WOW what a uneasy start to March 2020…. I hope you are all okay and riding this roller coast with love and support around you.
While most people are panic buying and stockpiling their pantry (and toilets holders), US small businesses online or bricks and motar are scared. And its okay to feel this, you are not alone. At Mary & Me headquarters we are riding the panic, fear and the unknown roller coaster too and somehow after the ebbs and flows we come down and think its OKAY because we have our tribe that spreads kindness and optimism. Part of that tribe is you reading this and thinking the same thoughts and maybe smiling thinking your not alone other people have the same fears and worries with all this COVID-19.
If you can do one thing today we ask that you support small businesses either with a share of their post or page on Insta or Facebook, with a small purchase for now or in the future or simply by talking about supporting small to your community of friends via social media stories. We need to come together and share our love of shopping with each and everyone to help all SMALL BUSINESSES through these tough times.
And LASTLY don’t cancel that hair, beauty or self care appointment POSTPONE it and keep that little bit of hope alive in those that are self employed as they need it now more then ever.
Sending copious amounts of gratitude from at least 1.5 meters 😉
#unchartedwaters #buyfromthebush #spendwiththem
#buyfromthebush what a movement
one girl chatting to another about hardship and struggles in the bush and then an idea forms to create the social media page BUY FROM THE BUSH and whoola the little side hustle, boutiques and creators are busier then they have been all year. You see BUY FROM THE BUSH showcases beautiful and amazing things from rural communities that are facing drought and hard times…..
To support this movement and share the love……
- follow the insta/facebook page
- see something you love
- contact the business via DM, phone or their website
- make the purchase via direct debit or at the checkout online
- then happy dance all the way to the mailbox or post office to collect your little piece of the bush shopping
Make a difference this Christmas and purchase from one of these amazing businesses in the bush around Australia cause that’s what matters… change someone’s day in an uplifting, positive way.
#buyfromthebush jump on and follow this amazing page Xx
A little about me, the owner of Mary & Me ! Styling women is my love and passion, knowing what women want and how it will make them feel is what I love doing and have been doing for 10 years now. My love of classic cuts, luxe fabric and good quality and great customers is what drives me to give the best service possible, sometimes a little hard over the internet (lol). My style leans towards the classic, neutral colours with either funky earrings or shoes thrown in to jazz it up so 50 shades of black is a funky 50 shades.
Mary & Me is only my side hustle as I am lucky enough to work on the website of a fabulous little boutique found in the heart of the central west, Forbes. It has the most amazing style that will have you looking in there for hours and the most jewelry I have ever seen in one shop. The selection of clothes is amazing. The first things the girls and clients noticed was my quirkness with my outfits, I can often tell when I am serving a customer or walk around to get the coffee the little sideway looks I get that they are thinking hmmm interesting…..and it doesn’t bother me as I feel comfortable and love being able to add a piece of difference to a dress that all sizes and ages could wear if worn right.
As well as owning a side hustle and working I am a mom and a wife. My beautiful boys are Jack 16, and Harry aka the devil 5 are my world hence why we are now having a gap season in QLD. Brett my husband and soulmate of over 20 years is my best friend and has supported me immensely with my side hustle.
So keep watching this space and join the Mary & Me community as it is bound to be fun and full of unique wears that you will grow to love Xx
Sweaters are the best new thing and at Mary and Me we love them ! Stripes, stars, bright colours, a touch of leopard and then add some numbers to the mix wahla you have the sweater of a lifetime. With this seasons sweaters, they are transeasonal and can be dressed up or dressed down with skirts, dresses and jeans. My favourite outfit is a skirt, plain or print teamed with a sweater and sneakers. It make the best outfit for lunch with girls or agency appointments trekking around Sydney or Melbourne.
We have a had a new drop of sweaters and I know its a big call, but we may very well live in these new sweats forever. Seriously they are so fun and colorful you will want one of each !
