May 30, 2012
This Tees by Tina Textured Skirt is a steal at $46! The silhouette is sophisticated yet the knit gives it a casual twist. You can wear this for work or play. Plus, the stretch in the fabric and the seriously soft waistband makes this skirt beyond comfy! Available in black, ink, royal purple, or tangerine.

This Tees by Tina Textured Skirt is a steal at $46! The silhouette is sophisticated yet the knit gives it a casual twist. You can wear this for work or play. Plus, the stretch in the fabric and the seriously soft waistband makes this skirt beyond comfy! Available in black, ink, royal purple, or tangerine.

May 30, 2012
Teresa LaBarbera, the Traffic Reporter & Host at CT Style WTNH News8, looks fabulous in her Suzi Chin dress! Steal her style and buy the dress for yourself at Searle.

Teresa LaBarbera, the Traffic Reporter & Host at CT Style WTNH News8, looks fabulous in her Suzi Chin dress! Steal her style and buy the dress for yourself at Searle.

May 17, 2012
Oprah looks fabulous rocking her contrast trim Magaschoni sweater! You can steal her style and pick up the sweater for yourself in the smoke/coal color online or at a Searle store near you!
(Image via Webstagram)

Oprah looks fabulous rocking her contrast trim Magaschoni sweater! You can steal her style and pick up the sweater for yourself in the smoke/coal color online or at a Searle store near you!

(Image via Webstagram)

May 17, 2012
We declared our love for the button-down shirt trend yesterday, and today, we’re shining the spotlight on the shirtdress! It’s not difficult to see why this clever combination of two classic wardrobe essentials—the button-down shirt and the dress—have been a mainstay in women’s closets for decades. Effortlessly feminine, sophisticated, and flattering for all figures, the shirtdress is ultra-versatile and can be worn for any occasion year-round. Pair with flats or espadrilles for an afternoon at the museum or with pumps to the office or an afternoon luncheon. The fantastic thing about the shirtdress is that you can keep it prim and proper at work, but once you’re off the clock, the outfit can be transformed into a slightly seductive look when you unfasten a couple buttons to show a bit of skin.
You’ll also love that the shirtdress is super comfortable and so easy to wear. It won’t take much to look polished and ready to head out the door (a must for any busy woman on the go!) Although this silhouette has been around for years, it’s constantly being reinvented with of-the-moment prints and luxe fabrics. There are some great styles available for the season—we are especially enamored with the Between the Chicks Leopard Print Shirt Dress & Nancy Shirt Dress, Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Crêpe de Chine Shirt Dress, and Benson Short Sleeve Shirt Dress. These fabulous designs are so chic and certainly deserve a spot in your closet!
And, we’re not the only fan of this trend! The Duchess of Cambridge is also a supporter of this style and was recently spotted in a lovely Libélula printed blue-green shirtdress. She knocks it out of the park once again with her chic sensibilities!

We declared our love for the button-down shirt trend yesterday, and today, we’re shining the spotlight on the shirtdress! It’s not difficult to see why this clever combination of two classic wardrobe essentials—the button-down shirt and the dress—have been a mainstay in women’s closets for decades. Effortlessly feminine, sophisticated, and flattering for all figures, the shirtdress is ultra-versatile and can be worn for any occasion year-round. Pair with flats or espadrilles for an afternoon at the museum or with pumps to the office or an afternoon luncheon. The fantastic thing about the shirtdress is that you can keep it prim and proper at work, but once you’re off the clock, the outfit can be transformed into a slightly seductive look when you unfasten a couple buttons to show a bit of skin.

You’ll also love that the shirtdress is super comfortable and so easy to wear. It won’t take much to look polished and ready to head out the door (a must for any busy woman on the go!) Although this silhouette has been around for years, it’s constantly being reinvented with of-the-moment prints and luxe fabrics. There are some great styles available for the season—we are especially enamored with the Between the Chicks Leopard Print Shirt Dress & Nancy Shirt Dress, Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique Crêpe de Chine Shirt Dress, and Benson Short Sleeve Shirt Dress. These fabulous designs are so chic and certainly deserve a spot in your closet!

