Saturday, July 31, 2010

McAuley's $100 Gift Card Winner

The top participants are:
1. Annika
2. Neely
3. Hokie Honey
4. Alexa Ivester
5. Caroline Zion
6. Erica, Steve, and Jon Jon
7. Amanda Dortch
8. Annelise Watkins
9. Beth Voss
10. Julie

Thanks to all of you who have participated! We had fun doing this!

The $100 McAuley's Gift Card Winner is Hokie Honey!

denim is a definite do


this month is all about denim.
denim on denim. while this drastic denim look is usually a fashion no-no, be prepared to break the boundaries this month and take this fabric to an extreme! try different colors && combinations.
shirts. jeans. jackets. vests. shorts. skirts.


get creative.
this is my denim vest. as i was cleaning out my room i found odds and ends that i didn't want to get rid of such as buttons, threads, and broken or miscellaneous jewelry. i sewed them onto my vest && here is one side of the front. i also sewed my name on the pocket. this is an easy, fun project to do while watching tv!
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denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim.
denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim.
denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim.
denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim. denim.
how do you wear your denim?

And the winner is...

Today at 5:00 p.m. (EST) I will announce the winner of the $100 McAuley's Gift Card!

Thank you to all of you who participated in the contest! We had fun doing it and hope you did too! Here is a list of the winners from the month. If you have not received a gift card, please send an e-mail to to make sure we get it to you!


Keep posted for more contests and giveaways coming up!

Friday, July 30, 2010

New at McAuley's: Online Exclusives!

Love to shop, but don't always have time to drive all the way to your favorite department store or boutique? No worries! McAuley's is already keeping up with your fast-paced lifestyle by offering tons of amazing items in its online store, and now we've got yet another new and exciting addition to our stock: online exclusives! These items are adorable AND cheap (most under $40!) but they're only available online, so be sure to check them out!

Fit For a Queen Top in Purple - Only $35.00!
Green Goddess Top - Only $30.50!

Lovely Lattice Dress in Blue - Only $60.75!

Lost in the Forest Dress by Theme - Only $52.00!
Survival Strapless Dress/Top in Charcoal - Only $34.50!

Fast Food Friday (Day 30 of 31)


Thursday, July 29, 2010

How do you wear Michael Stars?


WHO: Krissy
WHAT: Michael Stars Luxe Slub Long Sleeved Button Down in White
WHERE: McAuley's Unique Boutique
HOW MUCH: $51.74
WHEN I WEAR IT: Every week-it is the most versatile, stylish shirt I own! I use it for a bathing suite cover up with fewer buttons buttoned, a casual look with denim shorts, a dressier look with dark skinnies and high heels, and so many other ways! I usually find a way to wear almost any accessory with it because almost everything goes with it.

Want this shirt? We have 2 left in Limon && they are on SALE!
Post a comment and tell us how you wear your Michael Stars!

Textile Thursday (Day 29 of 31)

Congratulations to Stephanie Henry for winning yesterday's $10 McAuley's Gift Card!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Fall's Hottest Shoe

So, whats the hottest new trend for footwear this fall/winter? Well, the look is an even combo of two somewhat different styles...biker chic & versatile vintage! Yes, its that boot we feel like we have seen throughout the timeline, but always making a comeback with a little twist thrown in. The great thing about this trend is that no matter if you have an old pair of what some fashion experts refer to as "Grandma Boots", or the latest lace-up ankle boot style (that has that twist of biker appeal)....ALL are still game! The oldies are just considered vintage:-)

Peep toe, wedge, flat soled, have SO MANY options when it comes to making a piece of this trend more fitted for your personality (the ones with the folded down flaps are my personal favorite)! If you have more of a funky and daring style...go for the ones that have a touch of the biker look. If you like to be trendy, but your wardrobe rarely ever resembles "funky", pick a pair with a more victorian influence!

Now, the next concern of yours may do I pull this look off without appearing like I'm trying to give Lady GaGa a run for her money? Look at how the stars do it...


