How to make your dress unique!

It’s time to take a walk down memory lane. The year is 2002; super boot cut jeans are all the rage, internet is dial up and everyone has that Nokia cell phone with the changing face plates (mine was sparkly pink – don’t be jealous). Can you picture it? What a great year it was. It was also the year I had to shop for my senior prom dress. For a lot of girls, prom is the first time to shop for a super fancy dress, and in my family we went all out. We made a day of it; lunch, manicures and…Party Dress Express. Anyone from Rhode Island will know this place. It’s basically the best prom shop ever…and it’s in a warehouse. From the look of the outside you think you might get murdered, and then you walk inside and it is crystal, tulle and taffeta heaven. The best part? Once you choose your dress, they take down the name of your high school and don’t let anyone else from your school get your dress. Boom! Sorry all other East Greenwich High School seniors, no one else can have my fab black dress with the huge slit up the front and corset back (I must’ve been in a slutty phase).

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Years later when it came time to shop for my bridal gown, I missed that little bit of exclusivity. While there are tons of bridal gowns out there, there was no guarantee when I chose my gown that none of my guests would have seen it before. As a matter of fact, mine was featured on “Say Yes to the Dress” a few weeks after I bought it. Fail.

So what’s a bride to do? Make it your own with the accessories, of course! Brides are always surprised how much detail a belt or jewelry can add to a gown. Not only that, but one belt can give a gown a totally different look and feel than another. So, we can try the same gown on multiple girls in the same day and get totally different vibes from each, just based on the accessories each girl likes. That’s one of the many great things about our belt designer, A.B. Ellie; she has tons of different styles and on top of that, she is open to customizing everything. Want her belt, but with a custom purple ribbon? You got it. Want more jewels added to a design (who doesn’t)? Not a problem! The sky’s the limit with A.B. Ellie and we can’t wait to help you create the belt of your dreams!

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Hope you enjoyed the flashback to high school!

Fashionably Yours,

Lindsay 🙂

 

A Perfect Combination!

Today at Flair we got to discussing some classic combos. Peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots, bread and butter….can you tell that we had this discussion around lunch time? The dynamic duo that really sparked our conversation though cannot be found in the fridge; Coren Moore and Kate Spade!

Here’s how the convo got started…our lovely FedEx guy dropped off a huge box of adorable dresses for our Coren Moore trunk show at the same time that we were drooling over Kate Spade’s flash sale website (did you see it? GREAT deals!). It didn’t take long for us to realize how well these two fit together! They’re preppy, classic, and oh so fashionable.

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We just so happen to have a Kate Spade store on our block, so we decided to take a little field trip for some inspiration. We were kids in a candy store! Everything in there is so colorful and fun; very Flair! One piece really stuck out; a gorgeous navy and white striped necklace that Stacey ended up buying for herself. It’s the perfect combo of preppy and modern. We love it! We couldn’t help trying it with some of the Coren Moore dresses we had in and it literally looked good with every single one. So, for any Coren Moore brides/maids out there looking for jewelry, check out Kate Spade. While some of her pieces can get a little pricey, they are a great investment and something that can truly be worn again and again!

Our Coren Moore Trunk Show ends May 19th!  Get those orders in!!

Happy Spring!

Linds, Stace, Jaime, Madi & Hilleary 🙂

Non-traditional Registry Ideas!

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There is a new trend in the wedding presents. Forget the registry but look at websites such as TheHoneymoon.com and GiftsofStock.com. These are a little unconventional but they are classier than just asking for money. Often times the couple only has select things on a registry or unsure of what exactly they need.

With GiftsofStock the couple can receive stocks. (Smart financial investment!) With TheHoneymoon.com the couple can relax a little bit more because their family and friends can pitch in and help pay for the honeymoon! Sweet Deal!

Think outside the box…literally!

XOXO

Caitlin 😉

A Love Letter to Boston!

