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.

Accessorize!
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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Featured Customer Review: "This scrub is great... never wrinkles"

Grey's Anatomy By Barco Men's Scrub Top

 

Grey's Anatomy Scrubs: Advanced Research Clothing Technology blends style, fit, feel and performance, creating a higher standard uniquely suited for you.

The Grey's Anatomy By Barco Men's Scrub Top features a double chest pocket and one pocket on left sleeve, pen loops on sleeve, twill tape accents, plain back detail, side vents, set-in sleeves, is 30" long and is made with 77% polyester/23% rayon.

Here is a review from our customer TJ in Colorado Springs, CO:

Great

This scrub is great, hasn't faded or shrunk, and never wrinkles. This scrub is actually very true to size on a guy (which it's cut for), maybe even a touch tight. I love the pen slots on the sleeve, don't need the double top pocket though. I personally don't like bottom pockets because I sometimes tuck my shirt in, and they often snag on my lines.

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This week receive FREE SHIPPING on your $99 order at www.LydiasUniforms.com!

Plus, select Landau Scrubs are 20%  OFF! These nursing uniforms are a customer favorite and start at just $11.99 in men's and women's styles.

 

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This week receive $5.00 SHIPPING on ANY size order at www.LydiasUniforms.com!

Plus, all Landau Scrubs and Urbane Scrubs are 20%  OFF! These nursing uniforms are a customer favorite and start at just $9.59 in men's and women's styles.

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Love Your Heart

As you may know, February is American Heart Month. Why is this important? Because heart disease kills more men and women than any other cause, including cancer. Even breast cancer.

The thing is, we often overlook risk factors for heart disease and we do things that are not really nice to our hearts. As busy professionals, nurses often do things like eat foods that are not healthy but convenient. We don't always have the time to exercise, and sometimes we feel to exhausted to even think about it. Even though we know better, some of us smoke, or drink more alcohol than we should. And probably almost all of us are living with high stress levels that we are ignoring. I know I am no picture of health. Up until the last few months I ate fast food...a lot. About the only workout I get is when I go up and down the stairs in my house. And Lord knows I have a lot of stress eating away at me. And the thing that makes it even worse is that I have a family history of heart disease.

So what do we do to protect ourselves from this nasty killer of women and men? Eat right by getting at least 9 servings of fruits and veggies a day. Limit your red meat and unhealthy fats, choosing healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fats. Exercise at least 30 minutes a day on most days of the week. Quit smoking if you currently are doing so. Limit your alcohol intake to 1 drink per day or less...although red wine does seem to have some protective heart benefits. And this will be the hard one. Learn to de-stress. My doctor is on me all the time about that one. He's even recommended I try something called HeartMath-although I am sure there are similar programs that work just as well. Even a few minutes a day of meditation or guided imagery may help.

Secondly, arm yourself with knowledge of the symptoms of a heart attack, and know when to seek medical attention for any health concerns. Heart attack symptoms are different in women than men, you can check out this website at the American Heart Association to learn more about them.

So this February, don't forget to wear your red scrubs in honor of Heart Awareness month. Although the National Go Red For Women day has passed, that still doesn't mean we can't raise knowledge of the problem. And love your heart-it's the only one you've got!

 

 

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Featured Customer Review - "...this jacket is comfortable but still looks great."


Cherokee Cardigan Scrub JacketCherokee: We are dedicated to bringing the fashion, comfort and quality of the ready-to-wear market to the functional apparel worn by healthcare professionals. You may have already noticed how Cherokee products bring a little more style and personality to uniforms without sacrificing the functionality you need to do your job.

Cherokee scrubs is one of the top brands for nursing uniforms. They have many different styles that make it easy to find what you need, including cardigans2 pocket topsprint tops, lab coatsflare pants, cargo pants and LOTS more! They also carry many men's/unisex items as well. Cherokee items come in a large assortment of colors so you are sure to find the style and color you need to comply with your medical uniform dress code while still wearing the fit and style you love! And don't forget our many web only Cherokee uniform items, click here to view them all!

One popular Cherokee uniform item is the Cardigan Scrub Jacket. This jacket features features three-button closure, comfortable rib knit cuffs and two large pockets with a third pager/cell phone pocket. 29 1/4" long, made with 65% polyester/35% cotton.


Here is a review from our customer Beth in CA:

5 starsComfy and stylish


this jacket is comfortable but still looks great. I like how the style looks more like a cardigan than a jacket and the big pockets are helpful because when I'm wearing it I can keep all my supplies in my outer layer!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 


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Put some pep in your step!


Landau Veggies Garden Silver ShoeLandau recently introduced a new line of nursing shoes called Veggies. These shoes work hard at keeping up with you and keeping you comfortable. Go for the Big Flower pattern and add that something extra that your medical uniform is missing!

