Modest fashionable dresses for a modest affordable price.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Introducing our Basic Tee!

The perfect tee just got better with Mikarose! Simple, yes, but there is nothing more fulfilling than that shirt that fits like a perfectly tailored glove. You will feel comfortable, relaxed, and chic in our cotton spandex blend. Layer as much as you like under your favorite outfits of just showoff that look that is simply you. Live, laugh, and love in Ebony, Ivory, and Scarlet.


Every woman should own a dress in which they know anything is possible. Walk into that important interview with confidence knowing full well you can land the job. Spend a night on the town with a carefree spirit and a new adventure in your book of memories. Dress it up or dress it down, just don’t miss out on the opportunities with this adaptable ensemble (lightweight poly spandex blend). Defy gravity in Ebony and Chocolate.


This darling pleated top paired with a flattering belt at the waist is a flawless combination that would make any First Lady grovel with envy. Our cotton poly blend is brimming with its own natural shine that will bring an irresistible glow to your cheeks. Not to mention the addition of pockets! The perfect detail for any sensible dress. Express yourself in Coral, Teal, or Ebony.


Brush up on your history with this charming neckline and ornate ruffle finish. Your skin will be sure to fall in love with the feel of the creamy texture of our cotton poly blend. Dazzle your friends at a party or your associates in the office in a beautiful design straight from the past. Travel through time in Ebony, Slate, or Chocolate.

Splash of Spring

Mikarose is proud to share with you some of our favorite styles for our fabulous spring season. Get a preview of some of the adorable dresses and remember, if you come visit us at the store and mention the blog you will receive 15% off your entire purchase. This gift won't last forever so take advantage of it while you can!

Fashion Show

That's right! Mikarose is hosting it's very own Fashion Show! Please, hold the applause. This event is going to be simply fantastic. If you want a sneak peek to all of our spring season or you just want to join us for a little fun, come to the Orem Costco on May 7th at 6:00.
Don't forget:
When - Friday May 7th
Where - Orem Costco (648 East 800 South)
Time - 6:00 pm
There will be fun prizes and a chance to meet with the Mikarose team! Don't miss out on the adventure.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Giveaway Goodness

It's here! The time has come to vote for your favorite 'Marvelous Mother'. We have read hundreds of beautiful stories of all the amazing mothers out there and regret that we can only bless one mother with a free cruise. We appreciate all the people who sent nominations for their mothers and now it is time to vote!
Here is how it works. Below you will read a short blurb of our final six nominees. After reading all six you will pick your favorite and let us know. For us to count your vote please send an e-mail to with the name of the mother in the subject line. Only one vote allowed per e-mail. Voting will proceed until the 2nd of May. Comments on this page are encouraged. May the most marvelous mother win!
Introducing our finalists:

Mother Nominee: Lucilda Edwards

She deserves this for putting up with me being a horrible kid growing up. I brought home an assortment of young men who had no jobs, cars, and called her MOM much to her chagrin. She put up with me getting failing grades in school to finally getting a college scholarship. I called her an assortment of names, stole her clothes and fought with my brother until she threw us out in the yard. She still thinks I was only burning incense in my room. :) All in all, I turned out to be a good and prosperous adult with a great carrer and family because even during the bad times, she stood by me and encouraged me to do the good things at the end. I love her more than life itself and wish for her every happiness. She deserves it.

Mother Nominee: Amy Raty

Her husband kicked her out of the house with three kids (the youngest less than 1) so he could drink, smoke, and have affair with his high school student. She moved into her parents house, found the strength to divorce him and get back on her feet, never once talking bad about her ex in front of the kids. She remarried a wonderful man and they just had a baby. She has four kids under 8 and dedicates her every waking moment to ensure they are healthy, happy and recovering from a toxic father.

Mother Nominee: Laura Matta

My wife is everything a mother should be to our 4 children. She is the most creative person I know and thrives on a tight budget. She serves pink heart shape pancakes and strawberry milk on Valentines day. Banana splits for dinner on April fools day and envolves our children in ethnic days where we decorate the house and cook and eat food from other countries. She shows our children by example how to give to others. She has gone to Applacia and Africa to help other children. She sends food to the students in our son's dorm at college who have no family support. She went back to school in her forties to switch her career from a Veterinary Technician to an Operatering Room Nurse. She has dedicated her life to helping others less fortunate than her and raisinig our children to take the opportunity to small favors that make a big differience. She truely is everything a mother should be.

Mother Nominee: Joretta Foster

She is the person I would call a super mom. Eventhough she is just 40, she has raised 3 set of kids and none of them was her own. When she came into our lives I was 12, sister 10, and brother was 13. She didn't have to step in and struggle with us. Cause I can tell you, we were a handful. When my sister had her first child, he was born with fluid on his brain. Joretta took over and went to hosptials with him. She stayed up all night when he was in pain, holding him. My sister didn't know what to do or how to take care of him.Joretta was an blessing to have a big heart. Then when her own niece and newphew had nowere to go, she took them in and has started to raise them. Without her in all our lives, I don't nknow where any of will be. Maybe a Foster Home, but I thank God for her everyday.That's why I nominate her.