And, we’re not the only fan of this trend! The Duchess of Cambridge is also a supporter of this style and was recently spotted in a lovely Libélula printed blue-green shirtdress. She knocks it out of the park once again with her chic sensibilities!

May 15, 2012
There’s no better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a garden party! Whether you’re the host or the attendee, this is the perfect time to show off one of your pretty little frocks! Garden party attire calls for colorful hues and prints, feminine accessories, and of course, a fabulous hat! 
Pictured (clockwise from top left):
Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique. Elena One Shoulder Maxi Dress
Searle. Faux Wrap Front Dress
Lesley Evers. Isabel Wrap Dress
Between the Chicks. Connie Cowl Neck Dress

There’s no better way to celebrate the warm weather than with a garden party! Whether you’re the host or the attendee, this is the perfect time to show off one of your pretty little frocks! Garden party attire calls for colorful hues and prints, feminine accessories, and of course, a fabulous hat!

Pictured (clockwise from top left):

Suzi Chin for Maggy Boutique. Elena One Shoulder Maxi Dress

Searle. Faux Wrap Front Dress

Lesley Evers. Isabel Wrap Dress

Between the Chicks. Connie Cowl Neck Dress

May 11, 2012
When you hear the term organic clothing, you don’t usually associate it with trendy, fashionable clothing. Instead, what comes to mind are unattractive, scratchy burlap sacks worn by granola loving hippies. Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is certainly not the case anymore. One look at GGO Clothing and you will become an organic clothing fan!
Using amazing-feeling organic bamboo, organic cotton and hemp, GGO has taken a sustainable approach to fashion and are driven by authenticity, a simple, comfortable yoga aesthetic, and kindness to our planet. Their awesome collection of ready-to-wear and yoga clothing is extremely versatile and will help you look and feel great in all aspects of your life while reducing your carbon footprint!
Founder of GGO, Steve Sas Schwartz, and his wife, Vivica, are both deeply committed to creating a product line that is best in class both in terms of use and commitment to the environment.
Instead of using fabric available to everyone, they chose to push their suppliers to develop textiles that possess superior comfort, performance, and are as green as possible. The results are unique fabrics that are delicious to touch, wear beautifully, and are extremely durable. GGO mills their own fabric from the yarn itself in Los Angeles (where they are headquartered) and use eco-friendly low impact dyes. Plus, everything is sewn locally. This allows for each garment to be expertly tailored while helping to sustain our local communities. 
Even more amazing is that they develop a fine quality polyester fabric out of recycled plastic bottles. Who knew that you could create beautiful, high-quality clothing from plastic bottles?! In a nutshell, the process of turning a plastic bottle into fabric goes a little something like this: Plastic bottles are gathered, compressed, baled, and shipped to processing facilities where they are shaved into flakes, then melted into small white pellets. These pellets are then reduced again, and spun through shower-like nozzles into a viscose fibrous yarn.
Rather than have bottles clutter and damage our oceans and land, GGO re-purposes these items and transforms them into practical garments that will make you look and feel good with the added bonus of doing good for the planet. This is a win-win situation for the environment and their ecologically advanced apparel. GGO combines these fine threads with bamboo and recycled cotton to make stripes and solids for their whisper thin tee fabrics. And you won’t believe the hand: sheer yumminess!
 Organic clothing has come a long way since its beginnings. It used to be a big challenge trying to find clothing that are both stylish and sustainable, but companies like GGO clothing have made it so much easier! Choosing organic clothing not only does a lot for the environment, but is also good for your personal health since normal cotton clothing retains harmful chemical residues. This can cause rashes or other skin conditions, especially if you have sensitive skin. You won’t have to worry about this with organic clothing since the fabric is made from fibers that were grown or raised without herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals. If you haven’t tried out organic clothing yet, now is the time. The organic clothing movement is even more vital today with the scary reality of global warming and climate change looming over us. Let’s all do our part so we can enjoy all that mother nature has to offer us and to preserve the planet for future generations to enjoy. 
The GGO clothing collection just hit Searle stores today, so be sure to check it out!

