Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Style Giveaway- EXTENDED!

Now that Memorial Day is over, it’s clear:
Summertime is FINALLY here!

It’s time to ditch those jeans and boots and slide into some slinky summer sundresses! 

Today we not only have a preview of some fab dresses in the store, but you have the chance to win a $50- yes, $50 gift card!!

What will you use it for if you win?

How about this floral chiffon frock? The muted natural florals, spaghetti straps and romantic off-the-shoulder ruffles are so this season.

Or maybe you like to keep it light and fun, but stay protected from the sun- just imagine sipping a cocktail in this tropically inspired ensemble.

Feeling patriotic? This chic sundress is all-american denim with a sateen shine. The great a-line shape and a matching belt keep it modern- add some festive red accents, like this fabulous hat, bag, and shoes, and baby, you’re a firework!

These shoes are just delicious, aren’t they?

Shine brighter than the sun with this long, lemony, figure-flattering, empire-waisted maxi dress. Pair it with some citrus accessories and you’ll be sparkling with summer sweetness! 

If cooler hues are your summer style, then shimmy into this chic sheath and slip on some ocean blue slides. You’ll have it made in the shade with a gem of a necklace that shines like the deep blue sea.

Remember, Suited For Success has everything you need to spruce up your summer style, from cute sundresses like these to shorts, tanks, skirts, sandals, and, of course, all the accessories to get you totally glam. 

Want to win a $50 shopping spree? Here’s what to do:

1. MANDATORY entry- if you want to be entered to win, you must be a follower of The Sophisticated Suitcase via blogger OR enter your e-mail address in the box at the right sidebar where it says, “Follow the Sophisticated Suitcase by E-mail” (scroll up and you’ll see this just below and to the right of the first photo in this post, or you can click the link that says “Subscribe by email” at the bottom of this post just below the comment box). If you’re not a follower, you can’t win! If you are already a follower, just leave a comment and let us know and you will be entered to win.

2. Bonus entry- share this post on facebook, twitter, Pinterest, or your own blog- just leave a comment here and let us know where you shared and you’ll get a second entry (but remember- you MUST be a follower by entering your e-mail address or this entry won’t count).

It’s as easy as that! Entries close on Monday, June 3rd Thursday, June 6th at 12 noon (giveaway extended!), after which we will draw a winner. Winner will be posted Monday Thursday evening. 

Remember, when you follow the Sophisticated Suitcase, you’ll receive notifications about new items in the store and find out about exclusive blog-only promotions, discounts, and shopping events that aren’t shared with our facebook followers or newsletter. You get to see previews of what’s new in the store AND we hook you up with all kinds of goodies. It’s a win-win! 

So enter to win your $50 gift card TODAY! (And don’t forget to tell your friends!)

Monday, May 20, 2013

Here Comes the Bride

It’s that time of bells are ringing all over Richmond! And, as most brides know, if you didn’t order your dress back in 2012, then you’re out of luck if you’re getting married this summer. Between special orders, altering, fittings, and more altering, getting the perfect gown can take for. ev. er. 

But if you didn’t say yes to the dress six months ago and your big day is coming up soon, no need to panic! Suited For Success has gorgeous gently used wedding dresses from some of your favorite designers, and you can rest assured that you will be paying a LOT less than you would at a pricey bridal boutique while still getting that same boutique experience!

Even if you already have your dream dress, there are many brides who are opting to purchase a second dress just for the reception. (Because we all know when it comes to dresses, two is better than one, right?) Suited For Success is a perfect place to pick a party dress for the stylish bride. Plus, we have a huge selection of suits for the mother of the bride and chic party dresses for your friends- bring the whole crew!

Check out a few of these gorgeous selections...

This ivory marvel from Jessica McClintock combines delicate details with a simple A-line silhouette. The dainty straps provide support while still keeping the look clean and modern.

The beading adds a touch of sparkle while the lacy appliques bring a romantic feel to this gown.

Speaking of romance, how about this sleeveless chiffon gown from David’s Bridal? Ruffled layers gather at the side waist creating a flattering and beautiful detail. 

