Monday, December 30, 2013

Our Holiday Hours.

Happy Almost New Year!  We are open 10-3 on December 31st, and we are closed New Year's Day!  Come see us on the last day of 2013!

The Gift of Giving & Change is Good.

When our lovely staffer Alyssa joined us this fall, we learned she planned on donating her gorgeous wavy hair to Locks of Love.  Before the holidays, Alyssa's locks met the scissors!  She looks beautiful, and shares her story here:

My hair laid past my shoulders for years. How, after all this time, could I cut it all off? The
thought of giving up my long locks was at first, incomprehensible. After much consideration, I
took a stance and decided that cutting off my hair was the perfect idea for the new year and an
opportunity to give back- after all, my hair will always grow back.

Locks of Love, is an organization that provides hairpieces for children under the age of
21 that suffer from long-term medical illness's resulting in hair loss. I knew that my hair was the
appropriate length to share and could be of great value to someone else! I was so ready for a
big change, especially one that could help another child! I'm all about being a strong,
independent, and influential woman, and If I could give so little of myself to make such a
positive impact on someone else, I was more than willing to do it!

My new hair has been fantastic! I love the ease and functionality that comes with having
short hair. This was the first time I gave my to locks of love and definitely not the last! I am now
inspired to grow my hair long and give to locks of love again! It's given me a fresh start for 2014 and a confidence that I didn't have before!
- Alyssa

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Our BIG dress sale is this Friday thru Sunday!

Our storewide dress sale is this weekend!  All dresses are 20-50% off at both Helena's locations!  See beautiful styles from Maggy London, Susana Monaco, Leota, Nally & Millie, Prairie Underground, Ella Moss, Three Dots, Only Hearts, Velvet and more!  

Monday, December 23, 2013

Love this outfit!

This is the kind of outfit we all want to be wearing this time of year!  Bella Dahl shirt dress, Ada belt, and lovely print scarf!

Our Holiday Hours.

Hello Friends!  Our holiday hours are:
December 24th: 10-3
We are closed on Christmas Day

Happy Holiday Shopping!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Belmont's Night on the Square is Thursday!

Hi Friends!  This Thursday we are celebrating a Night on the Square in our beloved Cushing Square!  All day, we will be offering 20% off one item (one discount per customer), and after 6 join us for sweet and bubbly.  Come see all the lovely businesses in our little Belmont neighborhood!

Black & White.

A combination we always love.  On left: Kerisma sweater over Splendid pullover placket shirt and James Jeans in black.  On right: XCVI Doux jacket over Kensie dot dress, topped with chunky knit eternity scarf!

Pretty Accessories & Gifts.

Cozy Wooden Ships eternity scarves, Joy crossbody bags, pretty beaded bracelets, and softly scented Voluspa candle.  

A berry colored Kerisma sweater and Joy clutches in an array of colors.  All great gifts for the lovely women in your life, including yourself!

Enjoy your Holiday Shopping at Helena's!

Happy Holiday, Friends!  It is one week until Christmas Eve!  We are happy to help you find gifts for all your friends and family!

Sunday, December 15, 2013

It's Cold! Get your cozy going at Helena's!

For you, or for your giftee.  Get in here and get some Parkhurst gloves!  All this beauty and warmth for $15.

Shimmer Shimmer.

Hello, Silver Nails!  Last week, Chelsea & Alyssa looked chic and festive with holiday nails is silver!  Chelsea had a frosty coat of deep silver/pewter metallic polish.  Note: She did not hold her lovely hand in a pseudo-aggressive growl-kitty pose as shown here. She is more likely to give you a sweet wave.  

Alyssa had a sheer coat of pale-silver polish that looked like a layer of gossamer spun-sugar.  Both shaded prove that Silver is a smashing nail color for the holiday season!

New Wooden Ships Arrive!

