Top 5 Pinterest Picks for 2013!

 

 

As the year comes to an end, let’s say goodbye to what was a trendy 2013!

2013 was filled with many new scrub features from ultimate comfort, unbelievable stretch, bright new colors…and the list goes on! We continuously strive to bring you guys the best variety, quality, and fashionable medical scrubs throughout the year. The best way to see these styles are to connect with us on our social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, our blog and one of our absolute favorites, Pinterest!

Just like you, I love to spend hours on end paging through hundreds of thousands of crafts, recipes, and women’s fashion. For those of you, who have more scrubs in your wardrobe than any other type of clothing, it may be hard to continuously look for fashion inspiration. No need to worry about that, Uniform Advantage has an active Pinterest page where we update and create new boards with scrub tops, printed tops, mix and match, accessories, shoes, you name it! To close off this exciting year, let’s take a look at our TOP 5 PINTEREST PICKS!

#1 Cherokee Hello Kitty CK775HKC

33 PINS!

Hello Kitty fans love this delightful scrub top! The Cherokee Tooniforms “Hello Kitty Red Bow” Print Scrub Top 6775CB HKCU features a V-neckline with Red contrast binding around the neck and two front side angled pockets.

Pinterest Pick 1

 

#2 Happy Scrubs Garland Grace U588GGB

30 PINS!

Happy Scrubs scrub top features a stylish keyhole neckline with Raglan sleeves and contrast Black piping. Above the keyhole there is a decorative button at the center front neckline. Triangular scoop pockets, side silts and back darts complete this top.

 

Pinterest Pick 2

#3 Koi Scrubs Wildside K115WSB

23 PINS!

The Koi 115PR-WSB Kathryn mock wrap top features an adjustable side drawstring tie and side slits for the perfect fit. Store all of your belongings in the two large front pockets. Contrasting Sunset trim along neckline, sleeves and empire waist completes this top.

Pinterest Pick 3

 

#4 UA Shimmering Snowflakes HU638SHS

17 PINS!

Our flattering, rounded v-neck scrub top features a left chest pocket with snap tab and two front double pockets with functional snap tab closure. There are two back darts, creating a slenderizing fit as well as side slits for ease of movement.

Pinterest Pick 4

 

#5 UA Let it Snow Eggplant HU668LSE

16 PINS!

You’ll love the fit of our print mock wrap scrub top. It can be worn without the worry of opening since it is sewn closed in the front. Stylish and flattering, this print scrub top can be cinched as much or as little as you like with the contrasting Eggplant back ties. It also features contrasting Eggplant accents along the wrap line, sleeves and pockets. Side slits have been added for ease of movement through the hips. Store all of your belongings in the two front pockets.

Pinterest Pick 5

Keep checking our Pinterest page to get the latest on our new product lines, prints, shoes and accessories! We wish you a prosperous and happy new year! Cheers to 2014!

What is your #Scrubmood?

What is your #Scrubmood?

Are you like me and wake up every morning, after you snooze the alarm 3 times…of course, to find out you only have minutes to get ready? Even as the seconds tick by, you can’t help it but just stare at your closet to find something to wear. Deciding what you wear every day is not as easy as it may seem. I’m sure most of you have experienced days where your ensemble is dictated by your mood, how you feel about yourself, or maybe even how you want the world to see you on that particular day.

With scrubs however, color can be the hardest decision. Did you know that at times your subconscious picks for you? Each color can portray a different emotion, reaction, or perception. Knowing the meaning behind these colors can perhaps minimize your morning routine and help alleviate the struggle to find just the right #scrubmood.Scrubmood

BLUE: Universally liked by men and women and

known to portray trust and credibility

Style: BSS674

RED: Shows assertiveness and gets you noticed

Style: CT668

GREEN: Signifies high self esteem and confident

Style: BSS505

GREY: Portrays neutrality and calmness

Style: BSS996

PINK: Inspires others and shows off your friendly side

Style: BSS689

YELLOW: Appears to be cheerful and approachable

Style: UAS194C

PURPLE: Indicates loyalty and sophistication

Style: UAS28C

Take a look at these scrubs available at UniformAdvantage.com

What #scrubmood are you in today? Leave a comment below to tell us your #scrubmood and how you feel in different colors!

We Are Thankful For…..YOU!

This Thanksgiving, we want to show you how THANKFUL we are for your participation in our “Like” us Black Friday promotion.  Even though we didn’t reach our goal of 20,000 Facebook “Likes”, every one of our Facebook fans will receive 20% off of their total purchase from Black Friday through Cyber Monday!  If you have friends, family, or co-workers who haven’t “Liked” us yet, there’s still time! Hurry, offer ends 11/28/11 at midnight EST!

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday with their loved ones, and happy shopping!

Black Friday Savings

Want an iPad2 Under Your Tree This Holiday Season? Uniform Advantage Can Help!

