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  • Back To School Sale: Casual Dresses, Shoes & Jewelry

    With September only days away, and the official first day of fall about a month away, it's time to get ready to go back to school. Which means lots of new school supplies, clothes, for some dorm room must-haves, and of course most importantly... a Back to School Sale!

    Back to School Sale

    So, to help make sure our Roo Girls are fall ready from head to toe, weather it be for your homecoming dance or casual every day style, we're giving you 20% off a whole array of Rissy Roo's goodies! Through August 31st, you can get an extra 20% off casual dresses, shoes, and accessories. Just use promo code B2S at check-out for the discount.

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  • Dress of the Week: La Femme 22061 + Accessories!

    With only one day down, and only today and tomorrow to go for our Shoes and Accessories Sale, we thought we'd have a little mix and match fun! We picked out one of our favorite summer to fall transitional dresses, La Femme style 22061, and paired it with shoes and accessories that complete the look for perfection.

    La Femme 22061

    La Femme 22061, one of La Femme's new Fall 2015 dresses, is such a classic look, with just the right amount of edge, that you can wear it to so many different events, from Homecoming to to a night out with your besties. So, with all of our shoes and accessories at 20% off through the end of Friday, August 21st, we thought this was a great time to show you how you can pair the little black dress with the perfect extras for a completed head-to-toe look.

    Since La Femme 22061 is an LBD, this is one dress that's easy to pair with just about any shoes, jewelry, and purse; the most important thing is to make sure the accessories match each other (more than the dress). But, since style 22061 has that classic black lace look to it with the two two-piece trend adding just the right amount of glam, we love to keep the accessories in that range, as well. Check out our favorite accessories to pair below!

    Clutch: La Regale RL22003 Stone Clutch - This glam all over stone clutch has an optional 22" drop-in chain strap and a magnetic snap closure. We love the classic black and gold colors of the clutch, with just a hint of glam added with the black stone features.

    Bracelet: Pearl Bow Bracelet - A perfectly jeweled bow bangle bracelet with elegant pearl accents. It doesn't get much more classic, classy, and so chic than this bracelet!

    High Heels: Jupiter by Touch Ups Sexy Jeweled Shoes - A stunning single soled sandal covered in wonderful black stones and features a sophisticated lamy material. Two buckles secure a thick ankle strap that provides a fashion-forward silhouette. The black stones on this heel match the black stones on the La Regale RL22003 clutch perfectly!

    We hope you not only love our Dress of the Week pick, but all of the accessories, too! Remember, to get 20% off all of our shoes and accessories through tomorrow, just use promo code MUSTHAVE at check-out.

  • Season's Must Have Shoes And Accessories On Sale!

    August is more than halfway done, and September is just around the corner, which means the fall 2015 season is, too! So, a change in season always means it's time for a change in wardrobe (especially with Homecoming!).

    To help get all of your looks in line for the coming new seasons, we're having a special sale, for 3 days only. Through Friday, August 21st, take an extra 20% off ALL shoes and accessories on RissyRoos.com! Yup, you read correctly - all of our shoes and accessories are on sale!! Just use promo code MUSTHAVE at check-out to get the deal.

    20% off Shoes and Accessories

    If you're ready for some new, updated looks as much as we are, you're probably drooling over the beautiful jewelry, accessories, and heels in the above picture. Well, fear not - they are all on sale! Links to each of the items are below for you.

    The Clutch: La Regale RL50066 Quilted Mesh Clutch - a stylish rectangular metal mesh clutch featuring a gold bow latch closure and a chain shoulder strap.

    The Shoes: Queenie by Touch Ups Platform Sandal - a great nude or black patent platform sandal that is perfect for any occasion. With a wider 4 inch heel and adjustable strap with buckle, the Queenie offers surprising support and comfort throughout the night.

    The Jewels: Vintage Stretch Bracelet - a vintage warrior style stretchable bracelet that add serious bling to any outfit. Gold/Black is featured above, but it also comes in Silver/Black.

    Whether looking to finish off summer with a bang (and lots of parties), or getting ready for homecoming and fall, use this time to make sure all of your outfits are complete with the perfect shoes and accessories. After all, with fall almost being here, that means that the holidays are only right around the corner, which means lots of parties and opportunity to wear bling! As always, have fun shopping!