New Wooden Ships sweaters in the grassy knit are here is luscious new colors.  We have this Dylan blazer in this pattern in two colors, and the classic Ruana in colors and a silvery metallic grey!  Gorgeous!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Helena's Holiday Gift Guide!

Season's Greetings, Friends!  With Christmas 2 weeks away, we are offering you easy access to the best holiday gifts!  Our Arlington and Belmont stores are stocked with beautiful, affordable presents for your sisters, mothers, friends, coworkers, teachers, day-care providers, neighbors and bosses!  Here is a hit list:
  • Voluspa Candles -  We have a great selection of these amazing soft scented candles in beautiful tins.  The ultimate hostess gift as well. $20 and under.
  • Wooden Ships Eternity Scarves:  This knit-line created special collections of their knits for the holiday season, with color and texture.  Some of our favorites?  The soft herringbone knit, the open crochet, and the bright colors with shimmering lurex! $36-$48.
  • Joy Cross-body Bags: Small, colorful bags from Joy are chic and useful accessories for the women on your list. $30-$45.
  • Wallets: We have a collection of wallets from Shiraleah and espe, and the lux version from Orla Kiely. $25-$106.
  • Fashion Scarves:  As always, we have loads of colorful printed scarves!  Find your favorite hue for your favorite ladies. $19-$48.
  • Parkhurst Gloves: These bright and colorful gloves are an easy pick-up gift for all! $15.
  • Kerisma Poncho/Shawl: This one-size soft sweater-knit overhead shawl looks smashing and can be worn in lots of diffent ways.  We have multiple colors!  $42.
  • Socks:  Express yourself through footwear!  We have animalia socks (lots-o-birds), and great graphics in neutrals and brights. Most under $10.

See you soon!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Arlington Center Holiday Stroll this Saturday.

Join us at our shop in Arlington Center this Saturday for a Holiday Stroll!  We will be open until 9 PM in celebration of our beautiful, vibrant town center and offering 20% off any item you desire!  This Saturday is also The Arlington First Lights celebration! Caroling, tree-lighting and a town trolley are a part of the festivities.  Click here for more event information.

Our BIG DENIM SALE is this weekend! 20% off all jeans, denim jacket, denim tops and skirts!

This is an amazing sale.  All denim fashions, at both locations are 20% off this Friday thru Sunday.  Find gorgeous and versatile pieces from James Jeans, Joe's Jeans, Red Engine, Bella Dahl and Prairie Underground all marked-down for our sale!  Come in and get your favorites!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

All Winter Coats 30% off at both locations!

Our coat SALE is on!  All winter coats are 30% off!  See styles from Tulle, Lole (shown) and Knitted Dove in great colors and styles!

Best gift of the season!

Voluspa candles are one of the best gifts you can give this holiday!  We have 3-wick, 2-wick, and single wick varieties, all under $20.  Both stores are well stocked in Voluspa's best scents!

New Holiday Prairie!

Prairie always delivers rich jewel-toned colors for their holiday deliveries. Our first delivery brought us hues in Lipstick, Inkpot and Rose.  The newest delivery brings us Peacock and Galaxy (a deep blued-green).  Our favorites?  The Frock Coat in Peacock, the Norell dress in Galaxy (shown) and Burgundy, and the Long LeFey hoody in Peacock, and the Chain Legging! Don't miss out on these spectacular pieces!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Our Weekend SALE starts Friday!

Come see us after the feast!  All coats at both locations are 30% off!  And all our beautiful Splendid and Ella Moss sweaters and tops are discounted, too, including new arrivals!

Sale at both Helena's locations.  All sale items final sale.  Discount not valid on previous purchases.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, Friends!  We hope you have a wonderful day filled with delicious food and the warm embrace of family and friends
(and a nap).  

With appreciation and adoration, 
Jessica, Chelsea, Aashna, Allysa, Hannah, Kristin & Katherine

Saturday, November 23, 2013

More Velvet Arrives for Holiday!

