Monday, November 30, 2009

j-41 Jasper arrives!

Our love with j-41 began with the Journey clog, and has evolved to the entire collection of boots and shoes. The Jasper is a classic j-41 design, with lined perforated leather, in black nubuck. The strap is adjustable, and as always, they are super comfortable and wearable. And also versatile...these shoes look fantastic with everything!

Friday, November 27, 2009

New Everly Grey Maternity

Another new maternity line we love is Everly Grey! This line's signature designs feature beautiful floral prints in eye-catching saturated colors. This Isabel tunic in bittersweet chocolate just arrived. It has a sophisticated look, with an easy effortless fit. We will have more dresses and tops arriving from this line in the early spring...oh, it's hard to wait!!

So Pretty: The Holly Dress by Olian

This dress is a perfect compliment to the pregnant figure. A deep navy, with pretty printed accents at the sleeve, hem, and high waist. This is the dress to wear to a wedding, a holiday party, or your own bliss-filled baby shower. Our maternity section is filled with beautiful dresses and tops for the fall and winter. For more seasonal pieces from Olian, click here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

20% Off Storewide This Weekend!

Oh the holidays!!! The turkey, the delicious side-dishes, the wine, the conversation, and the pie. And then more pie. When the feast is over, come down and see us. We are having our annual, post-Thanksgiving store-wide sale this Friday through Sunday. That means 20% off of everything: sweaters, coats, jeans, dresses, all maternity clothing, boots, shoes, bags, wallets, accessories, and more. Scoop up your seasonal favorites, and see the recent arrivals. See you soon!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Great to shop in Arlington!

Oh, how we love our home in Arlington! Just down the street from us in East Arlington is the gallery shop Tall Tree Guild. They are known for their impressive, clean styled, handmade furniture. But what I really love is all the side-dishes. The pottery, the hand-knit mittens, throw pillows, and the tiles. It is a fantastic collection of well-priced handmade goods. My favorites: the charming colorfully glazed miniatures pots (at $8.50 each), and the children's tea set, complete with cream pitcher and sugar bowl.

New Maternity: Noppies and Bellyssima

The Holidays are upon us. Here at Helena's we have some great new maternity pieces to make dressing your ever changing pregnant body a little easier.
What is easier than a fantastic and flattering dress, like this v neck red dress from Bellyssima. Dress it up with a necklace and some great boots and you are ready to go.
Speaking of easy, Noppies Seidel pants are back in the house! This stretchy high paneled pant is one of our best selling maternity pants ever. A long lean bootleg, and generous top make these pants extremely comfortable (another serving of pecan pie please!). This is a great pant for work or dressing up. I tried a pair on yesterday and couldn't believe how well they fit.

Monday, November 23, 2009

In the Navy

Navy Blue: When you want to make a statement, but you don't want to shout.
We are writing today to sing the praises of the much overlooked color Navy Blue. Navy is a fantastic neutral that can make reds sing, berries pop, and yellows come alive. It pairs well with browns, greys and ,despite what your mother may have told you, even black.
Yes, and black can be a very sophisticated color combination.
Case in point, the beautiful ruffle neck dress from Kensie which has a figure flattering cut, and swell navy and black print with a ruffle detail and sheer panel at the neckline. We are also wild about the Prairie Underground Cloak Hoodie in Navy, which stands in nicely for basic black if you want to shake things up in your wardrobe a bit. Accessories can also reap the benefits of navy, such as this killer Orla Kiely Tiny Teacup bag, which is as versatile as it is beautiful.

Friday, November 20, 2009

All boots & shoes 25% off this weekend! Friday thru Sunday.

All our in-stock shoes and boots are on sale this weekend only. Save 25% on your favorite styles from Born and J-41, including, this "Lewisa" boot from Born. This boot has a perfect, wearable heel height and just the right amount of accent, with the double buckle at the ankle. So chic.

Little Red Riding Hoodie: Prairie Underground

Prairie Underground strikes again!
What could be better? Two of my favorite things, the cloak hoodie and the color red.
And not only red, but a beautiful true, vibrant, candy apple red.
Just in time for the Holidays.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Pretty Palette : Purple, Aqua, and Greys

Kensie's winter palette is just plain lovely this season with a bevy of soft pastels and mouth watering candy colors. The Icelandic Sweater is a real winner, oversized with a high collar and big big buttons, the soft grey, lilac and aqua patterning make this the perfect sweater for cuddling up in. For something a little jazzier, Kensie also has this super cute tie dye tank. Flirty and filmy this is a great piece to dress up for a holiday party or night on the town. The striations of jewel tone colors create a beautiful sunset-like effect. This is tie dye done right! Of course, you need to accessorize and we have a slew of bags to choose from. The rippled Kipling bag in plum and the Ciara clutch in grey hit just the right note.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Great Bags on a Budget: Shiraleah

