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12 Jun

how is it going how there in cyber land?  it has been an odd start to our summer here in northern ohio.  during the last week of school i had the air on and was a hot mess outside.  now?  rain, clouds and under 70.  odd.  but i am not complaining…i am not a hot weather fan.

anyway…this summer is going to prove to be very exciting for our family.  we have purchased a property close to the lake for a weekend/summer home with my parents!  not sure about you…but i love seeing a home come togehter…hate the work.  haha.  although since we don’t have to live there maybe this won’t be as bad.  don’t fret…you will see lots of photos and posts with before and after and projects…but for now…let’s dish on what i should wear to a lake party event…


what screams LAKE more than this mint and blue chevron dress?  and how do you pass it up at only $39.99 (remember i like to purchase everything for under $50).


what fun is this dress?  some different colors and different patterns…this would be unique at a lake party.  and again…$39.99

what about a cooler day?  one of my favorite color combinations is orange and navy.  this dress  ($45.95) screams me (except i don’t love to show my arms…but at least my legs are hidden haha!)


i think this would be a cute necklace  ($32.99) with all the dresses.  i tend to keep my accessories small and light when around sand.


you can find all these and more Made in the USA product at MiUS Collection!  and of course, we are linking this post with lindsey at the pleated poppy for what i wore wednesday 🙂

Vintage Photo-shoot

2 May


Last weekend, we completed the first of our summer collection photo shoots.   We had a blast!  The talented Toni Geib from BellaFotos took some amazing shots and we thought we should share the fruits of our labor.


These photo includes the following pieces from the MiUS Collection:

First Photo:

Second Photo:

These lovely dresses are part of our Emerging Designer Showcase! The navy dresses are custom ordered and proudly handmade by Tidal Cool Creations.  The beautiful gray dress is designed and made in Los Angeles by Amadi.

These are my two favorites from the session. Stay tuned, we’ll post more sneak peeks throughout the week!

Photographers: Toni Gieb from BellaFotos, and Patrick Hovan

Hair Stylist:  Ginger Brock from Creative Cuts

MUA:  Chanterra

Furniture: Salvage Style

Models: Amanda Krieg, LaShonda Reed, and Stephanie Conrad

Set Design & Stylist: Yours truly 😉 Millie @ MiUS Collection

What to Wear? The Wedding

12 Apr

This post is the final post of the “what to wear?” wedding series.  The wedding!  There are so many styles of weddings out there it is almost impossible to capture all in one blog post, but I will attempt to address style dilemmas for the most common scenarios.  So…which way to go first:


Let’s start with the “unwritten” rules of wedding etiquette, according to The here are some “Dos and Don’ts” for weddings:

  • Don’t wear white because it competes with the bride. There are plenty of other colors available. This rule may seem outdated, but it’s actually just good etiquette to not compete with the bride on her special day.
  • Don’t wear black or sequins during the daytime. Anything too sparkly will make you look overdressed.
  • Don’t worry about wearing the same colors as the bridesmaids or mothers. You can’t possibly coordinate with everyone in the wedding party.
  • Do wear something feminine and appropriate, out of respect for your hosts. Clubwear, overtly sexy clothing (strapless, see-through, etc) doesn’t belong at a wedding. If you have to ask if it’s appropriate, it probably isn’t.
  • Don’t wear opera-length gloves (to top of arm) with anything but sleeveless or strapless gowns.
  • Do take off gloves to eat or drink.
  • Do use good judgment if the invitation doesn’t specify the formality of the event. A pastel suit or soft floral dress for daytime or a LBD for evening (after 6 p.m.) will take you almost anywhere.
  • Even at a casual wedding, use good judgment when it comes to getting dressed. Casual can mean a pretty sundress (like for a coastal or beach wedding) but rarely means something as sloppy as jeans or shorts.

