Posts from February 2012

Obsession of the Week

We've all attempted to walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Port in heels at some point or another - and it's anything but easy (or graceful!).  Thankfully, Frye came through for us yet again with their new take on the ever popular kitten heel!  (Go ahead, it's okay to let out a sigh of relief!)

The "Coral Ankle Strap" shoe is functional, comfortable (soft, leather-lined interior) and charming!  It's 2 inch wooden heel, along with it's sleek, polished black leather, adjustable ankle strap and peep-toe, makes this an ideal shoe for women who are always on the go.  Plus, it's made by Frye so you can be confident that it will withstand the harsh outdoor elements that we're subject to here in New England.  (And if the Frye name isn't enough, they offer a two-year warranty against any defects for all their products.)  If you ask me, it's everything you could ever want in a shoe!

No more avoiding Milk Street and Fore Street while you're out on the town... just slip these on and go!  Your feet will love you for it too.  

<3 Keriann

Show Your True Colors

Each year around this time, I find myself longing for fresh, vivid colors.  Anything but grey... since outside has got that covered (come soon, springtime!).  With that in mind, just think how refreshing a few pops of color would be in your closet?  Admit it, we all need a little pick me up - and I'm not talking about a late afternoon coffee run! It's time to show your true colors.

Splash Blue

It's hard to overlook this royal blue color - I love that it is so eye-catching!  Mix that with Calypso's classic elegance, and it's a win-win combination!  This 100% crinkle silk fabric and slight a-line silhouette makes for an effortless wardrobe staple.  And if you ask me, the braided tie and u-shaped neckline makes this piece even more divine.  Clearly, I have a little crush (or maybe a big one!).

Crayola Green

I can't get enough of this cucumber green color.  Yes, it's bold but it's also totally wearable.  My favorite new arrival in this color is a Trapeze Tuck Tank by AG.  Flowy and soft (50% supima cotton, 50% micro modal), this racerback top is an easy way to add some cheer to your everyday look.  Wear it now over a fitted long-sleeve shirt, or layered under a structured blazer, or tucked into your favorite pair of high-rise jeans.  Whichever way you spin it, it works.  I've always been a firm believer that getting at least three different looks out of one item, it always money well-spent.  And at $58, these will go fast!

Tomato Red

This crushed orange/red is popping up everywhere - it's a huge trend for spring!  Why not jump on board with this lovely AG Tunneled Asymmetrical Dress.  Mid-length and slightly shorter in the front (another spring/summer trend to watch for), it will quickly become your go-to for a wide variety of occasions.  For those of you lucky enough to get away for a mid-winter vacation, this is a must-have!  Cinch the waist with the matching tie or wear it flowy for a look that will leave you feeling gleeful & confident.  Winter blues, what?  This dress (and color!) is just what the doctor ordered.

What do you think about these bright, primary colors?  If you already enjoy wearing color, our stores are filling up with other colors too - mint greens, mustard yellows, and even a little fuchsia.  It's going to be a colorful spring!  And if you're still somewhat hesitant about color, try starting small with a bright accessory (The Ropes bracelets would be a great option!).   

Happy coloring!

<3 Keriann 

Love is in the Air

Valentine's Day is just around the corner... and it's no secret that the romantics out there are scrambling to find that perfect piece of lingerie that'll make February 14th even more special.  Look no further than Only Hearts.  

Since 1978, Only Hearts has produced fine lingerie, or what founder Helena Stuart calls "inner outerwear."  The collection features swoon-worthy camis, lace bra & boyshort sets, and baby doll slips that can easily be worn as layers, but also cute enough to wear alone.  The lingerie is designed and manufactured in the garment district in Manhattan too - something that makes this line even sweeter!  You'll love the flirty look of each and every piece, along with their super soft fabrics (say goodbye to itchy lace!).

So, in honor of love & romance, all Only Hearts lingerie is 50% OFF thru Valentine's Day!  We're helping put love in the air, at half the price.  Just don't be surprised when you want to wear these pretty little undergarments on February 15th too.

Obsession of the Week

Welcome February: the shortest month of the year (even with the extra day for leap year!), the month of love and a month FULL of new arrivals!  Just in the past 3 days, we've been hustling around putting out new scarves, new boots, new dresses (and the cutest Susana Monaco romper!), new tops & of course, new denim.  Believe me when I say, it was tough to pick just one item to feature in our "Obsession of the Week" post.  That's why, I've decided to feature all of the gorgeous New Scotland sweaters that we just added to our sales floors.  We can't stop thinking about these luxurious knits (and you won't either).

1.  According to the groundhog, we have 6 more weeks of winter.  New Scotland's ribbon crew sweater will make this news slightly more bearable.  Available in two earthy colors (natural cream and a soft, taupey grey), you will be able to wear this cotton/linen blend now... and when spring finally arrives! 

2.  There is just something about a hand-knit cable sweater.  It's as if you can feel (and see) the hours upon hours that were spent making each special piece.  In a way it makes it feel more exclusive... more coveted... more unique.  This sweater fits the bill in every way; it's a work-of-art that will never go out of style.

3.  Oh spring cashmere, you never cease to amaze me.  Take your pick between a guazy cashmere cardigan with cute little buttons, a classic cashmere crew neck, or a navy & white striped cashmere crew neck.  They are all so great, you'll have a hard time picking just one.  These wispy, cashmere sweaters are the perfect indulgence this time of year - stop by & see for yourself!