  • Five Girls You Meet in College

    Around this time of year, I begin to get nostalgic. I think about all the people going to college, leaving home for the first time, getting to know all kinds of people and new experiences, it’s sensory overload. You can become easily overwhelmed. It’s all part of life.College Girl Holding Textbook

    Some will leave you a better person, and you will end up learning things about yourself that you never knew before. Others will test your patience, which is pretty important. Your limits will be defined during this time of your life. It is best to think of these individuals as ‘lessons’ instead of ‘jerks’.

    Many people you meet will bring out the best in you. They will bring you out of your shell and get you thinking about possibilities you never thought of before. You might even meet your future business partner. In any case, it is going to be a time when you discover more about yourself than ever before.

    Some people will be with you for life, others will fall away rather quickly. In the grand scheme of things, it may not be so important. As you arrive at your first class up until you get to your first off-campus apartment there are some people you’re likely to encounter. Continue reading

  • Best Dressed on the 2015 Teen Choice Awards Red Carpet

    The 2015 Teen Choice Awards took the red... ahem ... blue carpet by storm with the latest and greatest in 2015 fashion, and we're loving all of the celebrity looks! The lady celebs rocked everything from jumpsuits to two piece cocktail dresses to sexy lace numbers. They certainly know how to rock the trends, and we're not complaining because so many of the Teen Choice Awards outfit choices had homecoming outfit written all over them! Or, maybe we're just a little excited for the Homecoming 2015 season to finally be here... Either way, there are three looks that we are especially obsessing over because they are so easy to rock off the red carpet, too! Check them out below.

    Vanessa Ray at the Teen Choice Awards

    Vanessa Ray Teen Choice Awards

    Pretty Little Liars actress Vanessa Ray looked so glam in a so on-trend crop top and flirty skater skirt. The textured skirt with a more simple fabric top make for a perfect pair in this look.

    La Femme 21244

    For a similarly styled look, featuring a sweetheart neckline top with thin shoulder straps and a skater skirt, go with La Femme style 21244. Just like Vanessa's dress, it's texture paired with a more simple fabric, except it's just flipped in this look - a textured top with a silky smooth skirt! The top is encrusted with iridescent stones, and the full satin skirt features side slash pockets.

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  • Get a FREE Nude Patent Clutch With Your Dress!

    Fall and Homecoming season is SO CLOSE and we can't wait! We'll of course miss summer, but we're getting ready for new fall fashion, from stunning new styles to gorgeous new colors reminiscent of the changing of the leaves.

    But, there is one color that you can pair with just about any dress you choose: nude! So, to help get your perfect homecoming outfit together, through Sunday August 16th only, you can get a free nude patent clutch with your purchase! All you have to do is use promo code HCBAG at check-out to snag this deal. Today and tomorrow are the final days of this deal, so make sure you don't miss out.
    Free Nude Patent Clutch with Dress!There are so many stunning new homecoming dresses that have recently been added to RissyRoos.com, so with this deal, finding your perfect homecoming look is in the bag (pun intended!). It's the perfect nude accessory to compliment any dress, something that's subtle yet stylish.

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  • Want Alison's Dress from Last Nights Pretty Little Liars "Last Dance" Episode?

    So, we've seen the last episode before the season’s finale and the great “A” Reveal. Hopefully!!

    The girls were not permitted to attend the schools Senior Prom, due to recent events and decided to get all dolled up and have their own private prom in Spencer’s barn. Waiting for Alison to arrive they find out that she has actually gone to the school, lured by A, of course. Determined to find out who Charles is and put an end to all of the chaos, Alison throws caution to the wind and does exactly what “A”/Charles texts her to do. Low and behold the last few moments of the episode, she gets what she was waiting for. We on the other hand have to wait until next week.

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    As we follow Alison around all night, we just can’t help but notice how beautiful she looks in her stunning gown. Of course it was beautiful; and, not surprisingly, was created by one of our premiere fashion designers, Tarik Ediz.

