Trendy Tuesday

Today is Trendy Tuesday, it is the day that we share photos from our store at the University Mall in Orem, UT or share shout outs from our Boutiques around the world!

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Here are some new outfits from our store! Which dress do you love much?

MIKAROSE Monday

Tips on how to dress for your body type

“That dress looks amazing on her! I’m going to find out where she bought it so I can look like that.” Does that sound familiar? We’ve all done it. We see a beautiful outfit that someone is wearing and we are determined to replicate. Not only do we buy the same dress, we try to style it the same way the girl styled hers when we saw it. Ladies, we need to snap out of it! We are all different. No two people have exactly the same body type. If that’s true, why are you trying to dress for someone else’s body type?

Several years ago, I bought a dress from Mikarose. I loved the dress. But it just did not look good on me. I remember being pretty upset because I wanted to look like the model I saw wearing it. The funny thing is, her body was vastly different than mine. I shared my feelings with Mika and she said, “Well, the way you are wearing it is all wrong for your body type.” She proceeded to change a few small things that made all the difference in how I looked. And to be honest, I looked great once it was arranged the right way for my body. Although I think most Mikarose modest dresses look great on many body types, it is still important to know your type. This episode made a huge difference in how I viewed my body and the way I dress it. And so I want to share with you some basic tips on how to dress for your body type.

BTS1366PeplumTopMustard_MED1. Straight or Rectangle (bust & hip measurements are basically the same but waist might be a little different). This type needs to wear things that emphasize their waist, such as things that are belted around their waist. Full and tiered skirts are the way to go if you fall into this body type. The Mikarose Peplum top or the Diagonal panel skirt are great examples.

 Juliet_MED2. Pear (Just like a pear with the hips being larger than the bust). This type needs to make their upper body seem a lot bigger. And something that is loose on your lower body. A- Line skirts look great on you. The Mikarose Felicity and Juliet are good examples.

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3. Hourglass (Small waist with the bust and hips having similar measurements). This type wants to make sure to accentuate their waist but to keep the volume in your upper body and lower body the similar to each other. Belted tops, wrap dresses, and pencil skirts are your friends.

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4. Inverted triangle (Hips and waist are small and similar in measurement with a large bust). This type wants to dress in clothing that accentuates their waist. You want tops that flare a bit at the waist with small V-necks. Full and A-line skirts are very flattering for your figure. The Mikarose Cotton A-Line Stripped skirt, the Veronica dress, and the Jillian.

The above are four common types. Even within those categories there are different types of bodies. All of these divergent shapes are beautiful. They are just different. Embrace your difference and look your unique best by figuring out how to wear your Mikarose outfit. Once you figure it out, the results will be stunning!

 

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Laureen is a freelance writer with a background in medicine. Although writing has always been her passion it was not until she was having a “how we want to raise our children” discussion with her husband that she came to an interesting realization; how could she teach her children to follow their dreams ambitiously when she was not living her own? At that point she started her writing and coaching career. She writes and coaches women about how they can gain clarity in their lives and work at 2clarify.com. Instagram: @laureenoliphant Facebook: facebook.com/laureenoliphant

Store Feature

Did you know that there are Boutiques all over the world that sell a portion of our clothing in their shop? Today we are featuring Florence Adams located in St. Marys, Kansas. Here is our interview with them.

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What is the name and location of your Boutique?

Name of Boutique: Florence Adams

We are located at 529 W. Bertrand Ave., St. Marys, KS

What items do you sell at your Boutique?

We sell Women’s & Children’s Apparel, Shoes & Accessories.

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What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing Line?

What we love most about the Mikarose Clothing Line are the classic, effortless styles that make dressing modestly so attractive! We love being able to give such flattering options to our customers.

What is the best way for people to see your merchandise? 

Instagram: @florenceadamsstore

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/florence.adams.ks

Boutique Location: 529 W. Bertrand Ave., St. Marys, KS 66536

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What do you enjoy most about running a Boutique?

The most enjoyable thing about running a boutique is the drive to fill our shelves with items not easily available to everyone at an affordable price! To work with customers in helping them find items that put a smile on their face.

Dress Sale

 

Starting 3/25, all of our regular priced dresses will be 25% off to get ready for Easter!

Meet the Intern

Today on the blog we are featuring Lexi our new intern! We love having her at MIKAROSE! We asked her some questions about herself and we posted some of the dresses she has designed and sewn herself!

