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Make Your Prom (or Any Special Event) Red Carpet Worthy

Spring is right around the corner (according to the calendar), which means that prom season is upon every high school fashionista. Instead of blending in with every black dress that hits the dance floor, assert your style stardom by taking a cue from this year’s red carpets. This year’s trends range from pastel hues to gold embellishments, so choose a trend and dive right in!

1. Bejeweled Beauties
Another hot red carpet trend has been unexpected accessory sparkle. From backwards necklaces (hello, Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars) to embellished brooches styled as hair clips, claim your style star status by styling your jewelry in unconventional ways. You can also kick this trend up a notch by using colored gemstones, or by doing a larger statement piece. Grab a statement necklace – like these – and finish it off with a smaller hair jewel or an oversized cocktail ring.

2. Lighten Up
If you watched any of the Oscars red carpet coverage, then you saw the endless parade of pale-hued gowns that graced the event. Trying out a pale pink, blue or gray dress is very on-trend and it is also a classic color palette that won’t embarrass you later. You also don’t need to be afraid to embrace white, you can easily pull off the trend by going with a sleek silhouette instead of something tulle-enhanced to avoid looking bridal.

3. Go Bold for Gold
Last year was all about the neon, but this year has been focused on embellishments and gold accents. Whether you’re comfortable going for gold like Kate Hudson at the Golden Globes, or you like the whole pseudo-lamé thing like Jennifer Lawrence at the premiere of The Hunger Games, this is definitely a trend for the bold. To try it subtly, go with a large, gold statement necklace, or belt a black gown with a high-shine gold belt. Don’t forget the gold-embellished clutch!

4. Matching Colorblocking
If you’re looking to go with a bright color, pair your accessories accordingly. Not only is colorblocking still a huge trend - read: a bright pink dress with a yellow or blue clutch - Another great red carpet look is matching your shoes/bag to your dress, or choosing a close shade and playing off the monochromatic look. To take on this trend with an unexpected silhouette, go with a t-shirt-inspired sleeve – like that on Nina Dobrev at the SAG Awards or Niki Reed at the Golden Globes after-party. This unexpected silhouette is strikingly modern without being too trendy.

5. Softer Shades on Your Face
Stark makeup has had its moment, but it was refreshing to see a more ethereal look on many of the red carpet stars this year. From Amanda Seyfried at the Oscars to Nicole Richie at the Golden Globes, pastel hues were a huge hit with young Hollywood. Plus, while bold makeup shades can make you look older, no one wants to look washed-up at their own prom.

Want to get the inside scoop on this year’s prom must-haves? Join us at our Haddonfield, NJ store on March 16th from 12pm – 6pm for our exclusive prom event! You can bring in your unwanted gowns and consign them, browse our first selection of prom dresses, snack on sweets, enter our giveaway for a $50 gift card, plus watch hair and makeup demos from two stylists with the Verde Salon in Collingswood. See you there!

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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 2, Menswear at its Best

Yesterday, we dished some tips for the glitter girl heading out on the town to usher in 2013. What if sequins aren’t your thing? We have a few ways to incorporate menswear-inspired pieces (one of our favorite trends!) to your knockout New Years Eve ensemble.

A crisp tuxedo jacket serves as the perfect foundation for a New Years Eve look. For just a spritz of glamour, this Rag & Bone style features a gold collar. We love it paired with a skinny black pant or tonal sequin short, and patent black heels. Think you can’t handle shorts for a semi-formal occasion? Trust us, slip a pair on with black (or colored, for the bold) tights and just go with it. Whatever uneasiness you may have will quickly disappear when you start fielding compliments and officially assert yourself as a style star. Top it off with gold earrings, a bold clutch, and a vivid manicure, and you’ll be ringing in 2013 in the most fabulous way.

Stay tuned as we bring you NYE-worthy loungewear choices this weekend! And as always, you can find more New Year’s Eve inspiration on our countdown Pinterest board, as well as with our daily NYE tips on Twitter!

~Meredith, fashioniSTA

Trick-or-Treat: There’s an STA Event Coming to a Store Near You!

Northampton Halloween Event

It’s Halloween at STA Northampton!

Join us on Friday, October 26th, 3pm - 8pm and get 20% off on all new arrivals!

Plus you can sip cider and munch on cupcakes and candy while you shop!

Second Time Around
34 Pleasant Street
Northampton, MA 01060

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Charles Street Hot Cocoa and Cookies Event

Roll the dice and claim your prize at Second Time Around!

Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 2pm - 7pm and hot cocoa and cookies with a special discount.

Depending on the number that you roll, you’ll receive either 10% off and double frequent buyer card points, 20% off, $10 off $50, or 30% off!

Don’t have a frequent buyer card yet? Sign up today (it’s free!) and earn one point for every item over $10 that you purchase. Once you reach 100 points, you’ll get $10 off your next purchase!

Second Time Around
82 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

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Georgetown Pick Your Candy Event

It’s a stylish trick-or-treat at Second Time Around Georgetown!

Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 5pm - 8pm to grab candy, drinks and a special discount.

Snag either 10%, 20% or 30% off your entire purchase this one night only!

Second Time Around
3289 M Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20007

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Greenwich Roll-the-Dice Event

Roll the dice and claim your prize at Second Time Around!

Join us on Thursday, October 25th from 4pm - 6pm to shop, sip and save with light fare, drinks and special discounts.

