Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Time to Transition

Labor Day has officially come and gone and summer is officially over.  Fall is one of our favorite seasons of fashion, and Festivity is prepared to keep you turning heads as the leaves turn color! If you are already mourning the loss of those hot summer days and even hotter summer dresses, here’s the good news- a change of season does not mean a total change of wardrobe! So put away those summer clothes boxes ladies and step away from the attic!

Those summer sundresses are here to stay! You can easily refresh your favorite sundress by adding a light fall sweater, jacket, or structured blazer. This is the perfect solution for those southern fall days that are hotter than they look. And when a chill finally hits the air, just add a cute set of boots and leggings to complete the look!
Justin Timberlake might have said it best when he said “what goes around comes back around”. Now he might not have been talking about animal prints, but we are! That’s right, animal prints are back in a big way with a whole new take on fashion. These prints are no longer just appropriate for a night out on the town- think a chic cheetah dress for the office, a ladylike leopard tunic for brunch, or a sharp snakeskin clutch for a date night! Keeping a summer silhouette in a fall print is the perfect transition.
This is the perfect time of year to BE BOLD! Mod dresses and bold prints are in, whether you’re going to work at the office or hitting the town, these 60s inspired dresses are perfect to pair with wedges, or tights, pumps & a blazer!
Your first instinct when it’s hot out might not be to put on a pair of pants, but this trend is a great way to look like you’re ready for fall while still being cool in the heat!  We have tons of loose, flowy, light-weight pants that not only are not only comfortable, but make a statement!
Don’t worry though, Festivity is here to make this transition easy & fun!

Friday, September 5, 2014

A Southern Tradition (Alabama vs. Auburn edition)

The South is known for many qualities; fried chicken, BBQ, southern hospitality, and SEC football.  Down here football is not just considered a game but a tradition.  The slogan “We live for Saturdays” is a true allegiance to the Southern tradition of football, once Saturday comes around nothing else matters but cheering your team on.  One of the biggest rivalries in the SEC is Alabama and Auburn.  Of course they are both exceptional teams, and it is a well-known fact that the most anticipated game of the year is the Iron Bowl.  So whether you will be kicking off the season yelling “Roll Tide Roll!” or “War Eagle” Festivity has exactly what you need to do it in style. 

Tide Tales/Tiger Tales
It is always completely necessary to dress your best for a tailgate; here are some stylish ways that will guarantee you will be the talk of the tailgate! 
For Alabama fans hounds tooth and elephants mean everything.  The elephants on a background of crimson on these head turning pieces are a great way of showing your team spirit! This cute elephant dress ($68.00) can be worn with chunky boots to give it that Southern look or wedges to spice it up a bit. Then for a completely different look take this elephant top ($54.00) and pair it with some jeans ($68.00).  Both outfits look awesome paired with either a simple long gold chain necklace ($35.00) or go bold with something chunky like this black link necklace ($20.00). 
Here are a few other fun accessory ideas to pair with your favorite Bama game day outfit.  Red and black link necklaces $20.00, elephant cuff $22.00, elephant clutch $36.00 and the elephant bangles for $20.00.
For Auburn fans, cheering the “Bodda Getta” and going to Toomers Corner to celebrate after games, is just one on the normal list of things to do.  Here are some pieces that will be sure to get you noticed while you are cheering away.  This navy and orange dress ($68.00) is a must have for a perfect tailgate party, pair it with a cute pair of wedges to give it that fun flirty sorority look or you can never go wrong with a pair of cute sandals. Also, no outfit is complete without a fun statement necklace ($35.00).  This second look will never fail to go wrong, pair this fun navy skirt ($58.00) with a white tank ($12.00) and a fun scarf ($20.00) for a perfect cool look.  Oh, and don’t forget to pair your favorite cowboy boots with this fun outfit! 
Here are a few more accessories to pair with some of your favorite Auburn wear!
Solid orange/navy infinity scarf $15.00, polka dot infinity scarf $18.00, navy clutch $46.00, orange/blue flats $32.00.

Tailgate Needs
Festivity has everything you need for your tailgating party!! Whatever team you are cheering for – from plates and cups to every accessory for game day.  Come and check it out!
Festivity has everything you need to throw the perfect bama tailgate! Plus everything is reusable plastic so no worrying about any glass! Chip‘n’dip $28.00, paper napkins $6.50, solo cup $9.00, flask $18.00, hounds tooth placemats $8.00, hounds tooth and elephant cups $15.00, large bowl $12.00, tray $17.00, UofA plate $8.00, red cloth napkins $5.00 and the UofA banner $38.00. 
Are you ready to throw an Auburn tailgate? We have everything you need! Orange/navy cooler $32.00, chip’n’dip $28.00, AU plate $8.00, AU bowl $12.00, AU tray $17.00, AU plastic cup $15.00, flask $18.00, solo cup $9.00, tumbler $18.00, koozie $10.00 and the mason jar $18.00.

