i got the idea for what i SHOULD wear from a blog i read called the pleated poppy. i have read the blog for a few years and as a stay at home mom she had gotten a bit in a rut about wearing the same old “comfy” stuff every day. so now she has “what i wore wednesday” where she highlights some outfits she put together during the week that are cute and functional but not sloppy.
so here we are to what i SHOULD wear because, frankly, i haven’t quite purchased all my new duds yet, nor am i ready to stand in front of the camera for photos. but these are all real outfits and i promise once i get my stuff together i will get a photo up of (god forbid) me soon…OR i could learn photo shop and put my head on a stellar bod…add some M.i.U.S. clothes and done! but that would defeat my purpose of being “real” so never mind.
did you know we are having a trunk show this saturday? you should come and see all the M.i.U.S. merchandise in person. sometimes it is hard for people to online shop (not me…i love it!) but you can see the quality when you come to the trunk show then feel free to either purchase there or buy online. returns are free:). join us this saturday from 1-4pm at the homegrown ohio studio 45 public square, suite 3 in medina ohio. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info:)
so here is what i should be wearing right now…it’s still fall!
the ginger sweater $59.99 it is slightly above my price point but each sweater is unique and so comfy for chilly days.
bullet jeans $159.99 i use these jeans again and again. yes, out of my price range but i have learned you get what you pay for in jeans. and jeans are my staple pants.
leather rings with gold tube $14.99 i like the layered look of these rings that come in different colors
carrera chain watch $120 you should know that i love watches. i wear one every day and like to make it my statement piece since i
usually sometimes end up in jeans and a hoodie. this watch is well worth its price…and again, i go over my price point with some items that i feel i will get a lot of use out of and will stand the test of time.
you can find all these products and much more (new stuff arrives often) at www.miuscollection.com
are you ready for the first day of winter? its december 21st which seems so far off…but it will be here before we know it. i am excited. i like cozy days inside…especially when i see scenes like this one sent to me via text by a good friend that lives in new york. so jealous of her view!
I don’t know about you, but I am a HUGE fan of online shopping. I don’t have to burn any gas, I can be dressed however I want (or not dressed at all…), there are no crowds to fight or snooty salespeople to make me feel insecure, and I can take my time. Many times, I can also score free shipping, too. What’s not to love??
If there’s anything better than shopping online, it’s shopping online AND contributing to a good cause at the same time. That’s a win-win situation as far as I’m concerned. So if you aren’t done with your holiday shopping yet, please consider spending some of your hard-earned money somewhere that it can do even more good while scoring you some great deals and great gifts.
Here are some retail sites that do a wonderful job of giving back in some way when you make a purchase. Some work through outright donations; some give back by supporting ideals that might be close to your heart. This is just the tip of the iceberg, though, so do some research on your favorite causes, and see where else you can make an impact with your shopping dollars!
- MiUS Collection, of course! If, like many of us, you’re worried about the state of our country’s economy, how about making sure your shopping money stays right in the US? MiUS carries beautiful, unique fashions, all made here in the USA. You’re not only supporting our economy by shopping at MiUS; you’re also supporting some “homegrown” up and coming designers – and in turn, helping them grow as another US employer. Definitely a bonus!
- I COULD actually list this as #2-10, if I want to be lazy. But when you log onto one of the GreaterGood Network of sites, such as www.thebreastcancersite.com, not only can you help contribute to mammograms for women in need… but you can also click the seven other tabs across the top, and contribute to adult literacy, rainforest preservation, veteran support, and more – AND shop to support each cause, too! Click the button on each site’s homepage to contribute to the cause for free; then you can shop to your heart’s content from a huge variety of very cool merchandise. The best part is, each item you can shop for lists exactly how your purchase can help that cause. And the shipping costs are always very reasonable.
- Another cool way to give while you get is through http://www.igive.com. Here’s the deal: you choose a charity to support when you sign up for free (they have tons of them on there, including local ones), and install the “iGive” button. Then when you shop your regular online retailers, if that retailer is connected with iGive, the button will pop up automatically and you can see how that site supports your giving. SO easy! And the list of retailers through which you can donate is HUGE, including such major sites as amazon.com; Ann Taylor; Bed, Bath & Beyond; and more. Those donations can add up fast, all while you make your normal purchases.
- If you’re concerned about the environment, some good places to shop are green.ebay.com and www.bonafidegreengoods.com. All the items offered for sale on both sites have been specifically chosen for environmental-friendliness, fair sourcing, and sustainability. Not to mention they have a lot of very unique and attractive items for yourself or gift-giving.
You can find unique, beautiful, useful and/or handmade items at all of these sites, and support your favorite causes at the same time. And the more you shop for a cause, the more you will get in the habit of knowing exactly what your retail dollars are supporting – and that is always a good thing. An informed consumer is a consumer with a more powerful, more effective voice. So go do some shopping, and make your dollars count!
