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'Twas the Nightmare Before the Christmas Party

Posted on October 31, 2017 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

 

     What to wear to a Christmas or New Year’s party/event can be one of the biggest fashion nightmares! This time of year should stir up much joy in us. The family gatherings, friend get-togethers, office parties, and holiday galas give all of us something to look forward to. However, have you ever wondered what attire you should wear to that special event? You may ask yourself' "I don't want to show up over-dressed, under-dressed, or out-of-fashion." Showing up decked out in an ugly Christmas sweater when everyone else at the event is wearing cocktail dresses can feel horrifying.  I have noticed that even when "experts" in the fashion etiquette field are asked about event dressing, they often preface their answers with "usually".  I am hoping that I can clear up that "what should I wear" confusion with this simple list & fashion forward examples that follow.

 MOST formal to LEAST formal:

  1. WHITE TIE - Long, floor length formal evening gown.
  2. BLACK TIE - Floor length evening gown or your dressiest cocktail dress.
  3. CREATIVE BLACK TIE - Floor length evening gown or dressiest cocktail dress with creative, fun accessories.
  4. BLACK TIE OPTIONAL - Floor length gown, dressy cocktail dress, dressy little black dress, or dressy separates.
  5. SEMI-FORMAL - Short cocktail dress, little black dress, long dressy skirt and blouse, or dressy separates.
  6. FESTIVE ATTIRE (usually for the holiday season) - Cocktail dress, little black dress, long dressy skirt and dressy pants outfit, dressy separates, holiday accessories and colors.
  7. BUSINESS FORMAL - Suit, business style dress (structure), dress with a jacket, low or high heels (always abide by your company's dress code)
  8. BUSINESS CASUAL – Skirt, pants, open collar shirt, knit shirt, or sweater, casual style dress (typically no spaghetti straps or low necklines).
  9. DRESSY CASUAL - Dress, skirt, or slacks and dressy top, nice jeans and a dressy top.
  10. CASUAL - Sundress, short or long skirt, khakis or nice jeans, shorts are dependent on                              climate and occasion, plain t-shirt or polo

  When styling for your next Christmas or holiday event, remember to keep it classy. If you want to look festive, by all means go for it but keep it simple. For instance, if you are wearing a holiday accessory, wear one fun piece, don’t overdo it. When wearing sequined separates, be sure to break up the shine with a neutral piece. Always play up the special elements of each ensemble. Ask yourself, “What part of this outfit do I want to emphasize?”

As you look forward to 2018, rich, luxurious fabrics will adorn boutiques. Velvets, brocades, satins, and metallic laces will be helping you ring in the new year! ENJOY!

 

All the following dresses may be found at GGM:

 

The intricate lace of this gown creates a very formal look for any white or black tie event. The lace is embroidered with metallic thread and crystals for a vintage yet stunning design.

Off-the-shoulder necklines are still all the rage this season! This sihlouette would be appropriate for any white or black tie occasion.

Sequins and velvet are back and perfect for your holiday cocktail parties!  The sequins on this burgundy cocktail dress (left) create a figure-flattering allover pattern.  On the right, an a-line delicately embroidered tulle skirt is topped with a rich black velvet halter for an upscale LBD!

This strapless cocktail dress is constructed of a beautiful brocade fabric. Brocade fabrics add texture and interest to a dress. It “dresses up” a piece without the added beads and sequins.

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7th ANNUAL FORMAL SALE

Posted on July 12, 2017 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

It is that time again...shop our BIGGEST SALE EVER! GGM has over 220 long and short dresses drastically reduced! ALL designers are represented: Faviana, Jovani, Lafemme, Mac Duggal, Morilee, Sherri Hill, and Sydney's Closet.

The sale is in our brick and mortar store only. So, come see us in the Rose District at 124 S. Main St, Broken Arrow, OK! Lots of great shopping and restaurants down here; therefore, make a day of it!

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GIVE BACK THURSDAY

Posted on June 29, 2017 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

GGM is elated to join other #rosedistrict merchants to give back to our community!

EVERY THIRD THURSDAY of the month will be designated GIVE BACK THURSDAY (GBT) and the merchants will give 10% of their sales to a charity. On June 15, our first GBT,  the Rose District merchants raised over $1700 for "Legacy of Hope" dog rescue. That evening was lots of fun! Most importantly, dogs were adopted and good was done!

Little Sammy giving to BARC (Broken Arrow Rescue Community)

 

This doggie was adopted by this sweet family!

Stay tuned for July's Give Back Thursday. The Rose District merchants will be supporting the Broken Arrow chapter of Blue Star Mothers.

THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR SUPPORTING ROSE DISTRICTS' GIVE BACK THURSDAY!

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Summer Trends

Posted on June 03, 2017 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

Well, the sun has finally made a more consistent appearance on Oklahoma’s summer.  There is just something about the summer that makes a woman want to add fun pieces to her wardrobe.  Whether you need some new accessories to liven up your existing wardrobe or new staple separates, summer 2017 has a lot to contribute. It is overall a more colorful, fun, and flirty look this year!

5.  Tassel Earrings- What a fun and inexpensive way to pop some color or add a little extra flair to your outfit.

4. Embellishments- From layers of ruffles to embroidery, all types of embellishments enhance this summer’s dresses, tops, and bottoms. Beautiful embellishments give a garment extra color and texture that adds interest to your outfit. Even pompoms are trimming the edges of tops, dresses, and all types of accessories from hat to shoe.

3. Floral fabrics continue to be the rage.  Of course, the motifs vary in color, size, and form.  From large bold tropical prints to muted vintage calico, prints adorn many of the summer fashions.  If you are wondering if floral will continue into the fall months, the answer is a resounding yes! So, do not be afraid to invest in some quality floral pieces.

2. Denim – Denim is anything but a boring pair of pants this summer. It is transformed into frayed edge sun tops, structured business attire, distressed high-waisted jean shorts, rompers, and more!

1. Expose the shoulder – Of all the fashion trends this summer, this is the most predominant! Who does not want a break from Oklahoma’s scorching heat? Wearing an off-the-shoulder top or dress offers cooling while providing some arm coverage. Most importantly, off-the-shoulder tops and dresses are both sassy and romantic. What a great feminine, fun touch to a girl’s wardrobe! So go ahead, give 'em the "cold shoulder".

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Our New Year's Resolution- 2017

Posted on January 09, 2017 by AUTHOR (edit in theme settings)

Happy New Year’s to all our loyal and new customers!

The ladies here at GGM are optimistic and excited for all the wonderful things in store for 2017. There is something about a new year that ushers in a fresh start and a new perspective on opportunities.

As the second semester starts, for so many of our customers (whether in high school or college), we hope and pray your start through finish is strong, you remain focused on your goals and aspirations, and you push yourself in every area of life. For our bridal customers (mother of the groom/bride, brides, and bridesmaids), we wish you peace and ease through the planning.

Whatever journey this year leads you on, our GGM prayers and wishes, are for a fabulous 2017!

 

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