OK…Now that we have the Dos and Don’ts here are my style suggestions for wedding receptions based on the type:

  • Informal Daytime: Short dress or suit (business attire OK for morning weddings)
  • Informal Evening: Cocktail dress (which is any dressier dress — for example, a LBD– that’s not full-length.)
  • Semi-Formal Daytime: Short dress or suit
  • Semi-formal Evening: Cocktail dress
  • Formal Daytime: Short dress or suit. Hats and gloves optional (although it’s rare to see hats and gloves at most weddings.)
  • Formal Evening or Black-Tie: Long or dressy short cocktail (beading, glam accessories, wrap)
  • Ultra-formal or White Tie: Long gown, extra glitz (furs, diamonds, etc.)

Here are some of my picks from MiUS Collection boutique:

Informal-day time wedding:

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Add a cardi and jewels to accessorize this daytime wedding appropriate frocks.

Evening/Formal Receptions: 

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All these beautiful dresses are made in the USA and available at MiUS Collection.

If there are other wedding styles you want me to address, feel free to make comments and I can answer them for you.

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Made in the USA: Weekend Style

9 Apr

I took a little break from blog writing during our spring break vacay, but I am back refreshed and ready to share some style ideas with you 🙂 First, now that warmer weather is finally here, I thought some made in the USA options for the weekend would an appropriate blog piece. So I created this board with a breezy spring feel and a Saturday afternoon:

Weekend Style

Here are the items I included in this board from MiUS Collection:

MacKenzie top is a sheer mint perfection @ $29.99 (made in the USA)

Khloe Boyfriend Jean from Just USA is perfect fit @ $45.99

Whiskey Leather Belt made in Texas from the finest leathers with a rocking jig zag style buckle @ $84.99

LaMer Wrap Watch handrafted in Los Angeles with leather and chains @ $135.00

Multi Circle Necklace  creative minds from Maryland state make this awesome simple necklace for you @ $22.99

Perfect match for that necklace is the multi circle bracelet with a green stone!  So cute @ $19.99

Sperry Top Siders and Kate Spade sunglasses finish the look!

What do you think?   Do you like the spring weekend look?  What would you add?


What to wear to a wedding: The bachelorette party

22 Mar

This is the second part to our “What to wear?” wedding series.  That simple question that can send any woman into a tizzy, especially when it involves an outfit for an epic night of fun and mayhem:  THE BACHELORETTE PARTY.


These parties are celebrated in many different styles, therefore, I’ve compiled outfits from the MiUS Collection for every bachelorette party atmosphere from crazy festivities at the club to relaxing at a vineyard.    The first part of the “What to wear to  bachelorette party” we’ll share some options for that  for the clubbing party night.


Other great options from MIUS for clubbing would be:

Suede Waist Cincher Belt available at MiUS (brown or black) $69.99

Suede Waist Cincher Belt available at MiUS (brown or black) $69.99zipper belt and dress with zipper detail!

Included in this posts are the following pieces from MiUS:

Black Zipper Dress 

Cowl neck Jumpsuit 

Zipper Belt 

Jaime Sequin Top 

Sequin Trim Jacket 

Carrera Chain Watch 

Studded Wristlet

Pink & Black Wristlet

On monday, we show options for a wine tasting to spa parties.  Which one is your favorite look?  What do you think about this series?


20 Mar

linking up again this week with lindsey from the pleated poppy for what i wore (or in my case…what i should wear ) wednesday.

today my oldest turns six!  i would need a novel to talk about the day of her birth…needless to say it was interesting.  she is an amazingly smart and kind little girl.  she makes me laugh every day and i love seeing how responsible she is becoming as she grows up.  she also impresses me with how she takes a life threatening food allergy in stride.  happy birthday baby #1!!

anyway…purple is her favorite color so i am concentrating on some purple items in stock at …all made here in the good old USA!


crochet knit dress $49.99

purple snood $32.99

goddess maxi dress $69.99 (on sale!)

jasmine chiffon top $29.99

purple jacket $29.99 (on sale!)

for more made in the USA items, please visit the MiUS Collection…support each other:)

What to wear to a wedding: Part 1- the SHOWER

18 Mar

So wedding season is close upon us and invitations for the bridal showers, bachelorette parties and ceremonies begin to hit our mailboxes. You may be in need of some inspiration on what to wear for those events. Well, no worries, we have some options for you at MiUS Collection.