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While absolutely nothing can compare to the horror our city of Boston faced last week, this week is weird too, right? Last week I knew for sure how I was supposed to be feeling; extremely sad, heartbroken and angry, just to name a few emotions. This week, though, I only feel uncertainty. We as a city (and a nation) are starting to gingerly step into the territory of “moving on.” (I put it in quotes because how do you ever fully do that? Nothing will ever be quite the same). We’re all left wondering how to feel and act. For example, as my shower radio blared this morning, I heard the DJs discussing when it was appropriate to go back to their usual, joking program. On the one hand, who couldn’t use a laugh right now? On the other hand, though, no one wants to move on too quickly and not properly honor and recognize the injured and deceased.

One way that I think that we can begin to heal is by focusing on the good. Speaking for all of the Flair staff, we were beyond touched to come back to the store and find numerous messages from our brides, wondering about our well-being. You have no idea what that meant to us. To be included in that group of loved ones that you wanted to check on makes us so happy. We say it a lot, and it is true every time, but we truly care about each and every person who enters this store. You are a part of our Flair family and we appreciate and care for all of you. We cannot thank you enough, and because of you we firmly believe that we have the best job in the world!

Another way that we at Flair have decided to start to heal is by getting back out there and supporting our local businesses. Many Boylston Street businesses were closed for over a week, which may not seem long, but in being familiar with the crazy commercial rent prices in the Back Bay, we know that every day of the month is an important one fiscally. So, we are looking forward to getting back out there and supporting them however we can. This is the same story I will tell my husband when he sees the bill (that’s just a small, first attempt at a joke)! We encourage you all to do the same, and even beyond that, think of the small businesses when you’re back out there shopping in the Back Bay. Knowing how special the employee/customer relationship is in our own small business, we can’t wait to experience that on the other end as customer.  We also look forward to passing onto them the love and kindness that we’ve been so lucky to receive.

Lots of love & hugs from the ladies at Flair!

(We are still giving out free hugs if you are in need of one)

Lindsay + Stacey + Jaime + Madison + Hilleary

You can help please by donating to the organizations/people below:

https://secure.onefundboston.org/page/-/donate2.html

For  all of  the people of Boston affected.

https://www.giveforward.com/fundraiser/ygf1/helpforpatandjess

Because every girl who walks through our door is family.

http://www.gofundme.com/CelesteandSydney

For a Fellow Newbury Street Stylist.

 

The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party at Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill!

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We are so exciting to be partnering with Bloomingdale’s Chestnut Hill for The “Pre-Wedding” Wedding Party!  We look forward to meeting you and talking to you about all the newest trends in the Bridal World!

XOXO

Flair

Mis-Matched Bridesmaids Dresses!

While we consider ourselves to be pretty fearless most of the time, lately alot of our brides have been saying something to us that truly makes us shudder: “I really like the look of Molly Sims’ bridal party.” <Cue classic horror movie music> Gasp!

If you haven’t seen her bridal party, do a quick Google search. Find it? OK good. It really is gorgeous, and we love to see someone doing something a little different BUT we’ve had a hard time recreating that look for our brides…until now!

Jenny Yoo came out with her first “social collection” this season, which includes pretty prints, luxurious laces and preppy polka dots. They pair perfectly with our already fabulous collection of solid dresses, to help you achieve that effortless mix and match look that so many brides are going for these days. Check out these fab photos from her recent shoot to get a sneak peek and if you like what you see (and we think you will) give us a call to come see it in person!

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So go ahead….mix it up!

XOXO

Linds + Stace

Bridal Shower Themes!

There are many different ideas for a bridal shower. It depends on your season, wedding day theme, who is coming, how intimate, and many other factors. But the biggest factor is what YOU want. We are going to take a closer look into what it will take to create these different afternoon (or morning) escapes.

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Kitchen Theme—A kitchen theme bridal shower usually involves kitchen gifts and activities. Guests are usually asked to bring a favorite or family recipe so the bride can get a jump-start on their recipe collection. There may even be a little bit of baking involved or a “create-your-own” fruit bar. As long as food is involved it will be fun!