Enjoy the winter fun in your new sweats and HAPPY SHOPPING Xx
Le Stripe is a unique fashion label that is mainly made in Melbourne and supports the local industry of talented pattern makers, knitters and screen printers. What Mary & Me love about Le Stripe apart from its prints, patterns and mix match pieces is that it is ethically produced and not mass produced. Mel the founder of Le Stripe is absolutely beautiful, her knowledge and love of fashion shines through as you discussed each style you would love to bring into your store to dress your clients in. I first purchased Le Stripe a few years ago from a small boutique and knew that when I had my own boutique I would stock this divine label ! And yes I have done it. I hope you enjoy Le Stripe as much as I enjoying sourcing this label that creates absolute true style. Xx
The everyday, the everywhere pouch is here, love Fridays are the greatest pouch, clutch, lunch, travel, snack and/or drinks bag you will find. They are made from 100% cotton, YKK zip and are thermo lined. You will find many uses for them even carrying the gangs googles and swimming caps before and after race days. Not all will they look divine they will be useful in many ways !
Designed by two fabulous girls in Adelaide these fabulous love Friday bags are the best. The bag is so versatile, light and super cute that it can double as a clutch. With a variety of tassels and straps carefully selected so they can beswitched amongst the fabulous colourways of the love Fridays bag. Buy one bag and three tassels or three bags and one strap !
online now | mary and me meets third boi
third boi is a fabulous creation from a Melbourne lass, Bianca Latorre. Bianca’s wealth of knowledge and her passion for design comes from years as a head designer with the iconic and much loved brand “Country Road”.
As a qualified textile designer, Bianca’s focus is on colour and pattern as well as quality. launching ‘third boi’ in 2018 this range has playful undertones but yet is still a classic and tasteful style with an unwavering focus on fit and branding.
Mary and Me is loving the High Summer 18 range and cannot wait to see what is in store for Autumn/Winter 19.
The Skinney landed this week at Mary and Me headquarters and OMG it is absolutely divine !!! Its like an iconic 70’s sneaker with a luxury feel and all I can say is “get on my feet”……
D.O.F official is a Melbourne designed shoe brand and the sneakers are made by the Italians.
DOF are making the statement this season about merging sport luxury and modern culture harmoniously. And WOW they are winning on all levels. Street style is making a comeback and DOF and Mary & Me are joining in with the cult and loving it.
The modern woman is independent, aspirational and still wanting to look youthful whilst showing a strong sense of unique style. Creative women are not only using there skill to create dynamic careers they are wearing there creativeness everyday !!!
At Mary & Me headquarters this month we have been crushing in anything BLUSH !
Fashion, accessories, gifts, homewares, anything you name it we want it and we want it in BLUSH now…… this pale pink tint has been hailed as the new neutral and its got us gushing and wanting it. It’s not too bright, it’s not too soft it’s just perfect.
Scrolling through Insta and watching how this just so right colour is transforming branding, patterns and pages is amazing. Blush is the history of edgy, attractive and strong and is one of the most controversial colours created from the eighteenth century.
So for now we are going to indulged in a little more blush until our fix is done and maybe then abit more to make sure we are truly satisfied with this fabulous new pale pink tint.
#inspiration #blush #millennialpink #iconicpink #flashingpink #newpink #cosmicpink #96differentpinks #pink #pink #pink
photo source @sketchlondon
Oh podcasts where have you been hiding ??? So the latest at Mary & Me headquarters is we are addicted to podcasts….like sitting on the lounge for five hours to see what dress Meghan wore to the royal wedding level addicition !
We are so glad we stumbled across podcasts as it becomes a intricate part of your day and is as addictive as FB, Insta and all other social media we love and get distracted by…..I do believe we are behind the times on becoming addicted as they have been available for many years however we are on board now and loving it !
The time you spend listening, searching and finding your ideal podcasts is fascinating as they get broader, sharpier and funnier.
The ones we are loving at Mary&Me are Superwoman….we ain’t, lady start up, the mentor with mark bouris, the teachers pet and lots more.
