Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Accessories To Spruce Up Your Look

A great outfit is always more impressive with a stand out piece such as an accessory. Accessories add a punch of color, and pizazz from your every day ordinary look to that spectacular gala event.

MessesOfDresses.com now offers a full line of hair accessories to compliment your trendy dresses, retro style dresses, or special occasion look.   One of our must-have headbands is the "Estelle Headband" in either color of gold and silver.  WEAR IT! Any way you'd like! Choose from styling it as a headband, necklace, and yes even a belt! Put it on and you will feel instantly chic!

Estelle Headband

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Estelle Headband

XX Sarah






Monday, March 21, 2011

Do you think PINK?

No, I'm not talking about PINK the singer, etc...lets talk the  fabulous color pink.

The color Pink can be worn in many ways, and many shades and mixed in to a variety of styles.  This spring we see pink mixed into retro style clothing prints like never before! However, we are also seeing many shades of pink in all other kinds of dress styles as well.

There are a variety of ways to mix pink into your wardrobe this spring.  If you like to tone it down you can style up your solid dresses or  dimmer printed dresses with some colorful accessories such as bangles and rings, or even make a bold statement with a pink handbag. You want to make sure that when you throw in a larger accessory such as the handbag that the color is not too tacky, try to stick with lighter shades, even crossing over to the coral family.

So, the question is... are you a pink kinda gal?

Monday, March 14, 2011

Night Out Madness

I was going out with my girlfriend for a great night on the town and of course wanted to look my best! So the rummaging through the closet began. I knew that I wanted something different that no one else was going to wear. This kind of narrowed down my closet to my Indie Dresses. They are rare pieces and very few usually wear them. So I settled on a farely new love of mine the Cahill Dress by Jack by BB Dakota. I would say it was the Flirty and Floral that made me finalize that decision.

Now that the dress part was picked out I still had my hair and nails to work with. I did not have time to run for a manicure, my chipped polish was not going to cut it. Doing it myself was too big of a mess hence, Sally Hansen Salon Effects, nail polish strips to the rescue. I bought a box of the Misbehaved style (They have so many other awesome styles to pick from) a few weeks ago and never had the opportunity to use them. Well now they were about to come to great use. It was just a matter of peeling, applying and filing off the excess.

assorted styles                                                         misbehaved style

With no dry time necessary on the nails, I was able to attack the hair. Should I go with a retro hair style like Katy Perry fashioned to compliment the retro style dress I was wearing, or should I Modernize it with a new trendy look such as loose tousled style that Blake Lively sported. After much contemplation I went for the style contrast, the loose tousled hair with my retro looking dress.

With me feeling my best I was ready to go out for a great night! Sushi and dancing were on the venue. It was a great night, in fact I had fun and felt great.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Mixing prints this spring?!?

With spring coming along, we are seeing tons of amazing prints on all these flirty trendy dresses, skirts, and tops. The style question for you is, are you willing to mix prints? Will you be a trendsetter doing this? I have all the answers for you today.

Well yes you will be a trendsetter! But to make you willing to mix up those prints, I will give you a few tips to look out for to make you look fabulous.

  1. Combine loose prints with a structured print – think for loose flowers and for structured a stripe.

Photo: Max Farago; styled by Camille Bidault-Waddington

2. One color scheme should repeat itself in every piece of your outfit (this one is key it ties the outfit together)

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3. We're always used to black being our neutral, when it comes to mixing prints you have to think of stripes as your neutral that you can match it with anything

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Did You Know?

vintage style dressesMesses of Dresses has gift cards! If you have a friend or family member who loves mod and indie clothing, vintage style dresses, and looking just plain great, get her a gift card from your fave retro style dress shop — it'll become her fave too in no time, and you won't have to worry about inadvertently buying her something she doesn't really like.

Gift cards are great, because you're essentially giving the recipient the gift of opportunity — the opportunity to choose whatever they want! Messes of Dresses' gift cards come in sums of $25, $50, $75 and $100 and make great gifts for, well, just about any stylish gal. Maybe you've noticed your new intern has an eye for the chic — at the end of the semester give her a couple gift cards so she can add to her collection. Or, give one as a graduation gift to your niece or daughter, so she can start up a new glamorous wardrobe before she heads off to college.

A gift card from Messes of Dresses is a great present — buy a few today and keep them handy for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. Your girlfriends will be thrilled!