Game day parties
Planning the perfect game day party for your home? Well Festivity is the place to come and get all of your novelty cups, plates and platters to keep all of your game day food essentials on. 
These awesome plates and platters and other accessories with the Alabama logo are a must have for your home game day parties! UofA cookbook $14.99, pilsner mug $24.00, stemless wine glass $22.00, kitchen towel $18.00, red cloth napkin $5.00, three section dish $44.00, large platter $32.00, denny chimes platter $50.00, coasters $8.00, small plate $22.00, stadium dish $44.00, elephant placemats $9.00 and the Alabama burlee $44.00. 
These Auburn home essentials are a great way to get started to throw a perfect game day party! AU canvas $38.00, Toomers corner platter $48.00, three section dish $42.00, small plate $22.00, AU stadium tray $44.00, AU mug $22.00, coasters $8.00, AU plate $24.00, AU stemless wine glass $22.00, AU kitchen towel $18.00.

Festivity says Roll Tide and War Eagle!  Happy Game Day!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Elevate Your Tailgate

With pre-season game’s knocking on our door it’s time to start thinking about this season’s wardrobe. Even if you aren’t planning on attending any games it’s fun to dress the part while attending parties with family and friends on game nights.
To start the season off, Festivity put together a ‘season staples’ list. This “list” will prove you can look great on a budget, reuse the ‘staples’ in a way that no one will notice, and most importantly support your favorite team!
1.     A White or Black Basic Top. White and black blouses are so versatile and make mixing and matching easy. The best part is that almost every team either uses black or white in their accent colors, so you simply can’t go wrong. Add to a skirt, jeans, or shorts and you are ready for a tailgate as classy as a fan can get.
2.     A Cropped Sweater, because nothing is better than football in the fall with a relaxed sweater and jeans. This look is pulled off by not trying too hard, yet still looking fabulous. This is the ideal outfit solution for those house parties that are causal but you still need to look really cute because your crush will be there!
3.     A Light, Transitional Dress. With temperatures at peak highs during the day and cooler porch nights, this light, year-round dress is the perfect go-to outfit to represent your team. This shirt dress by J&M Clothing is one of our top game-day picks for Auburn fans! This dress can be worn with the bow in the front or back…talk about versatility. This is the perfect get out of class early and head to watch that late afternoon game without an outfit change!
4.     STATEment Necklace. A statement necklace is one of the easiest ways to add your favorite team’s spirit and color to any outfit. We like to take “representing your city” to the next level by literally wearing it …yes…It’s that easy.  Choose your states charm and add it to a chain.
5.     Arm Candy. Stacks on Stacks on Stacks. That’s what’s trending this fall. Festivity jumped on board with Laura and Lily stackable bracelets in full fall gameday colors. These bracelets are handmade by woman in Nepal and are a great price for a gift for a friend or even yourself!
6.     Maxi Mixer. So you forgot to shave your legs because the dorm room showers are as cold as ice, no problem. Grab one of our plethora of Gameday maxi dresses and you will be covered from head to toe…shhh your secret is safe with us!
7.     Team Themed Scarf. Just like statement necklaces, scarfs can be a quick and easy way to add your favorite team’s colors to your outfit. Refer to our 1.on the list and slap one of these on and there you have it: Gameday Ready! Easy as 1, 2, 3.
8.     Legging Line-Up. It’s not quite cool enough for jeans so here is an easy substitute. There are comfortable enough to get up and scream for your team, but still fashionable enough to leave make an appearance beyond the simplicity of your couch. (And how cute are they paired with our Nadie Bootie?!)
9.     A Crossbody Bag. If you’re planning on going from a house party to a tailgate then to the stadium you need to pack light! The best bag to choose is a crossbody bag that is large enough to carry all your necessities but small enough it won’t weigh you down.
10.  Comfortable, Yet Trendy Boots. I can’t express how quickly fall is approaching. With the cooler temperatures you’re going to want warm boots that are not only versatile with multiple outfits but also comfortable. These Dolce Vida ‘Promise Boots’ have the right accents and fit to make you the showstopper of the season!
11.  Cheers to football being back!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Details, Details, Details

The devil is in the details! Spice up your summer wardrobe, and transition into the fall with any of these closet main staples you can find at your local Festivity Boutique! You need only follow these 5 simple rules.
1. Play with proportions and layer.
Yes, you can layer in the summer months! Channel your inner Bohemian Goddess with flowy kimono top, simple shorts, and a statement necklace. 
2. Embrace Prints!
Don’t be afraid to stand out in a crowd by wearing a bright print. Classic accessories and warm color palettes are never overwhelming.
3. Boldly Accessorize!
Black and white does not have to be boring. These two bold statement necklaces were layered to add color and dimension to this chic black and white dress. 
4. Transition between seasons with tunics.
Every girl should own a tunic. They can be paired with pants or leggings, or simply worn alone during the warmer months.  This beautiful bell-sleeved tunic has so much versatility.
5. Maximize your style!
This taupe and navy maxi dress is the gift that keeps on giving.  You can achieve this casual-chic look by pairing your maxi with gold accessories.   Or you can look sleek and sophisticated during by wearing your maxi with a leather jacket or blazer. The options are endless!