Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Etta Dress from Velvet at Helena's.

Fall brings out fabulous print dresses!  The Etta dress from Velvet has a v-neckline and easy chic look that easily transitions from day to night.  The print was inspired by Navajo textiles and has lovely cobalt and warm tones.  We show it paired with an Ada wrap belt.

Tulle arrives in smashing fall prints!

Tulle knocked our socks off all summer with their bold and colorful prints, and new prints have arrived for fall!  This top is one of our favorites!  See bottom pic paired with Only Hearts skirt and Ada belt!

Friday, August 24, 2012

January Jones in our favorite Bella Dahl top!

Bella Dahl makes divinely soft button-up tops that look fabulous paired with denim.  The top shown here is our favorite, the placket top.  This rayon top has roll & tab sleeves, placket pockets and is slightly longer in the back.  We have it in multiple colors and prints at both Helena's locations.  This is the "must-have" piece for fall.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Pretty little additions...

Accessories make us very, very happy.  The right scarf, necklace, or pretty little bracelet can bring color and personality to your whole outfit.  The turquoise necklace from Zad transforms a white tunic and jeans into something spectacularly special.  And the delicate floral design on this bracelet enhances a simple black tee.

In the window on Franklin Street...



It's no news that we love color, but this orange and turquoise window display bears witness to this truth...we LOVE color.  From the top right: Maggy London dress, Testament top with Red Engine Cinder jeans and Zad statement necklace, Lofiel print dress with Ada wrap belt in turquoise, and new Bella Dahl cream print top with Effie's Heart 7-year skirt and Ada wrap belt in new texture.

Rich colors for early fall at Helena's!

This is how good fall fashions look!  Denim is coming in rich saturated colors and early fall tops and sweaters are light, soft and full or color! We have new colored denim from James Jeans, Red Engine and Sanctuary (shown here: Charmer skinny in black cherry).  Also, yummy new sweaters from Wooden Ships, Kerisma and Kensie (striped sweater here).

Friday, August 17, 2012

Fabric belts add texture and color!


We brought in these fabric belts this spring and they are divine!  The are reversible, usually with a print on one side and a solid color on the other, with colorful stitching that adds depth and texture to the belt.  Shown here with the Par Avion dress from Prairie Underground and a crocheted cardy from Wooden Ships.  Come in and pick your favorite color!

Aryn K at Helena's...

Photo/graphic prints are huge for fall.  This silky Aryn K top has a print of a chic distressed knit sweater.  Clever and lovely.  In Belmont.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Wooden Ships Cotton Sweaters.

Woodenships fall transition sweaters are here and they are already customer favorites!  This crochet cardigan comes in this burnt orange and a mocha.  Both are great over tanks and tees and transition to fall with ease.

Aryn K stunner at Helena's!

This layered strapless dress from Aryn K is so pretty!  Shown here with a Fornash necklace and new patterned Ada wrap belt.  All this beauty is at our Belmont shop.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Prairie Underground Prairie Hoodies are a Local Hem Exclusive!




The Praire Hoody from PrU is one of the most iconic jackets in the Prairie line.  It's versatile, flattering and fits the bill of "casual chic" like no other piece.  And, it is my personal favorite!  I wear this jacket everywhere, from kid's soccer games, to my life in and out of the store, and on every vacation.  (As documented here: wearing the Cruiseliner hoody as I sip coffee at Blue Bottle in San Francisco.  And in my Inkpot hoody on a family vacation in Malta.  My kids took these pics, which feature my 7-year-old's thumb.)  This jacket is warm enough to wear as a true "outerwear" piece in the chilly spring and fall months.  And is stylish enough to zip-up over black leggings, boots and a basic tee to complete a chic outfit! Currently, we are selling these exclusively through Local Hem, for $228.  We have a lovely selection of colors from neutral to brights to pastels.  Call us in Arlington with any questions about color or fit!  Enjoy!

Friday, August 3, 2012

In the window on Franklin Street...

A sweet little display in blues!  From the top: Velvet crossover top, Bella Dahl denim top with Sanctuary Scout pant, Only Hearts bird print wrap dress, Envi print dress, and finally a gorgeous blue lace dress from Sanctuary that knocks it out of the park.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

New KeyPer Printed bags at Helena's!

The newest prints in the KeyPer collection are at Helena's!  My favorite is the multi-colored giraffe silhouettes on the black background.  We are stocked with the triple bags!  This is always a customer favorite for gifts!

Hazel print dress is dynamite!


Love this print dress for the shape, print and color!  Looks smashing as is or with a little jacket!

Want to work at our lovely boutique?

Helena's is hiring Sales Associates for our Arlington and Belmont stores!  Retail experience is required for applicants, as well as weekend and weekday availability.  Please send a resume and cover letter to