Monday, June 18, 2012

go fly a kite...

It's time to change our window display and this time we wanted to do something
summertimey. We decided nothing says summer more than kites!
Here's how we crafted our own fabric display kites:
First, we had to hit up Joanns Fabrics where we picked up some sweet and
whimsical fabric remnants. Then it was on to Michaels for the rest of our supplies.

Crafting our kites...
Cut dowels and wrap with twine...this is the spine of the kite.
We did 3 different sizes.

Cut notches in the tips of each dowel and thread twine through notches.

Place kite frame over fabric, leave an inch wide border and cut.
Fold fabric over twine and fuse with iron-on hemming tape.
Cut leftover fabric into strips. Tie strips together with knots...this is the kite tail.
We embellished a few of our kites with glittery butterflies...
and added a cloud made of cardboard and lace!
We absolutely adore our cute kite window.


Monday, June 11, 2012

The Addams Family Broadway Musical...

The weird and wonderful Addams Family Broadway Musical is now playing
at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles from June 5-17! And who doesn't love a
good Broadway musical, huh?
Wednesday Addams, the ultimate Princess of Darkness, unhappily invites you to join us in
Center Court at the Citadel Outlets for a live performance from The Addams Family Co. members!
Come see Wednesday, Gomez, Morticia and the rest of the kooky clan
on Wednesday June 13th (eek!) from 2:00pm -3:00pm!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Taste of Brea...

Join us at the Taste of Brea in Brea Downtown on Thursday May 17th from 5-9pm.
It is going to be an evening of food, drink, music, and fun!
Birch Street will be open to pedestrian traffic only, so you can stroll the street,
check out the shops, listen to live music, and enjoy the evening.
 Buy a $20 wristband (cash only)
 and try unlimited food and beverage samples.
Your wristband will also get you an exclusive discount at SUO...
we'll take 15% off your purchase!
We are very proud to be a part of the Brea Downtown community
and we are excited to experience our first Taste of Brea!
Hope to see you there!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Let's celebrate...

Now that the dust has settled on our first month of business at our new Brea location, we can
finally celebrate! Join us for our 4-day grand opening event... May 7th-May 10th!

*Receive 15% off your entire purchase (even if it's already on clearance!)

*Receive a gift ($6-$8 value) with your $40 purchase (after discounts and excluding tax)

*With every purchase between May 7th and May 10th you can enter to win a $50 SUO giftcard!
All 3 SUO locations, as well as our Facebook page, will be raffling off a $50 giftcard!
Winners will be announced on Monday May 14th.

Stop by your favorite SUO store and check out all our newest arrivals of apparel, handbags,
and accessories. We even have some great gift ideas for Mother's Day!
And don't forget to like our Grand Opening facebook post... you can win a $50 SUO giftcard!
See ya soon!!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Introducing Fiona Hewitt...

We are big fans of the amazing accessory line Classic Hardware and we have been carrying
the line in our boutiques for over 10 years. They just shipped us the newest collection and all the artwork is from a wonderful new artist named Fiona Hewitt. She's an illustrator and expert in
Asian kitchology! She has spent endless years trawling flea markets and junk shops in Beijing,
Shanghai, and Hong Kong and has tried to recreate the sweet sentiment and attention to
detail found in vintage Asian packaging and Chinese toys. Her work is fabulous and we
are so happy she has teamed up with Classic Hardware! Here's a peek at some of her work as well
as some of our newest arrivals from the Classic Hardware/Fiona Hewitt collection. We heart!
This is Cookie and her friend, I think he's a turnip(?)
Here she is on our Victoria frame necklace!

He's not just a snail, he's not just a sailor...he is a Snailor!!

This is Rosa the Zebra.

Tractor Bunny

The longer you look at this, the crazier it that big bunny wearing ruby slippers?

House of Yum

Welcome to the Wha Wha Club!

Double Joy


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What's goin' on in there?

Our new SUO location opened in Brea last Friday! It was a crazy weekend and we are very
pleased with the turnout. For those who haven't had a chance to stop by yet, we thought
we would post a few pictures of the shop and some of the wonderful new items
we are carrying.
We absolutely love how big our windows are!! They let the natural sunlight in!

We have a large selection of handbags and our Brea location will be carrying SHOES!


We have the most wonderfully scented candles from the "Seeking Balance" line by Root Candles.
They are designed around aromatherapy and the science of color & mood. They even added a sustainable
wooden wick for a comforting crackle!

Shredded fabric curtain in the window with painted mason sweet.



More shoes! We are thrilled (yes, thrilled) to be carrying shoes!

Going to Coachella? This is the perfect strapless summer dress for it!

Our custom made indoor SUO sign...

Dressing room and seating area

Thanks for taking our mini tour of the Brea shop. We still have so much
information to share about our new location and some of the other great
things we have planned for SUO. Follow our blog and friend us on Facebook
and you won't miss a thing! Have a great week and we hope to see you on Birch St.!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Congratulations to the winner of our first ever SUO Giveaway!
We hope you enjoy the beautiful handbag, Marissa and a big thank you
goes out to all who participated! We can't wait to have another Giveaway,
so keep in touch and see what we Giveaway next!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The SUO Handbag Giveaway!!

You can win this bag on Facebook!
We chose this beautiful handbag as our first giveaway because of it's wonderfully
unique color...robins egg blue! It's a medium sized bag and has one large compartment,
printed lining, and cell phone pocket.  Carry it as a case or attach the long strap and it's
a satchel. It retails for $42 and it can be yours!

All you have to do is comment on our Facebook giveaway post and you will
automatically be entered to win!
The SUO Handbag Giveaway ends on Friday March 16th and the winner
will be announced March 19th.
Only one comment per person, please.
Sorry, we can only ship to a winner within the United States
(excluding Alaska and Hawaii).

Monday, March 5, 2012

why so blue?...

Happy Monday, everyone! This week we wanted to spotlight the color cobalt blue!
We all know that the color blue is considered a calming, soothing color; however
not ALL shades of blue are serene and sedate. Electric blues and cobalt blues become
dynamic and dramatic when combined with other brilliant colors like coral, yellow or
turquoise. Most of this seasons colors team up well with bright blues. In fact, we would be hard pressed to find a springtime color that doesn't work
well with this blue!
Add a third color if you're going to wear cobalt blue with a white skinny.
We're loving yellow!
This adorable tiered dress has one single turquoise layer at the bottom!

Finally!...cobalt blue jewelry!

Oversized perforated has so much shine, it almost looks
like a patent leather.

Hey! What's H&M doing on here?! : )

We love cobalt with black..especially for evening. This open ladder back tank is the perfect
length to wear with this adorable sequins short! This look could definitely use some matte silver
bangles to add a little jingle-jangle.

Other items in cobalt...ostrich day-clutch, encrusted earring, Derby pillbox
(he is so dapper with his little cap), and floral makeup bag.

Large pocket handbag.

Gold leaf with blue stone drop.
This was just a small sampling of the items we have in cobalt blue. We have
more in our stores and many new items on the way!
Have a great week..oh, and watch for our first Facebook giveaway which starts