We are chock full of Shiraleah goodness here at Helena's. These faux leather bags will steal your heart and leave your wallet intact. Many shapes and sizes in a variety of delightful colors. My favorite is the big bold Francesca bag in Mustard. At just $58.00 the Francesca packs a huge punch. Shiraleah bags also make great gifts.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Coming Soon: New Prairie Underground

We are anxiously awaiting our November order of Prairie Underground and just got word that it should be arriving this Friday, Nov. 13th. Here is a little taste of some of the items we will be receiving. The fabulous Falcon dress, which has almost sold out in the blue, is coming in this beautiful muted rose color, and is sure to be a hit. For those of you who love the short hoodie, we will be getting it in Slate, above, and also in Lipstick. No Prairie order is complete without the ever popular long cloak hoodie. We look forward to three great colors, Midnight Blue (pictured here, sans furry shrug), Cocoa Brown, and of course Black. As always if you are interested in any of these items you can contact us here at the shop, 781-483-3055 or email us at
Who said Friday the 13th was unlucky!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Employee Picks For November: Jessica

Is it really November 9th already?
This fall is flying by. Here at Helena's we have been busy bees, stocking the shop with all sorts of fantastic finds for the the season. There are so many wonderful things that choosing just three was tough. Customers always remark that it must be dangerous to work here, and indeed it is. My paycheck is in constant peril!
Here are a few things that are tempting me right now.
1. Orla Kiely Large Tote Bag in Cutlery Print- My goodness! I love, love, love this bag. The large scale is great. I always find myself carting around way more stuff in the fall/winter....hats, gloves, a change of shoes for snowy days. You can fit it all in here. But of course, it's that print that really gets me, black background with white overlap cutlery outlines...Who else but Orla can create a bag with spoons and forks on it and have it look so chic?
2+3. Ripe Discs Tunic and Maternal America Dark Wash 5 Pocket Maternity Jean- I have always loved and shopped our maternity section. Now that I am actually pregnant it gives me all the more reason to indulge in some of these stylish pieces. The discs tunic from Ripe makes me very happy. I love the elegant line, it has coverage but I don't feel swamped in fabric. The fit is really great, and the bold print helps distract from some of that early pregnancy lumpage and bumpage.
Great jeans are hard to find when you are not pregnant, and even harder when you are. The Maternal America 5 Pocket Jeans are some of the most comfortable jeans I have ever worn.They have a nice wide band that is super comfortable and secure. The dark wash and long lean leg are very flattering. My OB nurse even complimented me on them at my last appointment!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Why We Love Lole.

Lole is worthy of love because these two pieces (cowlneck burn-out top, and uber-cozy fleece zip-up) are PERFECT for everyday life. These are the clothes you wear when you meet your girlfriend for a cup of coffee, see a weekend movie with your beloved, or go bookstore browsing in Harvard Square. The quality of this Canadian line is fantastic, and the colors are great from season to season. Come see the other cozy Lole pieces for fall.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

More Wooden Ships!

Another shipment of beautiful Wooden Ships sweaters have arrived. We couldn't be more thrilled with these soft delicate knits and feminine details. Case in point, the vintage cardigan above which we have in charcoal and also in pomegranate. At $66.00 these beauties are a great value as well and make fabulous gifts.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

November Employee Picks: Cat R.

Ahh, November in New England. Time to start bundling up, hunkering down, and looking forward to the wonderful holiday season coming up. Our newest Helena's team member and resident budding fashion designer Cat R., shares some of her favorite pieces for this month.

1. Kensie Black Flutter Sleeve Top- Sassy, and sweet says it all about this lil cutie of a top. Cat loves the way the sheer flutter sleeves drape over her shoulders. A little provocative without being too revealing. This would be a great top to wear to some of those holiday gatherings, and a cinch to dress up with some jewelry. Cat ups the ante by pairing it with a fantastic lacy turtleneck.

2. and 3. Sucre Soir Lily Wrap Jacket and Zad Multi Faceted beaded Long Necklace- When Cat saw the Zad multi facet bead necklace she just had to have it. It is a great go to piece whose lovely hues compliment a myriad of outfits. Another wonderful versatile piece is the Sucre Soir lily wrap jacket. This french terry lined open cardi has all the comfort of a sweatshirt but has a great fitted look and the peacock blue color is out of this world gorgeous. Cat loves the flattering silhouette and snuggley softness.