If The Dress Fits

It’s my favorite time of the year - Halloween!  With the weather getting cooler, the leaves changing color, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING around us, it’s hard to not get into the Halloween Spirit.  So, why not bring it to work?  This spooky scrub top by White Swan would be the perfect way to add some Halloween fun to your work attire.

Top - White Swan 100% Cotton If The Dress Fits Mock Wrap Scrub Top

Pants - White Cross Allure Yoga Waist Scrub Pant

Shoes - Koi by Sanita Vegan Diva Purple Clog

Badge Reel - Avalou Sunburst Crystal Badge Reel - Silver Night

Watch - Prestige Medical Cyber Gel Scrub Watch






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Here and Meow

The Here and Meow Scrub Top by Dickies Uniforms is a fun yet professional print top; plus it's on sale!
It coordinates with Black, Turquoise, Pewter, White and Kiwi. 

Top - Dickies Gen Flex Here and Meow Scrub Top 
Under Shirt - White Cross Long Sleeve Tee
Pant - Dickies Youtility 9 Pocket Scrub Pant In Dark Pewter Pant
Watch - Nurse Mates Sparkle Dot Watch
Lanyard - Prestige Medical Swivel Lanyard in Black Lanyard
Shoes - Saucony Sapphire Blue/Navy/Citron Shoe
Stethoscope - Prestige Medical Traditional Sprague Stethoscope

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The Gift That Keeps On Giving!

Who doesn't love lending a helping hand to a great cause, organization, or event? We love a good story with a solid message behind it that supports something we are passionate about. That's why at Lydia's, we were overjoyed to support the Costco fundraiser for Helen Devos Children's Hospital!


  To generate awareness, (and as a great ice breaker) Lydia's Uniforms donated scrubs for Costco cashiers to wear in order to drum up awareness for this awesome fundraiser.  The results you ask?  Costco raised 236% more than last year! And out of the 91 children's hospitals that Costco supports through in-store fundraising, Helen Devos Children's Hospital saw the second largest increase in donations!  Lydia's Uniforms is so proud to have played a role in such a successful and heart-warming fundraiser. Check out these awesome photos of the Costco staff in action:


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We are so happy to hear that our uniforms were able to drum up conversations, break some ice, and register on a personal level with those who chose to donate (And let's be honest, the Costco staff rocked those uniforms).  We cannot wait to see what next year has in store for this amazing event! Thank you to those who donated, and those who worked the front-lines to help out for such a great cause!

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Tattoo Coverup: Our Solution!

For those working in the medical profession, the trend of tattoos has not exactly made its way into universal acceptance. While many creative and even corporate industries have adopted tattoos, and even in some cases promoted them as a desireable trait, the medical profession has not made this transition.  For better or worse (depending on your views), those with tattoos must frequently cover their ink to maintain a level of professionalism.  In an environment where comfort is of the highest concern, it is understandable why medical employers desire for tattoos to be covered. The problem is, who wants to wear sleeves in the summer? And even on the next level, who wants to use makeup to cover their tattoos? (Especially when moving patients all day and doing the more physical aspects of the job, let's be honest.)  Well, we have the solutions for you!  And here they are:


Med Sleeves by Prestige are one of the best ways to cover up your ink! They breath well, and one size fits all! They are an excellent alternative to a long sleeve shirt which will just overheat you all day, and they come in solid colors or prints, so you can maintain a professional look, or show off some personality!

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We even have some excellent prints specific to vets!


For those looking to either match their work uniform, or just maintain a professional image, look no further. Here are our med sleeves in solid single colors! No makeup or long sleeve shirts needed!

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Caring For Your Nursing Shoes

While shoes aren’t the first thing that comes to mind when people think about their nurses, shoes still remain a hugely important aspect of your workwear!  When you spend more than 8 hours on your feet caring for patients all day, you will be very happy that you chose a correct, quality shoe to keep you going.  But with all of the wear and tear that our shoes go through, how can we keep them in tip-top shape? Many fall victim to poor shoe care methods and even wear their shoes out faster in an attempt to care for them.  With a quality pair of shoes costing a pretty penny, (worth it, but it’s hard to ignore a lighter wallet) why would you NOT want to extend the life of your kicks?!  Not only will you look better, but you will also feel better. Shoes that maintain their higher quality will help alleviate the pains of a long day of running around the hospital.