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Tell us a little bit about yourself: I love visual design and fashion. I’m deeply interested in the industry and how it is a source of media. I love art and work as well. I love being an intern here at Mikarose!

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What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing?: I love that it’s vintage, but not like everyone else’s. I love that they are modest, and so stylish!

What are your passions and interests?: I am passionate about media, and communicating through art and the senses rather than only through straight forward communication all the time. I like languages, and I’m trying to learn Spanish because I think it’s beautiful. I’m passionate about finding what I am capable of doing and magnifying that.
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What is your dream job?: To work somewhere that will pay enough that I can make good financial decisions….and still shop. ;)
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What do you love most about sewing and designing clothing?: That you can use it as a form of media or art. It’s fun to sew, and it’s amazing the message you can send, and the power you possess, through clothing and the designs you make. It’s awesome.

 

 

March 19th Store Items

Come see our Store Items and Spring Sale at our store in Orem, UT at the University Mall.

V-neck top $29.99, pleated a-line skirt $32.99 both top & skirt now 30% off. Necklace 9.99 now 20% off.

V-neck top $29.99, pleated a-line skirt $32.99 both top & skirt now 30% off. Necklace 9.99 now 20% off.

Fuschia button up top, regularly priced $26.99 now 30%off. 50% off this week - garden print skirt regularly $49.99. Necklace $14.99. Mikarose jewelry is 20% off this week also.

Fuschia button up top, regularly priced $26.99 now 30%off. 50% off this week – garden print skirt regularly $49.99. Necklace $14.99. Mikarose jewelry is 20% off this week also.

New in for Spring! Mikarose round neck lace top $29.99. basic stretch pencil skirt $19.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99

New in for Spring! Mikarose round neck lace top $29.99. basic stretch pencil skirt $19.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99

Basic top w/cuff sleeve $22.99, stretch print pencil skirt $19.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $23.99.

Basic top w/cuff sleeve $22.99, stretch print pencil skirt $19.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $23.99.

March 12th Store Items

We tons of new items from our Spring Line in the store. Visit us at the University Mall in Orem, UT. To see more visit our Facebook or Pinterest!

Basic jersey top $9.99, scarf $8.50, Mikarose pleated cotton skirt $44.99.

Basic jersey top $9.99, scarf $8.50, Mikarose pleated cotton skirt $44.99.

Mickrose chiffon v-neck top $29.99, texture stretch pencil skirt $26.99, mid-width belt $14.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $17.99.

Mickrose chiffon v-neck top $29.99, texture stretch pencil skirt $26.99, mid-width belt $14.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $17.99.

NEW FOR SPRING! Mikaroe Blake dress $59.99, narrow belt $9.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $19.99

NEW FOR SPRING! Mikaroe Blake dress $59.99, narrow belt $9.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $19.99

How do you wear Modesty?

Preparing for a dance competition in my ballroom dancing class, one of the girls looked at the outfit worn by another and said, “That’s a beautiful dress. Too bad you had to ruin it by wearing something under it. You’re beautiful so why would you hide your body?” I have often thought about this conversation that I overheard. What would I have answered? Do we wear skimpy clothing when we are confident in our beauty? Are we ashamed of our bodies when we are modest? Frumpy and outdated are some of the words others have used, in our day and age, to describe modesty.  This viewpoint is laughable considering the fact that the styles that have passed the tests of time have been the ones that were modest and elegant. The little black dress, for instance, is typically more modest than not.

Let’s face it, modesty is sexy. It’s alluring, mysterious, liberating and elegant. Why is revealing as much of our bodies as possible the only way to feel beautiful and attractive? If you stop and think, you will remember that the timeless beauties are the ones who were not only beautiful but who had a special something that maybe you could not quite put your finger on. I believe that special something, actually, was confidence. They could wear anything and make it look good because, according to Ritu Ghatourey, “Confidence is the sexiest thing a woman can have.”

I think back to that conversation I overheard in my ballroom dancing class and wonder what my response would have been if the girl was addressing me (although I was wearing a modest Mikarose dress at the time, my absolute favorite modest women’s clothing store ;-), and received many compliments on it). To be honest, I am not sure what I would have said and the way I would have said it. I was not then the woman I am now. Now, I have grown into my womanhood and am a much more confident. Although I have always been comfortable with the modest clothes I wore, I could not have given an answer that was relaxed, confident, and simple. I feel no need to justify what I wear because I feel beautiful and sexy wearing something that reveals only what I want it to reveal.  And, yes, I will continue to wear modest women’s clothing. Ladies, be bold, be confident, and wear your modesty with pride.

