A Promposal Car in front of Rissy Roo’s!

We were so excited this week to see a promposal…right in the parking lot of our store at Rissy Roo’s in Linwood, NJ! Highschooler Tyler had the creative idea to make his date’s car into her prom proposal by using car paint to write the promposal on her windshield. The promposal said:

“Will you go to Prom with me?

–  Yes!  –  No  –  (Choose 1)  – Love, Tyler.”

Car Promposal

We especially loved all of the cute hearts that were drawn all around the windshielf! The lucky date clearly said YES, since the “Yes!” was circled on the car, and she’s now already at Rissy Roo’s picking out a dress!

If you’re still trying to find a cute way to ask your date to prom (whether you’re the guy or the girl), this is a really easy and fun way to do it. It will definitely help to keep any feeling of pressure or anxiety to a minimum! Plus, once the date says “yes,” they’ll get to show off the promposal to all of their friends for weeks to come, which is always fun. If you want other great prom proposal ideas, just search for keyword “promposal” on our blog, or click here for our promposal blog posts (there’s even promposals with celebs Bryan Cranston, Miley Cyrus, and Dwyane Wade!). And, of course, if you’re still searching for that perfect prom dress, get searching on RissyRoos.com – it’s not too late, and we’re definitely here to help!

Congrats on getting your date with your promposal car idea, Tyler! We hope you two have an amazing time at Prom this year!

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Johnathan Kayne Dresses Light Up Nashville Fashion Week And The ACMs!

It looks like one of our favorite designers is conquering the world one day at a time! Famed dress and evening gown designer Johnathan Kayne is keeping busy this April, making a splash where ever he goes! He began the month featured at Nashville Fashion Week’s closing night and the entire JK team partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to make a girl’s dream come true! Together, they had 14-year-old Esperanza Montalvo live her lifelong dream of becoming a runway model as she strut the catwalk with Johnathan during the closing night finale! The crowd was cheering while Esperanza wore a gorgeous pink strapless gown, Johnathan Kayne style 409, on the 45-foot catwalk. What a dream come true!

Esperanza Montalvo Johnathan Kayle style 409Keeping busy, Mr. Kayne went from Nashville to Las Vegas to dress celebrities for the American Country Music Awards! Song of the year winner, Lee Brice wore a custom Johnathan Kayne tuxedo jacket with leather accents and brass detail. Lee’s wife Sara was also dressed in a Johnathan Kayne gorgeous sparkly gold gown, and won one of People Magazine’s top ten best dressed! Get her look with these Johnathan Kayne gold dresses.

Lee and Sara Brice Johnathan KayneJohnathan also dressed USA Today’s Red Carpet Correspondent Hilary Bilings, also known as Miss Nevada 2013,  in a pretty bright blue embellished mermaid gown! Way to go Johnathan! Check out more Johnathan Kayne blue dresses.

Hilary Bilings Johnathan KayneAlready working hard on the upcoming 2015 collection, Johnathan is one busy man! What will Mr. Kayne be up to next? I guess we will have to wait and see! As for now in his words, “XOXO Stay Beautiful!”

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5 Night Before Prom Tips to Make Sure You’re Prom Ready

If it hasn’t come already, Prom Night is definitely getting closer and closer! Since we know the anticipation is building up for the big night, thinking about all the nitty gritty details like what you want your hair and nails to look like, and how much fun the night will be…maybe even freaking out if your date (or crush) will kiss you (if you’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, that is). While all the anticipation is certainly fun and makes everything that much more exciting, don’t let it build up to the point where it starts stressing you out.

Well, Seventeen Magazine and their Prom Committee members Gabrielle and Monica are here with some night before prom tips (5 to be exact) on how you can keep those pre-prom gitters under control. They made such a cute video on the best way to chill out with your best friend(s) the night before or the day of prom. It’s all about hanging with your besties and just relaxing to a movie and music! You can even have fun and paint each other’s nails, rather than going to a nail salon. So, watch Gabrielle and Monica’s pre-prom night tips in the below video for some chill ways to hang out with your friends before the big night!

We especially loved the idea of watching Clueless to chill out before prom! It’s such a classic girl bonding (and fashion focused) movie that it’s the perfect comedy to watch to get prom ready.

Want to learn more about Gabrielle and Monica? Seventeen Mag put together a group of real-girl fashion experts to help girls have the perfect prom, and Gabrielle and Monica were chosen to be a part of it! You can read all about who’s on the 2014 Seventeen Prom Committee on their website.

Do you have any night before prom tips? Share them by leaving a comment below!

Source: Seventeen Magazine

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Our Favorite Google Easter Eggs to Celebrate Easter!

Happy Easter Sunday to all of our Roo Girls! To celebrate, we did a little Easter Egg hunting…but not with the traditional Easter colorful eggs! Our Easter Egg Hunter was online with Google! Did you know that Google has created a bunch of “Easter Eggs” that you can search for online?

