Say I DO in Fan Style

Say I DO in Fan Style

Seattle Seahawks Themed Wedding (or Better Yet, Rehearsal Dinner)

It is Joe & Adam’s favorite time of year – football season! And as they, or more likely their fiancees, are finishing up plans for their upcoming nuptials, it is not too late to add a few personal touches to the festivities. There is absolutely no reason why you cannot say I DO in fan style, so long as you own it!  Personally, we would make the rehearsal dinner an all Seahawks (or your favorite team) kind of night and then have the groom and all the groomsmen wear Seahawks bow ties with their wedding tuxedos (Be sure to check out Men’s Formal Wedding Attire >> To Rent or To Own? The best argument for investing in your own tuxedo!) Continue Reading →

Ripped from the Headlines Halloween Party

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Ripped From the Headlines Halloween Party

by Lauren

2015 has been quite the year. We were so inspired by this Great Gets post imagining Halloween costumes ripped from the headlines. Theme your Halloween and create a ripped from the headlines Halloween party! Tell your guests to arrive in costumes straight off the front page and the evening news — between politics, sports, and culture, there’s plenty to choose from! These costumes are easy, fun, and add a touch of humor and pop culture knowledge to any Halloween party. And yes although some of the featured costumes are satirical and poke a bit of fun at politicians and other public figures, we have made a conscious decision not to feature costumes we deem disrespectful, or have the potential to incite violence or foster hatred and we implore you to do the same.  Please no Caitlyn Jenner or Black Lives Matter costumes, and please, please stay away from anything and everything ISIS.

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The Classic Tuxedo – Men’s Formal Wedding Attire | To Rent or To Own?

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The Classic Tuxedo – Men’s Formal Wedding Attire

The best argument for investing in your own tuxedo!

After hours spent scoping out every tuxedo on the market, I finally chose a designer tuxedo I thought would be perfect for our wedding. I immediately called my husband to have him pass on the details to his dad (his best man), his brothers, and the other groomsmen. In my very own bridezilla moment I completely lost it when my now husband called and said that my tux choice was a “no go” – he informed me that his dad explained that the men in his family do not get married in a rented tuxedo.

At the time, I thought the response was “uppity” and did not see the need for my husband or his groomsmen to own their own tuxes. 30 years later, as my husband dons his wedding tux for the hundredth time, I must admit I was wrong.  Every single time he puts on that very same tuxedo he wore to our wedding it brings me back to that very special day and reminds me of just how much I loved him that day and every day since. Continue Reading →

What to Wear to a Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Theme Party

Great Gatsby Roaring 20s Inspired Clothing

Full of glitz, glamour, ornate details, and a true style all its own – what girl wouldn’t want “The Great Gatsby” look? Whether you are planning a casual Gatsby themed garden party, fabulous, glamorous cocktail evening, or even attending a Great Gatsby costume viewing party, there are plenty of ways to add a flapper-esque flair to any look with the 1920s fashion inspired dresses and accessories over at ModCloth.

  • Details, details, details. Epaulets, pearls, rhinestones, and sequins were highly used during this time period to add glitz to an evening outfit.
  • Slender silhouettes. While you could still see a full skirt, long hemline, and high neck, the robe de style dress featuring a drop waist and straight cut was the most popular style.
  • Haute headpieces. To top off the entire look, add a whimsical & decadent headpiece from ModCloth. You can even DIY a fabulous headband with ribbon, feathers, and gemstones!

For more tips & tricks to achieve the perfect flapper-esque look, you can visit the ModStylists here: ModCloth ModStylists Will Style You Up!. The ModStylists can put together a look-book specifically for you!

Party Hearty!

The Great Gatsby Movie Viewing & Costume Party

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This is the first of a series of posts getting ready for the release of The Great Gatsby movie on May 10th.  We have already been invited to a Great Gatsby Movie Viewing Costume Party.  So fun!  A close friend and F. Scott Fitzgerald fanatic has reserved an entire theater for his friends and family to view the Warner Bros. Pictures Baz Luhrmann big screen adaptation of the The Great GatsbyNot surprisingly, costumes are required and I am already getting flack from my husband even when I suggested he simply wear a suit and hat.  After much conjoling, I have finally persuaded him to don a dapper classic tuxedo like the one worn by Leonardo DiCaprio in the poster.   Done!

The harder problem is what should I wear?  So many options but I particularly love the very reasonably priced Anna-Kaci flapper dresses on Amazon.  To complete the outfits order a coordinating boaLong Satin Gloves, a Costume Cigarette Holder, a flapper wig or headband or hat, and flapper beads / pearls.

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After Six Classic Tuxedo Now 25% OFF

Classic TuxedoWe just received word from Dessy that from now until October 15th they are offering 25% off their After Six classic  two-button notch tuxedo.  This brings the price down from $275.00 to just over $200.00, including shipping.  Even without this amazing sale we already wax and waned about the importance and value of tux ownership

The details:

  • Made from Italian designed super fine Merino wool.
  • Interior piping designed with the After Six signature ‘Bow-tie & Hourglass 1903’ print.
  • Plain front pants are shipped with unfinished hems. Sizes 38 to 52, Regular, Short and Long.
  • Jacket and pants can be ordered separately making for easy fit and alteration.
  • Returns and exchanges on this item accepted within 30 days of purchase (no alterations, please.)
Use coupon code GTUX1015 at checkout for 25% off through October 15, 2012..

Additionally, Dessy is offering 15% off on After Six’s formal accessories including tuxedo shirts, ties, vests, pocket squares, cufflinks, and even flip flops and flasks. Use code GACC1015(The fine print – orders must exceed $50.00)

If you are in the throes of wedding planning or hosting or attending a formal occasion anytime in the next year or so (think ahead to holidays parties, proms, and fundraisers!), now really is the time to buy.  Take full advantage of this sale. Remember shipping is free, too!

Party Hearty!