Click here to view our large selection of Medical Shoes and Nursing Clogs!

Medical Shoes and Nursing Clogs Care

We have some awesome tips to help you keep your shoes in top form for longer!  Here are the top 5 tips for keeping your shoes at their best, so that you can do the same:

#1: Clean Your Shoes

Don’t throw your shoes in the washing machine.  This will just wear them out even further. Yes they will be clean when they come out, but at what expense?  Your shoes get tossed around all day, the last thing they deserve is to be tossed around some more in the washing machine.  Hand wash and polish your shoes. Not only will this help to keep dirt off of them, but it will also maintain the quality of the materials and fabrics they are made of.

#2:  Waterproof Spray

One of the biggest hazards in the life of a shoe is water.  Water is not only uncomfortable for the wearer; it is also uncomfortable for the shoe.  Water can contribute to shoe odor, and warp and discolor the materials.  Waterproof your shoes with a waterproof spray.  This will not only help your shoe, but it will also help you.  Because nobody likes squishy socks.

#3:  Clean the inside

Shoes that look good on the outside are still ugly if they have no soul (sorry I had to do it).  Seriously though, clean the inside of your shoes.  It will help you alleviate any odor that may be lingering, and it will help your shoes maintain form.  Letting your shoes dry out before putting them away is another small tip that will help you extend the life of your shoes.

#4:  Use an Insert

Shoe inserts are not only good for you, preventing strains and other stress related injuries to the feet and lower leg, they are also good for your shoes.  Inserts help keep wear and tear at bay (at least for a little while).

#5:  Water and Vinegar

If you live in a place where you deal with snow regularly, you know the struggles of salt stains on your shoes (and everything else for that matter).  A solution of water and white vinegar will get those nasty salt stains right out of your shoes if you apply it soon enough.  Salt is bound to get into the hospital in the Winter, and when it does, your shoes will suffer. But they don’t have to, and if you are following tip #1 and #3, then this should be an easy tip to implement.

We carry all of your favorite Nursing Shoes brands like Dansko, Skechers, Saucony, Merrell, Nurse Mates, Sanita, and many more here!


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Up To 60% Off Dickies Scrubs - All Day Comfort!

Get up to 60% off Dickies Uniforms including Gen Flex, Xtreme Stretch and Dickies Everyday Scrubs here!

*Applies to select items. Online prices reflect discount. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other coupons or discounts. Ends 3/8/15.


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New Merrel Encore Splash

When it comes to shopping, I think we can all admit that we have at least one weakness...right?  I know I have several, one of them being shoes!  Doesn't even matter what KIND of shoes - high heels, flats, athletic shoes...I have to have them.

In the medical field a comfortable pair of shoes is a necessity, and when you find a pair of work shoes that are not only comfortable but also look good, it’s like hitting the jackpot!  One of my favorite brands of shoes is Merrell Footwear so when I saw that we had some new styles in our Winter 2015 Catalog, I couldn't wait to check them out. Merrell shoes offer lots of designs with a comfort midsole just for women that provides a specific stride-sequenced cushioning. You can coordinate these shoes with just about any outfit - inside and outside of work! 

New from Merrell footwear in our Winter 2015 Catalog is the Merrell Encore Splash! These shoes provide a classic style that still allows you to add a splash of color to your wardrobe.  You can easily slip into these shoes and they offer lots of comfort with women's specific cushioning to support your every step.  








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Yellow Tiger Style Board

One of the biggest fashion trends I have been noticing on Pinterest this winter is adding yellow to your outfit, and scrubs are no exception! The new Yellow Tiger Mackenzie Scrub top has the perfect balance of black and yellow.


