Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Posted by Carly
Miss Meers Bridgeport

Memorial Day has come and gone, and there is no denying that Summer is finally upon us. As you pack away your Fall sweaters and pull out that box full of tank tops and sun dresses that you've been saving (we all have one), you might find that your old go to favorites are a little out of style. You don't need to buy a whole new warm weather wardrobe to look current. Try adding just a few trendy pieces to update your old staples and finish off the look with the perfect Summer footwear. Need a little inspiration? Here are a few of my favorite trends for this Summer, and the Miss Meers shoes I want to wear them with!


Yes, you heard me right. Whether you loved them or hated them, culottes are back this season in full force. We're trading in our seventies denim for something a little sleeker like this rayon pair from Splendid. Wear them with a basic tank top and some ankle strap sandals and you've officially taken this trend into the 21st century.  Here I put them with the Jeffrey Campbell "Hough" and some sassy sunglasses.


The kimono trend is one of my favorites this season, because it is so easy to adopt. Throw one over a plain top and pull on your favorite jeans and you instantly look stylish. The Swedish Hasbeens "Tudy Fruity" is the perfect way to complete this sweet and funky outfit.

Wide Leg Jeans

Put away your skinny jeans, this Spring it is all about the flares. If you're anything like me, you've gotten attached to your skinny jeans. Take my word for it, you need to give flared jeans a chance. Want your legs to look miles long and your waist to look smaller? You might want to give your skinnies a break for a while. Add a platform like the Splendid "Grand" for even more leg lengthening magic, and a Matt and Nat bag in a Spring friendly color. 


How can you not love a trend that is as comfortable as it is cute? Sneakers aren't just for the gym anymore. They can add a sporty vibe to your everyday wardrobe. I love the Lacoste "Helene" to add that perfect pop of color. Pair with black jeans, a graphic tee, and some sunglasses.

Monday, May 11, 2015


Posted by Carly
Miss Meers Bridgeport

The first time I ever came into a Miss Meers was with my best friend to help her pick out a pair of shoes for her wedding day. Now as an employee, I have helped countless brides find that perfect pair to walk down the aisle in. Summer is wedding season in Oregon (because it is the only time of year you can ALMOST count on it not to rain) so now is the perfect time to start looking for that perfect shoe for your dream wedding!

Every bride has her own unique bridal style. The trick to picking out the perfect wedding shoe is finding something that isn't just pretty, but that fits into your whole wedding vision. Not engaged? Me neither. Just play pretend! Here are some of my favorite summer wedding shoes, and I included the rings I would wear them with because who can resist a little sparkle?

The Vintage Bride - Seychelles "Quiz Show"
Is your favorite book The Great Gatsby? Do you often find yourself wearing long strands of pearls and swing dancing? This is definitely the shoe for you. The low heel and t-strap give it a little vintage flare and the rose gold keeps it dressy. It would look PERFECT with this vintage engagement ring on your finger and a birdcage veil.

The Beach Bride - Tkees Highlighters
You live in a bikini and feel as if you belong in the water. You didn't wear high heels to your senior prom, so why start now? Tkees are dressier than your average flip flop, and the silver on this pair will sparkle beautifully in the sunset. An engagement ring with a pop of blue will make you stand out, and coordinate with the ocean!

The "Bling" Bride - Jeffrey Campbell "Gaby Jewell"
Who says glitter isn't a color? A bling bride is all about one thing: sparkle. If this giant ring isn't enough for you, complete your bridal look with the Jeffrey Campbell Gaby Jewell. This shoe could only be more bedazzled if you dipped it in glue and rolled it in glitter.

The Nontraditional Bride - Dolce Vita "Henlie"
Who says a bride has to wear white on her wedding day? Its your day. Don't be afraid to be yourself. This Dolce Vita is perfect for the edgy bride who wants to dress up but not look too traditional. Oh, but being nontraditional doesn't mean you don't get a diamond. How gorgeous is this black ring?

The Shabby Chic Bride - All Black "Fish Pump"
The Shabby Chic bride, (also known as the "Pinterest" bride) loves to DIY and is looking for that perfect balance of polished feminine pieces and vintage distressed details for her day. At her wedding, you'll find as many mason jars as flowers, and all the lace will be contrasted by burlap. No shoe says shabby chic to me like the All Black "Fish Pump". It has a classically feminine shape, but the fish scale treatment of the leather makes it completely unique. Oh, and ivory will look beautiful with the blush pink on this ring!

BONUS: The Maid of Honor - Seychelles "Like You Mean It"
Don't forget that your bridal party needs cute footwear too! Treat your MOH to something classy and comfortable like they Seychelles "Like You Mean It". The wedge will keep her feet feeling great as she dotes on you all day, and the metallic will help her stand out (without overshadowing the bride of course). A simple heart shaped necklace will remind her how much you love her even if you go a little bridezilla.