Halloween Costume Ideas | Wear-Again Plus Size Costumes

Our latest obsession is GreatGets.com's Daily Halloween Costume Series. We don't follow many sites religiously but we have been loving the creativity of the costume ideas and GreatGets.com‘s spot on pulse on trends. We are also enjoying the diversity of their posts. Yesterday they featured  three great wear-again plus size costumes including our favorite Morton Salt Girl costume for under $30.00. We especially like that they are willing to spend time and do their research.  Since their goal was to assemble a cute teen costume for under $30.00, rather than taking the easy path and turning to traditional costume sites like HalloweenCostumes.com, instead they found a dresses on sale on sale at Modcloth and then created a costume around the dress. We also really like both the Rose Fairy costume and their version of a Great Gatsby Roaring '20s Garden Party Costume. The best part is that you really can wear all three dresses again without feeling you are wearing your Halloween costume. We guess that's what makes these costumes great gets!

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5 Gifts Moms WANT for Mother’s Day

Gifts Moms Want!

Gifts Moms Want!  

5 Gifts Moms Need WANT for Mother's Day!

Every year we moms put on a smile as we unwrap this year's crop of ever so useful gifts. One year I received a humidifier. Another year grocery store oven mitts to replace the mitts singed with too many culinary mistakes. And I have an entire cabinet full of I ❤️ Mom mugs and other adorable MOM knick knacks. Not to knock the cute MOM gifts but yes, even the best, most devoted mothers do appreciate a break from their mom role.  So this year we are compiling a list of gifts moms want for Mother's Day, not gifts we need or gifts that only celebrate motherhood! Yes, we would really like a darling set of pajamas (so we feel pretty when we get into bed after a long day), a fun watch, a statement necklace, a weekend bag (for dreamed about getaways), and  would be thrilled if we received gorgeous headphones (to escape the chaos at home, if only for a song or two – call it an enforced time out). Continue Reading →

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 →

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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Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses | White Prom & Special Occasion Dresses

Vintage Inspired Wedding Dresses | White Prom & Special Occasion Dresses

Despite popular misperceptions, it is not only possible to find beautiful, relatively inexpensive wedding dresses, you can also receive them the next day if willing to pay for overnight shipping.  All of the looks featured above are vintage inspired white and cream dresses priced from $75.00 – $400.00 and would be appropriate for all but a black tie wedding.  Complete your wedding day look with headpieces and veils! Keep it  simple and elegant.  For shoes, we recommend sticking with the vintage vibe in a neutral heel.  For us, the height of the heel matters less than the style.  We would stay away from wedges, wood heels, and super casual looks but are not opposed to adding a bit of personality and color if you dare! Vintage Inspired White & Cream Heels

Just an FYI – these dresses are not just for brides.  All would also be appropriate for any summer special occasion including prom!

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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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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!

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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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Best Pi Beta Phi Little Sister Gifts

Best Pi Beta Phi Gifts

Best Pi Beta Phi Sorority Gfits:  Arrow bangle bracelet |  Arrow Socks

Best Pi Beta Phi Little Sister Gifts

If you have followed us for any length of time you probably already know of our #PiPhiLove and our absolute obsession with the perfect Pi Beta Phi gift, the iconic Stella & Dot “On the Mark” Gold Arrow Necklace  or Silver Arrow Necklace.  This little necklace embodies the essence of a Pi Beta Phi sorority woman:  strong, bold, direct, and purposeful yet  subtle, delicate, and feminine.  

With recruitment season in full swing, we realized that soon big sisters across the country will be embarking on the annual quest to find the best little sister gifts available.  Yes, we still love the arrow necklace but realize a single gift probably won't suffice so we have assembled a collection of the best Pi Phi gifts available at a reasonable price point yet not so junky they will get tossed in the trash at the end of the school year.  

You can admit it, half of those Pi Phi stickers and pins and painted wooden arrows never make it to next year's dorm room.  However, we guarantee you a dainty and classic arrow bangle bracelets will be worn almost everyday and at just $3.99 (for 2 days only!) falls within most little sister gift budgets.We were also please to discover a great selection of arrow journals and believe it is well worth spending $10.95 (minus Zazzle's daily deal discount) for a pink glitter arrow journal to help your little sister memorialize the amazing year ahead. And just about any sister could use a 5-pack of arrow socks for only $6.99, a tervis pi beta phi tumbler, or a new Pi Phi iPhone case.  

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Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

Beading & Jewelry Making Party Planning, Ideas & Supplies

This morning as I was watching the morning news shows, sipping coffee and enjoying our incredible San Diego summer, I felt almost saddened that many Americans will be forced to spend these last few weeks of summer vacation indoors due to inclement weather. So of course this got me thinking. I called the Party Idea {Pros} gang together and posed today's challenge – Let's create a fun indoor end of summer gal party that can be tailored to kids, teens, college coeds, or even moms needing a break. After a bit of brainstorming we unanimously decided upon Continue Reading →