Friday, February 27, 2009

Rochelle Behrens Collection available through the weekend!

Didn't get a chance to stop by for our Rochelle Behrens trunk show? Don't fret, friends, as we'll have her collection here all weekend! It was very well-received by shoppers last night, and two ladies even took home a whole new Rochelle Behrens Collection wardrobe. We're feeling silly right now for having not taken a photo or two of them to share...champagne...oops! Both ladies looked amazing and told us they felt amazing, and no, neither was a size 0 or 22 years old - one of many great things about Rochelle's designs, it works well on so many sizes and for so many ages. We've got a whole bunch of Rochelle's signature no-gape shirts, which every shopper who came for the trunk show last night loved and took home. Check out the discounted pricing for the weekend and a few photos below...

ALL Shirts - $140 (regularly $198)
ALL Jackets - $230 (regularly $355)
ALL Pants - $172 (regularly $265)
ALL Dresses - $185 (regularly $285)

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Trunk Show TODAY with Rochelle Behrens!

Our trunk show with Rochelle Behrens is TONIGHT, 5-8pm! Grab your friend most in need of a non-gaping button-down top, Rochelle's specialty, and stop on by. We'll be waiting for you with a glass of champagne :)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Our most beloved current trend: BELTS!

Want a great way to update your current wardrobe without laying down too much bank? Be a Savvy-Chic Recessionista and invest in a few new belts from periwinkle! Adding a new belt to an outfit or changing an old belt out for a new one can totally change the look of an outfit while instantly modernizing it. Belts have been "in" for two seasons now, and show no signs of slowing down! Check out a few examples below of how simply throwing on a belt can be an easy way to refresh just about any outfit...

These brightly-colored patent Sandy Duftler belts, $68, add a funky, spring-colored touch to these two more conservative outfits above.
By adding a Lee Erikson silk sash, $38, or Streets Ahead Collection Patent Belt, $88, this Sine dress (above) has a much more defined waist with an interesting element added in. The Lee Erikson sashes come in gold, royal blue, pink, purple and red. The Streets Ahead belt comes in white, yellow, red and black.

We're in love with these wide Streets Ahead Collection belts! They're made out of wonderful leather and, as you'll see above, they really work to complete a look...add definition to a waistless dress, cover a boring pant or skirt waistband when tucking a top in, or fashionably hold a cardigan closed. We have these in black, teal, tan, brown, purple and red for $88, and metallic silver for $98.

REMINDER: Our trunk show with Rochelle Behrens is TOMORROW from 5-8 pm!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Spring Suiting and Separates in Store Now!

Anni Kuan Spring 2009! We always LOVE Anni's beautiful fabrics and flattering cuts! This season is no exception!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Did you spot our Sine dress in Lucky?

While browsing through March's Lucky magazine, did you happen to notice the fabulous Sine dress on the bottom left corner of page 80? We think it's the perfect lil' dress for any and every spring function. We agree with the IS smart and unfussy. The tuxedo detailing and the pearlized buttons are just perfect. We'll warn you it is short for ladies 5'8 and up, but we can totally see this with a metallic flat to appropriately complete the look. Come check this one out before they're all gone! Fashionistas from across the country have been calling to inquire about it....

Thursday, February 19, 2009

NY Fashion Week Coverage

We just stumbled upon Fashion Washington's New York Fashion Week Coverage and found it to be such a good read that we just had to share! Betsy Lowther, an actual D.C. resident (!) and friendly pal to Periwinkle, pens this informative run down of various shows... Enjoy!

Fifi & Elvis, a new line from Beverly Feldman

Have you heard about Beverly Feldman's new lower-priced line, Fifi & Elvis? Probably not, since we can't find really anything at all about it online. So, here's the skinny, direct to you from Periwinkle...

Fifi & Elvis, named after Feldman's pups, has much of the funky flair that we love about Beverly Feldman shoes but with a more fiscally conservative price tag. Yes, the designers DO know that everyone is watching their wallets more carefully and they're trying their best to make adjustments. This Spring/Resort season is Fifi & Elvis' debut collection and we wanted to let you give 'em a try. We think they deserve two paws up! :) Take a peek at the styles we currently have...

Fifi & Elvis Belita Wedge in Bronze, $138

Fifi & Elvis Cristina jeweled flats in Turquoise & Coral, $158

Monday, February 16, 2009

Rochelle Behrens Trunk Show NEXT Thursday

Have you heard the buzz about local designer Rochelle Behrens around town and even on NBC's Today Show? Come meet Rochelle next Thursday, 2/26 from 5pm-8pm and check out her beautiful collection, including the famed button down shirts that won't gape at the bust. We'll have cocktails and we'll be offering a discount on her collection. You can also view details, get updates, RSVP & invite your friends on our facebook event invitation!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Crystal Couture Begins - See us tomorrow & Sunday!

Like fashion shows? Like trunk shows and sample sales? Like seeing what will be "in" for the season before everyone else? Like it when you don't have to go into DC for all of the above? If you answered YES we think you'll LOVE Crystal Couture, a series of fashion shows, trunk shows and sample sales all in Crystal City. And, we know you'll love that we're participating!

Each day or evening event has its own theme, and tomorrow's theme is all about Valentine's Day & SPRING! So, we'll be there from 11am - 3pm for the afternoon portion and again from 6pm-10pm for the evening portion. We'll have a selection of spring & Valentines Day merchandise all at 30% off. And, Sunday we'll be there again from 11am - 3pm when the theme is First Ladies of Fashion. In addition to spring merchandise we'll have some additional pieces befitting a first lady.

The event is located at the new Crystal Center at 2450 Crystal Drive, near the intersection with 23rd Street. You can get all the details on the Crystal City website. Oh yeah, and it's all FREE - no tickets necessary. We'll also be participating on the 25th for Work Wear Wednesday and the 28th for Cocktail Dresses. Hope to see you out and about at one of these fashionably fun events!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Spring Dresses!

Spring Dresses from left: TIBI Pink Paisley, Shoshanna Pleated Neck in Teal and Shoshanna Square Neck Flowy Dress in Magenta and Ivory.