If you’re new to the concept of “Easter Eggs” in the media, they are an intentional inside joke, feature, or hidden message. Over the years, Google has created their own “Easter Eggs” that are so fun to search for…and even play with! Check out the image below for our favorite Google Easter Eggs and start searching for some Easter fun!

Google Easter Eggs 2014

 And, here’s our Google Easter Eggs list in text form to make the searching a little easier (you can just copy and past the terms into Google and hit “search!”):

  1. Type any actor’s name followed by “bacon number” and Google will give you the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” value.
  2. Search for “askew” or “tilt” using Google and the search result will be displayed on an angle.
  3. Searching for “do a barrel roll” will cause the search result to rotate 360 degrees when displaying.
  4. Doing a Google Image Search for the term “Atari Breakout” will launch a playable version of Breakout.
  5. Searching for “Festivus” places a Festivus pole in the left side of the window.
  6. Searching for “Google Pacman” leads to a playable version of the game. Inserting 2 coins adds Ms. Pacman to the game for a 2 player version.
  7. And, of course, search for “RissyRoos.com” and find the best site for authentic designer dresses at guaranteed low prices!

And, don’t forget – we have our very own Rissy Roo’s Easter Egg this year: in our Easter Weekend Sale, you can get free lip gloss and a garment bag with your dress purchase! Just use promo code EASTERGIRL at checkout. The deal ends today, so get shopping!

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Hop into Prom Season 2014 with FREE Lip Gloss & Garment Bag

Happy Easter and Passover Weekend to all of our Roo Girls! To celebrate, we have a special deal for you to help you hop into Prom Season 2014. Get a free Rissy Roo’s LED Lip Gloss and Garment Bag with your dress purchase! This deal only lasts through this weekend, so don’t miss out! Just use promo code EASTERGIRL at check-out.

Easter Sale

Don’t forget, we also still have our Spring into Savings Sale going on – up to 80% off dresses, plus you can take an extra 10% off with code SPRING! This sale ends at the end of April, so get shopping!

spring into savings sale

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Rissy Roo’s is on Snapchat!

As we’re sure you know, we’re huge fans of social media at Rissy Roo’s – we love posting our favorite dresses to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Pinterest, and so many more fashion sites, like Wanelo and WeHeartIt. Well, we’re so excited to announce that we have now joined Snapchat, as well!


If you don’t know about Snapchat yet, it’s a photo messaging app where users can take pictures, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to their friends. The photos and videos are known as “Snaps!” If you don’t have the app yet, you can download it by searching “Snapchat” in Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Storefront on your smartphones. It’s not yet on Windows Phones, but hopefully it will be coming to the Windows storefront soon! You can also learn more about the app on their website here: www.snapchat.com.

We love dressing up at Rissy Roo’s, and our Roo Girls have been having so much fun ‘dressing up’ their own images and videos on Snapchat, that we wanted to bring the Snapchat fun to RissyRoos.com, as well! Plus, we totally love the cute ghost mascot! So, find us on Snapchat at RissyRoos and watch for special deals that will only be available there. With Prom Season here, there’s lots of Snapchat deals to come – keep a look out for our Snaps!


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Bryan Cranston Helps a Fan Get a Date to Prom

The Miley Cyrus promposal has been topping our charts as the best prom proposal of 2014, but we may have just discovered a new favorite! Recently, Breaking Bad fan Stefan Montana ran into actor Bryan Cranston on the streets and asked Bryan to help him with his promposal. Of course, the awesome Bryan obliged to help…in the most badass Breaking Bad way possible! Check out the Bryan Cranston promposal here:

The title of the YouTube video is called “Bryan Cranston Got Me a Date to Prom!” so we can happily assume that Maddie gave a resounding “YES!” Of course, how could you say “no,” to “the one who knocks” to begin with? Way too scary! If Maddie did give a “no” to the promposal, her best course of action definitely would be to tread lightly!

It doesn’t end there, though. One of Stefan’s friends got a “behind the scenes” look at Stefan asking Bryan for some promposal help. Check it out here:

We love how ecstatic both Stefan and Bryan are towards the end of the promposal – they both seemed like they had a lot of fun with it! It’s definitely always exciting to see a TV star as big as Bryan Cranston having fun with his fans. And, of course, with the Breaking Bad TV show finally over, it was nice to get a little taste of Walter White back in action. You’re a lucky girl, Maddie, for getting such a unique promposal from your date (and from a celebrity)! We hope the two of you have a wonderful time at prom!

What did you think of the Bryan Cranston promposal? Do you wish you could get a celebrity in on your prompsal? We sure do! Make sure to keep your eyes peeled and your ears perked for opportunities!

