Hollywood’s Most Adorable Halloween Looks!

Halloween is just around the corner folks. I think you know what that means. Halloween costumes! One of our most favorite things is waiting to see what Hollywood’s biggest celebrities came up with for the occasion. Here are a couple of our most favorite celeb Halloween looks’ from years past that we are still head over heels about.

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No one quite is as stylish as Kim Kardashian. And that includes Halloween too! Kim takes this holiday to the extreme and always makes sure she is one of the most authentic looking celebs out there for Halloween. This poison ivy costume is most def. our most favorite of Kim’s Halloween costumes. She looks so much like the real character you almost forget that she one of the Kardashian sisters! You go Kim!

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Lauren Conrad is another celeb that always has a simple but very creative mind when it comes to Halloween. Lauren always ops for the more conservative look and still looks absolutely adorable. This costume in particular is based off of the Mary Poppins character.  And talk about a DIY costume in itself! This costume screams simplicity and chic all in one! Have a feeling this easy costume will be duplicated by many adoring fans this Halloween.

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Ok, how awesome did Katy Perry pull off the character Jane from MTV’s animated hit series Daria? She looks so much like the actual cartoon its crazy! Daria was a huge hit in the 90’s among many TV viewers. The show was described as “A smart & cynical girl goes through teenage life as a proud outsider in a world of mainly idiotic teens and condescending adults.” With Katy Perry’s witty attitude we can see why she related with the characters so much.

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What’s more adorable than seeing little Hollywood take part in the Halloween? Seeing their parents take part in the action too! In this look, Sandra Bullock and her son Louis when in theme as Toy Story characters; Jessie and Buzz Lightyear.  Nothing is better than seeing this little tyke collect candy hand in hand with his superstar mom Sandra.

Which of these were your most favorite costume? Do you know what your going to be for Halloween this year? Let us know in the comments below!

Throwback Thursday- The 90s

On today’s blog post we are going to be sticking with the Throwback Thursday theme! That’s right; we are going back in time to visit all the popular fashion trends of the 90’s! I know some may be embarrassing to admit to wearing. But nothing is better than having that nostalgic feeling right? Hold on tight to your Lisa Frank binder as we take a blast into the past.

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Oh nothing says 90’s like a brand new pair of Doc Martens! This style in particular was probably the most popular with both men and women. These England based shoes really did help to complete the ever popular growing grunge trend. And if you wanted a pair of these bad boys you really had to save your pennies! They usually ranged anywhere between $100-$130! Although we must say, they are totally worth it! The constructions of these boots are made to last for years and years to come. We are also glad to report that’s these boots are making their way back to this year’s trends! We for one sure missed them while they were gone!

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The butterfly clips. Need we say more? Yes they were probably one of the so-bad-its-good parts of the 90’s. They came in all different colors and sizes! Some even had wings that would flutter with every move you would make. You know just to make it look more realistic! The most popular style you ask? It probably had to be the face-framing crown of butterflies atop your head. Sure, things could get a little crowded up there, but it was the look.

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Chokers galore! These things were everywhere! If you were a girl over the age of 6 during the 90’s guaranteed you had one of these stuck to your neck! The tattoo choker consisted of a tight, springy, lace-like plastic necklace designed to sit snugly against your neck and mimic some sort of hand drawn tattoo while conveying an intangible emotion that fell somewhere between “I’m the trendiest chick on the block” and “I hate the world.” But what can we say, they were so totally rad!  (Sorry that just slipped out!)

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Acid wash denim. It’s hard to understand why these things were so trendy. But oh they were! Everyone and their mother’s had something acid wash. Whether it’d be a jacket or super tight jeans, they were all the rage! Somehow, we couldn’t get enough of acid-washed denim, and still can’t; designers like Balmain, Roberto Cavalli, and more have sent these bleached jeans down the runway. We can’t help but love them after all these years.

