Happy Small Business Saturday!

Did you know that today is Small Business Saturday? With Black Friday mainly about shopping at large, corporate businesses, the day after is all about shopping small and helping local businesses!

Small Business Saturday at Rissy Roo's

In 2010, American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help businesses with their most pressing need – getting more customers – and the movement has really taken off over the past couple of years! The day encourages people to shop at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. The single day has grown into a powerful movement, and more people are taking part than ever before. This year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving falls on November 29th… today! You can learn more about this special day on American Express’ Small Business Saturday website. We especially love the “About” section because it shows an interactive description of how shopping small helps communities grow.

So, to celebrate this special day, our Black Friday Sale continues through today. Take an extra 25% off our Sale Shop!

Whether shopping with us at RissyRoos.com, or your local businesses in your hometown, remember to shop small today!

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THANKS for GIVING Us the Opportunity to Dress You Up!

Thanksgiving

Black Friday Sale

Happy Thanksgiving! We hope everyone has had a lot to be thankful for this year… and even more to be thankful for in the coming year. We know we have a lot to be thankful for here at Rissy Roo’s, and our wonderful Roo Customers are definitely one of them! So, we wanted to send out a sincere THANK YOU to all of our Roo Girls for letting us dress you up for so many wonderful years now.

The holidays, in particular, are a very popular time for dressing up, so this time of year always reminds us of how lucky we are to help so many gals look beautiful for their parties and events! So, to help make sure you look perfect at your next event…whether it be a Holiday Party, New Year’s Eve, or Prom…we’re bringing Black Friday 2014 early to Rissy Roo’s with our Black Friday Sale! Through Cyber Monday, December 1st, take an extra 25% OFF our Sale Shop with code BLACKFRI. There are over 400+ dresses and shoes on sale right now, so there’s an incredible amount of styles to choose from for any and every occasion! These sale dresses and shoes will go fast, though, so don’t wait!

Need a place to start? The dress above is Blush Prom 9677, a strapless ombre dress that’s been one of our most popular looks this year! Stunning crystals in sapphire, pale blue and white over a vertically pleated bust flow into a full skirt on this stunning short prom dress. It used to be $279.00, but is now only $259.99, plus take an extra 25% off through 12/1 with code BLACKFRI!

With the biggest shopping weekend of the year here, we send out a very “Happy Shopping” to all of our Roo Girls!

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Thanksgiving Dress Up Ideas You’ll Love!

Thanksgiving is almost here, and that means it’s time for family get-togethers and late night parties with friends. So, to make sure you’re ready in a perfect outfit, we picked out some of our favorite dresses that will effortlessly take you from a more traditional family event, to a night out with friends. Check out our Thanksgiving dress up ideas below!

Gracia D15016

You can never go wrong with a little black dress at any event, and this is one LBD that we absolutely love! Style D15016 is a jeweled neck cap sleeved party dress that’s such a versatile pick. The cap sleeves make it so easy to wear to a family party, while the dress is just so cute and chick that it can take you anywhere in style! This is a great dress to wear throughout the Holiday season – from a Thanksgiving get-together, to an office holiday party, or even to a New Year’s Eve party! For a more stand-out color, this dress also comes in red.
Scala 48350For another cap sleeves look that’s all about versatility, go with Scala 48350. This hot little cocktail dress clings closely to curves to produce a look that is second to none. Tiny, twinkling accents wend their way around the dress for a softly glitzy look. It’s all topped off by a scooped neckline and short sleeves. We just recommend throwing a cardigan over the dress for your family Thanksgiving dinner, which you can take off when it’s time to go out with friends at night! Best yet, this dress is also so perfect for a New Year’s Eve party.

Mac Duggal 1654

For a more traditional look for Thanksgiving, go with Mac Duggal style 1654. It’s a stunningly embellished dress with fantastic beading along the v-neckline. From small beads to large stones and hanging beading, this dress offers so much variety, style, and elegance. A gorgeous vine pattern of beaded embellishments flows throughout the dress and on the wide open, sheer sleeves. The charcoal color and leave pattern of this dress reminds us so much of a fall November night!

Do you know what you plan on wearing for Thanksgiving? Leave us a comment and let us know! It’s always fun to rock dresses for the Holidays, so have fun dressing up!

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Get Ready for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 With These Two Sneak Peeks!

It’s FINALLY almost time to see The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in theaters, and we couldn’t be more excited! The first part of the film finale comes out this Friday November 21st, so more and more sneak peeks are making their way out to the media. The most recent ones come by way of a movie clip and a release of one of Lorde’s songs from the official soundtrack!

Let’s start with the movie clip! The stars of Mockingjay Part 1 stopped by Good Morning America recently to share the clip and answer some questions from fans. The clip shows Katniss watching Peeta plead with District 13 to stop the war, and Gale does not agree with the course Peeta has seemingly taken. Check out the emotional new teaser, and keep watching to hear all the very important (read: sarcasm!) questions Jennifer answers for her fans!