When you hear the term organic clothing, you don’t usually associate it with trendy, fashionable clothing. Instead, what comes to mind are unattractive, scratchy burlap sacks worn by granola loving hippies. Well, ladies and gentlemen, this is certainly not the case anymore. One look at GGO Clothing and you will become an organic clothing fan!

Using amazing-feeling organic bamboo, organic cotton and hemp, GGO has taken a sustainable approach to fashion and are driven by authenticity, a simple, comfortable yoga aesthetic, and kindness to our planet. Their awesome collection of ready-to-wear and yoga clothing is extremely versatile and will help you look and feel great in all aspects of your life while reducing your carbon footprint!

Founder of GGO, Steve Sas Schwartz, and his wife, Vivica, are both deeply committed to creating a product line that is best in class both in terms of use and commitment to the environment.

Instead of using fabric available to everyone, they chose to push their suppliers to develop textiles that possess superior comfort, performance, and are as green as possible. The results are unique fabrics that are delicious to touch, wear beautifully, and are extremely durable. GGO mills their own fabric from the yarn itself in Los Angeles (where they are headquartered) and use eco-friendly low impact dyes. Plus, everything is sewn locally. This allows for each garment to be expertly tailored while helping to sustain our local communities. 

Even more amazing is that they develop a fine quality polyester fabric out of recycled plastic bottles. Who knew that you could create beautiful, high-quality clothing from plastic bottles?! In a nutshell, the process of turning a plastic bottle into fabric goes a little something like this: Plastic bottles are gathered, compressed, baled, and shipped to processing facilities where they are shaved into flakes, then melted into small white pellets. These pellets are then reduced again, and spun through shower-like nozzles into a viscose fibrous yarn.

Rather than have bottles clutter and damage our oceans and land, GGO re-purposes these items and transforms them into practical garments that will make you look and feel good with the added bonus of doing good for the planet. This is a win-win situation for the environment and their ecologically advanced apparel. GGO combines these fine threads with bamboo and recycled cotton to make stripes and solids for their whisper thin tee fabrics. And you won’t believe the hand: sheer yumminess!

Organic clothing has come a long way since its beginnings. It used to be a big challenge trying to find clothing that are both stylish and sustainable, but companies like GGO clothing have made it so much easier! Choosing organic clothing not only does a lot for the environment, but is also good for your personal health since normal cotton clothing retains harmful chemical residues. This can cause rashes or other skin conditions, especially if you have sensitive skin. You won’t have to worry about this with organic clothing since the fabric is made from fibers that were grown or raised without herbicides, pesticides or other chemicals. If you haven’t tried out organic clothing yet, now is the time. The organic clothing movement is even more vital today with the scary reality of global warming and climate change looming over us. Let’s all do our part so we can enjoy all that mother nature has to offer us and to preserve the planet for future generations to enjoy.

The GGO clothing collection just hit Searle stores today, so be sure to check it out!

May 9, 2012
Green with Envy by searle
Searle. Faux Wrap Front Dress, $458MICHAEL Michael Kors leather sandals, $120SERPUI MARIE clutch handbag, $195Paul Frank bangle cuff braceletParos Mercury Glass Lanterns, $4.99

May 9, 2012
Today, we would like to introduce you to a spectacular collection of tees, leggings, dresses, and tanks that are anything but basic! Tees by Tina is a one-size-fits-most (really!) seamless apparel collection featuring wardrobe essentials for any outfit and every woman. Their versatile tops stay perfectly in place and are stunning standalones or lightweight enough for layering, while their sleek leggings keep you looking long and lean. Every style is ultra-comfortable and available in an amazing array of colors. You’ll want to pick up one of each of these gorgeous colors so you can pair them with any outfit! We love that you can wear these tees to the gym, for errands, lounging on the weekend, the beach, the office—practically anywhere! Plus, they’re made in the USA!
Available now in Searle stores.

