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Recipe for the Ultimate FashioniSTA Birthday

Birthdays are the greatest day of the year—but can also be the most stressful. It’s the one day that is all about you; as a fashioniSTA, there’s pressure to make it fantastic. Picking out the right outfit, party location and activities (not to mention creating your birthday wishlist) can be completely draining. However, after having just celebrated my own birthday, I’ve perfected the recipe to a fun, chic and successful fashioniSTA birthday.

Step 1: The Wishlist

I love making wishlists. I make them for Christmas, my birthday, and even various seasons—okay, maybe I’m a little overzealous. Still, if it’s your birthday, you want to receive gifts that you’re actually going to use, right? My birthday wishlists have completely changed since I hopped aboard the Pinterest train. Virtually any store can be accessed online, so you can just pin your favorite items straight to your very own birthday wishlist board. I start pinning my wishlists early and often, so there are lots of options for gifts by the time your birthday rolls around (and also because pinning is madly addictive). Once you’re done, all you have to do is send your wishlist board to your friends and family to give them a nudge in the right direction ;) . Need some inspiration to get your Pinterest board on the right track? Check out our own “Night Out in Style” board for ideas!

Step 2: The Outfit

There are two days of the year when it’s okay for a fashioniSTA to get decked out in sequins: New Year’s Eve and your birthday. I have a crazy obsession with all things sparkly, so I obviously took advantage of the day and donned a green, long sleeved sequin mini dress. I paired the dress with simple black booties and a blazer, along with minimal jewelry—it was a hit. Not quite as excited about sequins as I am? Not to worry! Try a sparkly top with skinny jeans and killer pumps or a simple little black dress with fun statement jewelry, and you’ll still be a glittering birthday fashioniSTA.

Step 3: The Party

Every fashioniSTA celebrates her birthday differently, especially depending on your age and what day of the week it falls on. If you want to have a blowout event, you need to start this step fairly early on. Creating a guest list, planning food and drinks and finding a venue takes a lot of time—but is definitely worth it! Having a chic birthday bash is the ultimate way to celebrate in style. While I’m all for big parties, I had a milestone birthday last year (and rented out a hip bar to celebrate it), so this year I decided on a more intimate dinner with my closest girlfriends. Myself and nine other girls got dressed up and headed to the gorgeous Boston Waterfront, where we enjoyed specialty cocktails and fantastic new American food. My biggest suggestion when going to a birthday dinner with a large group is to go somewhere that has an extensive cocktail list (everyone has their own drink of choice) and a menu with plates to share. Also, pretend not to notice when your friends ask the waiter for a birthday dessert—it’s always more fun to act surprised when everyone starts singing happy birthday!

~Alyssa, fashioniSTA

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This Thursday: A Very Stylish Girls’ Night Out

Want to incorporate 2013’s latest trends into your wardrobe but don’t know where to start?
STA is here to help you get the look! Whether you’re hoping to break out of your fashion comfort zone by adding some sheer to your closet, or simply looking to up your stripe game - we’ve got you covered!
Join us at any (or all!) of our locations on Thursday, February 21st from 4pm-8pm for champagne, cupcakes and 20% off this season’s must have pieces. Shop our customized racks or just browse your favorite designers while sipping in style!

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Countdown to NYE: Part 1, Glittering Gold

While it feels like everyone just put away Christmas leftovers, it’s already time to plan the perfect New Year’s Eve ensemble. Whether you’re ringing in 2013 with your girlfriends at the hottest party, or with your loved ones at home with a take-out container of Chinese food, we have your guide to start 2013 on your most stylish foot (or, rather, Louboutin clad heel). Here we dish out the details for the glitter girl who’s headed out on the town for the last night of the year.