In today’s post we’ll focus on the wedding shower attire. First let’s start with some general rules of thumb when it comes to dressing for a bridal shower. Here’s what you need to know:

  1. Let the bride-to-be wear white. It’s a subtle way to let her shine on her big day. Personally, I would even steer away from creams and ivory as well. Nude shades and white dresses with colorful prints are fine, but solid whites should be reserved for the star of the show: The Bride!
  2. Stay away from red. It may seem trite, but red is considered to be a “vulgar” hue associated with adultery. Not exactly appropriate for celebrating your friend’s upcoming nuptials! LOL Red is also a “look-at-me” color. Again, let the bride bask in the spotlight.
  3. Try not to wear black. This is a completely my personal opinion, but I wouldn’t recommend wearing black to a bridal shower. It reminds me of mourning. Instead, wear a pretty color or print to show optimism for your friend’s new beginnings.

Well that’s it for bridal shower wardrobe etiquette! Now for the fun part… Here are my top picks from MiUS on what to wear to a bridal shower:


Try one of these cute frocks paired with a nice cardigan and heels or pretty flats…

What do you think?  Which one is your favorite?

wiSww….st pat’s edition

13 Mar

can you believe st. patrick’s day is already this weekend?  what do you have planned?  our kiddos get to go to their (non-irish) grandparents the night before so the husband and i are heading out for dinner and cocktails…or maybe just a movie and pizza at home…what to do when your kids aren’t home?!

i am not irish.  but my children are.  despite the italian last name….my husband is almost all irish.  so on st. patrick’s day, i, like everyone else all over the world, am irish.  so i guess it’s time to put on some green no?  i am linking up with lindsey from the pleated poppy for what i (should) wear wednesday.


i didn’t quite stay in my $50 price range this week…but how could i when a green bag is in the mix?

dolman top, boyfriend jeans, hoop earrings, handbag

remember…all MiUS products are made in the USA.  visit our site

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Use code: StPat13 at checkout!  Expires 3/17/2013


6 Mar

i am back with wiSww.  it’s freezing here again.  while i love winter…and i actually prefer cold over hot…i am ready for the “dirty” part of this season to be over.  specifically the salt on my car and the dirt on my shoes.  ha ha..i am so anal.

anyway…i will say that i know everyone is getting ready for spring…and i know target already has out bathing suits (seriously?!?!)  but i am going to post an outfit today that i would wear TODAY…a day that is chilly with a chance of snow.  yay!  i like snow…i just don’t like what happens when it melts…


since i am still freezing…i would start with the basic black cardi ($24.99)

basic black cardi

and since it is march and we are all starting to want to see a little more color, i would pop this tank ($29.99) under it to brighten it up some but still be warm with the cardi…

coral chevron cardi

and i am loving the new boyfriend jeans ($45.99)…so even though they might catch a breeze or two…they look comfy so i would have to toss them on (oooooh…maybe a cute pair of coral or black tights under the jeans for extra warmth?? i might now be showing my own sense of (non) style….

boyfriend jeans

if its really cold…i can toss on my black snood  ($32.99) and i am ready to roll!

black snood

on a side note…though i might wear it with this outfit because i love it so much and wear it all the time…i got this bracelet at the last trunk show!  love to wear it with my rose gold watch or my white watch.


all items (except the bracelet) can be found in our fab finds under $50 boutique and as always…all items are made in the isa!

linking up with lindsey at the pleated poppy for her wiww posts!

happy hump day!

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