These were just a few of the many different 90’s trends. What were some of your favorite or no-so-favorite trends of the 90’s? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

Some of our Favorite Things: Celebrity Fashion Lines

Today on our blog we will be talking about some of our most favorite celebrity designers. Ok ok so we know some of these aren’t the most affordable, but hey a girl can dream! And if that fails then we can always ask mom and dad for an early birthday gift right? It’s worth a shot I think! Well sometimes we girls gotta do what we gotta do to try and stay high fashion!

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Our first and foremost favorite celebrity designer is Ms. Gwen Stefani.  Gwen has not one, not two, not three, but FOUR fashion lines! L.A.M.B, GX, World of Harajuku, and DWP are the names. Gwen has always aspired to be a designer from a very young age. Even before she ever aspired to be a singer! Gwen and her mother handmade every single dress that she ever wore to any high school function. Talk about impressive. Little did she ever imagine she would one day have four high fashion lines of her own!

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You may have heard of these tiny moguls before. Does the name Mary-kate and Ashley Olsen ring any bells? Yeah we thought so! Mary-kate and Ashley got their big break at 9 months old on the 90’s sitcom Full House back in 1987.  Both the girls shared the role as Michelle Tanner and captured the hearts of America. As the girls grew up, many young female fans began to take notice to their impeccable taste to fashion. The girls usually would take adult labels and have them cut down to their size. The problem was not every 10 year old could afford $100 shirts from Marc Jacobs! By the time the girls were 16 they decided to expand their empire into Walmart and sold millions of dollars’ worth of Mary-Kate and Ashley clothing and other merchandising. Today the girl’s focus is on running their high fashion labels The Row, Elizabeth and James and the more affordable Olsenboye. Doesn’t look like these girls are going anywhere anytime soon!

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Let’s fast forward to the year 2004. Some of the biggest TV shows in reality television history would come to life this year. One of those would include MTV’s Laguna Beach. There we met a girl named Lauren Conrad (or LC for short as her friends liked to call her).  Lauren was always the nice sweet girl who just couldn’t seem to ever escape the DRAMA of Laguna Beach High. After high school, Lauren went on to bigger and better things. She decided to study fashion design and merchandising at FIDM in Los Angeles. With many fans still supporting her throughout her rise and fall in reality TV, Lauren went on to create her own label Papercrown and picked up a MAJOR collaborating deal with Kohls! Lauren put an end to the “trainwreck reality star” stereotype, and made her experience a positive (and profitable) one! TEAM LC!

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Now Jessica Simpson may be the butt of some mean jokes in the media but one thing you can’t joke about is Jessica’s extreme eye for fashion.  Jessica Simpson has earned the nickname ‘Fashion’s Billion Dollar Baby’ thanks to her extremely successful line, the Jessica Simpson Collection. In 2010 alone, her line, which includes handbags, shoes, and clothing, earned a massive $750 million in retail sales. Now that’s impressive. I think it’s safe to say Jessica gets the last laugh on this one!

 

Who are some of your favorite celebrity designers? Tell us your thoughts in comment section below!

Farewell to a Legend- RIP Oscar de la Renta

As some of you may already know, yesterday the fashion world lost a major influence. The amazing Oscar De La Renta has passed away at the age of 82 years old. With a career spanning over four decades, Oscar De La Renta is one of the most revered designers of our time.So, today on our blog here at Ever-Pretty we want to take a moment to recognize the amazing legacy that Oscar De La Renta has left behind through a visual of some of his most amazing pieces of fashion.

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This look was from Oscar’s most recent fashion show, the Spring/Summer 2015 show. Oscar had an amazing way of turning this simple hi-low skirt into a piece of art. The embroidered details at the bottom are what really made this look so eye catching.  A great way to add class and sophistication to a beautiful spring look.

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Now who would forget this look that Taylor Swift wore to the Met Gala Red Carpet event this year? This dress was absolutely made for her body! It was definitely an all-time favorite of Taylor’s. So much so, she tweeted about the dress last night when she heard the news of Oscar’s passing. She said quote “My all-time favorite designer has passed away. Oscar, it was an honor to wear your creations and to know you. In loving memory.” We know she won’t soon forget his legacy.

