Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Buttercup Viper Crop from Red Engine brings sunshine to your day!


Of all the yellow jeans for spring, this is the hands-down winner!  This buttery-yellow crop is sweetness embodied in a little pair of pants.  Wear it with your favorite print top, or a white sweater.  We pair it in the store with a navy tank, or a violet lace tee.  So pretty!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Trend Report: Easy Boyfriend Jeans.


One of the best, and strongest trends in summer denim is a cropped boyfriend jean.  Our two favorites are these.  First is the Red Engine Hot Rod Crop, shown here in Celestial, which is an incredibly soft, luxe denim.  The second is Joe's Jeans Easy Crop.  Each of these has a casual, easy fit.  Pair them with a strappy sandal and a fitted t-shirt for a great summer look.  We also have the Red Engine Hot Road in Salt, which is a creamy white.

Velvet creates a knock-out summer collection!



Ok, the deal is that Velvet's summer collection is always gorgeous.  They roll out stunning, wearable pieces with gauzy overlays, crochet details, and to-die-for prints.  But somehow this summer's delivery is even more perfect...if that can be a real thing.  We have this indigo Ikat print in a sleeveless top and a dress.  The indigo stripe t-shirt is the best stripe tee ever...with a soft wash to the color.  This button-up shirt is a breezy as they come.  We have it in Imperial, which is a beautiful purple. Come in to see the collection...while it is still in-store!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend Hours...

Hello Friends!  We are open this weekend: Arlington hours are Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 10-5.  Belmont hours are Saturday 10-6, and Sunday 12-5.  We will be CLOSED on Monday at both locations in observance of Memorial Day. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Gorgeous Spring/Summer Collection from Prairie Underground!

We love the new colors and design updates in this collection from Prairie!  New colors in the Short Cloak Hoody, the Mid-Victorian Hoody and the Mothette tops!

New Maggy London Arrives!

Lots of lovely new Maggy London dresses arrived.  There is a great selection at both locations!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Trend Report: The Chic Linen Pant

Lots of our favorite designers did a casual linen pant for spring, but no one did it like Three Dots.  They look amazing with a little tank, or easy fitted tee.  (We have the white tank pictured here, also by Three Dots).  Wear these with a flat strappy sandal or a great wedge.  We have them in Navy.

New Prairie Underground in Beautiful Colors!

Pretty new Prairie Underground is here!  Our favorites?  From the top: the Silk Bell in Cool Green (shown) and Green Tea; the Regal Mothette top in BelAir (shown), Black, and Cool Green; the Mid Victorian Hoody in Mushroom (shown) and Airstream, and the Short Cloak Hoody in Cyan (shown) and Electric Red.  There are more lovely Prairie Fashions in-store!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Notes from the NY Shows Day 3: Intermezzo & Accessories.

The final day of the show was sweet and rainy at the Piers...but we were tucked away inside shopping for fall fashions and new accessories!  We saw the late fall collections from Joe's Jeans, Susana Monaco, and Velvet.  As well as scoped out new sweater and basics lines.   Then we headed off to accessories...


Selecting bags, jewelry and scarves for the store is serious business!  We shopped in NY for with an eye for shape, color, innovative and usable design, and price.  We think we found some gems!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Bloggers Love Joe's Snake Print Jeans! So do we!

One of our favorite bloggers, Aimee Song of Song of Style featured Joe's Jeans Snake print spring jean on her blog (click to read post).  We have these beauties at Helena's Belmont.  

Notes from the NY Shows Day 2: Intermezzo.

The Intermezzo and Accessories shows were out at the enormous Piers 92 & good walking shoes are required.  Today was a denim & tee day of sorts, beginning with a visit to James Jeans.  James has extended it's production of the High Class Skinny (a Helena's customer favorite).  This fall we will have the High Class in the black and slate shown here.  The slate is a James Jeans staple!


Ella Moss will be new to Helena's in the fall and the line continues to impress.  Lovely dresses and special tops abound!

Ella Moss also has lots of denim-friendly tops with a pop of embellishment in studs, lace, sheerness or shine.  There is a divine lurex stripe we will have in for fall!


Red Engine for fall has lots of special pieces in the form of jackets, skirts and print denim.  We are in LOVE with the window-pane print denim on the Scorcher for fall...shown here with a new denim blazer from the line.  Fabulous!

Monday, May 6, 2013

Notes from the NY Shows Day 1: Designers & Agents.

Greetings from the NY Shows!  This will seem totally crazypants, but we are buying for late fall/ holiday.  (It's the way this business works, sisters.  Not a live-in-the-moment industry).  We started the day at D&A in Chelsea, which is a relaxed and charming show of smaller independent designers.


Prairie Underground looks sweet and modern, with some sophisticated hemp/silk pieces to round out the collection.  We love the Gibson Blouse in Rose, and there are some new knock-your-socks off coats (we are talking to you Mid-Frock Coat!).  The holiday jacket colors include customer-favorite hues: Inkpot, Lipstick, and Faded Iris!


Another favorite collection was the fall line from Utility Canvas which showed striking yet wearable prints in jackets, dresses and skirts.  We love the vintage roots of this line.  Knit line Stewart & Brown was also on our list of fall favorites!

Friday, May 3, 2013

Just a few beauties on SALE at our Arlington WAREHOUSE SALE!







Our Arlington Warehouse SALE is on!  We had a wonderfully busy day today, and have added more clearance fashions to the racks!  Curious about what is featured at 50-70% off? The lovely items above are just a sampling.  Love Nally & Millie?  We have reversible print skirts and tops, and a few dresses.  Love Prairie Underground?  The Le Fey jackets, Raven dresses, and Mothette dresses are few of the Prairie styles marked 50% off.  Love Bella Dahl?  We many past-season colors marked 70% off.  Tomorrow is the last day of the sale!  Don't miss out!

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Spectacular Print Maxi!

We are loving the print on this Nally & Millie maxi dress!  Wear it with a strappy flat sandal or a wedge!