Thursday, March 31, 2011

Prairie Underground Blackout Jeans at Helena's!

These jeans, true to all PrU designs, are a mix of edgy and feminine. Modern and romantic, with a high-rise button front that pulls you in like a denim corset. (And they are in ALL ways comfortable. I am wearing a pair as I type this.) In addition to the high-rise and exposed buttons on the front, there are tuck-pleat pockets, and ribbed cotton at the ankle for both style and comfort. In other words, a lot of fashion is goin' on in this jean. And they are made of organic cotton. We have them in a dark grey for $169.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

LaMade defines casual chic.

LaMade for spring has lots pretty details on classic pieces. We have the top above in a periwinkle blue, and the dress above in black. Another favorite (not pictured) is a drapeneck tank with crochet detail at the shoulders. We have it in two colors: coral pink and soft yellow.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Love the Nally & Millie Reversible Skirts? Now there are dresses!

The designers at Nally & Millie have impressed us again with their creativity. This, my friends, is a reversible dress. A lovely, printed dress with two looks. The fabric is silky, and the fit is effortless. This reversible dress has a varied print-duo in on-trend orange hues. The left print shown is a floral, the right is a lace print. The shape on this tank dress falls away in all the right places. Wear each of these looks with a bronze strappy sandal from Sadie's.

This version of the reversible dress has a shadow leaf print in black on one side, and blue on the other. Think of the possibilities for travel!

The Belly Button Saves the Day!

When one of the sweet staffers at Isis Parenting announced she was pregnant, I handed her The Belly Button, along with a hug and my heartfelt congratulations. For those early weeks in pregnancy this waistband extender is superb. And, I must say, it's seriously useful in non-pregnant life as well. Have a few pairs of jeans that are a wee-too-tight in the waist? Pop a Belly Button around the button and you have a stretchy life-saver. It's a great wardrobe fix to have at the ready. We have these Belly Buttons in a pretty lime green bowl at our counter.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Amazing Fit: James Jeans at Helena's.

James Jeans is reknowned for stretchy denim, stylish washes, and out-of-this-world fit. The Reboot (shown above), the Randi, and the Hunter arrived today. These jeans all have a higher rise that fits around the hip and waist in a flattering, comfortable way. Come in a try a pair on. They are a jean-lovers dream come true.

Solution for hemming your jeans! Hem Gems are at Helena's!

Getting jeans tailored at the hem is a standard practice in denim wearing. Most of us have a favorite neighborhood tailor who sees us on a regular basic, with a new pair of jeans tucked under our arm. But what if you want to wear your favorite pair of Red Engine Garnet jeans with both flats and heels? Hem Gems are you new BFF. These garment tacks are brilliantly designed to hem your jeans to any length. And there's a clever (and easy) method to leave the seam detail showing. We have them at Helena's. $20 for a package of 8.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

New Velvet Tops and Dresses.

Velvet has arrived for March! These are three of the many beauties that arrived. The Elerie dress has a draped neckline and gathers at the shoulders. We have the Elerie in midnight blue. The Malvina print top has become an instant customer favorite with its pretty print and pleated front. We have the Malvina in the cobalt blue print (shown here in black). And the Abeline tank is divine with a gauzy cotton overlay. We have it in white as shown. Wear it with a dark jean jacket for a stunning spring look!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

More from Hazel!

Hazel's tops for spring are highlighted with embroidery and eyelet detail. These two pieces are fresh looks for this season. Come update your wardrobe!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Best Ring Ever!

Here at Helena's we have a passion for birds.
We have them everywhere, dresses, tops, bags, you name it.
So when we saw this Perched bird ring from Tiger Mountain...we had to have it. Dainty and unusual, this sterling piece is the perfect accessory for all you bird lovers out there.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Last Day of our 3-day "Welcome Spring" SALE!

It's time to give your spring wardrobe a boost! If you adore the lines Prairie Underground, Johnny Was LA and Red Engine Jeans, get your sweet self into the store today! Sunday is the last day of our spring celebration sale. We are open from 10-5. All pieces from these three lines, including brand-new arrivals are 20% off this weekend only!

525 America comes to Helena's!

This line of sweaters, tops and dresses is a great fit with our Helena's collection. We just received our first delivery, including this black pointelle cardigan as well as a navy and white striped pullover and a bright pink zip-up cardy. Come in and check out this new brand!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

More new pieces from Tulle!

We have been showered with more Tulle! The top tunic has a flowy shape in a great bright print. Pair it with Effie's heart snap-ankle leggings in dove. The bottom dress has pretty cream-colored crochet detail at the shoulder. Both are easy, versatile pieces for the new season!

Red Engine Fans: Get the Viper crop for spring!

The Cinder from Red Engine is our most popular jean. It's "just-right" rise and double button waist are endlessly flattering and comfortable. For spring, there's a new jean in town. Welcome the Viper crop! This jeans has same style and cut at the Cinder, but with a chic crop length. Come try them on now in Midnight Vintage wash!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Tulle shirt dress.

The classic shirt dress is a fresh spring trend. This piece from Tulle has all the right details. Fold-up sleeves and pin-tuck pleats all in a soft woven cotton. The print is a navy and white stripe which looks fab with a skinny dark jean or a great Effie's Heart legging. In the summer months wear it with strappy red sandals!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"Welcome Spring" SALE starts Friday! 20% Off Three Best-Selling Lines!

With all my aching heart I am ready for spring. To roll out a red-carpet welcome we are hosting a three day SALE on our three best-selling brands: Prairie Underground, Red Engine Jeans, and Johnny Was LA. And, my dear friends, this is no winter-clearance deal. This is a celebration! All pieces in these lines, including new arrivals are on sale for three days only...including this lovely dress pictured from JWLA, which we have in black. Come early and pick your favorite styles!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hazel brings dresses and tops with feminine detail.

Hazel arrived yesterday! These are some of the pretty detailed pieces that are at Helena's now. My favorite: the denim dress with zipper trim at the shoulder and pocket.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Spring Lia Molly Sweaters.

It is difficult for me to express my devotion to this line. Lia Molly's New Orleans designer puts out a tiny collection of sweaters (and only sweaters) two times a year. Each one is like a little gift, and has personality and detail. The white sweater with the black tie has open crochet floral and bird design across the back, leaving an impression from the back that equals the impact of the front. These three sweaters arrived today.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Helena's loves Testament!

This striped tank dress from Testament just arrived today. We are over-the-moon about this piece and have put in both in the window and on a mannequin in the store. It is the perfect casual spring/summer dress. Pictured here with a Tulle crocheted sweater and Belgolux belt.

Black & White Beauty.

High contrast is a spring trend! Top pic: white tank with black lace from Mystree (one of our favorite lines for spring). Bottom: striped maternity dress from Ripe.

Spring Color is Here!

We have had lots of new fashions arrive this week. The store is abundant with colorful dresses! These two are particularly fabulous. Top: Maggy London coral ruffle dress with sash. Bottom: Navy embroidered and beaded dress from Yumi. So pretty!

Jewelry from antiplano.

We have pretty new jewelry pieces from antiplano. Necklaces, bracelets, and lots of new earrings big and small (but mostly big).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New Red Hot Crop from Red Engine Jeans!

This is the Red Hot. A skinny crop jean from Red Engine with lots of promise for spring. Wear it with chic suede flats or a fab pair of oxfords from Sadies.