Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Time!!

Hey Hey Everybody!

As you ALL know, tomorrow is a very special day for families across the United States...THANKSGIVING!!! It is a time for reunions, rejoicing, and refreshments!! Obviously, the most important thing about this day is appreciating all we have been given. This being said, there is no rule that says you can't look good while doing it!!!

As any event that involves mothers and grandmothers, pictures are going to be taken! Family photos are guaranteed to last FOREVER. As long as the family grows, there will be older members bringing out these pics to show what "little Anna used to look like."

Since I'm warning you about this in advance, there is no reason to look like a scrub tomorrow!! At McAuley's we have numerous outfits that will fit perfectly into your holiday plans. Try a warm sweater dress or a turtleneck/vest combo for a comfy and photo-friendly look!

I'm including some possible choices, but remember there are TONS more on!!

With Thanks,

ps: I'm still in Brazil, so have some turkey for me please :)

Monday, November 23, 2009

Looking Like A Lady...

Doesn't Have To Be Boring!!!

Good Afternoon MGs,

So, upon studying our latest arrivals ( I've come to the conclusion that I LOVE the preppy styles that have been coming into the store!! I am definitely not the preppiest of girls (I tend to like sleek city looks more), but the gorgeous jackets, tops, and skirts we have been getting have started to change my mind. For instance, this orange and gray houndstooth jacket is stunning!! Can you imagine it with a pair of gray slacks and big earrings? Gorgeous!! I also love the houndstooth's a little more funky, but the print is still ultra-preppy!!Don't worry, we have this adorable plaid design for those of you who prefer to wear dresses!!

No matter your personal style, you can make preppy work for you!! It's all about how you rock it!!

Much Love,

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Amazingly Affordable Fashion!

Times are hard and budgets are tight, but thankfully you can still afford to look fabulous!! McAuley's has tons of amazing items from Michael Stars, Free People and junior lines for $100 or less!! If you don't believe me just take a look at these great finds at great prices!!

This gorgeous top is from our junior line and its only $59.98!!!!!!!

Free People $79.98

Michael Stars $59.98

And trust me ladies, there's much more where that came from!! Plus we have amazing accessories to update the outfits you already have!! Nothing can glamourize an outfit faster than a beautiful scarf, funky belt, or fun jewelry!

So see ladies, looking great doesn't have to be pricey!! Come in or logon and let us help you find something to fit you and your budget!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

I love Michael Stars!!

Hello McAuleys's girls!

I want to talk about my favorite line at McAuley's...Michael Stars!! I have been a huge fan for quite some time now and the clothes just keep getting better and better!! Some people may think that they won't be able to find anything at McAuley's to fit them, but that is SOOOO not true! And I speak from experience! I'm certainly not a size 2 and I probably never will be, but I always manage to find gorgeous items and the majority are by Michael Stars! Everything in this line is one size fits most and for once it actually does! One of my favorite new items is the Michael Stars Sparkle Cardigan. Personally I'm a fan of the Carbon color(dark silver) but we do have a gorgeous gold too! It's extremely versatile and can be worn over your favorite tops or wear it with a dress to keep warm. Seriously, how you wear this cardigan is limited only by your imagination! I'll be adding this to my closet today so there's gonna be one less in carbon!! I'll be pairing mine with my favorite tops, skinny jeans and rockin' boots! So come in or logon today to get yours plus check out all of the other great styles we have in stock!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I Have Just Got To Say...

That I love this trend!!!!

Perhaps it's because I'm a diehard Clueless fan (the movie-in case you missed the 1990s), but I just LOVE all the adorable miniskirts we have been getting in lately!! I think that a skirt in a bold print worn with tights and boots is about as cute as it gets!! It is especially nice when the skirt is a black/white/gray print, because then you can wear a vibrant shade up top!!

Fashion is all about fun this live it up!! Purchase one of the adorable skirts pictured below, and wear it with a neon top or tights!! Let the world know that you are a forward-thinking, energetic, and fabulous contribution to society!!

Stay Bright.


Monday, November 16, 2009


Good Afternoon McAuley Girls (and maybe guys)!!

