Saturday, January 29, 2011

Depth in Color from Origins Jewelry.

Origins Jewelry has expanded their designs for spring, and they are bursting with luminescent color. The two pendants necklaces above are just a few examples. We have a new delivery of necklaces and earrings. So pretty.

An Embellished Spring: New Top from Velvet

You can find signs of Spring if you pop into Helena's. This top from Velvet has a beautiful beaded neckline. We have it in "Mineral" which is a pale green.

Friday, January 28, 2011

The "Mystic" flat from Nicole: My New Favorite Shoe at Sadies!

I love this shoe. I just picked up a pair at Sadie's. Navy blue suede, with a little gunmetal bedazzlement, with a thin wafer heel. And spring fashion is FULL of navy shades. Go see Betsy now and see this shoe and other great styles. The Mystic flat is $85. What a deal!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Maternal America for Spring!

Maternal America has all kinds of pretty details on its current spring collection. This silky top from Maternal America comes with both a sash and fabulous black belt with a metal floral latch. Pretty on both pregnant and non-pregnant figures.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Only Hearts: Our favorite pencil skirt.

This knit pencil skirt from Only Hearts has a smooth silhouette and a super comfy fit. The double-knit fabric and high waist pull everything in, if you know what I'm sayin'. We currently have it in our display window on Franklin Street, paired with a cross-over Velvet top.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Coobie delivery!

Our perfectly comfy Coobie bras were delivered yesterday. We are replenished in lots of fresh new colors.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tulle brings spring dreams...

I know it's freezing. But someday, in the months to come, you will be strolling down Mass Ave in a pretty spring jacket and a colorful woven top, just like these. You will be sipping a latte from Quebrada and heading down to Sadie's to get a new pair of strappy sandals. This dream gets me thru days when the thermometer reads 5 degrees. These pretty pieces just arrived from Tulle. The blouse has already sold out on their website! It's on our racks now!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Helena's loves Three Dots.

This tunic from Three Dots is so stylish and lovely. Why wear a simple tee when you there are pieces like this out in the world? We have it in the color shown.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Spring Maternity Dresses from Maternal America.

These two new spring dresses from Maternal America are chic, easy pieces with a lot of colorful impact. Both have a jersey bodice with a flow-y print skirt attached . Add a pretty Bohm necklace and you are ready to go!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Classic Velvet Top at Helena's

This crossover knit top is a classic piece from Helena's. It has a beautiful flattering faux-wrap fit. We sold thru it in several colors this fall. It's now back at Helena's in midnight.

Ruby-Rust Nail Color for Winter...and perhaps into Spring.

The newest nail trend (spotted on every woman I saw at the NY shows last week) is a rusty-red...with shimmer. And it looks pretty fantastic especially on short nails. If this warm nail color transitions into spring, it will look smashing with all the cream, navy, and olive green pieces that dominate the spring collections.

The Elephant's Trunk: Fab New Children's Bookstore in Neighboring Lexington.

If you haul your sweet self another 15 minutes on Mass Ave, you'll find yourself in Ye Olde Lexington Center. Get yourself a delicious cup of coffee at Ride Studio Cafe. Then, go to The Elephant's Trunk bookstore which just opened last month. The staff is smart and delightfully chatty (like our own Helena's staffers), the book selection is edited down to perfection, and the space is neat and shop-able. The best section? A small collection of the owner and staff's favorite adult reads. I picked up a copy of Just Kids by Patti Smith. Fantastic!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Holy Snow!! We are closing at 2 PM today.

Hi friends! We are closing at 2 PM today, due to the snow and impending freezing rain. I hope you are off the roads, and safely indoors. Our neighbors at Isis Parenting will be closing at 4 PM today.

All Orla Kiely now 40% OFF!

This Orla bag with her "cutlery" design is my favorite. A cross-body sling in navy and green print. And it happens to be 40% off, along with all the other Orla Kiely in the store.

Monday, January 17, 2011

In with the New: Great New Accessories

We love Zad!
A new shipment of spring styles just arrived today including the delightful Trio of Owls necklace and Golden Metal cutwork bracelet. You can accessorize with ease with the many fabulously affordable pieces in stock now.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Our SALE racks go to 40% Off & 30& Off all Cords!

All the items on our generous winter SALE racks are now marked to 40% off!! Come see a great selection of fall & winter sweaters, knit tops, jackets, skirts, dresses and jeans, all marked down! And our selection of Orla Kiely bags are now 40% off...a seriously good deal. Searching for a great fitting cord? All our cords are 30% off!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Helena's CLOSED tomorrow, January 12

Hi friends! Due to another massive snowstorm, we will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday the 12th. Our neighbors at Isis Parenting will also be closed. For more info on their rescheduled events, click here.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Helena's Wardrobe Essentials: Our Three Best Layering Pieces.

The Coobie Bra. The Coobie has a tremendous following. Comfortable, easy to wear and in a multitude of colors, our customers buy them four at a time. This bra is a revolution in seamless shapeware. It's truly supportive with adjustable straps and removable padding. We have the Coobie scoopneck and lace versions in loads of colors.
Last Tango Seamless Tank. You can never have too many Last Tango tanks. Seriously. These pieces have a loyal following with customers coming in to collect every new color that comes in. Why? Because they are FABULOUS. Wear then under any top with a too-low neckline. Tuck them in to low-rise jeans to make sure you are adequately "covered". These seamless tanks are long and endlessly comfortably, and have a wee bit of compression smoothing going on. We always have a beautiful collection of seasonal colors.

Nally & Millie Layering Tees. These layering tees have been a Helena's staple season after season. They have a super-soft feel and look great under everything from jackets to sweaters to vests. We carry the long sleeved versions in fall and winter and bring in the 3/4 sleeve tees for the spring. This shirt is by far one of the most versatile layering pieces in the store.