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Get the Katie Armiger Black Dress Jovani Look from the ACM Awards

As you already know from our post about Miranda Lambert at the 2014 ACM Awards last week, there were so many gorgeous looks at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards! Well, Miranda’s looks weren’t our only favorites of the night. We were also stunned by Country artist Katie Armiger’s Red Carpet look, and for a very good reason: she was wearing one of our favorite dress designers – Jovani Fashions!

katie armiger 94189 ACM Awards

 Katie wore Jovani style 94189, a stunning lace gown with leather accents and an edgy plunging neckline. Both lace and leather are so in right now, and this dress shows how to perfectly pair the two trends in one look. Plus, the dress couldn’t have been any more perfect for a Red Carpet look, and it was so figure flattering on her!

We especially loved how she paired it with dark red lips and nails, a sparkly gold purse, and minimal jewelry. The dark red lips and nails always pairs perfectly with lace, leather, and black, giving of a classic look of sophistication. And, we loved that she let the plunging neckline and lace accents of this dress speak for it self by keeping the jewelry minimal. The gold clutch was the perfect accent piece – simple, but powerful!

To finish of Jovani 94189 with Katie’s clutch touch, we recommend going with La Regale 27039 Shiny Metal Clutch or Coloriffics HB172 Silver Stone Clutch.

La Regale 27039 gold clutch

La Regale 27039 is a metal clutch with an inside strap. The magnetic closure adds ease to this evening bag. This clutch comes in Gold, Black, or Silver.

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For the hard case clutch look like Katie rocks, go with Coloriffics HB172. It’s an out of this world silver clutch handbag covered in rhinestones. It only comes in Silver, but don’t worry – you can easily match Silver or Gold accessories with Jovani 94189.

What do you think of the Katie Armiger Black Dress Jovani look? Leave us a comment below!

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Look Like Elsa From Disney’s Frozen For Prom

Frozen, the latest movie from Disney Animation Studios has everyone of all ages laughing and singing! Ever since the DVD release on March 18th, people everywhere are catching the Frozen buzz. Not only did this movie win the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film, but the song “Let it go,” performed by the voice of Elsa by Idina Menzel is a spectacular hit and is even now a cover song performed by Demi Lovato!

As a quick synopsis for the movie, the optimist Anna (voice of Kristen Bell), has set out on a crazy adventure with mountain man Kristoff and his reindeer Sven to find her sister Elsa, who has been blessed with an amazing yet terrifying power. Elsa has the uncontrollable ability to freeze everything and has trapped the kingdom of Arendelle into an eternal winter. Attempting to save the kingdom, Anna sets off the find her sister who has locked herself far away to try to contain her power. Because the character of Elsa is so unique, we thought it would be a great idea to dress like the beautiful princess for prom! To get Elsa’s princess look we have come up with the following tips – read on!

Get  The Perfect Icy Blue Dress

Elsa wore a stunning light blue long sleeved dress in the movie. We thought the Karishma style 3701 in light blue would be perfect for this look! It’s a long-sleeved gown with jeweled neckline and a cutout back. A look made for a princess!

Karishma 3701

Finish Off Elsa’s Frozen Look

Don’t forget to complete the look with Elsa’s fabulous make-up and hairstyle! We love her textured french braid and radiant orchid eye shadow! Watch the Disney exclusive Elsa hair tutorial by A CuteGirlsHairstyles below for DIY instructions on mastering Elsa’s look.

Are you going for an Elsa blue prom dress look? What ideas do you have for a Disney Princess themed prom? We would love to find out! Comment below!

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Tweetstakes: Win a Prom Dress with Gurl.com

We’ve partnered up with our friends at Gurl.com for yet another Tweetstakes for you! We know Prom is getting closer and closer for many of our Roo Girls, so here’s another chance to get your prom dress for free.

Prom Dress Tweetstakes Gurl.com

In this sweepstakes with Gurl.com, one lucky tweeter will win a free dress from us! Here’s what Gurl.com has to say about the sweepstakes:

In case you missed our last two prom dress giveaways, don’t worry: we’ve got one more for you guys! We really want you girls to have the best prom ever this year, so luckily we got to partner with some amazing brands to make sure that a few of you won a prom a dress that you love. And this may be your last chance for a free dress, so make sure you enter!

This week, one of you will win a prom dress of your choice (up to $500) from RissyRoos.com. There are literally hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dresses on the site, so there is definitely something for everyone. Rissy Roo’s offers so many different brands and styles, which is why we’re thrilled to be doing a second giveaway with them. While you’re checking out the site, you should also check out their prom accessories – they have some great options (you can follow them on Twitter for more updates). Want to win a free prom dress? Enter by following us on Twitter and tweeting at us #roogurl. Good luck!

Here’s how to enter:

STEP 1: Follow Gurl.com on Twitter at @gurldotcom.

STEP 2: Tweet at us #roogurl

This Prom Sweepstakes 2014 ends on April 16, 2014 at 12 noon EST. Good luck!

Read Gurl.com’s post about the contest here: http://www.gurl.com/2014/04/09/win-free-rissyroos-prom-dress-giveaway/#ixzz2yRto5Mzm

This Sweepstakes is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter®.

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