Depending on the number that you roll, you’ll receive either 10% off and double frequent buyer card points, 20% off, $10 off $50, or 30% off!

Don’t have a frequent buyer card yet? Sign up today (it’s free!) and earn one point for every item over $10 that you purchase. Once you reach 10 points, you’ll get $10 off your next purchase!

Second Time Around
6 Greenwich Ave
Greenwich, CT 06831

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Harvard Square Halloween Event

It’s Halloween in Harvard Square!

Join us on Friday, October 26th from 3pm - 8pm to sip our trick-or-treat mimosas and get a special discount.

Depending on what cup you choose, you’ll get either 10% of 20% off your entire purchase!

Second Time Around
8 Eliot Street
Cambridge, MA 02138

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Thompson Street Ghoulish Girls’ Night Out

Trick or Treat at STA!

Join us on Friday, October 26th from 5pm - 8pm and enjoy Halloween treats, 10% off new arrivals and 30% off all other fall items!

Also, when you spend over $100, you’ll get the chance to enter our gift card giveaway!

Second Time Around
111 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

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Wicker Park Halloween Event

Trick-or-Treat at STA!

Join us on Saturday, October 27th from 12pm - 4pm for Halloween mimosas and a pick-your-discount candy bowl.

Depending on which candy you choose, you’ll get either 10% off and double frequent buyer card points, 20% off or 30% off your purchase, and one lucky piece will have a $25 STA gift card attached!

Don’t have a frequent buyer card yet? Sign up today (it’s free!) and earn one point for every item over $10 that you purchase. Once you reach 10 points, you’ll get $10 off your next purchase!

Second Time Around
1543 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

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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!

Second Time Around
520 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10016
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A Very FashioniSTA Birthday

Earlier this week, this fashioniSTA celebrated a very stylish birthday (not to mention a double birthday for my fashionable twin sister as well). Friends and family gathered on a waterfront restaurant roof deck overlooking Boston’s harbor where the sun was shining and the sangria was absolutely delicious. To dress for the occasion I wore a white form-fitting Nicole Miller number, while my sister opted for a flowy feminine look in soft pink silk chiffon. FashioniSTA friends arrived in sundresses and full skirts covered in florals, lace, and summer stripes.  It was quite the party.

On your birthday it’s your time to shine, and at your party you are already the center of attention so make sure you dress the part.  Don’t be afraid to wear a bold color or to steal the show in sequins. Play up your personality and show off your own unique personal style.  Here are some fabulous looks for a fashioniSTA birthday party:

LWD: The little white dress is easily summer’s version of the LBD.  It’s classic, elegant, and chic, and is the perfect dress for any special occasion- especially on your special day. The little white dress allows you to accessorize in a way that really shows off your personality, like adding some personalized Alex and Ani bangles or a statement necklace. There are many options of silhouettes, fabrics and details, so chose something that flatters your figure and that you feel comfortable in.
FashioniSTA picks: Susana Monaco, Alice + Olivia, Nicholas.

Be Bold: Another option is to wear a bright color which really puts you as the center of attention on your birthday. Neon has been a huge trend this spring and summer, so if you’re feeling daring, don a dress if the super bright shades. If trends aren’t your thing, try a dress in a summery shade of coral or yellow. Wearing a bold color exudes confidence and shows a fun, playful personality.
FashioniSTA picks: BCBGMAXAZRIA, Herve Leger.

Sparkle and Shine: At STA we love anything that sparkles. If you really want to shine on your birthday, wear sequins. A little sparkle will never go out of style.
FashioniSTA picks: Parker, MICHAEL Michael Kors.

~Lisa, fashioniSTA

Westport Ladies: Stella & Dot Event with 20% off all STA purchases!

Welcome the warmer weather
with the perfect summer styles and accents!
Join us on Wednesday, June 20th from 3:30pm – 5:30pm
for cupcakes, STA discounts and Stella & Dot jewelry.
Browse the latest Stella & Dot collection while you enjoy an
20% off all STA purchases!*

*Excludes Stella & Dot Items.

Second Time Around
135 Post Road East
Westport, CT 06880

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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!


We’re Celebrating 324 Newbury Street’s Birthday with a Party!

Our 324 Newbury Street store is turning 2, and you’re invited to celebrate!
Join us on Thursday, March 22nd from 7pm – 9pm for cupcakes and 20% off your purchase in honor of this special birthday.
Come and celebrate in style!

Second Time Around
324 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02115

An Evening of Style at Second Time Around

You are cordially invited to a Grand Opening celebration at our newest retail location: 324 Newbury Street!


Special guests Stilista Boston and Salon Acote will be joining us! Shop the latest fashions from all of the fabulous high-end labels that we carry, receive style advice from the stylists of Stilista Boston and receive hair-care tips and hair-styling suggestions from the stylists at Salon Acote.


Sip cocktails, nosh on light snacks, boogie to the tunes provided by DJ E-Marce and shop ‘til you drop!


Second Time Around

324 Newbury Street

The store is below Steve Madden on the final block of Newbury St. between Hereford St. and Mass. Ave.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 6-9 PM


Because it will be a blast!

Not a good enough reason for you?

Well, how’s this for motivation?:

There will be an additional 20% off the entire inventory during the event!

The first 50 people to RSVP for the event will receive a gift certificate for a FREE blow dry from Salon Acote!

Spend $200 or more and receive a gift certificate for a free hair cut from Salon Acote or a $50 gift certificate to Stilista Boston!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!


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