Today, we would like to introduce you to a spectacular collection of tees, leggings, dresses, and tanks that are anything but basic! Tees by Tina is a one-size-fits-most (really!) seamless apparel collection featuring wardrobe essentials for any outfit and every woman. Their versatile tops stay perfectly in place and are stunning standalones or lightweight enough for layering, while their sleek leggings keep you looking long and lean. Every style is ultra-comfortable and available in an amazing array of colors. You’ll want to pick up one of each of these gorgeous colors so you can pair them with any outfit! We love that you can wear these tees to the gym, for errands, lounging on the weekend, the beach, the office—practically anywhere! Plus, they’re made in the USA!

Available now in Searle stores.

May 8, 2012
You’re cordially invited to join us this Thursday at our 74th street store for a very special Mother’s Day event! Author, Susan Shapiro Barash, will be signing copies of her must-read book, You’re Grounded Forever…But First Let’s Go Shopping. 
This eye-opening study of mothers and daughters of all ages takes an unprecedented look at motherhood for young, teenage and adult daughters today. It explores the major issues facing mothers with daughters and offers ways to improve matters. Interspersed with personal stories of women of all ethnicity, age, and social strata, Barash graphically illuminates the complicated world of mothers and daughters: their dreams, realities, and ways to progress.
You don’t want to miss out on this event! Plus, you’ll receive 20% storewide for the night.

You’re cordially invited to join us this Thursday at our 74th street store for a very special Mother’s Day event! Author, Susan Shapiro Barash, will be signing copies of her must-read book, You’re Grounded Forever…But First Let’s Go Shopping.

This eye-opening study of mothers and daughters of all ages takes an unprecedented look at motherhood for young, teenage and adult daughters today. It explores the major issues facing mothers with daughters and offers ways to improve matters. Interspersed with personal stories of women of all ethnicity, age, and social strata, Barash graphically illuminates the complicated world of mothers and daughters: their dreams, realities, and ways to progress.

You don’t want to miss out on this event! Plus, you’ll receive 20% storewide for the night.

May 8, 2012
Now that we’ve reached 1,000+ fans/followers on both Facebook and Twitter, it’s time to announce the winners of the Searle dress giveaway!! Congrats to these 10 fabulous ladies! Your dresses will be on their way to you shortly.
We would also like to thank everyone else who entered the giveaway and are fans of Searle. We couldn’t have done it without you! Stay tuned for future contests. :)
In the meantime, let’s get to know our winners!
Maria Willis is a stay at home mom of three right now. She’s started gardening this year and between that, her kids, the new baby, and her two pug-mixes, Maria stays pretty busy. When she does have some time, Maria likes to enter online sweepstakes like this one!
Jovan Bone is from Dayton, OH. She is a Price Analyst for the Air Force. Some of her hobbies include blogging, watching reality tv, and entering sweepstakes.
Julie Koller is 36 years old and from Grand Island, Florida. Happily married for 7 years with 4 children. She has been a Police Dispatcher for the last 12 years.
Kim Solimini is a cupcakeMAG contributing writer and obsessed with fashion, writing, etsy, shopping, reality tv, fashion magazines & chick-lit.
Natasha Faroun is an East Coast Sales Rep for Giorgio Cosani , Inc. Upscale Mean’s Wear. And part time she’s an event planner with Rockin’ The Big Apple, Inc. She’s originally from Jordan, but has been living in the USA/NY for the past 14 years. She also dedicates her time and expertise in event planning to the Young Leadership Committee for Seeds of Peace…(Her outstanding work with the 2010 Peace Market led her to be appointed to the Junior Board and to be elected as a Chair of the 2011 Peace Market.) Seeds of Peace (Non Profit, non political organization). You can get that info from here: http://www.seedsofpeace.org/ylc/about/ylc-leadership/


Patricia Hancock is a stay at home mom from NJ and married to her HS sweetheart for 21 years. She likes to blog and has her own blog at savvysweeper.blogspot.com. Patricia is also an avid tweeter @pizzalogger. (Pictured is her 19 year old son and his longtime girlfriend, Mary)

Dina Lindquist is a Registered Dietitian from Michigan. She enjoys working on her blog, nutritiousfeast.com and loves connecting with people through social media networks. Dina is so excited that she won a dress from Searle! 
Sarah Waynick, of Suwanee, GA, is a former Art Auditor turned stay at home Mom to daughter, Cambria. Sarah’s days are filled with baby babble, the Disney channel, and diapers. In rare moments of Mommy freedom, she enjoys scouting out new fashions, and a good book on her Kindle Fire.