UA iPad2 Contest

Calling all nurses, doctors and other medical professionals! Santa is on call one night a year, but you work hard all year long in order to keep us healthy, so we want you to win an end-of-year treat for yourself! Uniform Advantage is holding a contest where the lucky winner gets a new iPad2… for FREE! Come to our website from November 1st, 2011 through November 28th, 2011, and you can enter for a chance to win. Entering is simple! Read on to find out how to enter and how to win the grand prize.

The Scoop:

How to Enter

How to Win

  • Voting lasts from November 29th- December 27th, 2011.  During that time, get the word out to all of your friends, family, and co-workers to go to your voting page on our site and cast their vote for you! Note: only one vote will be permitted per person.

Contest Prize

The Grand Prize will be a new Black 16GB iPad2, but even if you don’t win the iPad, you can still be a winner!  All contestants who reach 1,000 votes or more will win a $50 Uniform Advantage Gift Card!

The Grand Prize Winner will be announced on December 28th, 2011.

 

For more information about the contest and for complete rules and regulations, please visit www.UniformAdvantage.com/Contest

 

Congratulations to Kevin Jacobson, the first recipient of the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship at Miami Dade College

Uniform Advantage recently formed an agreement with Miami Dade College to give a scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one lucky nursing student each semester. Per the scholarship, we will be giving away $500 to be used towards tuition, books and fees and a $100 Uniform Advantage gift card, which can be used towards nursing scrubs and accessories. To be eligible for this scholarship, students must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents, have a minimum GPA of 3.5, and must be accepted into one of Miami Dade College’s nursing programs.

The first recipient of the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund1 is Kevin Jacobson.  Kevin is attending Miami Dade College to receive his Associate of Science Degree in Transitional Nursing. When asked what made him want to go into nursing in the first place, Kevin told me that he had always known he would be working in the medical field but that his feelings were confirmed by his time spent in the Navy. As a hospital corpsman with the Navy, Kevin worked closely with nurses on duty around the world, and he realized that this level of patient care was better suited for his personality than any other type of medical profession.

After attending boot camp and corps school, Kevin spent another year at the medical ward before he was sent to the Navy Clinic for sick call. He was at the clinic when he got the news that a tsunami had ripped through Indonesia and that his services were needed overseas. Working on what Kevin calls the “Floating Hospital”, the Mercy Ship, he gave medical attention to the people from Indonesia, as well as those from the Philippines and Bangladesh, affected by the tsunami. He recalls that when his group first arrived in Indonesia, the victims of the tsunami were not very fond of Americans, but by the time the American soldiers and doctors were ready to leave, they saw a different side of Americans and were very appreciative.

Following five years in active duty, Kevin is now in the Reserves out of Hialeah, Florida, where he is putting his medical knowledge and experience to good use and attending Nursing School at Miami Dade College.  Thank you, Kevin, for all of your hard work locally and internationally, and congratulations on winning the scholarship!

-          Adam

 1 Miami Dade College awards the scholarship from the Uniform Advantage Nursing Scholarship Fund to one nursing student each semester.  For more information, visit the Financial Aid Department.

Caring for your New Medical Scrubs

Tired of your scrubs fading and just looking dingy? It may be the type of scrubs you are buying or it may be the style in which you are washing them. To ensure a great fit and long lasting uniform, we recommend that you be selective in the quality of the fabrics as well as the style in which you launder them, so your medical scrubs last as long as possible.

We recommend that you invest your money in some high quality medical uniforms, like UA Scrubs, Butter Soft Scrubs, Landau Scrubs, Cherokee Uniforms, or Dickies Medical Scrubs. Not only are they more comfortable and stylish, but are made with some of the best fabrics in the marketplace today.

Washing your Nursing Uniforms:

Washing with care is the key to long lasting garments, so it is not recommended to use harsh or cheap detergents, because the fabric may not hold up over time. It is best to use a good quality detergent to clean your medical uniforms. It is also recommended to wash them separately from regular laundry to keep the spreading of germs to your non work clothes down to a minimum.

Rinsing your scrubs in cold is recommended to loosen any large deposits of material such as dirt, blood, or anything else that may linger in the wash cycle and make a mess of the water. Once you are finished rinsing, the garments should be then washed in hot water for about 10 minutes or so to kill bacteria as well as micro organisms. After washing, tumble dry your clothes to kill off additional germs.

If your medical uniform has an odor, simply use some vinegar. I would say ¼ to ½ cup is fine. And it is safe for the fabric. You can even use a color brightener or white wash to bring back the brilliance of the fabric, but do not use bleach because products with bleach may damage your fabric over time.

A warning here: High heat in washing and tumble drying will help to sanitize your hospital uniforms, but may also cause fading, shrinkage, and fabric loss over time. Some folks have opted to wash their medical scrubs in cold water and line dry. The choice is up to you and only you can determine what germs you may have come in contact with. Happy washing!

Your comments are important to us, so please let us know of any secrets you have come across to get your medical scrubs clean, bright, and germ free. We look forward to posting your comments.

For a great selection of nursing uniforms and accessories, please visit Uniform Advantage.