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Remember Your Prom with a Memory Book

Now that most of you have had your prom and have had time to revel in the last of your senior moments, it’s time to make sure you won’t soon forget those memories. We’re talking about a prom memory book! If you’ve never made a memory book before, we’ve got you covered with everything you’ll need to include to preserve your prom memories:

1. Make a memory book:
Think of your memory book as your very own prom scrapbook. To start out, you might need to run to the craft store and grab some scrapbooking supplies, so that you can make your scrapbook look as authentic as you can.

2. Next, add photos:
Remember those silly pictures you took with your friends? These will be the perfect way to remember all the fun you had on your prom night. Don’t forget to include the professional photos too!

3. Preserve your corsage and add it in:
Looking back at your memory book and seeing your corsage a few years from now will definitely bring a smile to your face. If you’re wondering how to preserve it, you can either spray it with hairspray (at arm’s length) and press it in to your book, or hang it upside-down in a warm, dark place for a few weeks before gingerly putting it in your book.

4. Save your table number and the invitation and add them in:
If you’ve ever made a scrapbook, you know that the little things like invitations, ticket stubs, and table numbers are perfect things to accent your book.

5. Add a swatch from your dress:
While we’re not asking you to cut up your dress, if you have any extra fabric from the tailor, it would be perfect to add to your book, so that you can always remember your gown.

6. Next, write down your favorite memories:
The best part about your memory book will be writing down the little things about the night that you don’t want to forget. Whether it was your favorite song that you and your date danced to, or the funniest inside joke that your table had, you’ll want to include all the little things too.

7. Seal it with a kiss:
After all the time you spent getting your makeup perfect, why not immortalize it in your memory book with a lip print?

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7 Alternatives to the Standard Bridesmaid Dress

When it comes to bridesmaid dresses, you want to choose something that’s practical, pretty, and won’t make your bridesmaids cringe at the sight of it. While we’ve all seen the standard chiffon tea length (insert color here) bridesmaid gown, why not go with something a little out of the ordinary? We’ve rounded up 7 alternative dress styles that your bridesmaids will actually want to wear again!

1. How pretty would this mint floral cocktail dress look on your bridesmaids? This look is perfect for a Spring wedding.

2. Don’t worry, this lace number comes in other colors, so your girls won’t be outshining you dressed in white.

3. Pretty in pink– this fitted number is a great style on all shapes and sizes.

4. If you’re planning a Summer garden wedding, this dress will fit perfectly with the theme.

5. Midnight blue is one of those colors that looks great on everyone, so why not choose this bridesmaid dress to fit in with your nighttime wedding?

6. While most bridesmaid dresses tend to err on the shorter side, if you’re planning a black tie wedding, this body-hugging floor-length gown will be sure to turn heads.

7. For any bride that loves a good beaded dress!

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How to Have an Amazing Prom Night

For most of you, prom night is probably just days away, which means crunch time is in full effect! While you’re still sorting out the last-minute details of hair do’s and accessory decisions, don’t forget to stop for a minute and take it all in. After all, prom only happens once, so here are a few tips to make your prom night as amazing as possible.

1. Eat something
While eating is probably not the first thing on your mind while you’re in the midst of all the prom hoopla, it’s probably the most important thing you’ll do. Don’t let looking good in your dress make you skip a meal before you go, grab a quick snack before you head out for pictures just in case you prom doesn’t include a dinner.

2. Don’t stress
Prom is one of your last hoorahs as a senior, so don’t let stress ruin your night. Even if things don’t go exactly as planned, brush it off and let your last big dance with your friends be one of your best senior memories.

3. Take in the little moments
You know the saying, “it’s the little things that make the biggest difference” and prom night is no different. Don’t forget to step back and appreciate the little things—dancing with your crush, group selfies with your friends, and looking gorgeous in your new gown.

4. Take photos
Pictures are worth a thousand words, so get snapping! Whether it’s taking full advantage of the prom photo-booth or snapping goofy pictures in the limo ride, you’ll be thankful for the 100+ pictures on your camera roll this summer when you’re reminiscing about this night.

5. Have fun!
Last but not least, let your hair down (not literally if you’ve got an updo), and dance the night away.

12 Beautiful Quinceanera Dresses for 2015

A Quinceanera is one of the biggest, most anticipated events in the life of a Latina woman, and the dress you choose to wear on the special day should be worthy of such a once-in-a-lifetime celebration.

Though there are certain styles and colors that traditionally designate a Quinceanera dress (white or pastel hues; a large, full skirt), these days, more and more girls are pushing the envelope with their gown choice, opting to blend classic cultural looks with modern, fashion-forward styles. Whether you’re sticking to a traditional look, considering something cutting edge, or shopping for something in between, these 12 beautiful Quinceanera dresses for 2015 are the perfect place to start your search for the perfect dress.

For a classic look: Opt for a dress with a full skirt or petticoat, in a soft pastel hue or bright shade of white.

1. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88085: We love this stunning ballgown! The large skirt is perfectly balanced by a structured, corseted top.

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2. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88089. For a princess moment, look no further than this gorgeous white gown with a beaded bodice.

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3. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88043. For a look that’s as fun as it is sweet, a bubblegum pink gown can’t be beat.

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4. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88042. This pastel purple shade is no shrinking violet.