Now on to the new song release! If you didn’t already know, singer/songwriter Lorde curated the whole The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 soundtrack! She didn’t only choose what artists and songs go into the soundtrack, but she’s added some of her own into the mix, as well! Well, from what we’ve heard so far, she’s done an amazing job with it, and the newest released song proves that even more! Lorde most recently released her cover of Bright Eye’s “Ladder Song” from the soundtrack, and we can already tell how perfectly it fits with the theme and tone of the upcoming movie.

It’s shaping up to look like an incredible movie, just like the first two films in the series. With the movie out at the end of this week, we’re sure there will be many more sneak peeks released in the coming days. We’ll keep our eyes out and make sure to share them with you as we see them!

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Check Out Jovani on the CMA Red Carpet

This year’s 48th Annual CMA Awards brought a new flair to Country Music by adding performances from pop starlets like Ariana Grande and Meghan Trainer, but of course, all eyes were on the red carpet fashions of Country Music’s finest. Danielle Bradbery is one country music singer who had the crowds talking! She looked stunning in a black Jovani jersey gown that featured a plunging neckline, Jovani style 22884!

Danielle Bradbery in Jovani 22884 at the CMAs!

The elegant dress was a great choice for the songstress, who brought some edge to the outfit by pairing it with a fierce ring-to-wrist bracelet, a messy fishtail braid, and white nails. The white nail polish was such a fun choice for a little bit of contrast against her black gown. And, side braids are so popular right now, so we loved her choice of keeping her hair simple, but classy, with the fishtail braid.

Danielle is a country singer from Cypress, Texas and is known for appearing on NBC’s show The Voice. She won season four of The Voice in 2013, becoming the youngest contestant to come in first place. Her debut studio album, Danielle Bradbery, was released last November, which featured her single “The Heart of Dixie.”

While Danielle rocked Jovani 22884 in classic black, this dress comes in 3 other classic colors: navy, off white, and red. Whatever color you choose, this is an amazing stand-out dress that’s so perfect for prom! This gown and all four colors it comes in is also perfect if you have a formal Holiday party to attend. The red color, in particular, makes for a perfect Holiday look! Check out the off white and red colors here:

Jovani 22884

Danielle definitely knows how to walk the red carpet in style! We’re so amazed by her look! What do you think of Danielle’s look? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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Taylor Swift’s Blank Space Music Video Is HERE!

The day has finally arrived! A new music video for Taylor Swift’s 1989 album is here! As anticipated, it’s for the song “Blank Space, and while it’s a completely different tone than Shake It Off, it’s an amazing video (and song). The video begins with Tay in a relationship with a hottie, but then things change quite drastically…turning the sweet Taylor into a crazy, obsessive girlfriend! Watch it here:

The first thing we have to get off our chests: did you catch all the gorgeous dresses Taylor wore in this video?? We’re obsessing!! Such pretty lace, embellishments, animal print, and sparkles! It’s hard to choose a favorite look, but we may have to go with her leopard print dress, since leopard print is such a big part of Sherri Hill’s Spring 2015 Collection. Of course, we also love her signature red lips throughout the video – it was the perfect stand-out makeup choice for the dresses she wore.

Between the Shake It Off and Blank Space music videos, we’re totally loving the new Tay! Her new songs and music videos are so much fun, and she definitely seems like she’s having a lot of fun filming them! Are you loving Taylor’s new style, or do you wish for her to return to her country music routes?

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Be Ready for Prom 2015 With Our November Deal!

Homecoming 2014 is over, and the New Year is just around the corner! So, while it’s not officially Prom 2015 Season yet, it is definitely time to start thinking about Prom and what dress (and shoes and accessories) you’re going to wear.So, to help you on your way, we have a special promo for you this month!

Through the end of November 2014, get your prom dress early and receive a free garment bag and braza cups with your purchase! Just use Promo Code “PROM2K15″ at check-out.

November Prom 2015 Promo

On top of already having the most important detail under control (your dress!), the garment bag will ensure your dress will stay looking pristine up until your big day, and the braza cups will help your dress fit just right! They are both important additions to any dress purchase, and you can get them for free through November 30th!

Whether long, short, two-piece, lace, or any other style, this is a perfect time to figure out exactly what look you want to rock at Prom 2015. Purchasing your dress early will ensure nothing feels rushed as your big day gets closer…and you can simply enjoy every minute!

As always, happy shopping, and if you have any questions about choosing a dress, we are happy to help!

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Taylor Swift Makes Music History with Album 1989!

Everything about Taylor Swift’s new album 1989 has been AH-MAZ-ING!…from the 1989 sneak peeks, to the album finally being released on October 27th and getting to hear the entire new album in full! Well, as of today, there’s one more piece of breaking news to add to 1989’s amazingness: it became the first album of 2014 to sell more than 1 million copies in the first week!