So, in case you live under a rock, I'm here to tell you that there is a Clemson HOME GAME this weekend!! Yes!!!

(Interjection: If you don't live near upstate SC, you are forgiven)

Here at McAuley's we always aim to please oour CU clientele. Recently, we've gotten in lots of gorgeous purple and orange pieces to make your gameday FABULOUS!! We have jackets, dresses, skirts, tops, and boots!! It doesn't matter if you only wear dresses or if you're the jeans and top kind of girl...we've got you covered!!

So stop by, shop online, or send us your personal shopper...we promise to have you looking your best!!

Peace, Love, and Football,

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Anderson Arts Center's Annual Arts Auction - This Weekend!

It's that time... This Saturday, November 14 doors open at 5:30PM -- the Anderson Arts Center is holding their 27th Annual Arts Auction! I know many of our regular shoppers attend every year, so I thought it would be appropriate to share with you a few of our formal gowns appropriate for any black tie event! For more information on this event visit The Anderson Arts Center's Website.

Grey Strapless Gown by Nicole Miller
Multi Color Formal by Jovani

Feather Printed Formal by Nicole Miller
Blue Printed Formal by Nicole Miller

The Beauty of Belts!!

Hey Hey McAuley's Girls!!

So, upon getting dressed this morning I found myself bored. I had this really comfy black knit dress I wanted to wear, but I felt like it did NOTHING for my figure (a potato sack if you will). So there I stood, in front of a floor length mirror pondering this dilemma. When, BAM!! It came to me!! I should just put on a funky printed belt to add color AND shape to my look!! Problem solved!!! Seriously, there is no easier way to make an outfit stylish than to throw on some kind of crazy-printed, textured belt with a sold dress or top.

Recently, at McAuley's, we've gotten in some super cool pieces that can make this trend work for you. My personal favorite is the purple studded one :)

Hope ya'll enjoy!!!!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Sexy Dresses

Good Morning!

So I was browsing through the November Issue of Cosmo and I stopped on the Fun Fearless Fashion section. There's a spread on sexy party dresses that are really in style right now and the one-shoulder dress made the list! These dresses are fun, flirty and oh so sexy!! We have several gorgeous dresses by Nicole Miller and French Connection to choose from. If you decide to rock this style, I suggest a bare neckline and a great pair of earrings!

Also on the list were high shine, zip front and bright color dresses. We have some beautiful dresses in these style by Trina Turk, Nicole Miller and Jovani. So come in or logon today and try one of these fun, fearless styles!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Fashionable Fall Jackets

Hello Fashionistas!!

Fall is definitely here and the days are getting colder. And you know what that means?? It's time to visit McAuley's to get Fall's most fashionable coats and jackets! Two of the hottest styles right now are the boyfriend blazer and the leather jacket and you guessed it, we have both! We also have plenty of other great coats and jackets for every occasion! We have several beautiful jackets by Trina Turk that are perfect for work or worn with jeans for a dressy touch! My personal favorite is the Nanette Lepore Night and Day Sweater Coat!! It looks amazing when worn with a turtleneck and tights! So come visit us and we'll help you find exactly what you need to keep you warm and stylish!!

Fabulous Foreign Fashion!!!

Good Morning Gorgeous Gals!!!

Hayley here...all the way from Brazil!!! I have just begun a month-long adventure to see friends and new fashion tricks from one of the most beautiful countries in the world! The majority of my trip will be spent in Belo Horizonte (which literally translates into Beautiful Horizon-pretty, huh?) the state capitol of Minas Gerais.

It is summer here, so of course the trends are a little more revealing than they are for fall in the States. However, I can still pick up on the national flair these wonderful people possess. Clothes here tend to be more colorful, funky, and cut in interesting shapes. Racerback tops, one-shoulder dresses, and strappy sandals dominate the streets...oh, and these people love their jeans!!! It doesn't hurt that they seem to have some of the best bodies in the world too!!!

I'm including some pictures of things we currently have at McAuley's that exemplify Brazilian culture (in autumn time)....Wear any of these pieces and you may just be the next Gisele!!

Hope you are all doing wonderful because I am having the time of my life!!!

Muitos Beijos,