Tops - Yellow Tiger Mckenzie Scrub Top and Koi Stretch Luna Scrub Top in steel

Long Sleeve Tee-  Koi Harper Tee

Badge Reel - Koi Love Is The Best Drug Badge Reel

Bag - Koi Driftwood Camo Bag

Penlight- Koi Canary Driftwood Camo Penlight

Scissors- Prestige Medical Utility Shears 

Shoes - Koi by Sanita Janette Clog

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Lydias' Gives Back

Lydias Uniforms recently had a Toys for Tots donation box located in our administrative office where our employees were able to donate new, unwrapped toys that will be distributed to less forunate children in our community.  

 The response has been overwhelming and we had a large amount of toys donated that will be distributed to children in the Grand Rapids area!  


What are some ways you give back this time of year?


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Lydia's Holiday Gift Ideas for Nurses

Stumped on what to get that special nurse or medical professional this season?

We are here to help, click here to view our accessories collection (or share it so you can drop someone a hint or two)!

Christmas Gift Ideas for Nurses!

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Survival Tips For Night Shift Nurses

Do you always dread working night shifts? I'm sure some nurses would love to have normal working hours if given the chance... but night shifts are a huge part of the medical community!

If you’re a night shift nurse, don’t fret!  With the right planning and strategy, you can deal with all the stresses that come with working night shifts like a total pro. Here are some tips you might want to follow:

1.) Take a break:

When we say take a break we don't mean you should gorge on food and drink tons of coffee; try taking a quick nap or a few minutes of body stretching. You can listen to a calming music or just stare at a relaxing view. A 20 – 30 minute break is enough to power you up for the remaining half of your shift.

2.) Bring a positive attitude to work:  Graveyard shifts can sometimes be cruel especially if you are not able to sleep well during the day. Instead of complaining that you can’t join your friends for a night out, you can always choose to find the brighter side of your work. Smile and always think that you’re saving the world! Well, not literally, but you are actually helping people everyday!

3.) Exercise:  Don’t take your body for granted. Workout, do yoga or meditate for a few minutes before going to work. These stress-busting activities will definitely fire you up and awaken your senses. You can workout at any given time of the day, and being assigned on a night shift is not a valid reason why you can’t sweat out.

4.) Eat healthy:  Ok so this might sound a little like your mom nagging you, but this is very true! Eating the right meal and snacks can help your body adjust to the evening routine and cope well with stress. Shift your eating habit, which means you eat breakfast in the afternoon, lunch at midnight and dinner in the morning. Don’t forget to drink plenty of water and limit your caffeine intake!

5.) Get plenty of sleep:  You should have at least 7-8 hours of sleep everyday.  When you get home from work, don't go to sleep immediately.  Relax for a little while, watch TV or do housework.  Your body will tell you when you're ready to sleep, and you'll probably sleep more relaxed.  If you find it difficult to do, take a warm bath, cover your windows with thick curtains and make sure your room is sound proof. A well-rested body is vital for a productive night at work!

6.) Find ways to be productive during lean hours:  A night shift can be full of dull moments and this can make for a very long night. To get rid of the monotony, find some productive things to do such as closely interacting with your patients or covering as many tasks as possible for the nurses in the morning shift.

7.) Prepare for your shift:  Give yourself time to pack a meal and snacks. It is tempting when fatigue sets in to go to the vending machines for a sugary snack to boost your energy. Not only will you crash later, you sabotage your performance and metabolism for long term consequences.

8.) Monitor your health: Always make sure to stay on top of your health!  Making sure to schedule regular appointments with your doctor can help you avoid some illnesses that are associated with working at night.  If you feel like you are getting sick, make sure to stay on top of it!

9.) Wear dark sunglasses when leaving from work: It sounds silly, but Sunlight has the ability to reset your body to its normal daytime cycle. Wear sunglasses to minimize eye exposure to the sun and help you sleep well throughout the day.