Whether it's with dresses, rompers, skirts, or denim, these style marking shoes can be worn in every season! If your pair is suede...who cares! Throw them on with a romper & crop blazer like Kim Kardashian or with a fun summer dress like Sienna Miller! If your style preference is the flat lace ups, you can wear them with anything as well! McAuley's has so many great things in right now to pair these boots up with that will take you from now into the fall! Here are some of my favorite picks for the fab boots!


This Envi romper is one of my favorites! It has so many great colors intertwined throughout the fabric, you literally could wear any of the base colored shoes! Tans, blacks, browns, taupes, olives...they are all great with this! What makes it even better? Throw a cropped denim jacket over it (or almost any color leather) and you have a PERFECT transitional outfit for fall!
Envi Multi Print Romper
Eva Franco Denim Vest


You can always rely on the distressed denim & a classy cropped blazer to flow with the trend! Any style boot with this outfit is fair game (although I would stick to the ankle height, you don't want a very high mid-boot with the capri length). However, replace these capris with skinny's, and you are good to go with any style boot! Just tuck the jean down in the shoe or bunch it up (it's ok if its messy) at the tip-top of the shoe!

Cream Single Button Blazer
Joe's Jeans Raw Cuff Kicker Capri


The LBD is a super easy way to pull off the trend! Any boot style is sure to be a perfect match with the little black dress! Throw a colored boot in, like tan, taupe, or olive to give the solid piece a little pop, or do it with black lace ups (for more funk appeal, do a black lace up that has a biker inspired touch)! The Secret Agent dress by Nanette Lepore is a PERFECT look for this trend, because the fit still gives the dress a more "sweet" look, which is always fun (and a little "good girl gone bad") when your going to throw in a funky and sexy shoe! Throw a jacket over this girl for the fall and your good to go!

Nanette Lepore's Secret Agent Dress

Wild Wednesday (Day 28 of 31)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Mammal Monday (Day 26 of 31)


Look of the Week!


Our trendy look of the week....Secretary Chic! This sexy, yet sophisticated style, is a sure bet for that important business dinner or party, day at the office, or even a dinner out with friends! A high waisted skirt is a winning way to accent the most slimming part of your bod, while feeling sexy in your trendy lace up boots and chic & savvy shoulder bag! If your more "blessed" around the hips, or even not "blessed" enough, this look is for you! Accentuating the waist will take away from the size of your thighs, and if your super slim, this look will also give you a little more "curve"! Crazy how it flatters polar opposite sizes huh? Throwing a blazer over the top gives it a little more of a "working woman" appeal. Meeting your man after work for dinner with no time to change? Ditch the blazer so you now have on a short sleeve or sleeveless top underneath. Throw on a long pearl necklace and a bling your ready & looking sexy!

>>Shop our sexy skirts

>>Shop our wonder working jackets

The Trench Coat Dress


The Burberry SS2010 Trench Coat has been worn by many celebrities, including Emma Watson, Victoria Beckham and Rihanna, this past fall and winter. Now, Nanette Lepore has given us the PERFECT trench coat look with her Casino Royale Dress. ((we just got it in!)) This modern twist on the classic trench coat is a great way to wear your favorite winter fashions into the summer!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Zipper Details


Zipper Detailing is In!
Traditionally, we use zippers for getting in and out of our clothes. This season, they are also an easy way to embellish your clothes. Use them to your advantage by drawing attention to where you want a spotlight. Like this David Koma dress (top), we have zipper detailed flower clips to add to your outfit anywhere you desire! Love your waistline? Draw attention by clipping this flower on your belt buckle. Not up for being too edgy? Clip it to your clutch.

What do you think?
Would you wear zipper detailing? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Summer Sunday (Day 25 of 31)



If you missed our July tent worries! Starting yesterday through July 31st, you can use the same sale discounts that were offered on the regularly priced merchandise, as well as shopping through all sale items that were under the tent that day! We have rolled the racks back out and they are in the store as we speak! How many boutiques will mark pieces all the way up to 80% off? Not many, so take advantage of this! We have had so many requests from customers that were out of town. We have never offered this before, so make sure you don't miss out!

