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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 →

Mother Daughter Matching Party Dresses

Mother Daughter Party DressesNarciso Rodriguez's Geo Shift Dress | Girl's Janie & Jack Color Block Dress | Girl's Color Block Ballet Flats | Girls Rosette Headband | Girls Sunglasses

Mother Daughter Matching Party Dresses

MomMeMatch.com has done it again 🙂 We are obsessed with these mother daughter party dresses for fancy Easter parties, or for spring and summer weddings, or for just about any special occasion.  The featured girl's outfit is a light pink and black color block dress from Janie & Jack.  The mom's coordinating blush and light pink color block dress we found on Rent the Runway so although still pricey, you get to wear a gorgeous high end designer dress for a fraction of the cost of buying it. This particular stunner is Narciso Rodriguez's Geo Shift Dress which retails for $1695 but can be rented for $225. It's flowy fabric brings an element of softness to this updated blush and black shift completed with minimalist heels and a messy-chic bun.  What more can we say – both gals will turn heads with their mother daughter almost matching party dresses.

Here are just a few more options in blush, emerald green, black and navy, white, and deep blue.  Oh so pretty.  Oh so chic & elegant. And now, oh so affordable designer dresses with Rent the Runway. Continue Reading →

PIP’s Pick – Bridesmaid Clutch With Survival Kit

I happened to be poking around The Knot this morning  especially interested in checking out their escort card ideas and by chance came across this lovely bridesmaid gift – a simple black clutch filled with survival kit essentials.  I loved everything about it except maybe the bright teal initials but turns out  that is an easy fix — either click the “do not personalize” option or  have each bridesmaid's initials embroidered in black thread.  Black on black is always timeless and elegant.  I promise you, each and everyone of your bridesmaids will still be using this classic clutch 30 years from now.

Best yet and completely coincidentally, before I even had time  to post this, I received an email from The Knot announcing their 2 Day sale!

For 2 days only, take $20 OFF orders $100+! Use code 2DAY20 at checkout. Hurry, ends Thursday, May 16th. 

Party Hearty!

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!