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What some may not know is that Oscar also designed for a much younger audience too! He dared to mix and match patterns but stick with a general color. It’s evident that his creativity inspired all ages. This look in particular definitely accentuated a child’s bright spirit and spunk. Just because you’re a kid doesn’t mean you can’t be couture too right? We’re glad Oscar saw it that way too!

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What Oscar may be most known for is his jaw-dropping wedding gowns. When it came to designing wedding gowns nothing seemed impossible. Also, one thing was always evident… DETAIL DETAIL DETAIL, One dress might seem simple, but the closer you look you can see all the crazy attention to detail. Oscar knew exactly just what he was doing when it came to designing these gowns.

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Oh yes ladies he did shoes too! He left no leaf unturned and made sure his customer was as coture as possible from head to toe. With this detail on your feet, Oscar wanted to be sure his customer was sure to turn some heads.

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What are some of your most favorite pieces that Oscar has designed? Tell us in the comment section below!

 

Channel Your Inner Disney Princess this Halloween!

Who said dressing up as a Disney princess/villain has to end now that we are older? With Halloween around the corner this is your perfect excuse to let that inner child out! We here at Ever-Pretty are going to show you how you can take a few of our fab dresses and turn yourself into a gorgeous modern day Disney fashion-ista for this upcoming holiday!

cinderella-blue-dress-costume-idea Cinderella didn’t start out as a fashion-ista.  We all know that changed for her when her fairy god mother waved her magic wand. Next thing you know Cinderella bibbity-bobity-boop’ed  her way to the ball in style AND landed the guy! Grab an elegant modern day look with our Sapphire Blue Elegant Long Evening Dress. Want a true ballgown look just add one of our petticoats underneath for the perfect touch. (Just think of us as your fairy god mother!)

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Now what little girl didn’t fall in love with Belle’s beautiful yellow dress? We sure did! Belle was always one of the most elegant and beautiful Disney princess’s. We guess that’s why they called her Belle! You can achieve Belle’s look with one of our more modern looking Yellow One Shoulder Flower Rhinestones Evening Dress.  Be the belle of the ball!

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Now not everyone wants to be one of those goody goody princess’s this Halloween. You may want to channel your dark side and bring the evil out! Check out our wicked cool black and purple high low evening dress. Now if this doesn’t scream Maleficent I don’t know what will! (Mwahahaha…sorry we had to let that out!)

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So maybe you’re a little spunky and want to help Peter Pan look for the lost boys? Then this is the dress for you! This light green one shoulder summer dress will definitely make you sparkle with pixie dust at any Halloween party. If your friends don’t believe in fairies, they sure will now!

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Now who’s more beautiful in pink than Aurora from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty? If you want to be pretty in pink just like Aurora you will want to snag this one shoulder hot pink evening dress. (DISCLAIMER: Sleeping in this gown is not recommended ;)

rapunzel-tangled-costume-idea We must say that Rapunzel is most definitely one of our newest favorite Disney princesses.  Impress your friends with our very similar colored purple v neck high low dress.  This dress also comes padded enough to where there is no need to be worn with a bra. This is a great option for us females! Plus it’s just one less thing to worry about after combing all that hair!

What dress would you pick from the above options?  Tells us your thoughts below!

 

 

 

The Perfect Game Day Outfit with Fanatics.com

Baseball season may be over, but fashion is never out of style. Support your favorite team by putting together a simple outfit that makes a big statement!

Our company is based in Orange County, Southern California. Home of the Angels! So without question, we chose a White and Red Angels hat from Fanatics.com. They have a huge selection of hats, jerseys, jackets and accessories for just about every team out there!

For our look, we chose our White Short Sleeve Lace Fit and Flare Short Casual Dress. It’s very easy to wear just about any accessory with this dress. You can dress it up or down, perfect for tail gates and game nights at home or the Stadiums.