Velvet does chic-casual so brilliantly!  From the top, we have the striped split-neck top in an Indigo stripe (black is shown), the Maude soft textured knit scoopneck in Vanilla (shown) and Splash (deep blue), and the ponte stripe dress in black & white as shown.  Great versatile pieces for the winter season!

Your holiday dress is at Helena's.

The Tameeka ponte and lace dress from Velvet is a knock-out.  We have it in Wine, as shown, at Helena's Belmont.

Add a little Joy to your life.

Our favorite little crossbody bag is restocked.  Many colors at both locations!

Monday, November 18, 2013

For Kristin: Short is so chic!

We love the newest trend in hair: the crop!  So gloriously modern and chic!  Our newest Helena's staffer, Kristin, has a fresh new haircut and we all love it.  See the newest crop converts here: Garance Dore, Jennifer Hudson, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kristin Chenoweth!  (Others notables are Coco Rocha and Pamela Anderson.)

Watch how much Garance Dore love her new do! 

Nally & Millie sweater dresses at Helena's

Love Nally & Millie sweater dresses?  We have lots of prints at both Helena's locations! Florals, chevron, animal prints, and more! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Helena's Sweater SALE! This Friday thru Sunday, all sweaters 20% off storewide.

It's chilly, friends!  On the heels of our first snow-fall (it was a puny flurry, but it was the first of many), we are offering 20% off all sweaters and dressy sweatshirts, storewide at both Helena's locations!  Sale begins on Friday at 10 AM and runs through Sunday.  Find great pieces from Kensie (shown), Ella Moss, Splendid, Three Dots, Velvet, Tulle, and more.  We have great cardigans and pullovers in textures, colors and prints!  Have you seen the zebra face sweater or the rooster sweatshirt?  If you want the skinny on the dressy sweatshirt craze, click here!  

All sale items Final Sale.  Offer cannot be combined with other discounts and is not valid on previous purchases.  Offer not valid on jackets and hoodies, or sweater dresses.

Menu for a Thanksgiving outfit.

Like many New Englanders, Thanksgiving is a sweet and casual affair for me.  I host and celebrate with my husband's family, who are all local (my family is in the Midwest, and also practitioners of the casual feast).  Here, we gather at a family cabin in Maine.  On the feast day, we eat, drink, play games, read, lounge, talk and eat some more...with wine and cocktails dotting all those activities.  

For a Thanksgiving wardrobe, its all about chic comfort.  Sometime in the late morning on Thanksgiving, I toss off my apron and put on a fresh outfit.  It's often something new, and always something easy and special.  

A cozy textured knit sweater with a great fitting pair of jeans.  Or a luxe wrap sweater with a pair of Prairie Underground denim leggings.  Or a Nally & Millie sweater dress and my favorite ankle boots.  A big colorful pendant necklace or a scarf is a great addition!  The agenda is to look great and feel like your most comfortable self as you enjoy!  

The pieces here:  Velvet embellished sweat shirt with stone pendant, Joe's Skinny Ankle jeans.  Kensie textured knit sweater with multi-color necklace, and James Jeans High-Class Skinny in Slate.

The Red Coat.

The classic red coat is a winter statement piece.  Cheery and bold, this coat is chic enough to be worn on its own, or layered up with a print or plaid scarf.

Our favorite red coat of the season is this beauty from Tulle.  A true lipstick red with a bit of a texture to the weave.  Wear it over dresses or top off your weekend look with this number and a little knit hat!  This lovely button-up coat is a smart addition to your winter collection!

Joe's Jeans Textured Herringbone pant is at Helena's

It's time to make a statement with a graphic print on a great fitting pant!  Joe's Jeans just delivered their ponte textured pant in the herringbone textured print.  These pants are cut like jeans with solid black ponte on the back.  So wonderful!  They look great with a button down, a blazer or an oversized sweater!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Bags with color and texture!

We love handbags and wallets with print, texture and color!