Thursday, October 22, 2009

SPUN: Mapel's Featured Designer

Hi Friends!

I’m Sara, an eco-conscious mother of two and the face behind SPUN. The girls at Mapel were kind enough to let me take over their blog so I could tell you a little about me, SPUN and my own personal style. I am excited for the opportunity to be Mapel's first guest designer/blogger!

I launched SPUN early last year with the simple goal of making eco-fashion accessible to all women. I work to ensure all of my pieces are designed to flatter a range of body types, are made sweat shop free, using 100% Certified Organic Cotton and dyed with low-impact and environmentally safe processes. But most important of all – I don’t want any of my pieces to break your budget!

Being a wife/mother, an entrepreneur and designer of organic clothing is a daily juggling act. I am on the go, driving from place to place, doing a million things at once, and all the while trying to come up with ideas for future collections. SPUN pieces reflect my lifestyle: comfortable yet versatile. And I think most women agree with me that this is the best way to dress! Mapel is exactly the kind of place where I can find those special pieces that help me stay stylish but true to my personal style.

I want to share some of my favorite items, found currently at Mapel, which can be paired with SPUN basics and easily incorporated into your wardrobe:

Mapel faves

Black Plush Car Coat: Next to the little black dress, this is a classic wardrobe staple. I love the simple yet elegant collar and shoulders of this black peacoat. Pair this with your black boots, knit tights and a SPUN “Diane” Wrap Dress. A simple and beautiful outfit for any holiday party or event.

Dojo Jeans: Every woman needs a great pair of jeans! The dark wash of Seven for All Mankind’s Dojo Jeans not only stand the test of time but create versatility. Wide legged jeans work well with heels or flats so they’re easy to dress up or down. I actually own this pair of jean and wear mine with a SPUN Boat Neck Top layered over one of my tanks for a comfortable day with the family or my girlfriends.

Stevie Wrap: The shape, color and soft fabric (100% Pima Cotton) just emanates comfort and style. What a great centerpiece for an outfit while running errands – or just to spend a lazy Sunday. Layer a SPUN Tank or two underneath with a pair of yoga pants and your pick of any of the BearPaw Boots available at Mapel. Comfortable, warm and stylish!

Mod Onseam Pocket Top: As you guessed by now, I’m a big fan of versatile yet fashionable designs! This hemp knit top by Prophetik has beautiful pleating detail and a trapeze shape that opens into pockets. Yes, pockets!!! A blend of hemp and organic cotton is used in the fabric which make it eco-friendly and soft! This works great with a simple pair of leggings and some chunky jewelry. You can even wear it under a SPUN Classic Cardigan for extra warmth and help pull it all together. It’s just one of those pieces that you can wear dressed up or down.

Detailed Leaf Tote: Have you heard of a “mommy bag”? Well, I carry one and let’s just say that I am ready for anything my girls may need in a day. Bandages, hand sanitizers, snacks, hair accessories, lotion…you name it, it’s in my bag! So I can really appreciate the deep pockets and gilded leaf handles of this sweet tote. It works well with a SPUN Gathered Neck Navy Top (SPUN’s best seller!) and a pair of jeans. The SPUN top is an A-line style, so it’s roomy in the tummy area and flattering on every body type. Which means that I can eat those smashed up cookies I found at the bottom of my mommy purse!

I’m sure you are ready to incorporate some of these pieces into your wardrobe. To help you save a little “green”, the girls at Mapel are currently having a sale! From Friday, October 23rd thru Halloween, you can help celebrate Mapel’s 2 year anniversary with a gift! Enjoy a 20% discount in-store and online on both new and sale items – so take advantage and make a few of my favorite pieces your new favorite pieces! The best part is that almost everything on the site is less than $150 and the discount is already adjusted so you don’t have to worry about remembering a discount code. In addition, each customer who makes a purchase during Mapel’s Anniversary Sale will be automatically entered to win a Night Away in Leavenworth, Washington – including a one-night stay at Boutique Rental Gasthause, dinner at South and a Mapel boutique shopping certificate. When was the last time someone gave you something on their anniversary?!?

Thanks Mapel for letting me take over your blog! And thanks to all of you for supporting Mapel, SPUN and your local businesses. It’s more important than ever to support local and Mapel makes it easy by carrying local designers like me!


agentnoir said...

LOVE SPUN organic clothing, Sara Seumae, and her ADORABLE little girls!!!

Andrea said...

Great post! I love all items you chose to go along with your fabulous SPUN pieces! I am going to do some shopping now...

JESS said...

Fabulous post Sara!!! xo

Tarah said...

Very cool post Sara!

jordana said...

So happy to see this post! I love Sara and love SPUN! I wear it pretty much everyday. Heading into fall/winter chills and living in NYC, I'm definitely a fan of the SPUN Diane Wrap Dress and the Black Plush Car Coat.

I thought I was over knit boots, but am totally not. I had to get mine out of hiding last weekend. :)

Nicolette said...

I don't own any Spun yet... but I want to. :) Great post!