Meet Mariell!

Mariell: Your New Jewelry Best Friend!

Don’t get me wrong, I love living with my husband (most of the time) but I often find myself missing the years I spent living with my girlfriends. Watching trashy TV together (for some strange reason I just can’t get my husband to sit down and watch The Real Housewives with me), having impromptu dance parties, cooking together; I miss it all! One of the hardest things about moving away from them though is that my closet was cut in half! No longer can I roam into their bedrooms and go “shopping” for something new to wear. It was the perfect situation; tons of new (to me) items that I knew would be stylish because well, my friends are fab. I bet it’s something all of us girls miss as we get older, so Flair tries to recreate that experience for you. When you shop at Flair, we want it to feel like you’re shopping in your friend’s closet; easy, quick, fun and full of items handpicked to please! Case in point: our new jewelry designer, Mariell! Flair spent a long time looking for a jewelry designer that has the three necessities: high quality, stylish products, at great prices, with a quick turnaround time. And boy, have we found it! Check out some of our favorite items below and then give us a call to stop by our “closet” and poke through all of our fabulous, new jewelry collection. You can also check out tons of Mariell products on our online site, Frills, from the comfort of your own closet! Happy shopping, Flair friends!

This cushion cut necklace and earring set is a steal at only $85.00!

This cushion cut necklace and earring set is a steal at only $85.00!

Sigh, we love these vintage style earrings, and they're only $56.00!

Sigh, we love these vintage style earrings, and they’re only $56.00!

We are swooning over this art deco bridal headband, and you can to for just $85.00!

We are swooning over this art deco bridal headband, and you can to for just $85.00!

Happy wedding year, 2014 brides!

“The Many Emotions of a 2014 Bride”: a dramatic reading

It’s 11:59 PM on 12/31/13. Ryan Seacrest is counting down….10, 9, 8….confetti is flying…..7, 6, 5….the champagne is flowing….4, 3, 2, 1….HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! (enter passionate smooch here)

 

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Bride: “OMG I’m getting married THIS YEAR!!!” (said in an excited squeal)

 

It’s 12:03 AM on 1/1/14 and already the mood has changed. Miley Cyrus is twerking next to an awkward Ryan Seacrest and Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are full on making out in front of children. What is the world coming to? 

This baby wants nothing to do with your over the top PDA.

This baby wants nothing to do with your over the top PDA.

 

Suddenly, an alarm sounds into our bride’s head….

 
Bride: “OMG I’m getting married THIS YEAR!!!” (said in sheer panic)

 

We get it. Up until now, the wedding has felt like this really far away event, and then the calendar flips over and in an instant you are thrown into crunch time. Every wedding checklist you look at has 1,000,000 things on it and the anxiety attack starts to set in. Chances are, though, that you’re in much better shape than you realize. Most of the major vendors have probably been reserved so now it’s basically down to the fun details!

 

One big thing not to forget though: the men in your life. Let’s face it; most of them would shop the day before the wedding if left to their own devices. Here’s where you step in. Get the ball rolling with fabulous, color coordinated men’s wear from Flair! The majority of our designers make ties for both men and boys, with some designers even expanding into pocket squares, vests, cravats and more! As they are made in most of the same colors as the bridesmaids’ dresses, matching is one thing you won’t have to stress about! Think beyond the groom and groomsmen too. How touched would a dad and/or grandfather be to have a special tie that matches your big day? Or how about a cousin doing a reading for you? The possibilities are endless, so contact your favorite Flair girls and we would be happy to help you with all of the details!

 

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Happy wedding year, 2014 brides! Enjoy every minute!

XO, Flair

Going Beyond the Registry: Fabulous gift ideas for the bride in your life

With another holiday season just past, I got to thinking about the gift giving evolution. You start out as a cute (albeit bratty) kid who is all about receiving gifts….lots and lots of them. Then, as the years pass, you start to receive fewer gifts, but you don’t really mind. You even start to feel a little guilty. You actually hear yourself saying: “You didn’t have to do that!” or “You did too much!” “Too much? There’s no such thing!” your younger self would say. Then a few more years pass, and suddenly you get more joy out of giving than receiving. My parents always said that they preferred gift giving, and in my younger days I never understood it. “Chumps”, I thought. They were right though. As it turns out, parents are actually right about a lot of stuff, it’s weird. Anyways, these days seeing the looks on my friends’ and family’s faces is the best gift I could ever ask for. Who knew?!

Even though the holidays are over, I’m excited to keep the gift giving spirit alive! My new focus: brides! I have some showers and weddings in the coming months that I can’t wait to shop for. While registries take off a little bit of the pressure, I always like to add in a little something personal as well. Here are a few of my favorites:
1) Amore ring dish: Because every bride takes off her rings once and awhile, so she might as well have a fabulous place to keep them.

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2) Lanvin bridal notebook: Because every bride needs a designer notebook to take to her vendor meetings, right?

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3) Champagne coupes (my new obsession): Because every bride deserves to toast in style. There are tons of brands to choose from, but I love these from Kate Spade!

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We hope the bride in your life enjoys these gifts, and let us know if there are any others that you have loved to give or receive!

See you in 2014,

Your favorite Flair girls 🙂

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

 

 

Bachelorette/Shower Party Planning Tips!

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Bridesmaids, this blog is for especially for you! Brides, we’re going to try and say this nicely: please go away. We love you but we’ve got some surprises to plan for you so TTFN!

