Wednesday, June 25, 2014


McGuire "Majorelle" Jean, available in Eugene. 

Posted by Grace
Miss Meers Bridgeport

If you're anything like me, when you find something you love that falls just a weeeee bit outside your budget, you waste no time getting down to business. And by business I mean bargaining. Bargaining with yourself to prove that you aren't making a flippant decision to splurge.

Rule numero uno? Think of three ways you can wear this item. Three outfits, three totally different occasions. If you're at a loss for what you wear it with, or where you're going to wear it, maybe it's not worthy of swearing off your daily latte or juice bar for the month.

Enter Mcguire's Majorelle: super long, super flared, super flattering, super distressed, super -- you get the idea -- trouser jean. I mean the craftsmanship alone on these things.... and Christina Aguilera wears this line. And the designer is from Eugene! Let's just say when I met this particular pair of pants I went into a tailspin of excuses and reasons they had to be mine. Even with all that amazingness, they still had to pass my test.

They did, of course, and here's how:

Outfit 1: Date Night! Strap on the stilettos, pile on the gold and silver bling (don't make me say it.... Yes, mix and match those metals!), and grab a clutch. We're getting a babysitter and going for drinks. Sexy crochet tank? Check. The jeans will be the cherry on top, making me feel like my legs are miles long and ever so thin (that distressing does WONDERS in the optical illusion department).
Shoe: Sam Edelman Addie

Outfit 2: Casual Friday. Ok, every day is casual Friday for me, but my work outfits (casual as they can be) still need to look put together, and wearing denim to work doesn't have to be sloppy. A flowy silk blouse with a fitted cardigan will dress up the jeans without overwhelming them. Throw on some comfy-cute clogs (because I'll be on my feet all day), grab a bag that fits all my files, and finish it off with some chunky jewelry.
Shoe: Swedish Hasbeen Braided Sky High in gold

Outfit 3: Holiday Weekend. The fourth of July is just around the corner, so what better way to convince myself these are a good purchase, than to picture them traveling with me for the holiday weekend. Pulled on over a bikini, paired with a slouchy-tuck white tee. Sun hat in tow, beach bag ready, and sunglasses polished, I'd say we've got a winner. Grab the espadrilles, let's go!
Shoe: Splendid Ganes

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


Posted by Catie
Miss Meers Bridgeport

Swedish Hasbeen Braided Sky High
Recently I was talking to a customer about that weird notion that keeps us from wearing our new special items, and instead, “saving” them. Those shoes that are a little higher, the top that goes a little lower, or maybe even your brand new, made-to-look-lived-in denim jacket, whatever the item is, it is new and we might feel a pressure to “do it justice” when we wear it for the first time. But why wait to debut our new clothes and shoes?! We can literally wear them again!

Michael Kors Calder & CK Serenity
That's why when I saw American Hustle, with Jennifer Lawrence and Amy Adams dressed to the nines on a regular basis, I was reminded of that conversation and inspired to actually WEAR the special occasion shoes and dresses that I let sit in my closet. The next day I glammed it up: I put on my Calvin Klein “Vivians,” some flowy culottes and a silky button up with full makeup and hair done. I strutted self consciously around the Bridgeport mall feeling a little silly; were people wondering “what is she wearing, where does she think she is going?” No! No one cared, and if they did, it was just to compliment me on my outfit.

CK Vivian
When fashion inspiration strikes, seize it and rock those looks that might scare you a little bit! Don't judge yourself for being over dressed. Those you encounter will more than likely be inspired by your style and maybe they'll go home and get out that piece they've been holding on to. 

Here are my favorite glamorous yet wearable shoes from Miss Meers with some American Hustle  inspired outfits that won't translate as costumey.