    Alison DiLaurentis, played by Sasha Pieterse is wearing Tarik Ediz style 92578. This beautiful one of a kind evening gown features an enchanting beaded illusion cap sleeve and a sweetheart neckline. The bodice has an elegant floral bead design, a thick solid belt with a sparkly jeweled accent and a long flowy tulle skirt. We loved the chandelier style earrings that she wore, they complimented the dress perfectly.

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    What was your favorite prom dress from last week's PLL episode? Would you wear this dress to your prom? Leave a comment below!

  • Get a FREE Mystery Gift With Your Dress!

    With August here, and Homecoming 2015 just around the corner, we have a very special surprise for our Roo Girls! And, it's going to stay a surprise until you receive your dress in the mail! Get on your dress shopping at RissyRoos.com, and if you spend $100 or more on your purchase, you'll get a free mystery gift with your order! All that you have to do is use promo code MYSTERY at check-out.

    Mystery Gift Sale

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  • Top 10: Most Outrageous Homecoming Traditions

    The annual homecoming game brings out the best of us in our homecoming traditions. Whenthe rock at hhs ny I was a student at Huntington High School on Long Island, we used to paint this big boulder at the corner of the back entrance of the parking lot to our school. Not just at homecoming, we would paint it in different themes throughout the school year and for special events, memorials and other such things. It’s one of those traditions that technically we were all vandalizing school property, but officials just looked the other way for the sake of tradition. We had some very talented artists so it was a really great way to get attention from the community.

    All over the US students have very creative homecoming traditions to celebrate the occasion. Some traditions are associated with homecoming dances where women adorn themselves in gorgeous homecoming dresses and others are directly related to the game. Many schools and towns host a homecoming parade with floats made by students and teams. Other traditions include pranking the visiting team. Here is the countdown of the top ten truly unique, cute and quirky traditions across America.

     10. Student Participation

    tug o war oregonThose students who aren’t athletes or band members also get in on the school spirit. Long standing rituals in high schools and universities encourage everyone to join in. Like the University of Oregon, located in the city of Eugene. They host an annual tug-of-war game before the homecoming game. This is a well-established tradition, going as far back as 1967. This playful game has taken hold in other states, going beyond the homecoming season. Such events have inspired the Oregon Area Chamber of Commerce to hold an official event during Summerfest in Wisconsin.

    The University of Wisconsin at Platteville is the site of a large-scale construction project.the big m First created by mining students in the 1930s, a large letter “M” was created on the slope of a large hill just east of the city of Platteville. The project is  simply known as “The Big M”, which occupies a large area of 214 x 241 feet on the south slope. Students moved 400 tons of whitewashed stone to make this. The university has a past practice in mining engineering, hence the “M” stands for mining. Before the homecoming game and the dance, students use flares to illuminate the Big M, to pay homage to their rich history.

     9. Costume Parties

    marching band costumeSome homecoming games fall on a date that is close to Halloween, on October 31. Schools take this opportunity to host a Costume Ball as a part of the festivities of homecoming week. At some schools, this dress up dance is exclusive to a certain group, like the football team or marching band members.

     

    This practice is going strong after all these years at C.E. Jordan High. Located in Durham, North Carolina, C.E. Jordan High School has been hosting this dance since the 1980s. The band members wear scary costumes during their performance at the halftime show. These kind of rituals help break the monotonous routine that band members happen to be more prone to since they have a strict practice schedule. Continue reading

  • It's the FINAL DAY of our 2015 Website Specials Sale

    Our Website Specials Sale has been going on since Saturday, but the final of the sale is here! With all of the dresses on sale, make sure you don't forget to take advantage of getting an additional 10% off all of our website specials and sale dresses through the end of today only. Just use code 'SPECIAL' at check-out to get the deal.

    Website Specials Sale

    If you love the gown above, it's one of our website specials dresses, Faviana style 7316. It's a strapless mesh evening gown that features cross ruching and ornate detail on the bust. A perfect dress for prom or homecoming! This dress used to be $338.00, but is now on sale for only $202.00. Plus, take an extra 10% off with code "SPECIAL" through the end of today!

    There are so many dresses on sale, perfect for not only prom and homecoming, but summer and fall weddings, just a casual night out with the girls, and even holiday parties. While we're still totally in summer mode (which is of course a perfect time to rock dresses!), it's a great time to find stunning looks for parties and events you'll have throughout the year.

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