I thought I would share with you a few of my FAVORITE things that were put on sale...maybe this will give you a little taste of what GREAT deals you can get, as well as trendy and stylish pieces to spice up your closet selection!


LOVE LOVE LOVE this zipper dress by Sweetees! All of Sweetees pieces are made with a great jersey fabric which washes well and lasts. The fabric is super soft and super comfy! This girl is super unique because you can actually USE the zippers on this dress! Unzip the zipper around the neck, and you are left with a sleeveless dress that can change the occasion and the season! The top piece comes off as a bolero that can be worn with a tank and jeans!
>>Get this dress


Another one of my inexpensive for a high end designer! This strapless zipper front dress can be worn for a night wedding, New Years event, holiday party, Vegas trip....or even a good going out dress in the cooler season! How do you make this metal scrunch cocktail dress "OK" enough for going out without looking overdressed? Throw a black blazer over it (short or long), a leather jacket, or a cropped moto-style jacket, tights, and booties or over-the-knee boots...and you have a cute and sassy "night on the town" ensemble!


I am defiantly a jeans girl! Not only that, but True Religion is my favorite denim line! I own these myself, and I didn't get them at this kind of price....the sale price is a STEAL! Distressed denim is everywhere and this pair is cute, unique, comfy, and not overdone! Whether its a cute fitted top and heels for a night out, or a snug tee with boots or flops, your sure to feel stylish and trendy with whatever you decide to pair these hot "holey" bottoms with!

>>Get these jeans

Say What Saturday (Day 24 of 31)

Remember to keep on posting! The time is coming soon for us to draw our $100 McAuley's Gift Card Winner!


Friday, July 23, 2010

Fitness Friday (Day 23 of 31)


Fall Fashion 2010!

Sure, summer is far from over - or at least, we've got plenty more warm weather and 90-plus degree days to look forward to - but it's never too early to start thinking about next season's fashion trends! Pants and long-sleeved shirts are making a comeback in stores that have been focusing mainly on selling shorts and tees, so if you haven't already, it's time to give some serious thought to your back-to-school wardrobe. After all, you don't want to be the only one left in the dark when it comes to what's hot - and what's definitely NOT - for fall 2010!

The Hot List - Fall 2010

Fierce Furs Layers & Drapes

Black on Black Military

Body Capes Velvet

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Great news for those of you who missed our tent sale!

We've had so many requests from customers who were out of town during our tent sale a couple of weeks ago that we've decided to bring all of the discounts back! Friday, July 23 through Saturday, July 31 you will be able to get all of the in store discounts offered the weekend of the tent sale! To make it even better, we're rolling all of our sale inventory back out into the store for one week only. If you missed the tent sale, you don't want to miss your second chance on savings of up to 80%!

Note: These discounts will apply to purchases made inside the store during the dates specified only. Any purchases made online or purchases made between July 12 & 22 are not eligible.

Thoughtful Thursday (Day 22 of 31)


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Weird Wednesday (Day 21 of 31)

Congratulations to Amanda Dortch for winning the $10 McAuley's Gift Card on Tour Tuesday!


Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Take your fav summer dresses into fall!

Ever wish you could get more than a season out of some of your favorite summer dresses? Well, with the trends becoming more "out of the box", and America actually beginning to follow, it is much easier to take your summer picks and roll them forward into fall!

How to do your favorite printed summer dress:

Get this look:

Tabitha Dress by Liquid

Denim Jacket by Joe's Jeans

Flipsy bootie by Paris Hilton

With denim jackets making a strong comeback, it allows such ease when taking those cute summer favorites into fall! Throwing a bootie with this girl allows for a more "transitional" look into the cooler season. Because of the brighter color in this one, you want to make sure to steer clear from heavy winter pieces and deep color tones to prevent a look that screams "I'm trying too hard to keep wearing my summer clothing". Keeping the shoe lighter & shorter allows for a look that appears very put together and creative. It works!

