Tuesday, December 30, 2008

OPEN on NYE, New Winter Hours & Appointments

We'll be open 10-4 on New Year's Eve to help you with all your last minute fashion disasters...don't worry, we've got a variety of quick fixes in stock to help you out, as well as party dresses in case you receive a last minute invitation or decide you hate what you had in mind to wear (it happens, we know).

Also, we're starting new Winter Hours beginning January 2nd (we'll be closed the first). Our NEW hours will be: Monday through Friday 11-7, Saturday 11-6 and Sunday 12-5. Do these hours not fit in with your schedule? Are you having a fashion emergency at 7AM or 11PM right before a big trip or meeting? Have no fear! You can ALWAYS call Elizabeth to book a special appointment for you (or even a group!) at ANY time, and there may be a lil' something extra in the way of discounts in it for you (hint! hint!). Call 202-607-0426 to book your appointment!

Wishing you a fabulous 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Young, Fabulous & Broke and sale continues

We're carrying a new designer here at Periwinkle: Young, Fabulous & Broke. We've got a nice handful of their resort pieces, and we're really pleased with them (and think you will be too)! Check out the styles we have below, and stay tuned for more resort wear updates this week from several of our ol' fave designers. ALSO, we're still running our extra 30% off markdowns sale! Stop in to see what we have left in your size, and then pat yourself on the back for scoring such a good deal at Periwinkle. :)

Young, Fabulous & Broke cashmere sweater with white linen Sailor pant, and Shar Cotton/Silk maxi dress.

Young Fabulous & Broke Betts Cotton/Silk tunic with black linen Sailor pant, and Block Ruffle Top shown with Level 99 Chloe jean.

Young Fabulous & Broke Cashmere Sweater & Hoodie.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Extra 30% off Sale & OPEN on Christmas Eve

Hey, all you last minute shoppers! We're offering an extra 30% off all red-line sale merchandise! PLUS, we'll be open on Christmas Eve from 10 to 4 for all you especially last minute shoppers.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 6

Lombaggi Knit Stoles - $98

These angora-blend stoles (a sort-of wide scarf/wrap) have been extremely popular because they look so effortlessly chic! Both the baby blue and black seem to go with everything and flatter every woman. An easy pairing is to add a Lombaggi Stole to a white long sleeve t-shirt or white oxford-style shirt with jeans or black pants. Stop in this weekend for one of these before they're gone, and make another check mark on your shopping list! Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 5

Heavenly Hostess Aprons - $75 and up

Like the saying goes, "What's old is new again"... these 1950s-inspired aprons are the perfect gift for any fashionable female who loves to cook, host and look fabulous all the while! They're all a little different and feature gorgeous, fun fabrics. Plus, many have matching...
Heavenly Hostess Headbands - $18

Keep your hair out of your face (and your guests' food!) with these pretty, wide headbands.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 4

Bella Designs Jewelry - $12 and up

ALL of our Bella jewelry is 50% off! Really! This means that every Bella piece is now under $100. At these prices, you can afford to give a necklace AND earrings as a gift...or, 'tis the perfect time of year for the ever-popular "gift to self". :) Here's a quick preview of our current stock of Bella pieces - we just put more out today.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 3

"Fashion Emergency Kit" - $20 and up

Here's a fun, functional gift that will even earn you some extra points for creativity! Put together a "fashion emergency kit" for her from our selection of items from Foot Petals and Hollywood Fashion Tape. Combine them in a make-up bag (pick one up at Target) or simply a holiday gift bag...or, we can provide you with a Periwinkle bag and some tissue. We suggest you choose at least 3 items for your kit, but with these super-handy items, the more you give her the merrier she'll be! Of course, these all make for crowd-pleasing stocking stuffers, too.

Hollywood Fashion Tape $10.95
These are the classic strips of stretchy double-sided tape that help keep your dress straps up, hold up an undone hem in a pinch, keep your blouse from gaping open and so on. They come in a convenient tin that's perfect to keep in your purse for an unexpected "emergencies".

Tag Tamers $9.00
Keep annoying, itchy tags off your back and from poking out of your clothing without cutting off the original tag, which drives your dry cleaner crazy and prevents you from ever selling items in consigment shops or ebay.

Sole Stopperz $6.95
Every gal likes to make a fabulous debut into a party or event, but no gal wants to slide in the door on her tush! Sole Stopperz are essential for the bottom of your heels in the winter when snow can leave dangerous puddles of water lurking about. They'll give you extra traction...and confidence!

Oil Blotting Sheets $9.95
Keep your complextion shine-free without disturbing your make-up!

