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 →
You’ll love these party favor ideas as much as the celebrity moms who inspired them! Perfect for pre-school aged birthday party loot bags, these label gift packs make great personalized party favors and add a special touch to presents for only $5 per child.
We especially like that you can custom design each label pack based on each child's individual interests (of course, you can always use a single design that uniquely represents your little one's birthday party.) Since Izzy fancies herself an equestrian we personalized her gift pack with a cute horse but chose the fire truck design for Daniel's labels. So, so cute!
Unfortunately due to the specialized nature of this product, it is not eligible for coupons or discounts and really disappointingly, it does not qualify for fundraising commissions.
Speaking of sticky labels, don't forget to order your summer camp labels, The Limited Edition Camp Label Combo Packs are UV resistant, waterproof labels and tags designed especially for everything that goes to summer camp. Identify clothes, footwear, toiletries, swim gear, backpacks and more with this summer essential.
Today through May 2, 2013 all clearance costumes & shoes are drastically reduced to $10 at Costume Express. This is an unbelievable sale. It is definitely worth the time to check out the discounted costumes and stock up not only for Halloween but for your year long costume wearing events. Think elementary school productions, Memorial Day and 4th of July parades, and children's birthday parties.
Do you have a graduating high school senior leaving for college in the fall? Many of the college mixers are themed costume parties so what better a gift than a fully stocked costume box. Izzy's costume box includes everything from Disney princess costumes to cute animal costumes to sassy angels and sizzling devil costumes. Many costumes serve multiple purposes – for example the featured clowning around costume works great for a neon themed party as well as a Mardi Gras party.
Don't dawdle – these costumes are flying off the shelf.
Travel in style this holiday season! Uncle Tom bought Izzy one of these large Vera Bradley duffels as a holiday gift a few years ago and it remains her go to weekend bag. We think it is an especially perfect Christmas gift or Hanukkah present for a high school senior heading off to college It is large enough to pack just about everything in her closet (ok – I am exaggerating but just a bit) yet lightweight and “smushable” enough to be able to fit into fully loaded trunks and airplane overhead compartments. This travel bag has long handles and loads of room, yet is still carry-on compliant. One easy-access end pocket.
We chose to feature Vera Bradley's Large Duffel Tea Garden pattern both because we like it and because when you carry an item in this color, you’re showing your support for breast cancer research. Vera Bradley contributes approximately $1 million annually to the Vera Bradley Foundation for Breast Cancer, from the sale of items in all of their colors.
And best yet, this duffel is on sale today, Cyber Monday! Reduced to just $49.99 (Regularly $85.00)
This weekend was dedicated to finding the perfect luau theme cocktail party dress. No easy task considering the the stores are now featuring their fall lines – resort wear has not yet been released and summer dresses have been banished from showroom floors.
Did we find the perfect dress? Not quite perfect but we settled for a flouncy orange and purple baby doll dress that can be paired with some fun lilac strappy sandals, dangling earrings and the piece de resistance, this lovely realistic orchid hairpin to tie the entire look together. Izzy will wear her hair in a beach wavy style and slide the orchid just behind her ear. Now that's what we call Party Pretty!
Oddly enough, we had an even more difficult time finding the perfect hair accessory than the dress itself. There are lots and lots of flower hair clips available, but most are fake and cheesy looking. They usually are either too small or too large and don't fit comfortably. These orchid hair pins are both priced right and fit well.
This orchid hairpin is also the perfect hair accessory for a summer casual or destination wedding, as a beautiful accessory to a beach or surf theme party or even an upscale costume party since island theme costumes can easily straddle the fine line between elegant and sexy. It is always fun to find an accessory that is not only pretty but can be worn over and over in many different contexts – we will definitely be adding this hair piece to our must own accessory list.