Here is another way to "fall up" another summer fav:

Get this look:

Blue strapless floral dress by our Junior Line

Cream Single Button Blazer by our Junior Line

Willis Leather Ankle Boots by Blowfish

Ahh the cream blazer...such an easy yet classic piece. You can use this single jacket to make so many looks from "city chic" to "the classy equestrian woman". Throw this number over a printed dress like we have above & a pair of ankle boots, or pumps, and you have a very trendy and transitional outfit out of your summer fav. Also, pair this blazer with your favorite black shorts, patterned tank, and booties for a cute fall fashion for your fav summer bottoms! So many options & ways to wear your favorite summer dresses for TWO seasons!

*Make sure the dress has a few earth tones intertwined, if it is a floral print, to prevent your outfit from having that "trying to hard to make my summer pieces work" look like we were talking abut earlier!

Accessorize Your Style!

It's a proven fact that you can tell a lot about a girl just from the accessories she wears. Think about it - would Miley Cyrus be going out in public dressed in leather bracelets and metal studs if she didn't feel like she had to break away from her squeaky-clean Hannah Montana image and forge her own path? Probably not. And, while I don't recommend busting out a pair of garters anytime soon (à la Taylor Momsen, another celebrity riding shotgun on the anti-role model bandwagon with Miley), I have to admit that the two Hollywood teens have a point. Accessories can do so much more than just complement your outfit - they can make a statement, prove a point, and even hint at the personality of the person who's wearing them. So... what do you want your accessories to say about YOU?

Find even more of these awesome accessories at McAuley's!

Tour Tuesday (Day 20 of 31)

Congratulations to yesterday's winner, Hokie Honey!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Scent Saturday (Day 17 of 31)


Studs & Sparkle Alert!

What's hot for now AND this upcoming fall season? Studs & sparkle! The glitz and glam did get put on the trend backburner for a few seasons, but it is hot & heavy again! It started making its comeback this past fall...and now....its taking over the fashion world for SUMMER AND WINTER! The red carpet has been overloaded with the studs and sparkle recently & the fashion runways for fall overflowed with loud, vibrant, and beautiful blinding pieces!

The great thing about this trend is that most pieces you buy now, you can take into fall and holiday as well! Getting 2 seasons out of one piece/trend is a very smart style choice (as far as budgeting goes)! McAuley's LOVES fashion statements made with loud and shiny pieces! The studs & sparkle has ALWAYS been our favorite, probably because it is the trend closest to our "personal" personalities:-). Check out a few of our pieces in the store that would be PERFECT picks! We will have this kind of stuff coming in all fall as well!

This amazing dress by French Connection is brand new! It is not on our website yet so if you love it, e-mail us and we will get you the info and sizing on it! This amazing double lined, linen dress, has the most beautiful beading and sequin detail EVER! The color is more close to an off white than a pure white, which makes it PERFECT for now...or the best holiday party dress ever!

This is another amazingly beautiful new dress from French Connection! It is also a cream color, not white as it appears. It has beautiful studs that cover it, front and back! The sequin detail at the neckline is stylish and unique, and the shorter length and more snug fit make it a fun and sexy piece! This is my personal pick for this New Year's Eve! (It reminds me so much of Kim Kardashian!) This one isn't on our site yet either, so if you love...let us know!

This strapless red corset dress, by Jovani, is perfect for a cocktail or formal occasion! The sparkle and lace detail makes it extremely unique and trendy...not to mention the red hot color that men seem to LOVE!

This Night Dress, by Nanette Lepore, is an employee fav! With the "two-piece" effect, this dress can be pulled off with pumps (and tights if in cooler weather) for a fun night out, or with strappy heels for a cocktail event! Throw a blue jean or leather jacket over this girl for a fun and casual night out with the girls!