The flowered beading on the bust line is impeccable.

Cascading ruffles...

...with just a hint of sparkly beading peeking out from between.

This one-shouldered gown by Jasmine is a dress for a bride with a sense of fun.

The delicate beads and pearls descend down the skirt of this dress like shooting stars.

Perfect for the Fourth of July bride?

So if your big day is coming up quickly and you still need your fantasy gown, come by Suited For Success and let us make you look like a million bucks- without spending a million bucks!

(And don’t forget about our amazing selection of elegant jewelry to add that finishing touch!)

Are you going to any weddings this summer? Maybe your own? ;-) Leave a comment and tell us about it! 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at Suited For Success

10. Selection, Selection, Selection! Think about it: at a regular retail store the size of Suited For Success, you’d be looking at rack after rack of the SAME pants or tops. BO-ring! At Suited For Success, nearly every piece is completely unique! You get all your favorite name brands without having to go to LOFT, then to DKNY, then to Lane get the idea.

9. The Experience- Suited For Success is a consignment store that feels like anything BUT a consignment store! The tastefully curated fashion is thoughtfully arranged into a pleasing aesthetic that will make you feel like you’re in a New York City boutique. It’s a high-end experience WITHOUT the high-end price tag.

8. The Designers- Where can you find Kate Spade, Anne Klein, Abercrombie & Fitch, Tommy Hilfiger, and J. Crew all together? (Well, other than New York Fashion Week.) At Suited For Success, of course! Don’t take your chances surfing the internet to find these gently used name brands. Instead, enjoy a hands-on experience with all your favorite designers.

7. The Service- You haven’t experienced service until you’ve had the pleasure of Joann’s expert help at Suited For Success. Joann not only has superb style, she’s a pro at giving YOU superb style as well! Joann’s kind guidance and pressure-free shopping assistance is sure to put a smile on your face. Joann isn’t just a cashier like at those other clothing stores- she’s your personal fashion guru!

6. The Guiltless Pleasure- Maybe you’re dying to freshen up your wardrobe, but your closet is already overflowing with stuff you don’t wear. At Suited For Success you get the best of both worlds- bring in your gently used name brand clothes and let Suited For Success turn them into cash! Then turn around and get more great stuff at fantastic low prices. It’s a win-win.

5. The Convenience- Why battle the traffic on Midlothian Turnpike when Chesterfield’s cutest clothing boutique is just minutes from your front door? Skip the craziness of the mall and slide into a parking spot right in front of Suited For Success. Then it’s just steps into a cozy fashion treasure trove!

4. The Prices- Did we mention the prices? We know you want that gorgeous Coach purse- but we know you don’t want to pay the Coach price tag! At Suited For Success we’ve got you AND your wallet in mind. Don’t spend outrageous prices when SFS has what you want for LESS!

3. The Location- Not only is Suited For Success convenient to your neighborhood, but it’s tucked into a shopping center with everything you need. Pop on in while your car is getting an oil change at Firestone, grab a bite to eat at Top’s China, Domino’s Pizza, or Wendy's after you’re done shopping. And for all the deal divas out there, Big Lots is right next door. Plan your next morning out around Suited For Success!

2. One Stop Shop- So you’re ready to infuse some new style into your closet this season, but you also need a gown for that special occasion- no need to drive all over town, we’ve got you covered! At Suited For Success you’ll find everything from jeans to blazers to mother-of-the-bride dresses and prom gowns! Why waste gas when you can have it all in one store?

1. It’s More Than a Store- Suited For Success is about fashion, fun, and...friends! Our fantastic Gathering Room is a gorgeous space that’s perfect for your next book club meeting, bridal shower, baby shower, or girls’ night out. Joann is the most gracious hostess you’ll ever meet, and she’ll help you plan an afternoon or evening your guests will never forget!

So the next time you’re hunting for that perfect look, searching for a place to host a party, looking to clear out some clothes clutter, need some fashion advice, or just want to have some FUN, look no farther than Suited For Success! It’s the neighborhood store where fashion, friends, and fun all come together!