Jeana Keller is a stay at home mom who loves spending time with her family. She is a mommy blogger and loves reviewing products. Proud member of Goodreads, Purex Insider, Bzzagent. Marathon Tweeter. http://StuffSmart.blogspot.com 

Becky Jahnke is a wife and mother of 2. She is a hairdresser who really loves her job! Becky loves meeting different people and making them look and feel better. She also loves all things girly, hair, makeup and fashion! In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She has two dogs and a cat who are very spoiled!

Now that we’ve reached 1,000+ fans/followers on both Facebook and Twitter, it’s time to announce the winners of the Searle dress giveaway!! Congrats to these 10 fabulous ladies! Your dresses will be on their way to you shortly.

We would also like to thank everyone else who entered the giveaway and are fans of Searle. We couldn’t have done it without you! Stay tuned for future contests. :)

In the meantime, let’s get to know our winners!

Maria Willis is a stay at home mom of three right now. She’s started gardening this year and between that, her kids, the new baby, and her two pug-mixes, Maria stays pretty busy. When she does have some time, Maria likes to enter online sweepstakes like this one!

Jovan Bone is from Dayton, OH. She is a Price Analyst for the Air Force. Some of her hobbies include blogging, watching reality tv, and entering sweepstakes.

Julie Koller is 36 years old and from Grand Island, Florida. Happily married for 7 years with 4 children. She has been a Police Dispatcher for the last 12 years.

Kim Solimini is a cupcakeMAG contributing writer and obsessed with fashion, writing, etsy, shopping, reality tv, fashion magazines & chick-lit.

Natasha Faroun is an East Coast Sales Rep for Giorgio Cosani , Inc. Upscale Mean’s Wear. And part time she’s an event planner with Rockin’ The Big Apple, Inc. She’s originally from Jordan, but has been living in the USA/NY for the past 14 years. She also dedicates her time and expertise in event planning to the Young Leadership Committee for Seeds of Peace…(Her outstanding work with the 2010 Peace Market led her to be appointed to the Junior Board and to be elected as a Chair of the 2011 Peace Market.) Seeds of Peace (Non Profit, non political organization). You can get that info from here: http://www.seedsofpeace.org/ylc/about/ylc-leadership/

Patricia Hancock is a stay at home mom from NJ and married to her HS sweetheart for 21 years. She likes to blog and has her own blog at savvysweeper.blogspot.com. Patricia is also an avid tweeter @pizzalogger. (Pictured is her 19 year old son and his longtime girlfriend, Mary)

Dina Lindquist is a Registered Dietitian from Michigan. She enjoys working on her blog, nutritiousfeast.com and loves connecting with people through social media networks. Dina is so excited that she won a dress from Searle!

Sarah Waynick, of Suwanee, GA, is a former Art Auditor turned stay at home Mom to daughter, Cambria. Sarah’s days are filled with baby babble, the Disney channel, and diapers. In rare moments of Mommy freedom, she enjoys scouting out new fashions, and a good book on her Kindle Fire.

Jeana Keller is a stay at home mom who loves spending time with her family. She is a mommy blogger and loves reviewing products. Proud member of Goodreads, Purex Insider, Bzzagent. Marathon Tweeter. http://StuffSmart.blogspot.com

Becky Jahnke is a wife and mother of 2. She is a hairdresser who really loves her job! Becky loves meeting different people and making them look and feel better. She also loves all things girly, hair, makeup and fashion! In her spare time, she enjoys reading and watching movies. She has two dogs and a cat who are very spoiled!

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