Olivia Jordan is Our Miss USA 2015!

We love our pageants at Rissy Roo’s, and one of the biggest pageants out there was held this past Sunday night (June 13, 2015): the Miss USA 2015 pageant! At the event, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez passed on her crown to Olivia Jordan, formerly Miss Oklahoma, to be crowned the new Miss USA 2015! While all of the contestants were beautiful (especially in their Sherri Hill and Mac Duggal dresses!) and gifted, the the Oklahoma native truly did stand out in the from the 50 other women vying for the crown. After all, could you blame the judges for picking her just based off of the beautiful pink gown she wore, alone?!

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan

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I’m Not Emo Anymore I’m Grunge

Artfully disheveled looks are making a comeback, reminiscent of the grunge trend of the 1990s. Both men and women find that grunge is a fun trend that is easy to wear. Stylists are going back to this concept in photo shoots and music videos. Even artists and actors on their days on and off the clock are rocking this trend on set and on the street. Most of the candid street style shots posted to social media lately are grunge inspired.

2015 Grunge Fashion Revival

Some simple fashion principles and key pieces can make this look underdone and effortless without looking a mess. Unless you do want to do a messy look, then you are still styled within this trend. Sometimes we follow trends without even knowing it. It might border on hipster style, but grunge has a less structured and more playful look. There are many retailers offering dresses and tops in this style. Not quite a hippie ethereal goddess, not quite hardcore punk, but those ideas come into play with modern grunge. From natural textiles and warm hues to stark graphic patterns and metallic accessories, a variety of elements make up what we call grunge.

What is “Modern Grunge” Anyway?

Grunge first emerged in the early 1990s as an amalgamation of all the things that came before it. Bohemian, hippie, punk, emo and goth elements came together in the perfect Continue reading

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Shop Our July 2015 Summer Sale: 15% Off + Free Shipping!

Our July 4th Sale may be over, but we have more summer sales for you! For our newest sale, you can take an extra 15% off our already reduced sale items in our Sale Shop. Plus, get free shipping on orders of $100 or more! All you have to do is enter code SUMMER at check-out to get the deals.

2015 July Summer Sale

The July 2015 Summer Sale only goes through Tuesday, July 14th, so make sure to get shopping! If you love the dress above, it’s one of our sale dresses – Night Moves 7209! This stunning cocktail dress features a black beaded bodice that perfectly accents the strapless chiffon skirt. It used to be $318, but is now on sale for $222.60. Plus, get an extra 15% off through July 14th!

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Rissy Roo’s Prom Dress Testimonial: Christina Letchford

We’re well into Summer, and Prom 2015 is sadly over, but we’re still getting in so many gorgeous pictures from our Roo Girls all dressed up for their big night! The latest in Prom Dress Testimonials comes from Nancy Gorenc Letchford, who is the mom of Christina Letchford. Christina attended her prom this year all the way in another country, Halifax, Nova Scotia!

Even though Christina was all the way in Nova Scotia, her mom dutifully sent us photos of Christina all dressed up at her prom, and we’re basically in love! She wore a nude mermaid gown that fit her body perfectly. See what Christina wore and what her mom, Nancy, had to say below.

“We bought this dress last summer while vacationing. Her prom in Halifax, Nova Scotia took place last night [June 27, 2015]… and her dress did not disappoint.

Taken at Halifax Public Gardens and Historic Properties… no one else had a dress like this! Thanks for making her night perfect!”

– Nancy Gorenc Letchford

Christina Letchford Halifax Public Gardens and Historic Properties

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It’s the FINAL DAY of Our July 4th Weekend Sale!

We hope everyone had an incredible July 4th weekend! Between a night of celebrating USA’s independence with BBQs and fireworks on July 4th, and the US Women’s National Team’s World Cup win on Sunday, July 5th (we’re still in awe over our USWNT. All we can say is… #SheBelieved), this was certainly a weekend to remember for all Americans. While some of you may be back at your internships or jobs now that Monday is here and July 4th Weekend is officially over, we wanted to send you a little Roo Reminder that our sales aren’t done yet at RissyRoos.com!

Our July 4th Weekend Sale goes on, but today is the very final day of the sale. So, it’s time to find that perfect dress if you haven’t yet. Through the end of today only, you can get FREE SHIPPING on all orders, plus an extra $40 off any purchase of $150+ (excluding Sherri Hill, and some additional exclusions apply). That’s $40 off almost any dress you can find at RissyRoos.com! Basically, it doesn’t get much better than this for finding that perfect dress for your next event, whether it’s a casual night out with your BFFs, or a semi-formal or formal party.

Final Day of the 2015 July 4th Weekend Sale

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Ultime Guide To Summer Wedding Dresses

Summer season brings not only wonderful weather soaked up with the sun, higher temperatures, daydreaming about golden sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. This is the time for much deserved relaxation and vacations, longer journeys, parties and free time spent with family and friends. This time of year can be very special for many reasons.

One of the most important of these summer occasions are weddings.  The festive aspect of new beginnings when happy couples decide to initialize their new life together can be a joyous and fun-filled occasion. Weddings can be casual, opulent, or even themed, such as the Little Mermaid Wedding we reported on just recently. With summer and therefore the wedding season, upon us, it’s time to wardrobe up for these beautiful celebrations.

