 30th just to make sure there are no delivery snafus.

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Your Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!

Ugly Christmas Sweaters Party Sweaters

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Your Ugly Sweater Holiday Party!

It's that time of year and if you have not already, you will most likely receive at least one invitation to an ugly sweater Christmas party. Since we are pretty sure you don't have anything ugly hanging in your closet we have put together a few inexpensive options for you to look great wearing ugly!

Stocking Stuffer Ugly Christmas Sweater

This year our “go to”  ugly sweater shop is Ugly Christmas Sweaters !

DIY Ugly Sweaters

The easiest and most inexpensive option is to simply take a sweater you already own and ugly it up. Just pin on goofy holiday related items.  You can  actually order an Ugly Christmas Sweater Kit on Amazon and on Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

Our second stop is generally Amazon because they have a ridiculously large selection of the ugliest sweaters we have ever seen. Since this is not a sweater you will wear over and over again, at least for us, price trumps quality every time.

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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 →

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.

Party Pretty. Party Hearty!

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
Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection, Badgley Mischka  Helena Gown Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection, Badgley Mischka  Helena Gown Rent the Runway's 5Y Collection, Lela Rose Catch the Wave Gown

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.

Party Pretty! Party Hearty!

New Years Eve Dress Ideas!

By: Sarina

Ring in the new year dressed to the nine! Not too long ago we did a post on ModCloth's Perfect Holiday Party Dresses and the ones we picked out seemed to get a lot of traffic. So I decided to make another focusing on New Years dresses! I searched the ModCloth site and found the very best dresses to make sure you light up the party this New Year! After all this holiday is all about the sparkle, so check out these dashing dresses we picked out!

Shine bright like a diamond and try these bright dresses with a shimmery touch! 

NYE dresses

Silver Belle of the Ball | That Time of Cheer Dress | Always the Lady Dress

Look very elegant and chic in these sparkly jeweled toned dress! NYE dresses

Glitz a New Day Dress | Taking Fancy Dress | Twinkling at Twilight Dress

Want more sparkle? ModCloth has a great Holiday Party Style section with so much more to choose from!

Party Hearty! 

Party Pretty & On Budget with Zulily

Party Pretty with Zulily

Party Pretty & On Budget with zulily
Ivory Ruffle Dress | Midnight Blue Rosette Bubble Dress | Black Patent Mary Jane Pumps | Black Evening Sandals

It is always a challenge to find budget friendly special occasion outfits.  If you are anything like us, we really, really dislike spending lots of money on a dress that will have limited wear yet we do not want to sacrifice style and fit – basically we want to party pretty!  So today we are featuring zulily, our go to shop for fabulous women's clothing finds at affordable prices.

Halloween is one of those days that we always have trouble spending money on ourselves.  We have no problem buying a costume for the kids but hate to spend anything on those hot itchy polyester (read plastic) Halloween costumes for one, sure to be uncomfortable, night out. Instead, we much prefer finding a fabulous (but inexpensive)  dress that we can transform into a costume for the night but whip out again for another evening on the town.  This ivory ruffle dress ($223 $39.99) fits both those criteria.  Pair it with a black boaLong Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hatflapper beads / pearls and these great flapper style Mary Jane black patent pumps ($42.00 $24.99) for Halloween and you are now donning a fabulous Great Gatsby Roaring 20's costume.  Next summer pull it out and wear it again with a pair of sandals already in your closet and you have a second outfit for no added expense.  Now that's what we call a great get!

Likewise, this Midnight Blue Rosette Bubble Dress by Samuel Dong, originally priced at $423.00 is available on zulily for just $89.99 and is quite the find. Not only is it is an extraordinary holiday party dress but is also perfect for any New Year's eve party, most winter weddings, and even a special occasion dinner. The color is rich and vibrant and the  intricate rosette detailing makes for a posh statement piece.  Pair it with sparkly black heels ($130.00 $24.99) and you are set to go  – no jewelry necessary.

Total savings on these 4 pieces from zulily: $818.00 (original prices) – $179.96 (zulily prices) = $638.04  (a whopping 78% savings) 

Party Pretty!

Chic Holiday Party Fashion – Size 12+

Torrid Holiday Gift ShopDo you ever feel like there is no way you can go to this or that holiday party because you can't find anything cute in your size?  Finally, a shop with cute, I mean really cute, clothes for women who wear size 12 and up.

I absolutely love this Black Studded Back Cutout Dolman Top with a pair of black jeggings or black skinny's with great boots.  How much more chic can you get? The top is long enough to cover your “tushy” yet light and airy enough not to look as if you are wearing a sack. Guess today we must be feelin' naughty!

Be sure to take advantage of today's Torrid Flash Sale:

BOGO Sale – 50% Off All Regular Price and Clearance Mix and Match

Party Pretty!  Party Hearty!