Mother Nominee: Linda DeYoung

Linda is my daughter and has raised my two grandchildren in a manner which represents the best of America. She saw to it that they got private college educations at Alma and Hope Colleges and had to work two jobs to do this. Linda worked at East Kentwood High School in food service days and Meijer as customer service rep nights to pay for their college. Her days start out at 7am and end at midnight. She has nursed her children through the tough teen years and has worked herself harder than anyone I know. She most certainly deserves a cruise as a reward for all her hard work and sacrifice for her kids.

Mother Nominee: Louisa Arrieux

My wife happens to be the most MARVELOUS mother alive!!! She deserves SO MUCH more than a cruise! However, I suppose that if I could win her one, it would show just a tiny bit of the interminable love and boundless gratitude that I have for her! She's been tolerating me and my antics and shenanigans for more than 28 years! She's raised two boys (practically by herself). Now, they're upstanding citizens. She's taken the phrase "for better or worse" to a higher plateau! Over 18 years ago, we were involved in a car wreck which was caused by a drunk driver who had run a stoplight and smashed into us. We were both hurt in the accident, but I sustained a grievous, it was a downright DEBILITATING injury; I suffered (along with lots of lesser things) a Traumatic Brain Injury. Once she was restored to full health, my wife made the fully conscious decision to stick around, even though she realized that by doing so, (sticking with me), she'd be faced with the WORST "worse" of her marriage. She's shown a tremendous amount of patience, grit, tenacity and most of all, FAITH in God, believing that He would allow her husband to recover (although said recovery promised to be only a partial one). The accident severely limited my capacity to do some things; for example: my short term memory isn't what it used to be (for instance: ask me what I ate for dinner last night, and I'll be hard pressed to answer correctly), I'm still able to speak, only now, it's with some difficulty (I've acquired a pronounced slur), I'm still able to type, only now, it's mostly done by using my left index finger (unless of course, I come across a situation where I ABSOLUTELY have to use more than one, then I'll use my right index finger). The accident took lots of other things away from me. Most visible is my ability to walk under my own power, I'm now confined to a wheelchair. Luckily, my wife has enough power for the both of us! You should see her, pushing the wheelchair around, almost at will! Yet, despite it all, she still CHOOSES to stand beside me (both, in a literal and in a figurative sense!) Very often, I'll be doing something, and my wife (bless her enormous heart) will see that I might be having a little (or a lot of) trouble, she'll take it upon herself (most of the time, I don't have to ask for her to help me, heck, usually I don't even have to say a word) to lend her assistance. She's made it her business to shield me from the feelings of failure, ineptitude, and powerlessness that one is invariably plagued with when they try and then find that they're unable to do some things that previously, didn't require so much as a thought (longer than 2 seconds)! I'm so GLAD that I'm married to this MAGNANIMOUSLY (MARVELOUSLY) BLESSED mother!!!

Don't forget to send your vote to with the name of the mother in the subject line!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Sweet Deal

If you love Mikarose then you'll love this! Starting now, if you go into our Mikarose store in the Provo Mall you will recieve 15% off your entire purchace. All you have to do mention this blog. That's right! There is no need to run frantically about trying to find a q-tip to clean out your ears to see if you heard correctly. (Though I guess you aren't really 'listening' to this.) In that case, no eye rubbing needed! Just come into the store whenever and any time you want, try on your favorite dress, mention this blog while you are there, and get 15% off everything in the store. It's so simple! Best yet, if you tell your friends about us and our blog they can share in your good fortune by following your example. It's the perfect way to save on beautiful fashion! Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Good News

We have had quite the fabulous few weeks here at Mikarose. Our Grand Store Opening has come and gone with high hopes for the future. With our store we have been able to give some wonderful opportunities to friends as they help us make you look even more stunning than ever before. Give you neck, ears, and wrists the attention they deserve with hand-crafted, one of a kind jewlery by Bijoux Michelle, while Nikki Cole has provided us with her interchangeable belts and buckles, the perfect accessory to dress up any wardrobe! All this and more can be found at our store in the Provo Mall, so come visit us! In a few weeks we have our spring styles popping into existence. We are sure you will love to flaunt these new dresses with your choice of stylish sandals (so long as Utah has decided to make up it's mind and stop snowing). We wouldn't want your poor toes to freeze all in the name of fashion just because our state has bi-polar weather. We are all about comfort here at Mikarose. Our Marvelous Mothers Day Giveaway has come to a close this week, but check back in a few days and vote for your favorite 'mother'. The Mother Essay with the most votes will be rewarded with a relaxing and well deserved cruise! Perhaps next time you can take advantage of the next opportunity and reward some of your own favorite people.