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We based our entire look around this hat and dress, we also added a few accessories that may give an edgy feel to your outfit. Red lipstick can’t be beat; perfect for any game day. You’ll look fierce and support your team with class. Red shoes; remember, it’s still a sport and you’ll be doing a lot of standing up for the wave, maybe some walking back and forth to the concession stand; stay comfy. For those games that go into the night, a nice black motorcycle jacket will keep you warm and stylish. You can roll up the sleeves as well, given that Autumn nights are still warm.  And, finally, a bracelet for you and your best friend, mom, sister or any friend for that matter. Besties who support together, stay together!

So go on out and rep your teams gear with style!

 

Monday Musing: Our Favorite Things About Fall

In case you don’t know, Ever-Pretty’s US headquarters are located in sunny Southern California so we technically don’t really have fall, but that doesn’t stop us from daydreaming about the beauty of this mystical season. Here’s a list of our favorite things about Fall:

1. The beauty of the leaves changing! There may only be a few places around us where we can actually see this happening but that only makes us appreciate the occasion all the more.

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2. Pumpkin Spice Everything! We realize this has very little to do with actual pumpkins and everything to do with the magical combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cloves, and ginger but that doesn’t change how we feel about it. It really does just taste like fall! If you’re looking for some creative takes on the trend, Trader Joe’s really has this nailed.

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3. Pies! After a sweltering summer, where turning the oven on was not even an option, we are so excited to bake things again! Granted it is still about 80 degrees here but by our standards that is still baking weather.

4. HALLOWEEN! Who doesn’t love Halloween? It’s a holiday where we get to dress up and be anything we want to be, so much fun. (Plus, a little make believe is good for the soul.) In need of costume ideas- check out our Into the Mystic collection.

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5. Flannels, blankets, and all things cozy! As much as we do love the sun, some artificial warmth ala warm and fuzzy accessories is just so wonderful!

 

What are your favorite things about fall? Tell us in the comments below:

National Mean Girls Day

In honor of “National Mean Girls Day,” Ever-Pretty is feeling a bit nostalgic of this cult classic that became an instant hit a decade ago…(yes, it’s already been 10 years. How old do you feel?) In case you are not on social media, a female or a fan of the early 2000s, National Mean Girls Day derives from that memorable scene in the movie “Mean Girls,” where Aaron Samuels turns around to ask Cady Heron what day it was, and she replied, “It’s October 3rd.” However, don’t get confused on this non-official holiday’s name, Ever-Pretty is not condoning or promoting girl-on-girl bashing, but rather, we have put together some of our favorite one-liners, fashion pointers, diet fads and friendship rules that Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfried and Lacey Chabert had to offer.

  1. “On Wednesdays, we wear pink.” (OK not really, but Ever-Pretty does have some really cute pink dresses that you can browse through!) karen-mean-girls
  2. “That’s so fetch!” (Translation: “That’s so cool!” OR “That’s so rad!”)
  3. “I’m not like a regular mom. I’m a cool mom!” (I’m pretty sure we all had that one friend in high school who really did have a cool mom that would let you get away with stuff and not call your parents.)
  4. “If you’re from Africa, why are you white?” Followed by the appropriate response: “Oh my god Karen! You can’t just ask people why they’re white!”
  5. “We only wear jeans or track pants on Fridays.” (Is this where “casual Friday” derived from?)
  6. “Grool.” (Translation: Great + Cool = Grool.)grool
  7. “I’m a mouse, duh.” (With Halloween right around the corner, shop some of Ever-Pretty’s ready-to-wear costumes, or check out our previous blog on what costumes we offer!)
  8. “The limit does not exist.” (This can apply to so many things, but let’s keep it simple and say that women can never have enough beautiful dresses and gowns in their closet. LBD anyone?)
  9. “Is butter a carb?” (Unfortunately, yes.)
  10. “Whatever, I’m getting cheese fries.” (…Because sometimes a girl just needs cheese fries…OK!?) cheesefries

Ever-Pretty Celebrates Halloween!