The Veggies are an ultra-lightweight clog with a slip-resistant rubber anti-static sole. Silver Technology insert and heel pad provide added comfort along with protective toe/heel guards. Resists abrasion and shock absorbing. They are also very easy to clean.

The Big Flower print is so charming! But you don't have to take our word for it.

Landau Veggies Garden Silver Shoe









Here’s a review from our customer Logachelle in Coalinga, CA:

I positively ADORE these shoes. I get complements on them all the time. A male vascular surgeon even stopped what he was saying, did a double take, and said " I like your shoes"! LOL Very comfie too and I am usually a crocs only gal.

 


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Lydia's PRO Stretch moves with you!


Lydia's PRO StretchLydia's PRO Stretch
scrubs are inspired by the brands you love. We improved the fit, construction, and best of all - the price! Material that is light weight and stretches with movement… Lydia's Pro Stretch Cha Cha Framed V-neck Scrub TopSoft and comfortable!

A popular item is the Lydia's Pro Stretch Cha Cha Framed V-neck Scrub Top. This top features a shirred elastic shoulder detail, set-in sleeves, front button detail, stylish front pockets, side slits, gathered back detail, and the new tagless design for added comfort. It is 27 1/2" long and is made with 59% cotton/38% polyester/3% spandex.


Here’s a review from our customer Tammy Anderson in South Carolina:

5 startsSo comfy

These are so comfortable-comparable to Grey's Anatomy. They move with you and are not stiff like many other scrubs.


Check out all of the Lydia's PRO Stretch line and all of the other Lydia's Own lines that includes plus size nursing uniforms, men's and unisex items, jackets and lots more!

Great selection at an even better price!

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Dickies, a brand that has made a name for itself with superior quality, price, fit!


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The Dickies brand has been around for generations. They are one of the top selling brands in nursing uniforms and in other industries as well! This is because of their superior quality and great prices!

Additionally they have items for all sizes… petite, tall and plus!

Dickies has collections and items for just about everyone! From their Everyday Basics, Hip Flip, Sandwashed and Men’s Dickies items to their designer lines like Daisy, W and Gen Flex.Dickies Everyday Back Elastic Cargo Scrub Pant
A distinct favorite is the Dickies Everyday Back Elastic Cargo Scrub Pant. What is this pants rating? 4.75 out of 8 votes cast!!

This pant features a flare style, classic fit, drawstring front and back elastic, two slash pockets and one cargo pocket. It is made with a 65% polyester/35% cotton blend and ring spun yarns for a silky finish and long wear.

Here’s a review from our customer who is a New Graduate from Poplar Bluff, MO:

5 starsMy Favorite Scrub Pants

These are my favorite scrub pants. I am 5'3" and the petite are a perfect length. I like the flare leg and as another reviewer stated, they are not too wide at the bottom. They are true to size. I highly recommend these pants.


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New Year's Resolutions for Nurses

guest_nurse_blogWell, we're almost a week into 2011. Have you broken any resolutions yet? Me too. But, the beauty of New Year's resolutions is that they can be started at any time. Not just on January 1.
In previous blog posts, I've touched on things like healthy living for nurses through eating well and exercising, trying to quit smoking, and seeking help for emotional issues. Research tells us that you have to hear something several times before you retain it, so here are some suggestions for New Year's resolutions for nurses. You may find that one or two might apply to you.

Maintain a healthy weight-This is my New Year's resolution every year. My baby is 14 months old, and I'm still about 55 pounds heavier than I was before I became pregnant. But the thing is, how can I tell patients to lose weight to control their diabetes or decrease their cancer risk if I can't be a role model? It's time for me to plan my meals in advance and make better decisions at the grocery store (since the cafeteria at work isn't helping).

Exercise more-This is one of the toughest things for nurses to do. Why? We work long shifts and frankly, we're too tired to exercise when we're not at work. Plus, when do we have the time to do it? If we could set aside just 30 minutes a day, we could make ourselves so much healthier. Many institutions have onsite fitness centers that are accessible during weird healthcare worker hours. A membership might not be a bad idea.

Avoid co-workers who bring you down- Sometime's we work with people we wouldn't choose to spend time with in our real lives. That's just the reality of working in healthcare. If you can find a way to communicate with them that demonstrates mutual respect and professionalism, it makes for a much easier day. One important thing to resolve to do, particularly if you work on a nursing unit in a big hospital, is to stop gossip when it happens. You know how it is when you get a big group of women together, (sorry to male nurses, statistically there are more women nurses than men) and gossiping about each other can really kill the morale of a workplace.

