Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Van Heusen Challenge: Day 5 and 6

Here is our Van Heusen Challenge wrap up!  Someone (possibly me) may have gotten a bit crazy with Picasa photo editing.  So fun right?!  Enjoy and remember to vote one last time:
Who says you can't wear white after Labor Day?  Hannah's blouse really pop's with this white on white combo!
Kira's beautiful scarf stands out bright and beautiful against our classic Tuxedo blouse.  This combo is perfects with denim or try it with one of our many amazing skirts.

Lizzie shortened the sleeves on this blouse and made some adorable button cover earrings with the scraps.  So cute and so creative!
Kirstin looks like she is ready for a night out with her fashion forward belt and scarf!  And her Dansko heels add the PERFECT touch to this classic outfit.

Christin went for lots of layers with this look!  Her blouse almost looks like part of the cardigan, a floral blouse and skinny belt keep her waist from disappearing and our Baby O embroidered skirt has never been more perfectly paired.

Who's look did you like best:  Hannah, Kira, Lizzie, Kirstin or Christin?

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Van Heusen Challenge: Day 4

Today we have Lizzie, Ashley, Amanda and Kirstin.  We'll start with Lizzie's introduction and go from there!

Lizzie served in the London South Mission and has been home since Christmas of last year.  She's been working for us since the spring and recently she married one of our employee's from the Men's store (we love when our employee's marry!), which is why she has been a bit MIA in the Van Heusen Challenge post.  We love Lizzie's bright shining smile, eyes, and personality.  Lizzie loves bright beautiful colors and funky patterns and loves helping women look beautiful in modest clothing.
For this look Lizzie simply used purple BOWS!  She took a lovely purple ribbon, tied it around her neck.  She also replaced the laces in her Dansko's with the purple ribbon for a dramatic look (not quite captured here).
Doesn't Ashley look smart?!  This look is perfect for the college girl on the go!  The August Silk vest adds a touch of class, the skinny belt accentuates Ashley's skinny waist, and the beaded necklace adds another dimension of color!  Love it!
Amanda added her signature layers to make this look a hit! 
Kirstin went for layers with this look as well!  And what we love most is that EVERYTHING she is wearing comes from Sister Missionary Mall right down to the belt!

So who wore it best?  Lizzie, Ashley, Amanda or Kirstin?  Vote to win!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Van Heusen Challenge: Day 3

Today we have Amanda, Christin, Kirstin and McKenna rockin' our awesome Van Heusen blouse!  Remember to vote for your favorite look below!
Amanda kept her blouse unbuttoned to show off her adorable polka dot blouse underneath (we love polka dots) and pulled it all together with a darling belt.  Doesn't she look hip?
Christin added her own personal touches to this classic blouse and vest combo by adding a pearl necklace and red belt! 
Kirstin added a bold belt on her hip and a swing cardigan to give this classic blouse an updated look.
McKenna took two basic's and made them classic.  Combining a blazer to her Van Heusen blouse.

We know it's rough (because our sales staff is so creative and fashionable) but vote for your favorite look by commenting below!  Who wore it best, Amanda, Christin, Kirstin or McKenna?

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Van Heusen Challenge: Day 2

Today we have three outfits to choose from.  Let's start with Ashley, one of our newer employee's.  Ashley is from Arizona, studying to be a teacher at BYU, and served a full-time mission in the Philippians (she returned in March of this year)!  She makes her own adorable jewelry, has a contagious laugh, and is fun to be around in a variety of settings (including work).  We love her and our customers ask for her by name.
Ashley used this beautiful coral cardigan over her blouse to add a huge pop to this basic outfit.  To accentuate her tiny waist she used a red skinny belt (available at Sister Missionary Mall) to make this outfit very figure flattering.
Kirstin used a lace tank to layer over her blouse to add color and feminine style to this basic blouse.  She used a thick leather belt to show off her waist and tie the look together.
Think that button up blouses are only for formal wear?  Guess again!  Christin wore her french blue blouse with a pair of skinny jeans to add extra class to this normally casual look.  Everything she is wearing comes from Sister Missionary Mall including the cream swing swearer, brown pumps (Dansko's of course), pink skinny belt and floral scarf!