It’s that time of year again! The Halloween craze is in full effect and Ever-Pretty is diving in headfirst! No matter how old you are, Halloween is the perfect excuse to act like a big kid. Whether it’s a mermaid, animal, your favorite childhood cartoon character or a celebrity, throw on that costume and have some fun! In the spirit of the spooky season, Ever-Pretty has several ready-to-wear costumes that will show-off your enthusiasm this Halloween season!

If you grew up watching “The Flinstones,” then Ever-Pretty’s version of a Pebbles costume is right for you! This one-shouldered, animal print dress is a unique take on the popular costume choice, featuring an empire waistline to help create a silhouette shape and a fun, flowy skirt for an Ever-Pretty touch. Pair it with some bone-stud earrings and Palm tree-style ponytail for a dead-on Pebbles get-up.

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Are you a lover of the open ocean? Then try out one of our multiple sailor girl-themed dresses for the ultimate nautical costume. Ever-Pretty offers Halloween lovers both a red and white-striped, maxi-style dress; and a navy blue and white-striped, party-style dress. Pair these dresses with a sailor or captain hat to accurately top off the look!

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If you are one known to shake your groove thang all night long, then take a spin in Ever-Pretty’s 60s gogo dancer-inspired dress! This one-shouldered, floral piece boasts a brightly-colored pattern and shorter hemline for the ultimate hippie-chic ensemble. Combine this look with a pair of white, knee-high boots and some peace-sign earrings, and you are ready for the dance floor.

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If you are ready for the Little White Chapel, then this white Ever-Pretty dress is perfect for the ultimate Vegas bride get-up! The sexy neckline, lacy adornments and veil attachment are the seamless accessories to complete this sexy bridal costume. Pair this dress with some high heels and the groom of your choice, and you are ready for the walk down the aisle!

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What’s Your Dress Personality?

The great thing about dresses is that they come in all different styles, patterns, cuts, hemlines and necklines. Every woman has their go-to style of dress, and in the same breath, they know which ones to avoid. For example, I avoid strapless dresses because I am smaller up top and I feel as though they make me look like I have broader shoulders than I really do. However, the dress style that never fails me is a halter dress, preferably with a sweetheart cut to the top. As far as lengths go, it either has to be down to the floor maxi-style, or fall half-way to my knees. I like to think of myself as a perfect mix between “Party Princess” and “Queen of Casual” when it comes to dress shopping. Sometimes I am all about the glam, and others I just don’t want to be bothered with the huss and fuss. What dress personality are you?

Sleek & Chic: Whether you have a formal event like a dance, banquet or birthday party that you are attending, Ever-Pretty provides our clientele with fashion-forward dresses that boast elegance and grace. If you are more of a “Sleek and Chic” kind of girl, then you are a lover of longer hemlines (perhaps mermaid-style?), conservative necklines, and form-fitting garments that are simple yet dashing. Ever-Pretty carries a wide selection of these dresses that are perfect for any formal occasion.

sleeknchic Party Princess: If you are the type that always has something going on – a girl’s night out, birthday parties or just loves to dance – you’ve got to have multiple party dresses in your arsenal that are ready to wear at any given moment. The Party Princess gravitates towards shorter hemlines with a daring top – think a deep V-neck or strapless – and is a sucker for sequins and sparkles. Ever-Pretty has a wide array of dresses that will surely make you the pretty life of the party!

partyprincess Queen of Casual: Every girl has those days where they just want to rock the bare minimum without having to constantly adjust, fix or touch-up anything. However, for some girls, this is their lifestyle. Queens of Casual typically leans towards maxi-style dresses that fall effortlessly, or they are willing to try their hand at an easy-to-wear dress with a flowy skirt and a secure top like a rounded neckline, spaghetti straps or something with sleeves. Whatever casual wear style you are leaning towards, Ever-Pretty takes the guessing out of dressing with our selection of casual dresses.

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