Saturday, December 31, 2011

Holiday Weekend Hours.

Happy New Year's Eve to all!  We are open today until 4 PM today. If you are looking for a fabulous outfit for tonight, may we suggest a great (affordable) dress from Tulle, or pairing one of our great fitting skirts from Only Hearts or Red Engine with a pretty top from Hazel, Mystree, Sweet Pea or Last Tango.  Looking for a house-warming gift for your party host?  Everyone LOVES Volupsa candles.  We have a variety of their fresh scents.  Tomorrow we will be closed for New Years Day. Have a wonderful evening!

New Hazel sweaters are in!

This week we received some pretty new sweaters from Hazel, including this lovely burnt orange cardigan.  It looks great paired with denim and a deep blue layering tank...and as always a chic scarf finishes the look.

What's in the window at Helena's...

From the top: woodenships sweater with Last Tango tank, Prairie Underground long cloak hoody over Prairie Denim dress and Bohm feather necklace, and finally Mystree long sweater over Last Tango tank with beaded belt.  Great winter looks!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Two Fabulous Dresses for New Year's Eve...


Looking for a chic dress for you New Year's event?  We have lovely, new (and very well priced) dresses from Tulle.  The black dress has a sheer swiss dot overlay and a sweet neckline.  The white dress is a great just-above-the knee length.  Wear it with a great necklace and a colorful shoe!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Beautiful New Fashions from Tulle at Helena's.

The newest delivery from Tulle brings us sophisticated fashion for the New Year!  The black dress with the sheer overlay is sweet and chic.  The black blazer is a "must-have" for this season and can be worn over dresses, or with a skirt & top, or even with your favorite jeans.  And our favorite?  The butterfly dress!  This dress has a great fit in a to-die-for print.  Also (not pictured) a gorgeous creamy white lace dress, and a modern red and grey floral dress!

Monday, December 26, 2011

Post Holiday SALE! 40% off all coats and select fall and winter fashions.

Our winter sale is on!  All winter coats are 40% off, and our generous sale rack is 40% off, including this beautiful poncho sweater from Three Dots (with a silk-lined hood).  So pretty.  Come in this week and shop for chic fashions at 40% off!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Holiday Hours.

We will be open on Christmas Eve from 9 to 4.  Stop in and say hello to Dianne and Valerie who will happily help you with your holiday shopping.  We will be closed Christmas Day.

Pink House Bracelets.

We are also flush with colorful new bracelets from Pink House.  These beaded bracelets are versatile and look great with lots of outfits!

More Voluspa Candles.

More fragrant Voluspa candles arrived this week!  We have two-wick and three-wick versions in a variety of fresh scents.  Great for gifts and great for you!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

espe wallets.

Priced at $25 and $35, these wallets from espe make wonderful gifts.  Come see our full assortment of colorful small and large wallets!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Marimekko Cambridge Host Holiday Event this Thursday.

We LOVE Marimekko designs! This Thursday, all day (10AM to 8PM), Marimekko in Cambridge is hosting a holiday event! Read this email for details of catch up with them on Facebook.

Lovely, affordable jewelry at Helena's.

So, we are kinda famous for our well-priced jewelry. Okay, "famous" may be dramatic, but you know what I mean. We have always had extremely affordable necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. The idea being, that you can easily add a colorful necklace to your clothing purchase without breaking the bank. This week, come in and shop our jewelry section of all your favorite ladies!

New Hanky Panky Boyshorts.

Hanky Panky boyshorts are here! Comfy coverage from the best stretch-lace designers ever! We also have new colors in the signature thong and the low-rise thong.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Great Holiday Gifts!

We have great gifts for all the women in your life! Wallets, cosmetic cases, keychains, coin purses, Voluspa candles, and lot and lots of jewelry? Some of our favorite picks? Scarves (both warm and fashion), a chic hat from Woodenships, or a colorful espe wallet. Come shop with us!

Friday, December 9, 2011

New Woodenships Arrives! We love this chevron sweater!

This new delivery from woodenships is smashing! One of our favorite styles is the chevron sweater. In the black and grey tone the stripes are more striking and graphic, and in the aqua and grey stripe, it is softer. Both are wonderfully fresh for now and into the next season.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

All Jeans 20% OFF & all Cords 30% OFF. Friday thru Sunday!

At Helena's we are seriously picky about pants. What I mean is we are fixated on fit and quality. We feel that pants should enhance your outfit, but primarily have a fantastic, comfortable, and flattering fit. Our denim lines are: James Jeans, Red Engine Jeans, Worn, and Prairie Underground Denim (the above pic is the Carpenter jean from Prairie). We have cords this season from Red Engine, Worn and Christopher Blue. All denim and cord pants are on sale this Friday thru Sunday. Don't miss this opportunity to get some great jeans and cords for this season and beyond!

New Prairie Underground

A new Prairie Underground order is in this week with some great new colors in the classic Prairie Hoodie. The Lovely color on top is called Beet and the one beneath is Tunnel. We love these new shades! The Prairie Hoodie is a little longer, and a little cozier than the Cloak style, with visible seaming and a gathering back.

