Shop Mieux: the sweetest online consignment shop ever

Okay, ladies. You know how much I love consignment shops, right? (Peonies, Plato’s Closet, and Uptown Consignment are my Connecticut faves.) Well hold on to your stylish pants! I just found the sweetest online consignment shop ever: Shop Mieux. That’s French for “Shop Better,” which is pretty spot-on. (Edit: Mieux & Mieux officially changed their name to Shop Mieux this past December.) Here are just a few of the fun things you’ll find there:

Mieux & Mieux dresses via poorandpretty

Pretty dresses from Solemio, Kensie, Free People, Bebe, Zara… and more of your favorite brands, at crazy awesome prices. That Kensie dress is over 80% off. Seriously.

Mieux & Mieux tops & bottoms via poorandpretty

Tops and bottoms from J. Crew, Citizens of Humanity,  Fendi, 7 For All Mankind, all up to 90% off!

Mieux & Mieux shoes via poorandpretty

And of course, shoes. From Ann Marino to Umberto Raffini and everyone in between, all in fantastic condition.

I must admit, I was a little nervous trying out online consignment. I have a hard enough time as it is finding clothes that fit (who doesn’t??). But Shop Mieux has a 14-day return policy (that’s 14 days after receipt, not 14 days after purchase), so I gave it a shot with this fabulous French Connection bow shirt:

French Connection bow top from mieux & mieux via poorandpretty

It was originally upwards of $150. I got it for $16. And I think you will agree, it’s perfect. I’m wearing it today! (I blame my wild hair on the windy walk up to the building this morning. Did I tell you our parking lot is ¼ mile from the office? Mmhmm.)

Here’s a slightly closer shot:

French Connection bow top from mieux & mieux 2 via poorandpretty

I would have never been able to afford something from French Connection if it weren’t for Shop Mieux! They have a physical location in Dallas, which I’m sure is a beautiful little boutique. If you’re in the area, stop by!

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Gift Guide: Him

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Is it just me, or is it really hard to shop for guys? If you’re having trouble too, here are a few things I’ve found across the interwebs for the dude(s) in your life!

1. Beer Making Kits from Brooklyn Brewshop. 2. The Gentlemen’s Deck via Cool Material — so he can play cards and learn how to tie a windsor knot and spit-shine his shoes at the same time! 3. Toy Soldier Bookends via Urban Outfitters. 4. Chef Salts via Fab — to spice up his grilling (or give him the hint that it’s his turn to cook ;). 5. All-natural After Shave Lotion by Sam’s Natural; Stan loves this stuff because it moisturizes and doesn’t burn. 6. 3-Pack Men’s Socks by PACT Apparel — made with organic cotton and without sweatshops. 7. Capsul Wallet by Capsul/Toboggan Design — this is a fantastically durable, minimalistic wallet made from recyclable & non-toxic polypropylene. I have one that I use for business cards! 8. Kitten Brains Skinny Tie by sugarplum USA. If your man isn’t man enough to wear this kitty tie, he isn’t man enough for you.

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Gift Guide: The Crafter

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15 days until Christmas! For those procrastinators out there, I’ve got another gift guide for the crafty peeps in your life. (Did you see my color lover gift guide?) These suggestions all make great presents for the friend/family member/significant other who likes to DIY everything under the sun.

1. Maybelle Calligraphy Workshop in a box by ink and belle. 2. Jewelry Starter Kit from Brit + Co. 3. Craft a Life bracelet via BRIKA (available in 5 colors!). 4. Carve-A-Stamp Kit from Yellow Owl Workshop. 5. The BUST DIY Guide to Life by Laurie Hensel & Debbie Stoller — this is truly the ultimate handbook for the hands-on; I love it! 6. For the Makers monthly craft box subscription. I love getting these every month as a reminder to step away from the screen and make things. 7. Craftsy gift card. With dozens of classes to choose from, your favorite DIYer can learn how to decorate cakes as well as Peeta Mellark, and knit, quilt, make jewelry, garden, upcycle furniture, and more. 8. Americana® Clear Chalkboard Coating will transform almost anything into a chalkboard.

See even more gift ideas on my gift guide: crafter Pinterest board!

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Gift Guide: The Color Lover

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I know, I know. Thanksgiving just happened, and now we’ve only got 22 days until Christmas! I thought I’d help out a little bit this year with a few gift guides. This one is for the color lovers on your list. (And yes, more than a few of these are on my own wish list!)

1. kate spade new york’s Things We Love is basically the color lover’s bible. 2. Turquoise Chartreuse Two-Tone Necklace by kluster. Get matching earrings here3. Large dots washi tape via Pretty Tape4. Neon glass wall clock via Leif. 5. Miss Pom Pom Graphic Bobble Beanie via ASOS. 6. Vegan, Formaldehyde-free nail polish in all sorts of fun colors from Madison Street Beauty7. As Good As Bold Sweater via ModCloth. 8. Multicolored Wool Ball Garland by murdock design.

 

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Catch Poor & Pretty + sugarplum USA at Hartford HodgePodge 9/22 & 10/20

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I’m super stoked to announce that I will be representing both Poor & Pretty and sugarplum USA at Hartford HodgePodge for two dates this season! While Rachel is kicking butt up in Boston through the end of October, I’ll be in hanging out on Pratt Street  in Hartford with cupcake soaps and eco-friendly clothing. Swing by this coming Sunday, September 22nd, and October 20th, from 11-4pm. You won’t be able to miss our booth ’cause it will be a massive color explosion.

Poor and Pretty SOWA 2013

sugarplum usa shop summer 2013

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