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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Pink With A Purpose

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month - a month that is dedicated to promoting the fight against breast cancer and raising awareness around the globe. National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been recognized since 1985 and has steadily grown since then. Did you know that Lydia's Uniforms carries a selection of medical uniform apparel and accessories to support this great cause? With October fast approaching, now is a great time to order your gear to receive it in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Lydia's Uniforms has a variety of tops, jackets, bags, socks, and even stethoscopes perfect for showing off your support of those affected by breast cancer. If you place your order now, you'll have your new awareness scrubs by the beginning of October and you can wear them throughout the entire month (and of course there’s nothing wrong with wearing them year round!). Check out some of my favorite items below and shop our entire collection today! 

The outfit:

I just love the Cherokee 'Wild About a Cure scrub top!  Not only is it cute, but it's so soft! This print is available in a jacket as well. Pair these with your favorite Cherokee Scrubs Pants in pink or black for a complete look.

The Shoes:

One of my favorite shoes right now is the Skechers GoWalk Strong. Not only are they super comfortable but they are perfect for raising awareness!

The accessories:

I love accessories, especially cups! (I'll admit it... I may have a little cup obsession!) The breast cancer awareness tumbler cup is a must have for Breast Cancer Awareness month.  A few other must have accessories I noticed were the Pink Ribbons Utility Scissor, the D'Feed Breast Cancer compression socks and the Pink Ribbon Lanyard!  These will all fit perfectly inside the adorable Give Love tote bag from Koi too.

In addition to wearing pink, is there anything that you're doing in October to support National Breast Cancer Awareness Month?  


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Fresh for FALL: New Arrivals & Introducing Zoe +Chloe!

Your NEW Fall 2014 Catalog will arrive soon, but you don't have to wait - check out all of our new brands and items here!

This catalog features some REALLY fun Halloween Prints along with some new items from your favorite brands like Cherokee Scrubs, Dansko Clogs, Dickies Uniforms, Koi Scrubs, Merrell Footwear and MANY more.

We are also excited to introduce you to a new brand, Zoe + Chloe! This line includes fun prints like Chic Chevron, Whoo Loves Me - but it gets better... These prints are made of soft 100% cotton, have a flattering contemporary fit and start at only $13.99!

Zoe + Chloe Scrubs!

Hope you enjoy the new catalog as much as we do!


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Best Scrubs For Your Body Type

Do you know what your body type is? Have you ever been shopping and found the perfect outfit only to try it on and what you see in the mirror does not even compare to what you envisioned?  It happens to me all the time!  I hate feeling deceived by how an outfit looked on the hanger, don’t worry though, Lydias Uniforms wants to help provide guidance on learning about your body shape so you don't have to deal with that feeling!

The world of fashion is constantly changing with new trends and knowing what to wear to flatter your shape can sometimes be overwhelming.  I've put together a guide of the 4 commonly known body shapes that will help you choose the right medical scrub top and pant combination, while still creating that professional style that is all you. Women are blessed with their own unique features and we want you to love the scrubs you choose and be able to wear them with confidence!


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Halloween Prints Are Here

We have one more week of summer and FALL will officially be here... you know what that means, right?  Yup, Halloween is almost here! I love everything about Halloween - from the pumpkin spice lattes to all of the cute decorations... and scrubs! I don't dress up for many holidays, but Halloween is definitely one that I go all out for. 

I couldn't wait any longer to give you all a little sneak peek at the adorable Halloween prints that Lydias Uniforms will be featuring in our newest catalog 

First up is the 'Going Batty' mock wrap scrub top by White Cross.  This adorable top has a grey badkground with cute bats, clouds and moons all over it.  The 'Going Batty' print top fabric is 100% cotton.  Pair the 'Going Batty' top with your favorite pair of black scrub pants for the perfect Halloween look! 

 Next up is the 'If The Shoe Fits' fashion neck scrub top from BIO.  This top is orange with shoes and witches hats with ghosts and spider webs on them.  'If The Shoe Fits' print top fabric is 100% cotton.  If you have a love for shoes (like I do!) you'll probably love this top!  This would be perfect if paired with black or white pants! 

 Last but not least is the 'Midnight Mystery' Anna scrub top from Peaches.  This top has a pretty blue background with fun ghosts, black cats, jack-o-lanterns, bats and trick-or-treaters on it.  'Midnight Mystery' print top fabric is 100% cotton.  With so many different colors, you could pick a fun color to pair this top with, or stick to black pants...either way, you would look nice and festive! 

Check out Lydia's Uniforms full selection of Halloween print scrubs today!

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A Guide to Caring for your Scrubs

There's nothing worse than wearing your favorite set of scrubs to work and then getting some kind of a stain on them! But in the medical profession, it's bound to happen.  I remember a few years back while working as a phlebotomist, I had finally bought a Dickies scrub pant that I had been wanting for awhile. I was so excited to wear them into my shift that night, I had even picked out the cutest top to go with them. Just 30 minutes into my shift I look down there was huge stain on my brand new pants, I was so mad!

There are so many different kind of stains that you can acquire throughout the day - blood, iodine, coffee/tea, and sweat... just to name a few.  You spend a lot of time in your scrubs, wouldn't it be nice to extend the life of them? We have come up with a handy household stain removal guide to help care for your scrubs!

  • Vomit Stain: Rinse clean, pretreat with detergent and wash in warm water.
  • Coffee or Tea Stain: Blot the stain, sponge with 1 part white vinegar to 2 parts warm water and rinse.
  • Ink Pen Stain: Just soak the affected garment in milk overnight and launder as usual the next day. Don’t have milk in the house? Try alcohol-based hairspray directly on the ink for 30 seconds and then wipe the ink away with a damp cloth.

  • Iodine Stain: Pour Coca Cola on it, let it soak for 3-5 minutes. Run through washer when possible.

  • Chocolate Stain: Remove chocolate stains by soaking the fabric in club soda before washing it.

  • Blood Stain: Fresh blood stains can be removed by soaking and rubbing the stain in cold water before washing. Never use hot water because it cooks the protein making the stain hard to remove.

  • Sweat Stain: Mix 1 tbsp white vinegar in 1/2 cup of water. Pour vinegar mix over the sweat stain.  Sponge solution onto affected area.

  • Feces Stain: Let the garmet dry in the sun to resolve fecal stains.

  • Ointment Stain: Use a knife to scrape excess ointment from the fabric. Sprinkle cornstarch or talcum powder on the stain and rub it in into the stain with your fingertips, covering it completely. Leave the powder on the stain until it absorbs the grease (wait 15-20 minutes depending on stain size.) Then brush the powder off with a soft brush or clean, dry washcloth. Launder it in cold water.

  • Coca-Cola Stain: Put clear shampoo and salt on the stain and let it sit before washing.

  • Oil Based Medication Stains: Absorb grease with baby or talcum powder, or pretreat with detergent and allow to set for 10 minutes before washing.  Use dish soap as alternative to fight grease.

  • Alochol-based Medications Stain: Pretreat with detergent and rinse with cold water before throwing in the washer.  If the stain is stubborn, pretreat a second time!


Do you have any other tips and tricks for taking out stains? We would love to learn from you!


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