Elly Preston Jewelry

We have restocked our selection of Elly Preston (formerly The Purple Door) Jewelry. These beautiful feminine pieces are sure to please. The Jennifer Necklace has been a staple here at Helena's for years. This simple 5 petal design, made with semi precious stones is an ageless versatile necklace. At only $19.00 it is a steal!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sanctuary is at Helena's!

The ever-popular line Sanctuary has arrived. We have the cowl neck perforated top (above) in a slightly darker creamy white, called "Jute" for $66. And the pants? The Peace Pant from Sanctuary has a fantastic fit. We have them in a fresh sage green. So pretty.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lovely Stripes from LaMade at Helena's.

So, we gotta thing for tonal stripes...and slouchy drapenecks...and half-sleeves. Clearly this sweater from LaMade fits our style to a T. So pretty and easy. Top it with a little black velvet jacket for a chic holiday look for $79!

Heart of Arlington Holiday Shopping Event is TODAY!

The Heart of Arlington is a collection of Arlington Center retail businesses! Today is the second annual holiday shopping event in the center. It's a great opportunity to get a deal at your favorite shops and visit a business you have never been to. Today we are offering 10% off every purchase of $100 or over, and entry into a raffle with every purchase of $50! Come celebrate with us! To see other participating business, click here.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

After shopping with us, stroll up to to Derby Farms.

Derby Farms in Arlington is hosting it's annual Women's Shopping Night this evening from 6:30 to 9 PM. Derby Farms is a gorgeous floral boutique and gift shop with a special collection of goods. Worth the trip! Click here for more details on tonight's event.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

We love Alexandra Roberts Photography.

The sweet and talented Alexandra Roberts photographed our little shop a few weeks back. To see the session at Helena's, click here.

Customer Appreciation Day-to-Night SALE is tomorrow!

Hello friends! In celebration of our 6th holiday shopping season in Arlington, we are hosting a Customer Appreciation Day-to-Night SALE this Thursday, December 1st from 10AM to 8PM. Any single item in the store is 20% off! If you have been coveting a pair of Red Engine Cinder jeans, or a one of the new sumptuous Made By sweaters, here is your opportunity to treat yourself! If you have a LOT of favorites that you are purchasing, the highest price item will be 20% off. (Limit, one single discounted item per customer, and cannot be combined with other discounts.) Also, ALL sale items will be an additional 10% off...which include all winter coats (previously 25% off), and we have a generous sale rack with lots of fall and winter apparel!

525 America Long Cable Sweater...for the real weather ahead!

This uber-cozy cardigan is endlessly useful in your wardrobe! Leave it open with a colorful top underneath, or button it off to the side and wear it with black leggings and boots!

The Cozy Shaggy Vest from Kensie.

The celebrity furry vest trend is wonderfully translated to a chic everyday look in this vest from Kensie. This open vest has drapey sweater lapels and a chenille shaggy sides and back. Looks great with denim!

Our Winter Coat SALE continues!

Our winter coat sale is ongoing, with all winter coats at 25% OFF! My favorite is the the burnt orange zip-up at the top!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Lots of colorful Fossil bags!

Looking for holiday gifts for the women in your life? We LOVE this line of laminate Fossil bags. The new pieces in the bird print and floral print are particularly charming. We have crossbody, shopper, and tote bag styles. In the smaller bags we have wallets, wristlets, make-up bags, coin purses, and zip-bags.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Helena's Post Thanksgiving Weekend SALE!

You have feasted and happily counted your blessings. Now, indulge in a bit of shopping! This Friday thru Sunday all winter coats are 25% OFF. This include stylish coats from Tulle, OXMO, and Young Essence. Also, all sweater and sweater dresses are 20% OFF storewide! And we have beautiful sweaters in store, like these, or maybe these. Also, we have an sale rack filled with fall and winter fashions marked 25% OFF. Come in this weekend and buy yourself something lovely!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Holiday Hours.

Helena's will be closing at 4 PM today. Tomorrow, on Thanksgiving Day, we will be closed at well. We hope you have a wonderful holiday and eat lots and lots of delicious food.

Best to you all,
Jessica, Dianne, Valerie, Samantha and Katherine

Favorite tops from the Velvet collection.

Velvet as a brand is all about effortless style in soft luxurious fabrics. These are some of our favorite styles from the fall-to-winter collection. The Merina (top pic) we have in a few jewel tone colors and a chic black with lurex gold stripes (gorgeous). If you are swooning over the cashmere sweater in the bottom photo, come in soon...there is only one left!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Black Nails? Garance Dore chimes in...

One of our favorite sartorialist/ illustrator bloggers Garance Dore give her opinion on black nails for fall (click here to read). I, personally, love the glamour of dark painted nails, whether it be navy blue (a fav), inky purple, or the Vamp we all wore in the 90s. Pushing it all the way to true black is indeed a statement, but standing-up for the things you love is always a good thing.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

4 Love and Liberty Arrives at Helena's!

This line, a division of the Johnny Was Collection, is so special and lovely. The defining details: lace and crochet overlay, trimmings in silk and cotton voile, and a soft sophisticated color palette. The two pieces that arrived for a holiday delivery are beautiful. The top piece is a jersey cardy with a delicate hook and eye closure. It has a wee bit o' sparkle at one side of the neckline and silk panels on the back. We have it in granite, a medium grey for $133. The second piece is scoopneck a tunic with crochet lace detail. We have it in a creamy white ecru for $113.