Ok…so this is the BIG weekend for holiday sales and savings to begin! We are very excited at MiUS Collection and in today’s post we wanted to share some of the deals we have coming your way!! AND you dont need to leave your house or stand in the cold! or even move from your chair… we bring them to you 🙂
Black Friday, Shop Small Saturday and Cyber Monday…
- We are offering 30-40% off special promo items (while quantities last!)…
- Free Shipping order $50
- and 15% regular priced items*!
* excludes La Mer watches
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Happy Thanksgiving!!! See you Friday!!!
I love Thanksgiving week…not only because it is a short work week for some of us, but it also means we have a little “extra” time to spend with family, we gather around a table to give “Thanks” for all. For me, it means we get to pass our holiday traditions to our younger generations (our kids). What is interesting in our family is that we have two different traditions at our house. My husband is use to a very laid back and casual Thanksgiving. However, I grew up in a family that makes this holiday a very religious and formal event where the fine china comes out, nice wine and all the decor with the table and we all dress up in our “Sunday’s best.” We actually celebrate our Thanksgiving day at my in-law’s house, and we keep a little on the casual-ish’ side. I say “casual-ish” because I still like to insert some of my religious and formal side into the celebration day. So these two traditions have somewhat merged over the years and cause a fashion conundrum in me, and I am always torn between wearing a dress or just jeans and a tee. So in the last few years…I have decided to do a mix…
Here’s my take on the Thanksgiving formal-casual-ish wear…
I love capes and leggings! I think they are comfy and give me such warm cozy feel! I bling-ed them up by adding the sequin sweater. I also LOVE the plaid cape. So I was torn… either way they are fabulous options. You can wear with leggings or skinny jeans.
What did I use on this board??
Sequin Sweater: http://www.miuscollection.com/Breathtaking-Sequin-SweaterPoncho_p_137.html
Ponte Leggings: http://www.miuscollection.com/Ponte-Legging-with-Leather_p_141.html
Wrap Watch: http://www.miuscollection.com/St-Tropez-Canary-Yellow-_p_198.html
stackable leather rings: http://www.miuscollection.com/Leather-ring-with-gold-tube-wine_p_98.html
square band: http://www.miuscollection.com/Square-shape-band-gold-_p_94.html
Are your family traditions formal or more casual? What do you wear for your Thanksgiving celebration? You can send us pictures of your outfit and we’ll post!
So…this past weekend I went on a girls “craft” weekend. This was our second annual crafty get away. The reason I put “craft” in quotes is because the craft part of the weekend is starting to move down the list of weekend activities…to be replaced by frosty drinks. Anyway, back to the intervention.
As I said in the first installment of What I (Should) Wear, I am a stay at home mom that might need just a little bit of help getting back on the fashion bandwagon and off this mom uniform train. So Jill and I stopped at the MiUS inventory room to pick up Millie for our trip. Next thing I know, Jill and Millie are almost physically taking my clothes off (ok that might be a slight exaggeration) and putting me in (are you ready???) SKINNY JEANS! I believe my reaction was first “WTF?” and second “where are the cameras? This has to be an intervention.” Seriously…I physically looked behind a sheet that hangs as a backdrop in the inventory room to see if candid camera was there and waiting. They weren’t. Because I was afraid of a physical altercation, I put on the skinny jeans and the striped cardi that was another suggested item. I then walked over to the full length mirror and asked if it was a trick mirror because low and behold…I looked slimmer! I actually really liked the look. I had to tone down my excitement and act angry at the attack of the fashion police, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome. I had to very quietly say “you were right” to them both because Millie gets really happy and excited and Jill likes to gloat…
I own the blue cord necklace and love it because it can be casual or dressy, and the length of the necklace can be adjusted. I also own the black studded clutch and if i was going anywhere but Hocking Hills I would of used it! To be honest…I now own the whole outfit!
So I left Cleveland in my trusted loose fitting jeans, pink t-shirt, hoodie and tennis shoes. I landed in Hocking Hills wearing skinny jeans, a cardi, my pink t-shirt (I was good for something) and boots. Oh yea…the boots Jill gave me as we left her house. She feels I need an intervention so bad she made me take off my tennis shoes and put on the boots off her feet (ok, not really – they were in her closet).
skinny jeans $79.95 (i know…again a little over my $50 mark but well worth it!)
striped cardi $29.99
pewter leather braid ring $34.99
blue cord necklace $32.99
black studded clutch $75.99 (i told you…i am a bag snob)
Last week, I decided that throughout the holiday season “From the Buyer’s Desk” will be providing style options and ideas for holiday parties and get-togethers, or work functions, that will be both fashionable and Made in the USA.
This week’s style board is an outfit option for any holiday party event. It has just the right amount of sparkle to make you stand out, but with a great mix of classic design:
This lovely board features the following Made in the USA items from the MiUS Collection:
Sequin Trim Blouse
Striped Clutch (Black&White)
Boots, heels, and ring from http://www.piperlime.com
Like the outfit option. Do you have ideas…Share your thoughts…Let us know what you think?