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For tradition with a twist: Keep the traditional dress silhouette, but try a gown in a more contemporary shade, like a neon color or bright hue.

5. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88013.  This hot pink ombre look is party-perfect.

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6. Q by Da Vinci QuinceaneraShimmering sating and bold, contrasting colors make this dress a knockout.

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7. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 88001. Not for the wallflower, the two-tone gown is sure to make a statement at your Quinceanera.

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8. Vizcaya by Mori Lee 89036. A deep red hue adds a sophisticated air to this beautiful gown.

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For a modern take: Forgoe the full-skirted look and opt for something more streamlined instead.

9. Mac Duggal 48261h: Though this dress is technically still a ballgown, a slightly slimmer skirt makes the look more modern.

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10. Mac Duggal 48262h: This one-of-a-kind design incorporates traditional Quineanera whites and pastels in a fun, unexpected way.

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11. Flirt by Maggie Sottero P5838: A mermaid skirt feels inspired by a ballgown, but the silhouette is much more modern and on-trend.
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12. Jovani 158934: This canary yellow stunner has all the frill and flair of a traditional Quinceanera style, but offers a slightly more streamlined shape (a perfect option for petite girls!).

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The Best Makeup Looks for Prom 2015

Now that you’ve got your dress, shoes, bag, and have your hair appointment booked, it’s time to start thinking about your prom makeup. While your dress will be sure to have people oohing and ahhing at prom, you’ll want to make sure your makeup will perfectly accentuate the look you’re going for. So to give you some inspiration, here are 8 of the best makeup looks for prom:

1. Fire Engine Red
Take a page from T. Swift’s book and go glam with a fire engine red lip for prom. You’ll need a lip primer, lip pencil, and a matte lipstick to round out the look.

2. All About the Eyes
Scarlett Johansson’s perfectly ombred eyeshadow is giving us some serious eye game envy. This look is perfect for girls that want to have a subtle lip and foundation base to make the eyes be the #1 focus.

3. Etherial
While this look might be a little much for prom night, we love the idea of a lavender eye paired with a subtle pink lip. The combo screams etherial and will be the perfect balance to top off any light colored gown.

4. The Fuller the Better
If you’re a fan of bold lashes, you’ll want to emulate Carrie Underwood’s luxurious lash look come prom night. You’ll need a good set of fake lashes, some eyelash glue, and a whole lot of mascara and eyeliner to round out this night-approved look.

5. Romantic
If you love a little lip color, but are afraid to go deep red, this look is for you! This look sports a topaz-bronze smokey eye with touches of pink at the center, paired with perfectly penciled brows, luscious lashes, and a raspberry lip to top it off.

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6. Vamp It Up
What better day to have some fun with your makeup than prom night? We love Shay Mitchell’s play on the dark side with her scarlet lips and dark eye makeup.

7. Au Naturel
Actress Margot Robbie’s natural look is perfect for prom. If you’re more into having your dress do the showing off for you, then stick with a natural matte lipstick, subtle cheek tint, and a simple line of eyeliner on top.

8. Sun-kissed
Bronzer might just become your new best friend come prom time. Since it’s a little early to have a glowing summer tan, get the look below with a good bronzer and a matching eyeshadow.

 

10 Beautiful Mother of the Bride Dresses

While it’s true that a wedding is technically all about celebrating the bride and groom,  when it’s your daughter who is getting married, the wedding becomes The Big Day for you, too. You’re marrying off your child, throwing a party for your closest family and friends, and will likely be in many of the photos from the day. Which means you’ll want to look your best.

If you’re unsure what to wear to your daughter’s wedding, we’ve pulled some of our favorite options for every style to help you find “the one.”

Your Style is: Elegant & Sophisticated
Your style could best be described as chic and timeless. You prefer to avoid trends, and opt instead for classic pieces and silhouettes.

A streamlined silhouette and a deep red hue make for a dazzling, but understated combination.

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A classic long black dress, without and bedazzled details or ornate embroidery, never goes out of style.

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Your Style is: Fashion-Forward
You’re not afraid to try a trend, and enjoy interpreting the latest looks and newest styles for your wardrobe.

Lace is a huge trend in the bridal industry right now, but in a gorgeous ruby hue, there’s no chance you’ll be mistaken for the bride in this dress.

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A one-shoulder dress with asymmetrical beading is unconventional enough to demand attention, but sophisticated enough for even the most formal of weddings.

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Your Style is: Glamorous & Bold
You love an excuse to get dressed up, and when you do, you go all out. You think details like beading or shimmering fabrics aren’t just an option, but a requirement.

A beaded overlay elevates a this navy dress from simple to stunning.

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This long sleeve stunner is worthy of a once in a lifetime occasion.

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A bright blue hue is perfect for a mid-summer wedding.

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Your Style is: Simple & Understated

You like sleek silhouettes, minimal embellishments, and classic colors, and prefer your look to be no-fuss and comfortable.

This scoop-neck sheath and matching jacket is easy and elegant. (Not a fan of the rose color? It comes in black, too). Either way, it’s the perfect canvas for statement jewelry.

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This peacock blue dress is embellished with tonal beads, which add flourish without being over-the-top.

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Though this color may be a little bold for you, this lovely dress comes in a variety of neutral shades, too, like pale gold, black, ivory, and nutmeg.

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