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High Tea—This bridal shower is all things tea related! Play fun games, get the girls together, and eat tiny sandwiches! If you are a little confused and new to the “tea-party” theme a great place to start is Teavana they are very informative and will be able to direct you to find a good arrange of teas that will go perfectly with your party. Also don’t forget the option of coffee!

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Brunch—For those morning people, you can always start the day off right with a brunch theme. Mimosas, a “do-it-your-own” fruit, granola, and yogurt bar, and pastry spread will certainly be the key to a classy and fun event. Besides…it is the most important meal of the day. Jazz Brunch at The Beehive is a quirky and fun place to plan a rocking shower!

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Wine & Cheese—Wine & Cheese parties are very fun. It is a great way to get all your fiends together and try different wines. Either have guests bring a bottle of their favorite or create the selection yourself! Baccos in Boston is a great place to start to learn about all the great wine and cheese pairings!

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Spa—In the middle of planning a wedding the bride needs a spa day. Many salons have packages and can accommodate a bridal shower for the bride and some of her close friends. A cheaper alternative option will also be make a spa day at home. Set up different stations and try “at-home” remedies for beauty products. Great gift ideas that go along with this theme are bath products, towels, and more bath supplies.  Spa’s we love in Boston Exhale & Emerge perfect for any spa day with the girls!

 

Take this day as a way to enjoy the company with friends and treat yourself before the big day! Enjoy!

 Now go plan that bridal shower!!

xoxo

 

 

 

A Day of Love….oh and sweets!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Instead of doing a typical “Top Valentine’s Day Dates” ideas we are going to help all those sig others who may be running a little late in the gift department……..hint hint to our sig others, can you tell we have a sweet tooth:)

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1. Georgetown Cupcakes

Cupcakes are one of the best ways to give your loved one something sweet on this special day! Georgetown Cupcakes is located on Newbury Street and are accepting pre-orders up until Wednesday evening. You can also stop on in and pick out your favorites!

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2. Winston Flowers

Winston Flowers has some of the most beautiful arrangements I have seen. I have fallen in love with their flowers! All of their locations have extended hours on Valentine’s Day: 8 am – 6 pm.

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3. Beacon Hill Chocolates

Beacon Hill is a small little shop on Charles Street but they have traveled the world to get the best chocolates. They were named the Best of Boston for 2009, 2010, and 2012. They offer a very wide variety to satisfy any sweet tooth!

If you need more inspiration please head over to our Pinterest page and look at our Valentine’s day board!

XOXO

Hugs and kisses from your Fav Flair girls

 

 

Grammy Red Carpet Fashion!

As we settle into our “new digs” we wanted to take the time to look at the 2013 Grammy Red Carpet from this past weekend. It is our favorite time of year…..award season and that means one thing: dresses! The red carpet is one of the most exciting times of the night! We wanted to give our humble opinions to which dresses we thought were just fabulous.

These are our top 5! Enjoy!

  Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood—Wearing  Roberto Cavalli

 Rihanna

Rihanna—Looking stunning in Alaia

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Carley Rae Jepson—Sparkling in Roberto Cavalli

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Kelly Osborne—Paule Ka

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Lastly, we had to give Carrie Underwood a second nod for her stunningly beautiful performance gown that was custom made by Theia’s own Don O’Neill!  Such a show stopper!

These ladies looked  beautiful at the Grammy’s….but what we want to know is who was your favorite on the Grammy Night?

xoxo

Flair Girls

WELCOME TO FLAIR!

welcometoflairOur newest additions to Flair this past week for our fabulous bridesmaids!

{Top Row} Siri Bridesmaids~Roxy | Peony | Kiki

{Center Row} Coren Moore ~ Kate Two-Tone |  Siri Bridesmaids~Cristelle Sheath

{Bottom Row} Jenny Yoo ~ Hadley | Cadie | Parker

Call us to come and visit these fab new dresses!

617.247.2828

XO

Linds + Stace

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