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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Mini Take Over

Hey Gals,
So a few things have changed since the last time we chatted... This past week I have "taken over" a few local college campus with Mary Carroll Posters. Now when I say take over I don't mean ya know a casual one or two poster(s) here and there I mean a lot of posters per campus. For example, I put up 75 posters at Union College (located in Schenectady NY) in the student union, in different buildings as well as sorority houses and dorm rooms. I also put 50 posters up at Russell Sage College (located in Troy NY) just in the dorm rooms alone as well as a few up at RPI (located in Troy NY). I have a few other local colleges to hit like Siena, St. Rose, HVCC and SCC and then I want to spread to hit others. I really really hope this gives me good exposure. You might be thinking? Why so many? Well I feel as though the more someone sees a Mini poster the more likely they will check out my blog and what my skirts are about. I mean being a college girl, I truly think Mini Skirts are just great! You can wear them to class or on you big night(s) out! They are just so comfortable right!? Like I mentioned before, my minis are targeted toward high school and college girls so hopefully only good things come from this! As far as high schools, I have been in contact with a few local high schools and were in the works of getting a "Mini" fundraiser together that will benefit their senior class and help them raise money! I will fill you in more once I know more details!
Also, My minis will also be sold at Fly Boutique in Latham NY. Its right on Troy/Schenectady Road. This is a great boutique that offers a wide variety of different designers. Check them out ladies! Hopefully by next week I will hear from these two other fabulous boutiques that might be interested. I'm not saying names but they are also really good ones. So check back next week :)
I am still continuing on expanding my clothing line I just haven't had a second to make my next product. That too you will have to check back on lol ----Sorry :(
Alright well I think thats all the gossip I have for now. If I forgot anything I'll just blog about it later.
Have an amazing day!

P.S Don't forget to check out the new Fall 2011 line! Pictures are below as well as on the "Mary Carroll" facebook page! Let me know your favorites:) Love ya!

Monday, September 19, 2011

How to order a mini

Hey Gals!
I just want to give a quick and brief run down on how to go about ordering a mini skirt(s) because I've been getting lots of questions on how to do so :) As of now, just about all the different fabrics I have to offer are posted on my blog as well as my facebook page - MARY CARROLL , (I have more cute fall prints coming out soon so be on the look out for that as well.) This is how you can see what fabric you like and would be interested in purchasing. Once your done finding your fabric you have to decide what size skirt you are. I usually tell girls to go by their Jean Size (1,3,5,7,9,11,13). Then after picking out the fabric and size you just email me with your order at Orders usually take a week or two to fill so make sure you plan ahead if you have some place you want to wear your mini to. Let me know in your email your address so I can mail it as soon as I'm done making it. I hope this helps with the confusion! Also, I'm currently working on getting a website up and running so hopefully you can order your holiday minis via the new website! Can't wait!! Hope everyone has a great week!!
- If you have any other questions, just ask me :)

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Onward and Upward!

Hey Girls!!!
This week was one of my busiest weeks yet! I had two important deadlines that I had to meet by Friday! I had 11 skirts to make for Piper by Wednesday and I had a big order from one of the mini skirts parties, and needed to make around 20 minis just for that party alone. Let me tell you the sweatshop was nuts!!! I had about 4 hours of sleep each night. But hey, a girl has to do what a girl has to do!! Am I right? And I loved every minute of it!! I love being super busy so I enjoyed it!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! My mom was a super help like always, so thank you mom! This upcoming week I have another order of 10 skirts for Piper to fulfill. Piper is amazing! They sold out of all my leather lizard skirts!!! No worries, I just gave them more, as well as the Club Lace mini. I’m now also making Piper an “Exclusive Piper Mini” which will be more of a hip hugging stretchy skirt with bright bold fabric. Super cute! These minis will be delivered sometime this week so be sure to go to Piper and check them out ☺.
Okay so I got to thinking about my mini skirt parties and I’m going to change them up a bit. Ya know how I had “ Host a mini skirt party and for every 10 skirts you sell you get one FREE?” Well now its, “Host a mini skirt party and for every 10 skirts you sell you get one FREE as well as the newest addition from the Mary Carroll line.” Now you may be thinking what is the newest addition? Well….. Every few months I will be coming out with something new. It’s going to be a surprise! Keep an eye out on my blog as well as on the Mary Carroll Facebook page, as I will be sure to let you know when all of the latest additions are coming out. Some of my ideas include a headscarf, a jumper, pants, a vest. Who knows? The possibilities are endless. So if you book a Mini Skirt party in the Month of September (the party doesn’t have to be in September, you just have to book it in September) you will receive a mini skirt for every 10 minis you sell as well as the LATEST ADDITION from my collection. So ladies let me know if you want to host a party!! It can be during the week or the weekend!! I have lots of cute fall fabrics that you won’t want to miss out on. Book your party today!!!
The last thing I want to tell you is that Minis are coming to College Campuses!! The first hit will be RPI in Troy. My good friend Jennie is helping me design posters to post all over the campus so college girls have access to Minis!! Also, if you are a college student and want to host a mini skirt party in your dorm or apartment or even for your whole floor I will be more than happy to make that happen!! It’s a great way to get your girlfriends together before a night out so you can all have new mini to wear for your night out on the town!
Alright well I gotta run! Have a great labor day weekend and remember always dream BIG!