Plan A Bachelorette Party in Portland, Maine

Posted May 19, 2017

Portland is an awesome place to plan a bachelorette party. This city by the sea has everything you need to celebrate a bride's last hurrah, including  party bus limos, fancy lingerie shops (try Aristelle and Etain), and fabulous bars (check out hot spots Top of the East, Grace, and Sonny's). But in addition to partying, Portland offers fun and sophisticated activities and tours that can make your bachelorette party a stand-out event. 

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Topics: Food and wine, In the community, Wedding

Trend Alert: Embroidery

Posted May 11, 2017

If you follow fashion trends, you know embroidery is everywhere in 2017.

This ancient stitching technique has been used to embellish fabric since the Cro-Magnon era—which is why it may have seemed old fashioned until recently. Its most recent heydey was the 1960s as a hallmark of hippie fashion, but embroidery is back in a big way.  And while some pieces still have that casual hippie vibe, embroidery is popping up on everything from evening gowns to office-appropriate button downs. Check out some of our favorite looks from Pinterest below. For more, visit our embroidery board

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Topics: Fashion and style

Prom Dress Style and Care Tips

Posted May 05, 2017

Five Prom Dress Trends for 2017

Prom season is one of the most exciting times of the year if you love formal fashion. We raided Pinterest to find the biggest prom dress trends for 2017. Here are some of our favorites! For more, check out our Prom Dress Inspiration  board. If you live around Portland, some of the best shops for formal wear are His & Hers by Andrea's Bridal, Blush Bridal & Formal Wear, and Style Me Portland. Have fun choosing the perfect dress for Prom 2017! 

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Topics: Fashion and style

Best Uniform Styles for Warm Weather

Posted April 28, 2017

Stay Cool in Style this Summer

When the weather gets warm, keep your look current and your staff happy and comfortable with lightweight uniform choices. You uniform style depends a lot on the type of business you run, as well as the image you want to project to customers. Here are our top picks for spring and summer based on industry. 

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Topics: Uniform

7 Simple Spring Cleaning Hacks

Posted April 20, 2017

Deep cleaning your home for spring is a time-honored tradition, and one of our favorite annual rituals. Even though cleaning is a chore, it feels great get rid of winter grit and freshen up for warm weather. They key is to not get overwhelmed by the daunting task of cleaning your whole house. Take your time, work from top to bottom, and clean in stages. Keep things manageable with these simple cleaning hacks.

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Topics: How-to

What Is Wedding Dress Preservation?

Posted April 13, 2017

Why should you preserve your wedding dress? 

Choosing your wedding dress is a big decision. But you're not done yet! You also have to decide what to do with your wedding dress after your wedding ceremony. One of the most popular options, and the one we recommend to all our brides, is wedding dress preservation

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Topics: Wedding

Caring for Bedspreads & Comforters

Posted April 06, 2017

How to Care for Bedspreads & Comforters

Bedding supplies typically last a long time. Comforters and bedspreads usually last five and six years on average.

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Topics: How-to

How to Store Winter Clothes

Posted March 30, 2017

If you've been following the teachings of Marie Kondo (a.ka. KonMari) in her bestselling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, then you may not need to store your clothes for the winter. KonMari's prescription for happiness is to have so few items that you can keep your clothes for all seasons in your regular drawers and closets. But for those of us who haven't mastered the art of tidying and discarding, it's still necessary to clear out cold-weather gear to make room for spring and summer clothing. This chore will be less overwhelming if you follow our 7 steps for successfully storing your winter clothes. 

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Topics: Garment care, How-to

What is Dry Cleaning?

Posted March 23, 2017

What is dry cleaning?

You know you need it for your professional and fancy clothes, but what is dry cleaning, exactly? When you bring your clothes to the cleaners, how are stains and smells removed without using water? Maybe it’s a magical process done by wizards or fairies? We wish it was that enchanting! In reality, dry cleaning is a scientific process that uses non-water-based solutions to clean delicate fabrics without causing damage. We'll tell you all you need to know about how dry cleaning is done.

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Topics: Garment care, Behind-the-Scenes

St. Patrick's Day Wedding Inspiration

Posted March 15, 2017

St. Patrick's Day might be the luckiest day of the year to get married. 

St. Patrick's Day, or the Feast of St. Patrick, is a cultural and religious event that celebrates the Irish culture with music, food, drinks and a whole lot of GREEN.  Thinking of getting married on St. Pat's? We raise a glass to you! From green wedding dresses to green shoes, to lucky horseshoe cake toppers to shamrock suspenders, we searched Pinterest for awesome green inspiration for any wedding style. Because after all...

"There are only two kinds of people in the world—the Irish and people who wish they were."

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Topics: Fashion and style, Wedding

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