No-Shows Dispoable Nipple Covers $9.00

Sometimes, an outfit just plain requires you to go bra-less. No-Shows save the day with comfortable and easy to apply (and remove!) nipple covers...MUCH better than Band-Aids!

Killer Kushionz $12.95

This blogger thinks these are essential for just about every pair of shoes you own...they keep your feet from sliding too far forward in the shoe, add an extra layer of cushion, absorb shock and keep your feet dry.

Make-Out Mints $3.50
Cute lil' heart-shaped peppermints in a handy tin...ya never know when you might need them. :)

Hook-Ups Bra Converting Clip $9.95
An ingenious device that converts any bra to a cross-back style and helps hide bra straps for racer-back tops and dresses.

Extras Silicone Breast Enhancers $44.00
No, these don't require an appointment with a plastic surgeon, but they DO help boost your bust a full cup size! Extras help you add cleavage and fill out a dress or top better. You just slip them into any bra, or even a swim suit!

Clear Bra Straps $7.00
Switch out your regular straps for these for sheer fabrics and prevent dark bra straps from distracting from your look.

Heavenly Heelz $6.95
Keep your heels from slipping out of the back of your shoes, prevent blisters or help a pair of shoes bought too big work better for you.

Behind the Seams Apparel Shields $10.00
Keep your clothing looking (and smelling!) new and fresh longer by slipping these dress shields into the underarm area. They'll keep you from making so many trips to the dry cleaner and prevent stains, odor and embarassing wetness.
Amazing Arches $6.95
Slip these into your shoes to achieve that "perfect fit" feeling while also reducing back pain, absorbing shock and reducing "foot fatigue". Great for ladies with low or no arches.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 2

Luminary Candles - $24
These soy-wax candles simply have the best scents! It's not uncommon for customers (and employees, too!) to buy an arm-load to last them a few months, or to give as gifts for any occasion, including Christmas and Hanukkah! Each jar is surprisingly long-lastly and burns around 65 hours. We burn them here in the store and just one jar fills the entire store with a delicious scent. And yep, they're made in the USA. We're especially fond of the fall & winter scent varieties, including:
- Holiday: Your classic, spicy holiday scent. When you think of the holidays, this is what you smell!
- Divine Winter: Refreshing spearmint-like scent.
- Fresh Bake: This one smells like a batch of freshly baked cookies - irresistible!
- Fall Harvest: Think spiced cider with a hint of orange.

We don't have a whole lot of these left, so don't wait until the 23rd to get yours!

P.S. Did you know there's just 10 days until Christmas and only 8 days left to shop at Periwinkle? We'll be closed on the 24th & 25th.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Periwinkle Gift Guide - Part 1

December is nearly half over, and we'd like to help you out this holiday season as you make the final checks on your shopping list! From now until Christmas, we'll be recommending some sure-fire gifts that are "Recess-mas" friendly (i.e., won't put you back more than $100). Here's our first recommendation...

Hanky Panky Ornaments - $30
These great thong undies have been described by our customers as "the non-thong", "the most comfortable thongs I've ever tried", "the ONLY thongs I'll wear" and "the thong you give to a friend who swears she'll never wear thongs and then converts!". Hanky Panky loyalists love them because their wide, stretchy lace waistband doesn't pinch, pull or rub. And, they're pretty! Each box/ornament contains (1) jeweled Original style Hanky Panky Thong in your choice of Powder Blue with a present, White with a snowman and Red with a Christmas tree. These are the perfect option for lil' gifts for the gals and ideal stocking stuffers for the women in your family. They are one size fits all (up to about a size 14) - don't worry about offending anyone by buying the wrong size. Grab a handful of these here at Periwinkle while you're out and about this weekend!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Resort Wear Arrives

This week's brief but welcomed warm-up in DC was the perfect way to welcome our Resort collections. We've filled in our racks with great pieces from Susana Monaco, Nanette Lepore and Shoshanna with more to come! Have you planned your winter getaways yet? We bet there are some great vacation steals to be had right now!

Tube Dress (center) and Jewel Pleat Dresses by Susana Monaco

Nanette Lepore Ikat Dress, Susana Monaco Gather Dress, and Nanette Lepore Forbidden Tunic/Mini Dress

Shoshanna Shirred Waist Dress, Yoana Baraschi 70s Glam Dress and Susana Monaco Erhart Dress

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Trina Turk Astra Dress on Taylor Swift, Sale Continues and Thank You!

