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We are so excited to be able to offer in the boutique this fall the debut line of dresses by SOCIAL, a highly-anticipated new division of The Dessy Group.

This new line features 8 stunning designs in the inaugural collection and will be available in sizes 0 – 30 and an array of different colors. Each dress is made to order of the highest quality materials, so you will be getting an item that has to be specially ordered as opposed to something off-the-rack.

As this is for the Fall 2011 season, we will begin taking orders after the end of July. Standard production will take up to 12 weeks, but Rush Cuts are available for a nominal surcharge and will take up to 8 weeks for production.

Prices will range from $165.00 to $260.00, depending on the style.

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close-up of style #E19110

Remember the gorgeous ivory dress by Marchesa that Kate Hudson wore to the 2010 Golden Globes Awards? It was an ingenious take on wearing a wedding gown to something other than a wedding, but it’s actually a move that has been done by many a pageant girl [it’s the reason the term “Winning White” was coined for gals who won wearing a white dress].

Kate Hudson in a Marchesa 2010 Spring Bridal Collection

Truthfully, we absolutely love the fact that you CAN wear a wedding gown for more than just a walk down the aisle. We’ve actually done so ourselves either for competing in (and winning) our own pageants or just to wear for a formal event. It’s a fabulous trend that we hope to see much more of in the mainstream fashion scene!

Now….  if you can’t afford your very own Marchesa gown for your event, have no fear, because we have the perfect fashion doppelganger for the budget-conscious fashionista! It’s style #E19110 from Black & White by BGH and it will have all eyes on you at your next event. This gown has SO much versatility….. it makes the perfect wedding dress – be it for a traditional, informal or destination wedding – or it could work as a winning pageant or prom gown. Plus: your wallet will sing your praises at the price – an affordable $460.00 compared to the $8000.00 (and up) that you would pay for a gown by Marchesa.

Full view of style #E19110

To purchase,  just go to: http://www.two-chic-chicks.com/blwhe.html

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Like the March style board? Well, you’ll like our “Where to Shop” too! Here’s where you can nab all of the great items featured in our inaugural style board….

Apparel & Accessories ~

Dessy #2794

The featured evening gown is a gorgeous design by Dessy in duchess satin. It features a one-shoulder neckline with draping, an inset waistband and fitted silhouette. The color shown is passion, although it’s available in a palette of 65 colors. Our cost = $230.00.

Available on our website st: http://www.two-chic-chicks.com/debyvidi.html .

Dessy Flower Girls #FL4011

This adorable iridescent taffeta girls’ dress is also a Dessy creation and will make your littlest BFF feel just like a princess! It features a jewel neck with puff sleeves and is available with a matching or contrasting sash with bow at back. The color shown is hyacinth. Our cost = $158.00

Available on our website at: http://www.two-chic-chicks.com/dessyfl4011.html

Dyeables "Erica" shoe

This is a retro-inspired shoe that is by Dyeables, a trusted name in the shoe industry. It features a pleated peep-toe and half-D’ Orsay silhouette. The heel height is a comfortable 2 3/4-inches, which is perfect for dancing the night away. It’s shown dyed in “Sweet Violet #1582”. Our cost = $62.00

Available on our website at: http://www.two-chic-chicks.com/erica.html

Flowers & Decorations ~

Purple-Striped Cymbidium Orchid

When we first took a look at these orchids, we were awestruck! They are simply breathtaking and will definitely add an elegant flair to your bouquets and arrangements! You get 10 stems, which will give you at least 80 flowers to work into your decor. We found these through Fifty Flowers for $329.99 straight to your door.

To Buy: http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Purple-Striped-Cymbidium-Orchid-Dyed_23770.htm

Peony & Lilac Flower Petals

These petals are such a versatile accent for your event. You can use them to decorate tables or to make a unique walkway for your guests to walk upon. They are also perfect for tossing at a bride and groom instead of plain confetti. We also located these on Fifty Flowers‘ site. Prices start at $74.99 for 1000 petals, which is approximately 25 cups and includes free shipping.

To Buy: http://www.fiftyflowers.com/product/Peony-and-Lilac-Petal-Blend-_17.htm

Party Favors ~

Flower Seed Packets

These favors are perfect for those who wish to have an eco-friendly gift to give their guests. You can take any flower of herb seed packet and put it into a white envelope that you’ve hand-decorated by either stamping or adding computer-decorated labels. Punch two small holes at the top and add the ribbon color of your choice [a sheer or shimmery ribbon gives an extra touch of elegance].  Place in a basket by the door with a note inviting your guests to grab one on their way home!

Setting the Scene & Tablescapes ~

A beautifully lit event by A Touch of Elegance

Lighting is a key element in any event, be it from the simplicity of candles or an elaborate event done by a professional team. This beautiful scene was done by A Touch of Elegance, one of our preferred local vendors from New Braunfels, TX.

They can handle every aspect of decorating your event so that you get the perfect scene for any occasion.

To check out their portfolio, go to: http://www.touchofelegancedecor.com/

Photo by Erica George Dines

This outdoor tablescape featured on Southern Accents‘ website is perfect for a rustic – yet elegant – al fresco event. The purple floral arrangements and dinnerware add just the right color touch to set off the greenery while the rustic accents give a European feel to the scene.

To copy this idea, go to: http://www.southernaccents.com/entertaining/table-settings/colorful-table-settings-00400000045164/page7.html

Invitations & Stationery ~

Invitation style #S7287

This invitation set is a perfect choice with its lavender accents and elegant design. Two pearl entwined hearts introduce your names and favorite verse on this bright white invitation with purple roses. Your guests then open the invitation to share in the news of your special day. The size is 7×7 inches on bright white paper and the lettering/liner in passion and font style 157. Prices start at $59.90.

To purchase: http://www.yourinvitationplace.com/Detail.aspx?ItemNum=S7287&WebName=shop2cc

Yummy Delights & Finishing Touches ~

cupcake liners by sugarcatstudio

The phrase  that “Presentation is everything” definitely holds true when it comes to eating. We eat with our eyes first, so why shouldn’t we dress up our edibles so that they go perfectly with our event? We found the most adorable handmade cupcake liners on Etsy by California crafter, sugarcatstudio. For $20.00 you get a set of 12 handcrafted lavender liners that are accented by sparkly rhinestones. Très chic, non?

To puchase, go to: http://www.etsy.com/listing/49886588/lavender-cupcake-wrappers-with-pink

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