10.) Always find time for your family: Family is important!  Devote your day off with your spouse, kids or siblings. Make it a point to spend as much time as you can with your loved ones. Show up on a weekend night out with friends or surprise your family with a hearty dinner. These simple acts of kindness will keep you motivated to go back to work each night.

What tips would you add to this list?






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2014 Holiday Gift Guide

With the holidays quickly approaching, my stress level has started to escalate. There are only 40 more days until Christmas and I haven't even thought about what's on my shopping list yet! Hopefully you're a little more prepared for the Holidays than I am, but in case you need some inspiration we've come up with a Holiday Gift Guide that might help make your shopping a little easier.

If you're in search of the perfect gift for employees, co-workers or family and friends who work in health care, this is a great place to start. Maybe you want to treat yourself to a little something, like a new pair of shoes, or holiday print scrubs - we have it all!

Avalou Badge ReelsCherokee Fashion support compression socksBreak Time Talena Girl long sleeve tee

Break Time Group Girls natural tote bagPrestige Medical aneroid sprague combination set;

Lydias Uniforms Gift CardsPrestige Medical Digital ThermometerPrestige Medical Cyber gel scrub watch;

Dansko Patchwork black clogsKoi Neon Pink Leopard Spots PenlightHealing Hands Peeking Santa Tee

Check out all of your Holiday gifts here & let us know which is your favorite! 


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Add A Splash Of Personality To Your Work Day!

We all want to be able to look great in and out of work! Medical uniforms have certainly evolved over the years - Today there are so many options to spruce up your uniforms!  

Are you curious how to make your uniform stand out at work?  Even if your company has a dress code, there are still ways you can add a splash of personality into your everyday work uniforms! Here are a few ideas...

Wear Bright Colors or Designs
A lot of times, when you think of scrubs you may think of the basic white or blue scrubs, but there are so many other options! For women, there are crew neck warm up jackets, fashionable scrub pants, trendy white lab coats and fun designs and animal prints. For men, there are cargo drawstring pants, sporty v-neck scrub tops and warm-up jackets.

You no longer need to walk around wearing a plain stethoscope or drab surgical caps - Check out all of Lydia's fun accessories you can add to your dress code!

Shoes for Comfort AND Style
Over the past few years, nursing shoes have come a long way in the fashion AND comfort department!  As someone in the medical profession, you are constantly on your feet and it is important to invest in a pair of shoes that will be comfortable but not sacrifice fashion!  If you’re a woman and looking to bring out your inner fashionista, wear flexible clogs with animal prints or trendy tennis shoes. If you’re a male, you might choose a shoe with more of a sporty look.

People in the medical profession today are faced with many challenges on a daily basis, why not add a little fun to your day by tossing on a sparkly stethoscope or wearing trendy shoes? Sometimes it’s the small things that can make a big difference in your day.

What are ways you bring flair to your uniform? Share your ideas in our comment section below or on our Facebook page!


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Check Out Our NEW Mystery Shop!

If you missed my post earlier this month about the incredible $5 Dickies Mystery top... I have even more exciting news to share!  Lydia's Uniforms now has a $5 Mystery Shop - adding in more of your favorite brands!  For only $5, you can add a scrub item (valuing up to $37) to your order!  This is the perfect way to try out one of your favorite brands at just a fraction of the cost! 

Once again I decided to head back to our warehouse to see what I could find!  I found some really cute tops and bottoms from both New Balance and Landau! And for just $5 extra on your order, you really can't go wrong! Here's just a few deals I noticed from our $5 Mystery Shop!





Just a few things to keep in mind when ordering from our $5 Mystery Shop:

Color/style requests cannot be taken for the mystery item.  Styles will vary and may include print and/or solid tops.  Purchasing multiple mystery items will not guarantee different items in each purchase.

Mystery items must be an add on to your order - you cannot order them alone.

Limited quantities are available.  All sales are final on these items - sorry, no returns or exchanges!



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Colorful Paws Style Board!

It is National Veterinarian Technician Week and what a great time for an animal print style board! The Colorful Paws Scrub Top by White Cross features colorful paw prints that make this top go with many pants in your scrub collection! Coordinates with Island Green, Lemonade, Maui Pink, Radiant Orchis, Royal, White and Black.