It’s no secret that sequins are this fashioniSTA’s friend. A gold sequin minidress (like the one above by Haute Hippie) is the perfect look for any New Years Eve bash that’s sure to turn heads. Paired with opaque black Wolford tights and classic black Louboutin heels makes looking New Years Eve festive easier than popping a bottle of bubbly. If you’re nervous about shining too brightly, throw on a basic black blazer, just be sure to mix it up with texture - velvet, corduroy, etc. - rather than embellishments.

Unsure how to accessorize your New Years Eve look? Switch out your festive holiday manicure for a dash of gold (like Sephora’s “Come to Paparazzi” topcoat). Toss on a chunky cocktail ring, and a pair of neutral gemstone studs for the ideal amount of sparkle. Need a clutch to stash your ID, iPhone and lip gloss for the night? A sleek black envelope clutch never fails (especially when you’re already donning this much sparkle).

Need more New Years Eve tips? Check out our Countdown to NYE Pinterest board and our daily Twitter tips. And stay tuned for our next part, where we shift from girly glitz to menswear-inspired elements for the big night!

~Meredith, fashioniSTA

Murray Hill: WWWW Event with 20% Off!

It’s a Women Who Work Wednesdays Event at STA Murray Hill!

Join us on Wednesday, October 24th from 6pm - 9pm to sip champagne and get 20% off your entire purchase.

You’ve made it halfway through the week, it’s time to celebrate with some shopping!

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520 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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20% off All New Arrivals Plus Champagne at Murray Hill Store!

Blow off some mid-week steam with our Women Who Work Wednesdays event!
Wednesday, September 19th from 5pm - 8pm, join our Murray Hill store for 20% off all new arrivals, champagne and an extra hour to squeeze both of them in.
Put some style in your Wednesdays to help you through the week!

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166 East 35th Street
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213 - 2615

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A Summertime Picnic with 50% Off All Summer Items!

The summer isn’t over yet, celebrate the sunshine at our 219 Newbury Street store!
We’re hosting a summertime picnic on Saturday, August 18th from 3pm - 8pm, with sparkling lemonade drinks, cupcakes and 50% off all summer items.
Don’t miss out on sweet summer deals, designers and treats!

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219 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116
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You’re Invited…Newton Centre Grand Opening Party!

Join us on Thursday, May 3rd from 5pm - 8pm to celebrate the grand opening of our new store in Newton Centre!
Enjoy an additional 20% off your purchase while you sip champagne and browse our new spring/summer arrivals. This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for the warmer weather and meet your new neighbors, while enjoying refreshments from local sponsors!

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67 Union Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
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Newton Ladies: Stella & Dot Event This Saturday!

Stella & Dot Champagne Saturday at Newton Highlands!
Welcome the warmer weather by finding your perfect spring ensemble and accenting it with an array of Stella & Dot pieces!
Join us on Saturday, April 28th from 2pm – 6pm for champagne, STA discounts and Stella & Dot jewelry. Sip in style as you browse the latest Stella & Dot collection and enjoy an additional 20% off all STA purchases!*

*Excludes Stella & Dot items.

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1169 Walnut Street
Newton, MA 02461
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West Hartford Ladies: Stella & Dot Event This Thursday!

Stella & Dot West Hartford Event: Champagne Thursday Stella & Dot Trunk Show
Welcome the warmer weather by finding your perfect spring ensemble and accenting it with an array of Stella & Dot pieces!
Join us on Thursday, April 26th from 6pm – 9pm for champagne, STA discounts and Stella & Dot jewelry. Sip in style as you browse the latest Stella & Dot collection and enjoy an additional 10% off all STA purchases!*

*Excludes Stella & Dot items.

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977 Farmington Ave
West Hartford, CT 06107
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Providence Ladies: A Champagne Thursday For You!

Kick off our Spring Sale with our Champagne Thursday Event!
Join us at our Thayer Street store on Thursday, March 29th from 6-9pm for champagne and our 30%-50% off sale.*
Break out the bubbly and break into Spring style!

*Excludes New Arrivals

Second Time Around Thayer Street
‪294 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02906‬
‪(401) 455-2050‬