Posts tagged Girl’s Night Out

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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STA Celebrates Fashion’s Night Out with a GNO!

STA is stepping into Fashion’s Night Out!
Join us on Thursday, September 6th starting at 6pm for wine, treats, and 20% off all new fall arrivals.
Plus check with your favorite store for additional festivities!
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Providence Girls’ Night Out with 20% off and Prizes!

Get into the summer games at STA Providence, where everyone is a winner!
Join us on Thursday, July 5th from 3pm – 7pm for drinks, snacks and 20% off your entire purchase.
That’s not all, you can also play Beach Ball Bingo to win gift cards and other great STA prizes!

Second Time Around
294 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02906
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Summer Girls’ Night Out in Wellesley with 20% off!

Get into the summer games at STA Wellesley, where everyone is a winner!
Join us on Thursday, June 14th from 3pm – 7pm for drinks, snacks and 20% off your entire purchase.
That’s not all, you can also play Beach Ball Bingo to win gift cards and other great STA prizes!

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574 Washington Street
Wellesley, MA 02482
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Girls’ Night Out At ALL STORES!

Join us Thursday, May 17th from 7pm - 9pm for Candy-Colored Couture Girls’ Night Out at all STA locations!
Bright bold candy colors are in for Spring and Summer, and we have racks of the hottest looks ready to be shopped!
There is more: Everything will be on sale! You will enjoy up to 30% off of your purchase based on the color candy you draw from our bowl! One candy wrapper will have a golden ticket with a special $50 STA gift card inside.
Sip champagne, and indulge with us during this one-night only event!


Girls’ Night Out at All STA Locations!

Step into our glamorous girls’ night out as Second Time Around brings you

Champagne Wishes and Designer Dreams!

On February 27th, every STA store will break out the bubbly and host this girls’ night out event from 7-9pm.

So grab your girlfriends and put a dose of sparkle into your shopping!

This Thursday and Friday: Westport and Greenwich Girls’ Night Out Events!

What’s better than a Girls’ Night Out? Adding shopping!

Join us this week as we host two events especially for our Connecticut ladies, complete with wine, light fare and 20% off your entire purchase!

On Thursday, January 19th, stop by our Westport store from 3-6pm to partake in the STA festivities.

Then on Friday, January 20th, we’re heading west to Greenwich for another event from 3-6pm!

Thursday, January 19th – Second Time Around: Westport
135 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

Friday, January 20th – Second Time Around: Greenwich
6 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06831

September 8th is Fashion’s Night Out at All Locations!

STA is celebrating Fashion’s Night Out!

Thursday, September 8th from 6pm – 11pm!*

Join us at any STA location and save 20% on new arrivals for Fall.

Our Summer inventory is still at summer clearance prices, so don’t miss out on the savings!

Most locations open until 11pm!*

*Westport, CT closing at 6pm. Atrium Mall, Needham, Newton, and Wellesley MA closing at 9pm.

Girl’s Night Out! Celebrate Springtime and Get Ready For Summer

Second Time Around is hosting a Girl’s Night Out on Thursday, May 19th, 2011. Come out for cocktails and special discounts to kick off the summer season. We look forward to seeing you there!