Monday, July 28, 2014

Custom Pageant Gowns at Discounted Prices

If you've ever wanted a custom pageant gown, but the price has kept them out of your reach, now is your chance! As we say good-bye to our Charleston location, its pageant gowns are deeply discounted during the closing sale. 

Get 20%, 30%, and even 40% off glamorous gowns by Sherri Hill and, our in house designer, Rachelle Rose. Save $500 - $1300 off these dresses! Take a look at some of our favorites:

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Dress - SOLD OUT
Available in Emerald Green size 6
Original Price: $3,300
NOW ON SALE: $2,300!

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Gown - SOLD OUT
In stock in Periwinkle size 6
Original Price: $3,000
NOW ON SALE: $2,100!

In stock in White size 6
Original Price: $2,300
NOW ON SALE: $1,459!

Available in Burgundy size 8
Original Price: $2,600
SALE: $1,700!
CLEARNCE: $1388!!

Sherri Hill Custom Pageant Dress - SOLD OUT
In stock in Purple (as shown) in size 8
Original Price: $3,800
NOW ON SALE: $2,500!

Come see them in person at our Charleston store at 520 Folly Rd, Suite 50 or call us at 843-795-8777 for more details. Hurry, because these beautiful gowns won't last long at these prices and they are truly one-of-a-kind!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Essential Elements of Rustic-Chic Wedding Gowns

When one thinks of a rustic-chic wedding, one imagines warm summer nights, a barn backlit by sunset and a cozy backyard ceremony. These idyllic scenes deserve the complement of the perfect wedding dress. When looking for a wedding gown to suit a rustic affair, a bride cannot go wrong with these key styles.

High neckline
Nothing says classic more than a wedding dress with a high neckline. The little bit of extra coverage can bring to mind the image of a royal wedding. No need to worry about looking too stuffy - many designers are featuring high necklines in creative ways, including sheen covers above traditional necklines, intricate lace and chic beading.

Mori Lee Bridal Gown 2620

Allure Bridals Dress 8764

Mori Lee Bridal Dress 2607

Rustic-chic weddings tend to keep the party out of doors until the early hours, and brides will be thankful to add a sleeve to their gowns. From cap sleeves to full sleeves, the options abound. Another way to get the sleeve look without buying a sleeved dress is to opt for a lace jacket. It creates the same effect as a sleeve, but offers more versatility. 

David Tutera for Mon Cheri 213258-Zara

 Casablanca Bridal Gown 2088

Casablanca Bridal Gown 2073J

Vintage color
Gowns today are featured in a variety of colors, with some colors being applied to give the dress age and elegance. The right golden hue will make a bride appear as if she just danced out of a Fred Astaire film.

 Sophia Tolli Bridal 21431

Sophia Tolli Dress Y21140-Alcee

 Sophia Tolli Bridal Dress 21436

Monday, July 14, 2014

How to Win at Wedding Dress Shopping

Finding a wedding dress can be the most difficult part of wedding preparations. Brides know that choosing the right dress is crucial, because after the ceremony ends, the dress will live on forever in their wedding album. Before setting sail on the odyssey of wedding gown shopping, here are a few tips that will make the shopping go more smoothly:

 Mori Lee Bridal Dress 2616

Keep an open mind
 Some brides may already have their dream dress picked out. Looking through countless magazines, you have set your eyes and heart on the perfect gown. Keep in mind that though your dream dress may be ideal, it may not be ideal for you. Plan to start your shopping by trying on many different styles. This way, the right dress can find you.

Voyage by Mori Lee Bridal Gown 6772

Casablanca Dress 2110

Bring a solid crew
We have all heard the wedding dress shopping horror stories. More often than not, too many friends come along for the ride, and those friends have too many opinions. First, make sure you are the star of the group. Balance out the rest of your team by ensuring you have an equal amount of honest opinions and sensitive support.  

Allure Bridals Dress 8871


Allure Bridals Dress 9061

Trust yourself
You are the one wearing the dress. Only you can make the right decision. Don't let the stress of shopping consume you and go with your gut. 

 Voyage Bridal Gown by Mori Lee 6750

 Allure Bridals Dress 8634

Monday, July 7, 2014

Friendly. Affordable. Makeup.

Once again, here at TJ, we have found more amazing girly products!  We are always searching for something better when it comes to make up.  So, we try to swap stories and try new things.  One of our girls started talking about e.l.f.  She raved about the products and how affordable they are.  So, I had to check out the brand!

I, myself, am very much into natural make-up and especially products that are cruelty free (not tested on animals).  So this was an incredible find!  Usually you have to pay so much more for a brand that cares, but e.l.f. has made it affordable!  I've gone from paying $25 for my mineral foundation to $8! 

 e.l.f. has really thought of everything when it comes to make-up products. You can get anything from tools to eyeshadow.  And if you are new to wearing make-up or want to gift something, you can try e.l.f. Kits. You can buy a predesigned Makeup Kit at


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

These aren't your Mom's Mother of the Bride Gowns

As you prepare to see your son or daughter finally get married, you're no doubt contemplating what on earth you're going to wear to the celebration. Mother of the bride gowns have traditionally been a little dowdy, but moms today are more stylish than ever before! 

Want to make a fashion statement without upstaging the bride? Here are a few tips for doing just that:

Say goodbye to boring colors ...
If you have your heart set on wearing a neutral tone, stick to champagne - it looks great in any season! However, you shouldn't be afraid to branch out and try other colors. Pastel blues and purples are a lovely choice for spring, while burgundy and navy are ideal for fall. Just make sure that whatever color you choose doesn't clash with the bridal party!

 Ivonne D by Mon Cheri Dress 114D37

 Jean De Lys by Alyce Paris Dress 29467 

 Ivonne D by Mon Cheri Dress 214D63

... and hello to little details!
There's no reason that your mother of the bride dress has to be utterly plain. Dress it up with unique details like lace sleeves, an elegant sheer cape or delicate beading. However, don't go crazy on the detailing - stick to one element, and if you must have a little something extra, choose a gown with an interesting neckline.

Ivonne D by Mon Cheri Dress 213D27

Cameron Blake Dress 211613

Montage by Mon Cheri Dress 113951