Can’t quite imagine just how insane that is? Seventeen Magazine explained: “that means that more than two copies of 1989 were sold literally every second that first week. This shouldn’t be that shocking though, because Tay is the only artist to have three albums sell more than 1 million copies the first week. #BO$$”

So, Tay celebrated, of course, and she shared her celebration with the world on her Instagram! Watch her RAP…yup, Tay rapped…below to Kendrick Lamar’s “Backstreet Freestyle.”

T-Swift also posted a picture of herself from 2002 (she was 12 years old!), and explained: “The last time an album sold as many copies as 1989 did last week, it was 2002, I was 12, and going through my ‘braids phase.’ #nofilternecessary” Too precious!!  

That’s not all, either! Taylor also made Forbes’ just-released “Top-Earning Women in Music 2014″ list, coming in at number 2 right behind Beyonce. #Winning!

Source: Seventeen Magazine

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Ed Sheeran “Marries” Sick Fan

Singer/Songwriter Ed Sheeran may be everyone’s favorite red head! With his love of cats and beautiful locks, what’s not to love? Well, we can officially tell you that there’s much more to him than good music and pretty red hair…he’s marrying a superfan that is sick with cancer. Ed accepted an emotional marriage proposal from Katie Papworth, a 19 year old who has been suffering with brain cancer for eight long years now. It’s a progressive disease, and just two weeks ago she lost her sight to it, so we can only imagine how much Ed’s kind actions meant to her.

Of course, Ed was more than happy to meet Katie, her mom Trish, and her care giver Katie, before he performed at Glasgow’s SSE Hydro Arena. He even accepted a ring that she gave him! The ring’s not all, though. Katie also gave Ed a painting she made of a lego house. Ed signed a copy, saying “Dear Katie, lovely to finally meet my wife.” SO CUTE! So, can we say Mrs. Sheeran? I think so! Congrats to the new couple!

Katie’s mom, Trish, explained: “Katie took the picture of the lego house she’d made and gave Ed a ring with an infinity symbol. Ed loved her artwork and asked if he could keep it for his wall. When she presented the ring he smiled and said, ‘I suppose I should say yes. OK.’ He made it really special for her and she’s since said she needs to think about bridesmaids.”

Katie said, “We haven’t set the date yet, but it’s not official because we haven’t been in a church.”

Seventeen Magazine explained that the entire meeting came to be thanks to Les Hoey’s Dreammaker Foundation, who granted her wish to let Katie meet her hero. Les explained, “Times like this make it worthwhile. To see someone like Ed taking time out of his day is so emotional and has made such a difference.”

That’s not all, though! Ed also sent Katie this video message:

So sweet! Ed did such an amazing thing, and as always, he continues to surprise us. Our hearts and thoughts are with Katie and her family. We hope that she keeps fighting and feels better soon!

Source: Seventeen Magazine

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3 Alyce Paris Short Dresses That Are Perfect For Going Out In

The Holiday 2014 Season is here, and that means that lots and lots of parties are on their way! This is definitely a time where every girl needs a few stand-out short dresses in their closet for the various party occasions that are sure to pop up. Well, dress designer Alyce Paris recently shared some of their favorite short ‘going out’ dresses, and we’re loving them! They picked looks that are so versatile that they can take you from a night out with friends, to a fancy Christmas or New Year’s Eve party, to even After PromAlyce Paris picked 6 dresses, but we’ve narrowed it down to just 3 here to help make your searching a little easier. Check them out below!

1. Alyce Paris style 4375

Alyce 4375

Alyce Paris 4375 is such a classy going out dress! It’s a jersey cocktail dress with an illusion neckline, geometrical sequins and beads around the neckline, with an open back design. Alyce said: “This jersey dress will show off your amazing figure, and the sequin beading around the neckline gives you a stand out look.”

2. Alyce Paris 4391

Alyce 4391

Alyce Paris 4391 is so sparkly that it couldn’t be more perfect for the Holidays! It’s a fully sequined cocktail dress with multicolor accent stones on the bodice that’s perfect for any body type. Alyce said: “Short dress #4391 would make an amazing dress for New Years Eve, holiday parties or simply a girls night out on the town.”

3. Alyce Paris 4346

Alyce 4346

Go for classic sparkles with Alyce Paris 4346 (blue sequined cocktail dress in the middle of the above photo)! It’s a strapless sweetheart cocktail dress with a pleated sequin bodice and crystal beading on the right side of the waist. The best part about this dress? It’s on sale! It was originally $198.00, but is now on sale for only $108.00! At this price, it couldn’t make for a better New Year’s Eve dress.

What’s your favorite out of these three Alyce Paris short dresses? Leave a comment below and let us know!

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