 How do you wear your modesty?

 

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Laureen is a freelance writer with a background in medicine. Although writing has always been her passion it was not until she was having a “how we want to raise our children” discussion with her husband that she came to an interesting realization; how could she teach her children to follow their dreams ambitiously when she was not living her own? At that point she started her writing and coaching career. She writes and coaches women about how they can gain clarity in their lives and work at 2clarify.com. Instagram: @laureenoliphant Facebook: facebook.com/laureenoliphant

February 26th Store Items

Drop by our store in Orem, UT at the University Mall to see all of our new items! See more on Pinterest and Facebook!

Basic 3/4 sleeve tee top $9.99, print scarf $8.50, Mikarose perfect pockets skirt $39.99.

Basic 3/4 sleeve tee top $9.99, print scarf $8.50, Mikarose perfect pockets skirt $39.99.

Mikarose Chiffon Bow top $29.99, long sleeve cardigan now $12.50, print pencil skirt $26.99, necklace $12.99.

Mikarose Chiffon Bow top $29.99, long sleeve cardigan now $12.50, print pencil skirt $26.99, necklace $12.99.

Basic 3/4 sleeve tee top $9.99, jersey a-line stripe skirt $22.99, scarf now 50% off and priced at $8.50.

Basic 3/4 sleeve tee top $9.99, jersey a-line stripe skirt $22.99, scarf now 50% off and priced at $8.50.

Just in! Mikarose Ivy dress in Orchid $49.99, narrow belt 9.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $15.99

Just in! Mikarose Ivy dress in Orchid $49.99, narrow belt 9.99. Necklace by Bijou Michelle $15.99

February 19th Store Photos

Drop by our store in Orem, UT at the University Mall to see these and more store items!

Mikarose chiffon v-neck top $29.99, knit scarf $8.50, basic stretch pencil skirt $19.99, mid-width belt $14.99, Necklace $16.99.

Mikarose chiffon v-neck top $29.99, knit scarf $8.50, basic stretch pencil skirt $19.99, mid-width belt $14.99, Necklace $16.99.

Textured dot top $42.99, knit scarf $8.50, Mikarose perfect pockets skirt $39.99.

Textured dot top $42.99, knit scarf $8.50, Mikarose perfect pockets skirt $39.99.

Berry jersey top w/roll up sleeves $12.99, black/white stripe stretch pencil skirt $26.99, berry slip extender $22.99, necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99.

Berry jersey top w/roll up sleeves $12.99, black/white stripe stretch pencil skirt $26.99, berry slip extender $22.99, necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99.

Berry jersey top w/roll up sleeves $12.99, black/white stripe stretch pencil skirt $26.99, berry slip extender $22.99, necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99.

Berry jersey top w/roll up sleeves $12.99, black/white stripe stretch pencil skirt $26.99, berry slip extender $22.99, necklace by Bijou Michelle $24.99.

Twelve North

We have locations all over the world that sells a portion of MIKAROSE Clothing in their shop. Check out Twelve North an online business that sells MIKAROSE Clothing on their website.

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What is the name and location of your Boutique?

The store is called Twelve North. It’s www.twelve-north.com and is only online.

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What items do you sell at your Boutique?

 We sell contemporary plus size apparel and accessories

What do you love about MIKAROSE Clothing Line?

We love that Mikarose includes larger sizes in its assortment.  We love that Mikarose is flattering without being overly exposing. We also love the flattering cut of the skirts! 

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What is the best way for people to see your merchandise? (Social Media Links, Address, Website, etc)

 www.twelve-north.com

What do you enjoy most about running a Boutique?

We enjoy helping bring more fashionable & sophisticated choices to the plus size consumer. Much of the plus size industry is either frumpy or on the opposite end of the spectrum (too body conscious.) Mikarose helps us do this. We also like being part of the conversation about body image and the portrayal of women in the fashion and media industries.

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What sales, promotions, or deals are you running for Holidays would you like fans to know about? (Feel free to include pictures/fliers/etc)

We are offering 15% off through Friday on purchases of $100 or more.