So who wore it best?  Ashley, Kirstin, or Christin.  Vote in the comment section to win big next week! 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Van Heusen Challenge: Day 1

McKenna and Christin wore the same blouse in two completely different ways.  Help us decide who wore it best by commenting below!
This is our Tuxedo blouse.  It has been extremely popular with our staff and customers.  It is the ultimate white blouse to have in any wardrobe!  Both Christin and McKenna had this blouse altered by our awesome seamstress.  McKenna had the sleeves shortened, and both girls had the blouse taken in on the sides.

Meet McKenna!  McKenna is from Utah County and went to Germany for a nanny job after high school.  For the next few years she took several other jobs and loved living in Europe.  She hasn't served a full time mission however she does a great job helping sisters serving all of the world.  We love the way McKenna pulls off scarves and bright bold lipstick!  She has a great fashion sense and most customers assume she's served a full time mission because of her extensive knowledge about shopping for missionary clothing.  McKenna used one of our great scarves, and the shell from our August silk twin set to make this blouse look colorful, modern and unique!  We also just received a shipment of the skirt she is wearing which in the past has been a best seller, come get yours before they are gone!

Christin is our only full time employee so you'll be seeing a lot of her this week!  She used accessories like a beaded necklace and belt to add color and style to her Van Heusen blouse.  Love her shoes?  The are part of Dansko's new line and are AmAzInG!  Not only are these shoe beautiful they also offer Dansko's great support in a rocker bottom HEEL!  A favorite among all of our employees.

So who wore it best, McKenna or Christin?

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Van Heusen Challenge

At Sister Missionary Mall we have a staff of amazing sales associates.  Our girls are beautiful, kind, compassionate, spunky, savvy, passionate woman who are not only great to work with but are also very fashion forward! These women are the leading experts in making modesty look amazing.   One of our favorite blouses at Sister Missionary Mall is our Van Heusen wrinkle free blouse!  This basic blouse should be a staple in any woman's wardrobe. Not only is it beautifully tailored and sold in a variety of colors it is also extremely easy to own!  It requires little to no ironing and is very durable.  Unlike other wrinkle free button up blouses that you may find in local department stores ours is reasonably priced at $29.99 and we do FREE alterations!  Over the next week and a half we will be show casing all of the creative ways that our employee's have found to wear this great basic.  Here are our first few photo's and examples to get us started, as well as brief introductions to our fabulous staff!

Meet Kirstin and Amanda!  Kirstin served her mission in Tacoma Washington and has been home for about 6 months.  We love her smile and how sweet she is.  Our employee's love working with Kirstin because she is so kind and nice!  Our customers say the same and we are constantly hearing great things about Kirstin from anyone she comes in contact with. Most of our mannequins in the store are dressed by Kirstin because we love her sense of color and style. To the right we have Amanda served in London England.  Amanda is new to our team and we love her creative take on layering, willingness to help customers look for the perfect item, and the way she pulls off hats!  Amanda is also engaged to be married next month and is pretty excited about her upcoming wedding.   Both are as nice as they are beautiful.  They always make our clothing look great!
Next we have Christin our store manager.  She served her mission in Nauvoo and has been home for almost 5 years (eek!).  She loves cardigans, and skirts and started working for us the first time six weeks after returning from her mission.  In fact she says of her first day with us "I thought I had died and gone to heaven when I got to work the first day and got to put a mission skirt back on and talk about my mission all day long!"   Christin used the basic white blouse as a layering piece to add a little extra polish to her jumper and cardigan combo.

Kirstin added fun accessories like a bold red belt and colorful scarf to dress up her blouse.  This outfit is a great example of how dressing up the basic's can be easy and fashion forward way!
Amanda added layers to her blouse to give it a unique chic look.  She started with the tuxedo blouse, added a ruffle tank, a belt, and her own necklace to give the blouse a modern funky look. 

The Van Heusen challenge officially starts with our employee's next Monday.  We will be posting pictures of our employee's creative style and want you to vote on who's look you like best by commenting on our blog and Facebook post.  Everyone who comments will be put into a drawing for a $100 gift certificate at the end of the challenge.   Those who mentions that they read about the Van Heusen challenge on our blog or Facebook page will receive 25% off a Van Heusen blouse until the 24th of September.  Spread the word and come visit us for all of the fashion and fun at Sister Missionary Mall located at 210 E. University Parkway in Orem!

So who wore it best?  Kirstin, Christin or Amanda?  Vote by commenting!