Please enjoy our Ultimate Guide To Summer Wedding Dresses!

LACE WEDDING DRESSES

Tarik Ediz 92388 Lidia Lace DressThe ethereality of the wedding day can be accentuated with the romantic style of a lace. The style is not only romantic but also very sensual in its core. Every woman wants to feel that way during her wedding day. Today’s top fashion designers have unveiled many captivating styles of romantic lace, such as Tarik Ediz 92388 Lidia Lace Dress. The all-lace dress is presented with floral pattern available in ivory and light red tones that emphasize the refinement of idyllic style. The drop-off shoulders uncover the arms as well as the backless style underline the style in an alluring way. Continue reading

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The July 4th Sale Is ON!

It’s hard to believe, but July 4th Weekend is finally here! We’re so excited for lots of sun, beach, BBQ, friends, family, and SHOPPING, of course! So, we’re all about looking Red, White, and BEAUTIFUL on the 4th of July, which is why we have a very special July 4th Sale for you this summer holiday weekend.

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For 4th of July Weekend, all the way through Monday, July 6th, you can get free shipping on all orders and an extra $40 off ANY purchase of $150 or more for our July 4th Sale. All you have to do is use code “FREE” at check-out to get these awesome deals.

We hope everyone has an incredible July 4th Weekend! Whether you’re attending a party, hanging out at a beach or pool, or going shopping, enjoy your time with friends and family!

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That Awkward Moment – Flirting

That Awkward Moment - Flirting

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Dress To Impress with Easy Dresses for Every Season

Yes, summer just started. But we must look forward to the upcoming seasons in order to make our wardrobe work overtime. Like that favorite summer dress you just can’t live without? If you could wear it all year long you would, right? With a bit of creative styling you can! Layer and combine texture and pattern in an artful way to extend the life of your most cherished pieces.

The key to carrying over lightweight dresses into the colder months is to keep things simple. This can also work with heavily beaded dresses or cut out dresses. To have the greatest success, a short body hugging dress works best as a base for your cooler weather accessories. Keep casual cocktail dresses, either in prints or in solid colors, in mind for this application. Dresses cut in simple forms and light fabrics make versatile additions to your closet.

Mixing it Up With Some Hot New 2015 Styles

Sherri Hill 32321 Navy Floral Print Homecoming Dress

Pair bold florals with neutrals to make the pattern pop

Sherri Hill 32321 Fall Floral Print Party Dress is a great example to show how to pull this off. A bold graphic floral print doesn’t have to be confined to summer or spring. Since this dress has a low v neck it would go well with a solid color cardigan, solid knit stockings, and a pair of biker boots that hit just below the calf. This gives off a look that says sweet but edgy. Playing with contrasting textures is a great way to emphasize the best of each piece. The satin-like finish on the dress against a knit fabric can look sumptuous and rich. Depending on the color cardigan you chose, you can pop one color out of the floral pattern. A pale pink or a bold fuchsia makes for an interesting statement. Putting leather boots with this look makes it feel like fall, but keep them simple. The main focus is the pattern design on the dress. Neutral earth tones go well with this look. Deep blues or slate grays are colors that could pair well with this cocktail dress. Continue reading

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Alyce Homecoming 2015 Dresses Are Here!

While we’re loving summer and all of the warm weather (hello dresses every day), our dress designers are already revealing their new Homecoming 2015 dresses for this coming fall, and we’re basically obsessing over them. We previously revealed new looks from Sherri Hill and Blush Prom, but now we have more dresses to share! The latest dress designer to reveal their Fall 2015 line is Alyce Paris! There are so many gorgeous new dresses to oogle over, many that feature beautiful beading, making for such stunning looks. Check out three of our favorites below, and visit the Alyce Paris section of our website to see more.

Alyce 3672

Alyce 3672

Alyce 3672 is glamorous and elegant all in one look! The bodice features a corset silhouette, which is fully beaded with pearls and rhinestones and a lace-up back. A flirty layered skirt tops it all off.

Alyce 3673

Alyce 3673

Alyce 3673 is a layered tulle short dress that’s all about a classic, elegant look, with a bit of fun and flirty added in. It features a fully beaded bodice with a lace-up back.

Alyce 3674

Alyce 3674

For a super chic look, we love Alyce 3674. This dazzling short dress is covered in gorgeous stones and sparkling beadwork all over the bodice and neckline. A ruched bodice and the perfect layered tulle skirt complete the look.

These dresses are gorgeous looks for many semi-formal and formal occasions. Other than Homecoming, these looks couldn’t be more perfect for a Sweet 16, Bat Mitzvah, or even attending a wedding.

Alyce Paris isn’t the only dress designer with brand new looks for 2015! Many other designers, such as Sherri Hill, La Femme, Faviana, and more, have so many gorgeous new looks for the fall. So, make sure to visit RissyRoos.com to see all of the other brand new looks! With Prom 2015 now over, browsing through all the stunning new dresses should help to alleviate post-prom sadness a little! We hope you love the new dresses as much as we do!

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