Tag Archives: Formal Dresses

Make Time for Vacation

Several decades ago, families didn’t think twice about taking family vacations together. It was something families just did together. However, today things are quite different. Most families have two working spouses and the kids are generally in a ton of activities during the summertime, making it hard to get away for a family vacation – no matter how small it may be.

The sad thing is that the time families used to spend with each other on vacation is something that families of today desperately need. With the advances in technology and all of the demands pulling family members away from each other, it’s important to make time to spend with each other. Taking the family on a vacation is one of the best ways to accomplish this.

Okay, so how in the world are you supposed to make time for a family vacation? Well, one of the best ways is to use a summer event to jump-start your vacation. For example, most of us get invited to a wedding every summer. The fun thing is that some of the weddings we are invited to aren’t close…like, they’re in another state. For those weddings, most of us go online and send a gift to the happy couple.

Why not make the decision to go to that wedding? Sure, you’ll have to pack formalwear for members of the family (boys’ suits, dresses for girls, men’s formalwear, etc.), but if you can turn the wedding into a 5-7 day vacation, isn’t it worth it? Plus, by doing this, you’ll be killing two birds with one stone, so to say, as you’ll be able to attend the wedding of a relative or close family friend and be able to take your family on a vacation. All you need to do is look for …

Hair Options for Young Girls

Picking out a formal dress for your little one to wear to a special occasion is only part of the planning. Yes, the dress is the most important part, but once you’ve got the dress, you have to decide the accessories like tights or no tights, shoes, dress socks, bolero jacket, etc. Finally, you will have to determine what you will do with your little girl’s hair when she is wearing her new dress. Below are a few ideas to help your creative thoughts take flight.

Braids – Braids look great on little girls in formal dresses. Sometimes a full French-braid looks the best with the dress and at other times a small braid hanging with the rest of the free-flowing hair is all that is needed. Braids are just great, simple ways to dress up a little one’s head of hair to complement a dress. Curls – If your little one has natural curly hair, then let them show! Too many parents try to straighten natural curly hair because they think it looks too unruly. However, when your daughter has on a special occasion dress, natural curls are sure to bring out the best in it. Now, if your daughter’s hair is thick and curly, then by all means, suppress some of it with a cute clip or headband. Just don’t be afraid to let those curls show! Straight – For those of you with girls who don’t have naturally curly hair, using a flat iron to make the hair a little straighter is a great idea. Straight hair creates a very simple look, but it can easily be accented with sparkling clips, tiaras, floral bands and even ribbons. Up – Depending on the occasion, wearing hair up is an excellent option. Now, most of the time, you will…