Colorful Paws Veterinary Print Style Board!

Top - White Cross 100% Cotton Colorful Paws Scrub Top
Pant - WonderWink Four Stretch Knit Waist Scrub Pant in BLACK
Watch - Prestige Medical Cyber Gel Scrub Watch in PINK
ID holder - Prestige Medical Dog Deluxe Retractable ID Holder
Tote - Koi Mon Ami Tote Bag
Scissors - Koi Neon Pink Leopard Spots Scissors
Pen light - Koi Neon Pink Leopard Spots Penlight
Shoes - Smitten Wildside Black Shoe

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Happy Vet Tech Week: We're Celebrating YOU!

Veterinary technicians are critical to the day-to-day function of veterinary practices, and they play vital roles in preserving animal health and welfare. National Veterinary Technician Week, which was first celebrated in 1993, goes from Oct 12-18 this year.  Although we value veterinary technicians every day of the year, we take this week to honor their commitment to compassionate, high-quality veterinary care for all animals!

 Celebrate this week with us at Lydia's Uniforms - Get 50% off ALL Veterinary stock logos! Stock logos are a great way to add a little fun to your uniform - especially if you have a dress code!  Check out these cute vet logos Lydia's Uniforms has to offer.

 Thank you, veterinary technicians, for all you do! 

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It's Pediatric Nurses Week - Time for a GIVEAWAY!

Join us on Facebook, we are giving away one of our ULTIMATE NURSING BAGS (valued at $37.99)! Tons of pockets and compartments - perfect for any medical professional on the go. Click here to enter!


We will randomly select an entrant on Friday, 10/10/2014. Be sure to check our Facebook to see if you have been selected. GOOD LUCK!

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Sneak Peek: $5 Mystery Deal

Have you heard that Lydia's Uniforms is offering a $5 Mystery top as an add-on to your order?  This is a fun way to add a little something extra to your order, for only $5!

Just select the size top that you wear in Dickies Scrubs and we'll send you a top of our choice! 

Not sure what to expect, I decided to head back to our warehouse to see for myself what kind of awesome deals might be back there and I was pretty surprised at all of the cute tops back there. There was a little something for everyone - from your basic colored scrub tops to cute print tops.  There was even some holiday print tops back there - All for only $5! 

Here are some of my favorite tops that I found in our mystery bins:

Check out these cute Holiday print tops I found in the Mystery bins too



Just a few things to make note of when ordering the $5 Dickies Mystery Top:

  • Color/style requests cannot be taken for the mystery item.  Styles will vary and may include print and/or solid tops.  Purchasing multiple mystery items will not guarantee different items in each purchase.
  • Mystery items must be an add on to your order - you cannot order them alone.
  • Limited quantities are available.  All sales are final on these items - sorry, no returns or exchanges!


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Color-Fall Scrubs

As I was driving yesterday I noticed some trees that already had leaves changing colors!  As soon as the temperature starts to cool down here I start thinking of Autumn colors and nice warm comfy layers!! Fall is officially here!  I love the colors of fall- rich browns, reds, oranges and yellows! These colors are perfect for your clothes too!  I always find myself adding more of these colors to my closet once September and October roll around.  Do you match your scrubs to the seasons or do you stick to the same colors year round?


If you like to mix things up like I do (and if your dress code permits!) then check out these top fall colors at Lydia's Uniforms today! What fall colors do you like to incorporate into your wardrobe for work?

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DEAL ALERT: Dickies Medical Uniforms on SALE!


Get up to 60% off select Dickies Xtreme and Gen Flex scrubs + get FREE standard shipping on your order of $125 or more! Enter code SHIP125 in your cart.

Dickies Medical Uniforms on SALE!

*Online prices reflect discount. Shipping promotions apply to standard shipping within the continental U.S. only. Offers are not applicable on previous orders and cannot be combined with any other discounts. Sale ends 10/5/14.

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