{July Giveaways}

July 28th, 2014 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (0 Comments)

To celebrate “wedding season,” we are giving away robes all month long! If you missed our giveaway with Green Bride Guide and have yet to enter our contest with Style Me Pretty (going on until August 1st). Head on over the Emmaline Bride, for another change to win.

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{Giveaway}

January 24th, 2014 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We’ve partnered with Style Me Pretty for another giveaway! Don’t miss your chance to win a Doie Lounge robe. Enter here.

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{Photo Credits: Valorie Darling Photography / Hair: Trace Hennigsen / Make Up: Artistry by Danika}

{Last Minute Gifts}

December 20th, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

The Doie Lounge virtual gift card is here! It’s not too late to give the gift of luxury.

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{Deals} Cyber Monday

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Doie Lounge Holiday

ENJOY 20% OFF YOUR ORDER
USE CODE HOLIDAY20
NOW THROUGH MONDAY*

 

*HOLIDAY20 code cannot be combined with any other offer

{Holiday Cheer}

November 13th, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Get into the holiday spirit! With Hanukkah just around the corner and Christmas coming up fast, start your holiday shopping early with the code: HOLIDAYCHEER for 15% off.

Happy Holidays! How will you celebrate?

{Giveaway} Project Nursery

November 1st, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

Looking to win a Doie Lounge robe? You don’t have to be pregnant to be chosen. Head on over to Project Nursery for your chance to win!

{Guest Blogger} New Mom Essentials

May 21st, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

We are excited to have guest blogger Lindsey, from “The Wise Baby,” here today! She will tell you how to best use your Doie Lounge robe, after your wedding, and also give her picks for seven other mom-to-be “must haves!”

Throughout our entire pregnancies we, along with our family and friends focus on what we need for the baby on the way.  When in fact, there are actually essentials new moms need too.  I’m Lindsey from The Wise Baby – a chic and stylish resource for savvy parents to share our list of new mom essentials. Of course, no new mom essential list would be complete without a cozy, comfy and stylish robe from Doie Lounge and we have an awesome giveaway going on now!

1 – Diaper Bag.  Every mom knows she needs one and it doesn’t have to be an “actual” diaper bag.  Look for a bag that is easy to carry (I suggest a cross body option), roomy and has some sort of pockets or division.  It is amazing how the pacifier you are so desperately trying to find gets lost in the bottom of a bucket of a bag.  This option from Kate Spade is always a wise bet.

2 – Comfy PJ’s.  In the early weeks of life with a newborn you may change from one pair of PJ’s to another and that is entirely acceptable! Look for PJ’s that can make breastfeeding easy if you choose that route, but most importantly make sure they are comfortable and wash easy.  I prefer this brand from Target, this one goes perfectly under your robe, allows for easy nursing access and paired with a sweater cardigan could come off like a little sundress just in case you have a surprise visitor.

3 – Luxurious, stylish robe.  Of course, you know the robe I am talking about – a Doie Lounge robe. The Trixie is pictured here and part of our giveaway.  I wore my Luella robe in the months before my delivery, while in the hospital and still, 11 months later almost daily.  The thing I love some much about Doie robes for jams is that they are super soft and of course comfy but also stylish and they make you feel good.  Good as in if-all-I-wear-all-day-is-this-robe-I-got-dressed sort of way!

4 – Nursing bra.  We have an absolutely favorite nursing bra and it is the Arden Bra by the Dairy Fairy.  It is beautiful, functional and works for hands free pumping too (genius)!

5 – Nursing pillow.  We’ve selected and are big fans of the My Brest Friend but the Boppy is another great and popular option.  Either route you go we definitely suggest bringing it to the hospital so you can “practice” with it from day 1.

6 – Lanolin.  If you are breastfeeding mom Lanolin is an absolute must.  It is soothing and non toxic to the little babe but it does stain clothing so be careful (but use liberally)!

7 – Water bottle.  This may sound like a silly one but having one or two “active” water bottles at a time is an absolute must, especially for breastfeeding mamas.  I like these from Lifefactory, their bright color is a helpful reminder to drink more water! Not to mention, they are environmentally friendly.

8 – Easy to use baby carrier.  Having a carrier like the one pictured, the Baby K’tan is an invaluable tool for getting things done around the house.  Little ones love to be snuggled and sleep near mom or dad and using a soft, easy to use carrier can free up your hands during nap time.  Be sure you choose a carrier that works with newborns as some require special inserts or have a weight minimum.  When you are not using the carrier – SLEEP!

There you have it – our list of new mom essentials to keep you comfy and cozy in those magical first few months of life with a bundle of joy. Be sure to check out our baby products reviews, baby registry guides and all our other fun content to help you navigate through pregnancy and life with a little one.  A big thanks to Sara for letting me stop by to share our insight with you and absolutely, do not forget to enter the giveaway for a Doie Lounge robe!

{Kimono Workshop}

May 14th, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (1 Comments)

Those of you who know me, know that my love of “all things Japanese” boarders on obsession. Although Doie Lounge is named after my fabulous grandma Doie {short for Dorothy}, the inspiration for the prints are all Japanese influenced and the robe design is based on the Japanese Kimono. I’m sure you can imagine my excitement when my boyfriend told me about a Kimono making class at The Workshop Residence.

This very authentic class was taught by Tsuyo Onodera, who has been making kimonos for over 50 years! She flew in from Japan just for this class. Tsuyo doesn’t speak English, so her daughter, Maki, and her grand daughter, Rei, were also there to help out– they both also know how to make kimonos, but Tsuyo was the main teacher and the “master” kimono maker. I loved how they each wore a different kimono for each class. Their kimonos and obis were stunning and seeing them was one of the best parts of the class, for me.

I was instantly in love with the supplies given to us at the start of the class. We each received our kit containing thread, adorable push pins with little flowers, cool Japanese looking scissors, a ruler with no numbers (only symbols) on it, some needles, and a pin cushion that we got to pick out ourselves. We also had our pre-cut, persimmon-dyed cotton that was cut specifically to fit each individual’s measurements.

I’m not going to lie, the class was very difficult– I think that I missed the part that said we would be making the kimonos entirely by hand. Every stitch was made by hand and every seam was pressed by hand (using the most adorable Japanese irons). There was also hours of unanticipated homework, but Tsuyo, Maki, and Rei were always eager to help and often stayed an hour after class to help each person.

The class ended with a gorgeous “Kimono dressing day,” where each of the teachers helped us get dressed in our kimonos (much harder than one would think) and we paraded around in them while eating ice cream. Before we were dressed we were each able to pick out an obi that Maki and the Workshop Residence team made! I am usually quite indecisive, but something pulled me directly towards the navy pattern that I chose. I continued to wear my kimono, proudly, around San Francisco throughout the day. If only I could figure out how to get it back on…

 

{Be Mine} Valentine’s Photoshoot

February 7th, 2013 | Posted by skirsner in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

When the gorgeous and talented Valorie Darling, of Valorie Darling Photography, was available to do our Valentine’s Day photoshoot, I was super excited! Doie Lounge robes are often known as bride and  bridesmaids robes, but what about the honeymoon? We wanted to show the sexier side of these robes and Val was the perfect woman for the job!

 

 

 

Val took complete creative control and created a boudoir inspired shoot with a Valentine’s Day theme. The shoot took place in Los Angeles, CA on February 1st. Both models are wearing the navy and pink Gemma robe.

A Happy Valentine’s Day To All!