Learn something new- Why not do some continuing education, even if it's not required of you? Healthcare is always changing, evidence based practice is always showing us that we may not be doing things the best way for our patients and we could improve. Do something for your patients by enriching your knowledge base. Attend a conference in an exotic locale (well, exotic compared to your own institution), take a free continuing education monograph...or dream big: go back for that associate's, bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree you've been dreaming about. Many employers offer tuition reimbursement, sometimes 100%!

I know, it's easier said than done. And even if you try to do any of these things and fall off the wagon, you can always get back on at anytime. I'm thinking about picking up this book
, or maybe this one. If you've read it, let me know how it is. I am going to try anything this year to become the wife, mom, and nurse I've always wanted to be.

Best of luck with your personal resolutions!
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Save on Cyber Monday

Black Friday is over and I hope that many of you were able to take advantage of the doorbuster deals and specials coupons over the holiday weekend. How many of you filled your shopping cart full of new scrubs and lab coats? Did anyone leave the comfort of their computer to brave the crowds early Friday morning at their favorite mall or store? What deals did you score??

If you didn't get a chance to shop on Friday, there's still time to save here at Lydia's. Today is Cyber Monday and we're offering you 25% OFF your entire order of women's nursing scrubs, men's scrubs, lab coats, medical suppiles and more at www.LydiasUniforms.com. Stop by our homepage to activate this offer. It's one day only, so don't wait!

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Men’s scrubs tend to be left out of new trends – until now

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Koi describes themselves as “a clothing company with a simple mission ~ to create scrubs that people love to wear”.

The Koi Men’s Maxx Scrub Top is another fashion forward item by Koi. They are known for their fashionable yet functional designs. Adding to that collection is the Koi Men’s Maxx Scrub Top. One of the details that stood out to me is the higher v-neck. No need to wear a t-shirt underneath which helps you keep cool on those hectic days! The top also features double chest pocket, pocket on left sleeve, detailing on front, back, and sleeve pocket, modified v-neck, looks good tucked in or out. It is made with 55% cotton/45% polyester.


Here is a helpful review from our customer Matthew Elliott from Kansas:

I love these scrubs. They have style and the quality is top notch. I love the kangaroo pockets and the sleeve options. I cant imagine wearing my old scrubs ever again. Plus Lydias embroidered my name. I've never looked more professional, Thank you!


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Drop Ship Medical Uniforms

One of the topics that frequently comes up in our Customer Service Department is drop ship items. So here are the answers to a few frequently asked questions on the topic.

Why do some items ship separately? What does drop ship mean?
Drop ship items are shipped to you directly from the manufacturer. They are not shipped from the Lydia's Warehouse. By offering drop ship items we are able to offer a much larger selection of discount uniforms, men's nursing uniforms and women's scrubs.

How can I tell if it is a drop ship item?
Once you add the item to your cart, this message will appear: This item will ship from the manufacturer and may take additional days for delivery.

Stop by our Customer Service Page for additional details or feel free to leave a comment with any questions you might have.


P.S. We have a lot of fun prints and colors that are now available. Browse our selection of affordable scrubs and gear up for spring!
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Product Review: Dickies Sandwashed Ladies' Two Pocket Top


Everyday we receive new product reviews on our hospital uniforms, medical coats, men's scrubs and women's scrubs. Receiving this feedback is so helpful to us and other customers and it makes it much easier to decide what to get when you buy medical scrubs.

Today, Rachel in Virginia left this five star review of Dickies Scrubs Sandwashed Ladies' Two Pocket Top:

"Very soft, fit true to size, flatering shape, great colors, falls to a good length. I love everything about this top."

Want to leave your own product review? Just find the product your purchased at LydiasUniforms.com and click on "Write Your Own Review".

Have something to say? Leave a comment here.

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Staff Picks for Winter 2010

With the arrival of the new winter catalog came even more stylish, functional and comfy women’s scrubs and men’s nursing uniforms. With so many new looks to choose from, I thought I would talk to everyone in our web department and see what looks they liked best this season. Here’s what we chose:
    
Nicole: Dickies Sun Fields Round Neck Tri-Color Scrub Top
It’s youthful, fun and fashionable!  :)

Rachel: Grey’s Anatomy by Barco Uniforms Dip Dye Tee
I like it because the blend of colors makes layering really fun. You could really give your work wardrobe a “pick-me-up” by adding a key piece like this!

Leesa:
ProSoft 100% Cotton Modern Floral Empire Waist Scrub Top
I love the brown tones accented with a pop of vibrant color at the hem.  This is a great way to dabble in the "printed top world" without committing to an all over floral print.  The modern floral accent would be a great addition to the everyday scrubs wardrobe - an instant update!




Amanda:
Dickies Uniforms Stretch Sateen
They have a satiny sheen, they’re soft like cotton and the stretch makes them comfy!

