Thursday, May 20, 2010

Enjoy the Summer Breeze in New Mapel Capri's

Is it summer yet??? Given the current fickle weather the jury is still out on that one. None the less Mapel is offering a shopping incentive sure to bring on the summer sun...... or at least help ease the pain of this "liquid sunshine".

Starting Thursday May 20th through Monday May 31st Mapel customer's can
"Enjoy the Summer Breeze in New Mapel Capri's"
with 20% off all capri styles + FREE Tulle Tank Top with Purchase + FREE Shipping.

Mapel has 4 summer breeze worthy capri styles @ 20% off retail price.

* Joes Jeans Cropped Paltrow Kicker     $126.40 (normally $158)

* 7 For All Mankind Cropped Twill Josefina       $118.40 (normally $148)

* See Thru Soul Roll Up Boyfriend  $68.80  (normally $86)

* Kut from the Kloth Favorite Capri    $62.40 (normally $78)

+ FREE Tulle Tank Top with purchase
* Choose from a summer color palette of Yellow, Pink, Blue, Red, Teal, White or Purple.
*Customers are asked to leave a "note" in the checkout field with their desired tank top color & size


+ FREE Priority Mail Shipping on all orders

Discounted prices on capri styles will be automatically populated on website & availabe in store started Thursday the 20th through May 31st.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

We Drank the Kool-Aid

As if our friends and family didn't already think we were crazy for moving from Seattle to this sweet little Bavarian Village in the mountains......we have now fully immersed ourselves in living the "theme-town life" by dressing in dirndls and lederhosen.  This past weekend was Leavenworth's annual Maifest celebration!
We marched in the parade on Saturday - Cora and me in our authentic Bavarian dirndls.  I recently became aware of the fact that not everyone knows what a dirndl is (my friends in Seattle were like "a what?!" when I mentioned my new one).  A dirndl is "a woman's dress with a full gathered skirt and fitted bodice; originating from Tyrolean peasant wear [German (Bavarian and Austrian): shortened from Dirndlkleid, from Dirndl little girl + Kleid dress]". 

Torrey proudly wore his newest lederhosen - "short leather pants of a kind worn with suspenders by men and boys in the Alps" (Origin: German: lederhosen; leder, leather + hose, pants).  Now I get to put a little plug in for my husband's idea of business venture "Landgraf's Lederhosen Lounge", where he sells authentic lederhosen in a variety of sizes and colors.  He's starting by posting ads on craigslist and through word-of-mouth, but hopes to grow his business in time of Oktoberfest! So, if your man needs a nice pair of lederhosen for this year's O'fest celebration, you know where to send him!

Following the Maifest parade, Torrey competed in the annual "lederhosen" contest and won "best looking man in lederhosen" by showing off his fancy moves.  I don't know if anyone in the audience had seen someone do the worm or the moonwalk in lederhosen before.  I doubt they were "authentic" German moves, but nonetheless, it seemed to please the crowd.

This year Maifest celebration included Mother's Day festivities on Sunday.  Staci and her mom, Jeannie competed in the "Mother-Daughter Look Alike" contest in their matching outfits and sunglasses - all compliments of Mapel! My mom and I also wore matching Mapel tops (remember that Kersh paisley cardi from the fall - still valid!)  In case you missed out this year, plan on joining us for Maifest activities next year!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wear with What??? Cropped Twill Josefina

Within the last 8 months Mapel has received numerous customer call outs for "boyfriend jeans". You ask for it- you got it!!! We added two "boyfriend" fit jeans to our assortment.

The Cropped Boyfriend $86 & the Full Length Distressed Boyfriend $86 (shown rolled up here)
Denim Boyfriend Jeans: CHECK

Denim is a huge player in the fashion arena- but we're also seeing twill moving up in the fashion ranks. Going into fall twill pants will be washed and distressed like denim and play a dominant part in fashion. Not to be left behind Mapel has picked up a double hitter.

Twill Josefina Boyfriend Pants from 7 For All Mankind $148

 Twill Boyfriend Pants: CHECK

So now that we are embracing 2 trends in one whammie garment let's elaborate on "what to wear" with these double hitter pants.

Here we've paired our twill pants with natural earth tones.
 Ideal for an afternoon shopping or lunching with friends. Cinch Shoulder Tote $48

Tap into your "inner sailor self" with the Hooded Nautical Pullover $38 paired with stonewash Jett Jacket $48 and vegan Spring Tote $68.

Order your double frappaccino mocha frappe latte in style. Pair 7's Twill Josefina Boyfriend Pants $148 with Mapel's best selling White Burnout Tee $26 and credit card ready Croc Narrow Wallet $24. Bling courtesy of Adorn Jewelry's Braided Necklace $32.

Get some names on your dance card by pairing these Twill Boyfriend Pants $148 with "come hither heels".

Nail that interview with this city chic prof' look. Twill Boyfriend Pants $148 all grown up with Boyfriend Blazer $62 & Sheer Printed Top $42. Transport your resume in the Spring Hobo Tote $64

Lastly & simply said pair 7's Twill Boyfriend Pants $148  with this comfy yet sexy Marilyn Knit Top $48  and simple accents of Giraffe Flat Wallet $32 & Bangles $35.