OK, now that we’ve gotten rid of our lovely brides, we can get to planning their showers and bachelorette parties! Have you started the process yet? It can be difficult to do, especially when the bridesmaids are all over the country. We’ve all been on one of those never ending email chains where nothing really gets accomplished.

So annoying! Have no fear, LastBash is here! It’s a new social networking type site where you can all get together and bounce around party ideas. Once you choose your location, LastBash also can provide recommendations on local hotels, restaurants and more. Plus, once you get the guest list finalized everyone can head to LastBash to RSVP and get more info on the event. This is seriously one of those ideas we wish we had thought of, it’s genius! Check them out and kiss your party planning woes good bye! Also, be sure to clue your bride in about the site after the fact (we don’t want her peeking at any potential surprises!), so she can use it to plan an epic bash for you one day!

 

Happy planning and plotting!

XOXO

Linds & Stace

 

The “Golden Ticket” to becoming a bridesmaid!

We LOVE our brides…..and we hope that comes through everyday in out Blog posts.  We really love when they share with us all the creative and fun ideas they have for their weddings and one very special bride Marissa shared with us, her creative and fun way she asked her closest friends and family to be a part of her big day!

As we have said many time ETSY is the place to look for cool, creative and fun gifts etc…..and Marissa used ETSY to find the perfect way to ask her girls to be there with her on the most important day of her life!  ENJOY!!!

Seriously….can it get any cuter than this???

Wipe away those tears….I know I had to!  What a fantasic and nice idea!

We’ll say it again….we love our brides they are so fab!

Here’s where you can find these Custom-Made Wonka Bars!

We love Marissa’s “Pure Imagination”!

Stacey 🙂

Things we LOVE: Say my name, say my name…

OK, I’ve been reading some of the wedding blogs recently and they say to not go overboard on the personalized details at your wedding. All I can say is 1) oops, too late and 2) why not?? I get that your guests probably don’t need a reminder as to whose wedding they are attending (if they do they probably should have been cut from the list to begin with) but I personally am a sucker for personalization.

Why not send subtle reminders to your guests as to who the queen and king are that day? Besides that, I am really proud of the work I’ve put into all the details of my wedding and I literally want my name all over the place. Call me vain if you like, but it’s my day (oh, and his too) and I’ll personalize if I want to! Below are some of my fav personalized goodies. I guess if you want to be a blog follower you can choose just one, but I say, if your budget allows, go for all of them!

1) At just $17.99 for 100, these cocktail napkins are a no brainer. Plus, it can’t hurt for people to be thinking about you along with their alcohol, especially when they may have their checkbooks on them…

2) This hanger is absolutely adorable. My Flair girls got it for me and I am ob-sessed! It will obviously keep my gown looking good on the day of the wedding, but in the meantime it has a place of honor hanging on the drawer of my bedside table. I know all of my other hangers are jealous…

3) My Bridal Bling is a super cute company started by a newly engaged bride. They have personalized goodies for the bride as well as the bridal party, and honestly who can’t use another item of clothing with crystals?? http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/

4) My fiancé is half Chinese and I could not resist getting these fortune cookies for our favors (of course I checked with him first to make sure they weren’t too cheesy but luckily he gave his seal of approval!). The fortune inside has our names, wedding date and thanks our guests for coming; such a nice touch! Plus, they come in tons of colors to match your scheme and they are delish! Of course I broke into them already and am saving the fortune for my wedding memory book. Too cute! http://fancyfortunecookies.com/

 

XOXO

Lindsay 🙂

Creative & Fun Wedding/Shower Gifts!

Wondering what to get the couple who has everything….try some of these amazing and unique gifts!! We LOVE them!

Adorable wedding print perfect for any Winnie the Pooh loving bride (you know there are alot of you out there, don’t lie)

http://www.etsy.com/listing/69691854/personalized-weddinganniversarylove?ref=pr_shop


As if drinking wine with the girls wasn’t festive enough
http://www.etsy.com/listing/68257475/personalized-wedding-gown-bridesmaid?ref=sr_list_24&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=personalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_spelling_corrected=pesonalized+wedding+wine+charms&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

A thoughtful (and cheap!) something blue

http://www.etsy.com/listing/67068140/something-blue-bouquet-charm-filigree?ref=sr_list_18&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

 

Who doesn’t need more items of clothing with rhinestones?
http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-Bridal-Bling/188774894501499


Um, too cool for words
http://www.etsy.com/listing/71252579/9×9-custom-wedding-portrait?ref=sr_list_9&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=bride&ga_page=4&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Custom made wine bottle for the special couple!

http://dancingsand.com/default.aspx

 

One of my amazing friends bought these for me because we are opting out of cake and doing an ice cream sundae bar!! So in love!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/74077620/vintage-my-ice-cream-your-ice-cream?ref=sr_list_3&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=ice+cream+spoons&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

 

Let us know what cool presents you have bought for bridal showers, weddings etc…

We LOVE new and creative ideas!!

xoxo

Linds & Stace

Stuff We Love!!

Hello Beautiful Brides & Bridesmaids!!!
The perfect for a gift for any bride-to-be.
She will love seeing her new last name beautifully hand-crafted in metal, ready to hold her beautiful wedding dress!!


Even more exciting news!! 
10% of all profits are donated to The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund!!

**Make sure you order early in the month, she sells out quickly and they take 8-10 weeks for production!

XOXO
Stace & Linds