Lindsey: Koi Uniforms Rylee Scrub Tops and Kathryn Scrub Tops (Windy Rylee Scrub Top)
I love the bold prints and all of the different colors. The Windy Print looks very vintage, yet bright and fresh!

Liza: Skechers Contrast Mock Wrap Scrub Top
The style of this top is simple, but still unique and fashionable. It comes in fun prints, like the one shown below, but also in eye-catching colors like Aqua Pop, Citrus Pop and Pink Pop.





Which new look is at the top of your list this winter? Are there any styles or brands that really stand out to you when it comes to fashion, comfort or functionality? Leave a comment here.


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Nursing in the News

Happy New Year! Start off 2010 in style with new scrubs from Lydia’s. Our Winter Catalog has so many uniforms to choose from; you’ll have no trouble finding looks to update your wardrobe with. And if you want to score some free medical scrubs, stop by later today, January’s contest will be posted this evening.

Now here’s the new from the week:  

Healthcare Professionals in the News:

Health News:

Blog Posts:


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Men's Scrub Shopping Made Simple


We’ve always had an awesome selection of men’s scrubs at Lydia’s Uniforms, but as of this week it’s now even easier for our male customers to find exactly what they’re looking for.  A new page is up on our web site devoted just to men. Stop by and view the entire collection of men's medical uniforms or use it to see what your favorite brand, like Dickies or Cherokee, has to offer. If you’re searching for a new men’s lab coat or shoes this is the place to look for those as well. And the best part is that you don’t have to worry about searching through pages of women’s uniforms to find what you’re looking for. So go ahead, go check it out! I hope this makes shopping simple for all the guys out there!

So what do you think about our new men's scrub pageLeave a comment and share your opinion.

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Nursing in the News

Happy Friday everyone. For those of you who are heading back to school this week I want to wish you my best. If you're in need of any uniforms for the new semester stop by LydiasUniforms.com and browse our back to school sale.

Now here's the news from the week:

Healthcare Professionals in the News:
Health News:
Blog Posts:
Have something to say? Leave a comment here.

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stranded on a 35 square mile island

I enjoy the drama that is played out on T.V. and at times picture my self working in a grand hospital. Then I snap back to reallity, I work in a 35 bed hosptial where the experience is limited and I am slowly loosing all my skills. Sometime I say "I'm leaving" but I just can't its my home and we are already loosing all of our nurses to big countries like the U.S. and the U.K. Here I am a jack of all trades master of none. I am going to try give you a picture of this place. It's one long ward, it's separated in cubicles male and female. There is no medical or surgical wards ect. everyone is in one big pot. On the female side there's paeds. and matty. Even thou the place is small you go home mentally drained. On a average day I have at the max 16 pts. with limited staff one RN, one RN midwife, one nursing assistant. when the midwife get a woman in labour its the one RN and assistant to manage the 16 pts. Out of the 16, 4 are critical needing ICU care. I would have all medication to serve and still monitor the critical pts as ordered. Then there is still doctors rounds, with all appearing at the same time and all wanting their orders carried out STAT. Now there is still feeding of patients, turing of the medical bed patients, the surgical ones that have dressings to be done. ( lets not forget the midwife who is now deliverying a baby by herself another disaster waiting to happen.Yes the OBGYN doesn't deliver babies here, all they do are the CS). There is never an orderly around so all the heavy lifting is mine. I work whole shifts without a break because there is never enough staff to relief me. To make a long story short even thou the place is small it is stressfull having to think medical, surgical, peads, ICU and all that comes with illness in one shift. On top of the work load the treatment of the nurses by other staff and the public is one I would not wish on my worst enemy. Many days I cry before I go to work and I cry when I finish. I am thinking about leaving the profession but I love being a Nurse.

Name: Carol

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Under the Baby's Bassinet

Top medical shows have nothing on us! As managers revolve in and out of the doors, babies continue to be born. We have the male secretary/tech (affectionately known as the "man-a-tary" to us) who can schmooze the phone off the hook. We have the compassionate, ultra-professional nurse who only hugs at Christmas and funerals (and then only if forced into it). We have the married, divorced and single parents. We have colleagues with the saddest, hardest, headline-making personal lives that terminally wound our hearts and remind us to be thankful everyday. We complain, criticize and lunch together. We secretly decide which physician or pharmacist would be our dream "back up" if our husbands were suddenly abducted by aliens. We wrangle for assignments are are thoroughly frustrated, frustrating and entertaining. We fight, bicker and insult each other and then we come together as a united front when the chips are down and move in tandem to save lives, fix the broken and console the mourning. We are what reality t.v. can only hope to imagine. We are a tight unit that is run by the greatest people never to receive an award.

Name: MARGARET H., RN
City: YORKTOWN
State: VIRGINIA
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