Category Archives: Girls Dresses

Halloween Costume Ideas for 2018

As most of you know, fall is my favorite time of year. I really get into Halloween. It’s not because I love all the scary things either. I honestly enjoy shopping for the pumpkins, carving pumpkins (we have an annual pumpkin carving party), exploring the nearby corn maze, attending fall festivals and of course picking out Halloween costumes!

Now that I have kids, this time of year gets even more exciting. While I still love the holiday, with more people to accommodate my budget has gotten a little tighter when it comes to Halloween costumes, decorations, etc. One of the easiest areas to cut down Halloween costs is with the costumes.

If you have ever spent much time shopping for the kids’ Halloween costumes, then you’ve probably realized just how expensive they are. It’s practically impossible to get out of a Halloween boutique with a costume for under $50 nowadays! Below are some affordable Halloween costume ideas for 2018 that should help you save a little money.

Symphony Conductor – If your son was in a wedding this year or another special occasion that required him to wear a tuxedo (that you purchased) then get another use out of it at Halloween and dress him up as a symphony conductor! All you will need to buy is the conductor’s stick and he’ll be good to go. Funeral Director – Perhaps your son has a nice suit hanging up in his closet that doesn’t get a lot of wear, but still fits. Use it to dress him up as a funeral director for Halloween. After all, not only is it a unique costume, but it’s also an appropriate one too! For instance, I have this black suit hanging up in the closet for my son that will work perfectly! Pageant Queen…

Girls Fashion Fall 2018

Earlier this week, I wrote about some of the fall fashion trends for boys. However, I know that many of you have girls that you will be shopping for when the weather begins to change so here is the info you need to know to ensure your daughter is in style as she heads back to school this fall.

Camo Prints – Previously, camouflage was reserved for the guys (unless it was pink camo), but this year many designers are using it for girls and women’s clothing. The cool thing is that nothing is off limits for camo; jackets, leggings, skirts, jeans, tops, scarves, shoes, hats and even backpacks will be seen dressed in green camouflage. Flannel – Flannel has always been a warm and cozy material, but it went out of style back in the 90s. However, it is making a comeback. Now, it isn’t cool to wear just a flannel top with jeans. Instead, use a long-sleeved flannel top to wear over a cute, distressed t-shirt. Flannel skirts, jackets, scarves and hats are also going to be popular this fall.

Denim – Yes, jeans are still in style, but the “new” thing is to break out the jean jackets and vests to give your outfit the extra “pop” it needs. Girls will also enjoy experimenting with denim overalls and pinafore dresses this fall as well. Sneakers & Big Soles – Both of these styles have long been out of style, but they too are making a big comeback this fall. Sneakers of all kinds and colors are going to be seen walking the halls and the streets this fall. For formal shoes, many girls will put away the skinny little heels and pull out the lug soles and block heels for a fresh, new look this fall. The…

The Shades of Spring: Purple, Lilac and Lavender

After four months of winter, everyone is ready for the summer weather to arrive. The first hints that winter is lifting begins in the spring when the grass begins to turn green, the trees bud out and the birds begin to sing. Then the flowers begin to bloom and color is everywhere! When this happens, it’s nature’s signal to the world that winter is over and spring is officially here! Everywhere you look in the months of April and May are full of colors such as yellow, pink and white. However, we also see the magical colors of purple, lilac and lavender!

Purple, lilac and lavender are very uplifting colors that are used in so many ways. While each color is a shade of purple, they each bring their own essence to their environments. Purple is by far the darkest color of the three and is associated with royalty and ambition. Because it is darker, it is a warmer color. Lilac is a shade lighter than purple and therefore, is a cooler color. Because it is a shade between purple and lavender, it has more flexibility in how it is used. Lavender is the coolest of the three colors and is primarily used in the summer months when decorating. It is important to realize that all three colors compliment the others and can be used together, as well. Many spring and summer weddings use one of the above colors as an accent color. Everyone looks good in purple, lilac or lavender, and these colors are excellent for bringing the springtime beauty indoors for a romantic wedding!…

Royal Wedding Flower Girl Dresses

Dear Valued Customer,

I’m sure by now you’ve seen pictures on the internet of the Royal Wedding between Catherine Middleton and Prince William which took place on April 29, 2011. Therefore, I’m sure you also noticed how gorgeous Catherine’s wedding dress was. It was a very simple dress featuring beautiful lace detail and a flowing train, giving it the look of elegance many brides try to achieve.

While Catherine was the center of attention, there were four other people in the Royal Wedding who also deserve some attention. Of course, I’m referring to the four young flower girls. Catherine did a perfect job picking out the style of dresses for these little ones, which is something you brides-to-be can learn from. Below are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect flower girl dresses for your upcoming wedding.

Use Matching Material – The first comparison you should make when looking at the four little darlings in the Royal Wedding, is that their dresses are all made with the same material as Catherine’s wedding gown. This is very important if you want your flower girls’ dresses to compliment your wedding dress.

Order the Same Color – The second thing you should notice is that the flower girls in the Royal Wedding were wearing dresses that were the same shade of ivory as the bride’s. If you truly want to pick out flower girl dresses that compliment yours, then you need to make sure they are the same color as your wedding gown. If you want some color on your flower girls, look for dresses that have a colored sash around the waist or some colored embroidery. Just make sure the primary color of the dress matches your own.

Find a Complimentary Style – Finally, take a second look at Catherine’s…