Thank you for joining the tribe whether it was moons ago or just recently…. Mary & Me has a new owner incase you haven’t heard and it is all happening slowly but happening.
Mary and Me will keep at little of the old Mary and add some of the new Me. Lots of new labels are coming and the favourites are staying it’s all evolving at its own speed, but hang on and enjoy the journey because it’s bound to be fun and eventful, I promise…..
So please pop the MM15 in at the checkout when you next shop online with Mary & Me !!
3rd story the label is a master at creating the pieces of clothing we need to layer with.
From the hi-lo hem of the madison tank to the new haven sweater with raw edging the pieces they have created will change the look of any existing outfit you own. 3rd story the label is a well designed 100% cotton that is available in an array of colours.
The M&M team love the madison tank with our favourite skinny’s or wax legs with the new haven sweater or portsea tee to create that comfortable yet funk & fun look this season.
Head over to www.maryandme.com.au to start your own story of these gorgeous, fab and practical pieces.
The creation is up to you 🖤
#100%cotton #purecotton #notyouraveragelayer #minimalstyle #layercrush #newhavensweater #madisontank #portseatee #willowtee #lornedress #3rdstory #3rdstorythelabel #maryandme_boutique
Sorry we have been slack and haven’t been in touch with you but we are excited to say Mary & Me is back and glad you are on board. Mary and Me has a new owner and a new location www.maryandme.com.au yes that’s right ONLINE ONLY. It is very exciting and you will notice some changes however it will be fun, exhilarating and the same but different Mary and Me……..
Mary & Me’s new owner is a fashion lover from way back. With her grandmother once owning a gorgeous dress shop in the 70’s in Wellington, NSW fashion is well and truly in her genes.
With a bit of spunk in her step, trend on point and always looking for something unique or timeless you can be assured maryandme.com.au will be an online store not only to visit but to shop at regularly.
So come along and enjoy the ride with this fashionista ! It’s only small to start with but big things are planned for this online shop and it’s sure to be a long & prosperous future……http://www.maryandme.com.au
Big love Xx
#somethingsareworththewait #jointheride #subscribeforfun #shoponline #afterpay #zippay #stripe #paypal #maryandme_boutique #smallbusiness #lovelove
Guys & Girls – Let us do the work! You’ve just got to show up!
Nothing will say ‘i love you’ better than a special gift from M&M. With all new arrivals from Samantha wills jewellery, Cluse watches & leather goods we’ve got you wrapped!
Mary and me is feeling the love this V day so when spoiling your loved ones with a $100 gift voucher receive an extra $50 or a $200 gift voucher receive an extra $100!!
WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE ABOUT THAT?
Introducing our Valentine M&M girl Molly we played dress ups at our local florist The Meadow and styled some of our new arrivals.
Molly wears the Shona Joy Cowl Trumpet midi dress with Samantha Wills Hand Over Love Grande earrings.
Molly wears the Shona Joy Bustier Maxi with Samantha Wills Hand Over Love Grande earrings.
Molly wears the Bec & Bridge Stargazer Midi Dress with Samantha Wills Bohemian Bardot ring in Lilac/gold.
Designed in Amsterdam and with a minimal + uncompromised approach to timepieces, CLUSE WATCHES are our new favourite accessory. CLUSE WATCHES are crafted with attention to materials, quality + style and are the perfect accessory from day to night.
Featured styles: La Boheme Rose Gold White / Olive, La Boheme Rose Gold White / Grey, Minuit Mesh Gold White, Minuit Full Black / Olive Green, La Boheme Silver White / Petrol, La Boheme Gold Black / Brown
In our opinion, there are few things better than alice McCALL.
The feminine, luxurious, cult-worthy brand never disappoints.
With the perfect balance of figure-flattering silhouettes, high quality fabrics and must-have seasonal prints and hues; if you’re yet to join the alice McCALL tribe, your time is now!
Resort ’16 is alice’s best collection yet, and we can’t wait to share it with you!