Taylor Swift wore the classic "Astra" dress by Trina Turk to a recent CNN event. We still have a few sizes left of this fabulous dress that you can wear for years and years!
We'd like to thank all of you that stopped by for our big sale yesterday! It was wonderful to see so many faces. Thanks too for your patience - it got pretty crazy in here at times!
Lastly, now that the sale is over, we've done some more markdowns on winter & holiday merchandise. One half of the store is now marked at 30-50% off.
We've put the first resort styles out today - stay tuned!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Friday, November 21, 2008

Our Nanette Dress on "Slumdog Millionaire" Star!

We don't delve into pop culture outside of the fashion world much on our blog, but we've got good reason today! Nanette Lepore's Her Majesty Dress was worn on the Today Show this morning by starlet Freida Pinto of the new indie film Slumdog Millionaire. She even does a lil' dance in the dress!

If you haven't already been by the store to check out one of our favorite dresses of the holiday season, which also comes in red, watch the video below and skip ahead to 5:20 to see how amazing the dress looks on Freida. We still have several of theses dresses left, as well as a beautiful matching jacket that goes with it! Stop by this weekend to try them on!

On a side note, this movie looks good enough to actually catch in the theater!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Yoana Baraschi for the Holidays

Not much to be said here...these gorgeous party frocks speak for themselves! If you haven't already planned out your holiday party and NYE attire, what are you waiting for!? We don't think it gets much better than these truly fabulous options below. No wonder so many celebrities choose Yoana Baraschi!

Left to Right: Yoana Baraschi 70s Glam Blow Up Dress in Cobalt/Purple and Black (also comes in Orange--not pictured), and Yoana Baraschi Euro Glam Silk Chemise Dress in Cobalt/Purple

Left to Right: Yoana Baraschi Midnight Tulip Party Dress, Trina Turk Astra Dress, Yoana Baraschi Midnight Tulip Mini Dress

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Intelligent Pants Lead to Hungry Mules!

Ya know when you're wearing a sexy pair of sling backs, mules or strappy shoes and they "eat" the bottom hem of your pants? We hate that, and we know we're not alone!

In walks SmartyPants...the brand new solution to P.H.E. (Pant Hem Entrapment)! They're a firm plastic strip with an adhesive backing that you place in the center of the inside-back of your pant hem. The extra weight and the firm plastic strip keep your pants right where they belong and out of the "mouth" of your backless shoes!

You get 3 pair per package of SmartyPants and they're reusable. Just take 'em off before sending your pants to the dry cleaner.

And, FYI, we're the only store that carries these in the DC/VA/MD area right now! Try these out at Periwinkle for $16.95 per package.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

LOTS of NEW Jeans

Need to update your denim collection? We've got lots of new options here at Periwinkle from Level 99, Fortune Denim and AG. From trouser to flare to boot cut, we've got you covered. We even have a new high waist skinny ankle pant that's great with heels and a tunic or with your favorite boots. Stop in and try a bunch on!
Here are our new AG styles and washes...

The New Legend in Beverage wash
*The New Legend is a flare with a slightly higher rise than The Club or Angel*

The Club in United Contrast Zoom wash
*The Club is AG's well fitted flair that Oprah has called her "perfect pair" of jeans*

The Club in Patriot wash

The Club in Debut wash

Angel in 10 year wash
*The Angel is AG's low rise bootcut that sits slightly higher in the back*

AG Angel in 5 year Wash

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Manu Trunk Show TODAY, 11/11!

Don't forget, our Manu Jewelry Trunk Show is TODAY from 5-8pm! ALSO, we're extending a special discount tonight - 30% off all Manu jewelry! We'll see you soon!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Update Your 'Do!

InStyle Magazine says adding a headband is one of the easiest ways to update your favorite, go-to hairstyle. At Periwinkle, we agree! We have some cute headbands in fun, trendy colors to accent your existing wardrobe or to stand out as a "marquis" piece. You can do a neutral metallic color, like the thin leather Joomi NYC headbands below, that will match with everything. Stop by and jazz up your 'do!

Our Periwinkle model shows off the L. Erickson Bow headband in purple and red.

(Left to Right) Joomi NYC leather metallic headbands; L. Erickson Link Headbands in black, blue & red; L. Erickson Pearl Bouquet headbands in black.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Grab -n- Go Out!

We're approaching the clutch bag's biggest time of year...the holidays! We've got some perfect clutch options from Moyna and Santi to take you from holiday happy hour to NYE gala without breaking your...well, clutch! Most are under $250, and some are even under $100. Find one you like from the images below? Don't forget that you can buy by phone and we'll either have it ready for you when you can stop by the store or we'll ship it out!